Friday, April 21, 2017

Mars in Gemini--just say no!

Apologies for the long absence, I've been ill since last Thursday. Finally on antibiotics which I keep telling myself are helping. So, on to astrology! God of war Mars enters "let's talk about it," Gemini today, there to stay until early June. Mars in Gemini tends to translate as "fighting words" but we'll take the optimistic view that Trump, Kim-Jong what's-'is-name, and Putin will stay entertained trading insults and not bombs. Gemini is also the sign the twins and for the rest of us, getting into arguments with our evil twin (or with the better angel of our nature, if we're already channelling the dark side) probably a less time consuming use of this transit than trying to change minds and hearts on Facebook--because, I mean really, does that ever happen?

Equine Astrology TOD for FRIDAY, April 21

Apologies for the long absence: I've been down with the flu (or something) for the past week. On to Equine Astrology! Today, FRIDAY April 21, Mars enters Gemini. Mars, the god of war, is offense and defense: Gemini is the sign of the twins and those twins love to talk. Mars in Gemini is classic "fighting words." Sometimes it's just plain old fighting. Mars will be in Gem now until June 4th. From now until then, best to just let sleeping alligators lie--or, if we can't and just *have to* say it, we can expect a dramatic response. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

An Opinionated Full Moon (or maybe it's us ...)

April Full Moon

The root of the word truth is “deru,” an Indo-European word that means something solid and enduring, like wood, like a tree. (Deru also produced “druid”).  One of the nicest things about trees is that, if they have opinions, they are slow to share them. (Tolkien got his Ents right: animate trees but slow to talk).

We might want to make like a tree at this time, as the April Full Moon has Sun aligned with Uranus opposed the Moon aligned with Jupiter. Jupiter and Uranus are both planets associated with strong opinions and an itch to share them. (If you know any Sagittarians or Aquarians,--ruled by Jupiter and Uranus, you’ll know what we mean). The pattern forms a square (stress) to Pluto (God of Hell) which tells us results likely won’t be pretty.

Another power player in this full moon is Venus’s (love and money) square (stress) to Saturn (restriction/commitment or separation). Maybe we’re feeling that money doesn’t have a good opinion of us and is keeping its distance.  Another possibility is feeling pushed to make a “serious commitment” or serious separation in love or money.

Venus is retrograde until Saturday, April 15 (tax day in the U.S., appropriate!) and Mercury is also retrograde (April 9-May 3) so consider but maybe wait until after May 3rd to actually take any action.  If we can’t wait, eh—go ahead and act. After all, nothing like having to do something again to get it right the second (or third) time.