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If you’ve felt like you’ve been in a kind of holding pattern for half of this year, this week marks a significant shift. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and in the context of this 2021, that’s a pretty nice place thing to see!

Saturn, the planet of long-term plans – has been retrograde since May (23 May AEST and GMT). Questions like where you’re going, what you’re doing with your life, where you’re living (you know, just the light fluffy stuff) have all been called into question by overwhelming uncertainty (courtesy of Uranus).

Now, this week Saturn retrograde ends (11 October AEST and GMT), and we begin the steady march towards making big decisions. In the weeks and months ahead, you’ll get a chance to put all those realisations you’ve had over the past four and half months, to good use, and start shedding the old stuff that’s not meant to come with you.

If it all sounds incredibly grown-up…because it is (sorry – this is a major #SaturnProblems!). But rest assured you don’t have to do anything this week. Just be cautiously optimistic that the lack of momentum or overwhelming frustration that’s been so pervasive begins to change, starting Monday.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

If your energy has been drained by a friend or workmate the past few months, it could (finally) start to take make a bit more sense this week. As Saturn moves forward in the realm of your social life, choices around who you want to take into your next chapter (and maybe who you don’t) will become a little more obvious. Trust that knowing.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

A huge crossroads around career has front and centre for Taurean folks this year, but this week there’s a break in the weather. A feeling of resolve, determination or just a deep knowing about what you need to focus on next will begin to materialise as Saturn moves forward. Don’t stress if the details are still sketchy, just take the next right step.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Seemingly immovable roadblocks around your Next Big Trip could start to look a little less insurmountable this week as Saturn lurches forward in the part of your chart ruling travel. You may not get the crystal clear booking confirmation of your dreams, but a timeline or game plan on when (or where) you’ll go, should begin to take shape.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Big money issues/decisions/worries that have been a constant over the past few months should feel a little less angsty this week. Whether you’ve been losing sleep over a big purchase, or it’s just been a quiet (but constant) nagging worry about budgets or loans, a way forward – or through – should begin to materialise.

LEO AND LEO RISING

Your path should begin to feel less stagnant this week, especially when it comes to love. It could be progress on a major decision in your partner’s life, or something directly to do with your romantic relationships. Either way, you should at least start to see some forward momentum. It won’t be fast, but it’s at least a start.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

A hurdle connected to your wellbeing and/or work begins to look a little less overwhelming this week. The issue isn’t going away, but the fortitude to tackle it head on will be easier to tap into. Lean into your newfound sense of resolve and approach it with the brilliant, methodical style you’re famous for.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Prepare for a pleasing shift this week as a heaviness that’s been blocking your creativity begins to ease. Finding a way to work with it, rather than feel totally burdened by it, will feel a whole lot easier. It’s not going away completely (at least not straight away) but figuring out how to work with it should feel within reach.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

A sense of responsibility or heaviness around where you’re living (or who you’re living with) should slowly start to shift as Saturn moves direct this week. You’ll still have some big decisions to make over the coming months but figuring out your next steps should start to feel a little less daunting (or at least, not impossible!).

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

If you’ve been stressed about an ongoing drama with a family member, there’s a good chance you’ll see some bluer skies this week. The larger issue won’t disappear overnight but the possibility to find resolution or way forward (even if it’s taking a bit of a step back) will finally seem like a real possibility.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

You’ll feel the force of Saturn moving direct more than most this week, bringing a sense of grit and determination to a big financial decision. It won’t be super speedy, but you’ll at least get the ball rolling and be able to start sorting out cash concerns (or paring back unnecessary expenses) that have been keeping you up at night.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

As your ruling planet ends its retrograde cycle, your physical and mental energy levels should begin to feel a little less under siege. The last four or five months have been full of growing pains, now the consolidation process begins. What parts of your identity are you ready to let go of, and what new foundations are you ready to lay?

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

This week feels like the start of the home stretch for 2021 – especially for Pisces. As Saturn begins its slow march forward, it’s primed to stir the pot one last time, especially when it comes to your subconscious. The difference is this time, you’ve already faced these fears, and proven to yourself you’re ready to put them behind you.

For a deeper dive into what to expect this week, take a listen to Emma’s forecast below. 

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