It’s the 17th week of the year and the card of the week is Death. Mercury retrograde begins this week and as always, it asks us to say goodbye to things we don’t need in our lives. It’s a time to tie up lose ends, finish projects, clean our houses, and take all our junk, spiritual, mental and physical, to the cosmic curb. The focus of this Mercury Retrograde is material possessions, money and abundance. It’s a time to pinpoint what’s holding you back and remove the blockage.
Mantra: Death brings new beginnings.
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Sunday 4/24/16 Queen of Swords
Moon enters Sagittarius 5:46 AM PST
The Queen of Swords is a quick witted, independent woman who has control over her life because she has control over her mind. The Moon enters the confident and energetic sign of Sagittarius today. You’ll approach everything with a positive attitude and a friendly demeanor. At 10:46 PM PST, Moon conjunct Mars may disrupt the harmony with a passing wave of irritability brought on by stubborn persistence. Call it a night instead of trying to get your way because it will only cause the day to end on a sour note. The number of the day is 1, a number of new beginnings.
Mantra: I welcome change.
Monday 4/25/16 3 of Pentacles
Moon in Sagittarius
The number of the day is the 3 of Pentacles. It’s a card that’s all about drawing up the blueprints for your dreams. Since the stars strongly encourage this over the next couple of months until Mars stations direct, today is a good day to start thinking and planning. Moon square Neptune at 4:27 AM PST may bring deceptive illusions and fantasies. You may also feel overly emotional so be careful to not blow things out of proportion or take what other people say or do personally. Moon square Jupiter can bring out selfish, arrogant tendencies so make sure that you keep your ego in check. If you do, you’ll find yourself getting your day off to a good start. Moon conjunct Saturn at 12:47 PM PST could bring feelings of depression. If you need to take time to work through your feelings, that’s good, but beware of cutting yourself off from other people and creating a false sense of isolation. The Moon is in the energetic, optimistic sign of Sagittarius so tap into that energy to bounce back. The number of the day is 2, a number of balance.
Manta: “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.” — unknown
Tuesday 4/26/16 6 of Pentacles
Moon Void of Course 8:51 AM PST
Moon Enters Capricorn 4:54 PM PST
The 6 of Pentacles is a card of giving and receiving. If you receive something today, make sure to give something to someone in return tomorrow. Moon trine Uranus at 12:06 AM PST will bring intuitive dreams to those who are sleeping and enjoyable day dreams to those who are awake. Moon trine Venus at 8:51 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and love to your morning. It will be a great morning to relax at home and enjoy whatever your morning ritual may be. The Moon goes void of course between 8:51 AM PST and 4:54 PM PST. Then it will enter the tenacious sign of Capricorn. It’s a good day to wrap up projects and do some spring cleaning. And if you come across anything you don’t need, give it to someone who may get some use out of it. The number of the day is 3, a number of things coming together.
Mantra: I lighten my load by giving away material things I don’t need.
Wednesday 4/27/16 Ace of Pentacles
Moon in Capricorn
The Ace of Pentacles is a card of new beginnings in abundance. It’s a card that traditionally looks like a hand holding a big shiny egg. It reminds us that the future is fertile for us to plant our dreams. Moon trine Sun at 7:53 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your morning. Moon sextile Neptune at 2:57 AM PST brings intuitive dreams. Moon trine Jupiter at 6:45 PM PST will bring a happy evening full of optimism and generosity. The Moon is in the steady, hardworking sign of Capricorn so keep chugging away and try not to take life too seriously. The number of the day is 4, a number of stability.
Mantra: I won’t give up on my dreams.
Thursday 4/28/16 9 of Pentacles
Moon in Capricorn
The 9 of Pentacles is a card of independence. Traditionally, it features a woman in a garden surrounded by 9 Pentacles. She has everything she could want and feels confident in her own skin. Moon conjunct Neptune at 2:20 AM PST could bring overwhelming emotional outbursts. If you are asleep during this time, this theme could appear in your dreams. Moon square Uranus at 9:59 AM PST could bring rebellious attitudes that cause conflict with authority. Mercury stations retrograde at 10:20 AM PST in Taurus. This Mercury retrograde may shake your material stability so the best thing to do is be careful with your spending over the next few weeks, keep an eye on your bank account and spend time building your dreams through planning rather than action. Moon trine Mercury at 1:53 PM PST will help clarify mixed up communications that could come along with Mercury retrograde. The Moon is still in Capricorn so if you feel a little lonely or down, do something that makes you feel empowered. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming obstacles.
Mantra: Success comes to those who are confident.
Friday 4/22/16 Page of Pentacles
Moon Void of Course 12:07 AM PST
Moon Enters Aquarius 1:47 AM PST
Last Quarter 8:29 PM PST
The Page of Pentacles is a student of life. The page is always learning and trying to create a better version of herself. Moon square Venus at 12:07 AM PST will bring laziness and indulgence. If you are asleep during this transit, these themes may appear in your dreams. Moon sextile Mars at 4:19 PM PST will bring bravery, courage and leadership to your afternoon. Venus enters her home sign of Taurus at 5:36 PM PST where she will stay until 5/24/16. While Venus is in Taurus, love reigns supreme. You will want to indulge in all the pleasures of life. Good food, friends, family, art and beauty are all things that will seem very important. Be mindful not to be jealous of the attention your loved ones give others and don’t go overboard in your spending or consumption. Moon square Sun at 8:29 PM PST brings the Last Quarter of the Lunar Cycle. It will highlight the challenges you faced in manifesting your intentions since New Moon. Use these clues to see what intentions you need to set to reach your goals during the next lunar cycle. The Moon is in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius for most of the day. Open your mind to new ideas and you will see doors opening for you. The number of the day is 7, a number of insight.
Mantra: When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.
Saturday 4/16/16 8 of Pentacles
Moon in Aquarius
Moon Void of Course 7:56PM PST
The 8 of Pentacles traditionally features a man working very hard creating eight beautiful, shiny pentacles. He is 100% absorbed in his work and he is enjoying himself. He take pride in his work and it is a reflection of himself. Moons sextile Saturn at 5:46 AM PST brings stability and practicality to your early morning. Moon sextile Uranus at 4:55 PM PST will bring excitement and enthusiasm to your early morning. You’ll feel ready to get out and try something new. Moon square Mercury at 7:56 PM PST will bring challenges with communication. The Moon is still in the eccentric sign of Aquarius for most of the day so be proud of who you are and others will be drawn to your confidence.
Mantra: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss.
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