Where Are the Planets Now?


Where are those planets now?

Updated May 6, 2013

Here is an overview of where each planet currently is (by sign) and
their influence while there.

This information applies to all signs.
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Sun is in Taurus  ~ 4/19 to 5/20

“The Great Intelligence cannot do for us; it can only do through us.” ~Thomas Troward

During the 30 days that the Sun is in Taurus deliberate, focused and conscious actions really pay off as staying with the task at hand can be somewhat easier. Pay extra attention to those projects you have already begun rather than starting new ones. The influx of Taurus during this time can help you to remember what is really worthwhile and that this rarely happens in a flash, but rather needs to be cultivated and developed. In order for anything to come into fruition, we must nurture it, taking those next steps to cultivate an idea or a new venture…or perhaps a new habit.

This is also a time when some form of reevaluation of what you hold dear in your life is called for, as it may have changed with all the deeper shifts that have been occurring for some time now. Are you on a path that is taking you to places that are truly important and meaningful to you? If not, then your progress may be slowed to a halt now. And if this is the case then take time to see if what you love and have strong feelings for is a part of how you spend your time.

This is also the sign that rules your resources that you have at your disposal and it doesn’t want you to waste them. This includes money, talents, those who support you and more.

Learn more about how Taurus energy is impacting you now at AstroCurrents.

SPIRITUAL FOCUS: Being persistent, honoring your commitments, nurturing what you value and care about. Showing your gratitude and appreciation.
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Mercury is in Taurus: 5/1 – 5/15

Mercury Crater

Key energies & qualities to focus while Mercury is in Taurus:

1) What might you notice while Mercury is in Taurus?

  • While Mercury is in Taurus, it is easier to stay mentally focused til the job or task is done.
  • The mind slows down, is calmer, which can be a good thing as you are figuring things out and thinking them through.
  • Mercury rules the mental and while it is in Taurus you will benefit from approaching things in basic, methodical and more practical ways.
  • It is often only too easy to make things far more complex than they actually are and now is a time to “get back to basics” and see things in from a more realistic, even obvious, vantage.

2) What to be aware of while Mercury is in Taurus (the lower frequencies):

  • Being dogmatic in your decision-making process. Avoid making decisions just because that is how it has always been done.
  • Don’t assume you are correct if you haven’t checked out the facts in a while.
  • Be thorough and logical.
  • Basic, simple answers are at hand.
  • Don’t complicate things, or conversely, over simplify them!

3) Some ways to bring forth the higher frequencies of Mercury in Taurus:

  • Look for answers that are simple, practical and realistic.
  • Speak with gentleness and thoughtfulness.

4) Questions to ask that will help you to attune to Mercury in Taurus:

  • What do I need to devote some time to?
  • What areas of my life do I need to think about in practical and basic terms?
  • If my life has become too complex, how can I simplify things?
  • Am I speaking in a tone that conveys caring?
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Venus is in Taurus: 4/15 – 5/9

Keywords and energies for Venus in Taurus  (which represents your caring and loving nature).

1) What might you notice while Venus is in Taurus?

  • Aquarius is the sign that rules our friends, neighbors, communities and Global family, and during the time that Venus is in this sign, our concern and love for others can increase, wanting some form of expression.
  • Unconditional, and perhaps unconventional, expressions of love.
  • Originality, independence and freedom all are emphasized now.

2) What to be aware of while Venus is in Aquarius [the lower frequencies]:

  • Coolness in expressing your feelings. Being aloof or indifferent.
  • Expressing yourself without real passion and warmth.

3) Some ways to bring forth the higher frequencies of Venus in Aquarius:

  • Staying open to another person’s way of being or thinking.
  • Actively practicing tolerance and fairness.
  • Allowing your partner, and those closet to you, freedom and unconditional friendship.

4) Questions to ask while Venus is in Aquarius {remember that these will prompt an inner process}:

  • What can I focus on in my relationship(s) that will help foster individuality and the uniqueness that we each are?
  • If I pull back a bit now and gain some perspective, could it benefit my relationship?
  • How can I help those in my community?

“Love is not some wonderful thing that you feel but some hard thing that you do.”
~Elizabeth Goudge

1) What might you notice while Venus is in Taurus?

  • Venus rules Taurus and so your loving nature (ruled by Venus) can come forward perhaps more easily and naturally now.
  • Take note as to where your passions draw you now as it may be directing you towards something with hidden value to you now.
  • Venus here is very sensual, and so can bring a stronger focus to your intimate relationships during its time here. It increases your capacity to express love and devotion, sometimes when you don’t even know you are doing so!
  • The Law of Attraction is stronger while Venus is in Taurus.
  • Also getting more focus now are your finances and resources.

2) What to be aware of while Venus is in Taurus [the lower frequencies]:

  • Being possessive and clingy.
  • Spending too much on things that are really non-essential and/or extravagant.
  • Seeking out pleasure that will deplete you. Pursuing someone or something that really isn’t good for you.
  • Magnetic attractions can occur now, for good or maybe not so good. Take note of what-who you are attracted to and why before making decisions or moves.

3) Some ways to bring forth the higher frequencies of  Venus in Taurus:

  • Making a conscious effort to express your love and appreciation to those you care about.
  • Finding ways to relax and enjoy life, especially in a natural environment.
  • Keeping things as uncomplicated as possible regarding in your relationships.
  • Seeing the beauty in what is basic and simple.
  • Using what you have. Before buying something or spending money, see if you already have what you need!

4) Questions to ask while Venus is in Taurus {remember that these will prompt an inner process}:

  • What are my natural talents and abilities?
  • Am I utilizing those as well as I could?
  • What do I deeply care about that may need my attention now?
  • Am I pursuing someone that isn’t returning my affections or isn’t meeting me half way?

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Mars is in Aries: 4/20 to 5/31

“Sometimes we just need to keep swimming.”

1) What might you notice while Mars is in Taurus?

  • Mars rules your basic, fundamental energy and how you focus and direct it. While it is in Taurus, you will get opportunities to see if you are indeed heading where you want to end up.
  • Hence, this is a good time to stay extra mindful of the ways you are directing your energy and actions as it can become only too easy to loose site of your true intentions and purpose and just go along on impulse or habits.
  • This CAN be a most productive time, but in order to arrive in a good place at the end of this time (5/31) give some thought to where it is you want to be before you start.

2) What to be aware of or watch for while Mars is in Taurus [the lower frequencies]:

  • While Mars is here, it can bring out The Stubborn Bull which can create you being more resistant to what others have to say.
  • Being a bully while defending positions that aren’t necessarily in the best interest of those involved.
  • Going TOO slow or dragging your feet. Being opinionated.
  • This can increase the attraction strong sexual/sensual energy which may incline some to act impulsively, and even carelessly, in this area.

3) Some ways to bring forth the higher frequencies of Mars in Taurus:

  • Be deliberate and focused in your tasks.
  • Taking on those things that require stamina and determination.
  • Commit to what you really do care about and has value for you.
  • You may find you are more strong-willed than usual making this an excellent time to do those things that require discipline.

4) Questions to consider while Mars is in Taurus:

  • What needs to be done that requires perseverance and tenacity?
  • If I were to be the tortoise and not the hare, what could I accomplish during this time? (Approaching things one step at a time.)
  • Am I being stubborn when confronted or presented with someone else’s ideas, viewpoint or opinion?

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Jupiter is in Gemini 6/11/12 – 6/25/13

Qualities and areas of your life to focus on while Jupiter is in Gemini:

  • Jupiter here is great for writing and publishing so if this is an area that interests you, this placement will possibly bring further developments to your projects.
  • Short trips of only a few days, or even less, can bring new insights and perspectives. If you are feeling stuck, frustrated or depressed, this may be exactly what you need.
  • Workshops and seminars and new subjects of a more metaphysical nature hold appeal during this time and may bring you positive results and even pleasant surprises.
  • Reading inspirational material, journaling, keeping a dream diary and pursuing new bodies of study that will expand your mind and awareness will also bring great benefits during this time, even if they perhaps haven’t in the past.

Questions to consider at any time during the year that  Jupiter is in Gemini:

  • In what areas of my life do I need an influx of positive energy?
  • Is it possible I already know how to do this but just need to get going and make it happen?
  • What are they? (Suggest making an actual list for how you can create more positive energy in your life, as you most likely know several!)
  • What opportunities or areas of interest have I considered pursuing but haven’t that I know would benefit me?
  • What would positive expansion look like in my life?

What to watch out for during this time: Jupiter in Gemini can bring you lots of ideas that never go anywhere. So be sure to come up with and then act on a plan of action. Also, it is easy to tangent and not stay on task as your mind wants to flit from one thing to another. Also, saying more than you really should is something to avoid.

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..Saturn is in Scorpio: 10/5/12 to 12/23/14
(& again from 6/14/15 – 9/17/15)
Keywords: Tests of balance, compromise, relating, loyalty. Fulfilling your commitments and agreements.

Qualities to focus on while Saturn is in Scorpio: Authenticity; transforming your desire nature; controlling your impulses; creating (healthy) structures in your life that transform you in some way and bring you a greater sense of security; becoming realistic about both your true abilities and also your limitations.

Questions to ask during this time:

  • How willing am I to commit to my transformation?
  • Can I let go of old patterns that limit me?
  • What resources do I have that I may be wasting, or not using?

What to watch out for now:

  • Becoming withdrawn emotionally.
  • Misusing power or allowing others to take your power.
  • Trying to control situations.
  • Fears related to death or facing deep issues.
  • Being attracted to what is forbidden or dark.
  • Not destroying or deserting what is essential.
  • Being secretive when it would be best to be honest and forthcoming.

Other things to consider: This placement of Saturn can initiate the purification of the emotional body, and then a deep regeneration of same. However, this is not an easy process by any means. Being willing to engage this process can ultimately create a greater trust in oneself which can be the foundation for a more productive and fulfilling life.

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Uranus is in Aries: 3/11/11 – 5/15/18

Keywords while Uranus is in Aries: Unusual, unpredictable events that change how you view things will occur more often. There is an acceleration of energies. It is indeed, a time to let go of old patterns and attitudes as the represents a new cycle has now begun and many new things are being ushered in.

Qualities to focus on during this time: Being open to change that will bring you more aliveness and positive excitement to your life.

Questions to ask while Uranus is in Aries:

  • Am I willing change those things that will truly change my life?
  • Or do I back away from them?
  • Do I sabotage myself in this way?
  • What would be the first thing I would change in my life that would make it better if I could?

What to watch out for during this time: Being erratic and making changes without any forethought. Seeking freedom and independence in impulsive ways. Resisting new ideas and information.

Other things to consider while Uranus is in Aries: Uranus only changes signs every 7 years, so this is a very significant shift of energies.Read my article on this powerful shift and what to expect here.

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Neptune is in Pisces: 2/3/2012 – 3/30/2025

Keywords while Neptune is in Pisces:

Neptune entering Pisces is a most mystical event, primarily because Neptune more than any other planet rules all that is sacred and mystical. And it’s now entering the sign it rules, which is considered to be the most spiritual of the signs. These mystical energies are subtle, yet strong.

Qualities to focus on during this time: Surrender; forgiveness letting go, allowing God; devotion; faith.

Higher expressions of Neptune in Pisces:

  • You are more drawn to the inner realms, the only place we are truly safe
  • Your devotional nature gets stronger.
  • Meditation practice is deeper and results in greater peace
  • Intuition increase. Lots of 3rd eye activity
  • More sensitive to your environment. Picks up on things. Direct knowing
  • In general, a stronger pull towards the divine…seeking becomes even more important.

Questions to ask now:

  • Am I willing to truly surrender my will?
  • Am I open to a higher path for my life?
  • Do I express unconditional love or do I hold on to my “own version” of what love is?
  • Do I utilize the Spiritual tools and gifts that I have?

What to watch out for during this time:

  • Feeling more spacey and ungrounded.
  • Feeling scattered and have difficulty focusing.
  • Things may feel more surreal, unreal. As tho it’s a little harder to differentiate between what is real and what is not!
  • Imagination is strong, perhaps having you worry or fearful about things that will never happen (mass hysteria being an example of this).
  • Drugs, alcohol and addictions in general are greatly influenced by this placement. It is important not to go unconsciousness about the stronger inclination many will feel towards such behavior.
  • Panic or fear can become stronger, as well.
  • Desire to escape is stronger.
  • Picking up feelings from your environment. The “psychic sponge syndrome.”
Other things to consider while Neptune is in Pisces:
Neptune has not been in Pisces since the mid-1800’s, and when any one of the three outer planets changes signs it represents a shift. Neptune in Pisces initiates a pull towards the mysterious and deep currents of the subtle realms. No other Planet influences our Spiritual as much as Neptune does and it will now be even stronger now that it is in Pisces.
Many will sense that something quite mystical and magical is occurring and those who are attuned to such things can really sense this. If you stay present to the new energies, it may soften the intensity the energies and situations in your life. A key will be to go with the flow, not push rivers around, surrender to those things you can’t control and manage the things you can. The serenity prayer is a perfect one to keep saying now. Some things you can impact, others you can’t, ask for guidance in knowing which is which.
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Pluto is in Capricorn: 11/26/08 – 3/23/23

Read more on the energy and influence of Pluto in Capricorn here.

Keywords for while Pluto is in Capricorn: Profound transformations of

Pluto with Moons-NASA

government, corporations and society in general. Challenge to the established ways, rules and laws. Greater accountability of those in control of cultural destinies.

Qualities to focus on during this time: Eliminating dogma and long-held beliefs that are no longer vital and alive. Seeing new potential arising out of the old form(s).

Questions to ask now: Am I utilizing the strengths and resources available to me? What are my real intentions? Am I truly open to necessary transformation, that which is for the highest good of all, even if it means radical change?

What to watch out for during this time: Holding on to the old because of resistance, or fear, of the new. Not doing that which you know you must.