Bulls prefer the quieter side of life at the start, contemplating hidden fears and money issues. It's good news on the 26th because it's your Personal New Moon for the year. Things may not quite get off the ground as quickly as you may have liked, particularly with your personal ideas and plans. You will have a great deal to think about with relationships, friends and your social activities. You may indeed breeze along being self-assured, motivated and charming, but on the other hand you may feel the need to do a tremendous amount of soul-searching about your personal needs and future plans. Nevertheless, a new direction will be underway. Take a moment to look dapper with a new outfit, hairdo, or a change to your appearance in some way. Your usual cheerful self may be a touch reserved, particularly if you want to reveal your feelings for another. If you are totally wrapped in your own private affairs at this stage, remember to show consideration and empathy for others who may not understand your preoccupations.
With Mercury still retrograde, concerns and issues behind the scenes that came into play at the end of last month will resurface between the 27th and the 30th for a final conclusion. Mercury turns direct on May 3rd in Aries, moving forward to re-enter Taurus, your 1st solar house, on May 16th when you will be able to present your ideas and plans. The lovely Goddess Venus, your planetary ruler, steps back into Aries on the 28th. People, relationships from the past, dealings with hospitals, a partner's health and finding resolutions to your fears are in the frame.
The North Node/South Node axis, also known as the Dragon's Head and Dragon's Tail, is about to change signs and is particularly potent. The Moon's Nodes normally travel in retrograde fashion; the Mean Node moving from Virgo into Leo (your 4th house) on April the 29th, with the True Node following suit on May 9th. However, the effects of this change will be felt most strongly in the first degree of Virgo, your 5th house of romance.
With the North Node moving through Leo, your 4th house, and the South Node in Aquarius, your 10th house for the next 18 months or so, karmic lessons, fated situations and balancing your career with family demands are in the stars. Your extraordinary ambitions, or the demands of a parent and family may hamper your real progress. What are your realistic ambitions? Are they based on self-importance? Review your heritage, especially emotional ties to past memories, and build on establishing closer family relationships.