Current Aspects
April 8
to 15, 2021

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates


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April 13 to 18
Sun sextile Jupiter

April 14 to 18
Sun square Pluto

April 12 to 21
Mars trine Jupiter

April 9 to 11
Mercury sextile Saturn

Venus sextile Mars
(19° Aries/Gemini)

This is a good transit for relationships
in general.   It’s great for getting
together with all kinds of people,
including friends and neighbors and
casual acquaintances, and doing fun
things with them.  All kinds of Ideas are
circulating, crackling with excitement,
so it’s a good time for a book club or a
discussion group.  Everybody is
curious about everybody else, and
willing to check out anything that
sounds stimulating.    

It’s an even better time for romance,
and a pleasant connection could catch
fire quite quickly.   A conversation
becomes a little sultry, and by mutual
agreement, you end up in bed
together.  And this could be for one
night, or for a lifetime, but it doesn’t
matter, because it feels good.

For artists, it can be a time of
emphatic, expressive work.  And even
people who don’t think of themselves
as artists may feel a stronger need to
express themselves during this transit.  
You are the only one who can write, or
paint, or sing about how it feels to be
you.  There are a lot of different art-
forms to try, but you don’t need to
decide on just one.  Try several
things.  You contain multitudes.   

People are more aware of their bodies
during this transit, and it’s a great time
for exercise.  Athletes will be more
skillful and graceful, and will be
amazed at what their bodies can do.  
The rest of us can enjoy ourselves
going for wildflower walks, or bike
rides, or playing Frisbee with our
friends and dogs in the park.   

This is noticeable April 3 to 9.          

It's exact
in NYC: Tues, Apr 6, 7:17 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Apr 6, 4:17 am  
in London: Tues, Apr 6, 12:17 pm
in Singapore: Tues, Apr 6, 7:17 pm   
in Sydney: Tues, Apr 6, 9:17 pm

Mars square Neptune
(21° Gemini/Pisces)

Mars in Gemini gives lots of
nervous energy, but with the
square to Neptune, there can
be a tendency to wander
around aimlessly.  Everything
is interesting, everything calls
your name, so why do you
have to choose?  Isn’t it
possible to do everything at
once?  

But even people who are
good at multi-tasking can
have trouble during this
transit.  You can fall asleep in
poppy fields, or spend the
whole day playing Solitaire, or
call all your friends on the
phone.  You’re very easily
hypnotized during this transit.  
And then at the end of the
day, you may wonder what
happened, and why you didn’t
get anything done.  

Watch for accidents, since
many things are not quite
what they seem.  You may
think the ground is solid,
when you’re actually heading
for a swamp.  Any aspect to
Neptune increases the
sparkle factor, but there are
some pretty things that are
dangerous – like the puddle
on the kitchen floor, or the oil
slick on the road, or the
rattlesnake in your garden, or
the friendly guy

who’s just about to pick your
pocket - so watch for those.   

This is noticeable April 6 to
13.      
  
It's exact
in NYC: Fri, Apr 9, 3:17 pm  
in Vancouver: Fri, Apr 9,
12:17 pm   
in London: Fri, Apr 9,

8:17 pm   
in Singapore: Sat, Apr 10,
3:17 am  
in Sydney: Sat, Apr 10,

5:17 am  

Venus sextile Jupiter
(25° Aries/Aquarius)

This is a pleasurable and energizing
transit. People are warmer, more
generous, and more affectionate
towards each other during this time,
and there’s an air of celebration. It’s
a good time for festivals, games,
entertainment, and community
gatherings.

People are eager to learn new things
from each other, so it’s a great time
for students and teachers. There’s
more idealism in the air, a stronger
urge to make the world a better
place. At the same time, the most
progressive ideas are also the most
fun. Anything that brings people
together is enjoyable, even if you’re
only meeting online.

There’s a general air of abundance
during this transit, and you may be
somewhat extravagant.  People are a
bit louder and rowdier, more
competitive in a friendly way, more
romantically adventurous, more
experimental in general.  It really
feels good to cut loose a little, and

it’s good for you.  It makes you
healthier, and it strengthens your ties
to friends, family and the community.  

This is a good time for artists, since
this aspect gives a stronger drive to
express yourself.  People are more
receptive to your work, more likely to
get caught up in the spirit of
whatever you’re doing.  And people
are also more interested in spending
money, especially on anything that’s
new, exciting and avant-garde, so
don’t be afraid to take a different
tack.    

This is noticeable April 8 to 12.           

It's exact
in NYC: Sat, Apr 10, 2:53 pm   
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 10,
11:53 am    
in London: Sat, Apr 10, 7:53 pm    
in Singapore: Sun, Apr 11,
2:53 am     
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 11, 4:53 am     

The sun sextile Mars
(24° Aries/Gemini)

This is an excellent aspect for
getting things done. The sun in
Aries is active, willful, confident, and
focused, and it’s a good time to
explore your talents for leadership.
Mars in Gemini is versatile and
flexible, and offers a number of
different approaches to whatever
you want to get done. You’re
spontaneous and direct, ready and
willing to leap into action.

This is helpful whether you’re
working or playing, and actually,
work can seem more like play under
this influence. Everything is a little
more interesting, but you never lose
sight of whatever you’re trying to
accomplish. You’re competitive, but
you’re still able to work comfortably
with other people, trading off tasks
when it makes sense, making good
use of everyone’s particular abilities.

It’s a more physical time, and you
put a lot of physical energy into
everything you do, even when

you’re not specifically exercising.
For example, when you speak, you
fill up your lungs, and your voice
carries further. You may find
yourself gesturing a lot, or standing
up to stress your point. There could
also be a lot of walking, or you may
be making short car trips from place
to place.

It’s also a good time for athletes, or
for anyone who works with metals,
wires, flames, or cutting tools. It also
gives more energy to speakers,
writers, journalists, editors, or
anyone who plies words for a living.
Your words are sharp and true.  

This is noticeable April 8 to 19.      

It's exact
in NYC: Tues, Apr 13, 7:09 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Apr 13, 4:09 pm
in London: Weds, Apr 14, 12:09 am  
in Singapore: Weds, Apr 14,

7:09 am    
in Sydney: Weds, Apr 14, 9:09 am  

April 3 to 9
Venus sextile Mars

April 6 to 13
Mars square Neptune

April 8 to 12
Venus sextile Jupiter

April 8 to 19
Sun sextile Mars

April 14 to 21
Mars inconjunct Pluto

April 10 to 13
Venus square Pluto

Mercury sextile Saturn
(12° Aries/Aquarius)

This is a serious time, mentally
speaking.  Even with Mercury
in the assertive sign Aries,
you’re more cautious and
observant.  Before coming to
definite conclusions, you do
the research, talk to people,
and check all the information
several times.  This is a good
time for figuring out the facts
and getting them all
organized.

Your responsibilities loom
larger during this transit, and
so you may start working on
them more assiduously.  This
could mean going back and
taking care of something from
the past, before it becomes a
real problem.  If there’s some
paperwork you’ve been
ignoring, now is the time to do
it.  This is good for working out
time-tables, developing
strategies, and sharpening
your tools.     

In relationships, it’s good for
communication.  You’re more
objective about what’s going
on, and at the same time,
you’re very honest and
straightforward. You speak
simply, directly, and
effectively, and this helps
resolve any ongoing
difficulties.  You take
leadership easily, but you also
work effectively in groups.  

This is noticeable April 9 to
11.         

It's exact
in NYC: Sat, Apr 10, 11:08 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 10,
8:08 am  
in London: Sat, Apr 10,
4:08 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Apr 10,
11:08 pm   
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 11,
1:08 am  

Venus square Pluto
(26° Aries/Capricorn)

This is intense.  It’s a time when love
can conquer everything, including
your good sense.  Desires are
stronger and more compelling, and
they can take you to exciting and
dramatic places.  So this can be a
time of great intimacy, or of a strong
sense of romantic destiny.  

At the same time, there could also be
some powerful (and sometimes
hidden) power struggles during this
time.  You want things that you don’t
ordinarily want, and you find yourself
thinking, “Why not?  Why can’t I have
whatever it is, or whoever it is?”  And
then you make a lunge for the people
or objects that tantalize you, and this
might work.  You could impress
people with your boldness and
initiative.  Or you might find yourself
slapped with a restraining order.

So be aware of this, and think ahead
of time about your lusts and
impulses.  Some are harmless, while
others have the potential to hurt
other people and to wreck your life.  
The answers are yours alone.  
Nobody but you can say which edges
can be crossed, and which you
should stay far away from.  

For artists, this can be a time of
fierce, provocative work.  At the same
time, you might frighten yourself with
the work you produce, and have a
harder time sharing it with the public.  
But, even if you don’t release it to the
world, it can be cathartic for you.  
And in fact, everyone can benefit
from the emotional release of
creative work during this time.  

This is noticeable April 10 to 13.   

It's exact
in NYC: Sun, Apr 11, 11:20 pm   
in Vancouver: Sun, Apr 11,
8:20 pm    
in London: Mon, Apr 12, 4:20 am  
in Singapore: Mon, Apr 12,
11:20 am    
in Sydney: Mon, Apr 12, 1:20 pm   

Mars trine Jupiter
(26° Gemini/Aquarius)

This is a time of positive change. It’s
very energetic, especially on the
mental level. You're involved in a lot
of different things, and many of
them open doors which lead to even
more opportunities, inspirations,
and possibilities. You’re curious,
adventurous, ready to explore new
situations, new groups, and new
ways of thinking.  It’s great for
teaching or studying, and it makes
for stimulating writing and lively
discussions.  

It’s an idealistic time, excellent for
political action and community
projects, and also good for
scientists, technicians, and
inventors.  Jupiter in Aquarius
points you towards original new
ideas and concepts, and helps you
with team-building, so you can turn
your ideas into something real,
something that will benefit a lot of
people. Mars in Gemini adds to your
communication skills, and moves
everything along more quickly.

This transit is also good for all kinds
of physical activities, especially
sports that are quick-moving and
involve good hand-eye
coordination, like tennis. Team
sports are also fun and exciting,
and people cooperate well. There’s
also a lot of energy for cycling,
walking, and generally getting
around. You may find yourself
driving more than usual during this
transit.  

It’s a high-energy, enthusiastic time,
in which you can get a lot done.  It’s
great for moving speedily towards
any kind of highly visible goal,
especially when this involves
teamwork and community efforts.  

This is noticeable April 12 to
21.                            

It's exact
in NYC:  Sat, Apr 17, 1:14 am
in Vancouver: Fri, Apr 16, 10:14 pm
in London: Sat, Apr 17, 6:14 am
in Singapore: Sat, Apr 17, 1:14 pm   
in Sydney: Sat, Apr 17, 3:14 pm

The sun sextile Jupiter
(25° Aries/Aquarius)

This is a pleasant, optimistic, lucky
transit, and it helps you deal with
the more volatile sun/Pluto square,
described at right.  Even though
you may be annoyed about some
things, even though you may be
more vigorous than usual in
defending your space and your
rights, you can still see the bigger
picture. You can look at yourself,
think “What am I doing?”, maybe
even laugh at yourself and turn the
situation into an anecdote or a
facebook update.  This transit
gives a more philosophical
approach, and so helps you stay
out of trouble.  

It lends itself to celebrations and
festivities, even if they have to
happen virtually, and so you may
find yourself invited to more
parties, parades, weddings, and
community gatherings. People are
more generous, more expansive,
more willing to spend large
amounts of money on themselves
or their friends. They’re eager to
invest in pet projects, or support
worthy causes.  

During this transit, you’re clearer
about what feels good, what you do
well, and what’s important in the
long run. You’re both active and
idealistic, focused on specific
things that you can accomplish,
and you find ways to work with
other people to get things done.  
There’s a competitive spirit, but this
sun/Jupiter sextile makes it
friendlier. You want conditions to
improve for everyone, and you’re
ready to do whatever it takes to
make that happen.  

This is noticeable April 13 to
18.                        

It's exact
in NYC:  Thurs, Apr 15, 12:58 pm   
in Vancouver: Thurs, Apr 15,
9:58 am    
in London: Thurs, Apr 15,
5:58 pm     
in Singapore: Fri, Apr 16,
12:58 am  
in Sydney: Fri, Apr 16, 2:58 am  

Sun square Pluto
(26° Aries/Capricorn)

This is a tense transit, and
there’s a tremendous amount of
ego energy at this time.  People
are more independent, more
territorial, more competitive, and
much more likely to fight City
Hall.  They push harder, and
this can be a good thing at
times.  People can move
fearlessly into unfamiliar
territory,  overcoming great
odds, accomplishing a great
deal.  

But at the same time, this transit
can unleash quite a few inner
demons.  Hidden and repressed
emotion can crop up:  anger,
resentment, jealousy,
possessiveness, paranoia, even
aggressive violence.  People
may sudden act out the
suspicions they’ve been
harboring for years, with
destructive results.    

Sure, you’re an individual, and
you have a right to do what’s
best for yourself.  But everyone
else is an individual too, so
you’re not really all that unique.  
It’s not easy to get your head
around this concept during this
transit.  It’s important to find
outlets for stress, ways to cool
out, so that you don’t overreact
to difficult situations.  Take five,
count to ten.  This is the kind of
transit under which you could
do something that you regret
later, like selling everything you
own and buying a tract on land
on the moon, just so you can
get away from everybody.  

This is noticeable April 14 to
18.            

It's exact
in NYC: Fri, Apr 16, 9:26 am   
in Vancouver: Fri, Apr 16,
6:26 am    
in London: Fri, Apr 16,
2:26 pm     
in Singapore: Fri, Apr 16,
9:26 pm     
in Sydney: Fri, Apr 16,
11:26 pm    

Mars inconjunct Pluto
(26° Gemini/Capricorn)

This can mean a few roadblocks.  Mars
in Gemini is very active, full of nervous
energy, and it’s not easy when you hit
a complicated situation which requires
more attention and concentration.  The
main danger is that you can try to deny
or avoid it, pretending that it’s just
some superficial thing, but there may
be a certain amount of danger
involved.    

And so this is a time when you may
need to pause and focus on one
particular thing, even if it’s not what
you set out to do, or not all that
pleasant. For instance, maybe all you
want to do is plant flowers, but you
come across a cache of old bones.  Or
you go off on a pleasure jaunt on your
bike, and find yourself stuck in a tar
pit. Or you chat up someone
interesting in a bar, and the next thing
you know, you’re tied up in somebody’
s dungeon room.

Everyone’s inner cravings and inner
fears are a little stronger under this
influence, so people can be a bit
paranoid.  You can’t do anything about
other people’s prejudices, assumptions
and projections, but you can reel in
your own, and avoid escalating any
tricky situation. You need to pay
attention to your surroundings, and be
clear about how much power you
have.   

This is noticeable April 14 to 21.    

It's exact
in NYC:  Sun, Apr 18, 12:26 am  
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 17, 9:26 pm
in London: Sun, Apr 18, 5:26 am   
in Singapore: Sun, Apr 18, 12:26 pm    
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 18, 2:26 pm