Nothing like Aries Season for an action packed week. At the end of the week, Mercury enters Aries after much time in Pisces due to a recent retrograde, and we may feel a shift in clarity and motivation. Jupiter stations retrograde at the beginning of the week, offering us the opportunity to rethink our beliefs and assumptions and to try viewing our lives from a different point of view. If we are in contact with a deep truth that compels us at a soul level, perhaps we will be reflecting on it and turning it over in our hearts to discover how it is that we would like to live into this truth & walk the path. Dynamic confrontations between the Sun in Aries and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn this week may reveal to us the ways that we need to truly commit to stepping it up and taking personal accountability for ourselves. Perhaps this accountability is in the very places we have felt disempowered or blame others and blame circumstances for how we feel. That’s how we level up! While the choice to change may be internal and self-directed, we may discover allies, guides, and helpers along the path, because we are never truly alone.
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Here’s our week:
April 10, 2019
Sun in 20 Aries square Saturn in 20 Capricorn: 1:47 AM PDT
One of the opportunities of this transit is to take greater responsibility for our lives. If we are feeling frustrated, blocked, thwarted, triggered, etc. these are just the windows leading to greater personal accountability. Attempting to control the external world takes a lot more effort and causes a lot more grief than doing the inner-work which would magnetize different circumstances, anyway.
We have a choice this week in regards to how we meet our resistance. If you are becoming aware of certain obstacles, consider how they might be here FOR you. Strength is garnered through resistance training. Sometimes life calls us to flexible or to move around obstacles, yet other times we are called to directly face and be forged by our obstacles. Are you facing anything at this moment that promises to help you become who you are if you face it head-on?
Jupiter stations retrograde in 24 Sagittarius: 10:00 AM PDT
Jupiter will station direct again on August 11 in 14 degrees of Sagittarius, allowing the Jupiter square Neptune transit to exact two more times in 2019.
We may benefit (and/or feel inclined to) question our assumptions. Beliefs are powerful and can create confirmation bias. Moreover, beliefs can create realities. This is how beliefs can be so powerful on self-development paths because we can grant ourselves or our worlds more generous beliefs and live into such generosity. Beliefs imply that we are participating with the cosmos, rather than the cosmos being a fixed event that we can only respond to – we actually influence reality with our beliefs! This being said, there are times when beliefs harden and solidify and we forget their impermanence. As Jupiter stations retrograde, it will be exactly opposite the Moon in Gemini, emphasizing a felt sense of intellectual possibility and openness to other points of view.
Mercury in 23 Pisces sextile Pluto in 23 Capricorn: 2:45 PM PDT
This alignment has occurred twice recently due to Mercury retrograde – but now with Mercury direct, this is the last pass of this particular alignment (until Mercury is in Pisces again).
We may feel disillusioned of some of our jadedness – such as by expecting the worst and being proven wrong (our fearful/distrustful thoughts not matching reality), and in this experience gaining the perspective that we were overestimating negative fixations.
We may feel an extra impulse to be forgiving, as well as an extra tendency toward judgement. It is as though the welcome, porous, opening arms of Mercury in Pisces allows us to contact deeper material within that is seeking healing and acknowledgment – the things we normally judge or suppress before we even can consciously judge them.
April 11, 2019
Mercury in 24 Pisces square Jupiter in 24 Sagittarius: 9:18 PM PDT
There is a significant opportunity here to increase our faith. The kind of faith I am referring to here does not imply we know HOW something is going to work out, but that we align ourselves with the trust and optimism that it will work out. Does waking up and deciding today is going to be an AMAZING day feel crusty on your heart? Or can you run with it? We do not have to feel familiar with seeing the best in life or anticipating blessings everyday to move into this space. It is a decision and a practice.
This kind of fiery, optimistic thinking can feel scary to people as though it is delusional or as though we can be let down. This kind of thinking does not have to be attached to results. Rather, we are just setting ourselves up for gifts and blessings because we believe in those possibilities. Our openness toward that domain of reality enhances our receptivity toward it. Fixating on what is negative, or what has already happened in the past, is another kind of receptivity which is not necessarily as life-enhancing. If we want to have better experiences, we may need to have the willpower to change the thoughts that we choose to generate. (Not the random thoughts that flow through your mind on their own accord. The thoughts that you will into being as a practice/act of devotion).
April 12, 2019
Venus in 20 Pisces sextile Saturn in 20 Capricorn: 8:08 AM PDT
There is a kind of dreaming that is wildly removed from the existing reality – sometimes these dreams can be bittersweet because there is a sense that they are only fantasy. Or sometimes it’s just like mind candy to think about pleasant random things. Tuning into this state can help us contact dimensions of our soul we otherwise don’t feel we have access to, which can make such explorations deeply valuable and can trigger thoughts and ideas we wouldn’t have had otherwise. If you allow yourself to travel in this way, unbounded by inhibition around “reality”, what might you discover there that you would like to anchor down to earth?
I also invite you to tune into a dreaming state that is connected to unexplored possibility within this existing reality. Have you fully romanced the avenues that are already within your reach? These dreams may not be obvious, but they can be implemented!
April 13, 2019
Sun in 23 Aries square Pluto in 23 Capricorn: 1:07 AM PDT
(Image: Teagan White)
We may be transforming our relationship to anger and fire – whether that is allowing ourselves to feel anger instead of blocking it and feeling the clarity that fire brings us, or whether that is learning to address the emotions that exist underneath anger if we are already running hot most of the time.
We may be at pivotal moments in ongoing conflicts where we realize that we have to accept the challenge or make a clear decision to make a change.
April 14, 2019
Sun in 24 Aries trine Jupiter in 24 Sagittarius: 6:40 AM PDT
The Moon is in Leo, forming a grand fire trine to the Sun and Jupiter as this alignment occurs! Whoo! It’s going to get hot. 🙂
Aries is concerned with the great question, “Who am I?” And Jupiter and Sagittarius are both related to the quest, the journey, and the guides/mentors we find along the way. Have you noticed that at times where your fire was burning hot around the question of who you were that you serendipitously met teachers and people who could help you? Because Aries and Sagittarius are both fire signs and form a harmonious aspect together, they work easily together and offer gifts we would be wise to pay attention to.
Tune into what you have to be excited about these days. Fire is a great energizer and can help us achieve where we might otherwise be complacent. Anger even, can energize us, when we interpret the cues it is giving us about clarity of what it is that we so strongly value. The feeling tone of this transit may be a sense that anything is possible and that we can overcome any challenge. What a way to get out of bed and get something done!
If we are feeling burnout from overwork or overexertion, and we have been putting play on the backburner because we “have too much to do”, shake out of it! Go do something fun, as ridiculous or extravagant as it feels to have fun the middle of having a bunch of responsibilities. Not all of our work is accomplished in serious spaces, sometimes it is letting loose and engaging with our inner-child that energetically opens up ease in our work and professional lives.
Venus in 23 Pisces sextile Pluto in 23 Capricorn: 4:51 PM PDT
This can be a time to feel empowered about our beauty or our self-worth that is connected to our inner-divinity. We may liberate ourselves from standards that do not belong to us when we connect to our very own magic, or to put it more accurately, the magic of the cosmos that runs through us and yet pertains very uniquely to us.
April 15, 2019
Venus in 24 Pisces square Jupiter in 24 Sagittarius: 4:15 PM PDT
It may be time to step out of our ideological frameworks and consider values that come from another way of being, thinking, living. We may find ourselves drawn to individuals who are very different from us or who have different cultural backgrounds, and this encounter may dissolve some of our passive assumptions about reality and even our attachments to those viewpoints.
A beautiful opportunity with this transit is to form friendships and connections with others that soften our own sense of centrality, and bring us into contact with worlds we have yet to imagine.
We may want to be considerate of reciprocity when it comes to traveling into worlds with other people. If we are always the ones seeking to understand, it would be nice to be understood as well! If we are always wanting people to understand us, but we do little to understand others, we may need to extend ourselves. If there is a gross sense of unfairness, we may need to observe this honestly instead of explaining it away with acceptance or compassion, or entitlement and need.
April 16, 2019
Mercury enters Aries: 11:01 PM PDT
We made it!! Mercury was in Pisces for such a long time and we have all had our fair share of straight-up confusion. Even though we have also probably had mystical and poetic thoughts and revelations, too.
Now we may experience some intellectual/mental piercing through the fog from which we have just been swirling about for weeks. We may find additional clarity by exploring ourselves through writing and communication – active thinking, thinking as we go, working things out on the page.
A downside of Mercury in Aries to be aware of is the tendency to speak experimental ideas aloud (new ideas which have not been processed) and to feel disempowered or unheard when there is not an engaged or interested response. It doesn’t mean that one is not a good communicator or that one doesn’t have good ideas – it’s that the idea is a little half-baked and it takes a very sensitive listener to draw out more of it, and not everyone is in the mood to hold space or shoot ideas at the wall all the time. But we may take this as rejection or take it very personally. To counteract this, we may want to be healthfully self-interested and take time with our own ideas in journalling or reflection, and to consider how dialoguing is a relational space and just “putting things out there” haphazardly tends to have mixed results.
On the flip side, there are times when putting things out there relates to have the courage to putting a new idea out there and shaking things up. May we have the discernment to tell the difference & the resilience to shrug it off and get right back up when we feel discouraged.
Thank you for meditating on the planets with me this week! I really appreciate you being here with me as I know that if you connect to this writing we have likemindedness and that is so special. Please share this article with a friend who you think would resonate!
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Sabrina Monarch is a soul-centered Evolutionary Astrologer who publishes weekly astrological forecasts, works with clients and teaches. She has been collecting astrological experience for over a decade. She is a novelist and is currently pursuing her masters in Philosophy. She also enjoys kundalini yoga, meditation and ashtanga yoga.