Morning Star: Daily Astrology for April 7, 2014

First Quarter Moon happens today. Early in the morning Sun and Moon square off at 17-18 degrees Aries and Cancer respectively. Tension between how you feel and who you are. It's quick. Fleeting. But, it is pressurized. Quarter Moons always are. This perfects at 4:31 AM EDT.

Sun in Aries is the warrior. We don't feel much like a warrior today, though. We may WANT to but we are under a Universal course correction right now.

We are re-evaluating our motives. Re-evaluating what relationships we put our energy into. We are re-evaluating the support we receive from others...or not. Slow down warrior. In order to fight effectively, you are going to have to mind your body and attend to the care taking of your weaponry. This is an internal battle. Will vs emotion.

Moon squares Mars at 8:35AM and is felt most of the morning. Sun/Moon/Mars make a t-square of their own, folks. Who you are vs how you feel vs what you want to do. Can you make those things work together? Moon/Mars is conflict between what we need, what we feel and what we are driven to do.

While we are fighting with ourselves, Mercury enters Aries at 11: 35 AM. This is our “Mental Spring.” Ok? The brain awakens. When a planet crosses the Aries point, it is reborn. Retrain your brain. In what areas of life are the lights coming on for you? Think of the Moon's passage from Pisces to Aries. Now, our brain is making that trip. From the quiet depths of the womb where everything is quiet, softened, a feeling of every nerve ending in your body is AWAKE and exposed to the environment.

We cannot recall what this was truly like when we were born. But, the thought of it does help you realize why the first thing that babies do when born is cry. Everything is raw. Very raw. wary of aggressive drivers. Be wary that your mouth may go off without much contemplation behind what you are saying. Be wary of becoming accident prone. Yes, again. Be careful. “Accident prone” is written all over the stars right now. Time will speed up EVEN MORE. But, our actions are skewed.

Help Mars RX in your life by taking up activities that promote deliberate, slow and skilled action. Yoga, for example. You don't run races in Yoga. You employ balance. Focus. Yes. You need something like that right now. Balance. Focus. Deliberate slowly orchestrated action. Foster control while your brain is on fire.

Stability comes slowly. Moon waxes to a trine with Saturn in Scorpio perfecting at 2:14 PM. Look there. Your boundaries are right where you left them. Your boat in a sea of flux. Get on the damn boat.

Pause. From here the Moon reaches Void status. If you have something that needs to be started today, do it in the morning. If you have strings that need to be laced, do it in the evening.

We will Roar in the morning (Moon enters Leo at 5:51 AM EDT tomorrow). You are going to want to rest up for that!
On another note in regard to the First Quarter Moon, the sabian symbols for this Quarter are:

For Sun at Aries 18: An empty hammock.
For Moon at Cancer 18: A hen scratches for her chicks.

There's no time for swinging in the hammock today. We must do what we need to do to feed the children.

From The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, "It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children."