The Full Moon is on Saturday, April 16 at 1:54 pm CDT in 26°Libra. Partnerships, relationships, and diplomatic missions are ruled by Libra and therefore more significant at this full Moon. However, the balance symbolized by the Libra scales is skewed by Pluto in Capricorn in a close square to the Sun and Moon. Power dynamics and plays for dominance will be likely in personal interactions.
Saturn in Aquarius trine the Moon and sextile the Sun suggests a focus on self-discipline and steadiness of spirit will be helpful. Saturn becomes the fulcrum of the scales, the point of balance, where you pause for a moment and find your center before speaking in anger. Or where you pause for a moment before instantly judging a person or situation.
The Jupiter Neptune conjunction, which was exact on April 12 is still in effect. Think about the symbols and synchronicities that came into your life this week. Were you introduced to a new idea or a book recommendation? Did something good expand? Did you find greater freedom? Spiritual insights? Significant dreams at night? With Neptune boundaries are sometimes thinner, so we can be more emotionally sensitive but also more spiritually perceptive.
Planning ahead - I'll write more about this in my next post:
Sudden unexpected changes of plan and revolutionary forces in play - not a stable time for beginning new projects or scheduling events (except those that welcome chaos). Innovative ideas that come to you at this time should be written down, then set aside to simmer for a few weeks before taking action.
The Babaji Festival, Sunday, noon, April 24th by the Temple of Kriya Yoga. There will be a link on the Sunday Services page of the Temple's website on that day:
The annual Babaji Festival celebrates the gurus of our Kriya lineage with music, meditation, and talks. It will include a video with Goswami Kriyananda from the 2006 Babaji Festival on "The Principles of Kriya Yoga."
My talk will be "The Kriya of Astrology" which will contain some thoughts about the planets as our teachers on the spiritual path. Then, I'll a look at the planetary patterns of the coming year in order to reflect on wise actions to balance our lives and soften our karma.
Remembrance of Goswami Kriyananda - an interview with one of the Temple swamis:
Harps of Comfort
I recently saw a presentation by this group and wanted to share the information with you all.
Harps of Comfort provides remote music to isolated patients with COVID-19 and other serious illness, patients nearing the end of life, loved ones, and caregivers. Using the gentle vibrations of harp and voice, the highly-trained therapeutic musicians offer individually tailored, live music sessions with compassionate, loving presence.
There are some lovely, calming recordings of harp music on this site, too.
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.