Astrology of Saturday, April 8th

Astrology of Saturday, April 8th

Daily Astro-Weather

Rough skies today. Retrograde Venus makes an emotionally heavy square with Saturn while the Sun squares dark Pluto. The potential for depression and displeasure is quite real. Though problems may try to dominate your attention, you don’t have to solve them all today — merely acknowledge them. If you have the time and space, there’s a lot that can be accomplished by sitting and slowly unwinding the tangles at hand.

April Essay

Aspects (PST)

Moon in Virgo, 2nd Quarter
Moon Trine Pluto: Apr 08 2017 7:33 AM
Moon Trine Mars: Apr 08 2017 12:55 PM
Venus Square Saturn: Apr 08 2017 1:32 PM
Sun Square Pluto: Apr 08 2017 5:48 PM
Moon Opposite Venus: Apr 09 2017 1:09 AM
Moon Square Saturn: Apr 09 2017 1:23 AM

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Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.


  1. Dave 6 years ago

    I meant to ask this earlier: why do you term Pluto dark in this configuration? Thank you.

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      Austin Coppock 6 years ago

      I often use “dark” or similar adjectives to describe Pluto. I have a few reasons. First, Pluto is quite literally much darker than any of the the planets we analyze in astrology. It receives and reflects very little light. Symbolically, most of the experiences and events linked to Pluto have to do with visiting spaces which normally go unseen. They are thus “dark” in that they are not well lit or easily understood.

  2. Dave 6 years ago

    Thank you very much for your response. Makes sense. (I had interpreted it as a term of art, like “dark moon”.) Got it!

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Astrology of Saturday, April 8th

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