Posted on April 19, 2012
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated refer to Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.


What’s in store for April?  With the Moon in practical Virgo, All Fools Day may be just made for the “practical jokers” of the world.  We have a Full Moon Lunar eclipse coming early Saturday morning.  Under the right viewing conditions this could be another “Blood Moon.”  Jupiter will finally stop its apparent retrograde motion and begin moving forward.  Mercury will catch up to the Sun for their Superior conjunction, the “full Moon” phase of its cycle with the Sun.  By the end of April Mercury will have caught up to and passed Mars and then will join Venus in Gemini.  All in all, another active month.

04/01/15 – 4:31 am – Moon opposes Neptune

It is All Fool’s Day or April Fool’s Day as it is more commonly known.  Virgo is hardly the first sign that comes to mind when thinking of jokes, jokers or “fools;” but with Moon in Virgo opposing deceptive, dissolving, foggy Neptune that may be the best trick of the day.  Carefully thought out pranks may win the day.


04/02/15 – 2:01 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a friendly trine to Venus the Moon 19 Virgo 05; moving slowly and deliberately, goes void-of-course for the next 22 hours.  It’s Thursday.  Take a practical approach to projects that you are working on as this can be a good time to finish them.


04/03/15 – 12:07 am – Moon enters Libra

It’s Friday and the Moon’s void-of-course is over.  This could be a good day to get a head start on any new projects for next week or even to finish up any lingering projects so you can start next week with a clean slate.


04/04/15 – 5:05 am – Full Moon opposes Sun

This is the companion Lunar eclipse to the Solar eclipse of March 20.  It will be a total Lunar eclipse and should be visible throughout the continental US weather permitting.

The Sabian symbol for the degree of the full Moon, 14 Libra 24 is “circular paths.”  This symbol implies repeating cycles or like the optimist, one who continues to do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.  If Thomas Edison had taken this approach to the light bulb we might all still be using candles.  A full Moon is a time of harvest or fruition.  What “seed” have you planted over and over again expecting a different result?  If you plant grass seeds, don’t expect flowers to grow.  Perhaps what you need to “harvest” at that time is the realization that some things aren’t meant to be or at some point you really do need to take a different approach to a problem or situation if you want a different result.  Eclipses are inertia breakers, let this one break you free from your own self imposed “circular path.”


04/04/15 – 8:58 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following an opposition to Uranus, the slow moving Moon 16 Libra 20 goes void-of-course for the next 27 hours.  Fortunately it’s the weekend and perhaps your time can be spent with Spring cleaning or finishing on-going projects.


04/05/15 – 8:05 am – Sun square Pluto

With the Sun 15 Aries 30 making a first quarter crisis of action square to Pluto 15 Capricorn 30 think back to March 16, date of the seventh and final exact Uranus Pluto square.  The Sun represents our self, the who we want to be or think others want us to be while Pluto represents potentially significant changes and our pure self, the who we are meant to be.


04/05/15 – 12:04 pm – Moon enters Scorpio

As we reach mid-day, the long Moon void-of-course ends.  With the Moon now in fixed water Scorpio, we now have no planets in any of the air signs, Gemini, Libra or Aquarius.  Enjoy your Sunday.  Feel free to contemplate your week ahead.


04/06/15 – 7:08 am – Sun conjunct Uranus

Happy Dyngus Day!  Say what?  If you don’t know what Dyngus Day is you’ve probably never lived in Buffalo, NY or you aren’t of Polish descent.  It is a celebration of the end of Lent and is observed the day after Easter.  That said, when the “Big Guy” (Sun) joins up with the “Crazy Guy” (Uranus) at 16 Aries 27 pretty much anything can happen.  This is the “new Moon” phase in their cycle marking an opportunity for new beginnings.  It also marks the end of their previous cycle that began with their last conjunction on April 2, 2014 at 12 Aries 28.  Can you recall any new ideas, plans or projects that you started around that time?  If so, they may give you a clue as to what these cycles are about for you.  Got an idea that may seem wild and crazy to some?  This may be the opportune time to “plant the seed” and start the process of materializing it.  You’ll have about six months to bring it to a point when others may see that it wasn’t so crazy after all and an additional three to six months to perfect and complete it.


04/07/15 – 1:42 pm – Moon opposes Venus

Following this opposition, both go void-of-course; the Moon for just over eight hours and Venus for almost four days.  It’s Tuesday afternoon so you might want to table any new ideas, requests or projects until tomorrow, after you’ve had time to “sleep on them.”

With the Moon 25 Scorpio 34 and Venus 25 Taurus 34, the two feminine planets may seem to be at odds with each other.  Venus is in Her home sign of Taurus and the Moon is in the sign of Her Fall, Scorpio so we might think advantage Venus; however, Venus is on the fixed star Beta Perseus, also known as Algol or the Head of Medusa so watch out as this star symbolizing “losing one’s head” literally or figuratively.  Venus in Taurus can become fixated on pretty things and desires and may just “lose Her head” when it comes to anyone or anything She desires at that moment.  Fortunately, the Moon in Scorpio can serve as a reality check, the friend who reminds you that you really can’t afford that bauble or that you just aren’t seeing clearly now.  Try not to “lose your head” over someone or something that you feel you just have to have.  Seek your friend’s advice and try to wait until Venus moves into Gemini before taking the next step or committing yourself.


04/07/15 – 5:05 pm – Mercury square Pluto

With Mercury 15 Aries 31 and Pluto 15 Capricorn 31, this is the first quarter waxing crisis of action square in their cycle.  This cycle began with their conjunction December 24, 2014 at 12 Capricorn 55.  You may feel as if you “must” say something about whatever happened around that time; but give it plenty of thought first.  Words spoken in anger or haste now may be taken out of context, misunderstood or exaggerated by others.  Clear communications is even more important now than usual.


04/07/15 – 10:08 pm – Moon enters Sagittarius

The Moon void-of-course is over but Venus will still be void-of-course until April 11.  Not the best time to start a new relationship or make a major purchase.  Better to focus on what you have and consider the pros and cons of any new major purchase.  As to relationships, focus on existing ones or what it is you want and expect from them.


04/08/15 – 5:20 am – Mercury conjunct Uranus

Mercury represents both how and what we communicate and our mind, how we think.  When it joins with Uranus, sudden or unexpected things such as ideas or communications may be emphasized.  The conjunction of these two at 16 Aries 33 marks the end of their previous cycle which began April 14, 2014 at 13 Aries 11 and the beginning of the new one.  The Sabian symbol for 16 Aries is two spinsters sitting together in silence.  Did you have any sudden flashes or insights last night, while you slept or on waking?  Take time to reflect on where you were April last year and where you are now.  Remember, Mercury just squared Pluto yesterday.  Those cautions still apply, perhaps even more so now as the energy of Uranus is to “just do it.”  Think before speaking.  Re-read before sending any communication.

It is Wednesday, “Hump Day” and Jupiter is getting ready to change directions so there may be a feeling of everything being heightened.  The challenge for today is to avoid sudden (Uranus) exaggeration; don’t make something out of nothing.  If you can, table things until Friday and for now deal with the ongoing day-to-day things.  Too much energy; try some physical activity.  Too many thoughts running through your head; find something that demands you focus your attention on it such as a crossword puzzle or a challenging mental problem or question.


04/08/15 – 9:58 am – Jupiter Stations Direct

After four months of being retrograde, Jupiter 12 Leo 35 is finally ready to move forward.  Any planet when changing direction will be stronger.  Think of it like your car.  It takes more energy to stop the car when backing up and change direction than it does to keep the car moving forward.  While Jupiter will normally take about seven days to travel one degree, He is spending almost five weeks at 12 Leo.  The Sabian symbol for this degree is an old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.  Sitting in a rocking chair, you may be moving but you really aren’t going anywhere.  Gradually the important things that seem to be stuck or on hold should start to move again and you should be able to discern what to keep and what to let go of.  Avoid trying to force things to happen.  While you may not appreciate them at this time, any delays have been for a good reason and if you continue the course, progress will become apparent.


04/09/15 – 10:42 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

It’s Thursday and the Moon 19 Sagittarius 33 will be void-of-course for the next 19 hours.  Focus on moving existing projects forward or finishing them.  Tomorrow will be soon enough to tackle any new projects or issues.


04/09/15 – 9:01 pm – Mercury conjunct Sun

This is the Superior Conjunction or “full Moon” phase in the Mercury Sun Earth cycle.  This occurs when Mercury is on the far side of the Sun and the Earth is on the opposite side creating a straight line from the Earth through the Sun to Mercury.  This “full Moon” phase began with the Inferior Conjunction on January 30, 2015 at 10 Aquarius 30 when retrograde Mercury passed between the Earth and the Sun creating a line from the Earth through Mercury to the Sun.  Did you begin any new projects around that time?  By now they should be at a point where you can tell if they are really worth completing or pursuing or if it is time to set them aside or let them go.


04/10/15 – 5:47 am – Moon enters Capricorn

This ends the Moon’s void-of-course.  It’s Friday, go ahead and start something new?  Tackle your inbox or take the first steps to manifesting your current dreams.


04/11/15 – 8:29 am – Venus enters Gemini

It’s Saturday morning and the Venus void-of-course is now over.  With Venus in communicative Gemini you might want to pen that love sonnet, write a song or just give words to how you truly feel about that someone special.


04/11/15 – 8:44 pm – Moon square Sun

With the Moon 21 Capricorn 55 and Sun 21 Aries 55, this is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square in the current Lunar cycle.  Things that were manifested at the full Moon Lunar Eclipse of April 4 need to be re-evaluated now.  Separate the keepers from the “didn’t quite work out” and focus on what you want to manifest.  Get busy as soon it will be time to prepare for the next new Moon and planting some new seeds.


04/12/15 – 10:23 am – Mars sextile Neptune

It’s Sunday and this should be an easy aspect with Mars 8 Taurus 51 making a waxing sextile to Neptune 8 Pisces 51.  While generally considered easy flowing, the other side of the sextile (60 degrees) is one can feel trapped or confined.  When you pour mutable water into fixed earth you usually get mud.  Action oriented Mars is not well suited to the mud and the fog of Neptune may conceal the mud from us until it is too late and we are already stuck in it.  It can be a fine line that separates feeling safe in your home to feeling trapped or confined and the combination of Mars and Neptune may be just the pair to cross that line.


04/14/15 – 3:33 am – Moon sextile Sun

Looks like this could be a busy Tuesday as this is the first of four exact aspects by the Moon today plus two other significant planetary events.  You may want to keep some tissue handy as it could be an emotional day.


04/14/15 – 12:45 pm – Moon sextile Mercury

This is the second exact aspect by the Moon today.  Following this hopefully easy aspect, both the Moon 29 Aquarius 43 and Mercury 29 Aries 43 go void-of-course.  Fortunately, both are relatively short and will be over by sun set.  At least for the next three hours you need to be extra careful what you say and how you say it.  Misunderstandings could be the rule of the afternoon.


04/14/15 – 1:12 pm – Moon enters Pisces

This ends the Moon’s 27 minute void-of-course.  Short and sweet, lunch should be over so time to get back to work.


04/14/15 – 3:52 pm – Mercury enters Taurus

This ends Mercury’s void-of-course.  With Mercury now in Taurus ruled by Venus and Venus in Gemini ruled by Mercury we have what is called a “mutual reception.”  This happens when there are two planets each in a sign ruled by the other.  Even though they may not have any other connection, they are now committed to each other.  Think of it as being a bit like house swapping with all the positive and challenging aspects that go along with it.  As long as they are in this relationship, whatever affects one also affects the other; one of the tenets of quantum physics.


04/14/15 – 7:51 pm Moon square Venus

This is the third exact aspect by the Moon today.  What might be expected when the two feminine archetypes of the zodiac square off against each other?  Issues with female co-workers or relatives is one possibility or you may find yourself caught between two females, each asking something of you.  This is a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square as the Moon 4 Pisces 02 races to catch up to Venus 4 Gemini 02.  With both in mutable signs it may indicate some indecision or need for adjustment between the parties involved.  This aspect will apply equally to both women and men.

Pay attention as the next two aspects may help to clarify what this is all about.


04/14/15 – 7:59 pm – Moon square retrograde Saturn

This is the fourth and final exact aspect by the Moon today.  Saturn likes precision and expects clear questions and answers but may also impose restrictions.  With the Moon moving quickly and now at 4 Pisces 07 and Saturn 4 Sagittarius 07; this is a first quarter crisis of action square in the monthly cycle of these two.  With both in mutable or adaptable signs restrictions may not be appreciated and it may be difficult to make a decision.  The next and final exact aspect of the day may tell the tale.


04/14/15 – 9:25 pm – Venus opposes retrograde Saturn

Retrograde planets may symbolize delays and with retrograde Saturn still at 4 Sagittarius 07 being opposed by Venus at 4 Gemini 07 what delays or limitations might be in store?  Earlier this evening the Moon aspected both of these planets.  Did the Moon carry a message from Venus to Saturn?  Did Venus ask the Moon to tell Saturn “don’t fence me in?”  What now is Saturn’s response to Venus’ message?  Are you feeling confined or fenced in?  If so, how and by whom?  Mercury, though not involved in these aspects is in “mutual reception” with Venus and so may lend its voice to the discussion.


04/15/15 – 2:37 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

It’s Tax Day in the US.  It has been said that if you file your taxes when the Moon is void-of-course, nothing much will come of it, hopefully meaning that you won’t get audited and should receive a timely refund if you are expecting one.  It’s Hump Day and the Moon 15 Pisces 32 is going void-of-course for over twenty-three hours so best to set aside new issues or projects until later tomorrow afternoon when the Moon will be in Aries and you can kick it into high gear.


04/16/15 – 8:51 pm – Pluto stations Retrograde

Don’t get too excited as Pluto spends over five months of the year in apparent retrograde motion and just under seven months in direct motion.  During His 247 year journey around the Sun He will touch each degree of the zodiac at least three times, some five times.  This isn’t anything like a Mercury retrograde.  It does provide an opportunity for people to re-view and re-consider “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” and other such meaningful questions.  During this retrograde Pluto will appear to go from 15 Capricorn 33 back to 12 Capricorn 58, just over 2 ½ degrees.  These degrees were activated by the recent series of Pluto Uranus squares and may be re-activated by this retrograde thus providing an opportunity for resolution of some deep, intense personal issues.  This retrograde will also affect 13-15 ½ degrees of the other cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer and Libra.


04/17/15 – 5:29 pm – Mars square Jupiter

This is the third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their current cycle which began July 22, 2013 at 5 Cancer 54.  Did something new begin around that time that is now being completed and needs re-assessment?  Do you feel the need to expand on some project or issue or perhaps you are feeling some disappointment as something did not manifest as you had hoped or expected?  Or perhaps something developed bigger or faster than you expected and now you are having difficulties controlling it?  Squares represent stress, a sense of anxiety with a need to do or resolve something.  Like all aspects, this too shall pass and the sense of stress or anxiety should lessen in the days to come allowing for clearer minds to decide.


04/17/15 – 5:35 pm – Moon occults Uranus

This is like a super conjunction and occurs when the Earth and Uranus line up in such a way that the Moon passes directly between the two, blocking Uranus from the Earth.  This can only be seen from parts of Southeast Asia and the western south Pacific such as the Philippines, New Guinea and northern Australia.  This may be a time when we find ourselves questioning our instincts, insights or intuition.  Try not to worry as this should pass fairly quickly.  As with all things Uranian, expect the unexpected.


04/18/15 – 4:37 am – Venus goes Out-of-Bounds

Out-of-bounds refers to going beyond the limits of the Sun; that is either north, higher in the sky, as marked by the summer solstice or lower in the sky as marked by the winter solstice.  Symbolically, when a planet moves beyond the bounds of the Sun the planet may feel as if the rules no longer apply and it may behave in non-traditional ways.  For the next three weeks Venus, 7 Gemini 57, will continue to move farther out-of-bounds north or higher in the night sky before beginning its return as if to test the limits of one’s love and desires.


04/18/15 – 11:57 am – Moon conjunct Sun

This new Moon occurs at 28 Aries 25.  This is the time for “planting seeds” for things that we would like to manifest in the month ahead.  The Moon is more energized now as She is has been moving faster than normal and is now slowing down.  Take advantage of Her energized state with any new Moon ritual you may do.  Following this, both the Moon and the Sun will go void-of-course so you may want to do any rituals at sunrise or at least try to start them by 11:56 am, before they go void-of-course.


04/19/15 – 12:13 am – Mercury sextile Neptune

This is the first of seven exact aspects today with the first three involving Neptune.  Re-consider everything; what you see, hear and feel.  First thing when you get up, note every dream, thought, feeling or emotion that comes to mind.  Don’t try to make sense or remember details, just write whatever comes to mind down.  You can try to analyze and make sense of it all later.  Be careful of what you say as you may be misunderstood or it may be taken out of context.

It’s Sunday and with all this Neptunian energy, the “fog” may be pretty thick so this could be a good day to spend alone with your thoughts or just being in quiet awareness.  Read a book.  Go to a movie or watch TV.

04/19/15 – 3:30 am – Venus square Neptune

This is the second exact aspect and will be followed by Moon sextile Neptune less than two hours later.  This is the first quarter crisis of action square in the cycle so you may feel as if you need to act, to do something; but you don’t.  This is not a good day to go looking for that ideal love unless it is in a book, movie or on TV.  You may feel that your relationship isn’t everything you want it to be.  Try not to act on this as the light of day may help to “burn away” some of the concealing fog of Neptune and allow you to see that you in fact have what you need, at least at this time.


04/19/15 – 5:23 am – Moon sextile Neptune

This is the third exact aspect of the day and last of the Neptune trio.  Following this, the Moon will make four more exact aspects before this day is done making for a potentially very emotional roller-coaster Sunday.  Keep the tissue and your journal handy.  Try not to over think it as you write; there will be time for that later.

Following this, the Moon will conjunct Mercury, square Jupiter and then conjunct Mars adding tension and energy to the emotions and feelings of the day.


04/19/15 – 4:06 pm – Moon trine retrograde Pluto

This is the last exact aspect today.  Retrogrades symbolize a time for introspection and also the possibility of delays.  Now may be a good time to reflect on your day, to read what you have written and see if you can make sense of it.  Following this the Moon 15 Taurus 32 will go void-of-course for the next 24 hours that means most of Monday.

The general downside of a void-of-course is that “not much will come of it,” the “it” being anything new started during the void-of-course.  That said, the Moon is considered to be exalted in Taurus and as such, the effects of a void-of-course may be mitigated.  So, do you feel lucky?  If so, now may be a good time to test this out.  Start something new, but probably not something big or important just in case.  Maybe try out a new recipe.


04/20/15 – 2:42 am – Sun enters Taurus

Can you feel the shift from cardinal fire, just do it Aries to fixed earth, I need my space Taurus?  With only Uranus left in Aries things should begin to feel less hectic and more grounded, possibly even calmer.

It’s Monday and the Moon will be void-of-course for most of the day so it may be best to avoid starting any new important projects until later.


04/20/15 – 4:28 pm – Moon enters Gemini

This ends the Moons void-of-course.  The Moon is continuing to slow down allowing more time for people to consider their feelings or emotions.  People may seem more contemplative or relaxed but also more talkative.


04/20/15 – 9:16 pm – Mercury square Jupiter

This is the third quarter crisis of consciousness square.  One may be tempted to embellish one’s accomplishments or the value of something one has or wants to sell.  If you are shopping for an expensive item, proceed with caution.  Keep in mind that someone else’s “truth” may not be your “truth” and vice-versa.  Don’t believe everything you see, hear or read.  Best to check it out for yourself.


04/21/15 – 3:11 am – Moon square Neptune

This is the first of five exact aspects today, four by the Moon and one by Mars to Pluto.  Could be another emotional roller-coaster for some.  Pay attention to your dreams.  When you wake up, write them down or at least any words or images you can recall.

Following this the Moon will conjunct Venus; then Mars will trine Pluto and the Moon will then sextile Jupiter.


04/21/15 – 10:38 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to Uranus, the Moon 17 Gemini 20 goes void-of-course for almost 23 hours.  If you are thinking about your workday tomorrow, it will be hump day and you may want to focus on those things that are in progress and save the new stuff for Thursday.


04/22/15 – 4:04 pm – Mercury conjunct Mars

When Mercury, the messenger joins with “do it now” Mars all forms of communication may be in jeopardy.  That is we may say things in haste that we later regret, not unlike Mercury retrograde.  The difference is at this time we may not get a do-over or a chance to repair the damages done.  Exercise extreme caution, engage brain first, then your heart and consider the consequences before saying anything that may be hurtful or misinterpreted.

Because Mercury orbits between the Earth and the Sun and is never very far from the Sun while Mars orbits beyond the Earth, the conjunction of these two will typically be a “three-peat.”  This conjunction will be followed by two more, May 27 in Gemini when Mercury is retrograde and then July 15, 2015 in Cancer.

Like a “new Moon” the joining of these two marks the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.  The ending cycle began with the previous conjunction February 8, 2013 at 5 Pisces 16.  It culminated with their opposition April 16, 2014.  Can you recall what began around February-March of 2013 and may have peaked in April 2014?  Whatever it may have been, it should be finished now.

The Sabian symbol for the conjunction today at 16 Taurus 18 is “A symbolic battle between the disciples of might and the disciples of enlightenment.”  Are you confronting your own daemons or do you find yourself in disagreement with others?  During this time the importance of clear communication cannot be overstressed.  Choose your battles of “wit” and/or “words” carefully.  Bullying and name-calling are not allowed!


04/22/15 – 9:25 pm – Moon enters Cancer

Returning to Her home sign another long void-of-course is finally over.  Tomorrow you can tackle those new issues or projects.


04/24/15 – 10:04 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

It’s Friday and the Moon is going void-of-course for over 20 hours.  Deal with the on-going projects or issues.  If you must start something new, make notes or lists or an out-line of pro’s, con’s and your thoughts.  Try not to commit during this time but rather if you can, advise that you will consider it over the weekend and tackle it next week.  Here’s a head’s up, the Moon will also be void-of-course for most of the day on Monday.


04/25/15 – 6:13 am – Moon enters Leo

It’s Saturday and the void-of-course is over.  If you brought some work home, you should have a “green light” for looking at it now.  It is the weekend so don’t forget to give yourself some down time and to spend time with family and friends.  Work on the “honey do” list or start that home project you’ve been putting off.


04/25/15 – 4:55 pm – Moon square Sun

With the Moon in the Sun’s sign of Leo and the Sun in Taurus, this is a first quarter waxing crisis of action square.  Feel like you must do something?  It’s Saturday evening so how about getting some exercise.  Go for a power walk or to the gym.  Go out dancing, go to a movie or stay home, just make a decision and act on it.  Remember first do no harm, that applies to yourself as well as others.


04/26/15 – 8:04 am – Moon conjunct Jupiter

This is the first of five exact aspects today, four by the Moon and the other Venus and Uranus so it could be a rather emotional Sunday.  Go for a walk.  Have some alone time.  Immerse yourself in a good book.


04/26/15 – 2:31 pm – Venus sextile Uranus

This is the second aspect of the day.  Expect the unexpected in love or whatever you may desire.  With Venus in Gemini this combination may bring beautiful and/or creative words.  Choose them carefully and try not to promise something you can’t or don’t want to deliver.

Following this, the Moon will trine Uranus and then sextile Venus.  Was there some message that Uranus forgot to pass on to Venus?  Perhaps a love note or poem.  Let’s hope it’s not a “Dear John/Joan” letter or something else that one may regret later.


04/26/15 – 8:34 pm – Moon square Mars

This is the last exact aspect of the day and may add a shot of energy to whatever has been done or said.  As a first quarter waxing crisis of action square, one may feel compelled to act.  Engage brain, intuition and heart before taking action.


04/27/15 – 7:12 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a first quarter crisis of action square to Mercury, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost eleven hours.  That is pretty much the normal work day for most people.  Consider starting your workday by attacking your inbox, be it e-mails or paper mail.  Try not to start any important new projects until tonight or tomorrow.


04/27/15 – 6:07 pm – Moon enters Virgo

This ends the last major void-of-course of April.  You have two days to review or start important new projects or issues.


04/30/15 – 5:23 am – Moon trine Mercury

Following this friendly aspect, both the Moon and Mercury go void-of-course.  Both of these will be relatively short, the Moon for an hour and half and Mercury for twelve hours.  With Mercury void-of-course, choose your words be they spoken, written or electronic carefully.


04/30/15 – 7:03 am – Moon enters Libra

It’s Thursday and Moon’s void-of-course is over.  If you’ve done your due diligence you should have a green light to start any new projects or deal with new issues.


04/30/15 – 7:00 pm – Mercury enters Gemini

Mercury ends its void-of-course as it returns to its home sign of Gemini where it will spend the next ten weeks.  All form of communication will be emphasized during this time as Mercury’s next retrograde will be entirely in Gemini.  Choose your words very carefully or they may come back to haunt you.



Venus will be out-of-bounds for the month of May and will be joined by Mercury early in the month.  The second Mercury retrograde of the year will start in May and will be entirely in its home sign of Gemini.


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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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7 Responses to “AstroWatch”

  1.' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

  2.' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26″
    Sun still in Capricorn

  3.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  4. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  5.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  6.' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  7. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.


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