Indoor Confinement on Earth Day – April 15-22 2020

As Jupiter transits past the conjunction aspect with Pluto, and the square aspect to the Sun forms, bringing into consciousness the harsher realities of the pandemic, most prominently displayed during the Pluto-Jupiter conjunction. The future is dependent on strong actions taken now to curb the widening ramifications of the effects of pandemic and the responses to it. The Moon in Aquarius transits Saturn as restrictions remain, and proceeds to the conjunction aspect with Mars in Aquarius, as new goals are set, based on transforming social activities. A square aspect from the Moon to Uranus in Taurus, might be a setback in health or epidemiology. This could also trigger more innovative responses to the situation. Personal values may undergo radical changes, as well as personal finances. Venus and Mars are traveling within a degree and a half of one another, indicating well-being and cooperation in technical fields.  There are mutual benefits found in financial projects at this auspicious time. The Moon continues its transit through Pisces and Aries ending the week in Aries and a harsh square aspect to Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn, when a likely flare up of the pandemic occurs. Finally, the Sun enters Taurus on Monday for the traditional Earth Day, as warm weather and outdoors becomes possible for more people.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday April 15thThe Moon in Aquarius is square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus, both are fixed signs, a connection that is harsh but meaningful, as we proceed to learn more ways of thriving while honoring the earth and the protection of the earth. Uranus gains more power in the transformative mode, and in caring for the earth, as the dispositor of Moon, Saturn and Mars and Ceres; the Moon transiting Saturn and Mars such that we could expect strengthening of social rules and only hours later, greater empowerment. The square aspect to Uranus could create some upsetting events, with a heightened sense of emergency. There could also be a release of restrictive measures as the Moon forms a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Venus and then transits Mars, and a sense of social unity in purposeful action.  The sextile aspects (60 deg, helpful) to Chiron and Mercury in Aries in the interim from the lunar transit of Saturn and Mars, brings together the planning stages as preparations are made to restart economic activity. If emergency actions are required. The preparations are vital to a successful outcome. The Sun and Jupiter square aspect is less powerful today, and gives a sense of relief that the worst is behind us.  

Thursday April 16th – With Jupiter separating from the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) to Pluto in Capricorn, one of the few aspects in today’s chart, highlights the square aspect (90 deg, harsh) of the Sun to Pluto and Jupiter. A sense of having the situation under control, with Saturn in Aquarius as the dispositor of Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn, and, late in the day, the Moon forms a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to the Sun, for progress in all matters.     

Friday April 17thMercury in Aries takes a major role in the configurations, forming sextile aspects (60 deg, helpful) to Mars in Aquarius and Venus in Gemini, as implementation of recovery begins. Thus, the impulsive instincts of Aries are tempered with community efforts that are coordinated. The Moon ingress to Pisces.

Saturday April 18th –  The Moon in Pisces and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Venus in Gemini indicates a rebound, with an increase of disease. Later in the day, the Moon transits Neptune, a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) as contagion produces a greater spread of infected areas.  Mercury sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Mars in Aquarius increases rapid communication, responding to the need. Harsh or impulsive words are spoken. Setbacks are likely now.

The Sun ingress Taurus
April 19, 2020

Sunday April 19th – The Sun ingress to Taurus in the afternoon hours of the eastern hemisphere and morning hours USA, the personal earth sign of the zodiac.  This herald spring of the planting season, with the New Moon impending in four days- the 23rd of April, beckons our instincts. In this lunar phase, the conclusion of the cycle is prepared, issues of the past 3 weeks are declining, and the seeds of a new cycle are formulating. Mars trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Venus, indicates that good relationships are building, as of necessity over the past several weeks and are now as strong as ever, with friends and marriage partners complementing one another. The death statistics are declining, as Jupiter begins to leave the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Pluto in Capricorn.  The Moon transit (conjunction aspect) of Neptune in Pisces is a time of emotional sorrow, as loved ones are mourned. Ceres is semisquare aspect (45 deg, sharp) to Mercury in Aries, adds to the distress felt in this transitional moment of history. Mars in Aquarius and sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Mercury in Aries, and Mercury sextile aspect to Venus in Gemini combine to work through thought processes and prepare for the new cycle.

Monday April 20th –  The Moon ingress to Aries early morning hours in the US, is in a semi-sextile aspect (30 deg, mild) to the Sun in Taurus and sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Saturn in Aquarius as we build energy for the week’s tasks, strengthening resolve with community support. The Moon transits Chiron, as rash initiative is tempered by cautions, and dangers that persist.

Tuesday April 21st – The Moon in Aries is bolstered by the sextile aspects (60 deg, helpful), Mars in Aquarius on the one hand and Venus in Gemini on the other. As thought precedes action, the Moon is now in the place of Mercury on Sunday. We are ready to carry out according to the friendship and will of the collective social powers. The Sun is in a strong square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Saturn in Aquarius, as more limitations are imposed by the collective.  The Moon in Aries transits Mercury (conjunction aspect) as complaints and requests are made. The Moon transits to a square aspect to Pluto and Jupiter overnight, igniting the continued isolation imposed from without, and a possible flare-up of the pandemic. Chiron in Aries is semisextile (30 deg, mild) to Uranus, as warnings heeded prevent infectious disease.   

Thanks for reading this preview of the week ahead.

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