This week on the Auchterlonie on Astrology podcast, we look at the week of April 16 through April 22, including the new Moon in Taurus on Wednesday, April 22.
On my podcast a peek at the astrology of the COVID-19 pandemic and astrology underlining Easter.
But now, the week ahead:
Thursday, April 16: The Moon is transiting the constellation of Aquarius. Mars is doing likewise. At just past 1 a.m. they are in the same place in the sky. It’s a day where forward energy and feelings propel you to make your dreams come true. It’s also the 73rd birthday of Lew Alcindor, whose 20 years in the NBA as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar saw him set record-breaking stats for both the Milwaukee Bucks and for the L.A. Lakers.
Friday, April 17: On April 17, 1954, New York Yankee Mickey Mantle played his first game for the fabled ball club. On that day he went one for four. No baseball this year, but today is a good time to imagine and dream what you will be doing when the pandemic is finally over.
Saturday, April 18: Courageous and fearless thinking teams up with forward-leaning future energy, making for a start to the weekend that promises humility and sensitivity. Work on something creative and something where communication matters. On April 18, 1906, an earthquake and fire destroyed 75 per cent of San Francisco, leaving 4,000 dead.
Sunday, April 19: The Sun moves from impulsive Aries into value-conscious Taurus at 10:45 a.m., while the Moon in Pisces is buddies with imaginative Neptune and powerful Pluto. It’s a day where putting your foot down should see results that work well. Canadian actor Hayden Christenson, was born April 19, 1981, and Kate Hudson, (Almost Famous) born in Hollywood to Goldie Hawn April 19, 1979.
Monday, April 20: An impulsive start to the week offers healing of an old wound and a step forward with a job matter. Oh what the Moon in Aries can do! But what the variety of expression with the Sun in Taurus. Celebrating today: George Takei is 83. Jessica Lange is 71. And Adolph Hitler would be 131.
Tuesday, April. 21: On the day before the new Moon, the silver orb in Aries hooks up with Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury. It’s a day of busy activity with maybe too much going on. On April 21, 1918, The Red Baron, Baron Manfred von Richtofen, was shot down over France by Canadian pilot Roy Brown.
Wednesday, April 22: It’s the new Moon in Taurus – and sadly, we don’t get to see it at 10:25 p.m. It’s already below the horizon. It’s called the pink moon courtesy of dust in the sky at sunset. My guess is that because of the lack of activity by people due to the coronavirus, we may get the palest pink Moon ever. In any case it will be stronger on the West Coast and will start a new month. Lester B. Pearson was sworn in as Canada’s 14th prime minister on April 22, 1963. He served for five years and was a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, for his work to keep peace in the Suez Canal.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week.
Next week it’s the first quarter Moon in Leo, which arrives on Thursday, April 30.
Remember, as Joni Mitchell said: We are Stardust. We are Golden. So shine on.