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The Wheel of Light

Monthly Newsletter - April 2022

The signs of the zodiac are said to be ruled by one of the planets of our solar system. Three signs have co-rulers. Pisces is one of those signs. It is co-ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, both of which are transiting through Pisces at this time. They will be conjunct to each other on April 12. There is a conjunction between these two planets approximately every 13 years, but they haven’t been conjunct in Pisces since 1849, which was 3 years after Neptune was discovered. This combination of events triggered what was then called a “spiritualist movement”, which was usually about séances and Ouija boards.

Conjunctions are times of new beginnings. Pisces is the sign of the collective psyche. We can assume that this conjunction can indicate a new opening on the inner planes that is affecting everyone in the world right now. Of course this is pretty subtle stuff, nothing that could lead to an immediate world wide awakening that would end all war or anything like that. A new consciousness could be sewn at this time and will emerge slowly in years to come.

What is the nature of that consciousness? Neptune is the energy of the subconscious mind, higher spiritual being and transcendent consciousness. It helps us open our intuition to insights, realizations and understanding that we may defy or at least hide from conscious, rational thought. If we are centered and tuning into the energy, we can feel compassion, empathy and a desire to serve others to eliminate pain and suffering. It can enable us to see through various illusions about reality and develop faith in the inclusiveness of the universe. This is the faith that comes from literally feeling the Divine Presence in our life. If we are off-center, however, Neptune is simply confusing. It can create fantasies that we buy into as real that could lead to self-sacrifice. Neptune can lead to self-criticism and self-destruction that can take the form of substance abuse.

Jupiter represents the principal of expansion. Attitudinally it is optimistic and joyful. Intellectually it is insatiably curious, always seeking to expand consciousness by reading, studying or traveling. When centered, we can experience Jupiter as providing opportunities for success, prosperity and even abundance. Off-center, however, Jupiterian energy can lead to exaggeration, excessive generosity and tendencies to hold on to one’s beliefs to the extent that dogma replaces open minded thought.

The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces is an opportunity for humanity to have a collective realization about who we are and what the true nature of life is. It can enable us to tune in to the Divine Presence which is always there, but which we are not trained to look for, appreciate or take advantage of. This conjunction can enable us to realize the spiritual nature of life and tap into Oneness, the Source of life itself. We can begin to be aware of the subtle vibrations that flow through everything and everyone and are the key to realizing that life and God (or Great Spirit or Divine Mother or whatever name you choose label the concept) are one and the same.

For those experiencing this conjunction who are off-center, there could be an increase in drug addiction, conspiracy theories, being very spaced out or other ways of denying reality and drifting off into one’s own fantasy world.

The chances of this conjunction bringing consciousness awakening to everyone are slim to none. However, anyone can choose to tune in on their own and take advantage of a rare opportunity to expand awareness to include the identification with Source. Nothing is preventing that except habit and bad programming. Use this time to reprogram your psyche, create new habits and recognize the peace, love and power that accompanies acknowledgment of truth.

AriesAries (March 21-April 20)
Aries: Early month could bring social situations that are focused and productive. Mid-month the focus changes to being more reclusive. Use this time to tune in and tune up your emotional body and psyche. Beginning a defined spiritual path is another way to use the energy.

TaurusTaurus (April 21-May 21)
Taurus: Mid-month could bring challenges. They could be internal questions about your understanding of yourself or of life that could challenge you to give up certain habits. Responding to this by being open to some significant personal changes brings growth. Resisting only leads to greater challenges in the future.

GeminiGemini (May 22-June 21)
Gemini: Early month could bring some interesting and exciting social opportunities. This could be with colleagues, fellow students or very good friends. There is creativity and productivity. The focus changes around mid-month when the need for alone time and practicality becomes more prioritized.

CancerCancer (June 22-July 22)
Cancer: The Full Moon in Libra on the 16th brings perspective on domestic issues. This could involve everything from the relationship to your partner to the harmonious interaction among the entire family. Growth can come from finding your internal harmony before trying to create it for others.

LeoLeo (July 23-August 23)
Leo: Early month would be a good time to take a trip or take a class. If the focus is on professional material all the better because around mid-month the energy shifts to career. Use it to tighten up systems and practices. This is a good time to eliminate or transform those things that are limiting success.

VirgoVirgo (August 24-Sept 22)
Virgo: This is a good time for some deep research. This could be a project for school, but it could also be a journey into something which has interested you for a long time but which you haven’t the time or opportunity to pursue. The energy this month could also be used to deepen or clarify long-standing assumptions about the nature of life and your place in it.

LibraLibra (Sept 23-Oct 23)
Libra: The Full Moon in Libra on the 16th brings emotional awareness and experience into high focus. Often Libra avoids emotions because so many are inharmonious. Growth can come this month by observing your feelings and realizing that awareness of them is increasing self-knowledge without creating awkwardness.

ScorpioScorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22)
Scorpio: Early month is a good time for quiet contemplation. Researching the past, your own or humanities’ can bring clarity and insight about your family or about the human family. Late month into early May is a good time for either creative and/or physical activity.

SagittariusSagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21)
Sagittarius: This is the peak of your ruling planet, Jupiter, being conjunct Neptune. Normally you might tend to intellectualize the potential of this transit. However, growth can come from being willing to suspend any philosophical or theological understanding and just relying on your intuition to bring expansion of consciousness.

CapricornCapricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20)
Capricorn: This could be a highly productive period for you. Setting a new goal provides an outlet for your drive and ambition. Communication with family members can enable you to focus on domestic projects. Attacking both with clarity and confidence ensures a positive and fulfilling way to use the transits.

AquariusAquarius (Jan 21 to Feb 19)
Aquarius: Harmonizing family relationships could be a focus for you this month. Working on projects to beautify the home can bring people together in a common focus. Clear communication, physical energy and confidence in your creative aesthetic combine to make this an enjoyable and fulfilling month.

PiscesPisces (Feb 20-March 20)
Pisces: The proverbial spiritual peak experience is at hand. Extending meditation time while deepening your concentration enables you to take full advantage of this transit. Make sure that your humanitarian concerns for others is truly warranted so that you are not being taken advantage of by those who know you have a generous heart.

Rio Olesky has been a professional astrologer since 1976. He is the author of A Manual for the Modern Mystic, Astrology and Consciousness and The Astroreader. He offers both private readings as well as classes for both beginning and intermediate students. Call Rio at 707-887-1820. Check out his website:

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