Tip of the Week:
The New Moon in Taurus on April 26 was extra special because it was ‘cazimi’, which means the Moon was positioned exactly at the center point of the Sun. Due to its closeness to the Sun, this can be understood as the opposite of a Solar Eclipse which occurs when the Sun and Moon appear to be the same size. The Cazimi Moon is considered auspicious and confers brilliance, genius even and may manifest as a rare spiritual signature in one’s Natal Chart and energetically when it occurs generally, as with this one. So, this is a special lunation.
The fact that Mercury was and remains retrograde until May 3rd adds a twist to the plot. Mercury Rx in Aries supports a strong focus and ability to be fully present in the moment, at best, but can prove very impatient and short-sighted, at worst. Mercury was also conjunct Uranus on April 28 and will be again on May 9th while again in its direct, forward motion. Mercury conjunct Uranus is also quite auspicious supporting an unusually open mind yet is more likely to activate dreaming, in Technicolor, than to take deliberate and practical action.
Venus re-enters Aries on April 28 about 90 minutes prior to the Mercury/Uranus conjunction. Venus will remain in Aries until May 16 before entering her own sign of Taurus. Saturn makes an exact square to Chiron on the 30th while still close to conjunct the Galactic Center. Generally, this refers to the need for healing at a collective level. Mass deception and limiting subconscious beliefs are some of the main issues to overcome.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)
If it has felt like spring was delayed, it no longer does. You are excited, even aroused and ready to express yourself. There is a lot of air feeding the fire and you want to recover any lost ground. Practical considerations are weighing in, but they are almost a nuisance. What you really want is to enter new territory and try something new.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
You are eager to advance now and catch up on all the delay linked to the retrograde storms in April. Now it is a catch-up game. Attending to a variety of fronts is likely. There may well be background and foundational work to do. It may not achieve outer recognition but it has to be done. It will take until next week to achieve full speed.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Balancing desires to be out and about with friends and lovers and wanting also to retreat is a current challenge. This retreat is from expectations and responsibilities. It could also address your thirst for adventure. This is a good recipe for travelling where no one knows you. If you can’t get away, dive into a home project or a good book.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
New friends, jobs, and creative projects are all in the mix now. This involves exercising your skills and perhaps accessing some new ones and tools too. You may have to overcome confidence challenges to succeed now, however. This includes overcoming the ego in the center and replacing it with soul.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Making deliberate moves in your public and professional spheres continues. Cultural interests and philosophical elements too are woven into the mix. A new cycle that began last week featuring bold assertions to break free of existing relationships patterns and attitudes is featured.Just be sure not to lose yourself in the process.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
An adventurous urge to explore new territory continues. This includes new initiatives in your career. Venus’s recent re-entry into Aries will prove provocative yet less complex than when it was retrograde. Mercury is still retrograde in Aries and this will contribute to keeping some important thoughts private.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22)
A steady flow of changes in your relationships are influencing your lifestyle, and perhaps the other way around as well. You want to express your genuine thoughts, yet you may feel restricted. This will change soon. Already you are feeling assertive and bold. The full measure has yet to be released, but it will be soon.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The focus has shifted to relationship fronts. The past few weeks have perhaps been edgy and complicated. At best, you have been able to focus on achieving precision. At worst, perfectionistic and critical attitudes have caused some casualty. Avoid trying to control and change others and redirect these energies to yourself.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Health interests and concerns have your full attention now. The time is right to take new initiatives and try new approaches. Contending with impatience and frustration has been important and perhaps quite challenging. This trend will continue this week but you will be in a much clearer space by next weekend.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
A creative cycle is underway. Yet, as with many people, you are contending with the complexities of Venus and Mercury retrograde. These have likely created waves close to home. Positively, you are responding by clearing the clutter and beautifying your home environment. This cycle will continue.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
A busy time on the home front is keeping you occupied. This contends with a playful and curious mood. The time is right to entertain new perspectives and possibilities. This includes seeing a bigger picture. Looking down the road and deciphering where you want to go or aim for will serve to direct your focus.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
You are eagerly anticipating some important shifts. The good news is that they have already begun and this momentum will continue. The current challenge includes digging deeply to identify what you truly want and your best approach. It will take extra effort so focus on pushing through to reach out and communicate.