BLESSINGS AND CHALLENGES

 “The seven hills before the mountain you climb.” Dr. Douglas Baker

           Triangles contain the most important energy of the Universe. The Universe was created when the Word (Note, Number, Song) sounded out the first three rays – Truth, Beauty, Goodness – of the seven rays, which then dispersed down into the 12 signs of the zodiac and into the chakras of man. Every religion has a trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit – Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva – Osiris, Horus, Isis, etc. In astrology, a 120-degree relationship between two planets forms the beginning of a triangle, called a trine. This is considered a beneficial relationship, one which often gets overlooked as we tend not to notice our blessings as often as we notice our challenges. When three planets form trines with each other, creating a Grand Trine, it’s considered the greatest blessing possible.

          But the Soul loves a challenge. Challenges offer us opportunities for growth which is less likely with a trine. Thus, we say that a trine works best with a challenge. Therefore, this month offers a great opportunity. Not only do we have an ongoing challenge between Uranus and Saturn, but we also have a Grand Trine for most of the month. That challenge is about the upheaval of the status quo, particularly in government and social systems. The Trine offers an opportunity for intellectual communication and the desire to interact and understand our fellow human beings. That challenge can be stubborn and fixed in its approach, but the Trine can lighten the mood. By the end of the month the trine shifts into a more “feeling” mode bringing back the opportunity to connect on an emotional level . . . or not. Knowing this energy flow exists however, gives us the opportunity to tap into it at the highest possible levels.

 Everyone: One of three Super Moons for the year on April 27.

ARIES

MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: You’re in your element the first half of the month.

Direction: Hold that thought.

Soul Thought: “A mind that is stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

LEO

JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: The energy of starting over is still fresh.

Direction: Get clear on why.

Soul Thought: What can the Lion and the Ram do when they work together?

SAGITTARIUS

NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: You are part of this Grand Trine.

Direction: Discern your blessings.

Soul Thought: What is Truth, Beauty and Goodness?

TAURUS

APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: The second half of the month feels better but you may also feel pushed.

Direction: Digging in your heels just plows up the dirt.

Soul Thought: When stepping aside is better . . . like the bullfighters do?

VIRGO

AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Planet: Moon

Dynamic: Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we’re all in this together.

Direction: Know it.

Soul Thought: The World is a reflection of me.

CAPRICORN

 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: No question you are getting through a very tough job.

Direction: Make sure it is on behalf of all of humanity.

Soul Thought: “Small and invisible as this contribution may be, it is yet an opus magnum.” Carl Jung

GEMINI

MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic: Do you think you’re tackling one big dog after the other?

Direction: Tackle them with charm.

Soul Thought: Words can be weapons but they can also win the war.

LIBRA

SEPT 21  –  OCT 21
Planet:Uranus

Dynamic: While you are in a potentially tough position, it’s clearly working off karma.

Direction: And building up your good karma bank account.

Soul Thought: The Soul loves a challenge!

AQUARIUS

JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: Your point of the trine cuts through all the challenges.

Direction: Express your joy!

Soul Thought: The world needs it.

CANCER

JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: This challenge with your energy could make life more interesting.

Direction: Look for clarity by month’s end.

Soul Thought: “I will leave the light on . . . “ Song by Sawyer Brown

SCORPIO

OCT 21 – NOV 20
Planet:Mars

Dynamic: NOW communication lightens up.

Direction: As long as emotions don’t infect your words.

Soul Thought: “Poetry is language against which you have no defense.” David Whyte

PISCES

FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: You may be struggling with what is right or wrong.

Direction: Feeling torn or confused helps one find the deeper answers.

Soul Thought: Who invented right and wrong?