Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nuit Report: Weekly Astrology Nov 26: Thanksgiving



It's Thanksgiving weekend here in the U.S....and with it comes Black Friday. Come back on Friday for some special offerings here at Aepril's Astrology! Gift certificates are available, and you'll be putting your valuable energies into a small business focused on raising human consciousness, and promoting personal healing and happiness.  

Mercury comes out of his heavy conjunction with Saturn in Scorpio and moves into Sagittarius, the sign of the Higher Mind, on Thursday. He's been helping us connect to some of the places within that require transmutation from lead into a lighter, freer substance. Don't let any contrasting experiences from what you would rather see get you down--they are complimentary guides toward what DOES feel good. You just have to care first and foremost about how you FEEL. Stop going toward what feels bad and calling it "being a good person". 

Venus squares Chiron, and this brings up opportunities for awareness of sources of resistance to ourSelves. Can we expect to manifest that which is good for us when we at odds with our own self-value? That which makes us vulnerable does not make us defective or set apart---in fact, it connects us to everyone else. 

I invite you to consider that Facebook might not reflect the entire truth about other people's true experiences of the the holidays. Remember, most people share their highlight reels, not the shadow-takes. Most people aren't going to post a vid of the argument they had with their mother, or the uncomfortable feeling of sitting next to their abuser at the table, or the fact that they sat alone for the holiday. Everyone wants to look their best. Sun square Neptune reminds us not to believe everything we see. There is often more behind the hype. Whatever your experience is-- good, bad, or mixed--it is valid. 

We are also reminded to honor our boundaries, which we become aware of through feeling. If you want to trust yourself, start by honoring your feelings and taking care. Remember: even not being able to feel is a feeling. See if you can be where you are 100%.

Be sure to get your reading done to keep your sanity during this holiday season! Go take a look at the selection in the readings tab above! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aepril's Astrology report Nov 25: Mercurius ter Maximus

-Moon in Capricorn
-Sun square Jupiter
-Mercury conjunct Saturn
-Mercury sextile Mars
-Mercury square Jupiter
-Mercury trine Chiron
-Venus trine Uranus
-Venus square Neptune
-Mars inconjunct Jupiter
-Jupiter sextile Node
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus square Pluto

So yeah man. The big news is that Saturn is conjunct Mercury today. The Psychopomp meets the Dweller on the Threshold. Our travels between the worlds require an examination before we get to pass through.

Mercury is also the god of eloquence. How eloquently can we speak our truth? Can we stand in it fully? I think of Shakespeare's quote: "Action is eloquence,". Lets not confuse busy-ness with accomplishment, or talking about what we stand for with acting in accordance with it. Our talk-walk ratio gets a check-in now.

Mercurius ter Maximus, or "Thrice greatest Hermes", is the guy who is the authority on all things alchemical. His joining with Saturn, the lead that we turn to gold, tells us that transmutation is the name of the game today. (Trans·mu·ta·tion: the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form.)

In fact, the metal of Mercury is required in the process of alchemically turning any substance into gold. So here is our chance! The power of flexibility, and focus of thought.

Luna is also conjunct Pluto today, creating a bridge between The Lord of Death and His co-ruler of Scorpio, Mars, God of War. Sounds like serious business to me! Some of the structures with which we've been supporting our emotional lives are still getting tested. Remember the the Moon is a changeable Lady, and represents the cycles of ebb and flow. All things change, and we have many faces. There is a season for all things, and the dark part of ourselves is no less or more valuable than our light.

For your personal reading, just got to "Readings" up above! I look forward to talking with you.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Nov 24: dreams and beliefs

-Moon in Capricorn
-Sun square Jupiter
-Mercury conjunct Saturn
-Mercury sextile Mars
-Mercury square Jupiter
-Mercury trine Chiron
-Venus trine Uranus
-Venus square Neptune
-Mars inconjunct Jupiter
-Jupiter sextile Node
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus square Pluto

Wounded Healer Chiron went direct in Pisces just a few hours ago; this after Neptune, also in the sign of the fishes, went direct last week. These planets of healing and heart opening both now travel forward in the sign of the Collective Unconscious, bringing us lots of new material in the form of dreams, memories, and even OBE's for some.

Sun, Moon, Venus all have moved into Sag now, anticipating the very important ingress of Saturn into Sag just two days after the Solstice. There is a profound shift of energy occurring now, as the Fire element invites us to be inspired. We get a chance now to look anew at our beliefs, noticing any areas that could use a revamp.

By now, after all the the Scorpio energies, we might have a better awareness of the deeper psychological impetus behind our attachment to ways of thinking that are outworn but still active. We have also perhaps gained a new respect (re="again"; spect= "see"; "look again") for the power and intelligence of our unconscious minds. Our psyches ALWAYS have a positive intention behind anything that they do, including things that seem on the surface to be working against our best interest. They are always answering a need. The art comes in when we answer deep psyche with attention and love, and then re-create belief using the best new material possible.

For your personal reading, just got to "Readings" up above! I look forward to talking with you.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Nuit Report for Nov 21: New Moon in Sagittarius!



This New Moon could end up being the "Mansplaining" Moon. But we are going to be very aware of this pitfall, and avoid know-it-all-ness, aren't we? The New Moon happens at 0 degrees Sagittarius, the sign of truth, meaning, and belief. We are going to the higher vibration of personal truth, heartfelt meaning, and deep questioning and conscious identification of belief. Yeah, let's do that. Haha!

We are in the dark Moon phase of Scorpio as I write. We are finishing up a long stint in the Underworld and moving into the higher mind. This is where we use all of that deep introspection and emotional awareness to create new and improved positive beliefs that support our quest.

This New Moon will be followed by a move from Saturn into Sagittarius from Scorpio next month. This lunation could be seen as an "activator" or precursor to the energies ahead! At the Solstice, the Cosmic Teacher/Tester moves from the realm of the Dark Goddess (Where Saturn has been since 2012) into the realm of the Higher Mind. Both placements are sacred and profound, but I'll bet many of us are ready to emerge from the Dark and shoot arrows into the Light! The first three Hermetic Principles get activated on a grand scale, bringing us into better awareness and alignment with how it is that we work (consciously or unconsciously) with the Law of Attraction.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Nov 20: trip into watery realms

-Moon in Scorpio
-Sun conjunct Saturn
-Sun conjunct Venus
-Sun square Jupiter
-Mercury sextile Mars
-Mercury square Jupiter
-Mercury trine Chiron
-Venus square Neptune
-Jupiter sextile Node
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus square Pluto

We are taking a last dip into the deep dark Watery realms as The Sun and the Moon finish up in Scorpio, gearing up to meet for a New Moon in Sagittarius. Saturn also is at the last degrees of the Scorpio, but he moves much more slowly, not moving into Sag until mid/late Dec. Venus has already made an excursion into Sag, paving the way for the others to follow.

But even Venus in this fiery sign has some work to still do in the element of Water. She makes a square today with Neptune, god of the Sea. This can be a highly magickal aspect, sprinkling fairy dust on all that we see. Comforting illusion can be sweet, and is best used recreationally! See cuz the fun trip can go sour just as easily, as other, less savory creatures of the deep float to the surface. I'm not saying they WILL, but I'm saying they might.

Sagittarius is about belief, meaning, and travels outside the usual boundaries. Venus is a about love, beauty, and value. How we experience this trip depends on our levels of resistance to what is there--withIn and withOut. Are we OK with holding multiple and contradictory feelings at the same time, accepting all as valid (val-ued)? Or are we going to try to grab water, demanding some unchangeable and more convenient "fact" of how we feel?

For your personal reading, just got to "Readings" up above! I look forward to talking with you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Nov 19: open the door

-Moon in Libra.
-Sun conjunct Saturn.
-Sun conjunct Venus
-Sun square Jupiter
-Mercury trine Chiron
-Venus square Neptune
-Venus square Lilith
-Mars square Uranus
-Mars conjunct Pluto
-Mars sextile Chiron
-Jupiter sextile Node
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus square Pluto

We are in the Dark Moon phase of the lunar cycle. We have a New Moon on Saturday morning at 0 Sag. A new beginning to exercise some new beliefs! But before She can renew, first Luna must move through the full sign of Scorpio.

Saturn is moving through the last degrees of Scorpio now. He moves into Sag around the time of the Winter Solstice. Hmmm...perhaps there is a theme developing here.

We have to accept all about ourselves--shadow and light--in order to create beliefs that support us. We can try to "stay positive" and impose all sorts of "shoulds" on how we really feel. But have you ever noticed how it is that positive affirmations only work up to a point, and then they lose steam? That is because we have a SUBconscious mind which also determines how we experience life. It is intelligent and powerful, and if it doesn't believe the hype, we can't move.

Anytime we try to impose a belief of any kind on our psyches, it will match it against its own true experience. Any time we reject a feeling that we have, we are at odds with ourselves. How can we trust ourselves if we are regularly resisting our own messaging? If we are dismissing or shouting ourselves down?

And then we try to force ourselves to believe "You deserve good things" by saying it over and over? Why would be expect our psyches to buy that under such conditions?

Scorpio is showing us what is in the dark, but still matters (like our child self locked in the basement). Scorpio is trying to liberate us via full presence with ALL that is within. There is not a feeling that we have--or have ever had--that is or has been wrong to have. Sag is going to try to bring the light, and give us the opportunity to create new authentic beliefs that truly support us...

Open the door. Let your whole Self come in.


For your personal reading, just got to "Readings" up above! I look forward to talking with you about what might be going on for you.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Special Report for Nov 18: Saturn/Sun: For or Against

-Moon in Libra.
-Sun conjunct Saturn.
-Sun conjunct Venus
-Sun square Jupiter
-Mercury trine Chiron
-Venus square Neptune
-Venus square Lilith
-Mars square Uranus
-Mars conjunct Pluto
-Mars sextile Chiron
-Jupiter sextile Node
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus square Pluto

The Sun signifies all this:
The Sovereign, the Will AND the Inner Child.

So here's the deal:

In order to truly step into the archetype of Sovereign (Queen/King of ones own existence; authority/author of ones own life) we have to be in alignment with the Will.

In order to really get into alignment with our True Will, we must fully accept and cherish our Divine Inner Child.

In order to honor the Child within, we must be completely and totally with what we FEEL.
The Sun and Saturn are conjunct (fused) today.

Saturn is known as the Devourer. He was said to eat children! Ack! Indeed, this is how he operates at a low vibration, when he is full of judgements about what ought to be, constricting expectations, reward/punishment systems, rigid rules and schedules, and an insistence that what we feel is to be warped and changed to suit realities outside ourselves. (Most of us have lots of training in this.)

But at his higher vibration, Saturn rules patience, taking time to be with, attending to, accepting what is, learning and growing incrementally, claiming true authority, presence, maturing at a natural rate. He shows us the rules and laws of the Universe so that we can use them FOR us. He is the Teacher and the Guiding Senex, like Merlin or Obi Wan Kenobi. "Use the Force...

...trust your FEELINGS."

It's your choice today which Saturn you are going to vibe with. Are you going to feed the devourer with the flesh your own well-being, or are you going to recognize your own divinity by honoring that every feeling you have has a reason for being, and that what you feel matters. The feeling self is our greatest navigation system. We learn to trust ourselves enough to hit the mark only when we cease to self abandon. The Sun also rules the Heart.

Fro you personal reading, just got to "Readings" up above! I look forward to talking with you about what might be going on in YOUR chart!