SATURDAY, 4/15/2023


This is the 105th day of 2023
67 days until the Summer Solstice
6 days until Mercury Retrograde
260 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 Rx in Virgo
Fortune is in Pisces
Ascendant is in Taurus
Midheaven is in Capricorn

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


Need more stability in a relationship? Want greater emotional control? Prairie Dog, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Prairie Dog teaches you to garner strength by digging into the energetic influence of the Earth Element, all while showing you how to better manage feelings threatening to overwhelm you! Delve deeply into Prairie Dog symbolism and meaning to find out how this Spirit Animal Guide can support, strengthen, and awaken you!

The Prairie Dog is akin to Squirrel, and some of Squirrel’s personality traits certainly appear in the Prairie Dog’s demeanor. The main differences are that Prairie Dogs live underground while Squirrel spends most of its time in the lofty trees, and of the two, Prairie Dogs have a shorter tail. Despite their minor differences, both creatures share a good deal of symbolism, so reviewing the meaning of Squirrel as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal will offer greater insights into the emergence of Prairie Dog as a Spirit Guide.

The Prairie Dog community spreads out over vast distances through a network of channels. The tunnels help rain runoff, thereby helping to prevent the flooding of the lands. Prairie Dog’s dwelling place gives the creature ties to the Earth Element. Here, your Animal Ally comes to represent stability, grounding, and practicality. At the same time, Prairie Dog’s appearance urges you to place tighter control over the flow of emotions that come “flooding in” so they don’t overwhelm you.

Prairie Dog’s large, earnest eyes are ideally suited to the darkness of the tunnels in which it hides and navigates with ease. Here, Prairie Dog’s meaning and symbolism equate to seeing through shadows and what’s hidden. Your Animal Ally encourages you to expand your vision!

As Prairie Dog moves from place to place, the Animal quite unwittingly fertilizes the ground with their droppings. Here, your Animal Companion encourages you to consider the actions you take now that enrich the soil for the future growth of yourself and others. There are many little words and actions we leave behind without thought that help enrich the days ahead.

Unlike tree-dwelling Squirrels, Prairie Dogs are highly social with specific means for communicating within their colony. They may create clan units where several families band together. Within the family unit, Prairie Dog shows affection by what may appear to be kissing and preening to each other thoroughly. Moving into Prairie Dog Town, you can often find as many as 25 distinct groups or wards creating a colony with trees and rocks marking territorial boundaries. Within the pages of Texas’ recorded history, there’s mention of a Prairie Dog colony spanning over one hundred miles. Here, your Animal Spirit Guide represents strengthening familial bonds, working with the community, and enlarging your existing circle of friends.

Within the colony, the burrows have nursing and sleeping spots. Each exit from the colony features a listening post so members of the colony can remain aware of potential predators. The complexity of the colony’s structure is a feat of ingenuity and cooperation: Two vital attributes Prairie Dog Medicine urges you to instill in your life.

The Prairie Dog family consists of a breeding male and two or three females. In terms of children, there are typically two of each gender. In a large family group, another breeding male may join them out of necessity. Related breeding males are friendly toward each other. The mating and large families within Prairie Dog colonies allude to the idea that it takes a community to raise a child.

The head honcho Prairie Dog defends the group’s territory. If danger approaches, the creature sounds an alarm that sounds like barking. All Prairie Dogs within hearing distance are quick to dive into the colony holes. When two males meet, they begin fluffing their tails, chattering, and sniffing each other’s scent glands. They may also jump in the air and yip as a territorial gesture. If this encounter moves into a fight, they bite, kick, and headbutt each other. Come winter, Prairie Dogs retreat into the tunnels and hibernate until the harsh cold passes; This does have some dangers from Snakes, Ferrets, and burrowing Owls that may try to take over that space.

Prairie Dog often shows up as a Spirit Animal when you find yourself entangled in situations you rather avoid. As your Animal Ally, Prairie Dog supports you in remaining sure in your steps while urging you to turn to friends, family, and the community to get through troubling conditions. Prairie Dog understands there’s strength in numbers and reminds you things will work out for the better when you ask for a little help along the way.

Prairie Dog arrives in your life when you’re taking things way too seriously. Perhaps you’ve become pessimistic as you drown in self-pity. Prairie Dog Spirit is all about the power of positivity. The longer you stay stagnant, the harder it becomes to turn the tide. Prairie Dog barks a warning that you need to free yourself from the dangerous emotional tides threatening to overwhelm you!

When you feel as if your sacred space requires defending, Prairie Dog stands firm with you. You have every right and the responsibility to protect what you cherish. Just as Prairie Dogs defend their colony, your Animal Companion urges you to take considerable care in protecting what’s yours.

Sometimes Prairie Dog comes to tell you it’s time for keeping a low profile. Like your Animal Companion, you may go underground, at least in a figurative sense. Perhaps you are looking to conserve your energy and resources. Give yourself time for a personal retreat. Self-care is of utmost importance.

If you are in the middle of an important decision, Prairie Dog helps you find the open pathways and the most accessible way forward. Remember, too, that your colony of friends or loved ones might be an excellent resource for help in making choices of considerable import.

The Prairie Dog Spirit may call upon you to reconnect with the Earth. The creature encourages you to get out and feel the grass on your feet. Let the fair breezes fill your lungs. Reach out with your senses and embrace the free-flowing, stable energy all around you.


The meaning of the High Priestess is related with inner knowledge. Her appearance in a reading can signify that it is time for you to listen to your intuition rather than prioritizing your intellect and conscious mind. When the High Priestess shows up it can depict an archetype known as the divine feminine – the mysterious female that understands and holds the answers to the deep unknowns; religion, self, nature. She represents someone that is intuitive, and beginning to open to her or his spirituality. Meditation, prayer and new spiritual work is indicated. 

Her appearance in a reading can signify that it is time for you to listen to your intuition rather than prioritizing your intellect and conscious mind.

The card itself shows a night-time scene, meaning that the world in which she protects and guards is one that may at first seem frightening, but has the potential to lead us into the growth of the self. When she appears in a reading, she is calling to you to listen to her message, and follow her into your own depths. There is searching within yourself to be done for the answers that you seek. The answers to the questions you have are within, not without.



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


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