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Starcast for the week beginning April 19th, 2017
ARIES [Mar 21 - Apr 19]
You may be feeling the bottleneck beginning to happen with energy mounting and responsibilities piling up. Venus is moving direct again but still squaring Saturn as she prepares to re-enter your sign. Also, your ruler Mars is fixing to exit Taurus and enter Gemini on Friday, April 21, and as he does, he forms a square to the nodal axis, those symbols that connect to your past and your future. You may be feeling pulled in opposite directions, divided in your desires and torn. Mars is the younger brother to Pluto. he takes what is unconscious and makes it manifest in the real world. Essentially, Mars instinctually accesses your Soul’s intentions and actualizes them in the world. Mars in action represents the desires of the Soul. Pluto stations retrograde on Wednesday, April 19 and a retrograde Mercury retraces steps in your sign as well on Friday, April 21. This will energize a necessary reprieve within. Allow there to be space in your thoughts and your steps so you can be amply receptive for your next best move
The pause is powerful. Don’t rush, use it thoughtfully and wisely!
TAURUS [Apr 20 - May 21]
A key area of your life may feel a bit like being in gridlock, whether within a relationship you are riding out a ‘wait and see’, waiting on someone else’s next move, or you are in recovery yourself relative to an area of your health that needed some attention. Your ruler Venus is moving direct but is still squaring ‘stick in the mud’ Saturn, so it may feel like life is slow movin’. Mars leaves your sign and enters Gemini on Friday, April 21, and as he does he squares the Nodes, those symbols that connect to your past and your future, creating a feeling of being caught in the middle of your own emotions relative to your life direction. On the same day, Mercury backs out of your sign and into Aries. Two days prior, on Wednesday, April 19, Pluto, the planet of the Soul stations retrograde. This represents a shifting of the tides, a New Moon in your sign next Wednesday, April 26, may improve how everything feels, but between now and then, you may need to ride a patient course.
The more you allow yourself to let go and give in to a key process, the more open you will be for some welcomed inner direction!
GEMINI [May 22 - Jun 21]
Just when you thought you were trail blazing, your ruler Mercury slows you in your tracks with its recent and ongoing retrograde. Mercury backs into Aries on Friday, April 21, while action Mars also enters your sign. You will enjoy the fire you feel upon its entry but right out of the gates Mars will be squaring the Nodes, those symbols that connect to your past and your future, so you may need to make a choice between two things you want. You love having options as well as having a natural need for diversity so this may feel like a real drag. It can be similar to choosing between two mates or two jobs that are both of interest, or simply any two choices that appeal to you. You cannot have both. The deeper question becomes, what is best for your Soul? Pluto stations retrograde to help you answer this question on Wednesday, April 19. Which choice will ultimately lead you forward? If there is anything unfinished in your life, you must return to clear that up first. You cannot start until you stop. You cannot fully set something in motion until you suspend your efforts to advance your future and re-direct them first to the past. Mercury retrogrades further to re-join Uranus next Friday, April 28, giving your heart a charge.
Until then, get your priorities straight and iron it out. Once this is accomplished, it will be swift and far smoother sailing ahead!
CANCER [Jun 22 - Jul 22]
Just when you thought things were starting to head in a better direction, the wheels come flying off, forcing you to make a full on stop. Venus is moving direct in fellow water sign Pisces but she squares Saturn in her steps and there will be no passing go without his approval. You cannot expect your vehicle to perform well on the journey if you do not keep all the necessary fluids filled and clean. It is also necessary do regular check ups on all of the working parts before putting it in drive for the last thing you want is to be stranded out in the middle of no where. Action Mars enters Gemini on Friday, April 21, and as he does, he squares the Nodes, those symbols of the past and the future. Mercury also backs into Aries the same day suggesting there may be some kind of relapse or set back in your life involving your own emotional process or else issues concerning family. Pluto, the planet of the Soul, stations retrograde on Wednesday, April 19, in your opposite sign, suggesting there will be a need for a deeper dive and emotional clearing in your key connections. Next week offers an opportunity for fresh starts and breakthroughs, starting with a New Moon in Taurus on Wednesday, April 26, but before we get there, you may need to get yourself back on a better track.
Do what you must so you will be at your best when the celestial window opens!
LEO [Jul 23 - Aug 22]
When you are painting a room or a house, the prep work is ninety percent of the job and must be done before you even even think of dipping into that can of color. For most of us, the prep part is far from the fun part and yet it must be done before the true transformation can begin. Next Wednesday, a New Moon in Taurus, in your house of career, offers promising and pleasing profits in this arena but prior to that point, there is leg work to be done. Loving Venus is moving direct but she is squaring Saturn in the next week, letting you know there is still efforts required on your part that will lead to a good pay day. Pluto, the planet of the Soul, stations retrograde on Wednesday, April 19, in your house of improvements, exposing the cracks and gaps in your life that need some repair. Mercury backs out of Taurus and into fellow fire sign Aries on Friday, April 21, and Mars also exits Taurus and enters Gemini in a forward moving motion. As action Mars progresses, he squares the nodal axis, those points that represent your future and your past, forcing you to cool your jets. A stimulating face lift in your reality is on the horizon but before it can occur, it’s time to buckle down and deal with first things first.
This make-over is going to make your personal view world’s better!
VIRGO [Aug 23 - Sep 22]
There is much to do and little time to get it done with Venus and Saturn still continuing to square off this week. Pluto in fellow earth sign Capricorn stations retrograde on Wednesday, April 19, causing you to deeply re-think themes surrounding your future and how you are currently investing your energy and time. It induces reflection regarding your creative process and deep thought in terms of how you wish to express your highest self in the world. Your ruler Mercury leaves fellow earth sign Taurus and retrogrades back into Aries on Friday, April 21, energizing a penetratingly deep thought process, not just a mental rewind, but a Soul immersion of continued self-discovery. Action Mars, the ruler for Aries, enters Gemini on Friday as well, in your house of the public self, but as he does, he squares the Nodes, those symbols that connect to your past and your future, forcing you to get to the bottom of what you want. A course correction may be on order. A New Moon in fellow earth sign Taurus graces life’s stage on Wednesday, April 26, so whatever may be eating at you now should be water under the bridge by then.
Do some diligent inner research and you will be well directed and grounded for the next turn!
LIBRA [Sep 23 - Oct 23]
Thankfully, your ruler Venus is finally making her way forward and progressively picking up her natural momentum. However, she is still squaring Saturn, suggesting life may be loaded with an unrelenting feeling of gravity linked with looming life decisions. It can effect your ability to access any kind of levity in your day. Pluto, the planet of the Soul, also stations retrograde on Wednesday, April 19, in your house of the emotions, which can energize a heavy weight of responsibility and a tangled knot in your belly. Mercury backs into your opposite sign of Aries on Friday, April 21, and Mars, the ruler for Aries enters fellow air sign Gemini the same day. This is going to put you at a crossroads where you may need to make a choice between two opposite realities. It always helps to know life will ease up, and I do know that it will as you progressively feel more in charge of the direction your life is going. This will come Libra, for now, feel baby feel, and follow that feeling to the point where you are leading the way versus following the tail of another.
Mars' entrance into fellow air sign Gemini assures you that a passionate new start awaits!
SCORPIO [Oct 24 - Nov 21]
If you are feeling less energy and also more intensity at the same time, your ruler Pluto is essentially stopped in the sky and reversing directions on Wednesday, April 19. This can have a blanketing effect and at the same time a sharp focus on the things in your life that need your full attention. This is is about deep Soul content and what you feel you may still need to purge from your life, including anything you are clinging to in your past. It is about removing layers of old and anything that does not serve you any longer. Younger brother Mars is making some direction changes too as he exits Taurus and enters Gemini on Friday, April 21. Mars will be activating all things karmic, choices that must be made to support your evolution and just as soon as Mars enters Gemini, he squares the Nodes, those symbols that connect to your past and your future which can create a Catch-22 feeling in terms of deciding which route to take. Mercury is still retrograde and will back into the sign of Aries, giving you plenty of energy to come up with practical solutions. A New Moon in Taurus, in your house of relationships next Wednesday, April 26, will have you feeling as if you are on the same page with a meaningful other and this will root you well and allow you to feel a greater feeling of trust and security in the connection.
Tune in and listen to your Soul speak to what you need now and what you want next!
SAGITTARIUS [Nov 22 - Dec 21]
It is a retrograde world at the moment. For starters, your ruler Jupiter has been retrograde since early February and will remain that way until early June. Saturn in your sign is also retrograde until late August and although Venus is finally moving direct again, she is squaring Saturn, making Venus obliquely retrograde. She is still under stress which may also mean that you may be feeling a high degree of pressure or unrest with respect to a significant connection. Venus also represents our inner relationship to ourselves which may involve the need to re-build those inner banks and take more time to nurture yourself. Pluto the planet of the Soul, stations retrograde on Wednesday, April 19, and Mercury is still retrograde and backs into fellow fire sign Aries on Friday, April 21. Mercury then connects boldly to Saturn in your sign early next week, destined to help get your passionate self back. Mars, the ruler for Aries, also exits Taurus but enters Gemini as he moves into your house of relationships. There is a heated turn in your connections and with siblings in some cases, where much is on the line. The hope of a fresh start comes next Wednesday, April 26, at the start of a New Moon.
Until then, keep your Soul candle burning and it will forever light the way!
CAPRICORN [Dec 22 - Jan 19]
There are times when the grind just feels a bit harder than others. Venus, who loves to bring you pleasure and peace, is finally moving direct again but she is still squaring your ruler, hard knock Saturn, which may be making your world heavy and slow. It is time to re-work your future as well as re-build your relationships. Either way, life is getting real. Pluto in your sign is also stationing retrograde on Wednesday, April 19, which can create the feeling of standing in wet cement and you know the longer you stand in it, the harder it is to get out. Action Mars is still in fellow earth sign Taurus until Friday, April 21, which may help give you the final push in a passionate pursuit, but Mars enters Gemini before the weekend and then squares the Nodes, the symbols that connect to your past and your future, creating a polarizing effect in some cases, and triggering doubt. Your confidence returns with a New Moon in fellow earth sign Taurus on Wednesday, April 26, as it lifts your spirits and is bound to open your heart on an entirely new level.
You quickly discover that it could not have happened at a better time!
AQUARIUS [Jan 20 - Feb 19]
You will enjoy the energy shift of Mars, the planet of action and desire, exiting Taurus in your house of emotional tugs and entering fellow air Gemini on Friday, April 21. No sooner does Mars enter Gemini however, is he faced with an impasse on the path as he squares the Nodes, those symbols that connect to the past and the future. He won’t stay parked there for long, but a choice will need to be made that will lead you in one direction or another. Mercury is still retrograde and will exit Taurus and back into Aries, which will also create some relief for you and by next Friday, April 28, Mercury will join your ruler Uranus to help you solve an impossible puzzle. Venus is making her way forward again but in the throws of a square to taskmaster Saturn, which means nothing comes easy. A New Moon in Taurus next Wednesday, April 26, will allow you to emotionally exhale, so know a few clever chess moves and you are free. Mars in Gemini also guarantees you will be feeling the wind in your sails but you may not feel it blow until early next week.
Your thoughts are like rockets so launch them with love!
PISCES [Feb 19 - Mar 20]
Loving Venus, the lower octave of your ruler Neptune, wants nothing more than to make your life sweet and easy. Venus is now moving direct at the tail end of your sign, but she is still squaring Saturn, which means you are not clear out of the woods yet. There are still hoop jumps and obstacle courses to get you where you want to be. You do see the light on the horizon but there is still some distance between you and its warmth, however, the rays are calling you home. Pluto, the planet of the Soul, stations retrograde on Wednesday, April 19, in your house of friendships, which will continue to ask you to eliminate any of those connections that feel out of balance. This sector also connects to the alternative path, and leaning with a more innovative spin, so look for answers outside the norm. Your evolution is riding on these changes. Mars exits Taurus and enters Gemini in your house of home and the emotional body, on Friday, April 21, which brings a focus here for moving or repairs especially since Mercury, the ruler for Gemini is still retrograde.
You will enjoy a New moon in Taurus next Wednesday, April 26, in your house of communication for this is bound to help you express yourself with more shine and strength and certain to help you in all negotiations that support your desired future!