Cutting Ourselves Some Slack — Forecast for April 15th – 21st
This week’s headline items: this week sees lots of planetary movements — on Monday, Pluto’s Station phase intensifies, on Tuesday, Jupiter’s Station phase ends, and Mercury exits its Shadow phase. Very early Wednesday, Mercury changes signs from Pisces to Aries, while on Friday morning, another Full Moon in Libra becomes exact. Early Saturday, the Sun changes signs from Aries to Taurus, and that afternoon, Venus changes signs from Pisces to Aries.
There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday night (for almost 7 hours), Friday morning (for a brief 1.5 hours) and Saturday night/Sunday very early morning (for 12 hours).
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Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, April 15th:
Monday, the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo and VoC until 6:14am EDT; at that time, the Moon moves into into detail-oriented, practical Virgo, where it will journey until Wednesday morning; turning our focus toward the practical and wholesome. We are generous with our time/services and we love to help others. We also have a fondness for science and anything that makes sense in our world — things and knowledge we can apply and use.
Health might come also into focus at this time. We notice the parts that make up the whole; this is a great time to see if our daily routines (eating, work, self-care, etc.) align with our long-term goals.
Monday evening, a challenging Venus/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 7:15pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last week, Saturday (April 13th) on; it will be strong until this Wednesday (April 17th). This aspect asks that we question our most fundamental beliefs and conditioning around money and relationships.
We have the opportunity here to grow beyond our understanding of what our values get us. Issues connected to love, relationships, and whatever is most valuable to us, can seem overwhelming at this time. This is because we have a tendency to overindulge or over-promise.
We mean well, because we are feeling quite optimistic at this time — but we may underestimate how much time we actually have, or how good a fit something actually is. Overspending, overindulging and over-promising could be connected to this aspect as well (as could making assumptions in our relationships); as best as you can, bring a non-judgmental awareness to any such tendencies.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-27 degrees of Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini or Virgo,? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).
Also, on Monday, Pluto’s station phase intensifies until May 2nd. It will come to a halt on April 24th in almost 23 degrees of Capricorn (more on that next week). As I mentioned last week, when an outer planet stations, its energy gets more pronounced; this becomes even more pronounced when its Station phase intensifies.
We become even more aware of its impact on us — and this can sometimes cause discomfort. We are being asked to hang out with that discomfort until the planet’s energy has picked up speed again (around May 8th).
As best as you can, take a closer look at whatever is “in your face” for the next 3 weeks. Look for what might no longer be in alignment with your soul’s purpose (your deep, authentic, emotional Self) — especially in relation to long-term goals and your standing in society.
Ask yourself: Where am I holding on, out of fear? What habits, behaviors or fears are holding me back from feeling fully empowered from within? What would it look like, if I was fully aligned with my Soul-purpose? How would it feel? When we confront our fears, very often we discover…
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Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.