This week brings an urgency — as if one must do something right now but without clarity about what to do — as Mercury retrogrades to conjunct with Mars and they both square Pluto.
We may need to chew on an idea or effort that arose in mid-February as Mars and Mercury conjuncted, even though it may be meeting with frustration and distraction now as Mercury appears to back up and conjuncts Mars again; the issue begins to clarify after April 23, when Mercury tags Mars again on the way forward. Work it now, but be patient for the outcome.
This week is generally cheerful and energized if something catches our interests, but it moves quickly, with spikes of temper if we’re triggered. We may want freedom from any imposed schedule and to leave ordinary work behind as it gets slow. Serendipity happens, and long-overdue plans bear fruit, but many ordinary things don’t go as planned as Mars opposes Saturn.
Over the weekend, a sociable full moon in Libra encourages kicking back, enjoying people, and doing what needs to be done but no more. Self-control may feel tested, but it’s actually being exercised. Life seems like a balancing act between needs and wants or between opposite ways of thinking. Most would rather not argue and will love friends who care about us even when we’re cranky.
Early next week, impatience grows. We may need to speak up, but stay clean and directed, uncharged but honest. Toward week’s end the mood simmers as the sun enters earthy Taurus and planting season begins. As Venus enters proactive Aries, some emotional morass no longer holds us back. We need to wait until next week to push forward but can enjoy the view of a clearing road.
Friday, April 15: Get complaints in the open so healing can begin. Fuzzy midday adjustments are great when done from the heart but make things worse if done anxiously. Last-minute agreements are possible if we aren’t too critical. Evening conversation is great, though work buzzes the mind.
Saturday, April 16: It’s a sweet, friendly, impatient morning; who we’re with is more important than what we do. This afternoon, moods roll through. We long for understanding as the moon squares Pluto. Think deep and active, not morbid and irritable. Connection is possible.
Sunday, April 17: We may feel rushed or conflicted. Midday, connections are everything; drop the mind and open the heart. A full Libra moon is worth a howl as it spotlights efforts to balance our needs with others’. Love makes the difference.
Monday: April 18: We become combustible material with a Scorpio moon. Minds are sharp if affected by strong emotions. If we choose consciously, we can do anything. We get snarly if interrupted or blockaded as Mars opposes Saturn. Deal with real problems.
Tuesday, April 19: Weed or prune deadwood, but be specific; cut off only what must go and releases easily. Be safe with sharp objects, and watch the head around corners and overhangs. Assertive, practical solutions abound, but mistakes are possible. A decisive, rapid-paced, rough-textured day softens to compassion tonight.
Wednesday, April 20: The mood loosens and unwinds. Tension breaks as the sun enters Taurus and sextiles Neptune, nurturing sensitive impressions and accurate creativity. Appreciation can overflow as burrs leave our soul.
Thursday, April 21: Transitions begin. Mercury slows down, so delays pile up; they’re temporary, so we can reach optimistic patience. Pay attention to accidental conversations that may prove fertile or healing. Casual selfpromotion works; be sure what is said is what is meant.