The New Moon is at 15° Aries on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 3:50 a.m. CDT. Lots of vibrant energy for starting fresh on new projects. Work steadily if you can. There's a tendency to charge in to an activity and exert so much effort at the beginning that you can fade out and quit before finishing.
Jupiter goes retrograde at 24° Sagittarius on April 10 with Mercury square to it. The mood will be fun and light, but it will be easy to be careless with what you communicate, both writing and speaking.
Are you taking advantage of learning new things while Jupiter is in Sagittarius? Even retrograde, Jupiter in Sag will help to sustain your interest and boost your ability to grasp new concepts.
Lately, I find myself going down "rabbit holes" of learning new things on the internet. I'll be researching one topic and then I'll find a link in an article that takes me to a whole new area of interest. Hours go by in what seems like minutes. As a life-long learner, the internet is an incredible gift. I'm still amazed at how generous people are with their teaching and how much learning content is there for free. Whatever you want to learn, there are videos, podcasts, articles, and even whole books out there. Such a great time to follow your interests.
Here's something I learned: In Japan, calendars will be changed with a new imperial era coming soon:
Not as dramatic as the change from Julian to Gregorian calendars in the western world, as in North America in 1752:
Changing calendars, time zones and daylight savings times are crazy-making for astrologers. We need accurate dates and times to draw up a horoscope. Fortunately, my astrology software is programmed to adjust for time changes. It will also allow me to notate chart data with NS (new style for Gregorian) and OS (old style for Julian) if the birthdate is far in the past. Then it will calculate the horoscope correctly.
In the future:
The Northern Illinois Chapter of NCGR will present "The Cosmic Skies of 2019" with Dawn Silver and Joe Polise on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Des Plaines, IL More info here:
You can find me on:
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.