There’s a bit of tension building at the start of this weekend with Venus making its final square to Saturn in Sagittarius on Friday. We also have some karmic and synchronous nodal action coming our way so be sure to pay close attention to what comes up for you, as we are all going through a final reality check and purge of self-deception and escapist tendencies as the lunar nodes prepare to shift out of the Virgo/Pisces axis and enter into their 1.5-year-long transit through Leo & Aquarius in May.
Friday (4/21): Venus is now moving direct in Pisces and makes its final square to Saturn in Sagittarius today, marking the resolution and release point of this sobering month-long transit. Venus square Saturn may cause us to feel the burden of limitation in the realm of our relationships and finances in a big way. One of the ways this energy manifests is through a mindset of lack, which imposes limitations on our ability to develop love and compassion in our relationships and places additional, unnecessary strain on our material comfort. We will be able to approach our relationships and material wealth much more realistically throughout the month of April, allowing us to begin taking the necessary steps to structure our relationships more positively moving forward. The entire month of April has been a time of cutting strings and letting go of loose boundaries and unnecessary relationships that have been holding us down. This aspect can be more difficult for women in particular, requiring us to take on more of the burden of responsibility in our male-female partnerships.
The Sun in the grounded, sensual sign of Taurus will trine the North Node in Virgo today, mirroring the effect of Mercury’s aspect to the lunar nodes which came exact early this week. With the Sun in earthy, practical Taurus in the mix, new insight may break into our conscious awareness to assist us in determining the aspects of our lives that hold true value and meaning to us all. Taurus is beautiful in its simplicity and straightforward approach to dealing with the material realm. If something in our lives truly brings us joy and adds value to our existence, Taurus asks to hold on to it and deeply appreciate the way our lives are enhanced through these experiences. In trine with the North Node and in sextile with the South, the Sun in Taurus helps us to determine that which holds true value so that we may hold on to it and let go of the meaningless, excess clutter that remains.
Finally, Mars will be moving into the curious, playful sign of Gemini today where it will remain until June 4th. Mars in Gemini moves very quickly from one action, idea or project to the next, making it more difficult to stay on task throughout this time. This is an excellent time to try out a variety of new things, especially in the way of more fun and spontaneous activities and exercise routines. In stark contrast to the transit of Mars through Taurus, things tend to move very quickly with Mars in Gemini and it can feel difficult for many of us to keep up! While this is great for initiating fast-paced, mentally stimulating projects, especially those involving marketing and communication, now is not an ideal time for activities requiring sustained, long-term effort.
Saturday (4/22): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon will be swimming in the deep Piscean waters throughout the day today, helping us to feel more loving, connected, and compassionate while drawing us into the realm of mysticism and fantasy.
Sunday (4/23): Mars in Gemini squares the lunar nodes today, prompting us to take action in order to move ourselves into the path we are meant to take. Today is a day when fated, synchronistic circumstances may arise in order to redirect us away from delusional, escapist behaviors and fuel us to take appropriate action that is more practical and discerning. This may show up in the form of arguments, frustrations, or even injuries or accidents, all of which are meant to deliver important messages and show us the action required of us in order to move more fully into our path in life.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone! Thank you all for your love and support, and be sure to check back here on Sunday for the weekday forecast ☺