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It’s the 14th week of the year and the card of the week is the 9 of Cups. Venus is still in Retrograde but she cooled her fire when she entered the water sign of Pisces on Sunday. So hot passions may have cooled and you may even be overcome with a feeling of peace surrounding any complications that may have arose with relationships. However, with Saturn and Mercury stationing retrograde this week, enjoy that breath of fresh air because you may feel like you’re being held under water by the end of the week. Although we have one of the most favorable cards in the deck as the card for the week, this seems to have a “be careful what you wish for” feel to it. Saturn retrograde is a retrograde that repays karma and this Mercury Retrograde, which starts in Taurus on 4/9/17 and ends in Aries on 5/3/17 is all about confusion in love and money. The cards this week all point to challenging situations. The test has begun. How hard are you willing to work for what you want? You are offered everything you want starting now but at what price? What will sacrifice in order to shake off the old ways and embrace the future? It’s useless to preserve your memories because all great things are built on the back of sacrifice. The message here is to stick with it and work through it if you’re really dedicated to achieving what you want.
Mantra: Nothing is achieved without a little blood, sweat and tears.
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Monday 4/3/17 Justice
First Quarter 11:39 AM PST
Moon in Cancer
The card of the day is Justice, a card that appears when what you get is what you have coming to you. Your heart must be as light as Maat’s feather and not tip the scales. And if you are pure in your actions and intentions, the judgment passed will be favorable. Moon trine Neptune 9:26 AM PST will boost your intuition. Follow it. Moon square Sun at 11:39 AM PST will bring challenges that come with the first quarter. These bumps are meant to challenge you in obtaining you goals you set at New Moon. Remember, sometimes nothing can be gained without sacrifices. Moon square Jupiter at 7:31 PM PST is a pleasant transit for the most part but make sure to check your ego. If you come off the wrong way to someone, it could come back to you later. Moon opposite Pluto at 8:32 PM PST could bring intense encounters that shed light on what is hidden. The Moon is in the emotional sign of Cancer all day so try to keep a level head and not blow things out of proportion. The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: What you do comes back to you.
Tuesday 4/4/17 6 of Cups
Moon in Cancer
Moon Void of Course 1:45 PM PST
Moon Enters Leo 3:13 PM PST
The 6 of Cups is a card of nostalgic meetings. Whether it be bumping into a friend or lover you haven’t seen for a long time, receiving a call from a family member you haven’t spoken to in a while or crossing paths with someone from a past life, this card is all about bring what was to the surface in order to correct karma. With Venus still in retrograde as well as Mercury and Saturn getting ready to station retrograde this week, the people who enter your life during this time are connections that have the potential to set spirit right. Moon square Uranus at 4:31 AM PST is a rebellious transit meant to shake things up. But with Moon trine Venus at 1:45 PM PST, these shake ups will turn pleasant with this favorable social transit. Moon square Mercury at 9:31 PM PST could bring disruptions in communication so instead of trying to express yourself outwardly, go inward to understand your emotions. Write them down to sort them out if you have to. The Moon is in the sensitive sign of Cancer until 1:45 PM PST. Then she will go void of course until 3:13 PM PST when she will enter the bright, shiny sign of Leo. When the Moon is in Leo, dress to impress because you can leave an impression on important people at this time. The number of the day is 9, a number of near completion.
Mantra: “Somewhere between right and wrong is a garden … I will meet you there.” — Unknown
Wednesday 4/5/17 5 of Cups
Moon in Leo
Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period Begins
Saturn stations Retrograde
Saturn stations Retrograde today in Sagittarius at 10:06 PM PST and will be in retrograde until 8/25/16. Mercury enters His shadow period and will station retrograde in Aries on Sunday. The themes of both of these retrogrades is matters of the heart revolving around karma. The 5 of Cups is here to serve as a remind that although there is so much karma being kicked up and people coming back into your life from the past, don’t take up residence on memory lane. This is a time to move on from the past, not to preserve it. Moon trine Sun at 8:46 PM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your evening. Mars trine Pluto at 8:57 PM PST is a high energy transit that is a lot like an uphill battle. On one hand, you’ll have a lot of energy to get things done but on the other hand, you’ll be up against a lot of opposition. The trick is to make the opposition work in your favor by becoming a leader instead of an opponent. Saturn stations retrograde as mentioned earlier in this post. Karma will come back to bite you in the ass and with Venus still in retrograde, it may feel like someone who has driven a knife through your heart is twisting it in your chest. This retrograde will put you to the ultimate test – do you deserve forgiveness? Success? Good Health? How hard are you willing to work to overcome the burden of the heavy teacher in retrograde? Study hard because missteps will only take you backwards. Play your cards right and you’ll erase the karmic debts. If you are a Capricorn or a Sagittarius, beware of the other zodiac sign (speaking from experience) during this time because karma will run deep between the 2 of you. Mercury is in His shadow period now so beware of disruptions and cranky electronics. The Moon is in the fierce sign of Leo so be confident. You’re strong enough to take on whatever comes your way. The number of the day 1, a number of endings becoming beginnings.
Mantra: “Saturn comes back around to show you everything
Let’s you choose what you will, will not see and then
Drags you down like a stone or lifts you up again
Spits you out like a child, light and innocent.” – “The Grudge” Tool
Thursday 4/6/17 10 of Wands
Moon in Leo
Moon Void of Course 5:16 PM PST
Moon Enters Virgo 9:20 PM PST
The 10 of Wands is a card of complete exhaustion. You may feel overwhelmed but if you just push through, you’ll be stronger in the end. Moon sextile Jupiter at 12:15 AM PST is a jolly, happy transit. The more you share, the more that will come back to you. Moon square Mars at 2:08 AM PST could bring frustrating challenges. Try not to lash out and be constructive. If you are asleep during this transit, the themes may appear in your dreams. Moon trine Uranus at 10:23 AM PST is a rebellious transit that could bring new people into your life. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and have a new experience. Moon trine Saturn at 5:16 PM PST is a somber transit that allows you to accept the things you cannot change and to move forward diligently. The Moon starts out the day in Leo, the sign of strength, but goes void of course between 5:16 PM PST and 9:30 PM PST. Then she will enter Virgo where she will stay for the rest of the day. When the Moon is in Virgo, the devil is in the details. The number of the day is 2, a number of duality and balance.
Mantra: When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I bring it back to center.
Friday 4/7/17 10 of Swords
Moon in Virgo
The 10 of Swords is a card that appears when the worst is over. The only way from here is up. As we move closer to Mercury Retrograde, the shadow period will intensify. So if you’re having problems with your electronics, delays in transportation and muddled communication. Not only that but Venus Retorgrade and Saturn Retrograde don’t play nice together so you may be experiencing trouble in your relationships as well that could be quite overwhelming. At least Moon trine Mercury at 5:40 AM PST will make communication a little smoother than it would be at this time. Sun opposition Jupiter at 2:39 PM PST will bring things to a head. You may feel on top of the world, but don’t let your confidence go to your head. Arrogance will only bring trouble. Moon opposition Neptune at 9:33 PM PST will skew intuition that could cause low self esteem. Just know it’s all in your head. The Moon is in the picky sign of Virgo today but don’t get too obessed over things you can’t change, especially after the big energy drop when Sun opposition Jupiter passes. The number of the day is 3, a number of things coming together.
Mantra: Life is full of ups and downs.
Saturday 4/8/17 Temperance
Moon in Virgo
Temperance is a card of patience. Good things come to those who wait. Moon trine Pluto at 9:24 AM PST brings disruptions that will clear the air in the end. If you enter into conflict with anyone, be patient, it will resolve itself in time. Moon trine Mars at 12:54 PM PST is a high energy transit that will allow you to take control. Venus square Saturn at 1:28 PM PST is interesting because it also occurs during both planets’ retrogrades could be overwhelming. You may find it difficult to relate to others and feel hung up on old patterns and relationships that don’t serve you anymore. Again, be patient. This too will pass. Sun square Pluto at 5:45 PM PST will break things that cannot sustain themselves. This transit is know to effect electronics and with Mercury stationing retrograde tomorrow, expect double trouble. The Moon is still in the picky sign of Virgo but with all the clashing energy in the air, this isn’t a good thing if you use it to nit pick at others or yourself. Instead, use it to see how you can improve your relationships, not destroy them over petty arguments. The number of the day is of stability – reminding us that if you push something to hard, it will break. Instead, if something feels about to break, back off and give it a rest. This is a good day to quite literally bide your time and do nothing at all. Meditate, find a good book, watch some movies, stick close to home and avoid electronics.
Mantra: Alchemize, don’t criticize.
Sunday 4/9/17 9 of Wands
Moon Void of Course 1:21 AM PST
Moon enters Libra 5:34 AM PST
Mercury stations retrograde 4:15 PM PST
The 9 of Wands is a card of taking a beating. It’s been a tough week. We’ve had the 2 most intense 10 cards appear (10 of wands and 10 of Swords); card of defeat and exhaustion. Saturn stationed retrograde on Wednesday and with Venus in Retrograde followed by a challenging square on Saturday, you relationships may not be doing well. All of this in the name of karma; to erase the marks on your soul’s history; to free you from deep karmic ties that have come back to haunt you. If you find yourself asking yourself why this is happening over and over again, know that it is for the greater good and the spiritual meaning of how karma plays out is something that sometimes is not meant to be understood. Moon opposition Venus at 1:07 AM PST brings clingy, needy energy to the early morning. Recognize that if you are not receiving the attention you want from the person you want it from, you may need to re-exam the relationship. Moon square Saturn at 1:21 AM is a challenging transit that brings depressing, hopeless energy on the back of the Venus transit. Once again, Saturn and Venus are not playing well together and you may feel the conflict between your head and heart. If you are asleep during these transits, these themes may appear in your dreams. To make things even more complicated, Mercury stations retrograde at 4:15 PM PST. Today has the potential to be filled with disruptions connected to the conflict between your head and heart. Communication will seem absolutely pointless so you may be left to work it out alone although be careful of the depressing energy that Saturn brings in isolation. In general, expect disruptions so again, this is a good day to stick around the house, avoid electronics and simply have the patience to let the chaos pass if possible. If you have a boring day, that’s a good thing with all the energy that’s in the stars today. The Moon is in the balanced sign of Libra today, reminding us that we are now face to face with our karma in relationships and that we have the potential to overcome as long as we have the courage to face the troubles in our way. This Mercury retrograde is all about the balance between the head (Saturn) and the heart (Venus). Find the sweet spot and you’ve found gold. The number of the day is 5, a number of conflict.
Mantra: Mind over heart, heart over mind, my destiny is mine and I am in control.
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