So you thought you’d have a chill weekend, lounging on the couch and doing next to nothing? Sorry folks, you’re gonna have to schedule that plan for another time. On Saturday, the Cancer Moon forms a Cardinal Cross with heavy hitters Jupiter in Aries, Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. (Astrogeek translation: The four celestial bodies will be positioned close to 90 degrees away from each other in their orbits. If you could draw lines between them, it would look like a cross.)
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For the last month-plus, we’ve been writing about the amazing pileup of planets in fiery Aries. Now the party has moved on to the next contender, earthy Taurus. The Sun and go-getter Mars are already in the sign of the Bull. On Sunday, communication planet Mercury and love maestro Venus both enter Taurus.
In astrology, much of the interpretation relies on the angles (or aspects) that any two planets form to one another. These aspects all carry specific energy patterns — some easy, others challenging. Astrologers can forecast whether smooth sailing or choppy waters are ahead, based on planetary aspects. For example, if the emotional Moon is in a harmonious trine (120-degree angle) aspect to romantic Venus, love will flow easily.
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The Sun officially settles into Earth sign Taurus for a month, putting us in builder mode. Outside, flowers and trees are in the tender beginnings of their bloom, a perfect metaphor for what’s blossoming in YOUR life now. This is a critical time, when the temperatures are still unreliable, and new growth needs patient, steady care to ensure its survival. How are you tending your garden now? Remember, just because you’ve planted the seeds or seen the first shoots, doesn’t mean you can leave things to fend for themselves.
Congratulations! You’ve almost made it through three weeks of mayhem known as Mercury retrograde. (This past week was especially wacko, eh?) Three or four times a year, Mercury, planet of communication, technology and travel, takes a low-power backspin, causing all of these areas to go nuts. If you celebrated Passover, your seder dinner was probably a circus. Trying to get everyone to sing in unison or follow along? Futile. And pity those who traveled.
Welcome to April! This month, expansive Jupiter and restrictive Saturn will directly oppose each other, creating an interesting tension. While Jupiter has us raring to go with personal ventures, cautious Saturn warns us to look before we leap (or sign on the dotted line). Here's how to make the best use of this interesting period, as told by The AstroTwins' Tali Edut.