The grass is growing, blossoms are burgeoning. After an overwhelming winter, the stars help us get on a roll: we have places to go and things to do with the sun in earthy, enduring Taurus, and Mercury and Venus in feisty, instigating Aries.

Mercury and Venus in Aries loan us gumption and help us initiate, but we’ll concentrate better in short and intense doses with frequent breaks. Otherwise, the spring attention-deficit problem kicks in. We’ll tend to be impatient and outspoken. Our thinking can be firm and direct but unsubtle. Let’s stay open to complexities if we want to know what’s really going on.

Over the weekend, an imaginative but competitive T-square between Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune can help us release old anger to create room for new ideas. Get out and celebrate spring under a creative Aquarius moon. Honor a need to wander and a desire to feel the Earth’s magic.

We may slow down and get more sensitive, but ask good questions about organization and structures on Sunday and Monday, as the moon heads into sensitive Pisces while Saturn retrogrades. If a major project is delayed, use the time to make the project more robust.

On May Day, we may be ready for the fresh life of May baskets, the joy of maypoles, and the exhilaration of spring revolution as the moon enters Aries and Mercury squares Saturn and Pluto, which stimulates controversy around the key issues of the year. We can expect the breakdown and rebuilding of old structures and systems this year as Saturn and Pluto conjunct. New life wants to push out old dysfunction.

Friday, April 26: We may be friendly under a sociable Aquarius moon, but we can and will resist change instigated by others. It’s easy to miss the needs and feelings of those close by, but we can grapple with difficult facts and tending to the responsibilities of the group. Tonight, let the work go and focus on reconnection as the moon sextiles Venus.

Saturday, April 27: Spontaneous adventure furthers. Clarify and avoid arguments based on misunderstandings. Take care of allergies and immune systems, and don’t push a decision before it’s ripe, as Mars squares Neptune. Be alert around water, fuel, and alcohol.

Sunday, April 28: Good conversation abounds on this productive, friendly morning — just make the overture. Our feelings grow more sensitive and anxieties flicker in as the moon enters Pisces this afternoon. Put sensitivities to good use and rest the worried hamsters.

Monday, April 29: Be patient and gentle. Something we want may be put on hold as Saturn turns retrograde. Use any delays as a chance to go back and strengthen the program.

Tuesday, April 30: We may be a bit foggy this morning but can listen to intuition as the Pisces moon conjuncts Neptune. We grow more clearheaded and productive at midday. If we’re tactless, we add fuel to the fire. With sensitivity, we can help people open minds and remove old blocks.

Wednesday, May 1: It’s a good day to file a lawsuit or dance the maypole; May Day begins with gumption and attitude as the moon enters feisty Aries. If people have a chip on their shoulders, don’t take it personally. Our attention spans are short for essentials and tenacious with what’s important to us.

Thursday, May 2: The general mood is still impatient but softhearted as the moon conjuncts Venus in Aries. Watch for sudden news and transportation difficulties, and be ready to grapple with some inconvenient truth as Mercury squares Pluto. More possibilities arise tonight. ◀

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