We can be quite sensitive to situations that trigger our vulnerabilities, and may pull back from fully and joyfully experiencing life as a result. However, this can slow down growth and healing in the long run,. It’s a good day for applying ourselves to our work, although emotional problems can be distracting at times today.
- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Thursday, April 30th, at 10:03 AM).
- The Moon is waxing, and is in its First Quarter phase.
Times are EDT
It may be difficult to truly and richly connect with someone today, Aries, as much as you may want to. People’s reactions to you may pull at your insecurities or undermine your confidence. While the temptation today is to either pull into yourself in reaction or to try too hard, but neither will serve you well. Finding a middle ground is best. Even better, tend to your own needs, please yourself, and at the same time keep yourself open and approachable enough that if others want to join in, they are able to. There can be a lot on your plate today, but emotions tend to sap you of some of the energy and motivation to deal with your duties. However, if you accept that this is not one of your better days and simply make the best of it, you can feel quite satisfied by the end of the day.
This is not the best day for confidence, Taurus, and you could find that doors are not really opening for you as readily as they have been. This is a brief, transitory influence. While people may not be rushing to help you out today, this does give you the opportunity to discover that you’re quite fine at helping yourself. However, important decisions about money, friendship, and business should probably wait, as you may not be in touch with what you truly want and value right now. You might also have to deal with others’ criticism or scrutiny.
You could be temporarily questioning a few things today, Gemini, with Venus in your sign and challenged by Chiron pulling out latent insecurities and vulnerabilities. It’s in fact a good time for getting to know what you truly want and value, but it may feel a little awkward along the way. You are suddenly seeing relationships and people in terms of your differences rather than your similarities, and you might also feel that people in authority, such as bosses or parents, seem to be judging you or seeing you for your faults. This is temporary and can point you to areas that require more attention, and possibly some toughening up. Past mistakes are unlikely to repeat if you allow yourself to truly see them and learn from them.
You could feel a little let down in your social or love life today, Cancer, or interactions with others tend to pull up past hurts and current insecurities. For some, a delayed reaction to a disappointing situation can occur now. At the moment, you may not be seeing things very clearly. If you’re truly uncomfortable, then do pull yourself out, but watch that you don’t withdraw and deny yourself important experiences only because you are protecting yourself from experiencing old hurts. Remind yourself that the past doesn’t have to repeat itself, particularly if you have been honest with yourself and learned from your earlier experiences. Talking things through with a trusted friend can be helpful.
You might experience some disagreements or confusion over money or shared resources today, Leo. You should also take extra care of your valuables right now. Disappointments are possible today, and you may be seeing a friend in a less than flattering light. Try to avoid reacting by either pulling out or overdoing, as neither approach will get you closer to what you want. While situations today could remind you on some level of past upsets or hurts, they also have something to teach you, as the past doesn’t always have to repeat itself. Today is good for working on business strategies, which tend to come naturally to you.
The Moon is in your sign all day, Virgo, and you want to do things your way. You tend to let your emotions lead under this influence. While you could feel blocked by a significant other, or possibly vaguely guilty about going your own way, for the most part, good energy is with you for learning and venturing out and about. Later today, take extra care when choosing your words if you are making a statement in a more formal setting, but avoid the temptation to people-please too much. When judging the value of things, people, and relationships today, you may very well either overshoot or undershoot the mark, so save important decisions for a clearer time.
Focus on healing, processing, and unwinding if possible today, Libra, with the Moon in the sign behind yours all day. It’s a monthly period for catching your breath and refreshing your emotions and connection with your inner world. Later today, if a belief or opinion has you worked up, try your best to let it go if it begins to truly interfere with your day. It can be difficult to rise your thoughts above the small problems in your life, but you’ll do better for yourself if you disengage or withdraw just a little right now. This is not the best day for recognition or positive feedback. Try to let that go as well. Aim to enjoy time with yourself rather than bemoan it.
There can be a “two steps forward, one step back” feeling to the day, Scorpio. You have a good sense that you’re going somewhere and progressing, but there can be some emotional backstepping. This needn’t be too difficult – simply keep in mind that it is difficult to see what you truly want and value when insecurities or guilt are involved, as they likely are today when it comes to intimate and relationship matters. You can be feeling a little vulnerable on a creative level as well, and more inclined to hide your light than share it, just for now. Please yourself today, and avoid a tendency to overdo pleasing someone, as it won’t get you into a better position. The Moon’s presence in your solar eleventh house pulls you towards light connections and networking as a form of emotional detox, and it can certainly help.
Today, there can be some issues with insecurities, particularly related to family or a significant other, Sagittarius. Learn to recognize insecurity or guilt in your own behavior, even if you’ve disguised it well from yourself! There can be some awkwardness or off timing in relationships today, but these are temporary. Avoid bending over backwards just to please someone. You can be very emotionally focused on performing, and your ambitions are to the fore. It may be difficult to tune out emotional distractions today, but if you manage to take a step by step approach, you can be rather productive despite this.
Activities that break the routine, even if they are simply played out in the mind, are emotionally satisfying today, Capricorn. After a couple of days in a deeper place emotionally, you are now in need of seeing some light. You may be dealing with some level of chaos or trying to resist a temptation to flee and escape your responsibilities. You could also be dealing with vagueness in the people around you, which is frustrating, or uncertain instructions with your work or studies. Insecurities about work or relationships can come to the fore now.
There is a tendency to need to pull into yourself in order to gain emotional strength today, Aquarius. Introspection can do you some good now, but if you get into a doubting, overthinking frame of mind, then you’ll need to recognize when too much is too much! Insecurities, particularly related to money or your own value, can be stimulated today. Indecisiveness can weigh on you. Commitments and conclusions should wait for another time, if possible. However, you can find quite a bit of support and unconditional acceptance from people closest to you today, and if someone you care about thinks the world of you, let that in and allow it to fill you up. The next couple of days are strong for building up confidence.
You are especially focused on, and sensitive to, the needs of important people in your life today, Pisces. The Moon has moved into your opposing sign (Virgo), and this can stimulate a stronger awareness of your feelings for others, as well as parts of your life that have come out of balance. However, a challenging aspect between Venus and Chiron in your sign can stimulate your vulnerabilities and insecurities today, and you can have a hard time getting close, either mentally or emotionally or both, to someone as a result. Difficult problems from the past can be remembered now, complicating things further. This may not be the best day for having your needs met, but you would do well for yourself if you examine what it is you truly need.
*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: 28 Apr 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 2:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ura
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Uranus
We can easily find ourselves all wound up and nervous. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships and family/domestic matters.
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 3:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Square 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: 28 Apr 2015 8:48 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 10:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 1:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Sun
There is a nice feeling of harmony and a cooperative feel to this time. Better decision making. We represent ourselves well now. It’s easier to attract support, favorable responses, and positive experiences. We are less fearful and less defensive. This is a harmonious time.
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 3:59 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 3:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Sxt Chi
Description: Transiting Mars Sextile Transiting Chiron
Love, pain and the whole damn thing! Take the time to heal rifts and direct energy more positively. The rewards will be bountiful. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 9:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Plu Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Pluto ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 28 Apr 2015 10:51 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Jun Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Juno Sextile Transiting North Node
We are more agreeable and relationship-oriented.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
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.
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on April 28th:
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 VIRGO
You will experience a strong link between the emotions and the body. You have a need for perfection. You may become ill when under stress. Your mother may be critical or a perfectionist. She will provide you with structure and order.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 0°43′ Applying
Your basic nature is easy-going. You find that your emotions contribute positively to your life. You have a tendency to sit back and let things slip past rather than being assertive as you are not personally ambitious.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 3°57′ Separating
You suffer from feelings of discontent and insecurity. You work hard to cover up your inner lack of self-esteem. Once you have learnt to value yourself you will find your self-confidence growing.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 1°57′ Applying
You are drawn to unusual people. Positively these people may be spiritual and artistic, or negatively they may be confused and drunk. You may idealise other people and need to be more realistic. The conflict is that you want to be at-one with the universe and yet cannot be until you have a clear idea of your identity. The lesson is to recognise your own artistic and spiritual potential.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Jugular veins
Sabian Symbol: A christmas tree decorated.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 5°09′ Applying
You have an overly optimistic and idealistic approach to life. You are prone to excessive behaviour and can be egotistical. Positively, you have the ability to reach your goals.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 1°13′ Applying
Opportunities will arise for you to express your intuitive and artistic nature.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 7°27′ Applying
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
MERCURY IN TAURUS
You place importance on traditional knowledge. You learn in a slow, methodical and hands-on manner. You stick to old ideas and may fear having to learn anything new.
27TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Atlas
Sabian Symbol: A woman selling beads.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 5°56′ Separating
You are a forthright and powerful speaker. You enjoy a thought-provoking discussion.
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 7°00′ Applying
You have difficulty expressing yourself. As a child you believe your father was critical and judged you lacking in intelligence. As an adult you have trouble believing in your ability to communicate and stand up for your own beliefs.
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.
20TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Third rib
Sabian Symbol: A cafeteria.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 1°54′ Separating
You like relationships which offer you the opportunity to express your individuality.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 0°34′ 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.
21ST DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Arteries of nasal cavities
Sabian Symbol: Moving finger points to significant passages in a book.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°54′ Separating
You have a high energy level and a call to right the wrongs you see around you.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°14′ Separating
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.
14TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: Cherub-like, a human soul whispers, seeking to manifest.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°29′ Applying
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.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 2°18′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about your ideals or your ideas. You will need to learn that others don’t always agree with you. They may not want you to help. They may not want to applaud your effort.
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 2°11′ 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.
21ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A little white lamb, a child, and a servant.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Jugular vein
Sabian Symbol: Early morning dew.
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.
12TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Greater curvature of stomach
Sabian Symbol: A woman nursing a baby with a message.
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.
19TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Maxillary artery
Sabian Symbol: A new continent rises out of the ocean.
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 28 Apr 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 08°Ta03 +14°11′
Cnj 07°Ta52 HAMAL Predetermination, machoism
Cnj 07°Ta59 SCHEDIR The Queen, feminine power, mysticism.
Aspects to Mer 26°Ta21 +21°28′
Cnj 26°Ta22 ALGOL— Passion and intensity.
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp30 -20°29′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Nod 09°Li45 -03°52′
Cnj 09°Li10 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.