The Moon is our constantly changing companion. She lifts our tides and lights our nights. She reflects our needs, moods and daily deeds.
StarIQ cofounder Jeff Jawer looks at astrological events for this lunar cycle to describe energy patterns for the month ahead. This is a big picture view of the general cosmic weather that affects us all.
For a detailed personal forecast based on your personal birth chart check out Your Big Picture Forecast and the 30-Day Report created by Jeff Jawer and Rick Levine. Click on Celebrity Sample see the detailed transit information these reports provide.
New Moon in Aries
Sunday, March 30, 11:45 am PDT, 2:45 pm EDT
This New Moon kicks off the most dynamic lunar cycle in decades. Radical changes and breakthroughs can take us to higher levels of awareness, awakening minds and freeing hearts while rattling normal reality. The Sun-Moon conjunction in pioneering Aries is electrified by a conjunction with revolutionary Uranus, and intensified and expanded by squares from provocative Pluto and boundless Jupiter. Political and personal lives are shaken and shocked in this cosmically and geologically unstable environment. However, opening minds to alternative points of view applies the peacemaking powers of Aries' key planet Mars and the integrative Lunar North Node in diplomatic Libra to gracefully build bridges to new ways of seeing and being.
Venus in Pisces
Saturday, April 5, 1:31 pm PDT, 4:31 pm EDT
The love planet's entry into her sign of exaltation enhances romance and brings compassion to relationships. Dissolving negative judgments allows hearts to open more easily, but blindly discarding discernment invites emotional and financial illusions. Self-sacrifice is tempting, too, especially when Venus merges with Neptune on April 11. Yet the inspirational powers of art, beauty, spirituality and nature heal wounds as evidence of the abundance of joy available to us all.
Mercury in Aries
Monday, April 7, 8:35 am PDT, 11:35 am EDT
Minds and mouths move rapidly with speedy Mercury's entry into impulsive Aries. This rapid transit spurs original thinking and provides the courage to make new connections. Conversations, though, can be blunt and combative when listening lessens and words are fired off without concern for the feelings of others.
Monday, April 14
The reversal of the Lord of the Underworld is a barely noticeable event, yet deepens desires and casts light in the shadows of the psyche. Revisiting old losses and re-examining power issues are also likely until Pluto resumes forward motion on September 22. Courageously facing our fears allows us to uncover their hidden causes to begin a process of healing and transformation.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra
Tuesday, April 15, 12:42 am PDT, 3:42 am EDT
The cooling influence of the objective Libra Moon reduces the heat of the impatient Aries Sun. We may have an inclination to compromise yet this event is a lunar eclipse that signals the need to release unnecessary patterns of accommodation. Fairness is the guiding principle that helps to clarify when to give ground and when to hold onto a personal position. Placating people, another Libran trait, comes into focus, enabling us to recognize when the desire to make others happy clashes with our individual needs. This opposition can open unexplored pathways in relationships by dismantling obstacles to honesty and finding a new balance between self-interest and pleasing partners.
Sun in Taurus
Saturday, April 19, 8:56 pm PDT, 11:56 pm EDT
The solar ingress into this fixed earth sign is a time to connect with the physical senses and enjoy the pleasures of life. The peace and placidity associated with Taurus may be scarce in the midst of these turbulent times. Taking a moment to pause and settle into your body or to put your feet on solid ground will provide some much-needed stability. However, the Bullís stubborn streak and innate resistance to change can make this transitional period even more difficult. A more helpful use of this transit is to acknowledge your positive traits and accomplishments and to use this validating process as a jumping off point to further personal and professional development.
Jupiter square Uranus
Jupiter opposite Pluto
Uranus square Pluto
Sunday and Monday, April 20-21
The ongoing series of Uranus-Pluto squares is magnified by gigantic Jupiter to add more fuel to its transformational fire. Retrograde Mars in Libra joins the party by squaring Jupiter on the 22nd and opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto on the 23rd. These four planets are forming a shape-shifting Grand Cardinal Square that is likely to manifest in social disruption, system failures and environmental disturbances. Pressure can also rise on personal levels as the world seems to be less safe and secure. Yet this Grand Square is also a sign of evolutionary emergence as institutions and individuals are ready for radical leaps forward. Drawing upon the best of traditional wisdom (Jupiter in Cancer), organizational awareness (Pluto in Capricorn), spontaneous innovation (Uranus in Aries) and constructive alliances (Mars in Libra) may well lead us to a paradigm shift that sets humanity on a new and more creative course.
Mercury in Taurus
Wednesday, April 23, 2:16 am PDT, 5:16 am EDT
Communicative Mercury's entry into tactile Taurus gives form to emerging ideas and provides patience during difficult conversations. But this transit can also act as an intellectual barrier to change. Validating concepts with methodical analysis and rational discussion is healthy while insisting on sticking to old models of thinking produces resistance to innovation that will intensify stress.
Sun conjunct Mercury
Friday, April 25
Speaking from the heart and seeing oneself clearly are benefits of this union of the Sun and Mercury. There is, however, the risk that this conjunction in fixed Taurus may simply operate as an excuse to defend the ego and support the status quo. The challenge is to apply intelligence in proactive rather than reactive ways.
Every Aries New Moon represents rebirth. Few, though, are as dramatic and powerful as this one. The impulse to fight can be a destructive act of desperation, yet when it's a battle for self-discovery it ignites a fresh spark of awareness that lights the way to a brighter future.
Have a great month!
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