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April 25th - May 1st

Cosmic energies provide a week of inspiration, compassion and flow that guides us to a weekend of extremely powerful shifts.

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The week begins with the sun moving through the Taurus-ruled 27th Gate, Nourishment. As part of the Channel of Preservation and Design of Custodianship, the energy of the 27th gate is focused on maintaining and enhancing the quality of life through the power to care for the weak, the sick and the young. Present within this gate, and thus the energies of the week, is a tremendous potential for altruism. The role of the 27th gate is to nourish and nurture through the power of compassion and care. However, just as important is the polarity that coincides with this gate, which is that we must also be nourished and nurtured ourselves.

A reminder that the vessel from which we pour, must first be filled.

The moon begins the week in the sign of Pisces, a harmonious placement that enhances the qualities of both the Taurus sun and the 27th gate. With Mars, Venus, Neptune and Jupiter also located in the sign of Pisces, Monday and Tuesday provide strong energies for tapping into creativity and spirituality.

Energies that ramp up to the Venus-Neptune conjunction in the sign of Pisces on Wednesday, which merges the qualities of love and beauty with those of inspiration and faith. There is an abundance of inspiration and beauty to tap into this week.

On Friday, Pluto, the planet of transformation begins its retrograde, which will last until October 8th. Pluto retrograde is generally a transformative period and time of reflection for matters concerning power and control issues in ones life. Pluto spends about half of its time in retrograde motion, and this particular retrograde period is fortunate due to positive aspects with Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter.

Right after Pluto stations retrograde on Friday, Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication, leaves the sign of Taurus and enters its home placement of Gemini. During Mercury’s time in Taurus there was an increased ability to ground ideas into reality, however, our thought processes were more deliberate, thus potentially slower moving. With Mercury in Gemini, we can expect our thought processes to ramp up in speed, and the quantity of our thoughts to also increase.

Thoughts and ideas are in abdunace with Gemini in Mercury, however it’s important to note that Mercury will station retrograde in the sign of Gemini on May 10th through June 3rd, meaning that many of our thoughts and ideas initiated and birthed during this time, or even from when it enters its pre-retrograde shadow period on Tuesday, April 26th, may require a bit of reworking and revision. Things initiated or begun during a Mercury retrograde tend to have a bit less structure, and thus require flexibility and an ability to flow and roll with the punches.

Finally, on Saturday we have a partial solar eclipse, which is a new moon in the sign of Taurus. This eclipse cycle started with a partial lunar eclipse on Friday, November 19th, 2021, and ends on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at five degrees of Taurus.

This eclipse takes place in Human Design gate 24, The Return, which carries an energy of the natural and spontaneous process of transformation and renewal. A reminder that rationalizing is a risk and a test of the spirit, and that there is no proof or experience, only a deep knowing. Occurring in the 4th line of gate 24, the hermit, we’re also reminded that transformation takes place in isolation and that there is a beauty and magic found in ones aloneness.

Eclipses are extremely potent moments in time and portals of energy which tend to coincide with dramatic shakeups and pivots in ones life. Most specifically, we can expect to notice the energies of change most strongly impacting the Taurus and Scorpio ruled houses of our natal charts. This is an extremely fertile and potent energy, therefore I highly recommend booking a consultation if you feel called to do so. Book here.

Questions to ask self and journal prompts:

  • In the book of my life, what chapter am I emerging into?

  • What radical shifts do I seek to make?

  • Where am I standing in my own way?

  • How can I show gratitude for the things in my life, even the negative, for the role they played in getting me to this moment in my life?

Ways to utilize the energy:

  • Create, allow inspiration to find you, and aim for entering a state of flow.

  • Take bold actions that feel aligned with where you wish to go; make it easy for the universe to bless you with reality shifts and quantum leaps.


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About Ashley: I'm an empowerment coach and professional astrologer that has created a practice utilizing both modern and traditional astrology, human design, and NLP in order to provide my clients with grounded guidance, shift limiting beliefs and create guides for easily and joyfully manifesting their desires. I'm also passionate about blockchain, Web3 and helping to educate and onboard people in order to align with the available prosperity and future trends.