The Moon squares Mercury Wednesday morning, setting tongues flapping and brain-gears grinding. But it is the Moon’s subsequent opposition to Jupiter that is the most interesting thing the day has to offer. The Moon shines a spotlight on Jupiter just as the big planet starts beeping in preparation for a season of retrograde motion. Jupiter’s annual retrograde station advises a halt to further expansions, and instead counsels that we chew what we have bitten off, consolidate the ground we have taken, and reflect on what we have been taught. Jupiter’s retrogrades take approximately a third of each year, and so we will not see the star of Zeus turn direct until August 11th.
It is important to note that Jupiter’s retrogrades are not parallel in meaning to Mercury’s more frequent ones. They do not indicate a burst of chaos within that planetary sphere, or even significant disruptions to its business. Retrogradation does not turn Jupiter from the Greater Benefic into a ravening distributor of pain.
Evening sees the Moon abandon over-active Gemini in favor of comfort-seeking Cancer, pulling things in a more emotive direction. The Moon’s late-night sextile with Uranus delivers a little stimulation, which may spark insight or slight annoyance.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Gemini -> Cancer, 1st Quarter
Moon Square Mercury: Apr 10, 7:40 AM PDT
Jupiter Stations Retrograde: Apr 10, 10:02 AM PDT
Moon Opposite Jupiter: Apr 10, 10:24 AM PDT
Mercury Sextile Pluto: Apr 10, 2:43 PM PDT
Moon Enters Cancer: Apr 10, 8:29 PM PDT
Moon Sextile Uranus: Apr 10, 11:46 PM PDT