Forecast: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 April 2014

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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Sun in Taurus; Moon in Aquarius; Foci in 10, Honor or Career and 3, Neighbors and Communications
 
|Karmically intense or sobering third| of this week continues  **
/moon goes void-of-course at 9:12a PT | 12:12p ET | 4:12p UT  *
until it enters Pisces at 11:56p PT | 2:56a(Th) ET | 6:56a(Th) UT  **
 
}Recuperating Alone or with the Carefully Chosen{
 
Those of you who are attentive to the forecasts have noticed that there are more disasters or accidents during the |karmically intense third| of each week as for example last week the horrible capsizing of a ferryboat in Korean waters. (That time, the moon was in Scorpio the sign of death and a water sign, along with Saturn: gruesomely accurate. In my area there was the most intense rainstorm we have had in a long time, with one disaster known to me.) This time I do not predict any disasters—I never do—but suggest that all take special care when in dangerous situations. Ideally astrology would help us avert disasters rather than merely comment upon them in afterview. Police and emergency services are very dilatory in taking account of what Cosmic Piper provides here. This blog could save lives. I do not make myself heard or understood, not for want of effort and dedication. If you know of someone working in police or emergency services of any sort I hope you will alert them to these forecasts and the help they could provide.
 
A friend recovering from dissipation slept through one of the |difficult third| days last week—a smart thing to do when necessary. Some might need extra rest today. Yet there can be special success in one’s career area and inspiring, fortunate links with individuals in upper echelons (Venus trine Saturn among other indications).
 
Loneliness and isolation stem sometimes from inadequate connections with people; those could be “forced” sometimes to your benefit—“I don’t want to be with these people but will do so anyway as a matter of principle” could be a good attitude. Yet really unfamiliar paths probably should be avoided, for there is danger of stumbling and hurting oneself when one is not adequately prepared for something unusual to one’s experience.
 
Song of the day: Let It Go by the Neighbourhood 
 
Thinking beyond death makes one stalwart. The near-death experiences now available in countless books and films are very helpful in showing us how to think about death in a better way and keep our poise in relation to it. 
 
Measuring and manipulating circumstances brings intelligence and order into them, and resulting efficiency. 
 
During the almost 15-hour void-of-course period one could wander within tortuous fancies and worries rather than accomplish anything. Simple, honest efforts along the lines of routine work and necessities are probably best. As for rare fourth-dimensional insights coming to you, wonderful if they do; you could save them in memory or writing for future pondering. Taking them too seriously before you see their value could be problematic.
 
A go-it-alone tendency is all right to a degree, yet paragraph 3 is pertinent. The sexes may segregate themselves from each other. Being alone versus in a group or with an individual is an issue you can meet, and win through conscious discrimination of what is best. All need some recuperation yet also need one another—a gentle discrimination in one’s consciousness could reveal the middle way, choosing contacts smartly yet not avoiding all.
 
{Wednesday} {Recuperating Alone or with the Carefully Chosen}
 
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Sun in Taurus; Moon in Pisces; Foci in 11, Friendship or Hopes and 2, Possessions or Allies  **
 
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week ends at 10:24a PT | 1:24p ET | 5:24p UT   ***
 
~Hopes Partially Fulfilled~
 
The stock market is extremely hard to predict by any method, including astrology, yet from the daily chart I would suggest that it might go up wonderfully today—but if I am wrong, please do not blame astrology. It would appear that “the Market” as investors and traders like to call it has a way of its own:  If aspects are very bad, some traders feel an urge to invest to improve things for themselves, and the Market goes up. If aspects are very good, some may look at their gains and sell to get their profits, and the Market goes down. It is not at all obvious what is going on.
 
People need time to collect themselves, to recover from the intense pressures of the now-exact Grand Square, and today may do just that when they can. Some may go too far and be careless or lazy, passive or indifferent although claiming high positions they have not earned.
 
Many feel adequate unto themselves, spurning the opposite sex even if mildly interested, finding their fulfillment in entertainment rather than direct interpersonal relations. They want liberty; may express themselves bluntly and get away with it.
 
Appetites may not be controlled, so there is overeating, or a tendency toward that hardly managed. The moon in Pisces with Neptune can be a dedication to spiritual illumination, and this would have rewards many, including material ones (an effective and observable paradox). 
 
Some are clandestine in their pursuits, secretly striving for what they would not confess in the daylight. This has sometimes unexpected or upsetting consequences. At worst, it leads to calamity or early decease. 
 
More optimistically, we are near the center of a Bright Hermetic Epoch (March 20 through May 22), and so can organize definitively our projects, schedules, and intentions with little chance of error because our minds are on track with reality (Mercury aligned with the sun). 
 
Song of the day: Counting Stars by OneRepublic
 
The better indications, including Venus’s trine with Saturn and Sol’s sextile with Neptune, promise good fortune to those who have earned it by diligent labor emanating from a pure and honest heart. It is no wonder they feel they have a right to relax and enjoy when they can.
 
{Thursday} ~Hopes Partially Fulfilled~
 
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Forecast: Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 April 2014

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Monday 21 April 2014
Sun in Taurus; Moon in Capricorn—>Aquarius; Foci in 9, Understanding and Travel and 4, Home and Foundations  **
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 4:22p PT | 7:22p ET | 11:22p UT  *
until it enters Aquarius at 9:19p PT | 12:19a(Tu) ET | 4:19a(Tu) UT  **
 
\Being Severe with Oneself/
 
The responsibility is on us to keep up with things, and we can do it. We are not being coddled by the Grand Square, rather challenged; but the cardinal signs in which it occurs enjoy challenges. So we can enjoy the flush of accomplishment despite hurry and pressure.
 
If things go in circles, you can keep reorienting yourself so you do not lose a useful focus. You arrive toward a good position in the world through favorable connections.
 
Natural resources and foods take on interest while the sun is in Taurus. 
 
Exact principles and definitions help you when anything is confusing. 
 
Hidden and deep elements of life come alive through interpersonal relations. Are all really alone? Can anyone comprehend another’s destiny? It can be hard, but faith in one another’s spiritual reality makes it easier. Participating in a large community can be wonderful even when difficult.
 
Getting away from your main course in life could lead to catastrophe, so it is wise not to jump too far afield. Mars opposing Uranus can show danger from hasty ill-considered action. Someone with a weak or misdirected intellect could be partly responsible for a crazy, chaotic scene in which you flounder. 
 
Song of the day: Can’t Raise a Man by K. Michelle
 
The lessons of life seem severe. Many including myself believe that we have further chances through reincarnation, but being careful and wise in this life is best in every way. Then one does not have to keep repeating one’s lessons through trial-and-error over and over again.
 
{Monday} /Being Severe with Oneself\
 
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Tuesday 22 April 2014
Sun in Taurus; Moon in Aquarius; Foci in 10, Honor or Career and 3, Communication and Neighbors  **
 
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week begins at 7:59a PT | 10:59a ET | 2:59p UT  *

}In It Together No Matter What{

Most of us will be trying hard to live up to requirements and commitments. Yet there is a need to recuperate at various times, pulling back from unnecessary involvements. A Sabian prayer is: “Point out all toil to avoid.” A corollary of that is that one wants to remember the toils which are important. 
 
The beauty of the spring season inspires toward links with influential people who aid success.
 
The toils which are not to be avoided may be, some of them, arduous. But friendly feelings about the people for whom or with whom one works make them easier. Adapting oneself to what must be done is more comfortable than straining or raging against it.
 
Song of the day:  Coming of Age by Foster the People
 
Deep perspective is possible, in the light of eternity, so that one more effectively sorts out tasks which are essential for one’s true destiny. There is progression in this, a rising above one’s past levels in the social or career hierarchy, but that does not have to be snobby.
 
Contention and loss of harmony are possible, with the exactness of Mars’s opposition to Uranus. It is well to avoid wounding anyone or anyone’s sensibilities insofar as possible. Some may seem to be perverse, secretly enjoying others’ suffering. They are to be pitied because they are calling that same suffering upon themselves by laws of karma. We need to watch our thoughts and feelings prayerfully.
 
At a higher level, you may be impressionable in a good way, and sympathetic with people, so that in moments of relaxation or freedom from work you feel a unity with them which fortifies your own hopes for advancement because the harmony you feel with all makes your own advancement advancement for all.
 
{Tuesday} {In It Together No Matter What}
 
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Forecast: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

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Saturday 19 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Sagittarius—>Capricorn; Foci in 8, Regeneration and 5, Pleasure or Offspring  ***
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 6:18p PT | 9:18p ET | 1:18a(Su) UT **
until it enters Capricorn 11 minutes later at 6:29p PT | 9:29p ET | 1:29p UT ***
^Deeper Interests and Hopes Prevail^
 
It’s not necessary to lose one’s bearings when things are complex. There can be success through connections with illustrious individuals or families. 
 
When you have what is adequate for your needs, you may drop a wanderlust which could lead you astray. Your work includes discoveries which affirm your right to pursue your course independent of others’ advice.
 
Your resources and potential accomplishments are numerous. You care about spiritual purposes also, and the sanctity of someone you have chosen as a spiritual guide, teacher, or guru. (Sometimes it’s the other way around: They have chosen us as disciples.) The real apostles in the Christian tradition and the real gurus of India are not on different paths (if we accentuate the word “real” in that statement.) 
 
You care about those who are relatively immature, and could try to help them even though they do not understand that you are helping and give you no credit for it. That is magnanimity. You have a mission to fulfill. Within the darkness, the light illumines you so you can aid someone less seeing.
 
Song of the day:  My Lighthouse by Villagers
 
Difficulties are part of life, even on a Saturday when you may not have to work at your regular tasks. There is something fortifying in sticking with what has to be done. You can keep adjusting yourself, rather than get lost in circles, and reorient yourself to everything essential. Then you will not feel that all is pointless.
 
{Saturday} ^Deeper Interests and Hopes Prevail^
 
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Sunday 20 April 2014
Sun in Taurus; Moon in Capricorn; Foci in 9, Learning or Travel and 4, Home or Foundation
 
Moon on course  ***
 
\Extended Family Recover Together/
 
I am risking three stars for the day even though the Grand Square is as exact as a Grand Square can get—because of the trine between Venus and Jupiter, the two benefic planets according to the ancients, as well as Venus’s sextile with Pluto. Of the Grand Square, Marc Edmund Jones says that it makes things “develop under conditions of continual crisis,” with ” a risk of self-defeating confusion or a continual dissipation of resources.” This hits home for me—my costs have been enormous in recent days. And, further, I have spent more than wise on some pleasures. (Quotations from Jones’s Essentials of Astrological Analysis; “X cross” is in the index.) We need to focus wisely; and with the exalted planet of the X being Jupiter in Cancer, we might well focus on household or family matters.
 
One can learn to remain true to oneself while Mars remains retrograde in Libra—and that includes being true to someone one loves (Libra, sign of Venus and highly romantic). Then when events circle around strangely one is congruent with someone else’s life, which grants a sort of merry-go-round stability and consistency.
 
Flowers are stars and stars are flowers; and “Every man and every woman is a star” according to a famous occultist. 
 
Mental powers could be at a peak! with Mercury nonagen the two benefics. You discover something real. That helps you to remove obstacles of presupposition which are mistakes. If you do that for others it could make them feel a prick of criticism. 
 
Those who ponder mysteries have to ponder among them the mysteries of death and of immortal life. There is a sanction to see beyond darkness into light. One can arrive at absolute foundations. Happy Easter!
 
A collapse of something you have leaned on (Uranus, Mars and Pluto are parts of the X Cross) is not a necessary happening but if you experience it it allows you to transcend limitations and find the aforementioned absolute foundations. There are beautiful vistas extending around you in various directions, the glories of nature visible and invisible to appreciate so you can regain faith in yourself and humanity.
 
Song of the day:  This is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham
 
Overcoming “enemies” is a martial art or a peaceful art or both combined in ways which transcend warlike methods, achieving the right to be called “spiritual warfare” which is also “spiritual peacefare.” Something like that is going on as you recapture your prerogatives from circling events which give you a chance to reconstitute yourself and your program in ways which will be kissed by the cosmos.
 
{Sunday} /Extended Family Recover Together\
 
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Forecast: Thursday 17 and Friday 18 April 2014

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Thursday 17 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Scorpio—>Sagittarius; Foci in 8, Regeneration and 5, Offspring and Pleasure
 
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week continues
/moon goes void-of-course at 0:10a PT | 3:10a ET | 7:10a UT  **
until it enters Sagittarius at 2:45p PT | 5:45p ET | 9:45p UT  ***
 
^Persistence, with Benefits^
 
It’s a rare occasion when I would give a three-star rating during a |difficult third|. This time I do (for later in the day) because of the trine of Venus and Jupiter now exact. This can be ease, laziness, glory, a blessing of the cosmos on even our weaknesses. 
 
In minor ways, things change or seem unreliable. Yet success beckons graciously through smooth connections including a fortunate marriage or partnership. 
 
The harder side of things is with us, and it is well to beware of any kind of violence brewing anywhere (Mars going backward toward opposing Uranus). Even Mars and Uranus, harsher planets, can learn to pray, or appeal to something higher than themselves, rather than explode into misery. Making enemies is not recommended.
 
Juggling things felicitously is possible when you can feel that the world is friendly. Irritability, on the contrary, would diminish power and efficiency. Feelings irrepressible in you can be released wisely—if used as sources of positive energy.
 
Song of the day: Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony
 
We ought not to shirk labor. There is naturalness, simplicity and gain in facing what needs to be done honestly and getting at it. After that, and maybe during it, it is possible to enjoy the marvelous and magical in life, nature and people.
 
Dairy products could be helpful while Venus trines Jupiter in Cancer the sign of cows and milk. Ice cream or yogurt might be a fetish for some. At times you might feel lost, as if something you wanted to rely on is not there. That is freedom from something no longer needed, and a chance to demonstrate your individual powers in fresh ways.
 
{Thursday} ^Persistence, with Benefits^
 
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P. S. Since the Cosmic Connection forecasts began, I have used *stars* around the title when the moon is in a fire sign. But now that I use the stars for rating time-periods, that might be confusing, so I have adopted the ^ for titles on those fire-sign days.
 
 
Friday 18 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Sagittarius; Foci in 8, Regeneration and 5, Pleasure or Offspring
 
Moon on course **
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week ends at 5:44a PT | 8:44a ET | 12:44p UT  ***  (maximum is five stars)
 
^Faith Overcomes Doubt^
 
Nature generally seems impersonal or not concerned with human beings. It is said that Jesus (in the incident of calming the ocean waves) and others of spiritual stature can sometimes change that situation. Meanwhile we struggle on with our individual competence to meet nature’s challenges. There can be wonderful success in this and links with specially beneficial individuals (Venus trine Jupiter and sextile Pluto).
 
A place where there is somewhat amateurish music or performance may be enjoyable for a while. Then it could become a “black hole” when it no longer serves you and it would be wise to move on. 
 
You are not at a loss for ways of thinking or ways of entertaining people (moon trine Uranus and Mercury). You can be alert to opportunities and grasp what would elude you if you were less sharp. 
 
You may deal with smokers or pass through a smoky area; or if this is symbolic, you conquer ambiguity by being direct in communications which lead toward success. It may be hard to keep your faith going when things seem murky or at a standstill.
 
Song of the day: Is it Right by Elaiza
 
Fighting is possible while Mars and Uranus tangle in an opposition. It would be good to view everything with a sense of humor and see any feud as a game rather than bitter rivalry.
 
You could take any lack of cooperation with you by nature, institutions or human beings as a respite, a chance to reconnoiter and get your bearings before pressing on again. Spiritual detachment is not indifference, but an ability to view things from a longer-term perspective when much seems blocked, while not losing faith in the goodness of the cosmos and of  individual destiny.
 
{Friday} ^Faith Overcomes Doubt^
 
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Forecast: Tuesday and Wednesday April 15 and 16

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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Moon remains in the Via Combusta
/moon goes void-of-course at 0:43a PT | 3:43a ET | 7:43a UT (the exact time of the Full Moon)
until it enters Scorpio at 9:21a PT | 12:21p ET | 4:21p UT
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week begins at 5:59p PT | 8:59p ET | 12:59a(W) UT
 
~Magnificence~ 
If some are doing their taxes late, this is not actually a bad time to do them—the moon in Scorpio trine both Venus and Jupiter is good for money matters of all kinds and doing taxes or other financial transactions might be even fun. The best time of course would be after the moon enters Scorpio and before the |difficult third|, about 8.5 hours.
The red marks all over my daily chart are the most intense squares, and there are six of them, plus four oppositions. It’s a Grand Square in cardinal signs—“keep busy” is what it is telling us. We have more than we can handle, seemingly, but because we are in the center of a Bright Hermetic Epoch we are able to handle all of it efficiently. So when you just get to it you feel better about yourself and everyone and everything.
Unshakeable poise is a wonderful thing, and you can have it if you are doing your best to apply the lessons of your past in your present. That includes knowledge you have gained through study as well as observation and experience. Whatever your job or career, you feel very strong in it.
People are reaping the reward of their labor in smooth ways. Then there are others who seem aimless and even wanton, caring nothing about who or what they “take down” as they pursue their self-centered ill-considered path (Mars opposite Uranus and Mercury). They are sure to learn better sometime.
The physical, manual side of your work is interesting and you enjoy doing it because it has immediate results. You are enterprising and able to keep your ambitions alive until they succeed. It could be a lucky day. (If it doesn’t seem so, count your blessings and keep trying, to give old but reliable advice.)
Song of the day: I Feel So Alive by Capital Kings.
You can be emphatic, free and open in the way you express yourself while aiming at liberty on every level. Faith and hope are building new schemes for the advancement of humanity, and you are a part of them if you so choose.
Your attainments are being fostered by someone, probably more than one, who is above you in some sense, able to inspire and reward, someone you would gladly kneel to as your sovereign. You have known of or known this person or these persons in years past and they are as significant now as then. So you know why you are doing what you are doing—to please someone who means a lot to you. What better motive? With Venus plus Neptune in Pisces, spiritual love conquers all, and with the cardinal squares, love is expressed in action. Voila!
{Tuesday} ~Magnificence~
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
|Karmically intense or sobering third| of this week continues
Moon leaves the Via Combusta at 12:18p PT | 3:18p ET | 7:18p UT
~Pulling Back from the Brink with Competence~
Things are likely more disturbing than yesterday. The moon conjoining Saturn in Scorpio wants us to think of ends, death, loss, grief, or worries. We can think rather of how to persist, how to winnow things so that we drop the useless and hold on to the best, how to be sober, strong and hopeful knowing that endings are disguised beginnings. 
Song of the day: Not Gonna Die by Skillet
When some supports seem to have vanished, we can take a deep breath, say a prayer, and recover poise. There is a breath of change in the air but it can give us respite from some concerns while we focus on others at a deeper level. Currently people of good position and character could be your supporters if you link with them, invisibly or visibly or both.
One does not have to live a life of conflict in order to win the so-called ‘battles’ of life, only to be alert and stay with one’s wisest course, as we can do smoothly during a Bright Hermetic Epoch (until May 23). Opposition is normal, but in opposition now there is secret love. Perhaps that seems poisoned love, or hypnotic, or sinuously calculating, but whatever its nature it remains love. It could be rescued from whatever seems negative in it.
People like to display their powers or talents. One can appreciate this in friends even if also competing with them at some level. There is fulfillment in “resting in” whatever is happening around you in the social scene, apprizing it at a higher level even when it seems perverse. There is something autumnal about the day even though it is spring.
 
You guard someone, and would do that with your life. Love is protective and cherishing. When you see her or him subject to unfairness you pull out your sword of Justice. Be careful not to make things worse even though your intentions be noble. You can cherish, guard and protect without being severe.
You may become aware of someone who has lost his foothold or appears to have become decadent, dropping stalwart traditions which would have saved him. One can hope and pray for recovery. One learns something about oneself when one observes someone else slipping away from what is best. If there are emergencies, one can learn to be competent.
{Wednesday} ~Pulling Back from the Brink with Confidence~
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Forecast: Sunday 13 and Monday 14 April 2014

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Sunday 13 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Libra; Foci in 6, Service or Adjustment and 7, Competition or Partnership
 
/moon void-of-course  *
until it enters Libra at 1:34a PT | 4:34a ET | 8:34a UT  **
 
}The Pilgrimage Continues{
 
I am unable to give more than two stars to recent days because we have no really close aspects except squares and oppositions, in fact a Grand Square in cardinal signs, which I warned about weeks ago as continuing into the summer—and then declining; I will be giving those dates again. Meanwhile we have to face it. For me, and probably you, it means “I am very busy.” The cardinal signs have to meet crises or face issues quickly. So do square aspects. So that is what we are doing. It may seem like too much to handle, yet by handling it we learn speed, efficiency, and fresh skill. It has a definite up side. We feel competent as we meet a plethora of small or larger challenges. Since we are approaching the Full Moon (late Monday and early Tuesday) we are conscious of a lot of things we can keep up with, and we see more lucidly how to do that.
 
Yet today there could be an element of relaxation—because you have learned from experience how to balance things without getting frazzled. There are so many possibilities and so much knowledge to explore, yet it need not be overwhelming. 
 
Song of the day:  Zombies by Maitre Gims (Don’t be misled by the title; this is very beautiful.)
 
A labyrinthine path may lie before you; and you want to figure the ins and outs of it so you don’t get lost. You fight your way through, non-violently let us hope, by being ready for each challenge before it comes up.
 
Digging into things, even physically, is useful; this could be housework, clean-up, or manual organization of details. There can be esthetic elements in what you do, as if decorating or making your environment and work-space harmonious so people feel in accord there.
 
Even when some things, including relationships, go downhill (Mars retrograde in Libra), there is hope because you are spiritualizing your attitude to friends or a partner, thinking of what is good for them and letting them find that rather than clinging to them with attachment (Venus conjoined to Neptune in Pisces). What a relief! Yet you do care about them enough to want to warn them of self-destructive patterns in which they can get snarled. Finding ways to do that always seems difficult. Maybe you need to think less about offending them and more about helping them overcome fatal weaknesses.
 
A place with a garden or shrubbery and greenery is good for you. It provides a sort of security. While there you relax from worries. Memories come back and you review things in a way which is reassuring. 
 
{Sunday} {The Pilgrimage Continues}
 
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Monday 14 April 2014
Moon enters the Via Combusta (Burning Way; loss of morale or cosmic reshuffling) at 5:47a PT | 8:47a ET | 12:47p UT  *
 
Full Moon of Aries-Libra exact tomorrow at 0:43a PT | 3:43a ET | 7:43a UT  
 
}Evident Mastery{
 
It’s intense. You have so much to keep in mind and accomplish. You are faithful to lessons you have learned, and so can relax at times, with enough experience under your belt to protect you from mistakes. With a penetrating mind and retentive memory, you are able to influence your moods in an upward direction and enjoy full awareness.
 
Your powers are greater than you have been assuming, but to use them you have to be linked with the Solar Logos, as we can be while the sun is exalted in Aries. That includes being careful rather than careless, both in spending and in presenting yourself in the best light in each situation. The single-star rating does not mean it is a worthless or bad day but one which requires you to dominate it yourself rather than let the cosmos carry you along too easily. 
 
The manual labor required of you is enjoyable because you can see some of the results immediately. You share with someone in a simple natural way and this brings two very interesting individuals closer to each other. Serving someone you like is easy.
 
Song of the day:  Do Something by Matthew West
 
Your mind is analytical, wanting to test everything so that there are no more questions. You have seen what happens when mistakes are made, and want no more of that. Truth goes along with right judgment, even righteousness (which, when not self-righteous, is really righteous). 
 
You have mastered some of your powers at least, and these give you dominion within whatever the area of mastery may be. You know what it is. You have seen yourself grow and learn over the years and can relax in the knowledge that you have found yourself, at least partially.
 
{Monday} {Evident Mastery}
 
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Forecast: Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April 2014

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Friday 11 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Virgo; Foci in 5, Pleasure or Offspring and 8, Regeneration or Investment
 
Moon on course  **
 
*Hidden but Available Blessings*
There are consequences for inappropriate acts and words. Mood swings could be extreme. Cultivated knowledge can be acquired or shared with a friend. Skills of speech and language flower. 
 
When things seem cheerless and uneventful, you can turn to service. It may seem boring but it is honest work. Profits are not the main motive, but there is sustenance.
 
Digging into the earth, or hidden areas of your home, could turn up treasure. This is connected with family or nostalgia. You remember your heritage.You have been endowed by ancestors.
 
You could be illumined through patient study or investigation. Secrets are revealed to those who seek. A friend or partner may seem to “get it” sometimes, then not. Nobody seems to understand things in the same way. Yet your friend is noble, generous, kind-hearted. Pleasures are doubled when shared, even if amid some misgivings. 
 
Song of the day: Demons by Imagine Dragons
 
People have different habits and tastes, so some may look askance at what you eat or drink or your way of doing it, or mistake something in you for something else, perhaps seeing you as weak. You may see them as weak also, perhaps in a different way. So people want to “arrest” one another or charge them with a crime or failure or sin or negligence. Aren’t we all getting tired of that? There are better ways, for those who live within the G*d-sphere, such as dwelling within His (or Her) blessing and sharing it. 
 
{Friday} *Hidden but Available Blessings*
 
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Saturday 12 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Virgo; Foci in 6, Service or Adjustment and 7, Partnership or Competition  **
/moon goes void-of-course at 10:13a PT | 1:13p ET | 5:13p UT  *
 
\Weaknesses Recognized/
 
There could be too much worry. It is necessary to avoid difficult consequences of anything you have done or failed to do, in an honest way, by rectifying the situation as much as possible. This you can do graciously and with full knowledge of everything you need to know flowing to you when you need it. Costs can be put under firm control.
 
Super-physical knowledge is available to those who open themselves to receive it. All things are connected and all reveal one another through correspondences a seer may perceive. A smooth social element in the day could be wonderful, with concord and confidential conversation.
 
Clean-up and getting things done with manual labor could flow easily once you get started. 
 
Those who are supposed to uphold ideals, yet seem to have abandoned them, may disturb you. Sometimes people need to reform their behavior and a silent or gentle pressure on them to do so might be helpful.
 
Those who have gotten themselves in trouble through incompetence may be real friends and your support is welcome. People are likely to be confused in more than one way and should not attempt what is beyond their current powers. This is a warning which few will heed and so many will get in needless trouble.
 
Song of the Day: Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless
 
Drinking, drugs or other forms of ill-considered recreation could have uneasy consequences. The lower, meaner or weaker side of people may be all too evident. If you are alert to this situation you can rise above it and aid others to find harmony and mutual concord.
 
{Saturday} /Weaknesses Recognized\
 
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P. S.  Of course, the reason for recognizing weaknesses is that one might augment one’s strengths. It is good to affirm that one is heir to those strengths, as a child of the Highest, while one is on the way to manifesting them.

Forecast: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 April 2014

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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Leo; Foci in 4, Home or Foundation and 9, Education or Learning and Travel
 
|Karmically intense or sobering third| of this week continues  *
/moon goes void-of-course at 11:27p PT | 2:27a(Th) ET | 6:27a UT  *
 
*Returning to Integrity*
 
We are all in this thing—this machine, this Grand Square of the planets. Yet it is not a machine, if we pay attention to the Divine Who is the Master of it all and can show us how to make it our ally rather than our tyrant. That is what we need to do. 
 
Many could be anti-social or perverse, thinking only of themselves—one definition of a sociopath, I would guess. They think they can master the Machine by cheating it rather than understanding it. Knowledge is paramount. Many will be trying to learn new languages or the language of a science or art. There are depths and mysteries in that.
 
At times there can be foolishness and obstinacy. One does not run in the wrong direction if one knows it is wrong. Quiet and calm are needed. Meditating at home, whether in bed or in a sitting posture, could overcome uneasiness or sadness.
 
If you don’t feel like doing some manual labor, think of doing it for a friend and it will be more natural. You would like to do it for your friend, wouldn’t you? There could be good times with someone strong and assertive (moon sextile Mars and trine the sun). Being congenial goes some way toward improving moods.
 
Song of the day: Hey Brother by Avicii
 
There can be wonderful accord with someone who is suffering silently and appreciates sympathetic attention. People can spend time together amiably even if each is worried about work or money. There is no need to be cast down. The light each radiates gives a blessing to the other. Sometimes this will happen in groups of three.
 
Those who have passed from this world can instruct us. If you don’t believe they can do that directly, you know they can do it through books they have written or music or films they have made. Those who have diverged from an ethical path and have passed on, or are near death, need our kind concern and prayer.
{Wednesday} *Returning to Integrity*
 
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Leo—>Virgo; Foci in 5, Offspring, Pleasure and 8, Regeneration and Other People’s Money
 
|Karmically difficult third| of this week continues
/moon void-of-course (from early time listed yesterday)  *
until it enters Virgo at 3:09p PT | 6:09p ET | 10:09p UT  **
 
\Salvaging the Best/
 
Questionable methods for gain meet their comeuppance eventually—especially if there is anything dishonest in them. Those who are gifted with language or poetry might also have a tendency toward using people carelessly and selfishly. Magical personalities are good when honest and ethical, not otherwise.
 
A festival mood inspires conviviality, yet people keep seeking for what they do not find, or they find it, it’s gone, and they have to find it again. So there is unease and continual motion (of body or mind). 
 
Mature character is a wonderful thing when it can be found. Those who are ambitious and self-assured are constantly delving into opportunities no matter how the astrological weather rages around them trying to upset them. 
 
Song of the Day: Pompeii by Bastille
 
We can rescue what we need from old aborted efforts, as the parts of a wrecked ship or plane can be re-used. Or through cunning and avarice, pirates may grab them. Misuse of sexual energies is likely.
 
Instability and wavering spill treasure. It is wise to know what one has and what one wants, and protect it from anyone’s dishonesty or one’s own carelessness.
 
{Thursday} /Salvaging the Best\
 
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Forecast: Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 April 2014

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Monday 7 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Cancer; Foci in 4, Home or Foundation and 9, Travel or Understanding
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/moon goes void-of-course at 11:15a PT | 2:15p ET | 6:15p UT **
 
~Toward Supremacy~
 
The three stars at the day’s beginning are not for a social time so much as for business—you could focus on things practically and efficiently while the moon forms a grand trine with Mercury and Saturn all day (evening for Mercury also although the moon will be void-of-course).
 
You may be alert to what is best in yourself and a solid heritage which supports you. It could be from your ancestry or from a spiritual tradition or teaching which sustains you. 
 
Outward fortunes keep changing and there is interest in travel. Some skill of yours is accented in a way that gets attention.
 
Eminence, however, is uncertain, dependent on whims of people. Your success could be spasmodic yet brilliant while it lasts. You are original and independent in what you try to do and want to be first, topping rivals. 
 
Song of the Day: The Man by Aloe Blacc
 
You delve into things adamantly, conscious of details which make for success. Then when there is time—probably after the v-of-c period begins—you can rest contented and luxuriate in easy pondering, reading or relaxing. 
 
There is conviviality and high living, maybe feasting, when you feel the time is right. People like to chat with one another liberally, gossiping benevolently. 
 
Yet you keep part of your mind on business. You want to acquire what will make you feel secure and you hold on to what you have fiercely.  You feel that this will make you a better person because you can use what you have in intelligent ways which benefit the world or other individuals as well as yourself. Focused action and choice centered on a job or project earlier in the day, with review and relaxation later, could be a good formula (v-of-c time above).
 
{Monday}   ~Toward Supremacy~
 
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Leo; Foci in 4, Foundation or Home and 9, Understanding or Travel
 
/moon void-of-course  * 
until it enters Leo at 2:51a PT | 5:51a ET | 9:51a UT  **
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week begins at 5:24p PT | 8:24p ET | 12:24a(W) UT  *
 
*Careful Choice Prevents Upset*
 
Mars retrograde opposing the sun is a difficult aspect, said by astrologers to show resentment, fighting, anger, agitation. Alan Leo said it is Will (sun) versus Desire (Mars), which is a rather too-simple formula but suggestive. Can your purposes (sun) be served by force (Mars) or not? Only if it is careful, wisely directed force rather than the sort of antagonism which arouses opposition, it would appear.
 
Song of the day: Sick of It by Skillet.
 
And so, of course, there is suspicion—you may suspect that others are devious or cunning or crafty and selfish, or they may suspect you. People diverge from what is strictly ethical when they feel they “have a right” to something for no particular reason other than that they are not somebody else. You might wink at this, in others or yourself, if there is something cultural, intellectual or interesting going on despite questionable methods. People are changeable, with alternating moods. You might be interested in a scholarly subject. 
 
You may be ardent in pursuing something spiritual even more than the material. You have courage and need discretion as well because your actions may be misunderstood or disapproved. 
 
You might try to get to the roots of some injustice, and rail against it. Perhaps this really needs to be done, though without the vehemence which would make people antagonistic. You will be industrious at what seems most important to you. 
 
You want to defend yourself and others from whatever is wrong or unfair. You may choose to do a lot of that away from the public’s gaze so there is less interference.
 
The indications of possible anger, upset, or even violence are such that it would be well to be careful and prayerful, saying a little prayer to the Highest when confronted with opposition before anything could escalate into real hurtfulness. Whatever looks wrong in others’ behavior may really be wrong, but there is more than one way to let that become evident. Blessing the “enemy” is a time-tested formula. 
 
{Tuesday} *Careful Choice Prevents Upset*
 
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Forecast: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2014

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Saturday 5 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Gemini—>Cancer; Foci in 3, Neighbors and Communication and 10, Honor and Projects
 
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/moon goes void-of-course at 7:56a PT | 10:56a ET | 2:56p UT  **
until it enters Cancer at 2:41p PT | 5:41p ET | 9:41p UT  ***
 
~Fumbling with Magic~
 
Despite, and partly because of, the intense pressures of the Grand Square in cardinal signs, it is a good time to press ahead with major projects (especially before and after the v-of-c times above). 
 
There is naive exhilaration, a seeking-for-party mood. This can go wrong if there is self-will or pressuring of others, or if they pressure you. One feels that in order to enjoy good times available one has to give up one’s darker desires.
 
Song of the day: Dark Horse by Katy Perry and Juicy J
 
There is a contemplative mood, an ability to see everything from a high, inclusive level. You have gifts and abilities which are soaring, but you need to be self-critical and eliminate some wrong or fruitless notions which hold you back. The ability to detect these is a rare one. We tend to go on forever as if machines, according to the Gurdjieff-Ouspensky teachings. We need to see what is wrong with our “machines,” our conditioned and too-habitual responses or beliefs when they are not helping us.
 
Any gloom you feel has partly to do with parent-figures whom you believe in at some level. It’s not that you should reject their secret guidance, but recognize it for what it is, a major help, while not letting it guilt-trip you. There is always a way to live up to their, and your, ideals which is satisfying rather than crushing. 
 
A part of you which is selfish and too dependent on asking things from others may be reflected in someone who begs from you or is annoyingly self-centered.
 
Some are feeling good about having a surplus and want to spend it on pleasures. This can be done foolishly or wisely or both. We need to give ourselves relief from too much weighing, balancing and judging sometimes. Wherever there is beauty, as in spring growth of natural gorgeousness, you want to be. (Maybe we don’t spend enough time looking at flowers and smelling them.)
 
I’ve used the line “Absence is presence” before and it applies today. Someone who is too often absent from you, poignantly or petulantly, may be on your mind and in your feelings. So it is important to realize that there can be geniality, sociality, and harmony. You have a power of persuasion you may not use to its full but you could. You can also be adaptable and form the best social combinations, or link with someone you like for a time. As in the song of the day, you may “play with magic.” It may not be a perfect “party” day but comes as close to that as we have had lately or may have in the near future.
 
{Saturday} ~Fumbling with Magic~
 
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Sunday 6 April 2014
Sun in Aries; Moon in Cancer; Foci in 3, Communication and Neighbors; and 10, Honor and Position  
 
Moon on course  **
 
~Heritage Employed~
 
The two-star rating does not mean this is a bad day, but probably difficult—yet for those who want to press forward assertively, things could go very well, with a sense of achievement despite obstacles.
 
It’s possible to rise beyond yourself and your limited view of things to the level of someone spiritually advanced. This is not easy but is highly rewarding. You can do it by trusting and tapping into your spiritual heritage. This protects you against evil or whatever would hinder you or injure your progress.
 
Someone subtle and refined who is successful could inspire you. You may choose to use exact habits in your approach to success—holding on to almost mechanical precision in your work and schedules. This could be a strong advantage.
 
Some are melancholy and mournful. They sense keenly what has been lost to them, not realizing that something equally good will replace it if they keep their faith and hope. You have a sanction to believe that what you have planned and worked toward will be achieved, no matter in how much darkness some of the details are enshrouded.
 
Song of the day: Remind me Who I Am by Jason Gray
 
You may put up a front of indifference to things which swirl around you, or actually feel indifferent to them. That is because you have seen how transitory each situation is, through past experience. This realization can be a secret strength, for it gives you freedom to try anything at all, to turn your wits and your hands to whatever interests you. 
 
Setbacks are temporary. Love is here, no matter how much it may seem withheld. There can be amity and friendship among those highly placed in the social or business scheme. Something in you is worthy of respect. It links with and pleases those who likewise are worthy through their sense of heritage and spiritual awareness.
 
{Sunday} ~Heritage Employed~
 
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