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Episode 230 | Jupiter Meets Uranus: Shake it Up!

Episode 230 | Jupiter Meets Uranus: Shake it Up!

This week, the First Quarter Moon in Cancer symbolizes transformation after the eclipse storm; the Sun enters its Taurus season, but its usual comfort and stability are immediately challenged by Pluto; the long-awaited and pulse-racing conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus; and April answers a couple of listener questions about how to handle tense family relationships. Plus: Eclipse hangover, a battle of wills, and dropping the rope!


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[1:13] Moon Report! In the chart for the Cancer First Quarter Moon (Apr. 15, 12:13 pm, 26º18’ Cancer), the Sun, Moon, and Pluto create a high-energy T-square aspect. The Sabian symbol for the First Quarter Moon is 27 Cancer, A storm in a canyon – symbol of transformation following a crisis.

[0:0] This is the First Quarter in a Lunar Phase Family Cycle (LPFC) that began back on July 17, 2023, with a New Moon at 24º56’ Cancer. The Full Moon in this LPFC comes on Jan. 13, 2025; the Last Quarter is on Oct. 13, 2025. For more information about LPFC, check out Lunar Shadows III: The Predictive Power of Moon Phases and Eclipses by Diedrich Pessin and Episode 141 with Celeste Brooks.

[6:19] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On April 15 (4:22 pm PDT), the Moon in Cancer trines Neptune. It’s VOC for just about three hours and then enters Leeeeeoooooo (7:24 pm PDT). Create new and healing habits around food, meditation, and time spent with family.

[7:29] On April 18 (5:02 am PDT), the Moon in Leo trines the Sun in Aries. It’s VOC for a little over two hours and enters Virgo (7:10 am PDT). A good time to get out of ruts.

[8:06] On April 20 (5:19 pm PDT), the Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune. It’s VOC for just under three hours, then enters Libra (8:08 pm PDT). Take this time to break habits of compulsiveness, disorganization, procrastination and to consciously cultivate good daily habits around health, and especially the way we cope with stress.

[9:21] On April 17 (11:46 am PDT), Venus makes a conjunction with the Moon’s North Node at 15°34’ Aries, indicating that important friends and partners may have recently entered your orbit. This is especially so if you have points in your chart that are close to 15º Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn. Mercury conjoins Venus (April 19, 1:59 am PDT) at 17°32’ Aries, emphasizing communication skills in your relationships.

[10:40] The Sun enters its Taurus season (April 19, 7:00 am PDT), through May 20, 2024. Taurus season is the time to rest and restore, and take stock of what you have and what you need in order to make yourself stable and comfortable.

[11:22] The Sun squares Pluto at 02°04’ Taurus and Aquarius (April 21, 10:02 am PDT). The Sabian symbol for the Sun is Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover; Pluto is on 3 Aquarius, A deserter from the Navy. We have to remember that we don’t always know all the facts of the situation and to see if there are ways that we can help the people in our lives who are in need.

[13:59] On April 19 (8:28 am PDT), Mars sextiles Jupiter at 21º29’ Pisces-Taurus. Later that day (4:56 pm PDT), Mars sextiles Uranus at 21º46’ Pisces-Taurus. This is the day before the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction and both of those planets are receiving these sextile aspects from Mars. Put forth a little effort and pay attention to any exciting possibilities that may come your way!

[14:49] Jupiter conjoins with Uranus at 21º49’ Taurus (April 20, 7:27 pm PDT). Steven Forrest wrote that this combination prescribes shaking things up in order to get Jupiter’s good fortune.

[16:00] Jupiter and Uranus come together in a conjunction about every 14 years. The last Jupiter-Uranus conjunction was back in June and Sep. 2010 and in Jan. 2011. Look for the house of your chart that contains 18°-26° Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius. Here is your chance to get unstuck and to move in a positive new direction.

[18:01] Listeners Kerrie and Marlene ask a couple of astro-questions about family.

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