April 12: The moon enters Capricorn

April 12: The moon enters Capricorn

Reassess our position


The moon is trine the sun at 4:46 a.m.

The gibbous moon continues to wane toward the last quarter phase, forming a fire trine with the sun in Aries early this morning. Though the lunar energies of the month are starting to recede, it is somewhat offset by the fiery and active sign placements of the two luminaries. This early morning aspect creates an energetic portal that encourages us to perhaps rise earlier than normal to meet the day with enthusiasm and inspiration.

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The moon enters Capricorn at 5:05 p.m., and is conjunct the lunar south node at 7:58 p.m.

Shortly after, the moon shifts from fiery Sagittarius, into receptive and grounded Capricorn. The lunar energies of the moment become more contained and somewhat pensive as Capricorn, being ruled by stern Saturn, promotes sober pragmatism. Moods may shift and drop into a funk, which is amplified by the moon forming a conjunction with its south node later in the morning. The south node is associated with loss, depletion, and an impulse to purge—physically and materially—so this Sunday may have us deeply Spring cleaning, simplifying our diets, and contemplating any loss or sacrifices we have had to make during the current challenging circumstances.

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The moon is square Mercury at 11:00 p.m.

Later in the morning, the moon in stoic Capricorn comes into a fleeting square aspect with Mercury in impulsive Aries. This may signify a short passage of verbal disagreements or frustrations in expressing the meaning of what it is we want to say. It may be a good time to pull back, and reassess our position, revisiting conversations and strategies the following day when we are more organized and objective. If the conversations can’t be deferred, navigate these with awareness, sensitivity, and patience will be key. Deep breaths if feeling triggered, as the words that are flowing now are not likely meant to offend. Everyone is feeling stressed and anxious these days.


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