***all times are PDT***
monday april 27th-
at 12:53pm mercury moves out of aires and into taurus- shifting the conscious mind and intellect from fire to earth, yang to yin, Spirit to body. mercury in taurus slows our minds down considerably, and after so much intensity that can be a good thing. we are supported in slowing down to smell the roses, think before we speak and allow ideas or information to really sink in before we act on them is key right now. just watch out for the shadow tendencies of mercury in taurus: being overly traditional and only wanting to rely on that which is provable by the 5 senses (which makes us miss out on a lot of other valuable forms of information gathering of the more mystical variety). also keep in mind mercury will make his way to uranus on 4/30- so finding stability amidst change and uncertainly is key.
tuesday april 28th-
mercury in taurus squares saturn in aquarius at 10:28am, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. mercury/saturn is a time to get real, focused, disciplined and aware of our words and thoughts and how we use them. this is a tense aspect so we could feel depressed, limited in expression or questioning of our intelligence or capacity to perceive reality right now. this is a time to be masterful and grounded and to reality check where we may be acting or thinking with privilege, laziness or resistance to change.
at 11:50am mercury in taurus sextiles the mean north node in cancer, linking the mind and intellect with the node of destiny and karma. tomorrow saturn quincunxes the north node and today mercury triggers both of them- bringing important information, communications, ideas and thoughts that need to be paid attention to. mercury is showing us where we need to grow and evolve and what is holding us back! particularly if we tend to go into the head and disconnect from the heart – mercury in earth taurus linking with the north node in watery cancer is a call back to our bodies, hearts and emotions. listen!
mars in aquarius semisextiles neptune in pisces at 1:48pm, linking the will and drive with the Higher Heart. mars/neptune is lovely for channeling our will into Higher purpose. altruism, compassion, creativity, artistic expression and more are supported right now. with these bodies in the last two transpersonal signs we are asked to see the Bigger Picture and not just know and understand but feel and believe in how we are all interconnected. it is from this space of embodying this Truth that we then take action- that which benefits the All.
wednesday april 29th-
mercury in taurus semisquares venus in gemini at 5:33am, creating tension between the mind and the heart. mercury is in venus sign and venus is in mercury’s sign- they are in mutual reception which links them in harmonious ways. mercury wants to be embodied, grounded and intentional in taurus- while venus wants to be social, free and fun loving in gemini. put the two together and we can find balance between our minds and hearts, thinking and feeling. yet these two are in tense aspect so there can be disparity between our minds and hearts particularly if we tend to be too rigid and dogmatic (mercury in taurus) or too superficial and fickle (venus in gemini). balance is key.
pallas moves out of capricorn and into aquarius at 5:21pm, shifting the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess from earth to air, body to mind, past to future. pallas has a potent journey all year long (i talked about her the ‘Extraordinary planetary alignments of 2020’ that i co-hosted (you can access on demand here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/the-extraordinary-astrology-of-2020-big-year-incoming/)- as she triggers the pluto/eris square and the jupiter/pluto conjunctions and makes a very tight trigger in mid november right after the USA election!!! pallas is connected to politics and in capricorn she can adhere to the old order, old paradigm but when in aquarius she is interested in what is visionary, outside of the box and unprecedented. shadow pallas in aquarius is all about the head and intellect and detached from the body and emotions. we can see this in the extreme forms of artificial intelligence that want to isolate consciousness and the mind and remove emotions, feelings and the body. the Higher side of pallas in aquarius is seeing the trajectory we are on that leads us into future and then using genius and insight to come up with inventions, innovations and positive changes that can support evolution.
at 11:16pm saturn in aquarius semisextiles ceres in pisces, linking the Great Father with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. saturn/ceres is great for finding balance between discipline and nurturing, hard work and self care. saturn is in one of the signs he rules and he is very committed to evolution, change and shift. ceres is in the sign of the Higher Heart- which expresses as the Great Mother who is Unconditionally loving and always forgiving. having good boundaries (saturn) when we take care (ceres) of others and ourselves is key right now.
ceres in pisces trines the north node in cancer at 11:58pm, linking the Great Mother asteroid Goddess with the node of destiny and evolution that is in the sign of the Mother! evolutionary things are unfolding around the feminine, mothers, children, Mother Earth, emotional expression and more. with both bodies in water signs we are asked to dive deep, feel our emotions, feel our grief and pain- not run away from them. the feminine elements of earth and water represent the body and emotions (and Soul). we need to take care of both to honor the feminine. with ceres triggering the saturn/north node quincunx (which is exact tomorrow) seeing where we block our emotions and feelings or dishonor the feminine within and without is key. to heal we have to FEEL.
thursday april 30th-
at 1:35am mercury in taurus semisquares neptune in pisces, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Higher Heart. mercury/neptune can be great for spirituality, intuition, creativity and compassion- but the tense nature of the aspect can create a schism between the linear logical mind and the part of us that confuses intuition with fear or fantasy. we want to reality check our thoughts and feelings right now and see what might be motivating them from behind the scenes.
at 2:36am saturn in aquarius quincunxes the mean north node in cancer, creating tension between the Lord of Karma and Father of Time and the node of destiny and evoluton. saturn ruler the karmic south node in capricorn- and is the opposite energy of the cancer north node that is ruled by the moon. saturn is father, patriarchy, tradition, the old paradigm, and the past. moon is mother, nurturing, the feminine, sensitivity, caring and kindness. saturn in aquarius wants to focus on practicality, success, control, power and in aquarius tends to come from the head. the north node reminds us that feeling is healing and that we cannot have mind divorced from heart, masculine divorced from feminine, patriarchy without the balancing energy of the matriarchy. seeing where we check out, escape, cut off from our feelings and hearts and try to avoid being with our emotions and embodied experience are arising today. pay attention!
mercury cojoins uranus at 6’52 taurus at 8:41pm, aligning the lower mind with the Higher Mind in powerful ways! typically taurus likes stability, security and the known- yet uranus is all about change, upheaval and unexpected things come to Light. this is a great time to keep your mind open and to challenge what you think you know! insights, aha moments, bolt out of the blue awareness are all possible right now! being willing to question things, open up to change and be surprised are key right now ;)
friday may 1st-
at 3:05am mercury in taurus semisextiles chiron in aries, linking the mind and intellect with the Wounded Healer. mercury/chiron is a great time to have heart to heart talks, be in therapy, work with your dreams and bring deeper awareness to your mind, thoughts, perception and communication style. being willing to see your own blocks and what is in your own shadow FIRST and then seeing it in others or in situations you are a part of is recommended ;)
at 5:55am mercury in taurus quincunx retrograde juno in libra, creating tension between the mind and intellect and asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. today and tomorrow we have an interesting alignment of mercury, mars, chiron and juno. it’s very important we navigate relationships and communication with a lot of consciousness and awareness. being willing to both speak up and also hear the Truths of others is key. old wounds arising need to be navigated differently if you want a different outcome <3 mercury/juno focuses on communication. communicate from the heart for best results!
at 10:05pm mars in aquarius semisquares chiron in aries, creating tension between the will and drive and the Wounded Healer planetoid. chiron is in mars’ sign highlighting the deep wounds and pain we have around the masculine. if we overdo mars/aries we are combative, argumentative, selfish, reactive and impatient. if we are disconnected from mars/aries we have a hard time taking a stand, setting boundaries, having agency and taking action wherever we overdo one of these two extremes it can be up for us to face right now!
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saturday may 2nd-
1:20am mars in aquarius sesquiquadrates retrograde juno in libra, creating tension between the will and drive and the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. navigate relationships with awareness and consciousness right now. a healthy balance between self assertion and collaboration and compromise is needed. wherever you tend to err too far on one side or the other- it’s time for a course correction.
12:15pm chiron in aries opposes retrograde juno in libra, bring tension between the Wounded Healer and the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. this is the 2nd of 3 times that chiron opposes juno (the first was 11/9/19). since then the libra scales of balance have been getting rocked (and so, too, has been the area of life designated by the house libra falls in). if juno were to have rulership over a sign it would be libra- the sign of partnership and marriage. chiron/juno highlights wounds and pain in relationships- showing us where things are seriously out of balance and what, if anything, we can do about it. if we tend to try to keep the peace at any cost and sweep things under the carpet while we pretend the surface facade is all good and pretty- then this period of time can bring to Light what is hidden. if on the other hand we tend to be selfish, self focused, all about me and not considerate of those we are in relationship with- that can be up big time. being committed first and foremost to a healthy self and then discerning what supports that in our outer lives- be it relationships, career paths, ways we eat, or interact with others and more- is key.
sunday may 3rd-
saturn in aquarius sesquiquadrates vesta in gemini at 11:46am, creating tension between the Lord of Karma and the Priestess asteroid Goddess. saturn/vesta is great for discipline, focus and self mastery but the tense nature of the aspect can bring up issues. we can be workaholics, always working on ourselves or in the world with no reprieve. we can repress our own needs and desires for the Greater Good but have the backlash of lack of self care or lack of focus on personal life and personal relationships. with both bodies in air signs communication can be tense right now with a need to get real and see what is, not what could be/should be/might be/used to be. particularly with venus square neptune tonight- we want the rose colored glasses OFF.
at 8:52pm venus in gemini squares neptune in pisces, creating tension and friction between the lower heart and Higher Heart. venus is in her front end shadow and this square to neptune is the first of 3 she will make due to her upcoming retrograde. from 5/3-5/20 we have venus square neptune, venus retrograde (5/12) and venus square neptune again- making for an intense portal of time we are entering into where not all is as it seems. gemini is very linear and logical- what you can see, taste, touch, smell and hear is real. neptune in his sign of pisces on the other hand is intuitive, otherworldly, dreamy- and also at times irrational, illusory, escapist and addictive. at best neptune attunes us to a Higher Frequency of Love and Light and at worst he exacerbates our desires to escape, delude ourselves, be in denial, turn to addictions to numb out, be enchanted, be manipulated or do the manipulating and not see and discern ourselves, others and the world around us clearly. with venus involved we need to make sure we are seeing clearly in relationships- both love, friendship and financial- as well as in regards to our values and what is important to us. DISCERNMENT will be the most powerful tool to cultivate and utilize in the coming months of venus’ underworld journey and back end shadow. NOT ALL IS AS IT SEEMS. and honestly i would question anyone telling you they know everything and can see the whole picture. smoke and mirrors are present. who is behind the curtain? it’s not who you think it is! this goes for within- where do you see through smoke and mirrors in your own soul/about your own behavior/in the way you show up in relationship? but also without- politically, globally, environmentally and more. more on this in the weeks to come. be sure to watch my Venus Retrograde Video posted here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-videos/
have a blessed week…