Weekly General Astrology Forecast April 18

18th – Pluto retrograde in Capricorn

19th – Sun enters Taurus

19th – Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

22nd – Full Moon in Scorpio

22nd – Venus conjunct Uranus in Aries

  • Arise and be the phoenix!
  • Are you ready to become all the wonderful things you can be?
  • Happy birthday, Taurus

We have both Pluto and Mars retrograde now and while Mars loses his ‘Oomph!’ when he retrogrades, Pluto just gets well – more him. The need to transform our lives in a key area becomes more pressing and things we refuse to own or are even ashamed of, may come tumbling out of closets no matter how hard we try to keep that door closed. This could see past actions especially around love or anything we have done with regards to constructing a ‘false front’ being ripped away as Venus and Pluto square off on the 19th. Watch closely as the full Moon in Scorpio illuminates something we may be trying to hide an what we all need to look at is are we hiding our true power from ourselves and the world? Deep feelings – some even scary, could emerge now and the most important thing to realise for us all now is that we need to look closely at these as within them lies our true power. We are told so often to be scared of our shadow side but often this is because we are scared of how powerful we would be if we embraced it. Are you ready to step into that? A surprise opportunity to do just that and to own it could arise as Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries and just for a moment consider that Aries re-arranged spells ‘Arise’. That is what we are being called to do this week. Embrace this powerful you and arise like a phoenix (which is the ancient symbol of Scorpio). This is what Pluto is also asking us to do.

Happy birthday to all the Taureans out there this week as the Sun enters your sign on the 19th. Time to celebrate in true Taurus style by embracing all the wonderful sensual pleasures this world has to offer. When we’ve explored what we feared there is nothing like grounding ourselves back down to earth by seeing those good things of life as a celebration of the spirit. Taurus knows all about that. Let’s take a leaf out of their book this week and reward ourselves for being whole and being as powerful as we can be.