April 23: The moon is conjunct Uranus

April 23: The moon is conjunct Uranus

Edgy and reactive 


The moon is conjunct Uranus at 1:29 a.m.


Uranus, the planet of sudden and radical change, is in earthy and grounded Taurus until 2026, meaning that our relationship to our planet Earth, and all of the support it provides us in the form of food, security, and resources, will be undergoing profound changes, likely in light of the global health crisis at hand and its cascading effects. The positive side of it all will likely be inventive and innovative ways to reframe our connection to our ecosystems and to provide for our human needs in a more sustainable way long term. 


There is so much that we are unable to take for granted now, and with the moon forming a conjunction with Uranus today, we will likely be reflecting on the emotional impacts of it all, moving forward. This conjunction happens each month, and in April it coincides with the moon in a dark phase, symbolizing latent energies, inward reflection, and dormant potential that is yet to be realized. How we can all be inventive, innovative, and hold sustainability in our hearts and minds as individuals can be a point of inspiration today.

Read me: Uranus’ 2020 Retrograde Brings Change at a Personal and Collective Level


The moon is square Mars at 10:30 p.m.


The latent potential of the early morning moon/Uranus conjunction may come up against some hurdles and friction in functional practice today, as the moon forms a hard, challenging square aspect with Mars in Aquarius. Mars in the intellectual air sign of social justice and objectivity is a major player in the current events, driving action and initiative in the matters mentioned. 


Bringing our lunar emotional awareness and our energy reserves into phase with the critical actions of the moment may feel frustrating and difficult today. This transit is fleeting, however, so it’s important not to push too hard when feeling stuck, at least for now, until this heavy mood lifts. Some of us, especially those with major points or planet placements in fixed signs in our birth charts, may be feeling especially edgy and reactive today, so remember to manage stress, and breathe through this passage tonight.




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