Sunday April 20, 2014
There's some wild astrology this week -- some could get smacked awake, others experience the breakthrough of their lives. Those on the war path (on the world stage or at the office) could attempt a shocking power grab. The courageous individual could inspire a movement, or act on the rising tension in their own lives.
It's the much anticipated Cardinal Grand Cross of April - and we're in the window now to the 23rd. But it's not about a day or even a few days, but there could be drama both out there and within (for each in their own way).
The Pluto angle can involve purging, and today's timely Easter theme of resurrection. Lately, I've felt way more freedom giving things away, to lighten the load. There could be impulsive gestures like that with Jupiter (Cancer) involved -- it's serendipitous when the recipient really wants or needs it, too.
Mars (Libra) juices up the situation, and adds a hair-trigger edge. Mars is retrograde, so I'm wondering if the act of "not doing" something could be as radical, as doing it. The art of disengaging, could be the start of redirecting the energy in a new, more sane or balanced direction.
And (April 21st) there's the epic and ongoing Uranus-Pluto square, the 5th of 7 direct hits to 2015. Some things look a shambles, other spheres of life are being reinvigorated. Uranus in bold Aries inspires each of us to overcome inertia and discouragement, and be active participants, in the shaping of the future.
There's so much chaos, but that's part of the creative process. A way to look at these stand-out events, is that it hastens the inevitable. That could mean getting the show on the road in areas where we're feeling in limbo. I hope you have a meaningful week.
Saturday April 19, 2014
What are your Taurus associations? Off the top of my head, a few of mine are: the smell of freshly baked bread, slow food, growing things, being wise with investments, living your (my) values, visual arts and crafts of all kinds, music and dance, the beautiful and the functional. After the first surge of Aries, Taurus is time to stabilize new growth, build strength, tend to a creative work-in-progress and simply be.
The Sun moves into Taurus today (April 19th), and Mercury will follow (23rd) in the window of the big catalyst-event -- the Grand Cross. With whatever comes up in the week ahead, Taurus' steadying instinct keeps the boat afloat.
The Chart for this Week's Grand Cross shows Sun and Mercury in early degrees of fixed earth Taurus. What comes to mind is vitality for earthing the changes, in ways that make sense. That means engaging with what's real, not with the virtual or abstract. It could be time to move forward on plans, make them real.
A power day for Taurus month is May 3rd, when the Sun trines Pluto (Capricorn). These signs together can do the heavy lifting, to ditch waste, re-envision what's being created and design it to last. That's when there can be a conservation of energy, for what matters most... Happy Birthday month to all the Bulls out there!
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Thursday April 17, 2014
We're in the eclipse zone, since they come in pairs, and are a one-two punch. Because they often fall in nearly opposite houses or signs, there's a complimentary rhythm to the sequel. Here in April, the first was at 25 degrees Libra -- a Total Lunar Eclipse. The next eclipse event is at 9 degrees Taurus -- an Annular (the Moon doesn't block the Sun completely) Solar Eclipse.
Even though they're not in opposite Zodiac signs, for me they fall in opposite houses on the birth chart -- the eighth and second. Here's an explanation of how to find an eclipse in your chart, with reader comments.
Looking at the Eclipses and what they zap opens up associations, what to have a ponder about. What comes to mind? For example, the first eclipse at 25 Libra was a close hit to my Mars in the eighth. And it's curious that I've thought quite a bit about my motivation -- how to act on what awakens my outrage, particularly to do with what I perceive as out of whack. But it is too soon to draw conclusions.
To place the Eclipses on your birth chart, put your data in the chart generator. Use the numbers around the wheel to find 25 Libra and 9 Taurus. Eclipses are very significant Full Moons or New Moons, with extra spice, and a chance to muse, or set attention and intention.
What's the Forecast?
Wednesday April 16, 2014
Here's an image of the week to illustrate the Venus-Jupiter soiree Thursday at 9:19 pm EDT. Jupiter's big dreams meets Venus' true loves. This is the second Venus (Pisces) Aspect at 12 degrees to help us keep the faith in drastic times.
This could be one of the most enchanting days of the year. A day to spend with your muse, or conjure a future love, while putting the "how" and "when" in the hands of mystery.
Venus (Pisces) is a love mood of subtle seduction, a look or thoughtful action that says it all. There could be some memorable over-the-top (Jupiter Cancer) scenes -- extraordinary compassion for a stranger, sweet serendipity or a freeing act of forgiveness.
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