It would be great to report that the cosmos has finally come to its senses and that all is well and good — with inspiring rainbows showing human mortals the way to that elusive pot of gold. Quite the contrary seems to be in the offing since feisty Mars retrograde in Libra is kicking up sand again by opposing Uranus in Aries (12:09AM) while also squaring Pluto in Capricorn (6:39AM). It was one thing for Mars to fly in the face of regal Jupiter yesterday via a sharp, 90-degree sky pattern, but to rile up radical-change agent Uranus and underworld-ruling Pluto within 6 hours of time today is to put large numbers of people into potential accidents waiting to happen. Do all in your power to be sensitive and gentle with dear ones on the skids. Drive defensively and say no to temper tantrums or egocentric behavior. Mercury in Taurus (2:17AM) can give you a boost in gardening, cooking, baking, arts and crafts. [This planetary shift remains in effect until May 7 with Mercury moving at top daily speed.] Meanwhile, tensions and confusion abound due to the Moon in Aquarius entering a void cycle at 9:12AM (during a square to Saturn) — with this limbo uncertainty zone lasting until 11:56PM when the lunar orb bathes in Piscean waters. It doesn’t help that the Moon parallels Neptune (10:27AM), Mercury forms a frictional, 45-degree link to Chiron (5:27PM), and Venus makes a contra-parallel to Uranus (7:38PM). Think along more compassionate, soulful lines overnight as the Moon in empathic Pisces combines forces with an inspirational, 72-degree rapport from Mercury to Jupiter (forming exactly at 1:20AM tomorrow). [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
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If you were able to handle yesterday’s April Fools’ Day celestial onslaught, then give yourself a row of gold and silver stars for meritorious astro-zodiacal preparation and action. You are definitely not out of the woods yet by a long shot as the Sun forms its annual union with shock-inducing Uranus (12:10AM), Mars forms a dicey, 135-degree tie with far-out Neptune (12:29AM), Mercury makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Mars (2:45AM), and Venus connects with giant Jupiter via a frictional, 135-degree aspect (8:21AM). These four intense alignments — happening within an 8-hour time-span — can pack an emotional and psychic wallop. Luckily, the Moon in earthy Taurus may keep you practical, sensible and focused on necessities. Strive to utilize the Sun-Uranus conjunction at 13 degrees of Aries as a springboard to studying advances on the cutting edge of science, alternative medicine, and metaphysics. Watch out for a tendency to be too zealous and idealistic for your own good due to both 135-degree sky patterns. And because Mercury and Mars are battling in the heavens for a second straight day, it is wise to avoid contentious discussions that can flair into unintended arguments. Slow your pace later on when Mercury trines Saturn in earth signs (8:04PM). Think along shrewd pragmatic lines to make gains as a rising star on the business and entrepreneurial totem pole. Be aware that a void lunar uncertainty zone in Taurus begins at 11:44PM and lasts until 4:49AM tomorrow when the Moon enters airy, multi-faceted Gemini. Get set for more cosmic shenanigans on Thursday as Pluto, Uranus, and Mars continue to stir the proverbial pot. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
The last three transfers of monthly power — December 2013 to January 2014, January to February 2014, February to March 2014 — have been intense and discordant, for the most part. And now the morphing of March into April 2014 is another case in point. Earthlings are still dealing with the repercussions of Sunday’s fiery Aries New Moon (where radical-change agent Uranus and peace-and-respect loving Juno were close by in the zodiac) — followed by yesterday’s out-of-the-box enhancing Sun-Uranus parallel. Now the stakes are graduating upward as Venus opposes Pallas (12:04AM) and the Sun squares Jupiter (12:40AM). To have two key, feminine celestial bodies form a polarity while the two largest spheres in our solar system are engaging in a clash of the titans is no laughing matter. It is wise to be ready for anything and to avoid over-optimism and hubris. Adding more fuel to today’s fire is a Mercury-Mars parallel (3:16PM) — similar to a conjunction in the zodiac. Lower your tone in conversations and strive to be a sensitive listener. Enjoying gardening, cooking, baking, and being pragmatic on the business front make sense under rock-solid Taurus Moon. Before the next cosmic uncertainty arrives early on April 2, take advantage of insights streaming in on the investment planning front as Venus trines Vesta in air signs (11:04PM). Sisterhood and fellowship gatherings can prove illuminating. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
The Moon is void in Pisces from 3:05AM (during a supportive, 60-degree sextile from the lunar orb to Venus in Capricorn) to 7:41AM when the Moon enters fiery, assertive Aries. Plus, the Moon is illuminating Juno themes (style, design, beauty and fashion) as these two celestial bodies unite at 6:59AM (during the void time-span). Usually, the Moon starting a new round of visits through the 12 signs of the zodiac will emphasize a spring-like approach to life, enhancing one’s buoyant, energetic and spontaneous nature. However, following yesterday’s one-two punch of Mars and Vesta being stationary and turning into reverse (therefore temporarily stronger in their influence on humans), we now hear Saturn’s response and it is yet another station — this time at 24 degrees of Scorpio (8:20AM) — and a cycle that will continue until July 20. Thus, you need to add Saturn archetypes — such as structure, form, logic, common sense, pragmatism, conservation, persistence, hard work, responsibility, executive authority, but also doubt, pessimism, chills, colds, chronic disabilities, falls and fears — to the archetypes of Mars and Vesta that are now floating around in abundance in the psychic atmosphere of humanity. Slowing your pace around the horn is wise. Adding to today’s potential celestial mischief-making is Venus in Capricorn square to Mars in Libra (12:05PM). Projecting anger on to friends and loved ones is a no-no. Romance may suffer a bit of short-circuiting while this 90-degree aspect is present. It doesn’t help that the Moon parallels radical-change agent, eccentric Uranus (2:42PM) while the Sun forms a caustic, 135-degree tie with Mars still virtually stationary (8:39PM). Emulate Houdini and try to escape from any self-created cages and traps of your own making. Gear up for another soul-searching, wild ride on Monday. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
We’re not satisfied with doing everything the same old way today as doors open, revealing exciting new pathways through familiar territory. Luckily, we aren’t restrained by tradition now as the rebellious Aquarius Sun agitates unconventional Uranus. Although the lively Leo Moon harmonizes with Uranus, further enticing us into the future, unrestrained enthusiasm can lead to trouble. Like it or not, there are lessons to be learned from the past.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You naturally assume you’re ready for nearly anything but you might have some lingering doubts today, even after you say yes to an intriguing offer. Perhaps your uncertainty stems from being acutely aware of the consequences of your actions. Or maybe you are reminded of a past event when your immediate reaction created more trouble than it was worth. A touch of self-restraint now could be enough to prevent your world from turning upside down.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You might have to shift your attention to an unfolding domestic drama now that the Moon is visiting your 4th House of Home and Family. You may be so busy at work lately that you’re not spending sufficient quality time with your loved ones. Let those who are special to you know how you feel or they could end up wondering if you care anymore. A little bit of authentic affection goes a long way to make everyone happy.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Your unrealistic expectations about your schedule encourage you to think that you can take time for your own pleasure today. But it’s easy to set yourself up for failure now by wanting too much. Big ideas must be pared back over the days ahead or you might hit a wall of resistance. It’s better to constrain yourself voluntarily than to wait for unpleasant circumstances to suddenly stop you in your tracks. Choosing a more responsible approach improves your chances for success.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Demonstrating your love with tenderness is usually easier than making grandiose gestures. But you could do things differently today, snagging someone’s attention by overplaying your part in a drama. After all is said and done, you may feel embarrassed, wishing you hadn’t made a scene. Although there’s no need to overstate your feelings now, you don’t have to apologize if you do. There’s nothing wrong with sharing your heart.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Avoid the temptation to express yourself in a melodramatic way today because you could shock others if you go too far. Although everything feels urgent now, it’s wise to turn down the volume on your intensity. Thankfully, the drama will begin to subside after tomorrow’s Leo Full Moon, yet you may end up wishing you kept some of your secrets to yourself. Remember, you don’t have to share all of your fantasies; some things are better left to the imagination, instead.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You might experience an exciting epiphany today that empowers you to break free from an old pattern at work. Unfortunately, endless logical analysis isn’t a viable substitute for direct action. Even if you know what to do now, you’re still limited by how you see yourself in relationship to others. Experiment, be outrageous and imagine possibilities you haven’t yet considered. Believing in magic can make amazing things happen.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Making the most of your time today is the most meaningful gift you can give to yourself and others. Be courageous; stepping into your leadership role and setting a good example are the smartest ways to give your coworkers an inkling of what they can do. If you settle for less now, then that’s what you’ll inadvertently pass along to everyone else, diluting the shared experience. Seize the moment and your allies will happily follow along.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your need for peace and quiet comes and goes in waves today, but you can’t justify an escape until you meet your previous obligations. Of course, you are naturally inclined to honor the promises you made to help others, instead of just taking care of your own needs. Although it may seem impossible at first, you can have it both ways now if you’re willing to take a risk. A radical approach might be the key to finishing up your work early, leaving time for your well-deserved rest and relaxation.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Although you technically agree that rules are necessary to maintain order, it’s still fun to dream far beyond the accepted norm. Unfortunately, you don’t like to feel restrained by the same laws that govern everyone else. You are so enthused by the potential of the moment now that you may not even consider what’s right and what’s wrong. Luckily, cosmic energy is on your side, so taking a calculated risk is a good idea today; you can always philosophize about it after the fact.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You want to demonstrate how intuitive you are now and might go out of your way just to let others see you in action. Sharing your inner process with those closest to you can be exhilarating, but the interpersonal dynamics may grow complicated if you are insecure about your current approach. It’s not time to worry about anyone’s reaction to your quirky behavior. Just trust your hunches today; they won’t likely steer you wrong.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You are short on patience now, especially with those who want your attention so badly today that they do a song and dance to get it. You just can’t understand why anyone would need to put on such a performance since you are usually so good at recognizing people’s contributions. Although you prefer to ignore someone’s selfish behavior, you may be better off today indulging others for the sake of group harmony.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You have a lot on your plate today, but your coworkers might not be aware of your strong commitment to get things done. Your hard work may go unnoticed at first but don’t let your need for recognition be your only motivation. Still, receiving praise is satisfying, as long as you don’t quit before your tasks are completely finished. Satisfaction from a job well done can be surprisingly sweet.
Stay on course with supporting loved ones who may be under duress as Pallas opposes Juno (2:16AM). Any talent you have for resolving problems could be useful around this time-period and for several hours afterwards. The two lights — the Sun and Moon — agree to provide supportive illumination for your key tasks and projects via their constructive sextile of 60-degrees (6:24AM). Bold ideas can inundate your consciousness since the Moon makes a 60-degree rapport with Uranus (10:59AM) followed by an energizing although possibly unsettling 45-degree tie between Mercury and Uranus (1:58PM). Eccentricity and outside-the-box thinking are in; following all rules to the letter of the law is out. The Moon continues in its adventurous romp through fiery, extroverted Sagittarius. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
The dark-of-the-moon phase happens every month just before the lunar orb reunites with its solar companion. There is usually a strong need to complete odds and ends that have been percolating for the last few weeks, but which require an extra oomph to reach the finish line. From the realm of partnerships comes one solid boost as Venus — even though still retrograde until tomorrow — forms a supportive sextile of 60-degrees to Juno (2:18AM). Don’t allow mental fatigue to interfere with your skillful modes of problem-solving and strategic thinking as the Sun makes a 150-degree tie with Pallas (8:06AM). Be tuned into high-technology and the multi-media during a 60-degree connection from the Moon to Uranus (11:17AM). The New Moon — energizing 11 degrees of Aquarius — arrives at 1:40PM. Think of this dynamic conjunction as a leaping off point for reaching important creative, business and professional goals. Mercury trine to productivity-enhancing Ceres (4:09PM) and Pallas making an inspirational, 72-degree link with task-oriented Saturn (10:17PM) should be feathers in your cap. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
We are conflicted today between our attachments to the past and wanting to experiment with new ways to do the same old things. The pioneering Aries Moon joins independent Uranus to give us courage and prompt us to take risks. However, the Moon’s squares to Jupiter, Pluto and Venus throw a series of minor crises in our path as reality tests our willingness to work for what we want. Clinging to the familiar only makes life more complicated.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your energy runs hot and cold today, making it tricky to choose your direction. One minute the adrenaline is flowing and you are full of excitement, ready to take on the world. But the next minute you feel like curling up and taking a nap. Carefully monitor your vitality so you don’t run out of gas before the day is over. Be sensible and don’t push too hard without considering your limitations. After all, you’re still human like everyone else.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You may be responsible for a task that makes you feel uncomfortable today. Keeping an open mind is required to overcome your current resistance to change; there is much to be gained by thinking outside of the box. The craziest ideas are the ones that might be the most effective now. Whatever worked in the past won’t necessarily work in the present, so find ways to let go of old habits and move yourself into the future. Embrace the unknown.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Slow down, take a long deep breath and let your body catch up with your mind. Your brain is buzzing with brilliance now; however, maintaining balance in the midst of all this excitement is essential today. However, without a stable foundation, the insights you have could fly away with the breeze. Luckily, staying calm enables you to put your intelligence to good use.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Open your heart and expand your mind to accept the inspirational messages that are now available to you. Granted, you may find some of these new ideas to be rather unconventional. However, your current experiences could help you reach your destination, even if they don’t lead you to the answers you’re seeking. A little flexibility goes a long way when it comes to planning your future.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Partnership matters may be confusing today because your feelings are all over the place. People appear and disappear suddenly now, and plans must be altered without notice. Opportunities arise one minute only to crumble in the chaos moments later. Thankfully, this can be a wildly exciting day if you appreciate the element of surprise. Go with the flow instead of attempting to run the show.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You might want to experiment with a new approach when working with others, since sticking to an old formula is not necessarily the most successful strategy. There are alternative methods which would allow you to accomplish more in less time with less effort. Treat this experience as a learning challenge which can stimulate your thinking and increase your productivity. Making the transition may slow you down at first, but the changes will pay off in the long run.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Relationships may seem unstable today, especially if someone isn’t playing by your rules. However, upon closer examination, another person’s erratic behavior might actually be acting out emotions that you are suppressing within yourself. Instead of questioning what others want, explore your unexpressed desires for a while. Let your fantasies flow freely now before deciding how to follow up on the most meaningful ones. Remember, no one can take your feelings away from you, whether you verbalize them or not.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your passions can rise and fall with unexpected suddenness today, stirring up rough waters. Although you might be tempted to fight against the changing tides, don’t try so hard that you wind up frustrated. Unfortunately, you cannot manage the process; it’s a wild ride that requires a light touch and unwavering courage. Take advantage of these turbulent times by surfing the wave of change to see where the currents carry you. Letting go of control could be more fun than you expect.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You don’t have to travel too far to discover the answers to big life questions today. The best advice you receive are the most down-to-earth responses. Simple solutions arise to what you perceive as complex problems. Sometimes you seek out more information than you need, but the most direct route is likely to be the best one now. Funny enough, the knowledge you seek may be found within.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Taking a financial risk isn’t your regular style, since you’re generally very practical about spending your hard-earned resources. Typically, you do copious research before shelling out large amounts of money for anything, but you might sidestep this safe strategy today. Of course, reckless behavior can get you into trouble, yet giving yourself permission to be a little more spontaneous now and again could work in your favor. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You are here to shake up the world today and even if that’s not your original intent, people may respond as if you’ve shocked them with a live wire. However, it’s in your best interest to act cautiously and carefully when involving others in your process if you really want to manifest lasting change. Paradoxically, a more methodical approach brings faster results. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Someone can catch you off guard by surprising you with an unexpected gesture today. Although he or she might act as if it’s just a game, their intentions may be less friendly than you think. Taking advantage of you is certainly not a great way to build trust. Remember, you are not obligated to play with anyone who isn’t playing nicely. Don’t be afraid to set clear boundaries; a little privacy could be exactly what you need right now.