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TRANSCRIPT Ep. 224 | Pisces New Moon: Draining Our Brains! – Large Sky Astrology


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 224 (March 4, 2024): Draining Our Brains!

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Hey Invisible Good friend, April right here, and the date at this time is March 4th, 2024. Welcome to Episode 224 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast.

This week, busy Mercury features Uranus and Neptune, then enters energetic Aries and features Pluto. The Solar and Mars side Uranus inside six minutes of one another, and the Pisces New Moon initiates a brand new cycle that mixes Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. And I reply a listener query about easy methods to grow to be knowledgeable astrologer.

Mercury sextile Uranus (March 4, 2024, 12:24 pm PST)

Mercury sextiles Uranus on March 4th at 12:24 pm Pacific Time at 19º41’ Pisces and Taurus.

Ever since Mercury has been in Pisces, our minds have labored greatest if we’ve given them loads of time to dream and to think about, and proven kindness and persistence in our communication with the individuals near us. Inspiration and creativeness in communication are the watchword for Mercury in Pisces, and it’s a really productive time for writers, artists, and anybody who wants imaginative breakthroughs in no matter they’re doing.

When Mercury’s connecting with Uranus, concepts appear to return from nowhere, and infrequently they’re very revolutionary and take us in fully new instructions. That may be enjoyable and thrilling. It doesn’t imply that it’s a must to throw out your normal method of doing issues, or any concepts that you just’ve had which might be a bit of extra typical, however this simply widens the scope of your affect a bit of bit extra and wakes you up in a brand new method.

In the event you had been a author, you’ll end up making completely different decisions in phrases. In the event you’re an artist, you would possibly wish to work in a unique medium for a change. No matter it’s that you just do, whether or not it’s in your inventive life or in your job, Mercury in side to Uranus at all times exhibits you a brand new and thrilling method of doing it.

Mercury conjunct Neptune (March 8, 2024, 7:06 am PST)

Just a few days later, on March eighth at 7:06 am Pacific Time, Mercury makes a conjunction with Neptune at 27º01’ Pisces, on the Sabian image 28 Pisces, A fertile backyard below a New Moon. So whereas we’re with reference to Mercury, because it makes a conjunction with Neptune on this lovely Sabian image, I needed to let you know about one thing I not too long ago discovered in regards to the mind and sleep.

It appears sleep performs an important function in supporting the mind’s lymphatic drainage system by means of a course of known as the glymphatic system. The glymphatic system is a waste clearance system within the mind that capabilities primarily throughout sleep. Sleep promotes the restoration of cognitive perform, together with reminiscence and emotional regulation.

So principally, whereas we sleep, our mind is cleansing itself. We completely can not skimp on sleep and anticipate our brains to work their greatest. I believe that’s a very good factor to recollect whereas Mercury is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. As a result of it is a mixture of dreaming, of creativeness, of letting your mind off the leash and going in several sorts of instructions and musing and imagining. Simply be sure to take loads of time to empty your mind.

Mars sq. Uranus (March 9, 2024, 2:55 pm PST)
Solar sextile Uranus (March 9, 2024, 3:01 pm PST)

Mars squares Uranus on March ninth at 2:55 pm Pacific Time, adopted solely 6 minutes later by the Solar sextile Uranus. All of this takes place at 19º51’ Pisces and Taurus.

Mars sq. Uranus is likely one of the extra flamable features. Mars is the planet that represents motion, haste, pace – as we see within the Sabian image for Uranus right here, 20 Taurus, Wind clouds and haste. And when it’s a facet with Uranus typically, it tends to maneuver a bit of extra erratically and unpredictably. So, it is a time interval, say, between about March seventh and March tenth, once we really want to curb our tendency to maneuver too rapidly and to talk or act too impulsively and even provocatively. Accidents and arguments generally is a manifestation of this planetary side.

On the plus aspect, the Solar is on this good sextile side to Uranus, which represents a chance to vary habits and patterns, and to activate our creativity and individuality. Sextiles at all times current alternatives, however because the Solar sextiles Uranus, we have to select correctly from these alternatives. In the event you’re offered with a chance that’s a bit of bit on the damaging aspect, for instance, it’s okay, and even advisable, to go on it.

Mercury enters Aries (March 9, 2024, 8:03 pm PST)

On March ninth at 8:03 pm Pacific Time, Mercury enters Aries. It’ll be on this signal by means of Could fifteenth, which is an particularly lengthy transit in a single signal, as a result of it is going to be retrograde in Aries between April 1st -that’s an ideal April Fools! -and April twenty fifth. It’ll station retrograde at 27º13’ Aries on April 1st and again all the way in which to 15º58’ Aries on the twenty fifth. So it’s between that span of levels in Aries that will likely be influenced most by this Mercury retrograde.

Now nothing, no planet, likes to be retrograde when it’s in Aries. As a result of it is a signal that desires to maneuver ahead and at nice pace. So the nearer Mercury will get to its station on April 1st – station simply means shifting ahead or shifting backward – the nearer Mercury will get to this station, the extra communications will are inclined to decelerate, and that may be irritating when Mercury is in Aries.

And particularly, for those who’re planning to journey for that large eclipse on April eighth, that will likely be throughout this retrograde. So make sure to have backup plans. It’s a humorous time of 12 months to be touring. Right here in the US, the climate is sort of changeable in April. And there’s no telling, actually, for those who’ll even be capable of see the occasion, the place you go. Lots of people will likely be touring, particularly whenever you get to the purpose the place you’re about 15 miles out from the location the place you’re gonna go watch it. Issues can actually get congested, so simply actually assume it by means of prematurely and have backup plans.

Mercury sextile Pluto (March 10, 2024, 3:20 pm PDT)

Mercury sextiles Pluto on March tenth at 3:20 pm Pacific Time at 1º27’ Aries and Aquarius. Mercury is on the Sabian image 2 Aries, A comic entertaining a gaggle, and Pluto is on 2 Aquarius, An sudden thunderstorm.

I just like the picture right here of making an attempt to entertain others, maintain communication gentle and quick, which Mercury in Aries is superb at. However you would possibly discover that you just get an excellent higher response from individuals for those who throw in one thing sudden, as a result of it’s connecting with Pluto in Aquarius. It may well imply speaking about issues which might be a bit of bit taboo, as a result of that’s the form of factor that Pluto is admittedly desirous about. So we now have a chance – it is a sextile – and the chance right here is to make use of our minds in an particularly targeted and constructive method. And, particularly, this has to do with planning for the longer term, with Pluto being in Aquarius.

Pisces New Moon (March 10, 2024, 1 am PST)

And now for the Moon Report. It begins with the Pisces New Moon on March tenth at 1 am PST at 20º16’ minutes Pisces on the Sabian image 21 Pisces, Little white lamb, baby, and Chinese language servant. Within the chart for this New Moon, the Solar and the Moon are in a conjunction with Saturn on one aspect, Neptune on the opposite, and in addition in a sextile side to Uranus.

This begins a brand new cycle within the Pisces home of your chart the place 20º16’ minutes Pisces falls. I’ll hyperlink to a weblog publish and video about easy methods to discover that, for those who discover it form of complicated. It is a New Moon chart that exhibits exhausting work and self-discipline on one aspect, Saturn, and a extra informal and intuitive method on the opposite, Neptune. Put these collectively, and maybe it’s one thing about working exhausting to outline your goals, creating the infrastructure to assist your efforts. And, to be keen to form of roll with something sudden that comes up alongside the way in which.

The Sabian image for this one is a bit of bit odd. I typically like to return in my thoughts to the age when these symbols had been intuited by psychic Elsie Wheeler. This was in 1925, and this was an period in the US the place she lived, and notably on the West Coast, the place Chinese language home servants had been very outstanding in rich households. Chinese language immigrants presently confronted discrimination and restricted job alternatives attributable to racial prejudice, and in addition restrictive immigration legal guidelines.

Consequently, many Chinese language immigrants turned to home service as a way of incomes a residing and this included baby care. The crux of this image, if we’re to imagine a connection between them, is that that is the kid of a rich household, who has this lovely pet lamb and has a servant in control of their well-being. For this New Moon, I believe we also needs to maintain our eyes and ears open within the information, within the media for conversations about race and standing. Race is commonly related to Neptune, and this New Moon diploma could be very near Neptune. And standing, in fact, is related to Saturn, on the opposite aspect of the New Moon level.

Lunar Section Household Cycle

This New Moon, like each New Moon, initiates a three-year Lunar Section Household Cycle, in addition to the 28-and-a-half-day lunar cycle that we’re used to. The Lunar Section Household takes the vitality and the magic of every New Moon and extrapolates it out over a for much longer interval. In order that the 28-day lunar cycle that begins at every New Moon is form of a style of issues to return. It’s the place we establish some form of aim, or some form of intention, and we work by means of the preliminary phases of imagining what that might seem like. Then, 9 months later, there’s a transiting First Quarter Moon on December eighth, 2024, that’s close to the identical diploma as this New Moon, so near 20º Pisces. 9 months after that, there’s a Full Moon near that very same diploma level on September seventh, 2025. After which 9 months after that, the Final Quarter section near this diploma. And that’s on June eighth, 2026.

What I’m encouraging individuals to do is to maintain a form of a lunar journal. Notice what is going on for you across the time of this New Moon, particularly if you know the way to establish the New Moon level in your delivery chart, as a result of that tells the placement the place issues in your life are being influenced by this New Moon and the place this story, this message will carry by means of for the approaching three years.

I believe crucial theme of a Pisces New Moon has to do with exploring our non secular path and in addition for therapeutic and forgiveness. If there are individuals in your life towards whom you’re carrying some form of grievance or grudge, it is a time to see for those who can start to let that go. As a result of you may’t actually heal from the harm till you’ve got let go of that robust connection.

It could be a time additionally that you just wish to decide to some form of non secular follow or non secular path. You would possibly determine to attend common providers at a church, you would possibly determine to do every day meditation or ritual. No matter it’s, Pisces is the signal that reminds us there’s a lot past this world, past the issues of the earth and the flesh that we are able to see and expertise with our senses, and it is a New Moon interval for exploring that realm.

Void-of-Course Moon intervals

Let’s have a look at the Void-of-Course Moon intervals for this week.

On March 4th, the Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune at 7:41 am Pacific time. It’s Void-of-Course for almost 5 and a half hours, after which enters Capricorn at 1:15 pm Pacific time. A sq. side refers to a battle, and I believe the battle between the Moon in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces has to do with Sagittarius’ fiery optimism versus the mild dreaming and generally a bit of little bit of confusion that we see with Neptune. The story with this Void-of-Course interval is: what is, which is represented by Sagittarius, what we imagine, can get in the way in which of what may very well be, and that’s what Neptune in Pisces desires us to look at. So, it is a Void-of-Course Moon interval once we’re requested to let go of a few of our should be certain about what’s what and what we imagine, and to be keen to open ourselves as much as not essentially realizing and simply experiencing the journey.

On March sixth, the Moon in Capricorn sextiles Neptune at 11:35 am Pacific Time is void-of-course for almost 5 hours, then enters Aquarius at 4:38 pm. There’s at all times a chance in a sextile side, and the chance right here is to make use of our great qualities of Capricorn ambition and perseverance within the service of serving to others. That’s the Neptune half. In case your ambitions are just for your self, then your habits generally is a little bit heartless and self-serving. Now for those who don’t have a transparent path and that purposeful high quality we see with Capricorn, effectively, then your Neptune good intentions for the world received’t essentially go wherever throughout this Void-of-Course Moon. The chance is to determine easy methods to carry these two into a greater steadiness in your life.

On March eighth, the Moon in Aquarius makes a conjunction with Venus at 10:55 am Pacific Time. It’s Void-of-Course for just a bit over six hours earlier than it enters Pisces at 5:03 pm. There’s a strain that comes with a conjunction. The Aquarius love of freedom can get a bit of bit uncomfortable generally in relationships. How are these two wants coexisting in your life, the necessity for freedom and the necessity to join intimately with others, and how are you going to create new habits that give each of them some area in your life?

And eventually, on March tenth, the Moon in Pisces makes a conjunction with Neptune at 12:45 pm Pacific Daylight Time. It’s Void-of-Course for a bit of over 4 and a half hours, after which enters Aries at 5:19 pm. In the US, we’re lucky in that it is a Sunday. We are able to attempt to reserve time for stress-free, napping, daydreaming, listening to music, studying a novel, communing with spirit, and see how we are able to start to make this stuff extra of part of our every day routine.

Listener Query: Recommendation for an Aspiring Astrologer

On this week’s listener query, listener Jean writes, “Hello April, I like your profession in astrology. I’ve thought of changing into an astrologer myself, and I’m curious in regards to the path you took to ascertain your self within the subject. What recommendation would you give to a comparatively new astrologer who’d prefer to sometime be knowledgeable astrologer? It appears there are such a lot of individuals on the market doing it, and I don’t know how I may make myself seen.”

April: Thanks a lot for that query, Jean. It does look like astrology is a really crowded subject as of late, and I believe we are able to chalk that as much as know-how, which has made it a lot, a lot simpler for brand spanking new astrologers to calculate their charts and in addition to attach with a possible viewers on-line.

I’m afraid that in some ways, the trail that I took to being knowledgeable astrologer may not be all that related to someone beginning out at this time. It was method again in 1989 that I met my first instructor and commenced finding out in her class. And I completely do assume that’s the first and most vital step to organize your self to be finally knowledgeable astrologer, and that’s to review with someone who’s a very good astrologer and a very good instructor. It’s nice if you are able to do that within the space the place you reside and go to an in-person class. However you’ve got the choice at this time to review with nearly any astrology instructor wherever on the earth. So, positively try this first.

And so, after finding out with my instructor for a few years, I turned knowledgeable astrologer in 1991. Within the days earlier than that, I did train myself easy methods to calculate charts by hand, as a result of there actually weren’t packages for private computer systems at the moment, not to mention apps to do all of that for you. I believe it was in all probability in about 1992 that I acquired my first software program program that did astrology, and it was an actual recreation changer.

Within the early days, I taught small courses in my neighborhood. I constructed up a small clientele, principally by promoting in an area free newspaper. After I moved to a brand new metropolis in 1993, I just about misplaced all of that, and I needed to begin from scratch. I cherished to write down. So, I submitted an article to the Mountain Astrologer journal in 1994 that acquired revealed and I acquired loads of shoppers from that.

It was at all times a bit of exhausting for me to get native shoppers, so I targeted on writing for magazines, I wrote for an area newspaper to attempt to develop my attain. However it actually was form of sluggish going for me, till I began my web site, Large Sky Astrology, in the summertime of 1999, after which I registered the identify in June 2000. And all of the sudden, I used to be capable of write something I needed, with no deadline, with no editorial interference, and discover an viewers, and it was completely wonderful.

I started attracting followers with my writing. And finally my work was seen by an editor with a significant metaphysical writer. I wrote articles for them, then a guide. After which finally I used to be referred to a guide agent for a challenge with Penguin Publishing. That resulted in my guide, The Important Information to Sensible Astrology. After which a couple of years later, the identical agent related me with one other writer and I wrote Astrological Transits for them. And the entire time I used to be writing essays for my web site, I utilized to talk for astrology teams and conferences and steadily constructed a reputation for myself.

I’ve been on social media, first Fb, then Instagram for a few years, and I started this podcast in 2019. However I’ve made myself sufficiently busy with my weekly column, my podcast, my shoppers, my different gigs, that it’s actually exhausting for me to seek out the time and motivation so as to add video to my bag of methods, and I do assume that that’s completely essential as of late to get your work seen.

Anyway, that’s how I acquired to the place I’m. If I had been beginning out at this time, I believe I might in all probability simply be fully overwhelmed by all of it. However right here is the a part of my journey that I believe continues to be fairly related at this time. I contemplate writing my chief ability, and I managed to leap into the sector of astrology at a time when you may make a reputation for your self together with your writing. Alongside the way in which I started delving into digital art work to accompany my articles, and naturally the podcast has introduced a complete new viewers.

After I discuss to teaching shoppers who’re planning, as you’re, to grow to be an astrologer, I inform them a working astrologer needs to be competent at many issues. They need to be capable of train, lecture, counsel, write, do video, do audio, do all of it.

However you mustn’t lose sight of what it’s a must to supply that’s particular. And to deal with the medium the place you completely shine. If you’re wonderful on digital camera, effectively then do movies. If you’re a greater author than the rest, weblog your little coronary heart out. And for those who love utilizing your voice, you generally is a lecturer or hey, begin a podcast.

After which it’s a query of time and perseverance. And keep in mind, that irrespective of what number of astrologers there are on the market, you’ve got one thing that nobody else can supply, and that’s you.

Jean, I hope that that helps!

And for those who, invisible good friend, have a query you’d like me to reply on a future episode, simply depart a message of 1 minute or much less at speakpipe.com/bigskyastrologypodcast, or you may simply e-mail me at april@bigskyastrology.com and put “Podcast Query” within the topic line.

Donor Thanks

That’s all the pieces I’ve on my present sheet, so I’m gonna wrap this one up. Thanks for listening to the Large Sky Astrology Podcast. In the event you like what you’re listening to, please make sure to subscribe or comply with the present in your app of selection. Depart a ranking or a evaluate, and I hope you’ll unfold the phrase by telling an astrology loving good friend in regards to the podcast. You possibly can learn present notes and full transcripts, and depart your feedback about every episode at BigSkyAstropod.com.

Thanks very a lot to everybody who has proven assist for the podcast over time and through my September Podathon. On every episode, I’m thanking a few of my monetary donors by identify. This week, let’s give a Large Sky Astrology Podcast shout out to considered one of my oldest associates, a really particular Pisces who, in reality, is celebrating a milestone birthday this week, Tim Tormey and due to Sarah Jane Williamson, who has donated to the Podathon each single 12 months!

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That’s it for this episode. Be part of me once more vibrant and early subsequent Monday. And till then, maintain your toes on the bottom and your eyes on the celebs!


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