Wednesday April 9-15
ARIES (March 20 to April 20) This week we are leading up to a Lunar Eclipse on the 15th -- a Full Moon on steroids, so to speak. This will put you and a significant other (whether business or spousal, enemy or rival) in an apparent irreconcilable standoff. The keyword is "apparent." Dig below the surface and surrender to reconciling the differences. You will be enriched by the transforming power such uncharacteristic behavior elicits; the resolution of which leads you to get on with things.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 21) Expect the illumination or "ah ha" moment which comes during the April 15th Lunar Eclipse to be felt in regard to your longterm health and fitness regime. Dedicating yourself to the need to care for yourself, perhaps in tandem with someone else - a new yoga or other private trainer might be what is called for. You might also have to give up some personal freedom because of family demands, caring for or nursing another whose condition can no longer be ignored.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) There is a tug of war this week between the expectations the children have for your time versus your commitments to the social or civic groups you are involved with, leading up to the Lunar Eclipse of the 15th, when things come to a head. It seems you cannot keep both parties happy. Eclipses can bring sudden shifts in these matters, with their attending sense of urgency and emotional pressure. Be aboveboard and let everyone in on your process.
CANCER (June 21 to July 23) Jupiter in your sign until mid July gives you extra protection during this Lunar Eclipse time. The standoff between home life and career when their separate demands are pulling you in opposite directions has a silver lining in it. You have the opportunity to rise to new heights of inclusion -- incorporating a new philosophy or belief system which allows you to come out of yourself, get "bigger," and take on more. Jupiter only comes around once every 12 years so enjoy!
LEO (July 23 to August 23) As the earth's shadow passes in front of the Moon blocking the Sun's light from reaching the Moon at this Lunar Eclipse, Leos, you are confronted with the dilemma between listening to your inner guru or an outer one. Which one is it? Should I keep to my familiar home turf or expand my reach outwards? There are no right answers, of course. Sometimes it is more important to just ask the question, 'whom should I trust?' Expect a sudden intuitive flash of enlightenment at any moment.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 23) Caught between a rock and a hard place is often the feeling around Full Moons and this one will affect you Virgos in a sensitive spot -- your pocketbook. Since December much work is being done on issues relating to your values, your livelihood, your income, and the connection between the amount of money in the bank and your self-esteem. This Lunar Eclipse brings issues to a head. You can have a sudden inspiration about these matters, but what actions to take might still be unclear.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 23) Of course, Libras, you are in the thick of things this week, being perfectly suited to Full Moons as you like to focus on the other person rather than yourself. You can see both sides, which is what a Full Moon is all about. A Lunar Eclipse is about interference in the natural order of things, something Libras do not like, much preferring peace and harmony. Mars in your sign since December is not helping you make decisions, but rather allowing you to focus on your inner life, which is blissfully sweet at the moment.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 22) Indecisive action is ruling the day for you, now made more intense by the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. Lunar Eclipses can be associated with endings -- affairs coming to an end, perhaps unforeseen until the last moment, or it can mark an end of a chapter in your life. As you have inimitable energy for such crises -- in fact, thrive on them -- this one will be no big deal. Move slowly, though, Mars, your ruler, is not happy and the path might be very winding.
SAGITTARIUS (Novemeber 22 to December 22) Help seems a long way off for you Sags, but hang in there until mid July. Your time will come. This Lunar Eclipse Full Moon can be quite stressful for relationships -- all of them, friends and lovers -- but you might have an easier time of it with your "happy go lucky" attitude which can see the bright side. The Lunar Eclipse last October was opposite this one; they are bookends, so to speak. An event from that time will have repercussions now. Another "ah moment"- can you stand it?
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 20) All the signs that come when we change seasons, and you are one of them Capricorn, are in the hot seat this week. You can feel as though you are not only on a seesaw, but in a box with all four corners closed. Let down your defenses and need to control and surrender; brilliantly beautiful Venus is on your side. It is uncomfortable territory for you to let go of what others think of you or the appearance of things. But now is the time to just feel the love all around you and to share it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This Lunar Eclipse Full Moon affects your mind and mental attitude -- the Water Bearer has to make a decision about what ideas he is going to spread around. Some long term project like a book deal or legal matter might come to a sudden resolution or reach a new phase. Your mind is sharp these days, open to sudden illumination. Saturn, your ruler, is retrograding so even in this Lunar Eclipse Full Moon period you are walking backwards slowly.
PISCES (February 18 to March 20) Not only is there a four cornered box, with a planet in each corner in this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse but also a grand trine in water, the feelings signs. You are blessed these days, Pisces, with Venus in your sign until May 4 and in a grand trine to bountiful Jupiter and stabilizing Saturn. It is a great time to ignore the distractions in your outside life and keep the focus on your personal life. A relocation or establishment of a business is very favored now as long as what you are involving yourself in makes your heart sing.
Kate Plumb, a cycles scientist, is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She has been studying astrology since 1971. She is also certified in Astrocartography-finding beneficial locations to live. She has a web site www.kateplumbastrology.com and a blog www.offtheplumbtree.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.