Here is your energy lookout for the week ahead. Like checking the weather to know how to dress, it makes good sense to check the planetary energy patterns to know how to plan your days. This forecast looks at the current transits of the planets in relation to society as a whole. Your own natal, or birth, chart is also impacted by the current transits, and your own experiences this week will also be affected by your own unique chart pattern. I am available for general readings by phone or text chat at LivePsyche or you can make arrangements for in-depth chart readings here.
On Friday the 30th, the last day of April, you may be chomping at the bit to punch that time card and run wild due to an adventurous Sagittarian Moon in cahoots with Mercury. The long-term Saturn/Uranus opposition swings in favor of Uranus and the urge for freedom takes over now. A Sun/Mars square can send you off looking for some action or some trouble, depending on how much stress you have allowed to accumulate over the waning full Moon energy of the last two days. A short-lived Moon/Venus opposition will be adding some spice to the longer-acting Venus/Pluto quincunx, creating energy both attractive and repulsive, affecting you in several possible ways. If you are meeting dates or possible partners for the first time, you may find yourself attracted to the “bad boy” or “bad girl” types. Your naughty factor is high right now, but remember that any attraction you feel tonight is strongly physical and unstable. If you are already in a relationship, you and your mate may fight for the sake of fighting so you can get to the “kiss and make up” part. If you are thinking of taking in a show tonight, make it an action adventure film – not a chick flick.
Saturday, May 1st, loses the emotional edge somewhat and the day can be spent in pleasurable pursuits. All outdoor activities and sports are favored now, especially competitive sports or group activities. The planetary aspects indicate that you will be keen to push yourself physically and you may want to break your own performance records. While Mercury is being supported by Pluto and Venus, you have the optimism to succeed in any endeavor, whether physical or mental. In all physical activities, the Sun in Taurus square to Mars in Leo advises that you should avoid overtaxing your muscles and circulatory system. It is possible for you to be so active that you forget to eat or drink! Today is also Beltane, an important day for those who honor and celebrate the “old” holidays. Whether you observe Beltane or not, tonight is an excellent time to gather with friends around a fire or have a backyard cookout.
Yes, a Mercury retrograde is still in effect and, being in the sign of Taurus, it can feel never-ending. While it can still mess with all things relating to travel and communication in your life until it goes direct on May 11th, the good news is that a Mercury retrograde period is an excellent time to re-work old plans and resurrect past projects for completion or renewal. Sunday, May 2nd, offers a nice inflow of energy that can enhance your problem solving abilities. The Capricorn Moon joins Pluto, combining passion with power and purpose and they are trine to Mercury in grounded and practical Taurus. The Moon is in a gentle energy exchange with Chiron, while Chiron and Neptune are conjunct and in positive flow with Saturn in purposeful Virgo. So, what does that mean for you? Consider the planetary energy visiting you today to be your own personal Ways and Means Committee. What insurmountable task have you been avoiding? What impossible solution to a situation have you been seeking? Today, the planets are poised to help you get the answers.
On Monday, May 3rd, you can focus on your plans that were conceived or put in place on Sunday. The Moon is in the cardinal sign of Capricorn. Cardinal signs are initiators, directors, and bosses. The Moon today is supporting Mars in the creative fire sign of Leo and supporting the Sun in stabilized earth sign Taurus. Both Leo and Taurus are fixed signs. Fixed signs are stubborn and determined. They like to be involved in a process from start to finish and are not afraid to do the work along the way. You can plow through anything life presents to you today with this potent mix of cardinal and fixed energy working in your favor. First, determine which tasks you can delegate to others, then attend to the follow through.
Divine inspiration and the addition of a new emotional perspective may bring a welcome change to your work place or the way in which you work on Tuesday, May 4th. By work, I don’t mean activities that bring you money only – it can be volunteer work or the work of caring for a home and family, for example. The planetary aspects between Moon, Chiron, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn are creating a pattern that resembles a kite. The effect this creates for you is an inner yearning for a more purpose-driven state of being and a more altruistic motivation behind your state of doing. Having both is possible now. Another interesting exchange of energy today is between a Tinkerbell-like Venus in Gemini playing with both the Sun and Mars. This may mildly increase the flirt factor between the sexes today. You may want to add some extra eye appeal before heading out your door if you’d like to attract the extra attention.
Even though this is May 5th and some people may be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the actual energy patterns today are rather quiet on the home front, with no significant challenging aspects or anything that you haven’t already adjusted to. People are kind of like computers and when a planet enters a new sign, or engages in a new exchange of energy with another planet, you may have a short time out in your life for the new energy download or update. When you have days that feel suddenly different or you feel somehow awkward, most likely you are integrating new planetary energy into your “hard drive.” Jupiter and Uranus are activated today due to the Moon being in Aquarius, the sign associated with Uranus. You may find yourself on the computer more than usual today. The news may be full of strange stories and you may find yourself thinking about how crazy life can be or how rapidly the world around you is changing.
Thursday, May 6th, is a follow through of Wednesday’s energy patterns. Based on what I see astrologically and what I feel intuitively, it looks and feels as though the attention of most people is outwardly directed toward world events on both Wednesday and Thursday. A change or an unusual or significant event may be newsworthy at this time. Looking a bit deeper at the declinations of the planets, I see that Mars is parallel to Pluto now and the words that come to my mind are “when push comes to shove” and “reaching the boiling point.” There is also a parallel now between Mercury and the Moon/Neptune conjunction, and the image and words I see here are Martin Luther King, Jr. saying, “I have a dream.” Perhaps the energy of these two days will be a catalyst for people to connect collectively on both the Internet and the inner plane and become the catalyst for significant positive change in our world. You can set your intent today to add your energy into the planetary grid to support the earth and humanity, if you choose.
Originally posted to Dunnea.net