Let me walk you through the weekly Horoscope for April 19, 2021, until April 25.
We'll cover this week's Nakshatra, the ¼ Moon, Moon opposite Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune. Sun enters Taurus, with Venus, Mercury, Lilith and Uranus in Taurus. Mars enters Cancer and then we’ll finish off with the Tarot of the week.
The week begins under the Nakshatra of Punarvasu. The one that brings a certain deja vu, where things tend to repeat themselves.
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MOON IN CANCER
I feel with all of my being!
Moon in Cancer is a doula or a mothering energy, one that’s hyper sensitive to the needs of those under their care. An empath or someone who senses the subtle vibrations and absorbs that energy into themselves like a sponge. The Moon in Cancer is one with the ocean of emotions.
So when the Moon begins under this Sign, it’s as if something cracks open that hard case shell, to reveal one's own vulnerabilities, and needs to ensure they get met. You can feel a little crabby, perhaps sensitive to things unfolding during this week.
If you happen to know many Cancerians, you’ll know just how sensitive they truly are, male, female or other. They have these huge hearts, and emotions bubble up through them, spilling over and out into the world because they care. Cancer’s by nature are nurturers, protectors and embody the feeling of home.
It’s the Mom knows best, slogan, but does she? There’s many parenting styles, 12 in fact, within the realm of Astrology. Not all children need an Aries style approach just as not all benefit from the Cancerian approach. Mom might not know what’s best and under this segment of the sky (Zodiac Sign), she’s doing her best.
IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME?
Punarvasu being the Nakshatra to set off the week brings a certain deja vu, where things tend to repeat themselves. Be it, you go back to something you thought was finished, returning back.
You can find yourself taking a trip down memory lane, wishing on the early days, to go back as before. The past returns, catches up with us or we go back & forth on days under Punarvasu.
It might be that you’ve got to check it once, then check it twice, and make space and time for do overs and second tries.
When we fall under the sway of Punarvasu we fall back into something. It’s actually a time where we become aware of our own repeating patterns of habitual behaviours.
Punarvasu teaches us how to not fall victim to old states of being. It shares with us ways to break the cycle, to free ourselves from the recurring situations that unfolds in our lives.
It reminds me of the notion that you cannot control anything but yourself and the way you react to any given situation. It’s the key component in change and transformation to level up and free yourself from the cycle itself.
Punarvasu is about renewal, restoration and repetition. To improve at anything you try and keep trying. It’s about second chances and improving upon the prior, to learn your lessons and to gain the desired outcome.
What happens once will almost always have the likelihood of happening again. You can only change or break the cycle when you take different actions, or change the way you react.
It might also bring a repeating lesson. You’ve learned something in the past, you’ve the skills, but now you must put them to use. An example of this would be someone who’s learned about self defense, has trained but hoped not to use it, has to go back to the training and use what was learned.
So, Punarvasu this week could have you returning back to something you thought was finished and improving or taking another crack at it.
THE ¼ MOON
‘A CONFIDENCE BUILDER’
Tuesday, 20, 07:05 GMT, we have the ¼ Moon under the Zodiac Sign of Leo. teaser.
The first quarter Moon is when the Sun and Moon form a 90' angle to each other, forming an astrological aspect called a square. It's the time in the month the Moon will appear in the night sky as a half-circle.
The ¼ square of the Moon is time to take action, make decisions and face obstacles head-on. It's usually the time when you come up against the first obstacle or challenge to the seed planted back at the new Moon. The universe essentially tests you, what are you willing to do to bring your intention to fruition. It is time to work hard to guide your seed to the surface.
The ¼ Leo Moon can come across as self serving, perhaps stubborn and full of too much pride. Leo is proud, it doesn’t own up to it’s mistakes for it has a reputation to live to. It can be more focused on keeping the feel-good feelings alive and neglect the real threat of those pleasures being taken away.
The Sun in Taurus in it’s challenging aspect to the Moon in Leo is cautioning around responsibility, to not get carried away with the enjoyment aspect but to get to work to sustain it.
On the most mundane level someone could be playin you like a cheap violin, testing you, playing up to your ego to get you to do something that rationally you shouldn’t.
Taurus is slow and steady, it has a temper but for the most part is cool, calm and collected. Leo is passionate, indulgent and lives up to its public image. Both signs enjoy the finer things, high quality, luxury and decadence. Each sign has a lot of pride and a stubborn streak.
When you think back to the New Moon, you now know that this situation, aka your stubbornness to adapt, change or make adjustments could be the very thing that stands in the way of you receiving what you want.
On the other side of this perhaps someone is undermining your confidence to achieve something that you’re truly passionate about. It might be that someone is telling you when and how to shine and so you’re called to act, to be brave and step outside your comfort zone.
Neither Taurus (Sun) or Leo (Moon) is fearful, in fact they’re the opposite. The one thing they both are, is concerned by what others think of them. In fact a lot of their confidence stems from others telling them how good they are. Lions have power because of their pride/pack. Bulls also reside within a herd.
The Lion is known to snooze for up to 20 hours, if you want to succeed you need to work for it. Bull’s or Cows only sleep for about 4 hours. I guess in some ways this square is challenging your productivity and putting to action what you know to gain the confidence you need to execute your goals and plans.
Essentially the animal symbology here is stating how hard the bulls work for their long term success and how Lions rely on the group as they sleep most the day and come alive during party hours when it’s cooler.
If you’ve read my ‘all about the Moon in Astrology’ post, you’ll know that the Sun is the experience, what’s unfolding and the Moon is our reaction and feelings about what we experience.
SUN CONJUNCT MERCURY
On Monday, the Sun and Mercury join together presenting the requirement for more information. When you seek answers you tend to be in search of Mercury.
Knowledge and information come mainly from Jupiter and Mercury. Jupiter also is knowledge, but more so it represents wisdom. Mercury is the key to the facts, short, logical, to the point information. If you can take a philosophical message out of said information then you’ll be dealing with Jupiter’s influence.
When the Sun and Mercury join essentially you find yourself more alert, acknowledging the signs and information you receive. You’re able to think more clearly and plan ahead and you feel the need to express and communicate.
Mercury is Hermes the messenger god, when joined with the Sun the external experience, the awareness of what’s happening, you receive the message you’ve been waiting for. It’s as if the universe speaks directly to you. The signs repeat in places that offer the guidance you need to reach your goals or aims in life.
I guess what I’m saying is to pay attention to the signs and information that presents itself to you this week. It'll hold important clues to something.
MOON OPPOSITE PLUTO
THE RESSURECTION OF YOUR INNER DEMONS
I view this as a time of summoning one's inner demons, be what they may... fears, guilt, jealousy or lack of self-control.
It's a transit that occurs at least once a month; its aim is for us to become aware of all that lurks beneath the surface. It's all we'd rather not face that keeps us stuck. And It offers you liberation and total freedom.
How can this situation be better? What needs to change? What is the one thing you can do that can make it better?
Truth. Honesty. And total presence with yourself is needed. You need to call yourself out on any BS. Pluto is raw, and he wants to help you rise out above the ashes, but for that, you need to face the fear, that one thing that's keeping you stuck.
You'll only fail if you quit. Pluto is telling you that you're not a quitter, and whatever you want out of life, you got to be the one to go and get it.
So, yes, once a month Pluto will resurrect something, as a royal kick up the butt to make something happen. Master your mind, and it will never tell you that you "can't" do something again.
Anything is possible, and things change all the time. So why not you. It might bring a certain emotional intensity, but it'll pass.
SUN ENTERS TAURUS
On Tuesday we officially enter into Taurus Season, the time to maintain and continue to build what began during Aries Season.
When we think of Taurus we can think of the Bull. The protector, a hard worker and one that fights for what is theirs. Taurus is methodical, it’s habitual and sticks to the traditions set out.
Now, obviously, Taurus is the sign by which we sustain and maintain our lives. It points to the foundational structures from what society is built upon.
Right now we’ve got Uranus the planet of innovation, change and evolution moving through this space. Essentially we’re seeing more of a conscious approach to food, health and ways of life. The new normal is dawning, with technology becoming a fully-fledged part of society.
Material money swapped out for technological currency, computers taking jobs of humans, smart homes, smart cars, more people than ever-growing their own food, becoming increasingly aware of where and how our food is produced. Learning more about mass consumerism and new tech being introduced as part of everyday life.
So, we know that we only experience 7 Taurus seasons for the duration of Uranus moving through a single sign. We know that this one is sure to bring forth perhaps the next phase of our new normal.
We have Uranus, Lilith, Mercury, Sun and Venus all situating in the Taurus sign beginning the week. Lilith's energy is sure to bring fear around changes to the systems by which we live our lives. Perhaps fears over the vaccine and pressures to conform.
Taurus is the sign of tradition and here we’re forging the new standard of life. By traditions, I'm referring to food, health, schooling, public service, policing, government and hospitals, religion is still a fundamental pillar, but not used as much as a defining control system as it was during history.
When we enter into Taurus Season we’re looking at our routines, values and habitual behaviours. It’s a wonderful time to create change and break out of limiting and toxic cycles. However, Taurus is a follower of that of which was initiated during the previous season. It sticks to the rules, the mainstream and has a lot of faith in the tried and true even with Uranus uprooting and creating new foundational pillars.
The question we should all ask ourselves during this time is whether or not we’re living our morals and standards. Themes around money, security, food, shelter, family and protecting what’s yours are all themes to appear during this season. It’s also a time of hard work and working towards your goals, to that long term vision.
MOON OPPOSITE SATURN
NOT FEELING THE LOVE
Wednesday, the Moon will sit directly opposite the Sensei, Saturn. It's unlikely you'll receive the pat on the back you've been hoping for.
It begs the question of why are you doing what you do? Is it that you seek validation or recognition? Saturn's tough and doesn't want you to show off or feel the need to prove yourself to others. It can come off as cold, but it teaches you that the only opinion that should matter is the one you have of yourself.
Saturn brings tough-love. It trains you, so you don't have to fight or struggle. You fight for life, not for points - Mr Myiagi. It's time you can feel isolated, disappointment through lack of support. In truth, it's just another lesson, so you can learn to stand on your own two feet.
Every month, the Moon sits across from Saturn, and every month you put into practice the lesson Saturn bestows upon you. Sure it can cause conflict at home with authority figures, and it can dishearten you.
Any Sensei will tell you that you never fight when you're emotional. You fight only for life, for what matters most. You fight smart and from the heart, never out of emotions. Saturn looking upon Moon and Moon looking upon Saturn is about cooling off and being your own pillar of support.
You might feel under-appreciated, not supported or unloved. It brings you back to the question, why do you do it?
If you're doing something to get something, then you're not coming from the right space. If you do something, let it be because you genuinely wish to do it, not because you hope to gain something from it. It's through this approach that you avoid disappointment.
Again, don't do anything for points, do only for yourself. It's like vanity metrics on social media, people living for likes, doing things for views, and when it all goes away, they feel as if they have nothing.
You're not a monkey in a circus, doing things for claps and treats. Come from a place true of heart, and the rewards you gain will be better than you can even imagine. When you put good into the world, good finds its way back to you. It needs to be true, though. Allow your actions to come from a place of wanting to do it without expectation for gain.
MOON OPPOSITE JUPITER
SAYING YES TO EVERYTHING
Thursday, the Moon will sit across from Jupiter and bask in the hopeful, expansive and feel-good energy. It’s a transit that can expand the heart of even the most cynical person.
As your heart grows twice as big, you feel generous and excited for the future. You could be on the receiving end of some happy news, results, or the first manifestations to a goal begin to come into focus.
Jupiter and the Moon sitting across from one another can help you see the bigger picture or acknowledge an alternative point of view. It’s a highly fertile time. Both Moon and Jupiter grow and expand, and both deal with creation.
It might be a time where things begin to come together, and something you set in motion back when the Moon was with Jupiter (6-7 April), can come to fruition. I think it wise not to promise more than you can keep at this time; remember, it’s a transit that only lasts a couple of days.
People might be more amenable and open, and so it can be a time of manifestation. It can also be when you can overindulge; both planets enjoy indulgence and more of something. You can see where this is taking place in your own chart for more insight. Where does Leo/Aquarius fall in your personal chart?
Moon and Jupiter looking at each other, says, “anything is possible’’. Possibilities are endless, but you need to turn ideas into action if you hope to see results.
MOON OPPOSITE NEPTUNE
UNDER A SPELL
On Friday into the weekend, the Moon dances with Neptune, the planet of mystique, magic, spirituality and romance. Awakening from the spell cast upon us, illusions begin to dissipate as everything around us stops spinning. We can finally start to catch our breath and see things clearly.
Under this influence, you can be easily fooled, deceived and tricked into believing something that may not be what you think it is. On more positive notes, you enter into the world of possibility, where faith and trust are required to see you through.
When the Moon looks upon Neptune, It can make anyone a little hypersensitive and loopy. You might pick up on other peoples subtleties where you usually would not. The Moon and Neptune can create a lot of confusion, but you awaken as if from a dream once the transit has passed.
MARS ENTERS CANCER
NO MAN'S LAND
Friday, Mars the planet of War, courage and Independence will begin its journey through the Tropical Sign of Cancer. Cancer being the space in the sky that references our feelings, home and security.
Mars represents our pursuit and motivation towards the goal we have in mind. It represents our energy and will to accomplish and see something through. It represents our skill in conjunction with Mercury, but Mars is our strength.
When Mars makes his journey into the depths of Cancer we can all become a little more so emotionally driven. We feel the need to safeguard what’s ours and who we love most in the world. In some ways this initiation can activate past issues, resurrecting them in a way that brings out a defensive edge in us all.
Mars in Cancer can feel like an invasion of the most sacred part of ourselves. It activates the fight within us all, like a mama bear protecting her cubs, it’s almost instinctual.
It can bring a lot of activity, heat and energy into the homeland, homespace and family. It’s a time where we seek out our independence and yet feel conflicted to follow a path that appeases the roots from where we came.
It can be the experience where everyone has an agenda, where you’re picking up on others peoples repressed rage and anger in an aim to manipulate or control others.
In ways the connection between Mars entering the energy of Cancer can awaken and trigger past memories from where we’ll feel compelled to take action. In other ways we may become increasingly sensitive to threats around our action, threats to the family, home or our sense of safety.
Cancer typically gets coined the same as home, because Cancer shows where we feel most comfortable, safe and protected. It’s also the mother archetype, the nurturer and caregiver energy. However, it doesn’t mean that collectively the home is under attack and in need of protection when Mars transits the sign.
From a more collective stand point, it could show that there’ll be some enforcement to the people of the homelands. It might be encouraged to take a vaccine for example, there could be limitations around what you can and cannot do.
It’s certainly not advised to drive angry or emotional during this time, and Mars represents machinery, vehicles and weapons. There can also be a fight for justice around past actions. It’s again not a time to act irrationally even though we can all be emotionally driven right now.
Mars can of course cause discord around the homeland people, or people you live with and even in the family overall. It’s not the best time to operate machinery, use knives or weapons if you’re suffering from trauma or emotional upsets as accidents can be more common under this sign.
It’s important to remember that Mars is an individual, and individuals should be allowed to make choices for themselves. If someone has opposing views or beliefs don’t fight about it, simply know they’re allowed their views as you’re allowed yours. Mars can be very forceful and heated in the pursuit of its goals. The way you cool that is by not adding more fuel to the fire. Be mindful of your actions and take a few deep breaths before you commit to a path of action.
MOON SQUARE MARS
THE BEST NEXT STEP, TAKING ACTION
Friday we have the Moon in conflict with Mars. It’s when you can feel restless, wanting to take action and yet, are you taking the right next step or just impulsively jumping into the fire?
When Mars and Moon square, they are acting from an emotionally frustrating place. It’s great to connect to your why and for it to fuel you further toward your goals, but Mars is sharp and hot, and often there are consequences to the actions you make.
You must remember Mars is a soldier, a courageous warrior, so discipline and a battle plan are needed for any warrior to be victorious. It’s a time of quiet reflection, to establish the seed you wish to plant and not a time of immediate action, but patience and forethought as to the best next step.
TAROT ENERGY OF THE WEEK.
ACE OF SWORDS - HIGH PRIESTESS - 5 OF SWORDS
This week's primary energy is the Ace of Swords Tarot, the card of breakthroughs, truth, clarity and willpower. It’s a card that comes up when you’re called to take a stand, to step up, fight for what’s right and power through to overcome the obstacles or challenges you face.
Your voice matters, and you deserve to be heard, but go at it from the right way. Yelling loud can often make people deaf to what you’re saying.
The Ace is cold, it’s needing to take action upon something that maybe you’ve been avoiding. Perhaps you finally find the truth to something and just need to share it. It’s the strength to be victorious. You do however need to be honest with yourself, to have clarity with what you hope to gain here with this situation.
A Sword can be used to protect, to shape or to destroy and cause harm. So by having clarity of mind, having focus, perspective and being honest in a non emotional more rational manner you can rest assured you will be victorious.
The Ace of Swords points to the cause and effect of our actions words. Every action has consequences so you need to weigh the costs with what you’re doing. Whatever you decide today, for your actions will lead to a choice later, do keep your wits about you.
The journey of the swords is not an easy one, there comes a lot of challenges, it’s a battle. Swords energy is like the wildlings from behind the wall, or viking energy. It’s using your hardships as fuel to triumph over all that stands in your way, in the pursuit of your belief or personal truth.
When you have power and skill people often want to take it, so you have to learn to think ahead. It’s not emotional, it's rational, logical and strategic.
As with all journey’s they begin with a single step.
It reminds me of an Albert Einstein quote, that ‘all reality is merely an illusion , albeit a persistent one’. In saying that reality can only be viewed by what’s in the mind and it’s hard to prove anything's real other than what’s in your mind.
Our mind is a boggling thing, our views are forever being shaped by all we experience and so perhaps this week you’ll have a major breakthrough, the finding of some important truth. It’s something that you experience and it’s your truth, but rest assured not everyone will believe it and that’s why the Swords are a fight to pursue truth.
The Second card pulled was the High Priestess, in answer to the situation or challenge of most importance for the week.
The High Priestess when in the challenged position is that you sit between information and knowledge known and not yet known to the masses. Everything is theory until it’s not, and Spirituality knows things that science hasn’t found the technology or evidence to prove yet.
The High Priestess is about trusting what you know, what you’ve found, the signs and synchronicities for there are no coincidences. The challenge is that your thought processes, actions and insights are not mainstream and so they’re likely to be rejected by the masses at least initially.
It’s like authors who spoke about technology 100’s of years before it even became a reality. It’s to really trust and listen to what your own inner guidance system is telling you. It’s not a time or place to be rational, for your intuition senses things your intellect cannot yet see or comprehend.
The challenge is that what she shares is that you’re in a place of transition and for you to trust and journey into what your feelings are trying to tell you. Especially when everyone around you might be telling you otherwise.
It’s when you’re sworn to secrecy, you know something or find something out that others just cannot yet know or simply will not believe you even if you tried.
It’s about knowing what’s best for you, not what others want or expect of you. Slow down and reflect on what you’ve learned and consider your options, research and investigate further before making a decision or taking action.
The advice when it comes to a big choice or dilemma, is to trust and allow your inner voice to guide you forward. You’ll soon discover something you had no idea existed!
The Five of Swords appeared in response to the advice for the week.
The Five of Swords points to treading carefully as drama and conflict is usually soon to follow. It’s a card that’s all about preparing for battle and advises you to consider the cost of winning at any cost.
Usually the issue, conflict or situation can be avoided by talking it out, communication is key when it comes to the Swords energy. Remember you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, peoples minds are fragile and what you’ve come to accept or know is not what someone else will be.
The expression ‘’in the heat of the battle’’, feels apparent, the things we say or do in the heat of the moment can have unforeseen consequences so again, tread lightly. The advice this week is to consider the cost of your actions and tread lightly, you don’t need to pick up the sword to win the war.
To summarise, this week will require you to work hard, to commit to the pursuit of your aims. It’s a week that will challenge your productivity and ask for you to find the courage and endurance to see something through. Consider your actions at all costs.
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Until then, have a wonderful week.
Kerry-ann | Askalittlewitch