Week Ahead – Monday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 29th

  • Posted on April 22, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone, and Happy Earth Day! Today we have transforming Pluto turning retrograde until September 30th. So we need to ask ourselves what or who we want to release in our lives. Pluto can help us release the aspects of our lives that no longer hold energy for us. Pluto can help us to burn those bridges that need burning. Now, let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us.


Monday is a quiet one in the skies for us, but Tuesday gets a bit busier. We have Venus moving home into Gemini. where we see relationships, resources, and finances all bring out a bit of curiosity. This makes a great time for creating strategies for improvement in those areas of our life that Venus controls. Exchanging ideas is also great under this aspect of Venus.  We have a sextile between Mars and Jupiter happening, a transit that lifts our spirits and can bring the potential for cheerfulness, optimism and increase to our energy. It’s a time for making changes that will allow our own behaviour to be brought into alignment with our ideals, aspirations, and beliefs. We then have a sextile between Venus and Chiron, a short but friendly aspect that can give us the opportunity to harmonize difficult relationships and make some progress in our efforts to heal and rebalance. This not only affects relationships but social interactions, our values, finances, health, and spiritual connection. We have a brief moment with this transit to facilitate change in those situations that we feel are still within our control, and to accept and adapt to situations that are out of our sphere of control.

Tuesday evening starts off with a Void of Course Moon that shifts into Virgo in the late evening. In this mutable earth sign of Virgo, the mood is geared toward busy productivity and adjusting with minor tweaks here and there. It favours clearing, refining, purging, detoxing and organizing. It also favours launching self-improvement schemes. We become more rational and practical. It’s the small details that seem to be more important to us now, in some cases more than they are in reality, which can lead to arguments over what seems like insignificant little things. We do become more disciplined and responsible, careful and diligent, but only with those small details. It’s not a good time for making any large, risky or important decisions now because we tend to not be tapped into our intuition enough to foresee what the consequences of the future will be. This makes it a good time for doing routine work that requires precision, concentration on detail and hard work.


Wednesday brings some minor mental challenges when Mercury squares off to Saturn, making it best to steer clear of those difficult conversations. Getting from point A to point B can be a challenge during this transit due to obstacles and delays. Communications may be blocked or delayed, and negative thinking could dominate at this time causing feelings of irritation. Words spoken may challenge what you have long-accepted, causing you to deny their significance. Stay focused yet listen carefully; important information is available.


Thursday brings a mid-morning Void of Course Moon that stays with us until the wee hours of Friday. We have a conjunction between Mars and Pluto today, a powerful and somewhat volatile combo. On the upside, it can help us to focus on our goals, to take decisive action, and to go after what we want.   While it brings the opportunity our way for creative healing, it also brings the challenge of destructive damage. The downside here is being too forceful or willful just now. Also, watch for overdoing things to the point of exhaustion. This is also a time where the urge to express ourselves sexually, passionately, and intimately is at a high. As always, try to keep it in balance. Have fun but use good judgement.


Friday starts off with the Moon moving into Libra in the early hours of the morning, creating a feeling of harmony and calm. We find we more easily connect with people, compromise is more likely and conflict less so. It’s a time when we find it easier to understand and relate to others. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments. It’s a social energy that will be with us for the weekend. We also have a trine between Mercury and the Lunar North Node, an aspect that brings us a 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.



Saturday is a quiet one in the skies, but we have that social Libra Moon that makes it great for socializing and enjoying being pampered a bit. Early Sunday morning brings a Void of Course Moon that moves into brooding Scorpio a couple of hours later. The Moon in Scorpio is where emotional charge and sensitivity increases. It’s a time where we need to be careful not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio. It can be a time for healing as we destroy the roots of a disturbance in our life. We also have a trine between the Sun and Saturn today. The Sun is energy and Saturn is discipline, and the Trine is the most supportive transit of them all.  This can be a really down-to-earth transit. It brings us back into contact with ourselves and helps us to get to know ourselves through our relationship with, and our effect on, our environment. This is a time to examine your habits, your home situation, your work, and everything else that is important to you. Determine how they work on a practical level. Begin organizing your life and making an overall plan. Even your relationships should be supportive now.


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