Artwork: Lohmuller Gyuri
Venus conjunct Neptune and Jupiter Retrograde: Surrealism and Idealism
Last week’s new moon in Aries has kick started a powerfully potent first two weeks of April. There is energy to accomplish the Spring cleaning at hand now, coupled with spiritual energy for whatever creative projects and vision quests we are on. Hermes is finally clear of Neptune and swimming along nicely recounting the lessons and the gold awaiting him after the deep practice of surrender he has just cultivated a little more. There is an essence of refreshing idealism and potential surrealism emerging. To take full advantage we want to stay grounded and in the body.
Venus conjunct Neptune: Wednesday April 10th at 18’ Pisces
Seek your muse, let her wrap you in balmy sheets of nectar, rinsing your brow of sweat and distress. She wants to love you. To remind you that you are everything. You deserve everything you want and all you have to do is imagine it into being and receive. If you can’t focus, this is a great week for clearing out old clutter, clothes, junk, friendships or attachments that block your energy of creativity.
Venus floating with Neptune may feel like dreams and reality have taken on one form and are playing out your greatest fantasies or illusions. Wondrous and fanciful as this may feel, remember the tempting of mermaids that lured sailors into their clutches and watery death by screaming. The world of fantasy is both alluring and an illusion. Regardless of where our minds may journey, if we can’t bring our bodies with us, there is something missing.
Relationships, financial matters and values may appear as something they are not, or are they? It may be wise to stall on making big assumptions or decisions in these areas, particularly in matters pertaining to the house containing Pisces in your chart. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying what is pleasing. But if things start to feel stagnant or smell “off” we can always practice cleaning and clearing rituals that honor Venus. Take a rose-petal bath, sing and make some art, work in the garden and dance in the sunlight.
Followed by successive sextiles to Saturn and Pluto, all things Venusian get the opportunity for rapid up-leveling through deep self-awareness and standing in our personal authority. Pulling the material out of the immaterial realm of Pisces can produce beautiful things- so take some time to practice your arts and create.
Saturn and Pluto will be spending quite some time together in the sky for the next year and the sobering yet deep awareness available in this conjunction will become easier and more familiar. What a gift to be able to make manifest and crystalline the deep, transformative and magical nature of Pluto? This week our hearts get a chance to do that. Success in this realm requires deep self-honesty and integrity.
Jupiter Stations Retrograde at 24’ Sagittarius: April 10th-August 11th 2019
Outer planetary retrogrades are not that uncommon and do not feel so dramatic as a Mercury retrograde, but rather create a gentle tug to slow down and reflect more than not before acting. As we move through life we experience, adapt and accept various philosophies, beliefs and teachings. We also reject many ideas. The next four months is a time to reflect on both.
To step outside ourselves, to rise high into eagle vision we must be willing to channel in the new information that is beaming in now from Jupiter at Galactic Center, driving our evolution and ready to transform poison into medicine.
Anything that expands your awareness is intensified now. Plans for travel, writing, education, long stalled projects of inspiration can all be activated in this space. If there’s something you wish to educate yourself on, this can be one of the highest forms of self-love. This is the space of all the fabulously rich and juicy moments of inspiration through learning and exploration of life’s mysteries. The inner alchemy that can transmute is ripe if we are willing to remain mutable.
The Sun in Aries squares Saturn, the north node and Pluto and trines Jupiter
The Sun in Aries makes a number powerful aspects this week- the warrior within us all needs times of initiation where we become more aware of how to cultivate and use our energy and personality to achieve the things we want in life. How do we shine our light for others- where does that strengthen and empower others? Ourselves? Where does it not? There comes a time when we all have to step up and make those big changes we have felt coming for a long time. Remembering to embrace the beauty of the perfectly flawed self and the perfect energy source that powers our light. It takes tremendous self-love and confidence to make positive changes for ourselves and others. It is such a gift when we can stand back and bask in the beauty of the struggle.
Words are sacred
Words are spelled
Each time we speak words
We write a spell which manifest as words and then as life
Life is like sculptures imbued with spirit,
A flicker of the Divine
which can be grown into something so special
it disembodies back into light
Before the material, it is just light
And after, it is something else altogether