- The Moon is in Aries all day (until Friday, April 8th, at 2:10 AM).
- The Moon is void from 10:56 AM forward (until 2:10 AM tomorrow).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase (Balsamic) until 7:23 AM / the Moon is waxing and in its New Moon phase from 7:23 forward.
- A New Moon occurs today at 7:23 AM in Aries.
- Mars is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mars will retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Times are EDT
A New Moon occurs in your sign this morning, dear Aries, and it’s the time for a fresh start. While you can feel energized today, it can take a few days for more clarity and certainty of your direction. It’s time to recreate your personality as you’d truly like it to be, and you have all of the power to do so. The month is not without its challenges, and in fact, you’re likely to encounter some hindrances and delays, particularly once Mars, your ruler, is retrograde from April 17th forward. You can be at your most impulsive now, and while you possess tremendous energy, you need to weigh all sides of a situation before pushing forward. Pace yourself, but do consider making changes that reflect or alter your personal needs, plans, and manner. Your desires are changing in important and sometimes surprising ways, and you may be in the mood for some form of makeover, which is not necessarily all physical. Outworn or self-limiting attitudes need to be left behind.
This morning, a new cycle begins that lights up your private life, dear Taurus, with a New Moon occurring in your solar twelfth house. Focus should be on replenishment and rest, and you need both. Enjoy some anonymity now, as you’re moving into a period in which you’re likely to receive a lot of attention. Keep in mind that frustration can erupt seemingly from nowhere, but is actually rooted in issues that you have buried and haven’t yet confronted or resolved. You may be saying goodbye to something, figuratively speaking, and clearing the decks for new beginnings. This lunation brings powerful feelings and intuition to the surface. While insights can be dramatic, try not to say the first thing that comes to your mind for the time being. Take the time to sort out your thoughts.
The New Moon this morning brings your social life into high focus, dear Gemini. Connections with friends and associates can inspire new interests, plans, ideals, and discoveries. Some of you will reconnect with an old pal in the weeks ahead. You may be mingling with different people, stepping out of your comfort zone just a little, and answering to the more inventive or rebellious side to your nature. You might choose to become more actively involved in your community, or to network and share some of your work, talents, and insights with associates. Surprising events surrounding a friend can occur now and this week. However, watch for impulsiveness today, and while you should definitely enjoy the enthusiasm you’re feeling now, avoid taking on too many commitments, as you may not have the energy or resources to follow through on all of them.
There is a New Moon occurring this morning in the first sign of the zodiac, dear Cancer, and at the top of your solar chart. This brings your professional life into high focus now and in coming weeks and a charge to your ambitions. It can also push you into the limelight – you may be creating quite a stir, and it’s unlikely that you can get away with very much at this time! Be aware of the impact you have on others, as it is strong, but don’t be afraid to do your own thing. You are becoming aware of new responsibilities as old plans and projects fall out of focus. The next few days are about taking action and shooting for the stars. However, it’s important not to take on more than you can handle, as energy levels can change going forward.
A New Moon occurs this morning and brings a charge of innovative energy to your adventure sector, dear Leo. This can motivate a desire to experience or lean something entirely new, adventurous, and off the beaten track. Your approach to the world is a little braver now, and discovery is a theme. Those of you looking to expand your education or to explore new perspectives might also become highly motivated to do so in the coming days. The emphasis is on activities that break you out of the usual routine and truly allow you to feel connected with life and spirit. You are bound to feel refreshed and open to learning, and while this is a good thing, do keep in mind that the New Moon is activating the Aries sector of your solar chart, and Aries’ ruler is Mars, which will retrograde in ten days. This means that you should probably pace yourself. Feel the inspiration but take things slowly rather than pushing things forward too quickly.
This morning’s New Moon brings a new focus into your world and the power to pursue new goals, dear Virgo. The weeks ahead bring opportunities to rid yourself of limiting attitudes, and to rework your attitudes toward life in empowering ways. Your insight into which aspects of yourself that you need to transform is stronger now. You’re also learning to accept others’ support during this cycle, or determined to sort out feelings of indebtedness. An event could take place that opens your eyes to the need for handling debts or shared resources more effectively. Financial and intimate matters are in focus, and while there can be challenges and obstacles involved, a take-charge attitude emerges. You can experience some insistent and unusual impulses coming from deep within. Some of you could be beginning a new intimate relationship, which comes up suddenly.
The New Moon that occurs this morning can stimulate beginning anew, dear Libra. Attitudes that no longer serve you well need to go in order for you to take advantage of this opportunity to move forward in the relationship department. The desire or need to cooperate and merge with others is strong right now. It’s time to start fresh when it comes to close partnering, by donning a new attitude or by gathering the courage to make something new happen. Relationship needs are awakened, and unusual impulses can overcome you that push you into a new beginning of sorts. Expect the unexpected when it comes to others now. Your personal appeal skyrockets, and you are also more easily drawn to others.
With a New Moon occurring in your work and health sector this morning, dear Scorpio, you’re pumped up to make important changes to your regular daily routines. Circumstances are such that you need to take charge of your work and health habits, and new directions are likely. Unexpected changes at work can be unsettling at first, but if your attitude is strong, they can be seen as motivating nudges towards new and improved conditions. Watch for impulsiveness and impatience. You are likely to have extra energy for starting new work projects, health or fitness routines, helping out others, organizing your working environment, or for scheduling medical checkups. Try not to set your goals so high that they are unattainable and be sure to pace yourself, particularly as the ruler of this sector of your chart, Mars, will be turning retrograde in ten days, and you won’t want to be in the position of having too much on your plate.
The New Moon that occurs this morning brings a pleasing blast of energy to your romance and pleasure sector, dear Sagittarius, and this means you are super-motivated to enjoy yourself and to express yourself creatively. You might find that you are answering to your impulses right now, and that you’re braver and more courageous than usual to pursue who and what you want. Be careful not to become over-confident when it comes to taking risks with your money, however. It’s also important not to take on too much. The ruler of this same sector of your chart, Mars, will turn retrograde on the 17th, and this can point to some delays, backtracking, changes of mind, or dipping energy levels, so be sure to avoid making too many commitments. However, honor your need to express yourself in unique and individual ways. Romantic and creative urges are strong, and desires may be surprising, different, and new. You may be drawn to explore new hobbies and forms of entertainment.
A New Moon occurs this morning, dear Capricorn, and this points to a new beginning of sorts on the home front for you. Some of you will begin all-new projects that are designed to improve your living conditions, and some will be making plans to move or renovate. Most of you will be taking charge of your personal life, bringing it to the top of your priority list. Unexpected changes in your personal and home life may come about now, and they’re designed to buffet you into a new direction. Unusual or previously buried desires can emerge that spur you to find new ways to express yourself on the domestic front. Get busy on constructive projects or you’ll find that excess energy is wasted on restlessness. However, try not to take on too much so that you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed later, particularly as Mars, the ruler of your solar sector of home and family, will turn retrograde on the 17th.
A New Moon occurs this morning in the first sign of the zodiac and your solar third house, dear Aquarius, and you can expect everyday affairs to take up much of your time in the coming weeks. You may be discovering new interests or stepping up projects and studies that are already in progress. There can be interesting, unusual connections made with others in the coming days. It’s not the best period for concentrated efforts on one particular project or subject. Rather, it’s better suited for dabbling in various projects and keeping abreast of the goings-on around you. You can discover new or improved avenues for expressing yourself or for getting around. Unusual or unexpected events can surround your siblings and neighbors, or learning endeavors. News can come that steers you on a new course. Watch today that you aren’t too impulsive with your communications, and tame desires to take on too much. It’s not the best time for making big commitments.
A New Moon occurring this morning in your solar second house, dear Pisces, can point to new feelings of wanting to take charge of your earnings and to stand up for what you believe in. You are in a phase in which you are discovering your needs and wants, and you’re motivated to improve your ability to pursue these things. While you may be wrestling with (or totally intrigued by) unusual desires and wants today and in the next few days, you should become clearer about what steps you need to take to improve your finances and sense of security and/or abundance. Aiming for more financial independence is your best bet, as income from your own efforts brings the most significant feelings of satisfaction these days. Aim for more effective management of your resources.
If Your Birthday is April 7th, If Today is Your Birthday full horoscope here.
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: 7 Apr 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 10:56 am
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 7:23 am
Event: New Moon at 18°Ar04′
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 2:14 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Watch for moody decisions and excesses now.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 4:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 6:25 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 7:23 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Sun
It’s a New Moon and we have a chance to wipe the slate clean and start anew. This is an impulsive time.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 10:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Uranus
Be open to new ideas. Spontaneity is the order of the day. You are free to explore new unexpected possibilities.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 1:01 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: 7 Apr 2016 3:42 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 6:45 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 7:42 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Nep
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Neptune
If we are not in touch with our need for inspiration, beauty, compassion, connection to something otherworldly, or our spirituality, we could feel out of sorts right now. Relaxing, listening to music, getting close to nature, or taking a break may resolve this.
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 7:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 8:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 8:31 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 11:43 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 7 Apr 2016 1:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Pll Sat
Description: Transiting Mars Parallel Transiting Saturn
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
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
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on April 7th:
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 ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION THE SUN Orb 2°44′ Separating
A New Moon. Intensity of focus, a new beginning, fresh energy, intiative, impulse.
TRINE SATURN Orb 4°44′ Separating
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. This is a strong time for establishing good habits. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 0°40′ Separating
This can be a time when we feel a need to make a change, however big or small, and we may feel compelled to experiment or improvise. We don’t want to feel restricted by routine or convention now.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°32′ Separating
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN ARIES
You are an assertive and freedom-loving individual. You have a strong need for independence, and may tend to display self-concern assertively.
19TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Corpus callosum cerebri
Sabian Symbol: The magic carpet.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE SATURN Orb 2°00′ Separating
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. This can be a time of steady progress and increased self-discipline. We are more inclined to humble ourselves to authority or good advice, and tend to employ traditional methods.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 2°03′ Applying
You are a rebel but also a leader. You are innovative and original. Others may see you as arrogant, wilful and disruptive at times. Life will be full of surprises. Politics, science or computing appeal to you.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°48′ Separating
We may be tempted to control or manipulate events and people, and can have difficulty reaching a compromise. We might need to reevaluate expectations, face our fears, manage power struggles, and deal with urges to control others and situations.
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.
4TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Uvula
Sabian Symbol: The rainbow’s pot of gold.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebellum
Sabian Symbol: A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE MARS Orb 5°54′ Applying
You have a talent for relating to other people. You are a loyal and fun loving partner with an ability to balance intimacy with independence. You may take your own creative talents for granted and fail to make the most of them.
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
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 7°55′ Applying
You sometimes feel that it is hard to express your energy fully, that something always holds you back. There is a feeling of “bashing your head against a brick wall” and this is frustrating. You are ambitious, and have the ability to slowly but surely reach your goals. You also have the ability to organise yourself and others, and good self discipline.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 2°33′ Applying
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.
5TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: ‘Bare area’ of liver
Sabian Symbol: An ornamental handkerchief.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°29′ 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 3°53′ 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 2°41′ 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 6°53′ Separating
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)
17TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Sciatic nerve
Sabian Symbol: An easter sunrise service.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°03′ 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 5°22′ 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).
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°52′ 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)
11TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of foot
Sabian Symbol: Men seeking illumination.
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).
23RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A `materializing medium’.
ASPECTS OF CHIRON
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 1°00′ 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.
13TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical and brachial plexi
Sabian Symbol: A man handling baggage.
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.
26TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right fibula
Sabian Symbol: A hydrometer.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
12TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Seminal vesicles
Sabian Symbol: An embassy ball.
CERES IN PISCES
You feel most cared for when experiencing at-one-ment with the world. You care for others by relieving their pain. You have compassion for your loved ones.
28TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A fertile garden under the full moon.
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 FIXED STARS ***
Transits 7 Apr 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp27 -20°49′
Cnj 16°Cp51 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Jun 11°Sc29 -03°01′
Cnj 12°Sc06 ACRUX Focused on the physical world.
Aspects to Nod 21°Vi39 +03°18′
Cnj 21°Vi50 DENEBOLA To go against society
Aspects to BMo 25°Li06 -06°59′
Cnj 24°Li27 ARCTURUS A different approach