Mutable Wisdom

Welcome to Astrology Update!

The ancients understood that each element (fire, earth, air and water) could be expressed in the earthly sphere in three different ways: CARDINAL, FIXED and MUTABLE. For instance, think of: water flowing into a mountain pool, water as an icy glacier, and water as vaporous clouds in the sky. In your own life, think of: initiating a project, enduring the length of that project, and then finishing it off as you begin to plan the next one.

Flying into the Light, © Catherine Goshen

The mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces are like the clouds (and the in-between phase when you finish off one event and begin the next) – they are associated with changeable action – and they are under the spotlight this year. This affects everyone.

We need to anchor our dreams while watching which way the wind blows. Things in our lives that we might have believed to be permanent and fixed can alter with surprising rapidity. Can we shift-shape like the clouds and welcome endings as well as beginnings?

Yellow Joy

The New Moon on April 7 is at 18 degrees of Aries, a particularly powerful time to set your intentions for the month or begin a new endeavor (such as a business venture or a new exercise routine) as it is in a cardinal (initiating) sign and is super-energized by the outer planets.

The second half of the month (from April 17 onwards) calls us to return home, to pause and take stock. Deal with any recent setbacks, revise your plans and celebrate any achievements. The Full Moon at 2 degrees of Scorpio is on April 21 – a time of fruition, revelation, and release!

May the Sun shine upon you,
Catherine