Mercury is retrograde until April 23. Save files. If you write documents on Google (as do I) be sure you back them up on your hard drive. Yes, you’ll see long periods when the moon is void-of-course (making no geometric relationship to any planet… a time we generally are less attached to the outcome of an endeavor). These periods do have value, for reflection and projects that require you enter the zone. They are also rich times for intuitive insight.

4/1 Wow… Rachel Maddow and my mom were born on All Fool’s Day…. very different ladies, but somehow- I’m not surprised. (Do you think Maddow would mind me calling her a lady? It is affectionately meant… I don’t know if the word holds the same stigma for young women now that it did in the ’60s and ’70s)

Both are strong, opinionated and no one can tell them what to do… entirely.

This April Fools Day will be full of subtle surprises and/or unraveling revelations. The moon is VOC* ALL DAY…. and that is not an April Fool joke.

We will see more extended VOCs over the next months, so prepare yourself for days where you can utilize that energy to your best advantage. Today, don’t expect anything to stick necessarily, which can exasperate those who actually want to push something ahead. Things have a tendency to go differently than your intention, by the same token, they also tend not to have any tangible outcome.

That being said, enjoy a dreamy, meditative day to use in any suspended animation that best serves you. Personally, a walk on the beach sounds great to me…. but the sky may be drizzly, so I won’t plan but I will adapt.

*Moon VOC/Void-of-Course: Avoid signing contracts, investing in a big purchase or beginning new projects or important conversations. Perfect time for clearing away clutter, finishing up loose ends, meditating or following serendipity. The “mood” of the period will be colored by the sign it is in… in Pisces, creativity may be high, if one is already in the midst of a project. Inspiration is more fluid than electric. This is also an excellent time to meditate and do conscious prayerwork or volunteer activities.