Focus of the Week: Spring Cleaning
We finish out the weekend on Sunday with the Moon in Aquarius. It’s time to think about the future. If you could invest in something “newfangled” that would make caring for your home easier, what would it be? Oh, forget that. You don’t really need a new gadget. Just think about something you can do now that will make the future better. Forward thinking. Ahead of your time. That’s Aquarius! Make the change now.
I mentioned in last week’s tips that Aquarius is connected to air conditioning and heat pumps. If you’re supposed to change your air filters monthly but forget, change them during Aquarius.
The Moon moves into Pisces early, early Monday morning staying through midday Wednesday. These are excellent days to pay attention to aquariums, your pool (if you’re lucky enough to have one, invite me over), your home bar, and your cameras and video equipment. Photographers take note! Charge your camera batteries.
If you have space in your home devoted to meditation or yoga practice, that’s your Pisces space. Also, any space that is a little bit whimsical and otherworldly. I have a small collection of fairy statues that were given to me as gifts. They are so sweet and magical. But they need dusting. I’ll be escaping into a little fantasy as I spruce them up this year.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Moon moves into Aries and remains there through Friday. Ready to tackle cleaning the oven and really scrubbing down the stove? Now’s the time. Cleaning the oven is one chore that I can put off forever. It seems like every time I clean it, I cook something that spills over. Takes the thrill out, you know?
Saturday finds the Moon in Taurus for the weekend ~ a great time for cleaning or polishing anything made of copper, the metal of Venus. If you have coin collections or a secret stash of cash hidden away, make sure all keys and locks are working properly, so that your stash is secure, but available when you need it. Storage spaces of all kinds fit the Taurus need for plentiful provisions. Storage areas can get out of control quickly. Taurus days can help you get them organized. If you’ve been hoarding, make an effort to save only the best and get rid of the rest.
The Sun moves into Taurus on Wednesday, the 19th, and we have a New Moon in Taurus on Saturday. This will give you more than a few days to spend on bringing an extra bit of security to your home. Get outdoor security lights working properly, make sure window and door locks are completely functional and that you have a key deposited safely somewhere in case you lock yourself out. Think protection!
If you’re buying new furniture during Taurus, remember that quality not quantity will serve you best in the long run.
You can tackle a room at a time while observing the Moon:
- Aquarius ~ computer desks and any areas devoted to high-tech anything.
- Pisces ~ areas considered sanctuaries or private spaces for meditation and yoga.
- Aries ~ the stove in your kitchen, outdoor grills and firepots.
- Taurus ~ storage areas.