On Sunday, April 26, the sun and Uranus have their annual meet-up. The sun conjunct Uranus transit represents radical thinking and is known to imbue an atmosphere with electric energy, innovatively disrupting the status quo. With the sun conjunct Uranus, the cosmos invites us to see our struggles from a fresh perspective, acknowledge them, grieve, and hopefully unearth new possibilities to provide new meaning for our lives.
While sun conjunct Uranus happens on Sunday, the moon waxes through her crescent phase in the sign of Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury. As the planet of communication, Mercury serves as a messenger, and he is extremely active during the week ahead. Sunday, he makes an awkward square to Jupiter, which might make your emotions feel big. Beneath those big emotions, though, are messages for you to discover and integrate. Please do make it a practice to pay attention to what’s percolating beneath the surface for you now.
Now’s the time to listen to your inner voice—the voice of your soul—so you can make meaning out of the circumstances you currently navigate. On Monday, Mercury leaves Aries, a sign he’s been in since April 11, and enters into Taurus. Mercury joins the sun and Uranus in Taurus, forming a powerful stellium that invites in a slower, more balanced way of relating to time. In contrast, Mercury in Aries operates with a more profound sense of urgency, so this transition will happily leave you feeling a bit more grounded.
Now’s the time to listen to your inner voice—the voice of your soul—so you can make meaning out of the circumstances you currently navigate.
Come Tuesday the 28th, Mercury will trine the south node in Capricorn and sextile the north node in Cancer while squaring Saturn. That means you can prepare for a serious truth bomb to land exactly as you need to hear it. Too often, we confuse optimism with continually seeing the glass half full, but optimism and resilience are an invitation for what I call rose-colored realism. Yes, make the best out of circumstances, but first, we need to acknowledge the truth of what those circumstances represent. We need to be real, seeing, and accepting things as they are. Otherwise, we are confusing optimism with denial, and denial won’t lead to resilience.
On that note, Mercury in Taurus squares Saturn in Aquarius, inviting you to see things as they are, not as you want them to be, but also supports you in understanding what the healing message is. Mercury trining the south node wants you to integrate lessons from the past so that you can move in the direction of your highest good.
Then on Thursday, prepare for Mercury to conjoin Uranus. Your intuition will come in loud and clear, with a message your soul profoundly needs. Pay attention to signs, signals, and omens. The universe won’t be subtle in her direction; she wants you to get the message. This won’t feel easy, but remember—we are going for rose-colored realism. And, your intuition will be full-throttle activated.
On this same day, the waxing quarter moon marks the halfway point between the last new moon and the upcoming full moon. The moon in Leo squares the sun, Uranus, and Mercury-Taurus combination that defines the week ahead. This is a waxing quarter square in fixed signs, which can feel stubborn. If you find yourself in gridlock with yourself or others in your life, take a step back and see how you can explore another option. More poignantly, the moon in Leo squaring this innovative stellium in Taurus invites you to look at where your deepest needs aren’t being met. What changes can you make so that your emotional and spiritual identities feel more honored?
As we move into May, we celebrate the Gaelic May Day tradition of Beltane, which marks the halfway mark between the spring equinox and summer solstice. While many of us remain indoors in what might feel like an extended experience of winter, please do take a moment to honor the passing of time. Beltane is a time to dance around and even jump over a fire. It’s a time to twirl around a Maypole and celebrate fertility, because traditionally, this holiday acknowledges sex as a sacred way to commemorate the natural-magic rebirth associated with spring and summer.
No matter what your circumstances are now, if you feel called to do so, set your altar, light a candle, and celebrate your innate passion. If you have access to nature and feel safe enough to visit it, please do. Notice how the trees and environment are changing with the seasons. And, whether you are quarantined with a partner or not, allow your body to feel the pleasure of arousal and/or orgasm. Experiencing pleasure in this way is holy, highlighting your power, relieving stress, and connecting you to seasonal practices that have existed for centuries. Nourishing your spiritual health is essential to rising above the darkness of this moment, so go on and ignite your inner fire.
Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.
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