The Astrological Implications of This Week’s Rare Planetary Alignment

The Astrological Implications of This Week’s Rare Planetary Alignment

A rare planetary alignment is occurring over the next few weeks. Read on to learn how you can see it, what it means for you energetically, and how you should prepare.

Since the end of March, Venus, Mars, and Saturn have appeared to group together. But starting April 17, Jupiter will appear forming a row of planets in a line. It will be most visible in the predawn sky of April 20.

That is the astronomy of this celestial event, but what about the astrological implications? 

“These last two weeks of April, we have something very special going on,“ astrologer Mercedes Arnus Arraut said, “I know that astronomically we can see Saturn, we can see the moon, we’re going to be able to see Mars, Venus, Neptune, and Jupiter aligned. But what we should really be focusing our attention on, at least astrologically, is Venus in Pisces going through Jupiter and Neptune — and Mars is going to be doing the same around a week later.”

How does the energy of each individual planet come together in this alignment?

“So to understand this we need to understand that Venus is the planet of relationships, love, value, money, self-worth. Mars has to do with our energy and drive, it’s an energy activator and it’s aligning with Jupiter too, which is expansion, exaggeration. Neptune has to do with spirit, aether, loss, and dissolution of veils,” she said.

“So at this time, we can really be reconnecting with souls that have a higher purpose in our path and are going to guide us into a much broader understanding of what unconditional love truly is. It’s a time really to experience the most ethereal, hyper-sensitive, and spiritual connections we’ve ever felt. But it could also be a time for experiencing loss, grief, and the dissolution of the veil that will show us the raw truth or a reality we didn’t want to face. But if we try to stay true and connect it to our emotions, and really tap into the sensitivity that it’s awakening within us, it can really be a very beautiful time to channel our most dreamed reality into matter.”

How should we prepare ourselves to tap into and take advantage of this energy?

“It’s very important that we stay tuned into our dreams, that we have an emotional journal, that we can have a dream journal and try to analyze the symbols that our dreams are giving us — especially because Pisces is the energy that has to do with dreams and the oneiric world. We are being guided at this time, so it’s important that we stay true to our subconscious and the symbols that it’s giving us and stay true to them. Follow every relationship and every connection. Try to stay open to what others are showing you about yourself,” Arnaut said.

To best see this alignment look east about 45 minutes before sunrise. As amazing as this alignment will be, it is just a dress rehearsal for June of this year where Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus will align.

What Is Your Zodiac Sign Element?

What Is Your Zodiac Sign Element?

In Western astrology, the universe is formed by the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. These are the outward manifestations of the true elements. Each of the four elements contains its own unique properties, which work simultaneously to create one united universe. None of the elements are inherently good or bad, however, each has both positive and negative qualities.

Whether you’re loud or quiet, timid or outgoing, or impetuous or logical, your personality is filled with complexity. It can be difficult to self-evaluate to gain insight into our base emotions and desires. That’s why finding your element can help. As you read over the qualities associated with each of the four elements of nature, you might have your “aha!” moment, or you might feel as though you don’t relate to certain aspects.

This variation is because every person is an utterly unique combination of elements. By finding your dominant element, you’ll be able to better appreciate your own strengths and weaknesses. This understanding will help you to build better, stronger relationships with those around you. Let your element be a guide to a more intuitive self.

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