Forecast Apr 12-18, 2021: Party Crashers

This week the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter will be behaving much like a crowd of rowdy spring breakers. Tactful Venus will step away from the ruckus when she heads into Taurus midweek, while Pluto prepares to crash a couple of the parties Aries is throwing. Like libations served to college students, the Aries sass and sauce will freely flow throughout the week. This one begins under an Aries Moon and concludes with a Sun Mercury conjunction, at a deafening 29 degrees on Sunday night. In between, the Aries Sun will sextile Mars on Tuesday and Jupiter on Thursday, Mars will trine Jupiter on Friday and Mercury will sextile Jupiter and Mars on Saturday. From spontaneous Aries, social Gemini and curious Aquarius, those four, along with the Aries and Gemini Moons, will heighten urges to get out, mingle and mix things up. Cranking up the volume, the Sun and Mercury are reaching the zenith of combustable Aries, while in the hardy later degrees of Gemini and Aquarius, inexhaustible Mars and exuberant Jupiter are raring to fan flames. Just as the party revs up into overdrive, eruptive Pluto will square the Aries Sun on Friday and Mercury on Saturday. That’s when Venus’ move into sensible Taurus will seem like the obvious choice for avoiding commotion. But the Saturn Uranus square looming in the background will belie Taurus’ reputation for simplicity.

Like stepping onto a tripwire, Venus, the money planet, will set off erratic Uranus. This week’s lunar transit through Taurus, from midday Monday into the wee hours of Thursday morning, may send some subtle but prescient signals from markets about incoming economic conditions. Immediately after this week’s Aries party, the Sun and newsy Mercury will follow Venus into the sign of raw materials, real estate and resources. A Taurus stellium will then cluster around global game-changer Uranus, as the Venus Uranus conjunction becomes exact on April 22nd. Further, on the 23rd, cantankerous Mars will leave convivial Gemini for the sign of food and shelter, Cancer. That transit lasts until June 11th, and leads right into the year’s second, and strongest, Saturn square to Uranus, at 13 degrees on June 14th. Since Saturn’s first square to Uranus in mid February, market disruptions have been strong yet spotty. For instance, international players like Credit Suisse and Japan’s Nomura Holdings have assured the public that financial damage from the Archegos debacle is fully contained and poses no systemic risk. Similarly, jingoistic US media emphatically praised the creation of 500K jobs in March. Yet hedge funds have admitted to taking a $6B hit from January’s Wall Street Bets crowd, the Archegos scandal caused a $20B stock selloff in late March, and every week since January, except one, over 700K Americans have filed new claims for unemployment. This April 14th-May 8th Venus Taurus transit may prove more akin to a canary in a coal mine than the running of a bull. For now, the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter are throwing one hell of a party, and sending Aries 2021 out with a bang.

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