Apr 08 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 15, 2018:
We start the week on Monday with the Sun exalted in Aries — at 19° Aries, its exact degree of exaltation — just as Venus squares the lunar nodes. The Sun is exalted in Aries (even though it “rules” Leo) because Aries begins at the vernal point — the first moment of Spring — and as such represents the spark of life from which all everything else is born.
Apr 02 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Apr 2, 2018 – Apr 8, 2018:
This week starts on Monday with a Mars / Saturn conjunction in Capricorn. Both of these planets are dignified in Capricorn with Mars exalted there and Saturn as its natural ruler. In general, this aspect is all about “putting the brakes on,” which means holding back and taking all outcomes into consideration before acting on important decisions.
Apr 01 2018
ARIES: The Emperor
With your ruler (Mars) exalted in Capricorn and conjuncting Saturn this month. You should be thinking more about taking charge of your life and achieving your goals and ambitions.
This is the Wild Unknown Tarot’s version of the Emperor card, in this case a stark and mighty tree stretching high into the heavens.
Notice the New Moon in this card too: it’s in your sign this month (on the 16th) conjunct Uranus, the planet known as the great awakener.
This card symbolizes worldly acclaim and ambition. No matter how high you want to climb, you can know that there are possibilities available to you if you only you set your sights on pursuing them.
You may be asking yourself whether you want to be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond. It’s all about gaining perspective and establishing priorities.
As the Emperor also relates to the “Laws of the Land,” some of the less pleasant manifestations of this card include things like being on the receiving end of legal or professional disciplinary actions, dealings with the IRS or government, or having to deal with an oppressive boss or coworker.
The message behind this card is one of taking care of business. Hard work, perseverance and determination are all required: nothing will come to you through sheer luck or wishful thinking. It’s not the time to be passive or wishy-washy. It’s all about stepping up and taking control of a situation that requires a firm hand and authoritative presence.
Mar 25 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Mar 26, 2018 – Apr 1, 2018:
This week starts on Monday with a first-quarter Moon in Cancer, trining Jupiter and squaring Venus. The first quarter Moon is tied to home, family, security, emotions and needs (among other things). It’s comfortable in Cancer (the sign it rules), and is also at perigee (closest to Earth) around noon.
Mar 19 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Mar 19, 2018 – Mar 25, 2018:
This week we’ve got a lot going on, with one planet (the Sun) changing signs, one planet (Mercury) turning retrograde, an asteroid (Ceres) turning direct, and several tense aspects involving personal planets.
Mar 12 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018:
We start the week on Monday with a trine between Mars in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. This is a high-energy aspect that can have you feeling like you can succeed in anything you set your sites on. There’s not a lot of forethought there; it’s all action, energy and innovation. It’s moving forward in leaps and bounds, breaking through whatever has held you back in the past and pushing past limitations.
Mar 05 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Mar 5, 2018 – Mar 11, 2018:
We start the week on Monday with a disseminating Moon in Libra and a triple conjunction involving Venus, Mercury and Chiron. The Libra Moon is known for fairness and objectivity, and because it’s in disseminating phase, the emphasis is on sharing and exhanging ideas. It’s good for social interactions that call for cooperation and collaboration, as it strives for balance and harmony.
Mar 01 2018
ARIES: The Priest
This month you may be thinking about all that you’ve gained through the trials and tribulations in your life, and how you can pull from those experiences to help others.
You may be coming out of a period of soul searching and personal reflection, which when filtered through the impulse to consider the welfare of others, can act as a powerful conduit to heal those who need healing and acceptance — now more than ever.
This is the Samurai Tarot’s version of the Hierophant card. It’s called the Priest in this deck, and as you can see from the imagery in this card, the focus is as much on helping those who need assistance as it is on spiritual enlightenment. But perhaps the message here is that these are one and the same.
This card references the ability to bring comfort and guidance to those who need it, even if you’re still struggling to heal your own wounds. And as you can see in this version of the card, the Priest must rely on his own walking stick to reach the stream he’s guiding the thirsty woodland creatures to.
In this respect they may be healing him as well. We all know how powerful the idea of being useful is, and we all know important it is to feel that we’re making a valuable contribution.
The Priest card comes as a reminder that there’s always something to learn and always something to teach. There’s also always something to give, knowing that what we get back in often far greater in the end. We just need to step outside of our own biases and preconceived notions, and be willing to lend a helping hand.
Feb 25 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Feb 26, 2018 – Mar 4, 2018:
This week starts on Monday with a 1st-quarter (Gibbous) Moon in Cancer. The 1st quarter Moon is tied to home, family, security, emotions and needs (among other things). It’s comfortable in Cancer (the sign it rules), and makes several favorable aspects to other planets before the end of the day.
Feb 19 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Feb 19, 2018 – Feb 25, 2018:
This week starts on Monday with Mars trining the North Node (and thus automatically sextiling the South Node). We also have five planets in Pisces, with Venus exalted there and Mercury debilitated.
Feb 11 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Feb 12, 2018 – Feb 18, 2018:
We have a lot going on this week, with a New Moon in Aquarius, a partial solar eclipse, and two planets (the Sun and Mercury) changing signs. Starting on Monday, we have a with a last quarter (Balsamic) Moon in Capricorn at the midpoint between Saturn and Pluto. With this configuration, you’d do well to think about how your actions are aligning with your career goals and your reputation.
Feb 05 2018
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Feb 5, 2018 – Feb 11, 2018:
We start the week on Monday with a disseminating Moon in Libra, which first trines the Sun (in Aquarius) and then later trines Venus and opposes Uranus. As Moon transits are fleeting, this series of transits will likely only produce short-lived effects.