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Moon for April 29

Friday is an active day. The moon moves into Aquarius early. This is the sign of being you. Those with this as a birth sign stand out. And today you may feel the need to be you. To fill some role or do some thing which only you can. Fill your dharma today. Do it every day. But today it will be easier to see and easier to focus on. So step out and be brave.

Venus in Aries is squaring the moon. This early aspect spells trouble. There is an energy which pushes you forward. There isn’t enough time to be yourself. While these two planets are not opposed. They are not in agreement. The moon urges you to stand out by being away from the crowd. But Venus in Aries urges us to lead the crowd. Too often the leader of the crowd, does so at the cost of their own path. They just run to stay ahead of the pack. They don’t channel its energy or direction.

In the afternoon there is a sextile with Mars. This easy aspect hit the sign in Sagittarius. The fire sign of the wise man. The grand idea. Mars is going to feel restless. And it may make you restless. There are so many ideas on which way to go. Sagittarius has a supply of arrows. And if we are not careful we waste time and energy on ones which never land. Today we need focus. This aspect makes movement each. But it makes focus hard.

Venus is moving into Taurus next. This moves the planet into its home sign. The planet Venus is ruler of Taurus. As such it is both comfortable and powerful. Our values are becoming more solid. We are stepping away from the phase of high energy. We are moving into finding a lasting value. A stable value which doesn’t change from day to day. The trap in this is holding on to something long after its value has gone. We imagine what had value to us at one point always will. But this is not the case.

Finally the moon and sun square. We are not complete today. And we feel a dis-junction between our inner world and outer world. The sun is in Taurus still. The fixed earth sign. While the moon is in the fixed air sign. These two can work together. The sign of Aquarius offers the ideas. And the sign of Taurus the strength. But they can work to hold each other back. When Taurus doesn’t trust the ideas. And Aquarius doesn’t trust the will of the bull. Find a way to bring these two together today. Then you will be on the right road.

Today is Rod McKuen’s Birthday.

Moon for April, 28

Welcome to Thursday. I hope you like it slow. The big news for the day is Mercury. It goes retrograde in Taurus. This means we need to give yourselves time for thought. Be easy on yourself. And others. Things are going to take longer today. And it may be harder to understand. Taurus is a slow sign. It is connected to the body. Ground yourself in your body today for calm.

The moon is still in Capricorn. The final day. If you’ve been working on goals for the last few days. Give it an extra push today. The Capricorn moon will help you focus. Will give you drive. And with good focus and will should come some success.

The moon and Pluto are in alignment. These two bodies are natural friends. But where the moon is our emotion. Pluto taps into deeper energy. There is a power we feel in our hearts today. It is through our emotions we can find a connection. Go into you heart, there is only one heart. Only love is real. And we are all made out of this love. When things are slow today. Or people don’t understand. Breathe and remember love.

Next the moon will square Uranus. This odd ball planet is testing us today. It is going to pull us towards one goal. A goal for us alone. The greatest gift you can give the universe. It is your own enlightenment. Do it. Uranus is pulling you to your own path today. And this is key. It is easy to fall off our path when helping others. We root for them at first. Then help them get up. And carry them for a little. Soon we walk their path instead of our own. If we are not careful. But Uranus tells us today, be unique. Remember you have a path only you can walk. And you cannot really walk another’s.

Late in the day Mercury will trine the moon. While what we want to say doesn’t come out. If we can find a way to send a heart message. it will be loud and clear. Give a friend a hug, a lover a kiss. A child a handshake. Even a thumbs-up can send a clear message. On a day when words are not easy.

Moon for April 27

It is Wednesday and the moon is in Capricorn. And our dreams still call. Many are going to be restless. Today might feel like a day to move. To reach for a goal. Almost any goal can make you feel better. If you dream it, you can do it. But find the little goals on the way to the big goals. Plan out your goals.

Early in the day the sun trines the moon. This is a good flow of energy. The sun is our ego. And the moon our soul. We have a unity of purpose. Both our outward and inward selves. While the moon is in Capricorn. The sun is currently in Taurus. This sign is about comfort. But also about possessions. This will prompt a search for the stable path. The path where we can move safely. In comfort and we don’t have to give up too much. But this can also be a path which prevents our growth.

In the afternoon a sextile between the moon and Neptune. This deep planet pulls away from surface concerns. And takes us to problems we all share. How can we achieve our goals. And help others at the same time. How can we find comfort, but also create comfort. But also how can we work as a team. Maybe there are people around us who can assist us in our goals. We do not have to dream alone. Think about allies today. Neptune is in Pisces. Don’t have a narrow view of how others can help you.

The last aspect of the day is with Jupiter. It will trine with the moon from the sign of Virgo. Currently moving retrograde. The message about Jupiter in Virgo is about service to others. About meeting our own internal needs. Through meeting the needs of others. And with the planet being retrograde. This is a message a lot of us will take to heart. Capricorn moon still strives for the best. But there are many ways of being the best. Sometimes the best for ourselves is the best for others as well. Often the best for others is the best for us.

Do good work today. There is a lot of earth energy today. Stay grounded, but remember to dream.

Moon for April 26

The moon moves to a new sign today. Toward the end of the day. It enters Capricorn. We may bet a burst of drive. An energy pushes us towards that goal. The mountain goat is the soul of Capricorn. And today It kicks our soul a little.

But it starts off in Sagittarius. In the first moments of the day is an aspect with Uranus. Many will sleep through the energy of this bond. But it might give you some odd dreams. It is a trine with Uranus in Aries. Inspiration may come from odd places today. Be on the look out for any little spark to light your fire.

The next aspect is later in the morning. The moon trines Venus. Another easy aspect. Today should be a day of easy flow. But easy flow days are often the least productive. Because we go with the flow too much. With Venus also in Aries. Expect an attraction to fire. We feel a desire for things red and hot. But on a real level ambition is what we crave today. Those who have it will seek ways to express it. And those who don’t have it may seek it. The place where it rests is in your heart. Aries too often will lead you to search in your head.

Then the moon goes void of course. Until late in the afternoon. A time for pause. Because nothing much can be done. Take a breath. Think about what comes next. Because the Capricorn moon comes rushing in with energy. It wants us to be focused. It takes focus to be a mountain goat.

There is a lot of fire energy today. But as we move through the day this energy should calm. Capricorn is an earth sign. And the first aspect tomorrow is with an earth sign. But as we find solid ground. Hold the ember of passion in your heart. Use it to fuel your success.

Moon for April 25

The moon is in Sagittarius. The thinker. Big ideas may be a part of our lives today. Take a moment for the big picture. But the sign of Sagittarius is the arrow. This is the ideas we send out into the world. But some of these ideas are too lofty. They float away and do not mean anything. Ruled by the planet Jupiter. There is a feeling of optimism. Jupiter was the king of the gods. And it is the largest of the planets.

Early in the day the moon will square Neptune. With Neptune in Pisces. It may be a hard day to stay grounded. If you feel lost come back to your breath. While the moon sits next to the thinker. Neptune will be digging deep. And finding uneasy truths. These will challenge the optimism of our mood today. Our world may not feel as sound today. And we may mis-read messages from others. We can think our way out of these problems for only so long.

Next the moon will square Jupiter. The ruler of Sagittarius is in Virgo. This grounded sign helps us to focus. We need to be more than dreamers. We need to be doers and plan making is key. Virgo will take all our grand ideas and focus us on the good ones. Then help us to reach those ideas. The nature of Virgo will focus more on ideas serving others. But this square has a dark side as well. We can come to rely too much on our plans. We can come to trust too much in things going by the plan. And feeling lost when changes are needed.

Lastly in the afternoon the moon aligns with Saturn. Together in Sagittarius. This will help us to be more grounded. And to limit our imaginations. While it can be good and right to dream big. Our dreams have no value until we can make them real. Saturn was the god of time. But also of the law. We need to think about physical limits. We may want to run a marathon. And this is a grand dream. But we can’t run a marathon tomorrow if we have not practiced. We need planning. But Saturn could also cause us to overwork today. This comes from a failure to let things go. We see the needed hard work to make something happen. And we commit to making it real. At any cost to ourselves.

Today could be an emotionally insecure day for many. Find your breath as often as you can. Stay focused on what you value. Keep your own limits in mind. And know no person can accomplish everything. Try to be easy and gentle with yourself today. You may need extra emotional space.

Taurus

Earth Day is one of the first days of Taurus. And there couldn’t be a better sign. The primal earth element. Taurus is the mother. The bull. The Earth.

It is easy to suggest it is every thing Aries is not. It comes across as being more passive. Some see it as a weak sign. Not the sign of a leader. I don’t believe in weak signs. Or in signs which can be leaders and signs which cannot. Taurus nature is different than Aries. But can be just as strong and powerful. Aries loses a lot of energy rushing about. Taurus is stable.

It is a passive sign – also known as feminine. An energy which is shaped more by the world. They don’t go to the party. But will wait for the party to come to them. If you sit in one place long enough, the whole world will walk past you. I am sure a Taurus said these words. They are not reckless. And probably won’t step into the void. But their actions are also more sure. And more aware.

Taurus is a fixed sign. As opposed to the energy of movement in Aries. This energy doesn’t change. This can mean loyal focus. Maybe Taurus children make choices slowly. But this allows them to stick with their choices longer. Imagine the bull under the tree. It takes a lot to stir the bull into action. But once moved it can charge at full speed. It is focused and energized.

Ruling over Taurus is Venus. This planet also rules over Libra. Here the planet brings a desire for comfort. Venus is a social planet. And Taurus can be a deeply social sign. If you are willing to meet them on their terms. In a comfortable environment they can be the joy of the party. But they would rather be at home. Invite them over for dinner. They love good food. But leave them home when you go to the club. As the ruler of beauty they often are attractive. And have an eye for beauty. Many will find it easy to be creative in the visual arts.

They are best summed up with the phrase, “I have.” Some may be very materialistic. But all take comfort from their possessions. As careful shoppers they have chosen each item. There is a value because it has been picked. They search for items of beauty. Things to give them comfort. What they own can be a healthy expression of who the are as people. But, for some they define who they are by what they buy.

Opposite of Taurus is Scorpio. A deep emotional sign. One which has as much passion as Taurus has calm. Taurus can learn the value of emotion. They can often get stuck in their body. This keeps them from their heart. But the bull has lessons to teach. It can teach grace and stability.

The part of the body ruled by Taurus is the throat. Many have great voices. And their necks are a sensitive spot. But they need to be careful of colds.

Well known Tauruses are: Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, Cher, Bing Cosby, Henry Fonda, Sigmund Freud, William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Heller, Audrey Hepburn, Karl Marx, Shirley Temple, William Shakespear, Eva Peron.

Moon for Sunday, April 17

Sunday is a day of rest. The Virgo moon will focus us on service. This is a time to look beyond ourselves. How do our actions help or harm others. There is a feeling of stability. And we may be too skeptical today. Early in the morning Mercury and Pluto meet. They form a trine. The mental mercury is in Taurus. While Pluto rests in Capricorn. With these two earth signs we can focus. Sit down and think about the future. Mercury is also the ruler of Virgo. Another earth sign. A theme of today is going to be stability. But with Capricorn we think of the future. Find a moment of peace in the present. Then we can think about what comes next. Sunday is a traditional day of rest. And for many this will be true today. If it isn’t. Find as much time in your day to rest. The future doesn’t have to be like the present. We can plan and it doesn’t have to be unstable. Mars goes retrograde this morning. This encourages our inner focus. In the sign of Sagittarius this planet turns its focus. Our energy turns inward. We turn from taking over the world. To taking over our own lives. And Sagittarius is full of ideas about what we need. The sun is currently in Aries – ruled by Mars. And Mars next squares the moon. Today may be a struggle for action. And a struggle for peace. But proper peace creates proper action. We don’t have to choose. There is a time for each. And each has its time today. But in this square the moon is stronger. This gives it a stronger pull. In the afternoon there is an opposition with the moon and Neptune. The watery planet of connection is in Pisces. This adds a spiritual tone. But it also tempts us not to plan. If we take the time to listen. There are great teachers all around us. There is an old saying. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Be ready today. In our moments of peace today. Don’t just listen to your head. Your soul has its own message. Seek for the truth beyond yourself. For a good beyond yourself. The last of the day is with Jupiter. The giant planet is also in Virgo. This creates an internal stress. And we should be cautious. As the day turns to night we grow more hopeful. But like Jewel said in a great song. There is a difference between dreaming and pretending. Be aware. The stress is planning for the future. When we feel ready to leap right now. But not is not the right moment for most of us.

Moon for Saturday, April 16

The moon starts the day in Leo. It is our last day of Leo moon. Bask in the spotlight for a moment more. Leo is the show stopper. If you are the star of the show today. Know the show doesn’t last forever. Late in the morning the moon goes void of course. And until late afternoon plans should not be made. This is when the moon will move into Virgo. No longer the star of the show. We turn to casting out light on others. Virgo is the virgin. And its focus is service to others. As the day passes you will feel the energy move. Think about what you can do for your friends. What you can do for your community. What you can do for the world over the next three days. It doesn’t have to be large. Then do it. The last aspect in Leo is the sun and moon. This trine brings the fire signs of Leo and Aries together. This will raise restless energy. But this has been coming to the surface again and again for days. Use this energy today for others. Remember only love is real. And the best way to deal with restless energy is to ground it. Finding what is real is the best grounding. There is inner harmony today. And creative energy to spare.

Moon for April 15

The moon is in Leo today. An artistic and sometimes showy sign. Ruled by the sun it gives us energy. And it may give us some hope. If we allow ourselves to believe in ourselves. We may find strength today. We can see ourselves as the kings of our own lives. The image of the king is an important part of Leo. Ruled by the sun the king of the sky. We can either feel at the center of our own lives. Or try to push to be at the center of other people’s lives. Those who are more secure don’t need to be the center of attention. The artist seeks to create from their own heart. We need to be emotionally self creative beings today.

The first aspect of the day is Venus and the moon. The moon in Leo trines Venus. The planet Venus is in Aries. And this brings creative force to the day. Many people are likely to feel restless. Today is a great day to take creative steps in your life. Believe in yourself. And then do good for yourself. Aries wants to take charge. And with the Leo moon everyone may want to lead the group. Be patient with others and try to take a back seat. Look beyond the events of the day at the long term. All day long the sun rules the sky. But the most amazing sight might be a sky full of stars. This aspect should keep our emotions in balance. And our outlook easy going.

Later in the day Mercury will square the moon. The aspect of the square slows the flow. Like a stop sign along the road. Mercury is sitting in the sign of Taurus. On a day full of energy our minds are moving slow. While our hearts may be racing. We need to allow extra time to think about the next step. This mental check can serve to prevent rash actions. But it could also hold us back. The bold and the brave will not be easy. Taurus is a sign centered more on self awareness. And this will take some of the impulse away from Leo. And slow pace of Aries. This adds to the restless energy of the day. Communication may be hard for some. There is an alertness due to this aspect. Sleep may be hard for some.

Saturn and the moon dance next. They trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. The cold of Saturn can help us today. It works smoothly with the moon. Trine energy flows easy. And this is the third fire sign in play today. With so much energy buzzing with Leo and Aries. If we aren’t careful the fire energy from Saturn could push us too far. We need to use this planet to focus. Saturn was the king of the gods. But is also the ruler Karma. This puts into play the results of our actions. Not just on ourselves but others. From the sign of Sagittarius we get a larger view of the world. And this view may slow our impulses. The grand ideas of early in the day should be put aside. Write them on a piece of paper. Then wait until the heat of the day has passed. In the cool of the evening use the big view. Think about these ideas and what they mean in the long term. The key to today is being responsible.

At the end of the day is a trine with the moon and Uranus. This odd-ball planet is in Aries. There is a paradox today. Where going with the crowd may feel like the rebel path. With the Leo moon seeking attention. Uranus in Aries pushes us to stand out. This could increase the desire for some to be at the center of the group. A true leader follows the heart. Then helps others find the way. A populist tries to get ahead of the crowd. To use and control the energy of the masses. Be the leader today. The choice could be easy to make either way. And in some cases too easy. This is also yet another fire sign. Today will feel restless and many may rest better when it is over. Be careful of change for the sake of change.

Moon for Wednesday, April 13

It is late and I want to rush through this tonight. Wednesday is an active day. The moon stays in Cancer. Which means we should keep our hearts at home. Yes, most of us can’t stay home. The other trick is taking a piece of home with us today. A photo, a snack, anything to remind you. Today is the first quarter moon. We are halfway from the new moon in Aries to the full moon. The full moon is in Virgo. Take a moment to see where you are on this path. Moving away from your self. Taking in others and service. But we could use the fire of Aries. And the focus of Virgo. In the morning the moon sextiles Jupiter. The planet Jupiter is already in Virgo. Today it is pulling you towards your goals. It is helping to open your heart to the world. We are made of love. And only love is real. When you really know this to be true. You can’t close yourself off from others. Today Jupiter with its hope and graciousness cracks the door open. Soon there is an opposition between the moon and Pluto. We have deep fears in our lives. We all have these deep fears. If you walk around the world and see someone who looks fearless. Just know they are hiding it deep. Pluto speaks to these common fears. Because it is a planet which binds us together. And our real power comes this unity. Our emotions may struggle against the effort. But be open today. Pluto is in Capricorn. And brings a drive to your focus today. Next is an aspect with the moon and Neptune. They square around the middle of the day. Uranus is in Aries. This could help us snap out of our homes. A Cancer would always rather stay home. But Aries wants action. The planet Uranus opens us. It pushes us to go beyond our limits. Today the first limit is the front door. Then it moves outward from there the rest of the day. Keep going beyond. It may not feel emotionally safe. But it will be a path of growth. The comfort will come back to you later. But the moment of potential will never return. The last aspect of the sun and moon. This square is a challenge. We seek to find a way where we can be the same people at home. Then the same people in the world. How can we live a life being the same person in all areas. Of course we have different styles and tones. But, we should remain at the core of our being the same. Maybe the person is there and just needs to be found. This square creates a moment for you to think about this question.