Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological and Spiritual News and Views April 2016
mayflowerbookshop.com (248) 547-8227 Robert Thibodeau
“It is an art, this voice of the heart.” ~robert of mayflower “The best way to find a spiritual friend is to become one.”~Trebore Tau Bodhi
Five Talks by Robert of Mayflower in April !
April 7th, Thursday, 7-9 pm. ‘Dreams: Your Magic Mirror into the Future.’ Birmingham Community House. Sign up at issue.com, or call them at (248) 644-5832. Or Mayflower bookshop for info.
April 11th, 7 pm, Monday, at the Grosse Pointe Woods Branch Library located at 20680 Mack Avenue corner of Vernier and Mack. ‘Astrology and the Magical Arts,’ a talk by Robert of Mayflower It’s going to be fun, informative, entertaining, and enchanting evening!
April 14th Thursday, 7-9pm. ‘Yoga Meditation & Spiritual Lifestyle’. Birmingham Community House.
April 21st Thurs. 7-9pm. ‘Finding Your Soulmate, the art of making lifetime friends, romancing of the Divine’. Birmingham Community House
April 28th, Thurs. 7-9 pm. ‘Astrological Predictions: the art and science. How to read the astrological calendar and planets, learning to see divine possibilities and future tendencies’. Birmingham Community House.
Astrology news for April
“Life is a rosary, a mala, a string of flowering continuity and rediscovery going through every bead, every life time, every moment of experience, in hopes of making sense of it all and discovering in time a sacred space we wrapped our dreams around.” ~robert of mayflower
April 5th to 9th brings a number of powerful planetary alignments into play. Watch out for sudden reversals, upsets, shaky weather and markets, quaky stormy times. Sudden shocks or changes. From March 5-6 when transiting Mars conjuncts USA Sagittarius Rising until 17th when Mars transit comes very close to opposing USA Uranus, watch out for escalation and intensification of violence and need for good police and wisdom elders. Much assertive aggressive bravado speech and loose talk. Danger of accidents and sudden turbulence, travel and communications trouble. Positive side is highly creative, articulate, bravado and courageous action. Truth and facts over unconscious emotion.
“The Victory of the heart is to win friends and garden dreams. Intellect alone is a palace of mirrors, a moon circling a yet to be discovered sphere, a wasteland of fear, a reflection. Where there is love, there is no fear. Where there is love, there is future.” ~robert of mayflower
April 5th Sun trine Saturn in fire signs of Aries and Sagittarius respectively. Good time to be fired up about present into future projects with practical base and planning. Progressing with the true and tried. Also Venus enters Aries and Mercury enters Taurus. Here the heart fulfills the mind and the mind makes clear the heart. Wisdom and love work together for greater aims and fulfillment. Here clear practical methodical steadfast thinking helps love, and impassioned fiery love energizes thinking. Possible sudden urge to fly into projection of high romance or love at first sight. Head and heart two wings of soul bring wisdom into difficult situations now.
“There is no meaning to life, each of us has to discover one. Together our ones make a big universal ONENESS! ;All the greatest discoveries surround the discovery of the divine, the holy, the universal in some one, some thing, everything!” ~ Trebore Tau Bodhi
April 6th Sun square Pluto day before new moon can bring inevitable endings, sad realizations, and feelings of compassion for self and others. Good for cleaning, ridding self of burdensome or unneeded things. Good for completing or finalizing, renewing and reviewing. Moon occulting (eclipsing) Venus is deepening of love, intimacy, and connection to what matters most. Some feel separation or loss of loved one. Possible death of fame or famous, need to let go of past to try something new. Feelings of rejection, need to renew, make clear, dig deeper, research more, generate greater compassion? Break away? Breakthrough or breakdown? Possible difficult travels or communications. On positive side, if other good aspects in own’s chart support it, such aspects can help make strong ties and bonds with others, intense love/friendship experience. Finding help right when you need it.
“Compassion isn’t just for suffering, compassion is also for ‘what could be’. ‘Divining the divine in each other’ isn’t an ideal, its a higher truth. Compassion isn’t an ideal, its a universal fact. Within each of us is a pure land, a paradise lost. All humanity is inwardly and karmically connected to each other. Jesus’ injunction to ‘Love one another’ wasn’t a wishful hope! Love is a reality we each need make conscious and put into action.” ~robert of mayflower
April 7th New Moon conjunct Uranus and square Pluto. With Uranus conjunct Washington D.C. chart and Pluto off Midheaven, such aspect can bring quick or shocking changes. Protests or upsets causing strong reactions in some. Danger of stormy few days 6th to 9th, uptick in quakes world wide/volcanoes/storms possible now and later April 19th-22nd. A quickening of intellect and genius to act swiftly. Impulse to change oneself now or be put through changes by others. Pluto on MC invokes troubles with world and need for greater compassion. Uranus/New Moonindicates a few weeks of strong winds for change, a need to update, go to higher level, renew commitment to calling/work, change self to change world; change one’s day to day world to change self. Cardinal Signs, houses, planets influenced the most, especially mid degrees. Check out your chart. Good for breakthrough new discoveries and technological innovation, better communications and higher intelligence. Also known for revelations, shocking disclosures, and hasty mistaken actions, accidents, and mishap. New impulses for higher awareness and cultural idealism, the arts and sciences.
“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Heaven and hell, Nirvana and Samsara, love and hate, is a state of mind only a free higher mind/heart can attain. In playing chess, one transcends the black and white squares of duality for a higher consciousness and movement.” ~robert of mayflower
April 9th Sun conjunct Uranus. Jolts of higher love? Or shock of new awareness? Sudden events and turn arounds. Need for further changes or updates. Sudden reversals or insights turning head around. Surprise changes, sudden arrivals or departures. Urge for individual freedoms or loss of such. (April 7th to 9th and April 21st to 22nd Uranus aspects make for sudden uptick in storms, quakes, possible breakthroughs, breakups, break downs, and break aways.) Good for creativity and novelty, excitement, arts, music. Good for making upgrades and positive creative changes. Some get put through the change here. Urge for freedom, truth, and the all American way of higher love.
“Earth smiles in flowers, flowers laugh at history, history is darkly mistaken without the light of futurity; that is, love. The past is knowledge, or lack of it; if there will be one, the future necessitates and is, Love.”.~robert of mayflower
April 12 Aries Venus trine Sagittarius Mars. Sensuous seductive times for romance, arts, play, friendships, values purchases, travel and travel plans, communications, networking, applying for new positions. Avoid over enthusiasm and overdoing in general, leaping before you look. Positive aspect for love and romance, communications and travel.
“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
April 14 Taurus Mercury trine Virgo Jupiter. Good for communications, networking, practical thinking and application, cleaning, fixing, renewing, family/friends/conversations, landing opportunities, knowing what to do and say, where to go or stay. This higher consciousness and fact finding realizations, carry on through next few days into 17th. In spiritual awakening, virtuous mind training is top priority. Good time for such research. If you haven’t read Rudolf Steiner, H.P.Blavatsky, Osho, or Gelek Rinpoche’s books, now is the time and Mayflower Bookshop is ready for you!
“The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man (or woman), that the country turns out.” -Emerson
April 17th Mercury trine Pluto gives persuasive speech and decision making power (Higher awareness and knowledge insight April 14th into Sunday 17th). Lasting impulses of knowledge and futurity.
Mars goes retrograde April 17th to dip back into Scorpio end of May. Mars retro often brings about strong emotional frustrations leading to unwanted accident or conflict. Danger of escalation of war or aggressive action. Markets could have rough week. Could be a month of too much debate, feisty criticism, misfired words, works, missiles and missals. Troubles with the law or carrying out the law. Outlandish speech, tendency to overdo, exaggerate, make bias statements, rash frankness and extravagance. Mars retrograde good for reexamining prospects, internships, yoga and meditation, working on oneself, changing oneself to change world. Mars wants to express outwardly, in retrograde there is frustration to do this.
“My angel, —his name is Freedom, —Choose him to be your king; He shall cut pathways east and west, and fend you with his wing.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
April 18th Pluto goes Retrograde to late September when it almost opposes USA Sun and squares USA Saturn again scaring everyone with the weirdly controlled yet out of control economy, pollution, misuse of medications and drugs, world warring conflictual engagements, and more. In other words, anything and everything to worry about will rear its warted head. It may take that long to figure out what the heck is going on with political and economical USA. Add Venus in Aries trine Saturn in Sagittarius to the mix and we have the collective wish for lasting peace and love and a ceasing of perpetual war. Need for long term security, love, and work; a wish to find such if not at hand. A wish to compromise or sacrifice oneself for higher purposes, goals, attainments. Some ready to work hard for desired ends, others work to avoid work. Money worries, currency, banking, day to day worries for many. A question and need for good clean water and environment.
“Fame is proof that people are gullible.” -Emerson
“If everyone played music, there would be no big concerts.” -Capt. Bob
April 19th Sun enters Taurus and Venus squares Pluto. A wish for long-term security or work, love that transforms and quickens, renews. A needed sense of virtue or value, respect, in self and environment. Venus/Pluto is very deeply vulnerability to love and relations, and the need to give and receive. Otherwise feelings of rejection, loss, separation, or need for renewal and going back to working on oneself to change the world. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ~Plato
April 22 Full Moon in Scorpio, this is most sensuous full Moon of the year. Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio. With Venus conjunct Uranus to boot! In preceding days and few weeks to come, strong urges for sudden release, freedom of expression, sudden arousal of creativity and sensuous feelings. Temptation galore; to fall in love, indulge, be enraptured at first sight, awaken second sight or psychic perceptions, to try something new, take create leaps and flights of imagination. For some it may be roller coaster ride of up and down emotions, possibly ending in parting of the ways, or renewing the way. Creativity and inner intensity and spark is at a peak.
“At its very best and longest the act is brief beyond imagination–the imagination of an immortal, I mean. In the matter of repetition the man is limited–oh, quite beyond immortal conception.” – Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth
“Do ye not know? Ye are gods in the becoming.” ~Jesus to the Apostles.
April 28th MERCURY goes RETROGRADE in Taurus, with Moon conj. Pluto. Could be reversals in markets, perhaps downturn. Or is everything well crafted and controlled, manipulated, and continuing? Plutocracy and/or peasantry is here at its best in both sensual mideval delight and intellectual critique, review, and provocative elucidation. Beware of knights in heroic masks of words without action to back it up. Mercury retrograde till May 22 when Sun opposes Mars in sky could martial up tensions, conflicts, and polarizing energies. Mercury retrograde cautions against big decision making or major contract signing until in forward motion or other positive aspects prevail. Use common sense and keep to the practical with Mercury in Taurus. On the other hand, don’t let fear rule or persuade you into hiding in corners of your mind. Physical work out, gardening, yoga, cleaning, can quicken and renew your health and sense of self worth at this time.
“The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Intellectual and technical passions are redeemed by a sensuality in love with the world. The world is redeemed in every simple act of love. Love implies creative peace with another. It all starts there.” ~Trebore Tau Bodhi
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