April and Jen welcome lovely Venus to an already-crowded Aquarius party, where she gets serious with Saturn and receives a surprise from earth-rattling Uranus (are baked goods involved?). Meanwhile, the Sun faces off with Mars and the Scorpio Last Quarter Moon reminds us: “You can’t hide from yourself.” Plus: Groundhog Day always brings a shout-out to one of our patron saints, Bill Murray!
An explosive Sun/Mars aspect; Venus enters lively Aquarius and weighs commitment and temptation; the Scorpio Last Quarter Moon keeps Aquarius honest.
This simple mandala of the Sun’s movement through my chart has given me a way to focus on getting more happiness out of my year. Try it on for size.
Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius for the first time since 2015. And like a closet in your house that you haven’t cleaned out in half a decade, the Aquarius house of your chart needs some cleaning up.
April and Jen welcome you to their table and serve up the Leo Full Moon, Venus conjunct Pluto, Sun conjunct Jupiter, and yes: Mercury retrograde. Plus: B-I-N-G-O, fellowship always, and a bowlful of kittens!
As we look to a week of high-tension aspects, it’s imperative to get grounded. Get your hands and your feet in the soil. Plant something slow-growing. Count to ten before reacting to provocation. And it should go without saying that this is not the time to pick fights.
Pluto inching ever closer to its 2022 return in the U.S. chart, a volatile-looking Inauguration Day approaches, the Sun enters Aquarius and joins up with Saturn; plus Mars and Jupiter face off (again).
April and Jen cover the week’s astronews, including a Capricorn New Moon with a strongly Plutonian flavor. Mars makes the last of three frustrating squares to Saturn, and Jupiter squares Uranus, Venus sends a hug to Uranus, and Mercury joins Jupiter for the big square to Uranus. Plus: two words, friends: blanket fort!
The New Moon point is tightly conjoined Pluto, on the Sabian symbol A woman entering a convent. But in the current radically changing landscape, there is no peace in this particular “convent.”
We focus so much on Capricorn’s toughness that we overlook its message of empowerment—that we are the authors of our lives, writing each chapter in real time through our decisions and choices.