Apr 30 2021
The month of May always seems positive by its very nature of springtime growth and the awakening of Mother Earth from the winter’s dormancy, plus it is my birth month!
We begin this month with 4 planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus) in earthy and sensual Taurus so comfort and beauty reign for the first 2 weeks anyway.
Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini on the 29th of the month, there is a Full Moon Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on the 26th and Saturn goes into its retrograde phase on the 23rd. The plot thickens as things must be reviewed or re-visited with the Gemini influence at that time…details, details, details.
Mars continues forward in the sign of Cancer and Jupiter enters watery Pisces on the 14th, creating a compatible blend of energies to accomplish your tasks. It is a sensitive energy, however, so gear your expectations to accommodate other’s needs in the equation.
There are difficult aspects with Mars and Uranus in the quincunx aspect to the south node from the 10th-15th, and also Saturn and the south node with Mars in the quincunx aspect as well. This is also known as a Yod, finger of God, aspect that can trigger events that can alter one’s fate. With Mars and Uranus, this can be an unexpected violent event that changes something essential in one’s life. Be aware of your surroundings during this time.
Apr 30 2021
Aries: Seven of Wands
With Mars (your ruler) now in Cancer — and moving through your 4th house — there may be times this month where you feel like retreating into your own thoughts and creating a safe inner sanctuary for yourself.
You may also find yourself needing to be more guarded and alert, rather than accepting things at face value. You may face opposition from others, in the form of competition or outright resistance. You may also feel “under siege,” as in being attacked or ganged up on.
There may be a moral dilemma or a situation that requires you to compromise your ideals. This may be a friend who asks you to keep an uncomfortable confidence, an accusation that’s put you on the defense, or a situation in which you feel unfairly targeted.
In this version — from the Light Seer’s Tarot — the choice is pretty clear. It’s not going to be about fighting or one-upping anybody. It’s about distancing yourself from all the noise and reclaiming your own power.
There is a “hold your ground” element to the traditional Seven of Wands and a call to find your center in this one. Either way it’s about self-preservation. But what better way to strengthen your position than to harness all that energy, rather than allowing it to scatter all around you.
Think about the obstructions you’ve been standing in the way of obtaining your goals and work on breaking them down. You may have to explore uncomfortable feelings or you may have to conquer some fears. Whatever it is, know that you do have the tools at your disposal. The Seven of Wands requires you to consider solutions that might not be readily available, as you plan your next move.
Apr 26 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Apr 26, 2021 – May 2, 2021:
There’s lots happening this week, starting with the re-emergence of Venus in the night sky, a Full (Super) Moon in Scorpio and the planet Pluto going retrograde.
Starting on Monday, with Venus finally getting enough distance from the Sun’s rays to become visible again, it can now be seen (along with Mercury) in the evening sky, shortly after sunset. This marks the onset of a 263 day period where Venus will be seen as an evening star, before it disappears beneath the Sun’s rays again and starts the next portion of its synodic journey.
Apr 19 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Apr 19, 2021 – Apr 25, 2021:
This week starts with the Sun and Mercury both leaving Aries and moving into Taurus on Monday. The Sun in Taurus speaks of getting in touch with nature and the earth, and with taking care of “business.” This is a good time for thinking about making, saving and investing money. It’s also a good time for taking care of your physical body and for indulging all five senses.
While the Sun was in Aries you may have been so focused on getting things done that you didn’t have time to stop and smell the flowers. The Sun in Taurus not only slows you down enough to do just that, it also heightens your ability to appreciate and enjoy the prospect.
Apr 12 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Apr 12, 2021 – Apr 18, 2021:
This week starts a Venus / Pluto square — with the Moon joining in — on Monday. Venus and Pluto make up what is called a planetary pair with each of them naturally ruling opposing signs. They’re both inherently tied to relationships as well (for the same reasons — ie as natural rulers of the ascendant / descendant or relationship axis.
The Venus / Pluto square can manifest as conflicts in your personal relationships. Venus is not happy in Aries (the sign of its detriment) to begin with, and the hard aspect to Pluto can bring problems that have been simmering beneath the surface to a head and force you to confront your relationship problems head on.
Apr 05 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Apr 5, 2021 – Apr 11, 2021:
This week starts with the Moon in Capricorn applying to a conjunction with Pluto on Monday. Although the Moon is debilitated in Capricorn — the sign of its Detriment — there are many positive attributes associated with this Moon. Things like wisdom, discipline and maturity, among many others.
The Moon in Capricorn emphasizes a call to look at what’s important, to separate the wheat from the chaff and to simplify our lives. It can also describe a need to get more serious about our goals and professional accomplishments. As such, we want to focus on the more positive aspects of the Moon / Pluto conjunction, things like transformation and inner strength, rather than the more difficult aspects: things like force, domination and destruction.
Apr 01 2021
This month will be an interesting cosmic ride as we move from Aries high energy to placid Taurus but with a twist as Uranus, the great awakener planet is in Taurus.
All the planets are in direct motion with Pluto going retrograde later in the month but not until April 27th. Mercury moves into Aries on April 3rd, making everyone more decisive and direct in their ideas and actions.
To complement this, Mars is in Gemini until April 24th so that mutual reception of planets in each other’s signs supports this energy. Mercury joins Venus, already in Aries until April 15th, and since they are friends, this bodes well for more social interaction and good times.
Jupiter continues its movement through Aquarius from 23 degrees to 28 degrees expanding innovation and out of the box thinking, while Saturn trails a bit behind, also in Aquarius, from 11 to 13 degrees.
Apr 01 2021
Aries: The World
You should be feeling like you’re on top of the world this month, with five planets — including the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Chiron and the New Moon — in your sign. This is going to be a great time to prepare for the next chapter in your life, which may also require you to tie up some loose ends.
If you took stock of what’s changed for you in the last year (from one birthday to the next), you might be surprised at how has happened. And the World card tells you you’re right on the verge of checking those things off your bucket list and preparing to tackle more.
This is the World card from the Jaen Tarot. It’s the last card in the deck, completing the Fool’s journey. As such, this card speaks of achievement, fulfillment, integration and completion.
And just like the Fool, you’re now coming full-circle, from instinct to essence to progress to development, as you come to the end one cycle and prepare to embark on a new one.
You could be finishing a course or internship, tying up lose ends on a project that you’re ready to launch, putting a failed relationship behind you and getting back into the dating scene, finishing (and feeling good about) a self-improvement regimen. The possibilities are endless.
The World card is a card of both fulfillment and completion. With that in mind, it’s time to put the finishing touches on projects that are almost finished, and also time to rest anything that just didn’t pan out for you. You’re preparing to start a whole new journey, and in doing so will want to with as clean a slate as possible.