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
Today 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-course 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.
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
The 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
Happy 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.
Saturday the Moon in Aquarius all day makes great connections with both Mercury (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,