The sun moves into earthy Taurus, offering stability!

April 19, 2024

At 1:59 a.m.: Mercury is conjunct Venus

In the pre-dawn hours, retrograde Mercury and Venus align in Aries, providing us an opportunity to express what’s in our hearts. With Mercury retrograde, our sentiments may be voiced imperfectly, but whether we get communication “right” at this time is not the point. Being bold and honest and facing down a fear of rejection is what matters. Saying what we feel could be awkward now. However, others will find our vulnerability flattering, even if they don’t reciprocate our feelings. On the non-romantic front, this transit will make socializing easier and more fun, if not a bit chaotic.

At 7:00 a.m.: The sun enters Taurus

In the morning, the sun ends its month-long stay in Aries to enter reliable, sensual, and bullish Taurus. After a whirlwind Aries season, we could do with some grounding. The Taurus sun allows us to put down roots and get centered within our environments, making it easier to concentrate on our goals. Many of our presumed failsafes have crumbled in the wake of the eclipses, so expect to be preoccupied with rebuilding your security systems on sturdier foundations. Consider how to cultivate safety and kick-start new ventures in business or relationships. This is a time to think about what you value and put in the extra work to solidify these enterprises.