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Astrology for Feminists: Week of April 3
The dark moon in Aquarius over the weekend might have had you a bit frustrated, especially if you were trying to gain insights into friendships or relationships. The new moon in Aries will deliver new, fresh ideas, confidence and direct communication. This is a great moment to see something new, create a project or launch something you have been working on. The new moon in Aries will bring about a lot of energy!
The sun and moon are also conjunct Uranus, so expect some emotional surprises. Venus also enters Aries this week, bringing a spirited, independent vibe to our romantic relationships. This is a time of action in all things Venusian. Think heightened energy in art, fashion, and dating. Amp up your self-expression during this period. Be bold!
Mercury enters Taurus this week, bringing stability and structure to all forms of communication. This is a great time to start a journaling habit! Mercury in Taurus promotes the creation of a positive daily ritual of writing your feelings, or writing in general.
Aries: With the new moon AND Venus moving into your sign this week, you can expect maximum vitality and an energetic lift in all areas of your emotional life! Take the time to eat well and drink plenty of water so you can keep up with yourself. You will feel especially powerful, so start something new this week, Aries, and watch it gain momentum — fast.
Taurus: If people are throwing shade, microaggressions, or are just plain hard to understand this week Taurus, just retreat. It is definitely OK to say “no,” “goodbye” and “no thanks” this week. Also, it’s a really great week to start a blog, write that important email or update your online profile. Starting an emotional journal this week would be epic.
Gemini: Keep dancing! This is a great time to physically express all emotions — even frustrating ones — through dance, yoga, or anything else that moves you in a positive way. With Mercury moving into your 12th house this week, you could feel a sudden urge to connect to esoteric arts, yoga or anything that accesses your subconscious. Take excellent care of your psyche through this phase and the rewards will be great!
Cancer: Cancers are ruled by the moon, so expect movement around a stuck situation this Thursday. You will absolutely feel a bolt of energy and the can-do spirit of this moon. Remember that just like Aries this week, it’s extra important to heed proper nutrition and hydration guidelines this week! You will be working overtime, whether it be in work, art or play.
Leo: Jupiter is still pulsing away in your 2nd house and will be until August 11th! This is a great time to improve issues around self-worth and how you interact with ideas about yourself and money. You have a magical, blessed window to review and re-see how you deserve money and abundance in your life. It’s a great time to read about manifesting and positive affirmations.
Virgo: Your ruler, Mercury, spends the next two months grounded in stable, luxury-loving and reliable Taurus. This means now is a great time to reframe communication strategies, purchase luxury items and create healthy, positive routines, rituals and daily practices for yourself and anyone you share space with. Use the added extra boost in confidence wisely!
Libra: Eclipse season was especially hard on you, Libra. Integrate your feelings and lessons this week. When in doubt, write down the pros and cons, drop deep into your stomach with your breath focused and really feel how each decision would affect you. Go with what makes you feel safe and positive.
Scorpio: The sun is square Pluto, your ruler. This could bring about a new experience, a radical change or new understanding of something or someone in your life. It could also be a call to change within yourself. Be flexible to find freedom this week!
Saggitarius: Thursday will provide a fresh outlook for you! Shake off any malaise from recent events and put your best foot forward. Things will be relatively quiet, so use the time for precious self-reflection.
Capricorn: Hopefully you, used the weekend for instinctual chill out sessions and putting your house and finances in order. Now is an auspicious time to do both! This week, be self-prioritized. It’s OK to focus in on how important you are and celebrate just that.
Aquarius: Continue the self-care rituals that you know you need. Avoid beating yourself up, but look for lessons in your life that have been seeking your attention all month. It’s been arduous, but this new moon begins a new era of you! You’re in preparation for a real change in August.
My dear Pisceans, this new moon marks the end of an arduous chapter to the Piscean pysche. You are now reborn! Celebrate with play, fun, self-love, coloring, fashion, music and food. Just remember that what’s in your heart is not always what you project. Be extra outward with love towards those you appreciate this week.