Sunday, April 23rd
The Moon in Pisces passes over Venus in Pisces at 5:34pm EST, then enters Aries at 8:32pm EST. Its entrance into Aries will interrupt the watery comfort of a conjunction with Venus in Pisces where Venus is in exaltation. You may feel this energy shift as somewhat frantic or tense. The Moon sextiles Mars in Gemini at 11:34pm EST, adding extra charge and fuel to the fiery Aries energy. Since Mars rules Aries, it is currently dispositing the Moon, or guiding it, so to speak. You may feel confident or justified in your reactions to your emotional hunches.
Monday, April 24th
Mercury in Aries trines Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 4:15am EST. Your inspirations and inventions may feel challenged today due to Saturn’s retrograde movement, but take this challenge as an opportunity for refinement. Saturn wants us to put ourselves out there only when we’ve made all crosschecks and tweaks. Mercury in Aries will tempt you to act impulsively, so just make sure that you’ve gone through everything with a second set of eyes before putting it out on display.
Tuesday, April 25th
The Moon passes over Uranus in Aries at 2:04pm EST, Mercury in Aries at 4:29pm EST, and then enters Taurus at 9:56pm EST. The conjunctions with Uranus and Mercury bring us flashes of insight and inspiration, perhaps even motivating conversation, that at first glance might seem improbable or unadvised; however, once the Moon moves into Taurus, the stability it provides may shed light on how those ideas are more easily conquered or achieved.
Wednesday, April 26th
A New Moon in Taurus takes place at 8:16am EST. A New Moon occurs approximately once a month when the Moon and the Sun meet up at the same degree in the same sign, in this case at 6°27’ Taurus. When any planet is within 17’ (minutes) of the Sun, it is said to be cazimi, and is therefore amplified in expression by the Sun. The cazimi New Moon is an increased opportunity period that is best used about 30 minutes before and after the exact New Moon. If you have something important to accomplish, this time period is the most fruitful of the entire day.
Thursday, April 27th
The Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn at 4:50am EST. This earth trine provides us with the instinct and motivation to complete the task at hand, but perhaps in an unexpected or seemingly impossible way. If your ideas are challenged today, look for a resolution in the place you feel least likely to find it. With Pluto in the mix, you want control of the outcome, but you must be willing to let go of being attached to the ways in which the outcome is accomplished. You may experience extreme emotional reserve or outbursts in response to today’s creative energy. The Moon moves into Gemini at 9:39pm EST, adding a intellectualized spin to your projects.
Friday, April 28th
Venus enters Aries for her second spin in the fiery, Mars-ruled sign at 9:13am EST today. In general, it has been a challenging year so far for Venus, with a retrograde period sending her back and forth through Aries (where she is in detriment and least able to fully function) and several meetups with Saturn throughout the year. This might result in feeling creatively spent or romantically challenged, or perhaps both. With Mercury and Uranus also in Aries, there is a lot of impulsive and reactive energy surrounding the concepts that Venus represents, including love, relationships, artistic expression, and money.
Saturday, April 29th
The Moon enters Cancer today at 9:48pm EST and shortly thereafter squares Venus in Aries at 10:59pm EST. The Moon/Venus square continues to compromise Venus in her transit through Aries. This square can result in feeling as though your self-esteem and comfort zone are being disrupted in the most abrupt way. If you can grow from any resulting conflict, whether internal or external (but most likely internal), you will be one step closer to managing the Venus in Aries transit which lasts until June 6th.
Sunday, April 16th
The Moon in Sagittarius links up with Saturn at 2:26pm EST, then goes void of course until entering Capricorn at 7:05pm EST. The void of course Moon in Sagittarius is considered to be an opportunity period or a favorable period, as the Moon in any sign that is ruled or related to Jupiter, is fortunate. Since Jupiter rules Sagittarius, the Moon void of course experiences no interference with other transiting planets or energy. Enjoy the later few hours of Sunday funday!
Monday, April 17th
The Sun in Aries trine Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 8:43am EST gives us the structure needed to be productive today. Saturn rx offers the opportunity to use the structures already in place to pursue your personal goals and interests. Today is a great day to get organized and make it work.
Tuesday, April 18th
The Moon crosses paths with Pluto today at 9:58am EST, heightening our emotional awareness and instinct to react or lash out. Feelings may be intense today, and mood swings wouldn’t be unexpected, as the energies of these two planets combined demand freedom but crave love and fulfillment.
Wednesday, April 19th
Hey, Taurus! Your season officially begins at 5:27pm EST. The gifts Taurus brings to the next month or so include practicality, determination, loyalty, and aesthetic. Taurus wants us to indulge in the things we find pleasure in, and asks us to treat ourselves, but not until the job is done. The motto for this spring is definitely work hard, play harder.
Thursday, April 20th
Pluto goes retrograde today at 8:49am EST and stays that way until September 28th. Since this retrograde period lasts 5 months, its effects may feel prolonged. Pluto is considered to be the planet of transformation, rebirth, and resurrection. When retrograde, it prompts us to undergo an internal investigation of areas in which we need a complete overhaul. This inventory and change doesn’t need to take place overnight, but over a period of time in which you can truly put effort into the work. Any pain or discomfort encountered during this retrograde will make complete sense on the other side.
Friday, April 21st
Mars enters Gemini today at 6:32am where it’s MUCH happier in erratic and fast-paced Gemini. After coming from slow and steady Taurus, the air of Gemini fuels a boost of energy that reignites Mars’ fire and gets our wheels turning. We’ll need it today since Venus in Pisces squares Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 7:09am EST, challenging our relationships and social roles for the third of four times this year. With The moon moving into Pisces today at 3:43pm EST, you might find that it’s easier to spend Friday night alone, saving money, being creative, and crossing things off your to-do list.
Saturday, April 22nd
The Moon meets up with Neptune today, encouraging us to chill out from the hectic week of planetary energy. This is a perfect vibe for Earth Day. Listen to some good tunes, play outside, and get the creative juices flowing for a feel-good day today.
Sunday, April 9th
Mercury takes its hand at going retrograde today at 7:14pm EST, adding to the retrograde party already being attended by Venus and Saturn. When Mercury goes retrograde, communication gaps often present themselves in the form of travel disruptions, failed contracts, and general misinterpretations. Mercury is forced to slow down during this period, which is not exactly its comfort zone. This can result in deeper conversations and more time spent evaluating information as opposed to jumping to conclusions or the next best thing (true to mercurial fashion). With a trio of retrograde planets in the mix, sensitivities in general may be heightened, and we may become more aware of things we were not focused on before.
Monday, April 10th
The Moon joins Jupiter today at 6:58pm, opening spiritual pathways from which we can grow and discover new wisdom through experience. The meetup of these two planets can sometimes lend to sugarcoating circumstances. Jupiter is the planet of wisdom, and with Mercury being retrograde, be aware of how your words, however short or exaggerated, might play into how far you take your emotional expression. Are you walking the walk or just talking the talk?
Tuesday, April 11th
The Full Moon in Libra is at her peak at 2:08am EST, illuminating the shadows we’ve been hiding from, but also the fruits of our labor. This Full Moon’s emphasis is on change through challenges, with Uranus being only 2° from the Sun and more or less opposing the Moon. Uranus’s influence stresses progressive action, so creative and possibly erratic influences and ideas will be flowing with no obstruction. The Moon enters Scorpio later in the day at 6:42pm EST, adding to the probing and pondering that the Full Moon has initiated.
Wednesday, April 12th
The Moon in Scorpio opposes Mercury rx in Taurus at 3:40am EST, which may prove for a difficult or challenging day. The two fastests bodies of the zodiac are in two fixed signs, and with Mercury being retrograde, this recipe can be quite difficult. Stop and go is the theme for today. The Moon trines Neptune in Pisces later at 8:48pm EST, which may take the edge off of the stress and anxiety of the day.
Thursday, April 13th
The Moon in Scorpio is opposite Mars in Taurus at 8:04pm EST, which calls for another rocky day, and this time emotionally. Emotional outbursts or I’ve-had-it moments may surface today, especially since Venus, the dispositor of Mars in Taurus, is still retrograde and conjunct Chiron in Pisces, another emotionally-influenced planetary body and sign.
Friday, April 14th
The Sun and Uranus meet up for their yearly encounter at 1:30am EST, potentially adding to the chaos of the past several days. Change may feel afoot, which is both exciting and scary. This is the vibe that the merging of these two bodies will create. The Moon enters Sagittarius today at 6:27am EST, calling us to act upon personal wisdom and justice.
Saturday, April 15th
Venus goes direct today at 6:18am EST! Anyone affected by emotional or romantic hardship will be relieved to know that Venus is back to her regular self. Her impact extends to Mercury, Mars (both in Taurus), and Jupiter (in Libra), creating more fluid energy flow to and from those planets. You may notice blockages lift in areas where your personal chart is affected, and there will also be a sense of overall well-being and creativity today as Venus gets her groove back.
Sunday, April 2nd
The Moon enters Cancer today at 2:27pm EST, where the Moon is at home and concerned with nurturing and nesting. The Moon squares Venus shortly thereafter at 2:39pm EST, which is just hours before Venus rx moves back into Pisces at 8:25pm EST. This aspect may juxtapose staying in your comfort zone with branching out in an attempt to emulate others. Venus in Pisces can be quite sensitive and susceptible to the emotions of others, but being retrograde, may encounter blocks when trying to juggle urges with values.
Monday, April 3rd
The Moon in Cancer enters its second quarter phase at 2:39pm EST today. Second quarter Moons are gaining in light, as they sit 90° from the Sun. Think of light being shed on whatever particular situation or circumstance you are focused on at the moment. Now is the time for goal setting and committed action.
Tuesday, April 4th
Mercury slows down starting today as it prepares to go retrograde. This “storm” before the actual retrograde period corresponds with the perceived movement of the planet moving less than 40 minutes of arc per day. While Mercury is in this state, retrograde-like energy may be picked up on for those highly sensitive or Mercury-dominant. Mercury will officially go retrograde on Sunday, April 9th at 7:14pm EST.
Wednesday, April 5th
Consider today the calm before the storm. With the Moon in Leo trine the Sun in Aries and steadily gaining light, bigger pieces of the picture may be coming clear. You may be steadily focused on the plan and keenly aware of how you can shine to the best of your ability.
Thursday, April 6th
Monumental energy is on stage today with Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn at 12:01am EST. This earth trine with Mars and Pluto, our planets of power, drive, and transformation, sets us up with the fortitude needed to endure and make headway when Saturn goes retrograde at 1:06am EST (10:06pm PST). Saturn rules our sense of justice, regulations, government, discipline, and cautiousness. When retrograde, it calls on us to reevaluate how we perceive these constructs and the ways in which our perceptions impact our reality. Mars trine Pluto will make sure that our noses stay to the grindstone in examining what comes up.
Friday, April 7th
The Moon enters Virgo at 12:20am EST today, where we feel called to serve and depend on the acknowledgement or approval of others. The Sun in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra for the only time this year at 5:39pm EST. This is generally a feel-good aspect with a serving of good vibes, but Jupiter is prone to exaggeration and overextension. Even if you haven’t double-booked yourself today, you may feel like you have.
Saturday, April 8th
Venus rx in Pisces squares up with Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 4:28pm EST today. This is a double negative, but not in the sense that the two retrogrades cancel one another out. Instead, they doubly affect each other. Now may not be the time for beginning new romantic or business endeavors. The planets need space to breath and reflect on their growth and development since their last retrograde period. The square will challenge this need, and perhaps throw circumstances your way that may seem too good to be true or lacking sufficient details.
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