The high point this week is a lucky face-off between Mars and Jupiter. There is not much Stargazing activity to point to for the May planetary energies, so hopefully that means you can tend to a wide variety of items on your list. The most unusual topic is the Blue Moon on May 17th. The original indicator of a Blue Moon was the third of four full moons in a season, so this is a seasonal blue moon. Somehow, in modern times, the interpretation changed to it being two full moons in a month, and it stuck. In the middle of May, both Venus and Mars move into more stable signs, Taurus and Cancer, respectively. That should help you get focused on practical priorities.
On Monday, April 29th, Saturn turns retrograde until late September. This shift into reverse marks the best
time of year to review your career situation, reevaluate your life’s direction, and consolidate your resources. The Saturn mantra is “less is more” so allow this four and one-half time period to take you back over the actions of the past and weed out that which you no longer need.
So now, the three planets that will align in Capricorn in 2020 are moving retrograde until fall. This provides the necessary opportunity to put your past in order as you prepare for the big changes that are coming later this year into 2020 and the new decade.
The New Moon is on Saturday May 4that15 degrees Taurus. The earth and fire elements are very strong now, supporting you to bring creative passions down into the earth plane for practical application. This energy adds grounding and support for Saturn retrograde, and brings a pragmatic and organized time period.
The “dark” New Moon brings a quiet time that is perfect for planting the seeds of “new beginnings” like better time management, healthy eating, doing the work you love, and making sound financial decisions.
During the next two-week period will get a boost from the Taurus energies of the New Moon on Sunday, May 5th, when Mars opposes Jupiter. This lucky aspect between the planet of dynamic energy and the planet of good fortune increases your personal confidence as well as bringing the energy of adventure and risk taking.
The downside is a tendency to overreach and rely more on luck than effort and hard work. So, if your planning to set out on a new path, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck is on your side. Just be sure to keep a discerning eye on the past and what you’ve learned as well as a steady hand on the steering wheel of the energy that will bring you your future, an energy that has no bounds.
At the same time, there is a T-Square pattern in the planetary sky, giving you the unbalanced feeling of sitting on a three-legged chair that should have four legs. One leg has expansive Jupiter opening you to higher philosophy and adventure. The opposite leg is impatient Mars trying to do too many things at once. Dreamy Neptune is in the position of the third leg, and he just wants to go off into his private cave to shut out the busy world and meditate. The missing leg is in the sign Virgo, asking you to simplify your life and needs, to get organized, and to bring forth the visualization for higher service. Make a plan and work the plan. Make sure you are grounded to avoid getting scattered and mentally exhausted. The good news is, that this conflicting pattern motivates you to get things done. Yes – it’s now the time to create your unlimited realities!
How will you sleep early on May 1st? Mental Mercury makes a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn overnight, and that can make for a restless sleep. But that shifts on the morning of the 1st through Friday morning when the moon moves through active Aries. Time to get up and get moving.
Saturday is the exciting, annual Kentucky Derby day.
Sunday, Cinco de,Mayo, is a quiet day under a void-of course moon. Astrologers do not like to take important actions or make significant purchases when the moon is in its introspective phase. It’s better to meditate, do laundry, create a to-do list, or other mundane tasks.
There are three main events this week which include the heavy hitting planets; Uranus, Pluto, Neptune, and Mars.
Earth Day is on Monday when the Sun aligns with cutting-edge technology Uranus. You can look forward to some unexpected changes. Because of the potent energy this can bring, it’s impossible to say whether it will be positive or negative. Given that high school students were protesting the current political administrations policies to put money over protecting the environment, this day has the potential to be a vocal and revolutionary Earth Day. Since Taurus is an Earth Sign, it could bring us an economy change or more of the dangerous and disturbing celestial weather the country has been experiencing of late.
The middle week supports hard work under a serious Capricorn Moon. Tune in late on Wednesday evening to see if you can feel transforming Pluto turning retrograde for the next five months. This is a subtle energy but worth paying attention to since it will be moving backwards until October 2. Something big is in the wings, and it definitely means changes.
Pluto retrograde is a time when it’s possible for major, construction work to take place as it works through major power struggles. Pluto is in Capricorn with effects government, banking regulations, law enforcement along with housing and construction.
The third big alignment is on Saturday, April 27th. Since Mars and Neptune only get into conflict once a year, this is definitely one to watch. Fake News and lies abound as the truth comes out, and there is always karma payback. This energy lasts for three days and can be debilitating. Neptune and Mars brings the energy of confusion, low body energy, feelings of discouragement along with scandals and deceit.
With all this going on throughout the week, it’s a time to keep your head down and wear your virtual suit of armor. Be sure to wrap yourself in White Light at the end of your meditations for protection. You’ll be glad you did.
The Moon is in friendly Aquarius for the weekend, so meet new people or try something out of your normal routine. Take a deep breath and relax as things begin to return to normal.
Mercury is moving out of the shadow of his retrograde cycle which exits on the 16th. That means you can get moving again, but pace yourself rather than charging forward too fast. The three heavy-duty planets that are preparing to line up in Capricorn in 2020, Mars, Saturn and Pluto, are turning retrograde this month. Take a prophetic look into your life and the world to get a hint about what 2020 will bring. Begin your journal of events happening now, so that you are ready next January to make your changes.
Pluto tells you to let go and let god. Saturn urges you to sacrifice in the short term for the long term good, and Jupiter wants to expand to the next level. Beyond that, Mars is in Gemini all month and that is good for exploring new possibilities. However, Mars in Gemini can create short attention spans, so be quick like a butterfly exploring a field of flowers. Your various projects will take hold and flower over the next six to eight months.
The Moon moves into the list-making and organization sign of Virgo on tax day, Monday, April 15th, so tend to all those little details early in the work week. There is a minor relationship challenge on Monday afternoon, so make some quiet time for yourself and hold off difficult relationship conversations. As we leave the shadow of March’s Mercury retrograde, the planet moves into pioneering Aries late on the 17th. This will help you push your ideas forward, but do be careful of chasing shiny baubles that will fall away when the idea planet moves into Taurus on May 6th.
The Full Moon is on April 19th at 30 degrees Libra-Aries. Think back to the previous Full Moon at the Spring Equinox when it was at the very beginning of Libra, because the nodes are at the very ending of those signs now. Libra is about your relationships, including lack of relationships, and Aries is about exerting your independence. So the opportunity to re-balance your relationship and individuality needs continues. The difference is that there are an abundance of planets in action signs now, so boredom will not be an issue.
Taking on too much now is more likely to be the issue! To push you to make changes, destructive Pluto and slow-but-sure Saturn in Capricorn are challenging this self vs. othersbalance. The Moon’s nodes are also slowing down to turn retrograde later this month, suggesting that there will be some big-time restructuring going on in the coming months.
Be careful and safe as we experience more of this severe celestial weather. When you take time to meditate and move slowly, you can make it through this week more positively. Spring is here, which always renews and brings more growth.
On Saturday, the Sun moves into practical Taurus for the coming month. At the same time, Venus enters one of her least favorite signs, Aries, until May 15th. This adds to the Full Moon re-balancing energies of self vs partnership. Again, be sure to take a few moments to look for hints and ideas about what might be coming for you in 2020.
Your willpower will be at work this week as the Sun aspects three major players. Two of these aspects will create some difficulty, but the third one is a gift.
The biggest conversation for this week is between Tuesday April 9thto Thursday, April 11th. Tuesday evening would be nice for a movie and some romance as Venus aligns with Neptune, a gentle and easy to get along combination. Relax and prepare yourself for what’s coming mid-week.
The Sun is making a challenging square to Saturn when most of the USA is asleep Wednesday morning, so not a good time to force anything. The Sun moves into a difficult square with Saturn, the task-maker, father, and law enforcer. It’s time to be patient and not get frustrated because things aren’t going the way you want them to. Another showdown is likely on that day because Jupiter turns retrograde and begins a four-month period that’s your opportunity to review your life and desires. It presents a time when you can reconnect with the virtue of faith, hope, and charity and make the philosophical adjustments necessary. This way you’ll be in the right place at the right time when Jupiter turns direct in August.
Then on Thursday morning, April 11th, enthusiastic Jupiter turns retrograde until mid-August.Things could get a bit out of hand now when Mercury squares Jupiter and exaggerates your perception that makes things seem better than they really are. The next several months has you reviewing big changes or cleaning up the past to prepare to move forward in bigger ways in the autumn and next year, 2020.
Another quick challenge comes at the end of the day Thursday, when your practical lower mind is in conflict with your higher philosophy. Since the Moon is in Cancer on Thursday and Friday, emotions can be heightened so watch your words.
Saturday April 13ththe Sun squares Pluto. This can set off some difficult power struggles that can’t be ignored and simply cannot be won.
Just when it looks like all is lost, a Stargazing gift arrives on Sunday when the Light returns as the Sun trines Jupiter. As the lucky combination brings good fortune your way, solutions to any problems can appear out of the blue.
Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all turn retrograde this month. These are the three planets involved in the big 2020 alignment in Capricorn. April brings us a “preview” of coming attractions in 2020. As you walk through April, you might just get a hint of what is coming next year for both yourself and the world.
The first week in April brings us some healing energy from Mercury and Mars as well at the Aries New Moon on Friday, the 5th. Since Mercury has now turned direct, in Pisces, it’s faster moving in its forward motion. This energy makes two strong connections that will affect your mind and body in different ways.
On Tuesday, April 2nd, there’s an illusionary conjunction with Mercury and Neptune that could be tricky. Pisces is the “dreamy” sign and Neptune can obscure facts and be confusing as well. Be careful of false promises and read all paperwork clearly and thoroughly.
More healing energy is accessible on Wednesday, April 3rd, as Mars sextiles Chiron. This enhances the Sun’s healing meeting with Chiron that happened late last week.
The highlight of the week is the New Moon in Aries on Friday. This energy brings you the exciting feelings of the inspiration you need to create new beginnings in every area of your life. Aries rules the head and focuses on the self, so begin something new that will excite and challenge you.
This New Moon, which begins a new astrological year, is the absolute best time to launch a product, begin a new love relationship, start a new job, or begin to write a weekly blog that’s been roaming around your head for a few months. Remember, it’s all about timing, and this is the best time of year to begin.
Help is on the way, however, when Mercury sextiles Saturn on Sunday, April 7th. This energy can bring you back down to earth fast.
In summary, allow yourself to harness the exciting and fiery energy that Aries brings to make it all work. Just remember that with Jupiter in Sagittarius, your dreams can come true this year.
This last week in March is a time when relationships, finances, security, and communications begin moving in a new direction. Mercury turns direct along with Venus and Mars moving into new signs.
Allow extra space in your schedule on Monday and Tuesday, because a Sagittarius moon needs a lot of space and hates a schedule that is too tightly packed.
It all begins on Tuesday, when relationship planet Venus moves into Pisces until April 20. Romance is favored as long as you know the difference between fantasy and reality – however perhaps it’s time to make some dreams come true. Venus is at its high point in Pisces and the trend towards creativity and spiritual awakening will last into May. The virtues of Venus will be at play; compassion, forgiveness and creative productivity.
Mix business and pleasure on Wednesday under a friendly blending of Venus and Uranus, with a practical Capricorn Moon providing grounded support. This may be a good day to get those taxes done.
Mercury ends his retrograde cycle in time for Thursday morning’s rush hour. Allow extra time as this planet moves forward. Watch as miscommunications clear up, the disturbance in your mechanical devices begin to fade away, and your information networks will get back to normal. Now you can complete your paperwork, sign contracts, and make travel plans.
Friday evening through Sunday is highlighted by a friendly Aquarius moon. Meet new people or do something out of your ordinary routine.
Mars is in focus on Sunday, the last day of March. Mars leaves stable Taurus and moves into airy Gemini until mid-May. This energy flow brings fresh, new, experiences and new ideas. Don’t allow yourself to get scattered, because with this air sign everything moves faster and new options arrive daily, if not hourly. So take a deep breath, meditate, pick the best option, and above all, stay focused.