Monday Moonday, Your weekly forecast 4/16-4/22

Happy Monday!

We ended Sunday with a New Moon in Aries last night, and Mercury stationing direct after what seemed like the longest retrograde ever! While the internet rejoiced and celebrated, we seemed to all forget that this coming week we have two of our main planets in Capricorn both going Retrograde within just days of each other. Pluto and Saturn, the planets of structure, order, transformation, death, and rebirth will be passing back over us in an intense way and causing us to to experience some of the same lessons over again we may have been hoping to be free from. Unfortunately none of us are going to get off that easy. Whatever you did not take seriously or finish hammering out this last few months is going to demand your attention now. Pluto will be Retrograde until the last day of September, and Saturn will be Retrograde until September 6th.

Those of us in our Saturn Return may really begin to feel things amp up during this period. Get your structures in place and watch out or them to be tested and broken down so that they can be rebuilt in a stronger and sturdier way. Those who resist will fall the hardest.

We will also have Earth day and our First Quarter Moon in Leo this week. Celebrate the Earth and your inner Strength and Power this week, even if you are tested, find some time for self love and connecting to your body and the beauty of the world around you.

Monday 4/16

Moon enters Taurus

The Moon in Taurus has us wanting to connect to our physical world more in depth. We may feel more romantic or more inclined to wanting to dote on ourselves with yummy food and material things. We could be prone to retail therapy or obsessing over our physical appearance a little too much. Healthy ways of connecting to your body like yoga, nature walks, and wearing clothing or dressing in a way that makes you feel beautiful will be beneficial to give you a confidence boost throughout your day.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Moon Trine Saturn in Capricorn 5:38PM

In the evening we could feel some positive energy with our physical environment. Our routines, structures, and connection to our bodies and health will be the main focus. Spending the evening out in nature will also benefit the heart.

Venus in Taurus Opposite Jupiter in Scorpio 11:59PM

This energy could cause some tension for us in the later evening around our perceptions of our self worth and how we feel on a deeper level. In a positive way if we are in a good place with ourselves, we may feel like the tension motivates us to accomplish something around the house esthetically or having to do with our bodies that makes us feel good.

Organizing, cleaning, and getting things together around the home will be emotionally fulfilling.

Tuesday 4/17

Moon in Taurus

Moon Void of Course 3:05PM

We will feel like being emotionally grounded and stable in our comfort zones is imperative for our sanity in the early part of the day. When the Moon goes void of course we may feel ourselves emotionally of centered so you will want to let go and allow yourself to move into the next cycle of energy without clinging on too tightly to your surroundings.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Venus in Taurus Trine Pluto in Capricorn 6:02AM

This is a significant transit that we will have begun to feel the day prior. We may feel positive changes in the air around our physical world. We may feel we want to change something about our homes, or our work life. Those who are Taurus and Capricorn dominant will feel this transit the most. Something may transform or change in the physical. You may feel inclined to change something about your appearance during this time.

Moon Trine Mars in Capricorn 6:48AM

Moving your body in the morning is beneficial for you on this day. Starting the day with a work out, a walk or some yoga will help your over all mentality and sense of well being. We will feel a large need to push things forward. Be careful not to push things too fast or too hard. Try to keep an even steady approach to your tasks. Getting things done should be easy for the morning.

Moon Opposition Jupiter in Scorpio 1:40PM

Emotionally we may feel some tension. It is important to let yourself feel feelings without getting too hung up on them. You may feel overly stubborn or critical about yourself and others during this transit. Try to lighten up and ask yourself if your judgment is needed in the situation or if you can let it go.

Moon Trine Pluto in Capricorn 2:18PM

Energy moves fast for us at work or in the physical and we may experience some unexpected changes around the structure of our day. It could be positive so enjoy it while it lasts.

Moon Conjunct Venus in Taurus 3:05PM

Love and relationships may come to the forefront of our mind and we may receive a gift or surprise from a loved one. We may also feel more inclined to spoil ourselves in the afternoon.

Saturn in Capricorn Stations Retrograde 6:47PM

This retrograde will have us reevaluating structures in place in our lives and will help us to establish new routines and order in our lives. If we resist we could see things we have neglected coming back and biting us in the ass. Get in front of anything you've been putting off sooner rather than later to avoid consequences you could have dodged. Its time to get responsible. This transit will last until September 6th.

Wednesday 4/18

Moon enters Gemini 5:02AM

T he Moon in Gemini amps up our minds and can have us overthinking everything or feeling more ungrounded. On a positive note we may feel more inclined to be social and share our ideas with friends. We are more inclined to anxiety on this day so take time to stop and find ways of relaxing and slowing down.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Sun in Aries Conjunct Uranus in Aries 6:59AM

A sudden change could shake our perceptions of who we think we are or who we thought we were in our lives. We may feel like our sense of self is being called into question or be may feel an urge to change something. This feeling will effect Aries and Libra dominant people the most.

Moon Sextile Mercury in Aries 1:57PM

We are more inclined to share how we are feeling with others during this time. We could be more self absorbed and risk not acknowledging how our actions are effecting those around us. It would be best to take a time out and focus on connecting to yourself in a personal way rather than projecting too much onto others.

Thursday 4/19

Sun enters Taurus 8:13PM

Moon in Gemini

The Sun entering Taurus brings a grounded energy to help balance out the Moon in Gemini energy that has us more in our minds. We may feel more inclined to focus on material things and our surroundings with our Sun in Taurus for the following month. Spending time in nature and enjoying the Earth is beneficial to this energy. Be mindful with how much emphasis you put on material success. You could fall victim to comparing what you have to what others have and feeling like you are unworthy of more or that what you have is not good enough. Gratitude for what you have and where you are at is crucial during this time.

Friday 4/20

Moon Void of Course 5:05AM

Moon enters Cancer 7:26AM

With the Moon in Cancer we are more sensitive and moody. We may feel like we have little room for dealing with anyones shit. Self care and time out from busy activities is needed. Give yourself space to feel things in a deep way and to cry it out if you need to. If you don't have energy to deal with something, put it off. Focus on filling your cup and recharging.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Moon Sextile Sun in Taurus 8:16AM

Nurture yourself by doing something that connects your body to heart. We may feel very comfortable in our home environment and it could be heart to get out and moving into a work environment. We may want to sleep in or take things extra slow in the morning.

Moon Square Mercury in Aries 5:42PM

Our moody feelings could cause us to be more emotionally explosive if triggered. Watch out for how you communicate to others as you are more likely to come off aggressive and dramatic.

Moon Opposition Saturn in Capricorn 10:49PM

Tensions run high between our emotions and our physical world. We could feel off in the evening hours and could benefit from not pushing it too hard and just having a slow and relaxing night at home without any expectations.

Saturday 4/21

Moon in Cancer

I always feel that the Moon in Cancer on a weekend day is perfect energy for staying home and having a slow self care day. Take it easy, sleep in, be moody, watch romcoms. Nurture your heart and soul.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Moon Trine Neptune in Pisces 9:45AM

This reinforces our need for self care and could also enhance our creative energy in the morning. Great for working on art, music, and poetry. Give yourself some down time to feel all the feels and enjoy your day slowly.

Moon Opposition Mars in Capricorn 3:36PM

This created tension around getting things done and trying to push energy forward. There is also potential for clumsiness and accidents so be careful and move slow throughout the day. Don't rush anything.

Moon Trine Jupiter in Scorpio 5:56PM

More positive energy for self care and nurturing the heart. It is good to let yourself feel things and work through them in a healthy and positive space. Any feelings you have that may feel overwhelming or intense need to be felt and given space to be healed.

Moon Opposition Pluto in Capricorn 7:21PM

Tension around allowing transformation within the self could come up. This challenges ideas we may have around how we want to change things in our lives or whether we are resisting necessary growth and change. You may need to work through something painful but in the end it will lead you to where you want go with your life.

Sunday 4/22

Earth Day

Moon Void of Course 7:58AM

Moon enters Leo 10:09AM

First Quarter Moon in Leo 2:46PM

With the Sun in Taurus and First Quarter Moon in Leo, we will feel an urge to connect creatively to our physical world. We can feel a lot of intensity and insecurity when the Moon is in Leo and it is important that we share ourselves with those we love and be given the recognition we feel we need for validation. We could be more inclined to overly share on social media on this day. Doing a ritual to honor the First Quarter Moon and the Earth is advised. First Quarter Moons are great for planting new seeds and setting intentions. In the sign of Leo, you will want to focus on your heart, creativity, and relationships with others.If you love children this is a great energy to spend with children and get in touch with your inner playful child.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Moon Sextile Venus in Taurus 5:40AM

Positive energy in the early morning gets us feeling connected to our bodies. Have a good breakfast and enjoy your surroundings. Go for a morning stroll, smell the flowers, be present.

Moon Square Uranus in Aries 7:58AM

Tension or challenges could happen around getting things done or moving things forward. Take things slow and be prepared for your day to not go exactly how you planned or expected it.

Pluto Stations Retrograde in Capricorn 8:23AM

This Retrograde will last until the last day of September and will cause us to have to work through a lot of changes we thought we may have been done with. Issues around health, finances, work, or our physical world could come up again. We have already dealt with so much transformation that we will probably be revisiting some old wounds. Just have faith that through the hard times we learn and grow and through that growth we become stronger and also have potential to get closer to the life we truly want. Allow the transformation to happen.

Moon Square Sun in Taurus 2:46PM

More tension in our afternoon around our physical world. This tension would best be used to get things done rather than stressing out or procrastinating. It may be hard to get everything done, so just chip away and be patient. Be mindful with out you spend your money and the food you put into your body. You need to be extra cautious with the things you tell yourself about your life. The 5 of pentacles is a card that may be present on this day as this energy tends to have us feeling like nothing we have or do is ever good enough. Try not to fall into this mindset.

Moon Trine Mercury in Aries 10:32PM

Moon in Leo in a harmonious aspect to Mercury in Aries could have us really wanting to share who we are with others. We could benefit from connecting to friends or someone who "gets" us and what we are going through. You may be extra inclined to share on social media in the evening hours.

Sourced from Jim Maynard's Pocket Astrologer 2018 and The American Ephemeris of the 21st Century Programmed by Neil F. Michelsen