This week is a banger, and kicks off with the Moon in Aries square Venus, trine Pallas and sextile Juno, going on to conjoin Chiron. This can see a focus on plans with others. Jupiter in the final degree of Aries can see excitement, impatience, and urgency to make things happen, but Mercury having just stationed direct in methodical Taurus can see some lagging, and will take some time to pick up speed. Mercury is not especially quick in Taurus as it is, and there may still be some pragmatic issues to address. With a growing emphasis on Taurus this week, there is increasing focus on realism, facts, practicality and common sense. Some may experience this as a reality check, while others experience it as a refreshingly grounded and down to earth influence. Whatever is the case, this growing Taurus emphasis highlights material considerations, and issues of money, values, possessions, food, physicality, sensuality, security, stability and the basics of life. There may still be some adjustments that need to be made to push things through on to more stable footing, but the Taurus energy is plodding and persistent. 


Jupiter enters Taurus today at 10:20 AM PST, seeing a decided shift in emphasis for the next long while. The area of your chart ruled by Taurus and Gemini is especially highlighted and emphasized this week, and there can be positive gains, news, and things to look forward to here, but there’s a need to get organized, make preparations, and tie up loose ends. Jupiter in square to Pluto this week can see intensity, and there’s a need to find a happy medium between under and overconfidence as major transformations are undertaken or glaring issues come up to be properly resolved. This can see an air of intensity as sweeping changes are made, or the practical side of plans require some adjustments. This can also see power negotiations, and the matter of fact energy of Taurus is determined to not let things run off the rails again. The Moon is square Mars in the most irritable degree of Cancer, while building a conjunction to Jupiter. Just looking at this configuration I can hear an impatient voice saying “come on, come on come on already”. But Mercury sextile Saturn knows that good things come to those who wait. There’s a guaranteed result on it’s way indicated here, but organic processes, common sense, and practical considerations need to be paid their dues. Irritability or impatience can be channeled into productivity, and even if there are some minor glitches or inconveniences to navigate, things look ultimately positive. 


The Moon enters slow and steady Taurus at 5:28 AM PST, to conjoin Mercury and Jupiter, while square Pluto, and later on, forming a sextile Saturn. This can see good news, and as long as expectations can be kept realistic, there is the promise of positive gains that accompany powerful changes. There is a determination here to work miracles of the practical magic variety. Pluto will return to Capricorn in June, so there can be a return to something here in the works, perhaps to improve upon it, renegotiate things and work out any snags, leaving you with a more robust foundation. Today there is a focus on making practical progress, and there may be a need to innovate as things transition to more stable ground. Practical help or common sense thinking is highlighted, and there may be a need to set aside more fantastical notions to deal with more matter of fact matters for now. All in all, today can see something positive in the works, but realism and pragmatism takes precedence over pie in the sky thinking. 


Today can hold some surprises, with the Moon conjunct the Sun and Uranus, doing things a bit differently is highlighted, and there can be a buzz of excitement around certain plans that have been made (Mercury sextile Saturn.) There’s an appreciation here of the luxury and freedom that stability and reliability affords. It can be refreshing to have a change of scenery or to switch things up a little bit, but not so much that it compromises the foundations which provide the bounty of life’s small pleasures. A humble New Moon tomorrow morning PST signals a new era which places emphasis on achieving the fruits of abundance that life has to offer, but also the toil, hard work, discipline, consistency, and protective measures that it takes to do so. 


The New Moon is exact at 8:53 AM at 28 degrees Taurus. This face of Taurus is ruled by Saturn, and is associated with the 7 of pentacles. There is an awareness here of life’s misfortunes, and the Moon here is well suited for taking protective measures and creating extra insurance against anything that can compromise the fruits of the crop, and the stability you’ve worked hard to create. The signatures of this New Moon involve a sextile to Mars in the final degree of Cancer, a sextile to Neptune, a trine to Pluto, and a semisquare to Venus. There can be much to enjoy, but there can be a keen awareness of the fragility of certain circumstances or dynamics to life’s changing tides. A keen awareness of patterns can help to create insurances against life’s variables. It’s a good time to count your blessings, and make preparations that can assist you in the case of the unexpected. The Moon trine Pluto can relish rising to challenges, and creates a formidable energy in the face of any potential uncertainties. Pluto’s backward motion heading towards Capricorn in June doubles down on the insistence and determination to fortify foundations and stabilize things so that they’re impermeable to any foreseeable or unforeseeable disaster. The Moon sextile Mars is self assured and eager to secure things, while the lunar sextile to Neptune is intuitive and extends a 6th sense to anticipate anything around the corner. The semisquare to Venus indicates that things are still in a delicate frame, but there is a determination to protect what and who is vulnerable, valuable, and integral. The Moon enters curious Gemini at 11:48 AM, forming a square to Saturn, which can see an anticipatory energy for anything that could undermine the pleasant reverie.


Mars steals the show today, entering Leo at 8:31 AM PST, bright and early. The Moon in Gemini is conjunct Juno, placing emphasis on partnerships, negotiations, and communications. Mars in Leo is exactly square Jupiter just now, which can see motivation, excitement and enthusiasm. It’s also opposite Pluto, which can see a sort of volcanic passion under the surface, with energy to burn. After some slight nervousness or tentativeness yesterday evening on into the wee hours when the Moon squared Saturn, the Moon makes minor aspects to Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto which see’s an eagerness to explore. The Moon goes on to sextile Chiron which can see empathy, understanding and compassion for the vulnerabilities of others. Mars in Leo is egged on, encouraged, and courageous, excited about breaking new ground. The area of your chart ruled by Leo will be subject to some reevaluations, as it will host a Venus retrograde this year. For now, there’s an eagerness to go after something with gusto, or to reinvigorate the vitality levels and breathe new life into a dream. 


The Sun makes it’s annual ingress into Gemini in the wee hours, at 12:09 AM PST. The area of your chart that hosted the Mars retrograde is highlighted once more, indicating there are still loose ends to wrap up here. Mercury will enter this area in June, and a New Moon will occur here, which can see a problem solving exercise and a desire to tie a bow around certain knotty issues that have dragged on for some time. Many improvements have been made here, but there are still things to sort out and contingencies to plan for. The Sun highlighting this area brings increased focus here, squaring Saturn in Pisces and sextile Mars, there’s a passionate enthusiasm to overcome any challenges, blockages and hurdles that stand in the way of forward momentum. Although progress may be slow, there has been progress, no doubt, but there are still things that need to be resolved here once and for all. Gaining clarity and maintaining a foothold on progress already made is imperative. The Moon square Neptune is dreamy, imaginative, a bit sleepy, and perhaps a bit nervous about uncertainties or the seeming elusiveness around certain matters, goals, or people. The Taurus emphasis keeps feet firmly on the ground and is steadfast and insistent upon realism, but you can still dream. The Moon enters security oriented Cancer at 8:28 PM PST, to trine Saturn, where it plays it safe and sticks to what or who is familiar or what is guaranteed to provide security.


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