***all times are EDT***
monday april 3rd-
vesta cojoins eris at 24’26 aries at 7:44am- aligning the Priestess asteroid Goddess with the Goddess of Discord and Chaos! eris is the activist goddess and a fierce solar feminine diety. she shines a Light on the shadow and makes us look at what we don’t want to look at. she can also come through as us giving voice to what others do not want to see or own. vesta is deeply devoted to a sacred cause and eris is ready to take action based on what she knows is true. channel this astrology wisely!!!
at 12:22pm mercury moves out of aries and into taurus- shifting the conscious mind and intellect from fire to earth, yang to yin, mars ruled to venus ruled. mercury in taurus is earthy, stable, secure and grounded. we are supported in communicating in steady ways- not being fiery, dramatic and impulsive with words or deeds. just watch out for the shadow side of mercury in taurus- rigid thinking and beliefs and resistance to change.
at 2:55pm mercury at 0’10 taurus squares pluto at 0’10 aquarius- creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Lord of the Underworld! mercury is the 2nd planet to trigger pluto in his new sign (the 1st was mars on 3/25). positively this is excellent for research, therapy, investigation and getting to the bottom of things to get to the Truth. the shadow of this astrology is it can exacerbate power struggles in communication, obsessive compulsive thinking and expose shadow we did not want to see or look at. pay attention to what is coming up right now as revelations about pluto’s journey through aquarius (for the next 20 years) can be incoming!
tuesday april 4th-
at 8:29pm mars in cancer sextiles the mean north node in taurus and trines the south node in scorpio, harmoniously linking the Will and Drive with the nodes of Destiny and Karma. with mars linking with both nodes we have the planet of action and motion helping us see the past (south node) and deal with it – as well as move forward on our evolutionary path into the future (north node). turning points in your life trajectory with completion and moving on are possible today!
wednesday april 5th-
at 12:21pm mercury in taurus sextiles saturn in pisces, linking the conscious mind and intellect with the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. this is a great day for serious and focused conversations and thinking. it’s great for research, long term focus and assessing things from a place of responsibility and maturity. important conversations had today have the potential to bear long term results- so pay attention!
the sun cojoins chiron at 15’51 aries at 6:18pm- linking the conscious self and ego with the Wounded Healer. illumination is brought to our biggest wounds and pain- but the path to healing is also being illuminated. how are you with asserting yourself, expressing anger and taking a stand? do you overdo it in aggressive, selfish ways or do you underdo it in passive, codependent ways? pay attention to what arises today and use it as a hint about where your healing journey wants to take you next.
thursday april 6th-
the full moon in libra is exact at 12:34am EDT, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with the 1st of 2 new moons in aries on 3/21. we have another new moon in aries on 4/20- called a black moon- which is also a solar eclipse! right smack in the middle of 2 back to back new moons in aries is powerful- and the full moon in libra is showing us the balance or lack thereof in our relationships. this full moon is opposite the sun conjunct chiron and jupiter who is heading to align with eris later in the month. so much aries fire is present- which is GREAT for activism, taking a stand and making things happen. yet too much aries fire can burn bridges and exacerbate conflict. along comes a full moon in libra to show us how to balance self and other, give and take, activity with passivity. for more on this lunation check the lunar insight posted here- https://divineharmony.com/lunar-insight/full-moon-in-libra-making-decisions-that-support-healing-4-6-23/
at 7:33pm mercury cojoins the mean north node at 5’07 taurus- aligning the mind and intellect with the node of destiny and evolution! from 4/3-4/6 mercury has been in the midst of triggering the fast approaching pluto/nodal T square (exact 8/3 for mean nodes, 7/23 for true). pay attention to all communications, conversations, information and ideas that come in. the path forward in terms of the environment, the earth, security and safety is being shown. but the pluto square can also bring up shadow that needs to be seen and addressed in order for our north node paths to fully unfold.
friday april 7th-
front end shadow of mercury retrograde commences today. from now until april 21st when mercury stations retrograde we are in the ‘preview’ period of his descent. pay attention! if you have not read my mercury retrograde blog you can do so here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/mercury-retrograde-in-taurus-our-relationship-to-the-feminine-is-under-review/
at 1:58pm venus in taurus sextiles neptune in pisces- linking the lower heart and Higher Heart in positive ways. this is lovely astrology for romance, creativity, artistic expression, altruism and Unconditional Love. we are supported in elevating our desires to mystical, spiritual and altruistic levels. venus in her rulership and neptune in his rulership make this aspect extra potent. linking body with Spirit is supported right now. live your spirituality- don’t just proclaim it.
saturday april 8th-
at 2:29am mercury in taurus sextiles mars in cancer, linking the mind and intellect with the Will and Drive in harmonious ways. this is great for communication and initiating conversations that need to be had. mercury in taurus is slow and steady in communication and mars in cancer is emotionally aware. if we can speak and listen from both our heads AND our hearts- it’s the best of both worlds. we are able to be decisive and assertive today while not being impulsive or reactive. use the energy wisely! this is the first of 2 sextiles between mercury and mars due to mercury’s upcoming retrograde- so pay attention to the themes up in your life right now. there’s more to the story!
the sun in aries semisquares saturn in pisces at 10:20am, creating tension between the yang solar masculine principle and the Lord of Karma in a deeply yin sign. sun/saturn can be great for getting responsible, grounded and masterful – yet the sun in aries is chomping at the bit for action while saturn is restricting or limiting things in some way. finding the right balance between action and reserve, passion and the ability to pause and not react but respond is key. with saturn in pisces he is confronting us with all our undigested emotions- so if we are not facing these we may find our reaction and impulsivity is simply a means to try to avoid facing what is coming up right now. dive deeper!
at 9:20pm jupiter in aries squares pallas athena in cancer- bringing the planet of expansion and excess in confrontation with the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess asteroid. at best jupiter/pallas helps us find Higher Vision and Truth and with jupiter in aries this can help us act on what we see and realize. yet this is a tense aspect and the confrontation between the excess of aries energy which can manifest as anger, aggression and reactivity and the emotional subjectivity of pallas in cancer can have us seeing things from a self righteous perspective where our moral high ground is way better than someone else’s. religious wars are fought based on this shadow. watch out for self righteousness and extremism. use this transit to find Greater Truth even if it goes against what you were told to believe! ‘the mind is like a parachute- it works best when it is open’ ;)
sunday april 9th-
the only aspect today is by declination when mercury contraparallels pluto at 9:56am- energizing the mercury/pluto square that occurred on monday april 3rd. that square was with both planets in the 1st degrees of their respective signs- making for the 2nd trigger of pluto in his new sign of aquarius (the first was by mars on 3/25). the mercury/pluto square happened 4 days before the front end shadow of mercury began on 4/7 so it will not be repeated but what DOES repeat are the declination aspects between them. on 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, and 6/8 mercury and pluto aspect by declination. the first two are contraparallels which are like energetic oppositions- whereas the last two are parallels which are like conjunctions. note the 5/14 one is particularly potent as it is on the exact day and within hours of mercury stationing direct. a hidden mercury/pluto theme is embedded in this mercury retrograde which is great for investigation, research, therapy and diving deep. it can also exacerbate power struggles, mental intensity, and unsavory shadow coming to Light we did not want to see. navigate with care!
have a blessed week…