Stillness is good
Silence is good
Stopping is good


Can you hear the earth’s sigh of relief?
Can you smell the spring?
Can you just be?

And would you, ever, if it wasn’t forced upon you?
Did we give the universe any choice?


Contentment with what is

Let it be
It’s okay

         ~ Lisa Bridge – April 2020


Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.

Another week begins while we do our best to remain safely at home. How are you are feeling? What is your experience of these days? Does it matter if it is a Monday morning or a Saturday morning? I have heard that for many of you, who are at home, the days have begun to blend together.
Keeping the distinctions of time, and day clear is a helpful strategy in this situation. Having a schedule will help to keep your mind and heart above despair. Make it a point each day to reach out and touch base with folks you are no longer able to see.
Go old school. Pick up the phone, your voice provides more of a connection than a text or email.
The week begins with the Moon in Capricorn making a trine aspect to Uranus. This suggests a good day for accomplishment on your less restrictive projects. Focus your attention on the parts of any project that allows innovation and a spark of the original. You can get a great deal done today.
If you have children studying from home, encourage them to work on projects that allow them to think outside the box.
If you find yourself without focus, pull yourself out of your funk and find a serious project. There are always projects that we want to get to. Determine what that is today. Sort and organize your closets, kitchen cupboards, or another project that will leave you feeling accomplished by the end of the day.
Do not waste this energy of accomplishment and innovation.

DEVELOPING NEW HABITS – Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Today brings with a decided shift in attention. At 7:06 AM EDT, the Aries Sun forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. The psychological impact of fear and loss of control is palpable in all of us. Each of us must come to terms with the powerful forces that we have no idea how to relate to, deal with, or manage.
Do your best to hold steady. where you find yourself. Develop new habits and patterns that will support and empower you as you move into the new landscape we are in. These changes will not be easy, it is Pluto after all, but empowerment is the end game.
Look within to find what is blocking your internal growth in this time of crisis. Pushing on that blockage today may loosen an old pattern that has outlived its usefulness. Look into darkness and fear, push on it until it releases its grip.
Pluto can show you where the pressure is. The Sun’s warmth and light can lift a veil, revealing a shift that is occurring in the dark.
This is not an easy day, but one in which you can gain a great deal of understanding while finding the best use of your deep vulnerability.
At 6:57 PM EDT, we come to the Last Quarter Moon. This Capricorn Moon directs you to do the hard work of releasing the walls of a closed heart. The Last Quarter Moon is a time of crisis, indicating difficulties and opportunities. Releasing an emotional pattern will help you to move with more confidence into the future.
***The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course from 7:48 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius early tomorrow morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

HOPE AND HUMAN KINDNESS – Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Today begins on a lighter note. With the Moon in Aquarius, your attention is focused more on others and less on yourself. Your heart finds a place of objectivity as it longs to care for your local community as well as the global community of humanity. At 6:58 AM EDT following yesterday’s Sun square Pluto, the Sun squares Jupiter. This further triggers the powerful conjunction that occurred between Jupiter and Pluto on April 4th.
Consider what this global pandemic means for the human race, your culture, and your personal life. Given what you have seen and experienced in the past 6 weeks, what significant changes can you make?
Do you wonder why it took a pandemic for us to open our eyes to what it means to be human? Make the changes necessary for you to support the growth of hope and human kindness.
***The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aquarius at 3:38 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

A HUMANITARIAN VIEW – Thursday, April 16, 2020
Today’s Moon is in innovative unconventional Aquarius. You are aware of how different your opinions and perspectives may be from others.
If you still haven’t jumped on the bandwagon to meet your friends and neighbors on a virtual platform do so today. Your attention widens beyond family and close loved ones. This leaves you less interested in close intimate interactions. You don’t need to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings as they look toward a humanitarian view as well.
Reach out to understand others and to share your more innovative wide-ranging perspective. This is a day for social interactions and we are all learning how to do that even as we practice social distancing.
Today we are deeply grateful for the ways we are able to connect through technology.

EMPATHY AND KINDNESS – Friday, April 17, 2020
Today begins with a sweet sextile between the Aquarius Moon and the Aries Sun. This brings a lightening of mood and an increase in hopefulness.
At 2:30 PM EDT as the Moon enters Pisces consider taking a nap. Go ahead, we all need a break as we struggle with the issues at hand.
With the Moon in Pisces, your emotions swell with empathy and kindness. Compassion is a great gift, it is also a deep dive into the true understanding of suffering.
A nap is a good idea, as is time on your meditation cushion. Empty your mind and hold the world in your heart. You feel softer, more sensitive, and vulnerable than usual.
Remember this in your interactions with others. They may put on a brave face but underneath we are all aware of our human susceptibilities and are feeling them strongly today.
Find a way to create an emotional retreat over the next few days. You may find that you are drawn to water, poetry, and music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are easily tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, and time on your meditation cushion.
***The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 10:35 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 2:30 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE – Saturday, April 18, 2020
Today is book-ended by a sextile from Mercury to Venus in the early morning and a sextile between Mercury and Mars at bedtime.
Begin the day with words and communications of love, beauty, kindness, and financial support. Consider the people in the world you love but have not spoken to recently. Catch up on those connections this morning.
At the end of the day, it is time to take a more active role. Reach out and make a financial donation to a cause that resonates strongly to you in this time of the global pandemic.
A donation to your local food shelf will directly support your community and your neighbors. You could make a donation to your hair-dresser or your massage therapist for appointments missed. You know they are suffering without income. Can you help?
With the Moon in Pisces, today provides an opportunity to use your words and actions to express, the humanitarian compassion you feel.

SUN ENTERS TAURUS – SLOW DOWN – Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sun enters Taurus at 10:45 AM
The Moon remains in dreamy, passive Pisces throughout the day. You are highly sensitive and able to tap into deep compassion.
However, The significance of today is the Sun entering Taurus at 10:45 AM EDT, where it will remain until May 20th. While the sun is in Taurus it is important for each of us to slow down and learn patience. Your need for security, beauty, and comfort are strong. Pleasure pulls you forward in practical ways. Prepare your garden for planting or prepare for another building project.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love. It is time to surround yourself with beauty, sensuality, and physical manifestations of love and devotion. Build a nest of comfort and beauty in your home.
This is not a time to resist, defend, confront, or fight. This is the time to build, with steadfast determination, a platform that will support comfort and stabilization in the future.
What we begin to build now will support loyalty and steadfast commitment to a better future.
The downside of Taurus must be resisted as this is no time for laziness.
***The Pisces Moon is void-of-course from 7:31 PM EDT until she enters Aries early Monday morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

* In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to 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.