April 20 – May 20
Moon: Frogs Return Moon
Season: The Growing Time
Wind: East Winds
Element: Earth with Fire
Elemental Clan: Turtle Clan
Plant: Wild clover
Polarity With: Snake
Musical Vibration: D Sharp
Personality: Resourceful and methodical
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energies
Emotions: High strung
Positive Traits: Persistent and often strong-willed.
Negative Traits: Inflexible, possessive and often times self involved
Compatibilities: Woodpeckers, Brown Bears and Geese
Conscious Desire: Security through abundance
Subconscious Desire: Freedom from attachments
Spiritual Path: To discover that which has lasting value
Strengths: Accepting change, compassion, inner security and confidence
Weakness: Possessiveness and inflexibility
The cosmos is trying to come to your defense and ease your psychic pain — following the trio of discordant aspects that seemed to come out of nowhere yesterday. The big problem early on today is that the Moon makes its monthly union with the red planet Mars in late Sagittarius (1:45AM PST). This not only has the capacity to increase volatility across the board, but it begins a short void lunar uncertainty cycle that lasts until 2:37AM PST when the Moon enters earthy, industrious Capricorn. Meanwhile, there is a potential mellowing-out taking place as Juno forms an inspirational, 72-degree link to far-out Neptune (2:20AM PST) while Venus trines Vesta in air signs (2:38AM PST) — happening just 1 minute after the void lunar cycle is over. The Juno-Neptune and Venus-Vesta alignments — occurring just 18 minutes apart — are a big boost for women in general, forging sisterhood ties, and creative artistic expression. Once the Moon is solidly in the tenth zodiacal sign of Capricorn (2:37AM PST), it is natural to strive to reach the executive penthouse by climbing the ladder to worldly success. Determination and hard work are the dynamic duo leading you to new heights of responsibility. Helping you along the way is a sensitive and yet purposeful trine from Saturn to Chiron (3:24AM PST). Mood swings can change quite a bit later on when the Moon makes its monthly union with Pluto in Capricorn (3:19PM PST). While this lunar connection with the planet of the underworld has a tendency to equate with rising worries and fears, your ability to tune into spiritual willpower and mental concentration — like a laser beam used in medicine and manufacturing — can become a saving grace right when you need it the most. Keep track of the shift by Mars from Sagittarius to Capricorn (6:37PM PST). The red planet remains in its sign of exaltation until December 25, 2012. Mars in Capricorn can always be utilized to stimulate career planning and professional advances.
If you think that Tuesday’s Total Solar Eclipse and Wednesday’s shift by Chiron are ancient history, think again. As indicated on prior dates in this calendar, major celestial alignments and events from the day before or two days before are still percolating in the psychic atmosphere — influencing mega-millions of human beings around the globe. Fortunately, the lunar orb in Sagittarius carries a note of positive thinking, opportunity knocking, and essential optimism. This is certainly reinforced during the monthly Moon-Juno union (7:33AM PST). Energize primary partnerships in a respectful, balanced and harmonious manner. Be more fashion-conscious and check out the latest clothing designs and hair styles. Love vibrations increase in frequency when the Moon forms a supportive, 60-degree tie with Venus (2:30PM PST). However, tensions start to rise shortly after this sky pattern occurs as Venus forms an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Pallas (3:54PM PST), Saturn makes a similar, 150-degree liaison with Uranus (4:28PM PST) while Mercury parallels Pluto (6:44PM PST). Ouch! These three challenging alignments — happening within three hours — can easily cast a pall over the rest of the day and send you to a corner of the school room with a dunce cap on your head. Don’t go on an egocentric tear or push your agenda at all cost. The past (Saturn) and future (Uranus) are clashing, and problem-solving is more difficult than usual. Strive for greater objectivity, peace of mind and serenity to get through this 24-hour time-period relatively unscathed.
Mind over matter is an early theme as the Moon in Scorpio merges with Mercury (which has just retreated back into the same sign) at 2:40AM PST. At this moment, a very short void lunar cycle occurs until 2:54AM PST when the lunar orb enters upbeat, enthusiastic Sagittarius. You can breathe a sigh of relief once the Moon is in this ninth sign of the zodiac that has much to do with outdoor adventures, athletics, higher education and reaching long-range goals. Your problem-solving skills are enhanced — courtesy of a flowing trine in water signs from the Sun to Pallas (5:28AM PST). Repressing vital emotions is a no-no with the Sun making a frictional, 45-degree tie with distant Pluto (10:03AM PST), but you should be able to recover nicely by activating your exalted intuition in concert with a Moon trine to Uranus (10:43AM PST). The number one star attraction of the day strides on to center stage when Chiron becomes stationary and shifts from reverse to direct at 5 degrees of Pisces (12:39PM PST). The whole day is actually influenced by this intensification from the comet-like celestial body associated with healing old wounds, bridge-building between heaven and earth, mavericks, catalysts, shamans, higher dimensions of consciousness, twilight zones, deja vu experiences, UFOs and ETs, soul-searching, meditation, affirmations, oracles, the aura and sacred dance. It is wise to learn more about holistic healing and advances in alternative medicine. Fooling around with investments this evening is taboo as the Sun forms an off-kilter, 150-degree tie with Vesta (10:20PM PST).
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