The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The luminous Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next.
With the Moon moving beyond Sunday’s New Moon Phase, she is quite assertive in Aries. This begins the week with determination and drive. At 7:13 AM EDT, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto. You may encounter power struggles and feel pushed or confronted in a decidedly unpleasant manner. Don’t take the bait from others, manage any aggravation and it will pass.
At 1:44 PM EDT on Monday the Moon leaves the frustration of Aries behind and enters the calm stable realm of Taurus. Tuesday the Moon faces a challenge in her aspects to both Uranus and Saturn. Your attention is pulled to the difficulties of the social fabric we are embroiled in during the Spring of 2021. We are all happy to have 2020 in the rearview mirror. However, there remain extreme challenges within the culture that are highlighted for much of Tuesday. Manage these challenges and by evening you’ll be able to rest in a more peaceful emotional state.
The Moon remains in Taurus until 2:35 AM EDT on Thursday morning when she enters Gemini. Thursday is a good day for simple easy connections and conversations with old and new friends alike. It is easier than usual to make small talk and get to know folks. If small gatherings are safe for you, you may enjoy the day/ evening more than you had anticipated.
The Moon continues through Gemini on Friday and a good part of Saturday. The Gemini Moon itself is quite happy on Friday but there are larger concerns involving other planetary patterns. Those larger patterns suggest more challenges and difficulties than you would expect with the Gemini Moon. Keep your nose to the grindstone and mind your own business. Don’t take the bait if someone challenges your understanding of something that matters deeply to you. Keep it light if you can.
Saturday is more aligned with what we would expect with the Moon in Gemini, friendly, easygoing, and lighthearted. Do something social in the morning or simply extend the pleasant conversations over brunch.
The Moon remains in Gemini on Saturday until she enters Cancer at 3:26 PM EDT. Through the rest of the weekend, you are concerned about emotional security for yourself, your family, and your loved ones. Emotional safety and comfort are highly motivating factors throughout Sunday and as the weekend comes to a close.
Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones.
THE PLEASURE OF TOUCH – Monday, April 12, 2021
With the Moon beginning the week in Aries it may feel that time has speeded up. Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign, suggesting the spark and flare that proceed Fire. We tend to take action without a lot of forethought when the Moon is in Aries. While the Moon passes through this dynamic sign it can be difficult to be thoughtful about our actions.
At 7:13 AM EDT, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto. You may encounter power struggles and feel pushed or confronted in a decidedly unpleasant manner. Don’t take the bait from others, manage any aggravation and it will pass. On the other hand, you may feel compelled to take courageous action that will ultimately empower you or a project you are working on.
At 1:44 PM EDT, the Moon enters the calm stable realm of Taurus. As the Moon passes through this steadfast sign, she will do her best to keep you focused and grounded in simplicity and pleasure. Don’t neglect the reality of your senses. Make a lovely meal and create pleasure and beauty in your environment. The very best time to give or receive a massage is when the Moon is in this sensual, pleasure-seeking sign. Set up the massage table, and enjoy the simple pleasures of human touch.
_The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 8:07 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 1:44 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
THOUGHTS, OPINIONS, IDEAS: YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR MIND – Tuesday, April 13, 2021
With the Moon in Taurus, you may expect a calm peaceful, and sensual day. You can find that undercurrent within yourself but don’t you are apt to find that today is more complex than that.
The Taurus Moon faces difficulties as it encounters 2021’s most challenging aspect, the square between Uranus and Saturn. You may find that your attention pulls you in two very different directions. On the one hand, your thoughts bring you toward the stability of what you know and are familiar with. On the other, you feel the pull of radical change as you seek something new, exciting, and untried. This challenge reflects the cultural and political upheaval in our culture. Managing yourself in the midst of these opposing viewpoints may not be easy. By evening you’ll find yourself able to release stress and rest in a more peaceful emotional state.
At 7:09 PM EDT, the chatty Gemini Sun forms a supportive sextile aspect to Mars in Gemini. Seek an opportunity to talk these issues through in a light-hearted and yet somewhat heated manner. You need to grapple in conversation to explore and question your own understanding. Look to hear the opinions of others and share your own. It may even be time to change an opinion or two.
VENUS ENTERS TAURUS, SENSUALITY REIGNS – Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Venus has been rather cranky moving through Mars’ sign of Aries since March 21st and is happy to leave Aries behind. Today at 2:21 PM EDT she enters her home sign of Taurus, joining with the Moon and Uranus already there.
Next week Mercury and the Sun will follow Venus into Taurus, bringing Aries season to an end. For now, Venus is giving us a prelude to the upcoming Taurus season. Venus’ task is to bestow upon us an understanding and appreciation of beauty, sensuality, and valuable resources.
Wherever Venus moves she brings eloquence, attractiveness, and high charm. As she leaves Aries behind (not her happy place) she enters Taurus with delight. While Venus is in Taurus you can anticipate your appetite for pleasure, beauty, and social connections to be strong. In Taurus Venus stretches and moves with sensual delight. Your senses are strong and your expressions of love, romance, and beauty take on extra potency. Tangible expressions of love and romantic connections are important now. Dust off and reinvigorate your romance skills.
The downside to this lovely transit is a tendency to excessive possessiveness and overindulgence.
_The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 8 PM EDT until she enters Gemini early tomorrow morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
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EXPAND YOUR VIEWPOINT AND UNDERSTANDING – Thursday, April 15, 2021
This is an interesting week with delightful aspects moving hand in hand with quite difficult ones. On Tuesday the Sun formed a lovely sextile aspect to Mars, offering an opportunity for strength and determination. Today the Sun forms another delightful sextile aspect, this time to Jupiter. Look for opportunities that will expand your understanding of others and the world around you. This is an aspect of expansive possibilities.
Alongside these delightful aspects, tomorrow and Saturday bring powerful challenges. The positive and the challenging overlap in time and impact, possibly leaving you feeling a bit like a yo-yo. Joy and pleasure in one moment and difficulty and challenge the next.
Focus on expanding your humanitarian understanding and taking direct action on new awareness.
With the Moon in Gemini, you can expect a day of simple easy connections and conversations with old and new friends alike. It is easier than usual to make small talk and get to know folks. Feel free to share all that is happening in your mind and heart with those around you.
_The Taurus Moon is void of course until she enters Gemini at 2:35 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
LEARNING TO SHARE POWER – Friday, April 16, 2021
At 9:26 AM EDT, the Assertive Aries Sun forms a difficult square aspect to power-player, Pluto. When the Sun and Pluto interact expect your attention to focus on significant issues of power and transformation. Power struggles and difficult arguments can rear their ugly heads today. Step back if you find yourself pushing someone to gain control over them or circumstances they are also impacted by. Also step back if you find yourself on the receiving end of intimidation, duress, or strong-arm tactics. You will need to make a focused effort to share power and avoid manipulative or coercive tactics.
This is the First Quarter Square phase the cycle between the Sun and Pluto. The beginning of the cycle (the conjunction) occurred several days after the insurrection at the US Capitol. Expect a follow-up to that news story to be in the news this week. The First Quarter of any cycle is a time that action is taken on what was begun at the start of the cycle.
Awareness and understanding of personal power and disempowerment is the growth potential here. Something beyond your control may add the pressure necessary to move forward with this understanding.
The Moon is in Gemini today, suggesting a day for conversations, sharing ideas, and stories. With the Moon in quick-thinking Gemini, you are ready to engage with intellectual curiosity on a variety of topics and issues. You may find yourself engaged in deeper and more significant conversations than you would if given the choice.
Your horoscope is a symbolic representation of your character and destiny. You can not change your horoscope but you can change your attitude and understanding of it. In doing so you can change the character and destiny that flows from the symbols and cycles. Learning to understand and work with the planetary influences will support you in creating the life you desire. The deep study of astrology will change who you are and how you view the world. CONTACT ME for a free conversation regarding the future of your studies, I would love to help with simple support, guidance, or teaching. – Laurie Astrolore
EASE AND STRUGGLE, HAND IN HAND – Saturday, April 17, 2021
Today ushers us into a day of great activity. The Moon starts the day in Gemini encouraging you to explore every part of the day and all that comes your way.
There are four significant and interlocking aspects forming over the course of the day. We begin with Mars trine Jupiter in the wee hours of the morning suggesting a day of high motivation and insight. Your instincts for self-promotion and your ability to push forward with an agenda are high. Your judgment may not be as good as you think, as you may find yourself tempted to bite off more than you can chew. It is good to exercise caution.
At 11:59 AM Mercury sextile Jupiter offers support for making plans. This is also favorable for expressing your understanding on any topic. You can teach, write, or speak eloquently. Being able to see the big picture makes this a good day to make long-range plans.
At 3:09 PM EDT Mercury sextile Mars suggesting the favorability of endeavors that require physical or mental effort. You may find that you are more able to present issues in a way that others are able to hear and understand.
At 3:26 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Gemini behind and you want to rest with loved ones after this long day of activity. However, the day isn’t done with you yet.
At 5:09 PM EDT, Mercury in Aries square Pluto can lead to more intensity and struggle in your interactions with others as we head into the evening. This aspect is closely related to the Sun square Pluto yesterday. You may find a reason to distrust someone you thought you knew. Don’t get obsessive or convinced of this. It is difficult to separate your fears from what is true. Your focus likely tends toward the negative. Mild paranoia will pass over the next day or so. Don’t hold onto fear and try not to be too forceful with others.
_The Gemini Moon is void of course from 11:03 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 3:26 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
LOW KEY AND FULLY ENGAGED – Sunday, April 18, 2021
Take a break today. Make it an easy day to settle in with family and loved ones. The Moon is in Cancer and after all the ups and downs of yesterday, you are simply looking for comfort and care. You know what to do. Cuddle with your children, grandchildren, beloved pets, and other loved ones. Spend some time in the kitchen creating comfort food. When the Moon is in Cancer the heart is well-fed through the stomach.
At 9:49 PM EDT the Sun conjunct Mercury. Information of all sorts will focus your mind this evening. After yesterday, keep it low-key. Watch a documentary to engage your mind and your attention. Get to sleep early, it has been a rather intense few days.
In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
I see humanistic astrology as a spiritual discipline with a focus on the highest growth and development of the individual. This focus aspires to provide the individual with a path to their soul’s highest evolution, not the prediction of events. In humanistic astrology we link the human with the cosmos, highlighting and illuminating the connection between the two. Looking into the mirror of the cosmos, we see ourselves clearly. – Laurie Astrolore