Monday, April 20. Monday morning kicks off with the Moon and the Sun in Taurus. Honor your hungers, your senses, even your body’s aches and pains as a reminder that our bodies are allies for stabilizing our emergent Spring dreams. It is time to let our roots grow a little deeper and to open to conversation with our bodies. Try this: Write a letter to your body as if you are catching a friend up on what has been happening for you lately. Last lunar cycle was a doozy. The Aries season was full of dramatic choices and daring leaps. Of course, your body was there for all that, but perhaps it would like a little more conscious communication about it. Tell your body how grateful you are for listening and promise to do more listening yourself. I am going to try this experiment myself. Later in the day when the Moon enters Gemini and the square between Mercury in Taurus (Fixed Earth) and Jupiter in Leo (Fixed Fire) starts to heat up, notice how easy it can be to forget our bodies as thoughts speed up and as an internal battle gears up to pit our bodies’ wisdom against messages about being important, admired, or loved.
April 21—Crescent Moon: Beginning. By this phase, the Moon has separated enough from the Sun to be visible in the sky, appearing bright and hopeful at sunset in the west. The glittering crescent Moon encourages our small steps toward manifesting our intentions of the lunar cycle. With the emphasis on Taurus and stabilizing our dreams of Spring, we may be drawn to laying foundations by making lists, plans, and investments to help us be more committed to this process. It is important to stay within our means, which includes money, time and energy. What really helps you to ground the emerging momentum of last lunar cycle? Adjustments need to be made to stay within our means. This brings satisfaction and confidence that we won’t burn out. We are slowing down, but we aren’t going backward. The body is our wise companion on this journey. Be sure to let your body know what is going on for you and listen for your body’s guidance.
Wednesday, April 22. This just may be the rare day when mental activity is easily balanced with grounded embodiment. Often our minds and bodies are disconnected from each other. Today with Mercury in Taurus forming a trine to Pluto and a conjunction to Mars, we have groundedness to spare. In fact, this is the best day the week to have a sit down with your body. Tell your body what you need and honor the ways your body has been there for you. We may need to make adjustments, but we feel more capable of doing what we need to take care of ourselves. The Moon is in Gemini (Mutable Air) most of the day and Venus in Gemini makes a favorable connection to Jupiter in Leo (Fixed Air). We feel like social butterflies, but with a body to enjoy all the connections we are making.
Thursday, April 23. All of the work we did getting grounded and embodied during the first part of the week begins to yield benefits when the Moon moves into Cancer (Cardinal Water) for the next two days. If we’ve done the work of honoring and listening to our bodies, then when the feelings start to come (and they will), we have a container to hold them. Holding emotion is not the same as squashing our feelings. In fact, solid containers help us to feel them in safety and with resolution. The Moon’s connection to the Sun in Taurus and Neptune in Pisces is helping us open to memories and feelings. The body needs to know that we are responsible for our emotions. We honor them and we promise not to abuse them by flooding others with them. Emotional health is the name of this day. The Sun makes a quincunx aspect to Saturn in Sagittarius (Mutable Fire) towards the end of the day. Taurus’ natural impulse is to go slower and slower. Saturn in Sagittarius will go along for a while and then worries arise that we are sinking into inertia. Use Saturn’s commitment mojo to make sure you aren’t.
Friday, April 24. Home, security, family, and childhood memories are a major focus today with the Moon in Cancer. If home base doesn’t feel solid, then worry, anxiety, and fears show up. The Moon is supported by planets in Taurus (Mars and Mercury), but is being challenged by Cardinal planets of change and power (Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn). This is a great day to notice what grounding practices work for you when feeling overwhelmed. Breathing, feeling our connection to gravity and the Earth, enjoying the outdoors, touch and conscious sensual pleasure (not escapism) helps us reconnect to the ground beneath us. Mercury’s connection to Chiron (sextile) helps open our hearts to each other but without getting overwhelmed. Venus in Gemini (Mutable Air) makes a quincunx to Pluto. Expressing your truth may be hard but empowering. Take this courage into tomorrow too.