First Quarter Moon
April 19, 2021
Focus on: What actions are you taking that are born from strength? What actions are you taking that speak to creativity? What actions are you taking that are bold and energetic? Where are you being a big shot? How can you run a victory lap on something you have accomplished? Go for it.
4/23 Mars enters Cancer
April 23, 2021
We refine our information. We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like. We sort through details. Have we missed something? How are we sifting through the information? Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected. Refine our actions.
Focus on: How are you sorting your schedule? How are your daily actions speaking to what you want in this coming year? Where do you need to stop down and look at the details? How do you need to tidy up your health? What dots are you making and t s that you are slashing?
4/23: Mercury conjunct Uranus. Nothing like an odd, weird conversation and thinking to make a day interesting.
4/24: Venus square Saturn. Money/resources/values feel strained. Wanting to hang on when novelty may need to be included.
4/25: Mercury square Saturn. Thinking is tough, narrowed, feels strained. How to bring in originality when feeling stuck is important.
4/25: Mercury conjunction Venus. Values are in sync with thinking. Perhaps values have morphed in the last week and need a new thought process.
April 27, 2021
26 Capricorn 48
October 6, 2021
24 Capricorn 19
Every year Pluto spends five months retrograde. On April 27 Pluto will station retrograde where it will transit back from 26 degrees of Capricorn back to 24 degrees. For those people who have planets between 24-27 degrees of; Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra you have been dealing with the dental drill that is Pluto for the last couple years. Finding your power has been difficult, no doubt, while you have been asked to shed what no longer works.
For those of us in the United States this is the last retrograde before the USA has its Pluto return on Feb 21, 2022. No human can ever live long enough to personally experience a Pluto return since it takes over 250 years for Pluto to return to where it was at ‘birth’. Most nations in the world history do not exist long enough to even experience a Pluto return. Between coups and revolutions constitutions of nations will change and with the change there is a new Pluto placement in the chart. The United States ‘birth’ is July 4, 1776 and Pluto will be exactly where it was on that date next February.
For an idea what it looks like when a nation experiences a Pluto return, astrologers look at The Roman Empire and The British empire for what happened to them during their Pluto returns. The astrologer Ray Grasse has written about Pluto Return. If you give it a read, you will see how other nations were impacted. It is also clear in the USA that we have been influenced by Pluto’s growing intensity as it gets closer and closer to the 27 Capricorn 33 degree.
Last year during the Pluto retrograde (April 25 – October 4) it showed us a lot of the tension that needed focus. Just in the first month there was plenty of action: On April 27, the USA passed the one millionth confirmed case of Covid. On May 8, USA unemployment hit 14.7 % and on May 25, George Floyd was killed. During the summer there were protests, slave owner statues were removed. NASCAR banned the Confederate flags at their races. We were asked to look backwards at our history. And then in one weekend, Thunderstorms triggered hundreds of forest fires in California as a record- breaking heat wave taxed the power grid. Power grids would come up again six months later in Texas. What is our power infrastructure? Could anything more than power grids speak to the power of Pluto in Capricorn? Then on August 16, Death Valley recorded 130 degrees the highest temperature on Earth in 100 years. George Floyd was certainly critical to a lot of the activity in the summer, but the climate change was very critical to the Pluto in Capricorn era. When there was the ‘Cardinal Climax’ earlier into the Pluto transit Capricorn I kept seeing signs of climate change events near critical dates such as huge ice sheets breaking off and melting. I wrote then that I thought climate change would be THE issue when Pluto exited Capricorn. I still believe this will turn out to be accurate.
The Pluto retrograde is of course not the only reason for the 2020 events, Saturn and Pluto conjunction from earlier in the year spoke to some of the tension along with Mars who did a number for most of the year. But still with Pluto we take a moment as we ponder what we want going forward. It is a transformative period for the USA and we should not be surprised if more issues are exposed during this retrograde. Once this retrograde completes, gentlemen start your engines as we head to the Pluto Return date in February. Perhaps this Pluto retrograde cycle we will dust ourselves off admit our mistakes and lean into: “Know better, Do Better.”
This Week’s Major Aspects
19-Apr-21 Sun conjunct Mercury, Mercury and the Sun enter Taurus
A brilliant idea, conversation or revelation sparks urgency.
But you have time, relax. Let everything evolve naturally.
20-Apr-21 First Quarter Moon in Leo
A desire for romance, creativity and risk poses questions about security.
How much risk is too much?
22-Apr-21 Mercury trine Vesta
Mental focus. Concentrate on what you have to offer.
23-Apr-21 Venus conjunct Uranus. Mars enters Cancer
Sudden attractions. Pleasant surprises. Fierce love of family. An urge to nurture.
24-Apr-21 Mercury conjunct Uranus
Spontaneous or revolutionary ideas. Free the mind.
25-Apr-21 Venus square Saturn, Mercury square Saturn. Mercury conjunct Venus
Self-doubt. Am I good enough? Speak to yourself as you would speak to a loved one.