Apr 30 2020
Welcome to the merry month of May! Most of us are still living with self-isolation restrictions but May is still a time when the earth starts to blossom and glory in its flora and fauna. Revel in the beauty that surrounds you, it is truly restorative.
It is my deduction from the astrology of it that the end of May and early June signifies greater freedom for the majority of folks. Mercury breaks out of the grasp of the north and south nodes, a condition known as Kala Sarpa yoga in the Vedic astrology tradition. This will help all of us to get out again as the little dude likes to move around. The rest of the planets remain trapped between the nodes until the Sun breaks free the third week of June and Venus escapes in early August. This condition really defines what happened since March, 2020 when the Kala Sarpa yoga began as did the quarantine/self-isolation restrictions for most of us.
We also have 3 planets going into retrograde motion all within 3 days of each other from May 11-14 and this energy will facilitate a return or review of behavior and action. Saturn kicks off the action on 5/12 at 1 degree 57’ Aquarius, followed by Venus on 5/13 at 21 degrees 50’ Gemini and finally Jupiter on 5/14 at 27 degrees 14’ Capricorn. Caution and careful deliberation is favored as Saturn and Jupiter don’t cover much cosmic ground as they move very slowly through the end of the month.
Apr 27 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 27, 2020 – May 3, 2020:
This week we have a planet (Mercury) and an asteroid (Pallas Athena) changing signs, an out of bounds Venus, and the second of two first quarter Moons. We start with Mercury leaving Aries (thus leaving us without any fire-sign planets for most of the rest of the week) and moves into Taurus on Monday.
Mercury in Taurus is patient, practical and serene. It can be slow and methodical, mainly because it doesn’t see the point in getting its feathers ruffled over things that are likely to iron themselves out over time.
Mercury is also now in mutual reception with Venus, with each of these planets in the other planet’s ruling sign. The mutual reception can activate the positive energy for both planets, making for enhanced communications, especially where cooperation and collaboration are concerned.
Apr 19 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 20, 2020 – Apr 26, 2020:
This week we have a New Moon in Taurus, an asteroid (Ceres) changing signs, a planet (Pluto) changing direction, and a handful of hard (square) aspects between personal and transpersonal planets.
There’s an exact Moon / Jupiter sextile (in Pisces and Capricorn) as we start things off on Monday. Although this is a relatively fleeting aspect — the Moon goes void of course immediately afterwards and then remains thus until it moves into Aries around 7am — it’s still a nice way to start the week.
Apr 13 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 13, 2020 – Apr 19, 2020:
This week starts with a (still Full) void of course Moon in Sagittarius on Monday. This is an expansive and spirited Moon, with a strong focus on personal and spiritual evolution. It inspires us to think about travel, adventure, spirituality, philosophy and higher mind pursuits. It takes us out of our comfort zones and gets us thinking about how the other half lives.
The void of course Moon is not really a big deal. It’s a relatively common occurrence that will most likely fly by imperceptibly; by 1:00 am (UT) it will have moved into Capricorn where it will conjunct its own South Node and square Mercury in the early morning hours. With so many of us practicing social isolation these days, we may have to get creative about pursuing the Sagittarian interests (such as travel, adventure and the outdoors) and the Capricornian interests (such as business and public standing) as well.
Apr 06 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 6, 2020 – Apr 12, 2020:
This week starts with a first quarter (Gibbous) Moon in Virgo on Monday. As Virgo is the sign associated with humility, productivity, self-improvement and service to others, this Moon is great for shifting our collective focus toward these areas.
It opposes Neptune and Mercury in Pisces straight away, so you don’t want to act on every brilliant idea that pops into your head. The potential for deception — including self-deception is strong. Fortunately it also trines Pluto and Jupiter before moving into Libra where it then trines Saturn before the day is through.
Apr 01 2020
Aries: King of Swords
This month, with your ruler (Mars) joining Saturn in Aquarius, it’s going to be time to put on your thinking cap and bring forth your problem solving skills. Like the King of Swords in this card — from the wonderful Crow Tarot — you need to be alert and observant.
The King of Swords is intelligent, strategic and analytical. He’s inherently impartial. He doesn’t mince words, and he doesn’t listen to excuses. He makes his decisions based on logic and reason rather than compassion and empathy.
He’s a no-nonsense individual who is expected to mete out justice with a fair and authoritative hand. He may be a parent, a supervisor, a judge, or even a friend that steps in to give you a reality check when you need one most.
As with all court cards this can also refer to you — or to a state of mind that you need to develop in order to preserve a sense of order in your life. You may have felt taken advantage of by someone who’s overstepped their bounds and this card encourages you to resolve that problem by taking a more authoritative stance.
The King of Swords encourages you to be decisive and to start thinking ahead. It asks you to clear away the debris and work on attaining better focus.
And it challenges you to step away from emotional attachments and make your decisions based on what is right, fair, and most importantly best for you in the long run. it says it’s time to get clear about the direction you want to take in your life. And to plan ahead accordingly.