Dear ARTEMIS Members,
We’re officially in the first week of Mercury retrograde and eclipse season overlapping. So, if you’re feeling like things are a bit strange or unsettled, rest assured that you’re not alone, as this energetic combination is quite unusual and rare.
These are not only some of the most pivotal and important events of the year, but they also require going back and rethinking or redoing projects and situations that we’ve already worked on. Also, you might feel like we’re going backwards pretty fast or suddenly realise the need to revise your finances, values, or sense of style/aesthetic; that’s because Mercury retrograde is still conjunct Uranus in Taurus at the beginning of this week.
Despite the potential challenges that this time may bring, there is no need to worry. The energy of Mercury retrograde and eclipse season will come to an end after May 16th.
In the meantime, we can take advantage of the supportive sextiles that are present this week. These offer opportunities for disciplined, grounded, and innovative “revision time,” allowing us to reconsider and rework our plans with fresh perspectives and insights.
With all of this in mind, I present to you a highly anticipated and detailed weekly horoscope tailored to help you navigate this unique and transformative period with ease and grace. So, without further ado, let’s dive into what the stars have in store for you!
I. Mercury sextiles Mars:
From April 23rd until April 27th (exact on April 24th), Mercury retrograde in Taurus is sextiling Mars in Cancer, heralding heightened mental activity and a drive for practical action in our everyday lives. This is a time when we may find ourselves gathering information and processing data with greater ease, leading to a greater sense of understanding and clarity in our decision-making processes. This is a period that supports sales and marketing activities, as well as all forms of writing and communication.
With Mercury in retrograde motion in Taurus, we may be called to revisit past financial decisions or reassess our values and priorities. This can be a time to reconsider our relationship with money and resources and to take a more grounded and practical approach to our financial affairs. Mars in Cancer adds a sense of emotional depth and sensitivity to our actions, encouraging us to take a more nurturing approach to achieve our goals.
The sextile aspect between these two planets creates a harmonious energy that supports a practical and efficient approach to problem-solving. We are likely to feel more motivated to take action on the information and insights we have gathered, leading to tangible results and progress in our lives. However, we must remain mindful of the potential challenges of Mercury retrograde, such as miscommunication, delays, and technological glitches. We can navigate these challenges with greater ease and grace by remaining patient and flexible.
This aspect will be most favourable for Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo, and Taurus.
II. The Sun sextiles Saturn:
Also, from April 23rd until April 27th (exact on April 25th), we have the Sun in Taurus sextiling Saturn in Pisces. The Sun represents our conscious mind, sense of identity, and vitality, while Saturn signifies the principle of limitation, discipline, and structure. When these two planets form a sextile aspect, their energies combine in a harmonious and constructive way, providing us with an opportunity to achieve our goals through focused effort and determination.
Taurus is a fixed earth sign that is associated with the middle of Spring and, thus, with stability, practicality, and material security. This sign is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, which gives Taurus an appreciation for the finer things in life. When the Sun is in Taurus, our focus is on building a secure and comfortable life for ourselves and our loved ones. We may be more grounded, patient, and persistent in pursuing our material goals.
Saturn, on the other hand, is associated with restriction, delay, and hard work. This planet is the ruler of Capricorn, an earth sign that is concerned with achievement, authority, and social status. When Saturn is in Pisces, a water sign that represents sensitivity, compassion, and spirituality, we are called to balance our material concerns with our spiritual needs. We may feel a greater sense of responsibility towards others and a need to contribute to the collective good.
The sextile aspect between the Sun in Taurus and Saturn in Pisces invites us to find practical solutions to the challenges we face in our lives. We may be more willing to work hard and make sacrifices to achieve our goals. This is a time for planning, organising, and taking concrete steps towards realising our ambitions. We are supported in our efforts by Saturn’s disciplined and focused energy, which helps us stay on track and overcome obstacles.
Overall, this is a time for grounding ourselves in the physical world while also honouring our spiritual and emotional needs. We may find that we are able to manifest our desires more easily now as long as we are willing to put in the effort required to make them a reality. This powerful astrological configuration can help us build a solid foundation for our future success and fulfilment.
This transit will be most supportive of Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus, and Capricorn.
III. Mars sextiles Uranus:
From April 27th until May 3rd (exact on April 29th), Mars in Cancer is sextiling Uranus in Taurus, creating an exciting and dynamic energy that can be harnessed for both personal and practical purposes. This is a time for taking risks and being spontaneous in pursuing your goals. The combination of Mars’ assertiveness and Uranus’ unpredictability can lead to sudden breakthroughs and innovative solutions to problems.
This aspect encourages us to break free from old patterns and explore new ways of thinking and acting. It is a great time to embrace change, especially if you have been feeling stuck or stagnant in your personal or professional life. The influence of Cancer and Taurus also suggests that there may be a focus on home, family, and finances during this time. You may feel a strong urge to change these areas or take bold actions to secure your future.
Overall, Mars sextiling Uranus provides a sense of excitement and adventure, but it is important to use this energy wisely and avoid impulsive or reckless behaviour. With careful planning and strategic action, this aspect can bring great rewards and success. It is a time to trust your instincts, take calculated risks, and embrace the unexpected.
This aspect will be most beneficial for Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, and Pisces.
Thank you for reading and supporting my work through your membership.
Your Astrologer – Theodora NightFall ~