SPRING FEVER IS IN THE AIR. If the answer we’re looking for is not along our usual paths, our hearts may wander as our feet want to stray. We feel a soul-deep longing to get out of our world’s dysfunction and search for the unexpected as the sun conjuncts change-master Uranus, while the two planets that symbolize our emotions — Venus and Mars — form a positive trine, all in motivational signs.
We grow more passionate and less flexible about love, politics, and our life purpose. This urge for a break in routine can feel at odds with a desire to be more settled and cozy, which pulls us to plant in the garden and stabilize our life with Mercury and the waxing moon in earthy, fertile Taurus as the weekend begins. But whether we take a fiery or an earthy approach, both planetary groupings tell us it’s time to plant seeds and start projects of all kinds, to give form to new beginnings. Share hearts and grow the love this weekend.
This fiery and earthy stubbornness continues to motivate discontent over how power is misused. That uneasiness will need an awful lot of communication to defuse over the next few weeks, with Mercury in steady but stubborn Taurus. We may communicate more fluidly on Sunday and Monday, while the moon is in communicative Gemini. Though we may lose our concentration in the spring pollen, we can cross-pollinate ideas and come to some fresh understandings. Midweek the moon enters in-depth Cancer and encourages us to bring our attention back to our ongoing relationships, which can feel undernourished because we’ve been so busy and distracted elsewhere. It’s not a week to take relationships for granted; we need to stoke the fires and tend love wherever it warms our life.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8: The mood is curiously restless but also richly tactile and stubborn. Political hot spots of discontent ramp up with a growing sense of purpose. Keep talking rather than create a standoff.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Share any strange dreams over breakfast. The sun conjuncts restless Uranus and calls for experimentation and fresh perspective, while the earthy Taurus moon encourages us to plant, garden, and wander through the crocus. Follow through on plans and savor a moment in the sunshine.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10: Broach tricky subjects on this communicative morning and discuss them with a healthy perspective. The afternoon grows edgier, more argumentative and accident-prone; be attentive. The mood softens by dinnertime.
MONDAY, APRIL 11: Follow through on weekend decisions this morning. We may be distracted but can get a little bit of work done on a lot of things. Clear up drifting misinformation.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12: We have access to creativity and can spark off one another, but may feel caught in contradictory feelings. We can feel both emotionally brave and daring, but paradoxically a bit shy and selfprotective. Objective work can be restful.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13: We can use any ambient irritation to motivate ourselves this morning. It feels good to exert ourselves as the sun forms a difficult aspect to Mars; this helps keep our impulsive, headstrong side out of trouble. Set boundaries where necessary, but don’t make decisions impulsively — save them for tomorrow.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14: The mood expands as the moon enters generous Leo and adds panache. We can move out of our defensive position and make better decisions. Fresh optimism can be healing but unrealistic; see the possibilities, but only bet on probabilities.