April 30: Mercury is conjunct Uranus

April 30: Mercury is conjunct Uranus

Stubbornness and standoffs


The moon is square both Mercury at 3:46 a.m., and Uranus at 6:21 a.m.

In the wee hours, the moon in bold Leo forms a square with Mercury in steady Taurus, adding some emotional and conversational friction to the mood of the moment. This is further amplified by the Leo moon’s square with unpredictable Uranus in Taurus a few hours later. Since Taurus and Leo are both fixed signs, this will likely start the day off on an edgy note and can signify stubbornness and standoffs in our personal lives as well as the collective.


The moon is square the sun at 1:38 p.m. 

The spicy Leo moon continues on its course to maneuver into yet another square, this time with the sun in Taurus. Passionate and somewhat emotional expressions are working at cross purposes with the grounded perceptions of the moment. For all our efforts to feel rooted, methodical, and sensible right now when approaching challenges, there is no accounting for the angst and general feeling of dissatisfaction that can come up to blindside us all. 

This square aspect, between the light of the day and the light of the night, forms the first quarter phase of the lunar cycle, where the angsty energies of the day can be catalytic, kicking up a new level of momentum for the month. We may be able to channel the friction into ambition and get a lot done with this potential fuel.

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Mercury is conjunct Uranus at 8:41 p.m.

By nightfall, the planet of communications forms a conjunction with Uranus in Taurus, melding thought power with invention and innovation. When it comes to the pressing material challenges of our times—like food, security, resources, and shelter—we need to apply all of our best ideas and brainpower toward finding workable, sustainable solutions. This aspect can trigger breakthrough moments for us personally, and collectively, most actively felt today.


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