© Soa Lee
Big news this week is Mercury leaving Aries for the quiet pastures of Taurus on May Day. We’ll be living with a Taurus dominated sky from 1 May until 9 May when Venus shifts from Taurus to Gemini. Whether you grin or groan depends on how much earth you can handle without feeling stuck in the mud.
The most challenging aspects this week are two oppositions: Mars in Taurus opposite Saturn in Scorpio 30 April-1 May and Mercury in Taurus opposing Saturn on Sunday. Fixed oppositions can degenerate into standoffs where nothing gets accomplished or genuine progress can be made through seeking common ground. Taurus and Scorpio are the natural rulers of the second house and the eighth house . . . both of which deal with money. Guess what most couples argue about? Money! Do we save it or spend it? Libra says create a sensible budget that allows a little of both.
The Taurus Sun and Mars are both trine Pluto in Capricorn this week, the Sun on 1 May and Mars on Sunday. Think of the power generated by shifting into the lowest gear range. You may not be moving very fast but not much will be able to stand in your way. These are very good aspects for leveling the playing field in love or business.
On Friday a sextile between Mercury in Taurus and Neptune in Pisces happens when the Sun is sextile Chiron making it a perfect for hands on healing treatments and quiet conversations. Soothing music and fragrances complete the experience. Allow your mind to drift and observe what emerges . . . a very creative time.
Those who have personal planets or Angles at 11° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) are on notice this week. Fire and air signs are going to need to summon up every scrap of patience they can because the Bull will NOT be hurried.
To get another perspective for the week, check out Karen’s Weekly Tarot for this week on Isis Moon Tarot.
Like it or not, Aries, it is time to realize you had a great run but now you need to turn your attention back to basics. More than most you thrive on a fast pace with plenty of excitement. Best prepare for something less thrilling.
Taurus, this is a great time to be you. It is easy for you to set your priorities and deliver the goods. Often you feel like those around you are moving far too quickly and consequently miss out. Don’t overlook the value of compromise.
Time for you to kick back and rest on your laurels for awhile, Gemini. You’ve pushed yourself hard recently and deserve to take a time out. Don’t worry, you still have what it takes to be noticed if you need to catch someone’s eye.
The first couple of days this week may bring a surge of activity in your career sector, Cancer, but you are drawn more too spending time with your friends, eating good food and enjoying pleasant conversation. Great time for potluck gatherings – excellent food!
Let’s face it, Leo, it is time to devote the majority of your time and energy on figuring out your long term goals. Get feedback from coworkers, both past and present, to help you with these. Don’t neglect your family either.
A comfortable week ahead for you, Virgo. The overall pace should be more consistent and less erratic than it has been recently. You know the value of having a regular daily routine and how it enhances productivity. Take some time for fun this weekend.
Whilst your one-on-one relationships may be less hectic now, Libra, you may find yourself having to discuss various financial issues with your family. Don’t’ be concerned as you may end up benefiting from them. You are another who welcomes the slower pace.
Scorpio, it is your turn to find your life revolving around your one-on-one relationships and this week appears to favor sitting down for some serious discussions. If there are old issues in need of airing, drag those out into the light. It will help..
It is time for you to tune up your daily work habits, Sagittarius. What with all the fun distractions recently, you may have let that slide some. You know you function best under a simple, regular routine with no surprises.
Yes, you can take more time to play, Capricorn! Feed your inner child and explore your creativity for a change. If you can combine a little networking with friends and colleagues whilst enjoying yourself, that would be the icing on the cake.
At this time your challenge might be finding a balance between career and home, Aquarius. The best approach may be to fulfill any and all obligations at work first. Once those are out of the way, head home to relax with family.
Spending time with close friends and extended family members may appeal to you now, Pisces. The coming weekend looks to be particularly great for you! Be sure to plan something special. Your ability to charm will be in full force. Enjoy!
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