April 3: Venus enters Gemini, and Mercury is conjunct Neptune

April 3: Venus enters Gemini, and Mercury is conjunct Neptune

Courage and spontaneity


Venus enters Gemini at 10:11 a.m.

 After a month of Venus, the planet of love and beauty, in her luxurious home sign of Taurus, we will feel her shift from a grounded, earthy expression into one swifter and airier as she moves into curious Gemini. Along with the Leo moon, Venus’ new socially motivated role sets the stage for a potentially lively weekend. Many of us have been living in social isolation for so long because of the world’s events, so Venus’ shift may signal some improvement and an opportunity to open up our world in an adaptive way again. Topics of attraction and affection may move into a more active and conversational mode now as we feel more spontaneous when expressing what is in our hearts.


The moon is trine the sun at 12:29 p.m.

 Shortly after noon, the courageous Leo moon forms a fire trine with the exalted sun in impulsive Aries. This flowing aspect marks the waxing gibbous phase of the lunar cycle, a time when our vitality and energy really start to pick up, increasing in tempo up to the full moon next week. It’s a window of opportunity for inspiration, expression, and to gain momentum when committing to projects and other forward-moving trajectories if we have felt stuck for too long. It further emphasizes more courage and spontaneity for the weekend ahead.

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Mercury is conjunct Neptune at 6:15 p.m.

 In the evening, Mercury in Pisces forms a conjunction with transcendent Neptune, bringing idealism and dreams together with soulful, empathic communications. This is a time where we may be feeling more hopeful and daring to dream big again. Neptune’s universal currents carry our thoughts and imagination in new directions, facilitating finding the words to articulate what would normally feel like elusive concepts.


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