Show Notes for Episode 75 (3/29/2021)
075 | Mercury in Aries: Gluten Tag, Y’all!
April and Jen loaf around while covering a week full of Mercury goodness! The god of communication first joins up with Neptune, then makes a friendly move on Pluto before running headfirst into Aries! A Capricorn Last Quarter Moon urges resolution of 2019 and 2020 eclipse challenges, and the Sun, Venus, and Saturn flock together. Plus: mutual reception, our new favorite April 1 celebration, and wishing you a week that is not crummy!
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00:30 – April 1 is National Sourdough Bread Day! Whatever occasion you’re celebrating – whether Passover or Easter or Holi or something else – treat yourself to something delicious! (Maybe you’ll bake a loaf yourself, or share one with a friend? Let us know what you do in the comments (at the end of this post)!
05:24 – Mercury joins up with Neptune at 21.20 Pisces (March 29), beginning a new synodic cycle of learning, truth, and understanding. It’s a good day to take naps and listen to 80s music! What would the world be like if you were reimagining it from scratch? (The Sun and Venus joined up with Neptune in Episode 72, Pisces New Moon: Kitchen Cats and Angular Houses; might be helpful to review that episode!)
09:39 – First Venus, at 11.16 Aries, then the Sun at 11.21 Aries, make friendly sextiles to Saturn (March 30 and 31). Sextiles offer opportunities; Saturn refers to discipline, maturity, structures, hard work, and authority; Venus symbolizes pleasure, values, and relationships. Venus/Sun are on the Sabian symbol, “A flock of white geese.” Saturn is on, “People on stairs graduated upwards.” Cooperation, anyone? (Always helpful to hear Episode 16, Let’s Talk about Sextiles for more on this aspect!)
12:55 – Deep insights approaching: Mercury sextiles Pluto (April 1) on the Sabian symbol for 27 Pisces, “A harvest Moon.” Pluto is on 27 Capricorn, “A mountain pilgrimage.” The Sun and Venus connected to Pluto a couple of weeks ago; lend your ears to Episode 073 | The Aries Equinox: De-Funkify Yourself for more on these symbols.
14:50 – Get to the point! Mercury zips into Aries (April 3 – 19), where it thinks fast, talks fast, and moves fast. Mercury and Mars are in mutual reception, meaning each is in the sign the other rules (to hear our original mutual reception discussion, go waaaaay back to Episode 4, The Capricorn Solstice Is Frequently Sunny in Minneapolis). Do drive carefully, friends, won’t you please?
17:55 – **MOONWATCH ** The Last Quarter Moon (LQM) occurs at 14.51 Capricorn (April 4) and enjoys some good aspects! This LQM brings a conclusion to the March 13 Pisces New Moon, and is also connected to the Lunar Phase Family that began with a solar eclipse on Jan. 5, 2019. Do you have planets or points in your chart between 12-15° of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Cap)? You’re being asked to take action in response to the July 2020 Full Moon/eclipse; it’s time to correct course. (Does your birth chart look like gibberish to you? Book a reading with April! She’ll help you out!)
22:01 – This LQM is ruled by Saturn in Aquarius. The cruel overlord school principal of the zodiac is asking you to step up and get your work done!
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