Daily Magic: April 21, 2017 {On Confusion and Conflict}

While cosmic forces are motivating us for new beginnings, we’re also tempted to give up hope and trust. 

Image by @blackandthemoon from deck in progress Compendium of Constellations
Image by @blackandthemoon from deck in progress Compendium of Constellations

Today’s conflict between hot mental focus and heavy emotional release pulls us – and our relationships – in opposing directions.

This tension mostly reflects in our outer reality as confusion, or a sense of not knowing what to do next. Maybe you’ve tried everything to push past obstacles, but roadblocks won’t seem to budge.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

That can feel despairing and frustrating. There’s nothing like a good cryfest or falling down exasperated. There’s romance and beauty in our struggle, if we dare to see it.

The advice for the day is the same as yesterday. Let go of mental clutter, goals, ambitions, expectations, deadlines, pressure, fear of what will happen if you don’t do x, y, or z… and listen to your intuition.

Your intuition doesn’t shout or wave its hands frantically to get your attention. It can only be accessed by clearing your mind with a meditation practice, or hanging out in your center stillness and bliss. Then the next tiny step becomes clear, and restores hope.

So, giving up is actually a smart move in this sense. Sometimes our mind or body becomes ill in order to force us into a state of deep relaxation. We have no choice but to let go of unnecessary activities, obligations and expectations. 

This time is best for energy conservation rather than making big decisions or taking action, as difficult as patience might be. Concerning relationships, the inner tension continues to play out in desires of isolation or breaking relationship commitments.

My relationships go more smoothly when I stay committed, but distance myself a little while I’m figuring out my own path. If I depend on someone else for support, I’m almost always let down, because our journeys are individual and personal.

Especially with Mars in Gemini, fighting words come easily now. It’s best to stay on your own path, without breaking commitments, if possible. We just don’t have the clarity necessary to make big moves with accuracy.

We’re at new beginnings in our lives, but we have to carefully establish a correct starting point. What you set in motion now with your subconscious and conscious focus will manifest into your reality this year.

So, even though you can’t see progress at this time, things are beginning to move underground. Just make sure they’re pointing the direction you want to go.

May your days be filled with magic and magical things, Elizabeth aka Intuitive Fish.

The cultivated witch rules her stars; the fool obeys them.

Tarot Card of the Day

Queen of Cups Reversed

Now is the right time to put yourself out there, and establish your name, position and contribution to the world. 

Today’s Numerology


Individuality, Depth, Intensity, Zeal, Sacrifice, Sorrow, Loss, Loneliness, Fatalism, Patience

Sacred Day of the Week


A day for love, romance, beauty, affections, harmony and finding things and people you adore; watch for overindulgence

Today’s Lunar Phase

Waning Crescent 30% in Aquarius

Purging, Final Endings, Banishings, Letting Go

Astrology: The Planets, intuitivefish.com

Today’s Planetary Aspects

Mars in Gemini, Venus square Saturn, Moon sextile Mercury, Moon sextile Saturn, Moon in Pisces, Moon Conjunct South Node, Moon opposes Mars, Moon sextile Sun

Other Current Planetary Energies

Saturn trine Uranus: Innovative breakthroughs, and authentic changes especially for your career and social structures come easy now.

Saturn square Chiron: You’ll be pushed to grow up! through taking responsibility, practical self-care, staying objective, and releasing the past. Watch for self-punishing behavior.

Uranus Pluto Square: Breaking down behavior patterns and social structures with righteous anger marks this beautiful energy. But it can also create chaos and anxiety…. Let go of the old and the dead.

Jupiter square Pluto: Facing and overcoming your fears with deep insight is a little easier at this time. Just watch for cynicism, narcissism and dwelling on those fears.

Jupiter opposes Uranus: Watch for technology overwhelm or attention deficit disorder. But technology can foster healthy revolutions, as long as it’s in balance.

Jupiter in Libra: We’re evolving and growing this year primarily through relationships and social connections – believe it or not!

[Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon; Saturn retrograde until April 25, 2017, Venus in Pisces until April 28, 2017, Ceres in Taurus until April 29, 2017, Lunar N North in Virgo until April 29, 2017, Mercury retrograde until May 3, 2017, Mercury in Aries until May 15, Uranus Pluto square until May 2017, Mars in Gemini until June 4, 2017, Venus in Aries until June 6, 2017, Jupiter Retrograde until June 9, 2017, Jupiter square Pluto until Aug 2017, Jupiter opposes Uranus until Oct 2017, Jupiter in Libra until Oct 10, 2017, Pallas Athene in Aries until Nov 15, 2017, Saturn square Chiron until end of 2017, Saturn trine Uranus until end of 2017, Juno in Capricorn until Dec 16, 2017, Saturn in Sagittarius until Dec 20, 2017, Chiron in Pisces until April 17, 2018, Uranus in Aries until May 15, 2018, Pluto in Capricorn until March 23, 2023, Neptune in Pisces until March 30, 2025]

Elizabeth, also known as Intuitive Fish, is a healthy vegan mama living in the Pacific Northwest. Her life mission involves researching the esoteric arts, guiding souls along their awakening path, and contributing to a world of humans doing what they love. She’s available for readings and counseling, and would love to be your friend on social media.