“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”
The Moon is void-of-course until early tomorrow morning following a discouraging and confusing square to Neptune this morning at 8:10 AM PDT. Advice is likely to be especially unwelcome today and most communication lacks clarity and focus. It is particularly important to keep things very simple and follow through on previously initiated plans and goals. On the spot — just in time — solutions are unlikely to provide lasting satisfaction. In essence, our overall level of confidence may be just a bit too high, leading to complicated and ineffective ideas that only distract us from following through on our previously outlined plans.
THE WEEK AHEAD: The individual initiative and energetic growing power that was unleashed by last Tuesday’s New Moon (2:28 AM PDT 4° Aries) begins to take shape and show signs of progress this week. The landscape changes very quickly as an entirely new framework begins to emerge, most notably due to Saturn leaving cautiously conservative Capricorn for inventive Aquarius. Mars also leaves Capricorn for Aquarius, conjuncting Saturn on Tuesday. We are especially sensitive to any sense of restriction under the Mars-Saturn conjunction and the likelihood is that a sense of protectiveness quickly puts us on the defensive. Although we may feel amazingly confident, we will do well to temper such confidence with methodical consideration and self-control. Also changing our overall perspective, Mercury emerges from the shadow of the previous retrograde period. Nonetheless, it is still in its fall in Pisces and must navigate a cloudy and confusing conjunction with Neptune, which is building until Friday. While there may certainly be increasing intuitive insight and inspiration funneled through this conjunction, confusing information is also part of this mixture. In general, reliable information is likely to continue to be scarce and spotty at least until Mercury leaves Pisces on April 10th. Nonetheless, we gain important glimpses of how we can learn to navigate this new landscape that has been fostered by January’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Even so, we will need to remain teachable and maintain our humility while we begin to recognize the new opportunities which are presenting themselves. This week offers important lessons which will help us develop important new skills that will serve us well in the days, weeks, months, and — yes — years to come.
There is some impulsiveness to contend with on Sunday. Some may rather look for ways to disappear while others will need to honor the perspective of others in their desire to express their own point of view. The Moon is void-of-course for most of the day on Monday. Advice is unwelcome and we are prone to promoting complicated and ineffective new ideas. The Mars-Saturn conjunction on Tuesday increases our sensitivity to any sort of restriction. The Moon’s trines to Mercury and Neptune help to soothe nerves on Wednesday, inspiring compassion and understanding. We begin to focus on learning as well as teaching on Thursday. Honesty may lead to separations. Relationships are under extreme pressure on Friday. We’ll do better to avoid taking things personally. Mercury escapes the conjunction with Neptune on Saturday, and we begin to see glimpses of a new framework that is being established to replace old and outworn traditional approaches.
Today is the 88th day of 2020
83 days until the Summer Solstice
81 days until Mercury Retrograde
278 days until 2021
Sun is in Aries
Moon is in Gemini
Mercury is in Pisces
Venus is in Taurus
Mars is in Capricorn
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
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