Your weekly forecast 4/13-4/19
Happy Monday everyone!
I can’t believe this is our last week of Aries season! Despite quarantine dragging on and feeling like it is lasting forever, some of these astrological transits feel like they are going by faster than usual. Time has been a really weird thing these days, as I am sure a lot of you can relate. Some days go by really fast while others seem to feel like they're never ending. Since every day for the most part has been spent at home, I am not sure what makes one day feel longer than another. All I know is that time is not as linear as we perceive it to be, and I wish we, as a society were more fluid with our understanding of it in relation to the cosmic shifts we experience in relation to the stars.
This week we have some transits that challenge who we think we are. Our ideas and perceptions of self are not always in alignment with who we actually are when it comes to the choices we make, and the daily routine we are living. I know I can be guilty of this, as we all are. I know that I benefit from having a strict routine with my physical body and my meditation practice. But I tend to be less rigid, and while I have somewhat of a routine, I do not do my yoga or meditation as strictly as I should, which is not in alignment with my own beliefs of what my “best” self is. In fact, I have drifted away from my “best” version of myself quite a bit through this process. Not because I wanted to, but because I have had so much change in such a short period of time, I am having a hard time getting my head on straight again. I also have been experiencing more challenges with my pain management and I can feel a big shift taking place within myself with how I relate to my physical body, and my identity around my physical body.
This is just an example of how this energy is manifesting for me, for you, or us as a collective, it could be that we are experiencing a fear so strong that we are holding onto any sense of self that gives us more confidence to proceed forward as usual.
The hard truth is that we are entering a new normal. If you have been following any of the podcast discussions I was a part of over the last year, there was a particular episode I did with Melissa Lafara from Energetic Principals, where we discussed the Uranus in Taurus transit being a “new normal.” Our affirmation was “ Get comfortable getting uncomfortable.” Something that I believe is ringing quite true for us now, an entire year later.
By Tuesday this week we will feel some of that uncomfortable energy beginning to surface. Who are we? Do we need to let go of our perceptions of who we think we are? Is who we are working for us?
By the weekend we may begin to feel more momentum towards the new self that is ready to emerge in this next cycle.
In astrology, and tarot, we talk a lot about renewal of the self. It is important to remember that there is nothing wrong with who you are! On the spiritual path we are learning to live more in alignment with the higher self, the self that resides within our hearts, the self that operates from a place of love, not fear. It is hard to discover that self, as many of us are currently operating from a place of fear. When we operate from a fear based place, it is hard to know who we are, or what it is we should do.
It is also even harder to operate from a heart centered space when we have a government and media that is driven by fear culture. It is imperative for us all to find a way to validate our fears, while also finding strength and courage to have faith in our ability to overcome. This strength and courage is needed in the collective more than ever. Who you are matters, you are here living this moment in history for a reason.
Use this week as a time to be open minded to releasing fear and allowing opportunity for new growth to enter your heart space. We have to create the world we wish to live in actively, and we have to believe in our power to change things as a collective.
Also this week! My dear friend Laura, had the idea for The Mystic Parlor to host a tarot challenge called Quarantarot Challenge, so we made it happen! We decided to invite Kathleen from daughterofwands.com to help us with the prompts as her and I have done a couple tarot challenges before together, and my amazing business partner Evelyn made our awesome graphics. Excited to start this tarot challenge with you all and I hope it gives everyone something to look forward to in the days ahead.
Tarot Cards of the Week:
The Emperor, Death, The World, Ace of Pentacles, 2 of Pentacles, 3 of Pentacles, King of Pentacles, Ace of Wands, 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, King of Wands, 7 of Cups. 8 of Cups, 9 of Cups, 4 of Swords, 5 of Swords, 6 of Swords, 7 of Swords, Page of Swords, 10 of Swords.
(All times are Pacific)
Moon in Capricorn
Moon trine Uranus in Taurus 3:36 am
Moon square Chiron in Aries 4:42 am
Moon inconjunct Venus in Gemini 8:10 am
With the Moon in Capricorn today, we benefit from taking a practical approach to our tasks at hand and getting grounded in the mundane world. We may feel anxious in the morning hours. If this is the case, we benefit from moving our bodies, going for a walk, or doing any grounding exercises. Meditate on your connection to the earth and take some deep breaths as you get your day started.
Last Quarter Moon in Capricorn
Sun in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn 4:07 am
Moon sextile Neptune in Pisces 5:10 am
Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn 3:02 pm
Moon square Sun in Aries 3:56 pm
Moon V/C conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn 4:47 pm