Four Winds Report for April 1, 2017


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Today is Saturday, April 1, 2017
Hebrew date is 5 Nisan 5777
Islamic date is 4 Rajab 1438

Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Ik’
Mayan Long Count is
Julian Day is 2457845

Today’s Birthdays: William Harvey (1578-1657), Sophie Germain (1776-1831), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Lon Chaney (1883-1930), Abraham Maslow (1908-1970), Sydney Newman (1917-1997), Duke Jordan (1922-2006), Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011), Jane Powell (1929), Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016), Ali MacGraw (1939), Wangari Maathai (1940-2011), Alain Connes (1947), Gil Scott-Heron (1949), Barry Sonnenfeld (1953), Susan Boyle (1961), Phillip Schofield (1962), Rachel Maddow (1973), David Oyelowo (1976), Taran Killam (1982), Ella Eyre (1994).

“I can respect the artistic aim of a composer if he arrives at the so-called modern idiom after an intense period of preparation…Such composers know what they are doing when they break a law; they know what to react against, because they have had experience in the classical forms and style. Having mastered the rules, they know which can be violated and which should be obeyed. But, I am sorry to say, I have found too often that young composers plunge into the writing of experimental music with their school lessons only half learned. Too much radical music is sheer sham, for this very reason: its composer sets about revolutionizing the laws of music before he learned them himself.”
— Sergei Rachmaninoff

From the Archives: Quaoar, and the Year of the Mouse

We thought you might enjoy this April Fool’s joke by Eric from 2011, about the discovery of a 13th animal in the Chinese zodiac. Also, as Quaoar is featured rather heavily in today’s aspects, here is the Planet Waves article introducing you to this intriguing minor planet.

Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on April 3 at 11:39 am PDT / 2:39 pm EDT (18:39:21 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Libra on April 10-11 at 11:08 pm PDT / 2:08 am EDT (06:08:02 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Taurus on April 26 at 5:16 am PDT / 8:16 am EDT (12:16:04 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Gemini and enters Cancer on April 2 at 11:27 am PDT / 2:27 pm EDT (18:26:48 UTC).
Sun Degree: 12-13 Aries.

Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.

Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Pallas square Quaoar at 1:10 am PDT / 4:10 am EDT (08:10:06 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Salacia at 2:33 am PDT / 5:33 am EDT (09:33:03 UTC), and Pallas at 3:41 am PDT / 6:41 am EDT (10:41:30 UTC).
— Mercury trine Quaoar at 4:36 am PDT / 7:36 am EDT (11:35:41 UTC).
— Venus square Quaoar at 5:23 am PDT / 8:23 am EDT (12:23:20 UTC).

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If Your Birthday is April 1
(The Day of Dignity) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Your ruling planet, Mars, might not be in its ‘home sign’, yet right now it’s ringing the bell of a very energized section of Aries. No matter what philosophical, emotional or spiritual issue you might be grappling with, remember: you’ve incarnated in a physical body. And that body benefits when you move it. Don’t get hung up on how to move — just so long as you dance (or run, or swim, or play vigorously or whatever) how you want to. Enjoy the sensations. You’d be surprised how radical — political, even — that can seem to some.

Written in the Planets
Where are you in the process of sorting out your own true values, desires and identity from that of your family? How about in relation to your wider ‘family’: your community, your culture and even the ‘big daddy figure’ that is the government? It’s easy to forget that most of our personal relationships mimic familial dynamics. And it’s astonishing how much people look to, say, an authoritative president to make them feel ‘safe’. With retrograde Venus and asteroid Pallas both on the Aries Point and both square an object called Quaoar in Capricorn, these issues are on point — personally and collectively. Notice where the patterns echo each other: on the world stage, around your dinner table and within your own consciousness. It’s okay to dance to your music without following the established choreography.


4 thoughts on “Four Winds Report for April 1, 2017

  1. Lizzy

    “Notice where the patterns echo each other: on the world stage, around your dinner table and within your own consciousness.” Not an easy task seeing those patterns, and owning ones projections – I’m really having them pushed in my face right now – and it’s pretty horrible – but wonderful when they are finally seen and (hopefully) released.

    1. Amanda Painter

      Hang in there, Lizzy! It sounds like you’re doing real work. And sometimes those most valuable insights and lessons are quite uncomfortable and hard-won. You’ve got this. 🙂

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