Mind Your Mind & Words This Week

Mercury is the Focus for the Week!

This week the planet Mercury (in Aries) is in focus as well as a New Moon in Taurus.  Mercury is known as the messenger planet.  He both receives and transmits information depending upon the relationship he is in at the moment with the other planets.  Be ready this week then for communication, ideas and information to flow to you and through you.

There is an exciting element to all of this communication as well, especially as we get to the end of the week and the New Moon in Taurus.  If you’ve been taking note of what Mercury is delivering, then the new beginning implied by this new Moon should be an easy one for you.  Taurus rules our values, finances, self-worth, and the practical, down-to-Earth expression of life.  The potential is that you can really make some headway on whatever it is you have been working on.  Just stay open, listen deeply, and let mind be guided by your inner voice.

Let’s break down the week day by day:

Monday, April 29, 2019 – 

Mondays on MetaCafeThe Moon in Pisces today opens up our intuitive and creative channels, and we begin the week in a quiet place.  Mondays with the Moon in Pisces are often the ones where we wish we had one more day to sleep in and be lazy.  But today, the Moon and Sun come together to create an ease and flow to the day.  Things may come together in miraculous and magical ways when we step back and allow.  What may the day bring you?  Relax and go with the flow and you just might find out!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – 

The Moon is in Pisces all day today and conjuncts Neptune, squares Mars, sextiles bothTues Saturn & Pluto, and squares Jupiter.  Sounds like a lot packed into one day doesn’t it? Added to this is Mercury sextile Mars – read as more busy!

While the Moon’s connections today are many, they seem to be tuning us in and refining our antenna, so to speak.  As this week has many Mercury connections (communication, the mind and more) this works to our advantage.  Listen deeply and consciously to what is being whispered to you now.  Meditate to quiet some of the busyness.

Mercury (Aries) sextile Mars (Gemini) – Today is a busy day, and you will find yourself wanting to work independently, especially if you are furthering work on a personal project!  You find confidence in your ideas and beliefs which will help you take advantage of opportunities presented to you today.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday The Moon moved into Aries this morning and the pace of the week seems to pick up a bit.  Moon in Aries can make for impatience, interpersonal conflict, and possible rash thinking and action-taking.  But, it is also a time for thinking in new and fresh ways.  Be open to hearing what others are saying, especially if you are at the receiving end of someone’s irritation.  There just may be something of value for you to hear.  You don’t have to respond to anything anyone is telling you, just listen.

Mercury (Aries) square Saturn (Capricorn) – Mercury in Aries has been a busy and at times, an explosive deliverer of messages to us.  Squaring Saturn, Mercury shows where we still have work to do in the restructuring and reformatting of our minds, beliefs and patterns.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Moon in Aries today is conjunct Venus and sextile Mars.  Charm abounds and an Happy-Thursday-022atmosphere of love and desire allows for all sorts of pleasantries.  Both the masculine and feminine are working in harmony and that stimulates creativity that can extend into the new Moon window of the weekend.  Ask yourself this, “What more is possible for me?”

Mercury (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn) – Don’t force your ideas or opinions on others today.  Remember that these are things that you should be invited to share with others.  Watch for compulsive thinking today.  If you use the energy wisely, you will gain access to personal insights that help you move forward in your life.

Mercury (Aries) trine Jupiter (Sagittarius) – Today is a great day to look forward to the future and plan for those projects that support you moving forward.  Commercial and business deals are favored today.  It’s a great day for buying and selling as your mind is sharp and luck seems to be on your side!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday pandaThe Moon is Void-of-course today from 1:47 am PT/3:47 am ET to 1:18 pm PT/4:18 pm ET.  That means it is a slower day today.  It won’t be a good day to start something new – besides we’re in the dark of the Moon – so clear off your desk, finish up what has been left undone or take some time to meditate!  Once we get to the afternoon, the Moon moves into Taurus and the energy picks up just in time for the weekend! 

The next couple of days can be solid launching ground for anything you choose to embark upon, especially if it’s down to earth to begin with. The time to be hasty or flighty has flown, the atmosphere favors practical beauty, the grace of being in touch with nature itself. Simplicity works, traditional fare is ever elegant.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

New Moon at 14° Taurus – 3:45 pm PT/ 6:45 pm ET/ 10:45 pm UT

The new Moon in Taurus favors grounded beginnings.  That means that when our ideas,New Moon Taurus plans and actions are in alignment, magical manifestation can occur.  We need to set powerful, emotionally connected intentions in the NOW. 

Taurus is about the material world, money and abundance.  It’s a good time to check in on how you are holding up financially.  Do you need to set some new goals to be more solvent, or be a better steward of your money and resources?  Remember that the financial markets play the long game and that means you may experience ups and downs, but it is patience that wins out.  Don’t panic if you sense an approaching crisis, but take steps to ensure your security … not from FEAR mind you, but from a place of caution. 

The Moon and Sun align with Neptune during this time, making us more receptive to hearing messages from our guides, angels, inner selves or other helpful humans in our lives.  Be discerning and use your intuition to clear up any confusion your mind throws at you.  Listen from deep within your soul. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

SundayThe Moon in Taurus today trines both Saturn & Pluto in Capricorn.  There is a stability and power in the flow of energy today, but it is hidden by the Mars opposite Jupiter transit (see below).  Remember that a solid foundation is required in order to support your efforts in the world, and destabilizing the foundation can lead to disastrous consequences, so build confidently and carefully.  

Mars (Gemini) opposes Jupiter (Sagittarius) – Caution!  Don’t overestimate your abilities, talents or the time it will take to do something today!  There is luck to be had today in utilizing right timing to get what you want done.  However, there is also the possibility of creating instability in your life if you do not stay within your own boundaries or limitations.  This is a feel good day, and if you use the energy correctly, you will amaze others at how much you were able to get done!

I wish you all a fabulous week ahead!  Remember I will be out of town from May 1-7 so the MetaCafe will be on hiatus until then.

Much Love,

Janet Hickox

The Week of Dealing With Our Shadows

Astrology for the Week of April 22 – 28, 2019 

Happy Monday Earth Day everyone! The energy of the week is very interesting indeed!  It seems like there is a lot of shadow frequencies that we are going to be dealing with.  It makes sense in the wake of the Full Moon in Libra/Aries, that there may be some “stuff” that we must deal with in order to move forward.  There are more than just one or two transits this week that push us in that direction.  Let’s break it down …

Monday, April 22, 2019
Hello MondayToday the Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius opposing action-oriented Mars and squaring Neptune with the Sun conjunct Uranus.  Expect surprises and unexpected events.  Whether personal or collective, Uranus, in his role as Great Awakener, provides the necessary wake-up call to move and change.  As this is occurring in early Taurus, we may be faced with issues around security, finances or the expression of our values.  The Moon in Sagittarius is about growing and evolving our emotional connections.  Opposing Mars, we have to be able to focus our minds (Gemini) in order to be able to take right action (Mars).  That may be made a little difficult at this time.  Slow down and consider all the angles before you make any big decisions today.

Shadow today:  Refusing to change out of fear; Literally being in resistance to change.  We need to relax and go with the flow.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

We start the day very early with the Moon conjunct Jupiter, followed by the Void-of-Tuesdaycourse Moon until 3:51 pm PT/6:51 pm ET.  That means we are left most of the day in a kind of limbo as we wait until the next contacts the Moon makes in order to move forward.  Since the last contact Luna made was with Jupiter in retrograde, consider what you might need to change on the inner planes in order to expand your life.  It’s quite possible that the work includes reconnecting to our more intuitive gifts, and in restoring faith and trust in a higher power.  It’s a “Let Go, Let God” sort of day.

Once the Void is over, the Moon moves into Capricorn, and things get a bit more serious – especially with Pluto and Saturn turning retrograde themselves over the next couple of days.  Pluto turns retrograde tomorrow, Wednesday (4/24/19) and Saturn next week on the 29th.  More about each of those events…

Immediately after moving into Capricorn, the Moon will trine both Uranus & the Sun in Taurus.  Today we may feel better about the practical application of the changes wrought by Sun conjunct Uranus.

Shadow today:  Slowing down to integrate what has been going on in our lives.  In our “hurry up” world, it’s difficult to take the time to do our inner work, but we can no longer afford to put it off.  We must clear, process and integrate in order to “ascend” to the next level in our evolution. (btw, both individually an collectively).

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The big news today is Pluto turning retrograde.  There isn’t anything particularly startling about this because Pluto typically spends 5 months in retrograde every year.  But what is noteworthy is that Pluto retrogrades back toward Saturn just before Saturn begins his retrograde station. The two titans in Capricorn, so close to one another and turning retrograde, is putting us in a position to reflect on power and control issues in our lives.  As well, the very fabric of our foundations are being examined for sustainability or usefulness.  Where there is rot, ugliness, non-sustainability or cracks in our structures, forms, buildings, values, and institutions there will be exposure and a need to rebuild, reform, etc.  There are so many different levels in which this could play out in our world, and in our personal lives.  The best way to know how you will be affected is to get a Transit Reading, and I have prepared a special reading just for you.

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Shadow Today:  Problems with the mind creating anxiety, disenchantment and eventually psychosis and madness.  Literally we have to get out of our minds, and listen more to our emotions and heart.  Pluto retrograde in the Gate 61 – Inner Truth, is leading us to a new and more productive use of the mind.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thankful ThursdayThe fun continues today with the Nodal Axis shifting gates in Human Design.  The Nodal Axis is made up of the North Node (destiny) and the South Node (karmic past).  Together they moves us continually up the spiral of evolution – both personally and collectively.  Most recently, this axis has been focused on some of the massive psychoses that we have been under on this planet.  I believe we have reached the pinnacle and now are ready to move ahead to new lessons.

The North Node moves into Gate 53-New Beginnings and the South Node is at Gate 54-Ambition.  Let me deal with the South Node first as it is the indicator of what is going to need to change from our pasts in order to move forward.  Ambition in Gate 54 is both on the material and spiritual plane.  On the material plane it has been the source of greed and avarice.  The new expression in the Gate 54 South Node will be about being honest in our motives as opposed to doing the “politically correct” thing.  We are being asked to move beyond just paying lip service to our ideals and values.  Now we MUST live by them.

The North Node at Gate 53 requires our being response-able and mature in creating what comes next in our world.  As we are co-creating this reality together, we must realize that what we think and do has consequences for everyone.  We can no longer be identified with just our nationality, sexuality, religion, beliefs or any other category.  We have to become Universal focused.  This is the transit to help us move in that direction.  Together with the planets Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in retrograde, we are primed to make the inner shift in order to see the changes in our outer world.

The Moon is also in Capricorn today, conjunct first Saturn and then Pluto.  Don’t be surprised if something in the outer world happens that creates an emotional reaction.  When these transits converge like this, it usually brings up something from the shadow deep for us to process through.  It is almost as if we are ready to shout, “Enough is Enough!”  Will we finally make it through the eye of the needle?  Time will tell.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Arbor_Day-630x483Happy Arbor Day!  It’s a great time to plant a tree, whether to honor someone, the Earth, or just because!  When I see the trees being decimated by people who seem completely ignorant of the consequences, I want to stop and ask them if they understand that trees make oxygen and without them humanity is doomed.  It just seems rather short-sighted to remove trees without planting more.  Are we really that dumb?  You can’t even use the argument that we need to cut down trees to make way for homes, agriculture or other human endeavors because without air, those human endeavors won’t be sustained!  Yikes – We have to think more broadly!

While you slept or very early in the morning, the Moon moved out of Capricorn and into Aquarius – maybe helping us to see new solutions that are more sustainable for Mother Earth!  I love the Moon in Aquarius because it helps us to see things in a different way – with new eyes.  This is innovative and inventive energy.  How might you use this energy to create something new and exciting in your life?  It’s all possible if we only think, before we act.

The Weekend

Saturday the Moon in Aquarius all day makes great connections with both Mercury Weekend blog(communication) and Mars (action).  If we stand back and become the observer, we may see things in ways we hadn’t thought of before.  Be objective today.  Listen, see, intuit, and sense in new ways.

Mars is square (challenge) Neptune today.  This one is a tricky transit.  Mars in Gemini is moving quickly, communicating new ideas and pushing forward.  In his square to Neptune though, situations get foggy and unclear.  We are fighting discouragement and disillusionment.  Secrets may be arising from the deep and scandals are possible.  Watch your words today and take care not to share anyone’s secrets you’ve been entrusted with.

Sunday is looking to be a fun and possibly exciting day.  If you have plans to be out and about, it’s a good bet you’ll find people to be friendly and outgoing.  The Moon is in an optimistic connection with both Jupiter and Uranus today.  If there are surprises, they should be good ones.  This is the day to look forward to after this week’s other more heavy transits!!

Many Blessings to you all,

Janet Hickox

 

 

 

Karmic Full Moon in Libra/Aries

Full Moon – April 19, 2019

4:13 am PT /7:13 am ET/11:13 pm UT

29° Libra/Aries

Moon Musings:  

When I tap into the energy of this full Moon in Libra/Aries, I find myself wondering about where we are stuck as human beings, but also using my own experience to discover where I myself am stuck or holding onto old patterns.  What have we been totally devoted to that no longer is real or authentic to our lives.  It might be a relationships, a job, a project, a belief, a pattern, or value that you cannot seem to let go of.  Now is your chance to make a break or maybe it’s more like a breakthrough!  Once you release old attachments and expectations, you create space for magic to happen. 

It really comes down to making a choice.  Do you move forward fearlessly?  Or, do would you rather look back a year from now and realize that you had a chance to break free and you didn’t? 

Release/Complete/Reveal:  

The Full Moon time is a time where we bring things into completion.  Sometimes it isn’t completion so much as it is a revelation – of what has been out of sync in your life, of how you are sabotaging yourself, your relationships, your work – and now you have the option to re-align your energy and action steps.  Here are a few things to Release/Complete/Reveal during this moon:

  • The illusion of being stuck – You are fully empowered to make changes in your life!  Focus on what you desire, and not on what has been holding you back.    
  • Fear of failing in your responsibility to the people in your family.  This causes us to over-do and give too much.  Then we become depleted and don’t get our needs met or receive nurturing. 
  • Co-dependent relationships … people, food, money, work, beliefs!

DO: 

Here are some beneficial things to engage in during this Full Moon window:

  • Generosity – Nurture your connections to loved ones.  Build on your existing relationships by being generous with your time and attention. 
  • Harmony – As you gather with people this Easter weekend, watch for ways to create harmony, especially if there are people who normally trigger you!
  • Out with the old and in with the new – Have a plan for success.  Try new approaches to old issues.  The only true failure is to have never tried anything new!

DO NOT:

  • Hold on to things, grievances, emotions, people, jobs … be ready to “prune” your life of anything that feels heavy or burdensome.  
  • Throw the baby out with the bath water – not everything requires you to start fresh or from the beginning.  Can you take the good with you and change what isn’t working?  That may be your biggest challenge!

What Else?:

The Sun is very close to an exact conjunction with Uranus during this full Moon, so be aware that there might be surprises and twists and turns ahead.  Go with the flow though.  You may not see clearly what the energy is leading you to.  So on some level, you also need to have faith during this period.  

The Sun and Moon are challenged by Saturn and Pluto in a somewhat distant square to one another.  We are still in the restructuring, rebuilding and re-balancing phase.  There is an element of chaos at this time.  Try not to get sucked up into the dramas playing out in the world as everything is happening exactly according to the Cosmic Plan!  

And lastly, there is an interesting connection between the Black Moon Lilith and this Full Moon as she is seemingly aiding us in working through our shadows – especially the shadow of powerlessness.  As this is a Full Moon (releasing, completions, revelations), we may actually be able to see our shadows more clearly.  That makes it much easier for us to make changes that are beneficial and realign ourselves and our energy more appropriately!

Need more personalized guidance for you life right now?  Get a Seasonal Transit Reading or a Seasonal Transit Report.

Be Blessed!

Janet Hickox

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Notre Dame Fire Astrology Synchronicity

Hi Everyone,

This is a fabulous astrology article on the burning of Notre Dame.  Many thanks to the author, Tara Greene, for her work on this!

via Notre Dame Fire Astrology Synchronicity

Much Love,

Janet Hickox

New Moon in Aries

The new moon portal this month comes on the heels of the South Node/Pluto conjunction and just before the South Node/Saturn conjunction.  What’s new is what is being destroyed, and what is being destroyed is making way for what’s new.  It’s all a part of the birth/death/rebirth energy that we are going through as we elevate our energies in our evolution of consciousness.

Aries New Moon – April 5, 2019 @ 15° Aries

1:51 am PT /4:51 am ET/

9:51 am GMT/7:51 pm AEDT

Happy First New Moon of the Astrological Year!

 

Moon Musings

New MoonThe new moon portal this month comes on the heels of the South Node/Pluto conjunction and just before the South Node/Saturn conjunction.  What’s new is what is being destroyed, and what is being destroyed is making way for what’s new.  It’s all a part of the birth/death/rebirth energy that we are going through as we elevate our energies in our evolution of consciousness.  For April’s part in this drama, it is about the creation of space – the space in which to create what is sustainable for us as we move on.  As we have learned, nothing is sustainable if we do not have a solid foundation at the beginning.  The empty space allows us to shore up and build anew on a solid foundation.  

Further, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are intense, karmic and powerful.  We cannot be mamby-pamby in the face of what is moving within, without, and around us.  We have to take the time to get REAL and do what we need to do to release old ancestral karma and old energy around our lineages, lest we hang onto victimization.  Victim stuff is so last century! 

What do we do in the face of this intensity?  Well, we stop resisting the changes that are going on within us.  I think we could say that this is a great time for all of us to learn how to “let go & let God.”  A part of our journey through this new Moon portal in Aries will be about releasing, embracing the unknown, purging and purifying to make room for what is new, alive, healthy and evolutionary.    

Intentions for this New Moon

  • New Beginnings – This is the perfect time to set intentions as this is the first New Moon of the Astrological year!  The sky is the limit!  What would you create if you knew you could not fail?  
  • Courage & Strength- What fears do you think hold you back from being all you want to be or doing all you want to do?  This is a great time to let go – surrender those fears.  Or … feel the fear and do it anyway! 
  • The Self – Aries rules not only the physical body, but anything you can put the word Self in front of:  Self-respect, Self-Acceptance, Self-respect and more!  Dare to request the highest and best for yourself!  It’s not selfish to want to be fully in your power in order to give to others from your best SELF.  
  • Other areas that Aries rules are:  Self-Discovery, Innocence, Authenticity, Independence, Honesty, Leadership, Exploration, Competition and in the physical body Aries rules the eyes, head, acne, headaches, brain.  In the more low frequency realm Aries rules, Selfishness, Vanity, Anger & Impatience.  The idea being that you can set intentions in any one of these areas with this new Moon.    
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What Else?  – The following information is in general for each of the signs.  If you want a more personal reading of what the New Moon or the Astrological Transits are bringing you, then please get a Transit Reading from me.

Aries – The New Moon in Aries falls in your 1st House of Self.  There is a new you emerging at this time.  You may have chosen some new pathway and are now embarking on the journey that leads you to something that you have been waiting for.  Be proactive, be brave and DARE to be your true you!  

Taurus – The New Moon in Aries falls in your 12th House of the Hidden, Self-sabotage and the Sub-conscious Mind.  Taurus you must look deep within you at this time to see why you hesitate to charge ahead in new and exciting ways.  Is there some fear locked in your subconscious mind that it is time to let go of?  Process through what is holding you back, and claim your good, your abundance and your birthright! 

Gemini – The New Moon is in your 11th House of Wishes, Dreams & Vision.  What you can dream, you can achieve is your mantra for this new Moon in Aries.  Take the time to establish first your dream, then the steps that will help you get there.  Write them down, and don’t be afraid to add or subtract as time goes on!  What are your highest aspirations?  Aim high and let your spirit soar.    

Cancer – The New Moon in Aries is in your 10th House of Career & Profession (your worldly self).  Cancer you are playing host to the North Node and are being opposed by Saturn & Pluto & South Node in Capricorn.  For you it is all about staking a claim to your authority and refusing to play small anymore.  What do you need to put your best foot forward?  Find it, do it and see how your authentic self can shine through.

Leo – The New Moon is in your house 9th House of Expansion, Optimism & Faith.  Leo you are poised on the threshold of great things.  As this New Moon falls in a fellow fire sign, there is the potential for spectacular movement forward or a crash & burn.  The difference between the two is measured by how much of what you’re doing is a call from your heart versus how much you are doing because you think you “have to.”  Err on the side of heart-centered intentions and you will be in great shape! 

Virgo – The New Moon is in your 8th House of Sex, Death/Rebirth & Other People’s Money.  Virgo you are at a pivot point.  Your next steps should be ones that support the transformation you are undergoing and should be at your own pace.  Use your eye for detail to zero in on what you need to do to become more financially healthy, physically healthy and spiritually healthy.  In my mind, your ruling planet is Chiron and he is also placed in Aries right now.  The high side is that you have motivation to purify your environment and live more holistically.  What’s stopping you?  

Libra – The New Moon is in your 7th House of Relationships – Business & Personal.  Libra this is a great New Moon for you as it supports your favorite thing – relationships!  The potential exists for new or deepening interactions with the people in your life right now.  Extend yourself a bit, create new win-win situations with those around you.  Maybe reaching out to new people will help you establish a supportive network of co-creators.  What you don’t want to do is give too much of yourself away in the process.  Remember you’re represented by the Scales – so keep it balanced! 

Scorpio – The New Moon in your 6th House of Work, Service, Health.  Scorpio, your ruling planets Mars & Pluto have been in very powerful places over the last few months.  Have you burned yourself out?  Are you mentally, emotionally, physically drained?  If so, then this month is the absolute best time to take care of YOU!  Get a massage, take a vacation, turn off the tech and get some downtime from all the stimulation.  You will be recharged and ready to go in no time at all!  This is Be Good to YOU Month!  

Sagittarius – The New Moon is in your 5th House of Joy, Creativity, Children & Risk-taking.  Sagittarius, are you fairly bursting with new creative ideas, ticking down the days to that vacation, or spending more time with the children in your life?  Well these are the things that support you and make you feel good through this New Moon portal.  There are trips to take, fun to plan, adventures to partake in and you have the energy to do them all.  Just beware of taking too many risks – take “calculated” risks – the kind where you know what the pitfalls might be, and understand the cost-benefit ratios.  Prepare to have FUN!

Capricorn – The New Moon is in your 4th House of Home, Family & Foundations.  Dear Capricorns, you are under the most pressure right now of all the Zodiac signs.  You ordinarily have a flair for business and the savvy to be successful there.  But with Pluto, Saturn and the South Node all in your territory you may be feeling the weight of the world.  This new Moon affords you the opportunity to get some grounding under your fee by spending time with family and enjoying more emotional connections than usual for you.  There are great changes going on for you, and you have plenty of time for business next month.  So take a break and enjoy those people you love and who love and support you this month.  

Aquarius – The New Moon is in your 3rd House of Communication, the Mind & Teaching/Learning.  Aquarius your busy mind is busier than usual, if that is even possible!  The New Moon is well placed for you to network, share your ideas, be more brilliant than usual, and start new projects that engage teaching, learning or communication.  Want to teach a new subject or learn something new?  Take advantage as your mind is sharp and you have access to innovative approaches to putting your best ideas into action.  Just don’t let your mind get carried away with you! 

Pisces – the New Moon is in your 2nd House of Money, Resources & Self-worth. Time to put your feet to the fire Pisces and do what is necessary to earn more money or get your financial life moving ahead.  You have plenty of ideas on how that can happen, but unless you actually take action steps and DO something, they will remain up in your imagination and never get “down to Earth.”  This is not a time to engage in escapist behaviors, but this is a marvelous time to put your imagination to good use in the real world.   

Wishing you all a stellar New Moon in Aries! 

Love, Janet