April 8 to 15, 2021
What sign is the moon in? What signs do the planets occupy?
What is the current lunar cycle about?
For the aspects currently affecting everyone, click here.
And for a daily overview, click here.
Venus is in Gemini
In Gemini, Venus is devoted to
intellectual pleasures. This can mean
anything from crossword puzzles to
lectures on Medieval candle magic.
It's especially good for scintillating
conversation. Everyone is wittier and
more interesting, and everyone is
quicker to respond to your ripostes.
(And they're ready to repost
everything you write, too.)
And yes, it's a good time for puns.
Try to control yourself.
Venus will be in Gemini until July 4.
Venus entered Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, June 9, 10:23 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, June 9, 7:23 am
in London: Thurs, June 9, 3:23 pm
in Berlin: Thurs, June 9, 4:23 pm
moves into Pisces
in NYC: Weds, Apr 7, 4:30 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Apr 7, 1:30 pm
in London: Weds, Apr 7, 9:30 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Apr 8, 4:30 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Apr 8, 6:30 am
moves into Aries
in NYC: Sat, Apr 10, 2:11 am
in Vancouver: Fri, Apr 9, 11:11 pm
in London: Sat, Apr 10, 7:11 am
in Singapore: Sat, Apr 10, 2:11 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Apr 10, 4:11 pm
moves into Taurus
in NYC: Mon, Apr 12, 1:43 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, Apr 12, 10:43 am
in London: Mon, Apr 12, 6:43 pm
in Singapore: Tues, Apr 13, 1:43 am
in Sydney: Tues, Apr 13, 3:43 am
moves into Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, Apr 15, 2:34 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Apr 14, 11:34 pm
in London: Thurs, Apr 15, 7:34 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Apr 15, 2:34 pm
in Sydney: Thurs, Apr 15, 4:34 pm
moves into Cancer
in NYC: Sat, Apr 17, 3:25 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 17, 12:25 pm
in London: Sat, Apr 17, 8:25 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Apr 18, 3:25 am
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 18, 5:25 am
Pluto is in Capricorn
Pluto has to do with the slowest, most
relentless and most inexorable trends. In
spite of being demoted from planet
status, it's still very influential when it
comes to social transformation.
As soon as Pluto entered this pragmatic,
restrained ascetic sign, the economy
took a very different shape. Everyone
switched from spending and speculating
to worrying and saving. The emphasis is
on what works, not necessarily what feels
This is a long-term conservative
influence, but the word "conservative"
can mean a lot of different things. It
could mean conserving the land, and
becoming better stewards of the earth. It
could mean conserving the wisdom of
our elders. It could mean looking to the
people who have spent their lives
developing practical skills and asking,
"Okay, how do we do this?"
Pluto has been in Capricorn since
November 2008 and will be here until
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Jupiter enters a new sign yearly, so this could be considered the
astrologer’s New Year. Jupiter’s effect is to expand the
characteristics of its sign, and so the coming year will have the
flavor of this fixed air sign. It will be idealistic, humanitarian, with a
strong interest in science and technology.
Aquarius is an unconventional sign, however, so that doesn’t
mean that everybody will subscribe to the same world view. Just
the opposite. There will be lots of discussions, conversations,
arguments and debates, and people will be defending the odd
things they believe. The main thing is that people will be more
interested in uncovering the truth, and in learning from each
other, and so there will be many eureka moments.
There could be an explosion of interest in education, even with
the pandemic still depressing attendance. People will figure out
the advantages in virtual learning, and join classrooms all over
the world. Aquarius lends itself to group endeavors, from
friendship circles to book clubs and experimental forums, so all
of these will explode in popularity. We may not be able to share
space, but we’re sharing air space, and that can be even better,
since it doesn’t have the same limits.
It will be a more idealistic time, and progressive values can
become more and more mainstream. But we will all have to be
careful not to be too rigid about our ideas. Jupiter in Aquarius
can be rather stern, when it comes to judging people who we
consider less enlightened. So we need to take a step back from
that, admit that we don’t know everything, and figure out new
ways to listen to each other.
Jupiter will be here until May 13.
Jupiter entered Aquarius
in NYC: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 8:07 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 5:07 am
in London: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 1:07 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 9:07 pm
in Sydney: Sun, Dec 20, 2020, 12:07 am
Uranus is in Taurus
Uranus is the revolutionary planet, and now
it’s entering the most solid, grounded sign in the
zodiac, Taurus. So this could be a time when some
very basic social and economic factors will be
There could be big changes to the way we all handle
matters of wealth and poverty, for example. Currencies
could be affected, and some could go dormant, while
new currencies are suddenly born. Our agricultural
methods could be altered during this time, along with
the way we distribute food and other goods. New
technology will reshape science, especially when it
comes to medicine. New art forms could have a big
influence, particularly in music and spoken poetry.
Ecological issues will also be addressed with
innovative technology during this time, and some of it
will work, while some of it will fail. It may become clear
that we do need to restructure our societies in order to
live sustainably on the earth, but whether this will
happen in a sufficiently radical way remains to be
seen. There will be a lot of push-back for every
change that’s proposed. Sometimes it takes the shock
of disaster to really alter
people’s consciousness, but that’s the hard way to do
There may be more radical movements towards
traditional lifestyles during this time. Of course,
everybody interprets tradition in their own way. Some
of these will be oppressive to women, gay people, and
minorities, while others are able to combine a kinder
social ethic with a sustainable lifestyle.
Uranus will be in Taurus until July 7,
Uranus entered Taurus
in NYC: Weds, Mar 6, 2019, 3:27 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
in London: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
Mars is in Gemini
This is a restless place for the planet of
action, and it increases your level of
nervous energy. It can mean pacing,
non-stop talking, and rushing around
doing a million things at once. It can be
harder to relax and to sleep while Mars
is here, particularly for people who are
already insomniacs. Even usually calm
people may feel a bit edgy and easily
People who are good at multi-tasking
will be even better at it during this
period, and so
you’ll see a lot of people simultaneously
talking on the phone, answering their
mail, and watching cartoons. These
folks are energized by all the mental
stimuli, and so, somehow, everything
The main challenge is that there can be
too much mental energy, and
sometimes people can talk for hours
without actually settling on anything.
There’s a certain reluctance to diminish
your options in any way. This can mean
a more superficial approach, a
tendency to dabble in a lot of things
without making a definite commitment to
But this is an interesting time, and you’
re likely to experience lots of variety in
your environment. You’re curious about
all the untried possibilities, and your
curiosity can take you to new places.
You’re more likely to talk to strangers,
to read the signs along the way, to smell
the flowers and then to post facebook
updates (with pictures) about them, and
to engage with everything and
everybody around you.
When it comes to exercise, this is a
great time for biking, roller-skating, or
skate-boarding. Walking may
sometimes seem too slow. A lot of
people will find themselves driving
around more than usual.
Mars will be here until April 23.
Mars entered Gemini
in NYC: Weds, Mar 3, 10:29 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 3, 7:29 pm
in London: Thurs, Mar 4, 3:29 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 4, 11:29 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 4, 2:29 pm
Saturn is in Aquarius
At this point, Saturn leaves its home
sign, and goes into one that’s more
objective, intellectual and scientific.
Saturn in Aquarius is all about taking
responsibility for the world we live in, the
technology we invent, and the societies
we jointly create.
Aquarius is a sign which gives a strong
awareness of the collective, and with
Saturn here, we will all be more
conscious of our roles in the
community. Saturn in Aquarius gives a
strong call to public service and public
accountability. There will be a stronger
emphasis on education, and on
educating each other. Hopefully, this
won’t be about pointing fingers, but
about helping each other to grow wiser
and more aware.
At the same time, Aquarius is an
experimental sign, and so we will see
more people putting their ideas into
practice, some with good results and
some not so good. This could refer to
both scientific experiments and social
ones. Of course, even failed
experiments teach us quite a lot, so it
won’t be wasted effort. But, occasionally,
unfortunate situations could result.
Aquarius is also a very idealistic sign.
However, the shadow of Saturn in
Aquarius is a tendency to discount the
individual, and to focus on the larger
human body, or the greater idea. And
so this can be a time when ivory-tower
types can thrive, and people with
common sense and practical knowhow
can be ignored. The main challenge of
Saturn in Aquarius will be keeping
Saturn will be in Aquarius until March 7,
Saturn entered Aquarius
in NYC: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,
in Vancouver: Weds, Dec 16, 2020,
in London: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,
in Singapore: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,
in Sydney: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,
Neptune is in Pisces
This could be a time of beautiful spiritual
flowering, a time when large numbers of people
open up their hearts and connect with each other.
The idealism of Neptune becomes deeply
intuitive, emotional and sympathetic when this
planet goes through Pisces.
The matter of faith is likely to be paramount as
Neptune goes through this sign. Who and what
do we trust? People will have a stronger need to
believe in something (or someone), and this can
mean that some folks will be preyed upon by
unscrupulous con men. A gullible populace isn't
always good at picking leaders, so it will be
important to talk as clearly and fully as possible
about all the issues of the day. Open
communication is important and protective during
Neptune is the planet of the strange, so things
may take odd turns. Everyone will be a little more
susceptible to illusions, confusion, fascinations,
and poetic deliriums. New drugs could make an
appearance – both medicinal and recreational -
and new healing techniques be developed.
Creativity is enhanced by Neptune in this sign,
especially when it comes to rhythmic forms like
music and poetry, and to the arts of illusion such
as theatre and film. We could see the flowering of
some amazing new art-forms.
Religious institutions get new life from
Neptune’s passage through Pisces, but only if
they offer a true connection with the wisdom of
the inner self. It’s not a time for dogma, but for
breaking down all artificial divisions and merging
with the infinite.
Neptune will be here until March 2025.
Neptune entered Pisces
in NYC: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 2:03 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Feb 3, 2012,
in London: Fri, Feb 3,2012,
in Berlin: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 8:03 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 4, 2012,
The Current Lunar Cycle
The new moon chart looks very concentrated. All the planets
are on the same side of the wheel, within a span of about 130°.
There are no planets at all in fire signs, so there’s not as much
ambition or competition, and there is some danger of losing
momentum. But there’s also much less fuel for anger and
resentment, and some formerly riled-up people will lose track
of their grievances.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the world will become a
totally peaceful place. However, we all know that angry people
are often just tools for others who are trying to amass wealth
and power. When people are peaceful, when they look around
and see loved ones and neighbors and vulnerable strangers,
they’re much harder to use in this way.
The most noticeable thing about this new moon is a very tight
Pisces stellium - Venus, Neptune, the sun and the moon, within
4° of each other. This gives us all a more spiritual vibe –
willingness to forgive, sympathy for those in pain, recognition
of our commonalities, and heightened intuition. This Pisces
stellium also opens up our imagination, connecting us all to the
infinite possibilities of inner space. And so
it’s a very creative time.
The main drawback to this strong Pisces influence is that it
gives a stronger desire to believe. People want to put their
faith in something, and some folks are going to pick very
undeserving people and organizations. Cult leaders like Trump
still have a lot of people in their grip.
However, helping to stem the tide of superstition are three
planets in Aquarius – Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter. Aquarius is
the sign of consistent, verifiable truth, and so they help us all
stay a little more grounded in reality. This is a lunar cycle in
which science plays a big part, and we can already see that
from the importance of the vaccine in fighting the global
Aquarius is an altruistic sign, with a greater sense of
community responsibility. Between Aquarius idealism and
Pisces compassion, perhaps it will be a month in which people
will reach out to each other, appreciate all our varied gifts, and
work together to make the world a better place.
This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on April 11. Its
climactic moment is the full moon on March 28.
The new moon occurred
in NYC: Sat, Mar 13, 5:21 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Mar 13, 2:21 am
in London: Sat, Mar 13, 10:21 am
in Singapore: Sat, Mar 13, 6:21 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 13, 9:21 pm
The sun is in Aries
Happy spring equinox, if you happen to live
in the Northern Hemisphere! This is
definitely a time to move forward, to tackle
new projects with enthusiasm. There’s
energy to burn, and lots of new and
interesting possibilities to explore.
For creative people, this is a particularly
good time. Aries is a sign which focuses on
self-expression, on the question “Who am
I? What am I here to do and say?” So
people who were shy and retiring before
may experience a sudden gust of
confidence and courage, and put
themselves and their work forward for the
first time. Of course, people who are a bit
brash and conceited may be quite
insufferable under this influence!
It’s a spontaneous time, both when it comes
to love and passion, and when it comes to
anger and conflict. People get upset, fight it
out, and then forget about it. There’s too
much going on to spend a lot of time
brooding. People are living in the moment,
and that generally feels pretty good.
The sun will be in Aries until April 19.
The sun entered Aries
in NYC: Sat, Mar 20, 5:37 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Mar 20, 2:37 am
in London: Sat, Mar 20, 9:37 am
in Singapore: Sat, Mar 20, 5:37 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 20, 8:37 pm
Venus is in Aries
Romantic passion has its day, with Venus in this
sign. If you ever wanted to write a love sonnet, now
is the time. You’re more spontaneous and
impetuous than usual, and if writing sonnets isn’t
your thing, you might just blurt out the way you feel.
Later on, you may wonder how you managed to be
so bold! But the good side of this is that you get
your answer right away, and you can move on if the
object of your interest isn’t in the same place.
All lovers are a little friskier under this influence,
even if they’ve been together a long time.
Everybody is looking for a little more excitement in
It’s also a great time for artists, as the urge for
creative self-expression is very strong. There’s an
autobiographical feel about Venus in Aries, and this
will come through in any media. You’re drawing
yourself, or doing comedy about your own life, or
putting your feelings into interpretive dance.
Whatever you’re doing, it’s an exploration of what it
means to be you – and what it means to be human –
and the honesty and spontaneity of your work
engages your audience.
When it comes to pleasure, you want to do things
that are different while Venus is here. You want to
try something you’ve never done before, something
that will engage your body and spirit. You might go
out and do the tango, or climb a cliff, or learn
something about rocket science, and even if it
challenges you, it will be fun.
Venus will be in Aries until April 14.
Venus entered Aries
in NYC: Sun, Mar 21, 10:16 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Mar 21, 7:16 am
in London: Sun, Mar 21, 2:16 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Mar 21, 10:16 pm
in Sydney: Mon, Mar 22, 1:16 am
Mercury is in Aries
Mercury, the planet of the mind, is really on
fire when it’s in Aries. You’re quick, alert,
excitable, mentally active, but even though
there’s a lot going on inside your head, you
are also able to focus clearly on important
goals. This is a great time for problem-
solving, and for spontaneous inspiration.
It’s a time to trust your first thoughts, your
first impulses, and to let them take you in
new directions. Every idea can take you
somewhere you’ve never been, and you’re
eager to go and check it out. You’re alive to
all the possibilities that may have seemed a
little too outrageous or radical before. You’
re more independent, and it doesn’t bother
you if you shock a few people.
Everyone is a little more argumentative
under this influence, so there could be some
thorny disagreements. On the other hand,
these conflicts erupt and are dealt with
immediately, rather than hanging over your
head, and so the air is cleared much more
efficiently. You may be more impatient than
usual, but do remember that not everything
can happen instantaneously.
Mercury will be here until April 19.
Mercury entered Aries
in NYC: Sat, Apr 3, 11:41 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 3, 8:41 pm
in London: Sun, Apr 4, 4:41 am
in Singapore: Sun, Apr 4, 11:41 am
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 4, 1:41 pm
The Next Lunar Cycle
The Aries new moon is the beginning
of the zodiacal year, a good time to set
your intentions for the next year. Ask
yourself where you’re going next, and
how you plan on getting there. Some
folks do vision boards or other
visualization techniques to crystallize
their goals and ambitions.
This new moon is especially energetic,
with a stellium in Aries, and the sun
and moon sextiling both sides of a
Mars/Jupiter trine. During the coming
month, you can get a lot done,
whether you’re working alone or with a
You’re highly motivated, inspired, and
passionate, and you also have a good
grasp of the bigger picture. So this is
an excellent time to start a new
At the same time, there are some
tricky aspects involving Pluto at this
new moon, and so there can be
underlying power struggles. You may
be dealing with some pressure, some
ongoing tensions that can wear you
down. There’s a certain amount of
digging in, trying to hold on.
And some folks don’t do well with this
stress, and may be projecting their
own demons onto other people. So
watch out for those who can’t hold it
together any longer. Try to be gentle
with others, and do find ways to lessen
the stress in your own life.
This lunar cycle lasts until the next
new moon on May 11. Its climactic
moment is the full moon on April 26.
The new moon occurs
in NYC: Sun, Apr 11, 10:30 pm
in Vancouver: Sun, Apr 11, 7:30 pm
in London: Mon, Apr 12, 3:30 am
in Singapore: Mon, Apr 12, 10:30 am
in Sydney: Mon, Apr 12, 12:30 pm
Venus enters Taurus
When Venus, the planet of love, goes through
Taurus, lovers are more reliable, more faithful,
more loyal than usual. There’s a tendency to
stick with a good thing, rather than trying to
change it. It’s a time when you really notice all
the pleasures and delights of your current life,
and counting your blessings feels natural and
During this time, particular pleasure comes
from anything physical. It’s nice for
gardening, for walking in the woods, for
hugging trees, for being outside in general.
This is an excellent time to go camping, to
soak in the sounds and smells and tastes of
nature. It’s good for potting, weaving,
painting, sculpting, creating in any kind of
tactile media. And, of course, it’s good for the
pleasures of the flesh: eating, drinking,
making slow love.
When it comes to relationships, people are
more forthright and honest when Venus is
here. You present yourself as you are, with
no hidden agendas, and you prefer that
others be that way as well. People who
usually lead complicated, dramatic lives may
discover the joys of simplicity while Venus is in
Venus will be here until May 8.
Venus enters Taurus
in NYC: Weds, Apr 14, 2:22 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Apr 14, 11:22 am
in London: Weds, Apr 14, 7:22 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Apr 15, 2:22 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Apr 15, 4:22 am