April - June 2017
Saturn and Pluto (see above also) are both stationary sometime in April, so that this month is liable to feel very heavily fated in some ways. We may well have to make extra effort to ‘gowith the flow’ and accept what we can’t change. In addition, in mid April (during the Easter weekend) Venus is stationary and in close aspect with Mars, Saturn and Uranus.
It is hard to be definite about what this might bring, as it is a very complex combination, but it increases the ‘fated’ feel of things, while also suggesting a way of coping. Mars is crucial here, as it helps to ease the feeling that Venus and what she stands for is being trapped by the other two planets. Mars is itself in Taurus at this time, and while not an ideal placing for it, it does show that being actively practical and commonsense is a good idea, dealing with things as we find them and all the time helping to bring harmony and a more peaceful attitude, both in ourselves and those we contact.Things should get a little quieter in early May. The trine between Saturn and Uranus (see above) is very close all through the month and while this will sometimes pose tests of will, especially the need to surrender self-will to God will, it also strengthens one’s resolve and ability to endure testing conditions at whatever level.
June is dominated by a link between Jupiter and Neptune which is quite subtle, certainly not ‘in your face’ but nevertheless powerful. The difficult side of this is the tendency to let things slide, to be over-optimistic and to be liable to deception. The positive side is optimism sensibly invested, also sensitivity to what is happening at inner levels. Remaining realistic is important, but provided this can be achieved it can be a useful combination of influences. It is also helpful for artistic and cultural pursuits.If you have not already done so - register here for notification of updates to 'The Sky' page.
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