RESTLESS ENERGY PROPELS US FORWARD as the impatient Aries sun approaches a conjunction with electrifying Uranus and a square to Pluto this week. However, Mercury retrogrades, or appears to back up against the zodiac, from Sunday, April 9, to May 3, and slows down all things mercurial — like how we plan, think, speak, organize, and move through the world.
Yes, this will give us moments of frustration. But it’s not an impossible time, and there are real gifts to Mercury retrograde that we need to savor. This aspect brings the past close — we could find grandmother’s ring that rolled underneath the couch months ago. If our work has been slow, now is a great time to reach out to old clients or connections.
In order to thrive over the next three weeks, confirm all appointments, clarify fuzzy information, and check in with one another often to make sure everyone’s on the same track. Because our judgment can be questionable, measure twice and cut once. Allow extra time to accomplish even simple tasks. Make sure emails actually get out — and to the right person.
The weekend begins on a potentially cranky note as the sun opposes Jupiter under an industrious Virgo moon. Let’s be particularly nice to one another this week — our relationships can feel tested by stress and communication glitches as Venus squares Saturn this weekend.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7: As the Virgo moon trines Mercury in Taurus this morning, we can overschedule and feel rushed all day. This can create anxiety unless we take time to catch up and prioritize what we really need to accomplish before Mercury retrogrades. Flow into realms of imagination and spirit as the moon opposes Neptune tonight.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8: It’s too easy to get defensive and bark at one another, when what we really need to do is to hold hands as Venus squares Saturn on this tricky day. Unconscious material can cause us to act out, and we should stick together if bizarre things happen. But this deep, hardworking, and underground energy is good for weeding gardens or tackling the particularly gnarly corners of our lives.
SUNDAY, APRIL 9: Let’s take a break and rest and renew as Mercury retrogrades under a friendly Libra moon. Refill the wells now — we’ll need that resilience later. MONDAY, APRIL 10: Don’t drop the ball; follow through on unfinished business with determination, but also look out for a situation that needs our full attention over the next few weeks. Cooperation and mutual appreciation help make all things possible as the moon conjuncts optimistic Jupiter this evening and peaks full just after midnight. TUESDAY, APRIL 11: Emotions overflow and problems come to a boil. Important karmic turning points arise, and we need to follow through in good ways. Stay in the moment rather than worry about the past or the future, and all will be well. It is important to be competent at midday. The moon enters intense Scorpio tonight. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12: We try to be rational, but emotions really run the show. Don’t tell people to calm down; be helpful instead. Nod sympathetically now and talk everything over in a few days. Make it through technical hardships midday. Our souls may need quiet tonight as the Scorpio moon trines Neptune.
THURSDAY, APRIL 13: Expect the unexpected as the sun conjuncts eccentric Uranus and deals us wild cards with a sense of urgency. We may easily become inflamed this afternoon, but recent tension can break tonight and bring out a silly streak.