April 17: The moon enters Pisces, and Mercury is sextile Venus

April 17: The moon enters Pisces, and Mercury is sextile Venus

Inventive ways to communicate



The moon is sextile the sun at 7:34 a.m., and enters Pisces at 11:29 a.m.


The moon in the last degrees of Aquarius forms a sextile with the sun, in the last degrees of Aries early this morning, activating the waxing crescent phase of the lunar cycle. From now until April 22, the moon will be emptying of light, and so we may feel that our energies are starting to wane, and our mood beginning to turn more insular and reflective. 


The moon and the sun are both in elementally active and complementary signs, Aquarius and Aries, characterizing this waning crescent phase by a sense of restlessness, gradually relaxing and surrendering to the dark moon phase. This process of surrender may truly kick in when the moon passes into receptive Pisces today, setting a dreamy tone for the weekend.


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Mercury is sextile Venus at 10:36 p.m.


Mercury in fiery Aries forms an active sextile with Venus in chatty Gemini today. This aspect may stimulate some loving and creative conversations this weekend, where we find an inspirational current to tap into what supports being especially articulate with matters of the heart.


Aries is brave, and Gemini is social, activating creative ways of staying connected to loved ones now amid this time of distancing and caution. Though our lifestyle had been so restricted, our hearts need to still feel free, and there can be many ways to still send those love letters across what feels like an insurmountable divide. Those who you are cohabitating with now may really enjoy hearing your words of appreciation, and dear ones afar may feel encouraged by a fun weekend video conference.


The moon is sextile Uranus at 11:47 p.m.


The moon in soulful Pisces forms a collaborative sextile with innovative Uranus in Taurus, an aspect that supports the Mercury/Venus sextile also active today. We all may be tuned into a sense of healing and universal compassion as we find inventive ways to communicate these sentiments to the world. This aspect could symbolize us tuning into and developing our ability to send psychic messages as we pick up on symbols and vibrations in the collective unconscious. Tonight would be a good night to have the dream journal ready at the bedside, as these symbols may play out vividly on the dream plane.


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