Eager and determined, the dog digs, certain of pleasures below.
Energy is moving FAST because there’s a sense something really JUICY is about to be unearthed. It’s worth getting dirty for, and in fact, it’s kind of fun.
This Week’s Astrological Highlights
- Pluto is now retrograde until September 28th. (more on that below)
- Mars uses every limb he has to make movement and (hopefully) momentum happen for the slow-steady work the past 6 weeks.
- Venus enters Aries on Friday with enthusiasm and certainty for her convictions.
- Mind and movement are paired well through Mars and Mercury’s mutual reception through May 14th.
- Mercury and Uranus approach a conjunction, time 2 of 3 this year. That perfects at 10:50am EDT. Look to what happened on the last one March 26th for an idea of what could happen. Over here, our front garden was upturned (Uranus), re-arranged, cleaned, and refreshed (Mercury) while Archer got independence (Uranus) with his-sized table and chairs (Mercury).
- Sun in Taurus offers an anchoring point, whose New Moon is on Wednesday, and helps you ground in what you treasure most sacredly to create from there. Take that energy not only through the end of Sun in Taurus but the next 40 months.
Read more on the New Moon on Wednesday in the Day Guides below.
Pluto’s Power Retrograde
The astrological configuration at the moment Pluto stationed Retrograde remains as an imprint to flavor the feel of the entire period, which ends September 28th.
Pluto is raw, primal, and crude. It symbolizes all riches coming from very deep origins – from your psychology and mindset to your financial acumen, from your intimacy to your vulnerabilities and fears… all these have great potential to feed your influence, power, and wealth. Use it for good, eh?
While retrograde, Pluto has the chance to go back to missed opportunities and take strength from past experiences to get second chances.
Pluto digs up dirt and isn’t apologetic about it. He’s so far from Earth, that’s it hard for him to empathize with day-to-day what he’d call “excuses.”
If something has to change, just get it done immediately. This is one of Pluto’s strongest motto.
Life can get turned over backward when Pluto aspects your natal chart in sensitive points, but in reflection, it’s almost always “Yeah, that was a necessary, even if it was difficult to change, it put me on track.”
** These selected natural gifts – as shown by biQuintile and Quintile aspects – show tremendous potentials to use as your personal horses to chug through an otherwise upturning, but productive transit.
- Your Intelligence, ability to recognize patterns and stand up for your insights because it’s “what’s right” are favored. North Node-Pallas Athena biquintile
- What makes you different is also your greatest asset to your communities. Moon-Uranus quintile reminds us of that.
- Discard your old thought and karmic patterns and free yourself to realize a new life. Jupiter-Saturn Quintile.
** Pluto makes a T-Square with Uranus and Jupiter Retrograde whose energy gets channeled through to Cancer.
Opportunities not available yesterday could very well open up tomorrow. With this aspect, constantly checkin with people, past ideas, whatever the foundation of your projects (Cancer) are. These outside influences are changing as fast as you are, you need to stay on top of it.
Also, your connections and networks are also favored to energize your Pluto Retrograde transit. You can gain power and influence quickly.
Which also means to keep up on your Pluto introspection work to keep your motives clean.
Pluto trine Mars. Mars will change signs 4 times over the course of Pluto’s Retrograde. Meaning, your activity and drive are shifting often.
Use that motivation to focus on the same thing in different ways.
Mars in Taurus is the flavor Pluto will carry throughout his journey. So if you want to activate the Pluto Retrograde and reap some long-term rewards, you’ll need to stay focused and steady on the SUBJECT of your actions.
To use the digging metaphor above, don’t be gopher, stick to one hole and trust you’ll find the rewards from the inner and outer work you’ve set course to realize the end of that ONE THING.
Day Guides: April 25th – May 1, 2017 + New Moon Tuesday
Tuesday: Fast-moving day. Take sudden inspiration or impulses seriously, Mercury-Uranus could be talking to you. Moon in Aries stirs up old ideas and part of the story Friday’s Mercury-Uranus Conjunction might bring.
Wednesday: Good morning! Taurus New Moon (8:16am EDT) sets the stage for a dreamy, flowing type of mood. It’s Venus’ last moments in Pisces until another year, so there’s stress in having faith in whether or not it’s all going to work out. But, believe you must. That’s the Higher Pisces way. Otherwise, you end up in the lower Pisces way of delusion and escapism (ouch)! Set intentions with this New Moon for your next 40 months. May your creation be inspired and a beacon of light.
Thursday: Another steady day like yesterday. Enjoy the restful, I’m-not-so-broken-after-all energies available before Venus takes off into Aries tomorrow. Once she enters Aries, urgency and sometimes angst might follow. Even though Mercury is Retrograde, if you have contracts outstanding that need to get finalized, now’s a good moment. (Wednesday too).
Friday: Moon in Gemini gave you active dreams to get you peppy in the morning to handle today’s energy. Watch to not just to speak out of excitement – your words can be shocking! Likewise, it’s probably fair to discount rash words spoken to you as being impulsive and not fully considered. Many, many choices and influences today wherever houses Aries and Gemini are in your chart, just to make it more fun. Positive Aries is to keep your spirit high and your vision open. Sun in Taurus helps you keep an anchor to focus this energy. Today Venus re-enters Aries, where her best bud Mercury conjoin Uranus today as well.
Saturday: Enjoy a socially bubbly day with Moon in Gemini – get to know your neighbors, network, share ideas. Main point – move the energy from yesterday around and re-distribute it in multiple directions. Mars in Gemini will cheer. The Moon sextiles Mercury-Uranus and activates yesterday’s energy. and thanks to Mars-Mercury Mutual Reception, the link between movement and thought gets channel pretty seamlessly. You might feel like you’re exhausting yourself, but fret not… The evening (5:28pm EDT) is void moon until 9:48pm EDT where Moon enters Cancer. That’s a super restful place to be.
Sunday: Cancer Moon can give you an appetite to enjoy the comforts of food, family, and home. Give yourself a boost of security by giving value to what lights you up. Sun-Moon sextile and a Moon-Neptune Trine.
Monday: Day begins with a Cancer Moon. Long Void Moon 4:23pm-12:12am EDT. Decisions and interactions play from their more emotional side, while the void moon helps you find your quiet space. A good day to re-organize, sort, and give your things and ideas a home where they can be easily accessed later.
Photo Credit: Eselsmann 2012-10-22 Diggin a Hole (License)