April 27: The moon enters Cancer, and Mercury enters Taurus

April 27: The moon enters Cancer, and Mercury enters Taurus

Nurturing energies 



The moon is sextile Mercury at 10:00 a.m., and enters Cancer at 10:28 a.m.


The moon in curious Gemini forms one last aspect before changing signs, and that’s to activate a sextile with Gemini’s ruler, Mercury in fiery Aries. This is an aspect of spirited, lively conversations at the start of the day. Then, the lunar mood shifts again, from one that is active and external, into one more receptive and internally focused when the moon enters Cancer, its natural, nurturing home sign. 


It’s appropriate for a Monday, the moon’s day, and with all of our schedules being radically shifted now, it may mean that most of us can honor these deep, restorative nurturing energies while resting at home. These protective and insular instincts are heightened and amplified when the moon in Cancer is conjunct the north node at 10:54 a.m., which may represent an overwhelming urge to enjoy grounding, domestic activities. Since emotions are amplified now, it could represent a tidal release of potent feeling, emerging as cathartic cry, or in sitting with a sentimental mood.


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Mercury enters Taurus at 12:53 p.m.


The direct and impulsive mode of communications that has presided over the cosmic weather since April 10 now shifts and grounds into sturdy and dependable Taurus. Speedy Mercury in the earthy sign of the bull can signify a time of turning our thoughts and expressions in a more rooted, pragmatic direction, perhaps stabilizing conversations and steadying our plans. It could represent a slowing down of these topics, as Taurus supports patience and a methodical approach, which could be grounding and helpful to tap into now for those who may be feeling a bit anxious or burned out.



The moon is sextile Uranus at 11:08 p.m.


The moon in moody and protective Cancer forms a sextile with Uranus in Taurus late tonight, bringing the insular tendencies of the day into phase with the innovative frequencies of the times. Potent insights and a spirit of inventiveness could come to us today as we sit with powerful emotive and nurturing states of being.



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