For the Week of April 23 through 29
Sunday: the Moon is in Pisces
Imagination and intuition are present, although powerful probably in a quiet and subtle form, when the Moon is in Pisces, so be sure to take note of what shows up.
Monday, Tuesday: the Moon is in Aries
The astro energy for this Moon in Aries involves eagerness for excitement & any new venture, the potential to be rash or impulsive, and the impetus for action – right now!
Wednesday (New Moon), Thursday: the Moon is in Taurus
This is a nice, calm, and patient New Moon that will set the general tone for about thirty days. Keep your life (and pocketbook) on a dependable course and take note that Mercury is retrograde* (see description at bottom of this page)
Friday, Saturday: the Moon is in Gemini
Your mind may feel charged up with cleverness & witticism, or find that you are around people with these traits, while the Moon is in Gemini. There is also a curiosity factor to take into account, so indulge yourself in absorbing information and then passing it along.
Check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. For example, the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain – however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place…then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place…have a party! Don’t have an astrology chart? Click here .
It is interesting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.
Current Planet Positions:
Sun – Taurus until May 21
Mercury – Aries until May 16
(*retrograde Apr. 9 – May 2)
Venus – Aries until June 6
Mars – Taurus until Apr. 21, then Gemini
Jupiter – Libra until October 11
Saturn – Sagittarius until Dec. 20
Uranus – Aries until Mar. 6, 2019
(Taurus – May 16, 2018-Nov. 7, 2018)
Neptune – Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
Pluto – Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024
Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres – Taurus until Apr. 30
Pallas – Aries until June 28
Juno – Capricorn until Dec. 17
Vesta – Cancer until May 3
Chiron – Pisces until Apr. 22, 2018
Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres – Think about purchasing something a little indulgent for yourself.
Pallas – Full steam ahead – provided it’s something you are very sure about.
Juno – A partnership of some kind will help solidify your foundation.
Vesta – Someone, perhaps yourself, needs some very dedicated care.
Chiron – Transcend wounds and negativity through compassion.
Note: Timeframes for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (based on same Eastern time zone).
▪ v/c = Void-of-Course – When the Moon is void-of-course, spend time working on projects already in progress, creative endeavors, or self-improvement. Void-of-course simply means that no planets are aspecting the Moon as it gets ready to change signs; there won’t be a configuration of astro energy available to utilize. It’s best not to start new projects, sign important agreements, or go shopping when the Moon is void-of-course because the result will probably be unsatisfactory in some way.
Mercury Retrograde – the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the ‘fritz’ during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period. (Read More about Mercury Retrograde)