New Moon in April:  Leaping Over Hurdles

New Moon in April: Leaping Over Hurdles

The new moon springs into Aries on April 5 (3:50 am, CDT)! Hot motivation fires up engines and red lights turn green. Yet the hangover from the inconspicuously changeable Mercury retrograde fades slowly. Gradually awakening into spring, discoveries from March 5 to March 28 remain in the processing stage until mid-April. The desire to make a new beginning includes more forethought than usual.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn edge closer and closer together. The gap tightens between cultural collapse and re-building an improved society. The push-pull tension of necessary decay fecundates underground before the new seeds start to grow.

Jupiter in Sagittarius retrogrades April 10. What retrospective meanings do we give recent good fortune? Have we over-extended ourselves and might it be wise to scale back? How may we internalize knowledge learned through recent growth? What adventures, expansions, and explorations may we reflect upon since November when Jupiter entered Sagittarius?

Grand visions are in the works! A maturation process leads the way toward reaching full potential and attaining the most vibrant pinnacle of success. Obstacles encountered and contending with power struggles dynamically motivate. The finish line is in view, foresight and strategy help in leaping over hurdles to reach it!

To leap over hurdles you may encounter, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Confidence candles from their Chakra Magic line. Tied to the 3rd or solar plexus chakra, it is designed to inspire energy, achievement, and self-empowerment. To quell impatience, use a bit of Eye of Horus’ Peace Blessing aromatherapy oil. The essential oil blend is designed to help calm the mind and ease the spirit. To move past obstacles, sweeten your atmosphere with Shoyeido’s Ruby incense blend. This blend of cinnamon, sandalwood, and spice is meant to evoke the heroic qualities and confidence associated with the ruby stone.

Sparking Empathy:  Full Moon in Libra and Spring Equinox

Sparking Empathy: Full Moon in Libra and Spring Equinox

The full moon occurs in Libra on Wednesday, March 20 (8:42 pm, CDT). The Spring Equinox precedes the full moon hours before (4:58 pm, CDT). Daylight and nighttime are equal. The hibernation of winter ends while springing into longer and lighter days! The sun in Aries interfaces with moon in Libra, sparking a newness of approach in relationships.

The Mercury retrograde in Pisces, March 5 through March 28, called for a dip backwards into the past. This psychedelic retrograde was full of twists and turns, casting a fishing line deep into the ocean. As the end of the retrograde nears, it becomes clearer what the catch is. What can be saved and what can be discarded? Will it be a mermaid, flailing to free herself? Will it be a tin can or an old shoe? A combination of inane and valuable items, with a precious discovery on the side, may be fished out of the watery depths!

The strong Pisces signature taps into empathy and caring for fellow beings, human and animal. Discoveries made in March call for kindness toward one another. By the time the full moon blossoms on March 20, alternative perspectives witnessed may alter judgmental and callous attitudes. More sensitivity may be integrated into how we relate, encompassing all types of relationships: personal, romantic, familial, business, work-related and most notably, the relationship to strangers.

The earth element emphasis plus Mercury retrograde foster an environment for planning methodically and slowly, using dreams and intuition as a guide. Insights are gained in unorthodox ways; not in the linear and logical manner. Mercury goes direct March 28, and the fogginess of the last few weeks gradually lifts. May this full moon and Equinox be a transformative time!

To start visioning for the spring time, try some of the Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid aromatherapy oil. This blend of essential oils is intended to sharpen the mind and bring things into clarity. To retrieve long-lost treasures, light Coventry Creations’ Recover Lost Money candle from their Motor City Hoo Doo line. This candle is designed with the intent to have lost things return to you, as well as recovering things that are rightfully yours. To celebrate the arts and artists, use some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense from their Angelic line. This light, fragrant incense is designed to spur the artist within all of us and ignite our creativity.

Slumber in the Deep Blue Waters:  New Moon in Pisces

Slumber in the Deep Blue Waters: New Moon in Pisces

The new moon is in Pisces on Wednesday, March 6 (10:03 am, CDT). Sleepy, dreamy, and watery Neptune fuses with sun and moon.

Psychic receptivity is heightened, favoring communication with the spirit world. Diving into pools of music, movies, and paintings provides a channel into other realms. Slipperiness pervades the atmosphere, making it trickier to pin down plans. However, the emphasis of planets in earth helps to solidify the intangible.

Larger than life schemes return again for review. There lies a beauty in the longing for what is just out of reach. Once desires are actually met, where do the glamour and magic go?

Expect the unexpected as two notable astrological events coincide within 24 hours of the new moon. First, Mercury in Pisces goes retrograde March 5. A fish swimming one direction switches and swims the opposite way. Truths reveal themselves, albeit against a backdrop of a thick and misty fog. Phantasms from times long ago return again. Give time to decipher messages as the misty fog diminishes. Weather events of large proportions, including precipitation and moisture, may be possible. Issues surround oil, with potential for leakages.

Uranus re-enters Taurus March 6 and will remain in that sign for the next 8 years! This particular journey of Uranus in Taurus has yet to be discovered, though we had a preview from last May to November. Will new currencies be part of the story, leaning toward economic sustenance outside of systems that have been relied upon? Radical shifts in perspective may take place regarding land ownership, alongside earthquakes and earth shattering revelations. A higher attunement to mother earth and the natural world, including the sensual body and its sacred sexuality, may be called for!

To find grounding and clarity, try some of Eye of Horus’ own Focus Aid aromatherapy oil. This blend of essential oils is designed to keep you centered and sharp. To explore trance states, consider burning some of Rosarium Blends’ Eye of Horus resin incense. This special blend is designed to awaken all six senses and stimulate awareness. To help decipher truths amidst confusion, burn one of Coventry Creations’ Truth and Justice votive candles. These candles, inspired by ancient temple incense blends, help us to discern truth from lies and seek out what is good for us.