SUNDAY, 4/16/2023


This is the 106th day of 2023
66 days until the Summer Solstice
5 days until Mercury Retrograde
259 days until 2024

Sun is in Aries
Moon is in Pisces
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.


Elk are powerful, adaptable animals that have played a significant role in cultural mythologies. Elk encounters are, for most people, rare, which means that an elk sighting is often an indication that Spirit is trying to communicate with you. By deciding to acknowledge and honor this message, you choose to participate more fully in what Spirit has in store for you.

The elk is a large mammal that is part of the deer family and is native to North America and Northeast Asia. The original name for this animal is “wapiti,” given to it by the Shawnee and Cree peoples. When English explorers first encountered the elk, they thought it resembled an animal that they called “elk” in Eurasia.

 It turns out, however, that Eurasian “elk” are actually moose. Because of this confusion, it is always wise to clarify your elk definition when speaking about this animal. The North American elk’s scientific name is cervus canadensis.

The elk is second in size only to the moose in his class of animals, called Cervidae. This class includes moose, elk, and deer. He is mighty and strong, yet he is not a meat eater. He is an herbivore and represents a clean, uncomplicated life that consists of eating well, surrounding himself with trusted friends, and setting and accomplishing goals.

The elk is a community animal, not a solitary one. While you will occasionally see a solitary elk, most live in herds. Typically, herds consist of either all female or all male elk. This symbolizes the importance of having same-sex friends and companions in life. Of course, when it’s time to mate, the elk takes the time to mingle, but afterward, they resume their fraternity/sorority lifestyle. Larger, more dominant bulls will often have a harem of 20 or more cows that they are not interested in sharing with others.

It has been noted that elk can contract infectious diseases which they may inadvertently spread to domestic livestock. Efforts to control these infections haven’t always been successful. Elk can also be vulnerable to poachers who prize their antlers for use in traditional medicines.

The elk represents dignity, power, inner strength, and passion. If you experience an elk sighting, it’s a message to stay steady on your current course. An elk sighting is also a reminder to be diligent and see things through. If you do, you will earn the respect of others for standing your ground. An elk sighting lets you know that because of hard work, you’re about to come into the life of plenty you’ve envisioned. This is a great reward for a job well done.

When it comes to spirit animal “medicine,” Native Americans widely believe that each animal can teach us about the ways of life—values, culture, hunting, family, etc. The elk teaches pride, strength, stamina, and agility. The Shawnee called the elk “wapiti” which translates into “white rump.” The wapiti is a symbol that it’s time to take the next step in life and do it with courage.

To the Lakota, the elk was an important part of their spiritual beliefs. When a male Lakota was born, he was presented with an elk tooth representing longevity of life. Later in life when a male was ready to find his “other half,” if he had an elk sighting in a dream, he would paint an elk on his courting clothes, indicating a high sexual prowess. To the Lakota, the spiritual elk represented strength, power, and virility.

The elk also serves as the official state animal for Utah and he adorns both the state seal and flag of Michigan.

The Norse people of Scandinavia believed that by observing and listening to animals they could adopt and develop their traits in themselves. For the Norse people, who called the elk “King of the Forest,” the elk was a symbol of inner strength, wisdom, and grace, and having a white elk sighting was a sign of divine protection.


When we see the Page of Wands, we see a youth with enormous excitement and curiosity for the world. He knows what to do, he has the passion to succeed, but due to his inexperience and maybe a little fear of the unknown, his ideas remain abstract. He identifies new worlds to explore, new opportunities he could take advantage of quite easily, and he is even gifted with the “big picture” vision needed to succeed. Even with all of this, he still has the tendency to either remain dormant, or get easily distracted with one idea after the other. If he doesn’t learn to control this, it might be that he squanders the opportunities to advance himself.

When you get the Page of Wands, it simply means something is within you, something that triggers you to make discoveries, indulge in investments or take the next advancement in life.

When you get the Page of Wands, it simply means something is within you, something that triggers you to make discoveries, indulge in investments or take the next advancement in life. You could be just about to take a move on a certain idea, but some conflicting messages keep coming to your mind, and you get discouraged. This card resembles your inner battles which are preventing you from expressing your heroism to the world, to let the world know that you exist for a reason.

If you are wise enough, this card is normally a trigger of courage. It should make you overcome the personal discouragements and move forward boldly to launch your ideas in the real world. Remove the fear, gather your resources and do something. Let the world know that you are there and you have no jokes about moving forward in the path that you choose. Conquer every obstacle, let your ideas shine and be known to the world because this card indicates a level of success that can only be achieved when courage is deployed.



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 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