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The Full Moon in Libra occurs on April 11, 2017 at 02:08:01 AM EDST as it conjoins retrograde Jupiter in Libra and forms a Cardinal t-square with  both the Sun and Uranus conjunct in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn! This is a remarkable configuration that speaks of peace and freedom as we move forward into the future. New laws, policies and inventions are in the works. The theme her is to do our personal best as we take others also into consideration. Strike the pose!

The New Moon in Taurus occurs on April 26, 2017 at 08:16:04 AM EDST and is simply kissing the Sun! It forms no major aspects to the traditional planets! New moons are wonderful to start something new and with both the Lights in fixed earth - it should include items and philosophies that are lovely, artistic and practical! This is also a fabulous opportunity to garden, decorate your deck or create a feast of barbecue with friends! Best of all become more creative with your food! Even new attire may have a practical drift such as more pockets of the ability to roll up your sleeves! Dig in!

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PLANETARY ALERTS!


April Retrograde Stations and Shifts

Mercury, the planet of communication and perception stations retrograde in Taurus on April 9, 2017 at 07:15 PM EDST and remains so until May 3, 2017 at 12:33 PM EDST. During its tour is slips back into Aries for a bit! In Taurus is feels a bit grounded but certain. As it reverts into Aries we get fired up! Often our passions can be revisited but patience can be difficult to find! Open and honest communication is seen - but it can sting! Be on the lookout!

Venus, the planet of love, the arts and endearment, the Lesser Benefic of the Zodiac, stationed retrograde in Aries on March 4, 2017 at 04:08 AM EST and stations direct on April 15, 2017 at 06:17 AM EDST! During its retrograde tour it slipped back into Pisces which can quicken an interest in the classics and arts bathed in antiquity! As it rolls forward it re-enters Aries and declarations of love are personal, open and honest! The "I AM" presence vibrates to the passions of life! Love who you are and what you do in this cycle! Radiate!

Jupiter, the largest planet, the Greater Benefic of the Zodiac, stationed retrograde in Libra on February 6, 2017 at 01:52 AM and remains so until June 9, 2017 at 10:04 AM. It is interesting that it stations direct on the Full Moon in Sagittarius, the sign it rules! During this period, we will desire to have peace, balance and abundance in our lives to a greater degree. Embracing an attitude of gratitude for all that we have and who we have become will be prominent. So much of the time, we have a greater awareness of what we lack or what we desire that we forget to treasure that which we hold in the palm of our hand. Give thanks!

Saturn, the Great Teacher and the planet of manifestation, stations retrograde in Sagittarius on April 6, 2017 at 01:06 AM EDST and remains so until August 25, 2017 at 08:09 AM EDST. Saturn is a ponderous planet and retrogrades each spring and early summer. It is a time to often plan reunions or re-visit our favorite spots on the planet when we vacation. It is also a good time to prepare if you are thinking o continuing your education or working on writing or publishing a book when it is in Sagittarius. Take time to share with others the lessons you have learned in life! Storytelling ROCKS in this cycle!

Pluto, the planet of power, life, death, rebirthing and transformation, stations retrograde in Capricorn on April 20, 2017 at 08:46 AM EDSR and remains so until September 28, 2017 at 03:33 PM EDST. Pluto is the most ponderous of planets and moves very slowly and has a bit of an eccentric orbit. Pluto can be both powerful and subtle simultaneously. In its retrograde cycle, the wheels of government seem to move very slowly. Court cases can go into delay and contracts may suffer with delays This can often prove to be beneficial if we but wait it out!.


Aries ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Taurus and in trine to Pluto in Capricorn. It also forms a quincunx to the Libra Moon! This can be a very productive cycle and you can accomplish much. you will feel a bit haunted about what you could not quite get to even though it is not so imperative in the big picture. On the New Moon, Mars has moved on into Gemini, the sign of the chatterbox! The beauty of this placement is that it allows you to look at your goals and work with increased objectivity. Mars is in a T-square with the Dragon on the Pisces/Virgo axis. Be careful who is listening when you make remarks! caution is advised!


Taurus TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is retrograde and kissing Chiron, the Wounded Healer,  in Pisces as they form a double square to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! This is the perfect time to reflect on how you are spending your time, energy and intention. Is it time to go back to the gym? Take a long look at those interests you have put on the back burner and bring them forward. Choose wisely. On the New Moon, your ruler has stationed direct and a whisper away from re-entering Aries and is still in double square to Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius!! Prepare to move forward with your new plans for a health and happier lifestyle! Give altitude to your attitude and go for it!


Gemini GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is retrograde in Taurus and lining up with the Dragon in a remarkable way! This is an excellent time to reflect on how you have applied your inner wisdom and give yourself a little pat on the back! Self-awareness and appreciation is seen! On the New Moon, your ruler has slipped back into Aries and forms a Grand Trine in Fire with retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius and the Head of the Dragon as it conjoins Uranus!! This is a great time to hit the ground running and complete many projects that have fallen into delay. You can make steady progress if you stay focused and appreciate each moment!


Cancer CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Moon, is in Libra and conjoins retrograde Jupiter in Libra and forms a Cardinal t-square with  both the Sun and Uranus conjunct in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn! It is all important to simply do your personal best as you balance your work and your play! Get organized, sleep well and be amazed at the brilliant motivation and freedom you can feel within! The New Moon is in exalted in Taurus is simply kissing the Sun! The Lights form no major aspects to the traditional planets! You will feel very grounded and sure of yourself in this cycle. Even when you must stand alone you will have an awareness that the Universe has your back!


Leo LEO JUL 22 - AUG 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is kissing Uranus in Aries and forms a Cardinal T-square to the Moon as it conjoins retrograde Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. Your positive attitude and spontaneous brilliance is magnified in this cycle! You will even surprise yourself with spontaneous epiphanies! Gleam! On the New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Taurus and form no major aspects to any of the traditional planets! You will feel grounded and be able to pace yourself well even if your schedule is full! Sometimes it just feels perfect to stroll through your lifer rather than race! This would be now!


Virgo VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is retrograde in Taurus and lining up with the Dragon in a remarkable way! Your intuitive insight is spontaneous but also practical in this cycle. It is easy for you to apply the knowledge and skills from your past to current projects and events. Enjoy the productivity! On the New Moon, your ruler has slipped back into Aries and forms a Grand Trine in Fire with retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius and the Head of the Dragon as it conjoins Uranus!! You feel much renewed energy moving through you now and multi-tasking is second nature! You are open and sociable now - but be careful not to put your foot in your mouth! Tact needs to be a fact!


Libra LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is retrograde and kissing Chiron, the Wounded Healer,  in Pisces as they form a double square to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! You will be struggling quite a bit to gain a new perspective on your closest personal relationships. Look deeper into the hearts of others now for insight and seek clarification. You make inner progress in a profound manner now. On the New Moon, your ruler has stationed direct and a whisper away from re-entering Aries and is still in double square to Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius! Venus also forms a single quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Virgo. Your personal challenges now fade out a bit as you approach your work wholeheartedly! Success!!


Scorpio SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOV 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler of event, Mars, is in Taurus and in trine to Pluto in Capricorn. It also forms a quincunx to the Libra Moon! You will be working hard and get much accomplished but do not expect to get too much cooperation from others. Your planet of process, Pluto, is in Capricorn and forming a double Cardinal T-square in the Heavens! At the last hour, the troops arrive to help you! What a save! On the New Moon, Mars has moved on into Gemini, the sign of the chatterbox! The beauty of this placement is that it allows you to look at your goals and work with increased objectivity. Mars is in a T-square with the Dragon on the Pisces/Virgo axis. Expect some distractions that can prove annoying. Pluto forms a single square to retrograde Jupiter in Libra. Make sure all contracts are iron clad at this time. Some delays may prove to be advantageous but be clear on your objectives and timelines.


Saggitarius SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde in Libra and kissing the Moon as it forms a double Cardinal T-square in the Heavens. Re-evaluate your priorities at this time. Some projects will lag so be sure to adjust your schedule so you do not lose your momentum. On the New Moon, Jupiter is still in square to Pluto in Capricorn and forms a single quincunx to Neptune in Pisces. Time flies just now and it can be a bit disarming. You may find yourself in a quandary about hoe to proceed, especially with contracts and legal matters. Get as much good sleep and down time as you can. Revire in a relaxed atmosphere and stave of stress for best results!


Capricorn CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Saturn, is retrograde in Sagittarius and is in a double square to Chiron and retrograde Venus in Pisces. It also forms a beautiful trine to Uranus in Aries! It is best for you to be the front runner at this time. Relationships with others can slow you down or depress your spirit. Seek the freedom of self propulsion to make this a winning time for you! On the New Moon, Saturn is forming a Grand Trine in Fire and Earth to the Head of the Dragon in Virgo and a Mercury/Uranus conjunction in Aries.! Even with Mercury and Saturn in retrograde it is easy for you to navigate around obstacles in this cycle and come closer to the completion of your most important goals. Take no prisoners! Go!


Aquarius AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is kissing the Sun in Aries and forms a double Cardinal T-square in the Heavens! Your desire for freedom and independence comes to fruition but much hard work lies ahead. Allies almost magically appear,  so be of good cheer! Your shining light can be a beacon for others at his time. On the New Moon, Uranus is in a Grand Trine of Fire as is conjoins retrograde Mercury! Tapping into both old and new resources is seen! Reconnect with those in the know and call in all the favors owed to you at this time! Your allies will want to help! Most importantly, whistle while you work!


Pisces PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Neptune, forms no major angles to any of the traditional planets! Your imagination knows no bounds and I encourage you to dream BIG! There is a mystical peace to this cycle and spending time alone or with spiritual friends can be so enriching. On the New Moon, Neptune forms a single quincunx to retrograde Jupiter n Libra. You may find yourself wondering why peace has been so difficult to embrace in the past. What were you thinking? As you reflect on both the fears and the faith you have given power in your life you will find you stand unscathed in the Light!