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It’s the 16th week of the year and the card of the week is the 6 of Pentacles. This is a card of giving and receiving. Help others when they need it and don’t be ashamed to accept help when you are in need either. Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, stations retrograde on 4/20/17 at 5:46 AM PST. Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are all in Retrograde, making this a time when there will be great obstacles to overcome but if you move past them, you will be rewarded. The cards for the week are mostly ruled by fire and earth. Pluto, the god of the Underworld, is considered a “higher octave” of Mars and the Sun will enter Taurus, an earth sign, on 4/19/17. It’s almost as if Persephone is being allowed to visit from the Underworld but she must remember that when the growing season is over, she will have to return. The number of the week is 7, a number of reassessment and re-evaluation.
Mantra: IF at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
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Monday 4/17/17 Judgement
Moon in Capricorn
Judgement is a wakeup call. Like the blast from Gabriel’s trumpet, you may be hit with a sudden realization that will lead you to a deeper understanding about why you are the person you are. Sun trine Saturn at 5:43 AM PST will bring highly focused energy that will give you the drive to roll your sleeves up and ‘git er done. Moon sextile Neptune at 6:55 PM PST is a dreamy, sensitive, empathetic transit that could lead you to discover new things about yourself. The Moon is in Capricorn, ruled by the teacher planet Saturn. These new truths may be heavy but due to Saturn Retrograde, are for your own good. The number of the day is 4, a number reminding us to confront ourselves objectively.
Mantra: Your worst enemy is yourself.
Tuesday 4/18/17 7 of Pentacles
Moon in Capricorn
The 7 of Pentacles is a card of not reaching your maximum potential. You did well so there’s no reason to get upset, but things could have gone a little better. But a lot of this happened due to elements that you couldn’t control. And given that it’s Mercury Retrograde, delays are expected. Moon square Jupiter at 2:03 is a transit that could bring out egotistical selfish behavior. Maybe the reason you’re not getting where you want to is based on how you come off to people. Moon conjunct Pluto at 6:58 AM PST is an intense transit that brings hidden secrets to the surface. Moon square Uranus at 5:32 PM PST reminds you to check your ego and not jump to conclusions. However, we end the evening on a good note. Moon sextile Venus at 10:21 PM PST will allow you to see the beauty in life before bed. The Moon is still in the strict sign of Capricorn so lessons learned should be remembered. The number of the day is 5 a number of challenges.
Mantra: It’s not your fault.
Wednesday 4/19/17 King of Swords
Last Quarter in Capricorn 2:57 AM PST
Moon Void of Course 2:57 AM PST
Moon enters Aquarius 3:52 AM PST
Sun Enters Taurus 2:27 PM PST
The King of Swords is a man of the mind. He is logical and scientific. He can see things objectively and judges fairly. If he does not represent you, he represents someone you may come into contact with this week. However, since Mercury is in retrograde the King’s judgement may be skewed. Moon trine Mars at 1:00 AM PST is an energetic transit linked with bravery and confidence. Since this transit occurs shortly before the Sun enters Virgo, this is a good sign. Moon square Sun at 2:57 AM PST is a transit that brings the lunar cycle full circle. Use this as a time to reflect on the events that have happened since New Moon. If you are asleep during these transits, pay attention to your dreams. The Sun also enters the charming and affectionate sign of Virgo at 10:54 AM where He will stay until 5/20/17. Work with feelings of stubbornness and possessiveness at this time. Sun conjunct Mercury at 10:54 PM PST is a talkative, energetic transit that may make you feel like you want to get out and exeprience as much as you can. Do it if you have the time, it will be worthwhile. The Moon goes void of course at 2:57 AM PST and enters the revolutionary sign of Aquarius at 3:52 AM PST. If you want to do something to cause a big change in your life today, it should be wrapping something or starting a project that can be finished before Mercury stations direct due to Mercury Retrograde. The number of the day is 6, assuring you you’ll have a good day if you put your mind to use and apply yourself.
Mantra: I can do anything I put my mind to.
Thursday 4/20/17 4 of Wands
Moon in Aquarius
Pluto Stations Retrograde 5:46AM PST
Mercury Enters Aries 10:37 AM PST
The 4 of Wands is a card of celebrating achievements through unity. Pluto stations Retrograde in Capricorn at 5:46 AM PST and will remain in retrograde until 9/28/17 in Capricorn. It’s interesting that Pluto Retrograde beings in Capricorn while Saturn is Retrograde. During the period when both planets are in retrograde, we should expect the hard lessons and tests that Saturn puts us through to be tied to themes of extreme behaviors based on greed. The lesson here is self-control and endurance as you go through a mega spiritual detox. Mercury enters the fiery sign of Aries at 10:37 AM PST where He will stay until 5/15/17. When Mercury is in Aries you may feel extremely energetic. However, beware and don’t let an excited mind jump to conclusions. If things become too distorted, you may find yourself at war. Moon trine Jupiter at 11:50 AM PST brings jolly, happy generous feelings to the day. Enjoy it. The Moon is still in the “shake it up” sign of Aquarius reminding us that there is strength in numbers.
Mantra: If we stick together, there’s nothing we can’t do.
Friday 4/21/17 Ace of Pentacles
Moon in Aquarius
Moon Void of Course 11:23 AM PST
Moon Enters Pisces 12:43 PM PST
The Ace of Pentacles is a card of new beginnings in abundance. Today could be a little chaotic so keep your eye on the prize. Moon sextile Uranus at 3:16 AM PST is a restless, rebellious transit that can bring disruptions. Mars enters Gemini at 3:32 AM PST where he will stay until 6/4/16. When Mars is in Gemini people crave mental stimulation. You may find yourself having more intellectual conversation and debates than normal. Make sure to keep your mind busy or you may drive yourself crazy. Venus square Saturn at 4:10 AM PST could find you nervously re-evaluating your relationships thanks to the issues you are confronting due to Mercury, Saturn and Pluto retrogrades. But keep in mind that this may be a result of paranoia so remain objective. Moon sextile Saturn at 8:19 AM PST will help calm your mind and help you accept whatever it is your struggling with. Moon sextile Mercury at 11:23 AM PST will give you the voice to talk about your concerns but because it’s Mercury retrograde, be careful what you say and who you say it to. Moon square Mars is a pugnacious, irritable transit. This is not a time to engage in conflict. Moon sextile Sun at 4:25 PM PST will help you turn a frown upside down if you’ve been having a bad day. The Moon starts off in the unstable sign of Aquarius. Then she goes void of course until she enters Pisces at 12:43 PM PST. Go with the flow and things will work in your favor. The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: What goes around comes around.
Saturday 4/22/17 Knight of Wands
Moon in Pisces
The Knight of Wands jumps on his horse and goes after his dreams. The only problem is that sometimes he burns himself out from chasing too many passions. Moon sextile Pluto at 11:19 PM PST is a transit that can bring strong emotional outbursts. Try to reframe from pushing too hard to get what you want. It won’t do much to help you. The Moon is in the sign of Pisces reminding you to cool the fire and flow instead of burn. The number of the day is 9, a number of near completion. You don’t have to fight for it, it’s already there.
Mantra: “You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes well you just might find, you get what you need” – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – The Rolling Stones
Sunday 4/23/17 Queen of Wands
Moon Void of Course 2:34 PM PST
Moon Enters Aries 5:32 PM PST
The Queen of the wands is a beautiful, energetic, charming woman who lives by the light of the fire in her heart. But her temper is just as fiery as her nature so be careful not to offend her. If she does not represent you she may represent someone you interact with today. Moon square Saturn at 1:22 PM PST is a sad, depressing transit that may leave you feeling lonely. But Moon conjunct Venus at 2:34 PM PST will bring you up. It’s a good time to get out, socialize and even attend a party. Moon sextile Mars at 8:43 PM PST will give you the energy to entertain whoever it is you come into contact with today. Get out and get some exercise and engage with people if you are feeling restless. The Moon starts the day out in the easy going sign of Pisces. Then she goes void of course at 2:34 until She enters the fire sign of Aries at 5:32 PM PST. With all this firey energy, it’s going to be a hot one today!
Mantra: Live life. Love life.
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