If You Were Born Today, April 17
You have inner strength and persistence that helps you to overcome obstacles. You understand things that go over others’ heads, and your sense of humor is spirited. The drive for material security is strong. Power struggles are often present in your love relationships, generally because you tend to be attracted to people who as strong-minded as you are. Famous people born today: Victoria Beckham, Thornton Wilder, Jennifer Garner, Rooney Mara.
Your Birthday Year Forecast
Your birthday this year occurs shortly after a New Moon, suggesting a time of new beginnings and fresh energy. You are instinctively starting a new phase in your life. It’s time to give your life a makeover and to branch out into the untried. This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.
You tend to throw yourself into your passions this year. Romantic relationships and attractions can be intense. This could be a year when you fall in love, and this could be with a person, an activity, or a cause! Meeting someone who transforms your life, and more specifically your values and attitude towards love, is possible under this influence, and/or existing relationships are likely to grow and transform in rewarding ways, as you are more open than usual to intensity and passion. Your finances could also improve dramatically this year, although there is some tendency to go overboard with spending or pleasures.
Your creative impulses are potent. This can be a particularly good time for such pursuits as dancing, swimming, photography, arts, and entertainment. If you are an artist, this could be an especially inspired, imaginative, and productive year. Finding outlets for tension can be a strong focus and very rewarding.
Your ambition is stimulated now, and you are determined to meet or exceed your goals. You can bring great discipline and meaning to your life this year. You might totally revise an important project or area of your life, or you could be bent on getting rid of something in your life so that you can move forward. The tendency to be too willful this year should probably be avoided. You should also watch for overdoing to the point of exhaustion. This can be a compulsive time when power struggles are more likely. On the other hand, it can be a time when you enjoy a strong sense of purposefulness, focus, and determination.
The year ahead can be an ambitious time and a supportive period for reaching your goals. You might solve a long-standing problem, or capitalize upon a resource that was previously hidden.
You might experience some difficulties and delays in communications in the period ahead. It’s a strong year for recognizing flaws and errors. As long as you don’t forget the “big picture”, you could find you are motivated to channel your mental energy into tasks that require structured and organized thought, tackling projects that you may have found too mundane or downright boring in other years. It’s a strong year for polishing your skills and formal learning.
There can be a sense that you’re beginning a new chapter of your life in the year ahead. The period ahead is one for both satisfying work and play. Your creativity and personal appeal blossom. This can be a wonderful year for meeting new people or more thoroughly enjoying your current friendships. It’s a powerful year for relationships and excellent for making lifestyle changes.
2018 is a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of discovery and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise, promote, and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken for the better. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, diversify, mingle.
2019 will be a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It’s a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are especially able to attract others–and material things as well–this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 17
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Aries, and until September 6th, Saturn is retrograde in your sector of career and responsibilities. You’re likely to feel a shift in perspective about your long-term goals, responsibilities, career, or life path There is a real need to simplify rather than expand or increase in your career and with your reputation, as development or expansion can bring about undue stress. You’re in excellent shape, however, for reviewing these issues and building upon current projects already in place or returning to unfinished endeavors. You would also do very well for yourself by examining your goals, particularly your professional ones. Aim to focus on realizable goals and to bring more stability and structure to your life rather than take on major new enterprises during this cycle for best results. Your bigger ideas likely need more time, review, edits, and definition before they should be set into motion. Today’s Venus-Pluto trine is strong for practical affairs, purchasing, and drawing up plans. You could be recognized for your work or working on projects with long-term benefits. New insights about relationships or finances can be had today, and you can figure out what to do next in order to secure a better position.
Saturn turns retrograde today, as it does every year, and will remain in this apparent backward motion until September 6th, dear Taurus. This move suggests a shift in your perspective of your responsibilities. At first, this shift can feel heavy, and your responsibilities seem to weigh you down. Even though they are unlikely to increase now, you may feel them more strongly until you adjust to the shift of energy, after which this feeling subsides. Plans or projects may stall, or you question your commitment to some of them, perhaps due to altered motivation levels or realistic assessments of the limits of time and energy. The months ahead are excellent for editing or building upon projects already in place, and less ideal for brand-new major or ambitious plans. Areas of your life particularly affected by this shift are publishing, belief systems, education, travel, and adventurous activities. Decisions shouldn’t be rushed. Simplifying, building, structuring, and stabilizing efforts produce the best results at this time. Also today, Venus in your sign is connecting well with Pluto, and this boosts your charm levels and increases healing energies and positive reinforcement. You can do well by looking at things a little more deeply, doing a little investigating or researching, and recycling or reworking what you already have. Your patience now brings in positive vibes and attention. Relationships are subtly enhanced.
Saturn’s retrograde turn today is a yearly event that launches a period of review, dear Gemini. While it can cast a heavy note to this week, responsibilities are unlikely to increase at this time — they may only feel weightier temporarily. For you, areas of life most affected by this shift in perspective are debts, support, emotional health, and your intimate relationships. Projects or relationships may now be up for review as you turn a realistic or perhaps critical eye to them, reassessing how much time and energy you can afford to invest in these matters, or you may be particularly concerned with whether people in your life are supportive of you and your goals. A financial review may be in order, or you may be dealing with delays or refinements of plans. Once you begin to recognize the need for restructuring, simplifying, and stabilizing your life in these ways, you’ll have a stronger sense of the benefits of this retrograde cycle that lasts until September 6th as you’re getting your life in order. Thinking about the long-term rather than short-term gains of your endeavors is helpful whenever Saturn is a strong influence. Also today, you’re in good shape for focusing on something or someone special to you. Love is rich and complicated. Attractions are complex as well, and secret love may be revealed now.
Saturn is retrograde for approximately four and a half months each year and begins its retrograde period today, dear Cancer. This cycle is an essential and helpful time for changing your perspective about your responsibilities, reviewing, and editing endeavors or goals already in place. The key to working with it to your advantage is to remind yourself of the work you need to do to stabilize critical areas of your life, especially your relationships since Saturn is transiting and rules your partnership sector, and to connect with this purpose. Simplifying rather than taking on additional responsibilities makes the most sense now. This is a time for re-assessing your attachments to others related to commitments, rules, and limitations. Your concerns about relationships may increase at the beginning of this cycle (in other words, this week) even if obligations don’t increase — this is about perspective, as you may now have a stronger sense of the limits of time and energy. Realistic assessments can be made going forward, and you’re likely to feel less and less pressured to make them in the coming weeks. This retrograde Saturn cycle lasts until September 6th this year. A Venus-Pluto aspect today can point to a nice boost in the areas of mutual respect, understanding, and inner courage. Let yourself feel more intensely, but also give others personal space and freedom. You may get into better touch with what it is you truly value in yourself and others. This can be distorted at times, especially as you are often very concerned with what others need and you can benefit from checking in with your own needs.
Saturn reaches a station today as it turns retrograde, launching a yearly retrograde cycle that lasts approximately four and a half months, dear Leo. This event points to a shifting perspective on your routines, work, and health. It’s a better period for review and reflection than innovation, and while you may encounter some waning motivation or delays in any of these areas, you are in an excellent position to simplify, edit, and build what you already have in place. You may be reassessing commitments to specific programs, projects, or jobs. Keep in mind that as this shift occurs this week, you can be feeling the weight of your responsibilities too heavily to make sensible choices, so take your time with significant decision-making. Shifts such as this one can be disorienting. There can be some delays or adjustments necessary in your job or with tasks or projects, and this can prompt a redo, return to a previous project, or a reassessment. In fact, until September 6th, you’re in a fabulous position to make essential refinements, particularly related to your work, self-care programs, and daily routines and habits. With a Venus-Pluto aspect today, you are more inclined to put yourself out there and pour your energy into the things you love. A sense of purpose comes forth. Your love of what you’re doing reflects in your work. Higher-ups or the public are appreciative of what you’re doing.
Your perspective on commitments related to romance and creativity is likely to shift with Saturn’s retrograde turn today, dear Virgo. Saturn entered your solar fifth house in December and will continue to transit this area of your chart until 2020. Each year, Saturn is retrograde for four and a half months, and this year, this cycle runs from today until September 6th. This presents an opportune period in which to reevaluate, consolidate, and perhaps rebuild various endeavors related to the pursuit of pleasure and creative expression. You may experience a feeling of heaviness this week as the station occurs until you grow accustomed to the shift. Motivation levels change as you more closely consider the limits of time and energy. You might return to a previous project and approach it in a new way now, or you might build a work-in-progress. Brand-new major projects may not take off quickly and might only serve to stress you out, as this is a time for conserving energy and simplifying your life, generally speaking. Also today, a Venus-Pluto aspect is favorable for honing in on what is truly important to you and what has long-term appeal and benefit. Relationships and feelings are more pleasantly intense than usual.
Saturn reaches its yearly retrograde station today and will remain retrograde until September 6th, dear Libra. This yearly cycle presents opportunities to reassess, edit, and refine your commitments. As the shift occurs this week, you may be feeling the weight of your responsibilities heavily until you become accustomed to the change in perspective. Saturn rules (and is currently transiting) your sector of home and family, and these are the areas of life that may require some review. Delays are possible, and you might experience some waning motivation levels at this time, but thinking about the long-term will help you understand the importance of this period. Reconnecting to the meaning of your commitments or responsibilities is a process, and you’ll get there soon enough. This is a time for examining your intentions and expectations. Aim to simplify and work on projects already underway so that you can catch your breath. Also today, a Venus-Pluto aspect gives you a stronger sense of what’s truly important to you. If you need to strengthen a relationship, this is a good day for doing so. An opportunity emerges to attract people who help you grow. Attractions are strong and run deep today.
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde period today and will remain retrograde until September 6th, dear Scorpio, presenting an opportunity period for reviewing and reassessing your projects and commitments. Saturn rules (and is transiting) your sector of communications and transportation, and these areas of life are most affected by the retrograde. In the week or so ahead, you can feel the weight of your responsibilities more profoundly until you grow accustomed to this shift of perspective. This may translate as temporarily decreased motivation for certain learning, personal interests, communications, and socializing activities. There can be delays related to these matters, or pending decisions can pull you down just for now. You might return to an unfinished project rather than take on a new one, and this is likely to be the more successful strategy. Simplifying and structuring your life are essential now. Find ways to reconnect with the purpose or meaning behind the things you’re doing, as this will help you get back on track sooner. Today, you benefit from a Venus-Pluto trine aspect, and circumstances are such that you feel more empowered, patient, and in control of your life. You are radiating positive energy that seems to attract the right people, resources, or situations to you. Relationship matters can do especially well.
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde period today and will remain retrograde until September 6th, dear Sagittarius. This cycle is healthy for reviewing your commitments and responsibilities, mainly related to your finances, business, security, self-worth, natural talents, resources, and comfort levels — areas of life that come under the rule of the second house where Saturn is transiting. There may be delays related to some of these things or a temporary pulling back from specific projects until you come to new conclusions. These shouldn’t be rushed as your perspective shifts this week. During the shift itself, responsibilities feel heavier than usual. You might need to review and examine your attitudes, needs, and budgets. Right now, slow down and get things right before moving forward. Simplifying, editing, and organizing activities fare very well now, while brand new beginnings related to these areas of life should probably wait as they may cause undue stress. In a general sense and particularly related to money matters, it’s a better period for review and reflection than innovation. Also today, a Venus-Pluto trine encourages you to make changes and to grow with and through them. Others find you convincing, prestigious, or trustworthy. You have a real sense of what works in the long term, and this benefits you both financially and personally.
Saturn in your sign begins its yearly retrograde cycle that lasts until September 6th, dear Capricorn, signaling a period of review. With this change, you might experience fewer external pressures on you compared to recent months. On the other hand, there can be some guilt and anxiety to deal with until you adjust to this shift. If you feel disconnected from the purpose of the responsibilities brought on by this Saturn transit to your sign, then this retrograde can effectively magnify the heaviness or weight of them, even if they haven’t changed or increased — in other words, your perception of your responsibilities can alter. The sooner you tune into your sense of purpose and keep in mind that you are learning to rely on yourself and get your life into order, the less overwhelming things will be. This can be a time of reconsidering commitments or reviewing health and matters related to your personal manner or outlook and confidence levels. Moderation is necessary now. Returning to a previous project may be particularly rewarding during this cycle, and is more likely to be successful than a brand-new one. Also today, with Pluto in your sign supported by Venus in your creativity and romance sector, your personal magnetism is strong and natural, and there can be healing, positive interactions with people that feed your good mood and sense of effectiveness. Expressing yourself creatively can also attract positive responses.
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Aquarius, and will continue to move in this apparent backward motion until September 6th. This is a natural time for you to review your obligations and reconsider personal plans. Some level of withdrawal is possible now. Saturn has been transiting your privacy sector since December and will continue to do so until 2020 when Saturn enters your sign, and new responsibilities emerge. For now, you’re learning more deeply about your spiritual goals, tying up loose ends, or finishing long-term projects that have outworn their purpose. This week, Saturn’s station can feel a little heavy as you sense that you’re switching gears, but in time, you will adjust to this shift, and you’re likely to welcome this period of review. It’s not an ideal cycle for launches of major long-term projects, but returning to complete old projects can be rewarding. Also today, there can be excellent opportunities to expand, strengthen, and enhance family relationships, and on some level, you may very well find peace with your past. There can be some intense emotions in the process. Chances are good that you recover a lost resource or rediscover or deepen your feelings for someone.
Saturn’s retrograde turn today points to a shift in perspective over the coming months, dear Pisces, particularly related to your friendships, networking, and long-term happiness goals. This cycle, lasting until September 6th, is a relative period of review as you look back and reassess current goals, relationships, and attachments, particularly as they relate to commitments and duties. Consideration of what your friends or group associations mean to you is crucial now. This week, you may feel the weight of responsibilities quite heavily. However, as you adjust to this shift, you’ll see the benefits of structure in these areas of life. It’s important to recognize that you have enough time to resolve problems and that efforts to build and restructure are beneficial for you in the long run. Increases or expansion may lead to stress rather than joy right now, so do your best to tone things down and get what you have in place in better order. Also today, there is strengthening energy that can boost your relationships. A good talk may be part of this, but nonverbal communication can figure strongly as well. You are in a good position in group settings, as you’ll find you not only enjoy the company, but you may be appreciated for the unique things you bring to the group.
Balance of the Planets & Elements
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Today’s Elemental Balance
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
Today’s Modal Balance
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
Moon in Taurus
The Moon is traveling through comfy Taurus today. Eat something you love. Have a second serving.
We are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence.
The Moon in Taurus generally favors the following activities: Substantial and material actions that yield solid results. Financial activities, and those involving personal possessions, applying for a loan, beginning a potentially long-term relationship, music, home decor.
The Witches Current Moon Phase for April 17
The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018
Moon Age: 1.51 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 373,737.94 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,199,687.87 km
Astrology of Today – Tuesday, April 17, 2018
- The Moon is in Taurus.
- The Moon is void from 6:04 PM forward.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on April 15th in the sign of Aries. The First Quarter Moon will occur on April 22nd.
- Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until May 3.
- Chiron enters Aries today (Chiron will transit Aries from April 17, 2018, to September 25, 2018, and then February 18, 2019, to Jun 19, 2026, and then September 17, 2026, to April 14, 2027).
- Saturn stations retrograde today (Saturn is retrograde from April 17 to September 6).
While I was writing the past post, we experienced a rolling black-out. If you are not familiar with what that is, it is when your power flashes on and then back on in a few seconds. This was unexpected and most of the time we save our work for the day we put on the site. This morning, however, none of saved anything. All the information we had for Tuesday is gone. We are going straight to the horoscopes. I know that those sites aren’t around here and didn’t experience what we did. Bear with us.
I was suppose to make an announcement yesterday about this subject and I completely forgot. Lynette is absent-minded, I guess I have been around her too long. That’s not the announcement as I am sure you can guess. The announcement has to do with the WOTC’S store, Magickal Necessities.
I know Lord Myst announced it would be closing April 16th and it didn’t.. As you know I bound him from all our property and we haven’t seen him since. Really hurts my feelings. Lady Abyss had intentions of closing the store on April 27th. She was very serious about this and doesn’t want you to thing she was just trying to pry money out of you. That is the furthest from the truth. Since circumstances has changed and with your pleas to keep it open, the store will remain open. We had no idea at the time Lady A was going to fall out in the floor dead and need two steins put in. I don’t know if you are familiar with the cost of heart medicine or not but it is expensive. Due to this added expense, we have decided to keep Magickal Necessities open. It will help offset some of the cost of her medicine and hopefully pay for itself to operate.
People who do not run or have ever operated a store, it cost money. In fact, quite a bit. But you wanted the store to stay and we are glad to keep it open for you. We hope it will be successful, offset some of Lady A’s medical expenses and pay for itself. I apologize for all the confusion with the store closing on this date or that date. Lord M had no business or authority to even speak for any of our operations we have He tried to seize the moment and got bit in return.
I will add the store is under new management. The front page has been redesigned and I know merchandise is being added daily. As Lady A stated before we will now have more time to spend over here. You lucky people.
I wanted to give you that quick up-date on the store. We don’t like to leave people hanging in limbo. Please accept our sincere apologizes in regards to this matter.
I forgot to mention we were trying to raise money to pay our property taxes. We were success in doing just that, thanks to everyone you. Something I will never forget. Thank You!
Under New Management