Sitting in my little ivory tower overlooking a tiny village (population: 1300), I could almost pretend that nothing has changed in the world.


However, there are no blinders powerful enough to keep the reality of these challenging times at bay. Shedding an old skin to enable a new one to grow can not happen without discord, resistance, and pain.


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

The week begins with you scouring the news seeking more and more information. The Gemini Moon helps keep your emotions upbeat and searching for the proverbial silver lining in these difficult times. Remember that Gemini can scatter your attention making it difficult to pin down your focus where it needs to be.

The activity of Mars has been intricately connected with the current pandemic. Mars entered the dark and difficult gathering in Capricorn on February 16. He joined with Jupiter on March 20, Pluto on March 23, now enters Aquarius and will join with Saturn tomorrow.

Mars enters Aquarius at 3:43 PM EDT. My first thoughts on this combination include:

  • collective action

  • putting ideals and beliefs into action

  • technological breakthroughs

  • taking action to bring innovations to the collective

  • mass social revolution

Let’s focus on the technological breakthroughs that are suggested over the coming weeks. There are many many folks all over the world working together toward these innovations, while many more await word on success.

Tomorrow Mars conjunct Saturn begins a 2-year cycle of taking action and working hard for humanitarian stability. We must each do our part in the unique way that we are able to help others survive this crisis. Consider how you can help.

***The Gemini Moon is void-of-course from 11:10 AM EDT until she enters Cancer tomorrow morning at 7:44 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

Today is likely to be a more emotional day than yesterday. The Moon enters Cancer at 7:44 AM EDT. Concern and the desire to protect your loved ones are highlighted. Because the Moon is so closely connected with mothers and mothering, give your mom, your grandma, your daughter a call. The connections that you make will be soothing to all.

At 2:31 PM EDT Mars conjuncts Saturn, suggesting a new phase in the individual challenge you are facing and the challenge of your community. Think of a Mars transit as a trigger to a story of the slower moving transits. In other words, watch the news for a more aggressive or quick movement in the unfolding story of the Pandemic.

Expect an acceleration and direct action being taken. This begins a 2-year cycle of initiative, strength, determination, and hard work. On a personal level, take action in the house that holds Aquarius in your chart.

***The Gemini Moon is void-of-course until she enters Cancer at 7:44 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

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CHOOSE WISELY – Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Today’s Cancer Moon focuses your attention on your feelings and your loved ones. When the Moon is in Cancer you, and everyone around you, is feeling sensitive and in need of comfort and safety. Do what you can to provide that for yourself and those you love.

There is the tendency to retreat into nostalgia and memories of times gone by. Don’t get to lost in nostalgia but do indulge in the things that soothe your soul. What is your comfort food? Allow yourself that small pleasure without question.

At 6:22 AM EDT, the Moon reaches her Last Quarter Phase asking that you take action on the seed you planted at the Aries New Moon on March 24th. Both the First and the Last Quarter Moon are times of crisis and change, bringing both difficulties and opportunities. Consider that the actions you take today put your life directly into your own hands.

Choose your actions and directions with your eyes open to values of loyalty and commitment. What you do today shift your direction toward or away from your highest good and expression.

DETERMINE TO FIND JOY – Thursday, April 2, 2020

Early this morning the Cancer Moon opposes Pluto making it difficult to rise above feelings of overwhelm. There is no sense in trying to sweep those feelings under the rug, they are real and need to be managed, not denied. Give yourself a big dose of compassion before finding a way to help support someone who needs your assistance or your wisdom.

At 2:26 PM EDT the Moon enters Leo, she would like to get cheerful and shine with enthusiasm and joy but she shortly opposes both Saturn and Mars. It feels that your freedom is lacking and your joy is restricted. It is not necessary to bow to cynicism.

Acknowledge your responsibility to yourself and your loved ones. This afternoon that responsibility may include fanning the flames of joy with determination. Have a dance party in your living room. Shake off the inhibitions, move your body, your mind and heart will follow.

**The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 12:50 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 2:26 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

LACK OF CLARITY – Friday, April 3, 2020

The Moon continues through dramatically expressive Leo today. With the other astrological issues of the day, it will hardly matter.

At 1:10 PM EDT Venus, the planet of personal values, love, and money, enters Gemini. Normally Venus moves along at a quick pace, spending approximately 3 -4 weeks in a sign. Because she will be spending six weeks retrograde (May 13 – June 25) she remains in Gemini until August 7th.

Pay close attention to the house in your chart that holds Gemini. It will be an important area of your life over the next three months. Expect to do a deep dive, reevaluating your most significant values during this time. Ask yourself, what is important to you? Really?

Do not underestimate how much your values are being challenged during this time. Get clear on your personal ethics, morals, and standards. Don’t be fickle or capricious.

Mercury conjunct Neptune at 9:14 PM EDT. You can anticipate a lack of clarity about even the simplest things. What you are being told, could be a bill of goods for purposes you simply don’t know. Don’t try to understand on an intellectual level. Go to your meditation cushion and allow yourself the space to imagine and dream.

**The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 3:28 PM EDT until she enters Virgo tomorrow at 5:19 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

EXPANDING THE GLOBAL SHIFT – Saturday, April 4, 2020

This morning dawns with the Moon still in generous, open-hearted Leo along with a lovely trine from Venus to Saturn. You are grateful for the support you receive and for the joy you experience as you encourage and uplift others. This is a lovely aspect that helps you look ahead with abiding affection and love.

At 5:19 PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo focusing your attention on detailed accomplishments. Shortly afterward, as she squares Venus, feelings of dissatisfaction arise.

Yet, the true significance of today come with transiting Jupiter conjunct Pluto at 10:44 PM EDT. Because of Jupiter’s upcoming retrograde this transit will perfect again in late June and finally in mid-November. Thus begins a 12-year cycle of enlarging power and expanding the scope and depth of the transformation we currently see.

The multifaceted situation we are in the midst of takes on great acceleration over the next 24 hours. You will see it in your local, national, and international news. Things that have been occurring in secret may crash into your awareness now. The depth and profound transformation of our culture and your way of life are beginning to reveal their true colors. The extent of the transformation to our world will be shown throughout these transits over the course of 2020.

The most important piece of advice is: don’t fight change, don’t fall into despair, roll with it. Being in the midst of this major global shift/ transformation comes with responsibility. We all have a part to play.

Working with a competent astrologer will help you understand your role and see your path forward. If you have planets in the late degrees of Cardinal signs (particularly Capricorn, but also Aries, Cancer, Libra), this is very personal.

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**The Leo Moon is void-of-course until she enters Virgo at 5:19 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

FOCUS ON THE PRACTICAL – Sunday, April 5, 2020

An invigorating trine between the Moon and Uranus this morning will help you to objectively face all that is becoming clear. Following that, the planets settle down for a quiet day.

Try to rest, it has been a long week. With the Moon in Virgo focus on domestic duties, get practical chores done. Continue looking for ways to be of service and help others.

Gather your family together to help in practical matters. Folding laundry can soothe even the smallest child, and helping to prepare meals is everyone’s responsibility. Focus on the small matters at hand.

* 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.