An Earthy Earthly Easter

This year’s Western Easter occurs late in the season: on April 21, in the sign of Taurus.

Easter falls on a Sunday in the month of March or April, often in the signs of Pisces or Aries. These two signs are the energetic manifestation of the holiday. Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac and represented by two fishes swimming in opposite directions, is the merging of self with others or the dissolution of self into the source. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac represented by the ram, is the self manifesting, springing forth with energy of life.

Pisces is the loss of self and Aries the emergence of self. Very Easter.

Taurus, in contrast, is a fixed earth sign that represents the physical body, tangible assets, and material goods. These physical manifestations on a deeper level are about values and worth, including self-worth.

This year’s Easter energy may be more about tangible, earthly matters rather than the traditional death and rebirth energy. Heaven may be on the earth this day.


In addition to the sun in Taurus, on Easter Uranus will have just moved back into Taurus and will be two degrees from the sun.

Uranus is the planet of sudden changes that brings immediate awareness. It can be shocking or enlightening. It can be disillusionment which always sounds unpleasant but ultimately removes “illusion.” We don’t want illusion except in Las Vegas, right?

Uranus in Taurus can provide insights into our sense of self worth. Does Easter make us feel worthy or unworthy?

Meanwhile Pluto and Saturn are both transiting the earth sign Capricorn which has brought the transformation of social structures including banking and government.

In the US, Capricorn corporations and Capricorn government have finally merged completely after having done the tango for many decades. Capricorn and Taurus get along, both being earth signs. Uranus in Taurus may bring more of the structural changes we’ve seen since Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008, including changes to the earth itself. This Easter may be less about spiritual rebirth and more about physical rebirth.

Other Elements

In addition to earth energy, there is fire energy on Easter with Venus & Mercury in Aries and Jupiter in Sagittarius. Earth and fire geologically equals volcanoes. Mount Etna in Sicily erupted late last year, is still undergoing activity and may be making additional Easter flare-ups.

Fire is spirit. Fire erupting from the earth is spirit erupting from the body. Spirit comes out as angry lava when we’ve been repressing our true selves.

Neptune in Pisces and the moon in Scorpio provide water energy on Easter. Neptune rules Pisces so is dissolving many a person into the next world, sometimes into the fog of irrationality. Neptune and Pisces have brought us water, lots of water, except where there’s drought. Water is unevenly distributed and much of it is being made unclean due to the Capricorn compulsion to use all resources until they no longer exist. Let’s see how Pluto in Capricorn handles the earth changes that are occurring.

Mars in Gemini provides a bit of air energy on Easter. It’s not quite opposite Jupiter in Sagittarius but should provide a bit of tension between “my beliefs” and “your beliefs.” When Pluto was in Sagittarius and Saturn in Gemini back in 2001, that tension was particularly strong. This Easter Mars and Jupiter is a minor tension in comparison and considering the last couple millennia have brought us the battle of beliefs, this is nothing beyond the norm.

US President Trump has sun/Uranus in Gemini opposite moon in Sagittarius. Easter energy will ignite his impulsive nature. Since Trump follows impulses at about the same pace as his heart beats, Easter may simply be more of the same as this boy cries wolf once again. The need to be the center of attention may prompt some ridiculous tweet, but this too is the new norm.

Happy Taurus

As Easter falls within Taurus, one of the strongest, sturdiest signs, expect that all of your chocolate bunnies will be solid this year, not hollow. Don’t eat too much as Taurus rules the neck where our thyroid lives. We don’t want to throw off its functioning.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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