***all times are PDT***
monday april 16th-
the first aspect of the day and week occurs at 1:20am when mercury in aries semisquares venus in taurus, creating a minor aspect of tension between the mind and the heart, our need for independence and our need for connection. communication, information and insights arising today can shed light on what is awry in our relationships. if we focus on finding common ground this can be useful. if we focus on what we don’t have in common and where we want the other to change- not so much! because this happens in the early morning hours- pay attention to your dreams upon waking for insights from the Unconscious about your own mind/heart integration.
at 7:18pm the sun parallels uranus, aligning the conscious self and ego with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener! from now until wednesday morning we have a super aspect between the sun and uranus- and right on the heels of a new moon conjunct uranus we can see that the uranian archetype is strong in the coming lunar cycle. positively this is great for change, radical shifts, evolution and awakening! on the shadow side this can play out as sudden and unexpected events, impulsivity, reactivity, violence and war. we would all do well to pause before we speak and act right now. there are times when we need to act in the moment and there are times when we need to pause so that rather than react we respond. discerning between the two takes a lot of self awareness and self mastery right now.
at 11:59pm venus in taurus opposes retrograde jupiter in scorpio, creating tension between the two Benefic planets. typically venus/jupiter is sociable and fun loving- but in tense aspect these two can overdo it. watch out for overspending, overeating, overdoing, over socializing- too much of a good thing can be too much! balance is key ;) between today and tomorrow venus triggers the jupiter/pluto sextile- supporting us in evolving and transforming our relationships, our finances, our values and self-worth.
tuesday april 17th-
at 1:10am one of the biggest shifts of the week, month and year occurs. chiron moves out of pisces and into aries, shifting the Wounded Healer planetoid from yin to yang, omega to alpha, water to fire. chiron in aries shifts our focus of wounding and healing towards the masculine, our ego, will and drive. opportunities to face deep wounds and heal them in regards to our relationship with the masculine, with anger, rage, agency, assertiveness and self focus is incoming. all year in 2018 chiron goes back and forth between pisces and aries- he will not officially stay in aries for good until february 2019. so all year long we are having him navigate the very sensitive omega point and alpha point- 29 pisces and 0 aries. this is a very significant point of transition. old cycles are ending and new ones are beginning. this is a time to be sensitive to our wounds and pain that run us unconsciously. learning how to assert ourselves in healthy ways without being controlling or dominating of others is key. more will be written about this significant transit in the months and years to come!
***if you have not seen the blog i wrote about chiron transiting 29 pisces and uranus transiting 29 aries click here- https://www.divineharmony.org/cosmic-insight/astrology-blog/the-29th-degree-the-end-of-a-cycle-the-end-of-an-era/
venus in taurus trines pluto in capricorn at 6:04am, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the planet of transformation, empowerment and intensity. venus/pluto is great for depth and passion in relationship. intimacy can deepen- with others and with ourselves! venus is focused on abundance, embodiment and connection and pluto is adding a deep capacity to expand all of the above! all the lovely venus aspects this month is really helping us to get deeper in self-Love, self-nurturing and self-care. they are also helping us deepen our existing healthy, healing relationships.
saturn stations retrograde at 9’08 capricorn at 6:46pm, making the planet of mastery, karma and limitation the most powerful planet in the sky. whenever a planet is stationary it appears to be at a standstill in the sky. since ‘the slowest planet wins’ (as michael lutin says)- the stationary planet IS the slowest and it’s energies take over the cosmic frequency at that time. with saturn stationary we commence the inward/downward journey of the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. when saturn is at a stand still in the sky things can feel VERY SLOW MOVING and even perhaps stuck, stagnant, limiting and restricting. on the positive side, we can use this time to slow down and take stock of our lives- but on the shadow side we may feel less vital, lowered energy and even depressed. saturn stations retrograde in the sign he rules which can amplify the capricorn energy in good and not so good ways. positively this is great for discipline, focus and self-mastery. on the shadow side this can amplify depression, limitation and delays. know that this, too, shall pass and be willing to use saturn as an ally as he helps you to get real, deal with reality and show up in your life in masterful, mature ways!
wednesday april 18th-
at 7:00am the sun cojoins uranus at 28’29 aries, aligning the conscious self and ego with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener! on 4/13 we had the sun align with eris and today he aligns with uranus- making for some very activating, revealing and potentially liberating 5 days! this is great fro change, revolution, rebellion and awakening! particularly over the last weeks and months of reigning in the mars/aries energy and having to deal with the past- now we are like shotguns out of the canon ready to go! wherever change needs to happen and evolution is ripe and ready to occur- you can wield this energy to do just that. just watch out for being too aries/mars. selfishness, impulsivity and reactivity can cost you. navigate the terrain with care!
thursday april 19th-
at 1:13am venus in taurus semisextiles eris in aries, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the Goddess who reveals the shadow and what is hidden behind the scenes. using this astrology to be wiling to go beyond the surface so we can get to the Truth is key!
at 10:58am mars cojoins mean black moon lilith at 17’58 capricorn, aligning the will and drive with the fierce Dark Feminine. this combo could be really good or really intense. on the positive side- this is great for taking action based on our intuition and standing in our power. we can stand up to those who are trying to dominate and control us right now. yet the shadow of this combination is anger, rage, violence, and power/control dynamics. make sure they are not coming from you and make sure you disengage with anyone that is coming at you with this energy! (through 5/17 pluto BML)
venus in taurus sesquiquadrates stationary retrograde saturn in capricorn at 2:23pm, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. venus/saturn is a get real aspect and with saturn stationary all week some of the calls to reality can be harsh or hard. venus wants beauty, Love and peace while saturn shows us the very structures, foundations and/or paradigms we adhere to that hold us back from fully realizing this. venus/saturn demands we see what works and what does not- what is aligned with our values and supports self Love and what does not. if you feel blah or like you need downtime and space today to think and contemplate life give yourself the space to do so. this, too, shall pass.
at 5:24pm mercury in aries sesquiquadrates retrograde jupiter in scorpio, creating tension between the mind and the planet of expansion and excess. mercury/jupiter is great for communicating, learning and traveling but in tense aspect we can overdo it, say too much, think too much and be self righteous and full of hubris. watch out for think you know more than you do! staying open to hearing other perspectives is key.
the sun moves out of aires and into taurus at 8:12pm, shifting the conscious self and ego from fire to earth, yang to yin, action to patience. the sun in taurus will certainly help us all slow down, stop to smell the roses and pay attention to our bodies, needs and inner exerpeicne. the sun in taurus is great for security, structure, reliability and stability. just watch out of for the shadow side of the sun in taurus- being stubborn, resistant to change and lazy ;)
friday april 20th-
at 12:07am the sun in taurus semisextiles chiron in aries, aligning the conscious self and ego with the Wounded Healer planetoid in his new home sign! this is the first aspect of personal planets (not counting the moon) to chiron in his new sign. pay attention to what is being revealed to you right now about your path of healing, your wounds that run you and what you are being asked to do about them. insights into healing around self, agency, anger, embodiment and self-worth are incoming! pay attention!
at 10:27am the sun in taurus semisquares neptune in pisces, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the planet of mysticism, illusion and confusion. sun/neptune is great for imagination, intuition and spiritual focus but not so great for clarity, discernment, grounding and seeing/dealing with reality. watch out for escapism, addiction and wanting to just generally check out. instead of checking out- check in. give yourself time to see beyond the veil of illusion and confusion. meditate, contemplate, retreat and reflect.
saturday april 21st-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in watery, emotional and sensitive cancer all day long. the moon trines neptune and jupiter which has a lovely spiritual, service oriented vibe. yet the moon also opposes mars and pluto (who will be conjunct next week)- which can make for a highly emotional day. steer clear of power control dynamics and also steer clear of emotional suppression. honoring our feelings and giving space for others to honor theirs is key right now. be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.
sunday april 22nd-
venus in taurus sextiles juno in pisces at 1:31am, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. these two linked is great for getting clear about our wants, needs and desires in relationship (romantic but also other kinds) so that we can be clear about this within ourselves and then clearly share that with others. venus in taurus is sensual and embodied while juno in pisces is more transcendent and spiritual. bridging body and Spirit/Soul so that we are honoring all aspects of self- our lower needs with our Higher Needs, our personal desires with the Desires of the Soul is key right now.
at 8:26am pluto stations retrograde at 21’17 capricorn, bringing the Lord of the Underworld to a standstill in the sky. there’s a call right now to relate to our will, power, drive and ego energies from a different place. pluto stationary can confront us with areas of life that feel out of control- and if we clamp down and try to control them even more it can get even more intense. using this energy to dive down and into our psyches and confront shadow dynamics around power and control (do we give away, do we lord it over others) is the best use of the excavation energy right now. steer clear of power/control dynamics with others and instead focus on being empowered and having control over your lower self! we are heading into a mars/pluto conjunction in a few days time! and in the next month we have pluto aligning with mean black moon lilith as well. much intensity lies ahead but also deep opportunities for transformation and evolution. surrender your ego self to your Higher Self for best results!
have a blessed week…