Sun enters Aries: 5:59 PM EDT
Full Moon: 00 degree of Libra: 09:43 PM EDT
Mars trine Pluto
Mercury sextile Saturn
It’s time to make the push – to assert our identity – to actualize our existence. Not once and for all but in the here and now. Just because. As the Sun journeys through Aries there is a story to be told. First thing, today in fact, the hours of the day and night are equal. Starting tomorrow or the next day and beyond, the light of day will triumph once again, over the darkness. Life, light and growth prevail. Right off the bat the Sun will conjunct Chiron, reminding us to learn and teach wisely. As the journey develops Aries will meet squares to Saturn and Pluto as well as the nodes. Some say this is about our need to honor the ancestors. Last but not least the Sun will trine Jupiter in a blaze of glory, a righteous moment, the challenge being to recognize the powerful oxymoron at the core of the notion of ‘holy war’. Mars, the ruler of Aries, reminds us today, if we are willing to be reminded, that transformation is an issue of form. The effort we make needs to be worth making, unto the seventh generation.
Mercury and Saturn suggest that the greatest opportunity is life only. Each and every one of us takes the same journey from birth, through life, unto death in completely unique ways and from unique perspectives. This awareness alone is a gift. Even or especially in these (chaotic) times.
Venus square Mars
Venus sextile Jupiter
Mars inconjunct Jupiter
Most assuredly what I want is as important to me as what you want is to you. What if our wants are antithetical to each other? What if me getting what I want means you can’t have what you want? Look for the third alternative.
Mercury (retrograde) conjunct Neptune
This is the essence of this Mercury retrograde period. The very thing we are meant to take with us floats to the surface today. Are we willing to see, to hear? It may be subtle. It may drown or saturate you in or with its presence. You, the interpreter of the message. You the meaning maker, the living, breathing emissary of life in this moment.
Venus enters Pisces
To walk in beauty is nothing to do with glamour. Beauty is truth and glamour, an enticing cover up. We should at least acknowledge the difference.
Venus sextile Uranus
Any opportunity to express or acknowledge beauty is a revolutionary act. . As long as you remain aware of the distinction between beauty and glamour.
Mercury stationery direct
What have you learned since March 5th? What impediments have been released? How are you ready to move forward?
Mars enters Gemini
Why is a raven like a writing desk? How is it we can lie with our actions as well as our words? The real power of this placement is to be clever and curious enough to ask the right questions. If you’re in sync things will just get curiouser and curiouser.
I could tell you there is ink on your nose or that truth itself is a lie. You must look in a mirror or search your heart to find or know the fool, holy or otherwise. We are each and all, everybody’s and nobody’s fool. Let us honor our foolish innocence. How else would we manage to walk the road of life?
Mercury conjunct Neptune
Not for the first time, only now Mercury is direct, underscoring the message from the retrograde period (March 24th ): Are we willing to see, to hear? Maybe it’s easier now to do just that.
Mars sextile Chiron
Experience is indeed, the best teacher. Go to the head of the class when you apply this to any and every thing that happens today.
New Moon: 15 degrees Aries: 04:50 AM EDT
These are challenging times, requiring breakthrough which comes with the confidence to manage a dark night of the soul, not your soul specifically, but the soul of the world as she gets flattened and denatured by the algorithm monster. Who are you? What gets you through? And most important at the New Moon, what is your intention?
Mercury sextile Saturn
If you’re into honoring the ancestors, today would be a good day. If they weigh you down with their whispers from the past, the difficult and limiting containers they created in which our lives take shape, like it or not, today might show you what your particular life offers for growth. Only you can take it on.
Venus conjunct Neptune
The soul does not doubt its existence, even when she struggles to be heard. How can you allow for the soul of the world, which is of course your soul, to awaken?
Sun square Saturn
Jupiter stationery retrograde
Mercury sextile Pluto
Stones in the road: Stones of judgment, of passionate, stubborn attachment to our sense of ‘I’ and ‘me’. are dispelled when you ask yourself, ‘What if I didn’t mind about this?’ ‘What if’ opens doors to the kind of mysteries that hide in plain sight.
Mercury square Jupiter
When we miss-take opinion for wisdom, when we are guided by the laser beam of attention as it shines on the small, meaningless thing, we are caught in the web, like flies for a spider’s dinner. When we allow ourselves to notice the luminosity emanating from all perceived realities we have questions, not answers and so we approach wisdom.
Venus sextile Saturn
Layers of ancestral patterning like silt, create fertile ground for many things, good and bad. What does it really mean to honor the ancestors?
April 13 & 14
Sun square Pluto
Sun trine Jupiter
Venus sextile Pluto
Anger, fueled by profound frustration at the powers that be, erupts. A stubbed toe might release a revolutionary rage. Hell no, we won’t go is an awesome sentiment but only worthwhile when combined with vision, respect and the honest intention for change, not chaos.
Venus square Jupiter
The blame game is all too easy. Find another way. Outright forgiveness might be too much to ask at the moment but restoring love to your own heart is a first and noteworthy step in the right direction.
Mercury enters Aries
Clarity of mind or at least the expectation that there is such a thing, enters the room. It’s sharp and hot, wanting to shake loose from confusion. We welcome this too.
Full Moon: 29 degree of Libra: 07:12 AM EDT
A full moon at the very last degree (day) of the sign shows us the impossible gap between here and there, you and me, us and them. More important for the moment is how we feel about a journey across a void, a wasteland, rather than engaging in combat. We have met the enemy…
Tune in tomorrow for Taurus!
If you hanker for Sun Sign astrology you can read my sun sign writings in Vitality Magazine.
You may wonder why all the days of the month are not represented in this column. What I have done with the days that are missing. On those days there are no mutual aspects between the planets and the Sun or Moon. The wanderers (planets) give those days to the ‘wayfaring moon’ only. The Moon by sign and phase always carries the underlying mood of the moment. The fluctuating of emotion. If you would like to navigate by the moon, you can find some insights here.