Sunday, April 9, 2017

Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of April 10th - reaping what we've sown

choose your life by Benesseritt

This is a very big week. We start the week with both Mercury and Saturn newly retrograde. This would be stressful enough.

Then we have a BIG Full Moon late Monday/early Tuesday that conjuncts Jupiter, opposes Uranus and squares Pluto, our T-Square gets activated by the Sun - it doesn't get any bigger than this!

Whatever is revealed now will certainly have far reaching consequences.

A Full Moon is always the time of Sun vs. Moon; something comes to light, something concludes. Full Moons bring the results of things previously put into motion. This Moon is in Libra so rules balance and civility and cooperation and peace and those pesky things called other people.

With the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra- we are dealing with the polarity of war vs peace, aggression vs. civility, "me me me" vs compromise.

With Jupiter (expansion, good luck) so close to the Moon there is the possibility of good things, maybe even very good things. If fortune favors us at this time we'll be sure to put something away for a less auspicious time (winter is coming - please take this seriously). Buy a lottery ticket.

Some ships are coming in and some are going out.

Of course Jupiter is retrograde so maybe there is still one more obstacle between us and that thing that we want so very much and that is what becomes clear to us now.

The problem with Jupiter these days is he is opposing Uranus (in Aries) and squaring Pluto (in Capricorn). So the blessings Jupiter delivers are all about reaping what we have sown. And with Pluto what we have sown may be the things our culture has sown or our ancestors or us in our previous lives - pick your comfort zone here - it is not so simple as what we ourselves have done in the last six months. But that plays a part, too.

There is the possibility of loss at this time. I know! I want the sure thing, too! I'm sorry!

There are pitfalls. Maybe big pitfalls. The Moon's opposition to 'anything can happen and probably will' Uranus means results can be unexpected, maybe even unprecedented and certainly emotional.  

This is not the time to take big risks. Don't act impulsively.

The possible loss here comes not so much from whatever is happening as it does from our reaction to whatever is happening. It could be almost impossible to keep a cool head, but keep a cool head. It also comes from the reason we react the way we do or the reason for the actions we have previously taken - what are our motives? Are they selfish or for a greater good? The square with Pluto guarantees much of whatever is happening will be outside our control and have a fated quality.

EXAMPLE of the Full Moon for Virgo, Virgo Rising - this Full Moon is in your second house of love, money, self esteem and values. There is an opportunity now for more of these things. Don't get greedy though. Take what you have earned (and you have earned it). Demanding too much can backfire.

Later in the week the Moon is inconjunct Mars (action, war, violence) and Ceres (mothering, security) in Taurus (money, values, grounding, real estate). Inconjuncts require adjustments and compromise. Digging in our heels isn't going to work. Flexibility and cooperation is the key.

EXAMPLE of the Moon/Mars for Taurus, Taurus Rising - this inconjunct impacts your sixth house of health and work - something gotta give here. You could be over-committing to others and undervaluing your physical self. Taurus rules food. Your health is especially impacted by what (and how) you are eating - rushing home with fast food after a busy day is not going to cut it for you. Slow down. Cook real food that has touched the earth. Chew slowly :)

On Saturday, Venus will station direct in Pisces squaring Saturn. This is a turning point. What we want vs what we deserve. How far apart are these two things? Well, we are going to find out! Post to follow later in the week.

EXAMPLE for Scorpio, Scorpio Rising - Venus is in your fifth house of creativity, self-expression, children, romance and games. Are you ready to put something out there, play a bigger game or do something just for the fun of it? What do you love? Is it worth the gamble?

I'll do some posts as we move through the week and we'll unpack the big picture stuff at play in our lives and within the world at large - we might have to talk a little politics.

Don't miss walking in this beautiful Full Moon late, late Monday night! It's a doozy.

xo all

2 comments:

Christine Petty said...

What do you mean when you say "winter is coming"? I understand the GoT reference but you keep hinting at it without explaining. With everything going on in the world and in my personal life I worry about being prepared.

Catherine Ivins said...

Hi Christine - I'm glad you asked because I'll work that in more clearly in a big picture post. Don't be worried!

Life goes on even in winter - people fall in love in the cold, earn lots of money, make beautiful babies, etc.

When I talk of winter I am talking about Saturn coming home to Capricorn at the end of this year where he is the ruler and uber strong. We already have Pluto there (since 2008) - having the two most challenging planets in the most challenging sign won't be easy. On the other hand we have all been preparing for this. It's not like we are going to go from A-Z.

With all this Capricornian stuff (the sign doesn't rule some of the harshest days of winter for nothing) there will be challenges. So it's like let's get our ducks in a row now. Look ahead with this. Are we doing something that can come back and bite us in the ass? Or something that is wearing us out? Or something that is pie in the sky? Are we giving away the store? Where is our money going? Are we eating junk all day? Are we still smoking? What are we procrastinating? How are we self-sabotaging? What are we relying on so heavily that if it disappeared we would be in deep trouble?

This kind of thinking. Not to be worried. Just to be prepared. We can't prepare for every eventuality obviously, but there are some things we can do. For some people it could be just about reaching out to other people in their community now because hard times when we are isolated are much worse. I wouldn't invest all my money right now in something that had a very low probability of working out. I wouldn't buy a house I couldn't afford hoping I would make more money later on. That kind of stuff.

I started talking about Saturn coming home to Capricorn back in 2011 because my thinking was we would have to live with whatever we had built by the end of 2017 for a long time. In my own case, even knowing this or I should say - thinking this way, I still didn't build the right things all the time. If winter was coming it would be autumn - what would be the smart things to do in autumn? Autumn isn't summer where we play. In autumn we go back to school, life starts to get more serious, we stock up, we clean the closets, we buy warmer clothes - but we also have Halloween and bake apple pies and jump in piles of leaves .... xo I'll get clearer about this.