Taurus, The Bull
April 20 to May 21
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
This post is for Felicity, who kindly reminded me that I've been a bit remiss in my blogging :)
This Full Moon in Libra occurred on Sunday, April 17 at 10:44 pm Eastern (2:44 am Monday, April 18 GMT) at 27 degrees. Full Moons represent the culmination of those things that were begun with the New Moon (in this case the New Moon in Aries of April 3). The Libran scales add a sense of balance to this Full Moon, perhaps balancing out all the intense Aries energy that pushed us outside of our comfort zone at the beginning of the month. Now is the time to reconcile the changes that we've begun and integrate them into our daily lives.
This is a cardinal Full Moon, with Saturn joining the Moon
Pluto is the planet of destruction and regeneration, and now that it is in retrograde motion (beginning April 9, 2011, it will be retrograde until September 16) we will spend the next nearly six months re-examining old patterns in our lives.
Retrograde periods don't have to be scary (as I've often extolled about periods of Mercury retrograde); instead, while things have a tendency to get muddled with other retrograde planets (with Mercury, for example, the ruler of communication, things in that arena tend to go haywire), Pluto retrograde is a time of slowing down to experience internal reflection. Retrograde periods are time to break out the "re:" regeneration, renewal, reflection….you
This New Moon in Aries occurred yesterday, April 3 at 10:32 am EDT (10:32 pm GMT) at 13 degrees. New moons signify a new cycle, new beginnings, and rebirth. This new moon will highlight the Aries qualities of confidence and independence. Being that there are a number of planets in Aries (Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus, along with the Sun and the Moon), the Aries energy will be intense and lingering.
The fiery energy of Aries could push us to start something new with this New Moon, something that will push us outside of our personal comfort zones when it comes to being assertive and confident. You may find yourself taking a new class, starting a new hobby, or creating a sassy new