Weekly Astrology Notes April 24 – May 1, 2016
Note: Times shown are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Highlights this week:
Mercury goes retrograde on Thursday, the 28th.
Venus enters Taurus on Friday, the 29th.
Sun sextile Neptune on Sunday, May 1st.
With 3 inner planets in Taurus while Mars is retrograde could make this a somewhat cautious time. Now is the time to feel the earth, enjoy your senses, hug people, get a massage, work in the garden. Quick bursts of energy only lead to setbacks. Instead, find your pace and stick to it. Not a time for starting new projects rather completing old ones.
Sunday, the generally positive and uplifting Moon in Sagittarius creates the perfect foundation for the Moon conjunct Mars.
5:46am – Moon enters Sagittarius
People feeling optimistic.
10:46pm – Moon (Sagittarius) conjunct Mars
A new Moon – Mars cycle begins. Once again, we identify with our emotions, get in touch with ourselves, assess whether we are getting what we want out of life and, once again, promise ourselves that we will use our ego to fulfill our heart’s desire. We feel courageous.
But with Mars retrograde, you will need some patience today or this aspect could manifest as inconsideration or anger towards others.. You may quickly realize what you want but must also realize it will take some time to get it otherwise it could lead to impulsive behavior.
4:27am – Moon (Sagittarius) square Neptune (Pisces)
Hard to deal with the critical energy, we desire to escape into a dreamy fantasy. Careful of making or believing promises that seem to good to be true.
8:42am – Moon (Sagittarius) square Jupiter (Virgo)
Tendency is to indulge if you can’t adopt proper habits/self-discipline. Can be argumentative with Sagittarius on both sides.
12:47pm – Moon (Sagittarius) conjunct Saturn
Sober consideration of your feelings. Not needing emotional fulfillment, willing to work now for future gain. But Sagittarius can confuse and make you think you need to change/expand.
12:06am – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Uranus (Aires)
Creative energies on the rise, Sagittarius pumps up the imagination and Aires pumps up the drive.
8:51am – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Venus (Aires)
Emotions and feelings expansive, desire to try something new.
Void of Course begins.
4:54pm – Moon enters Capricorn
Emotional fulfillment is delayed in favor of future gains. People can be critical and in need of a good warm meal. People concerned with getting respect they feel they deserve.
Some rather pleasant Moon aspects to go along with Moon in Capricorn makes for an emotionally stable day with people feeling in a caring mood.
7:53am – Moon (Capricorn) trine Sun (Taurus)
People generally agree as energies are aligned to accomplish earthly goals. Good day for planting.
2:57pm – Moon (Capricorn) sextile Neptune (Pisces)
Compassion towards others brings feeling of success.
6:45pm – Moon (Capricorn) trine Jupiter (Virgo)
Opens the heart while Moon in Capricorn. Good for going over the details of business arrangements. Excellent for doing business over dinner.
Some challenging Moon aspects.
2:20am – Moon (Capricorn) conjunct Pluto
Intense emotions that demand respect. Money matters on everyone’s mind. On the positive side, the focused emotional energy gives the mind transportation to a higher dimension. Capricorn rules the top of the chart, it is the launch point to the next dimension above this one. With all that focused emotional energy at the point of departure, one can get a glimpse of the formative realities above the physical. Any intense, focused activity, like doing Yoga or meditation, will give you that inner power you seek at this moment. Good for working alone to get a lot accomplished. On the negative side, which can be very challenging, it is a difficult moment when you feel repressed and possibly manipulated. Frustration leads to anger and resentment.
9:59am – Moon (Capricorn) square Uranus (Aires)
Not a good time to get agreement. People are itching for indications of their success and their uniqueness. People want change and are willing to challenge the authority structure to get it. Watch out for obsessive displays to compensate for emotional lack as they can lead to accidents or saying something that damages your reputation.
10:20am – Mercury goes retrograde at 23 degrees Taurus, continues until May 22 when it goes Direct at 14 degrees Taurus. Add Mercury to the list of currently retrograde planets along with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Certainly not a time for starting new projects as the energy of Mercury turns inward asking us to re-evaluate our thinking. If you are introspective, it can be a time of productive learning (study, careful examination of ideas), but moving forward needs to wait until you have assimilated the information. The thinking process slows down and there is an overall sense of needing to wait. Just as a planet revisits certain degrees of the zodiac during retrograde periods, you also need to revisit things from the past, clean up unfinished business and generally sew together the rough fragments of your life so that you can move forward more efficiently when Mercury goes Direct. So get rid of excess baggage, throw out unwanted items, give stuff you don’t want to charity.
12:07am – Moon (Capricorn) square Venus (Aires)
Normally not difficult, this could bring up insecurities.
Void of Course begins.
1:47am – Moon enters Aquarius
Normally good for spending time with friends and getting more active on the social scene, but with 2 difficult Moon squares, it could be more of a time of social crisis. Watch out for strong opinions.
4:19pm – Moon (Aquarius) sextile Mars (Sagittarius)
Good for expressing creativity, public speaking, political endeavors, playing sports, religious ceremonies, or just meeting people different from yourself.
5:36pm – Venus enters Taurus
In Taurus until May 25th. Venus in Taurus loves sensual comforts. The persistent nature of Venus means that love is sure to blossom for those who get up and got for it. Now is a good time to develop a closer relationship with the earth and animals, the flowers and the trees.
8:29pm – Moon (Aquarius) square Sun (Taurus)
Last quarter Moon begins means a time of culmination of emotional energies, the point where we see our successes and failures, hence a bit of crisis. This aspect is similar to the Moon square Mars aspect coming up on Sunday. A crisis occurs during the last square because it is the basic monthly test of validity for everyone. Are you in balance emotionally? Do your emotions help you or sabotage you? When the Sun and Moon are in balance then you are in balance. This aspect shows where we are out of balance, hence the crisis to correct ourselves.
5:46am – Moon (Aquarius) sextile Saturn (Sagittarius)
Emotions in harmony with obligations. Do a favor for a friend.
4:55pm – Moon (Aquarius) sextile Uranus (Aires)
Very energetic sextile. People can get ecstatic with new ideas and intuitive insights. Seek the company of friends, make new friends.
7:56pm – Moon (Aquarius) square Mercury (Taurus)
Could be a rather argumentative square. Moon will have it’s own, independent ideas and Mercury is a bit stubborn. Plans may need adjustment or may not work out at all.
Void of Course begins continues until next morning.
Two Taurus to Pisces sextiles while the Moon is in Pisces. What a wonderful relaxing combination. What a great set of aspects for relaxing, attending to spiritual ritual, feeling the earth and sharing sensual pleasures with everyone.
5:01am – Sun (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces)
The energies turn sensual, steadfast and compassionate. Lazy and forgiving, patient and tolerant of other people’s needs, there’s no sense is having a fight when we can all enjoy in the warmth of the collective experience.
A good day to find your connection to spirit, doing shamanic journeys or whatever you do to feel (Taurus) that sense of connectedness to everything (Pisces).
Working with healing stones and crystals is enhanced, making for a more meaningful experience.
7:33am – Moon enters Pisces
Emotions go out to sea for a couple of days. Staying light keeps you afloat, stagnant energies sink like a rock. Be careful of absorbing other people’s feelings and emotions.
11:16am – Moon (Pisces) sextile Venus (Taurus)
A wonderful compliment to the Sun aspect.
8:35pm – Moon (Pisces) square Mars (Sagittarius)
The first square in the Moon – Mars cycle. Crisis to incorporate desires and emotions. With Mars retrograde this will be harder than usual. Demanding others to fulfill your personal needs could cause tension and backfire. Potential for arguments. This will be a test for those who think they can get their way simply by asking. Best to use the energy as hospitality towards others. Giving others the space to have emotional fulfillment can be more rewarding than getting what you want.
The Weekly Astrology Notes seems to have run out of steam and I sense the need to switch to a slightly different format. I will continue to do these reports, but much of the material will just be written on my weblog. In this way, I can focus more on the major aspects and political trends in the videos. Next week I will do a monthly video for the entire month of May.
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