Mercury conjuncts Uranus in your hidden sector, and squares Pluto Rx in your opportunities sector. Watch for a private illumination or public revelation of what’s been hidden/unacknowledged. Whether it’s ambitions/desires that you didn’t know you had, or potentials that were tucked away, intensified opportunities (involving long distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing) will play a role in bringing things to light. You may decide that it’s time to answer, or an answer may be demanded. The eclipse in your sector of routine suggests that a work task, or development with a co-worker, may turn an expected corner and present you with the answer, or push you to open up when you’re not quite prepared. Know that the time is ripe, whether you feel ready or not. Unexpected health diagnoses or changes in your exercise/personal routine are also possibilities.
- Sudden announcements or information will involve: secrets, hidden potentials, issues you’ve been ignoring
- A culmination or turning point will involve:co-worker relationships, duties, obligations, tasks, health, diet, exercise
Mercury unites with Uranus in your sector of routine, and squares Pluto Rx (your ruler) in your communication sector. A health or work issue can be clarified as you push for answers, or someone demands answers from you. If you’re caught off guard by someone’s demands, deliver what you’ve got; your first response is probably correct and thinking on your feet is the way to go. If you’re the one pushing for answers, know that the response you get may be unexpected, angry or unnerving. The eclipse in your hidden sector can reveal what’s been held back. Depending on who’s been keeping the secrets, you can feel justified, rewarded or exposed.
Sudden announcements or information will involve: work duties, obligations, co-worker relationships, health, diet, exercise, medical diagnoses
A culmination or turning point will involve: what’s been hidden, suspected, hinted at, overlooked or ignored
"TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Here comes one more bizarre week in which you have little-to-no direct capacity to steer the events, even as you may find yourself caught up in other people's shitstorms and/or watching them from a too-close-for-comfort seat on the sidelines. But that's not to say, just because you aren't the ringleader or commander-general, your presence is somehow irrelevant to the proceedings. You're still providing something critical to whatever scenes are now unfolding, whether as a cheerleader figure who offers non-specific (though nonetheless genuinely heartfelt) support to pals and colleagues or even merely as a keen set of eyes-and-ears who bears careful witness, gathering evidence which will likely come in handy later. The tension brewing in you between (1) bowing out of any decisive involvement and yet (2) remaining socially participatory, Taurus, is probably best played out by your putting in a lot of face-time, while holding your tongue from saying too much of anything with potentially directive or opinionated substance. Again, I must remind you, this doesn't mean you shouldn't have any opinions on these matters-at-hand. Not only am I sure that you in fact do have opinions, but they are also still firming themselves up—and, considering the developments they're based on will continue to produce more bombshells, wild-cards, and/or sharp-left-turns, they may yet shift a bit more to one side or another as the week progresses. Far be it for a Taurus to issue a premature judgment, when we count on you to reserve your final unwavering take until you're totally and completely certain. This week and next represent your pivotal turn in this judgment-solidifying process. Last-minute information becomes available, and you begin readying your case for outward presentation."
Here it is. The Big, Bad Grand Cross
in cardinal signs everybody’s been hiding from
. The Apocalypse that’s not
exactly going to happen
the way everybody thinks.
Is it an A1 crisis?
You bet your bankstatement.
Is it life-changing?
You have to understand, however,
that it will most likely NOT be an asteroid
hitting downtown Detroit.
These cofigurations are not always
as dramatic as the movies.
Oh, it’s big alll right.
Just the way the Grand Cross
of August 1999 was huge,
(which by the way you will see
come back to you in July).
This current one
will present almost impossibly
complicated political questions,
conflicts of personal loyalty and protocol.
It is likely that whatever crises appear
will be sparked into action
when Mars moves forward
in mid May and throughout June.
For right now, though, it’s definitely a question
of who is calling the shots.
Each of us in our own private way
will be fighting to retain autonomy
while coming to grips with the fact that
everybody needs help to survive,
and that all-out war can be averted
only through negotiation and comproimise,
and that goes for your ex, too.
A lesson not easily learned.
The eclipse in your sign on the 29th is like a welcome light at the end of the tunnel; nice after taking things on faith, to feel rays of clarity and understanding. That is the power of a new moon eclipse in your sign. Before though there’s the tunnel to traverse, where it might feel like circumstances are presenting you with limited options but remember it’s not just what you are receiving, it’s how you respond that makes all the difference to where you go from here. Tension and pressures might mount up by the 21st, when a mega powerful planet pattern finally clicks into place bringing things to a head. This is when keeping the faith really matters.
Another step in your personal makeover is revealed over the coming weeks. It’s been going on in stages since summer 2012, and as Scorpio is an all or nothing kind of sign, it’s been about a total transformation of you and your lifestyle. While it often feels like the big stuff is out of your control (especially during the unusually strong planet line-up around the 21st), looking back over the past couple of years you can see how even the big stuff was working for your transformation, not against it. So the message for all this month (but most especially the final week) is trust the process.
You are feeling the full stress of the current planetary line up just as much as the next person this month, even though you are not directly in the firing line. However, the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square is at a good angle to your Sun. If you work in publishing, broadcasting, teaching, lecturing, travel, journalism, import-export (to name just a few sectors), your career could suddenly lurch forward. An idea out of the blue could send you in a brand-new (and fascinating) direction.The spirit of the times for you, dear Bull, is expansion. Let the world hear your ideas. We are living in a dangerous moment in history. It’s time for all of us, every one, to pull our weight in the way that our own talents suggest. This is not a time for you to stand shyly on the edge of the bull pen, instead engage the matador. At work you may find yourself going back over old ground with a ruthlessness that you didn’t know you were capable of.The Sun moves into your sign on April 20 this year, filling you with the kind of solar power necessary to sail through these choppy waters. The other point in your favour is that Venus, your ruler, is spending her entire month (from April 5) in her favourite sign of all, Pisces. Consider yourself blessed this month compared to others. Pisces tends to make you feel physically well, dear Bull – and you can reinforce this with a trip to the seaside.On April 25, your ruler, Venus, makes a lovely steadying trine to Saturn. This would be a good day to take some time off with your sweetheart, or even alone, and reflect on your current situation.EclipsesThrow into this incredibly tense situation a pair of eclipses and you would be right to expect fireworks. Remember that the eclipse effect is long and it works before and after the event.The first eclipse is in your health and routine sector. If you have been ill – however mildly – you may suddenly turn a corner. If you have had a mystery ailment, try to find out what it is under this eclipse. This is a moment to get rid of it. Change your routine, try a new diet or exercise programme. If the reverse happens and you suddenly fall ill under this aspect, look carefully at what you are putting into your body daily for a clue to the cure.The second eclipse, on April 29, is in your own sign, so it is significant. This will be most strongly felt by those of you born closest to that date, but all Taureans will be affected. Over the past 18 months, the eclipses have mainly been in Taurus and in your opposite sign of partnership, Scorpio. This has brought about a rapid evolution in your partnership and in your personal identity. Now, the eclipse cycle swings round approximately every nine years, so you will have experienced a similar thing nine and 18 years ago – with the latter a closer match to this eclipse.This series of eclipses has been pushing you to evolve as a person. This may well have come in the form of obstacles rather than opportunity, or in the form of things being taken away rather than offered. However, the purpose in this has been to clear a way forward for you. This final eclipse in Taurus for this series, so you may well find that something important is finally swept away. In particular, an important person may leave your life – or you may be the leaver.
Around us all, dear Bull, there is an angry atmosphere, so take care that your personal journey does not hurt others (too much). Nevertheless, you may end up having to rock the boat.ScorpioDeath, transformation, ground zero: it’s all in a day’s work for you, dear Scorpio. For many people these have been dark times. But when the going gets tough, we all need to call on a Scorpio. In a weird way, you have been in your element during this Uranus-Pluto square. To begin with you may have been on the back foot, but now that Pluto is gaining in power, you too should be beginning to realise just how important and useful your fearlessness is to those around you. You can go where angels fear to tread.This month the intensity reaches a crescendo, so make time to stand still and listen to the universe throughout this month. Your wisdom and sense of the depth of things is needed. Actual events? Well the whole month is so laced with tension, it’s actually hard to pick one day.First of all your other ruler, Mars, is still in retrograde. This does not seem to diminish your energy, but you may find yourself behaving out of character. You may be far more willing to forgive others: they are only human, after all. This is a time to find your compassion, dear Scorpio.That volatile week around Easter, you will be fully involved in the Cardinal Grand Cross, because Mars is the last planet to click into place and trigger the slower movers. Mars is actually in a quite hidden place in your chart, so it looks like you may unconsciously be a catalyst for change this week.As a fixed sign, you’re not too keen to change anything, but when it becomes necessary, you’re fearless. If there are any difficult conversations to be had, or any hard choices to make, or any tough changes to set in motion do them in Easter Week. It’s not going to be pretty anyway, but at least you’ll be working with the planets in this.EclipsesThrow into this incredibly tense situation a pair of eclipses and you would be right to expect fireworks. Remember that the eclipse effect is long and it works before and after the event.The emotionally charged lunar eclipse of April 15 falls looks likely to put to bed an old habit of thinking or doing. If you have an addiction of any kind – psychological or physical -- this would be a time to go cold turkey. You have the power to end it now. The other way this could play is that a secret stops being a secret. You work it out.
The eclipse on April 29 is a different kettle of fish. This is in your partnership sector and it is the final eclipse in this series to fall there. Relations between you and others have certainly been changing over the past 18 months, and this is simply the final part of that. There may be some new information at this time that changes the way you see things for good. This is an especially important eclipse for those of you born on or near Halloween.