The Planets Now for 4/17

 

Position of the planets based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
 
Sun:
27° 24′
in Aries
Moon:
22° 23′
in Libra
Mercury:
14° 14′
in Aries
Venus:
25° 54′
in Pisces
Mars:
12° 05′
in Aries
Jupiter:
19° 05′
in Aries
Saturn:
12° 46′
in Libra
Uranus:
02° 08′
in Aries
Neptune:
00° 33′
in Pisces
Pluto:
07° 12′
in Capricorn
Aspects:
Conjunction: Mars Jupiter 6º
Conjunction: Mercury Jupiter 4º
Conjunction: Mercury Mars 2º
Conjunction: Sun Jupiter 8º
Conjunction: Venus Uranus 6º
Opposition: Jupiter Saturn 6º
Opposition: Mars Saturn 0º
Opposition: Mercury Saturn 1º
Opposition: Moon Jupiter 3º
Opposition: Sun Moon 5º
Semi-Sextile: Sun Venus 1º
Semi-Sextile: Uranus Neptune 1º
Sextile: Sun Neptune 3º
Square: Mars Pluto 4º
Square: Saturn Pluto 5º
Square: Uranus Pluto 5º
The Sun in Aries
Leadership qualities tend to come to the forefront. Optimism is high and challenges seem a bit easier to meet. Taking care of number one can be a main theme in this period. Aggression levels and the need for adventure are likely to rise as well. Impulsive, decisive, and courageous actions by even the meekest of souls are very possible at this time.Sun Opposition or Square Moon
This aspect can create a polarity of desires. As an example, one may desire maximum personal freedom while longing for a powerful intimate relationship based on a long term commitment.

Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Optimism and confidence are likely to be high in many. Life’s positive energies are very strong. Gain through luck is very possible.

Sun Sextile or Trine Neptune
Artistic pursuits and mysticism may be very attractive at this time.

Moon In Libra
The need for tranquil, conflict free environment is likely to be high. Many will be wrestling with what direction to take their lives in.Moon Opposition or Square Jupiter
This aspect provides a healthy influence that makes it easier for people to forgive and forget. Many will find themselves very open to helping those in need.
Mercury In Aries
Mercury in Aries is an influence that does not favor diplomacy. Many will be far more outspoken than usual. Dissension will be prevalent. Traditional approaches to handling challenges are likely to be replaced by new, more affective strategies. The need to be on the cutting edge of things will be strong.Mercury Conjunct Mars
Debates and analytical thinking are likely. The candid words of some may be so frank that they may be seen as offensive to those on the receiving end.

Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Seeking the “essence” of things may become a preoccupation. The need and ability to share ideas is strong.

Mercury Opposition or Square Saturn
This aspect provides a favorable window for tackling complex intellectual problems.

Venus In Pisces
Feelings are likely to run very deep. One may find themselves swelled with compassion that the need to help others becomes a major motivator. Creativity should be very strong and could lead to the development of exceptional innovations in the future.Venus Conjunct Uranus
The need for personal freedom will be very acute in many, and may cause strain in their personal and professional relationships.
Mars In Aries
Action is the keyword at this time. Those who act quickly and decisively should be favored. Self-sufficiency and the ability to act alone are valuable assets. Many will do well by focusing on short term goals.Mars Conjunct Jupiter
Success in all arenas is possible. Energy levels and optimism should be relatively high.

Mars Opposition or Square Saturn
This aspect favors launching projects and starting relationships that one intends to commit to for the long term. Substantial progress in ongoing projects is likely as well.

Mars Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect favors those who put the full force of their will into reaching their goals. During this time it would be wise not to share one’s plans and ideas with a broad audience.

Jupiter In Aries
Self-reliance and optimism are favored at this time. Those who enjoy challenges and competition are favored. Adopting a never surrender attitude is a key component to attaining success.Jupiter Opposition or Square Saturn
This aspect tends to muddle the distinction between what is real and what one wishes to be real. Setbacks can be experienced due to this nebulous vision of reality.
Saturn In Libra
Intimacy may be more of a chore than a pleasure. Some will find their progress towards strengthening intimate bonds and attaining goals muted by feelings of inadequacy.

Saturn Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect may make it difficult to commit one’s self to anything beyond the moment at hand. However, those who do take on new goals will put the full force of their nature into achieving them.

Uranus In Aries
The astrological influence of Uranus is measured in increments of 7 years. What this means is that the effects of Uranus influence an entire generation. Day to day the Uranian influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Uranus is likely to be strikingly apparent.Iconoclasm, independence and self-sufficiency are likely to be major themes during this period. Traditional values will be challenged. Those with a pioneering spirit will flourish.

Uranus Square Pluto
A mental restlessness and the need for complete personal freedom are possible influences of this aspect. In some the need for total autonomy may be so strong that they will challenge any attempt to subdue their independence.

Neptune In Pisces
Because Neptune takes approximately 14 years to move across Pisces its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Neptune in Pisces is likely to be strikingly apparent.Gentleness, creativity, and the pursuit of spiritual truth are strong influences at this time. Many may find mysticism and unorthodox religions very attractive.
Pluto In Capricorn
Because Pluto takes approximately 15 years to move across Capricorn its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Pluto in Capricorn is likely to be strikingly apparent.Strong economic gains can be made during this period. Pluto in Capricorn favors those who are able to make logical decisions and devise pragmatic solutions to the challenges before them.