Current Aspects

March 27
to April 3, 2017

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates


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April 3 to 8
Mars trine Pluto

Jupiter square Pluto
(19° Libra/Capricorn)

This is a time of intense,
concentrated power struggles.  
Pluto is about power,
transformation, and hidden
influences, and it also has to do
with deeper desires, yearnings
and motivations.  Jupiter can
bring these to the top,
exaggerate them, and often (but
not always) reveal them to
everyone.

Some of these struggles are
around questions of equality
and access.  Jupiter in Libra is
very idealistic.  So if there are
unfair things happening, this is
the time when people may stand
up and demand that these
wrongs be redressed.  

Pluto, however, can be very
heavy-handed at times, and so
these demands could be met
with iron-fisted resistance.  It’s a
dangerous time to be a
revolutionary.  But dangerous
times are when revolutionaries
thrive, because the human spirit
doesn’t take well to
compression, restriction and
manipulation.   

This is noticeable March 15 to
April 14.                      

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Mar 30,
2:18 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 30, 11:
18 am  
in London: Thurs, Mar 30,
7:18 pm  
in Singapore: Fri, Mar 31,
4:18 am  
in Sydney: Fri, Mar 31,
7:18 am  

April 3 to 27
Venus square Saturn

March 15 to April 14
Jupiter square Pluto

April 2 to 7
Mars inconjunct Jupiter

Mars sextile Neptune
(12° Taurus/Pisces)

This transit takes you to a more
mellow place.  Whatever you’re
doing, you feel more comfortable
with it.  It’s a time of spiritual
evolution, in which you have a
stronger sense of connection to
other people, and to life itself.   

Now is the time to work on the
body/soul connection.  Exercise is
more relaxing and enjoyable, and it’
s a particularly good time for out-of-
doors activities, from gardening to
hiking.  You feel the energy of the
plants and animals around you, and
you can gain peace and wisdom
from interacting with them.  

All activity is more intuitive.  
You’re able to live in the moment,
feeling what you feel, knowing when
something feels right and you
should pursue it.  There’s a natural
creativity to this aspect, so it’s a
good time for artists and
craftspeople.  People are more
spontaneously creative, more likely
to express their feelings through
song, dance, guitar-strumming,
paint or poetry.    

It’s a good time for healing work.  
Your body always knows what to do
– to keep itself in peak form, to feel
good.  You can trust your body, and
you can trust your impulses.  
Generally they are an attempt to
connect you with your deepest and
truest desires.

This is noticeable April 24 to
30.                   

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, 27 Mar, 12:44 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, 27 Mar,
9:44 am
in London: Mon, 27 Mar, 5:44 pm
in Singapore: Tues, 28 Mar,
2:44 am     
in Sydney: Tues, 28 Mar,
5:44 am     

Mercury conjunct Uranus
(23° Aries)

There’s a lot of creative energy with this
Mercury/Uranus conjunction.  Mercury
rules the mind, and Uranus makes
everything more interesting and
surprising.  And so this is a great time to
solve problems, think outside the usual
parameters, work out new arrangements,
and invent new techniques.  Scientists
and artists are especially inspired during
this time.

However, the energy is unstable, and so
there’s a greater chance of accidents,
mishaps, and technical snafus.  Try not
to rush around so fast that you trip over
all the cables, wires and banana peels
that are lying around waiting to catch you
up.  Check things out if you feel uneasy
about them;  your hunches provide a
great deal of valuable information.  

There can also be more ranting and
arguing, more stormy differences of
opinion.  Everyone is more independent,
and nobody wants to be pushed or
coerced, or even convinced by anyone
else.  You want to see everything in your
own way, even if it looks odd or just plain
wrong to other people.  You’re
expressing your own particular style.  

Freedom of expression is of central
importance, but this can mean that
people are saying all kinds of outrageous
things out loud, things that they’d
normally keep to themselves. Even
normally cautious people can make some
wild and crazy statements.   And so there’
s bound to be some trouble around this.  
It’s a time of rapidly escalating shock
waves.   

This is noticeable March 25 to
27.                          

It's exact
in NYC: Sun, Mar 26, 11:06 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Mar 26, 8:06 am
in London: Sun, Mar 26, 4:06 pm
in Singapore: Mon, 27 Mar, 1:06 am  
in Sydney: Mon, 27 Mar, 4:06 am  

March 28 to 31
Mercury trine Saturn

March 24 to 30
Mars sextile Neptune

March 25 to 27
Mercury conjunct Uranus

Mercury trine Saturn
(27° Aries/Sagittarius)

This transit is very grounding, especially
with Mercury in the impulsive, passionate
sign Aries.  Mercury’s trine to Saturn,
planet of form and discipline, gives
orderly thoughts, handy organizational
methods, and useful structures.  And
you’ve got the competitive edge and the
intense focus of Mercury in Aries, so you
can get a lot done during this time.

Communication goes more smoothly,
because you speak clearly and say what
you mean.  You are able to think
realistically, accepting the limits of time,
space, and other resources.  And you
learn both thoroughly and rapidly,
assimilating the new information which will
help you achieve your larger goals.  
You’re not really interested in small
details, so you don’t get hung up.  But
you do want everything to be -  if not
perfect, then really good -  and you are
patient enough to do whatever needs to
be done.   

You’re inspired, eager to go further and
do more.  At the same time, you are
willing to take on the responsibilities
involved, to commit yourself.  You can go
it alone, or you can work with the
community, but you are definitely going to
do your part. You’re reliable, helpful, and
hard-working.

This is a time to put your principles into
practice, creating something that’s
visionary and will still stand the test of
time.  It’s especially good for travel, for
sports and games, and for academic
work.  There’s a lot of definite, purposeful
mental activity, and there are clear
objectives.

This is noticeable March 28 to
31.                 

It's exact
in NYC:  Weds, Mar 29, 2:16 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 29, 11:16 am
in London: Weds, Mar 29, 7:16 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 30, 2:16 am  
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 30, 5:16 am  

Mars inconjunct Jupiter
(18° Taurus/Libra)

There’s a lot going on.  It’s an
ambitious time, in which you’re likely to
do everything in a bigger, more
strenuous way.  Mars in Taurus is
generally fairly sedate and slow-
moving, but the inconjunct to Jupiter is
a little jarring.  Suddenly, you have the
feeling that you’re running out of time.  
A deadline looms.  Somebody is
prodding you.  Conditions change in a
way that galvanizes you into action.  

Especially on the physical level, there’s
a tendency to do more than you need
to do.  If you’re going shopping, you
may buy twice as much as you usually
buy, for example.  If you’re building
something, you may build it much larger
than it needs to be. The action may be
necessary, but you may be ignoring
sensible limits, trying to win a contest
which may be all in your head.  

Besides wasting money, time and
energy, you can be a little careless with
more abstract resources.  For example,
you could waste people’s good will by
asking them to help you with things that
aren’t really necessary.  Or you could
throw away your reputation on a
sketchy endeavor.  

You may feel an urge to cut corners,
and this can backfire later.  It’s not a
good time to do anything illegal,
immoral, or even untraditional, since
you’re more likely to get into trouble.
The main thing now is to find balance.  
Given the need for action, what is really
needed?  You don’t have to do
everything.   

This is noticeable April 2 to 7.    

It's exact
in NYC: Tues, Apr 4, 10:53 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Apr 4, 7:53 pm
in London: Weds, Apr 5, 3:53 am    
in Singapore: Weds, Apr 5,
10:53 am      
in Sydney: Weds, Apr 5, 2:53 pm    

Mars trine Pluto
(19° Taurus/Capricorn)

This is a time of focus,
resourcefulness and daring, and
it lends itself to important work.  
You’re not content to deal with
the surface of things, but are
fixated on whatever is wrong at
the core.  And so it’s a good
transit for revolutionaries, repair
people, and investigative
reporters.  You pay attention to
root problems, and so you are
able to suggest more intensive
ways to fix things.

This is also a good time for
athletes.  You are able to push
yourself to go the extra mile, to
break the record.  Even non-
athletes may get off their duffs
during this transit, and try
something physical that they’ve
never done before.  You’re
more likely to take a chance, to
risk looking like an idiot, in order
to break through some inner
barrier.  

Since this is happening at the
same time as the Mars/Jupiter
inconjunct (described at left),
you do need to stay in balance,
and to exercise a certain
amount of moderation.  You’re
most likely to win when you feel
aligned with your purpose, on a
deep level.  
You’re less likely to win when
you’re just trying to impress
people.  

This is noticeable April 3 to 8.     

It's exact
in NYC:  Thurs, Apr 6, 12:00 am
in Vancouver:  Weds, Apr 5,
9:00 pm    
in London: Thurs, Apr 6,
5:00 am  
in Singapore: Thurs, Apr 6,
12:00 pm  
in Sydney: Thurs, Apr 6, 4:00 pm

Venus square Saturn
(27° Pisces/Sagittarius)

This is a somber aspect, especially
when it comes to Venus-ruled things,
such as love, affection, pleasure and
beauty.  You may feel discouraged in
any of these areas.  

Relationships are tougher, and it may
seem that love will never come, or is
fading, or isn’t quite what you expected
it to be. It’s important to be patient and
forgiving at this time, rather than
expecting perfection from yourself or
anyone else. Nobody gets it right all
the time.  This doesn’t mean being a
doormat, so do protect yourself if
you’re in real danger.   

You may even experience a loss at this
time.  For example, a good friend could
leave town, or your favorite teacup
could get broken, or your cat could get
sick.  If you’re feeling sad, it’s harder to
experience the universe as a good
place, and so it’s a time when your
faith may be shaken.  If you’re already
cynical, you may be more so.  
Philosophical questions loom large,
even when the pain feels very
personal.  

If you’re an artist, you could feel
somewhat blocked. Remember that
you don’t need to set the world on fire
every time.  You can use your art as a
vehicle for emotional release – and
you might even experience a moment
of spiritual transcendence in the
process.  But whatever happens, be
gentle with yourself, especially since
this lasts much longer than the usual
Venus transit.   

This is noticeable April 3 to 27.        

It's exact for the first time:
in NYC: Sat, Apr 8, 4:28 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 8, 1:28 pm
in London: Sat, Apr 8, 9:28 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Apr 9, 4:28 am  
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 9, 8:28 am  

It's exact for the second time:
in NYC: Fri, Apr 21, 7:08 am  
in Vancouver: Fri, Apr 21, 4:08 am  
in London: Fri, Apr 21, 12:08 pm    
in Singapore: Fri, Apr 21, 7:08 pm     
in Sydney: Fri, Apr 21, 11:08 pm