Sun enters Taurus 12:12 PM
A fixed earth sign, Taurus is where we find the essence of embodiment. It holds us to the senses, to the world of matter. In the northern hemisphere the season is spring and the natural world smells good. Hope is high if you have even a little bit of something you can use to bring pleasure and/or value into your life. People who feel they have nothing, especially if they feel that someone took from them what belonged to them, those people show us the difficult side of this sign; a fierce, blind rage, terrifying to behold. All it takes to prevent this is the basic things: some nourishing food that tastes good, a little time to enjoy a bit of beauty, the smell of a healthy life, a reasonable place to live. That’s all it takes. Taurus represents the birthright which belongs to every incarnated being.
New Moon 1 degree Taurus 3:20AM EDT
How do you intend to do right with your embodied self? What allows you to be fully present to the world as it is? Can you remain in your body through thick and thin? Make your intentions clear, at least to yourself, regarding the simple truth of your actual presence on this earth. What would it take for you to BE HERE NOW?
Sun sextile Neptune
Mercury conjunct Uranus
An inspired Earth Day which includes all the beings, not just the humans. A day of great ideas that could bring real change if we are willing to roll up our sleeves and do what has to get done. But not today. Today is for inclusion and inspiration not so much effort.
Sun trine Mars
Take action that strengthens structure. Build it, fix it, make it. It could be anything from art to plumbing. Whatever makes itself known to you that needs tending is most likely worth the effort.
Mercury square Pluto
All that inspiration on Earth Day wants some effort. If you are excited by a project today is a day to wrestle with some of the thornier issues. If it’s inevitable that inspiration leads to perspiration today is surely a day to sweat!
Sun trine Pluto
All that sweat was worth it because today is a day of manifestation. Step back and see what you have done. If it turns out you weren’t into making the effort and all you can see today is what you should have done and didn’t – don’t despair. Whatever stark truth you see today has teeth. If you let it bite you it could transform you forever. No regrets. Today is just the start of a new and improved way of being.
By the calendar they say today is the celebration of Beltane
Many of us have no idea what this means. Beltane is meant to be the very middle day of the middle sign of spring (exactly half way between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice) which would actually put it closer to the 6th of May. But these things get lost over time as we move away from the root reason for the celebration. Beltane is about the beginning of the growing season. It was a time to revel in the fecundity of the earth and her relentless love for her children. It was a time to fertilize the fields with seeds both actual and metaphorical. It was a time to celebrate the ritual mating of the Goddess and the God. Children born 9 months from Beltane were considered special. Of course they would be Aquarians born at the very middle day of the middle sign of winter. If you feel inspired during this first week of May to fertilize something don’t hold back. You’re right in synch with the season.
Mercury sextile Venus
A day for the gift of gab. Say what you have to say – artfully. Make your words count. If you are of a lyrical nature to begin with today is a day to shine.
Mercury opposite Saturn
Full Moon 11:36 pm 16 degrees Taurus
Serious skill is required when it comes to defending your ideas. It’s like fencing. It may look easy in the movies but there is an art and a discipline to it. It’s only easy if you know how.
Do you know what pins your life to the planet? Where are the supports? How and what does the life you are living down here reflect back to heaven? An excellent day to wrestle with an angel.
Mercury enters Taurus
Post all that wrestling requires time to think things through. What have you learned as you wrestled with your angel and how can you apply it to your life?
Mercury sextiles Neptune
Mercury is so active these days. Not in the usual way astrologers are aware of it – via retrograde motion – but simply in it’s interactions with other planets. The mind of Gaea is active and looking for all opportunities to bring peace to troubled waters. On the other hand, the mind of man looks for the next best thing. Attune where you will.
Sun conjuncts Jupiter
Put thoughts into action; the kind of action that makes a difference in the details of your life. Don’t sweat the small stuff but don’t ignore or deny it either. There is much that is possible today if you have your values on straight.
Love your Mother and if you aren’t able to do that then love THE Mother!
Mercury trines Pluto
The earth; the dirt which seems so inert is actually filled with life and even more miraculous it gives rise to more life – just add water and light. This is a fact and this is a metaphor. Either way it is the same thing. Plant a seed, watch it grow and you will surely understand something about the nature of life. And vice versa.
Venus stationery retrograde
Big news. The Queen of Heaven (surely you have seen her like a diamond in the sky) is being pulled back to the heart of the Sun where she will be cooked in the fire of creation and transformed from evening to morning star.
Mars trine Pluto
Empowered action. That is the keyword statement for today. Let your actions arise from the kind of truth that cannot be argued with. Truth that arises from necessity. When in doubt, do the responsible thing that will benefit the most people.