Week of May 3rd

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 13 Taurus
Mercury at 0 Gemini
Venus at 23 Taurus (rulership, LOTS of Venus Magick now)
Mars at 6 Cancer (Mars in detriment, no Mars Magick)
Jupiter at 28 Aquarius
Saturn at 13 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 22 Pisces (rulership, strong)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 11 Gemini

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We are in the dark of the Moon this week, so just take it easy and rest. This is a week of wrapping things up and finishing projects, so we can prepare for the rebirth of the New Moon. The Moon is waning until Tuesday, May 11th, when we have a New Moon in Taurus.

The Sun in Taurus brings our attention to our resources, Mars in Cancer directs our attention to our homes and personal world, and Venus in Taurus delights in Spring. Since it’s a waning Moon this week, your energies are best used for purging old belongings, wrapping up loose ends, paying off debts and clearing the clutter. Update your life and make room for the wonderful energies flowing towards you.

Pluto is still stationary retrograde, asking us to review and release anything that stands in the way of our personal evolution. Saturn will be slowing down this month and going stationary retrograde on May 23rd – asking us to review the structures of our lives. With both of these planets standing still, their energies are greatly concentrated, and will impact the astrology of May. We are going over old ground.

Monday, May 3rd: Moon in Aquarius, and Mercury into Gemini! Today is intense. This is the best communication/negotiation day of the week. However, today is really about tense aspects; four squares and the Moon conjuncting Saturn. The most powerful aspect is the Sun square Saturn. Aknowledge your limits, and discipline your days to focus on your purpose. Battles with authority can happen today.

Tuesday, May 4th: Moon in Aquarius going into Pisces at 7:09pm. Moon square Venus can bring more stand offs today, but everything cheers up in the evening with the Moon conjuncting Jupiter. Your horizons are expanded! Follow your instincts and practice self love.

Wednesday, May 5th: Moon in Pisces. Embrace solitude. Moon trine Mars today can make us industrious. Use your instincts when dealing with people. Take time for yourself and focus on your spiritual practice. Moon sextile Uranus in the afternoon could bring some surprises.

Thursday, May 6th: Moon in Pisces brings out music and creativity. Venus trine Pluto brings endings AND/OR new beginnings to all of our relationships. This is a powerful aspect which brings intensity and deep connection between people, and transformative creativity.

Friday, May 7th: Moon in Aries. The Moon makes three lovely sextiles today – including Venus – which brings a friendly, creative vibe to the day. Today is a true relief after the major shifts this week. Be careful of head strong behavior and selfishness.

Saturday, May 8th: Moon in Aries and Venus into Gemini. Venus square Jupiter is exact in the early morning, enhancing sociability. A square brings challenges though, so look out for over indulgence and over spending. Pursue happiness and creative activities.

Sunday, May 9th: Moon in Aries, into Taurus at 4:36pm Pacific. The Moon, Uranus, the Sun and Venus hang out together in a delightful pile up in Taurus, as we prepare for the New Moon on Tuesday!

May Day

beltane
Between the Realms

On Beltane Eve, the Queen of the Faery rides out of the mist to entice you away to the Otherworld…

“Beltane, like Samhain, is a time of ‘no time’ when the veils between the two worlds are at their thinnest. No time is when the two worlds intermingle and unite and the magic abounds! It is the time when the Faeries return from their winter respite, carefree and full of faery mischief and faery delight. On the night before Beltane, in times past, folks would place rowan branches at their windows and doors for protection, many otherworldly occurrences could transpire during this time of ‘no time’.

Traditionally on the Isle of Man, the youngest member of the family gathers primroses on the eve before Beltane and throws the flowers at the door of the home for protection. In Ireland it is believed that food left over from May Eve must not be eaten, but rather buried or left as an offering to the faery instead. Much like the tradition of leaving of whatever is not harvested from the fields on Samhain, food on the time of no time is treated with great care.

When the veils are so thin it is an extremely magical time, it is said that the Queen of the Faeries rides out on her white horse. Roving about on Beltane eve, She will try to entice people away to the Faeryland. Legend has it that if you sit beneath a tree on Beltane night, you may see the Faery Queen or hear the sound of Her horse’s bells as She rides through the night. Legend says if you hide your face, She will pass you by but if you look at Her, She may choose you.

There is a Scottish ballad called Thomas the Rhymer, in which Thomas chooses to go the Faeryland with the Queen and has not been seen since. Beltane has been an auspicious time throughout Celtic lore, it is said that the Tuatha de Danaan landed in north-west Connacht on Beltane. The Tuatha de Danaan, it is said, came from the North through the air in a mist to Ireland. After the invasion by the Milesians, the Tuatha faded into the Otherworld, the Sidhe, Tir na nOg.”
-Christina Aubin

Week of April 26th: Full Moon in Scorpio

“Untitled”by Víctor Delhez

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 6 Taurus
Mercury at 14 Taurus
Venus at 14 Taurus (rulership, LOTS of Venus Magick now)
Mars at 2 Cancer (Mars in detriment, no Mars Magick)
Jupiter at 27 Aquarius
Saturn at 13 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 22 Pisces (rulership, strong)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 11 Gemini

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It’s a week of getting real. We start the week with the intensity of the Full Moon in Scorpio, AND one of Scorpio’s rulers, Pluto, stationing retrograde. The full Moon in Scorpio can reveal secrets, clear the air, bring a dose of truth, and reawaken passions. It’s a time of reconnecting with your Soul and why you’ve incarnated on the planet at this time. Scorpio reveals mysteries and tells the truth.

We are currently harvesting what we began last November, when the Sun was in Scorpio. The energies of this Full Moon will unfold over the week ahead, and the next six months. We will have peak experiences with passion, personal evolution, sexuality, and occult philosophies. Our relationship with ourself is mirrored in our relationships with other people, so be aware if you’re projecting authority, criticism or appreciation outside of yourself. Remember, finding peace and fullfilment is an inside job, you can’t find it outside of yourself. Practice some self validation.

On the other side of the sky, the Sun moves through Taurus, soon to catch up with Uranus. With Taurus, we build our passions into something tangible and real. Taurus asks us to show up, consolidate our resources, and create sustainable structures in our lives. With Uranus there, we can try different approaches. Taurus is physical beauty – the loveliness of Spring and unfolding of flowers. What’s the state of your health and your body right now?

All the planets have been moving Direct for several weeks, but Pluto is changing direction on Tuesday. It’s a good week for caution, because Pluto is a higher vibration of Mars and can bring volatility. If a part of your life has been neglected for awhile, Pluto stationing can create a crisis or breakdown. Use the energy for healing and restructuring instead.

Both Taurus and Pluto contain treasures and gold, but these are riches that can only be found by going within. What is your gold? What makes you valuable? We can go within and find it this week.

Monday, April 26th: Full Moon in Scorpio 8:32pm Pacific. Definitely stay out of trouble today. People can be quick to anger, especially with Pluto standing still overhead. NOT a good day for risk taking. Don’t go to protests or be in situations that can get out of hand. Watch for power struggles.

Tuesday, April 27th: Full Moon in Scorpio in strong effect, so avoid social complications. Conversely, it’s also a good time to set boundaries (calmly). Pluto stations retrograde around 1pm Pacific, adding to the intensity and “do or die” attitude. We take stock of our lives, identify what needs attention and reform, and begin a plan.

Wednesday, April 28th: Moon moves into Sagittarius at 8:42am Pacific. Today is for rebirthing and transformation. Pluto stationing overhead is very present and could feel heavy, despite the adventurous moon.

Thursday, April 29th: Moon in Sagittarius, plus some wonderful sextiles. The mood finally lightens from the intensity and soul searching of the full Moon. Revisit your goals and update your plan to achieve them. Past lessons and flashes of the future could appear with the Moon conjunct the South Node, so watch for markers and insights.

Friday, April 30th: Moon into Capricorn at 9:15am Pacific. Sun conjunct Uranus brings breakthroughs, revolution and the desire for freedom. Be open to revelations about your life and sudden surprises. Try a different approach to places where you’re blocked and accept invitations for adventures.

Saturday, May 1st: Moon in Capricorn on a Saturday is great for saturnian Magick, i.e. discipline, structure and committment. Moon makes a couple of trines today with Uranus and the Sun in Taurus, which can bring a pleasant activation to the ordeals of last Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday, May 2nd: Moon void-of-course, then into Aquarius at 12:30pm Pacific. There’s some truly lovely aspects today involving Venus, Mercury and Pluto. They will enhance communications and creativity, so enjoy the great vibe. Our minds and feelings will clarify our direction. With Pluto in the mix we can have real heart to heart communications with loved ones. Have a deep conversation. Get to the core of what matters most to you now.

from Anthony Hopkins..

ANTHONY HOPKINS:

′′Let go the people who are not prepared to love you. This is the hardest thing you will have to do in your life and it will also be the most important thing. Stop having hard conversations with people who don’t want change.Stop showing up for people who have no interest in your presence. I know your instinct is to do everything to earn the appreciation of those around you, but it’s a boost that steals your time, energy, mental and physical health.

When you begin to fight for a life with joy, interest and commitment, not everyone will be ready to follow you in this place. This doesn’t mean you need to change what you are, it means you should let go the people who aren’t ready to accompany you.If you are excluded, insulted, forgotten or ignored by the people you give your time to, you don’t do a favor by continuing to offer your energy and your life. The truth is that you are not for everyone and not everyone is for you.That’s what makes it so special when you meet people you have friends with or reciprocated love. You will know how precious you are because you experienced what is not.

The more time you spend trying to make yourself love for someone who is unable to, the more time you waste depriving yourself of the possibility of this connection to someone else.

There are billions of people on this planet and many of them will meet with you at your level of interest and commitment. The more you stay involved with people who use you as a pillow, a background option or a therapist for emotional healing, the longer you stay away from the community you want. Maybe if you stop showing up, you won’t be wanted. Maybe if you stop trying, the relationship will end. Maybe if you stop texting your phone will stay dark for weeks. That doesn’t mean you ruined the relationship, it means the only thing holding back was the energy only you gave to keep it.

This is not love, it’s attachment. It’s wanting to give a chance to those who don’t deserve it You deserve so much, there are people who should not be in your life, you will understand. The most valuable thing you have in your life is your time and energy as both are limited. When you give your time and energy, it will define your existence. When you realize this you begin to understand why you are so anxious when you spend time with people, in activities, places or situations that don’t suit you and shouldn’t be around you,

Your energyis stolen. You will begin to realize that the most important thing you can do for yourself and for everyone around you, is to protect your energy more fiercely than anything else. Make your life a safe haven, in which only ′′ compatible ′′ people are allowed to you.

You are not responsible for saving anyone.
You are not responsible for convincing them to improve.
It’s not your work to exist for people and give your life to them!

Because if you feel bad, if you feel compelled, you will be the root of all your problems at your insistence, fearing that you will not return the favours you have granted. It’s your only obligation to realize that you are the love of your destiny and accept the love you think you deserve. Decide that you deserve true friendship, commitment.” true and complete love with healthy and prosperous people. Then wait and see how much everything begins to change; and change, that’s for sure, with positive and good energy people, don’t waste time with people who are not worth it, change will give you the love, the esteem, happiness and the protection you deserve.

Week of April 19th: Sun into Taurus

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 0 Taurus
Mercury at 0 Taurus
Venus at 6 Taurus (rulership, LOTS of Venus Magick now)
Mars at 27 Gemini
Jupiter at 26 Aquarius
Saturn at 12 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 22 Pisces (rulership, strong)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 11 Gemini

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It’s a week of sensory delights! The Sun enters Taurus on Monday 4/19, at 1:33pm Pacific. This is the sign of wealth, nature, sexuality, luxury, accumulation, and food. Happy early birthday to all the Taureans out there. This week, the Moon is in her 2nd quarter, and we are building to a Full Moon in Scorpio next Monday, April 26th. This Moon will represent the culmination of what’s been building up in April.

When the Sun moves from Aries to Taurus, we shift from our motivations and ambitions to our values and worth. Venus just entered Taurus last Wednesday! She’s only there once every 18 months, so Taurus people will have lovely, harmonious birthdays this year. Since Venus rules Taurus and Libra, these signs are starting a new cycle though the zodiac. Anyone born in those signs will experience an even stronger rebirth then the rest of us.

Pluto in Capricorn is slowing down this week, and will be stationing retrograde next Tuesday the 27th – right after the Full Moon in Scorpio which is ruled by Pluto and Mars. Expect evolution. You must evolve in whatever sector Capricorn represents in your chart.Venu

Monday, April 19th: The Moon in Cancer, occurring on a Monday, is VERY fortuitous for Moon Magick. If you want to increase your intutiveness or self care, today is the day. Also great for improving relationships with women, your Mom or roommates. Burn a blue candle for peace. The Sun and Mercury also enter Taurus today, which enhances the loving, indulgent, emotionally open vibe.

Tuesday, April 20th: Moon in Leo has four squares today with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus in turn. Tensions bring up self esteem challenges. Taurus and Leo both deal with personal worth and values, so if you feel confused about these issues, give it some time. You don’t have to decide everything today.

Wednesday, April 21st: Moon in Leo. Stand out and be seen! Great day to negotiate with authority figures. Now that we’re past the squares of yesterday, we can feel optimistic, and access the playful and creative side of the Leo Moon. Connecting self love and self esteem today.

Thursday, April 22nd: Moon in Virgo. Earth Day. Venus conjuncts Uranus at 6pm Pacific, which could lead to a wild, impulsive evening with our friends or lovers. Self worth is still present in our consciousness, so increase your awareness of revelations conderning your identity. Our minds are active and spontaneous with Mercury (Virgo’s ruler) in Aries.

Friday, April 23rd: Moon in Virgo and Mars into Cancer, where is he is miserable. Men could act sensitive and out of sorts over the next few weeks. Avoid pettiness, pickiness and over analysis.

Saturday, April 24th: Mercury conjuncts Uranus in the middle of the night, then Moon into Libra around 9am Pacific. We are in the orb of the Full Moon so things could start getting intense or extreme, Meditation is a great way to focus the mind and manage any anxiety around this moon.

Sunday, April 25th: Moon in Libra, but we are feeling the Full Moon in Scorpio tomorrow. On top of that, we have SEVEN aspects today, including Venus and Mercury each squaring Saturn. Tensions with lovers and friends so tread carefully. I would avoid any heavy conversations over the next several days, and focus on deep connection instead.

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Week of April 12th: New Moon in ARIES

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 21 Aries (EXALTED. Do Sun Magick)
Mercury at 15 Aries
Venus at 0 Taurus Wednesday!! (rulership, LOTS of Venus Magick now)
Mars at 23 Gemini
Jupiter at 25 Aquarius
Saturn at 12 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 21 Pisces (rulership, strong)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 11 Gemini

Page 22, Reprinted from The Red Book by C. G. Jung (c) Foundation of the Works of C. G. Jung. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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We begin this week with today’s New Moon at 22 Aries! We are reanimating ourselves, and hitting the reset button on our ambitions. It’s an exciting time, because each of us is seeing new options in our lives. If there is something you want to grow this year, “plant the seed” and start it NOW! We are rebirthed when the Sun is in Aries, and this week in particular, we will see some solutions to all of the problems we encountered last year. This week the Moon is waxing (growing bigger) each day and the Sun moves through the last degrees of Aries, entering Taurus next Monday, April 19th.

Also this coming week, Venus, the Sun and Mercury each square Pluto. There is an old structure in your life that is about to change or evolve; something you thought would NEVER change. Maybe it’s your job, or city, or attitude about life… it is shifting and you can feel it change this week. Venus (Love and trust) squared Pluto (evolution) today, evolving our vulnerability with other people. Maybe we have better internal boundaries, or are taking better care of our hearts.

NOTE: Pluto is currently at 26 Capricorn, but the “Pluto return” for the United States is 27 Capricorn. This means Pluto is ONE DEGREE from the exact Pluto return of the U.S. What this means is all of the twisted, toxic energy in the US is coming up to be purged – racism, political power struggles, white supremacy, sexism, faschism, wealth disparity, guns… it’s all coming to be RELEASED and healed in the next few years. The US’s exact Pluto return is next February, 2022.

Monday, April 12th: Moon into Taurus, and Ramadan begins. The week after a New Moon gives us fresh energy, and a feeling of rebirth. Watch for stubborness; instead slow down like the Taurus bull and take it a step at a time. Practice patience.

Tuesday, April 13th: Moon in Taurus. The Moon is exalted here, so we’re feeling grounded and emotionally centered today. We might be drawn to indulgence of the senses too, which is a great use of this energy. Sun sextiles Mars, which syncs up the Ego and the Drive in each of us. This is an invigorating aspect that can bring up our irritations, so stay away from arguments.

Wednesday, April 14th: Moon in Taurus, AND Venus into Taurus! Venus is the planet of Love, and in Taurus she enters her rulership. This makes the next few weeks a powerful time for self expression, love, art, nature, women and relationships. Slow way down and savor all sensations. Spend time with your lover, or go out and get one.

Thursday, April 15th: Moon in Gemini, and Sun sextiles Jupiter. We are drawn to sociability, sharing and TALKING, and the Sun and Jupiter keep our focus on the big picture. The air is alive with optimism and success.

Friday, April 16th: Moon in Gemini, and Sun squares Pluto. This aspect can take off our mask, OR bring someone else’s secret to light. There’s an element of seriousness to today’s activities. Pay attention. It’s an evolution of the Soul today, and we find there are certain directions we can’t move towards, no matter how comfortable and familiar the path.

Saturday, April 17th: Moon in Gemini, into Cancer at 1:25pm Pacific. There is a TON of aspects today – ten to be exact. There will be a LOT of energy flying around, so go slow and let things unfold. Real clarity on today’s issues won’t come for a couple of days. Mercury square Pluto is one of the bigger aspects which can bring cathartic conversations and a real clearing of the air. With the sensitive Cancer Moon, choose your words wisely.

Sunday, April 18th: Moon in Cancer, and another flurry of aspects. There’s five more – including Mercury cazimi (disappearing) into the fires of the Sun. Communications might suffer from ego wars – so watch for that. Also Mars sextile Pluto which syncs up our Drive with our current Evolution.

Week of April 5th

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 14 Aries (EXALTED. Do Sun Magick)
Mercury at 2 Aries
Venus at 17 Aries (in her detriment, no Venus Magick now)
Mars at 18 Gemini
Jupiter at 23 Aquarius
Saturn at 11 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 21 Pisces (rulership, strong)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 12 Gemini

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We are in the dark of the Moon this week, so just take it easy and rest. The Moon is waning until Sunday, April 11th, when we have a New Moon in Aries.

Friends, it’s a week of germination as we prepare for the rebirth of the New Moon in Aries next Sunday. The week starts in an airy, social space with the Moon in Aquarius, and now Mercury in Aries. Mercury is amplified in Aries after spending weeks in foggy, sentimental, watery Pisces. Our minds shake off the confusion and become reborn in the sign of the Ram. Mercury is moving fast and will soon catch up to Chiron, then the Sun and Venus, who are still moving through Aries together.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the Sun, Venus and Mercury catch up with Eris in Aries and square Pluto in Capricorn. This major, two year square between Pluto (evolution) and Eris (discord) is one of the most combustible aspects happening right now. We are also moving towards Pluto stationing retrograde on April 27, which could bring up challenges leading to evolution. Keep your focus on what’s most important to you, and ignore the distractions that arise.

We now have all the personal planets – Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars – in the early signs of the zodiac: Aries, Taurus and Gemini. These are the most personal, impulsive, internal, spontaneous, self-oriented energies. It’s springtime, and the seed is just starting to sprout. We are getting in touch with our values, desires and needs so we can individuate (Aries). The impulse towards individualization is coming from Pluto, the Soul, over in Capricorn. Ask yourself: who am I, and what do I want to see happen with my life and my purpose”. Once you’ve established those answers, Uranus in Taurus will help you build new ways of becoming self sufficient.

Monday, April 5th: Moon in Aquarius. It’s an oddly relaxing day. Moon conjuncts Pluto in the middle of the night bringing a heavy, serious vibe, but Moon sextile Mercury in the afternoon makes it easier to talk about whatever is coming up.

Tuesday, April 6th: Moon in Aquarius means try a radical new approach. This is the best communication/negotiation day of the week. We examine and reassess our vision of the future, and how that ties in with the upcoming New Moon. Also, Venus sextiles Mars bringing harmony between men and women. The randiness of Spring is in full effect. Remember to be artfully tactful in all ambitious ventures. Art and music get a boost.

Wednesday, April 7th: Moon void, then into Pisces at 1:30pm Pacific. Follow your instincts and practice self love. Moon conjuncts Jupiter in the early morning which brings a wonderful, jovial vibe to the day. Emotions are lighthearted.

Thursday, April 8th: Moon in Pisces. You might need some solitude as we approach the New Moon. Take time for yourself and focus on nurturing and spiritual practice. Moon sextile Uranus is the only aspect today, and could bring some morning surprises.

Friday, April 9th: Moon in Pisces goes void-of-course at 4:48pm Pacific. Mercury conjuncts Chiron and could bring up a crisis in our communication, thinking, technology or the news. Then Mars square Neptune in the afternoon brings confusion with our ambitions or actions. Things are not what they seem, so wait for more clarity. Not a good time to follow your ego into battles or willful behavior. Avoid rumination, speculation, fantasies, drugs and alcohol.

Saturday, April 10th: Moon in Aries. Mercury sextile Saturn and Venus sextile Jupiter bring great conditions for creative people, and for having fun. Be open to inspiration, beauty and vision – as well opportunities to expand your visibility. These aspects are sociable, but practice caution with Pluto (pandemics) going retrograde in two weeks.

Sunday, April 11th: New Moon in Aries at 7:30pm Pacific. The Moon, Sun and Venus hang out together in a delightful pile up in Aries. Do some self-care since Chiron, the great healer, is also nearby. The other BIG aspect – Venus squares Pluto bringing cathartic creativity, or fears with regards to Love and self expression.

Week of March 29th

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 8 Aries
Mercury at 19 Pisces (in his Fall; no Mercury Magick)
Venus at 9 Aries (in her detriment, no Venus Magick now)
Mars at 14 Gemini
Jupiter at 22 Aquarius
Saturn at 11 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 21 Pisces (rulership, strong)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 12 Gemini

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We start the week basking in the glow of the Full Moon in Libra today. With the Sun, Venus and Chiron conjunct in Aries, opposing the Moon. We have the opportunity for strong healing and new understanding in our relationships. This is phenomenol… it’s rare and I’ve never seen it in my lifetime. This grand conjunction is exact today and will remain with us through the week ahead. The only thing about Chiron, is sometimes it brings healing through a crisis. Women, artists, painters, or other sensitive, creative people may face a crisis related to well being.

We are currently harvesting what we began last October, when the Sun was in Libra. The energies of this Full Moon will slowly unfold over the week ahead. We will have peak experiences in relationships, love, friendship, communication, agreements, fairness, justice and balance. With the Sun in Aries, we are reminded that loving yourself is important, because if you can do that, you will attract people that will love you in return.

On the other side of the equation, there IS an element of chaos occurring that started last year, and continues through 2022: Pluto in Capricorn (catharsis) exactly square to Eris in Aries (Discord). This is also an aspect that occurs very rarely – in fact most people have never lived through this square. These two heavenly bodies are extremely slow moving, so when there’s an aspect it lasts for a very long time. I believe the chaos engendered by this square is the prelude to the U.S.’s Pluto return. That will be coming up in a couple more years.

So on a personal level, we all might be feeling some relief, but on a societal level, we are in the throes of massive change. As a reminder, ALL of the planets are fully Direct until the end of April! Everything in the sky is moving forward (Direct) right now, which is ALSO rare. It’s a great time to gather forward momentum on anything that’s important to you. We had wonderful, healing energy in March, and it will continue for the next few weeks.

Monday, March 29th: Full Moon in Libra still active, but goes void of course at 5pm. We are tuned in to what feels right, and doesn’t feel right, with the people around us. With Chiron in play, we can bring tremendous healing to old wounds. Libra is the scales, so we are weighing how we feel in each situation. Mercury conjunct Neptune in the evening can make facts unclear, but can also bring inspiration to writers and speakers.

Tuesday, March 30th: Moon in Scorpio brings seriousness and intensity; If a boundary needs to be set, today is the day. Scorpio moon is where we draw boundaries to emotionally protect ourselves. T square today, with the Moon squaring Saturn and opposing Uranus at the same time. Stay neutral and be observational in any tiffs or spats.

Wednesday, March 31st: Moon in Scorpio continues, and goes void at 5:30pm Pacific. Don’t let anyone steal your peace. Scorpio’s ruler, Mars, is in Gemini which can bring a “war of words” or online spats. Think things through before speaking. Scorpio Moon is for rebirthing and transformation.

Thursday, April 1st: Moon in Sagittarius. Adventures await! Revisit your goals and update your plan to achieve them. The mood is lighter and communications are enhanced, but there are no major aspects today.

Friday, April 2nd: Moon in Sagittarius with a flurry of aspects. Moon trines Venus which enhances creativity and love. Mercury sextiles Pluto which brings evolution, healing and catharsis to communications. Writer can make good use of this aspect. Past lessons and flashes of the future could appear with the Moon opposing the North Node, so watch for markers and insights.

Saturday, April 3rd: Moon in Capricorn and Mercury into Aries. It’s Easter weekend, and we resurrect ourselves. Mercury entering Aries gives us a new start in our thinking and communications. We find it easier to be direct now, and to speak from the heart.

Sunday, April 4th: Moon in Capricorn (in her detriment) and we enter the 4th quarter Moon. No big aspects today – try not to sink into pessimism with the Moon in this hard place. Use the energy to get out into the garden and do some hard work. With the 4th quarter Moon, we begin a week of rest.

The Paschal full moon is the first full moon of spring

The full moon looks massive as it sets behind the Very Large Telescope in Chile’s Atacama Desert, in this photo released on June 7, 2010. (Image credit: Gordon Gillet/ESO)

Full Article from Space.com
by Joe Rao 

“Palm Sunday, March 28 brings us the first full moon of the new spring season: the Paschal full moon. The official moment that the moon will turn full is 2:48 p.m. EDT (1848 GMT).

Traditional names for the full moons of the year are found in some publications such as The Farmers’ Almanac. We also published the full list of full moon names here on Space.com earlier this year. The origins of these names date back a few hundred years to Native American tribes, though they may also have evolved from old England or, as astronomy author Guy Ottewell, suggests, “writer’s fancy.” 

The Paschal full moon of spring is also the mirror-image of the full Harvest Moon of autumn. What sets the Harvest Moon apart from the others is that instead of rising at its normal average of 50 minutes later each day, it seems to rise at nearly the same time for several nights. 

In direct contrast to the Harvest Moon, the Paschal Full Moon appears to rise considerably later each night. Below we’ve provided some examples for ten North American cities.”

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Art in Alchemy: Visual communication

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The language of symbols through the medium of alchemy is one of the oldest forms of communication on our planet, and my absolute favorite. I love the simplicity and history encompassed in a single image. I stumbled across this fantastic retrospective by Guity Novin today. She is a really interesting artist of Iranian descent, and has an interesting perspective on the art of alchemy. It’s long, but I have to share it with you.

Here are some highlights from the full article:

Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi in British Library, MS Add 25724.

Alchemy, Le livre de la sainte trinité, ca. 1400

Catalogus Stellarum Fixarum, Codex DA 11.13. Persian manuscript illumination of Leviathan or Cetus Illustration from a copy of Al-Sufi’s The Book of Fixed Stars. 15th Century.