The April 22 new moon falls at 3 degrees of Taurus. It conjuncts Uranus and squares Saturn setting off the current Saturn-Uranus square. Saturn square Uranus is one of the major cycles of human evolution. The last square between these planets occurred July 1999-May 2000 with Saturn in Taurus and Uranus in Aquarius. This time it is exactly the opposite with Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. These cycles coincide with worldwide upheaval and change and are often indicative of economic changes. This is only the beginning of this powerful square and it will not complete until 2022. It will occur three times in 2020.
Taurus is the sign ruled by Venus, the planet of love and values, and it is one of the financial planets. It’s conjunction with Uranus can create an exciting energy subject to sudden change or ideas, or it can create nervous tension and unexpected events depending on what it aspects in your personal chart. On its own the changes could be good or bad. You could make some kind of internal shift or change or let go of something that has outlived its purpose.
The Moon’s square to Saturn is a difficult transit and can tone down the upheaval and unpredictability of Uranus, but it can also feel restrictive and depressing. Many people have been in isolation for a while now, and this can become wearing at this time, with a strong desire to break free of limitation.
Venus trine Mars is a positive transit indicative of a desire to interact with others especially romantic interests, but with the Moon’s restrictive aspect this may not be possible.
This is significant new moon with its aspect to the Uranus-Saturn square. In the world we can expect unexpected events that can relate to the earth or weather, stock market and financial swings, issues concerning women, isolation and quarantine and global finances. Uranus can also indicate explosive events, explosions and rebellions.