Saturn turns retrograde today, as it does every year, and will remain in this apparent backward motion until September 18th, dear Taurus. This move suggests a shift in your perspective of your responsibilities.

At first, this shift can feel heavy, and your responsibilities seem to weigh you down. Even though they are unlikely to increase now, you may feel them more strongly until you adjust to the shift of energy, after which this feeling subsides.

Plans or projects may stall, or you question your commitment to some of them, perhaps due to altered motivation levels or realistic assessments of the limits of time and energy.

The months ahead are excellent for editing or building upon projects already in place, and less ideal for brand-new major or ambitious plans. Areas of your life particularly affected by this shift are publishing, belief systems, education, travel, and adventurous activities.

Decisions shouldn’t be rushed. Simplifying, building, structuring, and stabilizing efforts produce the best results at this time. Today, the Moon in your social sector helps keep spirits high and may connect you with good friends.

Obtaining necessary information may be as taxing as pulling teeth today. Politics and complications from behind the scenes might play a big role. It can be hard to understand why a group or committee is being so standoffish in communications.

Some wheels turn slowly and simply cannot be rushed. Break out the best of your patience when there is no choice but to wait out a delay. Whatever is eventually gained stands to make your persistence worthwhile. Perseverance is your middle name.

The fourth planet in just 21 days turns retrograde today and like Pluto’s retrograde turn last week, it is in an adventurous part of your chart.

This time we have Saturn, the hard taskmaster of the cosmos turning retrograde and when he tells you to slow down and make up for lost time, you need to pay attention.

This is one demand that won’t be hard to swallow, with an adventurous influence already taking on a sense of nostalgia as the doors open to the past and second chances. However, Saturn demands accountability, with a chance to revisit the bucket list you began the year with or explain why you didn’t.

Today’s Quote: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

Lucky Numbers: 17, 20, 25, 34, 40, 47

Daily Compatibility: Capricorn

Creativity: Fair

Love: Good

Business: Excellent