new optimism, new courage, new direction—aries new moon—april 18th

This afternoon the Aries Moon moves into conjunction with the Aries Sun at 28°.

the-valkyrie-largeWe get an opportunity to utilize the irrepressible pioneering spirit of the Ram with this Lunation.

Depending on the house this occurs in your chart, you are likely to want to strike out independently and with full force. Or maybe you’ve been holding back—a little too insecure about things you know need to push in a more exciting direction. Or maybe just a wee little tweak!

New Moons are about taking baby steps toward a different and hopefully improved situation.

Aries embodies the spirit of courage and risk. We’ve all got the Ram somewhere in our lives and the poor guy may never get the chance to shine—well, that changes, NOW.

Below’s a quick list of how it all might go down.

If 28° Aries is in your:

1st House—that daring dress for that thing you’ve got this weekend—yep, it’s time

2nd House—call your financial advisor (or finally get one!) and move forward on those scary investments

3rd House—finally tell that someone the god’s honest truth—good or bad, the time has come

4th House—quit hemming and hawing and bid on that cute house in that cute neighborhood

5th House—those fun sexy-time games you’ve been fantasizing about with your new boyfriend—yep!!

6th House—that brilliant idea you’ve been mulling over to streamline something at work—tell your boss!

7th House—should you stay or should you go?—courage, brave heart!

8th House—meet your current life crisis (you already know which one I’m talkin’ about) head-on—no hiding, no secrets—channel the Ram

9th House—book that flight to that once-in-a-lifetime, far-away place—fun!!

10th House—can you say”pioneering business entrepeneur”?

11th House—join your community softball league—in shape or not!

12th House—plan the first annual charity event for the social issue (quite possibly controversial) nearest to your heart

Alright. I think you guys get the idea?

Let fear be your guide. Yes, fear—no fear, no brave!

Where do you need to place your bets and never look back?

Lona

weekend augury—giving or getting?—april 17th – 19th

Alright.

crane-walter-the-horses-of-neptune.-mythological-fine-art-print-poster.-sizes-a4-a3-a2-a1-00237-9904-pLate last night, Capricorn Pluto began retrograde motion at 15°, while today sees a fixed square between Taurus Mars and Leo Jupiter.

If things have been going to your liking as of late, all this is gonna solidify the will to keep on keepin’ on. But if you’ve been frustrated with your daily energy levels and general productivity, suffering one roadblock after another—this is gonna make you want to beat your head against the pavement.

The waning Moon is currently moving through the initial degrees of Cardinal Aries soon to conjunct Uranus and square Pluto—further intensifying the above.

If it’s good, it’s gonna be real good. Hell, yeah!!!   If it’s bad—I am truly sorry.

But hold tight—there’s hope!

Saturday, at around 3PM EST, Luna will meet up with Sol for the Aries New Moon at 28°. I’ll dig deeper into this in a later post.

Let’s just say, if you are in the kickin’ ass group, this Fire lunation will continue to fuel the way. But if you are on the ass kicked end—a blessed new beginning is certainly possible.

Regardless, on Sunday, as the Moon slips into her Taurus comfort zone, Gemini Venus squares, and Taurus Mercury sextiles, Pisces Neptune.

I always like to see the God of the Illusion engaged on a Sunday. No matter what your work schedule looks like, I find Sunday’s to be the one day EVERYONE can use a break and dear Neptune certainly can deliver.

There will be a lazy haze shrouding the day.

Like a cool breeze (Gemini) drifting (Mutable) across a tranquil lake (Pisces) intent on whispering (Mercury) sweet nothings (Neptune) lovingly (Venus) to the statuesque pines (Taurus) ashore.

Lona

and for the weekend—moving to the cerebral—april 10th – 12th

edward-burne-jones-4-the-golden-stairsWell, today, Mercury exacts his conjunction with the Aries Sun at 20° and then skadaddles right on past.

This lends a purity to the overall vibe of the weekend.  Our minds and conscious will are one and the same. No conflict, no divergent agendas—just straight up Aries!!!

Couple the above Cardinal Fire with the Moon traveling almost extensively through Cardinal Earth Capricorn for the next 3 days and just cold hard decisive action will characterize the atmosphere.

Saturday, lovely Venus moves from Taurus to Gemini. This marks a shift from lazy luxury to a desire for mental stimulation. Our Earthy senses relinquish control and the Airy workings of the intellect take over.

Fire Mercury and Air Venus—great for conversation and social mingling!

Then, Taurus Mars and Pisces Neptune sextile on Sunday for a pleasant boost to all the work the Warrior has been steady at the last week and a half. Water aids Earth with insights into imagination and emotional know-how. Duty won’t feel so heavy, as Neptune’s fog dissolves a bit of the burden for the day.

By and large, the weekend is one of the mind with a thrust toward getting tangible results.

Lona

week ahead—buoyant recovery after the eclipse—april 6th – 9th

Ok, for our lovely Spring week ahead there is quite a bit of Jupterian activity to help us bounce back from the intense Eclipse/Full Moon over the past weekend.

edward-burne-jones-45-the-pilgrim-at-the-gate-of-idlenessThe waning Moon is now sailing through Scorpio, zinging Neptune and Pluto, and will end up in Sagittarius by week’s end—paying visit to Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Intensity of emotion and looming questions of ‘why?’ spice the atmosphere all week.

Pisces Chiron has moved out of tight sextile with Capricorn Pluto leaving us to experience the full strength of the Uranus/Pluto square at 15°/16°.  This points to an edgier demonstration of the revolution/evolution bite of the two. Sadly, gentle compassion during this tumultuous time will be harder to access.

The Aries Sun and Mercury exact their conjunctions with Uranus during the week, while Taurus Mars inconjuncts Sagittarius Saturn Rx in their first I/O/Q meeting. There are brilliantly brave ideas burning their way into reality nowadays and, if recognized, then given the proper structure, can take hold into something riotously vital.

Our minds not only get electrified by the genius of Uranus, but also smash into Pluto, God of the Underworld. The trick is to guard against unfounded suspicion and cynicism. These will only get in the way.

Instead, demand to see the positive in the most dire of situations, which will be aided my Mercury trining Leo Jupiter Rx for the King of Planet’s last interaction with a celestial body (other than the Moon) before turning direct on Wednesday. He revisits 12° – 22°—if you have points or planets here you get an extra boost to the joy and good fortune!!

The multitude of Spring Aries Fire combined with Jupiter’s about face signals a collective shift from contently navel gazing to a more pronounced need to interact with the outside world—conquer and leave your mark!

Ample, encouraging energy is available to bolster the work of Venus and Mars in Fixed Earth, while they labor to shore up the projects of Cardinal Fire.

Again, the Universe provides the building blocks for success.

Lona

me or we?—libra’s total lunar eclipse—april 4th

In less than 12 hours we have the Libra/Aries Full Moon at 14º.

the-platonic-lament-1894-Not only is it a Full Moon but, in answer to the Equinox/New Moon two weeks ago, also the day of an Eclipse—a Total Lunar this time ’round—rare and bloody.

And on an even larger scale, tomorrow’s lunation speaks to events we were managing this time last Spring and Fall—full circle and/or full steam ahead.

There are many factors in play with this one, most notably: Sun conjunct Uranus, Mercury conjunct South Node, Jupiter trine Sun and last but not least, Sun & Moon square Pluto—t-square!

If you are the possessor of planets or points between 10º-17º of the Cardinal signs (and the Fire or Fixed signs, too) then this could potentially be a big event for you, with 14º-15º Cancer a dumping ground for a majority of the energies here—yikes, if you are the lucky one!

For the collective—lots of Fire, tons of Cardinal. Passion and initiative.

Those intentions set during the middle of March are coming to a head or gaining momentum depending on the necessary timeframe.

This Full Moon is on the Aries/Libra axis and is an Eclipse, therefore the Moon’s Nodes are conjunct the event (nodes = our past that greatly affects our future). So, it is very much a dynamic of “space or intimacy”—“mine or yours”—“me or we”—“individuality or co-operation”—or better yet, a lovely balance somewhere in between!

Yes, the past weighs heavily, but Pluto is engaged to force an evolution. Hard, painful, gut wrenching teardown then an Uranian-fueled forward thrust—if one is needed. Maybe it works out the attachment is rock solid and tomorrow’s Eclipse merely fans the fires of pleasure.

Well either way, by Summer’s end, we’ll get to partake these delights for a fourth parlay.

As always, look to the houses brought to the fore for precisely how this manifests personally for you.

Happy Blood Moon, everyone!

Lona

vivacious escalation—double fire trines—april 2nd

Lots of fuel to burn today, guys!!

william-blake-1757-1827The Aries Sun is trining Leo JupiterRx at 12º, while Aries Mercury is trining Sagittarius Saturn at 4º.

So much Fire!!

And couple the above with the transiting Moon in efficient Virgo and since, Saturn is in play—well, there’s enough good sense to harness all the passion and verve into a productive outcome.

This is the energy we get to play with during the final days of build-up before the Full Moon/Eclipse on Saturday.

Tons of benevolent Masculine Fire with a waxing Moon before an Eclipse—get crackin’ ya’ll!!!

Lona

agile self-regard—mercury into aries—march 30 – april 14

Orlando-Pursuing-the-Fata-Morgana-by-George-Frederick-WattsSo, yesterday, dear Mercury moved from Mutable Water, Pisces, to Cardinal Fire, Aries.

I (<—-!!) can already notice the change!

Our minds are aligning with the force of the Aries Sun and our communication style will certainly demonstrate it.

Where for the last five or six months we have gotten accustomed to the “we/us/our” pronouns, there will be a significant shift to “I/me/mine” pronouns, AND FAST! It is all about you. We’ll worry about “we” in a week or two.

Me, me, ME!!!

Hermes is starting fresh, yet again, around the wheel—we are learning about ourselves, anew—impatient, self-centered and shiny! Rash and hungry for life.

We want to create and push forward—burst, screaming, from the confines of winter ice into spring warmth.

Get out and do and be and live!!!

We will be prone now to making impulsive decisions—ANY decision is a good decision—ambiguous is a torturous level of purgatory.

We will speak and act before thinking—this may indicate passion but equally as likely, reckless insensitivity.  Many toes will be trodded over, as sentences get shorter. . .

And shorter . . .

Into pointed self-absorption, stabbing blind.

(Seriously, try not to be a dick!)

This all lasts barely two weeks—it has almost burned for a full day as of now—use the Fire while you can.

For now is when all the ideas flash and flare, bright (especially as Mercury moves to conjunct Uranus on the 8th). Grasp them quickly!

Nevermind the worries of tomorrow—plans will be solidified when Mercury ingresses to the second sign. Now is the time to plunder the world for what YOU WANT!!!

Gather your intellectual treasures NOW!

Inventory and apologies later.

Dammit, hurry up!

Lona