Astrology For The Week Of April 8th-14th 2019

We have an interesting if rather challenging and intense week ahead that can vacillate between high hopes and intense fears, or feelings of loss, longing or the necessity of sacrifice. It also alludes to acts of heroism and courage through adversity. 

We begin the week with the Moon still in Earthy and plodding Taurus, having made a rather restless contact with Uranus over the weekend, hinting at a need to perhaps completely rethink certain set emotional patterns and approaches, as these are new times, new circumstances, and there is much to let go of (Venus/Mercury/Neptune in Pisces.) 
The challenging squares from Saturn and Pluto to the Sun continue to intensify and play a major dominating role this week.

 The Moon in Taurus forming a stabilizing trine to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn,  help to cultivate some stability amidst profound change, shifts, and transformations. With Pluto and Saturn squaring up to the Sun, some of these changes have been rather uncomfortable. 

Monday see’s us trying to find our footing, our rhythm, and maintain some semblance of security and stability amidst taking in a continuously transforming, perhaps “wobbly” feeling reality. A conjunction to Mars begins to form and the moon shifts into talkative and versatile Gemini in the afternoon, quickening the pace. A sextile to Chiron suggests the mind, actions, and emotions can be geared towards healing.

 This could be a busy, high strung, highly mobile, and communicative lunation, with spontaneous actions or short trips, requiring a lot of adaptability from everyone. 

Regardless of what is going on on the surface, there is a drive towards healing breakthroughs. 

There is an irritable, impulsive, and combustible quality to Moon/Mars conjunctions, and in Gemini, the potential for nerves to be frayed is rather high.  On the one hand we could feel very aware of the feelings of others (Moon/Chiron), on the other, we could also be brash or insensitive, particularly in communication. Striking a balance between the two, to hit that “sweet spot”, between pursuing our own desires and taking care not to do so insensitively, will be key. Taking time to think before we speak (or act) will be important here as well. 

 Tuesday is dominated by this Moon/Mars conjunction, only with the addition of a lunar square to Venus and Neptune in Pisces, which can make it feel a bit hard to relax or reveal our feelings in relationships, and/or nervously entertaining high hopes or worst case scenarios.

The Moon Mars conjunction grows in intensity, there could be befrazzlement, lots of nervous energy, and perhaps a high strung restlessness and over all busyness to contend with. Taking care while driving, and communicating, as well as perhaps avoiding overextending ourselves or taking brash actions or ill thought out initiatives, or becoming involved in skirmishes, squabbles, or potentially denigrating communications would be wise. 


 Wed, April 10th, Jupiter stations retrograde at 10:01 am PST, at 24 degrees Sagittarius, with the Moon in Gemini in direct opposition.  
Although not as potent or noticeable as the more personal planets retrogrades, Jupiter’s retrograde journey is a reassessment in a broader sense, all the same. Larger visions and over all life trajectories can be given a second look, or some reconsideration during this time frame. Pulling back and and making some course corrections while focusing on the bigger picture would be appropriate during Jupiter’s backward spin through Sagittarius. It will station direct on August 11th. 

Later Wed, the Moon squares Mercury in Pisces as well, while also forming a sextile to Uranus, and a square to Chiron, adding further to a disoriented impulsiveness, along with stoking sensitivities, and hopefulness and/or paranoid anticipation.

Deeeeep breaths.

 Expectations could swing wildly from one end of the spectrum to another, and there is a definite longing in play. Perhaps a need to make some kind of sacrifice, even if just temporarily, for the sake of the “long game”.

 There could be a whole lot to adapt to and take on all at once, and unlike Hindu Gods and Goddeses, we only have so many hands…

 This could also see some sensitivities come up that seek resolution and there could be a spontaneous “aha” moment of sorts, that brings things to the surface that need to see new emotional approaches brought to bare in order to resolve certain issues once and for all. 

Late in the evening around 9 PM PST, the Moon moves into Cancer to bring up all of the feelings.

Things could become more difficult or uncomfortable before they feel better, but they WILL feel better. By Sunday at the latest.
Whatever vulnerabilities that are brought to the surface during this lunation will require and naturally seek new solutions.

Doing things the way they have always been done simply won’t be applicable here. This is a catalyst for emotional growth and healing. 

Thursday morning the 11th see’s the early hours dominated by the Moons recent entry into sensitive Cancer still carrying a square to Chiron. Again, the skies may be dominated by some sensitivities or delicate emotions or misunderstandings that have long since incubated and require soothing, airing, and.. ointment.

This Moon/Chiron square ebbs off in the afternoon hours, and there is a highly sensitive, pleasant, cooperative and charming trine to Neptune, and Venus, heightening emotional perceptiveness, …followed by the inevitable oppositions to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This is where things could get knotty and temporarily hard going.

There could be a great need to feel the love, warmth and caring of others, but as the Nirvana song laments…”something’s in the way”…It could be responsibilities, it could be circumstantial, it could simply be the after effects of a long and stressful week creating grumpiness. Whatever it is, it could increase the potential for sensitive feels getting hurt, or simply just increased permeability to stress.

Other aspects imply that there is also an empathic, compassionate and sensitive nature present, even under duress.


Friday the 12th continues and intensifies these themes, by adding the Pluto opposition, and a Lunar square to the Sun.

Fortunately, there is also a lunar trine to Mercury and Venus in the mix here.  *Children cheering.*

There is certainly a desire to unravel knotty situations and sooth achey breaks hearts-Even amidst intense emotions and stressful circumstances, -empathy abounds, and understanding and kindness triumphs. 

A square from the Moon to Uranus in Aries later on suggests that everyone may be a tad out of their usual comfort zones. These could definitely be some rather uncomfortable configurations, so it’s good we have these Piscean influences around to help generate more of an impetus towards empathy and compassion.

There is certainly an instinct present to soothe and heal sore feelings with a lunar trine to Chiron. 

Saturday, April 13th, see’s the Moon shift into enthusiastic Leo, in square to Uranus in Taurus, and in trine to Chiron in Aries. A sextile to Mars in Gemini suggests a growing enthusiasm and a lot of passionate communication. Perhaps working towards a desire to let our hair down and enjoy life, after navigating stressful circumstances that required a lot of adaptation.

Sunday the 14th, the Moon in Leo trines the Sun in Aries, and Jupiter in Sagittarius. This could be a rather jubilant energy, and maybe a relief, after a busy, and testy week.

Maybe there is something to celebrate? A trine to Uranus in Aries as well later on suggests a feeling of moving into a more positive future.

These are rather bubbly, exciting, liberating, enthusiastic and expansive energies. Out of all of the days of this week, Sunday appears to be the best day to party.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a great week, see you next Monday.


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