Current Aspects

April 18
to 25, 2017

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates

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April 21 to 28
Mercury trine Saturn

Venus square Saturn
(27° Pisces/Sagittarius)

This is a somber aspect, especially when it
comes to Venus-ruled things, such as love,
affection, pleasure and beauty.  You may feel
discouraged in any of these areas.  

Relationships are tougher, and it may seem
that love will never come, or is fading, or isn’t
quite what you expected it to be. It’s important
to be patient and forgiving at this time, rather
than expecting perfection from yourself or
anyone else. Nobody gets it right all the time.  
This doesn’t mean being a doormat, so do
protect yourself if
you’re in real danger.   

You may even experience a loss at this time.  
For example, a good friend could leave town,
or your favorite teacup could get broken, or
your cat could get sick.  If you’re feeling sad,
it’s harder to experience the universe as a
good place, and so it’s a time when your faith
may be shaken.  If you’re already cynical, you
may be more so.  Philosophical questions
loom large, even when the pain feels very

If you’re an artist, you could feel somewhat
blocked. Remember that you don’t need to
set the world on fire every time.  You can use
your art as a vehicle for emotional release –
and you might even experience a moment of
spiritual transcendence in the process.  But
whatever happens, be gentle with yourself,
especially since this lasts much longer than
the usual Venus transit.   

This is noticeable April 3 to 27.        

It's exact for the first time:
in NYC: Sat, Apr 8, 4:28 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 8, 1:28 pm
in London: Sat, Apr 8, 9:28 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Apr 9, 4:28 am  
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 9, 8:28 am  

It's exact for the second time:
in NYC: Fri, Apr 21, 7:08 am  
in Vancouver: Fri, Apr 21, 4:08 am  
in London: Fri, Apr 21, 12:08 pm    
in Singapore: Fri, Apr 21, 7:08 pm     
in Sydney: Fri, Apr 21, 11:08 pm  

April 3 to 27
Venus square Saturn

April 24 to May 13
Mercury conjunct Uranus

Venus sextile Mars
(26° Pisces/Taurus)

This is a warm, pleasurable transit, and
it’s a great time to take your sweetheart
out, perhaps to a delicious restaurant
with great ambience.  Everything tastes
better, so it’s worthwhile splurging
during this transit.  Or you could ask
someone new out.  If there’s any
magnetic energy at all between you,
you could end up in bed.  

This is a great time for fun and
exercise outdoors, whether you’re
going on a wildflower walk, or lolling
around in the park.  Mars in Taurus
has an affinity to Mother Nature, and
so people may find themselves doing
all kinds of things that are good for the
environment – planting trees and
flowers, picking up trash in a local
stream, or adopting rescue animals
from the pound.  It’s a pleasurable
transit, so whatever you do, it feels
good, and there are satisfying
connections with like-minded souls.  

And it’s also good for having a few
laughs, and for soaking up culture.  
You could go to a comedy club, or you
might check out a concert, or take a
trip to a museum.  Venus in Pisces is
sensitive, artistic, emotional, open to
everything.  With good friends and
lovers, you can find yourself sharing
both earthly and spiritual delights.  

For artists, this is a time of very
evocative, emotionally expressive
work.  You can use your imagination to
take people where they would never go
otherwise.  At the same time, you’re
more alive to the sensual possibilities
of your art, and it’s especially good for
working with clay, fabric, and other
natural materials.
It’s also a particularly nice time for
musicians and poets.  Everything you
do resonates and takes on more
meaning, as the audience absorbs it.    

This is noticeable April 13 to 20.      

It's exact
in NYC: Sun, Apr 16, 9:26 pm
in Vancouver:  Sun, Apr 16, 6:26 pm
in London: Mon, Apr 17, 2:26 am  
in Singapore: Mon, Apr 17, 9:26 am    
in Sydney: Mon, Apr 17, 11:26 am  

Sun trine Saturn
(27° Aries/Sagittarius)

This transit focuses your
attention on something
serious:  a passion, a life-
goal, a chance to change
the world.  You are able to
concentrate on what’s
most important, and leave
everything else behind.  

The fiery Aries sun is very
well suited to new
beginnings of all kinds,
and Saturn in Sagittarius
ensures that any new
projects are both
visionary and realistic.  
You are able to get
yourself organized, to
access the resources you
need, and to call on
experienced people who
can give you advice.  

You’re more ambitious
and competitive, so you
make good use of any
advantage you can find.

This transit gives a lot of
discipline, and discipline
comes more easily now.  
That’s because you’re so
interested in what you’re
doing that it doesn’t even
occur to you to slack off.  
You’re creating
something, shaping
something that will last for
generations.  It’s an
exciting time, but you’re
not just living in the
moment.  You have
staying power.

This is noticeable April 15
to 19.                    

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, Apr 17,

8:43 am  
in Vancouver: Mon, Apr
17, 5:43 am  
in London: Mon, Apr 17,

1:43 pm  
in Singapore:

Mon, Apr 17, 8:43 pm     
in Sydney: Mon, Apr 17,
10:43 pm  

Mars inconjunct Saturn
(27° Taurus/Sagittarius)

This aspect tends to slow down
progress, although it’s modified by
the lucky and protective
Mercury/Jupiter trine, described
below left. However, there can still
be quite a few bumps in the road,
and this can be quite frustrating.  

Mars in Taurus gives a lot of
determination, and a preference
for plowing through, no matter what
comes up.  Whatever you’re doing,
you don’t want to give up;  you
want to prevail against all odds.  
But unforeseen issues, sometimes
very complicated, can cause
problems.  And so you may need to
hang back for a little while.  
Patience is called for.

For example, there could be
religious, philosophical or cultural
considerations, and these can
interfere with something you
thought was a purely practical
matter.  You may be thinking about
the finances, while someone else is
thinking mostly about the symbolic
significance. Or vice versa.  You
may be looking at the wider picture,
while dealing with idiots who only
see what’s in it for them in the

So there can be some conflict.  
People are more likely to judge
each other adversely, especially
when you can’t get it together and
work out a plan for action.  

This is noticeable April 15 to 20.    

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, Apr 17, 10:13 pm    
in Vancouver: Mon, Apr 17,

7:13 pm    
in London: Tues, Apr 18, 3:13 am
in Singapore: Tues, Apr 18,

10:13 am  
in Sydney: Tues, Apr 18, 12:13 pm

Sun conjunct Mercury
(0° Taurus)

This transit strengthens the Taurus
energy, so that you’re more practical,
reliable and determined.  It’s a good
time for business decisions and
transactions, and it’s also excellent
for working in the garden, building or
fixing things around the house, or
spring cleaning.  You want everything
to be strong, solid, and functional.  

You may be more possessive and
materialistic during this transit, but
that’s because everything looks, feels
and tastes good.  So it’s natural that
you’d want more fine wines in the
wine cellar, more fruit trees in the
back yard, more luxurious pillows and
blankets on your bed.  You are into
living well.  You want a contented,
abundant life.  You’re not necessarily
into things that are showy or
expensive, but things that give actual
sensual pleasure.   

You may also be a bit more stubborn
during this transit.  You know what
you feel, and what works for you, and
you don’t want to budge an inch.  
Your memory is long, and if someone
has proved unreliable in the past,
you don’t necessarily want anything
to do with them.  People who are
generally more scattered will settle
down during this transit, but those
who have fixed personalities will
become even more fixed and
intractable, and there could be some
arguments or temporary rifts.  

This is noticeable April 18 to 21.     

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Apr 20, 1:54 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Apr 19,
10:54 pm  
in London: Thurs, Apr 20, 6:54 am  
in Singapore: Thurs, Apr 20,

1:54 pm  
in Sydney: Thurs, Apr 20, 3:54 pm

April 13 to 20
Venus sextile Mars

April 15 to 19
Sun trine Saturn

April 15 to 20
Mars inconjunct Saturn

April 18 to 21
Sun conjunct Mercury

Mercury trine Saturn
(27° Aries/Sagittarius)

This transit is grounding, especially with
Mercury in the impulsive, passionate
sign Aries.  Mercury’s trine to Saturn,
planet of form and discipline, gives
orderly thoughts, handy organizational
methods, and useful structures.  And
you’ve got the competitive edge and the
intense focus of Mercury in Aries, so
you can get a lot done during this time.

Communication goes more smoothly,
because you speak clearly and say what
you mean.  You are able to think
realistically, accepting the limits of time,
space, and other resources.  And you
learn both thoroughly and rapidly,
assimilating the new information which
will help you achieve your larger goals.  
You’re not really interested in small
details, so you don’t get hung up.  But
you do want everything to be -  if not
perfect, then really good -  and you are
patient enough to do whatever needs to
be done.   

You’re inspired, eager to go further and
do more.  At the same time, you are
willing to take on the responsibilities
involved, to commit yourself.  You can
go it alone, or you can work with the
community, but you are definitely going
to do your part. You’re reliable, helpful,
and hard-working.

This is a time to put your principles into
practice, creating something that’s
visionary and will still stand the test of
time.  It’s especially good for travel, for
sports and games, and for academic
work.  There’s a lot of definite,
purposeful mental activity, and there are
clear objectives.

This is noticeable April 21 to

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, Apr 24, 4:15 am    
in Vancouver: Mon, Apr 24, 1:15 am    
in London: Mon, Apr 24, 9:15 am    
in Singapore: Mon, Apr 24, 4:15 pm      
in Sydney: Mon, Apr 24, 6:15 pm    

Mercury conjunct Uranus
(25° Aries)

There’s a lot of creative energy with
this Mercury/Uranus conjunction.  
Mercury rules the mind, and Uranus
makes everything more interesting and
surprising.  And so this is a great time
to solve problems, think outside the
usual parameters, work out new
arrangements, and invent new
techniques.  Scientists and artists are
especially inspired during this time.

However, the energy is unstable, and
so there’s a greater chance of
accidents, mishaps, and technical
snafus.  Try not to rush around so fast
that you trip over all the cables, wires
and banana peels that are lying
around waiting to catch you up.  Check
things out if you feel uneasy about
them;  your hunches provide a great
deal of valuable information.  

There can also be more ranting and
arguing, more stormy differences of
opinion.  Everyone is more
independent, and nobody wants to be
pushed or coerced, or even convinced
by anyone else.  You want to see
everything in your own way, even if it
looks odd or just plain wrong to other
people.  You’re expressing your own
particular style.  

Freedom of expression is of central
importance, but this can mean that
people are saying all kinds of
outrageous things out loud, things that
they’d normally keep to themselves.
Even normally cautious people can
make some wild and crazy
statements.   And so there’s bound to
be some trouble around this.  It’s a
time of rapidly escalating shock

This is noticeable April 24 to May

It's exact for the first time
in NYC: Fri, Apr 28, 10:49 am  
in Vancouver: Fri, Apr 28, 7:49 am    
in London: Fri, Apr 28, 3:49 pm  
in Singapore: Fri, Apr 28, 10:49 pm     
in Sydney: Sat, Apr 29, 12:49 am

It's exact for the second time
in NYC: Weds, May 10, 1:19 am
in Vancouver: Tues, May 9, 10:19 pm
in London: Weds, May 10, 6:19 am
in Singapore: Weds, May 10, 1:19 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, May 10, 3:19 pm