April will be an intense and active month after dealing with the Full Moon at the end of March that may have had an impact on our April Fool’s Day! Also Mercury is still in Retrograde mode, and won’t turn Direct until the 15th at 4:15 AM EST (adjust for DST) — and, of course, to add to the energy — we also have our New Moon in Aries cresting the same day at 8:57 PM EST (adjust for DST) meeting up with The Planet of the unexpected — Uranus. Therefore there is a push/pull kind of power play going on with Mercury stationary at 4 degrees of Aries intensifying its grasp for the last few minutes before moving forward. The New Moon in Aries lights up 26 degrees of the sign and is in concert with Uranus, there might be a need to attend to some sudden happening — it could be wonderfully positive or perhaps somewhat surprising. Write out your New Moon wishes with serious intent, however, you might want to wait a few days before trying something you haven’t tried before. Those born near this date or with a major Planet at this degree will be starting a new lunar cycle, with the addition of Uranus in the mix, it could be a life-changing event. The Full Moon is on the 29th at 7:59 PM EST (adjust for DST), energizing 9 degrees of Scorpio and may prove to be a more benign Full Moon than most.
There are several negative aspects early in the month that might deal with governmental edicts that are not popular or able to be worked out. There is unrest in the day to day business of government — and there may be protests. Later in the month there might be a pause as higher-ups rethink the pathway they are taking. Personally, people will be impatient and short with others, don’t take it to heart but, if you can, just let some things go! Later you will find common ground in order to move forward.
There are bright spots in the canvas of this month as Jupiter in Scorpio will connect positively with Pluto in Capricorn on the 14th bringing a powerful force for you to use, remember to keep things in perspective as your enthusiasm will seem boundless. Later in the day, Mars in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces are in good aspect and you might find your “Spidey” senses are attuned to others. You are feeling holistic and altruistic towards humankind.
Saturn will turn Retrograde on the 17th at 9 degrees of Capricorn, not moving forward until September 5th. This time period may allow us to recap our recent past, acknowledge our shortcomings and help us to see where we may have gone wrong — but Saturn will teach us the way forward in good time. With Saturn we must “listen” with all of our senses as the lessons imparted are those we must learn in this lifetime.
A beautiful connection all month long between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces will be influencing our spiritual nature with amazing insight. We can, if we wish, find a deeper and more intense connection to our “true” selves. Also you can tap into that inner psychic link that we all have with the spiritual Universal connection with all of humanity. Yes you do have it — perhaps you never attempted to get in touch with that side of your innate nature, however, everyone has had some moments of an eerie psychic experience from another esoteric plane of existence. Be open to all of your senses — we have them for a reason — ignoring your natural gifts won’t stop them from working for you. Allowing all of your instincts, intuition and insight will allow you to fully continue your evolutionary path to your own divine reality.
Also, Mars in Capricorn and Venus in Taurus will add an Earthy pragmatism that we can count on to keep us on an even keel. With Mars in Capricorn taking things one step at a time, and Venus in Taurus giving us reasons to appreciate our families and loved ones, we can sit back for a bit and enjoy the fruits of our labors — realizing we work hard to care for those we love, and our rewards are in the satisfaction of seeing the daily routine become our beautiful reality and the balanced rhythm of our lives.
I am beginning to believe that this Aries New Moon on April 15th is kind of like a reset button — as Mercury will be stationary direct and will begin its forward movement, and the New Moon energy spreads a transcendent light over all of us. Take a moment today to write out your affirmations and wishes during this New Moon as it begins the Zodiac’s ancient cycle of our yearly existence.
Since today is the 7th, I shall begin with the aspects that grace this time period, early this morning was a pleasant interlude with Venus and the Moon that hopefully started our day off with good conversation and love, meeting up with Saturn, Venus is spreading a lot of common sense to us, so that we may make good decisions and have good outcomes. Late night on the 10th and early on the 11th there is a push/pull between the Sun and Pluto seeking to be in charge, but after midnight on the 11th Venus and Mars connect to straighten out any angst that was raised with those who have your best interests at heart. Move towards the positive and bright lights in your life and ignore the naysayers. On the 12th Venus and Neptune enjoy each other’s company around noon, a luncheon date or meeting has all the pluses for a positive outcome, and perhaps for some — a romantic connection that will grow. A good note for Friday the 13th after lunch you might find you have to make a decision between two awesome choices, think about what will really make your life better and less stressful. Mars and Neptune meet on the 14th after the lunch hour and you might have a flash of intuition that inspires your artistic and empathetic nature. You seem to “know” what others need!
Of course — I think the New Moon on the 15th is a red-letter-day! Be sure to write out your affirmations, wishes and desires to ensure that your own thoughts are put into the ether and taken up into the Galaxial vortex.
Now the 17th is a busy day with Venus in Taurus touching base with Jupiter in the wee hours of the morning — perhaps letting us know we have indulged in too much of a good (or bad) thing. but later in the morning, Venus and Pluto have an understanding moment that will bring loving moments and possibly a dream come true! On the 18th as you get to the office, the Sun and Uranus conjoin to bring unbridled energy into your day, expect the unexpected, but keep a positive attitude and you will be pleasantly surprised. Later the next afternoon Venus and Saturn are in a snit, and you might find someone raining on your parade — don’t let the “turkeys” get you down. The 20th brings us the Sun and Neptune at odds after lunch, it might just be a bad burrito, or your energy just sinks — take a moment of quiet if you can and recharge your batteries. The 23rd finds Venus and Uranus in sync, around noon, you might get a chance to make some extra money, or find something of value you’ve had for ages and can now redeem to finance a dream. Mars and Jupiter get along after midnight on the 24th, but your mind might be reeling with new and exciting ideas and you can’t get to sleep. Also, Lady Venus changes signs moving into frivolous and quirky Gemini today — changing her persona to accommodate Gemini’s fun-loving outlook. Later afternoon on the 25th Mercury and Saturn just don’t see eye-to-eye, it feels like everyone is a critic and no-one is being helpful. Mars meets up with Pluto on the 26th at the dinner hour, there is a lot of energy being expelled, and not all of it is positive. Try to keep your cool if others are fretful and/or angry. The 29th finds the Sun and Saturn agreeing to get along, we can find ourselves being responsible, honest and might come upon an opportunity for growth. The Full Moon in Scorpio crests later in the day and our emotions might be piqued, better to allow any angst to wash over you and find that comfort zone of home and familiar settings bringing peace and tranquillity into your realm.
Sorry this seems to have gone on forever, but it is a pivotal month for change — find those areas that work for you, and those folks who have your best interests at heart! Family, friends and good thoughts go a long way in making our lives better, stronger and more fun! We all would do well to delve into the appreciation we feel to those who always keep us strong and positive in our daily lives. We are all part of the whole of humanity — let’s all treat each other with a bit more kindness and understanding. Blessings!