Puente San Martin desde Roca Tarpeya by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

Puente San Martin desde Roca Tarpeya by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

We can anticipate a smoother journey through this week then last week.
The Aries New Moon on April 7th was an intense moment in time.  Whatever you began at that New Moon continues to profoundly impact your path forward.
The urgency for change will move us all forward, personally, communally, and globally.
Take every moment of this precious life seriously even as you seek pleasure and play.
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Monday, April 11, 2016:
Following the intensity of the past week, you may encounter a lingering sense of anxiety making it difficult to settle into normal workday routines.  I suppose that depends on what your normal workday routines consist of!
A great use of the energy Monday morning and into mid-afternoon would be to engage in all kinds of intellectual curiosity or exploration.  You may have the ability to see situations from a more diverse and unusual perspective as the Gemini Moon forms a sextile aspect to both Uranus and the Sun.
If possible, go ahead and leave work early.  Following a sextile to the Aries Sun, at 2:56 PM EDT the Gemini Moon will be VOC* until early Tuesday morning.  This is a time to spend without expectation of accomplishment.
Spend the late afternoon and evening with casual acquaintances and fair weather friends.  This is not an evening for deep connections or intellectual conversations but a time for witty banter and fun lighthearted interactions.  We all live in circumstances that can be seen from many perspectives.
This evening allow yourself to leave what is challenging and difficult behind and focus on simple exploration and fun.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016:
Tuesday begins with the Moon in nostalgic, family-oriented Cancer.  While the Moon is in Cancer, we tend to feel deeply sensitive, moody, and drawn to our memories of the past.
At 5:39 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Neptune suggests a pleasant time to explore creativity, music, film, or higher spiritual states.  Consider how your mind opens to the flow of imagination or inspiration.
Are you exploring the benefits of a meditation or other spiritual practice?  Is your spiritual practice opening your mind in ways that seem nearly intangible?  Do you find yourself working with deep imagination?  Do you feel the urge to write poetry?
Take some time to consider these possibilities.  If you are drawn to drugs, alcohol, or other methods of escape, turn your attention to music, poetry, or meditation.
At 3:16 PM EDT, Venus forms a trine aspect to Mars.  Whatever value – love or beauty-  that began to develop in November of 2015 is now well on its way to full illumination which will present with clarity in late May.  This lovely free flow of energy created by the trine between the planet of love and beauty (Venus) and the planet of assertive action (Mars) allows you to bring courage and action to all that you long for.
Everything seems possible in love and money.  Enjoy the sense of abundance.
One more thing: Happy Birthday to my son Elliot’s dad, John Lajza! J
Untitled by Mikhair Mikhailovich Tarkhavon via Wiki Commons

Untitled by Mikhair Mikhailovich Tarkhavon via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, April 13, 2016:
The Cancer Moon continues to hold us in its grasp throughout the day on Wednesday.  As she makes challenging contact with confrontational Pluto and unpredictable Uranus, there is a challenging twist added to an already emotionally touchy day.
It will be far too easy to take situations out of context and to proceed to take them very personally.  Be aware of the tendency to go on the defense without realizing that the situation may have very little to do with you.  Get out of your own way and stay out of the way of others.
This is a good day to keep your own company and find a way to see yourself and others more objectively.
The First Quarter Moon occurs just at midnight, impacting Wednesday night and Thursday.  Consider what began at the New Moon last Thursday (April 7th) and be sure to take some action to move that situation forward.  Look for the place of stress and you will know the action needed that will bring the situation to full illumination at the Full Moon next week.
The best way to deal with a day of this type of stress is to offer kindness to others. Remember that everyone around you is also dealing with this level of agitation and stress.  Help make it easier for others and it will automatically make it easier for you.
Thursday, April 14, 2016:
The basic energy we awake with on Thursday is suggested by the square aspect between the Sun (Aries) and the Moon (Cancer).  This is the First Quarter Square of the lunar cycle.  You may feel the need to push yourself to accomplish something significant that is a part of an ongoing project.
At 9:53 AM EDT, the Moon enters the playful, regal sign of Leo.  You may feel relief as you are able to let go of the anxiety, stress, and emotional sensitivity of the past few days.
At 11:27 AM EDT, Mercury in Taurus trine Jupiter in Virgo.  This aspect will serve us well as our minds are able to see a new perspective, the bright side that we really need right now.
This aspect offers stability to your thoughts and your ability to make decisions.  The cycle between Mercury and Jupiter is about the expansion of our ideas, developing faith and belief in the goodness of life, and helping us open to optimism.
This cycle began in early August 2015 challenged us strongly in the first days of December.  Now, we are able to see the benefits and the lighter touch we have developed within our thinking.
Friday, April 15, 2016:
As the Moon moves through Leo on Friday, she forms a Grand Trine with Mars in Sagittarius, Venus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius.  Your energetic body is alive and wants to fully express itself through dance, performance, or play.
The only glitch in the day is Moon square Mercury in the mid-afternoon, you may struggle to find concepts or words that allow you to express your true generosity of spirit and your ability to enliven others and bring delight to the table.  Lacking the ability to articulate all of this does not slow you down in finding other methods of expression.
Indeed, we have left the days of childhood behind.  That is no reason to neglect the creativity, imagination, and play of childhood.  Allow that sense of wonder to flare up again within your soul.
Nurture creativity and joy in every person you meet on Friday and Saturday.  Offer bottles of soap bubbles or other childlike toys to children and adults alike.
Seriously!  Imagine!  You will be surprised at the delight you can create, so simply, in the lives of others.
Much like a forgotten fire, your childhood can flare up again within you.  Encourage that ability now.  Allow yourself to seek pleasure and to offer that pleasure to others.
Порт Феста Матала by Л.Н. Шабаев via Wiki Commons

Порт Феста Матала by Л.Н. Шабаев via Wiki Commons

Saturday, April 16, 2016:
On Saturday, the Leo Moon forms a trine aspect to both Uranus and the Sun offering you the support and excitement you need to express your most authentic self without apology.  Pay attention and you will see that others are also expressing themselves deeply.  Make it a point to acknowledge and appreciate that expression in others.
Expect to encounter a delightful surprise, an unexpected thought, or an unusual communication that will shift your day to pleasure.
Leo is the sign of childlike playfulness.  Consider what it is that allows children to experience joy more simply than adults.  Children live in the present without concerns about money, productivity, or being cool.  They have no limits on their imagination, and they create and play with abandon.  Children are endlessly curious and love to perform without self-consciousness.
Live as a child on Saturday.  Remember, children don’t sleep late, so get up and enjoy the precious morning hours!
At 7:23PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo, releasing the time of playful expression.  You may want to stay home, talk with close friends, or organize your closets on Saturday evening.  Playtime this weekend is clearly Friday, not Saturday night!
Sunday, April 17, 2016:
You may wake up with an intense focus on a subject that has deeply embedded itself within your mind since December 2015.  Your thinking is focused and powerful.  If you have a communication that must be delivered, this would be a good morning to proceed with that.  It will be easier to communicate and to be understood than you may expect.  This is a significant time for study, deep understanding, and communication on profoundly significant issues.
At 8:14 AM EDT, Mars turns retrograde at 8 degrees Sagittarius.  Mars will remain retrograde until June 29th when he will turn direct at 23 degrees Scorpio.  It is important to consider where this is occurring in your chart and your life.
During this time, we must look closely and honestly at our actions.  Are you concerned with how you are expressing your sexuality, assertiveness, and the manner with which you take direct action in your life?  These are issues that you will be called to consider over the coming 10 weeks.  Do your actions reflect your deepest values and beliefs?  Are you using your sexual energy and assertive strength to push forward in a way that truly reflects what is important to you?
This contemplation is not an easy one for many of us.  We tend to take action in these areas automatically.  It is important to look at your deepest integrity regarding your sexuality.
This would be a great time to have a consultation.  There is much to talk about that will be reflected in how this plays out in your individual chart.  You have 10 weeks to look carefully, get honest with yourself, and find ways to move forward with more clarity on your drive and sexuality.  Contact me for an appointment.
* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.