weekly astrology forecast | April 24th - April 30th, 2023 - the eclipse spin cycle and mercury retrograde, fated and amazing week ahead, what are you planting? what are you fired up about and losing sleep over? we are drawn to the future like a moth to the flame

the astrology of the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aries | April 20th, 2023 - a second chance to make sure what we start and who we are becoming will not be a "has-been" before it's even a "been", the Eclipse spin cycle begins

weekly astrology forecast | april 17th to 23rd, 2023 - eclipse season comes in with a bang, aries new moon brings a second chance to start, mercury stations retrograde

today's astrology forecast | wednesday, April 12th, 2023 - lightning bolt moments, the future is right in our face, home and family matters, are, yes, slowing us down for a reason

I didn't get back for a weekly, so it looks like a couple dailies will have to do! 

This is the week before next week's SECOND New Moon in Aries this year - very unusual guys, something in our life is REALLY wanting a new start. Next week's New Moon is also our first Solar Eclipse in Aries since 2005 at EXACTLY the same degree (within minutes) of the Solar Eclipse on April 19, 2004. 

Jupiter, the planet of bigger-is-better, expansion, opportunity and generosity has just had his annual pow wow with the Sun

(don't forget Jupiter is the ancient ruler of Pisces, the sign of sacrifice, so what I find, and I have my natal Jupiter in Pisces, so this may be more obvious/true for me than a universal thing, but it is still something to think about because it may be the way Jupiterian stuff is designed to work. My attention/passion - and I should also note my Sun is in the third house in Aquarius, so naturally prone toward this being "idea" oriented  - moves to something new and then the old thing kind of withers over time. It must be sacrificed to the new thing. You might be thinking, duh, that's obviously how life works. But maybe not always so obvious to everyone, and sometimes this sacrifice thing, might have to come first. Sacrifice being a word that has gotten a bad rap, but part of the way the Jupiter good-stuff is intrinsically designed to get to us).

Today, we are just hours past the Sun/Jupiter conjunction. Kind of PAST THE TIPPING POINT with something. There is a stellium in Aries (multiple planets), so whatever you are FIRED UP ABOUT is what this is. Fired up can mean passionate or pissed or even worried about (since our warrior energy can turn worrier sometimes). Vesta is here, so it might be something keeping us up at night. That second New Moon next week is making it clear life isn't fooling around. THIS IS GETTING STARTED. 

Right now, the Moon - who rules Mars while he is in Cancer - is moving through Capricorn. Life is serious business. We are nurtured by rules and boundaries and how many cans of peas we have lined up in our cupboard. Although, with Saturn in Pisces, even this is STRETCHY. The rules are changing. 

The Moon will trine Mercury this morning EDT and trine Uranus tonight. Good energy for serious conversations and being open to new things in a realistic way. 

Lightning bolt moments. Breakthroughs. 

By tomorrow our same Cappy Moon will square Jupiter and the Sun - tension/frustration, the last quarter Moon, if something has been moving too fast, well, here's the HICCUP with that - then she will move into Aquarius and meet up with powerful Pluto. Something is important here/won't be rushed. How we are feeling will tell us alot about the future/what we will be working with. 

Today is also the day, the Sun, at 22 Aries, squares Pallas in Cancer. This is another slow your roll energy. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Pallas in Cancer pulls in home, family, the past, our maternal obligations. She is our wise warrior energy who works her magic through STRATEGY and recognizing patterns. The Sun is our ego/life force. In Aries, the Sun wants to GO, but he is kind of the fool here. We don't know what we don't know. 

The square to these 'family patterns/our past and past conditioning' today, is helping us to SEE THEM. Then we must decide/take action with what we see based on our current circumstances and who we are now - past Black Moon Lilith's summer in Cancer. 

The Sun in Aries will either plow through - which, looking ahead to tomorrow, doesn't seem all that wise. Or he will shift around the Cancer stuff, making decisions - we have the Moon in Cappy trining both Mercury and Uranus, our lower and higher minds - by adjusting/changing/looking at our PRIORITIES.  For some people this Cancer energy can move in and we access a very old EXCUSE to hide. We don't want to do that AND we don't want to just plow over people/go too fast. There is a third road here and Pallas is just the energy to allow us to recognize it. This energy can show up quite literally as a home obligation (or self-care need) that slows our roll, and it's designed to, because home matters. Especially with Mars in Cancer. Does that make sense?

Stop and think. But don't just stop. 

xo all