Monday, March 30. When Leo is working well, this sign infuses our lives with wholeheartedness. The Moon in Leo encourages our vulnerable and brilliant parts to live wholeheartedly. In this sign, the Moon is conjoining Jupiter making the wholehearted mission even more important today. Jupiter encourages the re-inspiring story—the truth that invites us to a bigger worldview. The dynamic energy of the day finds support in the trine between Venus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn. Like dry soil soaking up rain, this transit encourages us to soak up the renewing energy of pleasure and power. Venus is feisty today making a square aspect to the Leo Moon. The opportunity is to integrate our bright spirits and our living bodies. Self-love comes in many forms. The Moon trines Uranus too, so we won’t be patient about any of this, especially when Mercury enters Aries in the evening (CDT). Mars is on its way out of Aries tomorrow but Mercury enters to keep the flame of awakening lit.
March 31—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. I am constantly making minor mid-course corrections in my practice of mindful intention. Adjustments are necessary. Some days I need to be a little more active, other days I need solitude and rest. Accessing where I want to go and where I am in any moment, I attempt to nudge myself in a supportive direction. All of us do this in everyday life and it seems to be a necessary skill on the spiritual journey. As the Moon enters Virgo at this “perfecting” phase of the lunar cycle, we are acutely aware of the small nudges we may need, however we may also be in danger of taking these adjustments too far, slipping into crippling perfectionism. Virgo is the Queen of small and many adjustments. This sign, when taken too far, is prone to over-analyzing. But when Virgo is shining best, this sign helps us look systematically and holistically at where we are and where we need to go next. Appreciate that gift over the next three days as the Moon travels through Virgo. Although Virgo and Aries (the awakening lunar seed of this cycle) don’t always rest easy with each other, both of these signs benefit from the challenge.
Wednesday, April 1. April Fool’s Day. This is a major holiday for me. No, I don’t like playing jokes on people, but I love honoring the Fool. The Fool and Aries (the Sun’s sign) have a lot in common. Both archetypes revel in leaping into the unknown. This foolhardy act is sometimes the only way we can move forward and it often is the only way to invite grace back into our lives. So, we know the cliché about Virgo (the sign of the Moon). This sign likes to be careful, have a good solid plan, and take little steps toward the goal at hand. But, I think Virgo is bigger than that. In honor of the Fool, let’s get perspective on those solid plans. Invite the unexpected, and even disruptive, coincidence to be part of your day. Virgo has the skills to discern the value of serendipity before anyone else. With the Moon opposing Neptune, we feel a loosening of rigid constraints anyway. With Venus sextile to Chiron, the opportunity to make soulful, compassionate connections to others, including all beings of this Earth, is part of the day too.
April 4—Full Moon Moon: Illuminating. Lunar Eclipse. Libra is frequently described as a sign that avoids conflict. This is true to a point. Libra often chooses to find the compromise or the diplomatic way to proceed through rough relationship waters. But not always. Sometimes Libra can be pushed too far. This Full Moon may show us that side of Libra. Libra’s symbol of the scales points out that this sign cares a lot about equality, justice, and fairness too. Since this Full Moon opposes the Sun in Aries, which is nearly exactly conjunct to Uranus and square to Pluto, none of us may be feeling particularly nice. And we will be looking for more fairness all around. In an eclipse, the light goes out for a short time, giving us an opportunity to pause and reset the systems. How are your relationships working for you? The focus now is on how those relationships are supporting (or not) our mutual awakenings.