Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report
by Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich
Monday April 18, 2016 -
We begin the day with the finicky Virgo moon making a square to Saturn in Sagittarius at 3:04 AM. This is uncomfortable and worrisome … like have we really made any strides in working towards our goals? Regardless of the true answer to that question this aspect brings a slight pessimistic outlook that can be overcome by planning and patience. And if that doesn't work these lunar aspects pass quickly so there is not much to worry about here, just give it a little time.
We have a couple of outer planet happenings today and the first of them is Pluto station retrograde at 3:23 AM. What that means is that Pluto appears to stand still in the sky (station) before beginning to move backwards (apparent motion, not actual) in his annual retrograde tour. Pluto will spend over 5 months retrograde, as he does every year. He will start his direct motion again in the end of September. A lot of people ask about the outer planets and whether or not their retrograde motion has as much of an affect as say Mercury retrograde which is more noticeable and more commonly known to people with only a casual acquaintance with astrology. The answer to whether or not Pluto retrograde will affects you personally depends on your own personal natal chart. If Pluto retrograde is hitting a sensitive point on your chart, either a planet or an angle, then yes, it will affect you dramatically. If, on the other hand, you do not have this hitting your chart in an impactful way then no, this will not affect you much at all. An astrologer such as Starlene or I (Nikki Rich) can help you to find out whether this specific Pluto retrograde cycle will be affecting you personally over the next few months through either a live consultation or an email consultation. I can say from personal experience that Pluto transits can be incredibly difficult so that is the first question to ask yourself: have things been unusually difficult or challenging or hard to deal with over the past few months (or longer)? If yes then this is a good thing to look at in order to figure out what is going on and more importantly, how to handle it going forward!
The moon makes a trine to Pluto which peaks at 6:09 AM. This is a like the heavens are giving us a blessing to investigate and pursue solutions to any lingering Pluto problems you may be having. Pluto can be dark and dirty, often including secrets and taboo. But the moon here is giving us permission to dig deep and investigate these areas of our life.
Our next aspect is a trine from the moon to Mercury at 8:29 AM. Under this we feel our head and our heart our in harmony. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course the rest of the day. The void-of-course moon often gives us a sense of aimlessness and lack of motivation. Or you find yourself in the middle of a project and don't have the energy or the direction needed to get it done. Give yourself a break and see if a change in environment helps you to focus better when you do return to your work. But please keep to routine tasks and work on things that you already started. This is not the time to begin something new.
The other big occurrence today is sweet Venus trine stable Saturn which is exact at 10:38 AM. We should be able to feel this aspect all day long and even yesterday and tomorrow, too. Venus-Saturn asks us to take our relationships and our money seriously. Are we being responsible with our assets? What about in our relationships? Are we treating ourselves and those we deal with in an honorable manner? This is the time for loving commitment and to fix any issues that may be causing problems so you may move forward with more stability. Sometimes, if a relationship is toxic, we are better off going it alone than remaining in an unhealthy situation, and Venus-Saturn prompts us to take that into consideration, too. But in general, this is a time of increasing commitments, serious conversations, and grounded loving.
The stone I am recommending today is rose quartz. If you read this regularly you must realize by now that rose quartz is one of my go to gemstones. It is soft, harmonious, loving, peaceful, and calming energy that assists us in approaching life with gratitude and joy and love. Give it a try and let me know how much you love it! Hopefully you will learn to appreciate rose quartz as much as I do. Today it should assist with both the Pluto station and the Venus-Saturn trine.
The essential oil I am recommending for today is also a standby. Lavender has so may uses I don't think I could name them all in a hundred words but it helps us be both alert and calm at the same time. It eases tension and helps us approach things more calmly. Any time Pluto is highlighted we can get worked up over things more easily than usual so using something like lavender to offset that tendency is a smart way to use the essential oils to create more balance in your daily experience.
All times are in Eastern US Time.
Namaste & until tomorrow!
Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Nikki Rich and Starlene Breiter
Astrologer, Reiki Master, tarot reader, and so much more!