The Astrology Company: April 2023 by Bob Mulligan

Bob was in a serious automobile accident the evening of the 29th.  I am sending the part of the newsletter that Bob completed before his accident. He will recover and send the rest of the newsletter soon.   Katie


April 2023

By Bob Mulligan

(a personal note is at the end of the newsletter)


The Weeks 

From the 1st to the 9th consolidation and the urge for some kind of permanence pulls us toward our past.  We may find indecision stops us making much real progress.  However, resting and nurturing our inner being is necessary self-maintenance to be efficient going forward.  A reward to past accomplishments comes to us naturally.

From the 10th to the 16th bold new ideas come with lightning speed and are embraced with great enthusiasm.  However, the thoughts that will have staying power and affect people’s daily lives will be the ones carefully scrutinized, serialized, and implemented with great care for substance and physical presentation.  The world is only prepared to receive information that has been carefully vetted and applied with attention to procedural details.  New ideas are applied and meet the criteria of the momentary needs of civilization.  The brave lead and the rest come along in the aftermath. 

From the 17th to the 23rd for all the heavy lifting, we do make progress.  Patience and effort is the pair of virtues that pay dividends. Our tools are not exactly appropriate for the environment, but we can make do and accept help from others along the way.  We are in touch with those we have a shared emotional history with.  Reaching out increases goodwill and expands our horizons.

From 24th to the 30th we fall back on well-proven methods.  Even though we are attracted to innovation, it is back to basics time.  Rustic lifestyles may seem unappealing, but gold can be successfully mined out of skills honed in yesteryears.  

The Days 

1st – Saturday – Mercury Semi-sextile Neptune, Venus Semi-square Mars –  Adventure is upon us and it may be a singular experience.  Do we want to explore or stay home and do the dishes?  We can procrastinate, but the basic tasks will still be there with our name on them.  If we can avoid offending anyone, it is best to clear up misunderstanding, take care of routine chores, and look for luck in traditional hangouts. 

2nd – Sunday – Venus Semi-sextile Jupiter, Mercury Contra-parallel Saturn –  Logic fails to pierce the veil of today’s mysteries.  It isn’t just a leap of faith that can carry us forward; the physical sensations in our body tell volumes.  A turn of fortune comes by following our heart.  

3rd – Monday –  Mercury enters Taurus, Mercury Square Pluto – The world is in a hurry and we may feel the rush.  However, it is prudent to plod along, making sure that every step of the way feels right. Stopping periodically to see what others are doing is a factor in helping us stay grounded. 

4th – Tuesday –  Politeness goes a long way to secure the veracity of our decisions.  Our behavior stems from our desire to get it right and to be with on the same page with our co-thinkers. Even though changes are coming fast, we don’t have to do more than to keep moving, even if our pace is slow. 

5th – Wednesday –  Mercury Sextile Saturn –  What is most important is to be physically situated to ride out the coming storm.  The big picture may elude us as there is a tendency to be lost in the funhouse.  Making sense of recent environmental changes is not as important as seeing what we must do now.  To be effective and safe we must be attuned to the general direction of civilization.  There will be time to diagnose the causes later. 

6th – Thursday – The Full Moon is at 12:34 AM EDT on the 16th degree of Aries/Libra –  It is time to get physical; touch is a language all its own.  This is not the time for Zoom, phone calls, or email.  These things are second best.  Two or more people in the same room can create sacred space.  Social distancing has bred some useful habits.  We need to acknowledge how our interactions have improved over the last three years; at the same time, we must overcome physical hibernation.

7th – Friday –   Sun Semi-sextile Uranus, Venus Sextile Neptune –  Going beyond logic is sometimes the only way to awaken the heart.  There is beauty unfolding within each of us; we just need an expanded awareness to see it.  Once recognized, it will automatically spread to others.  All forms of artistic expression find a way into the limelight.  

8th – Saturday –  Mercury Sextile Mars, Sun Parallel Jupiter, Sun Semi-sextile Saturn –   Big ideas and raw enthusiasm are both in full force but pull in opposite directions.  Still, conversation helps align and counter-balance.  Tackling small areas of disagreements first can set the stage for larger consensus later.  Respect for each other’s sovereignty eventually builds trust.

9th – Sunday – Mercury Parallel Uranus – Lightning strikes; we see the flash but without a real jolt.  This is a wakeup call, but not a call to arms. Large projects can inspire or depress us.  What is important is that we don’t go back to sleep. So much vitality is required to climb the next mountain. We only have to take notes today.  Real action is a ways away.

10th – Monday – It is time to take stock of what we have been given.  Let’s share.  Each of us has something to give. We are in an exploratory mood.  Too much pressure and excitement can force us into an unnecessary combative attitude toward each other.  There are options to improve the environment; we get there by doing our part, and leaving others to discover their own truth.

11th – Tuesday –  Venus enters Gemini, Venus Trine Pluto, Sun Conjunct Jupiter, Mercury Semi-square Neptune –  So many options appear that it is easy to get lost in indecision.  We win if we take the time to select our goal then stick to it.  Our foot only fits one shoe size. It is right in front of us and if we take it and are satisfied we will be happy and have time left over to help others. “Real happiness lies in making others happy.” 

12th – Wednesday –  Innovation has meaning if we stay within the gridlines we have already committed to.  Challenges will come; if we stay calm we can use the present energy to remove obstacles.  When we are impatient we are apt to get upset with others or get angry at the environment.  Kind thoughts are healing.

13th – Thursday – Venus Contra-parallel Pluto – A blast from the past can stir emotions that have been dormant.  If we control our negative feelings, a new sky opens.  Positive feelings carry us higher and away from the excesses of the past.  We are using other people’s ideas and creations; this is ok.  But we need to acknowledge the source of our “cover tunes”.  This authenticity allows our own creativity to emerge. 

14th – Friday – Venus Square Saturn –   A little deliberation can calm nervousness.  Time spent inspecting the source of our blockage and reserve can help us find a more productive road forward.  Fear itself is not good, but it can point to some immoveable circumstances in our reality.  Lack of success is one more step on the necessary path to victory. 

15th – Saturday –  We don’t have to know every twist and turn in the path to take the first step.  There are a few things we must accomplish today.  On the other side of these tasks, we need to just glide.  Emotional signposts point us in a direction leading inward.  This is a moment meant for recharging. 

16th – Sunday –  Sun Semi-sextile Neptune –  It is easy to misread the directional signals the world is throwing our way.  Synthesis of many threads of logic is filtered through our emotional matrix.  As long as we are free from any need to control others, we make consistent and productive progress.  We may be in need of a well deserved rest; it is time to take it.

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