Slowwwww down. This Tuesday, April 14 mindful Mercury settles into practical, sensual Taurus for the remainder of the month. Rather than racing around and reacting to every whim, the next two weeks are all about careful planning. Which activities are really worth our time? Value and a great ROI should be considered before we take any action. Taurus loves practical luxury. With Mercury here, we’ll be attracted to objects that stand the test of time—or ones that already have, like antiques, gems, and family heirlooms. Tuck those mobile devices away when spending time with people. Be powerfully present, fully engaged and offer undivided attention and eye contact during conversations. Mercury governs communication, but in Taurus, we can express ourselves more sensually than verbally. Set the mood with lighting, burn scented candles, add gourmet touches to food like truffle oil or pink Himalayan sea salt. Don’t underestimate the language of touch. Holding hands or offering a shoulder rub can make people putty in our hands.
On Thursday, mystical, metaphysical Pluto dips into its annual retrograde until September 22 and invites us to go deeper into the chamber of secrets. From 2008-2024, Pluto is trekking along the Capricorn trail, transforming big business, government and the economy. We’ve seen huge worldwide shifts in these arenas—and Pluto’s “tear it down, destroy, then rebuild” fingerprints are all over said developments. Pluto retrograde can be a welcome time out from the intensity of change, and a chance to integrate and get introspective about our choices. On a personal level, we can re-evaluate what “keeping up with the Joneses” really means while Pluto backspins through Capricorn. It’s not about buying more stuff or leaving a huge carbon footprint, but rather, making meaningful choices that create a legacy instead.
On Friday, we’ll all feel rather brash—and borderline overconfident—as feisty Mars squares off with smack-talking Jupiter. Might our mouths write checks that our a$$es can’t cash? (Gulp.) Yes. In our desire to be free, righteous and honest we could inadvertently start a fight. Mars and Jupiter are both hot-blooded and we could be blinded by lust as the week draws to a close. Oh the regrets!
On Saturday, the new moon in Aries restarts the lunar clock and refreshes the worldwide perspective on pretty much everything. Time to leave the past in the past! Aries is the first sign of the zodiac—daring and impulsive. This is one of the best times of the year for starting a new solo project or striking out on an independent path. Better still, the seeds we plant under this new moon will manifest with a glowing lunar eclipse on September 27. No compromises, go for what you want!