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Astrology Transits July 2022 – Family and Caring

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” — Richard Bach

This month the focus is on the sign of Cancer until July 22nd when the Sun moves into the sign of Leo. The sign of Cancer is about nurturing and love, including self-love. Our family is the focus when the Sun is in Cancer, but as noted above, our family is not limited to our family of birth, but includes friends and soul connections of all kinds.

 

So, as we go through the month and encounter testy, challenging connections like Mars square Pluto that is strong around July 1, let’s all remember our connections to family, friends, animals and anyone or anything else we really care about. Such connections (Gemini) are the balm that helps us make the best of whatever life throws at us.

 

On another note, I found this little gem from my favorite financial astrologer, Raymond Merriman: “Neptune turned retrograde and the Sun squared Jupiter both on June 28, which can indicate reversals in crude oil prices.” Of course, as he pointed out, Jupiter and Neptune together can bring irrational euphoria. As I see it, an extra dose of optimism (Jupiter) is just what the doctor ordered in these erratic (Uranus) times. Enjoy the month of July.

 

July 1:  Mars Square Pluto at 27-28 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. Mars square Pluto gives you a lot of personal energy and push for achievement that can bring positive results. The deep downside of this aspect is the out-of-control assertion of power, buried rage coming out into the open and a ruthless and competitive mindset. Mars square Pluto is very much connected to sexual matters. It is no wonder that the stunning Supreme Court decision regarding Roe vs. Wade came down as Mars was applying to Pluto. We should all be careful not to exhibit an impulsive, hateful reaction, but instead to use the literally “superhuman” power denoted by Mars square Pluto to work towards a more humane and just outcome.

 

July 2:  Mercury Trine Saturn at 24-25 Degrees Gemini/Aquarius; Mercury Square Neptune at 24-25 Degrees Gemini/Pisces. This is such an interesting mix of energies. Mercury trine Saturn brings concentration and rational, logical thinking. Mercury square Neptune brings over-stimulated imagination, and intuitive thinking that can lead to confusion, delusion and deceit.  Let your imagination flow, but emphasize the use of rational, clear thinking to make any decisions.

 

July 5:  Mercury Enters Cancer and Mars Enters Taurus. Mercury Sextiles Mars at 0 Degrees Cancer/Taurus.  Mars in Taurus brings strong personal desires, especially around security issues. Mercury in Cancer is an excellent time to communicate with family and those you consider to be family. The sextile helps such communication to flow easily.

 

July 10:  Sun Sextile Uranus at 18 Degrees Cancer/Taurus. This is an exciting transit firing up your need for change and fresh horizons. Sun sextile Uranus will help you find innovative ways to establish new habits and to make the needed changes. Your need for freedom is tweaked under this transit.

 

July 13: Full Moon at 21 Degrees Capricorn Opposing Sun at 21 Degrees Cancer.  The Full Moon at the Capricorn/Cancer axis points to a conflict between career and home matters or, simply, a pulling between practicality and nurturing. This Capricorn Full Moon illuminates your business and professional life and gifts you with an abundance of reality-based ambition. Use the Capricorn Full Moon to finish up old projects and to implement new, lucrative career opportunities.

 

July 13:  Mercury Sextile Uranus at 18 Degrees Cancer/Taurus. Your mind may be abuzz with all kinds of unusual, inventive and, even radical, ideas. You are ready to express yourself in new and, possibly, shocking ways. Mercury sextile Uranus is an excellent aspect under which to find new, unexpected solutions to old “unsolvable” problems. Put on your thinking cap and let the unconventional ideas flow.

 

July 14-15:  Venus Square Neptune at 25 Degrees Gemini/Pisces and Venus Quincunx Pluto at 27 Degrees Gemini/Pisces. Under Venus square Neptune you may have unrealistic expectations, especially as regards a romantic or financial connection. Daydreams and rose-colored glasses flourish under this aspect. Venus quincunx Pluto stresses the need for adjustment in your perception of reality.

 

July 16:  Sun Conjunct Mercury at 23 Degrees Cancer and Sun and Mercury Quincunx Saturn at 23 Degrees Cancer/Aquarius. The Sun conjunct Mercury brings excellent vibes around clear, assertive communication. It is especially good for speaking or writing. Mercury quincunx Saturn can be a little challenging, as it requires that an adjustment to be made. While Sun conjunct Mercury brings clear thinking, Sun and Mercury quincunx Saturn requires that you concentrate, and limit the tendency to overthink and overload your mind.

 

Then on July 17, the Sun and Mercury are trine Neptune. Sun trine Neptune nudges you to follow your intuition and to record your dreams and ideas. Mercury trine Neptune is similar to Sun trine Neptune, but it adds accuracy to your intuitive thinking and you are more aware of subtleties.

 

July 18-19:  Mercury and Sun Opposing Pluto at 27 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn. You may feel an overload of mental intensity and a touch of paranoia when Mercury is opposing Pluto. The Sun opposing Pluto can subject you to a passive-aggressive argument. You are more vulnerable to persuasive speech under these planetary connections, so be aware of salespeople and overly-zealous friends and family trying to change your mind.

 

July 19: Mercury Enters Leo. Mercury likes being in Leo, since air (Mercury) planets thrive in fire signs (Leo). Learning new things, socializing, and just having fun are called for when Mercury transits Leo. It is a great time to take a leadership role at work or in groups.

 

July 22: Sun Enters Leo.

 

July 23:  Mercury Trine Jupiter at 8 Degrees Leo/Aries. Take advantage of Mercury trine Jupiter in the fiery signs of Leo and Aries by making plans for the future and by working out more efficient organizational systems. Jupiter adds a generally expansive and optimistic energy to your ideas, so entertain all possibilities.

 

July 25: Venus Square Jupiter at 8 Degrees Cancer/Aries. Venus square Jupiter is a wonderful transit so long as you use some discipline and avoid acting on impulse. Venus square Jupiter is superb for enjoying your self in the company of others. Personal relationships and money matters are also favored under Venus square Jupiter.

 

The next day Mercury squares Mars at 14 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Mercury square Mars is a difficult transit. You may feel touchy and irritable and may be a little more accident prone, especially injuries to your arms and legs due to not paying attention. As everyone around you is also experiencing Mercury square Mars, be careful not to provoke unwanted attention.

 

July 28: New Moon at 5 Degrees Leo. Unlike last month’s New Moon in Cancer, this Leo New Moon is energizing and much less emotional. Use this Leo New moon to activate your goals, to release and nurture your inner child, and to give to yourself and others in a warm, generous, Leo way. Creative endeavors, fun activities, and activities with children are all favored. The icing on the cake is the New Moon trine Jupiter. Jupiter expands everything it touches and lends a sense of optimism, expansion and joy to this Leo New Moon. What you set in motion now will gain additional umph when Mars joins Uranus and the North Node at 18 degrees Taurus on August 1.

 

 

July 31: Sun Trine Jupiter at 8 Degrees Leo/Aries. Good feelings, peace and harmony are in the air under Sun trine Jupiter. Use this helpful trine to manifest your desires: Envision what you want and feel yourself already receiving it. Do this with emotion for at least 30 days to train your subconscious to manifest what you have envisioned under Sun trine Jupiter.

 

Moon Movement During July 2022: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

 

July 1:     Moon in Cancer

July 3:     Moon enters Virgo

July 5:     Moon enters Libra

July 8:     Moon enters Scorpio

July 10:   Moon enters Sagittarius

July 12:   Moon enters Capricorn

July 13:   Full Moon at 21 degrees Capricorn

July 14     Moon enters Aquarius

July 16:   Moon enters Pisces

July 18:   Moon enters Aries

July 20:   Moon enters Taurus

July 23:   Moon enters Gemini

July 25:   Moon enters Cancer

July 28:   Moon enters Leo

July 28:   New Moon at 5 degrees Leo at 1:54 pm

July 30:   Moon enters Virgo

 

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I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of the transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $150 and half-hour readings are $75. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

I will be giving mini astrology readings this summer at:

 

  • Aspen Saturday Market from June 11th through October 8th from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. each Saturday.
  • Basalt Sunday Market from June 19 through September 25, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. each Sunday
  • Carbondale Mountain Fair on Friday through Sunday, July 22 – July 24

 

Stop in and say “hi” if you are in the area.

 

 

 

Astrology Transits June 2022 – Connection

 

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.  — Yehuda Berg


Those of you who are long-time subscribers to my newsletter have seen this picture before. I have recycled it here because I love it, and because  it reflects the communicative, connective energy of Gemini that is in focus from May 20 to June 21. Of course, Mercury retrograde provides an added push (recycle, relearn, redo, etc.).

The month is relatively quiet with the emphasis on the signs of Gemini and, later, Cancer. Of course, Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto are always hovering in the background asking for the chance to say their piece.

In fact, Mars in its home sign of Aries from May 24th until July 5th will stir up all manner of things. Positively, Mars in Aries brings a burst of energy, action and forward-moving motion. Negatively, it can provoke feelings of aggression, anger and impulsivity. Those of you with planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn will feel this Martian energy the most. Watch your anger level and do not provoke anger from others during transiting Mars in Aries.

 

June 2:  Mars Sesquiquadrate South Node at 6 Degrees Aries/21 Degrees Scorpio; and Sun Sesquiquadrate Pluto at 12 Degrees Gemini/28 Degrees Capricorn. Sesquiquadrate aspects are challenging because the planets involved have nothing in common. It’s like attending a high-society party in your gardening clothes. Mars sesquiquadrate the South Node has the effect of forcing you to take time to reassess your goals. Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto amps up energy. You may be forced to look at whether the life you are living is the life you want to be living.


June 4:  Mercury Turns Direct at 26 Degrees Taurus.
Mercury has now retrograded back into the late degrees of Taurus, where it will begin to move forward. Mercury will re-enter Gemini on June 14.


June 6:  Sun Sextile Chiron at 15 Degrees Gemini/Aries.  
The Sun sextile Chiron can bring a spiritual awakening and a renewed sense of purpose. Pay special attention to this transit if you have planets near 15 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) or 15 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). The zodiac house where the transit shows up will be important to you. Its a cosmic gift to help you let go of old hurts in that area of your life.


June 10:  Mercury Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Taurus/Capricorn.
 Mercury trine Pluto can bring penetrating (Pluto) conversations (Mercury), powerful (Pluto) insights (Mercury) and a feeling of exposure. You may be more open to bringing psychological issues out for review.


June 11: Venus Conjunct Uranus at 16 Degrees Taurus. 
Venus conjunct Uranus brings a certain unpredictable energy, so go with the flow. Doing so can open up a new and exciting path around money, love or creativity. A creative person could cross your path or a creative project could appear from out of the blue; especially if you have planets near 16 degrees Taurus.


June 13:  Mercury Enters Gemini.
Mercury loves being in its home sign of Gemini. Mercury in Gemini brings lots of stimulating conversations and new understandings. Ideas are front and center. Enjoy anything that stimulates your mind, such as books, letters, magazines, social networking, etc. This is an excellent time to brainstorm with others about a new idea or project that you are contemplating.


June 14-15:  Full Moon at 23 Degrees Sagittarius/Gemini.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius wants you to expand your horizons and to learn new and exciting things. Of course, the Moon is also opposing the Sun in Gemini. This makes the quest for knowledge, new horizons and exploration even more compelling. Get out those maps and plan your summertime travel and/or study itinerary!

The Sun and Moon are T-square Neptune at this Sagittarius Full Moon. You may be drawn to studying religion, philosophy and belief systems in general. Also, with Mars conjunct Chiron at 15 degrees Aries, your studies may reveal a healing path or a resolution to old anger issues.

In addition, Venus conjunct North Node and Venus opposition South Node bring a sense of destiny (Nodes) to your life; especially those of you with 15 to 25 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius). Uranus conjunct Venus adds to the sense of destiny and surprise (Uranus).

 


June 18:  Venus Square Saturn at 25 Degrees Taurus/Aquarius.
Venus square Saturn may call for a re-evaluation of your relationships and your money matters. Venus is at home in Taurus and, thus, is extra strong here. Saturn calls for a clear-eyed view of reality. Venus square Saturn can help you assess all relationship and money matters. Ask yourself: Is there someone in your life that is bringing you down? If so, how can you remedy that situation or do you need to let them go? Ask yourself: could I improve the way I am managing my money?


June 19:  Sun Inconjunct Pluto at 28 Degrees Gemini/Capricorn.
The inconjunct aspect requires an adjustment in the energies shown by the signs involved. In this case, the Sun in Gemini is a rather free-flowing energy, while Pluto in Capricorn wants control and responsibility. Ask yourself: where have I exerted too much control (Pluto) or how have I let things slide when I should have been more in control?


June 19-20: Venus Sextile Neptune and Mercury Sextile Jupiter.
 Lovely vibes prevail under Venus sextile Neptune and Mercury sextile Jupiter. Venus sextile Neptune brings a sense of ease, romance and  flow; while Mercury sextile Jupiter brings a sense of optimism and expansion. Enjoy!


June 21:  Sun Enters Cancer. 


June 25: Mercury Enters Gemini. 
Mercury in Gemini brings lots of short trips and long talks. In fact, it fosters all kinds of communication. On June 27 when Mercury is sextile both Saturn and Chiron, a conversation or insight can bring feelings of alienation, but also healing.


June 28:  New Moon at 7 Degrees Cancer
. Sun Square Jupiter at 7 Degrees Cancer/Aries. Venus Sextile Jupiter at 7 Degrees Gemini/Aries. This is certainly a dynamic Cancer New Moon. The cardinal signs of Cancer and Aries are activated and promise lots of action. Sun square Jupiter can bring a challenge between your emotional life (Cancer) and your active public facing self (Aries). Above all, this New Moon in Cancer nudges you to let go of old emotional wounds, stress and unrealistic expectations. I would guess that every single one of us has a toxic emotional build up brought about by the events of the last several years. Let this Cancer New Moon help you find an escape valve. Cry, punch a pillow, hike by the water, or do cleansing, forgiveness rituals to help you detox your emotions.

 

Moon Movement During June 2022: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

June 1:   Moon enters Cancer

June 3:   Moon enters Leo

June 6:    Moon enters Virgo

June 8:    Moon enters Libra

June 10:  Moon enters Scorpio

June 12:  Moon enters Sagittarius

June 14:  Full Moon at 23 degrees Sagittarius

June 14    Moon enters Capricorn at 6:13 pm EDT

June 16:  Moon enters Aquarius

June 18:  Moon enters Pisces

June 20:  Moon enters Aries

June 23:  Moon enters Taurus

June 25:  Moon enters Gemini

June 28:  Moon enters Cancer

June 28:  New Moon at 7 degrees Cancer at 10:52 pm

June 30:  Moon enters Leo

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I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of the transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $150 and half-hour readings are $75. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

I will be giving mini astrology readings this summer at:

  • Aspen Saturday Market from June 11th through October 8th from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. each Saturday.
  • Basalt Sunday Market from June 19 through September 25, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. each Sunday
  • Carbondale Mountain Fair on Friday through Sunday, July 22 – July 24

Stop in and say “hi” if you are in the area.

Astrology Transits May 2022 – Soothing Balm of Nature

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. ― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

On Earth Day, April 22, 2022, our attention turned to the planetary movement into Taurus, with the Sun, Mercury and Uranus all sojourning through Taurus. The Taurus energy is about peace, security, the earth, the environment, our values and beauty generally. In my astrology classes, I tell my astrology students that the Taurus energy can be viewed as Ferdinand, the bull, happily lying in a field of flowers. Ferdinand (Taurus) appreciates serene surroundings and doesn’t feel the need to shake things up.

Contrast this bucolic Taurus energy with the strong Aries and Mars energy that also prevails throughout the month of May. My take on this contrasting energy is that we must stay grounded (Taurus and Earth energy) amid aggressive, angry, pushy energy (Mars and Aries). Our task is to use the Mars/Aries energy in its positive, active form. That is, use it to get things done and to start new projects and initiatives.

Enjoy this month of contrasts and remember: When things get hectic, its time to draw back from the fray to commune with the healing power of nature.

May 1-4:  Venus and Jupiter Sextile Pluto at 28 Degrees Pisces/Capricorn. Venus sextile Pluto brings an opportunity to express yourself truthfully about your needs. Though interactions are somewhat intense under Venus sextile Pluto, it is an opportune time to let others know how you feel. Venus, the planet of love, will help you express concerns in a loving way. Be careful not to push or to come on too strong.

Jupiter sextile Pluto gives you renewed vigor, optimism and positive actions. Its time to move those immovable mountains!

May 4-5: Sun Conjunct Uranus and Mars Sextile Uranus at 14 Degrees Pisces/Taurus.  The Sun conjunct Uranus brings a sense th­at you must make changes Now. Starting and nurturing new habits are favored. Mars sextile Uranus helps you break through obstacles. Innovative ideas are hovering around you, waiting for you to pluck them to solve problems and to move forward.

May 7:  Sun Sextile Mars at 17 Degrees Taurus/Pisces. The Sun sextile Mars is a competitive aspect. Use this dynamic aspect to solve problems, not to cause strife and anger.

May 10: Jupiter Enters Aries. Jupiter in Aries is superb for finding and celebrating your true talents. Ask yourself: “What talents have I been hiding from myself and the world?” Jupiter is an exuberant, positive, forward-looking archetype. Aries is an active, courageous, entrepreneurial sign. Together, they signal an excellent time to launch a new life style, project, business or creative endeavor.

May 10 Mercury Stationary Retrograde at 5 Degrees Gemini. Mercury retrograde in Gemini gives us a double dose of communication snafus and do-overs. Positively, use this time to go over old ideas and projects. Get rid of the unworkable ones and revise the plausible ones. Mercury moves backward into Taurus on May 22 and resumes direct motion on June 3.

May 15: Sun Square Saturn at 24 Degrees Taurus/Aquarius; Sun Sextile Neptune at 24 Degrees Taurus/Pisces; and Venus Conjunct Chiron at 14 Degrees Aries. The cosmic energy today is quite a mixed bag. Sun square Saturn brings a serious vibe, especially around old relationship wounds (Venus conjunct Chiron). Use your imagination and intuition to understand and heal those wounds (Sun sextile Neptune).

May 16: Full Moon at 25 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus and Total Lunar Eclipse at 0.13 AM EST.  This Scorpio Eclipse could be an emotional roller coaster due to the intensity of the Scorpio Moon and the security minded, fixity of the Taurus Sun. This Scorpio lunar eclipse is part of a T-square involving The Moon, Saturn, Sun and the North and South Nodes. Old issues around limitation, lack and “am I good enough?” may rear their ugly heads during this time. That’s okay. Lunar Eclipses are meant to “clear the decks” and to release old, unhelpful emotions, ideas, people, places and things. Ask yourself: What do I need to let go of today? Then bless that person or thing and let it go. Spending time by the water will help you work through the challenging, yet liberating energy of the Scorpio Full Moon.

 

May 18:  Mars Conjunct Neptune at 25 Degrees Pisces. Mars conjunct Neptune is like hitting the gas while falling asleep at the wheel. If you feel tired, take a break. It is not good to push yourself under this aspect.

May19: Retrograde Mercury Sextile Jupiter at 1 Degree Gemini/Aries. While Mercury is retrograde and sextile Jupiter, the time is right to go back over your thought processes about an important matter. Jupiter gives you optimism, while retrograde Mercury will help you untangle your thinking.

May 20:  Sun Enters Gemini. The Sun in Gemini boosts your ability to be communicative, versatile and talkative. This will be especially true on May 21st when the Sun is conjunct Mercury. Use this time for matters involving communications and writing.

May 24:  Mars Enters Aries.  When Mars enters its home sign of Aries, things really heat up. This will be especially true when Mars is joined by the Moon for a couple of days. The time is right for beginning new projects, tackling old “yucky” projects or engaging in active sports or activities. Be careful though, because your anger and aggression level could escalate.

May 25: Mercury Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Taurus/Capricorn. It’s a good time to discuss deep issues around values, sexuality and change when Mercury is trine Pluto. Just be aware that Mercury is retrograde so you need to make sure that you and the other person(s) are clear about what was actually said.

May 27: Venus Square Pluto at 28 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. Let’s hope you got touchy discussions out of the way two days ago. Now, when Venus is square Pluto, is one of the worst ever times for such discussions. Feelings are intense and retrograde Mercury doesn’t help. The emotional temperature gauge falls considerably when Venus enters Taurus on the 28th.

May 28: Venus Enters Taurus. When Venus transits Taurus, romance, security, sensual pleasures and money matters are the dominant themes. It would be wise to review all of your investments and debts while Venus is in Taurus. This is especially wise because Uranus will be in Taurus for the next several years. Uranus in Taurus can bring sudden upsets regarding money matters. Enjoy Venus in Taurus until June 22nd.

May 29: Mars Conjunct Jupiter at 3 Degrees Aries. Use this energetic combination to put yourself out there with confidence, energy and daring!

May 30: New Moon at 9 Degrees Gemini. The Gemini New Moon brings your attention to your communication and social skills and the manner in which you express yourself. It favors mental endeavors such as writing, teaching, learning, speaking and listening. Because Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is moving retrograde back into Taurus, it brings an additional meaning to this New Moon in Gemini. Retrograde Mercury in Taurus asks us to review our finances and values and to communicate those values to those close to us. Have you told those you love how much you value them? Do your physical possessions reflect your true values?

Moon Movement During May 2022: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

May 1:   Moon in Taurus

May 2:  Moon enters Gemini

May 4:   Moon enters Cancer

May 7:  Moon enters Leo

May 9: Moon enters Virgo

May 12: Moon enters Libra

May 14: Moon enters Scorpio

May 16: Full Moon Total Eclipse at 0:13 am at 25 Degrees Scorpio

May 18 Moon enters Capricorn

May 20: Moon enters Aquarius

May 22: Moon enters Pisces

May 24: Moon enters Aries

May 27: Moon enters Taurus

May 29: Moon enters Gemini

May 30: New Moon at 9 Degrees Gemini

I will be giving astrology readings this summer at:

  • Aspen Saturday Market from June 11th through October 8th from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. each Saturday.
  • Basalt Sunday Market from June 19 through September 25, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. each Sunday
  • Carbondale Mountain Fair on Friday through Sunday, July 22 – July 24

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of the transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One hour readings are $150 and half-hour readings are $75. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

Astrology Transits April 2022 – Hope Amid Shadows

Hope drowned in shadows emerges fiercely splendid – boldly angelic. ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

April is an active month in the cosmos. Jupiter conjoins Neptune in Pisces on April 12, followed by a Taurus new moon solar eclipse on April 30. Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces is an exceptional event that is so sorely needed in this time of uncertainty and fear. Jupiter is expansion, optimism and a sense of being able to look forward instead of backward. Neptune is about our spiritual connection, unconditional love and the sense that we are all one. Both planets are right at home in the sign of Pisces, which tends to amplify and strengthen the energy of both.

However, because both Neptune and Pisces project a somewhat nebulous, foggy image, they do allow our fears to sometimes run away with us. I urge everyone to use the positive vibrations and to let fear go. In this time of great transition on our planet, the more we can hold onto our own spiritual high self, the more we can help the planet and all of its inhabitants.

The new moon Taurus solar eclipse on April 30, presents an opportunity to let go of unhealthy and limiting beliefs around scarcity and our tendency to hold on too tightly to what we have. A fist tightly closed is not able to let more abundance in. The more we can let go and trust in the abundance and goodness of the universe, the more we can have. So let us “eclipse” those negative thoughts and let our true abundance in during this cosmically active month.

April 1:  New Moon at 11 Degrees Aries.  What a wonderful time to start new ventures and to promote business ideas or projects! We have all been feeling a little lethargic due to the Piscean emphasis. Now, with this New Moon in Aries we begin to feel that dynamic, action-oriented Aries energy. We are like our gardens that are just now waking up and all of the plants are ready to grow, grow, grow. In addition, this Aries New Moon is conjunct Mercury and Chiron. This would be a good time to implement an exercise program to improve your health (Chiron in Aries) and to spread the word about any project or idea that you are passionate about (Mercury in Aries).

April 10: Mercury Square Pluto at 28 Degrees Aries/Capricorn.  Mercury squares Pluto and then moves into Taurus late in the day. Be cautious when discussing “loaded” or delicate matters with others when Mercury is square Pluto. Mercury, the planet of communication, can become quite obsessive and controlling when connected to Pluto, the planet of power and control. One astrologer described it as “words with an atomic bomb effect.”

On April 11 Mercury enters Taurus and talk turns to our physical resources and whether we are living our values. This vibe will also show up in the political arena and in the news stories.

April 12:  Sun Sextile Saturn at 23 Degrees Aries/Aquarius. You can accomplish a lot when the Sun is sextile Saturn. Work matters are favored now, because the Sun brings energy and Saturn brings self-discipline and organization. This would be a good day to tackle those tasks you have been putting off, as success is favored.

April 12: Jupiter Conjunct Neptune at 24 Degrees Pisces. Jupiter conjunct Neptune is also sextile the North Node in Taurus and trine the South Node in Scorpio. Neptune and Jupiter co-rule Pisces and are very strong when transiting here. Both planets are spiritual. When in Pisces your dreams, empathy, compassion, intuition and creative abilities are enhanced. Spread your light and good vibes over the troubled world situations.

April 14: Mars Enters Pisces. Mars in Pisces is a rather strange transit. Mars, a combustible fire sign, feels disoriented, irritable and weak when transiting water sign Pisces. Fire plus water equals steam, which dissipates easily.  Since your energy level may be lower than usual, its best not to start new projects until Mars enters Aries on May 25. Mars in Aries is very energetic and forceful, so you can make up for lost time then, as far as accomplishments are concerned.

April 16: Full Moon at 26-27 Degrees Libra.  This Libra Full Moon is opposite the Sun in Aries. Inherent in the Libra/Aries axis is the push me/pull me energy of me and my wants and needs, versus you and your wants and needs. In addition, the Sun and Moon form a T-Square with powerful Pluto at 28 degrees Capricorn. By the next day, the Moon has moved into Scorpio adding an emotional element to the already fraught energy (see April 17 below). Try to avoid escalating any touchy subjects until the energy smooths out after the 19th when the Sun moves into Taurus.

April 18:  Sun Square Pluto at 28 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. You may feel like you are inside of a pressure cooker when the Sun is Square Pluto. Squares in astrology are considered to be challenges. You may be challenged by other’s expectations of you, machine breakdowns, authority figures in your life or your own sense that something major needs to change in your life. Think of this transit as a warning bell that something needs to be remedied. Doing so can turn a challenge into a blessing.

April 18:  Mercury Conjunct Uranus at 14 Degrees Taurus. Mercury conjunct Uranus can be an exciting, stimulating day full of lightning-bolt flashes of intuition (Uranus) and mental breakthroughs (Mercury). It can also bring an edgy, nervous feeling, so just flow with the energy. The steady Taurus energy helps to calm any overwrought feelings, letting the insights come in smoothly.

April 19:  Sun Enters Taurus. The Sun transiting in Taurus until May 20 slows things down. The focus is now on your money, your values and your love nature. Take time to enjoy nature, plant a tree, take a long leisurely hike or plant a garden while the Sun is transiting Taurus. Also favored is solidifying your money and financial goals.

April 24-25: Mercury Square Saturn at 24 Degrees Taurus/Aquarius. Mercury Sextile Neptune at 24 Degrees Taurus/Pisces. Mercury Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Taurus/Capricorn. Mercury square Saturn can lead to pessimism and heavy, depressing thoughts. However, Mercury sextile Neptune lets you withdraw from the world through your imagination and can strengthen your spiritual practice. Mercury trine Pluto helps you understand that you do have the power (Pluto) to change things. This would be a good time to write a letter to government officials or your local newspaper setting forth your ideas about improving something you are concerned about.

The mostly pleasant vibes continue on April 27 when Mercury is sextile Jupiter at 27 degrees Pisces/Taurus and Venus is conjunct Neptune at 24 degrees Pisces. This is a continuation of the helpful cosmic rays that I mentioned at the beginning of this newsletter.

April 28: Mercury Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Taurus/Capricorn.  You may have a breakthrough that helps you solve a thorny issue under this favorable Mercury trine Pluto aspect. Pluto deepens Mercury’s thinking and communicating patterns and their earth-sign positions helps to ground any ideas that appear. It is also a good time to go deeper within your own psyche.

April 29: Mercury Enters Gemini. Mercury remains in Gemini until May 10, when it turns retrograde and begins its journey back into Taurus.  Mercury loves being in its home sign of Gemini, so everything having to do with communication and transport is favored during this time. Make those phone calls, send those emails and take out that old, unfinished manuscript so you can finish it.

April 30: New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse at 10 Degrees Taurus. This Taurus Solar Eclipse relates to values and resources of all kinds. It is about your personal finances, personal possessions and resources and your feelings of worthiness (or lack thereof). It will prompt reactions around safety, security, comfort and wanting everything to stay just as they are without change. However, because a solar eclipse is about change and new beginnings, you are prompted to step outside your comfort zone and to embrace changes in the above areas of your life.

Because Taurus is ruled by Venus, this pushing toward change, may also relate to your relationships. It asks you to evaluate whether your relationships are meeting your needs. And, if not, how can you make them better?

April 30: Venus Conjunct Jupiter at 28 Degrees Pisces. Venus conjunct Jupiter in Pisces is one of those aspects that you wish could continue forever. It promises to be an optimistic, dreamy kind of day with overtones of spiritual and compassionate love for all. Enjoy now, because next month as the focus shifts to Mars in Aries, the energetic feeling becomes more aggressive, active and purposeful.

Moon Movement During April 2022: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

April 1:   New Moon at 11 degrees 30 minutes Pisces

April 2:   Moon enters Taurus

April 4:   Moon enters Gemini

April 7:   Moon enters Cancer

April 9:   Moon enters Leo

April 12:  Moon enters Virgo

April 14:  Moon enters Libra

April 16:  Full Moon at 26 degrees 45 minutes Libra

April 15:  Moon enters Scorpio at 8:22 pm EST

April 20:  Moon enters Scorpio

April 18:  Moon enters Sagittarius

April 20:  Moon enters Capricorn

April 23:  Moon enters Aquarius

April 25:  Moon enters Pisces

April 27:  Moon enters Aries

April 29:  Moon enters Taurus

April 30:  New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse 10 degrees Taurus 28 minutes

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