This is a fertile week to plant and tend the gardens of our lives. The sun, Mercury, and Mars in earthy Taurus bring us stability, fruitfulness, and a longing for stability — we just may not move as fast as we’d like.
These planets encourage us to take root, so we may not feel as portable or flexible as usual. Venus is now in Gemini, imparting better emotional versatility and helping us keep the conversation going and balance differing needs. Don’t hurry or overdo the multitasking right now — just carry on at a steady rhythm.
If we don’t have any ground to garden or if work doesn’t feel meaningful right now, we may get irritated or depressed. Uncertainty can make us uncomfortable, so we have to be patient and take baby steps toward clearing our minds and growing into a larger project. We can scatter seeds, water them, and, over the summer, weed out what isn’t working and nurture what is.
Friday begins delicately: We may feel lonely or strangely maudlin, aware of a closing chapter. The mood shifts for an upbeat, if potentially dramatic, weekend. Let’s make up a celebration if we don’t have one to go to. Just avoid topics that polarize — Taurus can be very stubborn.
Early next week brings an industrious, introspective time, great for analyzing, plowing through work, or just plowing. Make sure analyses are solution-oriented and look gently on self-doubts.
Friday, April 24: Work helps our moods as the moon opposes Pluto and reminds us of who we’ve lost, what we don’t have, and what we’ve left behind. A thoughtful evening brings the chance to heal our hearts by pondering memories and assisting others. We may feel more than we show and long to feel safe and wanted. Saturday, April 25: It’s a sociable if stubborn day, a little ditzy in the morning, but agreements or plans are firmed up by midday. Everyone needs a moment to bask in our attention. Look for a beautiful moon-Jupiter conjunction in the night sky and let it pour bounty into the heart. Sunday, April 26: Generosity, warmth, and even a touch of self-centeredness infuse the morning; we want to take things over the top in pleasant and unconventional ways. Be flexible about plan changes around dinnertime. Consider retiring early if the mood gets abrasive tonight. Monday, April 27: We may want to engage the world, but our energy reserves are low this morning — which can make us cranky. Speak up about priorities and needs. If we’re out of sync, don’t complain, just inform others. Tonight’s Virgo moon brings a more philosophical and introspective mood. Tuesday, April 28: Overnight dreams ask us to face our responsibilities and fears; the trick will be to tell them apart. This morning, we want to be both efficient and connected. Midafternoon brings sleepiness and confusion: Nap, then clarify situations. Tonight, create a safe space to talk about tender hearts as Venus squares Chiron. Wednesday, April 29: It’s important to give it our all this morning. Selfconsciousness and tender feelings may be hidden by a gruff exterior this afternoon. Tonight, consolidate ideas, tie up loose ends, and get the chores done as the Virgo moon trines Mars. Thursday, April 30: It’s all about communication this morning — words, body language, flicks of the eye impart information as the moon trines Mercury, then enters friendly Libra, while Mercury enters communicative Gemini. Let’s enter the conversation and make sure we’re heard.