- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Sunday, April 24th, at 8:46 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase until 1:23 AM / the Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase from 1:23 AM forward.
- A Full Moon occurs at 1:23 AM today.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from April 28-May 22).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Times are EDT
The Full Moon that occurs early into the day can stimulate new thinking or activity about financial, sharing, and ownership matters for you, dear Aries. It can also stir up buried desires and emotions. With Venus and Uranus in alignment in your sign today as well, this can be a powerful day for self-discovery. Your appetite today is for more than the usual fare, and a desire for change can bring interesting circumstances into your life. You’re likely to feel fresh and invigorated, and love or financial matters can be surprising now. Your personal appeal is strong, particularly when it comes to matters of the heart. Somebody is thinking of you, wanting you back, or back on your side. You are excitable today, and perhaps a little impatient, particularly with rules or impositions. Limitations and restrictions are not tolerated, but you’re charming about it.
Relationship needs are awakened today with a Full Moon occurring in your partnership sector early into the day, dear Taurus. Epiphanies about a relationship or your own feelings can lead to important changes. This is a time for getting real about a relationship, and can mark a turning point. Your ruler, Venus, aligns with Uranus today, which reinforces a theme of awakening. The tendency today is to talk easily and naturally about matters that previously were hidden or too private to discuss. Your sensitivity to the more hidden elements of any given situation is strong now. You might experience some strange coincidences or serendipity today – your intuition is trying to tell you something. You might uncover something that has been missing, lost, or hidden; or delight in a sudden, private attraction. There is a strong desire to break the routine underneath the surface. You are likely to stir the pot now, and the results can be truly interesting. You might feel inspired and motivated by a shared secret or special moment. Past love can resurface quite suddenly.
The Full Moon early into the day awakens buried emotions from deep within, dear Gemini. As the day advances, a Venus-Uranus alignment also serves to awaken your senses, but the energy is a little more detached and less focused. There can be easy conversations and a spirit of openness that lifts your spirits. Debates or differences in opinion can be enjoyed more fully this way. Today is also strong for easy and pleasing relations with friends and lovers. You are attracting others through your originality, your ideas, and your intelligence. Friendships can bring surprises today, or could see a friend in an entirely different light, which can be disruptive or exciting (or possibly a little of both). This can be an excellent day for making connections and for unusual or unexpected experiences with current and past friends. You are less interested in conservative or conventional friendships now, and very eager to reach out into new social “territory”.
Today’s Full Moon can illuminate matters revolving around a romantic affair, creative project, or children, dear Cancer. There could be some tests involved, but the path is being cleared for more honesty and respect in the future. Another stimulating influence occurs today on social levels. Authority figures or parents might hold you in better favor right now. Exciting experiences on the job or a sudden change in your reputation can occur for some of you. Love may be easier to attract through your professional connections, and a strong element of surprise can be in play. Your thinking is more creative than usual today as your perspective is new and fresh. There can be a sudden impulse to contact someone, or you can be the recipient of surprising contact. Be sure to break the routine even just a little in order to make the most of the day. Don’t be afraid to show your more original qualities.
The Full Moon that occurs early into the day serves to bring buried feelings to the surface or new information to light, dear Leo, and these can ultimately clear the way towards important improvements in your life, particularly related to living conditions, family, and home. A Venus-Uranus alignment tends to open up and facilitate self-expression, particularly as it is in harmony with your sign. There is good energy for social events and developing strong rapport with others. Put yourself out there, ask for what you want, and enjoy yourself today. You more readily take a few “risks” emotionally, and the rewards are good. You have been discovering your own unique set of truths and beliefs recently, and today you’re especially eager to share them. You can feel very hopeful about the future now. You might have a mind-opening experience as you are exposed to unusual and different perspectives. You attract unusual people to you. Communication defines your friendships right now, and lack of it will be glaring, so stay connected with those who matter.
There can be an epiphany regarding your relationships now, dear Virgo, and you are particularly interested in sharing, teaching, and learning. There is some excitement in the air as you can have a sense of awakening to ideas and feelings, not only because a Full Moon occurs early today in passionate Scorpio, but also due to a Venus-Uranus alignment in your intimacy sector. You might experience very unusual desires and attractions today, whether it involves people, objects, or situations. You can be especially intrigued with breaking taboos or pushing your boundaries, even if there is some discomfort involved at first. Your intimate life can heat up quickly right now. You might address an issue with someone that is usually tricky to discuss with good chances of success and possibly a breakthrough moment. You are inclined to surprise others and you feel exceptionally open and generous. You are awakening to buried needs and desires, which can be eye-opening.
Heightened emotions surrounding money and possessions, as well as personal values and talents, can be a theme today with a Full Moon occurring in your solar second house, dear Libra. There can be an important revelation about money or business, but there might instead be a situation in which you need to stand up for your values and your worth. Venus, your ruler, aligns with Uranus, the awakener, in your partnership sector today, and it can be a strong day for connecting with others, and especially on one-to-one levels and romantically as well. A feeling of camaraderie with a special someone can lift your spirits and make you feel that you’re moving forward. Even so, inner restlessness can stimulate you to push boundaries. If you are unhappy with some aspect of your life, work on making it better. You may be more daring today than usual, and you attract others who bring change into your life. Personal magnetism is strong today, and a sudden attraction can occur now as well. You are especially cooperative and open with a partner.
A Full Moon occurs in your sign early today, dear Scorpio, and you might have an important revelation or an important culmination or turning point can occur now. You are awakening to feelings that you may have ignored or brushed aside. As well, a Venus-Uranus alignment that occurs today is also an influence that has the effect of opening our eyes. Unexpected developments at or with work can figure strongly. You can have powerful intuition regarding work methods, as well as health matters, and possibly even breakthroughs. An unusual meeting or friendship can occur today, particularly through daily routines, work, or the pursuit of health goals. A partner might also surprise you. Romantically, there can be a subtle feeling of moving forward and growing, as well as surprises and possible a sense of turning a corner. Originality is favored and valued right now.
The Full Moon early today awakens a need to attend to your inner world and to get extra time for rest and reflection, dear Sagittarius, and this goes double with Mars retrograde in your sign. A secret may be brought to light. A Venus-Uranus alignment occurring today, however, suggests that you don’t hide your light away in the process, as others are appreciating your progressive, original qualities more than usual. This influence further emphasizes the discovery of desires that have been buried or neglected. Romantic excitement is very possible today. Plans seem to change at the very last minute, allowing for experiences that are more spontaneous, freeform, and inspirational. You can be eager to start a new creative project, or possibly a new romantic affair or experience. There is good energy for activities revolving around children, creative projects, and romance.
The energy of this morning’s Full Moon is best harnessed and channeled into goal-setting, dear Capricorn, as you may be awakened to your needs to follow special dreams and causes. Children, love affairs, group associations, and friends are areas of life that are also in strong focus. A Venus-Uranus alignment in your sector of roots, home, and family today can point to sudden desires to make spirited changes and improvements in your personal life. You may be redecorating or opening up to loved ones and sharing ideas, activities, and excitement. Alternatives can be introduced now that lead you to rethink old problems and concerns, particularly regarding living arrangements or conditions and close relationships with family and loved ones. Love can bring surprises today. Buried feelings are awakened.
You are awakening to exciting feelings today, dear Aquarius, not only with a Full Moon in passionate Scorpio occurring early into the day, but also an alignment of Uranus, your ruler, with Venus, which stimulates unusual, exciting desires and a need for making progressive changes. You want to move forward, and the day’s energies help you out. The need to put your past behind you is strong so that you can make necessary changes in both your personal and professional lives. A project can come to fruition, or a decision may need to be made. You are enthusiastic about ideas, learning, and making connections. Your personal magnetism is especially strong today. There is a nice feeling of camaraderie around you, and you feel more at ease expressing both your ideas and feelings.You are magnetizing good things to you quite naturally now, and short trips, errands, and learning pursuits can lead to pleasant surprises. You can take special pleasure in expressing your more unorthodox ideas, and fortunately, others are listening.
The Full Moon early today continues to stimulate much mental energy and emotional excitement for you, dear Pisces. This is a time for entertaining your more adventurous side and for looking for different ways to express yourself and connect with a higher purpose. With Venus and Uranus coming together in your resources sector today as well, your more unusual and exotic tastes and desires emerge, and these can have you acting on a whim. This can involve people and objects of desire as well! Impulsive spending can be an issue now, but some of you could stumble upon a great find. You can make interesting discoveries today, particularly along intimate and financial lines. You might seek out alternative methods to the usual way of doing things, and can be quite satisfied as a result. Being flexible and open-minded is your best bet now, as spontaneity tends to be rewarded today.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 1:23 am
Event: Full Moon at 2°Sc30′
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 1:23 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Sun
A Full Moon occurs now. Discrepancies between our actions and your emotional needs can reach a head. This is a time for acknowledging our feelings, but there is also a need for some self-control.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 2:08 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 8:52 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 1:04 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Juno
The desire or need to connect with someone is strong now. We are sensitive to what others are thinking, needing, and feeling.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 1:26 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 7:13 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 11:56 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Jupiter
A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 4:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Venus Quincunx Transiting North Node
There may be disappointments or off-timing in our relationships.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 4:59 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Cnj Ura
Description: Transiting Venus Conjunction Transiting Uranus
An exciting creative person or project suddenly comes to light. Your path is unpredictable. Go with the flow.
Date & Time: 22 Apr 2016 1:49 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ura Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Uranus Quincunx Transiting North Node
Be prepared for the unpredictable. New experiences abound, prompting a change of direction more in line with your true purpose in life.
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on April 22nd:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION THE SUN Orb 4°48′ Separating
Discrepancies between our actions and emotional needs can reach a head. This is a time for acknowledging our feelings, but there is also a need for some self-control.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 3°34′ Applying
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
THE SUN IN TAURUS
You are a reliable and solid individual. You have a strong need for stable routine and security. You can be stubborn. Others can rely on your down-to-earth nature.
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
MERCURY IN TAURUS
You place importance on traditional knowledge. You learn in a slow, methodical and hands-on manner. You stick to old ideas and may fear having to learn anything new.
22ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Tongue muscles
Sabian Symbol: White dove over troubled waters.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°23′ Separating
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 1°35′ Applying
There is more sensitivity to what is communicated, and how it’s communicated. We are looking at things in a more holistic way.
VENUS IN ARIES
You will pursue a partner ardently and hastily, and yet strive for freedom and independence, once you are in an intimate relationship. You like to be the initiator in relationships, and can be aggressive. You may be a spendthrift.
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE SATURN Orb 5°10′ Separating
You are a dependable, stable and dutiful partner. You enjoy organising social occasions. You have the ability to form good business partnerships.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 0°14′ Applying
You are determined to be recognised as an individual within your personal relationships. You will not allow anyone to curb your sense of freedom. You tend to get bored and restless in traditional relationships. You want fun, spontaneity and intellectual stimulation from your partners.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°27′ Separating
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now. Issues of over-attachment can arise. There can be difficulties controlling desires in relationships.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
9TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right lymphatic vessels
Sabian Symbol: A mother with her children on stairs.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°57′ Separating
Our fighting, defending spirits are strong. We might be on a crusade. We could be too quick to take offense or to make judgments. Avoid unnecessary conflict and overreaching. Direct excess energy into positive enterprises for positive results rather than adding more to your agenda.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 2°35′ Separating
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
14TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Cystic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A family tree.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°04′ Separating
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 2°22′ Applying
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°47′ Separating
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 7°30′ Applying
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017)
16TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left iliac vein
Sabian Symbol: Sea gulls watching a ship.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°24′ Separating
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 4°26′ Applying
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
22ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cheek muscles
Sabian Symbol: The gate to the garden of desire.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°41′ Separating
A time for making sweeping changes and for adapting to changes in order to progress. This is a time for revising, altering, overhauling, and purging. We can experience tension, fear, and pressure, but also a sense of liberation from over-attachments and situations that have been holding us back from growth.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
24TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: An inhabited island.
ASPECTS OF CHIRON
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°16′ Separating
You have a tendency to become stuck in a mire of self-pity, seeing only the pain and suffering in life. You need to develop the caring and sensitive side of your nature for the good of others.
VESTA IN TAURUS
You have the ability to work in a stable and persistent manner. You are committed to working in a comfortable and predictable manner. You need to avoid becoming inflexible.
20TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Occiput
Sabian Symbol: Wisps of clouds, like wings, are streaming across the sky.
PALLAS IN AQUARIUS
Your mind can be brilliant, original and insightful. You are able to quickly grasp new ideas and apply them to the future. You fight for your ideals, and humanitarian or political causes.
30TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Connections in lower leg
Sabian Symbol: Moon-lit fields, once babylon, are blooming white.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
9TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Sperm duct, vagina
Sabian Symbol: Dental work.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
4TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pineal Gland
Sabian Symbol: Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
22ND DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Gall-bladder
Sabian Symbol: A royal coat of arms.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
22ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A man bringing down the new law from sinai.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 22 Apr 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp28 -20°50′
Cnj 16°Cp51 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Nod 21°Vi11 +03°29′
Cnj 21°Vi50 DENEBOLA To go against society