weekly astrology blog
a regular commentary on the week's planetary influences
the weekly astrology blog
April 24 to April 30
***all times are PDT; add 3 hours for EDT***
divine harmony is available for in-depth astrology readings. she combines a psychological and spiritual focus on the natal chart and helps youto understand your Soul's journey in deeper way.
all times are in PDT. and for those of you new to my column, i write in lower case for a reason as i find it symbolic and resonant with how i view the world. i capitalize certain words in ways to illuminate their power. otherwise, all is equal to me and i write in lowercase :)
monday april 24th-
at 1:15am retrograde mercury in aries trines retrograde saturn in sagittarius, echoing the mercury/Saturn trine, that occurred in march 29th for the 1st of 3 times. mercury trine Saturn in Sagittarius aligns the mind and intellect with the planet of karma, stability and self-mastery. Mercury/Saturn is great for being grounded, rational and pragmatic in our communications. Typically mars in aries is firey and can be a little over the top in stating his Truth and standing up for himself! Saturn brings in a masterful energy so that we are supported in thinking before we speak and we have more capacity for concentration, discipline and holding back rather than being impulsive, reactive or restless.
then at 8:28pm retrograde mercury in aries semisextiles chiron in pisces, aligning the mind and intellect with the Wounded Healer planetoid. mercury/chiron is great for healing communications, expansion of awareness and being direct in sharing our pain, wounds and feelings. mercury triggers the saturn/chiron square today (exact for the 2nd time end of the week!)- helping us navigate deep territory right now. being masterful in our communciations, skillful in our expression of our emotions and pain, and being willing to hear and understand the pain and sensitivities of others is supported right now!
tuesday april 25th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in fiery, assertive and dynamic aries at the start of the day. the moon squares pluto and opposes uranus and eris in the first 1/2 of the day- making for a highly activated and intense emotional atmposhere. having healthy outlets for emotional expression is key. the moon alines with retrograde mercury and trines saturn which supports masterful communication about Truth, thoughts and feelings. learning how to reign in anger and use it in constructive ways is recommended. the moon moves into taurus at 6:56pm shifting the emotional terrain to something more steady, slow, patient and less reactive.
wednesday april 26th-
the new moon at 6’27 taurus is exact at 5:16am PDT, commencing a new lunar cycle that focuses on the physical, material, embodied aspects of our lives. Interestingly this new moon makes no exact tight aspects with the closest being a wide trine to the north node in virgo. On april 19th and 20th the sun and mercury aligned with the north node and now the new moon activates the energy that was seeded then. Being attuned to our path of evolution and growth and the literal, embodied things it asks us to do is recommended right now. Taurus is focused on physical and financial health and well being- while virgo is focused on one’s inner work, well being and being of service. Getting super clear in these areas of life and then being willing to do the work asked of us to step up our game is supported right now. for more information on this lunation check the lunar insight posted a few days to a week before the new moon is exact.
thursday april 27th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in earthy, sensual, embodied taurus at the start of the day. the moon trines pluto and sextile venus- bringing some lovely energy for deepening into emotions and connecting heart to heart with others. the moon moves into airy, intellectual, changeable gemini
friday april 28th-
at 6:13am venus moves out of pisces and into aries, shifting the Goddess of Love and beauty from yin to yang, omega to alpha, Unconscious to conscious. Venus is still in her backend shadow of her retrograde phase and will be until mid to late may- so we are still journeying back up from the Underworld where we were asked to reevaluate our relationships, finances, values and more. Venus in aries is more direct and she wants what she wants and she wants it NOW! yet we need to move into new directions slowly- so we are not reacting impulsively or restlessly. Being aware of where our desires are Sourcing from so that we are sure they are coming from clear places rather than wounded spaces within is key.
at 6:15am venus at 0’00 aries quincunxes the north node at 0’00 virgo, bringing a fascinating and rare alignment where the Goddess of Love and beauty is shifting into a new sign just as the nodes of the moon are shifting into new signs simultaneously! Venus/north node is a call to look at our relationships, finances, self worth and self Love from a discerning, clear seeing place. With the south node at 0’00 pisces- we are being called to take the rose colored glasses off and see ourselves, others and the world around us from a place of honesty, clarity and transparency.
the mean Nodes of the moon move out of virgo/pisces and into leo/aquarius at 6:29am, shifting the focus of our evolution and growth but also the karmic tendencies and ties to the past. With the north node in leo our growth is tied up with our creativity, self expression, authenticity and coming more into the fullness of our Light. coming from the heart and from a place of Love and generosity is the path to mastery right now!
with the south node in aquarius any tendencies we have towards hiding in community, being part of group think, and/or being so addicted to being radical and revolutionary in thinking and mind that we are unable to actually connect to and act through our hearts. The coming 18-19 months of the nodes journey through new signs shifts the focus of our growth and evolution and where this plays out in your chart will be different for everyone.
with so much going on at 6am be sure to pay attention to your dreams upon waking today!!!
at 7:49am Retrograde Mercury cojoins Uranus at 25’16 aries for the 2nd of 3 times (the first was on Sunday march 26th). Sudden, unexpected, exciting and/or anxiety producing information, communication and thinking can arise today and over the last month and in the next month as well (the time of mercury’s front end shadow, retrograde and back end shadow). Mercury in aries can be exacerbated by Uranus OR he can be quickened and evolved by Uranus- it is really up to each of us and how we work with the energy ;) innovation, new ideas and sudden Truths coming to Light are possible!
Stay open to the unexpected! Mercury is the lower mind and Uranus is the Higher Mind- so find ways to link the two so that we are open to hearing, speaking and living the Truth is key. Keep your mind open- like a parachute, it works best when open ;) uranus rules the south node in aquarius- the new home sign for the node of the karmic past . stay open to radical revelation of where you are stuck in old paradigm patterns that no longer serve. allow this aspect to reveal to you where your growth edge is and perhaps what you need to leave behind and get to pushing past it and/or letting it go!
saturday april 29th-
at 5:39am ceres at 29 taurus squares the nodes who just moved into the last degree of leo and aquarius- forming a T square between the Great Mother asteroid Goddess and the nodes of destiny and karma. when planets or asteroids square the nodes we are brought to a pivotal point of choice where we can keep on doing the same old karmic patterns and stay stuck in the past OR we can choose a new path and growth past our edge and move into new evolutionary directions. on a personal level this can play out in home/family dynamics and in regards to how we nurture and nourish ourselves and others.
on a more collective level this can play out in environmental situations and have to do with Mother Earth. with the north node in leo the growth edge requires compassion, generosity, living from the heart and taking a stand for what is right! with the south node in aquarius we need to see where living from the head, disconnected from the body/earth and defaulting to group think is not serving us. with ceres square these nodes we are being asked to caretake Mother Earth and caretake ourselves and our family relationships in new ways. old patterns of the past can be let go of now- if we so choose.
at 8:40am ceres moves out of taurus and into gemini, shifting the Great Mother from earth to air, body to mind, grounding to movement. ceres in gemini nurtures by teaching, learning and giving space to others to explore and grow. communication of all kinds can be nurturing if done in compassionate ways. during cere’s journey she will square neptune, quincunx pluto, oppose saturn, square chiron and sextile uranus- so she has some big time outer planetary activation incoming which could put the spotlight on the environment, home/family situations and safety/security issues.
sunday april 30th-
at 1:24pm retrograde Saturn in sagittarius squares chiron in pisces for the 2nd of 3 times (the first was on 12/28/16 and the last will be 11/2/17). saturn is in the midst of triggering the uranus/chiron semisextile- bringing big time lessons around what needs healing and what needs evolution in our personal and collective lives. saturn and chiron are the two heavy hitter planets. saturn brings focus to where we are hard on ourselves, have karma to work out and where we feel restricted or held back.
chiron brings focus to our biggest wounds and pain, where we feel rejected and unloved and where we feel broken inside. when the two come together in intense ways there can be some big karmic wounds up for us to look at, face and address! luckily uranus is also involved- the planet that provides the abillity for liberation and release if we choose to do the work asked of us right now! saturn/chiron demands that we look at emotional issues we have or repressed emotions we hang onto- perhaps as far back as childhood. this is an excellent time to be in therapy as DEEP STUFF can come up and you want to have a good ally to help you navigate the inner terrain. opportunities for mastery around our wounds and pain are up right now- but if we choose to check out or stonewall we can simply entrench ourselves even more in the wounds and pain- and worse we can take it out on others. think wisely before acting and speaking right now.
have a beautiful week…
Divine Harmony is dedicated to communicating with one’s higher Self by way of the celestial realms. Just as the microcosm is contained in the macrocosm and vice-versa – Divine Harmony believes that the stars and planets have connections to the people, places and things that inhabit the earth, and there is a way to find the pattern of communication and connection by divining the stars.
BML (black moon lilith) is being included in the weekly interpretations now. the highest expression of joining these two is symbolized by the high priestess tarot card. she sits between the black and white pillars- the black being the pillar of severity and the white being the pillar of mercy. i use the mean position of BML, which in contrast to the fluctuating motion of the true position, advances steadily.