Best way to approach this week is by heeding the Zen saying: “Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water.” The Taurus Sun and Mercury are setting the tone this week, aided and abetted by Venus in Pisces, Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. Attempting to push back against this tide are retrograde Mars in Libra and rebellious Uranus in Aries, and they are seriously outnumbered right now. When Venus leaves peace loving Pisces for independent Aries on Friday, May 2, she will bring a little more fire back into play.
Depending on your location, the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus will take place on Monday or Tuesday. Because this is a solar eclipse where the Moon obscures the Sun, hidden, emotionally based motivations may be revealed, and dealing with those may keep us too busy to invest a lot of time and energy in launching new projects. Let those gestate for awhile longer.
Mercury in Taurus is very active at this time with aspects ranging from an inconjunct to Mars in Libra on Monday, a trine to Pluto in Capricorn on Tuesday, Wednesday brings a sextile to Jupiter in Cancer and finally on Friday, Saturn in Scorpio will oppose Mercury. Best set aside those marvelous, avant-garde ideas for the time being. Concepts based on a more traditional way of thinking will stand a much better chance of acceptance. Working within the system is more effective at this time . . . especially over the weekend when the Taurus Sun is trine powerful Pluto in Capricorn. Keep budgets lean and mean!
If you are in the process of reordering your life after being buffeted by the Grand Cross and the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra, take advantage of Taurus’s measured pace and ability to stay firmly focused in the real world. Be sure to allow time each day to be aware of Nature’s rhythms, scents and sounds because therein lies sanity.
If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. 😀
Time to take a second look at how your emotional state affects how you feel about money, Aries, as in whether you see yourself as wealthy or poor.
How do you truly feel about the person who looks back at you from the mirror, Taurus? Are you happy with what you see or not.
What have you been hiding from your conscious mind, Gemini? Something significant? Better take a second and third look then . . .
How do you choose your associates and friends, Cancer? Perhaps you need to reevaluate your standards at this time.
Are you happy with your current career goals, Leo, and if not, what stands in your way to making improvements?
You probably enjoy traveling, Virgo, so if you haven’t been heading out recently, why not? Think about it.
As much as you may not want to, Libra, you might have to take another look at how you are dealing with sex, death and taxes. What a combo, huh?
Unacknowledged grievances with your significant other, Scorpio, need to be brought up and dealt with . . . you can handle this. Honestly!
No more procrastinating allowed, Sagittarius, when it comes to revamping your health and exercise routines. Do it NOW!
If you haven’t been taking enough time to enjoy yourself, Capricorn, now would be an excellent time to pencil some down time into your busy schedule. Don’t forget.
Is going back to your roots a challenge for you, Aquarius? Are you worried about finding a skeleton or two in the family closet?
How do you really feel about spending time with your siblings, Pisces? Is it something you would rather avoid? Maybe it’s time to figure out why.
Image: Taurus © Stephanie Pui-Mun Law