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.

Get your GIFT COPY of my colourful 48 pages ASTROLOGY E-BOOK for a gold coin donation (or whatever you wish to give). No other payment necessary, no email signups, no spam or other trickery. Click HERE for details and previews.rainbow wave NEW CHINESE YEAR of the EARTH PIG ~ February 5 2019 to January 25 2020.Earth Pig

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.
A sense of humor, kindness and peace making abilities will help many of us to have a fortunate and joyous year. As the saying goes: ‘Anyone can go to Heaven. Just be good!’

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The Waxing Moon transits Aries from January 22 to 25, during the Pisces Crescent Moon Phase

'Joan of Arc' by Odilon Redon

‘Joan of Arc’ by Odilon Redon

ARIES, Moon of initiative and action
Energetic and fiery

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS PISCES from January 20, 7.26 am,
to January 22, 5.26 pm, with the ingress into ARIES

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.

Crescent MoonCrescent Moon Animation

The PISCES CRESCENT MOON PHASE begins on January 21, 2.45 pm,
and ends on January 25, 9.20 am, with the  TAURUS FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armor; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

*** In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.