- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase.
- The Full Moon occurred early yesterday in the sign of Libra.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 9-May 3).
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from March 4-April 15).
The need to make reforms is building these days, dear Aries, as the Sun and Uranus move towards an alignment in your sign. Even with a rather intense focus on the past due to current retrograde activity, something is stirring inside you. You feel the need to change how you approach the world and perhaps how others see you as well. This is about your personal image rather than your professional one. Today is useful for forgiving others’ slights, and this can deepen a connection or bond. At the very least, it frees you up to focus on what will eventually move you forward. Productivity may not be high in a strict sense, but you’re feeling things out and learning from your experiences, and this is an important process.
This is a good time to revitalize your spirits as well as your relationships with forward-looking energy, dear Taurus. While there is a stronger than usual focus on the past for you these days, and it’s necessary, this doesn’t preclude you from experiencing periods of hope and excitement about what the future may hold. In fact, a lot is going on under the surface of things with friends, and while these are mere stirrings at the moment, later this month, what’s building now can begin rolling forward in more visible ways. In your interactions with others today, detach yourself enough to bring some objectivity to the equation as well as to clarify what you mean (Mercury is retrograde in your sign, after all) but not so much that the intimacy of your conversation suffers.
You can be feeling a great need for change today and tomorrow, dear Gemini. While you tend to be focused on the past, slowing down, and processing matters with the current retrogrades in focus, you are likely to experience stirrings now as you crave – or need – change in your social life. Try not to stir up trouble given the general instability of the week’s energies, but do listen to the need to break through restrictions. The Moon in your work and health sector all day points to an emotional need to get your affairs in order. You have the support of – and confidence in – your intuition when it comes to health and work today. Intuiting your next move in a business matter can figure strongly now. Generally speaking, however, keep in mind that significant new beginnings are best saved until early May.
Your actions speak louder than words again today, dear Cancer, although perhaps you may say they are speaking more clearly. There is a general tendency to fumble when it comes to choosing the right words or expressing your feelings right now, but you are in good shape for expressing yourself through what you do for others. You are more courageous with matters of the heart, even if you’re not always saying the right things. Today, putting your faith in others can help strengthen a bond. There can be good news about a trip or educational matter. When it comes to your reputation or career, you are likely to feel some deep stirrings as the need to break out of a restrictive situation or to make a change emerges. These feelings will form more fully tomorrow.
This is a super day for paying attention and listening to inner prompts and hunches, dear Leo, and for looking at alternative ways to express yourself. The usual channels may not be working particularly well for you at the moment, but this may only serve to prompt you to get creative. You’re more likely to follow your intuition now, and it can serve you particularly well with an intimate relationship, family, domestic matters, and finances. It’s still important to avoid major new beginnings until early May, but it’s a great time for gaining an understanding of an emotional problem or dilemma. You’re also feeling a real itch to change up your usual way of thinking, or you could be experimenting with a whole new way of looking at a subject.
The Moon moves through your communications sector today, harmonizing with Neptune in your partnership sector, dear Virgo. Certainly with Mercury retrograde right now, there can be some tendency to miscommunicate or to get things a little jumbled. However, you’re in a great position to look for different ways of expressing yourself, and you can get very creative as the usual routes may fail to satisfy. Today is good for building faith in a relationship through acceptance and appreciation. Emotions have been up and down, and now you get some opportunity to process them and heal yourself. You may also be toying with the idea of releasing a burdensome secret or for expressing yourself more authentically, without some of the usual inhibitions.
This continues to be a time of epiphanies for you, dear Libra, after a loaded Full Moon in your sign. However, life does seem to be calming down a little. You might get the courage to break out of a bad habit or situation today, particularly regarding money, dependencies, health, and work. Your tendency is to tune into the subtlest of cues, and this tends to serve you well, but watch for leaving yourself psychically wide open. Helping someone else out can take some of the focus off the problems in your life and can make you feel a whole lot better. You may gravitate intuitively to the solution for a practical problem today. Stirrings in a close relationship or inside you regarding relationship needs can figure strongly now.
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Scorpio, and you may feel that you’re back in the driver’s seat for now. You have more work to do on your relationships, and you’re inclined to jump to help out others today, but there’s a real need now to remind yourself of what you can do. While there has been quite a bit of focus on the past, and necessarily so, you are feeling some stirrings and a slight sense of excitement and forward movement now. This will form more precisely tomorrow, but it does still feel good today, as you have the sense that if you put your faith in the universe, things will work out. The best use of the day’s energies is to avoid pushing things into being. Look for ways to inspire a loved one or open yourself up to the possibility of someone awakening a new perspective in you. Your perceptive, understanding personality is appreciated now.
This is a day for following your intuition, dear Sagittarius, and for letting certain things flow without attempting to push them into being. The Moon is in your privacy sector all day, and you have a real sense that you should rest or sleep more or stay in the background and catch your breath. The Moon’s harmony with Neptune reinforces the need to draw upon faith that things will fall into place for you. Of course, there are many things you can do to help this happen, but it’s important now to give yourself a little break. Your direction may still feel a little elusive, but you have a sense that things will change for the better. Art and music can have a special appeal today and can be used most effectively to calm yourself down. Efforts to help out others can be healing and rewarding.
Mercury and Venus are both retrograde, dear Capricorn, and you’re still near a retrograde station of your ruler, Saturn, making it particularly important that you avoid brand new beginnings and situations in which you may be misunderstood. However, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t making advances. In fact, your creative detours from the normal routes for self-expression can take you to great places. There can be bonding moments or heartwarming experiences with friends, networks, and associates now. In-person activities tend to fare best now, largely because your body language and actions are clearer than the words you may choose to express yourself.
You might choose today for letting go of pressures, taking part in healing activities or thinking healing thoughts, and placing your faith in this more laid-back approach to your life, dear Aquarius. While the Moon at the top of your solar chart does incline you to pay closer attention to your reputation, image, and obligations, you’re in a good position to get things done in a more relaxed, faithful way than usual. Fine-tuning plans is better than drawing up all-new drafts, but that’s just fine right now – in fact, you’re tuning into the right details quite intuitively and making useful creative flourishes. You may catch a good buy or make a great find today.
You’re best off letting your imagination and intuition work for you today, dear Pisces, and to avoid overly confining situations and activities, if possible. For one, the Moon in your freedom-seeking solar ninth house all day reaches out to Neptune in your sign, encouraging you to release some recent pressures and go with the flow or follow intuitive hunches and spontaneous whims. The Sun and Uranus are aligned in declination, and this influence can rebel against tradition and routine. Mercury and Venus are retrograde, but you are still expressing yourself charmingly – it’s in your body language and your actions.
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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):
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 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: Apr 12 2017 1:42 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 3:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Mercury
Relationships can be somewhat strained as responses to one another can be too intellectual/logical or too emotional, swinging between the two.Nervous energy, hypersensitivity. How we feel and what we think can be at odds.
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 3:45 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Sun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 3:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 4:37 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 5:11 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nod
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 5:12 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: Apr 12 2017 6:29 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Venus
We can feel a little out of sorts. Our needs for pleasure, love, or entertainment may be at odds with our needs for comfort and familiarity, and we can be on the fence about what to do next. Overspending or overeating is possible.
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 7:55 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Apr 12 2017 8:48 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: Apr 12 2017 12:46 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Sun Parallel Transiting Uranus
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
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.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
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 12th:
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 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.
9TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Sperm duct, vagina
Sabian Symbol: Dental work.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION MERCURY Orb 4°18′ Separating
There can be disagreement between logic and feeling, the heart and the head. Relationships can be somewhat strained as responses to one another can be too intellectual/logical or too emotional, swinging between the two. Nervous energy, hypersensitivity.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 4°25′ 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 ARIES
You are an assertive and freedom-loving individual. You have a strong need for independence, and may tend to display self-concern assertively.
23RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Muscles of mastication
Sabian Symbol: A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but Veiled load.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 5°17′ Separating
You are restless and find it difficult to settle in one place. Your larger-than-life ideals stand in the way of you achieving your goals. Your challenge is to find a balance between stability and adventure. Then you will be able to reach all your goals.
TRINE SATURN Orb 4°49′ Applying
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 1°26′ 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 3°32′ 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.
5TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharyngeal cavity
Sabian Symbol: A widow at an open grave.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE SATURN Orb 6°42′ Applying
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
VENUS IN PISCES
You yearn to merge and be at-one with your partner. In fact you want to be at-one with the universe. You also enjoy sharing inspirational activities with your partner, ranging from listening to beautiful music to visiting an art gallery.
28TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A fertile garden under the full moon.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE MARS Orb 3°09′ Applying
You have the opportunity to blend your charm and assertion. You can be both gentle and strong.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 0°41′ Separating
Lack of spontaneity when it comes to expressions of affection and the pursuit of pleasure, likely due to insecurities or fear. We may be reserved, withdrawn, cautious, and tight with money and/or feelings. Feelings of being alone and not getting what we want/need can be experienced now.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 0°41′ Applying
You have a childlike innocence in your personal relationships, which makes you vulnerable to emotional pain. You fear commitment and rejection. You may experience pain in early relationships, but this pain is usually healed giving you insight and wisdom in later personal relationships. You see the beauty in people who have been cast aside by others, and develop the ability to be a teacher or healer in intimate relationships.
MARS IN TAURUS
You have strong personal desires, although you will usually follow a reliable course of action in attaining those desires. You are stubborn if opposed.
24TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Upper jaw
Sabian Symbol: An indian, human scalps hanging at his belt, rides proudly.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°31′ Separating
Ambitions and determination increase to pursue our goals. It’s easier to see what we want and to devise a plan to pursue it. We may be focusing on redoing or reworking something from the ground up.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°28′ Applying
You have the opportunity to be an empathetic and powerful leader of the downtrodden people of the world.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
18TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Fatty capsule of kidneys
Sabian Symbol: Two men placed under arrest.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°44′ Separating
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
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)
28TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right leg muscles
Sabian Symbol: An old bridge over a beautiful stream.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°23′ Applying
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 CHIRON Orb 1°23′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
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).
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°59′ 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)
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
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).
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
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).
27TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A harvest moon.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
25TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Blood vessels of digestive organs
Sabian Symbol: A leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power.
PALLAS IN ARIES
You have a keen intellect with the ability to come up with exciting, new ideas. You are also happy to risk putting your new ideas into action.
5TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: The eyes, left and right
Sabian Symbol: A triangle with wings.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
24TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Upper jaw
Sabian Symbol: A rider rides proudly.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Appendix, caecum
Sabian Symbol: Two angels bringing protection.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A petrified forest.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Apr 12, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Jun 16°Cp24 -08°27′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.