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Posted: April 29, 2016

Horoscope for the week beginning April 29

Michael OConnorBy Michael O’Connor

Tip of the Week

Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all retrograde now. Mercury is in Taurus; Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius; Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn.

From a wider angle, the cycles of our time reveal a deepening process of a steadily emerging global revolution and the notion of isolation is rapidly dissolving as a global village emerges. It also refers to the process of achieving gender equality in every sector of society. This theme is linked to Uranus Square Pluto (1965 – 2104).

The following offers a breakdown of the basic meaning of each retrograde planet:

Pluto Rx (currently: Apr.18 to Sept 26) has the subtle effect of directing the Plutonian power and process of transformation inward. Healing the ills of the world, or at least immediate outer realities, becomes an inner and/or personal purification process.

Mars is the co-ruler of Scorpio and when Rx generally, is the mark of a spiritual warrior. Mars Rx (Apr 17 – Jun.19) in Sagittarius tends towards heightened enthusiasm for life experience, yet impatience, scattered focus, blurred perceptions, and righteousness.

Saturn, aka the lord of karma, when Rx (Mar. 26 – Aug. 14) generally indicates a time to catch-up on unfinished business. When in Sagittarius it increases a sense of independence.

Jupiter Rx (Jan 7 – May 9) generally increases idealism and decreases practicality. When in Virgo a sound judgment, which affords a balanced perspective, is decreased. A judgmental and holier than though attitude can produce a superiority complex.

Tri-annual Mercury Rx (Apr. 28 – May 22) is the most noticeable in its effects. Thoughts, perceptions, and communications tend to get garbled. Countering the theme of Jupiter Rx in Virgo, Mercury Rx in Taurus stands to deepen concentration levels. Negatively, narrow-mindedness and financial insecurity can cloud judgment based on seeing the bigger picture.

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April 29 – May 5

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Freedom is the word on your mind and lips. Yet, you know that whatever is happening in your life, it will take time. So, you are ready and willing to get to work. Fortunately, your ambitions are strong and your resolve to support them as well. Watch for tendencies to allow the ‘could have, would, have, should have’ mantra to defeat you. Affirm: there is only now and next.

horotaurusTaurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

The flow of green lights over the past few weeks are not so rhythmic now. It may even seem like you are getting every red. Trusting the larger flow, slow down and enjoy the scenery. Your concentration levels will be heightened over the coming weeks. Yet, as Venus enters your sign (Apr 29 – May 23) your desire levels will rise as your patience ebbs.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Okay, you may have pushed the limits to their final reach last week, but now it is time to rest. Listen to your body and allow it to have authority over your mind. If you do, you will find yourself slowing down. This is just a phase during which time you will transition into a time of re-activation. Save the spring-cleaning for later and chill.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

While others are taking some time out, you are reaching out. Increased social activity is a distinct possibility. Yet, your creativity and inventiveness is also blossoming. You may be just as happy to hand close to home tending to projects where measurable results can occur. Tending to unfinished or long awaited projects will provide the deepest satisfaction.

Leo (July 22 – Aug 23)

You want attention, yet you may be reluctant to enter fully into the limelight at this time. The line-up of retrograde planets suggests that you specifically might benefit more from sharpening your skills and obtaining new tools for the next several weeks anyway. This is a time to give more than receive but doing so could result in big time earnings.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

horovirgoBroadening of your vision continues. This can include communications with key contacts to plan for future events. Increasing your exposure to social and cultural opportunities is also likely. You could be left feeling uncomfortable as you enter new territory. Avoid over analysis and demanding answers. Slow down and allow all your senses to awaken more fully.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

Clearing the way both literally and figuratively continues. Tending to unfinished business will prove important. Taxes, investments, and other financial responsibilities require your closer attention. This is probably not a good time to invest. Yet, it could be a good time to shop around. Hiring may prove helpful yet use extra caution if signing contracts.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

A sudden burst of energy on relationship fronts has your full attention now. Seeing the beauty in people and situations could flow more fully for a while. You feel more sensual and want to fulfill your desires. A weave of diplomacy and charm is coming to the fore to support you to realize your goals. Love and be loved.

HoroSagittariusSagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

A process of fortifying your foundation continues. Now you have entered a push through period. You do not have to push too hard, but you do have to show up and follow through. This is an expansive time for you yet also one during which it is important to proceed deliberately, avoiding casual leaps and cavalier gambles.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

horocapricornAn exciting and empowering cycle has begun for you. Of course, you have to tune-in and cooperate for best results. Basically, it indicates a heightened level of creativity. It could also manifest as a playful time, one during which you may also want to be entertained. Be open to inspiration and creative strategies.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

Your home is center stage for you now. Spring-cleaning and other activities geared to create a more beautiful and productive environment are likely. You may be thinking that less is more. Creating better health is also on your mind. This is where you are willing to make extra room and/or to invest. Organization, productivity, and health are your main focus.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A steady stream of new thoughts, ideas, strategies and tools are coming your way. At worst, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Deciphering what you need and want to do and to integrate at this time is important. Managing your time well requires a clear outline of your priorities. Be open to receive yet know when you have enough.

Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]

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