Stellar Insights: April 29 - May 5, 2019

Trudging through an endless list of things to do? Welcome to the Saturn Station.

In astrology, Saturn governs limits and restrictions, and the rules that rule our consensus reality. Saturn reminds us that there is finitude: of time, of resources, and of life. It also encourages us to remember that we can architect things that have long lasting value, if we go slow, don’t cut corners, and focus on the essentiality of integrity.

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Taurus New Moon: The Pleasure of Routines

When the New Moon occurs in Taurus we have a great opportunity to look within and see what it is that brings us comfort and a greater sense of security. Taking the time to examine what activities and earthly delights yield pleasure can help you discover a sense of rootedness that can serve you well in the coming year.

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Stellar Insights: April 15 - 21, 2019

I didn’t end up writing this weekly update until Monday in the late afternoon. Usually I do it before this point, on Sunday or first thing Monday morning.

My delay was partly practical (an early morning appointment and a writing project that’s captivated my focus and a ton of my time). And it was partly instinctual (before this point, whenever I would think of writing it, I felt called to wait longer).

And now, as opposed to if I wrote it at the usual moment, I can make space to reflect on something that has happened in its midst, between then and now: the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire.

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Libra Full Moon: Another Look at Beauty and Justice

April 19 features the second Full Moon in this year’s Aries Season. The first occurred on March 20, the first day the Sun charged into Aries. This one occurs on the last day of Aries, with the Sun set to leave this fiery sign and plod into earthy Taurus tomorrow.

And with this, what was brought to view at the end of March related to relationships, the ways in which we accommodate others, and how we fight for justice may be brought to our attention again. We may see the evolution of the journey that we have undertaken the last four weeks in these realms.

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Stellar Insights: April 8 - 14, 2019

How much is too much?

As a culture, we’ve been primed to expand, to revere growth, and to associate more with better. 

Yet, our superlative-oriented culture isn’t sustainable. To see this we just need to look at earth changes, the cost of societies—and individuals—fighting for limited resources, and the fracturing we see in some of our social fabric.

I feel like this topic—of the price of growth and accumulation, and its sustainability—is one that will capture our attention more strongly this month, given that Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto will all slow down (station) as they appear to shift directions, as they each enter their yearly retrograde phase.

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Stellar Insights: April 1 - 7, 2019

As the week begins we may find ourselves still feeling as if we’re swimming in a lane of liminality, with a veil of fogginess surrounding us. It may seem that honing in isn’t the key for dispersing haziness, that the more we try to only rely upon our rational minds, the more we may feel like we’re Alice meeting the White Rabbit, dealing with situations that seem to mix up and confuse what we perceive to be rationality. 

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