Mars conjunct Jupiter
Saturday, April 30, 9:26 pm PDT, Sunday, May 1, 12:26 am EDT
Active Mars and expansive Jupiter join up in fiery Aries to set a blaze of enthusiasm that’s made for adventure. Whether it’s a personal quest or a professional enterprise, the ability to burn away doubt and take on risky experiences is strong now. If anger or aggression is high, channeling it toward a creative project will be much more peaceful and productive than engaging in combat. This is high-octane fuel to propel us forward with courage and energy to handle challenges of all kinds.
Saturday, April 9
Potent Pluto’s backward shift drives desires underground where they can be buried with fear and shame, which isn’t very healthy. On the plus side, this four-month retrograde cycle provides an opportunity to re-evaluate what we want and determine whether we’re responding to real needs or simply acting out of habit. A clearer perception of these issues enables us to put our emotional priorities in order, eliminate distractions and concentrate our efforts where they’re most needed.
Venus in Pisces
Saturday, March 26, 11:53 pm PDT, Sunday, March 27, 2:53 am EDT
Venus’ entry into her romantic sign of exaltation makes hearts more tender. The spiritual side of intimacy grows in our collective awareness, which can be a significant source of compassion. Unconditional love allows us to give with less judgment and without expecting anything in return. But a lack of discrimination allows us to project illusions on others and idealize relationships that are far from perfect. This transit does raise aesthetics to an almost divine level, bringing a sense of communion through the arts and nature.