Waxing Sextile between the Cancer Moon and Taurus Sun (18 deg)
Venus in Aries square Pluto Rx in Capricorn (23 deg)
Venus in Aries trine Jupiter Rx in Sagittarius (23 deg)
Here is an opportunity to advance the May 4th New Moon beginnings. With a bit of effort, you can nurture a seed or solid beginning so it grows into something comforting, nourishing and emotionally satisfying. No matter what happened during the New Moon, it’s time to move forward using your needs as fuel. Sounds easy enough - what do you really need? But you have to act on this because no one will deliver it to you. Family, childhood or mother may be involved.
Venus/Pluto is the crisis of want versus power. The compulsive attraction or obsessive drive to get what you want NOW (no matter the cost) has more behind it. On the surface, it looks like pure Aries competition, passion or impulse. But it’s not pure- there are deeper motivations, an urge to maintain power and fear of losing that power.
This is the corner you turn as you confront the shadow behind the desire. You may be dealing with manipulation or you may be trying to “convince” someone to give you what you want/love. Pushing forward, especially when the other party is reluctant, is a red flag.
Jupiter’s trine to Venus can greatly amplify the Pluto-driven compulsion. While there may be a hot opportunity to earn/create/achieve, proceed very carefully - again, check those background motivations. On the other hand, Jupiter can help you get past the square to Pluto if you hook into the bigger perspective - elevate yourself above the fear of loss and look at the undiscovered country that lies ahead. Is there something new to learn or explore? Jupiter/Venus is hopeful and individual freedom is honoured.
Jupiter and Pluto are Rx (retrograde), so you’ve been here before.