Sun conjunct Mercury will happen on April 20th at 05:53:59 UT (01:53:59 EDT) in tropical Taurus, sidereal and contellational Aries.
As Mercury’s maximum elongation from Sun cannot be greater than 28 arcdegrees, there are only three possible (tropical) zodiacal position of the innermost planet in the case when Sun is in tropical Taurus (see recent post: Sun enters Taurus): 1. Mercury stays in Gemini – here the thinking is unbound, mental activities are spirited which generally result in a vivid, sociable and more or less intellectualized character; 2. Mercury stays in Aries: thinking turns into fiery that may easily burns others, despising the prosaic conducts and goals, mental activities become purely the means for the self-expression without any purpose of co-operation; 3. Mercury stays in Taurus: if Sun and Mercury are at the same time in the tropical Taurus (mainly within the orb of conjunction), we are at the symbolic ’meeting point’ of those principles which were personalized into ’Papageno’ and ’Papagena’ in the famous Mozart’s ’Singspiel’ called ’The Magic Flute’. If ’Air’ and ’Fire’ ’accents’ are totally missing in the birth chart, this type is mostly enslaved by vital instincts and lives wholly within the delusion of the biological sustenance and reproduction, manifesting the ’Guna’ that Hindus named ’Tamas’.
How happy we will be
if the Gods are gracious
and bless our love with children,
with darling little children!
First a little Papageno!
Then a little Papagena!
Then another Papageno!
Then another Papagena!
The greatest joy of all
will be when many Papagenas/Papagenos
bless their parents!
(excerpt from The Magic Flute’s libretto)
It’s plain to see: a baby boom is at hand 🙂 – but rather from May 16th as Mercury has actually its retrograde phase (entering Aries on April 21st) and won’t return in Taurus until that date. Having no problem with the Papageno-like persons, it’s needful to perform even this role, and people with natal Taurus Sun conjunct Taurus Mercury seem to be convenient actors here. >>> More Astro Info
Sun’s ingress into tropical Taurus will happen on April 19th, 2017 at 21:26:57 UT (17:26:57 EDT).
The mythologem of the Minotaur – half-man and half-bull monster, who lived in the depths of a labyrinth and was vanquished finally by the hero, Theseus – makes us acquainted with the essentials of the spiritual task of the natives having natal Taurus Sun. As Minotaur symbolizes the lower instinctual and animalistic nature of the human being by which we can be trapped into the ’Samsara’-like ’Maze’ of the persistent incarnations, Theseus is the higher Self being able to ’transmutate’ these lower forces into controllable spiritual qualities – with the aid of the ’Thread of Ariadne’ that means the ’Feminine Power’ or, which is the same thing, the ’Pure Intuition’.
Of course, for a native with Taurus Sun, similarly to that having Taurus Ascendant, it is not easy to live without sensual pleasures, but there is no problem with this ’joie-de-vivre’ if native is constantly looking for the ’subtle’ principles beyond the merely ’fleshly’ level… If he/she learns to be more and more ’vigilant’ or ’waking’ concerning the control of the somatic and psychosomatic processes, the instinctual drives may lose their compelling strength progressively and fleshly desires can be transformed step by step into the enjoyment of the higher psychic and spiritual recognitions… Transcending our latent animal dispositions as well as transforming the stubbornness into perseverance and the stupefying material inquiries into uncompromising and systematic thinking – these are the most important spiritual duties of each native having natal Taurus Sun. >>> More Astro Info
Sun conjunct Uranus will occur on April 14th, 2017 at 05:30:07 UT (01:30:07 EDT) in tropical Aries, sidereal and constellational Pisces.
Actually, it is the juncture of the formative power of the Fire (Sun) and the highest intuitive stream (Uranus), in the inflexible ’substance’ of the tropical Aries. That meeting, in the case of an instinctual intermingling, may result in a riotous ravage; but, in the event that these forces become equalized and the solar principle can preserve its ruling force, this is nothing less than a necessary and useful transmutation, the opportunity to create novelties instead of lugging the utterly blank habits.
Anyway, in the medical astrology, because of the high levels of a persistent inner tension, Aries Sun conjunct Aries Uranus, with an afflicted Moon or Mercury in the natal chart, indicates a severe inclination for stroke and several cardiovascular disorders in every case and in every astrological house. >>> More Astro Info
Full Moon will occur on April 11th, 2017 at 06:08:02 UT (02:08:02 EDT) in the tropical Libra, sidereal Virgo (jyotish: Kanya) and in the Chitra nakshatra. Within the Vedic Lunar Mansion System, Chitra is the 14th nakshatra – named from the fixed star ’Chitra’ which we know as „Spica” (alpha Virginis). Its Lord: Mangala (Mars), its Deity: Vishvakarman, ’The Celestial Architect’ and its Symbol is the Pearl. At the time of the Full Moon, Moon (Chandra) will be in conjunction with Jupiter (Guru). By traditional interpretations, Chandra in Chitra nakshatra ’gives’ ’… beautiful body, attractive eyes, artistic skills, intuitive inclinations, good opportunities in life, charm and glamour, lifelong thirst for knowledge. If Moon is strongly afflicted, inordinate sexual desires, smug and arrogant character may appear. >>> More Info
Sun opposite Jupiter will occur on April 7th, 2017 at 21:38:52 UT (17:38:52 EDT) in tropical Libra/Aries, sidereal and constellational Virgo/Pisces (view zoomable attached chart). It means, among other things, that these days you have the chance to admire Jupiter about midnight near M.C., id est, at its culminating point. Jupiter, like a shining brilliant, actually seems to be an exquisite ornament to the garment of the constellational Virgo, near her first ’marker star’ called ’Spica’. As Moon will be almost full (circa 90%) on the night of 7-8th April, well within reach of the constellation Virgo (centrally located in the constellational Leo), it is recommended to observe that on the night of 5-6th April. Do not miss this celestial scenery, have clear skies. >>> More Astro Info
This ’earthly’ trine will occur April 6th, 2017 at 04:00:40 UT (00:00:40 EDT). ’Chthonic’ means here the ’subterranean’ but it is basically not equivalent to the ’Hell’ or some other ’devilish’ attributes, this is truly the innermost occult part of a human being or any other entity that Alchemists consider as the ’Saturnian Fire’ or the ’Salt’ providing the adequate individual Form and the firm existential base – containing at the same time the Supreme Ruling (Volitional) Principle called the ’Central Seed of Salt’. This is analogically joint to the osseous system or the skeleton; it is not accidental that we can find in the Old Egyptian Pyramid Texts such metaphorical description of an earthquake: ’ The bones of Aker [Earth and Death Deity] tremble. ’ Though ’trine’ is accounted as a pretty harmonic aspect in astrology, the raising occult powers can be so mighty and ’eruptive’ here that Taurus Mars trine Capricorn Pluto – with certain additional afflictions – may result in earthquakes, storms, eruptions, cunamis or other natural disasters. Some mundane events during the recent Taurus Mars trine Capricorn Pluto aspects: the eruption of Grímsvötn, Iceland’s most active volcano (May 21st, 2011), the Joplin Tornado in Missouri (May 22nd, 2011) and the great earthquake in Nepal (April 25th, 2015) >>> More Info
Mercury, the ’innermost planet’, reaches its greatest eastern elongation on April 1st, 2017. Thus these days, observers of northern-based locations (as, within this cycle, the opportunity of Mercury’s evening visibility for stargazers in southern hemisphere won’t come) should be able to catch this planet, seldom visible to the naked eye, low down above the western horizon just after sunset (see chart below).
Mercury’s orbit lies close to the Sun (maximum elongation is between 18° and 28°), meaning that it is observable at best not more than for a few days each time it reaches greatest separation from the Sun.
After April 1st, Mercury sinks gradually back towards the horizon until it becomes lost to the bright twilight, roughly 10 days later. >>> More Info
45 minutes after sunset – Mercury’s visibility from northern mid-latitudes (freestarcharts)