The fireworks are over, the last spark has fallen to the ground in Taurus where the ashes fertilize all that’s been planted during the last six weeks. Explosively creative but often impulsive bursts of ideas that seemed like genius at the time are facing the reality testing of the practical Taurus bull. Ideas must make dollars and common sense.
"Is Wall Street the rightful master of our economic fate? Or should we chose a broader form of sovereignty?" Thomas Frank
The Taurus bull, the symbol of Wall Street, takes a fixed stance on finances. Under it’s methodical influence, you’ll find yourself slow to act, but strong and unyielding when you do.
This Wednesday Messenger Mercury takes his shoes off, puts up his feet for a comfortable break in Taurus. Yet the urge, actually a necessity, to transform old ways of thinking is acute. As we get nearer to the May 20th pinnacle you must decide to be a change agent, or have change happen to you.
♡ Date Night: Venus and Mars together in TaurusWith both of the zodiac’s lovers in Taurus, the erotic way of life is alive and well! Puritanical prudence and the repression of sexuality is out, in favor of the enjoyment and pleasure that make life fun. These lovers insist on comfort, beautiful surroundings, music and art. Compatibility is further enhanced by having their minds in sync, and loaded with imagery. A picture is literally worth a thousand words, though the sweet smell of roses is just as tantalizing.
The Force of resources is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of April 28-May 4, 2013:
(★ Astrology Wonks see bottom of page)
Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
Sunday morning It’s best to just sleep in, then shake off those bothersome dreams of the past. Last month you fell into a burning ring of fire, and now it’s going out. You may feel a little deflated, but you could use some rest! This is actually a good thing, and a natural progression; you’ve pioneered something new and now you need to stop and nurture these seedling ideas. Beginning Wednesday, you’re only looking for concrete gains which you’ll have in the areas of writing, publishing,and teaching. You’re absolutely methodical about it!
Taurus ♉ (April 20-May 20)
People have to wave a red flag in front of the Taurus bull to get her to charge! You are slow to anger and much prefer the comfort of quiet stability, which you have plenty of this week. After a long journey (roughly the past 6 weeks) through some frustrating, busy times, you once again feel at home with yourself. Your powers of concentration, which are already quite good, reach new heights of effectiveness. Take your beautiful mind out for a walk in some new territory, just to make sure you don’t lose this excellent opportunity because you get stuck in an obstinate Taurus rut.
Gemini ♊ (May 21-June 20)
Beginning this Wednesday, you’ll notice that your thoughts are drifting through the house of memories and past experiences. Remember, the only true thing you know about the past is it’s gone! Your heavyweight thinking is based more on feelings than on logic, and valuable ideas will come to you intuitively or psychically. Your imagination is very active, from now until May 16th. Gear up for that date, it’s when Messenger Mercury flies into Gemini. For now, behind the scenes is just right.
Cancer ♋ (June 21-July 21)
You won’t feel like fighting for yourself, but if you get pushed to the wall you’ll stand up against any obstacle like the proverbial Taurus bull. You have no trouble hanging onto your money, especially now. You want it for security and the comforts it brings, never out of greed. You fall into the sea of tranquility Friday Morning when the Moon sails into the sweet waters of Pisces. Like diving into a pool of empathy, you’ll feel everything around you with sympathy and compassion. Your friends have a strong influence on your decisions for the next three weeks, and visa versa. People are drawn to your love of truth and impartial sense of justice.
Leo ♌ (July 22-August 22)
If you see some dark clouds this Sunday morning, remember it only seems to block the Sun that still shines. All the fired-up mental activity you’ve enjoyed for the past three weeks settles into reliable, profitable form. Focus on learning something new that will further your career. You don’t wait for luck, since you make your own success through deliberate planning. There are a few tight spots this week since the squeeze is on between practical Taurus wanting to accumulate a little dough, and Stern Saturn throwing obstacles across your path that force you to change plans. You have the mind of a political strategist for the next three weeks.
Virgo ♍ (August 23-September 22)
You have great determination and perseverance, once you chose a course of action. Let's hope you have your thinking cap on, because things are coming to a head this Thursday. Projects
you began about three weeks ago must be tested out to see if they have lasting power and sustainability. This weekend a poetic Moon in Pisces tempts you to fall deeper in love and resolve to leave your walls down, your heart open. Revolutionary changes are still brewing just below the surfaces of what looks like solid ground.
Libra ♎ (September 23-October 22)
Your spirits are a little dampened so your breakfast cereal looks soggy Sunday morning. But hang on, you’re going to get a clear headed and uplifting breath of hope in the latter part of the afternoon. Another cool breeze blows in Wednesday morning that gets your mind off yourself and on to the needs of a broader community. Don’t worry, you won’t ditch everything and run off to join the Peace Corps. Trust that you’ll come up with the right, practical solution. Your vibrant mind has less activity, especially after Wednesday, because now you’re ready to dig deeper. Your thinking takes a scientific bent that can ferret out secrets and discover hidden motivations in yourself and others. You gotta know how it works before you can fix it!
Scorpio ♏ (October 23-November 21)
Avoid criticizing yourself or others and you’re in for a wonderful three weeks ahead. Wednesday morning you’ll notice your mind marching to a practical very practical Taurus drummer. Your shrewd business mind finds easy expression in the management of your finances and material goods. This helps you make plans that work. Your best bet now is to work in a cooperative partnership, not alone, in the area of sales, public relations or the law. You want mental companionship. If there is anything that needs mediation, you are the one to do it.
Sagittarius ♐ (November 22-December 20)
The Moon is in Sagittarius as you start this week. You’ll have an excess of benevolent kindness, which is great, but you’ll lack discrimination in doling it out. Extravagance will seem normal. Wait until Wednesday before giving away the farm. Then you’ll be keenly alert in your thinking, even methodical when it comes to details. With half the zodiac now in earthy practicality and the watery depths of imagination, you may feel like someone clipped your wings. Falling to earth isn’t all bad. It’s just not as much fun! Any course of action that requires skilled craftsmanship and great patience will work out well for you. Just don’t expect a quick response.
Capricorn ♑ (December 21-January 19)
You’re in for a time of putting life and work into good orderly direction, which you’re really going to need by this Tuesday. Use Monday to validate your dreams with concrete planning, and try not to get so serious about it all. You’re headed for the time of your life with most of the zodiac now in signs of earthy practicality and “just give me the bottom line.” Your cup of tea. Your intellectual interest in creative endeavors is peaked, and you can make fun out of mentally competitive games. Challenge someone to chess!
Aquarius ♒ (January 20-February 17)
Use Sunday to catch some surprising inspirations, put them into written form, and share them with a friend. You’re motivated to share big doses of benevolent kindnesses. By midweek in particular, your focus is on your ancestral lineage, it’s gifts, and how you want to pay it forward. Home will feel very important to you, and you even welcome some changeable conditions there. You’re now in the times of the tortoise, not the hare, and you’re intrigued about the idea of carrying your home with you everywhere. You can, and you want to, be able to tune out extraneous “stuff” so you can have time to think.
Pisces ♓ (February 18-March 19)
With Mental Mercury’s move into Taurus midweek, your mind is Einstein! Expect your communications to be brilliant. Your mind is agile and your thoughts loaded with originality. Friday evening finds the Moon in your sign, and you’re uplifted by renewed hope and faith in the goodness of human beings, no matter how ragged or unwell they appear. It’s a romantic and inspirational time in your life. Whisper sweet nothings in his ear, and see your fears turn to faith. Romance is not only in the air you breathe, it is the red thread connecting your hearts.
✶ Astrology Wonks
The Taurus Sun opposes Serious Saturn at 1:26 AM, PDT, this Sunday. Wet blankets and seriousness.
The Moon is in Sagittarius as we start this week, and she opposes Jovial Jupiter Sunday morning at 8:09 AM, PDT. Excess of feelings.
Mars, newly in Taurus, has a stressful opposition with Stern Saturn this Tuesday at 10:11 PM, PDT.
This Wednesday (8:37 AM, PDT) Messenger Mercury moves into the comfy security of Taurus the bull. Later, the Sun in Taurus makes a lovely and stabilizing harmonic with bottom-line Pluto (10:35 AM). A 180 for an idea to turn profit.