Newsletter - April 2013
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Perth
Perth. Intimacy comes hand and hand with integrity. Intimacy also implies closeness, confidence, confidentiality and understanding. It requires a deep knowledge of oneself and a true connection to one's true needs. Without it, life is cold and empty with a feeling of estrangement. This month asks us to develop solidarity with each other. As we share all of who we are in honesty, greater accomplishments unfold. ************************
The first of the 3 eclipses happens on Thursday 4/25 at 12:57 PM at 5º46' Scorpio.
This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: "A gold rush tears men away from their native soil." Usually, eclipses come in 2, not in 3. This is a rare cosmic occurrence, ending the corridor we have been in since Dec 21, 2012. Eclipses are always major turning points. This one is asking us to leave our comfort zone to step into the unknown which promises us a better life. It is about trust and faith in ourselves and our capacities to create the reality we dream of.
Saturn continues being retrograde this whole month (till July 7) between 10º08' and 8º03' Scorpio.
The shadow period continues until Oct 14. The degrees it travels through this month are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by "A dentist at work", "a fellowship supper reunites old comrades", "a drowning man is being rescued." As we are now well past Dec 21, 2012, three case scenarios are apparent: those who have ascended and for whom the worst is behind, yet still have much work to do on themselves; those who have ascended and already done their homework and are now rejoicing with others in the same position; and those who were on the edge, almost didn't make it, but are not being left behind… A wonderful time indeed of shifting from the dark ages of the Kali Yuga into the Golden Age of peace and prosperity. Mercury' shadow period continues until April 6. During the first week of April, we could still remember aspects of ourselves that were forgotten, connect with people we haven't seen in a while and complete projects that had been collecting dust. Pluto turns retrograde on April 12 until September 20. The shadow period will last until January 2014. This month, it travels from 11º33' to 11º30' Capricorn. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: "A student of nature lecturing, revealing little-known aspects of life." The second half of April requires of us to go deeply into our soul to retrieve ancient wisdom that will enhance our understanding of life. The time has come to openly share what we remember of ourselves, of our distant past, so as to transform our future and truly become the homo luminous that we are now meant to embody in our own mastery. ************************
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
- From Wednesday 4/3 at 3:35 AM till Thursday 4/4 at 1:41 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- From Friday 4/5 at 10:22 AM till Saturday 4/6 at 6:00 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- From 4/7 at 9:10 PM till Monday 4/8 at 12:02 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- On Wednesday 4/9 between 9:25 AM and 8:22 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- On Saturday 4/13 between 5:30 AM and 7:13 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- On Monday 4/15 between 12:41 PM and 7:49 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- On Thursday 4/18 between 5:31 AM and 8:13 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- From Friday 4/19 at 2:06 PM till Saturday 4/20 at 6:08 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- From Sunday 4/21 at 11:02 PM till Tuesday 4/23 at 0:25 AM (Monday 4/22 V/C all day!): when the Moon enters Libra.
- From 4/24 at 5:12 AM till Thursday 4/25 at 3:25 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- From Friday 4/26 at 1:56 AM till Saturday 4/27 at 4:32 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- From Sunday 4/28 at 9:37 PM till Monday 4/29 at 5:21 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing! ************************
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Capricorn between 4/1 at 10:35 PM and Thursday 4/4 at 1:40 AM + between Monday 4/29 at 5:21 AM and Wednesday 5/1 at 7:19 AM:
Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Thursday 4/4 at 1:41 AM and Saturday 4/6 at 5:59 AM:
Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Saturday 4/6 at 6:00 AM and Monday 4/8 at 12:01 PM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Monday 4/8 at 12:02 PM and Wednesday 4/10 at 8:21 PM:
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Wednesday 4/10 at 8:22 PM and Saturday 4/13 at 7:12 AM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Saturday 4/13 at 7:13 AM and Monday 4/15 at 7:48 PM:
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Monday 4/15 at 7:49 PM and Thursday 4/18 at 8:12 AM:
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Thursday 4/18 at 8:13 AM and Saturday 4/20 at 6:07 PM:
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public's eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Saturday 4/20 at 6:08 PM and Tuesday 4/23 at 0:24 AM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Tuesday 4/23 at 0:25 AM and Thursday 4/25 at 3:24 AM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Thursday 4/25 at 3:25 AM and Saturday 4/27 at 4:31 AM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Saturday 4/27 at 4:32 AM and Monday 4/29 at 5:20 AM:
Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation started on March 27 with the Full Moon in Libra.
On the New Moon in Aries on 4/10, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out at exactly 2:35 AM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (even if several hours later, or the next morning), staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams… On 4/25, place as many blank sheets as you will have intentions out to be charged by the Full Moon in Scorpio (Lunar Eclipse) at exactly 12:57 PM. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Taurus (Solar Eclipse) on May 9 at 5:28 PM. ************************
Monday 4/1: Sun Sextile Jupiter (5:24 AM)
Opportunities for advancement are either self-created and/or present themselves effortlessly. Our faith in life, our confidence and our openness to others, make this day a very happy one. We feel that anything is possible and if we exercise moderation, this can be one of the most beneficial days of the year.
Saturday 4/6: Venus Conjunct Mars (9:58 PM)
A day that brings the masculine and the feminine within and without into balance and harmony. We act from our heart. If we remain careful not to be too impulsive, our social encounters should be pleasant and friendly.
Friday 4/12: Pluto turns retrograde (12:32 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Saturday 4/13: Mercury enters Aries (7:37 PM till May 14)
During the next month, our communications are direct and dynamic. We say what we mean. Our social contacts are straightforward. New ideas are exciting. We are open to renewing ourselves.
Monday 4/15: Venus enters Taurus (0:25 AM till May 8)
During the next 3 weeks, we seek peace, beauty and harmony. We want to have time to smell the roses and nurture ourselves. We are focused on rest and bodily care. Yoga, massage, facials, gardening, perfumes, music (particularly singing).... could all feel very appealing during this time.
Wednesday 4/17: Sun conjunct Mars (5:20 PM)
A day of constructive, positive, direct energy when much can be accomplished. Great for intense physical exercise. We assert ourselves with confidence and courage. We are not afraid to confront challenges head on, and thus find creative solutions to old problems.
Thursday 4/18: Venus Sextile Neptune (8:16 PM)
Magic and romance are in the air. A social encounter today could feel fated. We connect to others at a soul level. Compassion and empathy feel natural. We could be more sensitive to others than usual. Particularly inspiring for artists, channelers, healers and light workers. Wonderful for experiencing unconditional love and oneness with all that is.
Friday 4/19: Sun enters Taurus (3:03 PM till May 19)
The coming month is all about pacing ourselves, taking our time, digesting the information received, enjoying life and feeling serene. We could feel more materialistic and sensual than usual. We seek things that make us feel good. Taking care of our bodies could come to the forefront. Wanting harmony in our environment is also of utmost importance.
Saturday 4/20: Mercury conjunct Uranus (2:20 AM), Mars enters Taurus (4:48 AM till May 30th)
A day to expect the unexpected. Sudden flashes of intuition, strange revelations, unusual social encounters help us break free from the status quo and open to a whole new realm of possibilities. Communications are sharp, bringing the future into our present. A wonderful day for installing a new computer program, working on our website or using modern technology to further our ideas. During the next 5 weeks, we seek more peace. We ground ourselves in nature. Daily walking barefoot on the earth could feel incredibly revitalizing. Our actions are poised and our progress steadfast.
Sunday 4/21: Mercury Square Pluto (4:45 AM)
Resorting to power games, manipulation and being right at all costs could backfire. Win-win situations and cooperation bring better results. Using our clarity of people and situations to encourage positive change, places us in a leadership position where we can empower others.
Monday 4/22: Venus Opposition Saturn (0:43 AM)
We could feel a little depressed or lonely today. Good for understanding our responsibility in creating our circumstances and becoming clear on what we truly want in a deep relationship. Not the best day to ask for a raise.
Tuesday 4/23: Mercury Sextile Jupiter (8:25 PM)
Our faith and trust open many doors today. We feel positive and enthusiastic. We communicate with integrity. Long distance travel is favored. Great for booking a flight. Wonderful for contacts with foreigners or people who travel a lot. Our mind is more philosophically inclined than usual. Good for getting together with like spirited friends to discuss world affairs.
Wednesday 4/24: Venus Trine Pluto (8:41 AM), Sun Sextile Neptune (8:16 PM)
We seek passion and intensity in our love relationships. Hidden aspects of ourselves, as well as buried emotions could be revealed today, showing us how to relieve blocks to deeper intimacy. Solitude with an uplifting book or quiet music could soothe our soul and help us regenerate in magical ways, inspiring us to greater creativity.
Friday 4/26: Mars Sextile Neptune (6:47 PM)
We could feel a little spacey and lethargic today. Not the best transit for intense physical activities. Excellent however for meditative exercises that engage the mind, the spirit and the body. We are acutely aware of the consequences of our actions on others and particularly empathic.
Sunday 4/28: Sun Opposition Saturn (1:27 AM)
We could feel a little sad and lonely. Responsibilities, deadlines and obligations could weigh heavily on our shoulders. Best to just complete the tasks at hand with patience and discipline, and in the face of disappointment, respond with courage and wisdom.
Tuesday 4/30: Mars Opposition Saturn (10:12 PM)
Honesty, courage and self-control will prove necessary today to face the possible feeling of injustice. Creative solutions are found through direct action. Extra hours of work pay off.