STARGAZING—Week of April 20th to April 26th, 2015

Apr 17, 2015 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

 New-MoonThe New Moon in Aries arrived on Saturday the 18th at 29 degrees Aries at 2:57 PM (Eastern). The fire and earth elements are strong now, so you can favorably combine spiritual passion and creativity with practical application in the mundane world. We may begin to see a lot of new brush and forest fires under this energy, along with a hot, hot summer.

In the days that follow the new moon, you can put action to your ideas to be in your power and transform your world. The only thing to watch out for is the money planet Venus challenging Neptune, the planet of illusions. Avoid get rich quick schemes that seem too good to be true. The same can be said for new relationships that seem too good to be true.

Sun in Taurus   A major sign change, the Sun moves from Aries into Taurus, and a trine with the practical planets make this a productive and dynamic week. The Sun in Taurus makes it fun to put things together and watch them grow. Taurus is a stubborn and long-lasting energy that holds an immense amount of power on the physical level.

All this is good news if you are looking for the best time of year to use the inspiration of last Saturday’s New Moon. You can begin something that will leave a lasting impression. Mars is on a similar wavelength as it is also moving through the sign of Taurus, and on the 21st makes it first of two scheduled trines with Pluto in Capricorn. Mars and Pluto are a power-packed duo, and when they play nice like this, it can mark a time of life-changing experiences. The strongest point of contact is Tuesday, April 21st through this next week.

Wednesday is Earth Day and the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower. Communications planet Mercury is very active today, so be sure to share your ideas with others. There is help in forming partnerships to bring big ideas into existence on the 22nd. The Moon in nurturing Cancer on Thursday and Friday is best for comfort food meals with people you love and trust. Saturday is the more adventurous day to reach out to new people, but the morning and early afternoon are better than evening.

Finally, restrictive Saturn is still making a challenge to visionary Neptune all month, even though it has turned retrograde. On one level, your higher ideals will to come down to work in the earth plane-as long as you are not stuck in the perfection illusion and hanging onto the past. On another level, your practical side and your cosmic visionary desires do not want to compromise with each other. This can be difficult if you don’t choose to let go.

No matter what occurs, something is coming to replace your apparent loss that will be better for you, as well as for all concerned. This week you can take action to transform yourself at the deepest levels, and receive help in doing it. You put power into your values. Have fun and be sure to create your happy balance.