April 2nd – 8th

This week there is a great deal of energy whipsawing us from one thing to another.

To start the week, the Libra Full Moon accents our relationships as Venus squares Saturn. Our personal needs may conflict with the interests of others, and we do have to watch that we’re not drawing lines in the sand or harping on old slights.

Midweek, Mercury squares Jupiter, Venus squares Neptune and Mars sextiles Pluto. Jupiter turns retrograde and Mars enters Pisces. We could get caught up in a frenzy of activity. Let’s not get carried away with wishful thinking or assuming that we can bend things to our will. It is important to go slow, carefully consider what is going on and not buy into the appearance without evaluating the true reality of the situation.

While our mind was sharp and insightful at the beginning of the week, emotions can influence our thinking mid-week.

Our relationships could be unsettling. We have to be careful that we’re not doing the dance with the trickster, someone appearing one way, their true nature quite different.

The weekend offers a delightful respite, as Mercury sextiles Venus and the Sun trines Saturn. We can talk through relationship issues that may have been confusing and we can establish firm foundations by which to move our interests forward.

Monday, April 2nd – Me or Thee – Venus, Saturn, Libra Full Moon, Sun. Monday begins the week with the Libra Full Moon. The Libra Moon opposes the Sun in Aries. Relationship issues are highlighted. This accent is reinforced by Venus square Saturn. The balance between our personal needs and those of other people may be wobbly. We might find ourselves feeling restricted by the demands, or even the requests, of someone else. Social interactions today could be dicey. People may be blowing hot and cold, but certainly watching out for their own self-interests. Delays can come up. If we’re planning on meeting someone at a certain time, it would be wise to allow some cushion time providing flexibility to our appointment schedule. We might feel restricted regarding our resources today. This Monday is one when we could easily fall back on the suggestion that ‘when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping’. This day would be one to watch our finances and not do any impulse buying based upon a sense of frustration.

Tuesday, April 3rd – Good Times, Good Friends – Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Mars, Pluto. This Tuesday can be an especially pleasant one, so long as we don’t get carried away with the euphoria of the moment. This is a good day for us to reach out to our friends and acquaintances and make plans or touch base with them. The Libra Moon sextiles Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto. The Moon also trines Neptune and Mars. This day can be a truly social day, and we might not be limited to only those around us. We could be reaching across the miles to spread cheer and good feelings to those at a distance. Tuesday is also a day to get it done, when we can figure out where we want to go and how we want to get there. We may feel enthused, a dose of Spring fever satting in, giving us an adrenaline rush but all amidst pleasant surroundings and harmonious relationships. People are likely to be looking good, presenting themselves at their finest. This Tuesday is a day to en joy, to stop and smell the flowers and to take the time to appreciate our friends and our loved ones.

Wednesday, April 4th – Over the Top – Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Neptune, Mars, Pluto. Wednesday has us at our peak energy level. Mars sextiles Pluto and we could be ripe to expand our reach and push our activities forward. We might even feel that we can move mountains today. Yes, we have the physical energy and vitality to make things happen. We do need to raise the question of: what things? Although we have the strength and will power to advance our goals, we also have two configurations that could pose problems for us. Mercury squares Jupiter and Venus squares Neptune. We could fall prey to over-enthusiasm, extravagant confidence and false optimism. Wish fulfillment could bedevil us and we could easily make assumptions not based upon true reality. We also have to watch our discernment of other people’s motives. We could easily be seduced by the trickster, the huckster, by the image and appearance without considering the substance and real conditions. Although we have the energy to move mountains, we may need to rein in our actions. It would be wise for us to carefully think things through, play the devil’s advocate, consider the liabilities as well as the possibilities. Once we have thought things through, then we can proceed to use our intense passions.

Thursday, April 5th – Stuck in the Middle – Lunar Grand Cross, Saturn, Neptune, Venus, Uranus, Mercury, Jupiter retrograde. Thursday has a Lunar Grand Cross in the Fixed Signs as the Scorpio Moon squares Saturn in Leo, squares Neptune in Aquarius and opposes Venus in Taurus. If we feel frustrated that things aren’t going our way, we need to watch that we don’t get resentful or petulant. We could be like a tornado whipping around, tearing things down. Hell hath no fury as a Fixed Sign Grand Cross with the Moon in Scorpio. Delays and blockages could be the order of the day. And with Jupiter turning retrograde, our sense of expansion and good times might be diminished. We might find our expenses more than we anticipated or budgeted for. We could be suspicious about people’s intentions, even to the point of questioning whether our friends are merely ‘fair weather’ friends. We may even feel victimized and sense that our desires and dreams have been dashed upon the rocks of outrageous fortune. If we want to go there, then there may be no solace or rest for us. BUT, and I raise a capitalized but, we have a choice. While the Grand Cross is operational, we could also choose to consider options and alternatives. The options and alternatives are offered us by the Scorpio Moon trining both Mercury and Uranus in Pisces. Yes, there must be, can be, and is a better way. If we will think outside the box, consider innovative means or new approaches, we could find that we don’t have to be tripped up, stuck or thwarted. On the contrary, we might discover that instead of banging into brick walls, we can merely walk around them. Today is a day to work with peripheral vision, be open to the unexpected and receptive to possibilities.

Friday, April 6th – Here Comes the Rain Again – Mars Pisces. Friday has Mars leaving Aquarius and entering Pisces, thereby creating a stellium of three or more planets in the Mutable Water Sign as Mars joins Mercury and Uranus in Pisces. This stellium is brief, for Mercury will leave Pisces next Tuesday on the 10th. But with Mars now in Pisces and the Sagittarius Moon square Mars today, if the forecast calls for rain, it may pour. Our emotions can be fraught. Our physical energy impacted by our emotional state. We may feel like Samson after a haircut, weak, lethargic, not feeling up to par. There can be emotional storms today, misunderstandings and hurt feelings. The best thing we can do today is not be reactive. Let’s cut ourselves and everyone around us some slack. If things are not clear, let’s ask for clarification before acting. We might not have the physical energy we had earlier in the week. Today is a day to check the conditions, go slow, check the conditions again, before proceeding with our activities or in any direction.

Saturday, April 7th – Making Preparations and Fixing Things Up – Mercury, Venus, Uranus. Saturday has Mercury sextile Venus and the Sagittarius Moon square Uranus. We can polish our image, get our wardrobe ready and make preparations for any holiday gatherings we might attend. Although we might have plans scheduled, we may also want to do something spontaneously, do something on the spur-of-the-moment. Saturday is a good day to straighten things up, do a Spring cleaning and then do something we had not planned for. If we are relying upon other people, we could be disappointed. Unexpected situations might crop up and the more we can be flexible and adapt to changing conditions, the less irritated we will be and the better we can enjoy our activities. This is a good day to attend to errands, take care of outstanding matters, and spruce up our homes, our wardrobe and our yard. Let’s prioritize our ‘to do’ list since we could discover unanticipated things for us to address before the day is through.

Sunday, April 8th – Putting on the Ritz – Sun, Saturn, Lunar Grand Trine, Jupiter, Neptune, Mercury, Pluto. Sunday can be a truly primo day. Everyone may be presenting themselves at their personal best. The Sun trines Saturn and the Sagittarius Moon creates a Grand Trine in Fire as the Moon trines the Sun in Aries and trines Saturn in Leo. The Moon also conjuncts Jupiter and Pluto, sextiles Neptune and squares Mercury. Whether we are in an Easter parade or not, people may be parading their Spring finery. This Sunday is a great day to have FUN. Recreational activities, pleasurable get-togethers and finding whatever those things are that put a smile on our face can be the focus of this Sunday. No rainmakers today, thank you very much. We’re looking for good times, seeking how we can show ourselves off, and putting on the ritz. Yes, this Sunday can have us feeling at the top of our game. Not only do we have the Lunar Grand Trine but we also have a Grand Trine with the Sun trining Saturn today and tomorrow trining Jupiter. Who could ask for anything more? We’re energized, vitalized and enjoying who we are, even to the point of tooting our own horn.