Move over, Einstein. This week, two quicksilver planets align in brave, innovative Aries, pushing us to take creative risks and express our most out-there ideas. On Wednesday and Thursday, messenger Mercury conjuncts change maker Uranus, and the result can be electrifying. Both Mercury and Uranus are associated with technology, and you could find your in-box flooded with exciting communications. This could be a week of seriously divine inspiration, so carry a device or notebook for recording your bursts of genius.
Sagittarius Brad Pitt and Gemini Angelina Jolie, world’s most attractive and interesting celebrity couple, are engaged after seven years together. (Yeah, we know you’ve heard.) Up until now, the only vow they made was that they wouldn’t wed until there was marriage equality in the world. So why now?
Soookieeeee! “True Blood” star Anna Paquin, a Leo, is pregnant with her first child. And expecting her third: Melissa Joan Hart, an Aries. Both actresses are Fire signs, which means they have Neptune in the Water-ruled houses of their charts for the next 14 years. The element of water is associated with motherhood, pregnancy and the more personal or domestic realms. We’ve seen lots of Aries ladies become pregnant since Neptune first entered Pisces last year (it settled here long-term this February 3): Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham and Kourtney Kardashian, to name a few.
Persistence goes the distance for the next month, while the Sun visits earthy Taurus the Bull. Taurus rules the zodiac’s second house of security, work, money and daily routine. While that might sound ho-hum, it’s also an incredibly grounding time — a monthlong opportunity to get rooted in our bodies and to sharply define priorities. The Aries Sun sparked a million great ideas. Now the Taurus Sun helps us sort through them and pick a couple that are worthy of our dedicated attention.
Former “That ’70s Show” costars Ashton Kutcher (an Aquarius) and Mila Kunis (a Leo) are heating up the rumor mill. Although they haven’t confirmed a romance, they’ve been spotted on a getaway in Carpinteria, California. So, how do these two fare astrologically? Leo and Aquarius are opposite signs, which means they can have strong chemistry but also some polarizing differences. The most notorious celeb couple of this combo? Leo Whitney Houston and Aquarius Bobby Brown.
Tomorrow is May already — the year is whizzing by! — and there’s a little romantic prevention alert we’d like to issue as the calendar turns. For the first half of May, love planet Venus will be happily cruising along in Gemini, the sign of the Twins. Getting on the same page as your sweetie is easy during this cycle, as twins tend to “mirror” each other. If you’re single, flirty banter and fun dialogue should flow easily.
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Intensity alert! This Saturday is a full moon in Scorpio, ruler of intimacy and transformation (along with wealth, sex, birth, death, taxes, reproduction … pretty much anything extreme). As if that wasn’t enough of a rush, this is a perigee moon, or supermoon — meaning the moon is incredibly close to the earth (and should be a gorgeous sight). It will be the biggest, brightest moon of the year. (For more on this, see this article.)
With Mercury retrograde for just a few more days (amen!), our attention is still being turned to the past. But how far back does memory go? While we may not consciously remember things before, say, age three, our soul DNA goes back much farther. As in centuries and eons! While there’s not yet scientific “proof” of past lives (though we wouldn’t be surprised if some is discovered in the next three to five years, given the planets’ movements), a piece of everyone’s birth chart reveals who we’ve been in different incarnations.