gratitude wednesday 4/22

I am grateful to be of service. Always. Any time.

I was asked by Thora to see what’s what astrologically today, as she had some *funky dreams* last night.

What I found by scanning a few of my favorite astro writers (sources below):

The Moon is waning at 6% of full, continuing to wane until Friday the 24th. This is the time every month when it’s best to retreat and rest and clean out.

Mars moved from Pisces into Aries today—from water into fire. Time to open new doors and take new actions. This is Mars’ happy place, the sign that he rules.

Venus returns to Aries on the 24th after two weeks in Pisces, retracing the steps she took while retrograde (until May 17th). Venus is at her detriment in Aries, after two weeks of being in the sign she rules.

As they’re stepping into Aries together, Venus and Mars are conjunct this week in a striking unity of yin and yang, female and male, the passive and active energetic principles that make up our world. When Venus and Mars conjoin, we’re less internally divided between what we put out there and what we draw to us. We can zero in more intently toward single goals, and orient the different parts of our lives so they’re facing the same direction.

Mercury in Taurus is square Jupiter in Aquarius. This is an opportunity to learn something about how you might jump to conclusions or blame, possibly triggered by a situation that challenges your beliefs, opinions or perspective. To learn more about this part of yourself, try taking some time to think about what is really bothering you or what you really need to say. There may be a higher truth to be found if you open your mind to something you’re reluctant to acknowledge.


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I’m a barely tamed hippie, sage, seasoned, sarcastic (not all the time any more, but still). I’m a mom, a daughter, sister, a neighbor, and a friend. I’ve been on this meandering journey — like you, probably — seeking a better connection to and experience of peace, harmony, and fun in every bit of life. I’m single, quite good at it, and mostly love it. I’m here for the conversations I get to have with you, which these days center on exploring the mystery and beauty of life, work, health, aging, and creative expression. Want to know a little more about me and my journey? Explore the site. Read the blog. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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