This week is shaping up to be INTENSE with Mars, planet of aggression, action and will, coming into a supercharged, passionate conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto rules the Truth that lies buried deep beneath the surface and with Mars in the mix, secrets can be revealed in an explosive way! While aspect is great for passionate, focused activity that serves a deeper calling, the energy is also ripe for power struggles, intense calls to action, and arguments that truly sting. Luckily, we do have a supportive sextile between Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio in the mix, lightening things up a bit— instilling a sense of optimism and hope and increasing the odds that the end result of whatever comes about this week will ultimately prove beneficial.
Monday (4/23): Mars in Capricorn comes into a supportive sextile with Jupiter in the deep and passionate sign of Scorpio today, enhancing our optimism, willpower and initiative when it comes to taking new action! People are more likely to take risks under this influence, and under typical circumstances those risks are much more likely to pay off. With Mars coming into an intense conjunction to Pluto later this week, any new action taken may require intense, laser-focused determination in order to truly bring success.
The Moon today is in the fiery, passionate sigh of Leo, making a square to Jupiter indicating a tendency to over-do it or become overly-optimistic and unrealistically hopeful about the results of our endeavors.
Tuesday (4/24): Venus moves into the playful and flirtatious sign of Gemini today, highlighting the need to engage in lighthearted activities, shared curiosity, and spirited communication in relationships. During this transit, people have a tendency to show their love for one another in a lighter, more childlike way. People are more prone to engage in witty, surface-level conversation and connection under this influence, as Venus in Gemini doesn’t like to get tied down or to dive too deep. If you’re currently in relationship, this energy in perfect for shaking things up and learning new, fun things together that pique your curiosity and appeal to your mutual interests. For those who are unattached, this flirtatious vibe is excellent for a night out on the town or for striking up a light-hearted and witty conversation to impress that cutie you’ve had your eye on. ;)
The Moon today goes Void-of-Course at 11:39am MST, after making it’s last aspect in the sign of Leo— a harmonious trine to Uranus in Aries, indicating the potential for positive change, new ideas and innovations, and a sense of liberation as a result of the actions that have taken place over the past 2.5 days. The Moon moves into the more practical and service-oriented sign of Virgo this afternoon at 1:40pm MST, where it will remain until Thursday evening.
Today also marks the Waxing Gibbous phase of the Moon, which is a harmonious time in the lunar cycle when the intentions we seeded at the new moon are beginning to gain traction and grow to their fullness. The challenges we encountered during the first quarter square of the moon have been overcome and things begin to flow more easily. The Gibbous Moon is a time to clarify intentions and promote further growth and liberation from the failures of past cycles.
Wednesday (4/25): Mercury in Aries comes into its final challenging square with Saturn in Capricorn today, bringing about some sort of resolution to the difficulties faced the first two times this transit came exact— first on March 11th, while moving direct, and again on April 5th, while Mercury was in retrograde. This aspect can cause our minds to become slower and our mindset much more stern and serious, which makes this an excellent time for diligent mental labor and making realistic plans for achieving future goals. On the flip side, people are more prone to pessimism and miscommunications and mental blocks may become more prevalent at this time. If this is the case for you, simply wait a few days before moving forward with important decisions and communications as clarity will come more easily at the end of this week.
The Moon today continues to transit the sign of Virgo, making a harmonious trine to Saturn, favoring hard work and practical pursuits. In Virgo, the moon expresses itself with compassion and humility. There is an opportunity during this time to show up in selfless service of others. People may find themselves busier than normal, with endless to-do lists. Organizing, planning, and budgeting are particularly favorable activities. There is a tendency to over-think and over-analyze feelings, emotions, and interactions. People become more prone to self-criticism and judgment, leading to nervousness and anxiety. There is also a danger of becoming over-critical and judgmental of others. Exercise caution in expressing your feelings, as your words may come across more cold and harsh than you intend, and people are more easily affected by the criticisms of others. Taking care of your health, especially when it comes to diet and nutrition, is favored at this time.
Thursday (4/26): Today we’re dealing with some intense energy with Mars, planet of aggression, action and will, coming into a supercharged, passionate conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto rules the Truth that lies buried deep beneath the surface and with Mars in the mix, secrets can be revealed in an explosive way! The combination of Mars in Pluto indicate an increase in sex-drive, ambition, and strength of will and will be felt most strongly by Scorpios and those with Sun/Moon/Rising in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). While aspect is great for passionate, focused activity that serves a deeper calling, the energy is also ripe for power struggles, intense calls to action, and arguments that truly sting. This energy is best channeled into empowering, transformative new action, propelling us forward in a BIG way wherever it’s needed most.
The Moon today continues to transit the sign of Libra throughout the day, making only positive aspects to Jupiter, Mars, and Pluto—softening the energy of the Mars/Pluto square a bit and heightening our intuitive and psychic abilities, which can serve as a guide for how to best utilize the intense energy for the forward momentum most needed in our lives. The Moon goes Void-of-Course at 2:49am MST until it moves into the fair and just sign of Libra at 6:13pm this evening. While the energy of the Mars/Pluto conjunction may compel us toward abrupt action, it is best to wait until after the VOC Moon to initiate any new, important endeavors. The Moon will make it’s first aspect in Libra shortly after changing signs—a beautiful trine to Venus in Gemini, enhancing our ability to play well with others amidst the aggressiveness and intensity brought on by the Mars/Pluto energy.
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Have a beautiful week everyone! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! :)