Weekly Astrology Horoscopes for April 27 to May 3, 2015 and the Full Moon in Scorpio, May 3, 2015

Weekly Horoscope Overview
Weekly Horoscopes for each Sign are listed below after the overview:

Written by Symbolic Living

This week we’re heading towards the Full Moon in Scorpio which will reach precision at the end of the week on Sunday night, May 3, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. ET. 

Knowing what we are working towards, we can take a look at what is happening in the sky this week to make better choices in line with the cosmos. Knowing in advance is the gift of astrology. When you know better, you do better.

As an approach to evolving our lives, we get to choose, to inquire, to investigate and to create. Astrology can help us see what energies are in play, so we can choose to live more in harmony with the cosmos, but also to make choices that reflect who we really are and what our intentions are. As co-creators of life, what we do affects not only ourselves, but others within our sphere and beyond.

Even if you’re feeling lazy as the week begins, the energy will pick up on Tuesday. With the Moon in Virgo we could get anxious energy seeping into our lives leading to worrying about all the things we need to do. If you took last weekend off, you may be realizing now how much needs to get done this week. Depending on your state of mind you could be self-critical or be hindered by doubt. If you are feeling nervous at all, it can be a wake up call to shift your thinking and your approach.

To counter this potential some of you may be feeling, implementing a healthy routine can help. Better health equals better energy flow and reduced stress. Vitamins and minerals are essential to the functioning of the whole body. I know a lot of people that prioritize macro nutrients of carbs, fats and protein, but the body really does need a lot more than such a basic diet. It is in the micro nutrients, the vitamins and minerals we get from consciously choosing a healthy diet, that our cells need to function properly. As the week begins, it’s a great time to reassess your diet and your routine around foods and nutrition.

On Tuesday, we get a reprieve. The Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Virgo helps us start to feel more grounded and productive. We can see the more positive side of why we do what we do. Even if you are working at a job you aren’t all that enthusiastic about, you are likely still gaining skills that are valuable to your life in the long run. Focus on what kind of benefits you are getting from your current situation and how it can serve you in the bigger picture. If you don’t have a job right now, take a look at what benefits you are getting from having more free time to yourself to decide what direction you want to go in. Perhaps you get to spend more precious time with your kids. Time off can be your opportunity to be able to decidedly create a more solid foundation and routine that aligns with what you really want in life.

This ties into the Full Moon in Scorpio coming up - it’s a good idea to look at deeper, alternative perspectives that you may not usually think of. What benefits does your current situation have? If you live your whole life chasing after the grass you think is greener on the other side, you’re going to miss out on what may be right under your nose right now. Shed some of that Sun in Taurus light on the benefits that are with you now.

Wednesday, is the last day we have the Moon in Virgo until next month. Let the thoughts and feelings you have now be the guiding catalyst to creating a practical plan forward. More information will arise as we get closer to the Full Moon. Talk about your thoughts and feelings with others this week, with the intention of finding more solid ground work from.

When the Sun and Neptune are in harmony on Wednesday your imagination should spark. A walk in nature can feel so magical and enlightening, opening up doorways into higher realms of consciousness. Tap into the power of nature. Daydreaming for long periods in the sunshine is a great way to relax and draw on inner wisdom.

The Moon enters Libra and Mercury enters Gemini on Thursday, and this is a great sign that our minds will be working more efficiently. The exchange of ideas and opinions brings us great insights. The ability to influence and be influenced by words is heightened.

Generally, when people think of the suit of swords in Tarot it is often perceived as one of the more challenging suits. The suit of swords rules air, which is the element of the mind, and associated with Mercury and Gemini, as well as Libra.

Well, the reason why swords are perceived as a more difficult suit actually has much to do with perception. The mind is so changeable, ideas can conflict, and there’s always room for debate. The sword is double edged; there are at least two sides to a story. Perception is subjective. What most people believe (and beliefs are based on information) is most usually a compilation of ideas that are taught or accessed from others in our culture and immediate circle. In life we often have to meander our way through and around opinions, propaganda, marketing and the like in an effort to find the real truth. Now that Mercury is in Gemini, we will become much more attentive to how the messages and information we are getting are reaching us. What kind of filter is the information being perceived through? Does the messenger have an agenda of their own? It’s important to ask yourself if the information as well as the messenger, is trustworthy.

Remember that the Full Moon is largely about truth. That underlying truth that may be hidden, but can be accessed when we peel away the layers that are hiding it.

With Mercury in Gemini it can also be a good time to think more about money matters in terms of how you are exchanging money. Mercury is the messenger, as a conduit of information from higher and lower levels of awareness. He also rules trading. If you’re an investor, or interested in investing, this can be a great time to investigate how the market works in greater detail, with the intention of figuring out what’s truly going on. With Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, retrograde in Capricorn, we’re naturally going to see people asking more questions, wanting to know the details, and ultimately hold truth at a higher regard. Truth and trust go hand in hand. If you’re investing, be sure to look at the details and ask yourself where your trust is placed.

The weekend has the Moon travel from Libra to Scorpio preparing us for the Full Moon in Scorpio.

Before the Full Moon in Scorpio hits precision directly across the sky from the Sun in Taurus on Sunday night, we have Mercury in Gemini opposing Saturn earlier on Sunday. Saturn, as you know, is now retrograde in Sagittarius. This interaction of Mercury and Saturn can have us questioning what our deeper purpose is and what the meaning of life is. It can have us wondering what we have faith in and talking about reality. Many may feel like there just isn’t enough time, and will start to prioritize what really matters. With only so much time in the day, are you using the time you have in life wisely? What are you thinking about most of the time? How are you able to shift your thinking so you can overcome doubts that hold you back? How are you balancing your debts (financial and otherwise) with your current needs? Are you conscious of your karma? Do you choose what is in the best interest of both yourself and others more holistically?

Scorpio is naturally skeptical because it is concerned with the honest truth, secrets and mysteries, and unfortunately, people can and will often spin their version of the truth to their benefit. However, truth is not subjective. There is no “versions” of the truth. Truth is objective; it is what it is. Scorpio is an investigative sign and wants to know the far end of the spectrum deep down into the subliminal and subconscious. From that deeper truth, we understand the greater truth about our everyday reality.

Scorpio also brings into focus the law of attraction. In new age circles we’ve been conditioned to believe that what we think we attract. Well, life is more complex than that. if I want a cup of tea, I can’t just think I want a cup of tea, I actually have to turn on the tea kettle, put a teabag into a cup, wait for the water to boil and then pour in the hot water. There, now I’ve got a cup of tea that has become reality. That’s a process of action. It is not just a thought that I’ve sent out to the universe and then wait for it magically happens. I’d be waiting a long time and that’s just a waste of time. I’m capable of taking action and making it happen. Alternatively, I could have someone else pour me the cup of tea, but regardless, someone has to take action for that cup of tea to become a reality. In the physical world action is a requirement. As many of you likely know as well, Mars the planet of action, is the ancient ruler of Scorpio.

This Full Moon in Scorpio indicates trusting your gut instincts to guide you. What are you passionate about? It's also a time when secrets can be revealed, or reality is faced. It's a good time to take a look at the foundation of a problem, the root cause, so we can more clearly understand what new approach is needed. This Full Moon can be an unveiling where the truth finally shows itself. And to be bluntly honest, quite frankly it can have us seeing well enough that we can call out the B.S. The wool that was pulled over your eyes can be lifted in favor of acknowledging what truly is.

The Full Moon is on the opposite pole of the zodiac to Taurus where the Sun is. Both signs do relate to money. Opposite signs are part of a spectrum of concepts. Taurus is more about how you create money, while Scorpio is more about how you access it and receive it from sources.

I would encourage you to think about your money situation this week. Money isn’t everything, but it is a part of our experience here on earth for pretty much everyone because of how the larger system (Pluto in Capricorn) is set up. Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio, so naturally the Pluto in Capricorn situation is going to be a strong symbol of this Full Moon in Scorpio.

Recognizing money as neutral energy is a healthier stance than obsessing over it one way or another, but of course, everyone has a different, unique personal situation to deal with that affects that point of view. This is an opportunity to ask questions. Be the inquiring, curious, investigator. How do you make money? How do you give money? Do you hoard or do you share? Are you selfish or giving? What thoughts and feelings do you associate with money? How do you feel about and relate to the system of government, corporations and banking? Is money a priority? Does having more money equate success?

Through these types of questions, you will come to understand your values more. The Sun in Taurus encourages us to become more conscious of what we want, why we want it, and more importantly, what we value. Do you live according to your values? Do you surround yourself with those who have values that are aligned with yours?

If you were to invest in a company, would you simply invest because you wanted to make a financial return even if it meant you were supporting a company that was destructive? Would you ignore the truth of what a company may do simply because you are prioritizing your own financial bottom line? If you were an employer would you take advantage of those working for you so you can be better off at the expense of others? These are the types of considerations that are important now. These are questions that have to do with your karma. These are the types of questions that allow you to explore what your values really are and face the truth of who you are.

The Moon in square to Jupiter, sextile with Pluto, and across the sky from the Sun, indicates there is a lot that will come out in the open leading up to, during and soon after this Full Moon in Scorpio. The ambitions, ego's and shrewd business sense of many, especially those in power, will become more evident to reveal the truth. Many will not stand for corruption and will feel compelled to voice their concern. It is all in favor of the truth to create the transformation. Ethical values and standards should be held in priority and will be the measuring stick to verify what the truth of the situation is.

I know that this forecast may be hard hitting for some, but the truth is a good thing to become aware of. When we are aware of the truth we are aware of what needs to change so that we can move our lives towards our higher values.

Scorpio is the phoenix that rises from the ashes. It is the sign of great transformation, and that transformation happens when the truth is acknowledged so we know what needs to transform. If an artist knows what he or she is working with, then he or she can best decide how to effectively transform the base substance into an intended work of art.

I hope you all have a wonderful, abundant week. Thank you for reading and sharing the love. Namaste.

Quick Overview of where the planets are this week:
The Sun is in Taurus
The Moon travels from Leo to Scorpio this week
Mercury enters Gemini on Thursday, April 30 at 9:59 p.m. ET
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Taurus

Longer term trends:
Jupiter is direct in Leo
Saturn is retrograde in Sagittarius
Uranus is in Aries
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn

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Weekly Astrology Horoscopes for each Sign - April 27 to May 3, 2015:

This week I’m going to be presenting the horoscopes for each sign a bit differently. They will be shorter because the bigger picture of what’s going on astrologically spoken of in the introduction, is what the astrological symbols are presenting to us all collectively. Therefore the themes above are the most important insights of how the week will unfold for all of us. I will also be incorporating more tarot elements into my readings that connect with the astrological atmosphere.

Aries: Money matters will continue to be of importance to you. Use your potential. Acknowledge your worthiness. If you have a wish this week make sure it is clear. Clarity is important. Whatever situations you need to deal with this week, know that you have the ability to accomplish much, your past proves you’ve got what it takes. Honesty opens doors. Overcome the ego and ideas will flourish.

Taurus: Happy Birthday month! The Sun is in your sign. You are worthy. Put your motivation and your wisdom into action. Being smart and productive takes you there. People could come to you seeking unbiased advice this week. Share honestly. Shine your light. Seek ways to feel more financially blessed and in tune with your desires.

Gemini: If you can talk the talk, you should be able to walk the walk. This week offers a clearer perspective on things. Self awareness and self worthiness is emphasized. Take a look at how you do things. Are you too attached to the old routine? Be honest about whether you like what you’re doing day to day or not and things will change.

Cancer: You’ve got to acknowledge what feels right to you instead of pushing reality under the rug. If you want to get somewhere good you’re going to have to get on your horse and move forward efficiently and with intention. If you really need a wellness break, take one, but don’t make excuses to be lazy. To manifest you have to be creative. Do your calculations more than once to be sure.

Leo: Sometimes people need it blunt. Sometimes people need to get real, but some people are sensitive. Don’t let your ego lead to too much directness or you may turn off those who need a quieter approach. Family and career issues can come to light this week when the truth reveals itself. Inquire, but don’t push it too far.

Virgo: Life isn’t all about waiting around for lucky moments. If you want something you’ve got to get up and take action. You usually know this well, but others may need you to remind them. A dose of reality is a good thing. Let your conversations flow to where they want to and eventually the truth will come out. If you lack ideas now, meditate for a while to clear your mind.

Libra: You want to go where you feel drawn, but you don’t need to step on others to get there. Harness the peace and equality you enjoy most to create a harmonious foundation. The truth of what you deserve and your path forward will be revealed, likely in connection with family or those close to you. Bias and judgment is an important point of learning for you this week.

Scorpio: By shedding light on the truth you can bring things out in the open that can sometimes make others and ourselves not feel so comfortable. People can feel very comfortable in their bubble of illusion. You may feel the need to call people out for the sake of helping transform reality. But where do you need to face your own reality so you can become a better you? Don’t cut corners.

Sagittarius: Do you feel like an area of your life is off course? If you’re feeling insecure in any area of life, it’s a good week to meditate to help you clear away and purge those thoughts and feelings. A higher state of awareness can arise in you this week when you can transcend where you feel trapped. Accept help and advice from others.

Capricorn: If you are dissatisfied with the work, the routine, or the money, it’s an opportunity for you to take some time to think about what you envision for yourself. It’s a time for self reflection and analysis with the intent to rise above. Friends and those you consider comrades or colleagues can be the shining light to wake you up and remind you of your goals. Be patient.

Aquarius: You may be forgetting how to be like a child. It’s important to see the world through a different lens of wonder and awe. If you’ve got tunnel vision and have been sticking to your guns, you’ll miss opportunities. You need to live more in the moment instead of in the ideas stuck in your head. Be more flexible. The truth is found in the now.

Pisces: It’s a great week for you to feel the balance between the spiritual and the material. This shouldn’t be hard for you. It’s a philosophical week where good karma reigns. If you’re sensitive to others, they’ll recognize you as a good source. It’s a great time to be resourceful, and to put your business thinking cap on to intelligently prepare for the future.

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