A lot of planetary shifts occur this week, as we work with a very potent and fiery New Moon in Aries on April 15, 2018. A lot of insights, unexpected news, and eye opening events will occur in this next couple of weeks.
To begin with, Mercury, the planet of communication, ideas, and transportation, stations direct on April 15, 2018 at 4 degrees of Aries. We feel the energy of the station five days before and five days after, and this is a time when you review your choices.
It feels like a lot of people that I know have lost focus on the Saturn in Capricorn story that we began on December 19, 2017. Saturn in Capricorn demands that you face inevitable truths in order that you structure your goals, catalyze your ambitions, and work hard to stabilize your life.
We are all working with the Saturn in Capricorn story through December 17, 2020. Saturn in Capricorn mandates that you think hard about the decisions you make and the path you take, as both Saturn and Capricorn deal very much with Karma. This is our collective and personal karma. It is very important to recognize that some of these choices you make this year will affect the next several years — if not the rest of your life.
In January, there was a new Moon in Capricorn on January 16, 2018. This was the first New Moon of the year, and it really really captured the essence and intention of Saturn in Capricorn: Carve time, focus, and energy to launch your intentions. There were six planets in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn, which clearly stated that it was time to get real with your ambitions and go for your dreams with structure, maturity, and commitment.
This week, Mercury stations direct in the cardinal fire sign of Aries and reminds you to re-commit to your New Year’s goals. On April 15, 2018, Mercury stations direct so that you can propel forward with your agreements, thoughts, and plans.
On the day of that Mercury stations direct, there is a very unpredictable and exciting New Moon in Aries, which says to be bold and review the direction that you have taken thus far in the year of 2018. How do you want to revise that path to make it more purposeful, more streamlined, and more seamless?
This New Moon in Aries on April 15, 2018 sets off January’s New moon and redirects you to focus back on what you have already begun or to rethink something even better. Like The New Moon in January, This New Moon also has cardinal intent. On January 16, 2017, there were six planets in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn, and two in the Cardinal fire sign of Aries.
On April 15, 2018, The New moon is very cardinal, and you can achieve a lot with this energy, even though it is going to feel more held back than in January. This is due to the fact that Saturn, which represents restrictions, is still transiting with Mars in Capricorn, and this can slow things down or test you a bit.
In The New Moon chart for April 15, 2018, there are three planets in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn: Mars, the planet of action, where it is very successful and exalted; Saturn, the planet of responsibility and lessons, where it is in its rulership in Capricorn; and Pluto, the planet of transformation.
There are also five planets in the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries: Eris, the goddess of discord, at 23 degrees of Aries, The Sun, which represents the path and ego, at 26 degrees of Aries; The moon, which represents our needs and emotions, at 26 degrees of Aries; Uranus, the planet of innovation, brilliance, and awakening, at 28 degrees of Aries.
This New Moon can feel like the Tower card with Mercury stationing forward, and Uranus setting off the New Moon in Aries in flames of enlightenment. Mercury is now direct, and it is time to launch new ideas. However, Saturn is about to station retrograde at 9 degrees of Capricorn on April 17, 2018. Saturn retrograde reinforces the message, which the Universe so desperately wants you to wake up and take notice. Are you taking action to live your life with unique purpose and contribution? Are you being true to yourself? Are you being accountable?
There can be some very jolting news in the next few days ahead, but think outside the normal realms of possibility and innovate a new vision of how you can complete 2018 in alignment with Saturn in Capricorn. Those relationships and patterns that are not working in your life will return into focus.
You have another chance to revisit that which you want to give life and structure, and that which you want to walk away from with integrity and move forward. Now is an excellent time to commit to your goals and review the past few months since Saturn originally entered Capricorn on December 19, 2017. Saturn stations direct on September 6, 2017 at 2 degrees of Capricorn.
Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, is at 21 degrees of Scorpio, where it is retrograde. Jupiter forms an aspect of opportunity and forms a sextile on April 14, 2018 to Pluto at 21 degrees of the Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of empowerment and transformation, and Jupiter and Pluto in alignment is excellent for financial partnering, actualizing goals, and launching business deals. This is the second time since January that Jupiter and Pluto team up, and the third time is on September 12, 2018.
Mercury is going to eventually spar with Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn in the next few weeks, and this can induce some painful revelations about things that are not working. With Mercury in Aries, the response and the ways news is conveyed can be insistent, impatient, and impulsive, but this is not how you will master the lessons that Saturn in Capricorn will benefit you to learn with the most grace you can muster.
The more you work with this energy, the more you will set yourself up for the future. Keep in mind that Saturn and Mars transiting together in Capricorn does no occur and concur every day. This is very significant timing to work with extreme diligence and even sacrifice to succeed in your life’s goals.
The New Moon is an extra powerful day to do the Law of Abundance. Take a blank check and date it for April 15, 2018. Print out your name where it says, “Pay to the order of,” and then leave the small numeric box blank. Print on the next line, “PAID IN FULL.” At the bottom where you normally sign your name, print “THE LAW OF ABUNDANCE. ” I wish you much luck and happiness.
This has been an extremely intense and powerful week! Mars, the planet of action, anger, sexuality, and primal instincts, met up with Pluto, the planet of death, rebirth, power, and manipulation. They conjoined on April 26, 2018 at 21 degrees of the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn.
Mars and Pluto meet up every two years or so, and they mark a cycle of dealing with fated decisions and choices. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, and it represents what we need to purge to transcend. Pluto also indicates how we can use our power to evolve.
Both Mars and Pluto are the traditional malefics. On the lower level, both can deal with incredible anger, abuse, misuse of power, and malice. The meetup of these two highly charged planets in the sign of karma, i.e., Capricorn, invites you to take a deep look at how you have been accessing your power, anger, drive, and sexuality.
How have you misused your power? How have you not accessed your power? How and where have you been in line with your power? Capricorn rules time, and it is a sign that takes action with future intent. Saturn is transiting in Capricorn, which is its rulership, through December 17, 2020.
Saturn and Pluto will be transiting close together in 2019, and that is going to bring restructuring to a whole other level. In 2020, the two will meet up with Jupiter in Capricorn, and that expands this cycle and intensifies it to an even more intense and life changing level that we have never dealt with in our lifetime.
With that said, the meeting of Pluto and Mars in Capricorn give you a chance to plan ahead in Capricorn fashion as to what you want to build, restructure, and how you want to appear in the world. These next few years are a time to act with direction, intention, and integrity.
There is a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio that occurs at 9 degrees of Scorpio on April 29, 2018 at 8:58 PM EDT. The Full moon chart has its Rising sign at 23 degrees of Scorpio, which is the degree at which Jupiter stationed retrograde on March 8, 2018. Jupiter is how we expand, and Scorpio is a sign of purging and release.
This Full Moon chart emphasizes very strongly to purge and release, as there are very karmic decisions and situations occurring with Pluto and Mars, which are still working together very strongly in Capricorn. What do you need to release in order to succeed? What do you want? Time to face your fears and take action! Remember that this year you obtain expansion through releasing, facing fears, and finding ways to heal.
The moon in Scorpio falls in the 12th house of secrets, dreams, fears, and endings. There will be a lot of endings this week with the meeting of Pluto and Mars. Pluto and Mars are both the rulers of Scorpio, the planet of death and rebirth. With endings, come beginnings.
Take some time to reflect on what you want to let go with love. This is a time to access power by releasing control. This is a time to listen to your dreams and intuition, as powerful insights, revelations, and secrets will surface — especially with a full moon in Scorpio!