“Say Yes” from broadside by Natalie Goldberg
These next two weeks especially belong to Jupiter. We will experience our giant orb of optimism and forward momentum turning direct on April 8 from the retrograde period that started December 8, 2014. Surely this marks and makes for some kind of turning point in your life. Perhaps a swivel, which may involve an 180 degree turn or a 90 degree departure from previous goals, turning of your head and heart toward new horizons. The swivel is occurring between your expanded future self, some might call this your Higher Self, and your more earthly personality based self. Sometimes those aspects of your self are in alignment, sometimes they are disconnected and need to be reconnected. Sometimes, it’s simply time to walk away from an old identity. Big medicine for all in the coming two weeks.
Below is a link to the musical soundtrack I often write to. And I always play this cd when working with my writing students. It is especially relevant in regards to this SolLunar cycle of two Eclipses occurring in sidereal Pisces, the sign of compassion and unconditional love. Please find some time to listen to this truly celestial, soulful, moving music. Thank you David, and Mickey Houilhan for your musical mastery: http://www.last.fm/music/David+Darling/Prayer+For+Compassion
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:
Mon March 30
Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Cancer: Most of the action today occurs in the wee hours of Monday morning. You may have stayed up late clearing out old closets, reorganizing cupboards, writing in your journal as the homebody moody Cancer Moon aligns with the amplifying force field of retrograde Jupiter. This necessary shedding will ensure the coming Lunar Eclipse on April 4 can support you in all the newness coming into your life.
Sun/ South Lunar Node conjunction in Pisces: This aspect too becomes exact today. So perchance this momentous completion aspect of our Sun meeting up with the South Lunar Node of releasing our past will manifest as a potent dream of letting go of something that has been needing to die for a very long time. You may even wake up crying or very emotional, as this aspect is taking place in Pisces, the sign of grieving and giving your grievances over to your version of a Higher Power. No need to analyze either. Just allow a softening of forgiveness to embrace your heart. You don’t have to know or even understand. Cultivate some time for stillness today.
Tue March 31
Fire grand trine with Moon/Mars/Pallas Athene: Today’s energies are so very different from yesterday’s watery deluge. It’s all about Fire today, the astrological element of inspiration, leadership and initiating your next step. Your emotional body, the Moon, is in creative playful Leo. Your physical energy, Mars, is in independent courageous Aries. Your creativity and wisdom self, Pallas Athene, is in futuristic raw-ly honest Sagittarius. As these three form a supportive, opportunity opening trine, all good things can flow toward you as you awaken to your own genius and inspiration. A cloudless sunny day awaits you, if you are open to receiving the gifts.
Wed April 1
Venus in Aries sextile Chiron in Aquarius: This aspect might manifest as planning an adventure with a friend, and spawns a desire to create more exploration in your love/artistic life.
Leo Moon opposite Neptune, then Chiron: The morning hours of today are particularly creative as the artistic, playful Leo Moon opposes Neptune, planetary ruler of our vast imaginative Self. If possible take the morning doing something that truly inspires you. Later the Leo Moon will oppose Chiron, leading to healing conversations with a friend. This aspect is also about accepting your idiosyncrasies. Find appreciation for what you feel may have been your core wounding and discover how that actually supported you in becoming the incredible unique Being you have become. Celebrate your diversity.
Thu April 2
Water grand trine with Saturn/Juno/Mercury: Today’s grand trine of infinite talent occurs in sidereal Water signs, which enhances our intuitive side and also encourages the free flow of emotion, even amongst those with a more serious or reserved nature. This trine involves Juno ~ asteroid of marriage/soul colleagues/key partners ~ and Saturn ~ making commitments/creating new forms ~ and Mercury ~ ideas/communication skills. There is a natural desire for cooperation today. Set time aside for a supportive counseling session, redoing a shared budget, making future plans.
Sun/Jupiter trine: This simply wonderful energy occurs once a year. Our illuminating Sun in imaginative, unconditional loving Pisces is making a waning trine to Jupiter in Cancer. For some this might be about closing a family estate, or departing a longtime family home, with all agreeing to what must be done for the good of all. For others, it’s simply a day to enjoy, thoroughly enjoy, the company of those you consider to be your family.
Fri April 3
Happy Birthday to me :~)
Moon in Virgo opposite Mercury in Pisces: There’s a bit of a paradox in the sky today. The Moon, ruler of our feelings, is in analytical mental Virgo, and Mercury, the ruler of our minds, is in intuitive emotional Pisces. We are better able to analyze our emotions while also letting go of incessant unhealthy worry patterns. A great day for writers to dive into the vastness and depth of well from which they draw inspiration.
Moon/North Lunar Node conjunction: Before tomorrow’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, we will experience this aspect tonight. The Moon, which often speaks to both our emotional and physical needs, aligns with the North Node, a place that is calling you, beckoning you to a brighter future. They align in sidereal Virgo, the sign of health, healing, and being of service to others. Allow the wise body of your instinct and intuition to lead the way.
Sat April 4
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: Lunar Eclipses provide a chance for emotional resynchronization. They tend to be more emotionally experienced, highlighting how our inner landscape of feeling is clearly playing out in the circumstances of our outer lives, especially in regards to relationships and health. With the Sun in Pisces aligned with the South Lunar Node, you might be feeling the urge to free yourself of some unwanted influences of the past, including just having a good cry as this alignment cleanses old buried grief. And the Full-orb-of-Moon in Virgo is aligning with the North Lunar Node of your future Self, making this a good time to look ahead and commit to the path going forward. Remember the theme of sacred water and purifying the lymphatic system. Under this extraordinary Full Moon , seek out a hot spring soak tonight!
Virgo Moon square Pluto opposite Uranus: This is another reason this particular Full Moon is catalytic and exceptional beyond a usual Full Moon. Remember how we finished the final Uranus/Pluto square on March 16? (You can reread my previous Star Signposts if you need to refresh your memory.) The fact that the Moon is trigger this aspect yet again, it can activate our cellular memory for more clearing and cleansing
Sun April 5
Mercury/South Node conjunction in Pisces: As we are absorbing and hopefully celebrating in the cascading awareness of yesterday’s Full Moon Eclipse, today Mercury will align with the South Node of what we are ready to leave behind. I know I talk endlessly about release of the past and embrace of our future self, but that’s because every single moment of every single days old cells are dying and new cells are being born, right? It is the very nature of life to keep growing, and thereby, in order to stay healthy, to experience these tiny daily cellular deaths. Nothing morbid about it. Today, old ideas are being released in favor of a healthier mind set, which leads to greater mental health.
Moon in Libra opposite Mars in Aries: This aspect might occur in the natal astrological charts of gifted lawyers, mediators, counselors. The Moon in Libra seeks peace, always, and balance. Mars in Aries does not run from a fight or confrontation. These two tendencies of character are at odds today and are seeking some kind of agreement. There may be some level of this dynamic playing out in your personal sphere today.
Mon April 6
Sun/Uranus conjunction in Pisces: Whenever the giant portal of awakening and opening that is our Sun makes an annual alignment with Uranus, planet of eccentric uniqueness, shocking events, accidents, we can expect an out of the ordinary day. Expect the unexpected, always the advice in regards to this planetary portal.
Mercury trine Jupiter: This aspect supports beneficial communications and positive news and information coming your way. It’s like the answer to you question lands easily at your door, a helpful bit of information arriving via email, a letter, a magazine. The Universe is trying to deliver a message to you. May you receive the gift.
Mars in Aries inconjunct Saturn in Scorpio: The signs of Aries and Scorpio are often associated with warriorship and warfare. Both Mars and Saturn are also linked to serious minded dedication to a cause. So this aspect is both ferocious and determined to succeed in some goal and may involve you needing to fight for a cause or to be more pushy than you are accustomed to being. Don’t back down. Push ahead.
Tue April 7
Mars in Aries square Juno in Cancer: Major negotiations continue in your personal life and at the global level. The potential for breakthroughs or stalemates in long-standing conflicts arises today.
Mercury in Pisces square Pluto in Sagittarius: Whenever Mercury comes into a serious relationship to Pluto, like it does today, our minds are willing to investigate a question at a deeper level, but can also become more paranoid or fearful in the process. Avoid that tendency and just allow yourself to contemplate life’s challenges with a whole new level of insight.
Wed April 8
Jupiter goes direct: Our planetary ruler of optimism, expansion, keeping the faith returns to direct motion in relationship to Earth from it’s retrograde of December 8, 2014. This aspect manifests as huge turning points in our personal and collective lives, if for no other reason than we feel a certainty of what must be done now to move forward. Jupiter has been transiting sidereal Cancer, which happens once every twelve years. I have observed this cycle correlates with the passing of many of our elders and also with accelerated aging for some, even our pets. Cancer rules our home situations and family dynamics, so you may have been undergoing a deep re-evaluation of what constitutes home, and even your family situations since last December. Important shifts in those arenas may continue through mid July 2015 when Jupiter enters sidereal Leo.
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: Intensity and drama can reign under this monthly alignment, but also a desire to be really serious about accomplishing some long sought after goal. It’s like D-Day. And you might at last feel truly ready to commit or commit to a new level.
Mercury/Uranus conjunction in Pisces: This aspect sparks sudden insights and awakenings, via a momentary daydream, a flash of true knowing of what is really going on in regards to your life. This aspect is linked to true genius, and the alignment in Pisces points to the power of choosing unconditional love as your new MO. Choose love and all will quickly improve in your life and relations.
Thu April 9
Sun/Mercury conjunction in Pisces: The portal of genius continues as Sun ~ illumination ~ aligns exactly with Mercury ~ the mental plane of awareness. This year they are aligning in poetic, musical, compassionate Pisces. Seek out a good poem do soothe your soul, discover a new songline, a more forgiving mind-set.
Fri April 10
Moon/Pallas Athene conjunction in Sagittarius: This is a wisdom portal openng from your Higher Self, your Future Self, inserting itself into your daily earthly life to help you come up with a more productive strategy about how will get from here to there, the place you long to be.
Sat April 11
Last Quarter Moon: Today marks the rounding of the bend from this extremely dynamic, stressful double Eclipse SolLunar cycle, that also brought helpful shifts and new trajectories into your life. It’s a day to pause, to take note of all that’s transpired in the past three weeks, and begin the process of closing out this cycle, a week from now, anticipating what the next creative stint might hold. Life is relentless in it’s appetite to keep us growing steadily, while also fully enjoying the present moment. Today is a day to savor and inhabit that paradox.
Sun April 12
Mars in Aries sextile Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect can launch fresh activist connections and projects amongst like-hearted colleagues. Cherish your Aries independence while also co-creating with your beloveds and fellow revolutionary travelers. There’s much to do in the world. Let’s team up.
Mercury enter Aries: Now our mental energies leave the contemplative waters of Pisces and enter the brainstorming fiery energies of Aries. This coming few weeks might see you jumping from one idea to the next, exploring a whole range of new options. Just be open to new inspiration and realize it’s not yet time to set anything in stone. This transit is great for adventure travel.
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Capricorn: For many of you with children, this marks the end of Spring Break. Interestingly, this aspect speaks to a feeling of heavy responsibility, or having to return to ‘regular life’, vacation over. It’s good for unpacking and getting organized for the coming week.