Planet Waves Weekly for April 18, 2024 by Eric Francis

Aries (March 20-April 19) — The Sun leaves your sign and enters Taurus on Friday, which will clue you in to a whole dimension of reality that you may have missed. In a few words, that’s about how valuable your gifts and talents are. I mean this in the most tangible ways: of practical value, of service, and of financial value to you and possibly others. Yet this is about your biggest dreams and aspirations, not any of the usual day-to-day ones. It will take an act of courage to step into your true potential, though I suggest you do this all at once and not in little increments. Events of the next few weeks may take you very far, very fast — which is saying a lot, because you’re already moving with speed and precision.

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Taurus (April 19-May 20) — You may feel that you’re on the brink of a massive transformation. This has nothing to do with appearances, or your personality, or perceptions of any kind. A sequence of events is unfolding and you are in a time of rapid growth — so rapid that it may and rightly will feel daunting. I suggest you cling to no past concept of security, and instead concern yourself with what you want to be possible, in the greatest sense you can imagine. That will match the scale of your current astrology and the kind of transformation you’re experiencing. You have reached the point where the past cannot be a factor (which seems like a ridiculous thing to say to a Taurus, though that is my read). Catch yourself if you’re making comparisons to the past, or longing for the past in any way. Stretch your imagination. Remind yourself that you don’t need to be perfect to make real evolutionary strides. All you need is to be yourself.

Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Proceed with extreme caution in any matter where your reputation is on the line, or where you are accountable to some higher power. There are going to be situations where you must say less rather than more. This will work as long as you are honest with yourself, and have one or two people you can confide in, who will serve as reality checks. Then there is the private aspect of your being — communicating about matters of the heart and soul. There is a revolution happening inside of you, and a significant element of that involves what you share with others about your deepest and innermost reality. Yet you may not feel like you have opportunities for that at the moment. You have done much work along your quest to being a whole person and not half of a relationship. There are not many people who place a high value on that approach, though I suggest you bide your time and remain faithful to yourself.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The planetary action now shifts to the most open and beneficial angle of your solar chart — your 11th house, which for Cancer Sun or rising is Taurus. You are being invited to explore your rapidly expanding world in a bold way: to meet people, to get new experiences, to travel, and to learn. Give up as much attachment to security as you can. It will only get in your way. There are rare times in life when anything you want is possible, so it’s essential that you remain in contact with your most sincere desires. Think in terms of what you want to express and offer to the world rather than merely what you want to get. Though keep in mind the kind of life you want, and what you think are adequate rewards for what you offer. There is an exchange involved and you are part of it. Take pleasure in offering yourself to the world for its benefit; take pleasure in the rewards for doing so.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — This week, the Sun crosses the midheaven angle of your solar chart, and in that moment, Jupiter and Uranus form their momentous conjunction right in the same house. All of this is happening in Taurus – your house of success, recognition and accomplishment. And while this is likely to present you with low-hanging fruit, or events that just seem to manifest, the key to the 10th house is action. Action is what you decide and then do, in real life and the real world. Your 10th solar house, Taurus, is made of physical substance and pertains to physical things with actual use and value. Therefore, the more tangible your action the better. It’s likely that you will have an abundance of options and will need to make some choices. If someone is interested in you and what you do, there is no rush. Choose from the very best and most preferable choices, and negotiate a solid arrangement for yourself.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — The concept “spiritual” is often shoved into a ghetto, as if there must be incense burning and people dressed in robes who say “namaste” a lot. Yet to be relevant, spiritual must encompass everything and everyone — every situation, including the dark and the light. It’s a state of mind, and for you, that is evolving rapidly into a bold awareness that is shaping your entire vision of yourself and the world. Far more than you imagine is possible; the world is a more beautiful place than you ever dreamed, and you have access to all that this promises — if you stay in touch with your senses, and with your heart. You don’t have to convince yourself that anything is possible, nor does anyone have to convince you — whether yes or no. All you need to do is hold a vision for what you want, and move your feet in that direction, even in small steps that will take you a great distance.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Your earning potential has never been better, though you may not realize you have vast resources at your disposal. They may be in the form of money, or some form of property or possessions. Also count your intellectual resources, your experience, your abilities and your knowledge. Your personal liberty is also a resource. Even in a world where nothing seems to matter, you’re in an unusual position to take action and get incredible results. You know that you’ll never find out what you’re capable of until you rise above a mental limitation. Fritz Perls said that “learning is discovering that something is possible.” These are important lessons because once you experience a few of them, you won’t be so willing to count yourself out of something next time. And next time may be within the next few days to a week. You actually have what it takes.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You have long recognized the value and beauty of relationships. Yet it’s been difficult to get your lived reality to match your ideals. However, you’re currently looking at such a potential. So, be sure you have the right person, or the right people. You may be looking at the world with sincere desire and openness, but seeing your own potential projected onto others. Be careful about that, and give people time to prove themselves. The rare conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus now taking place in your opposite sign Taurus — the scene of your relationships — has taken 13 years to form. There is no rush. And as aspects develop through the spring, the emphasis will shift to the details of your relationships and gaining a real understanding of compatibility. Most of that is an extension of how you experience yourself. Proceed from the feeling of knowing you’re a whole person.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Now is the time to get lost in your work — or said better, what you get lost in may be your true calling. Notice what you do just for the sake of doing it. The chances are, whatever that is has value to others. So to use a crude word, it can be ‘monetized’, though that’s secondary. You are learning to surrender to your true calling and what may feel like your original mission. There are practical necessities here on the planet, and I suggest you keep those in mind without letting them distract you. Your abundant creativity and nearly endless energy will help you find solutions to any problems, and guide you in the direction of mutual benefit and gain. Remember that this is usually about developing relationships, and right now, that means relationships with those who recognize and value your unique gift. Many opportunities will stem from those involvements and exchanges.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You may be inspired to do something you’ve never done before, just because it’s beautiful, feels right or is unfamiliar. Those are the kinds of desires that you want guiding your life, rather than following along with the usual boring consensus of what is acceptable. Our society puts a happy face on many trivial, meaningless and utterly boring things — don’t be fooled by that. Nobody is actually thrilled to go to Disney World, they just do a good job of pretending. Notice that there is something real that is usually exchanged for its wholly nonthreatening substitute. You want new experiences that challenge you to be someone different. While you need the familiarity of your home and your routines, you also need to stretch yourself in new directions on a regular basis. Your chart is thundering with the craving of unfamiliar people, places and things. They will take you out of your comfort zone, and that will feel not only good but reassuring.

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The Solstice Point — 2024 Astrology Studio for Capricorn — is a special edition helping you put the pieces of Pluto in Capricorn together. I look forward, but this is mostly a review and debriefing of your experience since 2008. I will highlight key dates and take a close look at what this transit has meant. I will include a review of Chiron in Aries as well as new factors now in Capricorn that will be present well into the next decade. This is a distinct reading covering different material than Somewhere In Between for Capricorn.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your usual concept of security involves tangible, physical certainty — the bills paid, food in the fridge, and clean sheets on the bed. However, a new concept is coming your way, and that will feel like space in the world to be exactly who you are. You’ve been feeling restless for a while, and that’s about to burst into a tangible idea of having a much larger container for your life. You have many interests, and your life should be able to accommodate them. And you have a social vision, which is likely to center around the space you live in. You are a natural point of gathering, and that means having the space for something like an open house, a party or even some kind of Sunday salon. You might try one experiment in the next few days, and if you have fun, try another. Such a project is likely to bear many unexpected fruits, whether social or professional.

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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — The only thing that can get in your way is you — so stay out of your own way. Ignore all the propaganda trying to tell you who you are and are not; stand under the umbrella of your soul and let everyone else do all the getting wet. More than anything, stay focused on the important tasks at hand, and prioritize what you value the most. The once-in-a-lifetime conjunction of your ruling planet Jupiter and the revolutionary transformer Uranus says that you’re at one of the most important points of personal development in your life. Yet we live in times when — we think — there is no such thing as relevance. Many have succumbed to the belief that there is no such thing as quality, only image. No such thing as value, only perceived value. No such thing as knowledge, only information. Yet you possess the reality in nearly all cases, and not the illusion.

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