Monday, April 22, 2024

Scorpio Full Moon April 23, 2024 4:48pm PDT


April 23, 2024 

4:49pm PDT 


Scorpio Full Moon

4 Scorpio 17 

In 2022 and 2023 the Scorpio Full Moons were attached to eclipses.   Those were not light and breezy full moons.    Now we have a Scorpio full moon without an eclipse, great…. but Pluto is in the mix.      Sigh. 

Pluto will be in Aquarius for twenty years and not every Scorpio full moon will be in aspect to Pluto.   However, at year two of Pluto (barely) in Aquarius there is a T-square between Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio.    Pluto in Aquarius is asking for novelty and ingenuity, finding unity through big thought.  When Aquarius gets in a tizzy is when it can’t understand how others don’t see the big idea…. “damn, it, people, it’s clear as day” says indignant Aquarius.   The other two fixed signs, Scorpio, Taurus can also hang on too tight.   This is a tough full moon.   We should anticipate stories in the news that suggest a battle of wills.   Stories of people hanging on to the outmoded and out of date.  Stories that suggest rigidity that is obsolete and people defending stubborn ways.    At the same time there could also be examples of cold, ruthless perhaps depraved stories of people working out dark themes.    In the meantime, people who struggle with control issues could feel challenged if they should have a bout of insecurity or depression.  Finding the higher level in all three signs is a worthy goal during this three-day full moon cycle.    Replace rigidity with practicality.   Ask yourself a lot of questions.   Why am I hanging on so hard?   Is there any practical benefit in me continuing this choice?    Talk to your psyche and ask, “Must my old wounds control my every move or my every emotion?”    Consider replacing the need to be in a clan with the need to have fresh thoughts and fresh thinkers.  

This is THE full moon to release tired thoughts and patterns.  

In addition, we are still feeling the electrical charge of Jupiter and Uranus who formed a conjunction on April 20th.     Where are you feeling a gravitational pull?   What is the universe throwing in your path to get your attention?   How are you expanding practical solutions  in a novel way?   And above all, how is your creativity getting juiced up?  How can your emotions activate a mindful response?    

Use information that comes up on this full moon to speed up your evolution on issues that have needed healing.    The key is of course, something needs to be dropped.   Just sayin’ 

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Astrology this Week. April 19 - April 27


Gibbous Moon launched on

April 19, 2024  

2:14pm PDT   



Focus on:  How are you refining your schedule?  How are you refining your daily activities?  How are you refining your diet and better health routines?   What are you learning about your health matters and how does it impact actions you planted on Aries new moon?  


Special focus

4/19: Mars sextile Uranus.  Actions that are unusual and spiritual.  Pragmatic but weird.   Solutions to problems that may suddenly appear.  

4/20: Jupiter conjunction Uranus 21 Taurus 51 (See separate post)

4/21 : Venus conjunction Chiron.  Fears around being alone and independent are exposed.  Feeling unloveable if authentic is challenged.   

4/21 : Sun square Pluto 2 Aquarius 05.  The first square between the Sun in Taurus.   How is the rigidity and stability of Taurus in need of new novelty, ingenuity and how does it connect to the groups in our life? 



April 23, 2024

Full Moon

4:48pm PDT

4 Scorpio 18


Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually, emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us. There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you?  


Focus on  (To Come)



Special focus 

4/25 : Mercury station direct  (see above) 




April 27, 2024

1:53pm PDT        



Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  



Focus on:   How are you sharing your ability to get a 10,000 foot view?  How are you connecting with others who bring an outsider or ‘foreign’ pov?   How are you tapping humor?   How are your reaching out to someone who brings a new philosophy?   



Mercury Stations Direct April 25, 5:54am PDT


4/ 25/5:54am PDT     Mercury station direct 15 Aries 58 

5/13/2:02am PDT      Mercury leaves shadow 27 Aries 13 

Mercury stations direct on April 25 (5:54am PDT).  We will probably be feeling a lot less angry and mouthy.   What we learned this retrograde will be helpful on connecting to our authentic nature for 2024.   If we have been hanging out in old thinking that we are this person or that person, we may have outgrown it.  Or pondering what we look like that feels fresh and more independent.     Once Mercury turns direct reflect on what you have learned this cycle and how it connects to a more honest you.  

Treasure Map -- You can still get it done


Friends---it is Sunday 4/21-- 5pm  Los Angeles Time. 
If you have not made your Treasure Map you still have time. 
You have up until April 23 at 4:48pm PDT. After that point the waxing moon will have concluded and the end of the time to make a map.  
I want to encourage all of you who are still on the fence --go for it! 
I get it. The astrology we are swimming in is complicated. I think some of you may be feeling overwhelmed. If you are here, you probably have a pretty healthy intutive side. There is something your intuition wants and needs. Take some time between now and full moon to go for it. Make your map. If you are really struggling at the very least get a piece of paper and write down what you want.  Please use affirmations that start with  "I am...."

Monday, April 15, 2024

Mercury conjunction Chiron: April 15


Mercury (r) conjunction Chiron 
19 Aries 49 
April 15, 2024  
8:22am PDT

Once a year Mercury forms a conjunction with Chiron, unless Mercury is retrograde and then it will form three conjunctions.   Such is the case in 2024.   On  March 20th Mercury joined Chiron, today (April 15th) it forms the second conjunction and finally on May 6th we have the last contact.     

Mercury rules communication and thinking.  It is quick.  It darts in and out of big and small hurdles.  A bit of this and a bit of that is Mercury's jam.   While it can get a bad wrap as being shallow, Mercury is capable of getting our attention, even super heavy stuff and then moves on.  Perhaps because Mercury flits is the very reason why the heavy can get our attention.   We do not feel overwhelmed but we do feel informed.   

Chiron is deep.   Think of a tooth ache deep.   A migraine headache deep.  A dream that makes you shake when you wake up deep.    Having Mercury contact Chiron is an opportunity for a message from our psyche (where Chiron likes to hang out) which may get our attention through a 'random' thought which is perfect Mercury.  

Take note if you have a thought today that is perhaps negative about a; person, place, memory, action or behavior.   It may be a fleeting thought but it could provide insight into your motivations.   Consider how that thought is baked into your impulses.   How is that fleeting thought informing why or how  you get fired up?    Is it buried in a wound?    Take note if your psyche is pondering the motives behind your actions.   

See if you think about it all again around May 6th.   

These thoughts can be the peroxide to our old wounds.  

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Jupiter conjunction Uranus


Image from

Jupiter conjunction Uranus

April 20, 2024, 7:27pm PDT

21 Taurus 50



Arguably, the most celebrated aspect of the year and one of the highlights of the decade is the Jupiter and Uranus conjunction in Taurus on April 20.   It’s juicy and good.    There could be something full of solid pragmaticism that rolls into the world or in personal lives that has all of us saying, “Wow”.    These could be opportunities that are not on anyone’s radar.  It could be weird and brilliant (Uranus) it could be foreign (Jupiter) but it has solid practical (Taurus) application.   I say, how about a solid solar power car!  Whatever it is, expect something big.    


Speaking of big, a bit of caution. Jupiter can be mega big and super righteous and Uranus can be a rebel without a cause.   There may be examples in the news of extreme opinions, that are just outrageously strange.   Hopefully the calmness of Taurus will soften the extreme wackiness.   Putting all that aside there will be some solid opportunities that some people will run with and find rewarding.   Let’s all go out and buy a lottery ticket.  Anyone with planets near 21 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius will feel the aspect.  Remember if you are too rigid about anything you may feel the need to crack the rigidity and stubbornness to benefit from process.   

A lightning bolt of genius could pop up in personal landscape.   


Astrology for April 15 - 21


First Quarter Moon 

April 15, 2024

12:13pm PDT  



First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received.  Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call, or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals, we planted on new need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted. 



Focus on:   What actions that you started on new moon reconnect with your emotions now?   How do you navigate needs that speak to your independence and the needs that connect to your family?   What actions are you doing that impact your home?  



Special Note

4/17: Venus conjunct North Node.   Love of independence.  Love of finding our own way.   Love of a battle.   Love of bold and the fierce. 

4/19:Venus conjunction Mercury.  Thoughts of love.   Are we loving someone for who they are?  Are they loving us for who we are?  Is there space for more authenticity?  

4/19: Mars sextile Jupiter.  Big actions that are spiritual and practical.   Synchronistic moments and actions are big.   


Gibbous Moon

April 19, 2024  

2:14pm PDT   




We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions.  


Focus on:  How are you refining your schedule?  How are you refining your daily activities?  How are you refining your diet and better health routines?   What are you learning about your health matters and how does it impact actions you planted on Aries new moon?  


Special focus

4/19: Mars sextile Uranus.  Actions that are unusual and spiritual.  Pragmatic but weird.   Solutions to problems that may suddenly appear.  

4/20: Jupiter conjunction Uranus 21 Taurus 51 (See separate post)

4/21 : Venus conjunction Chiron.  Fears around being alone and independent are exposed.  Fears of being unloveable if authenticity is presented.   Healing may look loving and clumsy.   

4/21 : Sun square Pluto 2 Aquarius 05.  The first square between the Sun in Taurus.   How is the rigidity and stability of Taurus in need of new novelty, ingenuity and how does it connect to the groups in our life? 


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Mars conjunction Saturn - A New Cycle


Mars conjunction Saturn

April 10 at 1:36pm PDT 

14 Pisces 41


Mars the relentless warrior tangles up with Saturn every two years.     A conjunction between these planets can be very productive.  Mars likes to work and so does Saturn.  Although, Saturn prefers the role of boss over Mars.   Mars is a solid warrior and in Pisces he is still his pushy self, but it looks and feels different.   He can be a warrior for peace.  Which of course is funny.   How can we be a warrior for peace?  That conundrum could manifest through a cause.   Around April 10, look to see what events get our attention.  It could be something that taps faith, spirituality, intuition, creativity, humanitarianism and all the things that rumble in our psyche.  If something seems wrong, Saturn will point it out and Mars will say, “Let me fix it”.  It might be a kinder, more muted Mars but there is still action.  


On a personal level, if our plans seem to fall apart, consider that the timing is not right, and Saturn knows why.   Trusting the process of Saturn’s divine timing could be hard but having Mars there suggests we do it anyway.  


In March of 2023 Saturn began its trek in Pisces where it will be until 2025.  When Saturn moves into a sign, the first thing it says is, “Let’s clean up this joint.”  Saturn who loves to construct can be very effective in Pisces.   Dreaming something and then putting those dreams into concrete results is the difference provided by Saturn in Pisces.   Neptune the ruler of Pisces continues to trek in Pisces dissolving boundaries.  Now with Saturn and Mars, there could be skirmishes as everyone tries to figure out who belongs where.   Pisces is associated with the arts, in particular, music, films, and dance.   The Mars Saturn conjunction is a fabulous aspect to work on a creative project.  The legendary reclusive, hide-from-the-world Pisces is also speaking to Saturn.   The need for good old fashion, Saturn breaks, may have become more apparent in the last year.   Going in the bedroom and getting lost in a movie can be the needed respite for many of us.  Or leaving the house and going to a beach or park and walking in nature is a good Saturn break.    Additionally, some people have possibly been picking up on the darker moods of Pisces which includes depression, ennui, and delusion.  If you feel drawn to extreme feelings or chaotic actions, remember that Pisces gains strength by focusing on grey not black and white.   Invite in grey.  Meditate on the space that is not extreme. Find the gentle.  There will be many people reaching out for therapy or support during Saturn’s trek in Pisces.  Many will also deepen their spiritual practices with Mars Saturn in conjunction.   


Starting on April 10 we begin the Mars and Saturn two-year cycle. You may launch something around the conjunction or maybe something shows up.   Watch the following dates to see if there is movement that speaks to the actions started around April 10.  


April 10 Mars conjunct Saturn.  

July 5:  Mars sextile Saturn.   Opportunity and ease. 

Aug 14: Mars square Saturn. Hurdle and recommit new actions.  

Sept 29: Mars trine Saturn. Opportunity and ease. 



Feb 9: Mars trine Saturn. Opportunity and ease. 

April 4: Mars trine Saturn. Opportunity and ease. 

Aug 1: Mars oppose Saturn.  Hurdle and recommit with new actions.

Oct 29: Mars trine Saturn. Opportunity and ease. 

Dec 8: Mars square Saturn. Hurdle and recommit with new actions. 



Jan 19 Mars sextile Saturn.  Opportunity and ease.   

New cycle begins 

April 19 Mars conjunct Saturn (0 Aries).  New 



Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Aries New Moon Total Solar Eclipse. Wow on Wow.


Image Yahoo News 

April 8, 2024 
19 Aries 24 

Next week's eclipse is of course, the Aries New Moon.    This is the second eclipse at the Aries New Moon in this two year cycle and the final one will be next March.    This is by any measure a powerful new moon and I would say the most signficant new moon of the year.  And I say this as an astrologer who loves every new moon.   But between Chiron and Mars and Saturn and all kind of astro whatnot this New Moon and 29 Day lunar month will be big.   Not sure what we are all going to look like by the time we get to Taurus New Moon in May but there is a lot of opportunity in the Aries New Moon and eclipse to mix things up and find a new authenticity that can be rewarding for the whole year.    

Don't forget to make your Treasure Map, too.     

You will find my Astro Report at Margaret Wendt Spiritual Journalist website.  

Enjoy this 29 day journey.  

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Astrology for April 1 - April 7


Last Quarter Moon Phase

April 1, 2024 

8:14pm PDT    



Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.




Focus on:

What actions are you taking that speak to your dreams but are super pragmatic?   When you are out in the world, how are you bringing your dreams and visions?   How are you presenting your inner leader to inspire trust and faith?   



Special focus 

4/3: Venus conjunct Neptune.  Money, creativity, beauty, love feel abandoned.   But is it accurate? 

4/4: Sun conjunct North Node.  Finding self.  Independence that is needed is important.   

4/4: Venus enters Aries



Balsamic Moon Phase


April 5, 2024  

6:13am PDT


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  



Focus on:  How are you releasing your wishy washiness?  How are you releasing your fear-based self?  How are you releasing the inner ‘crazy’?  How are you finding comfort in the release?  



Special focus:


4/6: Venus sextile Pluto.  Love and creativity getting a needed transformation.  It comes with some ease.  




Aries New Moon Solar Eclipse April 8 (Great American Eclipse) 11:20am PDT   19 Aries 24 

Happy Easter


“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

Hal Borland 

Mercury Stationary April 1


Image courtesy

Mercury crossed its shadow point a couple weeks ago.   At that time I posted about the retrograde which you can find HERE that starts on April 1.    Since January 26 all the planets have been in direct motion.  Mercury will be the first in 2024 to move backwards.   It is good to remember that technically the planets do not move backwards but it is their appearance of moving backwards which still packs a punch.    The retrograde planets and the stationary points can get out attention.   We went into the shadow on March 18 and we will clear the ending shadow on May 13th.   

Friday, March 29, 2024

Treasure Mapping. All You Need to Know!


Earlier this month I gave a presentation in Los Angeles at The Philosophical Research Society about Treasure Mapping.    I went into the history of the process which began in 1996 by astrologer Buzz Myers and why he told his students to make treasure maps at the Aries new moon.    The manifestations were immediate for my friends and me that year and we began sharing the process.  The circle of people making maps grew and more manifestations occurred.   In the early 2000s I brought the process to cyber communities and where I continue to learn from the process.   This year will be the 28th year of Treasure Mapping.  

You can watch the video in the link above and you can read more about Treasure Mapping HERE.   

This year because the Aries New Moon is an eclipse and also because of the Mars Saturn conjunction I recommend you take a beat on making your map.   Do not rush it.   Maybe start the process if you want on the 8th but take breaks.   Lean into the slowdown that Mars Saturn provide.   There are a lot of Aries in this chart but that Pisces Saturn Mars is our psyche talking to us, slow down so we can hear them.  

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Chris Brennan & Austin Coppock ---- Sea Lanes Discussion & The Libra Lunar Eclipse


Astrology Podcast for March 2024 

I think astrologers who focus on mundane astrology are very similar to chefs.   Afterall, we are all working with the same planets, aspects, degrees and signs.   Our 'ingredients' are limited.   What we bring to our mundane astro kitchens is our knowledge, experiences,  history, curiosity and skills.   How we focus all of our astro chefing could be determined by a lot of things.  I know when I draft a new moon chart I will often had little 'teasers' in the weeks previous where I bump into something, maybe a program I watched or an article I read having nothing to do with astrology and then when I draft the chart I think back on that thing I bumped into and it speaks to me through the chart.    Maybe those things are my 'spice' for my chart interpretation.     

Anyway, usually after I have written my new moon report I go looking to see what other astro chefs saw in the astro landscape and one place I love to check out is Chris Brennan's Astrology Podcast.     While I watched it in mid March, I note that Chris posted it in late February.   

In this report Austin Coppock and Chris discussed the Libra Lunar Eclipse. Austin brought up that Mars entrance into Pisces on March 22 so close to the eclipse and of course the impeding conjunction with Saturn that he thought there may be some halt of sea lanes traffic in one of the ports. 

When the Baltimore bridge collapsed on March 26, day after the eclipse and well within the influence, I remembered Austin's comment.   If you go to the video around 2:06:00 you will find his discussion.    Although, given the nature of this story I don't think he would take a victory lap.   I just want to point out that his insights were proven correct.  

I usually like to wait a bit before writing about a tragic event where people have lost their lives for various reasons including we do not know all the facts.   But I was so struck by Austin's prediction that I wanted to mention it and I have gone ahead and drafted the chart for the event.    

This is a developing story, but early reports are that the ship lost power, which certainly speaks to an eclipse.   Sag rising (Tropical, Placidus), the international component to this story is of course, shipping (ship registered in Singapore) and the men working on the bridge potholes who were killed were from Mexico and Guatamala). As Austin noted Mars is with within ten degrees of Saturn, both in Pisces (the seas) heading to their conjunction.  The only good thing to this story is that it happened when there was less traffic and in fact they were able to get a mayday out and stop other cars from getting on the bridge.  This may have been helped by Jupiter, the chart ruler so close to Uranus in Taurus.   

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Path of Total Darkness - April 8th - Solar Eclipse


Great Video animation by tvaztecachihuahua seen on TikTok and FB 

Monday, March 25, 2024

Astrology Hub - Two Weeks Of Eclipse Actions! Free Events -- See Me!


Amanda 'Pua' Walsh and Astrology Hub are cooking on all burners this eclipse season.   They are hosting several live free events for two weeks.  Yay!  

If you go to this LINK you will see that there are some great astrologers bringing all their knowhow to this extraordinary period we are in.    


I am happy to report that I will be a participant.  Amanda and I will be hosting a "How To Treasure Map."   This is my third year presenting on Astrology Hub.   We will discuss the process such as:

Why we do it at Aries new moon.

Why it works.  

The unique path manifestations take during the year 

And other secrets to successful Treasure Maps.   

This event is: 

Thursday, March 28 at 3:30pm PDT 

I hope to see you at the event!   Sign up HERE


Sunday, March 24, 2024

Astro Week of March 25 - March 31



March 25, 2024

Full Moon

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 

12:00am PDT

5 Libra 07   


We begin the week with the first hit of 2024 eclipse season and the launch of the Libra Full Moon. 

This full moon is a call back to last year's October eclipse which is tied to the attack by Hamas in Israel on October 7.     I posted about this eclipse in the Pisces New Moon Report earlier in March and last week in a separate post and noted we may see a revisit to that Hamas Israel issue.   It is important to note that in mundane astrology the issues around eclipses do not need to be on the exact date of the eclipse, they are often in the days running up to the eclipse and the days following.   

In this case, the surprise attack by Isis in Moscow on March 22 can be tied to this March 25 eclipse.   It is hard to write about the specific astrological matters when the news is still unfolding and there were so many innocent people killed.   Having said that I did take pause that this event occurred at a concert venue which was also the case with the October attack.   I thought of Venus conjunction Saturn in Pisces on March 21.  

Obviously with a full moon eclipse in Libra, relationships and negotiations get our attention.    When to be a diplomat and when to be an independent player themes will be pronounced during the three day full moon phase.  


Special focus 

3/28: Venus sextile Uranus.  Joy and love, creativity are easy to connect.  Unique opportunity is available.   




March 29, 2024

1:33am PDT       



Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  



Focus on:   How are you shared resources?  How are you sharing your ability to be intimate?  How are you sharing power that comes from some place deep within you?  How are you sharing legal, tax and sexual knowledge?   How are you sharing the power that comes from cutting a loss?  


A Personal Note on 2024


Personal note:  Between the 1920s and 1950s my grandmother studied astrology.  Later, before I was born and during my childhood, my mother studied astrology charts.  Consequently, I grew up with astrology discussed in my home. I began drafting charts in high school and while I enjoy natal chart interpretation, which I have done for friends, family, and occasional clients for decades, my preference is mundane astrology.   


Mundane astrology is focused on the outer planets.  Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and their ingresses into signs plus aspects with each other.  This speaks to the astrological weathercast of geo-politics, cultural trends, innovations, revolutions, etc.  I was drawn to mundane astrology when as a young woman in the 1980s working in the entertainment business I watched AIDS sweep through the world as Pluto transited Scorpio.  It was impossible to not see the connection of the mundane in real time.   Because of that experience and my love of history I became focused on world astrology.   That background informs my new moon reports which I have been generating for close to twenty years.  They are focused on the lunar month eight phases, 29-day cycle and the mundane astrological influences.  


It is important for me to put the lunar work in the landscape of the bigger astrological cycles.   In mundane forecasts, astrologers look backwards to previous eras and pluck out themes that may repeat in the modern era.   In 2011, Andre Barbault, a French astrologer wrote about the then future Pluto Saturn conjunction of January 2020, and he said that it had the potential for a pandemic based on what occurred in previous eras.   To Barbault’s prediction we can now say, “Bingo!”  To his bigger point, which he and other astrologers (including me) agree is that this decade of the 2020’s has tremendous tumult baked into the transit of the outer planets.  There are peaks and valleys and endings, and beginnings of planetary cycles.  How we start the 2020s does not look like how we end them.  The shift between the two eras in this decade occurs in 2024 and 2025.      


Because my interest is mundane, regular readers of my reports know that I have been talking for years about Pluto in Aquarius and how it is critical to our changing decade.   There is a centrifugal force building in 2024 which will whirl us into 2025 where more force is added and then we begin part two of this decade in 2026.      


In 2024, Pluto re-entered Aquarius (January) where it will be for about 10 months.   In March and April, we will have the first eclipse season including the Great American Eclipse with a path through the USA coming up from Mexico and Texas and all the way out via Maine.  We won’t have another total eclipse in USA until 2045.  


Also, in April, Jupiter will conjunct Uranus which is arguably one of the best aspects in the entire decade.  Although it can be overwhelming.   Shortly afterwards Jupiter enters Gemini. expanding news on a level that we might not be ready for, but it is coming.  There will be several squares between Jupiter and Saturn adding more fritzes and illusion and one will be forgiven if they feel in state of nervous unease. Additionally, Saturn and Neptune get within ten degrees of each other this summer demanding structure to humanity on one hand and dissolving boundaries on another.  Pluto returns to Capricorn on September 1st and finally re-enters Aquarius in November where it will remain until 2043.   There is drama around the fall eclipse in October and a Mars Pluto opposition just before the United States general election in November.   We then wrap up the year with a big ol’ Mars retrograde in Leo/Cancer.   If your head is spinning, you must be paying attention.   We have got a lot going on.       


During the year, I am as always, discussing these mundane astrological influences in my monthly lunar reports but if you want a deeper analysis for 2024, I recommend both Chris Brennan’s Astrological Podcasts and World Astrology hosted by Dan Waites.  Dan and his team go long into Barbault’s positive analysis for 2026 on an inspiring aspect labeled “basket” by astrologer S. J. Anderson.      Also, a special- special shout out to Chris Brennan who last year noted (and the first astrologer I heard mention it) that there are two comets making an appearance in our 2024 skies.  One is at the April eclipse with comet Pons-Brooks and in the fall (on the day of the presidential debate) Comet Tsuchinshan-ATLAS.   Hearing about them from Chris sent me to find more  comet astronomical details.   As for their astrological meaning, I am not versed enough in comets, but I will research more as we head to their appearance in spring and fall.   


Of course, the differences between mundane and natal astrology are the world versus the individual.  Even in the bumpiest times, humans are humans; finding their path, building their world, falling in love, getting married, having children, finding careers, using their artistic talents, going to school, cooking fabulous meals, protecting values that they cherish, finding or rejecting faith, welcoming a new neighbor, connecting with groups, investing in property, taking a vacation, tending to health matters --- you get it.  Basically, living life.   So, while the world may have peaks and valleys, the human has their own story to tell which includes highs and lows.    


Having said all that, it is my opinion that with all the tumult and changes in our astro landscape this year and the rest of the decade we are served well when we use the new moons and the 29-day lunar cycle to ground down the lesson and opportunities of the sign to its full value.  Meaning, when the new moon launches in the sign.   We are about to launch the new zodiacal lunar year with the Aries New Moon on April 8.  Please jump in!   Make the most of it and don’t forget to make a Treasure Map.