Monday, April 18. Mars and Pluto have a lot in common. They are both co-rulers of Scorpio, and due to that association, both have a dark, complex side. Mythically, Pluto rules the underworld. Mars is the hero who dares to enter the underworld to retrieve wisdom. The pull of the underworld is noticeable today with Pluto stationing retrograde. Yesterday, Mars made its retrograde station. A lot of energy just changed direction. It will take time to adjust. Don’t be surprised if you don’t want to get out of bed today. When we do, the Virgo Moon demands we be productive, or at least stop making so many messes. Simplify your life. Give yourself enough space to follow your body’s needs for balance and wellbeing. For a portion of the day, a grand earth trine aspect pattern reminds us how important the earth’s support is. The trine between Venus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius encourages renewal and commitment in relationships of all types.
Tuesday, April 19. Sun enters Taurus. On the day that the Sun enters Venus-ruled Taurus, Venus in Aries forms a square to Pluto in Capricorn. Earth energy is magnified by the still reverberating Pluto station of yesterday. Open all your senses, including your ability to sense how the Earth is sending pulse beats of information from far below. It is good to remember that we are animals too, and we can return to our animal wisdoms. Instinct tells us that relationship with the living Earth is vital to our health and wellbeing. The Venus square to Pluto brings a greater sense of needing to bring vital life force back into all our relationships. The Moon in Libra only increases the belief that relationship is everything.
Wednesday, April 20. The Moon in Libra is focused on balancing all things. We become acutely aware of anything that is too weighted to one side. With Mars and Pluto stationing retrograde irecently, we could be feeling a need to release built-up pressures. The Moon will form a square to stationary Pluto in Capricorn and will oppose Venus in Aries. Passion or anger could be the pressure valve that brings balance back. Being mindful as you seek to bring more clarity to your relationships will help you navigate a tricky day. Emotions may be high.
Thursday, April 21. Although passions may not be as high today as they were yesterday, that doesn’t mean we are out of the danger zone. This week, Venus influence brings awareness to what is missing from our relationships. With Venus in Aries, we may be more blunt in our social interactions. This could bring up hurt feelings. With the emphasis on Pluto and Mars stationing retrograde recently, those feelings could be connected to wounds from the distant past. The Full Moon tomorrow may be a good time to release bitterness. Venus in Aries offers the opportunity to burn through such obstacles.
Saturday, April 23. A sense of wholeness settles over the season. The Full Moon yesterday re-opened the link between the emerging life above and the decaying world below. Of course they are connected! This is the secret source of peace—to know that life and death are inseparable and necessary to each other. The Moon in Scorpio opposes Mercury in Taurus. Emotion and mind are seeking wholeness too. Notice when you are overly attached to your own truths. Investigate the emotional source.
Sunday, April 24. The fog clears a bit more. The Moon in Sagittarius encourages clear vision. The focus is on discovery of truth and meaning. What are you learning? What do you want to learn next? The world is large. The answers are out there. This fire sign encourages a rekindling of spirit. Be that spark.