The month begins with communication, connection, and conversations flying into your inbox, phone, or in person. You may feel as if you hit the proverbial jackpot when it comes to information, as you know that information is power. There is a strong indication here that you may even be the keeper of knowledge for others which means your insights are highly valuable.
It’s time to look to the future and know that you are at your best with strategic alliances and partnerships. This doesn’t mean you can’t be your own individual and express yourself in your own unique way, but you do want to nurture and care for the relationships nearest and dearest to your heart. Venus in your sign the first part of May will give you charm, charisma, and sex appeal. Your ruler Mars in connective and communicative Gemini will activate and enliven conversations, making it easy for you to win others over.
The previous month most likely found you doing a lot of inner work and preparation for executing some long range plans. If you spent more time gathering information, collaborating with like-minded people, and even playing a bit more than usual, good. You are ready to launch into the month of April with confidence and that fearless attitude that so many admire.
Of course the big talk of the town is Mercury, the planet of communication, connections, networking, learning, and all things mercurial in retrograde motion in the sign of Pisces the entire month of March. Let’s also not forget about our erratic, Great Awakener, and innovative planet Uranus is moving out of Aries and settling into Taurus for the next 7 years. This is a month I believe, that we will talk about for years to come. The last time that Uranus was in Taurus was from 1934-1942.
February has the tendency to be the month where love is emphasized, thanks to St. Valentine. So if you are looking for love or trying to create more romance in your current relationship, the month opens with lovely support for you. Venus will be in Capricorn attracting some stable and long-term dynamics, while Mars your ruling planet is still in your sign. If you have your sights set on someone special, you will accept no other answer than, “yes of course” to whatever you propose.
Taking full responsibility for your career and work goals will be at the forefront of your mind. This means some tough decisions may have to be made about what you really want to do for career and professional development. If you want to rise to the top, Jupiter and Venus our benefic planets will be adding and expanding their positive influence to your efforts. Some of you may feel as if you have the Midas touch when you initiate and begin to implement your plan to get ahead or begin a project.
As the month begins, the Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius will be squaring off with Mars and settling down by the middle of December. Squares have a tendency to bring tension, and with Mars in compassionate, spiritually-minded Pisces, the tension may be more about what you believe versus what others believe about a particular situation. Most likely the subject will have something to do with a financial matter such as a salary negotiation, loan documents, probate or executor settlements, or repayment plans. You may feel that you deserve better than what is being offered, and you do!
Mercury begins its shadow period before moving retrograde on the 17th. He spends a brief period of time in your 8th house before moving into your 9th and then retrograding back into your 8th house. This ping pong kind of mental activity could have you thinking quite deeply about some financial matters, possibly doing some research on how to solve an issue that may come to light, or letting go of one thing in order to gain another.
You have been ready to make a change in some area of your life, and last month’s full moon in your sign may have just been the perfect set up to announce or act upon that change. There is a good chance this change is happening in your career, public life, or how you make your mark on the world at large. You are probably driven to create a legacy that you can be proud of, and may have had multiple delays and setbacks over the course of 2018. Much of these delays can be attributed to all of major retrograding energy we have had throughout the year, and we are far from over.
As the month begins, you could find yourself pacing like a caged tiger. You are ready for action, armed for battle, yet being forced to wait on someone or something to open the door. Patience is certainly not your virtue, and I for one, wouldn’t want to be standing in front of that door when it swings wide open. Mars is direct in Capricorn where it is exalted, transiting your 10th house of career, success, public image, and reputation.