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.
It facilitates work on any project and makes sense of any problem as long as all possible details have been uncovered. Virgo is an earth sign, and therefore typically does well managing resources. It represents areas in which we are not necessarily coming up with the bright ideas, but we’re instead tasked with executing them, notably with an emphasis on perfection. Virgo is the virgin—pure and good, but also somewhat naive. It represents areas in our lives where we feel that everyone should get on our level, yet that is ever rarely the case.
This Full Moon in Virgo may feel like a slap in the face for those of us who are brought to the stark reality of our shortcomings. Being cold and dry, Virgo is one of the barren signs of the zodiac. With the Moon, our emotional core, being fully illuminated in Virgo, a factual and abrupt sign, there is little soothing or comforting to be felt when presented with reality. Note that the Moon is more powerful at night in Virgo because it is the nighttime triplicity ruler of the sign; therefore, it is more comfortable when able to discretely operate in the shadows without fear of criticism. Thus, you may encounter more will and motivation to work on your projects (personal, work, or otherwise) at night or in isolation during this period.
Notice that Virgo’s ruler Mercury is both in detriment and fall in Pisces, currently opposite the Moon at 27°. With the dispositor stressed and challenged, any planet in Virgo right now must listen carefully to the messages it receives so as not to misinterpret or misconstrue facts. Additionally, Pluto is in Capricorn, trine the Moon and opposite Cancer, the Moon’s native home, so there’s bound to be powerful changes and transformations attached to this Full Moon in Virgo. This is sharp energy that will likely feel confrontational, but also inspirational in that doors will seem open and options available due to the mutable nature of Virgo.
Furthermore, the Moon is also opposite Chiron which is currently conjunct the Sun in Pisces. Thus, the Moon is pulling on Chiron’s energy, which harbors areas of our lives in which we’re perpetually wounded or plagued. So close to the Sun at the present moment, this may be a common theme for recent dealings and experiences you’ve been having.
Gut feelings are important during and around this transit, as Virgo rules the lower abdomen and intestines and the Moon our stomachs. Pay attention to your physical and mental reactions during this Full Moon in Virgo. Good luck!
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