Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for April 2nd

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.]