April 28 to May 5, 2011
Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter Evening: Saturn
A self-fueled, self-indulgent, self-obsessed Aries rant…
I’m going to make this short. After all, with most of the planets in self-fueled Aries, why not be totally selfish and self-indulgent? [Aries]
Suddenly I don’t have patience for others and I’m consumed with all the things I have to do. [Aries] Everything seems to be an interruption to my agenda. [also Aries] On the other end of the proverbial scale [Libra], I’m feeling the heavy weight of transiting Saturn [in Libra] conjunct my Sun and natal Saturn. S.O.B.E.R. – son-of-a-bitch, everything’s real. [Saturn] It’s a veritable balancing act [Libra] of time [Saturn], energy [Aries], money and resources. [Venus-ruled, and therefore also associated with Libra] And I can also feel the stress of currently transiting Pluto in Capricorn [ruled by Saturn] as it squares the Aries/Libra [self/others] polarity on its journey of expose and expulsion through the mass terrain of global economic realities, government bodies and ruling hierarchies. [Saturn/Pluto/Capricorn] Social, political and economic establishments and traditions [Saturn/Capricorn/Libra] are crumbling [Pluto] under the overwhelming pressure and power of evolutionary change [Pluto] and we feel it personally [Aries] as well as in our relationships [Libra].
And so what do we [I] do? Feel irritable, restless and discontent. A little overwhelmed by all the things I can’t control – which, let’s face it, is just about everything! – and I find myself getting angry and wanting to act out. [Aries…] Rumblings from deep inside [Pluto] remind me that as much as I might like to think inner peace [Libra] is a choice, I realize – for the zillionth time – that it’s a practice. [Saturn] It’s time to take care of what’s right in front of me, focus on the present and simply do the best I can, one day and one moment at a time.
How’s that for a self-obsessed Aries rant? Onward Cosmic Traveler, forever moving forward…
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
With five planets in Aries you are most likely the center of attention and concern. Others talk, love, give, get mad and excited, forgive and encourage you this week. The main thing is to accept total responsibility for the condition of your life and relationships, remain open and willing to change and understand that it’s time to let go of what no longer works.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
An overload of planets in your solar 12th house of karmic retribution and divine intervention delivers a variety of events and experiences that require compassion, good judgment and self-honesty. This is a time when you will work with plenty of past and present life karma. Check your motives and recognize the power of your words and actions.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Gathering together for the greater good is what it’s all about this week. You are being called upon to be a friend, activist and spiritual warrior in the collective effort of creative change. As we usher in a new global era and time of radical personal awakening, follow your heart. The road of right action is paved with honesty, integrity and humility. Stay on the path.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The chaotic and out-of-whack world at large and who’s in charge – governments, politics and religion – is running fast and furious toward disaster. As economies shift and the new global era begins, look for ways in which you can initiate creative career change. Others look to you for leadership and example. Embrace the challenge and reinvent the duty.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
While others may be down and out, disturbed and dysfunctional, somehow you’re able to stay up and enthusiastic about life today on planet Earth. A cheerleader at heart and one who rallies for those you love, the time has come for strength, courage and fortitude. You are being called upon to be the light in the storm. Shine on.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
You may find yourself being asked to balance the budget, pay debts or extend credit as a pack of planets in your solar 8th house of joint finance stirs the money pot and puts deals on the table. Rather than get sideways, upset or play the blame game, identify your part and do what you can to make it better. In the meantime, prune the bush, water the garden and do the work.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Realistic Saturn in your sign and a “wild bunch” of planets in opposite sign Aries constellates an extremely important time of balance and reckoning regarding yourself and others. Clarity, sobriety and integrity are allies as you establish practical personal boundaries, cultivate self-discipline and maintain inner calm. Identify your part and keep the faith.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Signs and omens for getting on and staying on the path of self-improvement continue to guide and direct those willing to read the handwriting on the proverbial wall. This is a time of magnificent opportunity for creative, positive personal change. Health is truly wealth and pursuing it leads to great good fortune. Follow the golden road.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Hearts beat and spirits soar as you embrace the primal beauty and emerging new life of spring. The natural world and Mother Earth are companions on your journey through time and space, embrace their bounty. Creative juices are flowing and your rather excitable soul craves adventure. Explore your day, every day and discover the joy within.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Challenge and change are themes as planetary power pushes and pulls you to places and spaces you normally don’t go. Home, family and childhood behavior patterns weave the fabric of your experience, awareness and perceptions. Stay open and willing to try new techniques; explore, expose, feel and heal. Career restructure continues. Do the work.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
With the snap, crackle, pop dynamic of planets in your solar 3rd house of the mind and mentality, thoughts and ideas abound. Communication is a theme and making and maintaining contact with others awakens your spirit and fuels your soul. Talk and think, ask and question. Find out what’s happening so you can keep the ball rolling. Go with the “mo”!
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
The personal changes and awakenings you experienced over the last seven years – while Uranus moved through Pisces – are now helping you focus on self-care rather than caring for others. Truth and honesty are allies as you accept everything exactly as it is and see the difference between what you can change and what you cannot. Focus on your part.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alac