If there’s one thing about astrology that everyone has heard of, it’s a Mercury retrograde. Heads up, the next one starts on Tuesday night and will run through June 3rd. If there’s one thing that Jupiter is renowned for, it’s largesse. One of everything simply won’t do for the planet of plenty. Fittingly, Jupiter will be sharing Tuesday night’s spotlight with Mercury as they both undergo important changes.
Mercury and Venus are about to leave the placidity and peace of Taurus and Pisces for outgoing Gemini and audacious Aries. But the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto and the lunar Nodes are going to hang back in the introspective elements of earth and water. Additionally, an atypically unhurried Mercury will cross the shadow of its incoming retrograde on April 26th, and Pluto is slowing down to start its annual retrograde, on the 29th.
All new Moons signify beginnings. April 30th’s solar eclipse and new Taurus Moon will enjoy the extra benefit of a Venus Jupiter conjunction in harmonious Pisces. The planting of seeds, literal and otherwise, is particularly highlighted under each year’s new Taurus Moon.
Though the Sun has moved into feisty Aries, Mercury is hanging back in peaceful Pisces for one final week. Indeed, Mercury will find itself at the center of a great deal of planetary activity during the next three weeks, as it ventures through late Pisces, all of Aries and into Taurus.
During the past few weeks, that familiar, yet uncomfortable, fixed sign friction has reemerged. Yet unlike 2021, with its relentless torrent of hard aspects, 2022 has a sizable antidote, Jupiter conjoining Neptune in reflective Pisces.