29th – Sun/Mars conjunct in Taurus in opposition to Saturn in Scorpio
29th – Sun/Mars conjunct in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces
29th – Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn
29th – Saturn in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces
1st – Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn (exact)
1st – Mercury enters Taurus
5th – 6th – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower in Aquarius
5th- Mercury in Taurus opposition Saturn in Scorpio (exact)
5th – Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn (exact)
Intense situations call for transformation
Innovation points the way ahead
Spiritual and soul truths emerge
As Bette Davis said in the classic 1950’s film All About Eve: ‘Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.’ She might as well have been talking about the intensity of this week’s transits. We’ve got a stellium of planets in earthly and creative Taurus – the sign that blends worldly and practical matters with beauty so perfectly. All should be well as Taurus likes nothing else but to contemplate the meaning of life from lush fields of flowers. Alas, this week is shaping up to uproot even the most contented bull from the buttercups as the Taurus planets ping off Pluto and Saturn. Pluto is all about transformation while Saturn is all about structure. Really this all adds up to some pressure building. Mars and the Sun meet in Taurus on the 29th, again a contradictory meeting as action-oriented Mars really doesn’t want to sit around looking at flowers or even counting the money in his bank account. However, as they oppose Saturn in Scorpio as well as sextile Neptune in Pisces we need to look closely at how we’re taking care of business and whether our actions are based on spiritual and soul centered actions and thoughts. This is an exceptionally busy day in the cosmos as Venus, ruler of Taurus will trine Pluto in Capricorn perhaps heralding the emergence of changing attitudes towards the feminine. All About Eve may not be far from the focus right now.
Soul intensity is magnified on the 1st when the Sun in Taurus will trine Pluto in Capricorn. On a personal level we need to look closely at what we are building with our resources and environmental new may dominate the media as we are asked to look at what we are doing with the Earth’s resources thanks to the arrival of Mercury in Taurus. Mercury will move the oppose Saturn and trine Pluto. Revolution and breakdown of old established forms is now a possibility and the Eta Aquarids meteor shower which takes place around this time focuses on replacing those old values with something more positive, new and above all, individual. It’s about fusing our earthly values with our inner ones and coming up with a new synthesis for using these.
If you’ve not heard the soul calling of the planets yet, this period is all about individual solutions to collective problems. Think of yourself as being perfectly positioned now at the right time to take the next stage in your soul growth and in doing so replenish not only your own life, but that of the whole.