WEEK OF APRIL 1st, 2019: NEW MOON IN ARIES

COLLAGE BY MARIE CONIGLIARO


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. 
Tao Te Ching

The Moon enters Pisces today (Monday) at 12:17pm NDT. She is waning/dark until the New Moon in Aries Friday at 6:20 am NDT. If you have been reading my forecast for a while, you will remember that the Dark Moon phase is usually associated with decluttering, cleansing and letting go.

Mercury is now direct in Pisces and slowly moving ahead but still in a conjunction with Neptune so definitely not out of the fog just yet. The Moon will also meet Mercury and Neptune while traveling through Pisces on Tuesday evening. Wednesday the Moon will be void of course for most of the day before entering Aries late Wednesday night. The Moon will be at its darkest on Thursday night before the New Moon in Aries on Friday morning:

Whatever transpired for you in March during  Mercury retrograde in Pisces is now finally being integrated consciously. It could also be that things felt blocked or did not move ahead as fast as you would have liked or that you were missing an important piece of the puzzle. Solutions are slowly emerging with Mercury moving direct and light is now being cast on matters that had remained obscured. It could be that during the Mercury retrograde of March, important reflexions surfaced and you are now feeling ready to implement some changes.

For most of the week, with the Moon in Pisces and the long VOC of Wednesday, we walk the very last part of the Zodiac; the sign of Pisces is considered a potent place where everything is churning and shifting before rebirth.

Spring began a few weeks ago here in the Northern Hemisphere but this week, the New Moon in Aries will bring an important opportunity for a potent reset; an excellent time to plant the seeds of what you want to see grow in the next 6 months. Saturn in Capricorn will square the New Moon in Aries asking us to simplify and refine the topics of the house where Aries is found. More extensively, the matters of the house where Capricorn is located is also undergoing major long-term renovations and must be taken into account. Mars in Gemini ruling the New Moon in Aries will complicate this period, pulling our attention in a thousand direction. Focus will be a difficult but necessary element in the coming weeks, plan accordingly.

Take this week as an opportunity to sit with the shifting tides. Take in consideration what has transpired in March. Reflection, meditation, cleaning, decluttering, SIMPLIFYING, and deep cleansing are favoured activities until the New Moon Friday morning. The South Node of the Moon and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn all week and offer a deep regenerative undercurrent. It’s time to flush the toilet at the risk of having it overflow on you; don’t let the toxic waters poison your spring!

Refine your goals and objectives for the next 6 months, see where you can let go of clutter or unnecessary burdens. Think about what you really need and why you are doing the things that you do. Imagine that whatever situation, habit, expense/bill, object, emotion, relationship, pattern that is obscuring your path can now be clearly understood and handled. Know that it will require a lot of discipline and work to do so, but that you are committed and willing to put the efforts needed to regain some free-flowing simplicity in your life. Things will grow where your mind go: focus your attention on what you want to see flourish. Spend  time on Friday morning at the time of the New Moon planting the seeds of your intentions… whatever this might look like for  you.

Have a beautiful, contemplative and clarity inducing week.✨


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WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2019

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

This week, we are basking in the after glow of the Jupiter/Neptune square which was exact Sunday.

The planet Neptune is associated with the desire for transcendence. Jupiter is faith and optimism but also over-inflation.

Think: Cotton-candy clouds, siren calls, romanticism, glamour, rose-coloured glasses, the deep faith that everything will work out, trust at the cost of a more pragmatic approach, over-inflation of dreams and wishes, magic, spirituality, visions and dreams, being aware of synchronicities and omens…

At its worst this aspect can correlate with a strong divine discontent, reality not meeting the expectations we have for ourselves and our specialness or just not seeing reality for what it really is. There can be a tendency for denial, bad choices and ignoring painful truths…

Neptune is often associated with drugs, alcool and substance abuse or getting involved in relationship scenarios where you idealize the person as oppose to seeing who they truly are.

Jupiter square Neptune this year, will be super good for artists, magician and witches as it can be a time of heightened inspirations and cosmic downloads…🔮

Neptune is like an exit door into a fantastical world that has no bottom and Jupiter will come to amplify that.

Something to keep in mind this year as there will be 3 Jupiter-Neptune squares aspect that will colour 2019.

Are you under the influence?

Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse.

 


WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

Depending on your natal chart, you might be picking up on the other big vibe of the moment which is ALL of the heavy-handed action happening in Capricorn. (Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, Sun and South Node in Capricorn)

The sign of Capricorn with its ruler Saturn at home means that we might be hyper conscious of:

Time, time passing, getting older, limitations, responsibilities and obligations, the process of aging (think of that FB trend over the weekend).

There can also be a sort of ”status anxiety” and fears around money, authority, superiority/inferiority complex.

Our society puts a strong emphasis on material success. However, we are now in the midst of sweeping changes in regards to materialism and what it means to ‘’make it in the world’’ and be ‘’secure’’.

People are coming to the realization that consumerism and the capitalist model is destroying life in Earth. That perhaps, a big house, a secure job and 2 cars in the driveway is more of a burden than anything else. It is also creating a lot of anxiety as we adjust to this new awareness.

The deep stirrings of Pluto transiting through Capricorn is removing the false ideas we have about success.

Dissatisfaction will continue to grow louder as we approach the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020.

While this unsustainable system continues to crumble, it is important to remain aware, that the best inversement you can make is towards your health and strength.

Be pragmatic about what is possible for you this year and start working towards your goals whatever they might be.

Throw your fears of inadequacy into the garbage and stop comparing yourself or competing with others. Root down from within.

 


FULL MOON IN LEO

On Sunday, the Sun enters the sign of Aquarius and less than 24 hours later we have a FULL MOON at 0º LEO/LUNAR ECLIPSE which is the last one on the Leo/Aquarius axis.

For people with important planets in either Aquarius or Leo, the last 2 years might of brought some important changes and now this is sort of like a culmination of that process coming to a close.

2019 in so many ways is the beginning of a totally NEW ERA and this will become apparent as we progress through the year.

THERE IS NO TURNING BACK so keep moving forward, keep hustling and stay true to yourself!

WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2019



Happy Monday everyone,

This week, we stand in the reverberations of the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn that happened Saturday night which is initiating new trajectories for us.

The area of your chart where Capricorn rules will be undergoing major renovations in the next 2 years. If you have any planets around 15 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer and more extensively Aries or Libra, you can expect to be significantly influenced by the deconstructive qualities of what is happening in Capricorn.

Time, aging, maturity and wisdom through hardship, solitude, melancholia, depression, the limits of our world and generational burdens were all highlighted by the first New Moon/Eclipse of 2019.

Uranus also turned direct in Aries Sunday night which means all the planets are currently direct and Venus just entered the sign of Sagittarius after being in Scorpio for like EVER.

Most of the planets are either in Earth (pragmatism) or Fire (ambition) signs which also means we are itching to get going, make things happened, get on with business and to start slaying our goals for the year ahead.

Mercury in Capricorn square Mars in Aries

The other big aspects permeating the week will be Mercury squaring Mars (exact Tuesday) and the Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (exact Friday) which augurs some sort of ”heavier than usual” power dynamics influencing the week.

Mercury in Capricorn🔨 squaring Mars in Aries🔥which is exact Tuesday morning can be productive but it can also be a sign of irritability and impatience. If you get into an argument, be prepared for it to escalate quicker than usual as this can indicate a tendency to say think without thinking before hand. It can also indicate a tendency for rushed decision-making or impulsivity.

Perhaps one of the best way to remediate this influence at the beginning of the week could be to have a brainstorming session, think twice before saying or doing something you might regret and or release the tension through physical exercise.

Emergence: Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn

The Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn happening Friday morning happens once a year. Pluto being associated with the underworld and what is hidden gets the full light of the Sun shinning down on him. Pluto is associated with the powers of creation and destruction. He is the guardian of the unconscious. It can be very difficult to bring dark things up into the light and this is why Pluto is often associated with painful transformative experiences.

Revelations of dark secrets, becoming aware of something that had remained hidden, ancestral stories and family dynamics, power dynamic or manipulative tactics become more obvious. Obsession, intensity, control, generational trauma are brought to the surface.

It’s a good time to connect to the source of your ambitions or the source of the stories you tell yourself about your limits, your burdens, your fears to understand where they originate from, and make them more conscious so that you are not controlled by them.

 

🛑 Special Attention: All day Friday, the Moon will be in Pisces and void of course. If you have important decisions or appointments to make, better book them before Friday or after Friday. As a rule of thumb the void of course Moon means that ”nothing comes out of the matter”. Decision made during this time have a harder time sticking.

Have a wonderful and fulfilling week everyone!

Susanna Garcia Ruiz

 

Jupiter & Mars in Scorpio: Fixated & Transfixed

MARS IN SCORPIO

Mars in Scorpio is seemingly immovable while simultaneously thriving in changing circumstances. How can this be? It pushes against anything that resists while resisting all changes. This resistance offers the power, but power has a cost and something must be sacrificed, mainly: safety.

Power is gathered slowly here, but one must know exactly when and how to strike. Resisting too long increases the risk of putrefaction, but a festering state can be a fertile terrain for metamorphosis. Sometime one must be pushed to decompose in order to connect with the raw powers of renewal.

“It was all a lie, it all stank, stank of lies,
it all gave the illusion of meaning and happiness and beauty,
and all of it was just putrefaction that no one would admit to.
Bitter was the taste of the world. Life was a torment.”
-Hermann Hesse

GROWING PAINS

Mars and Jupiter are together in Scorpio right now, which reflects these themes or resistance and surrender. There is a desire for an honest narrative, a genuine experience , true connections, and the bullshit radar is cranked on high. The wounds are magnified and we are aiming our fires directly at them in order to cauterised the open sores.

The part of your chart where Scorpio is found is under tremendous pressure to transform. Whatever has expired at this point is obvious, although it might be the only thing you want to hold on to. It can feel familiar to live with problems, it can even be comforting giving you meaning and purpose. However, familiarity is not necessarily productive and with Saturn, the Sun, Venus, and Pluto in Capricorn right now, we are looking to build solid foundations while destroying the old structures.

Capricorn ambition ushered us into the New Year. Capricorns are famous for being hard on themselves. The list of future accomplishments is long and our plans to secure success could border on zealousness. There is a changing of the guards. The grip is strong and the answer lies in what we are resisting, or what is resisting us. This process is slow and painful, but the rocks need to be removed first before we can plant the seeds.

Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts.
All depends on the principles which direct them.
-Napoleon Bonaparte