May 21, 2019

And just like that, Taurus season is over. The past few weeks brought a focus to the body, the senses, love, money, and values. How are you in relation to your resources, your sense of wealth both financial and otherwise? Check in, my dears. When one season ends, we should consider how the impact of the sign and its ruling planet manifested in our lives. Thinking about the above can help get you started.

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The Moon enters Capricorn today, and for the next two days our hearts are attuned to themes of self-mastery. At this point in the lunar cycle, we are building on the foundation we’ve established, and digging in to do some serious work. Cultivate your sense of self, and keep your eyes on what’s tangible, and what can fulfill your highest potential.

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Gemini season begins today, when the Sun enters Gemini just before 1am PST. Gemini, ruled by Mercury, is the sign of duality. Dark and light, high and low. Mercury is the only god who can freely move from dayworld to underworld, carrying messages for the gods of Olympus, and escorting souls to the afterlife in tandem. We can imagine this as the polarity of Gemini’s energetic expression. A dear poet tells me, “Hermes, or Thoth, works for whomever is in charge.” Hermes, Mercury, is colorless, neutral, but takes on characteristics of what’s nearby. Like a magpie, this planet, and subsequently the sign it rules - Gemini as well as Virgo - collects unique objects, disparate pieces of information, in their exploration of the world.

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This season is about language. Communication, learning, small trips, local communities, all fall under the purview of the 3rd principle, governed by Gemini/Mercury. Take note now of what your communicative stance is, and track it through this astrological season.

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Mercury too enters Gemini today, and as the Sun and Mercury meet in Gemini, we call this aspect not just conjunction, but cazimi. Cazimi! It’s a real astrological concept derived from medieval times or earlier. This is auspicious, strengthening, and energizing influence for Mercury, but as both are in Gemini there is a chance for nervous system overload, especially where our communication is concerned. Keep a close eye on yourself, but remember that Mercury is on your side.

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At 7:35am the Moon opposes Mars, making us all twitchy and eager for instant gratification. Guard your temper today, my darlings. A quick trigger will not bring you what you’re looking for.

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The Moon also forms a trine to Uranus today, as well as Venus, both planets are still hovering close to one another in Taurus. We are supported in terms of radical re-visioning of our emotional realities, as well as our dreaming of utopic futures. Keep a window open today for a breeze. Gemini season brings us fresh air, and through that air will come Uranian, Venusian inspiration. There is a door in your chest. Walk through.

May 20, 2019

With the full Scorpio moon behind us, we are beginning to integrate the experience of that lunation. Our perspective may be a bit different now than it was last week, and that is for the best. Full moons are incredible for letting go of the old. Release yourself from fear of the unknown, great growth is on the horizon.

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In the small hours, the Moon squares Neptune, bringing an air of fantasy and confusion to our dreams, as well as to our day. This is not a time where things will make much sense, it is best to let go of any insistence that things be any one way in particular. Let your intuition guide you at this time. Reason and logic will have to take a backseat for a spell.

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At 10:05am the Moon conjuncts Jupiter and then goes void-of-course. The conjunction between Moon and Jupiter is brilliant and warm, as the luminary of emotions merges herself with the planet of optimism, beneficence, and growth. This is a spiritual connection, and expands our emotional consciousness.

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After this point the Moon will drift from Sagittarius to Capricorn, where she’ll arrive tomorrow at 12:56 am. When the Moon is void-of-course, plans, decisions, and promises made oftentimes will not stick, or will have to be reworked at a later date. With this in mind, try not to find yourself committing to any one perspective, person, or situation today. There is more information that will come to light. As the Moon is unbothered, we can take this day to rest, integrate, and reorient ourselves. I hope you spend your time peacefully, my friends

May 17, 2019

We’re sliding closer to the Full Moon in Scorpio, my friends. Depth of feeling can mean intense connection to the reality of things, but can also mean a connection to the hidden, the dark, or the painful. Scorpio is the sign that rejects superficiality. It drags us down into the depths to point out, clearly and honestly, the truth of the matter. This is a time where we are both connecting to those deep truths, as well as releasing, or making manifest something from a cycle that began back in November.

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Think back to where you were at that time. What has shifted, what has grown on you? There is likely something about your life that is radically different now than it was before. Consider the intentions you set around the Scorpio New Moon, and ask yourself what has bloomed since then. Training your mind to that kind of awareness can be a really powerful tool to remind you that you are growing, and that you are capable of overcoming so much.

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In the evening, the Moon trines Neptune. This is a lush and gorgeous moment for poetry, art of any kind, music, dance, and empathetic connection. Spend time nurturing your soul, my dears. Connect with people who heal you, who see you. Neptune shows us that empathy is the way of the future.

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Around the same time, Mercury trines Pluto. Here, a pathway opens up between our minds, our tongues, and our truths. Pluto is also one of the rulers of Scorpio (The other being Mars), and on our way to the Full Scorpio Moon, the planets seem to be setting us up for a feeling of honest, no bullshit engagement with ourselves, our ideas, and our language. You are brilliant. The world makes us hide ourselves. Remember that Pluto when in supportive aspect like this is revolutionary. He dismantles hierarchies that hinder rather than give depth. Considering the state of things these days, I’d say this is an amazing time to start practicing your hand at radical thinking. Utopia is not a gift. We must strive for it together, and in doing so, leave behind the cruelty of oppression, inequality, and fear. Sending you all love.

May 16, 2019

In the small hours, the Moon sextiles Jupiter. Our dreams will be active, expansive. Make sure you take note of that realm you depart from when you wake, my friends. There is fertility in the realm of sleep. Our senses of optimism take on an expansive bent, as Jupiter supports and excites the emotional Moon. Perhaps, for now, more seems possible than you thought before.

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Soonafter the Moon squares Pluto, which seeks to curb that expansion. Power struggle, especially with family members or those close to us, are possible at this time. Mind your boundaries, and remember that this is a passing influence. This is a call to retrain your awareness to the truth of matters, regardless of how dark it seems. Honesty is important in this moment, so carry it close.

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The Moon trines Mars this afternoon, energizing us and letting us feel brave, connected, and activated. Mercury trines Saturn as well, encouraging us to speak about our plans to self-mastery, to put language to our greatest dreams, and to then do the actual work of chasing them down. An easy flow of energy between mind and long-term goal is available today. Make sure you are doing the work you are most called to do.

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In the evening the Moon opposes Venus and Uranus, which are still gently conjunct in Taurus. Here there is a chance that we’ll be needy, moody, or prone to flashes of sass, of sharpness. Keep a handle on that heart of yours today, OK? It’s a wild thing, indeed, but it doesn’t need to escape your chest. What you’re looking for will come not from applied pressure, but from aligned and focused work.

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The Moon enters Scorpio today, making the next two days ones of great emotional intensity. Take advantage of this energy by connecting to a truthful and honest emotional sense of self. Scorpio destroys fictions of the self. Let all that is superficial fall away. Today, your heart is a green phoenix.

May 15, 2019

This morning at 2:46am, Venus, goddess of surfaces, enters her domicile, the sign Taurus. Here, the planet of lush glamour is fully in her element, as Taurus gives her access to the fertility of the earth, as well as her appetite for luxury. Venus and Taurus are also acutely aware of resources and values, and so this ingress signals a recalibration of our souls around themes of love, art, values, and the body. You can read all about this in my new blog post, find the link in my bio!

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At 6:21pm Mercury sextiles Neptune, giving us access to our intuition, and inspiring us to use deep empathy to bring about a sense of connectivity and healing. Our conversations will be centered around our feelings, our madnesses, our dreams, and our healing.

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8:10pm sees Mars enter Cancer. He’ll be in the sign of the crab through July 2nd, and this will be a potentially difficult but very important time for us to think about re-routing our senses of anger and frustration. Mars loves to lunge forward into battle, but Cancer is the crab that moves from side to side. How can the two compromise? Mars will have to contend with the task of translating rage into new avenues to healing while in the sign Cancer. Read more about that at my aforementioned blog, too!

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The Moon squares Saturn tonight, my dears, and we’ll be reminded of all we have not yet accomplished. None of us needs that energy, really, if it’s going to be unproductive and make us feel weighed down. The best way to move through Saturn energy is to get organized. If you feel stressed about being behind, make a list of all you’ve accomplished already. Acknowledge your work thus far, and thank yourself for it. Now make a list of what else needs to happen, and make a methodical plan to get it done. Saturn rewards diligence. I know you can do it.

May 14, 2019

In the small hours, the Moon trines Pluto. If yesterday’s harmonious flow of power between ego (Sun) and underworld (Pluto) sought to align us with a true sense of conscious self, Pluto’s trine to the Moon seeks to awaken our intuition. Pluto trine Moon brings us down into the deep places of psyche, inviting us to walk knee deep in our own dark waters. Find ways to acknowledge the voice within. Pluto destroys that which is false. Let what you cling to fall away.

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The Moon trines the Sun today, giving us a healthy relationship between the ego and heart, making it possible for us to do some gentle, balanced, and harmonious work with ourselves and others today.

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At 11:51am the Moon enters Libra, and for the next two days we are asked to attune ourselves to themes of balance and justice. This can be personal justice, as well as collective justice. How do you cultivate balance and fairness? Do you weigh options with care, or rush forward blindly? Do you understand what you even need in order to feel rooted and sure? Consider these questions for the next two days my dears.

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Today is the last day of Mars’s time in Gemini, and on his way out the door he strikes a sparkling sextile to Venus. The energy here is electric, energized, and passionate. Declarations of love, lust, hate, desire, are all possible here. This energy can be constructive, but do be mindful of getting swept up in accidental violence. Mars and Venus together tend to push limitations of body and soul.

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At 10:19am the Moon squares Mars, and we may be less able to advocate for ourselves than we need to be. If you feel blocked, remember that you can tap into the Moon’s earlier energetic conversation with Pluto. In general, my darlings, remember that you always have the power within you to change your circumstance, your emotional state, your feedback loop. Moon square Mars is difficult, but what if instead of worrying, you breathed deeply? Don’t get caught in a trap of war - not unless you’re sure of your aims in battle.

May 13, 2019

Today the Moon is in Virgo. Virgo is the sixth sign, and speaks to us about purification, restraint, diligence, and service. Themes of critique circulate here. Our hearts today are tuned to frequencies that help us rigorously sort out what deserves to be here, and what must go.

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The Moon trines Mercury today, setting us up for an easy flow of information to start off the day. Speak clearly, and hold your ground. You are supported in your efforts.

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At 4:15pm the Moon opposes Neptune, bringing a touch of fantasy, confusion, whimsy, and sensitivity to the table. Not all is as it seems right now, so tread carefully, my darlings. Wait till tomorrow to make that decision, you don’t have all the information just yet.

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The evening brings us some intense planetary action, as the Moon trines Saturn, letting us meld dream and responsibility. We are encouraged to keep putting one foot in front of another, and to use our sense of diligence and care to make our aspirations real.

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The Sun trines Pluto at 8:04pm, initiating a rigorous flow of transformative power. There are old structures within us that are crumbling away. The relationship to the ego self is being torn down by Pluto, and we are encouraged to let this happen. We’ll be focused, sharp, speak seriously of important matters. Follow that thought, it will bring you somewhere new.

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At 11:32 the Moon squares Jupiter, and we may feel our hearts catch, or ache. We may have the feeling that all is lost, that we are not able to progress on the chosen path. Try instead to focus your mind on what can be adjusted, what needs work. But do so gently. By this hour, is it time for bed and your heart is full. Tomorrow is another day.

May 10, 2019

Today the Moon enters Leo. Our hearts are brave, warm, and passionate. Leo is the fifth sign, ruled by the Sun, luminary of ego. This sign’s speciality is self-expression, fictions, dramas of the self, approaches to individuality. With the Moon in Leo for the next two days, we’ll be encouraged to find our own true voices. Our roar, if you will :)

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The Moon squares off with Uranus and Mercury today, and this is a heady and tense combination. Moon square Uranus asks us to find our sense of invention, but with the tense square aspect being struck, we may be encouraged to be destructive before we can create. Old ways of being, feeling, seeing, are critically reviewed today, and we may be feeling harsh or strange about the path forward. Make sure you’re directing that energy toward things that need to actually change, rather than critique yourself. You are where you are right now for a reason. It will all fall into place.

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Moon square Mercury puts pressure on how we’re thinking and feeling about matters at hand. Mental blocks, confusion, disorientation, feelings of forgetting something, disjunction between head and heart, is all possible here. Tread gently my darlings. You are worth being gentle to.

May 9, 2019

Today the Moon is in Cancer, the sign of the root, the ancestor, the sideways moving crab. Our focus will be emotional, intuitive, oriented toward the home and family. Consider the boundaries of what you consider to be family. Is it your nuclear group? Your chosen friends and lovers? How does time impact your sense of family, as you move further from your home of origin in this lifetime. These questions are always relevant, but today offer gentle new insight on what is truly important.

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At 9:55am the Moon trines Neptune, and immediately after, Venus trines Jupiter. The feel here is expansive and harmonious, inspired and intuitive. Neptune provides the stuff of fantasy, Jupiter sets fire to it. We’re able to dream big, feeling connected from our center as we pursue what’s next. Trust yourself, you know more than you give yourself credit for.

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At 10:18am Venus squares off with Pluto, striking tension into our sense of love and harmony. Pluto is obsessive, tenacious, and forceful. This square brings up old discomfort we have around love and belonging, how we express ourselves in love, and how we stand up for our boundaries. It’s a rocky one, for sure, so keep your wits about you.

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The Moon’s sextile to the Sun today helps us feel confident and energized, as the luminary of emotions is in tune with and sparked by our luminary of ego.

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The Moon opposes Saturn and Pluto today, both retrograde in Capricorn. We are being reminded of old lessons around our sense of structure, our sense of order, and our sense of revolution. If things we thought we buried long ago bubble up to the surface today, examine them, sit with them. Not every narrative is neatly packed away after a door closes. There may be more work to be done in this arena.

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In the evening the Moon squares Venus, and we may find ourselves out of joint with our feelings. This is a good time to spent time alone, not to isolate yourself, but to remind yourself that you can provide yourself with all that you need. You don’t need anyone to complete you.

May 2, 2019

This morning the Moon connects with Venus at 7:39am, encouraging us to feel harmonized in our hearts. This is a lovely day for connecting with loved ones, crushes, friends of all kinds, as Venusian energy flows from within.

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In the afternoon Mercury squares off with Pluto, and we will be emboldened to dig deep into the recesses of our hearts, and speak truth to power. This is uncomfortable though, and as an exercise can only really result in intense interpersonal experiences. This aspect helps us challenge norms, but make sure you’re not dominating others in the process.

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The moon squares Saturn in the evening, and we may feel unsure of ourselves at this point. We’re saved, soonafter, by Mercury’s trine to Jupiter, at 8:59pm. Here inspiration and optimism flows happily between the planet of communication and the planet of expansion. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut of Moon square Saturn, remember that you can tap in to the Mercury trine Jupiter energy. Sometimes all it takes is a shift in perspective.

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At 9:22pm the Moon sextiles Mars. While this is not the best aspect for getting to bed in a timely fashion, it is an empowering one for us and our tender hearts. Moon sextile Mars imbues us with bravery, sass, and a little combative edge. I hope this inspires you to tackle the day that follows. Dreams will be active, take note when you wake.

May 1, 2019

At 3:24am the Moon enters Aries, initiating a new cycle of emotional experience for us all. For the next two days we’ll be a bit more inspired, a bit more energized, and a bit more optimistic about what lies ahead. Aries is the sign that learns through extreme experiences of trial and error. Though the sign is famous for leaping before it looks, there is a simple wisdom here-a reminder that we don’t always need to think things to death before we take action. There is power in brash boldness. It places us in new contexts, which is the perfect way to change a narrative, or to find a fresh start.

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Mercury, planet of communication, squares Saturn today. This is a difficult energy for us to parse through, because the planet of intellect, language, and ideas receives negative pressure from Saturn. In this aspect, the restrictive, heavy, disapproving side of Saturn is emphasized, leading us to think that our ideas or words are less than acceptable. Self-doubt and anxiety may run high today, my dears. This is a good day for working hard on your own, as messages from other people are bound to confuse and agitate you.

April 30, 2019

Another day, my darlings. This morning at 3:33am the Moon connects with Neptune. This is a powerful aspect for dreaming, intuiting, feeling, and divining. Keep an ear toward your dreams this morning as you come back up to the surface of reality. There may be messages delivered in your sleep.

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At 7:22am the Moon squares Mars, bringing some tension to our emotions, as the planet of war puts pressure on our delicate luminary of emotional need. If anxiety tears at your chest this morning, try to remember that this energy is passing, and move through it.

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The Moon sextiles Saturn and Pluto, both retrograde in Capricorn. My goodness. Here we are given access to information that is pertinent to our current retrograde experience. Emotional themes that are repeated are coming back up for a reason, my dears. Identify them, name them, and consider whether or not you are contributing to their cyclic nature, and if you can do anything to (gently, with care!) slow them down.

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In the afternoon the Moon squares Jupiter, which makes us feel at ease, a much welcomed energy after the potential discomfort of the morning. Reach out to people who you love, it is a wonderful time to connect. After this, the Moon goes void, and drifts from Pisces toward Aries for the rest of the day. When the Moon is void, we are released from obligation. Try not to put pressure on yourself to make any decisions at the moment. New information is on its way - you don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle just yet.

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In the evening Mercury sextiles Mars, which can energize our communicative and expressive tendencies, as well as stoke the fire of our tempers. If you feel harsh feelings coming up from the depths, make sure that your expression of them is intentional and constructive. Mars always offers us knives, and Mercury is playful, but precise in self-defense.

April 29, 2019

The Moon is in Pisces and strikes a sparkling sextile to the Sun today at 9:34am. Today we are able to have energetic commerce between our heads and hearts, as the Pisces moon asks us to release what we can discard, and the Taurus sun asks us to redefine our values, and find healing in that exercise.

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Saturn goes retrograde tonight at 5:55pm, joining Jupiter and Pluto, both retrograde as of 4/10 and 4/24, respectively. Saturn’s retrograde lasts through September 18th, and we’ll see Saturn slide back from 20° Capricorn to 13° Capricorn in this time period.

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Saturn is known as a difficult planet, he is the keeper of time, the lord of boundaries. Saturn’s lesson is that from restriction comes fertility. Asking us to work within a particular set of constraints, Saturn encourages us to practice the art of limitation, of responsibility, to ensure that we find our footing. The next five months will be a time of adjustment, of realignment. Though Saturn is fussy and not always kind, I am entering this retrograde with an eye toward the healing power of practicing restraint, to see if something new can bloom from a purposefully limited palette.

April 28, 2019

The Moon enters Pisces today, and for the next three days our hearts are attuned to themes of healing. Ruled by Neptune, Pisces is a sign of duality. Night and day, dream and reality, sea and sky, madness and service, healing and illness. So many of us find ourselves caught in cycles of struggle with things like mental health, emotional wellness, or just having a solid grasp on reality on a continual basis. It’s hard. The world is unpredictable and often jarring. The Moon in Pisces phase of the lunar cycle signals to us that it is time to find gentleness for ourselves, as well as for other people. To cultivate softness.

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Healing does not come strictly from discipline and rigor, though those two things are indeed important. Pisces knows that to heal, we need to take our time, to linger in secret spaces, and to hold each other close to our hearts. Community, humanitarianism, and the collective unconscious are all extra potent at this time. Make space for others, and in doing so, you will find space for yourself.

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At 2:44am the Moon strikes a sparkling sextile to Jupiter, planet of optimism and excess. This casts the rest of the day in a sort of hopeful glow. Our hearts are attuned to our senses of expansion, exploration, and growth. Make sure you are putting in the work required of you, but feel joyful and warm about the course of events, so long as you are acting in accordance with your highest version of yourself.

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In the evening the Moon sextiles Uranus, and here again we have an enrichment of imaginative power, a renewed sense of invention, as Uranus is the planet of progress, electricity, and change. I hope you are casting your net wide, and dreaming as big as you possibly can. I will remember to do the same.

April 26, 2019

Today the Moon enters Aquarius, the sign of the visionary, and for the next two days our hearts are attuned to the collective. Use this energy to continue to push firmly on the boundaries of what our vision of the future looks like, not as individuals, but as a society. Aquarius pours the water, our most basic nourishment. It links us all in spite of our perceived, or imagined, differences. Keep this at the fore of your mind today, and tomorrow. We all require the same foundation.

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Today the Moon squares off with the Sun and Uranus. This can bring nervous tension, as well as bring important conversations, realizations, and opinions up from the depths, as the luminaries of emotion and ego corner one another, and demand some answers. The square between the Moon and Uranus makes us curious, sharp, and desirous for change. This is a potentially explosive aspect, but more likely encourages us to be expressive, as the planet of innovation (Uranus) contends with the gentle moon.

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At 5:58pm the Moon strikes a sextile to dreamy Venus, which can bring some tenderness and empathy to the harder conversations of Moon square Sun/Uranus. Remember that for as much nervous tension as the day brings, we can also dig in to more Venusian qualities, like harmony, equanimity, and intimacy. Here we are encouraged to make art, to reach out, and to engage the senses.

April 25, 2019

Early this morning, 2:23am, the Moon in Capricorn strikes a sparkling sextile to Neptune in Pisces. This casts a gorgeous, inspired, artistic haze over the rest of the day, as the luminary of emotions seeks to find an outlet, or a method of translation, through the planet of intuition and inspiration (Neptune). This is a lovely day for poetry, music, writing of any kind, performance, and passionate connection.

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At 7:33am the Moon meets up with Saturn and later connects to Pluto, both in Capricorn. With Pluto’s recent station retrograde, this conjunction serves to highlight the emotional implications of Pluto’s retrograde (which you can read about in my previous post!). Here our emotional state is serious, but wedded to responsibility, and important questions of power, balance, and self-mastery.

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We can try to blend the Neptunian vibe that grants us grace, empathy, and sensitivity with the more serious, duty-bound aspect between Saturn and Pluto at this time. It’s like a call to find creative and sincere solutions to tough issues, serious conversations. We’re doing it together, my friends.

April 24, 2019

The Moon squares Venus in the small hours. This brings an energy of questioning around our intimate relationships, forcing us to ask questions of ourselves, our loved ones. We may feel needy, insecure, or desirous in ways that we previously did not, as the Moon and Venus pressure one another in this tense aspect. Try to direct this discomfort toward productive conversations about boundaries, what yours look like, and what gentle tending to them looks like. 

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The Moon squares Mercury today too, which amplifies the need for us to have these clarifying moments, as the luminary of our emotions (Moon) puts pressure on the planet of conversation and intellect (Mercury). Tough topics are bound to come up, but it’s on us to push through. I’m hoping that the reward for engaging in mindful, grounded, and honest ways will bring us through to something new. 

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Pluto stations retrograde today, my friends. This is an annual occurrence, just less often discussed than typical Mercury retrograde which gets a lot of air time. Pluto is an outer planet, and carries with it energy that is both about the collective and the individual. 

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I’ll spend more time on a longer post on this retrograde, but wanted to bring it up here, as well, so that you can keep it in mind for the day’s energy. Pluto retrograde talks to us about the dynamics of power, power struggles, control, obsession, revolution. With Pluto stationing retrograde conjunct Saturn, planet of responsibility, it is clear to us that this retrograde is about getting some serious work done in terms of cutting ties with unhealthy power dynamics. Anything that has been holding you back, or preventing you from doing your Saturn work (i.e. the work of maturation, self-mastery) needs to be excised at this time. 

April 23, 2019

This morning, the Moon catches up with Jupiter. This is a sparkling conjunction, one of lush positivity and expansion, as the Moon blends her energy with Jupiter, king of the gods. New projects that push us toward our most brilliant horizons are favored now, and coming off of yesterday’s Sun/Uranus conjunction, these days are ripe for dreaming big, and for taking concrete steps to achieve our goals. No desire is too outlandish at this time. What are you longing for?

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The Moon enters Capricorn, giving a sense of grounding to the imaginative and energetic alchemy of the Moon conjunct Jupiter. Moon in Capricorn lends us a practical emotional bent, as the Moon’s energy takes on a responsible and Saturnian expression for the next two days. The message here is to dream wildly of your future success, but for every outlandish fantasy, consider tangible and down to earth ways in which you can achieve these dreams.

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The Moon trines Uranus at 8:46pm, letting our imaginations feel supported, harmonious, and aligned. Interesting conversations about the future and how we can make progress as a whole are bound to crop up. Engage ideas of utopia today.

April 22, 2019

Today is bound to be interesting. The Sun catches up with Uranus in Taurus, and in their annual conjunction we are pushed, perhaps even forced, to change.

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With the Sun, our ego sense, blending energy with Uranus, planet of innovation, we are encouraged today to break free from stale narratives. The past needs to be left firmly in the rearview, so that we can focus on the road ahead. But how the hell do we do this? Oftentimes we crave change, desiring or imagining fantastical circumstances that will come from the heavens to shake us out of complacency. Usually this is nothing but mere fantasy. But today, and for the next few days as this conjunction separates, we are given permission to dissemble our foundation, to welcome that lightning-bolt that bursts open the moulding foundation.

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And then we’re left to contend with the chaos, but from that chaos can come something new: Freedom, clarity, a sense of unburdening, a shift in perspective. Uranus is not always the easiest planet to deal with. I liken his influence to the bolt of lighting that destroys the castle in the Tower major arcana card of the tarot. Yes, we fall from our current position, but in the process, perhaps can observe the landscape from a unique vantage point. And that is, as I am told, what growth looks like.

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Even if your world doesn’t fall apart completely this week, keep the powerful, oblique, irreverent energy of Uranus at the fore of your mind. Sometimes the greatest change we need is an unanticipated one. We are so used to being in control, instantly gratified. Uranus plays keep away with that sense of immediate satisfaction, and encourages us to keep innovating, keep learning, developing our tools, learning new languages, and seeing things through newer, fresher, utopian, unique eyes.

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Phew. This morning the Moon opposes Mars, which gives us a draught of bravery, heart opening warmth, but can also be a bit nerve wracking. In the evening the Moon squares Neptune, bringing confusion up from the depths. Do take care of yourself tonight if you’re feeling blocked, misunderstood, or hurt. Reach out to people who you care for, they are waiting to comfort you, and be comforted by you in the process.

April 21, 2019

This morning the Moon enters Sagittarius, mutable fire sign of the zodiac. For the next two days, consider what is just beyond the horizon. Sagittarius is relentlessly restless, curious, and vigilant in his exploration of everything around him. Symbolized by the centaur-archer who looses his arrows across the cosmos, Sagittarius is a fiery reminder that we have more to learn, more to see, and more to feel. Settle yourself into this disposition for a couple of days, and see what comes to the surface.

At 11:19am the Moon trines Venus in Aries, and our hearts are harmonious and warm. Venus entered Aries yesterday, after her long, slow swim through Pisces. As she begins her trip through fiery cardinal Aries, we can expect there to be a sense of fresh start in our conversations around love, money, values, and boundaries around all of those things. A fresh start for the heart, dear readers, and not a moment too soon.

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In the evening, 8:18pm, the Moon trines Mercury, and our words flow, connected to our intentions. This is a sweet evening for a heart-to-heart with someone important, or otherwise this is a lovely night for some good journaling or creative writing. Let those Mercurial waves move up through your heartspace, and out into the world.