April 30 – May 6
Entering a New Stage
What to expect: Creative expression
What to watch out for: Inner resistance
What will it affect? Leadership, soul growth, creativity
“There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding, which constitutes a new hope and a new responsibility for all.” – Erik Erikson
The beginning of this week (on April 30th), Ceres will meet up with the North Node and the Sun will square them both.
The symbol for Ceres in astrology is a sickle. A sickle is a hand held agricultural tool for harvesting crops. And that is what Ceres is all about. She is the goddess energy of agriculture and nurturance. Called a goddess asteroid by Demetra George, Ceres has gone through many transformations from planet to asteroid to dwarf planet. She has lived many different incarnations and as such her lessons are also that of transformation and of letting go. In the sign of Leo, Ceres focuses on the energy of courage, risk, leadership and self confidence. As she meets up with the North Node, she asks us to let go of reliance on the gang or group of friends and mindlessly going along with their rebellion. What do you stand for? We are thrust in front of an audience, a spotlight is cast upon us. What do we do when we have the centre stage? Who are we and what do we stand for? Feeding our soul at this time involves finding our inner muse and unleashing our creativity, no holds barred.
The Sun in Taurus will square Ceres and the North Node and there will be parts of ourselves that will want to hold on to the tried and true status quo and all that represents security and stability. This energy may even show up in the form of a person who pooh-poohs at the risks you are taking.
Why? Sun Square Ceres, Sun Square North Node, Ceres Conjunction North Node
What to expect: Love through words
What to watch out for: Filling the silence
What will it affect? Confidence, self-confidence, self expression
On May 2nd and 3rd, Venus will sextile the North Node and Sextile Ceres. Venus is the planet linked to relationships and money, but at her heart, she is all about worth. After all, worth has a lot to do with what, how and whom we attract in the realm of love and money. Venus is currently in Gemini, where she is chatty, curious and full of money-making schemes. She makes a fortunate sextile to Ceres and the North Node. This energy is one that can slip by. We need to consciously take advantage of it and this is definitely energy you want to embrace. If we channel it properly, we can make money from the love that comes from communication. In fact, this is wonderful energy if you are a coach or therapist. Don’t forget that loving communication also includes listening. Tending and encouraging self expression and creativity through listening, reframing and validating. You don’t need to fill the spaces with words or unnecessary dialogue. In fact, you might be freaked out by the money you make by just having a good listening ear!
Why? Venus Sextile North Node, Venus Sextile Ceres
Grounding Into Spirit
What to expect: Channeling the divine
What to watch out for: Forgetting to ground
What will it affect? Guidance, creativity
On May 6th, the Sun will sextile Neptune. The Sun is in Taurus and Neptune is in Pisces. This combination creates a tactile spirituality. You can use this energy for grounding with Mother Earth and connecting with the universe above which may allow you to access something from beyond. From this deep grounding and higher connection, we can tap into creativity, divine guidance and channel music, poetry and messages. This is the kind of energy that if you’re a busy kick-ass entrepreneur, you’ll feel resistant to. You may even imagine that to take advantage of this energy is a waste of time. Go out into nature, find a large tree to sit in and an opening for the sun to shine on your face and enjoy this one! It will teach you something deeply productive about stillness, silence and just being.
Why? Sun Sextile Transiting Neptune