The Libra Moon joins hands with the Gemini planets today and brightens the day with cheerful chatter. Great day to have lunch with friends or your partner and discuss what’s going on with everyone. A detached, balanced perspective is possible today though the waxing Mercury-Neptune square, exact in the middle of the night, may lead us off into la la land. Best plan is to practice K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid).
In case you’re wondering, the cardinal crunch when the Libra Moon squares Pluto and opposes Uranus takes place with the Moon squaring Pluto this evening and opposing Uranus early tomorrow morning. From now until late September Uranus and Pluto will be far enough apart that when the Moon is in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) and aspects those two planets, those events will take place eight hours or more apart. This will greatly lessen the impact and create far less stress than we’ve experienced over the past year or so. Very good news!
Time to shake off the effects of yesterday’s stressful aspects and draw on the Virgo Moon to get our heads back in the game. Virgo willingly forgoes fuss and drama in order to get the job done. For those who are headed back to work after a long weekend, the Virgo Moon-Pluto in Cappy trine this morning ought to help establish order once more. As long as we use the waxing Mercury-Mars conjunction in Gemini constructively to cut through conversational tangles instead of wielding verbal knives, we’re OK. Have a good one and gets lots done.
Today marks the beginning of a more relaxed sky. Sure, we have the Gemini Sun-Mercury-Neptune squares this weekend to navigate but compared to the pressure generated by cardinal planets bumping up against Uranus and Pluto, it will be a piece of cake. By early next week Pluto in Capricorn will finally move past the degree (15°) of the final Uranus-Pluto square in April and the degree he stationed retrograde. I know I’m ready for a break!
Our interactions with those closest to us could be rather volatile today. Whenever the Moon is in Libra our one-on-one relationships are highlighted and our feelings about those could go from upbeat this morning to tense this afternoon, early evening. It is the fading Uranus-Pluto square causing stress the latter half of the day. Overly controlling behaviors (Pluto) may cause a sudden pulling away (Uranus). Practice being respectful and kind to your significant other please. Thank you.
The Moon’s movement around our natal charts gives us opportunity to observe what happens when hard natal aspects are triggered. If our natal aspects are already under stress from Uranus or Pluto, those will be affected once a week when the Moon is in the Cardinal signs. Even if the natal planet affected has only benign aspects, if it is under fire from either Uranus or Pluto then the Moon conjoining it will be noticed. It does give us a chance to see how we’re handling the larger issues, for better or worse.
Let’s face it . . . today does not start off on the most cheerful note. Whenever the Cancer Moon runs afoul of Pluto and Uranus, emotions run high and the grumpies abound. Family is both a source of angst and comfort now. The emotional tides subside midday when the Moon goes void-of-course following a sextile to Mercury in Taurus. On the plus side, Mercury in Taurus is sextile Chiron in Pisces today and someone’s kind words may help speed the emotional healing process.
Of the four cardinal Moons, the super sensitive Cancer Moon probably has the most difficulty handling the Uranus-Pluto square. The Aries Moon blows up but also recovers quickly and moves on. The Libra Moon is capable of rationalizing just about anything in an effort to restore peace while the Moon in Capricorn goes all stiff upper lip and shuts down. These weekly upsets will gradually taper off as each lunar month passes and Uranus pulls away from Pluto.
Rather than going out to play tonight, wait until tomorrow when the Moon is in fun-loving Leo. Flirtatious Venus in Gemini is inconjunct an uptight Pluto in Cappy today opening the door to disapproving comments and jealousy.
This New Moon may be at 28° 25′ Aries on 18 April 2015, 11:57 PDT and fire may be the dominate element at the moment but there are clearly changes afoot. I have the impression the Universe is about to inform everyone it is time to quit dashing from one crisis to the next and start living in the present.
First off we are almost at the end of Aries season and the closest aspect to the luminaries is a wide, out-of- sign inconjunct to Saturn in Sagittarius . . . an aspect asking both the Aries Sun and Moon to slow down some. Then Mars, Aries’ ruler, is in stubborn, practical Taurus who is in no hurry no matter what the emergency is.
Mars in Taurus has plenty of support from other planets including a waxing trine to Pluto in Capricorn, a conjunction to Mercury and a waning sextile to Neptune in Pisces. All together this suggests the need to take some time to evaluate our current position carefully. For instance how are we sitting financially? Do we need to concentrate on consolidating our assets or perhaps look for better paying work? Do we need to do repairs to our homes? Taking care of what we already have is far more important than rushing out to acquire more which is something Jupiter in Leo disagrees with (Jupiter squares Mars-Mercury). Neptune in Pisces contributes the desire to put the needs of our loved ones before our own.
Sweet, lighthearted Venus in Gemini is in the process of pulling away from a challenging opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius. While Saturn can have a stabilizing effect on Venus, it also tends to take much of fun out of life for her. In her desire to break free and play, she may be tempted to go too far in the other direction and a waxing square to Neptune in Pisces encourages this. Whenever Neptune aspects Venus, boundaries fade and illusions arise. What seems wonderful and special in the moment can fade away like fairy gold in the morning sun. Enjoy but be careful when selecting your playmates.
Yes, the Uranus-Pluto square is still hanging around but receives far less juice than it did on the Full Moon in Libra for which I am exceedingly grateful! Now that Pluto has stationed retrograde, Uranus will pull away from the square more quickly.
The Aries New Moon offers us once last opportunity to celebrate the joyfulness and creativity of fire before we begin our journey through Taurus Country. This is a natural transition and a very welcome one. Use the New Moon to process the last month or so in order to make a fresh start focusing on the tangible side of life. One thing Aries does well is set us on the path forward . . . time to get moving!