Friday Forward

A few words about the
coming week...

by astrologer Jenny Yates

Friday, April 13

Some things could break loose this week.  There’s a general sense of
new beginnings, along with some tendency to blow up whatever has
fulfilled its purpose.  

First Mercury goes direct on Sunday, letting us all off the hook when it
comes to cleaning up, repairing, reorganizing, and correcting.  There’s
only so much you can do to bury the sins and heal the wounds from
the past.  Then not much later, there’s the Aries new moon, always an
important point in the year.  This is the time for new beginnings.  

Then the sun approaches Uranus, the planet of sudden change.  
Especially in Aries, this combination is volatile.  It will be in orb all
week, exact on Wednesday, and it could mean all sorts of blow-ups.  
Couples could break up, organizations could fall apart, people could
lose their jobs, lightning could strike.  It could be pretty chaotic.  This
doesn’t mean that you should hide under the bed, but you may need
to figure out what’s negotiable and what isn’t.  What hill would you die
on? What creative solutions haven’t you tried yet?    

Everything could look like the inside of Donald Trump’s head, since he
has a natal sun/Uranus conjunction.  Yes, I know that’s a very
frightening thought!   
Friday, April 20

There is a lot of action this week, and much of it is positive, since Mars
in practical, efficient Capricorn is making a sextile with Jupiter in
focused, deliberative Scorpio.  People are forward-looking, community-
minded, but realistic.  There’s an emphasis on strategies that will move
the whole group towards success.

Things get more and more intense, though, as the week goes on,
culminating about Thursday, when Mars and Pluto are conjunct. This is
powerful energy!  Don’t forget that Pluto rules nuclear bombs, as well
as toxins of all kinds.  This doesn’t mean that the human civilization is
going to come to an end this week, but there could be lots of smaller
battles to the death in many organizations.  

There could be some dramatic struggles over leadership, for example,
with some people going down on the wheel and others going up.  
There could be conflicts over control and boundaries, and sexual
scandals could take a few more heads.  There will be differences over
methods, tools, and game plans.  These differences could escalate, as
people pick their teammates and figure out which hill they prefer to die

It’s not just about pressure and power struggles, though.  There’s a lot
of energy for transformation in this Mars/Pluto conjunction.  If you can
figure out how to work with other people, you can achieve amazing
things.  And if you’re working alone, this aspect gives more focus,
determination and courage.