Morning Star: Daily Astrology for Friday, April 24, 2015

I feel like today has the potential to be pretty harsh. We wake up to the Moon in Cancer in a heavy opposition to Pluto Rx in Capricorn (5:22 AM). It's as if a dark veil shrouds the sunrise..and that could play out metaphorically or literally depending on what the weather is like in your neck of the woods. Either way, few are going to wake up “sunny.” On the negative side of this, we could wake up with grief, remorse and regret. We could feel as if we have no control over the circumstances of our lives and be clawing desperately to regain it through various measures.

By late morning (9:01 AM), though, we find the motivation to get up and trudge through our day with a nice supportive sextile from the Moon to Mars in Taurus. We slowly begin to put one foot in front of the other. Then, at about the same time (2 minutes later, as a matter of fact) our cow selves are poked by a metaphorical cattle prod as the Moon finds Uranus by square. If you weren't motivated to move a few minutes ago, you surely are now! WAPOW! GO CATTLE GO!

Now, let's think about this. We wake up in a sour mood for one reason or another. We may not even want to get out of bed and greet this day. But, we do. And, as soon as we do, something happens and catalyzes us emotionally and potentially physically. Lightening strikes and we end up running in whatever direction we are pointed in at the time. Might be a good idea to make sure you are pointed in a direction you want to go. And, it might be a good idea to absorb the Uranian shocks and settle yourself before you even contemplate trying to move to begin with. Stuff like this agitates cows, to say the least. Frankly, I don't know anyone that ENJOYS being poked with an electric stick bovine or not. Energy like this could start a veritable stampede. I don't know about you, but I plan on side-stepping any such action. GET THE HECK OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE YOU GET TRAMPLED BY THIS DESTRUCTIVE FORCE!

It isn't until our evening hours that we get to really think about what has occurred and have a chance to assess our personal hurts over what has happened. At 1:05 PM, the Moon is settled by a sturdy sextile to Mercury in Taurus. Then, the Moon moves into trine with Chiron (1:52 PM) and enters Void status. Mercury finds Chiron by sextile after the Moon is Void (6:37 PM). The emotional body comes to a numb standstill as we inspect the potential damage. Venus also finds Pluto by inconjunct at 9:51 PM. Hearts may be sinking a little bit. Our butterfly hearts could have gotten severely trampled by events that occurred earlier in the day. Or, we could become overly transfixed upon desire while never truly realizing how obsessed we are.
I'm just going to tell you outright, I don't like the looks of the sky for this Friday. Oh, I'm sure I could sprinkle some sugar on it for you and tell you that we'll all come through it just fine. But, that just isn't my honest response to what I see. Today is very likely to be tough, emotional and potentially shocking. We've traversed PLENTY of Cardinal Moons in harsh aspect to Uranus and Pluto during days when the orb was MUCH tighter than it is today. But, this one looks like one of those “perfect storm” set-ups to me. I'm getting hits about it “all coming out in the wash” under this sky. Plus, the water coming out of that laundry is turbid, murky and dank. There is an expulsion of ugly that has the potential to occur. Poisons are drawn to the surface and what is exposed could be rather off-putting. I really want to be wrong. And, if we traverse this day without any ugly, I'll celebrate my errors with you. But, from this perspective, I don't like the looks of it at all.

Tomorrow offers a little relief with the Moon entering Leo and meeting up with a grounding trine from Saturn in Sagittarius. However, the Bull and the Lion are pitted against one another under the tension of our First Quarter Moon that is pumped full of Jupiter. Hold your rudder true under this sky and don't let circumstance to catalyze you into erratic action that you are likely soon to regret. Aim for rock steady holding yourself on center as the waves pound against you. Decide how to move forward after the storm wanes a bit..but make sure you are sheltered safely in the process. Step out of the way of rushing bulls and wait this one out if you can.