True to the season of Spring and the Emergence of Life that it brings, April greets us with both dynamic and stabilizing forces that support grounding our spirit-inspired lives on the planet and using our life-forces to serve. Yes, Pluto and Uranus are still squared off and we’re gearing up for a powerful lunar eclipse in the cardinal signs of Aries and Libra in just 4 days! And yes, this period of time represents the culmination of what has been for many, a tumultuous journey, especially those with major planets or points in Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn!
However, when I study the patterns on the first day of April, and see a kite emerge in the feminine arrangement of Earth and Water elements, I relax into a comforting embrace of reassurance and possibility. In astrological terms, the kite looks like this: The Moon, Venus and Pluto form a Grand Earth Trine (in Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn respectively). The tip of the kite is formed by Chiron in Pisces that opposes the Moon and forms sextile aspects to both Venus and Pluto. Earth trines have to do with how energy and form interact, and the addition of the kite serves to activate their connection.
In simple earth terms, we are encouraged to let intuition, faith and forgiveness link power and love in ways that allow us to channel the available energy into service, for ourselves and others. And that’s just from the kite! Add to that the Fire trines from the Sun in Aries to both Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo and we have the masculine spark of energy to fuel our actions.
It all comes down, of course, to choice, especially with a Moon in Virgo. The question, “Who and/or what do we serve?” is asked by this Moon. When free from burdensome guilt and duty, life is handled with poise, grace, and ease, so liberating ourselves from confining judgments is pivotal to access the transforming power of these aspects. Chiron offers infinite liberating energy via intuitive hits, visions, dreams, gut feelings, and guidance. It is known as the wise healer who facilitates our leap from our personal world to an elevated expansive Cosmic one.
Perhaps the simple joy of flying a kite is in order on this April Fool’s Day! Whatever your choices and experiences, as always, may you know life as blessed and be in the powerful state of Gratitude ~ and Love.
…And as the Lunar Eclipse of April 4th approaches, highlighting the arena of ‘self’ and ‘other’, I am deeply grateful for this quote, that I was blessed to hear just the other day, by one of my favorite teachers: