Hey star-gazers! Show of hands: who’s already exhausted by Saturn in Pisces?
Do some of you feel like you’re paddling upstream? Like you’re swimming against a current that’s testing your resolve and no matter how hard you try the odds seem stacked against you?
If this sounds like you, you’re not alone.
I’ve been reflecting on what the lugubrious giant in the temple of spiritual Pisces can teach us, and I’m coming to the conclusion that it’s about letting go over that which we can’t control.
Trusting in the process of life regardless of the outcome sounds like a monumental task, especially if you’re accustomed to white-knuckling it through life. A little like the Seven of Pentacles in the Tarot, the lesson may be about patience, assessment, re-evaluation and trial and error. We also might need to accept that there could be no simple payoff for the hard work we put in. To me, that’s a bitter pill to swallow, and yet relinquishing control over aspects of worry-inducing micromanagement may be the only way to emotional freedom.
This week, however, we may get a little reprieve with a positive, hopeful and inspiring lunation on the docket, invariably kissing us from its celestial seat with the promise of brighter times ahead.
But first, we have the star of Hermes changing signs on April 3, entering Taurus, where we could find ourselves thinking about financial matters.
On entering Taurus, Mercury will immediately square Pluto in Aquarius, lending this day intensity. You could find yourself unable to see other perspectives, especially with both planets in fixed signs.
Pluto’s power-grasping nature could also make for tense conversations, particularly in a sign that demands out-of-the-box thinking, while Mercury occupies a fairly bullish place of staid tenacity and vice-grip hold on conventionality. The day could offer up a little friction, so do your best to bend wherever you can.
Mercury’s ingress into Taurus will also conjunct the fixed star Mirach, which is currently at 0 degrees, 43 minutes of Taurus in the tropical zodiac. Mirach is found in the constellation of Andromeda, and can lend Mercury a vacillating, unstable and unpredictable flavour. Expect few successes to come your way under this conjunction, especially if sparring with Plutonic power-players. With expansive Jupiter in fiery Aries configured to strategic Pallas Athene in Cancer by a tense square, emotions are sure to run high, so sit this aspect out as best you can.
The brief conjunction between the Moon and retrograde Ceres in Virgo on April 4 could have us deep in emotional stock-taking, navigating slightly angsty feelings of financial discomfort.
After Ceres initiated its backward crawl through Libra, the phantoms of past hurts might have paid their Scrooge-like visits, resurfacing memories or permitting confrontations with people from our past who let us down when we needed support the most.
Now, having entered Virgo, Ceres will wrap up its regtrograde jaunt next month, but you can expect the conjunction the Moon makes on April 4 to amplify any concerns around financial management that Mercury’s Taurean ingress could have incited.
Thankfully, the energy shifts in our favour on April 5, with Mercury in Taurus sextiling Saturn in Pisces in a beneficial aspect for serious mental undertakings. I like this signature for anyone needing to hit the books — this includes any initiatives aimed at increasing personal financial literacy.
Under this signature, you may find greater ease looking at money matters, so use the helpful energies to get down and diligent about Taurean topics in your life.
One caution remains Saturn’s applying conjunction towards the fixed star, Fomalhaut, which perfects later in the month, around April 15. Although the star can have a profoundly positive and beneficial character, configurations with Saturn can sometimes bring difficulties, so just watch yourself in the first few weeks of the month, since conjunctions to this fixed star can heighten the likelihood of accidents.
This said, get ready to bask in the restorative energies of the Full Moon of April 6 is taking place in the sign of Libra. I like this lunation because of the hopeful, uplifting, and potentially promising influence that benefic Jupiter offers.
Though Jupiter is under the Sun’s more debilitating beams, it has some dignity in Aries by triplicity, which could redeem its celestial performance. Ultimately, however, we should use this Full Moon for contemplating future pathways based on taking stock of our present circumstances and owning what has manifested in our lives. This lunation is fulfilling the karmic promise of any intentions made under the Libra New Moon back on September 25, 2022, so those of you who keep a journal may find it worthwhile to check back on the status of any hopes, dreams or wishes you energetically charged under the more promising initiatory lunation.
The nice thing is that the Moon and Sun are both separating from squares to Mars and they’re also in aversion to malefic Saturn, protecting this Full Moon from Kronos’ more constraining and limiting influences. The ruler of this lunation is in a mutual reception with the Moon — the exaltation ruler of Taurus — and with Venus strongly placed in one of the signs of its rulership, and applying to a sextile with dreamy Neptune, this could be a lovely day to ruminate about your deepest desires in close personal relationships.
As we come down from the independent and ambitious energies of Sun-in-Aries season, this lunation and the effects of the Venus-Neptune sextile, spilling into April 7, could be excellent for intentionally focusing on the relationships in our lives that will help us balance our emotional well-being with our external drives and ambitions.
Between April 7–9, I would caution everyone out there who suffers from neck pain to take extra care as Venus passes over the degree of the fixed star Algol, perfecting on April 8.
We also close the week with a sextile between Mercury in Taurus and Mars in Cancer, which could make for an energetically demanding day, leaving some of us potentially feeling drained despite the more supportive nature of the aspect. Any important conversations we need to have on April 8 should strive for objectivity, despite the more challenging fixed energy that Mercury might be acting under and in aspect to easily-wounded Mars in Cancer. Do your best to use your powers of persuasion delicately, since Mars in Cancer can leave people feeling a bit more fragile and open to attack. And, don’t forget to file any noteworthy events away in your mental filing cabinet since Mercury will ping Mars again while it’s retrograde later in the month, potentially leading you to revisit certain events that could come to the fore this week.
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