We have a big weekend ahead with a lot of planetary action playing out through some highly intense astrological transits. Between retrograde Venus squaring Saturn, the Sun in Aries squaring Pluto and Mercury stationing retrograde, this weekend is looking to be anything but boring.
Friday (4/7): The Sun in Aries opposes retrograde Jupiter in Libra today, pinning our conscious connection to our higher purpose against the planet associated with our morals, ethics and beliefs. This is an interesting combination that can bring up questions surrounding our life’s purpose and issues of integrity. This transit brings a deeply philosophical and highly energized connection between the Sun, which drives our vitality and life-force energy and Jupiter, the planet of optimism, adventure and expansion. This combination can certainly create circumstances that motivate us to take action, causing us to feel more driven toward material success. Be careful not to become overly optimistic and lose sight of what’s reality as we’re all much more prone to overconfidence and excess as this time. This is an excellent time for both deep, philosophical contemplation and creating more fortuitous and expansive connections with others, which can lead us to create greater opportunities for ourselves moving forward.
Saturday (4/8): Venus will be squaring Saturn on-and-off throughout the month of April today marks the first pass of this important transit. After coming exact for the first time today in retrograde, Venus will station in a relatively close square with Saturn on April 15th with this challenging aspect coming exact for the final time on April 21st while moving direct. This energy will be felt throughout the month of April, with April 21st representing some sort of resolution point to a process that was first seeded toward the end of January 2017.
Venus square Saturn may cause us to feel the burden of limitation in terms of our relationships and finances in a big way. On the flip side, a mindset of lack can impose limitations on our ability to develop love and compassion in our relationships and can place additional, unnecessary strain on our material comfort. We will be able to approach our relationships and material wealth much more realistically (and with a bird’s eye view) throughout the month of April, allowing us to take charge of our lives. If it our boundaries have been too loose in these areas, now is the time to buckle down and get to work repairing our relationships and finances. With Venus in square with Saturn, the karmic planet of lessons and limitations, it may feel more difficult to enjoy the beauty and pleasure life has to offer. 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 Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn today, adding a layer of depth and intensity to our conscious awareness. Now is a time when we can get to the Truth that lies below our surface-level awareness. Secrets and conspiracies may be revealed and people with bad intentions may be exposed for who they truly are. There is a danger of power-tripping and becoming overly intense and obsessive at this time. Check your ego at the door today, as we can easily bring on our own undoing if we’re not using this empowered energy consciously and carefully.
Sunday (4/9): Today is the day! Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus, forcing us (often rather reluctantly) to slow our roll, sit back, and observe. Mercury retrograde can be a psychologically intense time for many people as it is often a time when our thoughts are racing and it feels like there are so many items on our to-do lists, all the while nothing seems to be going our way. If this is the case for you, just know that the energy of Mercury is strongest while in retrograde as the planet governing communication, short-distance travel and our analytical minds will be three times closer to the earth over these next three weeks. This means that we’re more inclined to rush through our work and over-think things, causing us to become more susceptible to mistakes, accidents, and poor-decision making. Particularly while Mercury is in Taurus, now is a time to take time out to slow down, stay grounded, and re-visit and reflect on the decisions that have gotten us this far.
Thank you all so much for your love and support! Be sure to continue reading below for some special April astrology offers! I’ll see you back here later this weekend for my Full Moon in Libra insight and on Sunday for the weekday forecast! Have a beautiful weekend! ☺
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