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The Astrology of April 2023

April arrives with a battery of exams: A test of our faith; an invitation to wrestle with fervor (its fruitful and destructive qualities); a potential to purify our relationship with favor; and then a redo on the Aries New Moon – Eclipse Edition.

Skyvibe Serial Forecast: Week #13 - March 26th - April 1st

The undulations of benefic and malefic enclosure (that extend into next week) are what really make this week one that can hold its own in comparison to the big ingresses earlier in the month. Particularly with Thursday's rogue wave right in the middle of the set.

Fortnightly Lunacy 2023: Aries New Moon

Saturn's overcoming square to the Gemini ascendant is the demand, and Mars in Gemini finally escaping the rays of Neptune's square is the detail's excruciating clarification.

Betterthans & B-Sides: Week #12

As you might guess, the combination of the Sun in Aries and Venus in Taurus means that there are some good elections and quite a few b-sides to work with.

Skyvibe Serial 2023: Week #12

If the winds of change were blowing earlier this month, this week we've got some some gale force winds. Pluto changes signs once a generation, and the changing of Pluto's sign from Capricorn into Aquarius is baked into the foundation of the USA as an internationally recognized independent nation.

The Astrology of March 2023

The month of March is of major passages and portents. Something y'all will likely have already noticed by the time this post goes live. Saturn's departure from home territory is the passage. And Pluto's (preliminary) entry into Aquarius the portent.

Fortnightly Lunacy: Virgo Full Moon 2023

Perhaps it's only fitting that an invitation to "see like Luna" would entail a certain cyclical darkness, and periodic changes of perspective? That there would be moments of pause, and retrospective reflection, in the realm of a planet who 'rejoices in the still silence of night'.

Wednesdays are for Mercury

A lot of folks will say to take a nap, have a snack, or bathe luxurious-like on Mondays. But, maybe you’ve found that on Mondays you prefer yoga or a martial arts class, and it’s Saturdays are actually the day you want to focus on self-care? (I’m looking at you Aquarius risings!)

Betterthans & B-Sides 2023: Week #8

There's not a lot of great windows of supportive skyvibes this week, but there are two solid B-Sides. A lot of the Betterthans this week are pretty marginal, though should be very informative for those observing charts of the moment as part of their electional studies.

Skyvibe Serial 2023: Week #8

On the whole, this week is one that's about thinking and speaking clearly about the things we need in order to heal: things that need to change, ways we need to innovate where old ways of doing things are no longer kind or compassionate to carry on – for us, or others.