ai***all times are PDT***
monday april 4th-
the first aspect of the day and week is exact at 2:02am when mars in sagittarius parallels pluto in capricorn- both planets who are slowing down to station retrograde in 2 weeks time (4/17 and 18 respectively). normally i only talk about declination aspects when the two bodies are aspecting each other by degree as well- as that is when declination aspects are most potent. yet because both mars and pluto are slowing down- gearing up to station retrograde mid month- this aspect can have a deeper significance. mars is the lower will and pluto is the Higher Will- and the two aligning can help us to align our egos with the Divine right now. this is a month of much activation with the potential for radical and dramatic change- both expected and unexpected. mars/pluto reminds us that we want to be acting in our lives from a place of Higher Awareness. if we are acting from a place of anger, rage, control or dominance this month can cost us- so be aware and navigate the terrain with care this week and month!
the sun in aries quincunxes retrograde jupiter in virgo at 3:19am, creating tension and friction with a need for adjustment between the impulsive, fiery sun and jupiter in pragmatic, discerning virgo. over the next 11 days the sun will be making all the same aspects that mercury made at the end of march and first of april- and also the same aspects that the new moon on the 7th will activate. the most potent of these are the sun conjunct uranus and eris, square to pluto and opposite black moon lilith. this is a fire house combination of planets with the rebel and revolutionary (uranus), activist and warrior (eris), lord of the Underworld (pluto) and fierce Dark Feminine all in tense aspect to each other. this can be explosive but it can also be the right kind of explosion- when the energy is worked with the consciously- to create positive and lasting change. be aware of this energy as you navigate the days ahead and be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.
tuesday april 5th-
the sun in aries trines retrograde saturn in sagittarius at 9:09am, aligning the conscious self and ego with the planet of mastery, maturity and grounding. today the solar fire energy of sun in aries gets anchored and grounded- preparing us for the activations to come with the new moon and sun triggering uranus, pluto, eris and black moon lilith (from 4/6-4/15). the coming week has a lot of activation energy and today the sun/saturn trine helps us to set a good foundation for the internal and external changes and activations to come. taking time today to harness our fire and make it work for us in creative, rather than destructive, ways is key. knowing when to act and when to wait it out and see where the wind is blowing is key. aries by itself doesn’t usually wait things out- but saturn demands that we find balance between being in the moment and being aware of the long term consequences of things said or done right now.
venus moves out of pisces and into aries at 9:50am, shifting the Goddess of Love and beauty from water to fire, yin to yang, receptive to active. venus’ ingress into aries has her join the sun, uranus and eris- as well as mercury who is about to move out of aries later today. venus in aries values freedom, independence, doing things and making things happen. she goes after what she wants and Loves and does not sit around waiting for it to come to her. just watch out for the shadow of venus in aries- acting impulsively without thinking ahead and being run by one’s passions (rather than the other way around).
mercury move out of aries and into taurus at 4:09pm, shifting the conscious mind and intellect from fire to earth, yang to yin, very active to more passive. mercury in taurus is a time to slow down the mind, think before we speak and act, and take time to smell the roses. we are more interested in communications and ideas that are grounded, earthy, practical and pragmatic at this time. just watch out for the shadow of mercury in taurus: being stubborn, stuck in ways of thinking and refusing to budge (even if you find out information that shows you might be wrong!)
wednesday april 6th-
at 4:14am mercury in taurus semisextiles venus in aries, aligning the mind and the heart in harmonious ways. mercury just moved into taurus- slowing the mind down and helping us to think about things before we take action or speak. venus just moved into aries though and she is fiery, dynamic, assertive and very much in the moment when she is in this sign. finding ways to link these two expressions so that they work together rather than against each other is key. this is a great aspect to use to get clear and aware about our thoughts and feelings so that we can then communicate them to others. of course all day the sun moves to square pluto- which is very intense and potentially explosive. so use the mind/heart connection when engaging with others. you can speak your Truth but when you do so from your heart, rather than your ego, it’s much more effective and creative- rather than destructive.
the sun in aries squares pluto in capricorn at 1:13pm, creating tension and friction between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of the Underworld. over the next 4 days the sun triggers the uranus/pluto square and over the next 9 days the sun triggers eris and black moon lilith as well. the sun in aries likes to be in charge but pluto squaring the sun can bring up issues of power and control, dominance and authority for us to address. if we are operating from our lower egoic will things can get out of hand today and over the next week- so be aware and navigate the astrological landmine with care in the coming days! use this energy to transform the self, look into the shadow and see what needs to change, be let go of or rebirthed in some way.
thursday april 7th-
the new moon in aries is exact at 4:24am, commencing a new lunar cycle that has focus on what we are initiating and taking action on in our lives. the new moon is conjunct uranus and eris- two powerhouse planets that speak to rebellion, revolution, activism and not putting up with crap anymore! the new moon is also square to pluto- bringing power/control dynamics and a need to stand in our power- not give it away and play the victim or lord it over others and play the tyrant. add in black moon lilith who is opposite this new moon and we have a lot of energy and power- as well as the potential for anger and rage- present at the time of this lunation. luckily the new moon is trine to saturn- the planet anchoring in the new that comes on the heels of death of the old. for more information on this lunation check the lunar insight posted a few days to a week before the new moon is exact.
at 9:45pm the sun in aries parallels retrograde jupiter in virgo, echoing the aspect these two made by degree on monday the 4th. sun/jupiter aligns the impulsive, fiery sun and jupiter in pragmatic, discerning virgo. over the next 11 days the sun will be making all the same aspects that mercury made at the end of march and first of april- and also the same aspects that the new moon on the 7th will activate. the most potent of these are the sun conjunct uranus and eris, square to pluto and opposite black moon lilith. this is a fire house combination of planets with the rebel and revolutionary (uranus), activist and warrior (eris), lord of the Underworld (pluto) and fierce Dark Feminine all in tense aspect to each other. this can be explosive but it can also be the right kind of explosion- when the energy is worked with the consciously- to create positive and lasting change. be aware of this energy as you navigate the days ahead and be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle
friday april 8th-
at 12:50am the sun in aries parallels uranus in aries, bringing a preview of the sun/uranus conjunction by degree that is exact tomorrow afternoon. over the next 36 hours we have a super aspect in effect between the conscious self and ego and the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener. sun/uranus is great for rebellion, revolution and taking a stand for change and evolution! we just need to be aware that our egos can get overly invested in being rebellious and fighting things/people/ideas at any cost. this is great energy for doing something different, for asking questions and not just believing in what one is told (by the self, others, culture, the world, or the media)! learning how to use this energy for the Highest (social change! evolution!) and not the lowest (aggression, arguments just for arguments sake, accidents, violence, power/control dynamics) is key.
one of the biggest events of the week is exact at 9:28am when uranus in aries quincunxes the mean north node in virgo- bringing tension between the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener and our evolutionary path of growth and destiny. between now and april 22nd when uranus quincunxes the true north node (there are two variations of the nodes) this dynamic aspect is in effect. it is interesting to note that this bookends the mars/pluto stations on april 17th and 18th as well as the potent uranus/pluto/black moon lilith/eris triggers that the sun, moon, mercury and venus make throughout the month. it’s a HUGE month for change but it’s also a big one for old karmic patterns to rear their ugly heads as well as anger, aggression, rage, violence, selfishness and immaturity to take hold. the north node in virgo is asking us to be discerning, discriminating and super aware of the actions we take right now- while uranus in aries tends to be a bit of a ram turning over the apple cart often without thinking of the long term consequences. uranus can stimulate us to grow and let go of the past- but if we act out of anger, rage, implusivity or irritability then actions taken right now can cost us in the long run (or even in the short run). remember mars is about to station retrograde (exact on the 17th) which is a big red flag waving at us reminding us that now is NOT the time to initiate things but instead a time to go back over the past, reign in our desires and complete things.
saturday april 9th-
at 8:45am neptune in pisces parallels ceres in pisces, echoing the neptune/ceres conjunct by degree on 2/21. since this has been a defining signature of march (along with the eclipses and chiron/south node conjunction) it’s worth a mention this week as the declination aspect can bring up themes related to march in subtle or not so subtle ways. neptune/ceres aligns the planet of mysticism, compassion and idealism with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess of nurturing, safety and security. with ceres in the sign of neptune and aspecting neptune, both the positive side and shadow side of this combination can be exacerbated. the gifts of neptune/ceres are deep compassion, the desire to help, heal and/or save everyone and everything (and the world!), a commitment to being of service, and living life from a deeply altruistic, nurturing and sacrificial space. the shadow side of neptune/ceres expresses by playing the victim or the martyr, trying to help/heal/save people or situations that don’t really want to help themselves, seeking others who can save us from ourselves when we don’t want to do the work to save ourselves, and seeking nurturing in codependent, addictive, enabling relationships. another manifestation of neptune/ceres is what is going on in the environment on Mother Earth. the waters of the world are in focus- and if you have not noticed they are being poisoned by nuclear waste, fracking, chemtrails, gmo foods, pesticides like round up and other horrific things happening like the leaching lead from aging pipes in flint, michigan. neptune/ceres can bring focus to the collective delusion, deception or denial about what is really going on with the waters in the world. the desire to bury our heads in the sand so we don’t have to deal with reality can be exacerbated by this aspect. being willing to see reality and deal with it, not deny it, is key right now (personally, in our family dynamics, in politics, in the environment and the world at large).
the sun in aries quincunxes the north node in virgo at 11:22am, creating tension and friction between the conscious self and ego and our path of destiny, growth and evolution. the sun in aries is raring to go- but with mars slowing to a stop we need to think before we act and be discerning and discriminating in the things we do and say. the north node in virgo demands growth by attending to the details and getting their slowly but masterfully- yet aries energy is not really about that. it is immediate, in the moment and in your face at times. impulsivity, restlessness and actions taken out of anger, rage or irritation can cost us.
the sun cojoins uranus at 20’27 aries at 2:27pm, aligning the conscious self and ego with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener! sun/uranus is great for rebellion, revolution and taking a stand for change and evolution! we just need to be aware that our egos can get overly invested in being rebellious and fighting things/people/ideas at any cost. this is great energy for doing something different, for asking questions and not just believing in what one is told! learning how to use this energy for the Highest (social change! evolution!) and not the lowest (aggression, arguments just for arguments sake, accidents) is key.
sunday april 10th-
at 12:27am neptune in pisces trines retrograde juno in scorpio, harmoniously aligning the planet of compassion, idealism and Unconditional Love with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. neptune/juno can be very romantic and idyllic- as well as spiritual and mystical. this can be great for relationships- taking connections to deeper waters or deeper soul levels of intimacy. of course neptune tends to wear rose colored glasses- so be aware that you are likely projecting your own unrealized Light onto others and further may even be wearing rose colored glasses that obscures your ability to see your own or other’s shadow. in magi astrology they link neptune and juno to affairs, infidelity and sexual attraction that is surface and not really about soulmate connections. if starting a new relationship right now- watch out. with a lot of pisces/neptune idealism flying around and mars and pluto about to station retrograde- karmic affairs started right now may not be all they panned out to be.
at 2:13am venus in pisces parallels chiron in pisces, echoing the conjunction between these two that was exact a week and a half ago on march 30th. venus/chiron aligns the Goddess of Love and beauty with the Wounded Healer planetoid. the whole theme of the month of march was around WOUNDING and HEALING. venus/chiron brings deep awareness to where old wounds and pain run us and keep our hearts closed to self-Love and to True and healthy Love of others. being able to see where our own lack of self-Love and self-care has taken us down wrong roads in the past or present is key in being able to consciously see where we want to go in the future. venus/chiron can bring deep heart healing today- but it comes by way of our willingness to go into the wounds and pain- not run away from them. take time to honor your worth and value and do the same for others today.
the last aspect of the day is exact at 1:45pm when mercury in taurus quincunxes slowing down mars in sagittairus, creating tension between the mind and intellect that wants to be slow, methodical and think things through and the warrior planet in fiery sadge who typically thinks he knows it all and needs to speak it up and express it NOW! ;) with mars slowing down we need to think before we speak and act. finding healthy outlets for anger so we are not repressing it nor exploding it out is recommended today.
have a transformational week!