This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology, I’ll look at the Full Moon in Libra on Tuesday April 7, and the week of April 9 through April 15 on my podcast. The website is https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html.
Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, April 2: Seven connections in the sky today, as the Moon moves from sensitive Cancer into fiery Leo this afternoon, arguing all the way. Even gifts may appear as suspicious, and anything requiring effort to be won may be easier done. The final bell could come just before midnight, with a battle of the wills inside your head. On April 2, 1968, Stanley Kubrick saw the first screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, with Douglas Rain as the disagreeable robot, Hal.
Friday, April 3: Venus moves into Gemini as the Sun continues through Leo, and Mercury connects with imaginative Neptune in Pisces. It’s a day where ideas and words express love in many ways.
Saturday, April 4: Mars, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto all make sweet connections, as the Moon moves from passionate Leo into discriminating Virgo. It’s a Saturday with so much going on, that applying the brakes is a good idea. On this day in 1948, Canada, the U.S. and many other countries joined together to form NATO.
Sunday, April 5: Is a very positive day as the Moon in Virgo is in harmony with Uranus in Taurus. It’s time to give yourself a surprise, or plan a better tomorrow! It was on April 5, 1987, that we first saw FOX TV, with Married…With Children, and The Tracey Ullman Show.
Monday, April 6: The Moon makes her move into Libra this afternoon, setting up the full Moon on Tuesday, allowing Easter to fall on Sunday, April 12. Easter is always the first Sunday following the first full Moon after the vernal equinox. It’s a busy start to the week, so pace yourself. It was April 6, 1896, that the first modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece. American Jim Connolly was first to strike gold, in the triple jump.
Tuesday, April 7: The full Moon in Libra is at 10:34 p.m., so, with a little luck, it should be as beautiful as the last one. The Moon will be full in the North Eastern sky. Be careful of where you are walking today, and also careful of your hands. It’s the calming energy of the Moon in Libra, opposing the fiery energy of the Sun in Aries. So anything can happen. You’ll need 80 candles and a big cake to help Francis Ford Coppola celebrate his birthday today.
Wednesday, April 8: Busy, busy, busy is today’s news. The best of it is a chance to heal an old wound. She was born Gladys Smith in Toronto on April 8, 1892. She was Mary Pickford, one of Hollywood’s first and richest stars.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week. Next time it’s the third Quarter Moon in Capricorn and more of the astrological underpinnings of Easter.
Until then, remember, as Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden. So shine on.”
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