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What’s that in the Sky April 2012? Seeing Astrology in Action. April 3, 2012

Posted by Kerry in Astrology, Astronomy.
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Zytglogge tower in Bern, Switzerland. East fac...

Zytglogge tower in Bern, Switzerland. East facade fresco showing the gods / planets Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

News from the Stars

Time Zone AEST in Australia

4th April Mercury goes direct in Pisces

4th April Venus enters Gemini

7th April Full Moon in Libra at 5.18am

11th April Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn

14th April Mars goes direct in Virgo

17th April Mercury enters Aries

20th April Sun enters Taurus

21st April New Moon in Taurus at 5.18pm

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“When spider webs unite, then can tie up a lion.”  Ethiopian proverb

 

United we stand; divided we fall.        60’s song

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For all you night owls

Venus and Jupiter will be rapidly following the Sun below the horizon. During April Venus will be slowly passing over the Pleiades, also known as the 7 Sisters. I will be making sure I see that!  

Look overhead to see Mars shining with a reddish glow. Let the Moon be your guide when she passes close by on the 3rd and 4th April.

Saturn will be in further to the east and will be difficult to spot. Let the Moon be your guide as she will be nearby on the 7th April.

 

 

For all you early birds

The magnificent Scorpion will be directly overhead. I always get a kick out of seeing him. Reddish Antares is the star of his head and the long sweep of his tail lies in the Milky Way. If you have never seen him; look for the curve of his tail and think BIG! He is so clear you will wonder why you never saw him before. Let the Moon be your guide as she will be stuck right between his pincers on the 10th April. Not a comfy place for the great Moon goddess!

 

The Southern Cross can be seen lying on its side in the south. Mercury will be briefly visible in the eastern skies just before the Sun rises, and Saturn will be setting in the west. Let the Moon be your guide when she is close to Saturn on the 7th April and close to Mercury on the 19th April.

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