A partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus took place on the 30th of April and another Eclipse (Lunar) will occur on May 15th in Scorpio which opens up an important dynamic across the Taurus-Scorpio axis in the following weeks.
The signs of Taurus and Scorpio have a lot to do with intuition, especially the intuition of the body. Taurus is a sign ruled by Venus which means that Taurus tends to gravitate towards ease, beauty, comfort and what feels grounding or harmonizing in the most natural and organic ways. Scorpio is a sign ruled by Mars which means that Scorpio tends to intensify our most basic survival needs and brings us directly in contact with the powers inherent in our animal and desire nature. (for better or for worse)
At this time, we may be compelled towards greater health, being prompted to return towards rhythms, habits, and patterns which ground us. This may be done by simplifying what feels overly complicated and harmonizing what feels disrupted. Nature can play an important role in centering us back to our natural rhythms and you may feel the need to: touch grass, breathe, hang out with animals, eat good food and indulge your 5 senses with simple pleasure, presence, and embodiment.
Anything that feels counter intuitive could become like a thorn on your side and this will gradually become more and more obvious as we approach the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 15th.
There are a lot of movable pieces that haven’t fallen into place yet and even though we may be craving simplicity and balance, things outside of our control could continue to bring surprises this week.
Venus enters Aries today (2nd of May) after having been in Pisces since early April which brings a considerable change of pace (because Venus rules the Sun in Taurus) Desires could become gradually more individualistic and we may have less patience for things (relationships, patterns, situation, habits) which feels draining. With Venus in Aries which is ruled by Mars still transiting in Pisces, it could be that there is a conflict between the need to act on a more egoic and personal level versus trying to see the silver lining and learn the lessons within your current predicaments without necessarily acting on them. You or someone else may try to bargain and it might be hard to gain clarity or reassurance or get a straight answer on something that you are trying to move ahead with.
Personal needs and what’s best for the greater good could be intertwined and feel harder to differentiate. This may be a case of ‘’I am doing this because I want to help” but really you or someone else is just being selfish. On the other hand, if you’ve been compromising too much, you may feel the need to focus on yourself and what YOU need. Either way, Venus in Aries may be a call to action for things that have been simmering but these things might not be as straightforward as you would like and a quick fix may bring unexpected results.
The Sun will conjoin Uranus in Taurus on the 5th which is a catalyst aspect that will be felt all week and may relate to something you are trying to free yourself from. There may be a part of your life undergoing radical transformation in an effort to return to health, stability and grounding.
Finally Mercury in Gemini will turn retrograde on May 10th so the themes playing out this week will surely need more time in the marinade before you can get the flavours you are looking for.