- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on March 31st in the sign of Libra. The Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from March 22nd to April 15th).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Venus in your solar second house harmonizing with Saturn today helps you see your means, resources, and relationships in a realistic light, dear Aries. You have a little more faith in your understanding of these matters now. You’re less interested in immediate gratification and more concerned about what benefits you in the long term today, and, even if it means putting off personal pleasures, you are willing to do so to secure your future. Self-discipline is required to make your innovative ideas work for you, and you seem to have that on your side. Instinctively knowing your priorities is part of this, and you’re in especially good shape to enjoy good advice or support from others. There can be traditional and wise information coming your way.
Venus forms a trine to Saturn today, dear Taurus, and presents you with an excellent time to strengthen your relationships. Venus is currently in your sign, to boot! You’ll find it easy and straightforward — and perhaps quite rewarding as well — to express your responsible side. This is a time for getting favorable reviews. You might establish yourself with someone special or with many others through publications or advances in your field, for example. Others are backing you up. Your negotiation skills are above par now, and you aim to see eye to eye with others and to remain sincere and honest at the same time. Others may be appreciating you for your reliability, experience, or wisdom. Priorities are more apparent today, and you’re able to make a realistic assessment of your capabilities such that you take on no more and no fewer endeavors than you need. Balancing and moderating things makes good sense today.
This can be a time when you’re especially happy spending time alone or with trusted friends or family, dear Gemini. If a relationship can do with some “maintenance,” this is a good time for showing you care. Bonding with someone can happen today based on support and reliability. There is easy energy with you today for working alongside others with few demands on your time or resources. It’s a good time for getting practical things done, particularly with others’ help or encouragement. You might decide to give up a personal pleasure to gain something more significant to you in the long term. Coming to someone’s aid or support might figure strongly now. Some level of solitude or privacy can be helpful and rewarding. You appreciate those things with long-term value, as well as people with whom you feel comfortable. You see the beauty of age and experience now.
Venus and Saturn form a trine today, dear Cancer, and bonding with others can be satisfying now. Showing affection in practical ways can be in focus now. This is a good time to connect with reliable or long-time friends and partners. You’re really feeling the need for authenticity with others, and there’s easy energy with you now for working alongside others with few demands on your time or resources. Simply “being there” can be enough to strengthen a bond with someone. You’re finding it more comfortable than usual to spend time with others and appreciate the simple things about your established relationships. People see you in a favorable light and value your company.
Today’s energies support conservative rather than bold moves with a Venus-Saturn trine, dear Leo. Venus is currently found at the top of your solar chart, and you’re in a more prominent and charming position on professional or public levels. Today, Venus connects with Saturn, and you find it more comfortable than usual to perform well. You’re simply doing things right, and your efforts don’t go unnoticed. You are likely enjoying your work, and it shows in what you do. What’s cemented now may last a long time, so it’s best not to take commitments lightly today. You’re willing to give up immediate pleasures to ensure a long win, and this strategy works well for you now. Shows of affection through simple gestures can go over especially well. There can be real benefits to considering others’ input or advice or healing rifts, particularly related to your work or business.
With a Venus-Saturn trine today, it’s a good time for feeling safe, structured, and confident enough to explore your creativity, dear Virgo. You could be working hard on something creative and expressive, adding important details or getting technical aspects just right. Relationships seem to be supportive rather than competitive, which helps you get things done. Your view of a creative matter, project, or a relationship is a little more realistic and less pressured. You may be dividing your time well between work and pleasure, and it can be a great time for teaching, learning, and making valuable connections. The Moon aligns with Mars and Saturn, reminding you of your alliances and responsibilities.
A Venus-Saturn trine is exact today, dear Libra, and you can take pleasure in simple things, as well as in fulfilling your duties or responsibilities. It’s a good time to get comfortable with family or other people you trust. Your dedication is appreciated in turn. You are seeking out long-term benefits rather than quick pleasures, and this strategy works especially well for you right now with all of this Capricorn/Saturn energy with us. You’re willing to put in the effort to make relationships work, and you’re prepared to enjoy people and your current setup for what they are rather than seeking an idealized image. This is a time for recognizing and loving others’ flaws as well as your own. Any efforts invested in strengthening, maintaining, and building your connections can have long-lasting effects, and with your work or projects, time spent now can be rewarding, as well.
You get the chance to see people in your life or your relationships more realistically today, dear Scorpio, and this can be valuable, as you’re not fighting it and instead feel empowered as a result. You might have a healthy conversation about your expectations, limits, and boundaries, or simply come to a better understanding of these things. You are speaking more effectively these days, and others are receiving you well. You are graceful with your responsibilities now, and you don’t waste time on things that distract you from the task at hand. Others’ respect bolsters your sense of being appreciated and is certainly motivating, but most important is how you feel about yourself since doing what you think is right strengthens you now. Prioritizing comes naturally you today, both in your daily affairs and in your relationships.
Having others’ cooperation or support, or not worrying too much about imbalances in your relationships, can free you up beautifully today, dear Sagittarius, and you can be wonderfully productive. You are finding increased enjoyment in the simple life today with a Venus-Saturn aspect in the practical sectors of your solar chart and a stronger emphasis on your resources sector. The energies of the day are on the conservative side, but not in a stifling way, as you feel that you can grow within the structures. Traditional methods seem to work best right now, and you see opportunities realistically. It’s a good time to strengthen things by defining, detailing, and structuring them so that they can withstand pressure at a later date. Sacrificing a pleasure may be part of the picture, but you’re doing it for a worthy cause or long-term benefits, so it feels just fine. Better relations on the job can also benefit you now, or you feel more secure in what you’re doing.
Saturn transiting your sign is not all about limits and blockages, dear Capricorn, and today’s Venus-Saturn transit is likely to prove that to you. You are learning to see yourself and the world around you in a more realistic light, and this is empowering as you reduce guilty feelings and disappointments. It can be a fantastic time for recognizing the benefits of your organizing efforts. Others find you even more attractive and appealing than usual, particularly for your wisdom or maturity. You tend to prefer spending time with trusted friends or family or attending to your most important projects. The Moon spends the day in your sign, boosting your visibility further. People are taking note, and your plans are on the front burner.
Venus and Saturn form a trine today, dear Aquarius, and the best way to harness this positive energy is to work on simplifying an area of your life. This can be your physical home since Venus is currently transiting your home and family sector, but it can also point to working on your inner world, feelings, fears, and worries. Tangible efforts put into securing your life just a little more can pay off now. It’s a great time for cracking down on something important to you and laying down some rules, structures, and goals that strengthen your life in crucial ways. You might want to consider ways to clear up unfinished emotional business. Today’s energies are great for showing others you care through simple gestures, as well as for teaming up to get something done. You’ll want to stay on top of things now.
Today’s energies help you put your more innovative ideas into action, dear Pisces. You could be involved in laying down some rules, structures, schedules, and routines that help you feel organized and on top of things, and with Venus and Saturn in happy agreement, you may very well enjoy the process! You’re in good shape for teamwork, coming to agreements, and putting in extra effort to strengthen a project or friendship. You might instead discover a person or group that encourages you to pursue an idea or interest to your benefit, or who understands and reinforces you. You can be valued for your contributions and dedication or work ethic. You might discover that you can totally be yourself and do your thing even as you follow some rules, and your work, communications, and studies can benefit greatly now.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
Astrology of Today – The Details:
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):
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Capricorn
Description: The Moon in Capricorn
Consolidate. Pay attention to the foundations of life. Repair and restructure. Attend to financial or business matters. Make solid plans and get organized.
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 2:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 4:00 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 5:15 am
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: Apr 7 2018 8:09 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth. Love is grand! Affection, love, and romance are in the air.
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 8:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Saturn
There can be stronger awareness of our responsibilities, or new responsibilities fall into our laps. Emotions may be cooled, and we can appear to be unsympathetic. A time for making lists. Emotional matters may not fare very well. There can be some loneliness or starkness felt. An auspicious time for projects demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 1:41 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Mars
Emotions are all-consuming. We desire adventure, change, and action. We can be hasty and rash, but if we use common sense as well, it can be a good time for getting the courage to do something brave. Instinctive reactions are quick. Courage, mon brave! Make those quick decisions. It’s a time for showing leadership skills.
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 3:24 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: Apr 7 2018 8:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile 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: Apr 7 2018 0:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 9:36 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Tri Sat
Description: Transiting Venus Trine Transiting Saturn
Inhibitions which preserve stability: loyalty, duty, economy. Diplomacy. Good judgment. Business agreements. Conservatism.
Date & Time: Apr 7 2018 4:57 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Nep Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Neptune Parallel Transiting Pallas
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Today’s Elemental Balance
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.
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.
Today’s Modal Balance
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
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 the Moon 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 CAPRICORN
You feel secure when life is structured, or you are working hard. You may be emotionally distant or cold. You mother’s love may be limited in some way. Your mother may have been strict or cold.
11TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: Pheasants display their brilliant colors on a vast lawn.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE THE SUN Orb 6°54′ Applying
There can be a conflict between our intentions and our emotions now. We can feel tense and unsatisfied until we take care of problems. We can be unsure about whether we want support or to do things independently.
SQUARE MERCURY Orb 3°30′ Separating
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.
TRINE VENUS Orb 1°41′ Separating
We tend to seek out harmony, balance, and beauty. Love, romance, decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth, but there could also be some appeasement, tact, and diplomacy.
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 0°47′ Applying
Emotions are all-consuming. We desire adventure, change, and action. We can be hasty and rash, but if we use common sense as well, it can be a good time for getting the courage to do something brave. Instinctive reactions are quick.
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 1°49′ Separating
There can be stronger awareness of our responsibilities, or new responsibilities fall into our laps. Emotions may be cooled, and we can appear to be unsympathetic.
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.
18TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Nerve connections – synapses
Sabian Symbol: An empty hammock.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°27′ Applying
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 ARIES
You are an independent thinker. You talk quickly, and like to think up new ideas. You may experience flashes of intuition.
8TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cheekbone
Sabian Symbol: A woman’s hat with streamers blown by the east wind.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE MARS Orb 4°18′ Separating
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is likely, but may go a little too far. Impulsive speech or other communications. Mechanical breakdowns are possible.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°41′ Separating
Critical thinking that can skew to overly negative, rigid, nit-picky, or narrow. Communications are guarded and unnatural, not flowing. There can be delays or frustrations getting from point A to point B, and getting our message across. A time for editing.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 7°54′ Applying
Early childhood education or communication were a source of pain for you. You grew up believing something was wrong with the way you communicated with others, or that you were not intelligent. As an adult you are a good listener and understand the pain of other people.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical veins
Sabian Symbol: A red cross nurse.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE MARS Orb 2°29′ 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.
TRINE SATURN Orb 0°07′ Separating
You are a dependable, stable and dutiful partner. You enjoy organising social occasions. You have the ability to form good business partnerships.
MARS IN CAPRICORN
You will pursue your personal desires in a responsible and methodical manner. You have strong ambitions, and may be domineering if threatened.
12TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee joint
Sabian Symbol: A student of nature lecturing.
ASPECTS OF MARS
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 2°36′ Separating
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.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
22ND DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Ethmoid bone
Sabian Symbol: Hunters starting out for ducks.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 6°43′ Applying
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 0°40′ Applying
You have a chance to achieve a great deal. Your knowledge is broad as you are interested in so many things. You may make a career in the occult or studying the deepest mysteries of life.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
10TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.
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).
28TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Fornix/parietal and occipital bones
Sabian Symbol: A large disappointed audience.
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)
16TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of right foot
Sabian Symbol: In a quiet moment, the flow of inspiration.
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).
22ND DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Muscle insertions of upper to lower legs
Sabian Symbol: A general accepting defeat gracefully.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
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).
30TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Toenails of left foot
Sabian Symbol: The great stone face (being the projection of an ideal).
VESTA IN CAPRICORN
You place importance on structure and order in the workplace. You have great discipline and personal ambition, and can succeed in administrative and management positions. Workers will turn to you for a sense of stability and authority.
2ND DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left patella
Sabian Symbol: Three stained-glass windows, one damaged by bombardment.
PALLAS IN GEMINI
You have a keen mind able to grasp many concepts. Therefore you are adept both in written and spoken language.
5TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Upper left pulmonary lobe
Sabian Symbol: A radical magazine displays a sensational front page.
JUNO IN PISCES
You want to be at-one with the world through your relationship. You crave for the highest romantic ideals within your relationship, and become disillusioned with reality.
21ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A little white lamb, a child and a chinese servant.
CERES IN LEO
You feel cared for when other people play with you and praise you. You like to show others you care for them by encouraging their creative talents and sense of fun.
7TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left coronary vein
Sabian Symbol: The constellations in the sky.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
13TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
13TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right tibial artery
Sabian Symbol: A barometer.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on April 7, 2018.**
Aspects to Sat 09°Cp03 -22°14′
Cnj 08°Cp33 FACIES — Ruthlessness or the victim.
Aspects to Nep 15°Pi10 -06°41′
Cnj 15°Pi33 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to Chi 29°Pi27 +02°55′
Cnj 29°Pi37 SCHEAT To be a thinker or intellect
Aspects to BMo 16°Cp37 -20°13′
Cnj 16°Cp53 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.