Week Ahead – Monday, April 16th through Sunday, April 22nd

  • Posted on April 15, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are now in the second half of April, the weather is getting warmer a bit at a time and the days are getting longer. Today we are under an Aries Moon that is getting ready to enter its New Moon lunation in the early hours tomorrow morning. Today makes it a good time for tuning in to our intuition and quieting our minds in order to allow something that may have fallen by the wayside during our hectic lives to be found again. It will be an interesting start to the week with Mercury going direct and the mix Void of Course/New Moon in Aries/Taurus energy. So, let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us.

Monday

Monday begins with the Moon entering it’s New Lunation in the early hours of the morning. It starts off in Aries, where we are brought fresh winds of courage and inspiration to persevere. It can be a good time for looking back and reflecting on the recent situations and opportunities in our lives where we can now see more clearly, accept what has passed and move on. About 4 hours alter the Moon goes Void of Course in its New lunation and then moves into Taurus by mid-morning. With the New Moon moving into Taurus we get the opportunity to ground and settle any energies that we have unearthed. It brings a nurturing energy that allows us to move forward and guides us to physically engage in those things that nurture us. While the Moon is shifting in and out of signs, we also have Mercury going direct this morning. While things will start to move forward again, we aren’t entirely out of the woods here. For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunication or changes in your outlook. However, with Mercury beginning its forward motion once more, we can start to implement those new plans, tweaks and ideas. Things will start out a bit slow, but ramp up as we move into the next 2 weeks.

Tuesday

Tuesday brings us an opposition between Venus and Jupiter and we need to be cautious with this transit because our desires for pleasure are at a high. This means a rise in sexual desire as well as in desires for all things that bring us pleasure. And while there isn’t anything wrong with a bit of indulgence, this transit tends to make us go a bit overboard; overblown expectations in relationships, the use of seduction to gain something that really may not be in our best interest, overindulging in foods and drink that may not be good for us, and impulsive spending are all things to watch out for now. We also have a trine between Venus and Pluto, where aspects of love become apparent without the usual stresses and strains. So, if you have been wanting to deepen or renew a previous commitment in a relationship, now is a good time to do so. Just before midnight, the Moon will go Void of Course.

Wednesday

Wednesday brings us a conjunction between the Sun and Uranus, so we need to allow our eccentric inner weirdo out for a breath of fresh air today. Our natural exuberance for life is stimulated under this transit and it becomes easier now to break ourselves free of old habits and any ruts we have felt stuck in. We do need to be careful though that we don’t take that one step too far into reckless behaviour. We also have the Moon moving into Gemini in the early afternoon. 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.

Thursday/Friday

Thursday is a quiet one in the skies for us, but Friday sets the mood for the weekend with Moon moving into Cancer in the mid-afternoon. So we will start to feel the restlessness of the Gemini Moon giving way to that more instinctive need for peace and quiet. This is a nurturing energy and is best used spending time with loved ones, beautifying our homes and sharing on an emotional level. The Sun enters Taurus today as well, so Happy Solar Return to all of you Taureans! Our focus will now turn to material issues, basic needs and putting our finances in order for the next month.

WEEKEND

Saturday/Sunday

Saturday is another quiet one in the skies, but we still have that nurturing Cancer Moon to tap into until Sunday afternoon. The Moon will go Void of Course mid-Sunday afternoon and then move into heart opening Leo in the early evening, setting the tone for the start of our work week. When the Moon is in Leo we feel more energetic and optimistic. We feel like we can do anything! We crave compliments and appreciation and are generous with kind words to others. This is a time when we seek attention–when we want to stand out for our special qualities. It’s a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well. This can be an expansive, creative, and even romantic phase, a time you’ll look back on with pride and fondness. There’s a lure to colourful, special places like museums, food fairs and festivals and glamorous high-end boutiques that call to our inner child as well now.

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