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New Moon in Taurus April 26th, 2017 at 5:16 AM PDT

Ferdinand the Bull image from book

April 26, 2017 at 5:16 AM PDT we have a New Moon in Taurus.  We may have a steady fixed solar energy and Moon as we move further into the season of spring, however this lunar month we have several planets in retrograde.  Mercury in retrograde is approaching his station next Wednesday, May 3rd, within a degree of transiting Uranus in Aries igniting 24-25 degrees of Aries.  Pluto also recently retrograde (April 20th) at 19 degrees is within orb from Capricorn to re-ignite the Uranus-Pluto square themes during that week.  Mercury may play the trickster and act as the little match for a much larger blow-out between the status quo (Capricorn) of the systems we live in and revolutionary-Uranian progressive desires prompting dramatic change.

Mars in Gemini at this New Moon will be in Mercury sign, bridging their energies in the moment.  Heated, frustrated or anger filled communications can boil over next week. Travel accidents (vehicle) are also more prone during this time. It would be a good precaution to be alert and eyes focused while in transit anywhere.  The airline industry may also not escape this Mercury influence when he stations connected to Uranus as it will trine Saturn in retrograde in the sign of Sagittarius (long distance travel).  Air travel (airplanes) are also ruled by Uranus, let’s hope folks take a cue from the Sun and Moon in Taurus and slow down their reactions to unexpected communication mishaps as we’ve seen of late!  Jupiter is also retrograde in Libra still influencing our review of relationships, our action in social causes that we hold dear as part of our values.

With so many planets in retrograde we definitely are in a time for reviewing many aspects of our lives!  Do you feel this?  Social issues, friendships, intimate relationships, government, laws, policies, our communications and how we get, discern and absorb news information, the way we travel, how we feel about foreign nations allies and enemies, foreign nationals, foreigners, how we feel about massive progressive change or not enough in the direction we want, and on and on, so much up for review.

Venus is steadily moving forward through Pisces and enters Aries on April 28th, she exits her retrograde shadow as she passes 13 degrees Aries May 18th where she started her retrograde motion back on March 4th.  As the ruler of both Taurus and Libra there is another theme of action-oriented, the courage to act on your will and be heard is the tone of this New Moon in Taurus.  Taurus though steadfast in its nature, we will definitely see a defiant use of the will around the feminine from all walks of life this month.

Neptune in Pisces still forward in Pisces encourages us to have a vision, what do we want to create with all this potent energy?  Not until June 16th when Neptune stations direct will we have to review our vision first drafts.

Everything seems to weave a thread on communications, our free-will actions, staying alert and minding our manners this month.  How hard can that be?  Well…don’t answer that yet, you may feel differently with chaos in your travels, or someone blowing up at or near you making a mountain out of a mole hill and testing your steely patience.

Life is too short, find time to cherish the beauty of the season and smell a few flowers.  Remember Ferdinand the Bull?  Who doesn’t love Ferdinand?  Namaste.

Image source: Walt Disney Productions – Ferdinand the Bull