Weekly Astro Forecast for April 17-23
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Sun = Aries 27° - 3° 51’
Moon = Pisces > Gemini
This is a big week as we are saying goodbye to Aries season and entering the smooth yet tenacious vibes of Taurus. Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus. Not only is it a new astrological season with Mercury rx, but where we are moving from a hot and fast fire sign into slow and steady earth, but this week is the first official eclipse portal in the Aries / Libra axis! The Solar Eclipse on the 22nd hits the last anaretic degree of Aries at 29°. This eclipse is especially potent because of the degree point that it hits in a cardinal fire sign, this heralds a radical revival which calls us to act towards our deepest desires. The hero is awakened within, and our divine mission beckons us to break free from any restrictions which bars us from personal evolution. Take care to focus where Aries / Libra is in your birth chart as the house placement of this critical degree point will show in which areas of your life the most significant growth will occur for the next full astrological year. Whatever this eclipse is activating for you, it will surely ignite a fearlessness that pushes you beyond your comfort zone and surprise you of your strength.
The day after the Eclipse the Sun ingresses into Taurus, shedding its radiance onto the supple and tender earth sign, caressing us into a gentler version of ourselves. The creativity is sparked, the desires and needs for security kick in and we embrace the journey through the 5,6, and 7 of pentacles, the Empress, the Hierophant, the Knight of Pentacles, and the King of Swords in the Tarot. Ruled by Venus, Taurus season teaches us the process of cultivating value from our resources. We learn how to care for our bodies, the earth, each other and how to sustain life through the physical vessel. We reevaluate our relationship to the material plane, money, time, and the human form. The gift of gratitude pervades the season of the bull.
The dream world takes over and we may feel more apt to napping the day away until the Moon ingresses into Aries. The dreams we have are quite vibrant and sacred. It’s not that easy to identify exactly how we are perceiving reality but once we have been shaken up through the Aries moon tornado, we are able to home in on our objectives.
Moon conjunct Neptune, voc 11:57 am – 6:08 pm, Moon > Aries at 6:09 pm, sextile Pluto.
The Moon is rousing us into a need for personal expression and acknowledgment for our endeavours today and with her square to mars, we’re feeling quite combative. Reap the energy of excited curiosity and sew that into your interactions today. Notice where the tension arises in the body and allowing it to be released in spontaneous bursts will help to shore up any pent up aggression. Any sense of injustice is acted upon with fire power. This is also a great day to practice healthy ways of releasing anger in a conscious manner.
Moon sextile Venus, square Mars, conjunct Chiron.
The New Moon Eclipse in Aries has us emblazoned with passion, mighty fire and an inner sense of power. This is a very productive day to push yourself to your limit, embrace the inner warrior and step up to a challenge. Prove yourself worthy of a beautiful future, romance, excitement and joy. There is a rumbling that quickens the beat of the heart today. Follow that inkling, throw yourself into it, and seek higher ground for which to envision with more expansiveness.
Moon conjunct Jupiter, New Moon Eclipse 29° Aries at 9:12 pm, Moon > Taurus, square Pluto.
The real interpersonal test is today when the Sun meets Pluto at the halfway point in the sky. The first quarter square, the turning point where the real work shows itself and the shadows of the past come back to rear their beautiful heads. Shed the layers gracefully. Nonattachment to the outcome is key and though Taurus would have us hold on even tighter, the lesson is to let old fodder fade away into the ethers to be reborn as a shining glimmer of hope. We show appreciation, gratitude, and reverence for what we have.
Moon conjunct NN, sextile Saturn, sextile Mars, Sun > Taurus at 1:13 am, square Pluto.
Hang on to your data sets because Mercury is stationing retrograde in Taurus, positioning us into a space of having to relearn, re-do and readjust our comfort levels to open our ears. The focus of today is on money, how to manage it, make it, share it, and own it. The way we take care of our financials is up for reevaluation. As with all Mercury rx phases, it’s always best not to overreact over initial information that we become aware of but to wait it out until most of what we can’t control it gets fixed on its own.
Moon conjunct Mercury, conjunct Uranus, sextile Neptune, voc 8:40 pm – 3:09 am the 22nd, Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus 15°37’.
The tea is spilling left and right today as the juice is poured out through the Moon’s chatter. We may be so inclined to spill the beans, when we least intend to but the feeling of letting it out and saying what needed to be said is a cathartic venture. This is a karmic rebalancing day so allow for the flow of adjustments to spin their way towards you with open arms. The information we share and receive can be biting, a bit cold but ultimately helpful for building a more stable future.Moon > Gemini at 3:10 am, trine Pluto, square Saturn
Sweetness is shared, and heartfelt communication is always an open treat. A gentle remembrance, continued support, helps us to feel safe in multiple ways. We are more confidant to offer our words of advice and guidance when it comes from a place of graciousness.
Moon conjunct Venus, sextile Chiron, Mars sextile Mercury rx.
*Keywords: Voc = Void of Course Moon, NN = North Node, SN = South Node
Written by: Evelyn Zuel