Seven planets are lined up and possible to see in the east the next few mornings right before dawn. Astrologers call the Moon a planet since it does “wander,” which is the Greek meaning of the word “planet. ” Six of these planets are in Aries – Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus, and one in Pisces -Neptune. I’ve written about all these planets in Aries already, which you can check out HERE. Examples of the chaotic action described by six planets in Aries (and one of them the lightening bolt energy of Uranus) can be seen in the destructive tornados that happened this week in the southeast, and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I for one, will be glad when the fiery yang energy of Aries gets balanced by some watery and earthy yin energy. Currently, Neptune in Pisces and Sun in Taurus provide some balance, but not enough to equal 6 planets in hard charging Aries.
All you fiery people – ones with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius in your charts – are probably jumping out of your skin right now. Remember to breathe, don’t react too quickly to perceived insults, and get out in nature to stay grounded. Use this fast paced energy to get some thing done that requires a lot of active effort. Build a house, or something! Life will begin to become more solid when Mars enters Taurus on May 12, followed by Mercury on May 15. Once Jupiter moves into Taurus on June 4th everything should definitely calm back down.
How to see six planets at one time
Following is an excerpt from an article by Starry Night Education that describes how best to locate these planets. For the last two months, almost all the planets have been hiding behind the sun, but this week they all emerge and are arrayed in a grand line above the rising sun. Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are visible, and you can add Uranus and Neptune to your count if you have binoculars or a small telescope. This sky map of the six planets show they should appear at dawn to observers with clear weather and an unobstructed view. If you go out any morning for the next four days, you’ll be treated to a view of the crescent moon and all but one of the naked eye planets. Because the moon moves rapidly from one morning to the next, it will only be part of the lineup for the next four mornings, but the four naked-eye planets will be there for the next few weeks. Venus is, as always, the brightest and most visible of the planets, and it can be your guide to spotting the others. About half way between Venus and the rising sun is Jupiter, the second brightest planet. Mars will be a tiny speck just above Jupiter, and Mercury another tiny speck about half way between Jupiter and Venus. Uranus is slightly more than one binocular field above and to the right of Venus, and Neptune is much farther to the right, about 40 degrees away in Aquarius. The Moon will be just above Venus on Saturday morning, and just above Jupiter and Mars on Sunday morning.