April 21: The sun is square Saturn

April 21: The sun is square Saturn

Finding a collective solution

The sun is square Saturn at 12:00 a.m.


The sun, newly across the threshold of Taurus, makes its first major aspect of the season, and that is a hard square to Saturn in Aquarius. It may set the tone for the energetics of the next month, where we are challenged in our perceptions and awareness to work constructively with the ways our world is being restructured, and likely changed forever. 


The sun is connected to vitality, and this square may represent the way our global crisis is drawing on the emotional and physical resources of everyone now. All of our awareness is bent toward finding a collective solution, and this month our hard work and perseverance may kick into higher gear. Both the sun and Saturn are in fixed signs, so today’s square may represent obstacles and setbacks that feel difficult to surmount as progress feels slow… for now. 


The moon is sextile both Venus at 4:17 a.m., and Mars at 6:35 a.m.


The spicy Aries moon forms a sextile with both Venus in playful Gemini, and Mars in aloof Aquarius. In the midst of global challenges, life and love continue to blossom, and both aspects that Luna makes today can bode well for attraction and sextual connection. The thrill of love, and the stimulation of affectionate and sexual drives, may have a hand in releasing tensions and boosting our vitality at a time when we need it the most. It is a reminder that we are all still lovers, albeit in dangerous times. 



The moon is conjunct Mercury at 1:06 p.m.


Just after noon, the bold Aries moon conjoins Mercury in Aries, marking a fleeting, yet potent passage of raw, direct emotional expression. This feels like another opportunity for a verbal release of tension and frustration, where thought and feeling meld together in an immediate, seamless way. This conjunction may not necessarily be about being angry or putting someone on blast, but rather may be more about a bold realization coming to mind, and the urge to express it, with courage.

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