Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
Two significant aspects dominate the sky this week. Yesterday’s newsletter explained a potent aspect, Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, which becomes exact on Thursday. The second aspect, Mercury square Saturn, becomes exact on Wednesday and is explained below.
Mercury square Saturn is in effect from last week. This aspect occurs twice a year and can bring differences of opinions as well as problems and delays with contracts and agreements.
People with this aspect have good powers of observation and depth to their thoughts because Mercury is thoughts and thinking, and Saturn is deep and thorough. They prefer the concrete and practical versus the abstract but are prone to be inhibited, mistrustful, and depressed. In fact, their thoughts are so deep, serious, and critical that they often wish they were not so heavy and thorough. They want to feel “a bit lighter,” but their mind keeps wanting to figure everything out with preciseness and exactness.
For clients with this aspect, I encourage them to be more flexible with their expectations and to be not so demanding on themselves and others.
The other astrological factors relevant for the first four days of this week are listed below.
~ Monday, April 23
03:56 PM Moon in Leo 150 Neptune in Pisces increases the possibilities for haziness and emotional confusion as well as highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations. This period is better for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.
11:40 PM Moon in Leo 150 Mars in Capricorn can intensify any interpersonal situation. Impatience, intensity, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions are more likely. If you are trying to resolve an issue with someone, for example, be aware that volatile emotions may override rational thinking.
11:44 PM Moon in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio increases the possibility for kindness, benevolence, positive feelings, and uplifting emotional support with any interpersonal situation or social event.
~ Tuesday, April 24
01:36 AM Moon in Leo 150 Pluto in Capricorn can create complicated interpersonal situations, especially involving women. Subtle yet highly charged emotional situations are more likely involving manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles.
12:39 PM Venus moves from Taurus to Gemini where it remains until May 19. Venus in Gemini brings minor blessings and benefits to Gemini and the other air signs (Libra and Aquarius) as well as to the mutable signs (Gemini Virgo Sagittarius Pisces) and the house in your horoscope ruled by Gemini.
02:39 PM Moon in Leo trine Uranus in Aries brings opportunities for instincts and intuition. This aspect also enhances any forward-looking aspirations as well as any efforts with marketing, advertising, and promotion because Aries and Leo are involved.
02:39 PM Moon in Leo goes Void until 04:40 PM when it enters the next sign, Virgo.
With Sun in Taurus and Moon in Virgo, we have a practical and productive combination involving two earth signs with similar approaches to life which lends to compatibility. Both signs are more practical and down to earth than other sign combinations.
Over the years, clients with a Taurus-Virgo sign combination (or with a second and six house emphasis) always seem to have productive jobs which bring them financial stability. They offer many skills and talents to any business, project, or home environment. They are the essence of a steady and productive employee. Taurus does not budge from wanting everything to be set and calm. Virgo is service-oriented and works hard to make sure everything is in order.
These signs do not have the flair and spontaneity of the fire signs (Aries Leo Sagittarius), for example, but they can be counted on to get the job done and to bring value to whatever they’re involved with.
05:03 PM Moon in Virgo square Venus in Gemini fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
05:21 PM Moon Virgo 150 Chiron in Aries brings opportunities for healing and harmony.
~ Wednesday, April 25
01:16 AM Moon in Virgo aligns with Sun in Taurus to accentuate the positive qualities of this earth-sign combination explained on Tuesday above.
07:57 AM Moon in Virgo 150 Mercury in Aries makes for a busy mind. There can be differences of opinions, but also opportunities for communication, discussions, writing, and sales.
08:29 AM Moon in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn provides an atmosphere for steadiness, conscientiousness, pragmatism, and realistic plans, especially involving business and professional matters.
05:27 PM Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn is a significant aspect explained at the top of this newsletter.
08:04 PM Moon in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces increases the possibilities for haziness and emotional confusion as well as highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations. This period is better for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.
~ Thursday, April 26
05:46 AM Moon in Virgo trine Mars in Capricorn provides extra energy and motivation as well as a time to trust your instincts especially regarding practical and business matters with the earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn, involve.
05:49 AM Moon in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn also increases the possibilities for practicality and solid business plans as well as deeper feelings and psychic impressions.
07:00 AM Mars in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is a potent aspect which is intensifying matters for everyone. It has been building since March 17 when Mars entered Capricorn and became more significant last week. Its meaning and implications are explained in yesterday’s newsletter, A Potent Aspect.
07:22 PM Moon in Virgo 150 Uranus in Aries brings nervousness, anxiety, upsets, emotional tensions, strained nerves, craving sensations, restlessness, excitability, and emotionally charged situations.
07:22 PM Moon in Virgo is Void until 09:13 PM when it enters the next sign, Libra, where it remains until Sunday morning.
10:06 PM Moon in Libra opposite Chiron in Aries offers opportunities for healing and harmony.
(Friday Morning) 02:47 AM Moon in Libra trine Venus in Gemini fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
How to Benefit from This Information
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the greater your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events, whether you know it or not.
The most important factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. If negative aspects now dominate your horoscope, your chances of success with right timing are diminished no matter how good the aspects are in the sky as described in these newsletters. Obviously, I cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage timing your decisions and activities.
The Moon (lunar) aspects listed in these newsletters are in effect for hours before and until the times (Eastern Time) given. The descriptions given are not intended to tell you what will happen at these times. Instead, the descriptions can be helpful if you are trying to understand the planetary energies around a certain time if you are planning to do or start a meeting, party, discussion, trip, or any other activity.
The non-lunar aspects listed should be given greater consideration for right timing because they are more important. They are typically in effect for about a week before the times given (Eastern Time). Any business, project, decision, relationship, and childbirth, for example, started around the date given will have the qualities of that aspect.
With Void periods, what you start or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. Sometimes it’s better to do things with no purpose in mind versus always trying to be doing something special and productive.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a personal and private consultation so can know more about your future and better understand any issues and conflicts in your life as well as your relationships, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, and karma.
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