April 11: Mercury is sextile Saturn

April 11: Mercury is sextile Saturn

Writing manifestos


The moon is opposite Venus at 12:28 a.m., and sextile Mars at 3:03 a.m.

 The waxing moon in questing Sagittarius comes into an opposition with Venus in curious Gemini just after midnight, setting a restless tone, and potentially drawing out strong, polarizing expressions in our relationships. We may need to strike a balance between our non-committal tendencies and our need for emotional support. It’s a time of craving freedom, yet at the same time, needing attention and engagement. How can we get what we need, yet at the same time, give our presence to those who need to be able to depend on us?


Mercury is sextile Saturn at 4:58 p.m.

Late afternoon, Mercury in primal Aries forms a collaborative sextile with Saturn in Aquarius, and our bold, forthright expressions are steadied and harnessed by Saturn’s sense of structure and perseverance. Saturn is at home in Aquarius, wielding the theme of boundaries, now from a social perspective as opposed to the materialist perspective in Capricorn for the past two and a half years. It could be that we are finding our groove now with the new online communities and economies that are forming in the wake of this year’s epic changes. As a collective, we are finding ways to connect, to trade, and to educate each other, from the comfort of our home, pushing innovations to become the new norm.

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The moon is square Neptune at 10:53 p.m.

By late night, the questing Sagittarian moon comes into a square aspect with Neptune in Pisces, heightening idealism. Sagittarius at best is ebullient and enthusiastic, where Pisces is the sign of dissolving boundaries and time and space fluidity, so this square pushes and amplifies beliefs and dreams to illusory levels. It may be an interesting mood to drift off to sleep in, continuing on the dream plane—or it may have some of us up all night, writing manifestos, or divining on a new world ideology.


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