“Emmie’s Light” watercolor by Emilie Betts
As many of us are doing, I focus my thoughts, prayers and intentions for the easing of the suffering that too many are experiencing due to the recent mega Earth shifts. The only upside of these tragedies is that the best part of humanity shines forth, mobilizing to help those in genuine need. Compassion arises naturally and gracefully in this unfathomable upheaval and heavy toll of loss.
This coming week, we are clearly ascending to higher ground or descending, being dragged further into our underground that demands exploration. Remember that depression simply means walk down those stairs to face what’s in your basement, your deeper self, and I guarantee, it is there, in your depths, that your greatest Light shines forth.
This is the message of what this posted painting of Emilie Betts has always meant to me.
Please note: I use the true sidereal astronomical alignments in my predictions. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: https://www.earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Mon April 27
Mercury enters sidereal Taurus: Now your thinking/reasoning can become more interested in the logistics of life. How will you actually create the desired changes you have been a’dreaming this winter? For some, this can initially feel a tad depressive, feeling hopeless with no end in sight. But hopefully, this week, you can transition to a more productive practical way of thinking, admitting it is time to get REAL about something you may have been avoiding. Push your way through resistance, inertia, laziness, with the determination of Taurus the Bull, to achieve real lasting results.
Tue April 28
Sun in Aries trine Moon in Leo: Your inner desires and outer goals align in fiery creative signs, which brings both inspiration and motivation to move forward.
Mars in Aries sextile Chiron in Aquarius: At the macro level, this is clearly an aspect that mirrors the global outpouring of support (Mars) assisting those wounded (Chiron) in these epic environmental events unfolding. This aspect might manifest as a desire to help a friend in need.
Venus in Taurus square Chiron in Aquarius: Venus in Taurus ponders where do I want to direct my physical resources, especially money? Chiron in Aquarius speaks to the way we are all influenced, whether we know it or not, by the larger challenges of our friends, community members, all of humanity. A decision needs to be made today about what you choose to support that also supports you. Reciprocity is central to creating healthy relationships.
Leo Moon opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect can pit the needs of the individual (Leo) against or in contrast to the needs of a friend or groupings you are part of (Aquarius). This aspect can affect all your relations from the most personal to the most universal. No need to abandon yourself or your friend, find a way to bridge all that is being asked of you.
Wed April 29
Sun sextile Neptune: A lovely stimulating sextile forms between our brilliant life-giving Sun and spiritually awakened, creatively inspired Neptune. Today is a wonderful day to spend time engaged with your own Muse, spiritual Guides, co-creative partners. Good things are sure to come with a sunny aspect like this.
Leo Moon opposite Chiron in Aquarius: The Moon, ruler of our emotions, is in playful, creative Leo and is in a counter-balancing, perspective-giving opposition to Chiron. If you are part of design team, use that tension of differing points of view to come to even greater inspiration. Honor your own genius, and also, the genius of others.
Thu April 30
Sun in Aries square Juno in Cancer: With this aspect, a tense square, it’s possible you will have to confront or negotiate with someone you consider to be a close family member or colleague. The Sun in Aries seeks individual freedom, while Juno in Cancer has the concerns of the tribal unit in mind. Surely this will manifest in some making that final decision to stay in a marriage/relationship or be willing to shift.
Fri May 1
Moon in Virgo trigger: Today’s health-seeking, service-oriented Virgo Moon aligns with the North Node which asserts it is time to step into your future self and all she/he desires. The Moon will also square transformational Pluto and oppose risk-taking Uranus. This might support your deep desire to cleanse and release yourself from prior unhealthy obligations to another or to your old self who truly seeks to begin anew.
Sat May 2
Venus enters Gemini: Venus, who is the infinitely curious Aphrodite, enters infinitely curious Gemini. This aspect sparks exploration and openness in the coming weeks in regards to all aspects of love, art, financial options. Give yourself permission to be more flirtatious, friendly, gregarious even if it is not your usual nature.
Mars departs Aries: You may have had to be confrontational in the previous weeks as direct Mars made a transit through courageous Aries. This aspect only comes around once every two years so use this one last day to make or take stands that you have felt shy about. Advance your agenda, make your case, be bold.
Sun May 3
Full Moon: Tonight you can feel (even if you can’t see it physically) the sidereal Libra Moon opposite the Aries Sun. This aspect can bring further Light to all your relationships and create more polarization and standoffs, or, pressure you to make some kind of peace. I will write more about this powerful event on Monday of next week’s Star Signposts.
Sun in Aries square Jupiter in Cancer: This energy is similar to Wednesday’s post so I will state it again. With this aspect, a tense square, it’s possible you will have to confront or negotiate with someone you consider to be a close family member or colleague. The Sun in Aries seeks individual freedom, while Jupiter in Cancer has the concerns of the tribal unit in mind. Surely this will manifest in some making a decision to release an outworn role played in the dying family dynamics. The hope is to create a healthier future for all individuals and the larger family constellation.
Mercury in Taurus opposite Saturn in Scorpio: I tend to steer away from old style astrological interpretations as they can be so black and white. For example, Jupiter and Venus are considered ‘benefics’ and Mars and Saturn are considered ‘malefics’. Meaning good and bad. I will grant this, Saturn carries a heaviness, seriousness, and when it opposes mental Mercury, there can be a tendency toward depression. The signs of Taurus and Scorpio are linked to money, resources, intimacy. So you get the picture. It’s like an overcast day that may lend itself to more interior reflection.
I reiterate. Depression simply means walk down those stairs to face what’s in your basement, your deeper self, and I guarantee, it is there, in your depths, that your greatest Light shines forth.
Thank you my dearest wise friend and elder, painter, writer, visionary leader, Emmie Betts, for gifting me this exquisite watercolor so many years ago.