Read your Astrology Guide to the Week of April 25th: a usable and concise toolkit for the week’s upcoming astrology.
How to make the most of this week … With a solar eclipse in Taurus as the main act, this week is sure to be a catalyst for change. Eclipses are big news. As our luminaries flicker off and on, they reveal all that lurks in the shadows of our personal and collective lives. They are power surges that jumpstart a turning point. Keep track of what begins, and what ends, over the next couple of weeks.
This eclipse is especially interesting because it’s ruled by Venus who’s in a very cozy set up right now. Forming two heart-bending conjunctions: first with Neptune on April 27th, then Jupiter on April 30th, Venus is primed to make a couple dreams come true. This is one of the lushest (and most romantic) moments of the year.
Except, eclipse season. Perhaps this is a new story emerging about what real luxury is — and isn’t. Let yourself enter incubation mode. Always, but especially with eclipses, rest is your medicine and the most opulent gift to give yourself.
The breakdown …
- April 24th:
- Mercury sextiles Neptune at 3:37 pm PT
- April 26th:
- Mercury sextiles Jupiter at 10:11 pm PT
- April 27th:
- Venus conjoins Neptune at 12:12 pm PT
- April 28th:
- Mercury trines Pluto at 5:05 am PT
- April 29th:
- Pluto stations retrograde at 11:38 am PT
- Mercury enters Gemini at 3:23 pm PT
- April 30th:
- Solar Eclipse in Taurus at 1:28 pm PT
- Venus conjoins Jupiter at 2:14 pm PT
- May 1st:
- Venus sextiles Pluto at 3:37 am PT
Tarot card of the week … The Six of Pentacles is this week’s tarot card because it corresponds to the second decan of Taurus (part of the zodiac), where the solar eclipse is happening. This card is generative and invites us all to do the difficult work of learning how to receive. The myth of the self-made person is embedded so deeply in capitalism that many of us regard generosity with suspicion. The truth is, the act of giving heals and uplifts the benefactor as much as the receiver. Gifts create sacred ties of intimacy and keep the honey flowing. This card begs the questions, in what ways is your cup currently overflowing? How can you share your excess? What are you learning about asking for and receiving the help you need?
Affirmation of the week … Synchronicity is always afoot, and true wealth is being in awe of this mystery.