This week could bring solid progress on practical work as
Mercury and the Sun trine Saturn and Pluto in pragmatic earth signs. We can
really get places. Ambitions of all kinds are furthered, which can be great for
our personal projects, but problematic with people or countries whose ambition
it is to suppress and oppress. This competent focus begins to disperse towards
the end of the week as the Sun and Mercury leave Taurus and enter versatile and
verbose Gemini. So, let’s make pragmatic progress now, work towards the world
we believe in now, and talk about it all later on.
That work can help keep us level with this weekend’s potential
emotional roller coasters. Our emotional hearts could be distractingly volatile
as Venus conjuncts restless Uranus in Taurus under an intense full Scorpio Moon
over the weekend. On one side, this could bring a lusty and flirtatious energy,
but it can also bring up the specters of isolation, jealousy, and
possessiveness. If we see Venus and the Moon as symbolic of the feminine
archetype, of the culture’s Anima, Venus conjunct Uranus wants change now and
the Scorpio full Moon calls for intensity, respect, or retribution. Obsessions get
easily triggered unless we put obsessive streak to good use and keep it out of
The broody clouds pick up on Friday under the Scorpio Moon, though
Venus in Taurus and Mars in Cancer form a supportive sextile. Our feelings run
strong and deep, and when there is no tough test to respond to, relationships
deepen and we can get along with unusual peacefulness both with one another and
with our various parts inside.
We will tend to think deeply, if not quickly, which could us
do research for those final papers., Or just because we are trying to
understand a tumultuous world. We want
to get to the bottom of the problem and can perseverate over an issue that
bothers us. Some new information, triggered either by a new factual revelation
or arising from psyche, gives us a new clue to the puzzle. That new
understanding could upset us as it provokes change as Mercury trines intensive
Pluto this weekend, that we feel it all week long.
On Saturday, if we realize our emotions are off-kilter and winding
out, it helps to stop what we’re doing, realize that we’re triggered, and honor
the emotions, but not believe the story that our obsessions want to tell. The
mood shifts by the evening as the Moon enter Sagittarius, and we may be able to
laugh about something that drove us nuts hours before.
The mood chills out but stays outspoken through Sunday and
Monday, that Sagittarius Moon encourages fresh optimism and a desire to
liberate ourselves from what felt so heavy last week. On Tuesday the energy
shifts as Mercury and the Sun enter multitasking Gemini, our attention becomes more
diffuse our determination can stay on target under a pragmatic Moon in Capricorn.
Look for strategic speeches or manipulative words, which can be two sides of
one coin. Keep on target with the work at hand, as the focus dissipates further
on Thursday under a collaborative Aquarius Moon. People become much more
interesting than following through on practical work.
Friday, May 17: It
furthers to have good work to do today. If we know what we’re doing, we can
make real progress and use this obsessive Scorpio fixation on something
positive. Spiritual practice or meditation works, as does pouring our hearts
into music, art, or sculpture. We want what we want, our desire nature and all
our primal emotions are cranked up. So can a desire to get even, to settle the
score; as the Moon waxes full, don’t let others own the paradigm. Let’s choose
carefully what we focus upon.
Saturday, May 18:
Some more volatile emotional situations could come to a head today. Weed the
garden, weed the closet, but don’t weed beloveds under a full moon in Scorpio
at 3:11 PM MDT. The mood can be fine while we’re calm, but volatilizes quickly;
Invoke equanimity. Don’t toy with affections, do let beloveds know you love
them. The mood lightens tonight as the moon enters freewheeling Sagittarius. Laugh
about what felt grim only a few hours before.
Moon sextile Saturn, Moon sextile Pluto 7:04 AM, Moon opposed
Mercury 8:25 AM, Venus conjunct Uranus 10:16 AM, Moon opposes the Sun 3:11 PM, Moon
enter Sagittarius 7:20 PM.
Sunday, May 19: Make
this a healing day Make this a low-key, healing day. Put careers on the side
for the moment, because not much can be done about them at the moment, and
rebuild resilience. Make lovely moments, explore just beyond the familiar,
whether that’s around the corner, in the next room, or with a fresh conception.
Moon trine Chiron 4:00 AM.
Monday, May 20: Once
they’re fully awake, people are in a mood to say yes if the pitch is brief and
positive as an optimistic Sagittarius Moon conjuncts expansive Jupiter. Look
for opportunities to expand the aperture, contact faraway people, or learn
something new to open the mind and heart. Share little-known facts. Just don’t corner anyone, we’ll hate to feel
Tuesday, May 21: Think
fast. The general mood speeds up and gets nervy and scattered, the conversation
picks up as the Sun and Mercury enter Gemini and conjunct, and the moon enters
competent Capricorn. While this is great for cross pollinating ideas, it’s not
so great for rigorous thinking. After an irritable patch early this morning as
the Moon opposes Mars, that Capricorn Moon can help us direct this nervy energy
towards work. We can feel a pivot point, a last push on old projects and a
chance to begin an interesting new phase. Get a new team to work together, adapt
to a new scenario, or have great conversations before the end of school year, if
that is our journey. Accomplish over the next two days, because the focus then
Moon enters Capricorn 1:56 AM, the Sun enters Gemini 1:59
AM, Mercury enters Gemini 4:51 AM, Mercury and the Sun conjunct 7:06 AM, Moon opposes
Mars 8:34 AM, Moon trine Uranus 9:42 AM, Moon trine Venus 4:58 PM.
Wednesday, May 22: Look
for a shift, and make it a good one as Mars sextiles Uranus this morning. We
can use an ambient competence to stand back from our situation and be
ruthlessly honest with ourselves, but compassionately honest with others. Watch
for news about this year’s big ambitions as the Capricorn moon conjuncts Saturn
Thursday, May 23:
A Breeze blows in and can waft away our concentration today as the Moon enters airy
and theoretical Aquarius. When we can’t focus, we can network, work our social
media, and scan the far horizons. International conversations can grab our
attention; it’s important for us to know what’s going on, so engage a large-scale
Moon enters Aquarius 11:49 AM, Mercury sextile Chiron 12:04
PM, Mars square Chiron 5:10 PM. Moon trine the Sun 4:48 PM, Moon square Uranus
What we plant this week will grows deep roots, whether it’s
seedlings, a spring fling, grudge or political machinations as the Moon waxes
towards full under an earthy Taurus Sun. Mercury, also in grounded Taurus,
helps our nervous system stay stable but we can dig in our heels with profound stubbornness.
This natural stability is underlined by a pragmatic, on-target Sun– Saturn
trine on Saturday, followed by a thoughtful Sun-Pluto trine on Monday: both
aspects can help us stay on our game, deal with real issues and keep our priorities
clear. These Solar aspects also shine a light on the core of our personal work
and the challenges of our country as the Sun activates an ongoing, year-long, power-challenging
Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn.
This grounded earthy Taurus energy helps us deal with brave,
outgoing, but occasionally emotionally discontent energy resonating from Venus
in feisty Aries and Mars in versatile, communicative Gemini. Venus in Aries and
Mars in Gemini can also bring a spark to our eye and panache to our flirtation,
which intensifies as Venus and Mars form a friendly, restless sextile towards
the end of the week. Sextiles are the buddy aspect, two planets that relate
like Thelma and Louise.
So let’s check in with our buddies and take our beloveds out
to cavort and explore, try on new beautiful things and experiment with our creative
process. We’ll want something new, new candidates, new spring clothes, new
solutions, fresh connections, and our eyes can be distracted by passing beauty.
For those free to form new connections, it’s a good week to pursue favorite
things and notice who else is pursuing them with you. To keep it out of trouble
in established relationships, hold hands and explore fresh possibilities
Expect restlessness with a paradoxical desire for comfort. Sometimes
we may wish that the politics of the world would just go away for little while
and let us enjoy spring. This may feel shallow, but it’s a sign we need to
refill the wells so we can stay in here for the long haul.
Make new friends, cross pollinate ideas early this week
while Venus and Mars are in extroverted signs and people are open and
talkative, if impatient. Though don’t push if you hit resistance, as that Taurean
stubbornness only thickens under pressure. Venus enters her own sensual sign of
Taurus and Mars enters self-protective Cancer on Wednesday, shifting our energy
inwards, towards more intimate connections, our family, our home, and our posse.
We may be less willing to take emotional risk for a few days, but want to deepen
our friendships and work on what we’ve already started.
Friday, May 10: Get
the ducks in a row. use a healthy organizational skill to further work as the Sun
trine Saturn; stay at the wheel even when spring weather and an indulgent Leo Moon
call us out to play. Ego issues echo in the headlines and can trip us up midafternoon,
but we can bypass them if we drop into our generous heart. Help someone feel
loved, and their heart and mind open. Tonight, our head can send us in one
direction, but our restless heart in another as the Moon squares Mercury.
Saturday, May 11:
While the day is as social as yesterday,
we may feel more tension between what we should do and what we want to do,
between the practical needs and the lyrical wants as the Sun and Moon square
off. Some will get their nose out of joint easily if they feel underappreciated.
The mood is extroverted and sociable, though we can feel tension between
practical needs and lyrical wants. Gather tonight, it can be frustrating to sit
home alone; find an excuse to get out of the house.
Sun trine Saturn 3:18 AM, Moon square Sun 11:12 PM, Moon trine
Jupiter 10:16 PM.
Sunday, May 12: Morning
pulls us between the luscious luxury of sleeping in, and a desire to get out
and about. Personal projects need attention midday as the Moon enters Virgo and
trines Uranus. Watch an effort to be guilt tripped into somebody else’s
enthusiastic project, offer to think about it rather than agree immediately. Tonight,
look ahead at the week and make adjustments, fine-tune intention and schedules.
Monday, May 13: It’s a good day to initiate a new phase of
work, even though it can be hard to get started with minor health complaints,
self-doubts, or a cranky edge running interference. Put one foot in front of
the other and build momentum towards a specific and pragmatic goal; it all gets
easier once the ball is rolling as the moon, Mercury, and Saturn form a grand
trine in pragmatic earth signs.
Tuesday, May 14: Put
people first on this complicated day, straighten out the relationships, both at
work and at home, and all else falls into place. Enjoy a flirtatious empathy as
Venus sextiles Mars, it can help balance more problematic issues; laugh,
connect, and find it easier to work together as the Moon trines Pluto then enters
companionable Libra. Personal overtures further after noon.
Moon square Jupiter 12:31 AM, Moon trine Pluto 1:11 AM, Moon
trine Sun 1:29 AM, Venus sextile Mars 7:58 AM, Moon square Mars 11:18 AM, Moon enters
Libra 12:50 PM.
Wednesday, May 15:
Slow down and smell the roses, some fervent wish to push the river releases as
Venus leaves Aries and enters its own sign of Taurus, and Mars leaves Gemini
and enters Cancer. Sweet, possessive, territorial, cuddly, Venus in Taurus can
both help us feel more contented by the good, but also protective of what we
have and potentially desirous of something or somebody just outside of our
Venus enters Taurus 3:45 AM, Mercury sextile Neptune 7:20
PM, Mars enters cancer 9:09 PM, Moon square Saturn 11 PM
Thursday, May 16:
A new focus can either help us finish projects or nudge us towards our obsessions
as Mercury trine Saturn and the Moon enters intense Scorpio. If we don’t like where our mind perseverates,
we can’t just drop it but we can choose to focus elsewhere. Relationship issues
can get possessively volatile; instead of getting snarky, ask a beloved for
Prepare your garden, whether actual or metaphorical, Friday
and Saturday, then get your plants in after the new Moon in Taurus 4:45 PM MDT
Saturday. Start seedlings, prepare a garden, put in proposals, run for
office. Start something beautiful with
someone you love. This is not a weekend to weed either our garden or our
presidential candidates, it’s a weekend to fertilize and support anything with
potential. What we plant this on this new Moon is likely to grow.
Now that growth could stir the pot and create changes because
this new Moon approaches a trine to Saturn, the south lunar node, and Pluto on
Sunday, then opposes that line-up on Thursday. Saturn and Pluto run together all
year and define the big questions of our time; how do we use power responsibly
and how do we organize and govern in a healthy way.
Although this stabilizing Taurus Sun and Moon can calm down
some of the recently volatile Aries energy, Venus and Mercury are still in low-impulse-control
Aries as the weekend begins, adding and easily triggered response, a quick
laugh, quick cry, strong emotional torque with fierce defenses. Tempers can
flare and drop like a passing spring storm which brings clear skies.
Friday begins with the Moon in Aries magnifying this fierce
spark, then enters Taurus and stabilizes for the earthy changes tonight as the Moon
conjuncts Uranus. Saturday the Moon is new at 4:45 PM, so prepare the garden or
the proposal during the day, and plant everything from dinner time on all
through Sunday until the Moon enters Gemini in the evening.
Mercury enters Taurus early in the week and slows down our reactive
temperament but increases our healthy stubbornness. With the Moon in verbal
Gemini on Monday and Tuesday, it’s time to plant great ideas, to outreach and send
On Tuesday our relationships can feel tested by
responsibility, hard work, or just a mood. At the same time relationship that
pass that test strengthen. We’re challenged to find a balance between
relationships and our fierce independence, or could challenge our relationships
through snappy comebacks and a tendency to forget to consult our beloveds when
we make a quick decision.
Conversation stay active around funding for the arts, the
role and voice of women, and financial stability this week as Venus in Aries first
squares serious Saturn on Tuesday, then trines expansive Jupiter and squares
deep Pluto on Thursday.
Friday, May 3: Put
out minor fires this morning, deal with needs, urgencies, inflammations, and
frayed tempers. But find time to mix in something spontaneous, good for the
willful soul. The mood calms down, we
may grow more agreeable if less adventurous as the Moon enters Taurus
midafternoon. Make changes that prepare the ground for tomorrow’s plantings. Look
for healthy shifts that tidy up loose ends and complete a cycle as the Moon
conjuncts Uranus tonight.
Saturday, May 4: Our
senses want to be fed this morning, we want to feel cuddly, comfortable, well
fed; whatever nurtures and cultivates our life. Tend one another. Prepare the
ground. Notice where a stand needs to be taken. Then plant trees, ideas,
overtures of affection after the Moon and Sun conjunct in Taurus at 4:45 PM.
New Moon in Taurus 4:45 PM.
Sunday, May 5: This
is a primo fertile day, plant anything that needs to grow. Do not plant
animosity or a grudge. A wonderfully muscular Mars-Jupiter opposition can help
us dig that gardening or wrestle in the sports and logic, but we need to keep
our sense of humor or the fight gets real. It’s a good day to stand up for our
ecosystem. Watch the headlines, battles
that began the day won’t go away quickly. Show affection through action today,
then talk about it tonight as the Moon enters Gemini
Monday, May 6: Plant words, ideas, concepts under the waxing
Gemini Moon. Mercury enters Taurus and the sound of our voice becomes important,
we need a more poetic edge, This Mercury brings less speed but more durability
to our thinking, and leaves us less feisty but more ready to hold strong on
Mercury enters Taurus 12:25 PM.
Tuesday, May 7: It
may be hard to love or share affection as Venus squares Saturn, some
constraints or responsibilities can cramp our style or make it so we feel like
we need to choose between aesthetics and practicality. Balance both: love and
responsibility, beauty and work. Expect some challenging conversations as the Moon
conjuncts Mars around dinner time, rein in impatience and give feedback only
sparingly and with a note of positivity. Stay focused while driving, as
accidents of distraction become more likely.
Wednesday, May 8:
And now for something unexpected, as
Mercury conjuncts Uranus this morning we may change our perspective or have to
deal with odd new information. We won’t change our mind under duress, but we
will be willing to explore ideas if confronted by something that makes us
think. The Moon enters Cancer and leads us to become a bit more self-protective
and emotionally guarded on the outside, but also softer and more naturally
compassionate on the inside. There is no need to push people outside of their
comfort zone, life will do that for them. The Sun sextiles Neptune and softens
the evening; comfort and safety are deeply appreciated.
Thursday, May 9: Women
lead the conversation as Venus in Aries trines Jupiter and squares Pluto. All
of us can feel our impatient hearts wanting to leap to conclusion. Instead,
leap to acts of affection instead. Events may call for our compassion around
noon time, the fear of loss can make us push people away just when we really
need a hug. Late afternoon, as the Moon opposes Saturn and Pluto, our guards
come up, and events forward this year’s big work.
The grass is growing and blossom burgeoning. After an easily-overwhelmed
winter, the stars are really helping us get on a roll; we have places to go and
things to do with the Sun in earthy, enduring Taurus with Mercury and Venus in
Mercury and Venus in Aries loan us gumption and helps us
initiate, but we’ll concentrate better in short and intense doses with frequent
breaks. Otherwise the spring attention deficit problem kicks in. We’ll tend to
be impatient and outspoken; even on a lovely spring day, opinions can just
sprout out of us like bees out of a flower. Our thinking can be firm, direct,
but unsubtle. What passes as the truth can be oversimplified and so distort the
more subtle, interwoven nature of real truth. While it’s a relief to get down
to core issues, let’s watch the temper spikes and stay open to complexities if
we want to know what’s really going on.
But even with this pragmatic forward momentum we can lose
track of exactly where were going. Over
the weekend an interesting, imaginative but competitive T-square between Mars
in Gemini, Jupiter in Sagittarius, and Neptune in Pisces can inflame allergies
but help us release old angers and let go of old outmoded ambitions so we can create
room for new ideas. This pattern can bring a confusing if competitive edge on
one side, but also can stimulate an important dialogue, good for spiritual and philosophical
questioning. Old quotes from the past can stir up arguments even though we won’t
agree on what was actually said. We can avoid the worst of these fights as long
as we can keep the conversation going and try to understand the other. Keep
that dialogue flowing, it will really tick us off if we feel we can’t express or
we feel like nobody’s really listening.
Friday and Saturday a creative Aquarius Moon calls us out to
celebrate spring, engage community events and camaraderie. Honor a need to
wander and a desire to feel the earth’s magic as Mars squares Neptune. Under
the Pisces Moon on Sunday and Monday, we may need to slow down, feel
sensitized, but can also be frustrated with the systems in place and wrestle
with questions about how to organize as Saturn stations to turn retrograde for
If a major project is delayed, instead of getting
discouraged, use the time to make the project more robust. Saturn and lets us
go back and review our plans, get them in better shape before the fall momentum.
Political contestants may have to field a lot of questions about what’s
happened in the past and have trouble really turning the conversation to the
future until the end of August.
The week ends with bonfires and sparks. On May Day, we may
be ready for the fresh life of May baskets, the joy of Maypoles, and the
exhilaration of spring revolution as the Moon enters feisty Aries and Mercury
in Aries squares Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This pattern stimulates the
controversy around the key issues of the year. We can expect the breakdown and
rebuilding of old structures and systems this year as Saturn and Pluto
conjunct. New life wants to push out old dysfunction. May baskets are always
Friday, April 26: We may to be friendly under a sociable Aquarius Moon, but can feel our chin set, heels dig in, and will resist change instigated by others. Let’s be proactive about that and choose a change we’re willing to work towards as something needs to shift while the Moon squares Uranus and the Sun. We can grapple with difficult facts and be distracted by the bigger picture, but easily miss the needs and feelings of those close by. Tonight, let the work go and focus on reconnection as the Moon sextiles Venus.
Saturday, April 27:
Spontaneous adventure furthers. If irritated by a comment, clarify to avoid arguments
based on misunderstanding. Take care of allergies, immune systems, and don’t
push a decision before it’s ripe as Mars squares Neptune. Be alert around water,
fuel and alcohol. Notice an old anger ready to let go and create new space
within. Though a new one may arise. It can be good therapy to sit around and
get the complaints out on the table with humor.
Mars square Neptune 7:03 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 8:34 AM, Moon
trine Mars 4:10 PM.
Sunday, April 28:
Good conversation abounds this productive and potentially friendly morning,
just be willing to make the overture. Our feelings grow more sensitive, anxieties
can flicker in as the Moon enters Pisces this afternoon; put sensitivities to
good use and rest the anxious mental hamsters.
Monday, April 29:
Check in with one another and tend to human resources this morning. Be patient
with one another, this can be an emotional time, and something we want may be
put on hold or reorganized as Saturn stations to turn retrograde. Expect news
about this on Wednesday as Mercury squares that Saturn. Use any delays wisely,
as a chance to go back and fix and strengthen.
Tuesday, April 30: Morning
starts off and in the heart of confusion as the Moon conjuncts Neptune, listen
to dreams and intuitions even though we may be filtering through our critical
edge as Neptune and squares Mars. Midday brings a productive streak as the Moon
sextiles Saturn and Pluto. Work with others to remove old blocks to healthy progress.
With determination and tact we can reach across those differing opinions and
potentially move forward.
Wednesday, May 1:
It’s a good day to file a lawsuit or
dance the Maypole; Mayday begins with gumption and attitude as Mercury squares
Saturn and the Moon enters feisty Aries. If people have a chip on their
shoulder, don’t take it personally. Put this gumption someplace positive. Choose fights carefully, rather than react
automatically. Paperwork and bureaucracy
can intervene and slow the flow. Our attention span can be quick and dismiss what’s
not really important, but hold on in with pitbull teeth to what does.
Thursday, May 2: This
day keeps up the pace, but softens in attitude as the Moon conjuncts Venus in
Aries, though serious concerns arise. Watch for sudden news, transportation
difficulties, and be ready to grapple with some inconvenient truth as Mercury
squares Pluto. Be conscious of where the mind rumbles, watch out for a tendency
to get into the depression cascade and bring up one difficult thought after the
other. If this begins to happen, take a break and focus on something concrete
and clear. Fresh possibilities arise tonight as Mercury trine’s Jupiter, we can
see more potential.
Caution, combustible material within. The weekend begins under astrological storm
clouds but lightens up on Sunday. After an active, blossoming and fertile few
days early in the week, the stars again vibrate with both strategic potential
and tension towards the end of the week.
On Friday, a friendly early morning full Moon in Libra shines
a light on both our need for relationships and our need for individuation but
can highlight the differences between our needs. The mood sharpens as the Moon enters
broody Scorpio around breakfast. We may love people and still not want to be
around them, we just won’t want to be convenient, which can make family
gatherings tricky this weekend. Corner us, and we will reclaim our time.
The Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon can leave us willful or sharp-edged
on Friday. We want to go our own way. Mercury is already in Aries, Venus joins
Mercury on Saturday. Luckily the Sun also leaves Aries and enters steadier Taurus,
gives us stamina, and helps us level out
the moods somewhat.
Mercury and Venus in Aries bring out our natural histamines,
both emotionally and quite literally make us more physically reactive. Our
tempers spike easily, and so do our allergies. With Venus in Aries, watch the
female candidates start to shine, and take the heat. Global hotspots will have
extra fuel. And we may feel a fierce protectiveness to the people that we love
who might be vulnerable.
The Sun and mental Mercury in direct, impatient Aries, keep
us honest and energized when we’re on track, and can make us profoundly lazy if
stuck doing something we don’t want to do. Let’s rein in an almost knee-jerk need to say
something controversial. It’s not that we’re insensitive, but we will tend to
speak, move, argue, or love, first, then consider the ramifications of our
actions later. Luckily Mars, now in verbal Gemini, can help us break the
tension if we can just keep the conversation going, but it has to be a real
conversation, a Geminian volley, not a monologue.
Give relatives the room to be outrageous on Sunday, we may
feel no less outspoken, but more sociable and humorous as the Moon enters
upbeat Sagittarius. Easter gatherings will be the most fun they keep an element
of spontaneity. On Monday the Taurus Sun conjuncts change-inducing Uranus and instigate
a minor earthquake, small but substantial shift to improve our habits, our
garden, our world. The Moon enters industrious Capricorn on Tuesday and
encourages us to keep those pragmatic changes rolling forward.
Keep an eye out on for some Machiavellian political moves in
the middle of the week under the Capricorn Moon as Pluto stations and turns
retrograde, though we may not see the evidence of them for a few months. On
Thursday, as the Moon conjuncts Pluto and Saturn, people may get grim but are
willing to work towards advancement of dreams, ideals, plots and plans. Use
this determination to make improvements.
Friday, April 19: The Moon is full in Libra at 5:12 AM MDT, and we can see things in black-and-white, defined by pairs of oppositions, skew lines, and contrasting needs. Take the information, but don’t believe that dichotomy; look for the connection, the mutual benefit, underneath. The Moon enters Scorpio by 6:40 AM, tails twitch, curiosity deepens, attitudes can entrench and we will not suffer fools lightly. Use this focus well. If the situation starts to explode, it can go far; consider standing back and centering rather than engaging that explosion.
Saturday, April 20: It may be better to work near our beloveds, but not with them (once we leave the bed); the Sun enters Taurus, and adds a more earthy and sensual note, though the undercurrent of impatience intensifies while Venus takes the torch from the sun and enters Aries, all under a musky Scorpio Moon. We don’t want to behave, will stubbornly resist pressure, and need to listen to our inner calling. Enjoy the focus, listen to inner callings, and make an effort to be kind.
Sunday, April 21: The Moon enter flexible fire sign Sagittarius and trines Venus and Mercury in Aries, offering us a more upbeat, more outgoing day; quite literally we may feel called to be outside and moving. Use a temporary openness and honesty to communicate clearly with one another to tackle touchy subjects, just be careful not to try to push somebody into changing their beliefs or political views, it will not further.
Monday, April 22: Some conflicts may be useful and productive today, just don’t go there without a good reason. The Sun conjunct Uranus but in fixed signs which suggests slow but important changes. Deep tremors. Restlessness competes with a desire for safety, and this tension can make anyone a little edgy and impatient. The moon enters competent in determined Capricorn late afternoon and brings follow-through and determination, but can bring out our pushiness or manipulation. It helps to complete one small project, it renews hope for the bigger ones.
Tuesday, April 23: It’s tempting to slip out of the ordinary routine and get outside this morning. A generous mood encourages overtures and shared ideas. Humor flows easily but watch hurtful jabs, as old emotional scar tissue can feel tender. if something tweaks an old emotional issue, stay present and make fresh choice. Long-term planning and hard work get easier later in the day as the moon enters Capricorn.
Wednesday, April 24: An air of competition can either ruin the subtleties of life or push us to achieve a personal best. Keep a sportsperson-like approach to this air of competition and direct it towards improvement, not an excuse to be hard on oneself or others as the Capricorn Moon squares Venus and Mercury. There’s potential for a deep strategic power-play as Pluto stations to turn retrograde; walk away if one looms near you. Now is not the time to argue.
Thursday, April 25: There’s work to be done on all sides, fill in the void so the work isn’t taken by others as the Capricorn Moon prepares to conjunct Saturn and Pluto tonight. People may be a little grim, and will feel better once they feel like they’ve accomplished something. Focus on serious long-term potential. If feeling rebellious, state clear boundaries and speak up, but try to stay active versus reactive.
This astrological week starts with some tough questions,
rolls into a potentially beautiful weekend to get out and about. Our
consciousness returns to work in time for last-minute taxes and a cranky but
efficient spurt early next week, then ends with a few sparks and an influx of
gumption. Towards the end of the week, Mercury enters direct and feisty Aries,
our thinking clears and we tell it like it is. Or like we think it is at the
We are dealing with challenges around power and structure as
the weekend begins. And we can square off with one another as the Sun in the
feisty Aries, Moon in self-protective Cancer, and serious Saturn and Pluto in
Capricorn all form a challenging T-square. We may want to reorganize our
closets, our foundations, our finances, and our government.
The question of our era is around how power and control are
used, how can we empower the individual and restrain the misuse of controlling
power over others as Saturn and Pluto conjunct in structural Capricorn over the
next few years. This question is amplified every time the sun, moon, or faster
moving planets stimulate this conjunction. This weekend and the next, the Sun and
Moon ring it like a bell.
While we may see this play out in the headlines, we can also
ask ourselves some healthy questions around personal empowerment to be our best
Friday begins under of self-protective Cancer Moon which can
encourage us to kind of stay home and take care of ourselves or nurture one
another. We could see defensive and nationalistic posturing on a larger scale. The
weekend brightens under an enthusiastic and sociable Leo moon. While it may
bring out the grandstanding energy in some, most of us will just feel called
out of our introverted winter caves and want to connect.
The Moon enters thoughtful, critical thinking Virgo just in
time for a last-minute tax shuffle on Tuesday. Relationships get thrown on the
back burner for a few days as work takes precedence. Logistics can cramp our
relational style, which is great for work but we might need to consciously
Mercury enters Aries on Wednesday and wakes up our mind. We may
develop a puppy-like attention span, but could wake up out of a hazy trance and
sense of overwhelm that’s been hovering since February 10 when Mercury first entered
For the next few weeks Mercury in Aries encourages us to
speak up, speak first and consider later; we’ll need to add patience and tact.
The trick will be to simplify our situation without oversimplifying and missing
a more complex truth.
Friday, April 12: After
some sweet moments early in the morning, conflicting feelings can leave us
crabby around the edges as the protective Cancer Moon opposes Saturn and Pluto
and squares the sun. We may have to speak an unpleasant truth or put up with
temporarily uncomfortable situations, but politeness, good habits, old friends,
and professionalism can help us through as Venus sextiles Saturn. People are
feeling more insecure than they let on, but gratitude and appreciation help
encourage the habits we want to grow. The conversation relaxes as the Moon trines
Mercury around dinner time.
Saturday, April 13:
Overnight events or dreams could have a haunted quality, worries come up as the
Sun squares Pluto. But the day brings more luck and enthusiasm as an outgoing
Leo Moon squares Uranus. Last-minute changes can help us celebrate and engage
interesting new energies. Look for experiences that encourage one to step out of
a personal comfort zone to be seen, tackle a small personal challenge that
Moon enters Leo 1:50 AM, the Sun squares Pluto 2:06 PM, Moon
square Uranus 5:13 AM, Moon trine Chiron 7:09 AM, Moon sextile Mars 5:12 PM.
Sunday, April 14:
There’s potential for camaraderie, good news, good connections which help us
feel hopeful about the future; extend the first hand as the Sun trines Jupiter.
Extra emotions resonate, hopes and fears, tears and laughter are close to the
surface as Venus sextiles Pluto. Connect over something that really matters.
Sun trine Jupiter 7:40 AM, Venus sextile Pluto 5:51 PM, Moon
trine Jupiter 6:49 PM, Moon trine Sun 7:38 PM.
Monday, April 15:
Get down to work. Details, number crunching, responsible critique can get the
work done but impinge on our social life; we need to keep our hearts open even
as we fix mistakes. Let’s go gently with criticism both to ourselves and to
others under an edgy Virgo Moon; anxiety is not efficiency. Compassion and
connection actually help us accomplish.
Tuesday, April 16:
The day is nervy, fast- thinking, but potentially with more anxiety than
clarity. Be careful where the mind focuses, keep it on track. Give the busy
hamsters real work to do, doable projects to tackle and turn the anxiety into
productivity as the Virgo Moon first opposes Neptune then trines Saturn and
Pluto. Social edginess can make it easy to put a foot wrong tonight, be patient
with one another.
Wednesday, April 17:
Some mystery or confusion that’s been haunting us since February 10 when
Mercury entered Pisces may now become clear, but let’s not oversimplify the
answer in the desire to clarify as Mercury leaves Pisces and shift into direct
Aries. The Moon enters congenial Libra to bring balance to it, and we begin to
feel that tension between our relationships and our need to individuate.
Mercury enters Aries at 12:01 AM, the Moon enters Libra 5:21
AM, Moon opposes Mercury 5:51 AM.
Thursday, April 18:
Balance tact and initiative; think before speaking but don’t suppress
perceptions. Watch for clashes in both
opinions and needs this afternoon as the egalitarian Libra Moon squares Saturn
and Pluto. Some imbalance or confrontation may simmer to a boil tomorrow, so
nurture moments of connection and joy to counterbalance.
Moon trines Mars 12:45 AM, the Moon squares Saturn 2:47 PM,
the Moon squares Pluto 7:17 PM.
The weekend begins with a fresh, feisty new Moon in Aries and opens a new chapter. Launch. Step forward. Aries brings that rebellious spirit of the daffodil and plum blossom surging back to life after a long winter, starting life over again with deep old roots and fresh growth.
This new Moon may spark a flash of temper or rebellion, or
just a need to do procrastinate and do things our own way. It encourages us to
rebel against the limitations of our life, the dysfunction of our world, and
boldly step where we’ve not stepped before, or play hooky if that is our chosen
form or rebellion.
This revolutionary new Moon forms a challenging square to
Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn whose conjunction on the south lunar node over
the next year defines this time and calls us to really examine how power is
used in all its many forms, showing us the worst use of political power and
personal authority, and calling us to find the best use. We may see sparks fly in
the headlines this week and get hints about the work ahead.
Now this would be a lot more volatile time if the Sun was
not at a solar minimum. The Sun acts like the volume control on all the other
aspects right now and it is in an unusually long quiet spell in an unusually
cool cycle, or we’d probably have riots in the streets these days. With the Sun
in a quiet spell, not active and flaring, it is hard to keep political change
ignited. If the Sun follows its usual cycles, this will be changing in the
months ahead, but we won’t know until it happens. See spaceweather.com for more
Even with the fire of a new Moon in Aries, it can be hard to
get our minds fully in gear for progress right now. Mercury, who symbolizes how
we think and communicate, is still in sensitive Pisces and likes to daydream. We’re
slowly emerging from the foggy soggy astrological mood of the last month,
clearing up clouds of misinformation, and finding firm ground. A rather lovely
glamour can shimmer over our feelings as Venus conjunct Neptune later in the
week and can help us start some amazing art projects or write the novel of our
dreams, but can also keep distracting us from the practical work at hand. We may
feel unusually sensitive in our relationships, intuitive, but can also easily
projects our fantasies upon one another rather than see each other clearly. So
let’s check in with our beloveds and hear what’s going on in their inner worlds,
rather than assuming we know.
On Saturday and Sunday an earthy Moon in Taurus helps us plant,
nurture, and cultivate both our garden and our new relationships and ideas. On
Sunday listen for positive serious announcements or feel a decision click into
place as Mercury sextile Saturn.
Midweek bubbles with creative ferment as Venus conjuncts
Neptune under a talkative Gemini moon. Responsibilities won’t let us drift off
into our daydreams though, we have some serious to work to do on our long-term
plans as the Sun square Saturn and Mercury sextiles Pluto.
Towards the end of the week we need to cultivate the safety
to take risks as the Moon enters security conscious Cancer while mental Mercury
squares generous Jupiter. If were feeling unsafe, our tendency will be to say
too much, or to get defensive and reactive rather than stay proactive.
Spring is sprung, the world is bursting into life, and we need
to cultivate fresh sprouts. Dark clouds may hover on the horizon over the next
two years, so it is more important than ever to nurture those worthy tender
Friday, April 5: We
regenerate by engaging spontaneously, really listening at the moment to what we
need and what is needed around us. People rise to the occasion, we may want to
be a hero, but let’s look for real problems that need tackling rather than
create one just for the excitement. Midday power struggles or cranky spell as
the Moon squares Saturn and Pluto. Ask people to solve a problem, don’t tell
them what to do or expect to kick back. Tonight could bring a good laugh and a
sense of freedom if we engage as the Moon trines Jupiter.
Saturday, April 6:
Tangible existential discontent nudge us to refresh and renew our surroundings
as the Moon in Taurus conjuncts restless Uranus this morning. Let’s not take
this discontent out on one another, but just start moving furniture, rocks, or politicians.
Let people move at their own pace, everyone’s speed will be uniquely theirs.
Sunday, April 7: A
flash of sanity can help us make a decision, announcement, or plan as Mercury
sextile Saturn this morning. Some pieces begin to fall into place. Hearts are
warmer, we get hints of optimism as the Taurus Moon sextiles Venus and Neptune,
and trines Saturn. Feed those sprouts of optimism and see what they grow.
Monday, April 8: morning
brings serious practical follow through as the Taurus Moon trine’s Pluto. May
feel an emotional setback or sense of farm urgency. But that may lighten as our
minds speed up or through new information or a chance to process as the Gemini Moon
as the Moon enters Gemini midafternoon.
Tuesday, April 9:
Irritation and mixed signals abound as the Gemini Moon conjuncts Mars this
morning then squares Venus and Neptune midday; unless we are really honest with
ourselves about how we feel and what we want or don’t want, those emotions can
skew our thinking. People may want to keep things light and simple, not because
they are frivolous, because their deeper self is processing within.
Wednesday, April 10:
Find an optimistic, realistic center-point on this nuanced day; Venus conjuncts
Neptune helps us want to see the beauty in the world and the best in our
beloveds even as we deal with some harsh realities as the Sun squares serious
Saturn. Glimpse the beauty, potential, and the competence available at the
moment; notice discouragement but don’t let it overwhelm. Some clue or answer
arrives as the day progresses and Mercury sextiles Pluto. Lost items may be
Thursday, April 11:
It may be tempting to say too much or react with the defensive edge that gets
us nowhere. Our active minds want to roam, and can spin into worry or temper
unless we corral them back towards solutions. Balance worst case scenario
thoughts with best case scenario thoughts. Listen carefully, as others tell
their story they may reveal things which give fresh insight into their
motivation and perceptions.
We get the green light this week, Mercury is direct, the Sun
is in Aries, and we’re off and running into the astrological new year. But we
may need to clean the gutters first. Wherever there was a block, whether in a
river, project, or emotional process, the blocks begin to loosen. Where a
mistake was made, we get an opportunity to repair. Where we were deluded,
bamboozled, or just lost in a dream, it’s time to wake up. We have some cleanup
to do before the flow really gets going.
Now some of those blocks were good. Rivers are still filling
up. And if people have been brooding behind-the-scenes while Mercury is
retrograde, now the plans may come to light, whether they want to run for
government or take down a government, pitch a proposal or take off to
Mozambique. If we’ve been brooding, plotting, or visioning while Mercury was
retrograde, it’s important for us to take that plan out of storage and into the
light, look at it again with a fresh light and with a clear view of the road
ahead before we run with it.
Friday begins with competence but also a certain
Machiavellian intensity as the industrious Capricorn Moon conjuncts intense
Pluto. A willful if slightly humorless edge pushes us to accomplish under this
competent Moon, but also brings up a tendency to try to control others when
we’re feeling anxious. And we may have to integrate some tough recent news
along the way.
The communication flow and mental processes speed up on
Sunday as Mars enters verbal Gemini. Mars in Gemini can help us mediate and
negotiate, breaks up a certain stubbornness that’s been sitting with us but may
leave us less grounded and less practical.
Our feelings are sensitized on Monday as the Moon enters
permeable Pisces, so go a little gently on April fool’s jokes. No need to make fun
of pagans on this day, the first day of the first month after the vernal
equinox was celebrated as New Year’s Day
up until the late Middle Ages, and people who stuck to the old ways were made
On Tuesday, our hearts soften we may be able to feel spring,
and spring fever, on the breeze as that Pisces first Moon conjuncts Venus in
Pisces, and then joins Neptune and Mercury in a three-way conjunction. Our
emotions and our imagination can be torrential, but we may be able to see
beauty in a future we had not seen before. Like rising crocus, look for the
hope that springs eternally.
But if we hurt feelings on this sensitized time, expect the
kickback as the Moon enters Aries on Wednesday, aiming for a spicy, rebellious,
initiatory New Moon early Friday morning. This New Moon in Aries, the first New
Moon of the astrological year is a true beginning. What do we want to start?
Friday, March 29:
Tough overnight aspects could trigger action and reaction as we clear out
blocks. Assess the situation this morning, look for any emergencies or problems
that need to be dealt with as the Moon trine’s Mars; be proactive but rein in
the tendency to tell people what to do. Evening grows more sociable and less
driven as the Moon enters Aquarius and squares Uranus.
Saturday, March 30:
Our eccentricities need time in the sunshine.
meander and soothe the soul by responding spontaneously to the moment. Engage
a chance to reconnect to spirit or to one another in in moments of casual
intimacy, sense one another’s presence, instead of try to talk it. Good work in
groups, teams, online community; being together, whatever the excuse,
Moon sextile Chiron 12:24 AM, Moon sextile Sun 3:53 PM.
Sunday, March 31:
Mars enters Gemini and the conversation picks up speed. Now we can talk it
through and clear up misunderstandings, negotiate, and brainstorm possibilities
for the future. A chance to write all the short stories and paint the pictures
that arose in our psyches in our dreams over the last few last month.
Mars enters Gemini 12:12 AM, Moon se tile Jupiter 9:01 PM.
Monday, April 1: We
are sensitized to the grains of sand, the glitches in our projects as the Moon enters
sensitive Pisces. Review personal needs and see what’s working in life and what
needs to be refined or adjusted. Then use this sensitivity to review plans and
relationships, look for those glitches that need to be cleaned and healed so we
can move forward.
Moon enters Pisces 8:47 AM, Moon squares Mars 10:43 AM, Moon
sextiles Uranus 11:29 AM
Tuesday, April 2:
This could be a beautiful, poetic, hyper-sensitized day as the Moon conjunct Venus
in Pisces, and then joins the Mercury- Neptune conjunction. Let beloveds know
they are loved. We can make dreams happen. But we may also suddenly realize
that we’ve been lost in a dream, and that not everybody else is in the same
dream with us. Which can bring for some tough wake-up calls. Watch the fine
line between imagination and reality, work with it and help vision a better
Wednesday, April 3:
Feelings you hurt today will come get you tomorrow. We’re still in that
sensitized place, though feeling less generous as the Pisces Moon squares
Jupiter this morning. If momentum slows midafternoon, stop trying to wrangle
details and prioritize relationships. Our tails may twitch with impatience as the
Moon enters Aries tonight.
Thursday, April 4:
This could be considered New Year’s Eve, the New Moon in Aries early tomorrow
morning is a turning point, a launch to the new year. So today is a good day to
look back over the last year, note what worked and what didn’t, and make our
New Year’s intentions for what we’d like to ignite tomorrow and in the months
ahead. The mood is impatient, and easily fed up; direct discontent to
proactivity; if there is a problem, what can we do about it!
Moon conjunct Chiron 2:02 AM, Moon sextile Mars 2:15 AM.
Spring has sprung, the Sun is now in Aries and lengthening
days call us to start our year afresh. Aries stirs our willpower and encourages
new beginnings, but we may have trouble wrangling the logistics. We may have trouble collecting our focus or
wrangling logistics, as our brains would rather read a book or wander in the
wild as mental Mercury, still retrograde in intuitive foggy Pisces until the
end of the week, conjuncts imaginative if confusing, Neptune. Because of its
retrograde cycle, Mercury makes three exact conjunctions to Neptune from mid-February
through April 2, and the retrograde version is exact this weekend.
Our imagination and our vision can sing under this
conjunction, but we need to pace ourselves. We can run into danger if we let
that Aries push us ahead of our ability to pay attention. It’s easy to lose
things, trip, or slide sideways. This Mercury-Neptune conjunct in Pisces brings
our attention to victimhood, both to the parts of us that might feel like a
victim, and two our empathy with those people that truly have been victimized around
the world. We can feel achingly aware of humankind’s vulnerability to
circumstance, to weather, and from our human delusions. Though the Aries Sun calls
us to take back our power, we need to do it in a constructive way.
This Mercury can also can heighten our imaginative otherworld.
As long as we understand the difference between our reality and our imagination,
this encourages a rich connection with our muse. But some can get lost in their
illusions, which can complicate relationships and make the Twitter-verse crawl with
conspiracy theories. So let’s use our imagination wisely and notice when we’ve
stepped over the line.
Through March and into April, the Neptune transits point to
real problems with water; along with the melting of this year’s heavy snows,
stay alert for flood damage, water damage within the home, spilled liquids, or
just feeling overwhelmed. Steady, practical things can act like a spot of dry
land in the flood.
This Mercury retrograde is a particularly rich time to go
back and meet old friends, two work on our dreams, to sit with our art supplies
or go to a pagan conference. Friday begins on a collaborative note under a friendly
Libra Moon, a good time to pick up loose ends and revive old connections. Most
of us will have a pleasant, intense, if a bit surreal weekend under an edgy Scorpio
Moon, but events will come to a head in a few key places. Old resentments and
revenge fantasies can crawl out from under a rock. If situation heats up, don’t
underestimate the potential of the moment, and support compassionate change.
That edgy Scorpio Moon can bring a real approach-avoidance
conflict around engaging the world. The Aries Sun encourages us to jump in,
Venus in Aquarius encourages community, but the Scorpio Moon calls for
solitude. So pay attention to the mood of the moment, engage the world and be
ready to step back for five minutes whenever needed. Step outside, hide behind
a plant, but there is no need to disappear.
Springs enthusiastic restlessness pulses on Monday and
Tuesday as the Moon enters restless Sagittarius and Venus enters sensitive Pisces,
a place that it loves to be. The Moon enters
industrious Capricorn on Wednesday, but as Mercury slows down to turn direct
Thursday morning, we may spin our wheels. Finish up short-term projects, but
constantly check in to make sure that everyone’s on the same page, communication
flows, and solutions fall into place.
Friday, March 22:
Friday starts out rough but becomes friendlier and more collaborative midday as
the Moon trines Venus and the Sun conjunct Chiron. Network and revitalize old
connections for business and pleasure. The mood grows edgier around dinner time
as the Moon enters Scorpio and opposes Uranus; we need a break in routine, but
can feel really conflicted about whether or not we want to be out and about.
Saturday, March 23:
Moody, opinionated, curious, and amorphous, the energy wanders today as the
broody Scorpio Moon makes no major aspects. Introversion and extroversion move
like our breath, we may need to reach out, and then pull back for a moment of
privacy. Magic is strong, clarity is not.
Sunday, March 24:
Debate, flirt, find a way of enjoying differences and wrestling opinions as the
Scorpio Moon forms a T-square with Venus and Mars all in fixed signs. We may
not be thinking all that clearly as Mercury conjuncts Neptune exactly, but we
can still be staunch in our opinions, which is not a great combination. This
magic can help us sit still and listen at a very deep level though, so
introspection and meditation further.
Monday, March 25:
Feel a fresh spring enthusiasm in the air as the Moon enter Sagittarius. Events
move fast, though the energy swirls in place. An unusual honesty can help us
get to the point and make some healthy temporary decisions. New ideas are
beginning to pop up with the crocus. But let’s hold on those long-term
decisions and keep our tempers under control because we are probably still missing
an important piece of information.
Moon enter Sagittarius 12:06 AM, Moon trine Sun 8:30 AM.
Tuesday, March 26:
An idealistic compassion begins to seep up likes sap to budding trees. We may want
to take an action to help the underdogs and stand up for what we believe is
right. Watch a tendency to take responsibility for another’s happiness, but not
our own. Tap into an ambient generosity and expansiveness as the day goes on,
Venus enters softhearted Pisces and the Moon conjuncts expansive Jupiter. Just
keep the boundaries clean and stay self responsible.
Wednesday, March 27:
We want to get things done under a competent Capricorn Moon but circumstances
don’t make that easy. Our willpower increases and it can be tempting to
manipulate and manage, let’s just make sure it’s for the common good. Our
hearts are ready to explore, change is in the wind as Venus se tiles Uranus,
but implementation may be delayed. Mercury is stationary, turning direct
tomorrow, appreciate a moment of stillness and do not push.
Moon enters Capricorn at 8:07 AM, the Moon sextiles Venus
10:06 AM, Moon trine Uranus 10:09 AM, Venus sextile Uranus 10:45 AM, Moon square
Sun 10:09 AM.
Thursday, March 28:
After some early morning tumult, we can begin to straighten out problems that
have arisen over the last few weeks; Mercury turns direct. Expect delays, but as
the day progresses, look for increasing moments of magic where everything
begins to fall into place. Tonight, we take things seriously, and may need
extra rest as the Moon conjuncts organized Saturn. Plans begin to clarify.
Mercury turns direct 7:58 AM, the Moon sextiles Mercury at
347, Moon sextiles Neptune at 5:33 PM, Moon conjunct Saturn 10:59 PM
This week the stars loan us determination as active Mars
trine authoritative Saturn and powerful Pluto in earth signs. We can make real
progress wherever the decisions are clear and we know what we’re doing. But in
this last week of winter, that won’t always be so easy.
With Mercury retrograde in absorptive Pisces, close to
intuitive, soggy, foggy Neptune, it’s a great week to sleep and dream, and to
let our imagination rip and write great fiction, but we may have trouble making
realistic decisions or telling the difference between satire and news on social
media. Check before reposting; is it true and is it current. Even more than
usual, people will tend to filter what they see based on how they feel, and
forget to check the details of information that supports their personal
Some, like the New Zealand shooter, can get lost in their Neptunian
delusions but operate with painful Mars/ Pluto efficiency. May we find a
positive way to reach into the Neptunian gift of compassion, connected and at
one, and find an active Mars/Saturn/Pluto efficient approach to protecting one
another. Every aspect can astrology has a gift aspect, a practical aspect and a
challenge. The cure or redirection of the challenging component can be found in
in the gift of the same aspect.
For the most part we’ll be able to communicate easily with
our heart and soul, but words alone can be confusing. Because we’re sensitized,
we may feel unusually permeable, aware of strange smells, deeply affected by
events, available to germs but also easily touched by kind actions. We soak it
With this Mercury – Neptune conjunction, water, liquids, and
things that flow can be recalcitrant and our world feel water saturated; don’t underestimate
bad weather or potential flooding and move the teacup away from the keyboard.
Stay alert for drunk drivers. Manage personal possessions carefully, because in
this fog it’s all too easy to leave phone or hat strewn about.
We get some help from Mars and Venus which square off this
week in fixed signs, an aspect that loans us both stability and stubbornness. We
may be comforted by familiar disagreements and gentle teasing, by the habits of
our beloveds which are sometimes annoying but now can be rather endearing.
But once a real disagreement has been engaged, it will not
further to push or try to work it out on the spot. If we find ourselves
squaring off with beloveds or coworkers, it furthers to back off the conflict
and get more information. Return to something that both parties love, then come
back to the problem when disagreeing is no longer such a knee-jerk reaction.
As the weekend begins, we may feel pulled between a need to
stay home and cozy and a desire to get out there and make connections. Some
deeply urgent or important issues could tug at our heart and bring our emotions
close to the surface. Over the weekend Mercury sextiles Pluto and Mars and
encourages us to get past the surface and think deeply, find a saturnine-
responsible approach to the problems of our time.
We may also have the urge and the energy to reconnect old
friends and make new contacts. The Moon enters outgoing Leo on Saturday night, fans
our extroverted flame and encourages us to engage the world for a few days in
an otherwise introverted month. On Monday night Moon enters industrious Virgo
and brings us back to our work and worries, and asks us to tackle our to-do
Then the doors open, energy flows, new beginnings and new
resistance springs up as the vernal equinox arrives on the full Moon this Wednesday.
Friday, March 15: We
may really want to curl up in stay in bed this morning, comfort and coziness important
under the domestic Cancer Moon. We want to feel safe and unsafe world. But the world
calls us to engage a wealth of information as Mercury squares expansive Jupiter
and floods us with details. Just remember to take all new information with a
grain of salt and check the sources. Don’t push people past their comfort zone,
instead stretch it with stories just outside their experience. Compassion is
Saturday, March 16:
This can be a busy day as the Moon makes many aspects, one minute the aspects
are perspicacious, the next leave us potentially overwhelmed and needing a
moment to ourselves, and they cycle throughout the day. If feeling overwhelmed,
just take that five minutes off alone and reengage later. As Mercury sextiles
Pluto were ready to look deeper to stretch our perception and our
understanding. After a fairly introspective day, the Moon enters Leo early in
the evening and takes us out. Find a party and, if needed, a designated driver.
Sunday, March 17:
Work the community, engage interesting new plans and opportunities, collect
names and numbers and follow up in April. Appreciate that people can laugh at
themselves even through socially awkward moments. If people cross boundaries,
speak up firmly but kindly should. If interesting plans and opportunities show
up, share enthusiasm, collect the names and numbers and follow up on them in
Mercury sextile Mars 9:23 PM
Monday, March 18: Most
people aren’t ready to settle down to work today. Make it an employee appreciation
day, a teambuilding and reconnecting day. Headlines might get hyperbolic, and
so may people’s complaints and comments, we just have to overstate to get our
point across. Around dinner time as the Moon enters Virgo, we’re finally ready
to get practical, though we might be prone to worrying tonight without all the
facts. Let’s see if we can use our imagination in a better way
Tuesday, March 19:
Keep it simple, do what needs to be done, consider not starting anything new as
the Virgo Moon opposes Neptune. If we try too hard to keep up, we will probably
just spin in circles. Catch up, clear the decks, tend to health, and get ready.
Spring starts tomorrow.
Moon opposed Neptune 10:12 PM.
Wednesday, March 20:
Anything and everything can happen on this busy day with many conflicting
aspects that can fill our sales if were aimed in a good direction, but catches
in the crosscurrents of we get sideways. A grand trine with the Virgo Moon,
Mars in Taurus, and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn provides dynamic momentum.
Mercury sextile Saturn which gives us more stability and sanity speak up. The Sun
enters Aries and Spring starts at 3:58 PM MDT, the Moon enters Libra at 7:27,
and they oppose at 7:42 PM
Thursday, March 21:
Spring in the air and relationships are on the front burner, whether international
relationships political alliances friendship and love. And so are all the
things that can get in the way of relationships as Venus squares Mars and sextiles
Jupiter. Spring fever sparks romance, interest can begin in a good debate. We
nurture alliances by truly seeing and accepting one another’s unique
expression. Feel free to disagree and keep hearts open as heels dig in; don’t
stifle another’s right to speak.
Venus square Mars 2:07 AM, Venus sextile Jupiter 8:16 AM.