Are you ready for a big astrological week full of shifting energies and positive challenges? Then you’ll want to keep on reading to find out how to best manage the major transits headed your way this week!
The week ahead promises to be eventful and potentially transformative as we experience several significant astrological transits. These include a Solar eclipse in Aries, a New Moon in Taurus, the Sun entering Taurus season (all on April 20th,) and Mercury retrograde in Taurus on April 22nd.
The Solar eclipse in Aries is a powerful event that can bring sudden and unexpected changes into our lives. This eclipse will be a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, but it may also be a time of letting go of old patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us. During this transit, you may feel more restless and impulsive than usual and more willing to take risks and try new things.
However, we must be mindful of our actions and decisions, which may have long-term consequences.
The New Moon in Taurus is a time to focus on stability, security, and practicality. This transit encourages you to slow down, ground yourself, and take a more measured approach to your life. In general, we may focus more on our finances, physical health, and personal values.
We may also feel a greater need for comfort, beauty, and pleasure.
Take some time to reflect on your values and priorities. Set practical goals for yourself, and take steps to improve your physical and financial health. Focus on self-care and take time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
The Sun entering Taurus marks the beginning of Taurus season – a more stable and grounded period than the feisty Aries season. This period asks us to focus on our practical needs and physical surroundings, feeling a greater need for stability and security. Taurus season encourages you to slow down, ground yourself, and get in touch with your senses.
Mercury retrograde in Taurus can be challenging, as it may disrupt our communication, travel, and technology. We may experience delays, miscommunications, and technical issues during this transit. However, this period can also let us slow down and reflect on our lives. It’s a time to review and revise our plans and goals and make necessary adjustments.
April 17th – April 23rd is a Week to Find the Balance Between Work & Play
This Solar eclipse can bring about unexpected changes and opportunities, leading to personal growth and transformation. At the same time, the New Moon in Taurus will encourage us to slow down and reflect on our values and priorities. As the Sun enters Taurus season, we will be called to ground ourselves, focus on our physical surroundings, and connect with nature.
And while Mercury will also be retrograde in Taurus, it is essential to stay patient and flexible, as communication and technology issues may arise. This is an excellent time to review and revise plans and projects.
How can you ground yourself and embrace these shifting energies?
Connect with Mother Nature, meditate, and practice chakra work and affirmations to quickly handle any challenges that come up this week.
Make sure to read: The Ultimate Guide to Lunar & Solar Eclipses
Planetary Locations During This Week
- The Sun: Aries (March 20, 2023 – April 20, 2023), Taurus (April 20th, 2023 – May 21st, 2023)
- Mercury: Taurus (April 3, 2023 – June 11th, 2023)
- Venus: Gemini (April 11, 2023 – May 7, 2023)
- Mars: Cancer (March 25, 2023 – June 20, 2023)
- Jupiter: Aries (December 20, 2022 – May 16, 2023)
- Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
- Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
- Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
- Pluto: Aquarius (March 23, 2023 – June 11, 2023)
Daily Astrology Snapshots
Monday, April 17
Aries – Aries season is a fiery, assertive period that helps you feel motivated and ready to get things moving. Physical exercise gives you even more energy, so start the day with some cardio!
Aries – The Aries Moon is assertive and intense, turning your attention towards the projects that ignite your passion. It’s a great day to engage your creative side and get physical to release negativity.
Tuesday, April 18
Capricorn – The Capricorn Moon urges you to focus on your chores and any projects that need your attention. This is a great day to wrap up projects, organize your home, or tend to your chores to raise your vibrations and boost your confidence.
Moon in Aries Square Mars in Cancer – During a Moon in Aries Square Mars in Cancer transit, expect emotional intensity and potential conflict, particularly in regards to familial or domestic matters; to navigate this energy, it’s important to remain grounded and practice self-care, as well as communicate clearly and calmly with others involved.
Wednesday, April 19
Moon in Aries Conjunct Jupiter in Aries – Under this planetary influence, you can expect a boost of energy and enthusiasm for pursuing new opportunities and taking risks. However, be mindful of impulsive actions and seek to channel your passion in productive ways.
Thursday, April 20
Taurus – When the Sun enters Taurus, your senses are heightened, you feel more relaxed, and you desire a deeper connection to Mother Nature. Meditate outdoors to soak up the healing energy and Sunshine during this time!
Taurus – The steady Taurus Moon is relaxing and grounding, helping you feel more emotionally objective. Spend time outdoors to align your energy with that of the Universe today.
Solar eclipse in Aries, New Moon in Taurus, Sun enters Taurus
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Friday, April 21
Mercury retrograde in Taurus
Saturday, April 22
Gemini – When the Moon is in Gemini, you desire mental stimulation and creative expression. Let your thoughts and feelings out through writing, drawing, or painting today!
Sunday, April 23
Mercury in Taurus Sextile Mars in Cancer – During this transit, you can expect a strong focus on practical matters and emotional connections. To make the most of this transit, you should communicate clearly and authentically in your relationships while taking reasonable steps towards achieving your goals.
Next, join astrologer Terence Guardino for this week’s video astrology forecast.