Weekly Astro Pro Tips:
A rocking week greets us as we emerge from the last edition of eclipses. There is a great amount of potential to seize this week. There is no rest for the wild at heart.
Eclipses can be times of deep undoing. A psychic knot comes untangled. A lifelong mystery gets solved. A friendship that wasn’t that supportive to you anyways gets offered to the compost heap.
These things take time to integrate. These things take time to process. Sometimes moving on is the best medicine for a stubborn situation. Sometimes we just need to pick up the reigns and make our way anyhow. This week asks us to do so while getting busy. This week asks us to process while we work. This week has enough giddy up and go to get us there too.
Monday, April 06
Mercury trine Jupiter
Sun conjunct Uranus
It’s a day of making long range plans that you would have never dared to dream of before. See the possibilities that no one else does. Grab a hold of the electric current that this aspect lends the rest of the week and shake off any of the sentiment that last week’s eclipses left clinging to you. It’s spring babes and beauties. Time to get cracking.
Wednesday, April 08
Mercury square Pluto
Mercury conjunct Uranus
Jupiter in Leo stations direct
It’s always nice when the great benefice, Jupiter, stations direct. Like a cosmic green light this signature says that there are many more avenues open in obvious, in your face kinds of ways.
Mercury conjoining Uranus is a fantastic time to innovate communications, open up to Universal genius and have conversations that blow your mind. Mercury’s square to Pluto will make sure that what ever idea is illuminating your life is also teasing out any healing that needs to happen. Pluto has a tendency to help us purge the more toxic tales we have been schlepping around. There’s no room for innovation when our minds are clinging to the dinosaur bones of our pasts.
Thursday, April 09
Sun conjunct Mercury/Mercury enters the heart of the sun
Find some time to get quiet and listen to your heart today. Like actually listen to the beating of your heart. It might be faint but our pulse is audible. Lay or sit in a quite place and with your hand over your heart feel the rhythm of your heart beat. Tune into this wondrous apparatus whose every beat keeps you in your body and on this earth. Then listen for any messages from it. Feel any feelings it harbors or flows freely with. Spend time centering yourself and ask to know the beauty of this place in yourself.
Also a great day to ask for what you need in any domain of your life. Find the courage in your heart and then ask from a place of confidence knowing that it will come to you no matter whom or what the source is. It is on its way.
Saturday, April 11
Venus enters Gemini
Good for the twins of the zodiac as Venus always lends her charm and good graces to us when she returns to our sign. Gemini is chatty, information obsessed and inquisitive. Venus in this sign, though endlessly entertaining, can be fickle and might come off as insincere in her affairs.
Watch yourself though. There is a consequence coming. There is a clarification on its way. There is Saturn to deal with. Venus will oppose Saturn on Wednesday, April 15th marking a moment of stand-off, straighten up and fly right-ness. This is an aspect that calls into question our reasons for relating and our level of commitment. Don’t make a mess if you aren’t willing to face the consequence.
Sunday, April 12
Mars sextile Neptune
A good day to get your Sunday on. Motivations are more likely to be along the lines of dreamtime than do or die. Sleep, relax and recover before the week ahead.
Seize this week. Like it’s your lover. Like it’s your golden ticket. Like it’s your last week here.
Feel free, like you have every right and every nod from every god to reinvent whatever part of you you need to. No one said you had to stay the same and if they did their sentiments need to be stricken from your energetic record.
Stricken I say!
Every morning, every time you are granted the privilege of opening your eyes to greet the day ahead, may this be the mix tape that plays in your head: Today I have the opportunity to live my life with authenticity, creativity, ingenuity, and complexity. Today I let the entirety of my being be here. I hold all aspects of self equal in importance. There are no hierarchies to my talents, all are welcome and all are valued. Today I remember that my life is a living, breathing work of art and I use the next 24 hours to add another stroke of broken beauty to my canvas. Today I wake up knowing that forgiving myself is the first step towards living a fantastic life. Today I remember that I am free to reeducate myself and the world on how to appreciate the Cosmic Currents of Brilliance that move through me. Today I remember that I am a vessel for Universal Genius and I honor that by remaining humble and hopeful. I honor that by remaining honest. I honor that be remaining attentive to my needs so that I may show up with all I’ve got.
There might be a desire to go faster than your normal pace, or a feeling like you should. There is very good reason for this. For one, Mars and Venus are both in your sign. Venus (there until Saturday, April 11th) brings you a wealth of connectivity and help from others. This is a transit that is activating your natural talents to build bountiful bridges with those that you resonate with and those that care for you. Mars makes you move on ideas and opportunities you have. Slow and steady wins the race with this one but the results are long lasting.
The other reason it’s a good idea that you get going on a couple of decisions and choose a direction is that Mercury is direct now, but will station retrograde once again in late May. If you know that you need to say “go” on certain aspects of your projects and plans, do so now.
However, having said all that, astrologically speaking, the month before our birthday is a time that we are quite often required to slow down, go inward and recalibrate before we are reborn.
The closing of a cycle often gets us thinking.
What have we done with this past year? How far have we come? Did we make strides in the right direction? Do we need to readjust? Did we strengthen our faith even though it was tested? Did we rise to the challenge of being the best version of ourselves that we could be in every situation? When we failed at that did we clean up the mess swiftly, with great compassion for ourselves and others?
Because you have both one foot in the contemplative arena of your chart and one foot in the more action oriented, activity inducing area of your chart, you are well equipped to make even strides forward. Just do so paying attention to both aspects of your life. If you want to reemerge right this year you need to know what your inner life is asking of you.
Venus, the planet of connectivity and relating enters your sign this week and your ruling planet, Mercury, enters the heart of the sun in the most social area of your chart. It’s a tremendously active time of togetherness and your calendar is bound to be full to the brim. Given the fact that we just found our way through two very intense eclipses I am going to guess that your social life has been the cause of many a healing encounter.
People aren’t perfect but they tend to pull out our inner flaws perfectly.
Not that there is anything wrong with being flawed. Not at all. It’s our souls’ beauty mark. It’s what makes us interesting. It’s what makes us make more of ourselves in the end. But it isn’t always an easy road to go and the one that you have been traveling lately in terms of friends, colleagues and collectives has been a bit dicey. Or delivering. Or both. Swinging from extremes of one side of an experience to the other is kind of your thing though.
Nevertheless, it might be nice to get steady.
At least with yourself. At least in your ability to not try and hang your hat on what any one person or group thinks or does not think about you. At least in your ability to let the good times roll but not roll right over you, plow you into the ground, or make you want to never come out of your twin cave again. And speaking of getting out, on Thursday ask a group, an organization or a friend for the thing you need from them or the thing(s) that could help you tremendously. If you can’t ask for it outright, it’s always good to ask it in the ethers. Ask in your meditations. Ask by writing a letter you may never send.
Home is your astrological deal. It’s your signature. It’s your jam, ma’am. Saturday’s eclipse rocked this area of your chart. Saturday’s eclipse shed light on your foundations, faulty and/or intact. Saturday’s eclipse and the choices that you made pertaining to the decisions that it brought up have laid down some long lasting tiles on the floor of your inner life.
I am hoping that at least a part of what happened for you was that you got a glimpse into not just the “work” that you need to do in this region of your life but also the healing that has already occurred here.
It’s not helpful to focus only on what isn’t done, what has never been or what still isn’t. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves about what is, what always was and what we have done. Healing sometimes needs to be helped along. Hope needs a hand. You are worthy of such a leg up.
This week is yet another punctuation point. Your work, your career, your life calling are all summoning you. Pick up the phone. Show up early. Pack a powerful lunch, you are going to need it. It’s time to pull out all the stops. It’s time to show up like a grown up with full-on self acceptance and full powered appreciation of your skills. There is a clarity about your purpose and an opportunity to ask for what you want. Do so unapologetically.
There is also a significant push forward in the financial sector of your life. Like a sling shot that is taut, your bank account is ready to fly forward with great velocity. Just make sure your spending doesn’t overshoot your earning.
Yes, Leo, I want to hear you roar,YES. You are in the last throws of your Jupiter year (ending in August) and after a long stint of the Big Benefic being retrograde, this week Jupiter starts its move forward.
And so should you.
At this stage in the game, at this point in your solar year (from birthday to birthday) you should have a good sense of how your life is asking to grow.
Growth isn’t simple though. It takes up the space that apathy occupied. It requires that we push through the inertia of our fear of the unknown. It means that we have to stand up to the internalized forces that tell us we aren’t, we can’t, we shouldn’t and we shan’t.
Your job is to do battle so that you can do better. Your job is to combat the philosophies that keep you under. Your job is to overcome your hesitation and to listen to and accommodate the needs of the growth that must get going.
This is a time for you to make some long range plans. See the big picture. map it out from A to Z. But in order to do that from a place of great self-support it’s important to recognize and understand the limitations you feel all too comfortable placing on yourself and your potential.
This has nothing to do with hubris. This has nothing to do with egomaniacal tendencies. This has to do with Jupiter in Leo stationing direct this week. Jupiter is the spiritual principal of expansion. Leo is a sign that needs love, affection and praise. Leo is playful and adorable. Leo is lovable. Jupiter’s transit through Leo is asking you to use your personality for good. To use your cuteness for a cause. To remind the world that there is enough love, enough joy and enough goodness to go around.
Soulful gratitude is your best bet to bigger and better.
It’s not that there isn’t a lot going in in your life that could very well be enticing you to see things differently, things you always thought you valued, things you always thought would stay true to form.
It’s not that there isn’t energy, erotic, creative, connective energy encouraging you to make steady improvements in the area of your life that connects you to your reasons for living. And it’s not that you aren’t about to get a definite though somewhat subtle career boost or an increase in appreciation for what you do.
All of the OMG astrological activity this week is occurring in the domains of your chart that mostly remain far from worldly view: the nuances of understanding the psychological maladies you still carry over either from your early life or from just suffering the fate of being human. The complexities of having to deal with others and their psychological complexities is enough to drive one into a catatonic state of terror. Turns out there is no one right way to go about this messy business of being and belonging. We each have to find our way through the terrain making the best designs that we can at every given moment.
This week may not exactly give you a break but you are well positioned for a breakthrough precisely because of it. If you are open to it, if you are willing to see and reclaim the fortune found in the wreckage, then there could be a wealth of help just waiting to intervene.
Polarity is only a problem when we buy into it. Otherwise it’s just a journey in self-discovery. We don’t have to stay on either side of the equation. Visiting the extremes of life is nothing new to a sign that is obsessed with balance and justice. You are no stranger to seeing every situation through the eyes of another. This week offers you further growth in that area as so much seems to be pulled from you through your interactions with significant others.
This new self-knowledge may come from “significant” lovers or arch enemies. Teachers come in all guises. Soul-mates aren’t always people we want to spend time with, they are just the perfect instructor for our soul’s next life lesson. Any amount of charge between you and another person means that there is some growth there for you to engage with. And isn’t that what we are here to do?
Growing usually comes with growing pains. Growing usually involves a period of being in a place that is unfamiliar. Growing usually requires an awkward fumble through the fields of our life.
This astrology could very well be bringing in new and revitalizing partnerships. People that shift your circumstances. People that awaken your talents. People, whose presence in your life encourages you to be bolder, braver and more courageous in all of your endeavors.
In hopes that you took some of my advice last week and had a power nap and some ceiling therapy, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to get back to work.
The areas of your chart that have to do your with life-calling and the daily tasks we all have to bow to in order to get there are being lit up like Las Vegas. This is your moment to innovate your daily schedule so that you have the time and energy to show up like the all-star that you are in your career. It’s a week that helps you get clear on what your daily work needs are. If you do so it’s a show-up-and-then-blow-up type of situation. Attention is coming your way.
Managing abundance successfully requires an ability to hold what we’ve been given. Freak out less and get down to your responsibilities more. Take care of your health, take care of your paper piles and take care of your pets, they offer you unconditional love and you need some of that right about now.
Lets just say that love is pretty paramount these days.
Or at least the fine art of relating is. Your ruling planet, Mars, has moved into your Seventh House of intimate relationships. Mars in this domain can tend to stir the pot and spur on the kind of romantic sparring that can lead to more tears and less tales of triumph so be gentle with the ones you are in contact with. Be honest about your motivations and be forthcoming with your intentions. You’ll have to deal with far less flack a month from now if you are.
This week your horoscope screams GIVE ME LIFE! So be conscious of what you are creating. If you are in the kind of intimate relationship that can bear physical fruit and you aren’t ready to be a parent take appropriate precautions. Otherwise get your lab coat on Dr. Goodlove, it’s time to get to work.
Flashes of brilliance abound so set yourself up to harness their energy and apply this timely source of creative ingenuity. Don’t be afraid of seeing things in a way that no one else can. You don’t need to ask for permission right now. You only need to focus on blazing a trail of high powered holy wow.
You’re on a journey into spaces and places that most of us have never dreamed of going. Places like The Land of Being Yourself, Zerofuckstogiveville or Watchmenow Town. Trailblazing right past your fears for who can stop to entertain such follies when all they are are fantasies? There is no reason to be afraid of your skills. There is nothing to fear in terms of your creative ambitions and creative capacities. Just let it move through you. Open up the channels and do what you can do to support this surge.
Don’t be afraid to get excited. Don’t be afraid to dream big. Don’t put limits on your language when talking about all you are doing and also keep some of it in the cooker. Harness that wild child you’ve got with you now. Protect it by praising it and don’t give it to everyone who doesn’t have it. Not yet. This thing is just getting going.
Whatever you feel is lacking in your inner life, in your home life, in your family life is just one request away from being made manifest. Seriously. You are allowed to ask for what you need in this domain of your life. You can ask for anything and everything. From a new tea pot to a new relationship with your family, roommates or yourself.
Getting clear is 90% of the battle and this week brings your needs into focus. Your deep seated, without a doubt, non-negotiable needs. Get clear on them and the rest is cakewalk. Get clear on them and the rest is a mere confirmation of the declaration. Get clear on them and everyone else will too.
This week your personal responsibility for your inner life rings as clear as a bell. Ding dong.
Take initiative. Take a stand. Take the time to consider what actions you can embark on to make your point clear. Your words are powerful but they are only as good as the actions you back them up with. Take steady, deliberate, well-planned, thoughtful actions that will perpetuate growth. Actions that are life-affirming for you. Actions that exclaim my bottom-line is self-respect and self-love there is no room for anything else.
If you can handle the consequences you need to tell it like it is. If you can keep it simple it will help you stay steady. Your ideas are golden right now, your conversations are key, your ability to see the innovations that everyone misses is at an all-time high. Especially on Thursday. Make some time to ask for what you need. Ask the universe. Ask a friend. Ask a neighbor. Ask whomever you need to and don’t worry about the fact that you don’t want to. Most of us don’t-that’s why it’s a good exercise. Also the astrology is saying to do so.
And then there is Jupiter.
Lady Luck is stationing direct this week in your house of intimate relationships. This means that you can move ahead on projects that involve others. This means that those others are more likely to be able to move ahead with you. This means that whatever seeds you planted in the past with people that might be able to assist you the most, are now primed to grow.
Just make sure you want to grow with the ones who are willing to. Just make sure, to the best of your ability, that you are able to grow with them. Just because they are there doesn’t mean they are the best fit. Fortune comes to those who can discern a good opportunity from a great one.
Make a list of the financial responsibilities that you have. The things that you have made a contract to pay for. The things that keep you happy and feeling fed, nourished, able to do your work and to make a good life. Add all of your expenses up. Add all of your income up. Notice if there is some left over or some expenses that have no way to get paid. Note discrepancies or overflow.
Now write down the amount of money you are going to manifest this year. You don’t need to know how. You don’t need to know where from. Just write down the funds that you will need in order to afford the kind of year you wish to experience.
Then write down how you intend to spend this money. Think about how it will create more experiences of beauty, more time for connection and how you intend for it to facilitate more love in your world. Believe that it is on its way to you. Effortlessly.
Mercury, the Messenger, is entering the heart of the sun in your second house of income. This astrological signature creates the perfect opportunity to get to the heart of your financial matters. Mercury and the sun are also merging with Uranus in this house. Uranus is the inventor, the creator, the innovator, the wild card and an agent of great change.
Your ruling planet, Jupiter, is stationing direct this week. This bodes well for your business. This bodes well for your vitality. This bodes well for your luck at work. This bodes well for you to make steady traction with all the things you want to grow.
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