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Happy birthday to all my Aries friends. May your year be filled with joy, laughter and lots of peace and love.
Another week is history. Another week full of opportunity awaits us. The mystery is exciting. Don’t give in to the fear generated by others.
This week begins today with a Capricorn Moon squaring both the Sun and Uranus. Our wants are in conflict with our needs. People with this aspect in their natal charts often don’t feel accepted and can clash with parents or parent-like people in their lives. In some ways, this square is similar to the Sun square Saturn. It will be important for us to find balance with ourselves today.
The Sun square Uranus. This might stir up the rebellious energy within us. Of course, those with strong Uranus energy in their natal charts could be affected more than those who don’t. The Sun-Moon square offers plenty of conflict on its own. Adding Uranus to the mix amps up that conflict with a desire for freedom and independence. Thie best part of this to me is the increase in truth speech and our desire for truth.
Mercury is about to turn direct but this won’t happen until April 15. I had originally read Mercury’s shadow period would end on April 22, 2018. Today I read the shadow will last until May 3. This seems doubtful to me only because I have never known a shadow period to last for over two weeks. I will not say that it is not possible but the Apri 22 date seems much more plausible to me. Please follow your own intuition or gut instinct on this.
While we are on the subject of Mercury retrograde, remember that this is happening totally in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the courier of spring, and a sign of new beginnings. Mercury retrograde is a time to redo and revisit. Since this retrograde period is taking place totally in Aries, it makes sense why the weather is so crazy this spring. One day its warm and the next day it’s cold and snowing.
Venus has been transiting Taurus since March 31. During this time she has been driving our desire for pleasure and romance. Doesn’t she always? Taurus energy helps keep Venus grounded and focused on the now and using all of our senses to enjoy this moment.
This week there are three major aspects that involve Venus. The first is on Wednesday when she is trine Mars. This aspect is romantic and creative. Find ways to express yourself through art and work. This aspect also favors social gatherings and events.
Wednesday also brings us an inconjunction or quincunx with the Sun and Jupiter. If you catch yourself wanting something new, this aspect might be the incentive for that.Checking for things that we still need to let go of will be a good thing. When we let go of what no longer serves, we make room for new things to come to us.
The very next day, Thursday, Venus is semi-square Chiron, the wounded healer. Chiron could bring our focus to our differences in our relationships to others. Chiron could also make it difficult for us to learn from each other. Chiron almost always brings us a bit of upset albeit a necessary upset that is designed to stimulate our growth in positive ways.
Jupiter is sextile Neptune on Thursday. This energy will stimulate our imagination and creativity in romance and what we perceive as beauty. Use this energy during social gatherings and it could help us be gentler with others in both social and romantic situations.
Saturday we have two aspects to make note of. The first one is Jupiter in a sextile aspect to Pluto. This is a good aspect for business dealings and the rule of law. Many of us will find this stimulates the drive to go after our personal or professional goals. This energy also helps us persuade others to our advantage. There is also the possibility that some could be led to a new way to solve a problem or find a concealed resource that will help us.
The second aspect on Saturday is Mars sextile Neptune. Notice your intuition today. It could be rather strong. This will also be a good day for enjoying creative expressions like dancing, art, live performances, film, and photography. Neptune will help us let go of any ager that might come with Mars. Of course, those with strong Mars influence in their charts, might not notice this so much.
I have noticed a slow down in earthquakes lately. At least my app is showing fewer alerts. However, in two days, April 10, 2018, the Earth will be hit with a stream of solar wind thanks to a large hole in the Sun’s atmosphere that is letting the solar wind escape out. My guess is that this solar wind will manifest in some way on our planet. Perhaps as earthquakes, volcanic activity, or surprises in the weather.
The ten-day forecast for my area is showing spring like temps through Wednesday with highs in the mid 60’s. Warmer temps come along Thursday through Saturday with highs around 80. Next Sunday the temps go back to mid 60’s. We sure have been on a weather and temperature roller-coaster this spring.
I doubt we will see snowflakes or sleet again this spring although another cool snap is not out of the question. I am anxious to set up another raised bed and get some things in the ground. The last frost date is April 15th. The firsts herb and plant sale here is on April 17, followed by the Herb Festival on April 28-29.
If you happen to be in the Asheville area, the herb festival will be the first weekend in May. I attended that one about 25 years ago and to date, it is the best one ever. Unfortunately, I have lost my desire to grow herbs like I used. These days I stick to plants that will come back year after year instead of annuals unless they are good re-seeders.
Enjoy your week no matter what happens with the weather. Get outside when you can and remember to be kind to all you meet.
Until next week. . .