April 1: The moon is square the sun

April 1: The moon is square the sun

Empathic and intimate connections


The moon is square the sun at 3:21 a.m.

 In the wee hours, the insular Cancer moon forms an exact square aspect with the sun, powerfully exalted in Aries. This marks the second quarter phase of the lunar cycle, and is the catalytic turning point in the month when lunar energies are beginning to heighten and come into an active aspect with the sun. In this case, it’s the activation between the moon in its most nurturing and empathic home sign, and the sun in its most potent, active position. We may be feeling a bit shocked out of our shells, and reemerging to take some necessary, but tentative action in our world today.


The moon is trine Mercury at 10:51 a.m.

 Later in the morning, the Cancer moon makes a flowing trine connection with Mercury in Pisces, heightening emotive and empathic communications. This is a good opportunity to express our most intimate and tender feelings, and we may find that our conversations and connections are especially deep and potent. Mercurial forces are especially strong since this trine happens on Mercury’s day of the week.

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The moon is trine Neptune at 4:23 p.m.

 The empathic and intimate connections of the day take on a more imaginative and ethereal tone by the late afternoon when the Cancer moon’s trine shits to connect with illusory Neptune. Both the moon and Neptune have a powerful influence on our moods, and help us tap into our intuition and creativity, in two specific ways. The moon helps us tune more deeply into our body rhythms and energy, making us more receptive to the universal and collective patterns and symbolism that Neptune portrays.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.