Taurus, The Bull
April 19 to May 20
Keywords: Stubbornness, perseverance, stability, dependability, sensuality
As a bull, you are known for your determination and willpower, but, taken too far, these traits can turn into stubbornness. You are stable and find security in routine, which can often make change difficult. Be careful to not let your unease with change rule your life. Possessions are important to you, with Venus as your ruler. While it is nice to enjoy the finer things in life, be sure to donate or sell old items that serve no purpose—it is always possible that your love of possessions is tied to an emotional
The New Moon in Aries occurs tomorrow at 3:18 am EDT (7:18 pm GMT), Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 2 degrees. New moons signify a new cycle, new beginnings, and rebirth.
This New Moon, along with the Sun (also in Taurus) will highlight the earthy Taurean qualities of stability and practicality, as well as second house themes of wealth and material things. This Taurus New Moon period is the perfect time to take stock of your finances or to make your house truly a home.
This Full Moon in Virgo will occur Thursday, March 8 at 4:40 am Eastern (9:40 am GMT) at 18 degrees. Full Moons represent the culmination of those things that were begun with the New Moon (in this case the February 21 New Moon in Pisces, which found us focusing on the well being of those around us and digging in to our own internal empathy).
The Virgo Full Moon opposes the Sun in Pisces; we are reminded to check ourselves in the progress we made towards our goals set during the Pisces New Moon. There may be some push and pull between Virgo's need to have everything complete and with no loose ends, while Pisces understands that helping others isn't always a neat and orderly
Run for cover! (Really, just kidding.) Mercury will turn retrograde on Monday, March 12 in Aries; it will retrograde back into Pisces on March 23 before stationing direct on April 4. Since Mercury is so slow-moving, the effects of this retrograde period could potentially be felt for a few weeks afterward (until the end of April).
I’ve stated many times before that Mercury retrograde is truly not to be feared. While periods of Mercury retrograde are not ideal times to begin new ventures (and you should be extra careful with details of communication, travel, and finances), they are still powerful times of “re:” renewal, reflection, re-doing, recovery, etc. This is a time to use