Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report
by Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich
Thursday April 28, 2016 -
All day long the moon is in Capricorn where we focus on what we can accomplish in the real world so it's a good day for planning, goals and execution.
The moon conjoins Pluto which is exact at 5:21 AM. Something might be bothering us but it will take some bravery in confronting our emotional landscape, something that the Capricorn moon isn't very happy about doing. Much easier to focus on getting things done than it is do delve into the unknown. Often we become workaholics under aspects like this because we are trying to avoid our feelings but if we do that then those feelings are still haunting us from the background.
The next aspect is a square from the moon to Uranus which peaks at 12:59 PM. There is some discomfort with the aspect, the tingling feeling that something is not quite right. You may fidget or feel like pacing around. The best way to channel this energy is into some sort of physical work … like go for a run or climb a mountain!
It's the big day: Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus at 1:00 PM. I know some people dread Mercury Rx and while I am not one of those people I do think that Mercury Rx in Taurus will be even slower and more delayed than usual, if that is possible! But Taurus is known for taking it's time with things, you know, plodding along, and with Mercury retrograde in this sign things slow down to such a crawl that you cannot tell they are moving at all! If you have strong Taurus in your chart (sun, moon or rising sign) then this will likely affect you more than other people. If you aren't sure how this will affect you then we can do an astrology reading either live or by email to let you know how this Mercury retrograde cycle will affect your planets and houses. For me (Nikki) it occurs in my 9th house of spirituality and education, which makes me think it is a great time to re-establish my meditation and yoga practice. This is something I do regularly but could definitely refine and refocus. And activities that start we re- are good for retrograde: review, revamp, redefine, rediscover, repeat, remember, reconnect … this list goes on and on! We have until May 22 when Mercury stations direct to re-examine our lives and what is important to us.
The last aspect of the day is a trine from the moon to Mercury which peaks at 4:53 PM. Even though Mercury is basically standing still in the sky our emotions can reach out and interface with our thoughts today. Our thoughts and emotions are on the same page, or close enough that we do not feel any internal conflict in the area, at least for the time being.
An essential oil to try today is rose otto oil which helps us be more patient. We can use this today and throughout the retrograde cycle.
A gemstone to work with today is smoky quartz which helps us feel grounded and solid, rooted in our physical bodies, much like the energy for Mercury in Taurus.
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!