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Planetary activations Tuesday April 17 to Sunday April 22, 2018
The planetary dance is shifting in a big way this week. Some days it is slow dance and others it is the fast jitter-bug. It will be important to be flexible and adaptable and dance with the new rhythms.
Chiron enters Aries- Tues April 17- 4.12 am EDT to Sept 25- 8.08 pm EDT- Chiron is the healer. He is also the problem solver and fixes what is broken. He has been visiting Pisces since 2010. His “job” during that time has been to heal what I call the “world wound”. Of course the planets can only show humans the path. It is up to us to walk it. The theme for Chiron in Pisces was healing, forgiveness, completion, and release. Now that he has entered Aries we have the opportunity for inspired new beginnings as we embrace our authentic selves. We can become the Sacred Warrior. But the shadow Aries carries is to be impulsive and selfish without regard for others. The Aries wound is fear of rejection, betrayal, and abandonment. The selfishness is really a protection.
It will be interesting to see what manifests with this Chiron in Aries journey. His planetary ruler is Mars currently in Capricorn (society, government, and rules). Mars will move into Aquarius (collective consciousness) on May 16 so we may see some more protests and demonstrations against injustice. Aquarius rules group causes and rebellion. Mars will retrograde at 09 degrees Aquarius on June 26 and turn direct on Aug 27 at 28 degrees Capricorn. The summer is the opportunity to become the Sacred Warrior for justice, equality, and peace. Mercury is the Soul Centered ruler of Chiron in Aries. He just turned direct yesterday (April 15) at 04 degrees Aries. Although he will visits other signs during the Chiron in Aries journey the message to be your authentic self is emphasised.
The Animal Totem guides for Chiron in Aries are Falcon, inspired new beginnings and clarity of vision, and Red Tailed Hawk, spiritual messenger. In the Southern Hemisphere your guides are Crow, discernment and justice for all, and Raven, travelling in the Mysteries. Chiron turns retrograde on July 05 and retrogrades back into Pisces on Sept 25 until February 18, 2019. His planetary guide is Neptune (illusion or illumination). We will have the opportunity to again heal, forgive, complete and release and heal the world wound. While Chiron re-visits Pisces our Totem guides are Cougar, spiritual power, Wolf, who guides us through change, and Brown Bear, healing and becoming the healer. We will expand on the Chiron journey in the coming months as he interacts with the other planets.
Saturn turns retrograde- April 17- 9.47 pm EDT to Sept 06- 7.09 am EDT- Saturn is a social planet and is concerned with building a strong and secure foundation. He entered his home sign of Capricorn on Dec 19/20 2017 and issues of security were emphasised. He is also the planet associated with blocks, delays, and restrictions. We feel the energy of the retrograde a few days before the actual change in direction. That was so true here in Ontario with the ice storm that we are still recovering from. There were over 1600 traffic accidents and hundreds of passengers were stranded on airplanes for hours at our main airport. Then their flights were cancelled. Doing anything was challenging. But that is what Saturn does. He challenges us to stay empowered whatever our experience.
Saturn is at 09 degrees Capricorn as he retrogrades. He will turn direct at 02 degrees Capricorn. He will settle down in a week or two but during his retrograde the theme is still revision and realignment of our life foundation. Saturn’s gift is to find inner power. Let that be your focus. Our Animal Totem guide is Snow Goose, following your dreams and visions. For the Southern Hemisphere your guide is Flicker Woodpecker, new spiritual growth and healing love. Because Saturn is in his own sign he is the ruler of his journey through Capricorn until he enters Aquarius in Dec 2020.
Here are the other planetary shifts this week. I will expand on their influence in the coming days.
Sun aligns with Uranus in Aries- April 18- 10.00 am EDT- breakthrough or breakdown.
Sun enters Taurus- May 19- 11.13 pm EDT- focus on what is of true value and importance
Pluto turns retrograde at 21 degrees Capricorn- April 22- 11.26 am to Sept 30- 10.03 am EDT- healing and transformation of ourselves and society.
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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