April 22 – 28
What to expect: Noticing differences
What to watch out for: Feeling less than
What will it affect? Relationships, partnerships, businesses
On April 23rd Venus in Aries will conjunct Chiron triggering another level of “who am I and can I be myself?” Relationships are the arena where this woundedness will emerge. Venus in Aries values freedom of expression and independence. This will come up with in relationships, but also may be the wounds that emerge from couples expressing to the world their independent way of being. Couples on the spectrum – sexual spectrum, autistic spectrum or social spectrum – may all feel hurt by the way they express their love.
Venus also rules money and business relationships. Wounds around identity in business and its relationship to others may also emerge. I’ve always been annoyed that no natural category emerges while doing taxes, or marketing or posting an event that describes what I do when forced to pick a category. The best option always seems to be “other” and in some ways invalidate what I do as a legit business. Others may experience something similar!
Mars in Gemini is trine Pallas in the partnership and relationship sign of Libra helping us to have conversations and to put into action ideas and strategies that may help to heal.
Why? Venus Conjunction Chiron, Mars Trine Pallas
Out with the Old, In with the New!
What to expect: Transformations
What to watch out for: Power plays
What will it affect? Old structures, new ideas, unusual partnerships
On April 24th Pluto goes Retrograde in Capricorn. Pluto has been in Capricorn for a number of years transforming government, big business, and the status quo. Called to transform, some of these institutions have been brought to the brink of ruin as structural issues have emerged Threatened by lack of structural integrity (think of the electoral system in the US or centralized vs decentralized banking system etc), the old structures have fought for survival, often using the plutonic energy to inappropriately try to hold onto to power. Pluto is retrograde in any given year for at least half of it, and during this time it goes over ground already covered. Embers that have persisted will ignite, taking things to a new level of transformation.
On the same day, Mercury will conjunct Vesta in Aries making it a very good time to write or speak about our passions and to let those passions forge us into unexplored territory? We can be pioneers of a new message! We can work hard to express ourselves and to get our message out! By April 26th Mercury will trine Ceres and words will serve to nurture. Mercury in Aries speaks of independence and courage. As those words reach us we feel a sense of nurturing. Ceres in Sagittarius will be able to take those words to nurture their need to fit things into the big picture.
My suggestion is to share your ideas over some community gardening or neighborhood greenhouse. Uranus in Taurus the sign of agriculture will also sextile Juno in Cancer, bringing us together in relationships and partnerships in unusual ways.
Why? Mercury Conjunction Vesta, Pluto Stationary retrograde, Mercury Trine Ceres, Uranus Sextile Juno
Disappointment and Deception
What to expect: Letdowns
What to watch out for: Being deflated
What will it affect? Communication, strategy, direction, relationships
March 27th is a tricky day as Mercury in Aries opposes Pallas in Libra and Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces. The Mercury Pallas opposition sets us up in an argument. Mercury in Aries has no filter and will say whatever is on its mind, but this will likely offend Libra in Pallas who has thought through the big relationship picture. Words like “selfish” or “self-centered” might get thrown around. The Mars square Neptune energy doesn’t make it any better. The likely hood for a little white lie or outright deception is great. This can be deflating and send us into disappointment. Disappointment is closely linked to our hopes and when hopes are crushed one of two things happens. Depression or Sinicism!
This is also one day you’ll want to stay away from major business decisions, especially if they involve partnerships. Chiron, the wounded healer will square partnership Juno, so this can be a painful one! Albeit one we can learn from!
Why? Mercury Opposition Pallas, Mars Square Neptune, Chiron Square Juno