AstroWeekly is cross between easy-to-access ephemeris & general astrology forecast. This series is here to assist your personal practice and provide pointers as to how the present moment is rhyming with you (your natal chart), externally and internally. All times are in PST. Chart images from planetwatcher.com.
Oh hey, y’all! It’s my first AstroWeekly, and it’s coming to you late. w00t! What a great introduction. I’m really putting “better late than never” to the test here. Since it’s weekly, I’ll have a chance to redeem myself in just a few days. And if you can’t hear my sarcasm yet, don’t worry. Stick around and it’ll quickly become apparent.
Honestly, what better time of the year to start a lunar weekly series than during the New Moon in Aries? I would like to tell you that I’m a master of planetary magick and that I’ve been planning this for months. But in full transparency, most of this just came as a download last Saturday — and I’ve been fighting with my inner editor to publish since then.
So now that my cool story is out of the way, I hope you’re ready for some astrology. This week wraps up a toasty, electric Aries season. We begin with Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Aries — ya know, the same sign that Mars spent over six ridiculous months in last year? What House does Aries rule for you, and like, are you okay there? With Jupiter and Mars providing sextiles from either side from air signs, a lot of heat & motion is being stirred up. Aries is high energy and sextiles are ‘exciting’, as in they hold the potential to spark. Sometimes sparks are just pretty for a moment; they inspire awe and then die out. Other times, sparks can set off entire wildfires. Harness this energy while it’s available. Aries especially loves a thrill and trying new things. This is neither a highly practical nor deeply emotional energetic atmosphere.
Feels like a “if you can’t take the heat, consciously remove yourself from the kitchen” sort of week, which will move into chiller territory as the month progresses. It’s difficult to really see and understand things when you’re in the thick of it. Pay attention to what you feel in your body this week; write down experiences that feel important but you don’t yet comprehend. Clarity will be easier to grasp in the following weeks, where you get some distance/perspective on your situation.
I plan on providing exact times for events like the new, full, and quarter moons. But when it comes to time brackets for void-of-course moons and moon mansions, I’m rounding. I’m looking out for my neurotic friends who get lost in derailing details, and I’m rounding this shit.
This is called ‘Getting Out of Your Own Way 101’. I care about you. Now let’s see what the Moon is doing this week…
Sunday, 11 April
- Moon in ARIES all day
- 2nd Moon Mansion (Al-Butain,the Little Belly, Musician): after 12:30a
- New Moon @ 22 degrees of ARIES: 7:30p
Monday, 12 April
- 3rd Moon Mansion (Al-Thurayya, the Many Little Ones, Palace): after 2a
- Void of course: 5a – 10:45a
- Moon into TAURUS: 10:45a
Tuesday, 13 April
- Moon in TAURUS all day
- 4th Moon Mansion (Al-Dabaran, the Follower, Stone): after 4a
Wednesday, 14 April
- 5th Moon Mansion (Al-Haqa, the White Spot, Wheel): after 6a
- Void of course: 5p – 11:30p
- Moon into GEMINI: 11:30p
Thursday, 15 April
- Moon in GEMINI all day
- 6th Moon Mansion (Al-Hana, Little Star of Great Light, Bridge): after 8:15a
Friday, 16 April
- Moon in GEMINI all day
- 6th Moon Mansion (Al-Hana, Little Star of Great Light, Bridge): until 10:30a
- 7th Moon Mansion (Al-Dhira, the Forearm, Visitor): after 10:30a
Saturday, 17 April
- 7th Moon Mansion (Al-Dhira, the Forearm, Visitor): until 12:30p
- Void of course: 8a – 12:30p
- Moon into CANCER: 12:30p
- 8th Moon Mansion (Al-Nathrah, the Gap, Misty Clouds, Knight): after 12:30p
Sunday, 18 April
- Moon in CANCER all day
- 8th Moon Mansion (Al-Nathrah, the Gap, Misty Clouds, Knight): until 2p
- 9th Moon Mansion (Al-Tarf, the Eyes, Pitcher): after 2p
Monday, 19 April
- 9th Moon Mansion (Al-Tarf, the Eyes, Pitcher): until 3p
- 10th Moon Mansion (Al-Jabhah, the Brow, Fountain): after 3p
- Void of course: 5p – 11:15p
- Moon into LEO: 11:15p
- Waxing Quarter Moon @ 0 degrees of LEO: 11:58p
As the Moon moves from late Aries into early Leo, note which houses she moves through and which planets she touches along the way in your chart. The Moon rules the physical body & the subtle senses. So what she makes contact with, we tend to be the most sensitive to.
This lunar week features three ingresses: all leaving Aries and entering Taurus. This is the “chiller territory” I mentioned earlier. Venus, Mercury, and then the Sun step out of their scintillating stellium flanked by airy sextiles, out of the fire and into the forge.
So whatever you sparked in Aries season, put that shit in the forge my friend. The great idea or plan or opportunity or weird itch-urge (possibly related to your Aries House) that you had? Cook it. Run with it. Do the thing. At least let it simmer on a back burner, where the fumes’ll bring you around again later.
Plus, Taurus is one of Venus’ domiciles, meaning she’s dignified here. She blossoms here in ways she’s not as comfortable doing in other signs. Stay open to artistic downloads from your muse.
Nobody goes into or comes out of retrograde this week. (For future reference, I won’t be noting ‘shadow’ periods, as that’s a technique from modern astrology I’m not entirely convinced about the importance of.)
If your wondering “But what about the squares to Pluto everyone makes on their way out of Aries?”
Well, 1) good eye and good question, but 2) I’m saving transpersonal planets for future forecasts, possibly for extra content on Patreon. Only time will tell. Regardless, I encourage you to really feel out the classical planets and their functions before diving into Uranus, Neptune, Pluto — or even asteroids or lots/parts for that matter.
This has been the 1st installment of AstroWeekly. My desire is for this series to be the astrology resource I’ve long been hoping to find and to share it with all of you. So what sort of information would you find supportive or inspiring in this lunar-weekly newsletter of sorts?