All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. ~ Unknown
Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us. ~ Mimi Novic
Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.
EXCESS ENERGY NEEDS AN OUTLET – Monday, April 20, 2020
The week begins with a strong desire to take action, push forward, and start something new. You have little patience in staying put or taking direction from others.
You feel energetic, spontaneous, and courageous. If you have children stuck at home it will be especially important that you find a physical outlet for all of you. Go for a long hike, dance wildly in the living room, exercise, lift weights. Put your body into action to release excess energy to avoid frustration and anger.
Begin a project that has a physical component and can be completed over the next few days. Build a bookcase, clean out the basement, rake the yard, or turn over the soil in your garden.
***The Pisces Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aries at 3:01 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
BRING AN EXTRA DOSE OF KINDNESS – Tuesday, April 21, 2020
If you have been feeling lighter in recent days you may need to prepared for a downturn today.
Today begins with the Sun forming a harsh square aspect to Saturn, the planet of limitation and responsibility. You can expect to feel restricted and weighed down by the realities at hand. Breath into the challenge. Keep your responsibilities top of mind as you model patience, determination, and a sense of duty to others.
Each of us has a larger circle of influence than we realize. How you behave and manage these challenging times have a powerful ripple effect on those around you. Keep washing your hands, wear your mask when you leave your house. People’s lives depend on us taking our responsibilities very seriously.
Make a commitment to bringing an extra dose of kindness and compassion to yourself and others today.
TAURUS NEW MOON – ESTABLISH STABILITY – Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The Moon remains in Aries this morning offering a great deal of assertive energy into the day.
At 3:36 PM EDT, the Moon enters Taurus settling us down and bringing in a bit of calm as we prepare for the New Moon which will be exact at 10:26 PM EDT. It will be best to do your New Moon ritual tomorrow.
Today’s Taurus New Moon suggests a time to begin the process of rebuilding. Consider what you have lost in the past weeks and what is worthy of reinstatement. Some of what has fallen by the wayside is best left where it lays.
The New Moon’s contact with Saturn bringing an extra dose of seriousness and asks that you find comfort in your values.
If you have never done a New Moon ritual before, do it this month. We need to stand together to begin rebuilding what has been lost in our lives.
TAURUS NEW MOON RITUAL
The Taurus New Moon suggests that the seed you plant (we always plant a seed at the New Moon) be one that will help to increase stability.
In Taurus, this is literally the time to dig into the dirt and plant seeds in your garden for growth. Dig in the dirt to plant the seeds that will grow to feed you in the fall.
Sensuality, serenity, growth, and practicality are qualities that we will all be looking for in the coming days. We can each step up and find the most practical ways to support ourselves and each other.
Write down what you would like to see develop in the coming month. Have two candles available. Light the first to represent yourself where you are right now. Light the second candle as inspiration for the change you want to build during this cycle.
Take a moment to focus as you light each candle. As you bring the two candles closer together, imagine drawing stability, strength, and practicality to you.
Do this each day for two weeks. At the Scorpio Full Moon on May 7, you will bring the candles fully together as you acknowledge the comfort and calm you have developed. Notice how you have been able to grow more comfortable in your heart.
The energy you infuse into this cycle will impact more than this month. The cycle continues over the next six months until the Taurus Full Moon on October 31, 2020.
***The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 8:32 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 3:36 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
WE ARE LEARNING – Thursday, April 23, 2020
Early this morning the Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus. This is a Moon transit, therefore a quickly passing influence.
Let’s talk about Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is a very slow-moving planet, taking 84 years to traverse the zodiac. Its purpose along its path is to Wake us up. Uranus brings with it revolutionary change, excitement, and anxiety.
Having been in Taurus, the sign of comfort and stability, since the spring of 2018, we have seen much upheaval in this regard. Much of what we assumed was stable has been flipped on its head. Uranus in Taurus reflects the Earth’s attempt to wake us up. What a wake-up call we are getting!
Each month as the Moon joins with Uranus, the emotional reality of what it means for Uranus to be transiting Taurus is highlighted. Taurus seeks comfort and stability.
Today your longing for comfort comes into contact with the very challenge that disrupts stability. Understand that our requirements for comfort had to be disrupted to wake us up to the damage we are doing to our mother earth.
I think of Taurus as the sign of the earth herself. We have left her little choice but to wake us up in the disruptive manner of Covid19. Pay attention. Look at what your comforts have cost people around the world and the earth herself. What do you/we really need? How can you/we be satisfied with less? We are learning.
SIMPLE PLEASURES – Friday, April 24, 2020
Let go. Relax. Seek comfort and sensuality.
As much as possible release anxiety and seek out the simple pleasures of the flesh. Slow down and take a nap this afternoon. Make comfort and beauty a priority. Pick flowers for your table.
If you are with close loved ones take the time to hug, cuddle, massage, or make love. Cook together and share a lovely candlelit meal this evening.
If you are alone don’t neglect these things. Make yourself a special meal and light the candles. Put on your most beautiful outfit, play music, and have a date with yourself. Do what works for you to feel beautiful and strong in your body.
***The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 8:43 PM EDT until she enters Gemini early tomorrow morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
REORIENTATION AND POWER – Saturday, April 25, 2020
Today begins with the Moon in Gemini. When the Moon is in Gemini your focus is on communication and what is occurring in your mind.
With Mercury (the planet that rules Gemini) square Pluto (3:35 AM EDT) you can expect deep thinking and intense interactions with others. You may indulge in or encounter extreme or coercive stories and communications. You may hear things involving fear and control that may be quite disturbing. This stinks of the inevitable growth and distribution of conspiracy theories. Think things through carefully and don’t believe everything you hear.
At 2:54 PM EDT Pluto stations retrograde at 25degrees Capricorn, remaining retrograde until early October. Pluto is a catalyst bringing things to the surface when they are ready to be cleansed. During Pluto’s retrograde much is happening below the surface of our awareness.
We are all engaged in an inner process of reorienting to the power shifts that we have been witness to over the past few years. Awareness is important. Pay attention to how you respond to power dynamics in your life and in the culture. Stay steady.
***The Taurus Moon is void-of-course until she enters Gemini at 3:20 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
EXCITEMENT IN CHANGE – Sunday, April 26, 2020
In the early hours of the morning, while you were sleeping, we had several transits with a great impact on the day. The Moon is still in talkative Gemini, giving you much to share with those around you.
Mercury squared Pluto yesterday and we talked about the power struggles and coercive issues to pay attention to. Today bring a related tone to your thinking as Mercury squares Jupiter. Watch the tendency to overshare, to fall hook line and sinker into conspiracy theories, and to believe whatever you hear.
Be responsible! Investigate fully before clicking the share button.
A positive use for the Mercury square Jupiter is to make plans for a potential future when things will seem less dire. Better days will come.
Another powerful transit is in play today is the Sun conjunct Uranus. You may encounter unexpected surprises waiting for you today. Your most authentic, and sometimes unexpressed, self may be on display as you allow your more unusual qualities to shine.
Maintain as much flexibility as possible as curveballs could shake up your expected path. Go with the flow and find the excitement in change.
A note of caution, don’t take unimportant risks or engage in confrontations unnecessarily.
* 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.