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#156 April 3-9: The Full Moon in Libra and Mercury in Taurus

Greetings,


Ingrid and Scott celebrate as ‘The Basics of Astrology’ is now officially in the sickest crystal / metaphysical shop in Los Angeles, ⁠⁠Spellbound Sky⁠⁠⁠.


With the Full Moon in Libra and Mercury in Taurus this week, it is appropriate timing that Ingrid and Scott share their story of visiting this oasis of crystal beauty.


They share all about their fun experience at Spellbound, and celebrate their accomplishment of getting their book into this LA gem.


Values and authenticity are the themes of the week. Face your any insecurities you are feeling in your relationships.


Release any inauthentic tendencies within these relationships, or release any relationships that are inauthentic.


Establish your self-worth by communicating what you value.


In this episode Ingrid and Scott also mention the jewelry of ⁠Margaux Perrier⁠, ⁠Wax & Wane, and the book ⁠Magnetic Mindset⁠ by ⁠Gala Darling⁠.


Check out the podcast through the link below...



The themes this week are…

1. Self-Love

2. Senses

3. Dreams

The Full Moon provides an energetic release to your relationship energy.

Mercury transits into Taurus, the sign of the senses, and then into its retrograde shadow, setting a tone to slow down and smell the roses.

Venus, the planetary ruler of Taurus, takes an active role in enlivening your senses through its alignments with Neptune and the Moon.


If you are curious how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly, I encourage you to reach out to me for a reading.


Wishing you all the best through the week, as you ride the planetary waves!



MONDAY, April 3


Mercury in Taurus Square Pluto in Aquarius

Mercury transits through Taurus on April 3 - June 11, 2023, where it will be for an extended period of time because of...you know it...retrograde!!

Pluto is the god of death, lord of the underworld, the planet of transformation.

Mercury is the messenger of the gods, guide of soul’s to the underworld, the planet of communication.

Both of these planets have a relationship to the underworld, the other side, which exists beyond the material.

Both of these planets are symbolized by the all three of the root symbols:

The Circle of Spirit, signifying your eternal Soul, no beginning, no end.

The Cross of Matter, signifying the Four Elements of the World of Matter: Fire, Earth, Air, Water.

The Crescent of Receptivity, signifying giving, receiving, teaching, and learning.

Pluto is a Circle of Spirit on top of the Cross of Matter, with a Crescent of Receptivity in-between signifying the transformation that occurs to the eternal Soul in the World of Matter.

Mercury is a Circle of Spirit on top of the Cross of Matter, with a Crescent of Receptivity on top of the Circle of Spirit, signifying conscious thoughts, receiving information, and communicating that information to others.

Aquarius represents the community.

Taurus represents personal values.

These two heavenly bodies have a special relationship with each other, and over the next 20-years, as Pluto transits through Aquarius, every year as Mercury transits through Taurus, they will work to transform your thoughts, values, and how to adjust these to benefit the group context, or society as a whole.

It is no coincidence that on June 11, the same day that Mercury transits into Gemini, Pluto transits back to Capricorn.

This is the first assignment of pushing you to adjust your values to assimilate to the group.

During this period ask yourself…

How can you communicate what you value?

How do you and those you are in relationships with discuss values?

Are you willing to have conversations with those you are in partnerships with regarding your likes and dislikes?

In what ways do the words you choose reflect your self-worth?

Are you willing to transform your values to assimilate to the group without compromising to the detriment of yourself?

During this process, as difficult as it may be, you will come to a new opening of understanding the nature of the unique mark you will leave on society. You may find yourself lost without an identity outside of the group, but the goal is eventually to come to the discovery of the unique light you illuminate within society.

Shine bright.

When: Mercury Squares Pluto most powerfully from April 2 – 4.

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

When: Mercury is in Taurus from April 3 – June 11, 2023

Last Time: April 10 – 29 and May 22 – June 22, 2022

The Time Before Last: April 19 – May 3, 2021

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.



TUESDAY, April 4


The Moon in Virgo Opposite Neptune in Pisces

The Moon is the planet of emotions. Virgo is the conscious sign of reality and service.

Neptune is the planet of dreams. Pisces, the sign ruled by Neptune, represents the unconscious.

What areas of life are agitating you on an emotional level?

Can you show yourself compassion for this agitation?

Can you show others empathy for the agitation you are feeling?

In what ways can you soften your approach and reclaim faith?

Together this opposition brings the conscious mind into alignment with the unconsciousness, for the purpose of assigning you identifying where to find healing within yourself.

When: 6am – 9am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini and Sagittarius.



WEDNESDAY, April 5

The Full Moon in Libra Opposite Chiron in Aries

March 21 was the New Moon in Aries, which called upon you to set your intentions and implement the four cornerstones of Aries within yourself and your life.

1. Self-Love

2. Courage

3. Confidence

4. Authenticity

Intensifying this energy is the alignment of Chiron with the Full-Moon tapping heavily into your insecurities and fears.

The New Moon is planting the seeds of the coming harvest.

The Full Moon is showing and sharing the harvest.

The New Moon is the inhale.

The Full Moon is the exhale.

The New Moon is the intention.

The Full Moon is the release that needs to occur in order for the intention to come to fruition.

In thinking about what to release, hone in on the four cornerstones of Libra.

1. Grace

2. Harmony

3. Fairness

4. Peace

During the Full Moon in Libra release whatever relationships, or frequencies within your relationships that are impeding your progress to be graceful, harmonious, fair, or peaceful.

Release any relationships, or relationship tendencies that are blocking your self-love, courage, confidence, and authenticity.

When: The Full Moon is at 9:34 pm PDT

When: The Sun is Conjunct with Chiron most powerfully from April 3 – 6.

When: The Moon is Opposite with Chiron most powerfully from 5pm – 11pm PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.

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Mercury in Taurus Sextile Saturn in Pisces

As Mercury transits through Taurus it aligns with Saturn for the first of three times, due to the retrograde.

Mercury and Saturn will realign from May 10 – 13 and again from May 16 – 20.

The opportunity here is to become conscious of your values and how these values integrate with your dreams.

Are you willing to commit to doing the work required to have faith in yourself?

Do you have compassion for your self-worth?

What work are you doing to bring your dreams into reality?

In what ways are your dreams reflective of your values?

Make a commitment between now and through may to really articulate your dreams, your values, in order to find compassion for your self-worth.

When: April 4 - 6

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.



THURSDAY, April 6

Mercury Conjunct the North Node Retrograde in Taurus

Helping you to find your way to what you value, your likes and dislikes, and the foundation of your self-worth, is this aspect between Mercury and the North Node.

The North Node is the Karmic Pathway of the Soul, or Soul’s Purpose. Transiting through Taurus, the North Node is drawing your attention to what you value on a Soul level.

Mercury brings a conscious awareness to what you value at the essence of your Soul.

Take some time over these dates to meditate on your values and then enjoy them in reality.

Taste something delicious.

Look at something you find beautiful.

Smell something delightful.

Touch something that feels good.

Listen to something enchanting.

Through this process, notice what these experiences do to your Soul. How do they make your Heart feel?

When: April 5 – 7

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius.



FRIDAY, April 7


Venus in Taurus Sextile Neptune in Pisces

Venus is lady luck, the goddess of love and beauty, the planet of relationships, and planetary ruler of Taurus.

You are receiving so much support this week to get in touch with yourself, through understanding your values, your dreams, and what enlivens your senses.

In what ways can you share the joy of your senses with a lover, a friend, or business partner?

In what ways can you share your dreams with a lover, a friend, or a business partner?

How can you be compassionate in receiving what is valued by your lover, friend, or business partner?

Manifest what you want in your relationships, what you want in terms of your sensory experience of the world. Manifest this by enveloping yourself in the material desires that inspire your dreams.

When: April 6 - 8

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

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Mercury Enters its Retrograde Shadow in Taurus

Take note of your sensory and material desires.

Take note of your finances.

Take note of what you value.

Where would you like to be with regards to these themes by April 21 when Mercury retrograde begins?

Where would you like to be with regards to these themes by May 15 when Mercury retrograde ends?

Where would you like to be with regards to these themes by May 31 when Mercury exits its retrograde shadow?

Retrograde Shadow: April 7, 2023 at 5°50’ in Taurus

Retrograde: April 21, 2023 at 15°37’ in Taurus

End of Retrograde: May 15, 2023 at 5°50’ in Taurus

Retrograde Shadow: May 31, 2023 at 15°37’ in Taurus

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius.



SATURDAY, April 8


Mercury in Taurus Sextile Mars in Cancer

Mars is the god of war, the planet of action, aggression and conflict.

Cancer is the sign that represents your past, upbringing, childhood, the ones who raised and nurtured you, as well as your ancestors.

Where do your values stem from?

Which values stem from your childhood experiences?

Which values stem from your parents?

Which values have been passed down from your ancestors?

Do these values still have value to you?

Which of these values would you like to share through your words and actions?

Do you have the courage to visit your past and re-establish your personal security and self-worth?

When: April 5 - 9

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius.



SUNDAY, April 9


The Moon in Scorpio Opposite Venus in Taurus

Scorpio is the sign that represents karmic bonds, the bonds that are forged through acts of intimacy, whether it be a verbal intimacy, like a secret, a physical intimacy, like sex, or a financial intimacy, like sharing money.

The Moon brings an emotional sensitivity to these karmic relationships, which brings up the deepest, darkest, most passionate of feelings. These feelings can be so deep, dark, and passionate, that it may cause you to hide from them.

The opposition with Venus in Taurus, brings your values, your self-work, your likes and dislikes to the center of your deepest, most karmic relationships.

Allow time for reflection of how you and those you are bonded to connect in the material realm. Allow for transformation of these bonds and the re-establishment of a mutual respect of values.

When: 12am – 6am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius.


If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then, and beyond, I wish you all the best as you ride the planetary waves.


Sincerely,


Scott

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