If life is a garden, this is a good weekend to break new ground, plow, prepare soil, eliminate pests (organically, we hope), and rearrange beds. Next Tuesday’s new moon in earthy Taurus occurs on the most fertile day all year to set new seeds. The week ends under a busy, cross-pollinating Gemini moon. It’s time to water, guard, and fertilize all those seedlings, no matter how busy we feel.
With Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus all in impulse-controlchallenged Aries through mid-May, the mood is brave if reactive. Aries makes us easily inflamed — allergies flare up, fevers spike, winds howl, and tempers and romances spark. The mood is generous, but we can be unconsciously self-centered. We would be seeing more revolution in the headlines if it were easier to coordinate people into a united front.
Aries is not malevolent, but it can be abrupt and ruthless. Notice that most interpersonal difficulties arise not out of meanness but because people are inconsiderate or uncooperative. Enthusiasm brings people in; control or confinement repels them.
This weekend, the moon joins the Aries lineup for an intense time that may test relationships. Explore, but don’t take any safety shortcuts. Keep a watch out for severe weather. Midweek is stubborn, fertile, and hardworking. As the week ends, it’s time to meet and greet, flirt, disseminate what we’re doing, and find out what everyone else is up to — but don’t forget to tend those recently planted seeds.
instigate Friday, April situations 29: After as the an moon emotional enters and Aries touchy and conjuncts morning, we’re Uranus ready midday. to Afternoon is spontaneous and combustible; friction builds when we work against the grain.
Saturday, April 30: Be curious. Avoid creating stories to explain weird feelings. If in doubt, ask questions. Venus opposes Saturn and tests relationships. Dive into the heart of it all tonight as the moon conjuncts Mercury.
Sunday, May 1: Strew someone’s path with flowers. Do something courageous or outrageous. Optimism inspires action: make overtures or a statement as the Aries moon conjuncts Jupiter and Mars. Communication gets screwy as Mercury semisquares Neptune. Keep an eye on the weather and other large-scale movements.
Monday, May 2: We may feel slow off the mark this morning, as the Taurus moon sextiles Neptune and the sun challenges Saturn. Basic discipline helps us stay on track. A thoughtful melancholia sweeps past when the moon trines Pluto this afternoon. Prepare to plant tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 3: People ride their groove and do not change lanes easily. This Taurus new moon (12:50 a.m. MDT) is the most fertile planting day of the year. Leave alone words that could sprout into anger or divisiveness and reach for more fertile seeds. Pitch proposals, change habits, and launch products. Applaud all good efforts.
Wednesday, May 4: Respond to all leads on this nervy, telepathic day. People are open-minded and open to subtleties but easily confused as the Gemini moon squares imaginative Neptune. Push a pawn forward late in the afternoon as the moon sextiles Uranus.
Thursday, May 5: We may feel spread thin, but a little energy put into a lot of different projects keep doors open and the momentum up. We need to let employers know we’re serious and have what it takes as the moon trines Saturn. Finalize details. Understanding flows tonight if we are open to one another.