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It’s the 17th week of the year and the card of the week is the the 4 of Swords. Mercury Retrograde intensifies this week and so it’s a good time to slow down and go within. Mercury Retrograde is famous for it’s disruptive nature and this energy increases as Mercury gets closer and closer to stationing direct on 5/3/17. The other important event this week is Venus falls into her lover’s, Mars’ arms when she enters Aries on 4/28/17 where she will stay until 6/6/17. Next week is Beltane, Mercury Retrograde ends next week, Venus Retrograde is behind us now and spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to find love and hold it close.
Mantra: Love is in the air.
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Monday 4/24/17 8 of Wands
Moon in Aries
The 8 of Wands is a card that appears when unexpected changes are just around the corner. Mercury trine Saturn at 1:15 AM PST is a transit that brings important issues to the surface. This is a day to keep the mind busy. This isn’t a depressing transit so much as it is a serious one. Keep everything organized and you will remain on track no matter what curve balls life throws at you. Moon opposition Jupiter at 8:24 PM PST brings a longing for freedom and resistance to authority. This could also bring spiritual disruption. The Moon is in the determined sign of Aries all day today, giving you the strength to keep pushing forward. The number of the day is 2, a number of finding your way back to center even if you’re caught off guard.
Mantra: Gonna keep my head in the game.
Tuesday 4/25/17 8 of Cups
Moon Void of Course 2:53 PM PST
The 8 of Cups is a card of walking away because you know there’s something better for you out there. Moon square Pluto at 1:46 AM PST is a compulsive transit where you find what you need to be honest with yourself through controlling your impulses. Moon conjunct Uranus at 11:04 AM PST will keep those impulses surging as you struggle to do what is expected of you. Moon conjunct Mercury at 1:29 PM PST is a depressing transit that sheds light on the downside to the reality of your situation. Moon trine Saturn at 2:53 PM PST. The Moon goes void of course in the fiery sign of Aries at 2:53 PM PST. Then she’ll enter the earthy, lush sign of Taurus at 6:56 PM PST. The number of the day is 3, a number of fertility. Just because things don’t look like they’ll work out now doesn’t mean that the seeds haven’t been planted for something better to grow. Be patient, these things take time.
Mantra: You’ve gotta let it go.
Wednesday 4/26/17 Chariot
New Moon in Taurus 5:16 AM PST
The Chariot is a card of positive movement forward. You’re in control and nothing can stop you once you recognize your power. Moon conjunct Sun at 5:16 AM PST brings the New Moon in Taurus. Since Mercury Retrograde officially enters its intensified passed tomorrow, it would be best to set goals that revolve resolutions rather than new beginnings. Moon sextile Neptune at 4:39 PM PST is a transit that brings psychic ability and empathy. Trust your instincts. The Moon is still in sign of love and beauty, Taurus, today. Take time to appreciate what you have. The number of the day is 4, a number of stability.
Mantra: Stability is control.
Thursday 4/27/17 7 of Wands
Moon in Taurus
Moon Void of Course 6:18 PM PST
Moon Enters Gemini 6:39 PM PST
Mercury Retrograde Intensified
The 7 of Wands is a card of staying on top of things. No matter what comes at you, you can knock it out. Moon trine Pluto at 1:49 AM PST is an intense transit that may cause oversensitivity. But along with that comes an opportunity to have some really good sex. Whatever happens today, you have a chance to release a pint up emotions. Moon sextile Venus at 6:18 PM PST is a transit of love, happiness and beauty. Let the emotions flow. Mercury Retrograde is intensified today so if you feel overwhelmed ground yourself find your strength in the challenge ahead of you. The Moon is in the lovely sign of Virgo where She will go void of course until 6:39 PM PST. We’ll finish off the day in the intellectual sign of Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury so beware of miscommunications. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming challenges.
Mantra: Let’s beast this.
Friday 4/28/17 Wheel of Fortune
Moon in Gemini
Venus Enters Aries 6:13 PM PST
The Wheel of Fortune is a card of the unknown. It’s time to take a chance and although you don’t know what the future holds, the suspense is exhilarating. Moon conjunct Mars at 2:16 AM PST is an irritable transit is an irritable and pugnacious transit. People will stop at nothing to get their way. Venus enters Aries at 6:13 AM PST where she will stay until 6/6/17. When Venus is in Aries, people flirt shamelessly. They pursue impulsive love with a passionate, open heart. When someone falls in love during Venus in Aries, they fall hard and fast. This will be a time of renewed confidence and fierce bravery in the name of love for all of those who tap into the energy. Mercury conjunct Uranus at 7:50 AM PST is a fast paced transit that will reveal the mysterious and strengthen intuition. Moon square Neptune at 4:23 PM PST will take that boost in psychic ability backwards so whereas it was a favorable time to follow your intuition in the morning, by afternoon, you may have reason to question it. Moon trine Jupiter at 7:36 PM PST is a jolly, happy transit and just in time for TGIF. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory.
Saturday 4/29/17 The Devil
Moon Void of Course in Gemini
The Devil is a card of bondage through choice. Whether it be a torturous bind or a hedonistic one, beware of overdoing it. Moon trine Mercury at 10:29 AM PST is a transit of flowing communication. Moon sextile Uranus at 11:13 AM PST is a revolutionary sign of breaking free and bringing revolution to your life. Moon conjunct Saturn at 2:28 PM PST is a disruptive, lonely transit. If you find yourself down in the dumps, tell yourself it’s just a passing bad mood. Moon square Venus at 7:59 PM PST is an indulgent, decadent transit. You can have your cake and eat it too … just don’t eat the whole thing. The Moon is in the fast paced sign of Gemini where she will go void of course at 2:28 PM PST. She then enters the emotional sign of Cancer at 6:48 PM PST. Don’t become a prisoner to your feelings. The number of the day is 7, a number of reevaluation.
Mantra: I hold the key to my own ball and chain. I can free myself whenever I wish.
Sunday 4/30/17 9 of Swords
Moon in Cancer
The 9 of Swords is a card of a troubled mind. Thoughts may race through your head nonstop. If you’re feeling distressed, put your troubles down and think of nothing at all. Moon sextile Sun at 12:19 PM PST is a transit of happiness, harmony and flow. Moon trine Neptune at 5:27 PM PST is a psychic transit but remember, you don’t know everything. Non one does. Moon square Jupiter at 8:23 PM PST is an egotistical, pompous transit but for the most part, people will feel upbeat and cheerful. The Moon is in the emotional sign of Cancer today so try not to give your heart too much power over your head. The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: I am my own shelter from the storm.
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