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.
Don't Miss This Rare Solstice Planetary Alignment
Today marks a full planetary parade, a Cancer solstice, and the perfect time for you to expand your potential.
Here’s how you can prepare to get the most out of this rare phenomenon on June 21st the Northern Hemisphere will see the most light while the Southern Hemisphere will be at its darkest.
If we look through a telescope that night, we’ll be able to see all the planets of our solar system lining up with the Moon in between Mars and Jupiter. But starting June 24th, the Moon will be in the constellation of Taurus between Mars and Venus and will be the most beautiful day to look at the sky.
How will this celestial event impact our lives? Astrologer Mercedes Arnus Arraut weighs in on the event.
“So equinox and solstices divide the zodiac wheel into four points, which are the zero degrees of Aires, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn,” Arraut said. “When the Sun enters any of these four constellations, we have an equinox or solstice, bringing in a new season. That’s why these four zodiac signs are called cardinal signs; it’s cardinal energy bringing something new and activating areas in our life that needed action. In this case, the constellation that we’re talking about is Cancer — the energy of home. Cancer season starts on June 21st and talks about homes, safety, family, stability, protection, nurture, and what’s familiar to us — it’s our emotions. So in the upcoming three months, we can experience a renewal of all these matters, since Cancer solstice this year takes place under very dynamic energy.”