FRIDAY, 4/14/2023


This is the 103rd day of 2023
69 days until the Summer Solstice
8 days until Mercury Retrograde
262 days until 2024

Sun is in Aries
Moon moves into Aquarius
Mercury is in Taurus*
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Cancer
Jupiter is in Aries
Saturn is in Pisces
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Aquarius
Chiron is in Aries
Ceres is Rx in Virgo
Node is Rx in Taurus
Lilith is in Virgo
Fortune is in Aquarius
Ascendant is in Taurus
Midheaven is in Capricorn

*Mercury is in the pre-shadow phase of its retrograde motion that begins April 21st.


People in a variety of cultures see Squirrel’s meaning and symbolism tied to lightheartedness and pure fun. Watching Squirrel’s antics, it’s easy to see why. This playful demeanor has a more sensible side, however, that pragmatically looks at life. As a result, Squirrel hides bits of food in various locations for the barren winter months. On a human level, this represents long-term planning like finding a good life insurance policy or updating your will. This preparation, however, shouldn’t go overboard. Even the diligent Squirrel only finds a small portion of the nuts they hide in the wild, but since they are buried away, this food often turns into plants and trees come spring.

Our little Squirrel farmer faithfully sows seeds, albeit out of habit; this leads us to question our own proverbial crops. Are we sowing healthy spiritual seeds in our daily life? Or do we find weeds growing instead? Tend the garden of your life faithfully.

Squirrel Spirit is known for having quite a voice. When they play, they chatter. When they sense danger, their vocalization warns other Squirrels nearby. To us, this means finding our voice and using it effectively. Being mindful of our words and honoring their power is part of Squirrel Medicine.

Elementally Squirrels are solar creatures. They love the sun. This correspondence gives Squirrel the extra symbolism of life, zeal, passion, manifestation, and drive.

There is no question that Squirrel is a very cute member among Animal Guides, and also a tad eccentric. Just sit and watch out your window someday as Squirrel romps on the phone line or skitters up a tree. No television needed – this guy is entertainment central. Even with all that movement, you never sense stress in Squirrel. If anything, all that activity seems rather Zen and calming; this is a powerful message from Squirrel. Amusement and play are potent companions to a balanced, peaceful life. Stop taking life so seriously that you miss those fun moments.

Another lesson we glean from Squirrel behavior is the need to avoid too much clutter. Squirrel’s teaching includes the mental clutter of outmoded thoughts, physical clutter that surrounds space, and disrupts the flow of positive energy and the spiritual energy clutter that remains in our aura unnoticed. For on-going health and well-being, pay particular attention to this trinity. Consider that Squirrel gathers the necessities for NOW first, then stores the remainder. He could not accomplish this if his proverbial paws were already full of “stuff.” When you have plenty, stop and enjoy it! Don’t give energy to pointless tasks or relationships. Smile more; worry less.

When Squirrel enters your life as a guide and Animal helper, it marks a period during which you let your hair down and frolic. Time to really release yourself and accept joy and pleasure fully into your life; this accomplishes two things. First, it decreases the stress that often leaves you feeling distracted or frustrated; with that gone, you can refocus your mind on practical matters without irritation.

Squirrel Medicine in your life often speaks to preparation. While Squirrel might be aiming for nuts, pinecones, and seeds, what are your aims for being prepared for the future? For that matter, are you ready for that board meeting tomorrow?

If Squirrel skitters into your life in autumn, this is good news indeed. Squirrel energy is highest during fall. For you, this means that Squirrel bears abundance – be it in your resources or money. Know, however, that this new-found providence needs to last a while. Find a way to preserve and ration it for the long haul; this doesn’t mean becoming a miser. Splurging a bit is ok. Just remain mindful of needs vs. wants.

Squirrel as a Spirit Animal, sometimes comes as a trickster. In the wild, he creates fake bundles of food, neatly distracting other animals from his real treasure. The question Squirrel asks here is: Are you too exposed? Are you properly safeguarding your treasure from predators?

If your Spirit Animal is a Flying Squirrel, the energy is slightly different. This guide teaches you about taking leaps and making safe landings. Be ready for lessons in self-trust, courage, and boldness.

Squirrel is a tattletale of sorts, always chirping out warnings. Sadly, some Squirrels are high strung and put out false warnings. After a time, other animals stop paying attention. The lesson here is one of being careful with your warnings and potential paranoia that may undermine confidence shown by others.


This card indicates a time that you have to work hard and focus entirely on your tasks. This is not necessarily a negative situation, but this means that you must really strive to be the best. The task that you need to accomplish can be personal or professional. No matter what type of task it is, do not be afraid to ask for help when things get overwhelming. The Eight of Pentacles refers to the efforts that you undertake. There is a possibility that there will be a lot of things that you need to address. Hard work is essential, but you still need to find a balance.

The Eight of Pentacles refers to the efforts that you undertake. There is a possibility that there will be a lot of things that you need to address.

When it comes to work, those who are seeking employment should expect that the nature of their job will be demanding. The Eight of Pentacles also indicates that you need to be confident in yourself and that you will be able to fulfill the job. For those who are currently employed, you will be responsible for carrying out more tasks and responsibilities. Never hesitate to ask for the assistance of your co-workers. In terms of love, your work may possibly be affecting your relationship. Regardless of how demanding your job is, you need to make some time for your emotional connections with other people.

On matters of finances, The Eight of Pentacles may signify financial assistance that you have been hoping to receive. Be careful about how you are going to spend this money, remember that this is the fruit of your hard labor and not luck. When it comes to health, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that it is time for you to commit and work hard in order to improve your health – you must stay vigilant about exercise and diet.



The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster than is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.


You feel safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. Yet, when you get into the spotlight, you may find yourself at a loss. Maybe you should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept criticism. It is very important to accept feedback and use it for improvement.

April 2023 Astrological Events


Venus in Gemini Square Saturn in Pisces

Responsibilities in relationships may feel stifling, and you may want to run away. This rarely solves the problem, so try to get underneath the surface of the problem and figure out what the right approach would be.

Waning Crescent Moon in Aquarius


Moon Enters Pisces

Intuition can be strong, and taking time to reconnect to your intuitive self can help. Use intuitive exercises, and gain a little more trust in your instincts.

Waning Crescent Moon in Aquarius/Pisces


Moon in Pisces Sextile Mercury in Taurus

Your schedule may be busy, and you can tackle a variety of projects and commitments. This variety can satisfy your mental demands.

Waning Crescent Moon in Pisces


Moon Enters Aries

There can be extra energy for you to access, and you can focus that energy on whatever excites you most. You can be enthusiastic and ready to take action.

Waning Crescent Moon in Pisces/Aries


Moon in Aries Square Mars in Cancer

Something may get under your skin, and you can lash out as a result. Work on the root issue, and try to have a healthy outlet for frustrations.

Waning Crescent Moon in Aries


Moon in Aries Conjunct Jupiter in Aries

There can be more opportunities around you than you realized, and you can get excited by what’s possible. You may want to focus on new experiences, explore new places, and take in new knowledge.


Solar Eclipse in Aries

The Aries Solar eclipse is full of high energy, and both Aries and Solar Eclipses are times of new beginnings, so this is extra strong now. This eclipse, in particular, has even more energy than usual, so you can feel extra pushed to take action, start anew, and embark on a new beginning quickly.

Sun Enters Taurus

Getting grounded and improving stability and security can be important during Taurus season, and you can work on giving yourself permission to slow down. Work on your confidence levels, and focus on greater self-respect.

Sun in Taurus Square Pluto in Aquarius

There may be fights for power and control, and this can feel like it comes out of nowhere, but it’s likely triggering something deep within you. Focus on that, and try to find some middle ground.

Moon Enters Taurus

Sensual energy can be stronger than usual, and you can connect more to your body and to the physical world around you. You may want to take more time to relax and indulge.

Moon Enters Taurus

Sensual energy can be stronger than usual, and you can connect more to your body and to the physical world around you. You may want to take more time to relax and indulge.


Mercury Retrograde Begins in Taurus

Mercury retrograde begins now and lasts until May 14, and this retrograde occurs entirely in Taurus. With Mercury moving backward in Taurus for almost a month, this can kick up stubborn, inflexible, and proud energy, and we have to work to be more open, ground ourselves and stay humble.

Waxing Crescent Moon in Taurus


Moon Enters Gemini

Keeping busy may be easy as there seems to be a lot you want to focus on. Try to avoid keeping yourself too busy, and becoming frazzled and scattered.

Waxing Crescent Moon in Taurus/Gemini


Mercury in Taurus Sextile Mars in Cancer

It can be easier to control mental energy or to at least take action with some of your ideas and plans. You can get extra excited about one idea or plan, in particular, and this may be a new one or it may be something you’re digging back up to give another chance.

Waxing Crescent Moon in Gemini


Moon Enters Cancer 

Staying in your comfort zone, and sticking to the people who support you, might be a good idea, as it helps you feel more emotionally secure. Try to tend to your emotional needs and strengthen yourself internally.

Waxing Crescent Moon in Gemini/Cancer


Sun in Taurus Sextile Saturn in Pisces

Ambition can run high, and you can be more disciplined with what you want to achieve. You may focus on new goals or pick back up old ones.

Waxing Crescent Moon in Cancer


Moon in Cancer Trine Neptune in Pisces

Imagination can be strong, and you can focus on creative projects or hobbies. You can feel dreamy but have control over it.


First Quarter Moon in Leo

There may be adjustments required over the next week that allow you to have more fun and get more time away from work and chores. You may be creative with the adjustments and take a positive approach to them.

Moon Enters Leo

Make time for the people you love, the places you love, and the things you love to do most in healthy and positive ways. This can help you connect more to your heart.


Moon in Leo Sextile Venus in Gemini

It can be easier to deal with other people, and you can find the right words and actions that get people on your side. You can be pleasant and charming.

Waxing Gibbous Moon in Leo


Mars in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus

Change can be easier to focus on, and you can take action to create the changes you want and hope for. This can get you closer to your dream future, and you can embrace doing things unconventionally.

Moon Enters Virgo

Extra chores and tasks may need to be done, and you can focus on being as efficient with your time and energy as possible. You don’t want to waste time, and you can improve your approach to ensure you don’t.

Waxing Gibbous Moon in Leo/Virgo


Moon in Virgo Trine Mercury in Taurus

Sorting through your ideas and plans can be easier for you to do, and you can tweak your plans, so you’re ready to take action when you get the chance.

Waxing Gibbous Moon in Virgo