Astrological Context, Week of April 4, 2022
(All times Eastern)
This week’s non-lunar aspects are few, and mostly mild, with one exception.
On Monday, Mars conjoins Saturn. The two major “malefic” planets meet up about every 2 years, and traditionally was used to forecast whether war, famine, pestilence, or drought would be the prevalent “evil” in the coming cycle. Last time they met was March 31, 2020, in the first degree of Aquarius, and figured significantly in the beginning of the current pandemic (though they were not the only factors). They are still in Aquarius, a human, air sign, which is associated with airborne illnesses and human issues. The overall chart for this meeting isn’t quite as nasty as the 2020 chart, but it sends a clear message that it’s not quite over yet, and we are likely to be dealing with lingering effects for the next couple of years, until these two meet in Pisces in 2024, when the focus will shift.
On the 7th and 8th, Mercury sextiles Saturn and then Mars, which will bring a focus to communication around all these issues, and possibly to sales related to things like Covid tests and drugs.
There are two planetary shifts this week as well. On Tuesday, Venus enters Pisces, where she is exalted, and therefore gains a great deal of dignity. This is also a sign of hope in terms of peace, and we may see some improvement of the current situation in Eastern Europe in the next few weeks.
On Sunday, Mercury enters Taurus, where on the one hand, they slow down our thinking to be more careful, while on the other, they escape the proximity of the Sun’s beams, adding to clarity.
4 Apr 2022 21:51 Mar Cnj Sat 22°Aq24′ 22°Aq24′
5 Apr 2022 11:17 Ven Cnj Pis 00°Pi00′ 00°Pi00′
7 Apr 2022 08:37 Mer Sxt Sat 22°Ar36′ 22°Aq36′
8 Apr 2022 14:18 Mer Sxt Mar 25°Ar11′ 25°Aq11′
10 Apr 2022 22:09 Mer Cnj Tau 00°Ta00′ 00°Ta00′