Weekly General Astrology Overview April 8 2019
- Set the forces of luck in motion
- Discover just how much you are capable of
- Play with the power of love, compassion and empathy
Jupiter is the planet of luck and last minute rescues. But we cannot rely on Jupiter alone to pull us out when we have fallen into non-chocolate brown stuff. Luck is like destiny. We can make our own. Jupiter should always be treated as the ‘heaven helps those who help themselves’ planet. We set the forces in motion – start the generator if you like. Once it is spinning, yes, like a roulette wheel or even The Wheel of Fortune card in the Tarot, then Jupiter steps in, boosting our bet if you like – which is nothing more than us betting on ourselves usually. Except of course, when Jupiter is making a rare retrograde. Which is does this week and on a Thursday – which is Jupiter’s ruling day derived from ‘Thor’s Day’ – the day assigned to the God of Thunder.
Jupiter is also retrograde in its ruling sign of Sagittarius. Long distance travel, the mass media, the law, academic studies, sports, airlines, foreign affairs – all will be supersize affected. Needless to say, try to put off travelling now especially as we are still within the Mercury retrograde shadow period. Jupiter will square Mercury in Pisces this week perhaps bringing chaos and outages. However, for those willing to take a chance again on something from their past – especially if it falls under Jupiter’s rulership, the God of Thunder may just pull a marvellous (pun intended), resurrection of opportunity out of his helmet. But we have to go back after it.
Things may not stay hidden this week. Doping scandals are one possibility due to not just Jupiter retrograde but a meeting between Venus and Neptune in Pisces. For some of us, this can be the visit of divine inspiration, love and empathy. While others may get lost in escapism or unhealthy imagination. Shakeups could also occur right at the top – politicians, CEO’s, corporations. The Sun in Aries squares off first Saturn in its ruling sign of Capricorn and the establishment, on the 10th and then Pluto on the 13th. From the boardroom to the basement – we could see certain figures or even entire companies, discover it’s a long way down. On a personal level – we could be confronting a few hard truths about where we have assigned authority of our lives over to others. Who may now be revealed to be unworthy of this trust.
On a soul level however, shining optimism lights up the sky at the end of the week as many of us who set those wheels in motion could now see them turn in our favour – with an extra sprinkle of sparkling feel-good times thrown in. A Grand Fire Trine lights up the sky formed between the Sun in Aries, the Moon in Leo and Jupiter in Sag. This could be a real show-stopping, spotlight finding moment for many of us that gets us noticed for all the right reasons and has us pointing to something we were finally able to achieve with a victory cry of ‘I did that!’ Sit down at the table this week, and replay that big hand you’ve been holding on to.
In a nutshell: Jupiter planet of expansion, makes a rare retrograde in its ruling sign of Sagittarius. It’s asking we give something a second chance. That could just be taking a chance on ourselves.
10 APR 2019 SUN IN ARIES SQUARE SATURN IN CAPRICORN (Aries to Capricorn)
10 APR 2019 VENUS AND NEPTUNE CONJUNCT IN PISCES (Pisces)
11 APR 2019 JUPITER RETROGRADE IN SAGITTARIUS (Sagittarius)
12 APR 2019 JUPITER RETROGRADE IN SAGITTARIUS SQUARE MERCURY IN PISCES (Sagittarius to Pisces)
13 APR 2019 SUN IN ARIES SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN (Aries to Capricorn)
14 APR 2019 GRAND FIRE TRINE SUN IN ARIES TRINE MOON IN LEO TRINE RETROGRADE JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS TRINE SUN IN ARIES (Aries to Leo to Sagittarius to Aries)
By our astrologer Helen