Reorganizing Consciousness To a Higher Level 


This week’s headline items: A New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Aries becomes exact on Monday afternoon; we can start setting our Solar Eclipse Intentions on Wednesday afternoon; finally, Saturn and Mars align in Pisces on Wednesday afternoon.


There will be three Moon Void of Course (VoC) phases this week: Monday late evening (for almost 9 hours), Thursday morning (for almost 3 hours), and Saturday late morning (for 3 hours).


Before we get to this week’s Forecast, just a couple of announcements…

Would you like to know more about Eclipse Season and what to expect until April 18th? How about the first full Mercury Retrograde phase in Aries — which began last week, on April 1st and lasts until April 25th?

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Now, this week’s Forecast…


Monday, April 8th:

Monday, the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day. It will journey there until Tuesday morning. Life is an adventure; we’re more open to new ideas and have great enthusiasm for new projects.

Patience is certainly not our strong suit at this time, but we can decide quickly and act immediately.

Monday at 2:21pm EDT, a powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse becomes exact at 19.5º of Aries. This launches a new Moon and Eclipse cycle.

As we remain in Eclipse Season until April 18th, the coming weeks could offer some tailwinds that carry us to significant breakthroughs; we are invited to learn how to be conscious creators, mindful of how our thinking and choices affect our personal and collective experiences.

As best you can, trust that whatever is leaving is making space for something better — the more willing we are to change, the easier it will be.

Stay grounded and flexible — and don’t jump the gun for the next 2-3 weeks — if you feel compelled to do something, do your best to observe the urge — unless it is connected to something that happens organically — if you are ambivalent about taking an action, better hold off until Eclipse Season ends on April 18th.

Solar Eclipses are extra-powerful New Moons that occur approximately every six months. This Eclipse cycle will be in effect until March 2025; this is the first Solar Eclipse of this year and the second in Aries in this Eclipse cycle. ==> You may also want to watch my Solar Eclipse video.

The first Solar Eclipse in Aries (connected to the current Eclipse cycle) occurred on April 20th, 2023. What have you discovered about your physical vitality and self-identity since then? Where are you asked to get out of your comfort zone? Has this been a humbling experience so far?

During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon momentarily interrupts the normal flow of Solar Radiation, reorganizing our consciousness to a higher level. Solar Eclipses indicate the beginning of a new experience, project, or cycle.

This Eclipse is a Total Solar Eclipse and a SuperMoon!

This will be the third of three Super New Moons in a row, and as some of you already know, SuperMoons occur when the Moon is at its closest distance to the Earth (at the time of a New Moon or Full Moon) and are more powerful. This means greater awareness of the issues connected to the particular New Moon energy.

Total Solar Eclipses happen when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The Moon will completely cover the Sun.

This Total Eclipse will be visible in North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It will begin over the South Pacific Ocean. The first location in continental North America that will experience totality is Mexico’s Pacific coast.

No matter where you are on the planet, however, the effects of the Eclipse will be transformative globally. Solar Eclipses, in particular, often correspond to significant endings and beginnings.

They occur close to the same degree every 19 years, and the last time we had a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in this particular degree and sign — while the North Node was traveling through Aries — was on April 8th, 2005.

We will likely experience a resonance between now and that time — “resonance”, not repetition — so think back to the Spring of 2005 and ask yourself: Were there any significant endings and beginnings? What was important to me back then? If I were to take those priorities to the next level, where would that next level find me?

For more guidance on those questions, it is best to take a look at our Natal Charts — the House placement of the Eclipse will indicate which area of life is the readiest to embrace a healthy sense of Self and rise to a new level of consciousness around independence and forging our path, gently and holistically.

Feel free to watch my webinar “Eclipse Season & the Mercury Retrograde” to see how the Eclipses impact your birth chart. You can get this 95-minute webinar here.

Star Members of my online community: check your inbox or junk folder for the email you received on March 22nd.

Solar Eclipses are an excellent time to go within, to seed anything we would like to integrate and understand better about ourselves over the next six months until the next Solar Eclipse (Oct. 2nd, 2024) — we’ll dig into this in more detail towards the end of this article when we talk about setting Solar Eclipse Intentions.

Setting Intentions for Solar Eclipses differs from a regular New Moon! So stay tuned!

The Sun and Moon are connected to one of the Moon Nodes during an Eclipse, alternating between North and South Node Eclipses, emphasizing the evolutionary upgrades available to us during those times.

North Node Eclipses help us move towards…To read the whole article and get all the Coaching Questions for this powerful New Moon and the whole Eclipse cycle, click here.

Since Eclipses are so powerful, they require a bigger orb than a regular Full or New Moon. I usually use a 5º orb instead of 2º… so since this Solar Eclipse takes place in 19º24 of Aries:

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 14-25 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly; this is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo, the Moon rules Cancer)

Setting Intentions for a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process — after all, we are setting them for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle rather than just the next 28 days.

Solar Eclipse Intentions are best done 48 hours after the Eclipse becomes exact. This is because we are downloading new templates at the time of an Eclipse, and the energies are pretty intense, so we want to wait until it all settles down a little before setting our intentions — that said, it’s best to avoid setting them during a Moon void of course.

Given all this, here are the best and most potent times to set your Intentions for this Solar Eclipse: Between 2:21pm on Wednesday, April 10th, and 6:04am on Thursday, April 11th. Then again, from 8:59am on April 11th until 2:21pm on Friday, April 12th. Note that all times above are given in US Eastern Time — i.e., the New York time zone.pastedGraphic.png

Set powerful intentions — remember, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Aries energy!

If you live in a timezone other than EDT and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook page and following me on X (Twitter), as I post reminders on those platforms when it’s time to set your intentions.

If you want more details on setting Intentions, please click here.

Monday afternoon, a Sun/Chiron alignment in 19.5 degrees of Aries becomes exact at 2:28pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Friday morning (April 5th) on; it will remain strong until Thursday evening (April 11th). This gives us an opportunity to heal insecurities or shame through conscious awareness.

Becoming aware of old wounds or limitations is the first step toward healing them. Bringing compassion, self-acceptance, and love to them is the second. Together, steps one and two make for a beautiful healing experience. Feel free to also read my article on Chiron in Aries.

It will help to stay grounded — connected to the Earth and your body. If waves of anger or frustration come up, let them, and simply observe the waves.

Ask yourself: Am I the “wave” or am I more than that? As best as you can, allow all “waves” to wash ashore, and allow yourself to rest as the vastness that you are (just like the ocean is to the waves).

For those of you who want to have a better understanding of your own personal healing journey at this time, feel free to get my most recent talk, “Healing the Wounded Masculine: Chiron in Aries — a Holistic Approach to How we Show Up in the World”.

I recorded this in-depth exploration of Chiron in Aries for an Astrology Conference in Dec. 2022 (BDTB6) — now available on my website at a discounted price: click here to learn more.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 16-23 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn? If so, you will be more aware of this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo).

Monday at 10:39pm EDT, we enter a Moon VoC that will last for almost 9 hours until 7:23am EDT (Tuesday morning). If you are awake during this intuitive time, use it to actively connect with others and share yourself.

What if you got in touch with your passion for life just for these 9 hours? What if you could inspire others just by sharing something you feel passionate about?

That said, Mercury is still in its Retrograde phase, so you may want to reflect first before taking action.

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday late evening until Tuesday morning ahead of time.

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