April 18: Mercury is sextile Mars

April 18: Mercury is sextile Mars

A passage of restlessness


The moon is square Venus at 11:57 a.m.


Just before noon, the moon in sensitive Pisces forms an edgy square with Venus in speedy Gemini, kicking up a fleeting passage of restlessness. It may present as a little anxiety or nervousness as the deep, reflective energies of the moon are out of step with the busy energies of Venus in Mercury’s sign right now. 


There could be a tug of war between Geminian impulses to chatter and externally process, perhaps overthinking matters of love, while the empathic moon in Pisces wants to cool down, turn inward, and withdraw. If there is a feeling for anyone today that connecting and conversations feel a little arrhythmic and out of step, know that it’s a passing condition and try not to push too hard against it.



Mercury is sextile Mars at 8:55 p.m.


By nightfall, Mercury in primal Aries forms a sextile with Mars in objective Aquarius, perhaps providing a better opportunity to express the sentiments that welled up earlier in the day. Clear communications are likely restored, perhaps as a result of pulling back and reflecting in the passive lunar currents of the Piscean moon.


Tonight, there could be a sense that the plans that are currently being spoken will find a more direct route to being realized, as a swift, almost gut instinct style of decision-making takes over. Our thoughts may form and evolve quickly as we express our ideas with confidence and resolve.


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