The Sun in Taurus, Pluto’s Station, and MORE FIRE

Why, hello!

My goodness, it’s been almost three weeks since I sent the last newsletter . . . NOT for lack of stuff to write about, but because the craziness in the heavens, it seems, has led to a certain level of craziness here at Anne Ortelee, Inc.

Even astrologers are not immune!

If you, too, have been running around like a chicken with your head cut off – please, please, please go easy on yourself. Because it’s only going to get MORE intense in the next couple weeks.

This week, the Sun left fiery Aries for the relative calm of Taurus, but watch out: Taurus answers to Venus – and though the Goddess of Love has briefly retreated into Pisces, she’s moving forward now and will head back to Aries on April 28th. As I have discussed in previous columns, a ruling planet tends to lend some of its personality to the planet ruled.

So Venus in Aries will make Jupiter in Libra and the Sun in Taurus both act as “honorary” fire signs.

Furthermore, Mercury just retrograded back into Aries, at the same time that Mars entered Gemini. Mercury, of course, rules Gemini – so Mars, too, is an honorary fire planet now. With Saturn still in Sadge and Uranus in Aries, all this makes for a pretty hot sky.

Fire energy is dramatic, passionate. It moves very quickly. Mars is clear on what he wants to do next and he’s ready to go for it. Being Gemini, he’ll probably take a two-pronged approach. At the fork in the road, choose both paths.

The other big event this week was Pluto’s station on Thursday morning, April 20th, 2017 at 8:48 AM Eastern US time. When a planet stations, we feel the full force of its energy.

Pluto stopped at 19 degrees, 23 minutes Capricorn, turning back towards his position at the beginning of the year. He asks us to reassess our relationship to power: our own and that of other people.

Are you using your strength and intensity, going as far as you can go? Are you being manipulated? Are you abusing your authority? Are your actions clean and fair?

If you don’t like the answers to some of these questions, don’t fret or regret. Our planets charge forward, plowing new sky, then at times like these they stop and back up, readdressing whatever they forgot or mishandled, then doing it better the next time, as the planet moves forward. Retrogrades highlight certain portions of the sky, like a yellow marker going back and forth in a textbook. This part’s important!

As Mary Oliver writes: “The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

Use you power.

Big hugs,


P.S. There’s a New Moon in Taurus next week, and a NEW MOON WEBINAR tonight (Monday 4.24). See sidebar for details – I would love to see you there!

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