Morning Star: Daily Astrology for April 17, 2014

This morning, we wake up with a Void Moon in Scorpio having just left a conjunction with Saturn. This leaves a sturdy, stable, sober (possibly depressive) tone to most of the morning.

The Moon remains Void until entering Sagittarius at 5:44 PM EDT. Her next aspect doesn't occur until tomorrow morning (square to Neptune at 5:43 AM).

The days in our time zone seem to happen like this. There is a day with consistent and steady Moon aspects followed by a long VOC Moon. It is almost like someone set that up on purpose. You know? One day, feeling, feeling, feeling and the next nothing but time to process it all.

Although the Moon is not busy today, Venus is about to become a very social lady. Right now, she is waxing into trine with Jupiter in Cancer. This perfects today at 9:20 PM. Venus and Jupiter together can be wonderfully lazy. And, the trine is an aspect of leisure. This aspect can also cause grand feelings of generosity and given it occurs in water signs, our hearts are melted a bit.

If you are familiar with the story of the Grinch, Venus/Jupiter looks a lot like the part where his heart grows too large for his chest. Both the signs of Pisces (where Venus is) and Cancer (where Jupiter is) are concerned with how other people feel. This is partly due the fact that both are highly empathic. If you feel good. They feel good.

Venus and Jupiter are also both considered benefics. So, you may just receive a blessing. Given that Venus is also waxing into sextile with Uranus in Aries (perfecting at 5:23 AM and Jupiter is right there too via square), it may be a surprise or unexpected blessing.

Wouldn't that be nice? We've had so many “surprises” lately that were not so welcomed, it would be awesome to get one that was actually pleasing. Best of luck to you in receiving! Be open to good things. Play the lottery. Somebody's going to win, might as well be you!

And, be mindful of your budget if you have one because Venus/Jupiter likes to SHOP! Uranus in play could make it an impulse buy. Nothing wrong with that either if you can afford it. Just don't get your rear in a wringer over it.

Another way this can play out, particularly with Mars Rx in the sign of relating, is a nostalgic pull toward memories of past loves. Venus in Pisces is so forgiving and tender. Venus is exalted here. However, the heart breaks and breaks over and over again as it considers the higher purposes and vibrations of love. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces. And, Neptune is the higher vibration of Venus.

Aside from Mars Rx in play, the sign of Cancer is extremely nostalgic at times. It can cling to and yearn for the security of the past while bringing forth rose-colored memories of “The Way We Were.”

I have mixed feelings about things like this. I don't think there is a darn thing wrong with glancing back every now and then and remembering “The Good Old Days” or bringing up fond memories of relationships which have since ended. Honor those good times and memories. But, don't get stuck there. Visiting for a moment or two is nice. But, we are here in today. Don't let those memories swamp you.

So, today, let the dark water happenings of the busy Scorpio Moon yesterday sink in. Allow your heart to open a little bit and make sure you have time to relax. Indulge a little. Love a lot.