-Moon in Cancer (New Moon Wed at 23 degrees, 9:24pm EDT)
-Sun in Cancer
-Sun conjunct Mars
-Sun trine Chiron
-Sun opposite Pluto
-Mercury conjunct Mars
-Mercury trine Neptune
-Mercury trine Uranus
-Mercury square Chiron
-Venus in Leo
-Venus conjunct Jupiter
-Venus square Saturn
-Mars trine Neptune
-Mars square Nodes
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn into Scorpio (until Sept)
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus square Pluto
It's crossroads time again...into which direction are you going to walk?
There are powerful forces to be harnessed and major decisions to be made. You have the choice...are you going to live...and I mean REALLY live? Or are you going to take the safe road? Both have their benefits, but only one has heart, purpose, magic and meaning. One way can keep you existing; another way can keep you ALIVE.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”--Anaïs Nin
Cancer is about security, and being safe in a shell. But with the volatile and powerful energies in play right now, it may be that we need to expand out of the shell that we are in. Armor can be useful and necessary when we are in need of protection, but we can also hide behind it, creating the very conditions within that we imagine are without. How might we be separated from our own power? The key is usually found where we are afraid to go. Almost always.
Pluto, God of the Underworld, is a major player in the powers of this lunation, making an opposition to both Mars and Mercury. And lo, photos have just been released showing that we have gotten closer to this planet--yes PLANET--then ever before! AND...look!---Pluto has a heart shape! Wow! So...just what IS this mysterious Force that keeps our hearts beating?
Pluto is about deep transformation, the ultimate mysteries of death and rebirth. It is about the kundalini serpentine powers, the tantric connections between the sexual center, the heart and the third eye of enlightenment. The Heart is a segue, the intelligence that connects it all. Pluto reminds us to reduce any hubris and superior posturing, because it cause separation and restricts wisdom. But yet, to embrace our full power with ownership, embodiment, and passion. The Heart--unsentimentalized, unsaccharinized--bloody and beautiful and fragile and strong and curious and loving and mysteriously beating. This is where empowerment lives.
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Aepril Schaile, MFA, is Venus ruled; a Taurus with Libra rising; Lilith conjunct ASC. As an adept astrologer, Aepril provides readings which can help solve everyday problems and assist in regaining a sense of alignment with True Will, finding your deeper, uniquely powerful truth. She lives in Salem, MA and spends her days with her beloved canine companion, Gwyddion.