The Waning Moon transits Aries from April 24 to 26, during the Balsamic Phase

 'Fleur de sang' by Odilon Redon

‘Fleur de sang’ by Odilon Redon

ARIES, Moon of initiative and action
Energetic and fiery

From April 24, 10.32 am, to April 26, 11.56 am

Suitable energy for taking on challenges, participating in competitions, performing daring feats, arduous exercises, physical work, to begin new ventures, or to perform action for its own sake. Purchase of sporting gear, protective gear, hats, tools, stoves, firewood, machinery, cars, bikes, leather objects. The mood is decisive, enterprising, impulsive, militant, spirited, visionary. Honest, direct expression of feelings, strong instinct, but somewhat insensitive. Beware of emotional extremes, head strong, bossy, uncompromising attitudes, lack of empathy, antagonism, aggression, selfishness.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Aries is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything. Its energy is very suitable instead for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. Plants sown with the Moon in Aries will soon go to seed, due to this Sign’s notorious impatience. Suitable only for early crops.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Burdock, Gotu Kola, Red Clover.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Balsamic MoonBalsamic Moon

The Moon is 45 degrees behind the Sun, only three and half days to New Moon. The Moon light is decreasing rapidly and the lunar energy is now being stored as nutrients in the seeds of future plants. It is also the calm before the storm of activities of the New Moon. Time for contemplation, self reflection and healing. The title Balsamic Moon is derived from the word ‘balsam’, unguent which helps to relieve pain and cure ills. During this time we could distil the essence of our past experience, from the last New Moon up to this point, reflect upon what we have experienced and learnt, getting psychologically ready for the cycle which is about to open. This is a spiritual phase, more suitable for meditation and relaxation than action.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden it is certainly no time for planting or sowing, but it is ideal for cultivation, soil conditioning, eradicating pests and unwanted plants and to prune in order to retard growth.

Monday, April 24: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on April 24, 2017

TAURUS 03°51’08”

EARTH/FIXED

First Decan of Taurus: TAURUS/TAURUS
Second Dwad
of Taurus: TAURUS/GEMINI

Taurus by Remedios Varo, Spanish painter (1908*1963)

Taurus by Remedios Varo, Spanish painter (1908*1963) Click to view larger image

The SUN will transit TAURUS from April 20, 7.26 am, to May 21, 6.30 am, entering then the Sign of GEMINI (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in Eastern Australia on April 2 2017, 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope April 24 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data April 24 2017

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Daily Sun and Moon Sign/Phase: April 24 2017

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Taurus by Remedios Varo, Spanish painter (1908*1963)

Taurus by Remedios Varo, Spanish painter (1908*1963) Click to view larger image

The SUN will transit TAURUS from April 20, 7.26 am, to May 21, 6.30 am, entering then the Sign of GEMINI  (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

Aries Moon

Aries Moon

Balsamic to New Moon

Balsamic to New Moon

The WANING MOON is transiting ARIES, from April 24, 10.32 am, to April 26, 11.56 am, with the ingress into TAURUS.

The  CAPRICORN LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE begins on April 23, 2.14 pm, and ends on April 26, 10.16 pm, with the TAURUS NEW MOON PHASE.

MARS entered GEMINI on April 21, at 8.31 pm. The Red Planet will transits Gemini until June 5, to then enter Cancer. Also today Retro Mercury re-enters Aries in backward motion.

PLUTO turned Stationary Retrograde on April 20, on the 19th degree of Capricorn.

MERCURY became Stationary Retrograde, on the 4th degree of Taurus, on April 10. On April 20 Mercury will align with the Sun (Inferior Conjunction), beginning his Morning Star apparition (’til next Superior Conjunction on June 22 2017). Our Little Brother will turn Stationary Direct on May 4, on the 24th degree of Aries. Mercury will re-enter Taurus for good only on May 16.

VENUS became Stationary Retrograde on March 4, on the 13th degree of Aries. Our Sister Planet then re-entered Pisces on April 3. Venus turned Stationary Direct on April 15, on the 26th of Pisces, and will re-enter Aries for good only on April 29 2017.

With JUPITER Retro in Libra (February 6 to June 10), SATURN Retro in Sagittarius (April 6 to August 25) , PLUTO going to be Retro on April 20 (to September 29) the total of Retrograde Planets is 4: times for many endings, reflecting on the past and making preparation for the start of new imminent new cycles.

HERE are the dates and times of the Moon, Sun  and Planets’ ingress into Signs for the month of APRIL 2017, plus all planetary Retro and Direct periods.
HERE are the dates and times of the MOON’s PHASES for the month of APRIL 2017.
Please click this link to view/print a LIST OF ALL TRANSITS ACTIVE IN APRIL 2017.

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Friday, April 21: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on April 21, 2017

TAURUS 0°55’29”

EARTH/FIXED

First Decan of Taurus: TAURUS/TAURUS
First Dwad
of Taurus: TAURUS/TAURUS

Taurus by Remedios Varo, Spanish painter (1908*1963)

Taurus by Remedios Varo, Spanish painter (1908*1963) Click to view larger image

The SUN will transit TAURUS from April 20, 7.26 am, to May 21, 6.30 am, entering then the Sign of GEMINI (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

(my Dwad Table)

Sunrise Horoscope April 21 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data April 21 2017

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The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
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The Waning Moon transits Aquarius from April 19 to 22, during the Last Quarter Phase

Angel with BirdAQUARIUS, Moon of knowledge and dispassion
Friendly and eccentric

From April 19, 8.51 pm, to April 22, 5.42 am

Suitable energy to make individual choices, to work in groups, to be with friends, to become aware of social issues, to change attitudes, share ideas, do the old thing in a new way, research, understand, study, teach, technology, Astrology, the Net, the unexpected, encounters with strangers or strange, eccentric people, UFO sighting. Purchase of books, encyclopedias, computer programs, computers, technology, electrical appliances. Action motivated by the desire to participate without losing one’s own individuality. Friendly, contained display of feeling, somewhat distant. Beware of coldness, indifference, emotional isolation, cynicism, impracticality, physical inhibitions.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Aquarius is considered too dry and barren for growing anything, but Pine Trees (?). Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, harvesting. A ‘work day’ or other group activities in the garden will be ideal.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Chamomile, Skullcap, Valerian.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Last Quarter

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.

Tuesday, April 18: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on April 18, 2017

ARIES 27°59’35”

FIRE/CARDINAL

Third Decan of Aries: ARIES/SAGITTARIUS
Twelfth Dwad
of Aries: ARIES/PISCES

Chartres Cathedral Stained Glass

The SUN will transit ARIES from March 20, 9.28 pm (Australia Eastern Summer Time = 11 hours East of Greenwich), to April 20, 7.26 am, entering then the Sign of TAURUS (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in Eastern Australia on April 2 2017, 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope April 18 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data April 18 2017

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The Waning Moon transits Capricorn from April 17 to 19, between the Disseminating and Last Quarter Phases

Roman Cameo depicting Sea Goat with Puer (child)

Roman Cameo depicting Sea Goat with Puer (child)

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CAPRICORN, Moon of responsibility and ambition
Practical and efficient

From April 17, 9.04 am, to April 19, 8.51 pm

Suitable energy for working, planning, seeking employment, building, creating the foundations of something lasting, looking after the oldies, family business, saving, budgeting, studying serious subjects, scholarly work, pursuit of excellence. Important purchases, house, real estate, business, cars, antiques, insurance policies, payment of taxes and government fees. Action motivated by practical goals and the need for structure. Cool display of feeling, but sensual, committed, protective. Beware of rigidity, bossiness, authoritarian ways, paternalism, pessimism, depression, cynicism.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Capricorn is traditionally considered a productive Sign, especially suitable for growing Perennials, Trees and Vines. Any planting indeed that is meant to last a long time is well done in this earthy and reliable Sign. It is also a good Moon transit to plant root crops like potatoes and carrots. Fertilizing, especially slow release, recommended.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Comfrey, Rue, Sarsaparilla, Wintergreen.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Disseminating Moon PhaseDisseminating Moon

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favourite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

Last Quarter

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.