restlessness, enthusiasm, anxiety, and general contrariness set off by the sun, Venus, and Uranus in brash Aries. Our energy comes in bursts and waves.
We may relax a bit and get some stamina back as Mercury leaves Aries and enters earthier, steadier Taurus today. Venus is now retrograde and backs into Pisces, returning us to some emotional work we participated in from Jan. 2 to Feb. 3, when it first walked through Pisces this cycle. Venus can bring waves of emotion in Pisces but can also leave us occasionally tired or feeling victimized. Think back to any passive or depressive feelings in the professional or political realms in January, and find the creative strands of hope and compassion — Pisces’ gift to stay empowered and stabilize the feelings.
Venus retrograde is a lovely time for exposing scandals of all types — it points out wherever our actions and our values do not match. News may also bring a ringside seat for scandal to come to the surface and give it an opportunity to heal. Let’s not be too gullible and believe everything we hear, especially if it reinforces our presumptions. We need to investigate rather than gossip, or the coming Mercury retrograde could set us up for a fall.
This weekend is a wonderful time to share the beauty of words through song, poetry, and rhetoric. Plant ideas, relationships, or seeds as the moon enters Cancer on Sunday. Momentum picks up on Tuesday as Mars trines Pluto, though some work project may be sent back to the drawing board for refinement as Saturn retrogrades. Questions arise around authority and chains of command, and can produce some fertile introspection on both the political and personal scenes.
Talk it out as a verbal Gemini moon sextiles Venus. Mercury enters Taurus and can give beauty to our words and calm down inflammation, though it can entrench opinions. Don’t insist, persuade, jostle, or tease — share perspectives.
Laugh at foolishness and enjoy the art form of a simple prank. Keep the heart open and use this teasing April Fools’ Day streak to defuse tension as Venus semisquares Mars. Let’s not push for humor where there is none, because the joke will be on us.
Tend to practical details this morning as the moon opposes organized Saturn. The moon enters Cancer around noontime, and we become more self-protective and wary of the motives of others. Emotions overflow tonight as Venus retrogrades back into Pisces.
Frustrations or worries can drive our engines and either waste our energy or help us accomplish things, depending upon how we use stress as the moon opposes Pluto. We need to catch up on emotional processing tonight.
We may feel off-kilter and need to make adjustments this morning, or become strangely homesick and therefore more appreciative of old friends and contacts. It’s easier to come out of this protective melancholy as the moon enters Leo around teatime, but let’s watch for communication glitches tonight.
Feel the urge to clean, organize, and purify as Mars trines Pluto. Some organizational work project may be put on hold. All authority can be questioned, so let’s not take it personally if ours is as well.
What we want to do and our responsibilities can pull us in opposite directions, which can make us irritable. No guilt trips, please; it will get us further to appreciate others as Leo forms a grand trine with Uranus and Saturn. The moon enters Virgo late tonight and sharpens our critical and compassionate edges.