Today is a Full Moon in Scorpio opposite the Sun in Taurus – this Full Moon is about releasing control and letting go. The key thing to remember with this Full Moon is that it is lined up with Uranus, which tends to be more extreme in its expression. This adds to the normally crazy energy around a Full Moon. Some people with whom you meet might be explosive due to pent up frustration. It is best not to react but listen to them. Don’t take it personally — everyone is needing to let off steam during this time. It is important to understand we are all in this together. Change, in the end, is the keyword for this lunation. I always like to do some sort of activity like repotting plants, or cleaning my garage, or something that eliminates something in my environment, and this helps assuage the chaos of the energies. In the end, this Full Moon is about change — and letting go of those things we are unable to control. The more you resist, the more it persists.
Tuesday April 27, Pluto stations retrograde (we feel it slowing down a few days before). I like when Pluto goes retrograde, because by the time it does, I am tired of pushing, pushing to get things complete. Its retrograde movement allows all of us to slow down. This way we can review what we have been doing as well as the plans we’ve been making, which allow us to be clearer about next year’s direction. Since Pluto doesn’t go direct until October 6, the next few months provide time to walk back, review, change or eliminate something (perfect on a Full Moon) so that when it goes direct on October 6, we are prepared to move on to our next step in our lives. I have also found that when Pluto is retrograde like now or when it goes direct (October 6) these are the weeks in which some major choice or change in our life circumstances occurs, particularly if Pluto is pushing something in your chart at this time.
Friday, April 30, 2021 the Sun enters Taurus and for the next 10 to 11 days, gets closer to Uranus which can shake things up for everyone and bring some surprises regarding children, lovers, and some new creative ventures whose ideas can birth at this time. Friday is also Eastern Orthodox Good Friday and Eastern Orthodox Easter is Sunday May 2. As many of you know, I am Greek American and I ‘hope’ that a close group of friends who have all been vaccinated can get together in my garden for a Greek Easter luncheon with the traditional Red Eggs. Most of my older relatives are gone now, but I have fond memories of growing up in Chicago when we’d be up half the night going to church close to midnight on the Saturday before Easter and lighting candles at midnight. The large church would be dark and then one candle’s light would be passed for to the next until everyone’s candle was lit… I always found this symbolic -like one part of life was ending and a new one was beginning. This is one of the last traditions of my mother and father that I try to honor each year and I hope that this holiday heralds the beginning of reconnecting to friends and family… At least this is my hope.