Each month we’ll bring you excerpts (below) from Ellen Zucker’s May 2016 pet business astrology forecast that she wrote as a co-author for the Pet Business Planning Almanack – 2016 Laurren Darr, Founder of International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals. You can get the book on Amazon in printed version and Kindle format. As a part of Kindle’s Matchbook program, if you purchase a printed copy, you can get a FREE copy of the Kindle version.

May 2016 Pet Business Astrology Forecast

May is your opportunity to step back and catch your breath. Because humans are biologically wired to operate in rhythm, Mother Nature has incorporated processes that allow you periods of relative inactivity. One example is the daily time-out called sleep. Sleep not only enhances your well-being but even sustains life.

Retrograde motion of personal planets is one astrological indicator that a time-out is due.

When the month begins, both Mars and Mercury had already turned retrograde. Retrograde motion occurs when a planet appears to be traveling backward from our vantage point on Planet Earth. It’s a signal to examine how you are using that planet’s energy.

When planets turn retrograde, there are actions you can take to rebalance and integrate that planet’s energy in your life. One is addressing items on the backburner. Retrograde periods are also times when unfinished business and issues from the past pop up.

With Mercury retrograde, the focus is on communication. But mundane and necessary tasks such as record keeping, backroom administrata, as well as editing, revising and, refining existing projects and proposals are also excellent Mercury retro activities. Re-establishing old and lapsed contacts both in the business and personal spheres is another good use of this time.

Mars is vitality and your warrior energy. The sign, house, and aspects to the Mars in your birth chart describe how you assert yourself and what you desire. It represents your will, the fuel that powers you. Mars also addresses how you channel your anger and fight for what is yours. Mars retrograde is a period when you are more likely than usual to rethink these things. Being forced to deal with an old conflict with fresh eyes is one way to become aware of your typical patterns in dealing with conflict. If anything is not working, you are free to change it…

Get the full overview for every month of the year in the Pet Business Planning Almanack – 2016.