We’re in a week marked by movement and an impulse toward something new: on Tuesday, we had the Taurus New Moon, and Uranus entered Taurus; yesterday Mars entered Aquarius, and formed a square to Uranus. Amanda Painter takes a closer look at the adjustment phase for these planets in their new signs, since we’ll get an echo of this energy later in the year.
In just five days, Uranus will leave Aries and enter Taurus. Since Uranus is the planet of surprises and revolution, and Taurus is the sign of practicality and habit, this transition could feel a little jarring. Yet as Amanda Painter describes, this week’s astrology looks like it’s preparing the way — mentally, at least — for this transition, thanks to Mercury.
If you follow the news, you might have noticed some stories that fit the following theme: things that had once run rampant coming up against greater awareness, the need for deep healing, and a social justice imperative. Amanda Painter looks at the square between Chiron in Aries and Pholus in Capricorn in this context, along with Juno and Salacia in Aries.
This week’s astrology is building to a Full Moon in Scorpio on Sunday night into Monday. We’re approaching that event while riding on the energetic coattails of an aspect that has to do with the constructive and destructive uses of power. Amanda Painter explains that if you feel like your week has been marked by situations where you’re having to work hard to figure out the best ways to express yourself and take decisive action, this could be why.
Steve Guettermann writes, “For many of us, a major part of any lasting solution to acute pain and loss resides with our relationship to the planet; or, more specifically, through an intimate relationship with the natural world. It seems it takes right action, within the contexts of time and space, for anything positive to occur, whether it is societal progress, healing or personal evolution, all of which are intimately connected.”
Tonight, at 11:12 pm EDT (3:12 UTC Friday), the Sun enters Taurus. This happens just two days after Chiron’s noteworthy move into Aries. You might be having an “interesting” week — though as Amanda Painter suggests, having the Sun in Taurus should help you to ease back on the pace and find some solid footing, even as you notice how Chiron in Aries is showing up in the news.
Amanda Painter notes that if you’re feeling a little on edge this week, you won’t be surprised that astrological events are offering a picture of why that might be. Topping the list are Mercury moving through its ‘storm’ phase prior to stationing direct on Sunday; the Aries New Moon Sunday night; and Chiron in the last degree of Pisces (it enters Aries two days later, on April 17).