We may be wondering what is taking so long these days; we often feel one step behind. But the energy begins to unblock like a dam breaking open over the weekend as Mercury leaves its retrograde cycle and turns direct.
With Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus all in brash and direct Aries this week, we’re in a hurry. Our moods are like spring weather — usually lovely, filled with birdsong and potential, but with a few sullen brooding moments and an occasional storm. Fires and temper tantrums are likely to catch fast and flare quickly once begun, so play it safe around combustible material or people. As the weekend begins, we may project hopes and fears upon one another just when we all could use some extra attention as Venus conjuncts Uranus.
Avoid snap decisions about relationships. Enjoy the spark, but stay in the present and look for more information. Jump into a creative decision; try on bold new colors, re-envision the garden, and get out the art supplies. Be patient if it takes a while to get the vision right.
Spend the early part of the week straightening things out. Check for any recent changes in the landscape, review any contracts or understandings, and check the workmanship to make sure everything is built on a sound basis. Follow up recent interviews or applications with phone calls and make sure everything got where it needed to go. Get everyone on the same page.
Over the next week, it is helpful to talk over tensions, but know that some of the recent issues are just flare-ups of older problems. We don’t need to understand so much to repair the damage — let it go and see that new and healthier approaches are put into place.
Friday, April 22: Ideas buzz; take notes and move on them next week. Work steadily and bring to conclusion projects already in motion. Watch for power trips and hold ground without escalating situations. People are not cuddly, though they can be passionate (and passionately opinionated). Tonight Venus conjuncts Uranus. Feel the wild note in the wind, open the heart, and share.
Saturday, April 23: Things may seem to get worse before they get better. Straighten out problems, misunderstandings, and flower beds as Mercury turns direct. Watch for accidents this afternoon. Tonight, cross-currents can slow us down until we learn to work with the new flow.
Sunday, April 24: Find new community as the moon enters Aquarius. Enjoy camaraderie on this friendly but thoroughly stubborn day. Tonight brings a nostalgic moment; send love to those far away.
Monday, April 25: Get back on track, assess the situation, meet with the team, and listen for the new assignment. This afternoon, put the pieces together and make an overture as the Aquarius moon trines Saturn and sextiles Mercury. People are open to practical innovation but not challenges to their philosophies.
Wednesday, April 27: There are winds with a potential sweetness underneath. We’re willing to risk loss, but don’t take unnecessary risks as the moon enters Pisces. Notice competitive undertones dissolve with real security.
Wednesday, April 27: Let the feelings flow on this emotionally roiling day. Honor bittersweet memories. Remember, we are sufficient to the task at hand. Don’t waste time in a power struggle; set the agenda instead. Respond to a call for compassion as Venus squares Pluto.
Thursday, April 28: We must find our own inspiration. Decisive action may be needed, but take that extra moment to think through the consequences. Find a solution that feels like an open road rather than a dead end and get on with it as the moon enters Aries and conjuncts Uranus.