Mars in Sagittarius stations Rx on April 17th (see last week’s horoscopes) and Pluto in Capricorn stations Rx on April 18th. Mars is the conscious expression of Pluto’s unconscious desires, so these two retrogrades are linked. Pausing, looking deeper and going back will be necessary to examine actions, and the desires that drive them. As Pluto drills far beneath the surface, expect multiple layers to be peeled back.
Venus in Aries is busy this week, as she trines Saturn Rx in Sagittarius (April 18th) squares Pluto Rx in Capricorn (April 19th) and conjoins Uranus in Aries on April 22nd. This is a mix of clarification and solidification. The trine to Saturn can confirm, while Pluto and Uranus promise to dislodge any inauthentic or outdated approaches to relationships, money, values and self-esteem. Note that Pluto Rx and Saturn Rx indicate that Venus events will be based on going back, looking deeper or reconsidering, even as Uranus delivers a shock of clarity.
The Venus/Uranus conjunction happens close to the Scorpio Full Moon (April 21st or 22nd, depending on your time zone). The surprise or abrupt change of priorities will be aligned with this Moon’s all or nothing culmination. In keeping with Scorpio’s uncompromising intensity, there may be a total ending or complete commitment to going further. Authenticity will be the theme. Pluto Rx amplifies the vibe of the inward journey and unavoidable truth.
Note that this Moon will make a tense inconjunct to Ceres in Aries. Ceres is about nurturing, mothering and loss, although Ceres in Aries emphasizes a new chapter. The birth of a new issue or idea will demand attention in a discordant way.
Aspects to Venus in your sign can readjust your focus to something that’s crucial for success, happiness or self-expression. You may revisit a legal matter, journey or ideal that reminds you what you’re really all about. Reclaiming your power and freedom may be key.
The Full Moon in your sector of shared resources, can bring money (debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances) or intimacy matters to a peak. Pluto Rx in your career sector ties in issues of success, status and authority. Who has the power (in a business or romantic context) may be up for review. Too, you could be reassessing how satisfying or lucrative a particular career path is. A relationship can end or deepen, and financial matters may feel like they’re out of your control. The Moon’s inconjunct to Ceres in your sign hi-lights a struggle between your independence/free will versus what you share with/owe to another.
Aspects to Venus in your hidden sector can reveal something you’ve been avoiding, or overlooking. A financial or romantic secret can come out suddenly, and this may be due to you retracing your steps. Despite the shock, what comes out will be undeniably true. Too, you may feel that now is the time to show all your cards.
The Full Moon in your partnership sector ties in the above developments with a relationship turning point. The raw honesty can signal an ending, or step forward to deeper intimacy and commitment. For some, a secret attraction can become a full -blown relationship. Pluto Rx in your sector of opportunities connects these developments to the larger issue of where your life is heading, or how your ideals have supported (or undermined) your happiness. A realignment of your path may be in order. In some cases, relationship power balances may play out with legal developments that are delayed or revised. The inconjunct to Ceres in your hidden sector suggests background issues of loss, or denial of nurturing, may be triggered by this Full Moon. You may have to let go of something/someone before other things can develop any further.
Aspects to Venus in your social sector can change the landscape of your friendships, social contacts or social activities. A friendship can flip to something more romantic, or vice versa. Reviewing partnership goals and commitments can clarify which way a social relationship will go, as you become clear about who is supportive of your social goals. Public image (of yourself or your relationships) can go through a sudden and profound overhaul.
The Full Moon in your sector of routine brings a health or work issue to a head. Developments with co-workers, medical issues or daily routines can have public consequences, or may happen in reaction to a surprising publicdevelopment. Pluto Rx in your sector of shared resources suggests that surface changes are rooted in a deeper readjustment of financial, psychological or sexual needs. Too, surface changes may be part of your effort to regain control of something you feel has gotten away from you. The inconjunct to Ceres in your public sector can create tension between public ideals of nurturing (your vision of what should happen) versus the reality of what you can actually do, or who really wants your help.
Aspects to Venus in your career sector can clarify and solidify your current path, or urge you to make an abrupt left turn. If a strategy is not working, you’ll know immediately. But if you’re on the right path, that too will be very clear. Going back over work tasks, routines and obligations will be part of the process. Your professional image (in the eyes of the public or in the eyes of management) can also be clarified, as all superficial gloss is stripped away.
The Full Moon in your sector of self-expression will hi-light a personal goal, desire for success, or issues with children/pregnancy. There could be an achievement, as you unexpectedly make your mark and reap your reward. Too, you could find that getting what you want has unexpected consequences. Pluto Rx in your relationship sector links the Full Moon to the shifting power balance in a partnership (business or romantic). It may be time to reconsider who is the breadwinner, who is more successful, or whose ambitions are supported. The inconjunct to Ceres in your career sector indicates tension between feeling special/being appreciated versus conditional love. Too, tensions around parenting versus career goals can come up.
Aspects to Venus in your opportunities sector urges you to step out and aim for what youwant. Long distance romance, travel, education, legal matters and publishing are areas where you can clarify your desires, confirm your success or be the recipient of a lucky break. An attraction or creative project that you thought was out of reach may suddenly be back in business. Despite the positive energy, watch for unexpected developments that can throw you off track, or change your course completely. Take extra precautions when travelling.
The Full Moon in your domestic sector brings home and family matters to a turning point. A relocation or change in family structure are possibilities. Pluto Rx in your sector of daily routine connects developments to the deeper overhaul that’s been happening in your immediate environment and/or health. Reconsidering or intensifying some work or health changes may be part of a deep spring cleaning that involves purging invalid reminders of the past. This could be a case of cutting the final cords that bind you to unhappy family/relationship issues. The inconjunct to Ceres in your sector of opportunities suggests adjustments will be needed between finding new ways to nurture yourself versus leaving the past behind. It won’t be a quick and easy severance.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of shared resources can signal a time to reassess priorities around shared finances (debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances) or physical/emotional intimacy. Events may catch you off guard and make you feel like you have no control, especially if a sudden expense or shift in a relationship hits you. This is actually a call to review domestic responsibilities, or focus on your security base: something needs to be confirmed or solidified. Home expenses may need to be reworked, or what you share with a significant other may require a second look.
The Full Moon in your communication sector adds in the weight of a heavy discussion, final answer or reveal of information. Official documents could be signed, or this could simply be about you engaging in a profoundly honest discussion that leaves no stone unturned. Pluto Rx in your sector of self-expression connects Full Moon events to a deeper realization of what’s most important to you (romantically or creatively) and whether you’ve been taking this seriously. The inconjunct to Ceres in your sector of shared resources suggests some fear/resistance around an area of ultimate release: a complete loss/metaphorical “death” or totally opening yourself up to someone else. “Loss” can refer to the release of fears, boundaries or something you thought you needed.
Aspects to Venus in your partnership sector can introduce a passionate new attraction, or some surprises in an existing relationship. Despite the unexpected developments, a previous conversation or promise will be a defining factor, and will give structure to the proceedings. If you feel like someone else is calling all the shots, know that you have the right to think things through before you answer.
The Full Moon in your sector of personal resources suggests a shift in financial or emotional security. Your bottom line (what’s non negotiable) will be the focus, even though it may seem like someone else holds the key. Remember what’s essential for you, but at the same time, know that you cannot control someone else. Pluto Rx in your domestic sector ties this in with changes on a domestic level, or drilling down into the past to get to the root of the matter. The inconjunct to Ceres in your partnership sector adds in themes of relationship dependency, old relationship habits based on your parents, or the push for a more equal exchange of nurturing.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of routine can trigger a sudden change in a co-worker relationship, your health, your habits or commitments. Work tasks or daily routines may need to be realigned if you’ve lost track of a financial or security issue. Ideally, your obligations and daily environment should contribute to your increasing sense of financial discipline and self-sufficiency.
The Full Moon in your sign suggests the above developments will trigger a turning point, regarding a relationship, lifestyle choice, job or public identity. Pluto Rx in your communication sector connects the changes with your continuous push to present the most authentic version of yourself. Therapy, self-analysis or changes in the way you communicate may be part of the package. The inconjunct to Ceres in your sector of routine suggests tension between your push to evolve versus new obligations to nurture. Service to others, or new (and perhaps uncomfortable) habits for yourself may hi-light what you’re reluctant to take on.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of self-expression can trigger an unexpected new attraction, or your surprising move that’s designed to show off what you’ve got. This is an encouraging influence (the trine to Saturn Rx in your sign suggests you can build up what you’ve been working on), although caution should be used to avoid demanding attention/satisfaction. When you start to feel that something must happen, that’s your cue to back off.
The Full Moon in your hidden sector suggests what’s hidden will come to light, whether it’s a secret attraction, or a background potential/desire that’s ready to be revealed. Pluto Rx in your security sector suggests this is part of a larger shift in how you handle money, how you develop your self-esteem and self-sufficiency. A closer look at finances or personal values may illuminate what’s been in the background, or give you the answer that you’ve been looking for. The inconjunct to Ceres in your sector of self-expression suggests tension due to the realization that something new is coming into your life. Are you prepared to help it grow? Issues with children/pregnancy are possible themes, as are new artistic impulses.
Aspects to Venus in your domestic sector (including the square to Pluto in your sign) can abruptly readjust your domestic/family priorities, or accelerate a home/relationship project. Even in the midst of sudden change, you’ll get the feeling that things are sliding into place, as the new lay of the land lines up with what feels right.
The Full Moon in your social sector indicates a public culmination involving friends, groups or group activities. Changes at home will be related to an ending or turning point out there. An announcement or decision could hit suddenly, and Pluto Rx in your sign suggests this will be related to your intensified efforts to rebuild your life/identity. The inconjunct to Ceres in your domestic sector suggests tension with parents, family traditions or new ways of nurturing/creating security that others may not understand.
Aspects to Venus in your communication sector can bring surprising (and intriguing) news, or see you expressing your interest with an unexpected rush. Something/someone new can capture your attention, but there will also be a sense that you’re retracing your steps regarding a friendship or group dynamics. Too, there could be a breakthrough in friendships/public relations, as you approach things from a whole new angle. Communication in general can be a mix of flirtatious, unexpected and inspired.
The Full Moon in your career sector brings you to a turning point regarding authority, career path or your current job. News/realizations can hit suddenly, as an “ah ha” moment points you towards a greater truth. Pluto Rx in your hidden sector ties this in with the subtle background transformations that are reforming your life from the inside out. There could be a profound realization about how to achieve a certain ambition, or whether a current ambition is aligned with your truth. The inconjunct to Ceres in your communication sector can trigger awareness of more open expressions of nurturing. Too, this Moon can hi-light tension between your current path and nurturing that is required for a sibling or friend. Writing about women’s issues, children or parenting may be part of the mix, as ideas that must be expressed don’t quite mesh with your job requirements or professional image.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of personal security can trigger the unexpected, regarding earned money, expression of values, self esteem or emotional security. Someone may demand more from you, or you may realize that you’re not getting enough. Revisiting a salary issue or changing your rates are possibilities. Too, you could suddenly take charge and reassert your authority, as you decide that there’s only one outcome that will give you what you want.
The Full Moon in your sector of opportunities suggests a culmination involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. The unexpected expense or realization can bring things to a head, and Pluto Rx in your social sector indicates intensifying changes in your social landscape and public image will be contributing factors. The inconjunct to Ceres in your sector of personal resources can hi-light the need to pay more attention to financial and emotional necessities, even as you deal with bigger issues.