April 4: Venus is trine Saturn, and Jupiter is conjunct Pluto

April 4: Venus is trine Saturn, and Jupiter is conjunct Pluto

New agreements and radical changes


Venus is trine Saturn at 10:09 am

The day begins with Venus in Gemini forming an air trine with Saturn, the planet of duty and commitment, in Aquarius. This is a potentially positive aspect, highlighting an opportunity to draw up new agreements in our relationships moving forward. We could be feeling more confident, and clear about our ideas, as they relate to new workable boundaries and healthy space. The element of air supports the ability to be objective, even logical, when navigating relational matters right now, and this air trine may feel like “fresh air” after feeling Saturn’s heavy presence in sober Capricorn for so long.


The moon enters Virgo at 2:18 p.m.

 Mid-afternoon, the bold and fiery Leo moon surrenders to Virgo’s grounded and conscientious world, channeling our vitality back down to earth. Virgo as a sign is ruled by Mercury, which loves information and analysis, so we may be turning toward organizational projects as we channel the buzz and energy of the moment into these. At 4:08 p.m., the moon forms a square with Venus in Gemini, perhaps catalyzing and stimulating some nervous energy in our relationships. This may resolve into some innovative new solutions late tonight when the moon shifts into an earth trine with Uranus in Taurus.


Jupiter is conjunct Pluto at 7:45 p.m.

 Jupiter forms the first of three conjunctions it will make with Pluto this year, due to Jupiter’s retrograde activity from May to December. Because both of these planets move relatively slowly in their courses around the sun, their conjunctions are significant and have special importance for the collective. Jupiter is about expansion, growth, and opportunity, while Pluto is about destructive, catabolic forces that break down and compost anything that is past it’s due, so with both planets in material Capricorn we can expect what feels like a push-pull effect happening in the financial and governmental sphere. We are all trying to manage the radical changes of the times by growing and rebuilding, but until we address what has become unsustainable long-term, these efforts may not fully take hold. The three conjunctions of Jupiter and Pluto this year describe this process, with today’s aspect signaling the beginning of a theme we may not fully resolve until the last conjunction on November 13.


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