Cosmic Calendar: The Latest
WED APR 23 It would be great to report that the cosmos has finally come to its senses and that all is well and good – with inspiring rainbows showing human mortals the way to that elusive pot of gold. Quite the contrary seems to be in the offing since feisty Mars retrograde in Libra is kicking up sand again by opposing Uranus in Aries (12:09AM) while also squaring Pluto in Capricorn (6:39AM). It was one thing for Mars to fly in the face of regal Jupiter yesterday via a sharp, 90-degree sky pattern, but to rile up radical-change agent Uranus and underworld-ruling Pluto within 6 hours of time today is to put large numbers of people into potential accidents waiting to happen. Do all in your power to be sensitive and gentle with dear ones on the skids. Drive defensively and say no to temper tantrums or egocentric behavior. Mercury in Taurus (2:17AM) can give you a boost in gardening, cooking, baking, arts and crafts. [This planetary shift remains in effect until May 7 with Mercury moving at top daily speed.] Meanwhile, tensions and confusion abound due to the Moon in Aquarius entering a void cycle at 9:12AM (during a square to Saturn) – with this limbo uncertainty zone lasting until 11:56PM when the lunar orb bathes in Piscean waters. It doesn’t help that the Moon parallels Neptune (10:27AM), Mercury forms a frictional, 45-degree link to Chiron (5:27PM), and Venus makes a contra-parallel to Uranus (7:38PM). Think along more compassionate, soulful lines overnight as the Moon in empathic Pisces combines forces with an inspirational, 72-degree rapport from Mercury to Jupiter (forming exactly at 1:20AM tomorrow).
THU APR 24 It may be a little too soon to shout from the rooftops that the recent stellar conflicts are at an end, but some of today’s fortuitous alignments are pointing in that general direction. The early hours appear promising across the board – courtesy of a high-minded, 72-degree liaison between Mercury and Jupiter (1:20AM) while the Moon in Pisces in a 60-degree, supportive tie with the Sun in Taurus (7:15AM) provides a good-sized dose of physical and emotional revitalization. Remember that it was Mercury (on April 14) and Jupiter (on April 20) that each made several adversarial aspects – magnifying the potential discord of those time-periods. Now they act as though it never happened by reaching across the zodiac in a thought-provoking 72-degree contact. Enjoy explorations in the fine and graphic arts, music and dance improvisations as the Moon unites with Neptune (11:50AM) and parallels Venus (3:02PM). The latter sky pattern can rev your romantic engines. However, focus attention on safety and security measures while Venus forms an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Vesta (12:04PM) and keep your emotional cool when the Moon parallels Mars (8:40PM). Maintain a steady hand if you need to deal with evening business matters since Venus trines Saturn in water signs (10:16PM). Insights inundate your consciousness as Thursday night morphs into Friday morning as the Moon makes a flowing trine to Jupiter (11:55PM).
FRI APR 25 Try to accomplish as many important errands and tasks in the early hours today. The reason is that the Moon will make a hearty and soulful union with Venus in Pisces (1:04PM), but this terrific conjunction also starts a fairly long void-of-course lunar cycle that lasts until 3:02AM on Saturday. Healing forces are certainly back on the march as the Moon unites with and parallels Chiron (3:45AM and 9:50AM, respectively). Anytime a parallel aspect forms close in time to a zodiacal alignment, it adds a robust essence to the celestial bodies involved. Don’t be surprised if feelings of déjà vu or being out of step with chronological time prove overwhelming. Chiron often behaves as a catalyst – vaulting humans into a fifth dimension that the great Rod Serling named The Twilight Zone. During tonight’s void Moon uncertainty cycle, the Sun unites with Mercury (8:28PM at 6 degrees of Taurus) in what astronomers call a Superior Conjunction. This occurs approximately every 4 months and reveals Mercury, moving at top daily speed, on the far side of the Sun – creating a Mercury-Sun-Earth line-up in the solar system. The eminent astrologers Dr. Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar referred to this type of cosmic alignment as a Full Mercury. Human souls are now exceedingly eager to open their minds to ingenious ideas – where some of these ideas can eventually flourish, eventually become thriving entrepreneurial ventures on Earth. If you have the time and feel the inclination, choose a partner to dance the night away as the Moon in Pisces can give you happy feet.
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.
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Mark Lerner has been a professional astrologer since 1972.
He publishes Earth Aquarius News, an online astrology journal
with a major focus on Mundane Astrology and has been
writing the Daily Cosmic Calendar since 1981. More about Mark.