Note: Due to the Planet Waves server being down nearly all night, we’re just now getting today’s Daily Astrology posted; Len Wallick’s column will follow at 2 pm EDT. — Amanda
We’re entering the last few days of the Sun in Aries, before it enters Taurus on Saturday, ushering us into the heart of spring. Then the ‘big astrology’ of the the year — some of the most powerful since 1999 — culminates on Wednesday, April 23.
Full chart for the Sun’s ingress into Taurus Saturday (the yellow circle with a dot in it), with the cardinal grand cross nearly exactly in place. View larger chart here; view glyph key here.
We’ve been feeling it building for months, and chances are you’re already observing its effects both within yourself and in your relationships.
Wednesday’s cardinal grand cross (Uranus, Jupiter, Mars and Pluto, all at right angles to each other from the signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) is basically a LOT of internal push and external pull working on you all at once.
That can feel like a lot of pressure to “do something already!” But Mars is a bit of a wild card in the set-up: it’s pushing for action yet is retrograde (more inward/backward-looking), and can feel like it has too many options or no clear direction in Libra.
Keep a handle on your intentions and a close eye on your frustrations. Be aware of how you’re feeling compelled to express your energy at all times. Simply knowing that you’re feeling frustrated is half the battle; if you’re present with that, you can feel out whether you’re actually frustrated with someone else, or with something within yourself.
All astrological factors are cautioning against rushing into decisions, and encouraging you to evaluate your options. Mars retrograde in Libra lends itself to making wrong decisions and doing the opposite of what might actually be best for you, so you really, truly need to figure out what is correct.