Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 26, 2021 through May 2, 2021
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.
The week begins with a note of cooperation and charm as the Moon passes through Libra. Libra is a Cardinal Air sign that thrives on creating pleasure and beauty. In the early part of the day, she forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto suggesting a rough start to the day. This won’t last long as she moves on to forms a lovely trine aspect to Jupiter a few hours later. You may find yourself in expansive conversations about big issues. Perhaps you have something of great importance you want to say.
At 12:19 PM EDT Monday the Moon enters Scorpio where she will remain until late Wednesday morning. Your emotions are intense as we reach the Scorpio Full Moon at 11:31 PM EDT on Monday night. This Full Moon brings us to the illumination of what began at the Aries New Moon on April 11th. Consider also the wider cycle that began at the Scorpio New Moon on November 15, 2020. What has been building in your life since then that is paying off or coming into focus now?
On Tuesday the Scorpio Moon gets a great deal of pushback with difficult aspects to Uranus, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury. If you find that you are feeling untrusting and suspicious of others, make it a point to relax your anxiety and give everyone a bit of slack. Spending time alone in self-reflection and deep contemplation will help calm the restless waters.
At 11:43 PM EDT on Wednesday the Moon enters Sagittarius and you are happy to shed the intensity and discomfort of the past few days. Now your focus turns to freedom, understanding, and fun. The Moon will remain in free-spirited Sagittarius until early Friday afternoon. Open your mind and broaden your horizons. Celebrate the diversity of human cultures, societies, and our individual lives.
At 12:16 PM EDT on Friday, the Moon enters Capricorn where she will remain for most of the weekend. Capricorn is the Cardinal Earth sign and brings our attention to serious hard work and accomplishment. With the Moon opposing Mars at 7:50 PM EDT on Friday spend the evening engaged in a work project that involves physical labor. Your body will feel good and you will end the day feeling accomplished.
Saturday is a great day to plant the garden, rake the yard, build a deck, or any other work-related project you have in mind. With the Capricorn Moon in a lovely trine aspect to the Sun and Uranus, your project may be more creative and exciting than you expect. Enjoy the process.
Around 10 AM EDT on Sunday you may hit a wall of frustration or aggravation. It will pass quickly and you will want to make a very different plan for the late afternoon and evening.
At 3:31 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Capricorn behind and enters Aquarius. While in the objective, freedom-seeking Aquarius we are emotionally invested in humanitarian endeavors. As a Fixed Air sign, Aquarius opens our eyes to the importance of seeking freedom for the diversity of all human life. The Moon remains in this cool intellectual and innovative sign for the first few days of next week.
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_Keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones.
SCORPIO FULL MOON ILLUMINATES INTENSITY AND POWER – Monday, April 26, 2021
With the Moon still in Libra, you try to keep those around you happy, with the Moon forming a square aspect to Pluto at 7:15 AM EDT, this isn’t an easy thing to do. Regardless of how you try to manage things you may not be able to keep the boat from rocking.
At 12:19 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio and we are ready to embrace the intensity that we may have tried to avoid at the start of the day. The remainder of the day is building to the Scorpio Full Moon that is exact at 11:31 PM EDT.
The Full Moon can be quite disruptive and equally exciting. You find that your emotional nature intensifies as that which has been out of sight comes into focus. Secrets and hidden agendas may come to light for cleansing and renewal. Because we tend to sleep less on the Full Moon, it is a good idea to schedule extra time for self-care.
Consider what began at the Aries New Moon on April 11th. What has grown from the metaphorical seed you planted at that time? Consider also the wider cycle that began at the Scorpio New Moon on November 15, 2020. Something that you have worked on for the past 6 months is now paying off. Pay attention, give yourself a pat on the back, and show gratitude to those who have helped.
Look for the archetypes of Scorpio in yourself and those you encounter today. She will be on full display. The archetypes of Scorpio include the catalyst, psychologist, shaman, powerbroker, detective, and sorcerer.
Scorpio seeks intensity and depth, digging below the surface, discovering the muck, and cleaning it out. Scorpio must destroy what is in the way of necessary transformation in order to empower the entire system. Consider and develop your personal expression of the highest side of Scorpio.
_The Libra Moon is void of course from 8:39 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 12:19 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
POWER AND CONTROL DIG IN THEIR HEELS – Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Moon remains in the deep intense waters of Scorpio today. This keeps you focused on psychological issues, power dynamics, and the dark corners of your spirit that are in need of transformation. The sense of Scorpio energy is more intense today than usual due to Pluto stationing direct at 4:02 PM EDT. Pluto shares the rulership of Scorpio so Pluto’s change in direction highlights the most profound side of the Scorpio Moon.
Pluto retrogrades each year for approximately 5 months while the Sun is in opposition to this tiny slow-moving planet. When the outer planets are retrograde it does not concern us in the way that the inner planet retrogrades do. However, it is a time to reflect on power and control dynamics in your life.
Pluto stations retrograde today at 26°48′ Capricorn and stations direct on October 6th at 24°19′ Capricorn. If you have planets in these late degrees of Capricorn you will feel Pluto digging in her heels. You can expect that she will hold you in a rather hard position as you decide how to manage your own power and the power that others have over you.
ADJUST AND EXPAND – Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Today is a day of reorienting as we adapt to the retrograde station of Pluto with the Moon still in Scorpio. Your focus this morning continues on issues of power and control dynamics in relationships.
The Moon makes an early morning sextile aspect to Pluto allowing you to understand the dynamics at play in a way you haven’t before. Keep your eyes open and pay attention.
At 11:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius brightening the next few days considerably. With the Moon in this lovely Jupiter ruled sign your thoughts turn to enlarge your perspective and understanding of the world you live in. Now is the time to reach and learn a new and expansive perspective from others.
The Sagittarius Moon brings with it a more positive, lighter tone and a desire to explore new ideas and pathways forward. Enjoy a light-hearted evening of exploration into ideas and cultures that have been foreign to you. This is a time to gain an understanding of what has been beyond what you have previously seen or known.
_The Scorpio Moon is void of course from 8:31 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 11:43 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
SHARE YOUR CREATIVE IMAGININGS – Thursday, April 29, 2021
The Moon continues her passage through Sagittarius offering confidence, expectation, and enthusiasm. You are able to see a brighter future ahead as your thoughts move toward distant vistas.
Look beyond what has held you back, and anticipate what is on the horizon. Go ahead a make plans for future travel, but please wait until the time is right.
Commit yourself to develop an understanding of other cultures and viewpoints beyond your own. Look to far distant reaches beyond the boundaries you previously thought you needed to remain for safety sake.
As the day progresses approach the sextile aspect between Mercury and Neptune that is exact at 10:26 PM EDT. Mercury governs mental processing, communication, and logic. Sextile aspects offer opportunities and insight. Neptune governs dreams, imagination, and intuition.
Look for an open invitation to share our intuition, imagination, and dreams through communication. This is a great evening for writing or sharing poetry, music, or your own beautiful voice. Explore and share your most imaginative and dreamy ideas and visions.
The cycle between Mercury and Neptune began at the conjunction on March 29th. Today and tomorrow offer a time to explore ways to share your dreams and creative sentiments.
SUDDEN AWAKENING – Friday, April 30, 2021
As the day begins the Moon is still in Sagittarius forming a sextile to Jupiter at 9:27 AM EDT. Look for insight on how you can expand your understanding of the world around you and the people in it. This is a lovely morning. Enjoy it to the fullest.
At 12:16 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn ushering you into a weekend of serious effort and accomplishment. If you had planned for a fun weekend, don’t worry, shifting your perspective by adding an element of learning to the plans, should do the trick.
Do plan to get a lot done this weekend. Don’t underestimate the deep satisfaction of significant effort and accomplishment. Trivial issues will only annoy you so don’t waste your time. Spend the bulk of the weekend focused on ambitions, serious projects, and personal goals.
At 3:53 PM EDT the Sun conjuncts Uranus bringing with it a new annual cycle of awakening. Depending on your own temperament and how you adapt to change and unpredictability, this can play out in very different ways. You may feel it as intense excitement as you encounter an unforeseen significant change. On the other hand, it may fill you with dread and anxiety as your intended plans are disrupted. In most cases, it is really up to you how you respond to and experience the powerful change that is highlighted today.
Embrace change, pay attention to sudden or unusual ideas or conversations. Make a new friend/friends, start a new course of study. Whatever begins today puts you on a new path of awakening.
_The Sagittarius Moon is void of course from 9:27 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 12:16 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES, SERIOUS FLOW – Saturday, May 1, 2021
As the Moon travels through Capricorn you do your best to create order, structure, and practical stability in your environment. You need a solid base that will support the ladder you need to reach the goals you are currently focused on. Logic, wisdom, and practicality hold the keys to taking action today.
With the Moon forming a lovely trine to the Sun and Uranus, consider unexpected and unusual information and perspectives. Do your best to approach surprising, unusual, or even shocking information from a mature perspective. Take everything into consideration.
Find a state of serious flow in unusual activities that will serve to open your eyes. Look for alternative ways to move forward as your view of the future and what needs to be done changes with new information. What you see now will help you find the next step on your path over the coming days.
PLAN A ROMANTIC EVENING – Sunday, May 2, 2021
The Moon remains in serious Capricorn for a good part of today. There is no time this morning for anything frivolous, trivial, or silly. You have something serious on your mind that you’d like to get done.
With Mercury trine Pluto at 5:18 AM EDT the serious thing you need to do has something to do with communication. If you are a writer this is a great morning to get serious words flowing onto the page. If you have an important communication that you need to deliver this is a good morning to do so. Your mind and powerful and empowered today.
At 3:31 PM EDT, the Moon enters freedom-seeking Aquarius. Over the next few days, your emotions hold a cool intellectual focus as they connect you to humanitarian endeavors. When the Moon is in Aquarius it is easier than usual to remain cool in the face of stress. That outward coolness suggests the intellect is at work.
At 6:38 PM EDT, Venus in its home sign of Taurus forms a sextile to Neptune. This brings a somewhat mystical dreamy softness with it. This can lead to a decidedly romantic evening. Go all out for romance. Things may look very different in a day or two, but for now, enjoy the flow and the rose-colored glasses.
_The Capricorn Moon is void of course from 10:38 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 3:31 PM EDT. 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. 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.
The moment of your birth is indelibly imprinted upon your heart, mind, and soul. At that moment you are given full responsibility to love, honor, and respect the unfolding of your precious human life. Taking on a true and deep study of astrology will profoundly change your perspective on yourself, your life, and all whom you share it with. – Laurie Astrolore