Star Power! Astrology Unleashed

Week of April 2 – April 8, 2012

Everybody sing “Hallelujah!”

Yes, it’s Easter time, but that’s not the only reason to be joyful this week. There are at least three major planetary events occurring now and several minor ones as well. It makes for a week in which that long red light finally turns green and we can GUN IT! Actually, we might just sit there for a moment while we realize it because Mars doesn’t turn direct until the 14th, but that’s not so bad either. The keynote this week is momentum.

On Monday, there’s a lovely Sun-Moon trine, during which the Lights are in harmonious angles to each other. The day seems filled with an effortless flow where much can be accomplished. It’s only the prelude to better things because Mercury is still retrograde and Venus is in the last degree of its own sign, Taurus. So don’t give away the store quite yet. It’s time to finish that painting and sign it.

On Tuesday morning we find Venus, the Let’s-Have-a-Makeover-Just-Because-We-Can energy, skipping lightly into Gemini. It’s take-off time for the social butterflies because the Mercury-ruled sign of Gemini loves nothing more than talking, writing and connecting. Venus is the ruler of both the arts and money, so expect a more receptive ear for your projects now.

This is especially true because Mercury comes out of its seemingly interminable funk and turns direct at 3:11 AM PDT on Wednesday. If you’ve shaped up your manuscript, attended to details over the last three-and-a-half weeks and somehow avoided driving yourself crazy—this is your reward. A Mercury station under a waxing Moon is like the lowered flag at a drag race. HIT IT NOW! I want to see some burned rubber, people!

The Full Moon (at 17 degrees Libra) occurs on Good Friday at 12:11 pm PDT. Full Moons are intense electromagnetic events which open portals of energy, and this one highlights the Aries-Libra issues: independence versus relationships, raw energy versus refinement, war versus peace. Expect the news—and your life—to be full of these issues. Equality is the key, whether in issues of social justice or intimate partnerships. Expect charges in the Trayvon case and seek harmony in your own sphere.

Easter weekend looks much more active than those recently, so take it easy in the traffic. Better, actually, to stay home and write. You can always take a long walk. Venus square Mars on Saturday and Moon opposing Jupiter on Sunday make for some fireworks in interpersonal relations that can be used to broaden our understanding and compassion. Certainly that’s what Easter is all about. So resurrect your Highest Self.

As for the 12 signs:

ARIES (March 20-April 19): Usually you come home from your wars to just claim your own pillow. This week, somebody may be there with you. Whether it’s a devil or an angel is up to you. The Full Moon opposite your Sun means it’s an I-thou/me-Thee time for you. You may be forceful, but this week is not about conflict unless you make it so. Remember how Jacob made out wrestling with that angel.

TAURUS (April 20-May 19): With Jupiter in your sign, the love-fest continues pulling you toward larger things. Is it your waistline or your heart that’s expanding? Self-indulgence has its limits. This week is a small idyll where your ruler Venus has charge and tells you to speak more from the heart than the head. Then you can illuminate it for the masses.

GEMINI (May 20-June 20): The Cheshire Cat has appeared and is smiling your way. You have to be quick if you want to capture his blessing. Venus springing into your sign is like a nymph who wants to play. If I were you, I would not deny her the pleasure of your pursuit. This week is one in which you can fully exhale. Keep the company of those worthy of your joy.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): This is a tricky time to try to walk on a wire above the Grand Canyon. Well, any time would be, but this week taking care is especially good for you. Avoid emotional shakiness now or the Moody Blues might come and perform in your mind around the Full Moon. Don’t take things personally, say yes to socializing, and watch for that Knight in White Satin coming your way.

LEO (July 21-August 20): It’s a bonfire of a time for you, when you can choose to peacefully roast marshmallows or raucously sing heavy metal songs around the campgrounds. This week you can shred your vocal chords if you want to and the neighbors may even thank you for the entertainment. It would be even better if you wrote the song yourself. Creativity is your middle name now.

VIRGO (August 21-September 20): The only thing that was stopping you from finding that priceless set of china in the closet is that you didn’t look for it as hard as you needed to. But you’re in luck—this week, if you just stay still in your own mind, the closet door opens by itself and the china set finds you. It depends on you not pushing things, but being welcoming when it happens. Your motto now: Don’t worry, be ready.

LIBRA (September 21-October 20): Why does the squirrel seem to dance when it finds nuts to gather and store? Because it knows that all of its needs are being met and more. So take a cue from Squirrel Nutkin—it’s time to dance because your efforts are being rewarded. How vigorously you spin depends on how well you handle the Full Moon prospect of intense serenity.

SCORPIO (October 21-November 20): If passion is chocolate, you’re in the midst of eating an entire chocolate cake. Recently life has held out sweetness to you, if only mentally, and allowed you to salivate with hope. Now life wants you to actually manifest your sweet desires. The way you do it is to stop cutting out pictures of cake in the circulars and actually go down to the bakery. Just make the effort and this week life gives you a cake free.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21-December 20): There’s no better feeling than being out on the road with the wind in your hair and your Harley at full roar. Lately you’ve felt like you’re at a crossroads waiting for a 5 mile-long train to pass. Now it’s gone, so enjoy the feeling as the acceleration develops and you sail toward your hardtop destiny. And don’t pick up any hitchhikers that could slow you down. You have a need for speed.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 20): It’s better to break ground than to break down. This week, the Full Moon is like a lighthouse signal that keeps flashing in your eyes—steering toward your goals now means having to adjust your course so you don’t dash yourself on the rocks. Think of it this way: if you wanna be startin’ something, then be ready to look at the Man in the Mirror. How you personally act this week makes the difference between mass adulation or lonely neurosis. Moonwalk well.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 20): Sometimes you just have to apply the wing wax to yourself even when others doubt you. This week, as long as you apply it well, your hopes will carry you aloft and let you fly without so much as a peep from others. The energy of the Full Moon gives gracefulness to your flight plan, so make good use of the horizon. Air is supposedly invisible, but your eyes are wide open now and can see how it envelops and supports your heart’s desires.

PISCES (February 21-March 20): Stubbing your toe hurts. Bathing it in warm water takes out the ache. This week is like a hot bath that requires you to disrobe and enter into its healing properties. You may be annoyed that you have to bathe in the middle of the day, but what seemed a distraction turns into pure enjoyment. Allow the energies now to transform you. Recent achiness doesn’t need to cling, and adding sea salt is even better. You’re not a Fish for nothing.

Next week: Another cosmic U-turn as Mars turns direct! Don’t touch that dial!



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