Astrology 4/16-4/22: The Wind In The Grass

Astrology 4/16-4/22: The Wind In The Grass

 

The Moon wanes its way toward invisibility over resetting circumstances.  The week begins with Mercury’s re-entry into Aries, the sign the swift planet turned retrograde in back in March.  Mercury spends the week moving into a conjunction with Uranus, conjoining the electric planet on Sunday.  On Thursday morning, the Sun strides onto the spring fields of Taurus.  The Moon catches the Sun late Friday night, ending one lunar cycle and seeding the next.  Even with the surprises suggested by Mercury’s conjunction with Uranus, it is a more mellow week than we’ve had in a while.  Yet there is a wind in the fields, its message of coming change written in the bent grass.

Mercury’s Meeting

On Monday, April 16th Mercury returns to Aries after a long retrograde in Pisces.  The messenger’s movement back into Aries brings the mind to bear on courses of action and helps put derailed trains of thought back on track.   Mercury spends the rest of the week making his way toward a Sunday conjunction with Uranus, seeding the week with surprising changes of plan, both fair and foul.   The Moon’s conjunction with the pair on Wednesday highlights the mentally volatile mix.

This is actually the third conjunction that Mercury has made with Uranus this year, and thus the plans in play this week are the natural completion of the innovative ideas and radical changes of direction flirted with back in early March.

Nandi’s Turf

The Sun wanders into the placid pastures of Taurus on Thursday the 19th.  This ingress takes the Sun from Mars’ rough terrain into the same sign as Jupiter, who has been been in Taurus for the last 10 months.  This shift skews things in a more mellow and benevolent direction.

The Moon catches the newly ingressed Sun in Taurus on Friday night.  The New Moon in Taurus plants the seed of a stabilizing lunar cycle with an emphasis on the implementation of new ideas.  This New Moon begins a relatively solid couple weeks, with opportunities to make progress on projects delayed by the last 2 month’s events.   This relatively clear window lasts until the first week of May, as by then Venus will almost ready to take her turn retrograde.  Consider the coming weeks a chance to solidify the changes you’ve been struggling with.

Horoscopes

Horoscopes are not a real chart reading by an experienced astrologer. However, they are fun and can be reasonably accurate. In addition to referring to your Sun sign, read your from Ascendant and Moon if you know them. If you don’t, find out. I’m a long time fan of the free chart generation software at astro.com.

Oh, and if you’re still concerned that your sign has changed, get a little clarity here.

Aries: The Ram

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, Monday, bringing new clarity to questions of identity posed and explored over the last month.  Look for small revelations toward the end of the workweek.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the celestial emphasis from who you are to what you’ve got.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, getting you ready for a month focused on filling the piggy bank back up.

 

 

Taurus: The Bull

Mercury returns to Aries  on Monday, helping you figure out what to do about your increasingly common and exciting bouts of mania.  There are insights into the secret workings of your psyche hiding about the week.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the celestial emphasis to you and the fine fields you’ve been cultivating.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on a harvest of the growth spurt you’ve gone through over the last year.

 

Gemini: The Twins

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on Monday.  This ingress brings answers about groups of people and how to relate to them.

A few days later, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the emphasis to the practical, boring issues you so easily sweep under the rug.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on harvesting the progress you’ve made toward taking responsibility for what you’d rather not.

 

Cancer: The Crab

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on Monday the 16th, bringing answers as to how to move forward professionally.   Some crabs will see breakthrough developments later this week.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the big yellow spotlight toward your social sphere.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on harvesting the progress you’ve made in the social world over the last 10 months.

Leo: The Lion

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on Monday, helping to clarify your long term priorities and helping to integrate new insights into your worldview.

A few days late, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the solar spotlight to your professional status.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a lunar month focused on hard earned growth in your career sphere over the last 10 months.

 

Virgo: The Virgin

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in during March, on Monday, helping to clarify your exchanges of time, money and energy with people.  This week may see some radical shifts in said arrangements.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the solar focus to your long term goals and answers to big picture questions.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on the expansion and solidification of your perspective and goals over the last 10 months.

 

Libra: The Scales

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on Monday the 16th.  This ingress brings overdue clarity to relationships, and will help with reorganizing interpersonal matters in general.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the solar spotlight to the exchanges of time, money and energy in your life.   The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on harvesting the stability you’ve brought to your resource exchanges over the last 10 months.

Scorpio: The Scorpion

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on the 16th, helping you to encode the last month’s insights into your habits.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the big yellow spotlight to your significant relationships.   The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on the progress you’ve made within your relationships over the last 10 months.

 

Sagittarius: The Archer

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on Monday the 16th, bringing your thoughts to a place where they can better codify the creative energy that’s been roiling through you for the last month.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the solar spotlight to your financial and fiscal health.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a lunar month focused on the stability you’ve brought to your material world over the last 10 months.

Capricorn: The Goat

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in last month, on Monday the 16th, helping you make the necessary living space arrangements and improving communication with family members.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the emphasis to your creative energy and what you’re doing with it.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on a harvest of the growth spurt you’ve gone through over the last year.

 

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on Monday the 16th, bringing clarity to short term tasks and offering insight as to how to communicate more effectively.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the celestial emphasis to your living situation and familial relationships.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on harvesting the progress you’ve made in improving your home base.

 

Pisces: The Fish

Mercury returns to Aries, the sign it went retrograde in, on Monday the 16th, bringing some clarity about how to make the financial changes the last month has deemed necessary.

A few days later, on the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, shifting the big yellow spotlight to a number of peripheral tasks.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st consolidates this shift, planting the seed for a month focused on the progress you’ve made in getting the little things done over the last 10 months.

 

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Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.

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