What’s happening this week?
It’s Easter Monday here in Greece and Bank Holiday Monday in the UK. The Moon is in Aries until Wednesday morning, perfect for “me time”, so enjoy what you’re up to and enjoy the ones you’re with.
Time out to think about any important matter more deeply gets a huge tick. Mercury, planet of the mind, underlines this message with a series of aspects starting tomorrow morning with the trine (harmonious) to transformative Pluto and then the more rare conjunction to Mars in the early hours of Wednesday. Take care around any matter that falls into the “brutal honesty” category. This aspect is known for verbal punch ups, especially this one as it falls in Taurus, a sign in which Mars is in detriment. Be assertive, not aggressive. Money making and business ideas also benefit from discussion and a “how to” approach.
Pay close attention to what materializes and comes to light over the weekend as there’s a Mercury – Sun conjunction on Saturday night, the first major aspect to occur after Friday’s Solar Eclipse in Taurus on Friday (01.30 BST). As I said a couple of weeks ago when we had the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio these phenomena tend to play a role in revealing new pictures. A shadow is thrown but lifts again. Triangular setups also feature as eclipses are about the intricate relationship between the three bodies of the Sun, Moon and Earth. Someone may be overshadowed while another emerges in a new light.
This shift of power often shows in the world of monarchy. On 30 April Willem-Alexander was sworn in as the new King of Holland after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix. The Lunar Eclipse fell exactly opposite his Taurus Sun as she handed over the mantle to him and his wife, who incidentally is also a Taurus.
Further back in history an Eclipse featured in the most famous abdication in the world.
- Edward VIII officially abdicated on 10 December 1936
- A Solar Eclipse fell at 21.49 Sagittarius just three days later, on 13 December 1936.
- His brother George VI was born on the 14th December, with his natal Sun at 21.55 Sagittarius, almost exactly conjunct the eclipse degree.
Not only was George VI’s Sun conjunct the eclipse degree, his Sun in his natal chart is conjunct the third house cusp – the house of siblings. His brother is eclipsed, and in fact spent the rest of his life in the shadows of exile, and George is crowned in Edward’s place.
So, back to now, this week’s Solar Eclipse falls at 19 degrees of Taurus. If you have planets conjunct or opposite this degree (give or take 5 degrees each way, but the tighter the aspect the more powerful the relevant event) you will no doubt be living through some life changing experience. If you don’t know if you have planets on or around this degree you can contact me free of charge. Just send your data of date, place and time of birth.
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