Super Pink Moon in Libra

Super Pink Moon in Libra

The moon is full in Libra on April 7 (9:35 pm, CT). Don’t be fooled by the term “pink” moon, which implies soft candlelight, bubble baths, and champagne. It is anything but! Instead, the term Pink Moon refers to the moss pink flower, which begins to bloom during this time. It is a “super moon” because the fullness occurs when the moon orbits closest to earth in a “perigee syzygy” and appears larger in the sky!

The sun in Aries opposes the moon in Libra, counterbalancing “Me” and “You”, negotiating between self and others. Saturn’s recent entrance into the sign of Aquarius asks to balance individual needs with the needs of the group.

Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn square the sun and moon, intensifying challenges and using measures of control to navigate turbulent times. The tension between order (Saturn) and chaos (Uranus) ignites.

Venus, the planet of love and attraction, is in communicative Gemini. Gemini is an intellectual air sign; the airwaves and technology provide a structure of connectivity and information sharing during physical separation. Also, Saturn’s entrance into Aquarius emphasizes group dynamics of teamwork and consideration of others.  

If you’d like to know more about how this super pink moon will affect you or are curious what the stars hold for you, consider a remote reading from Madeline Youngstrom to learn more.

Spring Equinox & New Moon in Aries

Spring Equinox & New Moon in Aries

The moon is new in Aries (4:28 am, CT) on March 24. Aries, being the first sign in the zodiac, is concerned with beginnings. On March 19 the spring equinox occurs (10:49 pm, CT) with equal light and dark hours. This point marks the end of the long, dark winter as a spring of lighter days is leapt into! On March 21, Saturn enters Aquarius. The new moon coinciding with the equinox and Saturn changing signs emphasizes the theme of beginning anew in unknown territory.

The demolition phase of Saturn and Pluto’s conjunction is ending, asking again what structures will remain newly renovated, and what will collapse into the ground? Six planets currently transit the element of earth. The physical and the tangible, such as the body, health, money and work, take precedence.

New dynamics come into play involving rules, regulations and requirements. Are the societal structures in place supporting the people? How can society abide by rules that are more people friendly? A motivating, yet uncomfortable push for rules encompassing equality and fairness for the diversity within the group depicts the new journey.

To focus your energy on the power of the new moon and the beginnings it brings, use some of Eye of Horus’ New Moon oil in your practice. This oil blend is specifically designed to tap into the new moon’s magical energies. To connect with the earth element so prevalent in the chart, light one of Coventry Creations’ Stability candles. This candle encourages solidity, confidence, and has a strong focus on health and life harmony. To encourage diverse and harmonious group dynamics, carry a piece of angelite. This calming blue stone brings understanding, peace, and harmony.

If you’d like to see how this new moon and Spring equinox might affect you or if want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

Full Moon in Virgo:  Intricately Woven Dreams

Full Moon in Virgo: Intricately Woven Dreams

Sun joins watery Neptune in Pisces as the moon reaches fullness in Virgo on March 9 (12:48 pm, CT). Pictures and images of reality intertwined with fantasy come to fruition. Surrealness bends the lines of what is possible and makes it seem that dreams are reachable. Discoveries demystify situations that don’t align with truth.

The day after, Mercury ends its retrograde on March 10, rubbing the sleep out of our eyes upon waking from slumber. Insights and epiphanies come to light, making sense of what the subconscious resurfaced over the last three weeks. Seven planets are in the element of earth this full moon. Abundant earth asks for the physical and tangible to be paid attention to. Is the soul music of internal life matching the external world? Discordant notes show up for re-tuning. How can the “real” world better match visions of imagination?

Saturn moves from Capricorn to Aquarius on March 21. Before it changes signs, Saturn sits in the late degrees of Capricorn, heavily emphasizing those traits. Capricorn is practical, ambitious and rule-bound. These traits can be useful but also function on over-drive during the culmination phase of Saturn’s time in Capricorn that began in late 2017. Though Saturn ingresses into Aquarius in March, it later retrogrades back into Capricorn July 2020 to December 2020. More on that later . . .

Mercury retrograde rewinds and replays past situations and in the sign of Pisces could facilitate reconnection to heal the past. That said, five planets are in Capricorn: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Saturn in Capricorn shows what separates people from each other, with the effect of re-inventing healthy boundaries but also building up overly protective and confining walls that block connection. A dichotomy exists in the urge to merge with others and the trend of separation from those deemed “other” or “unsafe”.

To keep your vision clear and your focus sharp, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Truth and Justice candles. This candle is designed to help you replace chaos with harmony and to see through illusions and falsehoods. To help secure, set, and define your emotional boundaries, carry a piece of prehnite with you. This pale green stone is not only a great stone for heart chakra work, it’s especially good at getting those emotional shields up when you need it. To help keep your energies stable and balanced, try adding some of the Eye of Horus’ Protection Oil to your daily regime. This essential oil blend is great for keeping your energetic defenses up and keeping you ready for what life throws at you.

If you’d like to see how this full moon and Mercury retrograde might affect you or if want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.