By Lorna Bevan
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
In May we are all over lighted by the high Taurean frequency. Taurus is literally plugged in to the enormous light of the seven hotly burning blue-white stars of the Pleiades – the Great Central Sun – acting as a channel or gateway to the source of this tremendous spiritual Centre. The inner journey of Taurus is deeply hidden, mysterious, highly significant and sacred; the esoteric power of its occult ruler Vulcan transforms earth through fire and pressure into something which is pure, clear, and revealing. It illuminates by showing you the nature of Light.
The Buddha’s sign of earthy Taurus symbolises the World 3rd Eye and the pineal gland, the ancestral master cell of untapped DNA. Taurus’ esoteric mantra is: “I see and when the Eye is opened, all is revealed”. Aries, Taurus, and Capricorn – now all activated by Chiron, Saturn/Pluto and Uranus – are the great transformers under the Creative Plan and act as catalysts. Each of them opens a door into one of the three divine centres of expression which are the symbols in the body of the planetary logos of the three higher centres: the head, the heart and the throat. Taurus, representing the Soul, opens the door into the transpersonal and guards the secret of light and confers illumination upon the initiate/seeker.
We are now caught exactly between reality planets Pluto and Saturn’s stations with Mars out of bounds and out of control. This affects your physicality, your nervous system and your emotions. If you feel wired and tired- inhabit your body as a sanctuary, listen for its signals and this stressful contractive energy will pass through. Then repeat as often as necessary. Saturn turns retrograde at 20 degrees Capricorn on Sunday April 28 until September 18th, slowing to a station all week between Pluto and the karmic South Node of Fate. The Lord of Time and Karma is hammering home the need for some long overdue reality checks. Ask yourself:
- What are my most important priorities for my life?
- What are my core values and am I living them out every day by walking my talk?
- How well am I maintaining the fabric of my life- my material foundations, my personal security?
- What old roles, beliefs, habits need to be shed so that I can clear my energy field/my own ecology?
New Moon May 4 at 14° Taurus
This New Moon is a tremendous conduit for bringing down and through into practical manifestation the enormous power for personal evolution from the triple conjunction of Saturn/ Pluto/South Node of Fate in earth sign Capricorn. Uranus at 3 degrees Taurus is aligned with hierophant Jupiter, now retrograde, catalysing sudden insights and a view of the big picture along with a dawning realisation that you have the agency to leverage this power, instead of being swept along by it.
The Question to ask yourself is:
“if everything is up for grabs and nothing is a given, what would I want to create in the world/for the world and how would I go about creating it?”
The Chandra Symbol for New Moon Taurus 15°:
His best friend sings a song at his funeral
“When you surrender, when you reconcile yourself to things you cannot change, you set in motion a sequence of events in a whole new direction. Usually it takes these fixed inevitables to free you from what you have previously created and become identified within. There arises on the inside a grace, a blessing, a gift that could not arise in an easier light. You realise what carries you through and what stops you. You get down to a core lesson that may prove to be your springboard into an entirely different octave of existence. And at the innermost centre of this drama, you may be granted a vision of your purpose and your essential path, at a level beyond anything you could dream up when you were entangled. You are seeking here to send yourself beyond all that you’ve ever known by entering physical earth existence at a very intense level and cracking through the collective and ancestral codes.“
Aries Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
Time to press the pause button and look at where you really are as opposed to where you hoped you would be. With the two hard edged extreme reality planets at the pinnacle of your chart slowing down together to turn backwards for 5 months and at odds with Venus and Mercury in Aries, push has come to shove, chickens have come home to roost. Events connected to your job or career may not turn out as planned. Instead of dwelling on your disappointment, ask yourself some challenging questions such as “Is my ladder against the wrong wall?” Saturn and Pluto together have the energy to move mountains, so channel it, then use it as fuel for a new stage of your journey.
Looking squarely at What Is.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
Out of all the signs, you have the greatest leverage. First, Taurus is an Earth sign, totally compatible with Capricorn where change agents Saturn and Pluto are turning retrograde. Both signs are ultra-determined, laser focused and brilliant at pulling ideas from the ethers and then turning them into accessible reality. Second, your personal New Year begins on Sunday 4th with a stunning New Moon in Taurus. The potential for growth, creativity and surprising yourself with what you can achieve is off the scales, fuelled by the enormous power of the Awakener, the Eliminator and the Lord of Time and Karma. And it sets off an entire year of rewards and harvest for all the efforts you invested in following the beat of your own drum.
Think Wildly Impossible Goals.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
At a time when your batteries are already low, don’t be surprised if you meet with some heavy duty resistance to your plans this week. Mars in your own sign is now way out of bounds-out of control- and at odds with slippery Neptune. At the same time, your personal planet Mercury is battling with take-no-prisoners Saturn and Pluto, both at their most powerful as they turn retrograde and approaching an explosive encounter with unpredictable Uranus. On Sunday the Taurus New Moon lights up the deepest, most hidden part of your chart, reminding you to retreat, create sanctuary and put your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing before anything else.
Being, not Doing.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
Something unusual is happening across the sky from your sign- both heavy hitters Saturn and Pluto are slowing to turn backwards at their most powerful at the same time. Add to the mix Venus and Mercury in your career zone at odds with these change agents and you have the potential for power struggles, stand offs or ultimatums. The ball is not in your court, so if someone refuses a request or blocks a project, take a step back. There are bigger forces at work here which will take until next January to play themselves out. See this reality check as an opportunity to revisit a decision you made a few months ago and do a course correction.
Find ways to release stress and depressurise.
Leo Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
No one is going to have an easy ride of it this week, so whatever happens or, more likely, doesn’t happen, refuse to take it personally. As both Saturn and Pluto slow right down to turn retrograde, consequences from past actions will come back. Not to bite you but to ask you to look squarely at how your life is going and then to take practical steps to bridge the gap between what you are here for and what you do day in day out. Sunday’s New Moon at the peak of your chart opens doors to a much needed, long overdue course correction in your career or service. But first, tie up loose end and completions.
Dead end or turning point?
Virgo Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
With Mars out of bounds and out of control in your angle of career at odds with slippery Neptune in your relationship zone, tempers may flare. Either that, or you could experience a build up of physical stress as you try to get to the truth of a situation close to your heart. Add to the mix your personal ruler Mercury triggering the two reality planets Saturn and Pluto-both at maximum impact as they slow to turn backwards-and you have all the ingredients for a powerful Molotov cocktail. The light at the end of the tunnel is not an approaching train but a stunning New Moon in fellow earth sign Taurus on Sunday May 4th. Channel this power surge into carving your own path, expanding your horizons and walking away permanently from relationships that keep you small.
Opening the cage door….
Libra Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
It’s not a week to sugar coat what’s happening – as a Libra, your sign is experiencing the full impact of relentless transformation. Mercury and Venus in your angle of partnerships-personal and professional-are at odds with heavy hitters Saturn and Pluto, both slowing to turn retrograde for several months. Expect to experience power plays, ultimatums or outright opposition in your family and career dynamics. Your best approach is to frame it all as a reality check, to go back to basics and identify weaknesses or cross communication and then mend fences. Difficult as it is when you’re feeling misunderstood and under pressure, don’t take it personally.
Look for the unexpected opportunities in the setbacks.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
Just like Taurus, you are well placed to use the power of this week’s alignments to your advantage-but first, a caveat. Your co-ruler Mars is now out of bounds-out of control-and at odds with illusionist Neptune. Whatever happens, refuse to engage in power plays, ultimatums or manipulation of any kind. It will backfire. Instead, as the two change agents Saturn and Pluto turn backwards across your angle of communication, find something worth fighting for, something you’re absolutely passionate about and channel your energy into that. Then, when the annual New Moon in Taurus lights up your closest relationships next Sunday, you’re ready for a new beginning.
Putting your own highest interests first.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
Your energy will be sky high this week as action planet Mars travels out of bounds and out of control through your partnership zone, aligning with Jupiter and Neptune across 3 angles of your chart. Keep in mind that Jupiter exaggerates and dramatises anything he touches and that Neptune usually promises the Moon and fails to deliver. So, if you are embarking on a passionate new relationship, remove those rose- tinted glasses first before you dive in. Make sure you have a financial and emotional safety net as both Saturn and Pluto are slowing to turn backwards for the next 5 months in your angle of income and earnings.
Reach for the sky but keep your feet firmly on the ground.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
As a Capricorn, you are right in the crosshairs of some extremely transformative astrology. This is an ongoing long term trend which will make itself felt this week, bringing both clues about what to expect at year’s end and also a much needed opportunity to se the wood for the trees. You are currently hosting relentless change agents Saturn and Pluto in your sign and this week they both slow right down to turn retrograde. You might experience power plays, obstacles or someone deliberately blocking your plans or the pressure may come from you as stress builds. However these alignments play out, don’t-repeat don’t- waste your energy on resisting. If ever there was a time for a strategic retreat, withdrawal and clearing your mind, it’s now.
Releasing the pressure valve.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
Everyone needs a pressure valve release under such heavy hitting alignments and you’re no exception. Knowing this, deliberately channel the extreme power of heavy hitting Saturn and Pluto as they slow to turn backwards, instead of being flattened by it. How? by admitting that it’s way past time for a physical clear out, clean up and a de-cluttering, starting with your home, your possessions, your habits and routines. Then moving on to your health and lifestyle. Your unique ecology is your energy signature, the magnetic Field that surrounds you, that you live from, draw on and co-create: your breath, your physicality, your food, your creativity, your health, your heart, your frequency. For it to flow, for you to thrive, not just survive, you need to clear the river. By next Sunday’s stunning New Moon in Taurus, you’ll be amazed at how much lighter and freer you feel.
A new start.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: Apr 28 – May 4, 2019
As long as you refuse to allow yourself bouts of self-doubt or self -pity, this week is full of potential. Action planet and manifestor Mars is rocket fuelled and aligned to both Jupiter in your career zone and Neptune in your own sign. This suggests opportunities and breakthroughs are possible both at home and at work. Then on Sunday May 4th,a stunning New Moon in compatible Taurus lights up your axis of communication. Not only that but it is wired straight in to the extraordinary power of Saturn and Pluto. There is enormous personal freedom, liberation, power and leverage to be tapped, as soon as you turn away from the outer drama and look inside. Now is when drawing upon your inner resources of wise hope and fierce grace can cut you a clear path through overwhelm, despair or cynicism.
Embrace it all.
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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