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April 21-27, 2024

A week that promises growth is not for the faint of heart, so whatever we can do to find peace and breathe through the forest along our trail of life will help us through the intensity. Relationships are the spark of the week, especially the relationships that take us on that deep passage through the dark streets of our psyches. This theme surrounds the Full Moon in Scorpio on Tuesday, but is initiated by Sunday and Monday’s activations, so we have some time to ease into those deep waters. Once Moon begins to wane into Sagittarius, we find the elevations we have been seeking and can better assess how marvelous our treacherous pilgrimage through life has been, despite all the pain and suffering. The goal is to hold fast to our hopes and dreams we are willing and capable of achieving.

 

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Venus conjunct Chiron in Aries

Sun in Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius

 

With all the hard work required of us to see our grand plans come to fruition, we often need to ask ourselves why we are pursuing those goals to begin with. They hold significant value to us, but why they are valuable is often what we need to remind ourselves about. What inspires us, drives us, and illuminates our spirit are usually not very difficult questions to ask, but why they inspire, drive, and illuminate us are a little more challenging to decipher.

 

We may also be reckoning how our relationships are playing a role in our personal efforts to achieve more autonomy. Any signs of codependency must be mitigated if those efforts are to reap any progress. This can be quite a challenge for those of us who spend a lot of time with a partner, but eventually the relationship will need to resolve such matters for the healthy growth of each individual. Working through this process requires patience, trust, and love.

 

We likely are feeling quite stubborn today, especially when it comes to making any progress on our personal growth. When we examine our surroundings, our belongings, our resources, and the sustainability of all of them, we might feel just fine letting the sleeping lie. But most importantly, this is the exact moment to examine all of those very important facets of our life. Are we secure, prepared, and able to continue down the path we are on? Sometimes cold, hard facts are difficult to believe, but we should expect some of them to show up in our lives today.

 

Monday, April 22, 2024

Moon conjunct its South Node in Libra

Moon in Libra opposite Mercury in Aries

Moon in Libra opposite Chiron and Venus in Aries

 

Relationships, relationships, relationships. What have we to learn about ourselves from all of the myriad relationships we are in? Some inspire us, some aggravate us, some make us feel at peace, and some make us feel sad. The whys will surely be chattering through our thoughts and feelings today. Why does this person inspire me? Why do I feel angry when I have to talk to this person? Why do I feel so sad when I think about that person? The windows of opportunity to reconcile our differences with others are wide open, so we would do well to tactfully address them with compassion and humility.

 

If we exercise fairness and compassion for reconciliation, we can allow some very deep healing to take place in not just ourselves, but also in those we are reconciling with. Grudges are painful barnacles that taint the natural beauty of our souls, so anything that seems to linger beneath the surface of our thoughts should really be carefully analyzed and prepared for exposure and release. After we get through this agonizing process, we will feel better than we have in a long time, depending upon the gravity of the situations addressed. In the end, it is up to us to bring love into the ring of life.

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Moon in Scorpio square Pluto in Aquarius

*Full Moon at 4° Scorpio at 7:48pm EDT*

 

This Full Moon in Scorpio is preceded by a tense Moon-Pluto square, amplifying the intensity of the Full Moon and driving home our collective need to suss out whatever we may be hiding from not just others, but also ourselves. Too often we sweep our troubles and resentments under the rugs in all the rooms of our psyches without making any plans to pull those rugs out from under our feet to face what we have forgotten. The more we do this, the more we threaten our own journey with fear, anxiety, and any multitude of setbacks. So, today may unfold as a day of reckoning all that has held us back over the years. What can we do to remedy this struggle?

 

Pouring all our energy into purifying the deep, churning waters of our emotional body requires a certain level of inspired motivation. Motivation that is rooted in our desire for liberation from the bonds that hold us back can help us muster the strength necessary to purify those waters. This is the Full Moon of the same lunation that began at the Solar Eclipse on April 8th, so we are revisiting the vast psychic landscape that moment was cast upon, namely the driving force behind our need to heal the wounds that affect our freedom to fully individuate. How can we uncover the pain, the trauma, and relieve that weight from the shoulders of our future?

 

What are we facing deep within? What are we afraid to face deep within? Walking through the dark streets of our psyches requires love, faith, and compassion, so if we are going to walk this journey with someone, we must be sure it is with someone we trust and who loves us deeply and compassionately. Going down into those depths is the crucible of Scorpio, so no amount of resistance can thwart the need to plumb those caverns. The blessing, of course, is the metamorphosis that takes place as we make our way through everything and return to the glorious light of the world at the other end. It will be brighter and more liberating than anything we could have imagined.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Moon in Scorpio trine Saturn in Pisces

 

The weight of yesterday’s Full Moon may still be exhausting us today, but hopefully we are feeling some sense of release from the shackles that we have been bound to. Realigning ourselves with our work ethic, our hope and faith in the timeliness of the universe, and our dedication to the goals we have set forth should all be on the docket. Where we are going requires all that we have acquired thus far, so we must have faith that what we have been through contained incredibly valuable secrets of wisdom for us to uncover at the most auspicious and serendipitous moments. Such moments may reveal themselves today if we are diligent with our work and vigilant with our senses. The onward journey we face ahead starts with one breath and one step in the direction we seek. The more steps we take in that direction, the closer we get to the summit of our dreams.

 

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus and Jupiter in Taurus

*Mercury stations direct at 15° Aries*

Moon in Scorpio trine Mars and Neptune in Pisces

 

Reflections show us what we thought we knew but now see more clearly. They are opportunities for illumination and enlightenment. It is the sister of contemplation and requires focus and determination. As Moon opposes the slowly separating dynamism of Uranus and Jupiter, we gain deeper insight into the value and meaning of progress and opportunity. Our free will is calling us to ante up and take the reins of our destiny into territories that excite us to the core. We know we have what it takes, but do we know why we want to better our lives and redesign our core principles?

 

As Mercury stations direct just on the whiskers of Moon’s North Node, there is a poignant reflection upon the trajectory of our tack in life. Again, where are we going? What are all the things we want to do and be? Stepping back into solitude and silence may not feel what the day is asking of us, but doing so can reveal some indelible truths we have been yearning to understand about how and why we chose the heading on our compass. As Mercury begins to appear to crawl forward again, our internal combustion chambers are igniting and preparing to show us so much more about what we came here to be and do.

 

These poignant reflections and indelible truths may waver as the day wanes on, but we should rest assured their value is not lost or lessened in any way. We just have to contend with the volatility of what is beyond our control and comprehension, as well as the current celestial conditions of uncertainty. But these conditions always teach us new lessons, so scoffing them off as unhelpful will not serve us in any way. Embracing the wisdom of spirit as the life force that flows through all things teaches us to have faith in its unfathomable design.

 

Friday, April 26, 2024

Moon in Sagittarius sextile Pluto in Aquarius

 

This early morning aspect colors our day with ample zest and inspiration to follow our dreams and reach for the stars, but we should be careful to remain grounded and intent upon those goals and not get sidelined by lofty ideals and impossibilities. There is a fine line between ideals and attainable goals. Of course we should always dream big, and most importantly never stop dreaming, but sometimes what seem like certain possibilities are not very possible after all.

 

If we have been wanting to find inspiration for anything, today is a perfect day to do that. It is quite likely we will feel a pull to revamp our outlook on certain parts of our future, so it might be best to carry a notebook and a pen around with us, unless of course we have an unhealthy addiction to our screens, in which case we can take notes on those. Either way, we can always use a cheerful day, so hopefully it is one for all of us!

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Moon in Sagittarius trine Mercury in Aries

Moon in Sagittarius square Saturn in Pisces

Moon in Sagittarius trine Chiron in Aries

 

We can be quite stimulated today to charge forth across the moors of our passions, perhaps forgetting the gear we need to survive the weather out there. But charge we must sometimes, and lessons can show up when they’re supposed to. If we do indeed take action and make advancements toward our achievements, it would not be a bad idea to take care of what is required of us back home first. This is not at all to say we should divert our attention and intentions away from the good work our dreams are made of, but shoring up any loose ends will certainly help us focus and stay centered on that work.

 

Getting caught in the act of acting upon our passions can teach us that those passions should be triple checked by our internal ethics committee. We may not falter to such disgrace, but keeping an eye on the truths that hold our dignity and integrity in place might be worthy of our consideration today. Boundaries can feel crossed or unnoticeable, making us vulnerable to consequences we otherwise may not have anticipated. It is always important to hold ourselves accountable for our actions, even if it humiliates us. May our inspiration and motivation be kind, compassionate, and for the love and good of everyone!

 

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is reenacted this week by all the characters in our lives. The pressure we feel early in the week relating to others and trying to understand those relationships and where we stand inside them can be exhausting. That exhaustion can be compounded by the Full Scorpio Moon on Tuesday, which, coupled with Mercury stationing direct on Thursday, reignites the drive and hard work we began on the Solar Eclipse. This intensity thankfully wanes as we traverse the week into a Sagittarius Moon for the weekend, inspiring us to touch up the paint job on our hopes and dreams. May the week find all of us at peace, hopeful, and maybe even meeting each other somewhere to imbibe in mutual joy!

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