Thursday, April 28: On April 27, Venus conjoined Neptune and three days later it joins Jupiter in Pisces for a few days of magic. Jupiter and Neptune are collective planets. Venus is a personal planet. If the influence of the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction has been somewhat abstract, this is our opportunity to understand what it means for each of us. With Jupiter’s help, Venus will translate Neptune’s foggy messages and make the intangible, tangible. This is not a Uranian lightbulb moment of clarity – this is a deep knowing of what’s right, what makes you truly happy, what kind of person you want to be and what kind of life you want to live going forward. Happy birthday to the late Harper Lee, author of the controversial “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
Friday, April 29: Today, Mercury leaves Taurus for Gemini. The goal now is to be as flexible and as agile as possible. In Gemini, we can reach our destination faster. Or we can stop. Or we can change destination altogether because we got a phone call and something more important popped up. Mercury in Gemini is a great transit for all of us – Mercury is in its home sign in Gemini. When Mercury is in Gemini, we can see things for what they are, without bias or misjudgment, and seize opportunities better. Our mind becomes more agile, our communication more fluent, and our conversations more enjoyable. Imagine that: Willie Nelson, 89, and Jerry Seinfeld, 68, were both born on April 29.
Saturday, April 30: A solar eclipse in Taurus is today’s event. There are so many incredible astrological lineups at this eclipse that it’s not easy to know where to start: but this is a north node eclipse conjunct Uranus, and the ruler of the eclipse, Venus, is conjunct Jupiter. There’s so much potential with this eclipse – the world is our oyster. More to come. Canadian actor Paul Gross celebrates birthday #63 today.
Sunday, May 1: Venus is transiting Pisces while Pluto is in Capricorn – and today, they are friends. It makes for a time when soul searching brings rewards. We get to see the best (and worst) of what motivates us – then pick which one to nourish. And happy birthday to Batman, who first appeared May 1, 1939, in Detective Comics.
Monday, May 2: In the noon hour, Venus leaves emotional Pisces and moves on into fiery Aries for a stay that lasts until May 28, when Venus moves on to Gemini. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spent his teen years on the east coast of Canada and today turns the big 5-0.
Tuesday, May 3: A lively, talkative Tuesday sees Jupiter and Pluto connect in a friendly way, which means good fortune pays tribute to our deepest passions. The late James Brown, the man known as “The Godfather of Soul,” was born May 3, 1933.
Wednesday, May 4: May the fourth be with you! While the moon moves into her home sign of Cancer tonight, earlier today, Mars gets a bump from Uranus. Good news for some on the work or health front. It was May 4, 1959, that the first Grammy Awards were handed out. Ella Fitzgerald and Perry Como were the vocal winners.
Bill Auchterlonie’s weekly Podcast, Looking Up to the Stars, is at www.lutts.ca.