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THE WEEK AHEAD: April 15-21

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This Friday (19th) we will, for the second time in a month, see the Aries Sun come into opposition with the Libra Moon. The first Full Moon in Libra came only moments after the Equinox (Mar 21). Full Moons are harbingers of awareness into a personal crisis, so when we are blessed with two consecutive lunations in the same sign, let us take is as a “sign” that something in a particular area needs proper attention. Invariably these ‘repetitions of theme’ occur at the critical degrees of the tropical zodiac (0° & 29°), serving as a double warning that something we’re doing unconsciously has to be faced and if not functioning to our optimal desires be either consciously changed, or it may have to end for us.

In Libra, these lunations serve as a pressing reminder to take immediate action wherever we have slipped into unconscious habits of complacency, indecision, indifference and indolence mostly because we wish to keep the ideals of peace and not create any waves. This modality of needing to stay diplomatic, avoiding confrontation, of laziness and procrastination of any decisive action has to be looked at. Something might need to change in the emotional rhythms, for it is no longer breeding a sustainable modality of support within our world.

What is is? Where are things falling over in your world due to ‘not enough action’ and where do you feel inspired to just get up and ‘do something’?

These are the main transits for this week:

Mon Apr 15 

23:16

Venus

24°18′

Square

Jupiter

24°18′

in

Wed Apr 17 

06:01

Mercury

00°00′

     

Fri Apr 19 

11:14

Moon

29°07′

Opposition

Sun

29°07′

Ch

Fri Apr 19 

23:47

Mercury

03°28′

Conjunction

Chiron

03°28′

in

Sat Apr 20 

08:56

Sun

00°00′

     

in

Sat Apr 20 

16:11

Venus

00°00′

     

Jn in

Sat Apr 20 

16:43

Juno

00°00′

     

Ce

Sun Apr 21 

05:16

Mars

13°48′

Opposition

Ceres

13°48′

To the casual, conscientious observer, the past few weeks would appear like a swirling mess. Lots of confused messages and muddied mystic reveries, where Mercury and Venus were still transiting through Pisces. This was made even more diffused and delusive as these ‘inner’ planets both hovering before distant, ‘mystical sea-guru’ Neptune over the past month. Both Mercury and Venus – acolyte operatives to the Sun’s direct electromagnetic field – will step into Aries this week, adding new fuel to the heatedness that is already developing here on planet earth. Aries ruler Mars now in Gemini creates a mutual reception to Mercury, so we can see words and ideas shooting like sparks between us for the next 3-4 weeks.

Add to that Pluto’s crossing of the South Node (“the suffering of the masses”- Ebertin), and you get the compelling sense in every conversation that we have all been had, under the cloak of a dark, patriarchal shadow which is relentless in its ambition to keep the hierarchical structure top heavy with power by disempowering (or enslaving) the masses into an indentured service of debt and scrambling over scarcity. No doubt the stress and agitation we are feeling at the ground level, endemic to the system under which each of us are subscribed, is coming to a point of oppression, especially visible when Pluto rears his head near Saturn, planet of consequence.

Speaking of consequence, Saturn now also aligns himself under the regressing South Node, and till September, drags out his big stick to administer a bit of old-fashioned karmic law. What does that look like? At the Capricorn South Node the collective soul is learning how to embrace and apply a more nurturing, feminine role in our lives. The transition must go from the coldness of Capricorn to the warmth of Cancer, from old to youthful and new. The world must soften up and open, not harden itself by building walls from its responsibilities and duties to society. The feminine must come through, and Saturn is here to teach us the consequences of failing to step up to our more nurturing nature and move away from socially imposed ‘traditions’ or ‘customs’. Saturn can make a really frustrating devil of himself here, pressing us into doing things we do not enjoy doing, especially among our closest contacts and relationships.

[image: simon scheuerle]

These are the klaxon-style warning sounds and messages that we are in a state of global emergency – that our fair world is under desperate duress and ready to blow due to the neglect and disrepair (some would say abuse) by all those who seem content to just keep inflating the 3D bubble of a functioning ‘reality-illusion’ in the air, ignoring that this is not a sustainable situation, except by quantum terms.

We can see how the sand has run out of the hourglass for issues like climate change and land conservation, wealth and income inequality, dire lack of health and employment opportunities, inequitable property ownership and land sovereignty of nations.

In India (where I am currently) and Indonesia, 20% of the world’s population is currently stepping up to make a decision on who will run their country, as both enter elections this week.

Elsewhere, most countries are also in preparation. These are the common masses, as ruled, largely by this Libra Moon. They tend to unconsciously entrust their social affairs to an authoritative ‘leader’, someone who is nominated and ordained to decide what to do for the collective lot of all of us.

In a way, it’s nice. It’s easy to delegate, or forfeit our individual authority and our creative impetus to someone else – a grown-up who we trust will make direct and necessary changes to improve our world. We put a lot of faith into a system where a munificent ruler sees that we get exactly what we need. No mess, no fuss – just one decision once every four years means all we have to do is get out there – to the ballots – and cast our little vote (if we can be bothered to enrol). It’s called Democracy, and it’s nice. It ensures that at least 50% of us feel “represented” in the Big Bowana’s schemes and promises.

Not being sarcastic – it’s a pretty sweet deal, since if we don’t like what’s happening in our world, we know exactly who we can blame later: the bad ruler and all those who supported him. And the sweetest thing, of course, is that if we’ve been unhappy after that 4-year term, we get our chance to vote them out and put some other guy in charge for four years…

The bigger question then becomes: how is this system being received by mother nature’s natural laws and how is it in agreement of all of her children? Is daddy really looking after things at ‘home’, or is he just in it for himself and his own, exclusive kind?

With Saturn and Pluto both in retrograde, we will spend the next 4-5 months mulling over what we’re actually doing here. Who are we encouraging by subscribing to their top-down patriarchal system and how effectively is it serving society, from the castletops down to its roots?

[image: sebastian magnani]

Jupiter, also retrograde, is squaring Neptune from Sagittarius. It’s not exactly clear whether we are divulging our genuine truth, probably because we’re still trying to figure that out for ourselves. It’s a process and we prefer either to graciously withhold and meditate our beliefs, or pollute the airwaves by boasting our righteous idealisations about we are able to attain a cohesive or ‘collective oneness’, even though our world is full of the hypocrisies of division. It’s a time we start to question our own faith, see how often we ourselves are not actually accomplishing some of the things we promise others; Whenever we fail to see ourselves being what we aspire to see in others, there’s evidence where we have blown off a lot of fantastical steam. Dreams can be just dreams, and whether we have what it takes to pull them off in the real world is another matter altogether.

Some of the hardest questions are now begging to be answered, and all the hidden mysteries are rising to the surface to be pondered upon. Whilst these become pressing, confronting reality and accepting responsibility seems somewhat unfavourable to being absorbed within our current ‘castle in the sky’ projection, which may feel emotionally satisfying but only time reveals whether we are capable of actually doing anything, except just dream. Conversely, if we imagine the worst, fear the most dreadful outcomes, then our reality slowly becomes darkened and events turn nightmarish.

“He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace”

― Mikhail Lermontov

The Full Moon at the final degree of cardinal sign, Libra, hits us with a thundering thud. Just two days before the Sun conjuncts Uranus it creates a lightning-storm crisis by raising awareness to our unconscious tendencies to sit and talk things over and over rather than take immediately appropriate and conscientious action. The lunation preludes what will be joltingly earth-grounding emergency, especially when in a flashing instant we are brought to see how players, leading in the fields of latest innovations and technology are talking steps to concrete their own interests and investments, and how decisions made by these authoritative entities will affect our lives. Are the masters of progress being constructive or disruptive to our physical, material world?

Thanks for reading, and for those wishing to go deeper and more personal, I have once again prepared some special readings for each of your 12 signs, continuing the narration of how these energies play out more individually. I invite you all to sit and read with me how the key stellar signatures are calling for each of us to meditate and contribute our part. I send you all my blessings, and as always am here to be of service with my tools and interpretations of the stars. May you have and amazing week xx

Special Messages for Full Moon in Libra – April 19,  2019


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Ang Stoic is a practitioner of astrology and cosmobiology with 28 years study and experience in consultation and teaching in the field. Find out how cyclical timings of stellar influences can affect key decisions you make in every aspect of your life.

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