We can be self-protective and a little defensive today.
- The Moon is in Cancer all day (until Saturday, April 25th, at 9:12 AM).
- The Moon is void from 1:03 PM forward (until 9:12 AM tomorrow).
- The Moon is waxing, and is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
Times are EDT
Pre-existing problems in close relationships can be working close to the surface today, Aries, and undermining healthy interactions, possibly interfering with work and duties as well. While this may not be the last time you deal with a struggle between personal and professional responsibilities this month, this one can really get you going. You may be feeling bitter and resentful if people have been overstepping their bounds, but many of you could be frustrated with a situation, not a person involved, as there can be a difficult problem emerging or coming to a head now that’s nobody’s fault per se, but that is overwhelming nonetheless. Entertain the idea that blocks to plans encountered now can lead you to make important, more realistic and reasonable refinements. There can be a one step forward, two steps back feel to the day, but keep in mind that you’re likely gaining more than it seems.
Today’s energies are mixed, Taurus. On one hand, you can have easy, flowing conversations that seem to open up doors to healing. On the other, there can be a sense that you’re not able to fully express yourself or do what you want to do, largely due to others’ watchful/critical eyes, or your own feelings of guilt or insecurity. Where it concerns money and valuables, you can be on the fence, and it’s better to stay there than to make decisions today when you are not seeing the value of things as clearly as you typically do. Secrets can emerge or can weigh heavily on your mind. Aim to learn from your frustrations or resentments that seem to arise out of nowhere.
Money matters and questions of ownership can be tricky issues today, Gemini, and will need careful handling. Somebody could be playing the heavy, and it may be a partner or a financial supporter. If you feel undervalued, you might decide to come strongly to your own defense. However, power plays are likely to get you nowhere fast today, so aim to find a good compromise. Alternatively, there can b doubts about a person in your life or concerns about money issues. There could be a tough decision to make today, but making it under pressure will not serve you well, so aim to find a place of calm before you jump into anything. Diplomacy will get you places, however, and is favored over fighting things out. The trick will be to let something go long enough to use your considerable powers of negotiation.
While you can have good, and possibly healing, conversations today, Cancer, you might sense a general feeling of discontent to the day. Ghosts from the past tend to crop up, and it will be important for you to keep your center. You may be dealing with a difficult person or situation. However, any conflict that emerges right now can actually give you important information or insight into the hidden forces at work in your life that may be undermining your progress and keeping you from moving on and forward, particularly related to your close relationships. What is keeping you from identifying and asserting your needs? Fears tend to be illuminated now.
You can wrestle with reminders of disappointments from your past or feelings of guilt today, Leo. Plans can backfire or you might encounter obstacles that send you back to the drawing board, not necessarily to start over, but to make important refinements. You could be contradictory today, or could be perceived as such, and difficult to please. Power plays can occur with those you work with, or you could feel a lot of pressure to get things done, even if your heart isn’t entirely in it or you are not feeling up to par emotionally and physically. A lot is going on under the hood today, whether others realize it or not, and if you feel taken advantage of, you may be stewing in your frustration. Find healthy outlets for releasing your frustration and make plans to deal with your current dilemma step by step.
People in authority tend to be favoring you these days, but there may be some problems with guilt or second thoughts right now when it comes to your goals or career. These might serve to motivate you to make important changes and adjustments to plans. Somebody could be playing games with you or vying for your attention. Behaviors of a lover, child, or friend can be driven by insecurities, or there could be an event that triggers memories of a disappointment or letdown. Thoughts about a love relationship can be obsessive, and if they serve to bring you down, try to replace negative thoughts with positive statements. It’s not the time to get answers – there are far too many variables to consider, and most are unknown. Guessing or filling in the blanks is not productive now as you, too, may be feeling insecure. However, conversation can solve most problems today. As well, there is general reverence for you today, as others readily sense your sincerity.
Your ruler, Venus, forms an awkward angle to Pluto today, Libra, and you may be wrestling with a decision or dealing with a tricky matter. Desires can be strong, and likely involve the desire for more freedom, but emotions are complicated, particularly regarding family matters, and possibly also self-limitations. Interactions with others can stimulate intense feelings, and something – or someone – could remind you of matters you’d prefer to forget. People may be trying to pull your strings. You could be a little withholding right now as you attempt to figure out where you stand. However, despite all of this, having an open-hearted conversation can be healing and helpful. As well, while social matters can be heady, problem solving on the job or on practical levels can run smoothly.
If there is unhappiness or doubt in a close relationship, then today this may be very difficult to ignore, Scorpio. A relationship may need to change form in order to move forward. Old grudges may emerge, or there could be a sense that someone is trying to dominate the other. There is a strong need for intimacy, but also a desire to control things, and these two things don’t mesh well, so a change is in order. Be careful to avoid trying to push an idea or way of thinking onto someone. Today’s energies are mixed, however, and there can be blockages in some places while other areas open themselves to healing.
Rhythms in relationships can be off today, Sagittarius, and satisfaction can be more difficult to achieve than usual. Feelings can run hot and cold, and when hot, they may be too overwhelming. Even though you are inclined to second-guess people, it’s probably a good idea to keep this to yourself for now. Others can be giving off confusing, mixed signals today, but before you jump to any conclusions, consider that emotional stances may simply be a cover for a desire to win your approval. Keep your mind open and rise above suspicious thoughts. A tricky problem could come to a head, and if handled well, you could get to a better place of understanding as a result. Questions of ownership and value can be a hot issue now. Defend yourself if the need arises, but don’t be defensive and on edge before you have reason.
Watch for power plays today, Capricorn. You could be frustrated by people who are not following your lead. If you’re feeling uncomfortable or brushed aside, you might be tempted to take things out on others in indirect, manipulative ways. It can be difficult to express your feelings now, particularly as you may not be fully aware of the true source of irritation. You could feel that others are making too many demands on you or your resources, relying too much on you without giving enough in return. Most of your frustrations tend to play out at work or with practical matters, while love and relationship issues tend to fare better, even if they can be a little unpredictable.
There can be friction today if an issue is forced, Aquarius, largely because people are a little more touchy than usual today, and this includes you. Defensiveness and resistance are likely, but only if pushed. If others are pushing your buttons, try to keep a cool head. Talking openly and honestly about issues may be energy-draining but ultimately helpful. Whatever resentment or buried emotions that emerge today are real clues to issues that may be working just under the surface and sabotaging your success and happiness, so pay close attention. You may be coming across in an awkward or choppy way if you are not in touch with these fears. It’s a good idea to acknowledge and examine insecurities and fears you see today.
Relationship problems can reach a difficult point today, Pisces, but they’re unlikely to reach a head just yet. In fact, you may not directly confront problems encountered now. Matters of control and power can emerge, but nobody wins if anyone involved in the relationship counts on having the upper hand. Romantic interests can be contradictory, and mixed signals are possible. Differences in values are glaring for the time being, particularly with friends. Avoid fixating on past experiences that have no relevancy to the present, unless you are prepared to work on making real changes. Remember that resentment robs you of your energy. Releasing your concerns through the written word or a positive conversation can be very helpful today.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Cancer
Description: The Moon in Cancer
This is a good time for making or nurturing emotional connections, sharing feelings, and connecting with our imagination, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity. We might concentrate on home, family, and domestic matters now. Nurture others and also the self.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 1:03 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 5:21 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pluto
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 8:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Mars
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 8:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Mars
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly. We are independent, resourceful, and brave.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 9:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Uranus
There may be sudden, minor changes to plans, schedules. There can be rebelliousness and tension. Aim to be open to possibilities, and avoid making permanent decisions.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 11:12 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 24 Apr 2015 1:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 1:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Chiron
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily life right now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 9:56 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nep
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 24 Apr 2015 6:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sxt Chi
Description: Transiting Mercury Sextile Transiting Chiron
There is more sensitivity to what is communicated, and how it’s communicated. We are looking at things in a more holistic way.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 9:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Qnx Plu
Description: Transiting Venus Quincunx Transiting Pluto
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now working under the surface things, but it can be difficult to address or pinpoint.
Date & Time: 24 Apr 2015 7:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Chi SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Chiron SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
There can be a tendency to dwell on past problems, and to hypersensitivity about possible rejection.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
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.
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on April 24th:
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 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 life time).
THE MOON IN CANCER
You need nurturing. Under stress you may want to retire to the comfort of your home. You will form a strong bond with your mother. You may have difficulty in breaking away from home later in life.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE MERCURY Orb 0°28′ Applying
You have the opportunity to express your feelings and thoughts well. You can make decisions based on a blend of heart and mind.
SEXTILE MARS Orb 1°29′ Separating
You are self-assured and assertive with the ability to achieve your ambitions.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 1°32′ Separating
You are erratic and stubborn in your efforts to stand out from the crowd. Once you have learnt to view things from all aspects your intuitive and exciting nature will flourish.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 3°29′ Separating
Conflict arises in your life through your relationships with dramatic and intense individuals. As a child you may have experience intense conflict with a parent figure, probably mother. As an adult, you experience a love-hate element in your relationships which is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. You need to accept change in your life and channel the intensity into a suitable creative project.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 0°57′ Applying
You are a gifted healer. You are able to face the painful side of life and share your experiences in a loving manner. You feel compassion for others’ plights.
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.
5TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharyngeal cavity
Sabian Symbol: A widow at an open grave.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 0°32′ Separating
You have difficulty adhering to rules and regulations in your life. You need to make adjustments so that you can incorporate reasonable structures.
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.
20TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Occiput
Sabian Symbol: Wisps of clouds, like wings, are streaming across the sky.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 1°57′ Separating
You are a forthright and powerful speaker. You enjoy a thought-provoking discussion.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°58′ Separating
You have a probing mind and an ability to assess situations rapidly. Your words are straight to the point. You enjoy delving beyond the superficial.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°29′ Applying
You can be soothing and caring when you speak to people. You enjoy learning about health and healing.
VENUS IN GEMINI
You are curious and flirtatious, and enjoy intellectual relationships with exchanges of ideas. Communicating within a relationship is important to you. You can be restless, and sometimes gets bored. You may have many money-making schemes.
16TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Pleura
Sabian Symbol: A woman agitator makes an impassioned plea to a crowd.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 2°04′ Separating
You have the ability to set goals and reach them with the help of your loved ones.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 2°25′ Applying
You like relationships which offer you the opportunity to express your individuality.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 0°28′ Applying
You find personal relationships stressful tending to become intensely involved with your loved ones. You need to develop moderation.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 4°55′ Applying
You experience emotional pain in your relationships. You have difficulty experiencing the joy and beauty of intimate relationships. You need to face early childhood feelings of rejection and develop empathy for others close to you.
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.
18TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels
Sabian Symbol: A woman airing a linen bag through a sunny window.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°33′ Separating
You need to spend a lot of time developing self discipline as your impulsiveness may be an impediment to reaching your goals.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 2°00′ Separating
You have a high energy level and a call to right the wrongs you see around you.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°26′ Applying
You have the opportunity to be an empathetic and powerful leader of the downtrodden people of the world.
JUPITER IN LEO
You are benevolent, generous and fun loving. You are on an enthusiastic search for creative expression. You may also have a love of children.
13TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°29′ Separating
You have an enormous ability and energy to achieve your goals. You set out to make changes in society and can do much. You avoid restriction and may live an unconventional life, breaking new ground in ways of living.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
You may be committed to higher education and have a strict moral code. You are also an easygoing and optimistic worker.
4TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Femur
Sabian Symbol: A little child learning to walk.
URANUS IN ARIES
(1928 – 1934) It is important to note that Uranus spends a long time in each sign, and therefore the interpretation applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of initiative and spontaneity. It indicates the breaking down of old structures and the emerging of the new.
18TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Nerve connections – synapses
Sabian Symbol: An empty hammock.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°56′ Separating
Your generation works hard to use your power to right the wrongs you perceive in society. First you must learn to control that power in your own life.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
It is important to note that Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Neptune in the Sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This generation may possess the ability to be at-one with God. They may be able to express their spirituality through visions and art. They may also be inspirational teachers, conscious of wholeness.
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
It is important to note that Pluto takes about 248 years to make a complete cycle, spending 12 to 32 years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Pluto in its sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of a change in world government. This generation will posses the ability to transform old structures into new and enduring ones.
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
CHIRON IN PISCES
You will have difficulty gaining your own sense of individuality. You have an ability to feel others’ pain and may need to detach and meditate. You may also suffer from your own deep and personal grief. You may work for or serve within a healing institution.
20TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A table set for an evening meal.
VESTA IN PISCES
You work best when you are striving for service to humanity. You are committed to making the world a better place for everyone. You feel overwhelmed by work unless you focus on service to others.
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
PALLAS IN CAPRICORN
You possess wisdom and the ability to structure your thoughts. Your mind copes well with plans and you like to put things in their proper place.
1ST DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right patella
Sabian Symbol: A leader claims power from the assembled tribe.
JUNO IN LEO
You want to be proud of your partner, and for them to take pride in you. You want to have fun, romance, and creativity within your relationship.
9TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Superior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Glass blowers shape with their breath glowing forms.
CERES IN AQUARIUS
You feel cared for when others accept and encourage your sense of individuality. You feel comforted when surrounded by groups of people. You teach others to accept their eccentricities.
6TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Nerve of left fibula
Sabian Symbol: A performer of a mystery play.
HYGEIA IN CANCER
Your health may be closely linked to your home environment. Any disruptions in the home may spark bouts of ill health. You may be concerned for your family’s health.
11TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric veins
Sabian Symbol: A clown making grimaces.
ASTRAEA IN TAURUS
You are apt to become stuck in your ways and oppose change. You prefer the comfort and safety of things known to the insecurity of the new.
17TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Thyroid gland and tonsils
Sabian Symbol: A symbolical battle between `swords’ and `torches’.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
10TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A canoe approaching safety through dangerous waters.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
10TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eyeball
Sabian Symbol: A scholar creates new forms for ancient symbols.
*** ASPECTS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 24 Apr 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp31 -20°29′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Nod 09°Li43 -03°51′
Cnj 09°Li10 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.
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