Daily Sun and Moon Sign/Phase: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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The Aries New Moon began the month of APRIL 2019’s Moon cycle, Friday, April 5;
the Last Degree Libra Full Moon will be the climax of the cycle on Friday, April 19.

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The Sun entered the CARDINAL FIRE SIGN of ARIES on March 21, at 8:58 am (Australia Eastern Summer Time = 11 hours).
This was the AUTUMN EQUINOX in the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE and SPRING EQUINOX in the NORTHERN. To make this day even more interesting it was also 0° LIBRA FULL MOON day, the phase exact at 12.42 pm, on March 21. This is the third and last Super Moon of 2019, meaning that the Moon appeared larger, especially at rising and setting times, due to its relative proximity to Earth (perigee).

Libra MoonGibbous to Full Moon animationThe WAXING MOON TRANSITS LIBRA from Wednesday, April 17, 9.21 pm,
to Friday, April 19, 10.40 pm, with the ingress into SCORPIO

The VIRGO GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts on Tuesday, April 16, 2.09 pm, and ends on Friday, April 19, 1.12 pm, with the 29° LIBRA FULL MOON PHASE.


VENUS
entered PISCES on Wednesday, March 27, at 6.43 am. VENUS will transit PISCES until April 21, 2.10 am.

MARS entered GEMINI on March 31, 5.12 pm. MARS will transit this MUTABLE AIR SIGN until May 16, 2.09 pm, with ingress in CANCER.

URANUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, March 6, at 7.26 pm. URANUS will transit this FIXED EARTH SIGN until 2025/26. This is indeed the great event of the year. If interested please navigate to my 2018 post on URANUS in TAURUS here.

MERCURY turned STATIONARY RETROGRADE on Tuesday, March 6, at 5.19 am, on 29°38′ of PISCES.
MERCURY turned DIRECT again on March 29, on 16°05′ of PISCES. Due to this, MERCURY will transit PISCES until 17 April 2019. For a general post on the Retrogradation of Mercury’s effects, please navigate to this Page here. MERCURY entered PISCES on 10 February 2019, 09:50 pm.

CHIRON entered ARIES on Monday, February 18, 8.07 pm. For a short post on the ingress of Chiron in Aries please navigate to my 2018 post here.

JUPITER entered SAGITTARIUS on November 8, at 11.39 pm (Australia Eastern Summer Time).
Navigate HERE to a short post on this cosmic event.

Click this link to view/print a LIST OF ALL TRANSITS ACTIVE in APRIL 2019.

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Last but not least of the twelve Chinese Animals, the smart and friendly Pig closes the cycle, rounding up all the good fortune and opportunities that the cycle has to offer.
This time the PIG is associated with the EARTH ELEMENT (there are five in Chinese Astrology).
This is therefore the last Earth Element Animal before the switch to the next twelve years Element, Metal, in 2020. Each Element lasts in fact for twelve years and is in turn associated with each of the Twelve Animals.
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The Waning Moon transits Pisces from Tuesday, April 2, to Thursday, April 4, during the Aquarius Balsamic Moon Phase

'Crossing with friends' by Christine Robinson

‘Crossing with friends’ by Christine Robinson – Click here to see more of her amazing art

PISCES, Moon of compassion and universal sympathy
Adaptable and romantic

The WANING MOON TRANSITS PISCES from Tuesday, April 2, 1.47 am,
to Thursday, April 4, 1.56 pm, with the ingress into ARIES

Suitable energy for sailing, swimming, day dreaming, escapism, falling in love, creative writing, especially of poetry, theater, performances, movies, concerts, music, crowds, solitude, remembering. Charity, water scrying, astral traveling, past life experiences, déjà vu, psychic awakening, bliss. Purchase of swimming gear, boats, surfboards, pets, alcohol, shoes. Action motivated by the need to accommodate fate, to go with the flow. Gentle poetical expression of feelings, romantic, changeable, ambivalent. Beware of escapism, untruthfulness, drug taking, victimization, passivity, impracticality, phobias, fatalism, lack of discrimination.

  • In the garden Pisces is a very fertile, particularly suitable for growing water plants, like Water Chestnuts and Lotus. A great time for propagating cuttings, grafting, irrigation, pruning to encourage re-growth, but not potatoes that may sprout too soon. Romantic garden walks and picnics could do well too.
  • Healing Herbs: Echinacea, Eyebright, Golden Seal and Mugwort.
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 Gif

The AQUARIUS BALSAMIC MOON PHASE starts on Monday, April 1, 6.12 pm,
and ends on Friday, April 5, 7.50 pm, with the ARIES NEW MOON PHASE

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.

The Waning Moon transits Capricorn from Thursday, March 28, to Saturday, March 30, during the Capricorn Last Quarter Phase

'Age of Wisdom' by Alphonse Mucha

‘Age of Wisdom’ by Alphonse Mucha

CAPRICORN, Moon of responsibility and ambition
Practical and efficient

The WANING MOON TRANSITS CAPRICORN from Thursday, March 28, 1.07 am,
to Saturday, March 30, 12.45 pm, with the ingress into AQUARIUS

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.

Last QuarterLast Quarter to Balsamic Gif

The CAPRICORN LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts on Thursday, March 28, 3.09 pm,
and ends on Monday, April 1, 6.12 pm, with the AQUARIUS BALSAMIC MOON PHASE

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.

The Waning/Waxing Moon transits Pisces from Tuesday, March 5, to Friday, March 8, between the Capricorn Balsamic and the Pisces New Moon Phases

Ophelia by Annie French

Ophelia by Annie French

PISCES, Moon of compassion and universal sympathy
Adaptable and romantic

The WANING/WAXING MOON TRANSITS PISCES from Tuesday, March 5, 7.10 pm, to Friday, March 8, 7.27 am, with the ingress into ARIES

Suitable energy for sailing, swimming, day dreaming, escapism, falling in love, creative writing, especially of poetry, theater, performances, movies, concerts, music, crowds, solitude, remembering. Charity, water scrying, astral traveling, past life experiences, déjà vu, psychic awakening, bliss. Purchase of swimming gear, boats, surfboards, pets, alcohol, shoes. Action motivated by the need to accommodate fate, to go with the flow. Gentle poetical expression of feelings, romantic, changeable, ambivalent. Beware of escapism, untruthfulness, drug taking, victimization, passivity, impracticality, phobias, fatalism, lack of discrimination.

  • In the garden Pisces is a very fertile, particularly suitable for growing water plants, like Water Chestnuts and Lotus. A great time for propagating cuttings, grafting, irrigation, pruning to encourage re-growth, but not potatoes that may sprout too soon. Romantic garden walks and picnics could do well too.
  • Healing Herbs: Echinacea, Eyebright, Golden Seal and Mugwort.
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.

The New Moon1 New Moon Crescent fast

The PISCES NEW MOON PHASE starts on Thursday, March 7, 3.03 am.
and ends on Monday, March 11, 3.23 am, with the TAURUS CRESCENT MOON PHASE

The New Moon is the beginning of the Waxing cycle, the sacred marriage of Moon and Sun, Yin and Yang, Night and Day. For three days the Moon becomes invisible. Astrologically we say that the Moon is now conjunct the Sun (on the same degree of Longitude along the Ecliptic). Every month the New Moon occurs in a different Sign. So the Aries New Moon in March/April is always followed by the Taurus New Moon in April/May and so on. New Moons are symbols of new beginning and represent a great time to start something or make important changes in our lives. The energy is right for everything new you would like to try.

  • In the garden this is traditionally a time to begin sowing and planting because the increasing Moon light will help plants to emerge and flourish. Moisture becomes more and more available as the light of the Moon intensifies, up to the Full Moon. Traditionally however no sowing or planting are recommended within twelve hours of the phase itself.

The Waning Moon transits Capricorn from Thursday, February 28, to March 2, 2019, between the Sagittarius Last Quarter Moon and the Capricorn Balsamic Moon Phases

'The throne of Saturn' by Elihu Vedder (1836-1923), for the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

‘The throne of Saturn’ by Elihu Vedder (1836-1923), for the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám – Saturn was the King of all Gods during the Golden Age of Greek mythology

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CAPRICORN, Moon of responsibility and ambition
Practical and efficient

The WANING MOON TRANSITS CAPRICORN from Thursday, February 28, 5.48 pm,
to Sunday, March 3, 6.06 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS

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.

Last Quarter to Balsamic GifLast Quarter

The SAGITTARIUS LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts on Tuesday, February 26, 10.27 pm,
and ends on Saturday, March 2, with the CAPRICORN BALSAMIC MOON PHASE

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.

Balsamic Moon8 Balsamic to New 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.

 

The Waning Moon transits Sagittarius from Tuesday, February 26, to Thursday, February 28, during the Sagittarius Last Quarter Moon Phase

'Fire Archer' by Leonid Kozienko (leoarts)

‘Fire Archer’ by Leonid Kozienko (leoarts)

SAGITTARIUS, Moon of the questing spirit and prophecy
Adventurous, independent

The WANING MOON TRANSITS SAGITTARIUS from Tuesday, February 26, 8.19 am,
to Thursday, February 28, 5.48 pm, with the ingress into CAPRICORN

Suitable energy for traveling, exploring, radiating optimism, engaging in philosophical discussions, speculations, risk taking, gambling, adventures, trekking, camping out, wild life, search for God or Guru. Purchase of travel tickets, camping gear, cars, bikes, horses, dogs, raffle and lottery tickets. Action motivated by the desire to explore behind the personal sphere. Friendly display of feelings, gregarious and warm, but extremely independent and often unreliable. Beware of self inflation, preaching, boasting, being fanatical, overbearing, self righteous, impatient, uncompromising.

  • In the garden Sagittarius, like all Fire Signs, is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything, with the exception of Fruit Trees. Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. A day with your favorite pet could prove rewarding, and so will be a night under the stars.
  • HHealing Herbs: Dandelion, Garlic, Horsetail, Onions.
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 QuarterLast Quarter to Balsamic Gif

The SAGITTARIUS LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts on Tuesday, February 26, 10.27 pm,
and ends on Saturday, March 2, 11.12 pm, with the CAPRICORN BALSAMIC MOON PHASE

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.

 

The Waning/Waxing Moon transits Scorpio from very early Wednesday, November 7, to late Thursday, November 8, between the Virgo Balsamic and the Scorpio New Moon Phases

'In the deep of an autumnal lake' by Juan Forero

‘In the deep of an autumnal lake’ by Juan Forero

SCORPIO, Moon of depth and resourcefulness
Emotionally supportive and resilient

The WANING/WAXING MOON TRANSITS SCORPIO from Wednesday, November 7, two minutes past midnight,
to Friday, November 9, 5.59 am, with the ingress into SAGITTARIUS

Suitable energy for cleansing, getting rid of the old, spring cleaning, rubbish removal, recycling, nursing, practical and emotional support, midwifery, intimacy, partnership in business, profound talks, sharing secrets, healing old wounds, cultivating psychic powers, studying occult subjects. Purchase of insurance policies, underwear, hygiene articles, medicines, medical equipment, payment of bills, fees and taxes, collecting debts. Helping the dying, honoring the dead. Action motivated by the desire to experience, to know or to control. Reserved and deep feelings, strong attachments, intense likes and dislikes. Beware of wilfulness, emotional control, resentments, obsessive thoughts, unyielding attitudes.

  • In the garden Scorpio is a very fertile Sign. It is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and irrigation. It promotes sturdy roots. Corn, squashes and tomatoes seem to like particularly to be transplanted when the Moon is in Scorpio.
  • Healing Herbs: Aloe, Don Quai, Ginseng.
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 Gif

The VIRGO BALSAMIC MOON PHASE starts on Sunday, November 4, 2.15 pm,
and ends on Thursday, November 8, 3.01 am, with the SCORPIO NEW MOON PHASE

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 distill 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.

The New Moon1 New Moon Crescent fast

The New Moon is the beginning of the Waxing cycle, the sacred marriage of Moon and Sun, Yin and Yang, Night and Day. For three days the Moon becomes invisible. Astrologically we say that the Moon is now conjunct the Sun (on the same degree of Longitude along the Ecliptic). Every month the New Moon occurs in a different Sign. So the Aries New Moon in March/April is always followed by the Taurus New Moon in April/May and so on. New Moons are symbols of new beginning and represent a great time to start something or make important changes in our lives. The energy is right for everything new you would like to try.

  • In the garden this is traditionally a time to begin sowing and planting because the increasing Moon light will help plants to emerge and flourish. Moisture becomes more and more available as the light of the Moon intensifies, up to the Full Moon. Traditionally however no sowing or planting are recommended within twelve hours of the phase itself.