Week Ahead – Monday, April 8th through Sunday, April 14th

  • Posted on April 7, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We are moving into the midway point of April now, and this week brings us a Neptune retrograde. This retrograde will last for several months and have us reviewing big changes or cleaning up the past to get ready to move forward in much bigger ways come autumn of next year. Today we have a Taurus Moon in play and it’s a nice happy energy that lets us get into our own groove and keep it going. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.
Monday morning starts off with a Void of Course Moon that will last until the late evening. The Moon then slips into Gemini. Under Gemini, we see a rise in sociability, cheerfulness and quick-wittedness. Our interest in information of all kinds rises as well. The Moon in Gemini favours study, intellectual pursuits, acquaintances, conferences and gatherings. However, heightened changeability and scattering your interests can prevent you from getting definite, tangible results. Under Gemini’s influence, our basic instinct is to communicate, think, and share ideas. We are motivated by a desire for variety and by an instinctive curiosity. The Moon in Gemini is light-hearted, breezy, and curious, but it can also be restless and fickle. It is a good time, however, to be on the move, travelling short distances in order to fulfil that need for new impressions, and meeting up with friends and relative.
Today we have a supportive trine between Mercury and the Lunar North Node. The North Node is said to represent that which we are moving towards, the path we are currently walking in our lives, and the direction of our growth. Some refer to it as our path of Destiny. This aspect brings us fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards our life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.
Today brings a gentle and easy to get along with energy as Venus makes a conjunction with Neptune. We also have a challenging square between the Sun and Saturn happening, which isn’t a good energy for forcing anything forward that isn’t ready to move. The Venus/Neptune conjunction brings dreamy desire and romance as well as deceptive manipulation and negotiations that are self-serving. The positive side of this transit is that it can inspire a lot of creativity as well as healing faith in the areas of abundance and love. Later in the day, a sextile between Mercury and Pluto takes place, giving us an increase in our insight. It’s good for looking beyond the surface of situations. The Moon goes Void of Course in the early evening.
In the very early hours of the morning, the Moon moves from the restlessness of the Gemini Moon into an instinctive need for peace and quiet. It’s a time for increased emotions, vulnerability and touchiness. Our need for seclusion could become quite strong, and there is a desire to communicate only with those closest to us. It’s a good energy for connecting with those nearest and dearest to us. Today is also the day that Neptune turns retrograde. This retrograde period takes place in Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter so this will be a more benevolent retrograde cycle. Collectively, we could see revisions in laws for international travel, foreign policies, and religious laws. Individually, this brings a process of inner expansion of our consciousness, as well as the exploration of any areas in our lives that are ruled by Sagittarius.
The planets are busy today. We start off with a square between Mercury and Jupiter, which can cause us a bit of information overload, often causing us to neglect or miss important details. There is also a tendency to overstate or overexaggerate our views and situations. It can be a good opportunity to learn something about how we jump to conclusions or place blame, especially if a situation triggers something that challenges our beliefs. The Sun makes a square to the Lunar North Node as well today. This is an aspect that can bring feelings of conflict between our sense of identity and purpose with the lessons we are needing to learn in our lives. It can make some feel uncomfortable. We may feel the effects of this Sun/Node transit for about a week and a half prior to, and a week and a half after this date. It can cause those areas that the Moon covers, such as our intuition, sensitivity and inner feelings, to feel unstable or out of balance. Lastly, we have a sextile between Venus and Saturn. This is a day for romantic yearnings, fantasies and longings. It makes the perfect time to ask yourself if there is a dream of yours, perhaps one you had to shelve for a while, that you can now take down, blow off the dust, and make it come true.
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and then move into Leo as we begin our morning. We get a fun, open-hearted energy with Leo, so this is a good time for having fun and being social. You might want to leave the day open, and let your spontaneous mischievous child inside lead the way. There’s a lure to colourful, special places like museums, food fairs and festivals and glamorous high-end boutiques. It’s a mood heightened by spectacles like parades, costume parties and children’s theme parties. There’s delight in playing make-believe under this Moon, above the mundane of life. We also have a square between the Sun and Pluto, which can have our desires clashing with our current circumstances and the demands of others. Some of us may find ourselves faces with difficult people and situations that mean we have to muster our strength and stand up for what we truly believe in. The trick here is to become centred in our own empowerment rather than in power alone. A trine between Venus and the Lunar North Node rounds up the day, making us feel a bit more comfortable in our own skin as well as within the social world around us.
Today the Sun moves into a supportive trine aspect with Jupiter. According to the ancients, this is one of the most positive transits. With the Sun and Jupiter working together we are able to work in harmony with our environment radiating warmth and generosity to those around us. We get a boost to our self-esteem and confidence as a result. It’s a really good energy for situations where we need to present an idea or project and need to get other people on board. We also have a sextile between Venus and Pluto happening, a subtly powerful and uplifting time for romantic/sexual relationships because our sense of attraction is very strong. Our one on one relationships get a boost and we may find we can connect on a deeper level today.

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