The astrology for this week of April 6th through the 12th of 2020 offers the promise of relief and lighting the way, but we may have to skirt some hurdles and get over some bumps before we get there.
The week begins with our continued anxiety about the ‘end of the world’ and the proclaimed collapse of the world as we have known it. Our sleep state might be wrought with all sorts of concerns and phantoms, as though we were being impacted by the scariness of the entities from Monsters, Inc. sucking our very life force out of us.
While our energy may be depleted, exhausting us to start the week, drawing upon the support of other people [‘it takes a village’] can help us through the darkest of days with the communal sense that we’re all in this together and the affirmation that we shall get through this present crisis.
The early part of the week is a time for us to engage our tai chi moves, to be receptive to the energies and work with the energies rather than trying to impose our will. Our natural instinct may be the old conditioning of forcing our will upon situations, but such a stance could backfire major league making us prone to accidents. Acting before thinking might prove catastrophic at the time of Tuesday’s Full Moon. Increasingly, we need to learn how best to ‘chill’, to reflect, contemplate, and to be adept to what is truly going on, and then act in accordance with the natural unfolding.
The latter part of the week has two significant religious events – Passover for Jews and Good Friday for Christians. Although not necessary to actually put lamb’s blood on the door mantle of our environment, we can insist the angel of death pass over us by our engaging good health regimens, which include protective gear for being out and about, a well-balanced diet with less sugary sweet treats, gentle exercise to stretch and become malleable to the changing conditions, and an attitude that we can successfully handle whatever we encounter. We can do this!
As if good intentions are rewarded, the early part of the weekend provides us a beacon of light. Mercury ends its two and a half month transit through Pisces, a Sign of Detriment for Mercury where our thinking becomes diffuse, geared to the emotional rather than the rational, and where our imagination can ratchet up the very worst of likelihoods. This Mercury transit through Pisces has also had a Mercury retrograde cycle and a conjunction to Neptune that has both contributed and fueled the fires of our fears to the point of panic, all with a strong dose of confusion, misinformation and disinformation. With Mercury entering Aries, we can harness our imagination, lose the victim mode, and accept responsibility for our own actions. We have the ability to cast our present conditions in a better light, put the images presented in a better light, and come to an appreciation that our world may be transforming but that it doesn’t have to end.
Can we get a ‘hallelujah’ for the end of Mercury’s transit through Pisces? By our choice, we could step out of the darkness into the light.
Monday, April 6th – All Over the Place – Neptune, Mercury, Pluto, Jupiter, Moon Void-of-Course, Saturn, Venus. This Monday can be one whacky way to start a week. We begin the day with the Virgo Moon opposed both Neptune and Mercury in Pisces. The Moon then trines both Pluto and Jupiter both in Capricorn. After this bungie-like snapback, the Moon goes Void-of-Course for almost eight hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon completes its transit of Virgo and before the Moon enters Libra where today the Libra Moon triggers an Air Grand Trine with the Moon trine Venus in Gemini and the Moon trine Saturn in Aquarius. The anxiety we may have felt over the past few days with the case count of covid-19 surpassing one million cases world-wide and the incidence of cases accelerating continues during our early morning hours of this Monday. We might buy into the idea that it’s the end of the world as we know it, which it is, but we do need to embrace the attitude of feeling fine about it. Radical changes don’t necessitate going from bad to worse. On the contrary, changes could be a vast improvement — transformations in the way we do things and the way the world operates, transformations for the better not the worse. As the day progresses, we might decide to put our spirit into action, deal with our mundane matters, take care of business, and play catchup with outstanding matters we wish to get out of the way. Late day hours may have us communicating with someone who can be encouraging, upbeat, and might provide us with some interesting ideas about future possibilities we have not considered. An element of uplift is much needed and deeply appreciated, but we do have to be wary that we do not go from consideration into implementation. As the saying goes: ‘one day at a time’, but in our present circumstance it might be wise to put off initiation until there is more of a wide lane in which to operate.
Tuesday, April 7th – Old Dog, Old Tricks – Mars, Libra Full Moon, Sun, Uranus, Mercury, Pluto, Jupiter. Tuesday has the Libra Moon trine Mars and the Libra Moon opposed the Aries Sun at the time of the Full Moon. Mars squares Uranus, and Mercury sextiles both Pluto and Jupiter both in Capricorn. We could be firing on all cylinders on this Tuesday. We are rearing to go but with no place to go during this lockdown. Our old conditioning has programmed us to push through no matter the obstacles or impediments in our way. And that could prove hazardous on this Tuesday. We have to be especially careful today and not be overly impetuous, for this is a day when we could be accident prone with a liability of ‘rushing in where angels fear to tread’. If we would cool our jets, take the time to consider our actions before acting and take into account the collateral impact of any decisions or actions we initiate, then we could devise a best practices approach where we operate more effectively with less expenditure of energy. But changing our mindset is a difficult task, especially since we have been taught and conditioned from day one to push forward aggressively and with determination. Although we might assume that we cannot truly hurt ourselves by being obligated to stay home and in place, we still have to be extremely careful in there. Slow and steady works far better today than pushing forcefully forward. We do not have to make it hard on ourselves, but it is difficult to teach an old dog new tricks.
Wednesday, April 8th – Banging and Crashing About – Pluto, Jupiter. Moon Void-of-Course, Saturn. Wednesday begins with the Libra Moon square both Pluto and Jupiter both in Capricorn. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for seven and a half hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon completes its transit of Libra and before the Moon enters Scorpio where today the Moon squares Saturn. If we have taken recent time to focus on our relationships rather than our responsibilities, this Wednesday could provide a wakeup call with demands that certain matters need to be attended to. Someone might need our assistance, but let’s avoid trying to do too much or take on more than we can possibly handle. Later in the day, we might feel stuck and tangled in whatever web we spun for ourselves over the past couple of days. Some of our intentions may fall flat, especially if we become aware of the disparity between our income and our expenses. For many of us, our income right now might be diminished with our expenses a little less but not commensurate with the shrinkage in our revenue. Let’s keep from banging and crashing about today and avoid a snarky attitude about everything that is going on. Wednesday evening is the beginning of Passover, particularly poignant this year when each of us, no matter our religious or philosophical beliefs, are asking for the angel of death and the demonic forces to pass over our home and our families. The next few days can be days of reflection and contemplation, times when we take moments to bolster our faith and more fully engage our spirit.
Thursday, April 9th – Push Pulls Before Letting Go – Lunar T-Square, Uranus, Mars, Neptune. Thursday continues with the Scorpio Moon with the Moon in the early morning hours triggering a Fixed Sign T-Square with the Moon opposed Uranus and the Moon square Mars. Late in the day, the Moon trines Neptune. Some of our impulse to break free from the ties that bind and from the restrictions placed upon us as a protective measure from the virus can make our sleep state restless. We might feel like we may have felt on Tuesday, champing at the bit, wanting to get on with things, all the while feeling as though we are merely running in place. Impelled by a usual mantram of ‘when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping’, we are liable to use our morning hours whiling away what seems like a detention by going online with a propensity to shop and buy things that we tell ourselves we desperately ‘need’. The impulses of Tuesday could dog us on this Thursday with a liability of being a little too forceful and careless to the point of buying with little rationale to our purchases. It’s just something we can do with the idea that online shopping will bring us visitors that we would not otherwise receive. Our frustrations may know few bounds until late in the day when we get something akin to a spiritual epiphany. We can calm ourselves down, find outlets in which to get a better grip on things, and we might feel that there is some inexplicable reason as to why things are going on with a sense that there may be a divine design in operation of which we have no knowledge or understanding.
Friday, April 10th – the Phoenix on its Pyre – Pluto, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn. Friday has the Moon completing its transit of Scorpio with the Moon today sextile both Pluto and Jupiter both in Capricorn. The Moon trines Mercury just prior to the Moon moving into Sagittarius where later in the day the Sagittarius Moon sextiles Saturn. This is Good Friday in Christian theology, a day that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. We may feel that over the past few months and especially since early February when our world started to turn and became unrecognizable that we too have gone through a psychic and emotional crucifixion. We can take heart from the Christian teachings that from the crucifixion comes the resurrection, an analogy drawn in Greek mythology with the mythical bird the Phoenix on its funereal pyre to rise from its ashes ever higher. This Friday would be a good day to clear out and clean up, tie up loose ends and consider our priorities both in our present actions and for our future plans. Later in the day, things can seem to lighten up with a greater philosophical perspective and quite possibly the attitude that things always work out. We are on the threshold of a major Sign change late Friday, early Saturday with Mercury exiting Pisces to enter Aries. I’ll leave the ‘WHOOP, WHOOP’ for tomorrow.
Saturday, April 11th – Whoop, Whoop –Venus, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Mercury Aries. Saturday has the Sagittarius Moon opposed Venus and the Moon sextile Mars. Saturn is sextiled by Mercury, which has just entered Aries. Can we get a ‘HALLELUJAH’? Or a ‘WHOOP, WHOOP’? Mercury entering Aries means that Mercury is exiting Pisces where it has been transiting since the beginning of February, which has coincided with?… anyone, anyone? When Mercury is in Pisces, our thinking can be diffuse, our thoughts determined more by the emotional than the rational, and our imagination can run rampant. And with Mercury through Pisces these past two months, Mercury has also been retrograde further adding to our confusion and misunderstandings and Mercury has been conjunct Neptune fueling our imagination with increased anxiety, panic, as though we are living in a full-scale horror film. With Mercury entering Aries, hopefully we can get a grip, not be so emotionally driven, nor panic-stricken, but we could instead take a proactive approach since our thoughts may now tend more to the ‘ME’ focus. With the energy configurations today, we can entertain all sorts of possibilities for our future. Perhaps we have had enough of the hand-wringing, have gotten use to the ‘safe in place’ restrictions and can cast our sights on future prospects when some of our limitations are lifted. This is a day to spread our wings if only within the gilded cage of our homes. Let’s keep in mind that attitude is everything and determines how we perceive our circumstances and conditions. We could all see today a glimmer or even a burst of light at the end of the tunnel. We might choose to reach out through phone, text, email to friends and relatives far and near that we have seen the light and communicate that the worst may soon be over.
Sunday, April 12th – Here Comes the Son – Neptune, Sun, Moon Void-of-Course. This Sunday is Easter Sunday, a day in Christian theology that celebrates the resurrection of the crucified Jesus. Today, the Sagittarius Moon squares Neptune, and the Moon trines the Sun. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for almost thirteen and a half hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon completes its transit of Sagittarius and before the Moon enters Capricorn late in the day. Whether we follow the Christian traditions or not, all of us may consciously or subliminally feel that we have been through our own crucifixion, both personally and as a society, as an effect of the covid-19 pandemic. Perhaps we are starting to believe that there can actually be an end to this pandemic, that the beast could be quelled and nullified, and that the sun can come out from the dark clouds and shine brightly once again on our community and on our personal selves. This Sunday is a good day for us to seek out ways to express our creative abilities, for us to expand our perspective, engage the concept of play and to enjoy ourselves. Enough handwringing already. Now is not a time to fall prey to the Eeyores and the Debbie Downers who consistently see the half glass of water as half empty and draining, but rather a time for us to reinforce our belief in the goodness of humankind, the goodness of the universal forces, and the blessings and benefits each of us has been given.