The astrology forecast for the week of April 18, 2022 through April 24, 2022 features five planetary aspects (Mercury conjunct Uranus, Venus sextile Neptune, Sun square Pluto, Mercury square Saturn, Mercury sextile Neptune), and the Sun moves out of Aries and into earthy Taurus.
It’s going to be a cosmically busy this week, but all the action occurs at the beginning of the week and the end of the week. So, without further ado…
This week is the beginning of Taurus season, so I figured I would give a little insight into a sign that is much more complex than money and finances.
There are many stories which you can associate with Taurus – King Midas, Ferdinand the Bull, and many fairytales, which all fit the bill. However, I feel that the myth of King Minos of Crete is perhaps one of the most important.
King Minos is the son of Zeus and Europa, who had to compete with his two siblings to ascend to the throne of one of the wealthiest islands of Greece. Minos claimed the throne by divine right, since his father, the king of the gods Zeus, pursued Europa and impregnated her in the form of a bull. Minos prayed to his uncle Poseidon to send a bull out of the sea to seal the deal, and agreed to sacrifice the bull in his honor. Poseidon granted Minos’ request and sent a beautiful bull, which Minos immediately desired. But, instead of sacrificing the bull in the god’s honor, he added the bull to his herd. He then deceptively sacrificed another bull to the god of the seas.
Poseidon was not amused and sent Aphrodite (the ruler of Taurus) to inflict Queen Pasiphae (Minos’s wife) with lust for the bull. Pasiphae instructs the craftsman Daedalus to create her a cow that she could climb into. Once completed, she entered the wooden cow, and then the bull entered her. Nine months later, she gave birth to a half man/half bull creature called the Minotaur.
Minos felt deep shame for his sins and had Daedalus (this guy suffers his own breakdown later because of his participation, which could symbolize our need to stick to our personal values rather than the values of others) create a structure known as the Labyrinth to house the Minotaur, and each month a virgin boy and girl were sent into the Labyrinth to feed the beast.
Now, of course, this is a rather twisted story, but there is a core to the story that gives us a glimpse into Taurus. Crete is an exceptionally wealthy country, and in its vast abundance and potent fertile lands lies a beast that threatens to devour the landscape unless it is ‘contained’. Perhaps, the Minotaur lives within each of us, and during Taurus season, we need to sort through what we possess and our motivations for obtaining it. Furthermore, we may need to look at our stewardship over our money and resources, and are we maintaining it and using it appropriately, or are we wasting it by feeding an inner Minotaur.
Monday, April 18, 2022
We begin the week with three major aspects – Mercury conjunct Uranus, Venus sextile Uranus, and the Sun square transformative Pluto.
Let’s tackle the Uranian aspects first.
Uranus likes to break free of earthly limits. He is associated with human progress, ingenuity, and tearing down the existing established order. When Uranus aspects other planets, he tends to stir them up, electrify them, if you will, and expose those planets to something new. Uranus likes to challenge your existing world to bring new elements into your life that keep things exciting. For earthy types, Uranian energy can be unpredictable, change (even if it’s for their benefit) can be frightening, and the unexpected can be difficult because it’s not reliable.
On Monday, Mercury conjoins Uranus. Your mind may be restless, and there may be a steady flow of new ideas, inspiration, and intuitive hunches. This may bring opportunities into your life that may pay off if you take advantage of them. However, if you have trouble managing the surge of frenetic mental energy, you may feel anxious and ill at ease. It’s always best to expect the unexpected.
A few hours later, Venus will sextile Uranus. You may need to break away from the day-to-day monotony and focus on exciting and stimulating things. Try to break up your routine and do something new with those you care about. Furthermore, you may attract new friends that are fascinating and bring new and intense ideas to the table.
Now, onto the Sun square Pluto.
Whereas Uranus brings unexpected change, Pluto amputates the areas of life that are no longer working, and well past their expiration date. This is a tricky aspect that you should not avoid. Areas of your life that are not working will be revealed, and it’s your job to change them and make them more manageable. Since Pluto is Pluto, resistance to change can lead to more problems. Let go of old patterns of behavior that are not working for you. It’s time to purge the old and make way for the new.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
We leave the fiery sign of Aries and return to earth as Taurus season officially begins at 10:24 EST/7:24 PST. Whereas Aries season is about potentials, Taurus season is about facts and our ability to channel the potentials revealed last month into something tangible. Use the energy of the next month to realistically look at life and make choices and decisions based on reality. Taurus season is also a great time to get your fiscal picture in order.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The Moon moves through energetic Sagittarius. It’s best to get everything you need done during the early morning hours, as the Moon applies to a sextile with Saturn. Later in the day, it will be difficult to remain focused as the Moon squares Neptune. You may feel moments of confusion, so it’s best to do things that don’t require heavy lifting. This evening, take advantage of the Moon square Jupiter and do some things you enjoy.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
The Moon moves through responsible Capricorn and sextiles Mars. You may feel more energized than normal, and it’s the perfect time to take charge of your life. You will notice that you feel more confident and self-assured. Tackle projects that require a little something extra.
Friday, April 22, 2022
The Moon continues to make its monthly trip through Capricorn, the sign of the sea-goat. Throughout the day, the Moon makes several favorable aspects. Your day should go relatively smoothly, and it’s an excellent day to take care of your responsibilities. However, be on guard this evening as the Moon conjoins Pluto, and intense emotions may surface. Manage your emotional surges with some self-care.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
The Moon spends the day moving through Aquarius. It’s an excellent day to meet up with your inner circle and catch up. If you’ve been overwhelmed by worldly issues and concerns, spend some time today doing something you enjoy or exploring something new. If you need to share your opinions with others, today is a great day to do it.
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Mercury forms a difficult square to Saturn in Aquarius. You may find that you are dwelling on the problem areas of your life, and sometimes feel isolated and alone. It will be difficult to communicate with others, and you may feel misunderstood. Try to push away negative thoughts if they surface.
See you next week!