Legend for Astrological Projections
Star Encounters – Aries 2018!
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon, ADL
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The New Moon occurs on April 15, 2018 at 09:57:02PM EDST. On this New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Aries and conjunct Uranus! What a stellium!! Both inner and outer liberations can spontaneously occur! The “I AM THAT I AM” declaration vibrates and rings through the spheres! Embrace your spiritual path completely and with passion!
The Full Moon is in Scorpio, occurs on April 29, 2018 at 08:58:06 PM EDST. The Moon is in a Fixed Grand Square with the Taurus Sun and the Dragon! Know that everything is scribed in the Memory of Nature, better known as the Akasha. Stay fully in character and stand your ground in the truth on the truth you feel on the deepest level. Accountability is strong now. Take the high road! There is less traffic!
April Retrograde Stations and Shifts
Mercury, the planet of perception and communication stationed retrograde in Aries on March 22, 2018 at 08:19 PM EDST and stations direct on April 15, 2018 at 05:21 AM EDST on the New Moon! Mercury retrograde cycles are always somewhat challenging – to say the very least. I am unsure as to whether it is a curse or a blessing that it stations direct on Tax Day! Either way, in this cycle think and think again. Look before you leap and be sure where you stand on issues before you open your mouth! You will be defined by what you express. Choose your words with care. Mercury will still be in its shadow until May 3rd! Exercise an aliquot of caution until then! It gets a little better each day! Chin up!
Jupiter, the planet of abundance and good fortune stations retrograde in Scorpio on March 8, 2018 at 11:46 PM EST and remains so until July 10, 2018 at 01:04 PM EDST. During this time there is an acute desire to return to a time when we were passionate about our World. It is a time to review all the resources available to magnify your success at the end of this cycle. Much that has been hidden can be revealed! Amnesty or pardons may be granted now. Investigations into activities or substances that are unlawful or dangerous will be very thorough! Expect a few surprises on the political scene – far and wide!
Saturn, the Great Teacher and planet of manifestation stations retrograde in Capricorn on April 17, 2018 at 09:47PM EDST and remains so until September 6, 2018 at 10:01PM EDST. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and can during its retrograde cycle have significant influence on the re-evaluation of laws, government policies and leadership. Saturn rules time and as we all know, history will be repeating itself strongly in this cycle. Saturn also rules the bones and teeth of the body. Be sure to put the building blocks of your structure into your physical body.
Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, stations retrograde on April 22, 2018 at 11:23AM EDST in Capricorn and remains so until September 30, 2018 at 10:01PM EDST. Pluto is the slowest of the traditional planets and assures us that transformation may be happening even it is not yet in evidence. Government’s initial directive was to serve the people and build strong civilization. Perhaps with Saturn moving through there we will see significant positive changes when the two connect on January 12, 2020! Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and abundance also tours Capricorn that year! Keep the faith!
ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
Many Happy Solar Returns, Aries! This is your month! On this New Moon, the Lights are in your sign and hugging Uranus – also in your sign! New beginnings for you! INDEED! Your ruler, Mars, is exalted in Capricorn and cushioned between Saturn and Pluto, also in Capricorn. The more disciplined you are in this cycle, the more you will progress and establish! Step out and step up! On the Full Moon, Mars is still in Capricorn conjoining Pluto as they form a double sextile to retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio! What you have mastered in the past can bless you now as you move forward. Integrate new knowledge into your personal database! Stand strong in your integrity and continue to grow. Honor and respect for yourself as well as others is the perfect path! Skip along!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21
On this New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in your sign, opposing retrograde Jupiter rising on the Ascendant in Scorpio, and in trine to Mars and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn! WOW! This is the time to pool together all your resources and do what you really love to do to fulfill your highest purpose! If you invest with a pure heart you will create prosperity for many years to come! On the Full Moon, The Scorpio Moon is in a Fixed Grand Square as it opposes the Sun in your sign and squares off with the Dragon. There will be evidence in your World that what goes around comes around. DO GOOD! Your ruler, Venus has moved into Gemini, forms a quincunx to Saturn in Capricorn and is in trine to the Tail of the Dragon. Do not accept everything you hear as truth. Ask the extra questions at this time. If it does not ring true, do a little research! Thank me later!
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21
On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury is in Aries and in square to Saturn in Capricorn. This can be a time that you do not appreciate the rules or any limitation placed on the goals you are motivated to reach. Authority figures may be frustrating! You may feel misunderstood in this cycle and your patience will be tested. You will simply need to wait. On the Full Moon, it is much the same, however, Mercury forms a sextile to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius. If you feel blocked by the powers that be, you may be able to find a way around them. Do be discreet. Look at all your options to move forward. Moments of brilliance may just help you get through! Breathe!
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22
On the New Moon, the Lights are skiing Uranus in Aries and in triple square to Pluto in Capricorn! Meet the challenge of empowering yourself and others through sudden change and crisis. Shine as you have never shone before! Give it your ALL! On the Full Moon, the Scorpio Moon is in a fixed Grand Square with the Taurus Sun and the Dragon riding the Leo/Aquarius axis. Trust your deepest impressions and find practical solutions to manifest your security. Blend heart and mind in all your interactions with others. An eerie stability is felt at this time. Flow through this new-found sea of wisdom and enjoy every minute of it!
LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2
On the New Moon, the Lights are skiing Uranus in Aries and in triple square to Pluto in Capricorn! Take your talents to the limit at this time! Be the star for even a day! Your creative power can be absolutely brilliant at his time and you may just affect the masses with a single inspired thought! GO! On the Full Moon, the Taurus Sun is in a fixed Grand Square with the Scorpio Moon and the Dragon positioned on the Leo/Aquarius axis! The Head of the Dragon is in your sign. Be courageous in your self-expression at this time and inspire others to be confident and true in their own self-expression! You easily create new friends and can call others to champion good causes. Lead!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury is in Aries and in square to Saturn in Capricorn. This can be a challenging time to deal with practical elements of taxes, insurance and government issues. It you can navigate through the system progress can be made but it can be a bit frustrating along the way. Pace yourself and simply be respectful of those who will step in to help. Save your cross words for puzzles! On the Full Moon, it is much the same, however, Mercury forms a sextile to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius. It will be easier for you to keep the faith when meeting the challenge of creating greater security. Acknowledgement and cooperation is marginally possible. Time can seem heavy in your hands but just hold on! Next month, you see the Light!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22
On this New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Taurus, opposing retrograde Jupiter rising on the Ascendant in Scorpio, and in trine to Mars and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn! WOW! You are focused and profound in this cycle! Much you have dedicated yourself to is seeking to come to fruition and you can really feel it! Innovative solutions come out of the blue! Have your catcher’s mitt ready! SCORE! On the Full Moon, The Scorpio Moon is in a Fixed Grand Square as it opposes the Sun in Taurus and squares off with the Dragon. Your unique sense of balance serves you well in this cycle. You will be able to honor the parameters of this configuration but still aspire and inspire others. Your quiet time is more precious than pearls. Your deepest intentions are honored now. Persist!
SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22
On the New Moon, your ruler of event, Mars, is exalted in Capricorn and conjunct your planet of Process Pluto as they form a double trine to Venus in Taurus! Pluto also forms a double square to the Lights in Aries! This is both an extremely challenging and productive time. Retrograde Jupiter is in your sign and forming a double sextile to this conjunction as well. The good you have put out returns to you but you must be alert and tap into your personal power for best results! Lead others as you pursue your calling! GO! This Full Moon is in your sign and in a fixed Grand Square with the Taurus Sun and the Dragon on the Leo/Aquarius axis. Keep your eyes wide open and follow your deepest impression without wavering at this time. Both your attention to detail and your vision of the big picture are enhanced! Your power of concentration will see you through! Trust!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20
On the New Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde in Scorpio and is opposing Venus in Taurus as it forms a double sextile to Mars, exalted in Capricorn and Pluto as they conjoin in this cycle! You will be investing in yourself and those you love on many levels now. A great deal of cooperation may emerge from the corporate world! Grasp the opportunities with both hands! Thank me later! On the Full Moon, Jupiter is still in sextile to the Capricorn forces but also forms a trine to Neptune in Pisces! Engage your creativity and imagination in all you do. Be open to unique and unusual experiences. Jupiter will be in trine to Neptune most of this summer. Expect to be wowed by the cosmic forces! Journal and take pictures if you are traveling. If you are expanding on the home front, count your blessings! It is a win, win!
CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Saturn is in your sign and is not forming any angles to the traditional planets. Mars is exalted in your sign, however and kissing Pluto forming a double trine to Venus in Taurus! PERKS! Your dedication and devotion are appreciated now. Even you, may want to sit back and rest on your laurels a bit! Cheers! On the Full Moon, Saturn has stationed retrograde and is forming a perfect trine to the Taurus Sun and a sweet sextile to the Full Moon in Scorpio! It also forms a quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Leo and Venus in Gemini! Your psychic ability is magnified and this is a wonderful time to do a review of all you have experienced and to embrace where it has brought you to. Your stamina is increasing and your inner peace is growing. Glow!
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Uranus is in Aries and kissing the Lights! Baffle them with your brilliance to be sure! Your desire for freedom and self-expression is out of sight! This is a wonderful time to plan a reunion or simply choose an inspirational destination for a vision quest. Spontaneity can be yours – simply choose it! The power of invention and innovation is with you in this cycle! On the Full Moon, Uranus is at the Anaretic degree of Aries and in square to Mars exalted in Capricorn. You are sitting on the precipice of great change and looking to establish yourself in a new and unique manner. Your reputation and your integrity in the way you approach your calling and your allies will stand with you! LAUNCH!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is in Pisces and is in trine to retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio and forms a double sextile to Saturn and Mars exalted in Capricorn! What is it that you desire to establish? Go deep within at this time to determine how best to share your beautiful gifts. This configuration can gift you with the impulse to write your memoires, complete the painting or embrace a new healing modality! Others see your spirit gleaming now! Embrace them. On the Full Moon, retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio tightens the trine to Neptune in your sign. This is a fabulous time for reflection, meditation or creativity. It is best for you to off into your own inner world without distraction. Music, art and spirituality call out to you! Even if your days need practical devotion, this is fine too. Embrace your bliss!