- The Moon is in Aquarius all day (until Sunday, May 1st, at 10:33 AM).
- The Moon is void from 10:55 PM forward (until tomorrow at 10:33 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- A Last Quarter Moon occurred last night, and a New Moon will occur on May 6th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 28-May 22).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).
- Venus spends its first full day in Taurus (Venus is in Taurus from April 29-May 24).
Times are EDT
Insecurity might arise early today, dear Aries, and if it does, it’s likely to relate to money or dependency issues. It’s not the best time for emotional or intensely personal topics and endeavors. People tend to be the state of mind in which they are clinging closely to what they know and what they own, and it can be difficult to get through to one another in healthy, natural ways. Look for positive solutions and aim to keep your mind peaceful, as it’s the only way to truly learn and gain insights into your problems. Fortunately, good energy is with you to do so as the day advances. In fact, the more you plug into your imagination and a “let things flow” frame of mind, the happier you’ll be. You can feel quite dedicated to a project or idea tonight and tomorrow.
Early today, others may not seem as supportive, available, or appreciative as they have been lately, dear Taurus, making it especially important to do your own thing and not worry too much about what others are doing or are not doing. For some, a significant someone may be acting out of fear or insecurities. As the day advances, there is more willingness to let go of rigid or fearful ways of thinking and to open up the mind and the heart to new possibilities. This can be a nice time for connecting with friends or with people who readily accept you and enjoy your company.
This morning, interactions can be a little strained, dear Gemini, particularly as fears or insecurities seem to drive behaviors now. Others may seem hard to reach or disinterested, although it’s more likely that they’re simply self-absorbed and dealing with their own concerns. Feelings are more complex and complicated than usual. Try to avoid getting into arguments over trivial matters, and getting upset over some small detail. As the day moves along, there is a tendency for people to accept things as they are, and this helps you to relax. As you let go of fears, your mind opens to new possibilities, and you also feel freer to explore ideas and projects you truly love.
Energy levels may not be up to par early today, dear Cancer, largely due to insecurities or worries. There can be some questions in your mind about work or health. A partner may seem to be in need of added attention and perhaps some ego stroking! Generally speaking people can be temperamental and touchy, so it’s better to keep things light and simple. Take a break from the routine and rest your brain, which will become increasingly easier as the day advances. An entirely new activity can help bring emotional refreshment. Your cooperative spirit will not go unnoticed later today. You could have flashes of inspiration that help you solve problems.
There can be some lack of flow in your relationships this morning, dear Leo. Your initial instinct might need some refining before taking action. Worries about money or business can hang heavy in the air. Circumstances or people may seem to be disapproving or unhelpful which leaves you with the feeling that you’re left to your own resources. However, as the day advances, channels open, minds expand, and you have greater faith that things will fall into place. You’re also quite willing to put in the effort to make things happen. A nice feeling of dedication to your work or long-term plans can be experienced now.
Early today, minor tensions or mis-timing can get in the way of healthy relating patterns, dear Virgo, so aim not to take things personally if there is some coolness in your interactions. Domestic chores or problems in the family dynamic can weigh heavily on your mind. You’ll have the most success getting through to others if you draw heavily on your powers of reasoning and compromise. Emotions run a little deeper than usual today, however. As the day moves forward, there is a far freer flow of energy and excellent support is with you for patience in partnership and for feeling in tune with people in your life. This will continue into tomorrow. You can feel highly motivated to work on a project.
A tense aspect between your ruler, Venus, and strict Saturn this morning is a minor influence, dear Libra, but can signal some tensions. Superficial interactions can be glaringly obvious to you today, and highly annoying if you let them get to you. Intentions may be entirely different, so keep an open mind. Emotional hunger may not be easy to sate, as there can be some distancing or posturing in social relationships. It’s temporary and shouldn’t be taken to heart, however. As the day progresses, people seem to relax and let things flow rather than attempt to force things to suit their purposes. You might easily throw yourself into researching or exploring a subject more deeply.
Although in general you’re coming across pleasantly and with diplomacy in your relationships, dear Scorpio, this morning, minor annoyances and misunderstandings can be present in your interactions. There may be challenges with decisions revolving around money. This is a very temporary influence. If you’re seeing errors, put your energy into working on fixing them. As the day advances, there is an opening up of the mind and heart, and this can serve to relax you. You find it easier to have faith that things will work out. A partner or feelings about a relationship can be one of the reasons you feel freer and more accepting.
Early today, relationships can be a little strained, dear Sagittarius, or there can be a slight feeling of being drained due to worries or uncertainties. Work on editing and revising now in order to make best use of this energy. Your mind is busy but you are also drawn to activities that engage your emotions as the day advances, and life seems far less restrictive. In fact, you’ll begin to see possibilities more than you see flaws, which lifts your spirits. Work efforts are strong, or you could be feeling more dedicated to self-care and health programs now. This energy carries forward into tomorrow.
This morning, it can be difficult to get close to someone, who appears rather withdrawn or rigid, dear Capricorn, or worries and insecurities can get in the way of healthy relating. You may be entertaining negative possibilities about a matter. In all likelihood, the outcome will not be as dire as you are predicting – not even close. Worry is only productive to the point that it motivates you to take action to fix a problem. Beyond that, it’s wasted energy. As the day advances, possibilities replace fear. You could find that letting go of expectations is a real load off your shoulders. Excellent energy is with you tonight and tomorrow for creative work and a good perspective on romantic connections.
This morning may not be as breezy and light-hearted as you’d like, dear Aquarius. Others tend to want to control the situation, and possibly even you, and this can lead to some frustration. Try not to worry about what others are doing, not doing, or thinking. Do your own thing if relations are strained. The ability to relax and take things as they come increases as the day advances. It’s an excellent time for letting worries go and seeking out inner peace and balance. It’s a good time to rectify problems or misunderstandings with others. Family and household matters can prosper.
This morning, social relations may seem a little forced, dear Pisces, but are quick to clear up as the day advances. It can be rather difficult for you to feel sincerely appreciated early today, and in fact, you may even feel overlooked. Professionally speaking, it’s more of the same – appreciation is unlikely to be forthcoming at the moment. It’s temporary, so don’t read too much into the situation. Certainly by midday, you’ll feel far more in your element, even if you are a little withdrawn. While Mercury’s retrograde tends to lead to misunderstandings, you are communicating on different levels and getting across especially well. It’s a good time to focus on studies or special projects.
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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: 30 Apr 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aquarius
Description: The Moon in Aquarius
This is generally a good time for social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group, and networking. A change of pace refreshes. Hobbies, clubs, and groups may demand attention now. It is time to build networks and cooperate. Humanitarian pursuits are highlighted.
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 10:55 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 5:11 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Watch for moody decisions and excesses now.
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 8:46 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 5:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx 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: 30 Apr 2016 6:59 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 7:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Uranus
We are open to new ideas. A break in the routine is pleasing now. We could be experimenting with new ideas or feelings.
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 10:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 10:55 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Mercury
We may not be communicating with sensitivity. What we communicate could misrepresent what we truly feel. There could be troubles with mechanics, computers, transportation, and miscommunications. We may not be understanding one another. We can be a little fickle and not especially objective. Think before you speak. Otherwise misunderstandings are likely to occur. Count to ten if you’re feeling annoyed.
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 4:13 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Saturn
Interactions may not be flowing freely. There can be some concern about feelings, loyalties, money, and relationships. We are not as demonstrative and perhaps less appreciative. Small obstacles or hurdles require patience.
Date & Time: 30 Apr 2016 4:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Pal
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting Pallas
We deal with one another in a balanced, fair, and peaceful way. The platonic elements of a relationship may be emphasized now. This can also be a very creative, artistic time.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
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.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
LUNAR PHASE: THIRD QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 45 degrees behind the Sun.
We have strong beliefs and are likely to put them into action. We have the wisdom to know when to act, but sometimes can be inflexible.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on April 30th:
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 AQUARIUS
You feel secure with intellect rather than emotions. You may be aloof from emotions, or distrust emotions as irrational and unpredictable. You may have viewed your mother as emotionally erratic.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE MERCURY Orb 6°14′ Applying
It’s difficult to make decisions now as emotional needs and wants tend to conflict with what we feel are the most logical choices. Judgment may be skewed by emotions or personal bias.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°48′ Separating
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical and brachial plexi
Sabian Symbol: A woman sprinkling flowers.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 9°56′ Applying
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 2°38′ Applying
There can be a nice, healthy feeling of optimism and confidence now. We might promote, publish, advertise, or market with greater success. We are generous and tolerant, giving people the benefit of the doubt, expecting the best from others and from ourselves. We can see the big picture.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 0°47′ Applying
Opportunities will arise for you to express your intuitive and artistic nature.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 6°43′ Applying
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Upper jaw
Sabian Symbol: An indian, human scalps hanging at his belt, rides proudly.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE PLUTO Orb 5°59′ Applying
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 0°24′ Separating
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 TAURUS
For you romance and reliability go hand in hand. You approach relationships slowly and steadily, looking for someone who will prove solid and secure. You enjoy sensuality, and are reliable with finances.
1ST DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Throat, gullet
Sabian Symbol: A clear mountain stream.
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.
8TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left superior femoral artery
Sabian Symbol: Rocks and things forming therein.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 3°41′ 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 1°59′ Applying
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 1°51′ 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 4°04′ 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.
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
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 3°51′ 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 4°10′ 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.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 8°58′ Applying
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
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 3°21′ 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.
23RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Teeth
Sabian Symbol: A jewellery shop filled with the most magnificent jewels.
ASPECTS OF VESTA
Vesta has no text available for aspects to subsequent chart points.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
1ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right calcaneum
Sabian Symbol: A public market.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
7TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Left epididymus, right Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: Deep-sea divers.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: The ears
Sabian Symbol: A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Cystic duct
Sabian Symbol: A girl’s basketball team.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A little white lamb, a child and a servant.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 30 Apr 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 23°Ta26 +20°41′
Cnj 24°Ta24 CAPULUS— Male, sexual and/or aggressive
Aspects to Ven 00°Ta47 +10°34′
Cnj 00°Ta37 MIRACH In harmony, to be receptive
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp26 -20°51′
Cnj 16°Cp51 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.