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Monday, April 25, 2022
This weekend the Aquarius Moon kept our emotions in a state of high innovation and intellect. This morning at 6:15 AM Eastern time she enters the mutable water sign of Pisces. Just when the world tells us we need to get back to work we would prefer to take a nap or dream the day away.
As the Moon passes through Pisces we encounter a deeper than usual level of emotional sensitivity. This may feel delightful as you drift on waves of sensitivity or it may feel overwhelming as you struggle to keep your head above water. Don’t engage in that struggle, allow yourself to drift and dream!
When the Moon is in Pisces you can connect with your muse and deep levels of imagination. Allow boundaries between yourself and others to blur. In this way, understanding and compassion flow between self and others.
HIGH INTUITION AND SENSITIVITY
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
As the Moon continues through Pisces we may feel more sensitive and compassionate toward others. We can emotionally put ourselves in the shoes of those who are suffering and want to help. Finding a way to be of service will help you avoid another tendency of the Pisces Moon toward escapism.
This morning begins with a bit more excitement than you may expect with the Moon in Pisces. At 7:40 AM Eastern time, the Pisces Moon forms a dynamic sextile aspect to Uranus. Your general sense of dreaminess may take on a bit of a buzz. You may receive an unexpected offer or opportunity. Keep yourself attuned and pay attention to what opens your thinking to something new.
By afternoon that buzzy feeling this morning has passed and you can settle embrace high intuition and sensitivity.
YOU MAY NEED TO WAIT
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Today is another powerfully sensitive day. The morning hours expand our empathy with others as the Moon, still in Pisces, passes over Venus, Neptune, and Jupiter. Rest and allow your heart to open as you embrace deep tenderness toward all sentient beings. Watch ‘An Apology to Elephants’, directed by Amy Schatz and narrated by Lily Tomlin on HBO Max.
At 1:11 AM Eastern time Mercury sextile Jupiter pushes our thoughts toward the future. This can help communications and general dealing with others over the next day or so. The sensitivity and compassion of Pisces can find a voice as you connect with others in a powerful and helpful manner.
The theme of unconditional compassion runs through the day even when the Moon enters Aries at 12:10 PM Eastern time. This shift suggests a sudden need to take action on the suffering you see in the world. Your emotions feel stirred up and you are bursting to do something about those emotions. With all this Pisces energy you may have to contend with frustration as it is not easy to get the desired action off the ground.
At 3:11 PM Eastern time, Venus conjunct with Neptune (in Pisces). This continues to deepen those same issues of compassion and sensitivity. It may be difficult to see the real cost of overly idealistic views and personal values. It may also be difficult to motivate yourself or others. Perhaps it is best to wait. If possible, go ahead and allow the space for dreamy self-indulgence. Watch a movie in the middle of the afternoon, get lost in a good novel, or let yourself dance.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
The desire to take action finally pulls away from the overriding vulnerability we have been immersed in over the past few days. The Moon continues through Aries, the sign of assertive direct action.
The Moon in Aries needs personal challenges that it can manage and complete on its own without outside input. Don’t second guess yourself. If the courageous action you take today results in your falling on your face, oh well. It is better to fall on your face than to hold back out of fear or too much caution.
However, with the Taurus New Moon only 2 days away, we are closing in on the darkest phase of the Moon. The action you want to take may still be thwarted. Over the next two days, you will be asked to look inward more than you will enjoy.
At 8:04 AM Eastern time, Mercury forms a flowing trine to Pluto. Mercury is the planet of communication and thought processes. Pluto is the planet that offers power and empowerment. This is a day to remind yourself of the power of words and the power of our voices. Under this influence, you may find that you have the ability to articulate deep and complex concepts. You may also find that the words of others have a huge impact on how you think. This is a great time for deep self-analysis or research.
MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI – CURIOSITY & CHATTER
Friday, April 29, 2022
Another day with the Moon in Aries keeps our energy high even as we prepare for tomorrow’s Taurus New Moon. At 5:39 PM Eastern time the Moon squares Pluto. If you feel put in a corner or end up in a challenging power dynamic, stay fully conscious of your responses. Don’t let anger catch you unaware. We have been stuck in a waiting pattern for a few days and may feel like we are chomping at the bit. Allow it to pass, and it will.
After several months with no planet in retrograde motion, Pluto stations to turn retrograde at 2:36 PM Eastern time. Pluto spends approximately half of each year retrograde. This shift will have a powerful impact if you have personal planets in the very late degrees of any cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). The impact will relate to issues of power and control and will bring transformative long-term changes.
At 6:22 PM Eastern time Mercury finishes up its time in steadfast Taurus and enters Gemini. This is a delightful shift for Mercury as the planet of communication is right at home in Gemini, one of the two signs that it ‘rules’. Mercury will remain in Gemini until July 5th, spending an extended amount of time here due to its retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd. While Mercury is in Gemini we are especially curious and interested in social communications. We may also find that our minds are in overdrive and we may be nervous or easily distracted.
At 8:19 PM Eastern time the Moon enters Taurus. Tuck into a warm nest, read a book, and prepare for an early sleep tonight.
TAURUS NEW MOON/ SOLAR ECLIPSE – COMFORT & LOVE
Saturday, April 30, 2022
The Taurus New Moon occurs at 4:28 PM Eastern time. At 4:41 PM Eastern time we reach the first eclipse of the year. Eclipses are blamed for all kinds of sudden changes and unexpected twists of fate in our lives. The idea is that an eclipse realigns us with our intended destiny. Sometimes eclipses do indeed correlate to times of great upheaval. This is most significant when an eclipse occurs in conjunction or opposition with a personal planet, angel, or nodal axis. If you have personal planets or points near 10 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio this is very relevant for you personally.
New Moons’ in general are a time of planting new seeds to nurture and care for moving forward. With a solar eclipse, the seed was planted in the distant past and your current job is to hold the door open for its initiation. Keep your eyes open.
At an eclipse, you can anticipate your emotional energies being reset. Because Taurus is a Venus-ruled sign, your personal values may change decidedly in the aftermath of this eclipse. The emphasis is on all things related to your values of love, connection, beauty, resources, self-worth, and money. Carefully observe any changes in those things that you value most dearly.
Knowing where this falls in your chart is crucial. You will receive a separate email on Friday with more information. As long as you know your rising sign (Ascendant) you will have everything you need. If you do not have your rising sign but know your birth time, reach out and I’ll get that information to you.
The last eclipse in Taurus was in mid-November 2021. This eclipse ties us into occurrences from that time. You will see further ties to the upcoming eclipses in November 2022. Eclipses always tie us into a larger story connected to the polarity of signs/ houses involved. in this case, it is about the houses in your chart that hold Taurus and Scorpio.
At 5:13 PM Eastern time, Venus and Jupiter join together for their annual conjunction. Venus and Jupiter are the most positive planets in the zodiac. This conjunction suggests the beginning of a powerful gift of love, beauty, and expansion. Simple as that. Accept and offer love simply and with abundance. This is a wonderful time to open the door to an expansion of love.
THE POWER OF PLEASURE
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Today the Moon continues its path through the stable calm realm of Taurus as the week comes to an end. Look for pleasure and the security that comes with stability and beauty. Taurus is the fixed Earth sign, bringing us a day for pleasure, sensuality, and creature comforts.
When the Moon is in this fixed earth sign folks are likely to have more patience than usual and are more interested in comfort and pleasure. You can relax and end the week with connection, beauty, gratification, and contentment.
At 6:37 AM Eastern time, Venus forms a sextile aspect to Pluto. This offers opportunities for deeper pleasures than the Taurus Moon could muster on its own. Venus rules Taurus so this aspect is highly supportive of the Taurus Moons desires for bliss.
Gratification could involve discovering something previously hidden from view, enjoying a secret tryst, or encountering a powerful pleasure you didn’t know existed. With this transit, you are ready and willing to be empowered by these pleasures.
The Changing Moon this Week
The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The luminous Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next.
Monday: The Moon enters the mutable water sign of Pisces at 6:15 AM Eastern time. As the Moon passes through Pisces we enter deep levels of emotional sensitivity. You may feel you are drifting on waves of deep feeling or you may feel overwhelmed by a struggle to keep your head above water. Release the struggle and allow yourself to drift!
Tuesday: Today’s Pisces Moon forms an exciting sextile aspect to Uranus at 7:40 AM Eastern time. Keep your eyes open for an unexpected offer to come your way. Jump at the opportunity.
Wednesday: Everything feels possible this morning as the Pisces Moon joins with Venus, Neptune, and Jupiter. Allow your dreams to expand. At 12:10 PM Eastern time, the Moon enters the cardinal Fire sign of Aries. It is time to leave the take direct action on those dreams.
Thursday: The Moon continues through Aries, the sign of assertive direct action. With the Taurus New Moon only 2 days away, we are now in the darkest phase of the Moon. Over the next two days, it is a good idea to spend some time alone as you prepare to slow down and seek simple pleasures and enjoyment.
Friday: Another day with the Moon in Aries keeps our energy high even as you prepare for tomorrow’s Taurus New Moon. At 5:39 PM Eastern time the Moon squares Pluto. If you feel put in a corner or end up in a challenging power dynamic, stay fully conscious of your responses. Don’t let anger catch you unaware. At 8:19 PM Eastern time the Moon enters Taurus. Tuck into a warm nest for an early sleep tonight.
Saturday: The Taurus New Moon occurs at 4:28 PM Eastern time. At 4:41 PM Eastern time we reach the solar eclipse. This is the first eclipse of 2022, ushering us into the eclipse season. This New Moon Solar eclipse occurs at 10° of Taurus. If you have personal planets between 9° and 13° of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) this will be very personal for you. Eclipses can bring rapid unexpected changes to our lives. The .changes involved will feel fated and are intended to realign you with your proper path forward. Open to the change and allow a resetting of your emotional energies.
Sunday: The Moon continues its path through the stable calm realm of Taurus as the week comes to an end. Look for pleasure and the security that comes with stability and beauty. Taurus is the fixed Earth sign, bringing us a day for pleasure, sensuality, and creature comforts.