Monday, April 6. The waning Moon in Scorpio might bring out the shadow side of will and power. Fire could show up as passion or as domination. The trine between Mercury in Aries and a stationary Jupiter in Leo should encourage bold thoughts and actions. We feel confident but may also need to look under the surface of things that seem too good to be true. Take a break from information overload. Physical movement can discharge excess thoughts. The Sun in Aries conjoins Uranus, giving an almost electric feel to the day. If you’ve been resistant to change, you might be pushed over the edge. The fire energy of will can be protective if we pay attention to how we manage our energy. The quincunx between Mars in Taurus (Fixed Earth) and Saturn in Sagittarius (Mutable Fire) helps us set firmer boundaries if we accept that change may not happen as fast as we’d like. Hearing, “no” can sometimes be a relief.
Tuesday, April 7. Sharing power is a real skill. Most of the time we are forced into it by conflict. The Moon in Scorpio opposite Venus in Taurus gives us the opportunity to hone our skills at sharing power. The source of conflict could be around values. Everyone feels passionate about theirs. If we can acknowledge the charge we have around our own values then we may be better able to accept that same passion in others. Needing to speak truth to power is further emphasized by Mercury in Aries square to Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury in this sign is not very patient and with Uranus nearby egging him on, we may say something we could regret later. But don’t let this stop you from having important conversations. We need to get the truth out there.
April 8—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. We’ve passed the expansive Full Moon stage of this Aries-inspired lunar cycle. Ordinarily, this would be a time to start slowing down to reflect on what we have experienced and learned from the Aries (Cardinal Fire) task of emergence into a brand new world. However, we are still on the verge of breakthroughs and may not feel particularly wise or thoughtful yet. Imagine that everyone is a dandelion seed cluster of ideas, experiences, hopes, and fears from this lunar cycle (indeed the last two months or so) and a big wind comes to scatter us into a wild, whirling mess of dancing seeds. Sometimes dissemination can be chaotic and uncontrolled. Let fly your seeds. Things will be sorted out later when the Sun enters Taurus.
Thursday, April 9. The Moon in Sagittarius (Mutable Fire) completes a Grand Fire Trine aspect pattern, which includes Uranus, Sun, and Mercury in Aries (Cardinal) and Jupiter in Leo (Fixed). In the introduction to this week’s forecast I wrote about the qualities of a healthy third chakra, our energy center of fire and will located around the solar plexus. What do you notice in this region of your body? What is the state of your will and power? This fire trine is activating this chakra. It may be time to make adjustments in the way we use and manage energy. Mercury and the Sun come together in a superior conjunction on the far side of the Sun from Earth’s perspective. Imagine the Sun (conscious intention) meeting creative ingenuity (Mercury) to make healing fire available to us. This is an important step in this lunar cycle’s intention to emerge with the life force of Spring.
April 11—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. At the previous phase of the Moon (Disseminating) we weren’t really ready to reflect on the lessons and experiences of this lunar cycle. That is a bit different now. The Moon in earthy Capricorn encourages evaluation and judgment. We might even be feeling a little more self-critical. Try to resist self-hate and shame. If you are feeling depleted right now from a surplus of willful action, make a conscious effort to accept limitations. The earth signs are good for regrouping and recharging our physical forms. We might notice uncertainty, anxiety, and insecurity today as the Moon contacts Pluto and Uranus. Tension between dependable consistency and radical change fuels the dilemma. Venus enters Gemini (Mutable Air), to remain until May 7. Here, Venus needs social connections based on communication and learning. We become less content to draw comfort from our bodies and need to stimulate our minds.