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In the Stars April 14-21, 2024 . . . Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week

The Total Solar Eclipse of April 8 is behind us. I enjoyed watching it in totality in Indianapolis with my sister Paula and brother Rob.


Mercury remains in retrograde through April 26, offering a time for pause, review, and re-orientation.


The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction tightens toward its perfection on Saturday, April 20.. This aspect, occurring once every 13 years, is powerfully innovative and expansive. Expect opportunities, and say yes to positive potential in the coming week. Be expansive in your imagination about what is possible. Invent and Discover!



Sunday’s Cancer Moon desires warm, cozy time at home with family. However, there are numerous hard aspects that compromise comfort and good feelings. The Cancer Moon squares Venus, Chiron, and Mercury, and opposes Ceres. The mood is uplifted by the Moon’s trines to Mars and Saturn, providing sound footing. Family relations will undoubtedly need some attention. 


Retrograde Mercury conjuncts Chiron on Monday, April 15, calling in heartfelt conversations about wounded feelings. This is a tender day when we will probably need to deal with sensitive feelings. A Moon-Pluto opposition in the evening may bring feelings to a crescendo, and a call for action.


The playful Leo Moon calls for creativity and playfulness on Tuesday, April 16. Mercury retrograde squares Ceres, the nurturing Earth Mother Goddess, triggering sensitive feelings. However, Ceres and Mars make a benefic sextile, enabling us to deal with frustrations. You will feel better after engaging in physical activity.


Communication is highlighted and invited Wednesday morning, April 17 as the Moon trines Mercury and Chiron. Venus conjuncts the North Node, drawing us toward relationships that support our growth. Then the Moon squares Jupiter and Uranus, stirring up some unexpected fun.


An energetic Sun-Moon trine in fire signs early morning makes for a sunny start Thursday, April 18. The Moon moves into Virgo at 7:11 a.m. PDT and thus, it’s time to get to work on the day’s tasks and put our lives in order. A Mercury-Venus trine invites us to an engaging social evening.


The Sun moves into Taurus tropically on Friday, April 19, ushering in a month for planting and growing. Taurus seeks love, beauty, and security. Mars is sextile the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction that perfects tomorrow. These alignments inject electric, innovative excitement into the day. The industrious Virgo Moon makes for a productive day, and its opposition to Saturn mid-day makes us aware of limitations and responsibilities.


The Virgo Moon is trine the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction Saturday morning, April 20, boosting opportunities, and grounding them in practicality. The eagerly anticipated Jupiter-Uranus conjunction perfects at 21:49 degrees of Taurus. A description of the symbolism is taken from The Mountain Astrologer: “The Sabian Symbol for the 22nd degree of the second sign inspires hope that this conjunction will initiate a new evolutionary phase for humanity: ‘White dove flying over troubled waters: The spiritual inspiration that comes to the individual in the overcoming of crises.’ The keyword phrase for this degree, ‘A Reward for the Faithful,’ underscores the positive potentials. More signs from the heavens come from the Fixed Star Beta Doradus (22:07 Taurus), which is activated by today’s alignment. According to Roderick Kidston, in his book The Magic of the Stars, when the energies of Beta Doradus are stimulated, ‘opportunities open up magically; material benefits accrue; instincts are likely to be sound; extremes, big upheavals, before big gains (roller coaster); core faith and grit enable meeting challenges head-on, emerging better and stronger’.” (TMA, March-May 2024, pp.75, 77).


With the Moon in Libra Sunday, April 21, we are invited to spend time with our beloveds. Venus is conjunct Chiron, focusing attention on healing and creating healthy relationships. The Sun squares Pluto, urging us to get to the truth of matters at hand.


The Libra Moon seeks peace and harmony. However, on Monday, April 22, the Moon opposes four planets and meets with challenges and discord from Mercury, Chiron, Venus, and Eris. Libra negotiates and mediates, so put those skills to good use! These oppositions are in cardinal, action-oriented signs, so make it a productive day.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Check in with family; wounds may need attending.

Monday: Strong, sensitive feelings are present. We need to face them with consciousness.

Tuesday: Creative, playful day. Release frustrations through physical activity. 

Wednesday: Communication and connection are highlighted. Expect some unexpected fun!

Thursday: Time to get organized and put things in order. Enjoy an engaging social evening.

Friday: Exciting, innovative day, as well as a productive one that reminds us of responsibilities and limitations.

Saturday: Day of opportunity and positive potential. Jupiter and Uranus conjunct.

Sunday: Focus on creating, healing, and nurturing healthy relationships. Dig deep for the truth of matters.

Monday: Active, productive day, though there will be some discord to manage and mediate.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 4-29)

1.       Get started on a creative project.

2.       Take a dance class.

3.       Add more color.

4.       Take a new hike.

5.       Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.

6.       Wear red.

7.       Express appreciation out in the world when people help or serve you.

8.       Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.

9.       Pursue a passion.

10.   Get moving—toward anything you love.



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Moon Void of Course:

This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):Pacific Standard Time:

April 15: 4:22 p.m.-7:23 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

April 18: 5:01 a.m.-7:10 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

April 20: 5:19 p.m.-8:08 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

April 22 at 4:23 p.m. through April 23 at 8:19 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

April 25: 4:16 p.m. -6:36 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

April 28: 12:30 a.m.- 2:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)April 30: 8:18 a.m.-8:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

May 2: 2:28 a.m.-11:51 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

May 4: 12:06 p.m.-1:40 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

May 5 at 10:56 p.m. through May 6 at 2:41 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

May 8: 2:55 p.m.-4:20 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

May 10: 6:48 p.m.-8:12 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

April 15 at 23:22 through April 16 at 2:23 (Moon into Leo)

April 18: 12:01-14:10 (Moon into Virgo)

April 21: 0:19-4:08 (Moon into Libra)

April 22 at 23:23 through April 23 at 15:19 (Moon into Scorpio)

April 25 at 23:16 through April 26 at 1:36 (Moon into Sagittarius)

April 28: 7:30-9:37 (Moon into Capricorn)April 30: 15:18-15:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

May 2: 9:28-18:51 (Moon into Pisces)

May 4: 19:06-20:40 (Moon into Aries)

May 6 at 5:56-21:41 (Moon into Taurus)

May 8: 21:55-23:20 (Moon into Gemini)

May 11: 1:48-3:12 (Moon into Cancer)


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