MONDAY, 4/17/2023


This is the 107th day of 2023
65 days until the Summer Solstice
4 days until Mercury Retrograde
258 days until 2024

Sun is in Aries
Moon is in Aries
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 Pisces
Ascendant is in Taurus
Midheaven is in Capricorn

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


Owls are fascinating creatures. Quite common in rural, suburban, and urban settings, but also plays a significant role in mythology and lore. An encounter with an owl is sure to be memorable; it may also have deep spiritual significance for you.

Like the owl itself, which is often associated with the nighttime, an owl sighting is a signal to peer into the darkness and give thought to what we choose to avoid. In other words, if you go outside to avoid the 800-pound gorilla in your house (something that’s obvious but you’re not talking about it), the owl will hoot, telling you to go back inside and face it.

The owl, in his infinite wisdom, urges us to face our fears and shine a light on the things that lurk in the shadows. Perhaps that’s why, for some, an owl sighting is seen as a negative experience—because the owl seeks to expose secrets. However, an owl sighting is often a good omen because he helps free us from the things that can hold us back.

As we consider an animal spirit’s meaning, it is wise to learn more about the animal itself. Often, the animal’s characteristics can tell us a lot about the message we receive from an encounter. Owls are birds of prey. This means that they actively hunt for their food and that their bodies have evolved to make them the masterful, solitary hunters that they are.

The owl is a nocturnal animal, which means that it rests during the day and hunts at night. It’s wings are designed for silent flight, they have excellent night vision, and amazingly sharp hearing to detect which direction their prey is coming from.

Owls can turn their heads 270 degrees, as they have the ability to pool blood to keep their brain going even when circulation is shut off due to the extreme turning of the neck. What you may not know, however, is that owls do not have the ability to move their eyes in their sockets as we do. Instead, their eyes remain in one position: They move their head to face the direction in which they wish to see.

Interestingly, owls have been known to hunt other owls, particularly those of smaller breeds.

An owl, like any bird or animal, can be a messenger from Spirit. Do you know someone who has crossed over who was always a ‘straight shooter’ in life? Did they always get right to the point? Perhaps you know someone who believed this adage: “The truth shall set you free.”

Now that your loved one has passed, they might choose an owl to visit you, especially if you’re ignoring something important—purposefully or not. Also, if your loved one was just fond of this intelligent creature for its uniqueness and beauty, they may well send an owl to deliver a message. They certainly want you to know that they are around.

Anyone invoking the spirit of the owl will naturally become more observant and will be able to see signs others miss or overlook. If the owl is your spirit animal and you have an owl sighting, you may be an investigator of sorts—someone who seeks out the truth. There’s probably a driving urge in your life to uncover the truth and get answers to your questions—even the ones that seem uncomfortable or that no one wants to discuss.


This card shows that you have already completed the circle of struggle. After spending too many resources and lots of energy looking for success, you have finally overcome the obstacles. The sweat off your brow was worth it – your efforts have finally been rewarded. You may find yourself living in a world of abundance where poverty and suffering have no chance to intervene.

Although it sounds marvelous and satisfying, the card depicts a lot of responsibilities on your side. You are now the sole problem solver in your circle of family and friends which could even propel you into another world of challenges. At this point, you are also flooded with responsibilities to maintain your success. The businesses that you have started are flourishing and keeping you on your toes. The main problem is that these issues could overwhelm you if you lose control, which requires you to make sure that you know how to prioritize and solve the relevant ones.

Although it sounds marvelous and satisfying, the card depicts a lot of responsibilities on your side.

In the real world, this card expresses how people try to burden themselves with responsibilities after they attain initial success. It is like graduating from college, getting a job, and then starting to make it in the real world. More challenges keep coming, you may find yourself looking after your parents, starting a family and at the same time looking to others, which may make you feel as though you are not yet successful. It becomes a burden because at some point you find out nothing is enough to accomplish all these duties. The general lesson of the card is that people should be moderate, prioritize and understand that they cannot solve everything, some things must be let go, given to others, and the burden shared.



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 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


May 01 — Pluto goes retrograde in Aquarius

While Pluto is still in Aquarius for another month, this is a great time to reflect on what you’ve learned and experienced during its brief visit to the Water-Bearer. How can you prepare for the next decade ahead? 

May 01 — Sun in Taurus conjunct Mercury in Taurus

A great day to use logic to solve problems, especially in financial matters. Take your time to brainstorm in order to get the solutions your need. 

May 01 — Juno enters Gemini

With the asteroid of marriage in witty Gemini, the next few weeks are great for having deep talks in your important relationships, as communication will be key to happiness. However, beware of being too flirty, as you may lead people on.

May 02 — Pallas enters Leo

Asteroid Pallas roars in the sign of the Lion for the next few weeks, giving us a boost of valor, courage, and strength to be the royalty of the jungle. However, beware that putting yourself in the spotlight could lead you to danger. Avoid drama when you can.

May 04 — Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

A good day to set up strong emotional boundaries to keep manipulative people out of our lives as we focus on cultivating good vibes. 

May 04 — Venus in Gemini sextile Jupiter in Aries

While this is a great day to have fun and take risks, don’t forget about your limits. Remember that you don’t have to open your heart to everyone. 

May 05 — Full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio

This volatile eclipse in mysterious Scorpio can make even the gentlest sign vicious right now. The energies are unpredictable, making us all a little edgy and paranoid. Don’t jump to any conclusion, as conflict is easy to start but difficult to finish. 

May 06 — Ceres goes direct in Virgo

With Ceres finally moving forward again, this is a great time to take care of ourselves for the next few weeks—especially our bodies. It’s a good time to take care of our health, start routines, and feel a little more productive.

May 07 — Venus enters Cancer

Get ready for waves of emotions when the planet of love enters nurturing Cancer, which can make us both sweet and a little crabby. While we are very protective of our hearts and loved ones right now, we are also very tender.

May 09 — Sun in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus

After a few tense weeks, we’re ready to start thinking logically again this week. Now is the time to trust our thinking and know that we can creatively solve any problem that comes our way.

May 12 — Mercury in Taurus sextile Saturn in Pisces

Even with Mercury being currently in retrograde, this is still a great aspect for business dealings, signing contracts, and catching up on important paperwork. Just remember to use common sense. 

May 12 — Venus in Cancer trine Saturn in Pisces

A romantic aspect that allows us to dream and plan a future with our partners. Important relationships finally find solid ground.

May 15 — Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces

Break out the Tarot cards, as this mystical aspect allows us all to embrace our spiritual side. A great day for divination, spiritual practices, and connecting with the overall universal vibe and your higher power.

May 16 — Jupiter enters Taurus

After the urgency of Aries, Jupiter slows down in grounded Taurus as we spend the next year learning to enjoy the ride of life. Over the next few months, we are here to appreciate the small sensual pleasures of life. Remember, it’s the journey, not the destination that matters. 

May 17 — Jupiter in Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius

This tense aspect can lead to a stand-off as people stubbornly stick with their convictions. There’s no point in trying to change minds when everyone thinks that they’re right.

May 18 — Mercury in Taurus sextile Saturn in Pisces

Now that we’re finally out of Mercury retrograde, we can start wheeling and dealing as we can make the best decisions in business, finances, and our dreams. Use logic and keep a clear head today.

May 19 — New moon in Taurus

Career ambitions are at an all-time high during this full moon as we’re all encouraged to make plans that will help us in the long run. Plant the seeds from business goals to romance, and watch them grow throughout the lunar cycle. Nurture them well.

May 20 — Mars enters Leo

Summer starts a little early as Mars in Leo brings the heat over the next several weeks. With the planet of drive in the bold Lion, our actions become glamorous, generous, and pretty dramatic. A word of advice: don’t start fights you can’t finish. 

May 20 — Mars in Leo opposition Pluto in Aquarius

This moody aspect may make it hard for everyone to get along today. Avoid the crowds and do your own thing. 

May 21 — Sun enters Gemini

We’re all given the gift of gab over the next four weeks, when the sun shines in the sign of the Twins. As we transition from spring to summer, this is an ideal time to learn to adapt to new situations, ask plenty of questions, and finally make a decision!

May 21 — Sun in Gemini trine Pluto in Aquarius

This is a good connection to do some research, as we’ll be struck by questions that could keep us up at night. This aspect brings out our inner detective to investigate the truth of deeper issues.

May 21 — Sun in Gemini sextile Mars in Leo

This aspect gives a major boost of self-confidence, as we feel we are the star of the show. However, be careful not to be so competitive, as it can drive us to bite off more than we can chew. 

May 22 — Mars in Leo squareS Jupiter in Taurus

Fights start easily during this stubborn aspect as everyone believes they are right. Old grudges can come back to the surface, too. Don’t engage with people who just want to cause problems on purpose.

May 26 — Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus

A great aspect for success in both love and money as you make your home a safe haven for your loved ones. 

May 28 — Sun in Gemini square Saturn in Pisces

This lazy aspect won’t keep you busy with work but will allow you to have fun with your friends or get lost in a good book.