Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- four hours behind Universal Time (GMT).
This past week for me was a lesson in trusting the universal timing of things. There is simply no use in rushing things. If the timing is not right, it's just not right, no matter how much you want it to be so. Resisting what is can be exhausting. I always say, my cats have the right idea: they are present in each moment, sleep, play, eat well, get lots of love and they bask in the sun when possible.
The two main things for this week: Mercury will move back into Aries, bringing excitement and newness to our thoughts :-) and the Sun will move into Taurus, which will bring about a new Moon phase at the end of this week. As we are starting the last Moon phase, we are being asked to finish things up that were started around the time of the last New Moon (March 22nd)
Monday morning starts with Moon in Pisces, giving us a chance to start the week with compassion and consideration, towards ourselves and others.
Uranus makes a harmonious aspect to the Moon's North Node, exact at 12:56pm EDT. We will feel this aspect for the rest of April. This might bring wonderful insights into our life-paths right now. How can we see the bigger picture? Where do we need to step up the adventure-factor?
Also on Monday (at 6:42pm EDT), Mercury, the planet of communication, moves from Pisces into Aries again, where it will journey until May 9th; this is quite a shift: from the unconscious, imaginative and intuitive, we are now moving into a more conscious approach to our day-to-day life. We can choose more powerfully and move towards our goals in a more linear fashion. With Mars having gone direct again as well, we will be able to make some progress -- and this feels really good for a change.
On Tuesday we will experience a 25-hour Moon void of course (VoC) -- from 10:34am - 11:58am EDT on Wednesday. As best as you can, take it easy during that time, go with the flow, do routine things.
On Wednesday, the Moon moves into speedy Aries at 11:58am EDT, where it will remain until Friday night.
Wednesday will also start the last phase of the Moon, before the next New Moon. This means we are getting to wrap things up at full speed, that were started around the time of the last New Moon (March 22nd).
Thursday the Sun changes signs again, this time from adventurous, speedy Aries to peaceful, steady Taurus. It will journey there until May 20th. The Sun in Taurus reminds us to slow down and smell the roses. We are able to be very consistent and methodical, which helps us bring groundedness and reality to our new goals. We focus on what is most important to us. What do you value most? How do you feel about yourself and what you bring to the table?
Friday, another Moon void of course (VoC) -- from 3:34pm - Midnight EDT, gives us a chance to relax and take it easy. Make sure you don't feel guilty or bad about relaxing during that time; rather, see if you can bring a sense of adventure to the things that nurture you and your relationships.
As we are right before the phase of the New Moon, we might feel anxious or nervous. This time is best used by going within and letting go of all the things that no longer serve us.
Saturday starts with the New Moon, bright and early, at 3:18am EDT. All day Saturday and Sunday before 1:10pm EDT, as best as you can, get really quiet, and see if you are getting any new messages or ideas. Harvest those thoughts and set your intentions for the new Moon cycle.
The New Moon in Taurus is the beginning of a new journey that focuses on enjoying life's simple and physical pleasures -- for example: savoring good food, and enjoying activities that bring us in touch with nature and with our bodies. This is a good cycle during which we can reevaluate our relationship to money and possessions, and to discover what truly makes us happy and fulfilled. What solid and realistic plans could you make for yourself? Click here to watch my video on the New Moon in Taurus for more details (will be posted on or before Thursday)
Also on Saturday, Mercury makes a harmonious aspect to the Moon's North Node, exact at 10:46pm EDT. We will feel this aspect for the next two days. This might bring wonderful opportunities to move towards our life-paths right now. What thoughts and exchanges are you having that open up your horizons?
On Sunday we will experience another long Moon void of course (VoC) -- from 1:10pm - 1:05pm EDT next Monday. This 24-hour Moon VoC gives us the opportunity to fully enjoy life's pleasures, we may even go a little overboard… but so what? Remember that the Moon will be VoC Monday morning (April 23rd), so take it easy and go with the flow.
One last thing: Mercury aligns with Uranus for the third time on Sunday (exact at 4:29pm EDT). Because of Mercury's retrograde motion, it connected to Uranus three times within a six week period. The first time was on March 5th; the second was on March 18th -- during its retrograde motion. This time around, Mercury is direct again; so what we experience resonates back to the first two times. We are getting a chance to use what we have learned -- and to apply and refine the thought processes and ideas that came through.
Have a wonderful week.