Hi, Everyone, For approximately the past two months, there have been no planets retrograde in the sky. It is unusual not to have any planets retrograde, and this is an opportune time to initiate new beginnings. Mars, the planet of will power, was driving along quickly in Gemini — prompting fast action and fast talking! We no longer have that luxury. Pluto, the planet of death, regeneration, intensity, power, and money, stations retrograde on April 26, 2021 at 24 degrees and 48 minutes of the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Pluto retrogrades every year for several months. WE get accustomed to it because it is retrograde for nearly half of the year.
However, when Pluto stations either retrograde or direct, we feel that shift five days before and five days after. This can bring major endings, breakups, changes, and drama. Add to the fact that there is a very potent Full Moon in Scorpio the night before the Pluto station! The Full Moon occurs on April 26, 2021 at 11:32 pm EDT at seven degrees and six minutes of the fixed water sign of Scorpio. Pluto rules the stormy water sign of Scorpio, and this can bring the intensity of Pluto to a whole other level! The moon does not like being in Scorpio and is in its fall position. My friend used to always joke, “Save your drama for your mama.” Well, there’s some drama, baby! However, you are going to have to deal with it yourself.
Mars, which is the ancient ruler of Scorpio, changed signs on April 23, 2021 and entered the Cardinal water sign of Cancer, where he will tour through June 11, 2021. Mars is currently out-of-bounds, which means that he is acting out of control!! When a planet is out-of-bounds, it is beyond 23 degrees and 27 minutes of the Equator. Mars is weakened while in Cancer and is in its fall position. The Cardinal water sign of Cancer is the sign of security, home, and emotional foundation. Mars is the planet of war, and the two do not blend well. With Mars in Cancer, people are apt to take action based on their emotions; not based on strategy or logic. When Mars is out of bounds, people are more inclined to be reactive and irrational. Mars is out-of-bounds until May 25, 2021.
While you cannot control others, try to be mindful of how you are reacting and interacting with situations. You are at the helm, but you have to remind yourself! The Full Moon in Scorpio underlines the fact that there is still a lot that each of us needs to purge in order to evolve. Last year, during the legendary epoch of Capricorn, Pluto was one of the main players. It met up with Saturn at the world point on January 12, 2021 and changed the structures of the world as we knew it. The whole world experienced a Pluto transit, and each of us is reconciling how we can empower and rebirth ourselves going forward.
Venus, the planet of love, desire, and beauty, made a challenging aspect to Saturn, planet of restrictions, on April 25, 2021 at 12:22 am EDT. Mercury, the planet of communication, also clashed with Saturn at 7:58 am EDT. These two aspects with Saturn emphasize how we may think that we are not getting what we want; or how we may feel that we are not being heard. You are not unheard; but, remind yourself that everyone is feeling this sense of lack in one area of their lives or another.
This full moon also speaks to the Saturn/Uranus square that occurred on February 17, 2021. Saturn in Aquarius clashed with Uranus in Taurus at seven degrees of the fixed signs, and this Full moon triggers that explosive energy. When Saturn and Uranus clashed on February 17th, there was the huge power outage in Texas. Uranus can bring explosions, power outages, and problems with electricity. Saturn represents restrictions and rules. Uranus wants freedom and chaos. The two are both the rulers of Aquarius, but they could not be more different in how they operate. Saturn is stern and demands you follow all protocol. Uranus wants you to throw all of your books around and do it in a different way. Are you breaking free from paradigms that have been outdated for years, or are you resisting change that you wear in every outfit despite your resistance?
This full moon in Scorpio is extra intense because its ruler, Pluto, stations the following day. We have been feeling the buildup of the Pluto station since April 22nd, and we will feel it until May 2, 2021. This brings significant departures. Pluto is the cosmic compost that insists that you rid yourself of toxic people, patterns, and habits so that you can rise above your situation. For some, this is a time of no return. You see exactly what you need to change, and the writing is all around you.
This can feel sad and emotional with Mars out-of-bounds, but think of how you can heal yourself and thrive in the New Age of Aquarius, which is centered on infinite possibility, community, and connection. Time does not heal all wounds, but it does give perspective. The Month of May has two more retrogrades, a planetary change, and a Lunar Eclipse. If you think things are dramatic now, get ready for next month! There are a lot of exciting solutions and change ahead for all, so this is not doom and gloom.
Saturn is a key player in this Full moon chart and insists that you recognize what you think is lack, and asks what you are going to do about it. The Full moon squares Saturn at a wide degree, but Saturn is also square Venus and Mercury. Restrictions are all around; yet, Uranus opposes the Full Moon and is conjunct the sun. Uranus liberates us and shakes us free — even when it can feel very chaotic. There can be shocking news, but this is also a time to break free and seek your freedom from your own emotional constraints. Scorpio is a very healing sign, so tap in to its power.