April 15, 2017 (Julian 105)
No doubt you already know that the big news today, and really for the past few days leading up to today (and maybe a week or two after) is that Venus moves Direct. Venus Retrograde is relatively rare (about every 18 months) and carves out, over time, a pentagram in the sky that gradually moves and shifts over the year. Among other things, this pattern was featured as an important factoid in the bestseller “The Da Vinci Code.”
What is the message, and who does it affect? Directly or indirectly, it affects all of us. It particularly affects the water signs and anyone with water sign planets. Additionally, anyone with a birthday in a late mutable sign (March 15th to the 21st, June 15th to the 21st, September 15th to the 21st, and December 15th to the 21st). Please do note that your individual chart is necessary for a more precise forecast. But, if your birthday is in one of these ranges, you probably need to take a hard look at Venusian topics: relationships (particularly the Virgo / Pisces birthdays), finances (investments in general and savings), and anything related to “beauty” whether your own personal physical appearance, your home, or maybe helping someone close to you in these matters.
Beyond that, we suggest you look at our posts on our new blog devoted to retrogrades: “Retrogrades Only.” Here are some of the posts we have collected there via the reblog process:
- Venus Goes Direct (Celestial Priestess)
- Of Truths and Retrogrades (Into the Heart of the Paradigm Shift)
- Daily Aspects by Marie Moore
- Venus Goes Direct (Serenity’s Gift Cove)
- Weekly Prediction (AstroMaestro)
Moon is busy with multiple aspects but we think the sesquiquadrates are most important given that Venus is stationary. Three of these occur on April 15th: Moon to Uranus, Sun, and Mercury. Focus yourself to take care of business related to transportation or communication (or computer) issues..
Outer Planets: Mars forms an undecile with Eris, and we think this is nearly impossible to interpret because (1) undeciles are a particularly abstract aspect (very subtle) and (2) Eris is new and not much work has been done in interpretation of Eris, Our best interpretation is that a subtle idea will appear on how to deal with the chaos in your life, and the Moon says you really must get on top of things. You must take action today.
‘Saturn makes a tri-undecile to Pallas, a little more easy to interpret but not much. Our read is that practical ideas about how to handle the issues at hand will come to us, but we must choose to seize the moment today. Missing the window will not destroy your life, but life will be much better if you do what it takes to clear up the stuck issues in your life today
Finally, Uranus perfects a semi-sextile to Ceres. Again, we encounter surprises and unexpected events, and they either deal more overtly with food and diet or more abstractly with out abundance, in correspondence with the issue of finances and investments that we mentioned before. Make the spreadsheets, use budget software, and do whatever it takes to get a handle of finances today. Get your house in order as much as possible.
If you have not done your taxes, do them today and wrap that up. “Things” are about to become very busy when Pluto stations retrograde in five days.