Current Planetary Alignment Astrology

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WHAT’S UP – April 2021
Belinda C. Dunn

Aries New Moon – April 11 @ 10:31 pm
Scorpio/Taurus Full Moon – April 26 @ 11:32 pm
A new month dawns bright and clear with all planets direct, all systems GO! As our Sun transits through Aries, the first sign of the zodiac wheel, there is a very real sense of rebirth along with an unrelenting push to get up and running again, making up for lost time, as though life can’t move fast enough.
Throwing off winter’s heaviness is like throwing off the shackles, freeing up life force to flow, liberating the breath to inhale deeply of earth’s sweet fragrance. In a multitude of ways, on so many levels, all appears new, rejuvenated, reborn.
On April 11, the Aries New Moon seals the deal. There is no looking back now. In comparison to the past year, this is a month of leaps and bounds, relatively speaking. By this I mean, after a year of restrictions due to a global pandemic, the momentum is present to initiate significant expansion with less hesitation and complications, and actually welcome positive growth opportunities.
The astrology chart for the New Moon is very telling in that Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Ceres, Eris and Chiron are lined up in Aries. Symbolized by the Ram, Aries is the pure, unconditioned urge from spirit to express, move, and take action. Consider this, the battering ram doesn’t think, if at all, but instinctively moves from a spontaneous center of strength; confident and bold, breaking through obstacles as they appear, immersed in direct experience.
On the human level, what are these possible obstacles? Apathy, inertia, confinement, despair, exhaustion . . . to name a few. The past year has been beset with one challenging complication or another, simply maneuvering through daily life has taken extra effort for many people.
This New Moon is outstanding, particularly advantageous for setting intentions for manifestation, and being able to follow through necessary steps to fulfillment. A unique planetary alignment, the minor grand trine, binds together disparate energies to work as a whole in highly creative, intuitive, insightful, “thinking outside of the box” potential.
In addition to the line-up in Aries, there is a supportive aspect between Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, and Mars, the planet of action. In combination, Jupiter and Mars work to dispel fear and confusion by instilling an element of grace, ease, optimism, and trust in positive outcomes. Individually and collectively, these planets can help us come to terms with the enormous and evolving social changes underway. While this alignment is exact on the 16th, it acts as a protective influence throughout April.
Breaking it down further, Jupiter continues its year-long transit through Aquarius. Forward thinking and solution oriented, Aquarius supports synchronicity, chance encounters, even seemingly magical occurrences. This is about collaboration, people coming together in community to solve and resolve challenges. April is the month to be more aware and appreciative of your unique tribe of fellow travelers upon the journey of life.
This trend is well supported by Mars in Gemini for a full seven weeks (March 4 – April 23). Most of us have noticed an uptick in outgoing energy. Mars in Gemini craves variety, loves company, thrives on shared experience. Restless, searching, not sure what’s around the bend, but eyes wide open, nevertheless. The only caveat to this full on, no holds barred period is the impulsive nature of Mars. This is not a time to throw caution to the wind, but a time to methodically and carefully re-engage with meaningful activities.
Another significant planetary factor is Venus in stressful aspect with Pluto, and conjoining Eris (April 9 – 11), reminiscent of a popular bummer sticker, “The goddess is back and she’s pissed.” On one hand, it is helpful to check, and double check, underlying motives. On the other hand, this alignment ensures a necessary reckoning in terms of personal drives in relation to others. Issues can arise around control, anger, resentment, differences in opinion and purpose. It can provide a deep penetration into the heart of matters, within and without. While personally revealing for those open to exploration, on the collective level, these aspects intensify awareness of power struggles, inequality and social justice.
Moving along . . . Sun enters Taurus on April 19. While Aries is all fire, get up and go, Taurus is stable and grounding. Best free vedic astrology birth chart. Thus, the progression of manifestation begins with inspiration, and continues with practical follow-through. To use the analogy of a garden, Aries gets out the rotor-tiller, preparing the soil and selecting seeds. Taurus makes sure the seeds land in fertile soil, taking root, providing favorable conditions for healthy plant growth.
While April begins with enthusiasm and drive, it will be the final two weeks when inspiration is tested in the field of practical reality. Aries and Taurus work hand in hand to make sure projects are not haphazard and impractical, but fully functional. It can be helpful to identity your place in this process. For example, some people are filled with ideas, and get the ball rolling. They can inspire others to get on board, while others find their place in carrying good ideas into step by step manifestation.
Since 1970, April 22 continues to be set aside as Earth Day, a globally recognized event, bringing awareness to environmental protection, sustainable lifestyle, and the intrinsic connection of human beings with nature. Timed perfectly, the Sun transits through earthy Taurus on an annual basis. This year is especially potent as Venus, the planet of love, beauty and creativity, exactly conjoins Uranus in Taurus, the planet of discovery. Spending time outdoors, slowing down, grounding, connecting with nature; earth-centered activities may be surprisingly evocative, tangible and awe-inspiring.
However, keeping in mind/heart, the primary planetary aspect of 2021 is Saturn in tense square to Uranus. It is exact three times (February 17, June 14, December 24), but remains within orb of influence the entire year. We will revisit this archetypal relevance repeatedly, some months more than others. This aspect brings humanity to a crossroads whereby progress, and the process of manifestation, can meet with some resistance along with instantaneous reversals, and 180 degree turns.
Metaphysically, Saturn and Uranus are associated with the root chakra of yogic tradition. Therefore, both planets are closely associated with foundations and core principles, although their action can appear quite contrary. For example, Saturn has the qualities of endurance, solidity, constancy and constraint. Uranus, on the other hand, can precipitate revelation and release, manifesting far reaching change in its wake.
Another way to look at it . . . Saturn is gravity, the downward pull of earth itself, holding all things in form. Uranus can be likened to a lightning bolt, and the instantaneous awakening of kundalini as life force, the nerve current housed in base chakra, rising through the spine, connecting with the brain. Both are necessary, both are fundamentally related to the laws of existence.
So, what are the possible effects when these planets work together? In general, 2021 is a year of stops and starts. When an impasse is reached, when a detour arises, this is the time to stop, listen to guidance, and learn from experience. When a sudden, perhaps inexplicable event occurs, get your bearings, re-calibrate, open to possibility, see the opening as freeing up attention and energy to refocus on what is truly of value.
This entire year is driving home the message of value and purpose. We will see this in the marketplace as the economy reorients from the slowdown. We will see this in our personal lives as relationships take on deeper meaning. We will see this in our spiritual life as the purpose of earth incarnation can no longer be ignored. And, of course, we will see this trend on social levels, as a resurgence of humanitarian outreach becomes the answer to so many communal challenges.
In light of this on-going Saturn/Uranus alignment, the Full Moon on April 26, is dynamic, energizing, shaking-up the status qua. The faster moving bodies such as Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus, take turns in activating Saturn and Uranus. In fact, many individuals will find the days of April 22 – 30 to be exceptionally definitive in clarifying direction. It is like getting a road map when the terrain is steep, there is a bend in the road, and there is no going backwards.
The astrology chart for this Scorpio Full Moon shows a rare planetary configuration called a T-square. This allows a depth of processing, a natural introspection that may ignite significant shifts in perspective, especially in regard to core values. It can be helpful to ask yourself basic questions such as, “What’s really important?”
At the time of this Full Moon, there is an alignment of Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus, all in Taurus. Hearkening back to the seminal bestseller, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s all Small Stuff,” this is an optimal time to simplify routines, releasing and discarding what is no longer necessary and functional; mentally, emotionally and physically.
Meanwhile, Saturn transiting through Aquarius is challenging this alignment in Taurus. Resistance may arise due to the contradictory nature of Saturn and Uranus. Saturn is the planet of order, structure, compliance, and responsibility. Uranus is the planet of freedom, nonconformity, individuality and choice. Maintaining balance between order and chaos is paramount. It may be tempting to choose the easy way out, when in reality, accepting responsibility and managing expectations is the optimal way forward with the most rewarding potential.

Belinda C. Dunn is a professional astrologer with over 40 years experience. She is available for your personal consultation.
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Have you ever wondered 'Where are the planets right now?'

For people interested in astrology the current positions and movements of the planets are very important and can give you a clue into how you are feeling and how your day is going to pan out. For astronomers, it's equally important to know where the planets are so that they can observe them. For others, getting an understanding of where the Earth is in relation to the Sun and moon and planets is just, well, sort of nice to know. If you've ever sat outside at night and got into an discussion about whether that bright star is actually a planet, and if it is - 'Which planet is it?', then this site might help narrow down the options!

This online orrery (Note: an orrery is a machine that shows planetary positions) will hopefully help you to understand what's going on out there.

Our live Solar System Map - Getting Oriented

If you have our desktop version enabled on your computer, then the application shown above plots the position of the Earth and planets using data from this NASA's JPL website and is accurate between 3000 BCE and 3000 CE. If you have our mobile version enabled then we'll be showing you a simpler view of the solar system showing you the current planetary positions with the option of moving up to 30 days forwards or backwards.

Solar System Map of Current Planetary Positions

Both apps show a solar system map - a 'plan view' of the planets laid out in the plane of the ecliptic (the flat plane in which all the main planets move about the Sun).

Dwarf planet positions are also shown - but it should be realised that these objects often rise far above and below the plane of the ecliptic. This is because their orbital planes are tilted with respect to the ecliptic - by more than 40 degrees in some cases. So be aware that just because the app may occasionally show a planet and a dwarf planet to be very close to each other in the plan view, they may, in fact, be separated by a large perpendicular distance.

Earth's Tilt

Current Planetary Alignment Astrology

As you may know, the Earth's axis is tilted over by 23.4 degrees and the Earth's North Pole currently points at the star known as Polaris - the North Star. The app is arranged so that the view is fixed to the stars and that Polaris is always off the top of the screen (and not shown). This means that the Earth's north pole is (currently) pointing towards the top of the screen, and the south pole towards the bottom. During the summer months of the northern hemisphere the north pole is pointing more towards the Sun and so the Earth is shown below the Sun. During the summer months of the southern hemisphere, the south pole points towards the Sun and so the Earth is shown above the Sun.

Unlike other online orreries in which you can look at the solar system from all angles, this site always shows the same view to try and help you keep your orientation. A north/south control allows the view to be changed from looking 'down' at the northern hemisphere to looking 'down' (or is it 'up'?) at the southern hemisphere. This allows you to tailor the view to the hemisphere you are in so that you can more easily relate the planetary positions as shown in this app with what you are seeing in the night sky. In both views the North Star is kept towards the top of the screen.

Yearly Clock - or 'Where is the Sun?'

Because the display is locked with north tilting upwards, it acts rather like a clock face in which one revolution of the Earth about the Sun is one year, and each of the constellations approximately map to months of the year with January being when the Sun is mostly in Capricorn and December when the Sun is mostly in Sagittarius, etc.

The Zodiac, Equinoxes and Solstices and the seasons

Solstices and Equinoxes

December SolsticeMarch Equinox
June SolsticeSeptember Equinox

The Zodiac display is centred on the Earth and oriented with the tilt of the earth. This display shows in which sign of the zodiac the Sun lies at any time. The sign of the Sun at a persons birth is called that person's Star Sign.

The Zodiac is locked to the tilt of the earth in this way: Because the earth is tilted the Sun lies in the northern hemisphere for six months and then in the southern hemisphere for six months. When the Sun crosses from the northern to the southern hemisphere this is called the Vernal Equinox and this event defines the direction between Aries and Pisces and hence the orientation of the whole Zodiac for the following year.

Currently, the winter and summer solstices occur as the Sun crosses the vertical zodiac line and the spring and autumn equinoxes when the Sun crosses the horizontal zodiac line. So, to use our anti-clockwise clock analogy (e.g. with the app in northern hemisphere mode) the winter (December) solstice is when the Earth is exactly at 12 o'clock from the Sun, the spring (March or Vernal) equinox is when the Earth is at 9 o'clock from the Sun, Summer (June) Solstice - it's at 6 o'clock and autumn (September or Autumnal) Equinox - it's at 3 o'clock from the Sun.

The longest and shortest days occur at the Solstices. At the Equinoxes, the day is almost exactly the same (12 hours long) all over the world.

UTC date and time of solstices and equinoxes


Solstice and Equinox Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak,

The Zodiac - and 'Hey.. That planet is in the wrong place!'

Current Planetary Positions Astrology Chart


The zodiac in the desktop version always shows which sign of the zodiac the Sun is in. However it may not be correctly showing which sign each planet is in. 'How can that be?' you may ask. The reason is that the app has a slider control which changes the orbits of the planets from a diagrammatical view (i.e. all the planets in nice neat, equally separated, circular orbits) to a real view (i.e. all the planets in elliptical orbits with all the inner planets squashed in next to the Sun and the outer planets being widely spaced). Only when the orbit realism slider is in the real position (against the tick icon) are all the planets definitely shown in the correct sign of the zodiac. For info on the desktop version controls, click here.

This page by default shows the diagrammatic view. The Astrology page by default shows a geocentric view in which all the planets are shown where they are relative to the Earth - but without distances. This makes it easier to see where they are in the sky, and also means they are always shown in the correct sign of the zodiac.

The Zodiac - and 'Hey.. That planet is not in the star constellation shown!'

Sometimes people look into the night sky and expect that a planet shown to be in the zodiac sign of say 'Cancer' will be sitting over the star constellation Cancer. This is not always true since zodiac signs and constellations do not match up one to one. The reason for this is that for one, the constellations vary in size whereas zodiacs are all the same and for two, the constellations have moved (or rather the direction the Earth's north pole points has changed) since astrology began.

Indeed the direction the north pole points changes by 1 degree every 72 years (it's called precession), and completes a whole circle about every 26,000 years. This means that although the stars (mainly) stay in the same place, the solstices and equinoxes (which are defined by the movement of the Sun with respect to the Earth's axis) change by 1 degree every 72 years with respect to the stars. And because the position of the zodiac is defined by the equinoxes, it also rotates by 1 degree every 72 years with respect to the stars.

Our desktop app shows this precession in the zodiac. As time is wound forwards the Zodiac rotates in a clockwise direction (northern hemisphere view). The positions of the all planets (including the Earth) are shown with respect to the stars and so are unaffected by precession.

For more detailed explanations on other sites click here and if you'd like to see a video on all the complexities of the Earth’s motion and hence the positions of the stars, take a look here.

Which Planets are in Retrograde?

When the zodiac display is enabled, glowing indicators appear on those planets that are in retrograde - which means the planet is appearing to be moving backwards from its normal motion when viewed from Earth. The image to the left shows Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune in retrograde because Earth is speeding past on the inside orbit.

Today Planetary Alignment And Effects

In Astrology, it is very important to know when the planets are in retrograde, and also when they stop and start to move forwards again (called the Stationary Direct) because it is believed that this motion can reverse and enhance the effect of the planet. For Astronomy, retrograde motions have no importance since they are simply the result of the motions of the planets relative to Earth.

Future Developments

What Is The Current Planetary Alignment

This software is still under development with additional features being added when we can. Please feel free to let us know if there are any features you would like added or questions about the solar system you would like answered, or give us any comments on the application.

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Current Planetary Positions Astrology Tamil

Other Free Online Orreries and Solar System Simulations

Planetary Alignment Today And Meaning

For some reason 2 of the 3 online orreries I used to list here are no longer running which is a real shame.
Anyhow, until I find some more good online orreries out there here is a good one:

3D Fun
With lots of 3D features this application allows you to explore the solar system with many basic facts thrown in. It also allows you to see all the stars and constellations.

Altas Interactive
Another nice online orrery, similar to ours.

Planetary Positions Chart

Solar System Maps

Current Planet Placement Vedic Astrology

To see a some interesting solar system maps including 'Space without the Space' and 'If the moon were only 1 pixel', visit our Solar System Maps page.