Three nearly concurrent events drive the week’s astrology.
In the background of everything is the Libra Full Moon. Exact Friday at 7:12 am EDT, the Moon opposes the Sun across the last degrees of Aries and Libra. That has an edgy feeling, and it may also serve as a release point of the Sun passing through the Saturn-Pluto-Eris square configuration on the lunar nodes. Squares are looking for some opportunity to express themselves, and an opposition is a good way to do that.
Soon after the Full Moon, both the Moon and the Sun enter new signs — the Moon enters Scorpio, and the Sun enters Taurus.
That will be exciting: the Moon’s first move is to oppose Uranus, the planet of surprises; the Sun’s first move will be to form a conjunction. This will be a refreshing change from all of the tense square energy we’ve been living with the past few weeks, as the Sun has emphasized all the tension between Aries and Capricorn.
Second is that Mercury is joining the cluster in early Aries (apparently inescapable), so early Aries will look like this: Mercury, Chiron, Salacia and Vesta. Mercury will also square Quaoar and Pholus in Capricorn — yet another way of highlighting the square between Aries and Capricorn.
Mercury’s mode of release is to talk about things. Mercury might want to talk about what it encounters in the Chiron-Salacia square: all that unspoken material related to sexuality that is bound up in misgivings, secrets and denial. The missing element is family and its influence. It’s likely that the way you feel about yourself, and the expectations you have, are mingled up in your family’s opinions from the time when you were pre-verbal.
If you speak, you may find yourself articulating some interesting, helpful, healing thoughts this week. This would be the time to have the conversation you feel you cannot have, particularly with intimate partners, relatives and those serving you in a healing capacity.
Last, one other aspect that may be operating from the background: Mars square Neptune (it’s exact April 27, but in effect now). As you’ll read in the horoscope below, I take a cautious approach to this aspect. It calls for some impeccability and sincerity. This, in turn, may mean slowing down and figuring out what you really mean before you say anything. The “two sides to the story” of Mars in Gemini could become blurred by the square to Neptune in Pisces.
Leave yourself room to be wrong, and promptly correct yourself if you make any mistakes or misstatements. Double-check both your facts and your perceptions before you make any important decisions. You would be well advised to let the Full Moon pass before making promises or commitments. By Friday afternoon, you will have a clearer sense of what you really need, and what is possible.se of what you really need, and what is possible.