Current Aspects

April 22
to 29, 2019

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates

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April 29 to May 2
Mercury square Saturn

April 24 to 30
Mars square Neptune

April 28 to May 4
Mars inconjunct Saturn

April 29 to May 3
Mercury sextile Mars

Sun conjunct Uranus
(2° Taurus)

Everyone is a little more wired during this
transit, a little more excitable and
rebellious.  There’s also a greater
propensity to accidents and mishaps, so be
careful.  Don’t electrocute yourself, or get
hit by lightning;  don’t burn or cut yourself.  
Mechanical things may have a mind of their
own, so be sure to save your work when
you’re on the computer.

The sun in Taurus is generally pretty
stable, but this is a time when the Rock of
Gibraltar could crack.  There could be a
sudden shift in some structure that you
thought was absolutely firm.  Likewise, you
could experience a sudden change of
perspective, even when you were
absolutely convinced of the opposite just

There could be conflicts, and outright rifts.  
People hold more closely to anything that
symbolizes security to them, and they can
fight back hard when they feel threatened.  
Financial transactions are more fraught
than usual, so this isn’t a good time to
borrow or lend.   

It’s a very creative time, however.  
You’re more innovative, more willing to
entertain radical new ways of seeing the
world.  If you’re an artist, you can open
people’s eyes, stimulate and disturb them,
and change some hearts and minds. You
may not become rich and respectable, but
you can make a difference.  It’s an exciting

This is noticeable April 20 to

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, Apr 22, 7:06 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, Apr 22, 4:06 pm  
in London: Tues, Apr 23, 12:06 am
in Singapore: Tues, Apr 23, 7:06 am   
in Sydney: Tues, Apr 23, 9:06 am

April 20 to 24
Sun conjunct Uranus

Mars square Neptune
(17° 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 you’re about
to walk on solid ground, when you
may actually be 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 24 to
It's exact
in NYC:  Sat, Apr 27, 9:03 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 27,
6:03 am
in London: Sat, Apr 27, 2:03 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Apr 27,
9:03 pm  
in Sydney: Sat, Apr 27, 11:03 pm

Mars inconjunct Saturn
(20° Gemini/Capricorn)

You have a million things you
want to do.  You’re full of ideas,
and you’re eager to manifest
them, but reality gets in the
way.  There are some serious
things that you have to tend to,
so you have to put off the more
interesting things.  And, on the
physical level, this aspect slows
things down, and can mean
bumps in the road, flat tires,
malfunctioning cell phones, and
other obstacles.    

You may be trying to go in too
many directions, too fast,
without an accurate road map.  
Or it could be that you’re being
too perfectionist about your long
list of tasks.  And because
you’re asking so much of
yourself, there’s a small part of
you that keeps rebelling.  This
manifests as sabotage, but is it
you yourself who are the

This is a hard aspect between
the planet of action, Mars, in the
mentally active sign Gemini, and
the planet of reality and
responsibility, Saturn, in the
serious and cautious sign
Capricorn.  So part of you wants
to be light and breezy, while
another part is bogged down
with fears, anxieties, and

Because so many things can go
wrong, there’s some tendency
to be pessimistic with this
transit. You may feel stuck,
especially if there’s a stubborn
problem that keeps recurring.  
However, it’s just a matter of
taking the time to unsnarl
everything.  You’re learning
something important, and you
can respect this process too.   
Eventually, you’ll be moving
forward again.      

This is noticeable April 28 to
May 4.     

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, May 1, 8:17 am
in Vancouver: Weds, May 1,
5:17 am
in London: Weds, May 1,
1:17 pm  
in Singapore: Weds, May 1,
8:17 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, May 1,
10:17 pm

Mercury square Saturn
(20° Aries/Capricorn)

This can be a frustrating time,
especially when it comes to
communication and transportation.
Mercury in Aries gives a sense of
being in a hurry, but Saturn in
Capricorn requires a cautious,
deliberate approach.  Saturn can also
give a tendency to perfectionism, and
this can cause you to inhibit yourself.  
You may be so afraid of making a
mistake that you don’t speak, even
though you really want to, and even
though you have valuable information
to impart.  

If you’re feeling bad about yourself
because you're avoiding taking risks at
this time, try reframing the situation.  
Sure, it could be that your fears are
overcoming your courage.  Or it could
be that your wisdom is ruling your
impetuosity?  After all, you really don’t
know how things will turn out.  Is it so
bad to be cautious?  

It’s not just about you, either.  Around
you, there may be a lot of delays,
omissions, obstacles and
misunderstandings.  Before you get
started on anything, check for
incorrect assumptions, bad
information, and faulty equipment.  Get
things in writing, if possible, rather than
relying on your memory.  

Give yourself extra time, since things
may take longer. It’s harder to get
simple things done, and you may find
that you’re redoing things that you
thought were already finished.  Don’t
be discouraged if something doesn’t
work out while this aspect is in orb.  
Just wait a few days and try again. If it
still doesn’t work, it was probably just a
really bad idea to begin with, and you
can be glad you didn’t force it.    

This is noticeable April 29 to May

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, May 1, 4:50 am
in Vancouver: Weds, May 1, 1:50 am
in London: Weds, May 1, 9:50 am
in Singapore: Weds, May 1, 4:50 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, May 1, 6:50 pm

Mercury sextile Mars
(20° Aries/Gemini)

This is an energizing aspect, linking as
it does the body and the brain.  Mars
gives physical energy and Mercury
gives mental energy, and when they
are in harmonious aspect, there’s a
strong urge to turn ideas into action.
This helps a lot with the sluggish
energy of the Mercury/Saturn square
(described at left). As you get up off
your butt and do things, you have
more ideas for things to do.   

Communication is stimulated, and
stimulating. Mercury in Aries is quick-
witted, frank, spontaneous, and
impulsive, and the sextile to Mars
emphasizes these traits.  So people
are jumping into things, saying things
they might usually hold back.  They’re
initiating conversations and
discussions, and these can develop
into friendships, associations, and
fruitful working relationships.  

Mercury in Aries is also very
competitive, and can give a keen focus
on a particular goal.  Mars in Gemini
spreads this energy around a bit, so
that you find yourself getting involved
in several different things.  You can
still concentrate on your main project,
but you are less likely to be obsessive
about it.  The world has so many
interesting by-ways, and this is a good
time to check some of them out.  

This is an especially good aspect for
athletes, especially those that are
covering distances, like cyclists,
runners and hikers.  It’s also good for
sports that involve balance and quick
reflexes, like tennis and judo.  

This is noticeable April 29 to May

It's exact
in NYC:  Weds, May 1, 2:37 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Apr 30, 11:37 pm  
in London: Weds, May 1, 7:37 am
in Singapore: Weds, May 1, 2:37 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, May 1, 4:37 pm