Horoscopes for the Week of 4/4 – 4/10

Removing the veils, finding our way out of the maze and out of the shadows, following the clues, seeing more clearly the outlines of hidden realities, understanding why, overthrowing the old wizard working the levers behind the curtain… we’re in a mystery solving mode. As we continue to work our way out of the fog, we may recognize signs of progress. A new level of freedom is being offered. We’re on a mission to see and integrate the truth. Our ability to gain traction and to be effective hinges on it.

After eight years in the sign of Pisces we’ve got 11 days to go before Chiron moves into the sign of Aries. Mercury moves direct in Aries 10 days from now, and a new Moon in Aries rises 12 days from now.

We’re running out of patience for the long de-structuring process that has enabled us to heal. We’re tired of feeling diluted, confused, and powerless to impress our will on the world. We want to make a difference. We want to be able to get what we want sooner rather than later.

Moving from Pisces into Aries is like being born. You move into a different world. And it seems sudden, jarring, and harsh to say the least. But you’ve been preparing for this. A rebirth is a struggle to survive in a foreign environment and it’s all up to you. Sink or swim. You’re independent, you want to be free, and you have to fight. You’ve got a lot to prove. You rely on your instincts to get you through.

But you have to know where you stand. You have to work with the “lay of the land” to be effective.

It’s important to be able to cut through and escape from the confusion. For eight years, Pisces has been working her magic, focusing on the deepest, most personal and private realms of our being – changing and rearranging an old familiar psychic order. As a result your inner landscape may feel distant and unfamiliar. “Who am I now” may be the fundamental question.

As Mars moves out from under Saturn’s heavy-handed control expect things to move out of a holding pattern. We could witness or participate in some wild scenes of unleashed pent up rage. We could say what we haven’t previously been able to – especially to “the powers that be.” We could feel energized by fear – or just energized.

It’s likely we will get organized, recognize that we can be heard, and feel ourselves to be gaining some traction. You could begin to fully grasp and respond effectively to what’s changed.

In general some violent global shifts or the sudden violent removal of obstacles to progress is experienced as an awakening.

And then there’s Venus…. newly moving through her home sign of Taurus. And she reminds and reconnects us to the part of ourselves that will never change. She’s all about tuning into the comfort of natural cycles, cultivating simple beauty, love that endures the test of time, reliability, and fine craftsmanship. She is predictable, stable, supportive, and stubborn. She is bedrock and always there with an abundance of what you need most. She moves slowly, gracefully, and deliberately through time.

Venus and Neptune support Saturn, Mars, Black Moon Lillith, and Pluto. There is some ease and flow and comfort to be felt. You may have what you need to finance a goal, a structure in place to support your highest goals, or something simple that catalyzes your progress. Incredible timing that fuels synchronous events looks like a logical possibility under current astrological indicators.

I should mention that Jupiter remains in retrograde motion. Expansion is delayed. But that looks like a fortunate thing. Jupiter and Pluto can indicate massive social change of the type that will presents a rare opportunity or opening for you over the next few months.

Have a great week and thanks for reading 🙂


Holly RePenn
RN., MS., NMH., RYT., C.A.P.
Professional Astrology
31631 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA


ARIES (March 21-April 21)
Being willing to go back in order to move forward is the wisdom you seem to be grasping at the moment. The Capricorn stellium is forcing you to grow up but it seems you may be moving beyond just being a “grown up” into some really enlightened or refined space. You are being seriously challenged to focus on advancing your progress by doing what’s hardest for you to do. That may involve coming to terms with your essential self and your past. Aries doesn’t like to take the time to uproot a problem. They like to go around it, over it, under it, etc. It’s just faster. But not really. Frustratingly it brings you back to “square one” repeatedly. This is not the time to skip steps, to throw temper tantrums, and to keep hitting your head against the same wall. It’s a time to be willing to cleverly and responsibly take advantage of an interruption in career progress go back and do the work you thought you could skip. Venus is supporting you, gently taking your hand, lovingly guiding you in the direction of something so beautiful in its simplicity that it stimulates a heartfelt breakthrough.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
So Venus in your sign is a beautiful thing. But as with most beautiful things, they can be valued and used wisely or trashed and used to make it easy for you to stay stuck. Taurus doesn’t like to move. It’s the sign most known for conserving energy. Venus in Taurus will make it very easy for you to stay stuck this week if that’s the role you want her to play. But the other option is that you will find a way to be less stubbornly resistant to compromising with sources of power. Venus can open the right doors for you to walk through. There is a situation, solution, or environment you could create that would work brilliantly for you and for all concerned. And Venus will support you all the way. But Taurus’s achilles heel is an addiction to the comfort that keeps them falling short of their true potential – and fairly comfortable with deciding to choose the easy way. What you do now will matter a lot by mid-July of this year. In the interest of not betraying yourself and your potential choose something smarter, more challenging, and less comfortable.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Your life is not without challenge but Venus’s placement in your 12th house of invisible assistance is lifting you up and over what might otherwise be difficult hurdles. You are being invisibly assisted, career progress is being invisibly assisted, and your desire to move to deeper levels for the purpose of creating better magic and more beauty is facilitated. There is some deep sense of comfort that comes with being you this week – a spiritual stability, the ability to create art or to artfully heal, to feel soothed and stabilized – and to soothe and stabilize by virtue of what you effortlessly project. Now is the time to gestate a more satisfying relationship with your physical body, to memorize the comfort you may now feel with sensual experience, simplification, and immersing yourself in a project you love. On a different note you may attract a secret, sensual, deceptively transformative, enduring love affair. You may possess the magical power necessary to bring a more substantial kind of love into your life. That’s most potent between now and April 24th.

CANCER (June 21-July 21)
You may be on the verge of a clarification regarding your life direction. For sure you’re at the beginning of something new within the realm of your career. It may be time to consider more carefully the wisdom of following your bliss and the extent to which being successful depends on doing what you love. There is an important permanent channel of energy that runs through your chart and your life. It’s a dynamic movement of love, (what you love, beauty, balance, and refinement) that springs from the deeply rooted essence of your being, and runs up and out through your creative expression of yourself within your professional/public role. It’s a dynamic flow that never stops. But it can be slowed and distorted if you insist on doing something you don’t love for whatever reason you might use to justify that. Sometimes the easiest way is the best way. Sometimes making it hard and unenjoyable isn’t the wise, grown-up choice. Venus in Taurus provides the enduring wisdom that reminds you to be who you are and do what you love – and to surround yourself with those who do the same.

LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
It may be time to go big or go home when it comes to infusing your life with more adventure. For you adventure is the equivalent of a more joy-filled life. Living life that way is not optional for a Leo. Your purpose is to infuse your life with as much joy as possible. The human race depends on you to lead by example in that regard. So it’s time to shake things up, to take some risk, to consider overthrowing some source of stability in exchange for a life that’s more alive and more you. Over the next 12 days, your 9th house of your future/adventure is being woken up. Your future is now. Foreign travel, giving yourself something you’ve always wanted – most likely in the form of an experience – would be timely. There are plenty of “grown-up” excuses you could find to delay something that would be personally fulfilling. But that’s you playing someone else or listening to voices from the past warning you to stay away from the kind of risk and “danger” that actually makes your life worth living. I would say you have from now until mid-July to plan and organize for something big, bold, and not without risk. Then it will be time to go.

VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
Finally you’re receiving some support for being the efficiently earthy, natural, no-frills, authentic version of yourself. You’ve been beat up for awhile but now it’s time to adjust to something easier and more uplifting. Your 8th house of smoldering desire, powerful magical attraction, and sensual communication is coming to life. A bunch of switches are being turned on with Mercury’s move into direct motion, Chiron’s move into Aries, and a new Moon rising in Virgos most dangerously alluring territory. The next two weeks should be interesting especially if you can embrace the gifts of the present moment – if you can slow down, feel what you usually don’t have time to feel, give up on the monotonous self-sacrificial tendencies, learn something new about yourself and the magnitude of your sensual/sexual potential. You should have no trouble attracting a “partner in crime” if you want one. Virgos are often underestimated as the highly sensual, sensitive beings that they are. But Virgo IS an earth sign and there’s nothing quite as sensually substantial as earth. And then there’s the whole virginal purity symbolism…. This promises to be an interesting time if you’ll let it be.

LIBRA (September 21-October 21)
You’ve been engaged in and preoccupied with lots of self-improvement over the past 15 years. But you’re about done with that. You’re a finished work in progress – finished enough to attract the admiration and attention of the public and maybe a potential (marriage) partner. This is a coming out time for you. People recognize you as having in your possession something they want. It may be that you project an amazingly “put-together” style, refined sense of beauty, and confidence born of experience. It’s all good but it may not feel good to be exposed and pressured to deliver what others know you can deliver. It’s time to exert a soothing influence over yourself – the same natural thing you do for others all the time. Just by walking into a room you exude a soothing, calming influence. The world is in desperate need of what you have to offer but it’s easier than you think. It’s a matter of moving more deeply into yourself and ignoring the need to meet expectations and to be what you think others need you to be. Being your kind, calm, beautifying, Libra self is the most powerfully healing thing you can do for the world or a partner.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Jupiter in your 1st house, in retrograde motion until mid-July, may be asking you to unwind or reverse your usual style and approach to life. A pile up of Aries planets in your 6th house encourages you to have little tolerance for imperfection, to feel pressured to find a solution, to be hypercritical, fact-finding, fault-finding, impatient, and obsessive. Sometimes problems solve themselves. A hands-off approach might be counter-intuitive for you, but it seems wise to consider that option under current planetary influences. Consider sharing power and listening more carefully to a partner’s ideas where money and finances are a concern. Or maybe you could adopt a stance that is the opposite of the one you currently embrace when it comes to issues of ownership and control. Changing your beliefs about partnerships and your role within them could make you lighter on your feet, more flexible, and less confined overall. This will be very important as Uranus transits over your Descendent (relationships) mid-May of this year.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
Sagittarius benefits from Jupiter’s extended stay in your 12th house of powerful magic. To the extent you take the time to focus on “willing into being” what has long eluded you, it is likely you will be successful. You are on a search and recovery mission of sorts. A part of you went missing awhile ago (maybe in 2008) and you may have felt somewhat hobbled ever since. It is likely that you will recover what was lost over the next two weeks (completely by mid-July) – and maybe more. What is being made possible for you is the ability to expand more freely in a direction that feels right for you – more specifically, what feels right to your soul. Being free to lead a deeply soulful life is the gift that’s being prepared for you. You can participate in the magic by altering your consciousness and listening for what you can’t hear in a normal waking state. Doing this on a regular basis signals your willingness to cooperate with cosmic timing and this “once-every-12-year” natural process. Most likely some kind of miracle healing will proceed with or without your participation. But it would seem deeply enriching to be a part of what’s going on for you at the moment.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
Serious consideration needs to be given to your entire style and approach to life. It may seem a little chaotic and disconnected at the moment You may be putting one foot in front of the other as you always have, out-working and out-performing the competition as you usually do. But Saturn seems to be asking for something more, something individualized and well-thought-out – a more sensitive approach to what it is you need physically to feel centered and grounded. All the “moving parts” need to be programmed around what you’ve thoughtfully determined is fundamental and basic to the kind of life you want to live. Arranging your life around putting out the most urgent fire or addressing the problem that scares you the most confuses others about what you actually want and what you’re aiming for. It’s time to take a stand for yourself and to make a statement about your priorities with your actions. That starts with sensitizing yourself to the needs of your physical body and making the needed adjustments. If your too busy to do that your may be avoiding a painful truth.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
For Aquarius there’s a lot going on beneath the surface, in the area of your life that rules secret longings, feeling lost, incomplete, or in the dark. But at the same time triggered is the feeling that the possibilities available to achieve a level of success you could only previously dream of are currently endless and infinite. There may be pressure to look legitimate, to choose something, to hurry up and make a move already. But it seems it’s not yet time. You can afford to envision what you would love most for awhile longer – especially when it involves finding a home that deeply resonates with the essence of who you are and playing the role you were “meant” to play within the public sphere. Venus may connect you with a vision of a home that would stabilize you, a love that would endure, a solid foundation that would launch you in the direction of what’s most meaningful to you. Something from the past seems to hold important information for you. About a month from now you will receive a wakeup call that unsettles you at the deepest levels of your being. This could be an opening for you to be able to more completely sync your surroundings with your own natural rhythms and deep sources of connection.
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PISCES (February 21-March 21)
There’s a definite message about expanding your horizons, traveling, envisioning adventurous future possibilities, and finding something more meaningful by moving out of your current comfort zone. It appears you have between now and mid-July to come up with a plan. Between now and then your time is well-spent envisioning a kind of future that takes you deeper into the essence of life. A primitive or foreign environment that demands more of you would be perfect. Venus may be feeding you the facts you need to fuel your imagination. An integration of some old wisdom, the revival of fun memories, or the re-creation of something loving from the past seems important. Pisces needs to lead a soulful life. For you there really is no other way. You are being set free to approach life on your own terms in your own way. It looks like adventure and risk-taking is part of the plan.

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