There’s a lot going on astrologically in the sky right now. Tuesday morning sees Mercury station retrograde in Taurus and by the evening, a brilliant Full Moon in Libra will rise in the east alongside Jupiter.
Beauty And The Beast Are Colliding
Venus, the ruler of both Taurus and Libra and is a fecund female force. When I teach astrology, I often refer to her as ‘social lubricant.’ She represents the niceties in life such as romance, life’s little pleasures, good times and nice things. Like adding the wet ingredients to the dry when baking a cake, Venus also binds, unites and draws things together.
She too is retrograde, and is locked in a tight battle with Saturn for nearly the entire month of April. There is a sense of heaviness and hardship in regard to this aspect. There is friction causing the need to make adjustments between the fun and the frivolous, with duties and obligation.
Venus square Saturn highlights the struggle between needs and wants. It’s the sacrifice between what you want now, and what you want most.
Mercury’s backward passage through Taurus- one of Venus’ signs will highlight this even further. As money’s patron planet, Mercury reversing through the bovine sign will make cash a hot topic until April 21, once Mercury dips back into Aries. Keeping track of money and how you spend it will be a key theme for this retrograde cycle.
Faithful As The Full Moon Is Rising
The afternoon sees a brilliant Full Moon in Libra, in close proximity to Jupiter. While this is likely to shine a big bright opalescent light on Venus topics in your life, it will also trigger the exciting and dynamic opposition between Jupiter and Uranus.
Together Jupiter and Uranus can inspire a break in the tradition or a risky move that can propel you into the future. Under this weeks’ Full Moon, letting go of fear and doubt can open you up to sudden opportunities that can catapult you to where you want to be.
This planetary combination is one of the key transits that underpin the energies of 2017. Venus’ current rocky road will allow you to reflect upon what you want and what you value. Once you regain clarity about your wants and desires, you won’t settle for less than you deserve. You’ll be poised to take full advantage of sudden opportunities for growth and expansion.
Power planet Pluto forms an aspect of agitation to this lunation. Deep truths and revelations can help you instigate the changes necessary to bring about a sense of peace as you find your path of personal authenticity.