The weekend begins with a fresh, feisty new Moon in Aries and opens a new chapter. Launch. Step forward. Aries brings that rebellious spirit of the daffodil and plum blossom surging back to life after a long winter, starting life over again with deep old roots and fresh growth.
This new Moon may spark a flash of temper or rebellion, or just a need to do procrastinate and do things our own way. It encourages us to rebel against the limitations of our life, the dysfunction of our world, and boldly step where we’ve not stepped before, or play hooky if that is our chosen form or rebellion.
This revolutionary new Moon forms a challenging square to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn whose conjunction on the south lunar node over the next year defines this time and calls us to really examine how power is used in all its many forms, showing us the worst use of political power and personal authority, and calling us to find the best use. We may see sparks fly in the headlines this week and get hints about the work ahead.
Now this would be a lot more volatile time if the Sun was not at a solar minimum. The Sun acts like the volume control on all the other aspects right now and it is in an unusually long quiet spell in an unusually cool cycle, or we’d probably have riots in the streets these days. With the Sun in a quiet spell, not active and flaring, it is hard to keep political change ignited. If the Sun follows its usual cycles, this will be changing in the months ahead, but we won’t know until it happens. See spaceweather.com for more solar information.
Even with the fire of a new Moon in Aries, it can be hard to get our minds fully in gear for progress right now. Mercury, who symbolizes how we think and communicate, is still in sensitive Pisces and likes to daydream. We’re slowly emerging from the foggy soggy astrological mood of the last month, clearing up clouds of misinformation, and finding firm ground. A rather lovely glamour can shimmer over our feelings as Venus conjunct Neptune later in the week and can help us start some amazing art projects or write the novel of our dreams, but can also keep distracting us from the practical work at hand. We may feel unusually sensitive in our relationships, intuitive, but can also easily projects our fantasies upon one another rather than see each other clearly. So let’s check in with our beloveds and hear what’s going on in their inner worlds, rather than assuming we know.
On Saturday and Sunday an earthy Moon in Taurus helps us plant, nurture, and cultivate both our garden and our new relationships and ideas. On Sunday listen for positive serious announcements or feel a decision click into place as Mercury sextile Saturn.
Midweek bubbles with creative ferment as Venus conjuncts Neptune under a talkative Gemini moon. Responsibilities won’t let us drift off into our daydreams though, we have some serious to work to do on our long-term plans as the Sun square Saturn and Mercury sextiles Pluto.
Towards the end of the week we need to cultivate the safety to take risks as the Moon enters security conscious Cancer while mental Mercury squares generous Jupiter. If were feeling unsafe, our tendency will be to say too much, or to get defensive and reactive rather than stay proactive.
Spring is sprung, the world is bursting into life, and we need to cultivate fresh sprouts. Dark clouds may hover on the horizon over the next two years, so it is more important than ever to nurture those worthy tender shoots.
Friday, April 5: We regenerate by engaging spontaneously, really listening at the moment to what we need and what is needed around us. People rise to the occasion, we may want to be a hero, but let’s look for real problems that need tackling rather than create one just for the excitement. Midday power struggles or cranky spell as the Moon squares Saturn and Pluto. Ask people to solve a problem, don’t tell them what to do or expect to kick back. Tonight could bring a good laugh and a sense of freedom if we engage as the Moon trines Jupiter.
Sun conjunct the Moon 2:50 AM, Moon square Saturn 12:01 PM, Moon square Pluto 5:50 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 8:14 PM.
Saturday, April 6: Tangible existential discontent nudge us to refresh and renew our surroundings as the Moon in Taurus conjuncts restless Uranus this morning. Let’s not take this discontent out on one another, but just start moving furniture, rocks, or politicians. Let people move at their own pace, everyone’s speed will be uniquely theirs.
Moon enters Taurus 7:06 AM, Moon conjunct Uranus 10:08 AM.
Sunday, April 7: A flash of sanity can help us make a decision, announcement, or plan as Mercury sextile Saturn this morning. Some pieces begin to fall into place. Hearts are warmer, we get hints of optimism as the Taurus Moon sextiles Venus and Neptune, and trines Saturn. Feed those sprouts of optimism and see what they grow.
Mercury sextile Saturn 3:17 AM, Moon sextile Venus 10:03 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 3:45 PM, Moon trine Saturn 8:59 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 10:04 PM.
Monday, April 8: morning brings serious practical follow through as the Taurus Moon trines Pluto. May feel an emotional setback or sense of urgency. But that may lighten as our minds speed up or through new information or a chance to process as the Gemini Moon as the Moon enters Gemini midafternoon.
Moon trine Pluto 2:28 AM, Moon enters Gemini 3:14 PM, Moon sextile Chiron 8:30 PM.
Tuesday, April 9: Irritation and mixed signals abound as the Gemini Moon conjuncts Mars this morning then squares Venus and Neptune midday; unless we are really honest with ourselves about how we feel and what we want or don’t want, those emotions can skew our thinking. People may want to keep things light and simple, not because they are frivolous, because their deeper self is processing within.
Moon conjunct Mars 2:15 AM, Moon square Venus 10:50 PM, Moon square Neptune 10:57 PM.
Wednesday, April 10: Find an optimistic, realistic center-point on this nuanced day; Venus conjuncts Neptune helps us want to see the beauty in the world and the best in our beloveds even as we deal with some harsh realities as the Sun squares serious Saturn. Glimpse the beauty, potential, and the competence available at the moment; notice discouragement but don’t let it overwhelm. Some clue or answer arrives as the day progresses and Mercury sextiles Pluto. Lost items may be found.
Venus conjunct Neptune 12:12 AM, Sun square Saturn 2:47 AM, Moon sex tile Sun 4:06 AM, Moon square Mercury 8:43 AM, Jupiter turns retrograde 11 AM, Moon opposed Jupiter 11:26 AM, Mercury sextile Pluto 3:45 AM, Moon enters Cancer 9:31 PM.
Thursday, April 11: It may be tempting to say too much or react with the defensive edge that gets us nowhere. Our active minds want to roam, and can spin into worry or temper unless we corral them back towards solutions. Balance worst case scenario thoughts with best case scenario thoughts. Listen carefully, as others tell their story they may reveal things which give fresh insight into their motivation and perceptions.
Moon sextile Uranus 12:49 AM, Moon square Chiron 2:49 AM, Mercury square Jupiter 10:17 PM.