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.
Two notable alignments will take place during the next two weeks. On March 3rd Venus, Mars and Pluto will conjoin at 27 degrees of Capricorn, and on the 5th the Sun and Jupiter will conjoin midway through Pisces. In the previous edition, I explained that Pluto reached 27 Capricorn 33 on February 20th, aligning exactly with America’s natal Pluto for the first time in 246 years.
2021 has familiarized everyone with the essence of the Saturn Uranus squares in fixed signs. Even after December 24th’s final exact square, Saturn and Uranus will remain in tight alignment for much of 2022. Additionally the eclipses and node shifts into Taurus and Scorpio will apply more pressure to the fixed signs. That said, for beleaguered Tauruses, Leos, Scorpios and Aquariuses, with yet another year of obstacles ahead of them, some relief is in sight. On December 28th Jupiter will stop inflating tensions when it exits Aquarius and re-enters Pisces.