April 28th – May 4th

This week is another fairly active and productive week. We have the ability to advance our interests and enjoy our interactions with others. It will be important for us to maintain a focus on realistic possibilities and not merely our hoped-for scenarios.

We have two Sign changes this week as Venus exits Aries and moves into its own Sign of Taurus briefly creating a Stellium of three or more planets in Taurus. Mercury ends the short-lived Stellium in Taurus as it exits Taurus to enter its own Sign of Gemini. Consequently, we have two planets in their own Signs which by their positioning strengthens their impact. Perhaps the most significant planetary movement of this week is the fact that Saturn is turning direct. Our long winter hibernation ends and we are likely to find that many of the delays we might have experienced over the past few months are no longer getting in our way.

If we will address the specifics and balance our conceptual with the pragmatic, we can make great headway this week. We can externalize many of our thoughts and feelings. We could draw upon others as important resources to advance our interests. We might create the format in which to draw upon our future plans and our goals. We have the ability to blend both presentation and content and to provide both an appealing scenario and well-considered methods to realize our aims.

This week is a powerful week, a week when the energies are shifting and reinforcing the sense of the force being with us. No matter the vagaries of the world around us, now is a good time for us to launch our boats and ride the currents of our lifestream.

Monday, April 28th – Up, Up and Away – Mercury, Jupiter, Sun. Monday starts the week with Mercury trine Jupiter. We are likely feeling uplifted, exuberant and with a sense that we can do no wrong. Today is a good day for us to blueprint and plan any additional activities that we want to add to our life mix. We do have to watch for overconfidence. If we will take our time, consider the factors involved and then proceed in a methodical manner, then we can accomplish a lot today. Let’s remember that attitude is key. If we see the half glass of water as half empty, then we are more likely to draw lacks and limitations to ourselves. If we see the half glass of water as half full, then we are embracing the possibility of more. This Monday our tendency could be to see the half glass of water as filling even to the point of overflow. Expanding our scope and broadening our perspective is all part of this day’s energy. Added to this sense of all things possible is today’s Moon in Aquarius, which squares the Sun. We could easily buy into our optimism, assume that we have covered all the bases and be willing to go out on a limb. With the hope that things will go the way we want them to go, we might even take risks that could prove expensive investments on long shots. Exuberance is a great thing and far better than feeling victimized. It would be wise to avoid a manic-depressive quality since today we could be manic and see things going our way no matter how extreme or irrational our actions prove to be. Even if we’re feeling uplifted and invincible, a little humility could keep us grounded and prevent us from flying off the handle.

Tuesday, April 29th – What’s Going On – Mercury, Neptune, Mars. After flying high over the past few days, we could feel like we’re soaring unencumbered and unhindered. Tuesday allows us to take it even higher into the stratosphere. But we should ask ourselves whether we have given our common sense over to wish fulfillment and a desire for better times. The potential for delusion, confusion and buying into illusions is strong today. For this Tuesday has Mercury square Neptune, Mercury sextile Mars and to reinforce these energies we have the Aquarius Moon conjunct Neptune and square Mercury. Every now and then today we should stop and ask ourselves: what’s going on? If we don’t take those moments to check ourselves and check reality, we could easily get entranced by the appearances and seduced by images that seem pretty wonderful but could prove incredibly delusional. The hucksters can be out today spinning their message as if it were reality. This Tuesday is one when we need to read between the lines, take things with a grain of salt, and not accept anything at face value. Conversations can offer information that is enticing but with little basis in facts. We may feel dazed today, as though our head were spinning as we try to figure out what is true and what is fiction. Decisions made today need to be made as though tentative and not iron clad. We have to ask ourselves whether we have all the information. If we need to wait until we have all the information or until our mind has cleared, then let’s do so. It is far better to miss an opportunity that could eventually prove a liability rather than jumping at something and then have to backtrack in order to rectify a bad move.

Wednesday, April 30th – Driven By a Dream – Venus, Pluto, Saturn, Sun, Venus Taurus. Wednesday begins with the Aquarius Moon sextile Venus. The Moon then moves into Pisces where it sextiles Pluto, opposes Saturn and sextiles the Sun. With this week having begun with a strong impetus on possibilities, this Wednesday continues the thrust of what could be. We may feel energized as if driven by a spiritual edict of our life’s purpose. All the seeds that we have gathered that have meaning and purpose for us we could be ready to sow and plant. We might feel like we’re driven by divine intervention, as though our dharma is unfolding easily and readily. Where we might hit a snag is in regard to our old baggage. Have we taken care of outstanding matters or will past issues get in the way and throttle like weeds in a garden our new plantings, our new projects? We could also be so involved in our vision, that we do not take into account the specific methods of realizing our dreams. Today is a day to advance our interests but to be certain that we’re not re-creating the past. Venus exits Aries today and moves into its own Sign of Taurus. In so doing, Venus creates a Stellium of three or more planets in Taurus as Venus joins the Sun and Mercury in the Fixed Earth Sign. We are becoming far more diplomatic, interested in the form and not merely the force of our intentions and our activities. The soil is ready for our new seedlings. We just have to be aware of what needs to be done and how to do the necessary preparations and maintenance to nurture our seeds in order for them to grow and develop.

Thursday, May 1st – Special People – Grand Trine, Venus, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Mars. Thursday is one of those special days, for we have a Grand Trine in the Earth Element thanks to Venus having entered its own Sign of Taurus yesterday. We start the month of May with this Grand Trine with Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn and trine Saturn in Virgo. Today we can fully appreciate the special people in our lives, those people who make our lives worth living and who help us in realizing our dreams. We’ve had this Grand Trine recently with Mercury being the trigger point back on the 18th of April and the Sun being the trigger point on April 20th-21st. Today’s Grand Trine allows us to put the right packaging on our presentations. Our style and our decorum can be close to impeccable. We can win the people to our side who can truly support our goals and ambitions. Along with the Earth Grand Trine, the Moon in Pisces adds to the celebratory feel by conjuncting Uranus, sextiling Jupiter and trining Mars. If we would be open to wonderful surprises and consider alternatives that we might not have taken into account, we might discover this Thursday to be a day of easy sledding, a time when everything fits neatly together. We may also be witness to magic moments when things go according to their own rhythm and their own pace. This Thursday is a special day and a day when we might want to acknowledge the miracles and magic and the wonder of it all. Today is a day to look at how things work out when we get out of our own way and don’t try to control everything or try to master the universe. We’re getting a taste of the new paradigm.

Friday, May 2nd – Out of the Gate – Mercury, Pluto, Mercury Gemini, Saturn direct. Friday is a highly charged day, and we might be feeling like we’re champing at the bit to get on with it. Early in the day, the Moon in Pisces sextiles Mercury. The Moon then moves into Aries to square Pluto. As the day progresses, Mercury moves out of Taurus and enters its own Sign of Gemini. While Mercury moving into Gemini ends the Stellium in Taurus, we are also getting a reinforced Mercury with a sparkling intellect and an interest in many varied things. And Saturn, transiting through Mercury-ruled Virgo, turns direct ending its retrograde cycle and now firing the starting gun for us to move ahead without the delays we might have experienced since the latter part of ’07. This Friday would be a good day to clean up loose ends, clear the decks and have the seeds of our new projects ready to put into effect. While we might get rid of the outmoded and outworn, we are also ready to initiate today. This is a ‘me’ day, a day when it is important that we focus our attention on what we want and take the steps to put our plans into action. We may be heading for the weekend, but this Friday can be a day when old issues crop up and our new projects are ready to start up.

Saturday, May 3rd – Lines in the Sand – Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune. Saturday has Mercury now in Gemini square Saturn in Virgo. The Aries moon squares Jupiter and sextiles Neptune. We may be filled with great ideas but our attention to details could prove deficient. This is one of those days when we might talk the talk but are unable to walk the walk. Delays could prove frustrating. We may be ready, set, go to focus on our new interests and expand our scope but old issues or specifics could trip us up. It is important that we not race ahead without checking the conditions, evaluating our plan of action and attending to the details. We may not be interested in other people’s input nor are we interested in going over and over things. We want to move forward, do our thing and get on with it. This is one of those days when by moving forward impetuously we could learn the truth to the adage: ’haste makes waste’. It would be wise to slow things down today. Interactions with others could be fun today, but we’re likely to be seeking ‘yes’ people, those people who will back us up no matter what. We don’t want conflict. We don’t want to debate issues. We want to move ahead but in so doing we have to be careful to look before we leap.

Sunday, May 4th – Clear Intent – Mars, Lunar Grand Trine, Pluto, Saturn, Venus. We start Sunday with the Aries Moon square Mars. Home matters or family issues could impede our desire to do things on a whim. We may have made certain commitments and we could awaken a little irritated by what we had agreed to do. Although we start the day slightly aggravated, we are energized and feel like we could take on the world. Fortunately, the energy shifts and we might find ourselves acting smarter rather than harder. The Moon moves into Taurus and, once again, we have the Earth Element Grand Trine as the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn and trines Saturn in Virgo. The Moon also conjuncts Venus. We have a clear intent regarding what we want to do and how we can best go about doing it. We also can present ourselves in a fashion that shows us in our best light — well put together, competent, impassioned and determined to achieve our purpose in the most expeditious and methodical way possible. We can make some great impressions today. We may gain some important admirers from people willing to support our plans. Today is also a great day to clean up around our homes and add a little style and comfort to our living space.