Yikes!  Much is happening astrologically this week and next, and these transitions are ones you need to pay attention to!  Pluto goes retrograde, the Moon is new, and the Sun and Mercury move into Taurus.  Here’s what all this means for you!

Mercury moved into the sign of Taurus on April 14.  During this time, lots of confusion in communication can reign, so keep it simple – state your truth softly and clearly.  Whispering is often far more effective than yelling in getting your point across.

Pluto goes retrograde on April 16 and stays retrograde until September 26.  There are likely to be major changes in our lives over the next few months.  Changes always bring about life lessons if we pay attention.  It’s that time in our lives where events may feel unpleasant while they’re happening, but later, we can reflect on the positive path our lives take when we come through painful events stronger and lighter.

The Moon is new at 2:57 pm eastern time on Saturday, April 18.  This new Moon is fraught with possibilities.  It’s time to make commitments to ourselves, and then to act on them.  If you want to take on a new project, learn something new, or develop a new skill, now is the time!  Take charge of your life and watch what happens.

This new Moon also is a time to re-evaluate what you value, and examine your relationship with yourself.  If there’s something within yourself you’d like to change, now is the time to make that change.

AND this new Moon is a time for planting.  Get out there and dig your hands in the dirt!  Ask the Spirits of the Plants to help you and they will!  You might find my “Create Your Spiritual Garden” downloadable course helpful.  See the Services section of my website for more information.  Folks who’ve ordered this course tell me they love it!

Finally, the Sun enters the sign of Taurus at 5:42 am eastern on Tuesday, April 20.  Ruled by Venus, Taurus is an Earth sign that is both determined and tender.  Symbolized by the bull, Taurus is a time of forging ahead to get what you need and want.  Just remember to do so with both love and logic!

May you walk with the stars!