Taurus (April 20th to May 21st)

I take great delight in reminding folks that one of the modern masters of the “subconscious” was a Taurus—Sigmund Freud. Freud and his idea of psychoanalysis may have fallen on hard times, but the idea of the subconscious, once reserved for occultists and quacks like astrologers (oops!), came to be seen as a real and possibly a provable thing. How odd considering how most of what’s in the subconscious isn’t exactly real. You may have trouble this week rectifying the idea of real against your fears and rancid memories that you’ve been reluctant to open up and clear out.  With this week’s eclipse, it’s become clear that you’re holding on to too much, both figuratively and literally. Time for a clearing; though I suspect it may take another few months for you to completely follow through with it. The first necessary step is acceptance that it needs to happen.

Samuel F. Reynolds is a NYC-based astrologer. His personal consultations have been described as “healing” and “brilliantly insightful.” He’s offering special, recorded 1-hour consultations for $95 for Ebony.com readers, in person or by phone/skype. For more info, visit return2thesource.com, write [email protected] or follow on twitter at @sfreynolds.