04/04/2012 07:28 am ET Updated Jun 03, 2012

Astrology Now: Forward Motion After April 14

Trying to make an important decision? Think you should have everything figured out? Don't rush!

My astrological advice: Everything moves forward after April 4, and even more so after April 14. Between now and then retrograde planets are encouraging review, evaluation, and refinement. This is a terrific time to reassess your past decisions and actions. Decisions and relationships can take (radical) turns between now and Aprils 14. Stay on your toes. Anything can happen now -- including some surprises.

As urgent as matters might seem now, they may not be ready to be resolved. There is still time to evaluate and tinker with what you really want. If you don't feel completely lined up with your decisions or actions there might be good reason: You might be in a process of learning something even deeper about yourself and what you genuinely want out of life.

Importantly, make sure you are listening to yourself. This can be a powerful time of recognition and revelation.

Retrogrades cycles are also famous for helping us to notice if something isn't really working. If you have a problem that doesn't seem to have a clear solution, use this retrograde period between now and April 14 to ruminate and clarify. Perhaps ask yourself:

• Is there any way I can step out of the ideas of right and wrong? Can I look at my issue with fresh, curious eyes?

• Is there a way I could love myself even more, including in relation to this issue?

• Could I be more compassionate? Toward myself? Toward others?

• Could I be less hard on myself? Perhaps even gentle toward myself?

2012 is a powerful year for awakening to greater possibilities for yourself and your relationships. Use these next few weeks to connect with yourself and learn what really matters to you. Risk releasing anything that doesn't support you. Experiment with revolutionary new approaches. Then, after April 14, full steam ahead!

Ask your astrologer how these retrograde cycles are affecting your birth chart. (I'd love to be your astrologer!)

Phyllis F. Mitz, M.A. is an Astrologer in private practice.
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