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.
Mars in Pisces
If you’ve been sitting on the fence for the past month or season, your days of contemplation are numbered. The presence of so many planets in the activating cardinal signs is a cosmic push forward. Spearheading the drive will be none other than Mars.
When describing Mars as the servant of two selves, the ego self and the transpersonal self, Jungian analyst Edward Edinger said, “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.” This week will be largely shaped by the Sun’s square to Neptune on Thursday, Saturday’s Mars Neptune conjunction and the three-day Pisces Moon bridging those two events.
Gemini has a nearly insatiable appetite for the 411. Curious, chatty and always circulating, Gemini is a veritable news hub unto itself. Friday’s full moon and eclipse, now pregnant with revelations, promise to exceed even Gemini’s exorbitant demand for data. Gemini also loves variety. Yet the oncoming barrage of personal planet interactions threatens to exhaust astrology’s effervescent Twins. Those Twins also have quite the reputation for bipolarity, and this week’s alignments will range from nice to nasty. Finally, Gemini rules the nervous system. For Earthlings, moving through the this week, peacefully and coherently, will take some effort.
If you need a definite answer right now or you’re hoping to completely resolve an issue, that’s going to be tricky to impossible this week. Throughout the week, Mercury is making odd connections with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto and undergoing a sign change. The angles being formed are not particularly harsh. But being astrology’s quincunxes, they pose their own unique challenges.