***all times PDT***
monday april 29th-
at 2:57am retrograde jupiter in sagittarius trines eris in aries for the 2nd of 3 times (the first was on 3/15)- activating a potent year long transit. eris is the Warrior Goddess who reveals the shadow! she is known as the Goddess of Discord and Chaos but she does not create chaos as much as she reveals what is already chaotic and hidden. jupiter in sagittarius is in search for the Truth at any cost- and when teamed up with eris he wants to KNOW what the Truth is even if the Truth will piss him or others off. just make sure you are coming from the heart when you do so and be sure to be in touch with your emotions during the process. finding the path forward requires Fierce Love- an open heart with healthy boundaries.
sun in taurus sesquiquadrates retrograde jupiter in sagittarius at 2:59am, bringing tension between the conscious self and ego and the planet of expansion and excess. the sun in taurus enjoys pleasure, embodiment and the inner things in life. when jupiter makes a tense aspect we can overdo these physical sense indulgences and overeat, overspend and overdo. the desire to escape through sense gratification or via travel and escapism can be high. balance is key!
mercury in aries semisextiles neptunes in pisces at 1:08pm, linking the conscious mind with the Unconscious in intuitive, imaginative ways. our intuition and inner knowing can be strong right now. neptune in pisces helps us dive into the Unconscious realms while mercury in aries provides fire and impetus to take those insights and bring them back into the world of the conscious self. communicating what we see and taking action on what arises is supported right now.
at 5:54pm saturn stations retrograde at 20’31 capricorn, 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 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!
tuesday april 30th-
at 1:22pm stationary retrograde saturn cojoins the true south node at 20’31 capricorn, aligning the Lord of Karma and Father of Time with the karmic south node. the first true south node conjunction is today with the first mean south node conjunction on 5/20. from now until september we get three of this south node conjunctions- which makes for a VERY karmic time incoming. the south node is the node of the past- it’s about what we did before that has brought us to now. yes there are gifts there but there is also shadow and it points to the places we can get stuck. ‘the past is present’ and before we can move into a better future we have to face the past, account for it, deal with it and do so with mastery. our relationship to authority, power and control needs to be confronted- as does our dogma, rigidity, fears and resistance to change. what is up this year IS THE WORK. saturn demands we ‘be here now’ and deal with what IS. yes dreams can be manifested but not if we are using those dreams to escape reality and escape accountability or responsibility for where things are at in our lives. this is a very saturnine week- we saturn stationing, on the true south node and both mercury and mars tensely aspect saturn. where capricorn is in your chart is where the shit is getting real. deal with reality- and on the other side you will find liberation!
at 11:37pm mercury in aries sextiles mars in gemini, linking the mind with the will in harmonious ways. this is a great aspect for communications and speaking up to express the Truth in our minds and hearts. we are direct, honest and open right now. we can also be extra fiery, feisty, assertive and possibly aggressive. navigate communication terrain with consciousness for best results.
wednesday may 1st-
mercury in aries squares retrograde saturn in capricorn at 1:50am, creating tension between the conscious mind and intellect and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. this is the beginning of mercury’s trigger of the capricorn confluence that unfolds over the next 36 hours. pay attention to information, communications and connections arising right now- particularly anything regarding what is toxic, stagnant, stuck and old paradigm in our lives. communication can get intense today and tomorrow. steer clear of power dynamics while at the same time taking a stand for what is honest and True.
mars in gemini quincunxes retrograde saturn in capricorn at 5:17am, creating tension between the will and drive and the Lord of Karma. mars wants what he wants and he wants it NOW. Saturn puts the breaks on and can also bring with that limitations and restrictions of all kinds. having a healthy outlet for anger and rage is key right now. suppressed anger can manifest as depression or illness, overly expressed anger can come out as domination, control and aggression. be careful in all communications right now!
mercury in aries squares the nodes at 11:12am, bringing pivotal and important communications or information to Light. revelations around the karmic past and where we stay stuck and the evolutionary path of the future and where we need to grow are incoming. pay attention!
uranus in taurus semisquares neptune in pisces at 7:49pm, creating a minor tense aspect between the Great Awakener and harbinger of change and the planet of mysticism, illusion and confusion. we can use this astrology to pierce beyond the veil and see more of reality beyond what the mind thinks it knows. yet the tense nature of this aspect can amplify the desire to escape and go up and out- rather than be embodied, grounded and finding the beauty in present moment as it is right now (not as it could be should be might be or used to be). using uranus’ energy of change and neptune’s energy of dissolution of that which is not valid or valuable- we can use this astrology to clear out what holds us back from the next level of our evolution. don’t bury your head in the sand!
thursday may 2nd-
mars in gemini quincunxes the south node in capricorn and semisextiles the north node in cancer at 4:05am, creating tension between the ego will and drive and the path of karma. our evolution is tied up honoring the feminine, our emotions and interconnection. too much yang, fire energy is not only divisive it can also be destructive. right use of power and control is a lesson right now! actions taken today can lead you deeper into the past or further into your future- choose wisely!
mercury in aries squares retrograde pluto in capricorn at 2:51pm, creating huge tension between the mind and intellect and the Lord of the Underworld. power/control dynamics in communication are very possible right now. navigating with lots of care so we are not sweeping our Truth under the carpet (and playing the victim) but also not strong arming others and dominating (playing the tyrant) is key. pay attention to what arises right now in information and communication. this is great for research and investigation- getting to the bottom of things and seeing into the shadows.
mercury in aries trines retrograde jupiter in sagittarius at 8:59pm, aligning the mind and intellect with the planet of expansion and wisdom! mercury/jupiter is great for learning, teaching, traveling and mind expansion. of course mercury is in the middle of triggering the capricorn confluence so all that we realize may not be pretty but it can be very good for our growth! with the fire signs activated- open up to creativity and Higher Truths today!
friday may 3rd-
at 12:48am mercury cojoins eris at 23’51 aries, aligning the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos is powerful ways! eris reveals the shadow- she shines a Light on that which others do not want to see or look at. communication or information incoming can be revealing but also disarming and destabilizing. being willing to see beyond the surface and get to the Truth is a must- personally and collectively.
mean black moon lilith moves out of aquarius and into pisces at 12:12pm, shifting the fierce Dark Feminine from mind to Soul, intellect to emotions, rationality to intuition. BML in pisces is deeply psychic, intuitive, imaginative and magical. but her shadow is escapism, spiritual bypassing, addiction, victimization and using people/places/things to numb out. collectively we all want to be aware of where mass media manipulation is happening or where truth is hidden in plain sight. accessing the realm of the Unconscious through dreams and occult studies is supported in the coming months!
saturday may 4th-
the new moon at 14’11 taurus is exact at 3:45pm PDT, commencing a new lunar cycle that is focused on financial abundance, safety, security, pleasure and enjoyment of life. this new moon is in the same sign as uranus- who is in taurus for the next 7 years. radical, revolutionary change is incoming into our values, our relationship to the material and natural world and more! the new moon sextile neptune and trines saturn- activating the saturn/neptune sextile. this is a transit of linking root with crown, earth with heaven, reality with dreams. we are able to concretely manifest with this new moon in earthy taurus. the key is to take one’s Highest aspirations and dreams and then do the work of practical application, manifestation and embodiment. for more info on this lunation check the lunar insight written a few days before the new moon is exact! LUNAR GATE call for the new moon will be released a couple days before the new moon as well. LUNAR HOROSCOPES will be up sometime today.
sunday may 5th-
mars in gemini quincunxes retrograde pluto in capricorn at 5:29am, creating tension between the lower will and the Higher Will. when mars and pluto are integrated we are taking action from a place of the Higher Self and Higher Power. but when these two are odds we experience battles, war, violence, aggression and power dynamics- within and without. it’s super important to be aware when traveling and communicating- all week but especially today.
venus in aries semisextiles neptune in pisces at 8:18am, aligning the lower heart and Higher Heart in lovely ways. it’s interesting to have the lower/higher will and the lower/higher heart both link up at the same time. which one will dominate? Love or Power? venus/neptune reminds us to do all that we do from love. not weak, passive Love- but fierce and powerful love. love for the self, others and the world around us. tapping into Unconditional Love, altruism and the Higher Heart is supported today. when we take action (venus in fiery aries) from the space of the heart- the things we set into motion can be quite expansive!
the solar gate of beltane is exact at 12:03pm PDT- initiating us into the season of fertility and passion! this is a time of the renewal and celebration of life. this is the Gate of Union- a time of sacred marriage within and without. for more info on this solar gate listen to the SOLAR GATE CALL released a few days before solar beltane. lunar beltane is at the full moon in scorpio on 5/18 which is a powerful full moon to bring shadows and desires to Light. we will be journeying into the shadow in my ASTROLOGY & YOUR SHADOW course starting 5/15. if you want more info or to join us click here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-and-your-shadow/
mars in gemini opposes retrograde jupiter in sagittarius at 2:57pm, creating tension between the will and drive and the planet of expansion and excess. mars/jupiter is raring to go! mars is ready to be on the move, say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done. yet he has made some tense aspects this week (particularly to the capricorn confluence) and with jupiter’s opposition we need to be aware of just exactly WHERE we are taking action from. are we being impulsive, reactive, restless or hasty? in all manners of communication where discussions (or arguments) around Truth are happening- find common ground from which to work more effectively.
have a beautiful week…