Finding your flow: Welcoming the Sun in Taurus and gearing up for Pluto retrograde

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I can’t believe Aries season is almost over already! It feels like it just arrived.

This Wednesday, April 19, the Sun moves into earthy Taurus at 5:27pm EST. Earth signs always follow fire in the zodiac. Aries buzzes in with all kinds of fresh energy and new ambitions, but it can be a bit of a pot-stirrer, too. Sometimes the doors that Aries kicks open can bring up some resistance, especially if we’ve been avoiding change or growth.

So for some, that Aries energy can get a bit tense. The shadow side of Aries is that it’s impatient and aggressive, which can bring an element of edginess to the day-to-day.

But Taurus can help to mellow the mood. It can also help to support some of the ideas or actions that came up through Aries season. The earth element is where ideas become real. The next few weeks are a time to focus on structure and practicality in order to reach your goals in a stable, steady way.

Taurus is also a beautiful time to reconnect with nature and the little things in life. It’s a sensual, luxurious sign that always makes time to enjoy itself. So if Aries has been pushing lately, Taurus can help to instill a bit of balance.

And balance is what we’re seeing in this week’s card, the Two of Crystals. This card has shown up in this space before. It can appear when it’s necessary to be in between two worlds, two lives, two directions.

Sometimes when we are in transition, trying to go through one door without having fully closed the other, we end up living double lives for a little while. There can be a need to juggle with the Two of Crystals, as everything might feel equal in priority.

It’s not always the easiest place to be in, as it’s a major gray area, but the thing to keep in mind is that it’s not going to be like this forever. There is pay-off at the end of it all, and progress is being made, even if you feel like you’re treading water at times.

On Thursday, April 20, Pluto retrograde begins. This transit will last until September 28. Pluto’s work is deep and slow. As the planet of death and rebirth, it pushes us to look at what’s under the surface and what’s been ignored or pushed away long enough. The effects of Pluto retrograde are often much more subtle shifts than, say, Mercury or Venus retrograde.

Throughout the next six months, Pluto can support you in bringing things full circle, especially anything that feels unresolved or unfinished. Remember that the planets are all here to help us progress, not hold us back.

If it helps, here’s a mantra for you to work with throughout the week:

I am ready to put my ideas into action.

Until next time,

Liz xo

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