The Aquarium Age: April 8-14
It’s a tempestuous week here on Planet Earth, and the days as well as the nights are driven by passion and fervor, making impulse control a challenge. It would be wise to at least try to watch those urges with as much objectivity as you can muster. Too much self-indulgence just might land you in the middle of an intense situation you hadn’t bargained for and aren’t quite sure how to exit. But this celestial fire doesn’t only spark strong reactions in individuals. It also ignites even more fanaticism in all those places already ablaze in violence. Expect eruptions—lots of them—from the personal to the political. But also know, this very same astral fire indicates an equally powerful potential for creative brilliance.
The planetary patterns are straightforward:
(1) Mercury, Uranus, and the Sun, are all conjunct in Aries. Mercury symbolizes all mental processes. Uranus signifies the astro-revolutionary who is ready and willing to agitate stagnation wherever it has taken hold and paralyzed progress. The Sun represents Spirit, or the essential light of being. And when these planets share the same space in Aries, the fiery Sign of adventure, all things, especially the impossible, become possible—at least in the mind. Given the fiery intensity of the week, caution isn’t likely, so try not to take on more than you can handle. Instead, aim the planetary power of the week at specific projects or plans.
(2) Jupiter goes direct, in Leo, today, at 12:57 PM EST. Leo is also a Fire Sign and it symbolizes individual creative expression. Jupiter signifies enthusiasm and expansion, as well as the search for truth. As Jupiter moves forward it tightens its trine to Uranus, a positive interaction that is exact on June 22. Jupiter/Uranus contacts indicate sudden and unforeseen instances of good fortune, which is something we can all use and we’re under its influence for a nice long time. I love this trine because it bodes well for unusual creative efforts by individuals as it simultaneously feeds the hope that individuals everywhere can and will make a difference in the world. It’s all too easy to think that no progress is being made toward living in a more conscious world, but all around the planet, individuals are making strides toward change, strides that are making the world a better place for everyone. Change is happening everywhere. We just hear more about negative events than we do about positive efforts: For example, I received a notice from Open Farm https://openfarm.cc about how individuals can make a difference in saving the planet: https://medium.com/@trizcs/tools-of-change-5d43b4635194.
(3) Venus enters Gemini on April 11, immediately forming an opposition with Saturn, in Sagittarius. This is a tense interaction which leans toward a critical artistic eye that can either be used to undermine creative efforts or enhance them. It’s up to each of us to determine how we want to use its potency. Both Gemini and Sagittarius symbolize the power of curiosity, which is why they are associated with the gathering and dissemination of information.
Let the potent astral fire of the week feed your curiosity about what’s possible. Recently, a reader wrote asking about choices for the future: Survivalist or activist for social causes? He wrote that he was disillusioned about the current state of the planet and concerned about how to make the best choices for what lies ahead. I offered no answer other than to keep looking for creative solutions. Be curious about what lies ahead, and also be curious about finding answers, because staying interested keeps both the heart and the mind alive.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
You can call it luck or you can take pride in the results of your hard work. Either way, you’re in a powerful phase that offers additional opportunities for success. Have at it, but remember to stay grounded as you negotiate and strategize the next steps.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Keep those dreams and visions in clear sight, and try not to let negative thoughts corrupt your positive process. Yes, there is always room for tweaking, but you are only at the beginning of this phase. There will be plenty of time to refine as the situation unfolds.
Gemini May 21-June 21
It is possible to turn almost any obstacle into a positive growth opportunity if you’re willing to see the situation for what it is. Rather than see the roadblock as interference, ask yourself what the lesson might be. And then take that insight to heart and turn it into action.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Hard work, determination, and ambition are your allies right now, especially because there are plenty of opportunities to improve your financial situation. All that’s required is the willingness to do whatever it takes—within legal limits—to actualize your goals.
Leo July 23-August 22
This is a huge creative moment for you, dear Leo, so don’t waste a moment of time brooding about how it could be better. Put aside all judgment, and instead, immerse yourself in your creative process—simply deliver all you’ve got and you will not be disappointed in the outcome.
Virgo August 23-September 22
The key to figuring out what you need to feel safe is recognizing how much is enough. This sounds a little like a riddle, but it’s not. Once you’ve accurately assessed what you require to feel protected from deprivation—of any kind—you can diligently work toward that goal.
Libra September 23-October 22
Allow passionate conversations with friends and family to spark new ideas about how to meet each other’s needs. This doesn’t have to be an arduous or overly serious process. It can be as simple as taking the time for a cup of tea. All you have to do is listen closely to what’s being said.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
You’ll have all the energy you need for all the hard work that still needs to be done—but the end is in sight. So rather than become exasperated that there is still more, roll up your sleeves and be glad for these potent and positive opportunities to improve and expand your situation.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
The planets are aligned to support every creative endeavor, which means there is no need to hold back and every reason to hold forth. Seize this deeply creative moment by expressing yourself truly and madly. You might be surprised at how much your efforts are appreciated.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
You’re still inclined to stay home, but you’re not at all interested in hibernating. Quite the contrary—you’re in the mind for a makeover, inside and out. Apply your creative energy to what needs to shift, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to transform your circumstances.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Spontaneous conversations with significant others have the power to shift your thinking in ways you can’t even imagine. And I know…you already think way outside the box. But the potency of these exchanges has the power to exponentially shift old attitudes into new awarenesses.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Surprising work opportunities offer the possibility of not just making money, but also of utilizing your unique talents. Stay open to offers even if they don’t seem to make any sense. Sometimes it’s the opportunity that comes out of left field that is actually the best choice.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-212-222-3232, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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