I got asked which astrology signs are most prone to stress. Obviously all human beings get stressed, but three signs stuck out to me.
1. Virgo: Virgos might lay claim to being the most stressed. The perfectionists of the zodiac, Virgos have a tendency to rely on analysis and logic and in turn become paralyzed by their thinking. Virgos do much better taking action rather than responding to situations with the mind. They surprise themselves by how well things go when they get out of their heads!
2. Scorpio: Scorpios are the most intense, passionate creatures of the zodiac. Carnally drawn to others, Scorpios get in deep with all relationships and become obsessed. This is a problem because they can't let go. The solution is to be frank about the underlying motivations of partnerships and relationships. Clarifying hidden agendas allows the Scorpion to truly take control.
3. Aries: Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and the rams are always the first to lead the pack. Viscerally athletic, they are prone to injury and burnout because they don't pace themselves, and this can lead to stress and melancholy. They key is taking time to rest and repair.
Zodiac signs are prone to stress due to what the Ionian philosopher, Heraclitus, observed: character is destiny. Your character is largely defined by your sun sign. The sun powers everything but can burn you as well. So who we are invariably leads us to certain life situations. However, destiny is always negotiable so who we are is not a rubber stamp on life outcomes.
I recently attended the Astrological Association of Great Britain’s annual conference. What surprised me was profiting from interactions with the delegates just as much as the speakers. While there were wonderful speakers, connecting with everyday people who practice astrology nourished and encouraged my own astrological pursuits. The delegates were inspiring, original, and extra ordinary, being both exceptional and ordinary. This provoked a thought on my part. Are those who practice astrology with “less” knowledge equal to the erudite astrologers? Yes, and this is empirically true. In the book Moment of Astrology Geoffrey Cornelius cites a study where “less experienced astrologers did just as well as their more experienced counterparts.” (61). This is not to impugn professional astrologers but it does hold that you, dear reader, who may have less experience in the art of astrology can perform just as well as the pros. Every time you engage in astrology you have the chance for insight and revelation. I spoke about this last winter at Academie Gnostique. So whether you’re a practicing astrologer like myself or someone who is less experienced in the most divine of all arts, remember that even at a professional astrology conference where the best in the world gather it’s been proven that you’re just as good. I certainly learned as much.
Isabel Hickey was a prominent 20th Century astrologer. I met a man in Cambridge who said he once took a class with her and said she was “controversial.” That made me like her that much more. I get asked often “which book should I buy to start learning astrology?” Buy the one below.
Moon Messages May 2, 2019—Cold, calculating ambition can take you only so far. Your past karma has come due, and you are being called to take a more emotive approach that leads you into future. This is a spiritual lesson as you experience losses. But the true key is your feelings—protecting them at all costs so you can feel the way you want. This is how you move forward; privileging the quality of your mental state rather than perceived success.
Aries: You experience losses in your career but how you feel when you’re at work is much more important. State of mind precedes ambition.
Taurus: You’ll be asked to review some past karma involving contacts and other countries. By letting go of those relationships, you benefit, even though it might mean some losses.
Gemini: Bet on yourself today. You have good fortune being yourself even if it means some losses in contracts you’ve been working on.
Cancer: You experience a loss in a partnership but make gains by striking out on your own.
Leo: You may be having some health issues, but taking action to surround yourself with good friends will help.
Virgo: Your mind is very sexually charged right now and this even might bring you some luck in travels but this will ironically cost you in romance. You’ll have to choose between a carnal attraction and sweet love.
Libra: You experience some losses on the home front and in a partnership, but relying on a sibling will help you through this situation.
Scorpio: You’re experiencing some difficulty with siblings but the tension helps you renegotiate some family contracts.
Sagittarius: You have some losses in money but this helps you clarify the partnerships that can actually help you.
Capricorn: You’re questioning who you are at a core level and feel that you are lacking a solid base from which to answer these difficult questions. Focusing on the mundane aspects of life—daily work, coworkers, and health—help abate the deep questions for a bit.
Aquarius: Some hidden enemies are draining your energy right now. You discover who they are or their vampirism will continue.
Pisces: You experience losses in friends but this helps activate some effort you’ve needed to make in the financial realm. Driving action to Seek harmony with your money is the path forward.
Sunday April 14—There’s no stopping you today. The heavens are on fire so shine the most possible light you can. The sun the moon and grand Jupiter all come into alignment indicating massive expansion, fiery assertiveness, and dramatic leanings. As Sunday is the sun’s day, this bodes well for your overall success. This will be one of the fieriest times of the year so make the best of it!
This will be a dramatic weekend, and you generally have good fortune with this although there may be some disruptive unexpected surprises along the way. Aries your driving aggressive energy will turn to a more expressive and romantic stance that opens your heart and Taurus you feel an urge to sing and dance around the house—go for it. Gemini your communication takes on a more theatrical tone than usual possibly amongst your siblings and Cancer you’re reaping the rewards from your insistence that you stay home. Leo you’re in your element this weekend, basking in your radiant glory and Virgo you need to make sure you take care of your spiritual need to be the center of attention. Libra you are the center of attention with your friends this weekend and Scorpio you step out of the shadows, your usual zone, and come to the fore of you career life even though it’s the weekend. Sagittarius you’re feeling philosophical but you do better when you live out your philosophical leanings rather than pondering the world’s mysteries and Capricorn you’re going to need to adjust some contracts this weekend, although you do well with this. Aquarius this is the weekend your partner will be in a romantic mood, so go with it and Pisces take some dramatic steps to make sure your health is in line.
Friday April 12—The tension you felt yesterday that demanded you protect and nurture yourself has somewhat abated today with Venus ruling the day and casting beautiful, flowing aspects to the moon. There is still a need to allow past structures to fall by the wayside while building new structures that better serve. This is the challenge—feeling the future while having the discipline to construct it. But it’s Venus Day. Let go, take care of yourself, and let the chips fall where they will.
Thursday April 11—It’s Jupiter Day so the weather is expansive and fiery. There is a conflict between the need to charge ahead and the need to recharge. You have good fortune and make gains when you focus on home as it’s unclear how the fire helps at this moment. You become exalted by dowsing the fire though every ounce of your being suggests otherwise. Aries this is especially difficult for you. Taurus you won’t have much trouble wrapping your mind around this. Gemini it is important you value this message and you make financial gains by sitting on the sideline and Cancer you’ll have no problem demanding a stay at home. Leo it is especially important you heed this message as you might find yourself in a compromised health position. Virgo focusing on home means focusing on friends, and they nourish you. Libra by finding your home space in your career and protecting yourself you are able to triumph. Scorpio travelling to foreign lands, be it in your mind or in reality, ironically helps ground you. Sagittarius the sex act itself is deeply transformative for you and helps ground you. Capricorn your partner or spouse will aid and protect you; just go home. Aquarius you have such a strong mind and unique visions, but health takes precedent. Take the time to nourish yourself. Pisces romance is the way to go as far as nourishing your soul.
Wednesday April 10—There’s no way around it; today is a more tense day and this tension is confusing, expansive, and at the forefront of your thinking. You’re empowered to go your own way. The best way to handle this energy, as it’s Mercury Day, the day of thinking and communicating, is to adjust readjust the structures that aren’t working for you and build structures anew. What does that mean specifically for your sign? Aries you do best to go your own way, which you usually do regardless, but make sure to consult wise counsel in your efforts. Taurus you have good luck with a deeply transformative sexual encounter though there will be the inevitable polarization that comes with such a charged event. Gemini your mind is in overdrive today so make sure to suspend your overactive mentality and let go a bit through meditation. Cancer you have good fortune to pay attention to what you’re thinking as opposed to what you’re feeling lest you run the risk of undoing yourself. Leo you do well amongst your peers but they might confuse you and want to spar. Virgo you’re more communicative a bit in your career space but this creates tension at home and with your partner. Libra you’re thinking about a vacation but for now the daily humdrum takes precedent. Scorpio it’s deep dark passion as usual and you make gains here as long as you stay fixed while you regenerate. Sagittarius you’re frustrated with a glib partner but you win when you let go of this tug of war. Capricorn the moon today isn’t all together bad for you as long as you adjust to a more active mentality and let your ambition take a back seat. Aquarius you need to wrap your mind around your creative, ambitious visions and make the change necessary to have your future visions come into reality. Pisces it’s ok to bring the confusing spiritual mysteries you’re experiencing into a newfound philosophy of your mind.
Tuesday April 9—A childlike aggression emerges today as it’s action-oriented Mars Day and Mars links up with the emotive, feeling moon. There is an opportunity to heal some painful wounds by allowing your inner child to come out, but the harder task is letting go of pain that holds you back. Only through love is this possible, and it is here you truly find good fortune.
Monday April 8—On any given day, the moon is a third of the story of the sky, the other two parts being the sun and the Eastern horizon. Today you’ll be feeling much relief from some of the structures that have been changing in your life, as you’re letting go and adjusting to a more optimistic outlook. Aries will experience this most acutely in your money and career and Taurus has an opportunity to grow yourself and expand your horizons. Gemini needs to realize the weeds that are growing in the form of secret enemies and nip them in the bud and Cancer is able to build social networks as long as old relationships are let go. Leo starts to see the flowering of some nice career advancements and Virgo sees a boon in travel plans. Libra is able to successfully negotiate contracts around a home improvement and Scorpio is able to enjoy the fruits of a relationship or partnership. Sagittarius is flying this year but needs to acknowledge tendencies towards reckless spending and Capricorn loses herself in a much-needed romantic fling. Aquarius needs to change his mind towards the spiritual especially as it relates to long term ambitions and Pisces has a chance to build and stay grounded in her spirituality that is her natural state.