The Sun entered Taurus on Tuesday, and with it we enter into the season of fertility. Taurus is the steward of life and all blooming things. Venus ruled, Taurus has to do with the sensual pleasures of being physical.
That all sounds so lovely, doesn't it? So then why are things so *#^%& insane?
Venus, Goddess of Love, is square this week with a newly retrograde Pluto, God of the Underworld. Venus has to do with what we value and find beautiful. As an indicator of values, she also has to do with our finances, and our sense of self-worth. As she comes into conflict with Pluto, a lot of underlying issues around value and worth may come up to the surface. Usually, when things have been below ground, they have been placed there for a reason! But what emerges now is ready to be transmuted into something better.
Venus is also making a conjunction with Uranus, god of sudden awakenings. The surprises that come up now may or may not be pleasant. If we are blindsided in some way, this may indicate that something that has needed to change for some time reached an end-point. If we do not make changes (or we simply don't know how to make changes) the Universe may seem to make them for us from without.
As Mars continues into his retrograde journey, there are seismic shifts occurring for many. He IS hanging out in the heart of Darkness after all, sparring with his rival Antares. That's bound to create some havoc.
The good news is that the Taurus energy can be stabilizing and supporting, and that might be just what we need right now. The more we can slow down and be present, the better off we can be.
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Aepril Schaile, MFA, is Venus ruled; a Taurus with Libra rising; Lilith conjunct ASC. As an adept astrologer, Aepril provides readings which can help solve everyday problems and assist in regaining a sense of alignment with True Will, finding your deeper, uniquely powerful truth. She lives in Salem, MA and spends her days with her beloved canine companion, Gwyddion.