Chaotic, Yet Powerful Week Ahead

Are you ready for a crazy sort of week?  It’s not crazy in a bad way, but more of crazy in an empowering kind of way. 

Astrology for the Week of May 13-19, 2019

Are you ready for a crazy sort of week?  It’s not crazy in a bad way, but more of crazy in an empowering kind of way.  Mercury and Venus are both in focus this week.  Mercury connects up with Neptune, Saturn and Pluto, while Venus changes signs and connects up to Mars and Uranus.  Mars moves out of Gemini and into Cancer, shaping how we will take action over the next several weeks.  As well, the Sun connects with Pluto to push an agenda of transformation for the week ahead.  Saturday brings us the Full Moon in Scorpio which is filled with intensity and passion!  With this much movement in the sky above us, we can surely expect some chaos!  Let’s break it down …

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday memeWe start the week with the Moon in practical, detail-oriented and grounded Virgo.  We are primed to get things done!  One of our keywords for the week is Simplify!  What can you do to reduce the complexity of your life?

The Moon plays nice with Mercury and Saturn today as well.  Our mind’s and communications are streamlined and succinct, and Saturn’s connections aids in the overall “clean it up” atmosphere of the day.  While you’re busy working today, the Moon’s opposition to Neptune may cause instant epiphanies or aha’s that intuitively guide you to answers you have been seeking!  Slight caution:  Moon and Jupiter square one another today, so beware of doing too much!  ( too much work, shopping, spending money, eating, drinking etc.)

Sun (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn)

Reduce, reuse, recycle and living within our means are all themes that could be developing in your world this week.  Pluto in Capricorn has already created space for our transformation and the Sun in Taurus – known for its Master Builder and Master Manifesting energy – are working together to empower your next steps, especially when you are staying within acceptable boundaries.  Don’t be afraid to rebuild or grow, just do it with a plan.  Eliminate what is not necessary and see yourself move on lighter and more energized.  We will have another opportunity for this level of “clean up” in our lives again in September, but anything you drag your heels on now, may become an albatross around your neck by then.  So go with your instincts and don’t be afraid to pare down your life.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Moon shifts out of Virgo and into Libra, and Venus and Mars both take center stageTuesday for the next couple of days.  The Moon in Libra puts emphasis on the emotional connections in our relationships.  Venus, the ruler of Libra, is sitting at the 29th (karmic) degree of Aries, so there may be some unresolved issues in our relationships that flare up now.  Take heart though, this is a short lived transit, and Venus’ relationship to Mars today will help us sort through all kinds of issues with ease (but not necessarily without conflict or confrontation).

The Moon trines Pluto and the Sun today while squaring Mars.  There is emotional empowerment here, but also the possibility of ego clashes with those closest to you.  The best route today is to take the high road.  If someone is triggered by your actions or words, then don’t react.  Breathe, and then do what you can to change the frequency.  If you are the one that gets triggered today, then breathe before you react.  Become the observer and become response-able!  Likely there is something valuable for you to learn in the experience.

Venus (Aries) sextile Mars (Gemini)

Sextiles are planetary relationships that bring out the best characteristics of both planets who then share their wisdom with one another.  With Venus and Mars, we are balancing and harmonizing the masculine and feminine energies within ourselves.  The masculine energy protects and takes action, while the feminine receives and nurtures.  It takes a balance of both energies to live in harmony.  Just look at the outer world and you can see the effect of not having masculine and feminine in balance!

Venus sextile Mars also helps us build new and exciting relationships, both love interests and friendships.  We are more open to socializing and exploring connections to a wide range of people.  While we are making new friends and building new relationships, watch out for your old friends as well.  They may feel left out or replaced – their issue to be sure, but, do what you can to embrace both the new and the old.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hump DayVenus moves into Taurus, Mars moves into Cancer and Mercury and Neptune play mind games with another today.  You may experience a shift in your relationships and finances, discover new ways of taking action and find that your mind is picking up signals from your intuition as if by magic!  All in all, not a bad day, just active.

Venus in Taurus

Venus is in Taurus now until June 8, and our focus is on finances, values and relationships.  Venus in Taurus is sensual and delights in the simple pleasures of life.  It’s a great time for massage, getting your hair done and pampering yourself and others.  Venus in Taurus prefers to spend her money on practical yet beautiful things.  Do you have plans to beautify or remodel your home?  Timing is perfect for just that!  Venus in Taurus also strengthens our relationships with others, inspiring trustworthiness and loyalty.

Mars in Cancer

Mars is in Cancer from today until July 1, and the pace of action slows down and narrows in focus.  Cancer is emotional, so a lot of what we do over the next few weeks is dependent upon our moods.  Trying to force yourself to do something while not in the mood, will make for frustration and anger.  Try to pace yourself and go with the flow for awhile.  People may be more defensive than usual as well, so be prepared to back off if need be.  You, too, may be more defensive and this time will offer you the opportunity to look deep within and see what your real fear is all about.  What are you defending and why?

Mercury (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces)

Clear thinking is not a strong point with us today.  We are rather more sensitive to the unseen realm, with increased awareness and intuition, but that doesn’t always make for easy decision-making for us.  Our imaginations are stimulated today opening up the possibility for creative work and possibly solving issues that have plagued us in new ways.  We feel more like escaping the world today, rather than focusing on the tasks at hand.  If you can give yourself the day off, that is a great idea.  If not, then understand that you are likely not going to get everything done that you think you need to do.  Meditation, yoga, and spiritual studies are all favored today.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Where yesterday’s mind was clouded and unclear, today our minds are more focusedHappy-Thursday-022 and ready to work as Mercury flows with Saturn.  Late in the day, the Moon moves out of Libra and into Scorpio after a 12 hour Void of Course (when the Moon isn’t making any new contacts to any planets or points in our charts).  Consequently, most of the day we are likely not able to start new projects or move any projects ahead in any appreciable way.  Instead, take the time to finish up anything that is left hanging, clear off your desk, or re-evaluate your goals and where you are in relation to achieving them.

Mercury (Taurus) trine Saturn (Capricorn)

When Mercury and Saturn work together we are focused and able to concentrate on the tasks at hand.  You may feel more reserved today as you may want to be left alone with your thoughts.  We can be more thorough and methodical with Mercury and Saturn aligning like this, which gives us access to a keen eye to detail.  Thinking through plans and goals and then reworking them if necessary, is definitely a good activity for today.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday pandaThe Moon spends the day in Scorpio making only one new contact and that is a trine to Neptune.  That means today we are likely to be highly emotional and intuitive, maybe even picking up on people’s hidden agendas.  I think of these connections as almost prophetic, as we so easily pick up on what is unsaid and unseen.  Watch out for possible over-emotional responses from others, especially if passions are aroused.

Mercury (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn) 

Processing emotions, digging deeply into our subconscious minds and transformational interactions are all possibilities today.  Mercury is superficial and Pluto goes deep so we find ourselves in interesting territory.  You can become obsessed with an idea or thought that eventually changes you in some way.  There is also the possibility that someone in your world or whom you meet today can be the force for change in your life.  Readings, divination, therapy appointments and coaching can be very fruitful today!

Weekend

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Moon spends the day in Scorpio, but transitions into Sagittarius this evening.  We still have some powerful undercurrents moving through the day giving us access to the deeper parts of our psyches.  This energy culminates with the Full Moon in Scorpio at 2:12 pm PT /5:12 pm ET/ 9:12 pm UT.

Venus (Taurus) conjunct Uranus (Taurus)

Before the Full Moon today, Venus and Uranus join forces to push us into new experiences and new territory.  We want to try new things and have experiences that we haven’t had before now.  Create new sensations and change up the pace and you will find that this can be an extraordinary day!  Just be careful not to engage in risky behavior however … fun, new, exciting YES, but over-the-top, danger NO!

Full Moon at 28 Scorpio / Taurus 

The full Moon is a time for releasing, completing and revealing something.

Release – being stuck

Complete – your plans for financial abundance

Reveal – how your contribution in alignment with your values will take you to new heights in your life

With Venus (Taurus) conjunct Uranus (Taurus) at this full Moon, expect the unexpected and surprises of all kinds.  Tend to the conservative though, for the reasons I stated above.  Too much risk can destabilize our lives right now.  Take cautious risks, but don’t risk anything that is precious to you.

The full Moon also sextiles Saturn and Pluto – here is where we can tap into some of the more conservative and focused energies.  We can access endurance and stamina here to stay the course until we reach our goals.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Moon is in Sagittarius today, but there are no major aspects occurring – thankfully!  We have had quite the week and today’s lack of contacts allows us to recoup our energy, focus on play and fun, and prepare for what comes next.  Take a hike in the great outdoors today, ride your bike, go somewhere new, but most of all … Enjoy yourself!

Many blessings for the Week Ahead,

Janet Hickox

 

Moon in Leo and Weekend Astrology

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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.

***** Special Retrograde Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto Transit Reading *****

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

Living Astrology

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 

 

What’s Up in the Stars This Week?

Welcome to the Month of April 

Astrology Information to Get You Through the Week – April 1-7

Here we are in the first week of April – Already!!  Wow- where does the time go? We begin the week with April Fool’s Day.  What tricks or pranks will you fall for this week – all in the name of fun 🙂

The energy of the week features Mercury conjunct Neptune again (remember last week they were also conjunct when Mercury was retrograde), and the New Moon, and that’s pretty much the story for the entire week.  There isn’t the extremes of last week’s change energy, so all in all this is a week to go with the flow.

Let’s break it down by the days:

April Fool's Day Monday, April 1, 2019

Happy April Fool’s Day.  Do you know the origins of this day?  April Fool’s is linked to the time when the Julian calendar gave way to the Gregorian calendar.  People who forgot the change and celebrated New Year’s on April 1 (where it used to be celebrated in the Julian Calendar) were made fun of.  This is only one story of the origins of the day.  You can find out more information in this article – HERE

Today’s astrology is very mild.  The Moon is in Aquarius early in the day and shifts this morning into Pisces.  The next few days are filled with the shifting sands of emotions and the high side for us is that we are more compassionate, intuitive and forgiving.  This doesn’t make for substantial decision-making prowess however, so be gentle when it comes to trying to make big decisions.  You will need more time for clarity before you really know what to choose.

Human Design Notes for the day:

Venus, in Human Design Astrology, represents our relationships, and she moves into the Gate 37-Harmony today.  Gate 37 is on the Emotional Solar Plexus center and for the next few days we are more inclined to equality, tenderness and creating harmony with one another.  In the lower frequency of the the Gate 37, we find cruelty and using power against one another.  Be kind, be generous, be compassionate, be loving.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Tuesday

Today the planet Mercury moves to conjunct Neptune in Pisces.  Last week week we had the same transit when Mercury in retrograde was conjunct Neptune.  Now Mercury is moving forward and has met up again with the planet of Spirituality, Mysticism and Intuition to deliver yet more messages from our higher selves.  This is a great day for meditation, contemplation or engaging in your Spiritual practice.  Choose to tap into the etheric realm for guidance and direction.

Human Design Notes for Today: 

Mercury now moves into the Gate 22 – Grace today and sits with Neptune.  Venus just recently left this gate so we are seeing quite a bit of focus on the information held in this gate.  Last Friday in the MetaCafe, I spent a bit of time talking about the energy at this gate and what it is leading us to.  Here’s a link to the video for that show:

Friday MetaCafe on Neptune at Gate 22

The Gate 22 is important because it is holding the key to our involution.  Think of involution as the inner changes we are making as we evolve as human beings.  Involution is the process of our embodying more and more of our Divinity.  It is ongoing, and as planets like Mercury (communication) and Neptune (Spiritual Nature) transit here, we are indeed changing from the inside out.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Moon is in Pisces for most of the day today.  Before it transitions into Aries later this evening, we experience positive energy with Pluto and Jupiter.  For the most part the day is smooth.

Moon sextile Pluto – This transit arouses deep feelings and emotions within us.  We are more interested in the depth of things rather than just the superficial.  We are also more interested in the mysterious and mystical today.  We may have waken from dreams in the night that have a profound effect on us, as if the subconscious was speaking to us directly.

Moon square Jupiter – We feel generous, benevolent and spiritually oriented when the Moon squares Jupiter.  While you may feel very sure of your own beliefs, watch out for self-righteousness or smug arrogance in the face of other people’s beliefs.  There is enough room in this world for a diversity!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

 

Thankful ThursdayLast evening the Moon shifted from Pisces into Aries.  Events pick up pace for the next couple of days.  The challenge is to be quick, yet avoid being premature so you don’t have to do it all over again down the line.  Nevertheless, it can be a fresh breeze all around, awake with energy.

Adding to that, the only aspect for the day is the Moon sextile Mars, and overall, this adds to the energy potential of the day.  Today we have the capacity to work well with others or by ourselves.  We may feel like taking the initiative and be more self-reliant.  In communicating with other today, steer clear of attacking with your words, or stirring the pot unnecessarily.  If you have something to say, say it responsibly and that means without blaming others or shaming anyone.

Friday, April 5, 2019 Friday

New Moon in Aries – While you slept the New Moon occurred at 15 Aries.  The New Moon always offers up the new, whether it is a new journey, a new belief, a new pathway forward, or even a new relationship (and that can be with a person, a group, money, etc.)  This New Moon opens up a portal to success, but it is not assured as much as it is worked for.  Aries new moons open up all kinds of possibilities to be bold, courageous and take action where it was once stalled.

About the only downer to this New Moon is it is square to Saturn in Capricorn, which can make us feel a bit overwhelmed by the work ahead to get where we want to go.  The best bet here is to make a plan and break up it up into bite-sized pieces.  That way you feel encouraged each time you take a step.  Saturn rewards those that are willing to do the work!

Human Design Notes for the New Moon

The Sun, Moon combination (ie the New Moon) are at the Gate 51-Initiation in your Human Design chart.  The energy at this gate is one of awakening and/or agitating, depending upon how you personally view what is going on.  The high frequency of this Gate shocks us, initiates us into higher knowledge/higher self and sets us up on a pathway to becoming more than we ever thought possible.

The lower frequency in the Gate 51 can cause us to feel defeated and fearful by the chaos or turmoil going on around us.  Or we may become agitated and upset, leading us to feel victimized.  It boils down to choice – how do you choose to see the challenges and opportunities around you?

The Weekend

The Moon is in Taurus for the entire 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 atmosphere favors practical beauty and the grace of being in touch with nature itself.  Enjoy the simple and the elegant, leaving behind complexity and complications.

However it isn’t all peaches and cream this weekend.  There are a couple of things to watch out for.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 – Moon conjunct Uranus

Be careful of acting rashly or impulsively today.  You may be feeling a bit moody, and there are repercussions if you act first, think later.  You certainly do not want to get stuck with the results of reacting versus taking action.  Instead, use the energy of the day to do something different – go someplace you’ve never been, visit with someone you haven’t seen in awhile or enjoy movie, museum or activity that you wouldn’t normally think you would like.  You might be surprised today in good ways, when you step out of a rut.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Mercury sextile Saturn

Today you can work diligently and carefully on any number of projects.  You have the mental acuity, focus and concentration to get things done.  Don’t try to focus on the big picture today as much as on the details of something.  This transit favors the minutia.  Don’t get carried away today with being too serious either – get out and have some fun!

So, all in all, not too bad of a week.  I’ll be leaving on Friday for a cruise in the Caribbean with psychic medium, John Holland and oracle card reader and designer, Colette Baron-Reid.  I’m really excited.  I’ll most likely be out of touch until April 14th when I get home.

Until then – have a Stellar week!

Blessings – Janet Hickox

 

Chi Energy vs. Kundalini

 

MetaCafe LogoThis morning during the MetaCafe, we talked to Amy Pattee Colvin about different ways to move energy through the body.  She moved us through some simple, yet effective, ways to move our energy through breath, Qigong, mudras (hand movements) and meditation.  One astute listener this morning asked the question about the difference between Chi or Qi energy and Kundalini energy.

The link below takes you to a nice article about the differences, and below that you can see the video interview this morning.

Article on the difference between Chi & Kundalini:

via Chi Energy vs. Kundalini | Healthy Living

 

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What’s Up in the Stars This Week?

The major focus of the week ahead of us is Venus & Mars both ingress new signs.  Venus moves from Aquarius to Pisces and Mars is released from the slower vibe of Taurus into the more mobile Gemini energy

Astrology for the Week of March 24-31, 2019

I hope everyone had a spectacular Spring or Fall Equinox and enjoyed the shifting energies of last week.  If you tuned into the spirit and quality of the time we just passed through, what you might find is that the world is awash in new potential, and we humans are not immune to the rush of newness.  After all, the 0 Aries point (known as Spring or Fall) marks the beginning of the astrological new year – all is indeed, new!

The major focus of the week ahead of us is Venus & Mars both ingress new signs.  Venus moves from Aquarius to Pisces and Mars is released from the slower vibe of Taurus into the more mobile Gemini energy.  And, perhaps best of all, Mercury turns from retrograde into Direct motion.  I would say that the character of the week or the buzz word of this week is CHANGE.

Let’s dig in and get the details:

SundaySunday, March 24, 2019 –  While I normally include Sunday in the previous week, I didn’t write a complete post for last week, so I want to make sure we start there.  The Moon is in Scorpio for the day and things are not light, airy and breezy, but more intense, passionate with hidden currents moving through the collective.  That doesn’t mean it’s a bad day, but rather it makes it a good day to do some personal processing work, or try to get to the bottom of something.

Mercury Rx conjunct Neptune – There are two distinct potentials to how this transit can play out today.  The positive expression is that it enables you to think and express yourself with subtlety, expressing ideas and feelings that you don’t always have access to.  Artistic and creative expression is heightened, but as you are easily accessing the subconscious realms, not everyone may understand what you are trying to convey.  During this time our imaginative and mysterious inclinations are favored.

The more negative expression of this transit occurs when our imagination pushes us into illusion or unreality.  We may feel like we can enact our fantasies, and then when this transit is over the reality of our folly reveals our confused and unclear thinking.  This is not likely going to be a day of making big, life-changing decisions.

Another difficulty with this transit is the possibility of communication missteps.  We aren’t thinking clearly and our words, though they sound good to us, are not being heard by other people in their best light.  What you say may be easily misunderstood, so take care to be clear when communicating anything of importance.

Hello MondayMonday, March 25, 2019 – While you slept, the Moon moved in Sagittarius.  I just love starting a work week with the Moon in go-ahead mood and in the sign of Sagittarius.  We are moved to see the humor in things today, and we greet the day with a sense of adventure and optimism.  About the only thing to watch out for is an over-optimistic view that focuses on big ideas, but has few details.  Remember that if you are embarking on something new now, it takes both the big picture and the details to make it complete.

Moon trine Sun – Today’s accomplishments feel good and provide the basis for what will come later.  Meeting new people today may have an impact on you that lasts.  If something feels right, then it probably is right.  Your job is to put your best foot forward and follow through!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Venus ingress Pisces  Venus in Pisces

Today Venus leaves Transpersonal Aquarius for Transcendent Pisces. Themes and values like Love, Universal Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Abundance & Flow emerge into our awareness.

Now Venus puts on her ethereal garb. In Pisces, Venus is exalted – meaning she is very comfortable in the sign.  She can get caught up in the magic of romance as love and attraction get idealized. The lines get blurred for us between what is real and what is imagined. On the other hand, we are more compassionate and sensitive to one another’s pain which moves us to altruism and acts of kindness and generosity. Venus is in Pisces until April 20.

Wed imageWednesday, March 27, 2019 – The Moon is Void-of-course until 7:08 am PT/10:08 am ET this morning before it moves out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn.  Everybody is into getting down to business for a couple of days, though that may not guarantee any business gets done. It’s all about the proper attitude and appropriate emotional expression.  Get your work done, then let your hair down.  The Moon favors innovation and creative thinking today as it has a good relationship with Venus and with Uranus.

The Moon also squares the Sun today and that means that we have reached the “Crisis of Consciousness” part of the lunar cycle. We are faced with the inner shifts that need to take place in order for us to complete our New Moon intentions.  Let go of fear, resistance to change and limiting thinking and you can soar!

Venus sextile Uranus – This combination might make it difficult for you to stay focused on work today as required by the Moon in Capricorn.  In that case, you might feel yourself counting down the moments until you can get out of the office and into party mode.  That would be the best way to utilize this energy.  Work where appropriate and play where/when appropriate!  Or mix the two if that seems like a viable option.

You might also attract new friends under this influence, and they may be people who have a revolutionary effect upon you – changing your outlook, attitude or life in some interesting way.  Everyone seems interesting and interested.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 –  Mercury Direct Today

Early this morning Mercury, planet of Communication, the Mind and Transportation, Thankful Thursdayleaves retrograde for direct motion. We can all breathe a sigh of relief – except we still have the “retroshade” to deal with for a few more weeks.  The messenger planet has been retrograde in Pisces since March 5 reminding us of our Spiritual, Intuitive and Esoteric connections.  Now with Mercury moving forward we can take the lessons and revelations that we discovered about ourselves out into the world.  It’s now the time to demonstrate your as the embodiment of Spirit.  When your mind forgets it’s connection, try asking the question, “What if ___________?”  For instance, What if I am the creator of my reality and can change my life positively? or What if we can live in a world of peace and harmony?  This evokes “allowing” energy and turns the mind toward more positive territory.  Perfect for taking Mercury’s retrograde lessons out to the world you live in!

The Moon is in Capricorn all day, and she is making good connections to Mercury & Neptune.  You might remember that on Monday these two (Mercury & Neptune) were in a conjunction and our imagination and creativity were stimulated.  Now is the time to take those ideas and turn them into concrete format.  Make a plan and execute the plan.  Later in the day the Moon conjuncts Saturn conferring focus, concentration and determination to our projects.

Friday, March 29, 2019

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The Moon sits in Capricorn for most of the day today as it conjuncts Pluto, trines Mars and squares Uranus.  The day can alternate between powerful, confrontational, unpredictable and back again, with many possibilities in between!  By the end of today, you will be so ready for the weekend!

It’s not that it is a bad day or anything.  It is just demanding of our time and attention.  We might feel like pushing the river, when of course that might blow up in our faces.  There is strength and high energy available today.  And, as long as we aren’t frustrated or angry, we can put that to good use in getting things done.  If frustration/anger builds up today, release it through physical activity.  And Uranus adds an element of surprise and unpredictability to the day, so be ready for anything!

Mars will be sitting at 29 Taurus as he prepares to move into Gemini on Saturday/Sunday.  Pay attention to what is ending, what is in process of completion and what possibilities are opening up for you.  Prepare for an energetic shift in your ability to take action and move forward.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Today the Moon in Aquarius playfully engages the Sun in doing things in new, creative, innovative, and unexpected ways.  Taking it easy and letting things happen will let opportunities continue to grow that are already underway. Situations beginning now will be cooperative and helpful to you as they progress. A general atmosphere of getting along together prevails and will continue to if you just go with the flow.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Late last evening on the West Coast and early this morning in the East, Mars made its move out of Taurus and into Gemini and changes the energy vibe for all of us.  While in Taurus our forward momentum was slowed down as we were having to be more deliberate in the execution of our plans.  After Mars being in Aries from January into early February, you might have felt stuck or stymied in getting what you wanted.  Well that changes now as Mars in Gemini is quick witted, quick to take action, and changeable.

While Mars is in Gemini we can become interested in many things, and dabble a bit with the new and unique.  We are more versatile and flexible, but also tend to lose focus or get bored easily.  We have to watch out for scattering our energy – this can be especially exacerbated as this is a Universal Year 3 where the natural tendency is to want to expand and explore, yet we can find ourselves scattered.

How do you deal with all this quixotic energy?  Make lists, start your day in meditation, if you feel yourself becoming unfocused or scattered, take a break and move your body, make a commitment to yourself to get what you have to do done before you move onto other things, and finally, be good to yourself if you end up straying – you might just stumble onto something wonderful for use later.

That’s it for the week everyone!  Not too bad, right?  Take care & enjoy …

Have a stellar week,

Janet Hickox, Living Astrology