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Sunday begins with the Moon’s ingress into Libra, blowing a lungful of fresh air into the ether. Saturday’s complications may still be present, but less immediately so. The Moon in the Scale’s sign tasks us with balance, which is somewhere between criticism and affirmation, depression and ecstasy. The importance of equilibrium is especially foregrounded by the fact that the Moon has gotten so big, so silver, so ripe, that she’ll be completely Full in but a day.
While the almost-Full Moon in Libra spotlights both sides of the coin, Mercury stations retrograde. The tricksy planet turns on its heel at 4’49” Taurus, with plans to walk backward until May 3rd. Retrograde Mercury shuns the highway for the backroad, and the front door for the secret entrance. Take the scenic route, and don’t forget to stop and eat the mushrooms along the way.
Moon in Virgo -> Libra, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Libra: Apr 09 2017 5:36 AM
Mercury Stations Retrograde: Apr 09 2017 4:15 PM
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.
Moon in Virgo, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
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
Friday begins with the Mercury-ruled Virgo Moon’s trine with almost-retrograde Mercury in Taurus. Needless to say, this makes Friday prime time for Mercury retrograde hijinks. Yet it’s also an opportunity to identify such problems and to nip them in the bud.
While the Moon and Mercury expose faulty wiring, the Sun in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra. This opposition sees Jupiter rise bright and close at sunset, but at cross purposes with the Sun. Allow yourself to reflect critically on plans for growth, yet do not give up on a better life or better self.
Finally, during the evening hours, the Moon makes an opposition to Neptune, which troubles clarity and blunts precision. Keep your Friday night plans simple, with room for intoxication.
Moon in Virgo, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Mercury: Apr 07 2017 5:40 AM
Sun Opposite Jupiter: Apr 07 2017 2:38 PM
Moon Opposite Neptune: Apr 07 2017 9:34 PM
Thursday gets started with an innovative, if somewhat off-track, trine between the radiant Moon in Leo and electric Uranus in Aries. After mid-day, though, Luna moves toward a more businesslike trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. The afternoon may crawl a bit, but if it does, let it inch toward accomplishment.
Evening sees the Moon enter Virgo, bringing the lunar rays to bear on to-do lists and practical details. Late night sees the Moon conjoin its own North Node, the Dragon’s Head, which gives it a hungry, potentially over-indulgent air.
Moon in Leo -> Virgo, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Uranus: Apr 06 2017 10:25 AM
Moon Trine Saturn: Apr 06 2017 5:17 PM
Moon Enters Virgo: Apr 06 2017 9:21 PM
Moon Conjunct North Node: Apr 07 2017 2:16 AM
The Moon in Leo spends most of Wednesday chasing a trine with the Sun in Aries. The aspect is not complete until the night hours, but nonetheless colors much of the day. It is a moment of harmony between the Sun and the Moon, though with the Moon being in Leo it is of an overwhelmingly solar quality. Rise, shine and preside over the day. In addition to the solar power emanating throughout Wednesday, Mars’ trine with Pluto is also active, useful for determined efforts of all sorts.
Night sees both the Moon’s trine to the Sun and Mars’ trine to Pluto completed. Yet it also holds Saturn’s retrograde station, and Luna’s rough square with Mars. While the Moon-Mars square may deny sleep, Saturn’s station sounds a base-note which echoes across the sky, dropping the mind into a serious and perhaps worrisome key.
Moon in Leo, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Sun: Apr 05 2017 8:46 PM
Mars Trine Pluto: Apr 05 2017 9:00 PM
Saturn Stations Retrograde: Apr 05 2017 10:06 PM
Moon Sextile Jupiter: Apr 06 2017 12:17 AM
Moon Square Mars: Apr 06 2017 2:10 AM