updated 4/26/2021 Be sure to scroll down for recent updates in planetary changes and hints on how to use those changes to make your life better.
April 19- May 20
Sun in Taurus/Moon in Leo
Taurus is a fixed sign in the element of earth and ruled by the planet Venus and symbolized with the image of the Bull. Taurus grounds the fire of Aries and brings beauty and abundance to earth. In this sign matter is infused with light and we discover what is of true value.
On the astrological wheel Taurus follows Aries and in a natural chart is connected with the second house. This part of the chart deals with money, what is of value, what is possessed, and what onr treasures. For Taurus, ruled by Venus, beauty is medicine. Arts, comfort, luxury, and abundance are important elements.
Taurus is stable and earthy, sensual and in the positive loyal, reliable, and patient. Refined Taurus natives love music, comfort, and the arts. . When not at its best Taurus can be stubborn, self-indulgent, and materialistic. Though patient and slow to anger, once irritaton has gone too far, it is a challenge to let go and move on.
In the northern hemisphere we can know much about Taurus by spending time in gardens during the Taurus season of mid Spring. Flowers bloom. Birds sing. Spring fever invites flirting and romantic day dreams. The countryside calls and Nature is abundant. In Taurus time we celebrate Nature with Earth Day and the blessings of the Buddha with Wesak.
PLANTARY MOVEMENTS AND CHANGES FOR SPRING 2021
BE SURE TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE INDIVIDUAL PLANETS.
SUN ENTERS TAURUS
APRIL 19 @ 1:33 PM PDT
NEW MOON IN ARIES
APRIL 11 @ 7:31 PM PDT
MOON AND SUN @ 22º ARIES
FULL MOON IN SCORPIO
APRIL 26 @8:32 PM PDT
MOON @ 7º SCORPIO/SUN 7º TAURUS
MERCURY ENTERS TAURUS
APRIL 19 @ 3:29 AM PDT
MARS ENTERS CANCER
APRIL 23, @ 4:49 PM PDT
VENUS ENTERS TAURUS
APRIL 14 @ 11:22 AM PDT
JUPITER ENTERS AQUARIUS
SATURN ENTERS AQUARIUS
URANUS DIRECT IN TAURUS
January 14, 2021 @ 12:36 AM PST
Uranus in Taurus 2019-2026
NEPTUNE IN DIRECT IN PISCES
NOVEMBER 27 @ 4:32 AM PDT
NEPTUNE IN PISCES 2012-2025
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
CHIRON IN ARIES
ALL OF 2021
NOTE: ALL MAJOR PLANETS ARE IN DIRECT MOTION. NO RETROGRADES TIL PLUTO RETRO ON APRIL 27
Mercury Enters Taurus April 20
Mercury in Taurus begins to fill in the blanks of the new ideas that come with the Aries transit. Flashes of insight are possible as Uranus is encountered or there might just be an unsteady period of thought especially for those with heavy influence of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). Mercury is moving swiftly and will be slowing down soon as it nears time for the second retrograde of this year coming in May.
Take this time of thoughts being grounded and concrete to get a plan for the retro time. There may a tendency to procrastinate. Put in place a "just do it" attitude.
Work on mental flexibility. When you feel stuck start moving and feel your body.
Venus in Taurus
April 14-May 8
Venus is at her best and very much at home in Taurus. In fact on May 5, just before Her ingress to Taurus She becomes visible again as the evening star.
Make sure to make use of the charm and charisma that comes with her time in Taurus. Do a bit of flirting and make beauty a daily practice. Live artfully. Let love in every way you can.
Mars in Cancer
April 23-June 11
Mars is not particularly comfortable in Cancer. It's that fire (Mars) and water (Cancer) thing. These energies are also a great source of energy together in the form of steam. I recommend concentration on movement and action to process what may be stored in the body as trauma or unprocessed emotions. Run, walk, swim, stretch or do what will move you.
Jupiter in Aquarius
December 19, 2020-
end of December 2021
Retro June 20 Oct. 18
Jupiter will spend the year of 2021 in the sign of Aquarius. This expansive planet enjoys the freedom and optimism of Aquarius. During this year the close meeting of Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter begins to separate, but initially in early 2021 Saturn is bringing unusual caution to action--that is unusual caution for Jupiter. There may be some frustration as there is a sense of the brakes being on and movement hamptered. Jupiter will move ahead with great plans and a hopeful vision of the future.
Saturn in Aquarius
We are already feeling some of what this will mean as groups (Aquarius) are restricted (Saturn) and the future (Aquarius) seems serious and dire (Saturn). We always get a hint of what is to come at the ingress. We can use the lessons of Saturn of to move forward.
Saturn in Aquarius
December 17, 2020 - March 7, 2023
It takes Saturn about 30 years to travel through all the signs and it will be in Aquarius til early 2023 with a bit of back and forth that year, finally landing in Pisce. Saturn is the teacher and the disciplinarian. It is under the influence of Saturn that bills come due and karma exacts its price. In Aquarius issues of the future, innovation, brotherhoods and activity of like-minded groups get the careful scrutiny of Saturn.
"No matter how unpleasant a Saturn transit seems at the time, it represents what you really want in life and is helping you get it. Most people are out of touch with what they truly want. If you thoroughly understand your needs and wants, you will find that Saturn simply brings about their manifestation".
from Planets in Transit by Robert Hand
URANUS RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
URANUS IN TAURUS
AUGUST 15-2021 URANUS RETROGRADE
MARCH 6, 2019-JULY 7, 2025
NOVEMBER 8, 2025-APRIL 26, 2026
Uranus in Taurus is a very mixed bag. Uranus by nature is chaotic, forward thinking, revolutionary, and explosive. Taurus nature is conservative, fixed, fond of the past and seeks wealth and stability. I am going to spend the next few weeks looking at the news to get an idea of how this strange configuration is going to manifest.
The last time Uranus was in Taurus began in 1935. This was a time of war, a rise in dictators, extreme changes in fortune for many. We will surely see changes in our monetary system, the markets, real estate, and likely food production. This is an excellent time to modernize infrastructure and use innovation to do so. But we are dealing with Uranus here. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the unplanned.
On the day Uranus entered Taurus, this picture was taken. It says it all about the energy of Uranus in Taurus - electricity and earth meeting. Stay tuned for more on this big change.
PS Uranus will take up residence in Taurus until 2025.
Neptune in Pisces
The Master of the Mystical begins forward motion in Pisces. This trip through Pisces will continue through 2025. We may as well get comfortable with examining spirituality, illusion, addiction, and mystery. Neptune will be working with Saturn this year to assist in bringing true spiritual values into form and structure. Look forward to cultural embrace of magic and the enduring value of love and compassion.
Neptune retrograde in Pisces
June 21-November 27
18º Pisces - 15º
The slow moving planets impact the world in a general way, but form aspects to the individual chart as well. Because they move slowly, the impact can be cumulative. Look forward to more on this topic.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Pluto is the planet of transformation and as one of the outer planets, its effects are wide spread. When Pluto travels through a sign the particular area of life that sign rules is transformed on a fundamental level. Its message can be "change or die". Since Capricorn rules structure, all structures are likely to be overhauled. Since Capricorn rules government, governments are likely to be transformed.
On a personal level, look at your natal chart to get a good idea of the areas of your life that are likely to be shaken to their foundation.
Chiron in Aries
April 17, 2018 - April 2027
Chiron is a slow mover and we are just learning about this newer member of the heavenly bodies we track here on earth in astrology. In the myth, Chiron is a divided being- half human and half horse, half god and half man. In our natal charts, Chiron represents those areas in which our wounding can lead to our healing and the healing of others.
Chiron has been in Pisces steadily since 2011 and is now moving into Aries. This will likely bring about more consciousness around issues of healing and sacrifice. This could well mark a time when we may become aware of cultural wounding and begin to seek remedies rather than supressing awareness of pain. We may become more accutely aware of suffering and seek an active rather than a passive response to injury, illness, or disorder.
The myth of Chiron is one definitely worth reading and exploring as he trained warriors and healers, used his affliction for the benefit of humanity, and sacrificed himself in the service of justice and bringing light to human beings.