In the Stars April 21-28, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week ahead could be a game changer. The work week begins on Monday with a thunderous Sun-Uranus conjunction. This may jolt us into a new reality. Mars went out of bounds on Saturday, April 20th (astronomically meaning that its declination is greater than 23:27 degrees). When a planet is OOB, it tends to correspond with more unpredictable, exaggerated behavior. As Mars is in Gemini, the zodiacal sign associated with communication, speech may be more volatile, erratic, and unpredictable. Check your own actions and reactions, and think about what you will say before you open your mouth. Pluto and Saturn both station retrograde for five-month backward spins. It may be time to end what no longer serves you, and transform an area of your life.

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Easter Sunday is a sunny, optimistic day, brightened by the Moon’s ingress into Sagittarius, and augmented by benefic trines to Venus, Chiron, and Mercury, all conjunct in Aries. Hop like an Easter bunny to an outdoor adventure.

This week could be game changing, as it starts with the big bang of a Sun-Uranus conjunction on Monday, which often bring reversals, surprises, and awakenings. The Sagittarius Moon is positive, adventurous, and philosophical. Writing may ignite discoveries. Make the most of this day, and be open to astonishing developments that may unfold.

A expansive early Tuesday morning Moon-Jupiter conjunction marks the beginning of a long Moon void of course period from 4:43 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. PDT. Stick to insignificant routine tasks until late afternoon. The Moon moves into taciturn Capricorn at 3:50 p.m. PDT, and forms benefic trine aspects with Uranus and the Sun, perhaps corresponding with unexpected events. Mars makes a benefic trine with Pallas Athena, a strident, creative combination. The evening hours could be full of astonishing discoveries.

Pluto stations retrograde on Wednesday for a five-month backward spin. When a planet stations, its symbolic energy is amplified. Endings, beginnings, and transformation may be more compelling and obvious.

With the Moon, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn and Pluto stationing, Thursday demands serious attention and a lot of hard work. It may be time to let go of something that no longer serves you. Consider what is presented, and how you think about it on this taciturn, demanding day.

The load lightens on Friday with the Moon in friendly, fixed air Aquarius. We want to be independent and free to try some new things. Break out of your usual habitual ruts, and carve a new pathway. Plan dinner with friends, old or new or both.

Saturday morning calls us to gentle exercise, such as yoga or a walk near water (Mars square Neptune). The Moon makes benefic aspects to Mercury and Mars. This would be a good day to tackle a writing project, or almost any project that calls for creative expression.

Sunday is made for relaxation, or even laziness, so surrender to it. The Moon is void of course for a long period from 2:44 a.m. through 3:11 p.m. when it moves into dreamy Pisces. The Moon makes benefic sextiles to Jupiter and Uranus on each end of the day, generally framing the day as fun and easy.

Saturn stations retrograde on Monday for nearly a five-month backward spin until mid-September. Again, when a planet stations to turn direction its energy is amplified. In contrast to Sunday, Monday calls for serious, hard work, though the Moon is in sweet Pisces. This would be an excellent day too work in your garden, and make it beautiful.

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Sunday: Sunny, bright, optimistic Easter Sunday.

Monday: The day could bring reversals, awakenings, and surprises.

Tuesday:  Moon VoC all day from 4:43 to 3:50 p.m. Focus on routine tasks, and be open to astonishing discoveries.

Wednesday: Pluto stations retrograde. This may signal big endings and new beginnings—transformation.

Thursday: Serious, demanding day for hard work.

Friday: Break out of ruts and assert your independence. Gather with friends.

Saturday: Tackle a creative project that incorporates writing or communication.

Sunday: Yield to a lazy, easy day. You deserve it.

Monday: Lean into work and responsibilities. Clean up your garden.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (March 27- April 21)

  1. Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color.
  2. Create an inspiring music playlist.
  3. Write a poem or a song.
  4. Give to your favorite charity.
  5. Give grace to challenging people and situations.
  6. Let your heart sing!
  7. Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.
  8. Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.
  9. Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.
  10. Create! Create! Create!

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’s 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) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Saturday, April 20 at 8:59 p.m. through Sunday, April 21 at 8:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, April 23: 4:43 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, April 25 at 12:48 p.m. through Friday, April 26 at 2:27 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, April 28: 2:44 a.m. – 3:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 2:57 p.m. through Wednesday, May 1 at 3:24 p.m. (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 1:47 a.m. – 1:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5: 8:10 a.m. – 8:40 p.m. (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 4:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 2:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, May 9 at 7:06 p.m. through Friday, May 10 at 6:14 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 5:25 a.m. – 9:22 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 10:19 a.m. – 11:51 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 2:37 a.m. – 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18: 2:11 p.m. – 6:21 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, April 21: 3:59 – 15:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, April 23:11:43 – 22:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, April 25 at 19:48 through Friday, April 26 at 9:27 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, April 28: 9:44 – 22:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 21:57 through Wednesday, May 1 at 22:24 (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 8:47 – 20:18 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5 at 15:10 through Monday, May 6 at 3:40 (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 23:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 9:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, May 10: 2:06 – 13:14 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 12:25 – 16:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 17:19 – 18:51 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 9:37 – 21:26 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18 at 21:11 through Sunday, May 19 at 1:21 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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