So, it’s obvious, the question is: Can your horoscope help you to run your business more efficiently? My honest answer here is: I don’t know, but I’d like to try and see!

Why would you even want to look at your business horoscope?

I have always found a certain amount of truth in horoscopes, I don’t ever remember reading one and thinking well this is totally NOT how I’m feeling at the moment, but of course this is by far not my area of expertise.

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Since it’s a new month and a new quarter and I have been doing A LOT of planning over the past few days, I thought I’d read my horoscope for the next month, April 2017, and look at synchronising my next business activities with it – and I thought I’d share that process here with you.

All snippets from my horoscope have been taken from cafeastrology.com

Until April 19th: The Sun continues to put a spotlight on your solar eleventh house. During this cycle, you are planting seeds for the future, dreaming up plans that you might begin to develop two months down the road, if they still seem viable then. You are more aware of the benefits of networking, and you might find some great ideas through others now. You might be working in a team now. You could be questioning some of the rules you have been living by and you could be ready to try something totally new. You are more attracted to that which is progressive or unconventional during this cycle.

I have experience some changes within myself over the past few days, that do truly fit in with this. I had a strong feeling that my current support network isn’t serving me anymore. [Read Denise Duffield Thomas’ article on Lady Mafia’s if you want to know what I’m talking about] and as a result I have joined a new Mastermind Group, I felt the need to start building relationships with different people and extend my network to make new connections with people who are more closely my ideal client or in touch with my ideal client. As soon as I’d signed up for the Mastermind, which is not free, I received 2 new clients, who are absolutely amazing. One of whom I have followed online for a while and it’s a pleasure to now be working together.

I also discussed the possibility of moving away from hourly based packages with the Mastermind Group. I feel that these packages no longer serve me or my ideal client and they keep attracting the wrong kind of customer. This also includes reviewing my pricing in general as I still feel that the amount of value I give is not actually reflected in this.

This morning I woke up and I was buzzing with ideas, well at 5am I was anyways, and I just struggled to sleep. I now spent the morning getting some of these ideas on paper and work out whether these are viable. This isn’t going to be a quick process and I’m certain it will be going on for a while. I will then also need to speak to my ideal client and work out if these packages would even be something they would book, so the horoscope is correct in that I probably will be moving forward with these ideas in a couple of months if I am sure they will work.

From April 19th forward: The Sun travels through your twelfth house now, marking a time of retreat and regeneration. Think about the attachments you have–to things, people, and routines–and consider which ones are dragging you down. This is a time when competitive energies and the ego are on a bit of a break. It’s not the time to push ahead with brand new projects. Rather, it’s a time of reflection, dreaming, and recharging your batteries. Situations that have naturally outgrown their usefulness in your life can now be put behind you. Endings of natural cycles may be part of the picture at this time of year. Your energy is largely applied to personal and private affairs now. Your disposition is introspective. Rest and reflect, and prepare for a more outgoing cycle when the Sun moves into your first house.

A focus on retreat and regeneration is likely. I have worked extremely hard over the last 3 months and also grown a human, so I will need some time to focus on myself and my personal development. We also have a lot of projects to tackle at home to get ready for baby and the reason I started a business was not to be working 70+ hours every week with no chance to sort out things around the home that need addressing too. I do also feel like I am in a period of preparation for something new.

Venus is retrograde until April 15th: Venus retrograde in general: As the planet of love and values, Venus retrograde periods are periods during which we. […] Major financial undertakings are not advised during this period as well. Venus retrograde cycles are good times for creating budgets and financial plans, and for re-thinking our personal relationships.[…] This Venus Retrograde cycle occurs for the most part in your solar tenth house of career and reputation. For the time being, the social aspect of relationships on the job may be compromised somewhat. Be as non-judgmental as you can with co-workers during this cycle. You might find that your professional reputation is not as favorable as it typically is, at least not from your point of view. You may not know how exactly you would like to come across, and this could be the reason for any confusion just now. Look to the past for answers before pushing forward. […]

Well this 100% aligns with how I am feeling at this point. I am also thinking about who I am and who I am becoming (I do have weird times like that and maybe you do too) and I will know once this time is over. I am currently reviewing my pricing and my new team structure and am looking to include other professional services in my offering as well, so this is spot on again.

Until April 28th: Venus graces your solar tenth house now. During this cycle, you are most charming and well-received on the job. Your responsibility and authority are likeable qualities now, making this a favorable period overall for schmoozing with those in a higher position than you, as well as for negotiations or social activities related to business. Venus is charming, friendly, and affectionate, and her presence in your career and reputation sector brings social opportunities to your career. You are coming across well at work now, and romantic opportunities, or simply more chances to socialize and network, are likely. You are socially ambitious right now, and success may come through your good managerial qualities or some form of artistic talent, or, indirectly through your marriage partner. People who turn your head during this cycle are those who come across as especially competent.

I had planned to try and offer a free training session this month (my first ever online – eek!), so I will aim to offer this after the 15th of April in line with this. I wold want to feel like I am very clear in my communication and my charm is part of who I am, so it makes sense to run a free training where new people will see me for the first time, at a time when I am particularly well received, no?

From April 28th forward: Venus graces your solar eleventh house now. Forming harmonious, warm social friendships, possibly related to group activities within a club, can figure now. You may meet someone through such group activities; consequently, your interests will be shared. Whether or not you do, the bottom line is that sharing interests with someone is what makes you happy during this cycle. Venus here enlivens your friendships and group associations with charm and grace. You are more peace-loving than usual and slightly detached on a personal level.[…]

I am looking forward to meeting some new people, this is what my focus has been and will be for the near future, so if you want to chat then let me know and we can organise a virtual coffee date!

Mercury is retrograde from April 9th to May 3rd: Occurring in your solar eleventh and twelfth houses this time, your instinctual judgment may be compromised, and extra care should be used when communicating with friends. You may find that communications with friends or with groups can easily get sticky. Group meetings may be postponed or cancelled, and friends may be uncommunicative or giving off mixed signals. On the other hand, old acquaintances may appear during this cycle. You may find that you are less able to rely on your intuition. Perhaps you’re picking up the wrong cues or reading too much into situations. Whatever the case may be, for the time being, you may not feel that your intuition is serving you well. Be as non- judgmental as you can, but do keep an eye out for deceptiveness and falseness in others. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with friends and co-workers during this cycle; or, better yet, take this time to rethink concerns and grievances before talking about them prematurely.

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of your personal presentation or image to others and communications with family because Mercury rules these areas of your life. […]

This is an interesting thing to bear in mind for relationships in my Mastermind group and any other social groups – I have to remind myself of being kind and respectful at home anyways, particularly when I’m feeling tired with baby or stressed out as I work from home and that can sometimes make it tricky to implement boundaries.

Until April 21st: Mars continues to energize your solar twelfth house now. While Mars occupies the twelfth house, asserting yourself in a direct and straightforward manner can be difficult. This is largely due to a feeling of not being in touch with what it is you want or desire just for the time being as you reassess your goals and needs. This lack of direction and self-knowledge should prompt you to look within to learn about your desires. It is likely that you will be much clearer when Mars reaches your first house. For the time being, take some time for rest and give your ego a break.

Bearing this is mind I may also want to move the first training session back after April 21st, as again being assertive and getting people to take action is part of what I do, and if I am still not back to quite knowing where I am headed my messaging may not be very clear. So this would narrow the date of the webinar down to between the 21st and 28th of April.

From April 21st forward: You are able to stand your ground and assert yourself more than usual during this transit of Mars through your solar first house. You have energy at your disposal to move your plans forward, and you are more enterprising. You want to leave your mark on the world in some way–however big or small–and you are more able to make an impression than usual. If circumstances are such, you are able to easily fight back. In fact, you may be somewhat combative under this influence, and you may have a short temper. Avoid being pushy. Take charge of your life, but don’t bulldoze over others in the process! This is an excellent transit for assertiveness and physical vitality.[…]

More energetic and enterprising sounds like something that’s more me, so I will try and aim to make the first moves into my new business structure after this time.

So, what do you think? Do you read your horoscope and avoid taking certain actions at certain times of the year according to it? I would have aimed to get the webinar out before the 15th of the month, but thinking about it now, my excitement may not leave me enough time to advertise and prepare, so maybe it’s better this way?

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