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Episode 232 | Pluto’s Week: Power, Control, and Cleaning Out the Pipes!

Episode 232 | Pluto’s Week: Power, Control, and Cleaning Out the Pipes!

This week, Venus and Mars enter their home signs and immediately encounter Pluto; the Aquarius Last Quarter Moon, conjoined Pluto, is an emphatic exclamation point at the end of two lunar cycles; Pluto stations retrograde – are you in control of your life? And in keeping with this week’s Plutonian theme, April answers a listener question about personal planets in aspect to Pluto. Plus: Exterminators and plumbers, tempering Taurus, and putting a little air into it.

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[1:11] Venus enters one of her home signs, Taurus, on April 29 (4:31 am PDT, through May 23, 2024). Enjoy the physical world!

[3:14] Venus squares Pluto on April 30 (9:30 pm PDT) at 02º06’ Taurus and Aquarius, on the Sabian symbol Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to give and to share at least part of the bounty that you enjoy.

[6:06] Mars enters one of its home signs, Aries, on April 30 (8:33 am PDT) and will be in this sign until June 8, 2024. During Mars’ stay in Aries, it sextiles Pluto and conjoins the North Node. Full speed ahead! – but pay heed to trusted people who warn you to slow down.

[8:40] Moon Report! The Aquarius Last Quarter Moon (May 1, 4:27 am PDT) emphatically concludes the Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse cycle that began on April 8. Share your energy and talents with a group, and set a long-term goal.

[10:14] This is the Last Quarter phase in a lunar phase family cycle (LPFC) that began on Jan. 31, 2022, with a New Moon at 12º19’ Aquarius. The First Quarter Moon in this LPFC was on Oct., 2022, and the Full Moon on Aug. 1, 2023.

[12:29] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On April 30, the Moon in Capricorn sextiles Mars in Pisces (8:18:45 am PDT). It’s VOC for less than one minute, then the Moon enters Aquarius (8:19:32 am PDT). If you are awake and aware at this time, simply pause, take a deep breath, exhale, and list three people in your life who need your help and love.

[14:45] On May 2 (2:28 am PDT), the Moon in Aquarius squares Jupiter in Taurus. It’s VOC for about 9 ½ hours, then enters Pisces (11:52 am PDT). Review how you’re sharing your time and assets with others.

[15:36] On May 4 (12:06 pm PDT), the Moon in Pisces conjoins Neptune. It’s VOC for about 1 ½ hours, then enters Aries (1:41 pm PDT). Are you reserving enough time for rest, relaxation, and communing with spirit?

[16:37] Pluto stations retrograde on May 2 (10:47 am PDT) at 02º06’ Aquarius. Pluto has been direct since Oct. 10, 2023 and will turn direct again on Oct. 11, 2024. Pluto reenters Capricorn during this retrograde (Sep. 1, 2024), remains there through Nov. 2024, then returns to Aquarius for good. How are you taking power and control over your life?

[18:19] On May 3 (2:06 AM PDT), Mars sextiles Pluto, at 02°06’, Aries and Aquarius. Take action toward future goals.

[20:16] Listener Jennifer asks about personal planets in aspect to Pluto.

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