Overnight yesterday into today was the Taurus New Moon and solar eclipse — the event that, together with the lunar eclipse two weeks ago, has bookended two weeks of this season’s incredible astrology. Exactly on cue, Eric is recording the Taurus Birthday Reading today — right in the slipstream of this energy.
What happens when the planet of “I am” turns retrograde in the sign of “we are?” Eric takes a close look at the interesting relationship energy that may be stirring up our personal values, offering some insight in navigating these choppy waters. He also investigates the issue of ‘rape culture’ and the projection of power that pervades our society.
To read Genevieve’s horoscopes, it helps to know your Moon sign (where the Moon was at the moment of your birth), which you can find out by entering your birth data into Serennu.com. Often you can still get accurate Moon sign info even if you lack your exact birth time. You can also read these horoscopes for your Sun and rising signs for additional insight.
Today into tomorrow the astrological moment we’ve all been anticipating peaks: the cardinal grand cross, as retrograde Mars exactly aspects Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. We’ve been tracking this alignment for weeks, noting the tremendous energy it signifies, yet not quite venturing into the realm of prediction; its potential in your life is wide open.
In every area of your life, you must proceed with caution, especially where your relationships are concerned. Caution does not mean fear. Rather, it means awareness and proceeding with a commitment to having accurate information. Where human relationships are concerned, there are three sources of information: yourself, the person you’re communicating with, and your environment.
In this edition, Eric provides a guided tour of April’s Grand Cross, the peak of the Uranus-Pluto era. He explores the significance of these potent astrological forces as well as the fascinating alignment with the chart of the United States. Chiron, the symbol of holistic healing, may be the key to integrating our cultural shadow material during this transformational time.
Last night’s total eclipse of the Moon in Libra passed by with the energy of a thunderstorm, stirring up a fuss and then leaving a moment of reflective quiet behind it. Full Moons always release tension, and lunar eclipses can enhance that effect. I covered this eclipse in a detailed article published Monday morning called The Goddess Reveals Herself: Bursts of Aries and Libra.
You don’t need to assert your independence or pitch a fit to get what you want. You would go a long way toward your goal by having one, and by being aware of what it is. Then put it into words that you understand, and that another person can understand. Your solar chart suggests you may be inclined to take a less progressive approach such as responding to some situation with a combination of jealousy and thinly veiled aggression.
Mars, the planet of assertion, is opposite the fiery Aries Sun. Eric explains how this dynamic energy can explode if not expressed, and examines the role passive aggression plays in our world. Using recent news events to peel back the layers of our cultural acceptance of violence, he talks about the possibility for this Mars retrograde to be a catalyst for personal change– allowing us a greater understanding of own individual power.
April’s Libra Full Moon, which is the Moon in Libra lined up with the Sun in Aries (with Earth in between the two), is special for a couple of reasons. The first is that it is also a total lunar eclipse, and should be visible throughout North and South America plus the Pacific Ocean region (including Australia).
I am blazing along on your Spring Reading, a 12-sign tour of inner space connected to the events of late April. Those events include a lunar eclipse on April 15, the grand cross on April 23, an eclipse of the Sun on April 29 and Mars stationing direct on May 19. I anticipate the reading will be available late this week.