The Taurus New Moon taking place on Saturday, April 21st - at midnight on the West coast and early morning elsewhere - is a dynamic one. The New Moon closely aspects Neptune, while Mercury is in forming conjunction with Uranus, guaranteeing still more synchronicities in the works for us over the next few weeks while the sensitivity represented by numinous and otherworldly Neptune is also still very much in the picture. Music and poetry are emphasized, and an introspective attitude that prompts us to see beneath the covers of actions and relationship motivations. This is especially so with Venus slowing in Gemini as it prepares to retrograde on May 15th. Meanwhile, Mars is still recovering its lost Zodiacal ground from its own recent retrograde, working up through the early degrees of Virgo, and at the New Moon opposes Neptune, emphasizing even more strongly a poetical and refreshingly miraculous view of the world around us.
Uranus and Neptune posited together make for an interesting and highly spiritual mix of energies. Their axial alignments every eighty-five years or so are implicated in the founding of new religions. Uranus gives the gift of insight, and Neptune the gift of compassion, enabling us to understand ourselves and our world just a little bit better, perhaps as the result of synchronous or mystical experiences in which the magical quality of what we really and truly have going for us becomes for a moment or two more immediately evident. When a surprising so-called coincidence comes along over these next few weeks, you win when you take the time to analyze it for its ulterior meaning. Could it be that this collision of events is trying to tell you something, or perhaps alter your course a little? You can find startling enlightenment and mystical motivation around every corner or - as Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter famously penned - "in the strangest of places / when you look at it right."
Neptune can be confusing as well as inspiring, and we do well to put everything that comes to us in any form to some kind of practical test. With the Sun in Taurus we are also more in tune with the workable rather than the wild and ungrounded idea. We are inclined to dismiss the mystical truth that has no bearing on day-to-day life, or merely complaining about a problem, choosing instead to focus on what can be done about it. This action attitude will become more and more of a necessity as the summer months come on, since the Uranus-Pluto square, drawing ever closer, becomes exact in the week following the June 20th Summer Solstice. The tension builds until then, with the pressure on for us to get it right. And what can help is when we can step back from our activities in the physical world and see with the numinous and other-dimensional viewpoint of Neptune, giving us at least a momentary glimpse behind the curtain that shields us from this ultimate reality.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
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