The Moon is still in Taurus as I post this, and made its New Moon conjunction to the Sun at 11:22 pm EDT last night. Here are horoscopes for your Sun sign (your "birth sign") and your rising sign to help you consider what you're growing from this moment.
Tomorrow night is the New Moon in Taurus. It's the first New Moon since the April 8 total eclipse, and its themes are a direct continuation of this spring's deepest messages -- but with a distinctly Taurean tone, of course.
I wasn't expecting to feel so ungrounded now that the Sun has been in my sign -- earthy, sensual, steady Taurus -- since Friday. But this spring has been pretty amped up since it started. With a Full Moon, a stormy Mercury, and more thrown into the mix, there's a reminder here to discern what's really yours and listen to your body's clues.
Jupiter's conjunction to Uranus in Taurus is exact this Saturday, April 20! If you're still not sure what your "big, bold vision for your life" is, don't freak. You have time to recognize how this energy is showing up for you and to begin using it more consciously.
For this total solar eclipse the Sun and Moon will be *precisely* aligned with Chiron: known for raising our awareness for the purposes of healing. Chiron acts like a lens, focusing our attention, and I wrote these horoscopes to assist in that.
Just how fitting is it that Mercury is stationing retrograde in Aries on April Fool's Day? Mercury is known as the Trickster, and its retrogrades have a way of showing us how our failures to focus can result in what feel like frustrating practical jokes from the universe. I think, however, these hiccups are less about the cosmos playing tricks and more an opportunity to notice how we are (or are not) thinking and communicating.
During the two weeks between a pair of eclipses life can feel like it speeds up or takes a sharp turn. You may be asked to notice what you no longer need to stay attached to, to choose your next step toward your vision with intention, and to stay loose enough to roll with the unexpected. Mercury stationing retrograde April 1 is adding some "interest" to the process.
Preparing for eclipses is like approaching rapids while paddling a kayak on a river: the more you can intentionally point your kayak in the same direction as the current, the easier it is to flow with it toward your intended destination with minimal turbulence. Hopefully these horoscopes will help you do just that.
The moment the Sun enters Aries for this year's March equinox, it comes into contact with three very interesting minor objects that speak pointedly to current world situations, our individual engagement with them, and how we navigate the balance between light and dark.
How are you feeding yourself and others today? I'm talking about literal food and nutrients as well as spiritual and emotional forms of nourishment and nurturing. Are you recommitting to a more disciplined or structured approach? Are recent choices in this realm already showing bigger effects than usual -- whether desired or unintended?