Your handy Astro Facts: The Full Moon (25° Libra) is on 4/15 at 3:42a with a Total Lunar Eclipse. The New Moon (9° Taurus) is on 4/29 at 2:14a with an Annular Solar Eclipse (on 4/28 11:14p PT). Pluto goes retrograde at 13° Capricorn on 4/14 (thru 9/22). The Sun enters Taurus on 4/19 at 11:56p. Unless noted all times are EDT. Read April’s Astro overview HERE.
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Happy Birthday Rambunctious Rams! Your personal new year rings a different tone than other years. Ruler Mars is on a backward journey in Libra, the sign opposite Aries. This means you may feel a bit disoriented too. Your usual rambunctious self needs to pause for a bit of reflection and since Mars is stationed long term in your relationship zone (until July) reflection is best done with others. What do significant others in life have to teach you now? Whether it is a family member, spouse, lover, mentor or work-mate, what example are they reflecting back to you? You may believe they are the ones with “whatever”, but consider it is actually you and your actions (or non-action) which is the trigger. This may feel uncomfortable, but ultimately will lead you to the greatest growth in your life. Emphasizing this same theme, the karmic South Node just entered Aries for the first time in 19 years (see Intro for more on this). It is time for the whole world to hit the pause button, take a step back and review where we’ve been and where we want to go. As always, dear Aries, you are the fearless leaders in this and every process – so lead the way! April’s astro theme brings the Aries Sun and revolutionary Uranus together which helps you evolve at even quicker levels, and as the month begins Venus beams out to Mars creating lovely airwaves in cosmic harmony. If you feel confused, reach out to friends and your circle of like minded compatriots for advice and just to let off steam.
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Bulls, Lots of emphasis on Taurus this month! April dawns with Moon in your own sweet sign indicating a cycle of reflection culminating in the Taurus New Moon on 4/28 the same day as a solar eclipse in Taurus. One of the areas in need of reflection is your life’s work along with where to live. The first week of April ruler Venus in Aquarius dances on your worldly stage guiding you to higher perspectives where you’ll more easily see the next moves to make in your career and other major life pathways. At the same time rammy Mars is stuck in reverse in your work/job zone. Decisions are not easily made with this kind of push-pull motion. To repeat a line from last month, “It may not be anything you had expected.” On 4/5 Venus enters Pisces where she graces your networking community and friendship sphere for the rest of the month. If you feel confused or simply need to process your ideas out loud, it is a great month to reach out to your circle of friends and other trusted advisers for guidance. (See Intro for details on the Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse)
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gemini, April begins with ruler Mercury in the mystical waters of Pisces traveling in your outer world and career zone. For you artistic Gems and those in healing professions, this helps you tune more deeply into your intuitive guidance and I’ll bet you’ve been aware of this already. Your other twin – the headier, more linear one, may feel a bit murky and confused. Not to worry because Mercury is on a fast track and climbs out of waterloged Pisces and into focused Aries on 4/7. As muddled Mercury leaves, sweet Venus dives into your worldly zone. She travels here the rest of the month and helps create a nice wave to carry you to the perfect shore. Venus also sends ripples of love to jolly Jupiter moving forward in your income zone again so your financial flow gets a boost too. The bright Aries Sun joins revolutionary Uranus in your networking connection zone, so friends and others in your community are on fire for your attention! This is a good thing as long as your multitasking arms don’t fall off.
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Cancer, Your beautiful ruler the Moon is in the news this month. In the earliest hours of April 1st the Moon is in the last degrees of fiery Aries then shifts to soft earthy Taurus initiating a phase culminating in the New Moon/Solar Eclipse at the end of the month on 4/28. Cancer is here to learn to embrace the ever changing rhythms of life and this is a good month to practice. Best advice is to go with the flow rather than trying to control it. You’ve got plenty of help for this now that Jupiter moves forward again in Cancer re-emphasizing the triangle of watery flow in the cosmos of which you are a major apex. Venus joins in on this sweet action when she enters fellow water sign Pisces on 4/5 for the rest of the month. She’ll help you tap into a more intuitive, spiritual way of dealing with things. The bright Aries Sun joins Change Agent Uranus in your outer world zone early in April, re-triggering cutting edge concepts to apply to your career and over-all life path. Keep looking forward, don’t let past attitudes reach out and grab you, and all will be well.
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo, April’s fiery Aries Sun shines in one of your favorite territories, the zone where far flung adventures of the heart and mind await! If you have any travel plans this month expect them to even more interesting than usual. It will be especially nice if you have a companion by your side because sweet Venus begins the month in your relationship zone (just where she belongs!) and on 4/5 enters your even deeper relationship space, of intimacy and other juicy connections. Sounds pretty yummy. Meanwhile Saturn minds the home front, where his competence can be relied upon. However keep in mind that Saturn is currently moving retro in Scorpio (the sign of deep motivations) while Mars in Libra continues to reverse in your mental zone which can contribute to you overlooking something you don’t want to see. Point being, wherever you are make sure it is not a foxy pirate guarding your hen house.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22 Dear Virgo, The first week of April finds ruler Mercury stroking through your relationship zone just after a swim meet with healer Chiron. The healing flow between friends and other trusted members of your community continues to help your mental process. Mercury on a fast track now, climbs out of watery Pisces and into the hot sands of Aries on 4/7 where he’ll connect with rebellious Uranus before moving on to the calmer green pastures of Taurus on 4/23. This mixture of energies can help you feel frisky and more alive, or it might scatter you in too many directions (and probably a bit of both). Luckily Venus is on your side gracing your job space as the month begins, then enters your relationship zone on 4/5 for the rest of the month. Since Venus rules relationships, this is the perfect place for her to be! Partners in love and work gaze at you with loving eyes, and you appreciate them more too. In fact appreciation, versus critical judgment, continues to be an important focus for you now. So put a lot of frisky energy into appreciating everyone and everything in your life!
LIBRA September 23 – October 23 Dear Libra, April promises to be a stand out month for you. Mars continues his backward journey in your sign (until 5/19), the karmic North Node is in Libra for the first time in 19 years and on 4/15 the Full Moon is in Libra along with a Total Lunar Eclipse. See Intro for more information on the Full Moon/eclipse. As always April’s Aries Sun shines in your relationship space and on 4/1-4/3 joins up with rebellious Uranus – an electric current ripples through your partners in life. So how to handle all this? Ruler Venus gives you a big clue as she travels in airy Aquarius early in the month. When someone pecks you the wrong way she encourages you to get to a higher perch to view a broader perspective and not be tempted to strike back. On 4/5 Venus enters your work zone. She’ll be here the rest of the month soothing ruffled feathers and bringing added insight on the job and to your other daily tasks. This is the zone of health matters too, so if you’ve had any concerns with your health, help is on the way!
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Scorpio, April is often a month of lively action and activity for you especially on the job. This April has that electric energy at work but carries a different vibe too. Saturn is currently retrograde in Scorpio, co-ruler Mars is retro too (thru 5/19), then on 4/14 your major ruler Pluto turns backward as well. Humm, seems like a great month to go on a long retreat preferably in a calm remote place. Since this is not a likely option for most of you, here are some other suggestions. Scorpio is one of the most creative signs going, so make a place at home where you can escape. Create a retreat space in your own environment, perhaps a studio where you make things and do artistic projects, or a place you artistically decorate with things you love, where you can read a good book, journal or meditate. When the roar of the outer world gets too loud and chaotic, you’ll be happy you have a peaceful place for inner reflection.
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Sagittarius, April is a month that suits you well as the Aries Sun beams brightly on fellow fire sign you. This April from 4/1 – 4/3 the Sun meets up with sparky Uranus in your creativity and fun zone – plans sizzle with an electric glow. Ruler Jupiter moves forward again too, which makes you a happier camper. But his travels in watery Cancer remind you to be careful or fun adventures might get short circuited. Action planet Mars is reversing in your friendship space, so it also pays to check with the gang to make sure you’ve all got the same dates on your calendars. Saturn remains retro too and is behind the scenes planning a download just for you. That won’t happen until the end of the year but Saturn flows well with Jupiter now, so it’s all good energy even if you can’t see it yet. Pluto does a turn-around this month on 4/14, backing up in your income zone. Pluto has been here since late 2008 so you’ve experienced this annual retro phase many times before. The difference this time is that Pluto turns retro exactly opposite Jupiter creating a rocking see-saw effect. The downside of this see-saw might pull your own resources into someone else’s pocket, but the upside is if you experience any financial hiccups someone will be there to bail you out.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Capricorn, As April begins finances are sweeter than usual while Venus magnetizes your income zone. Her next stop (on 4/5) is to your mental and communication space where she’ll join Neptune to beam in mystical revelations. These revelations can help cheer up ruler Saturn in your networking connections zone who has been feeling a bit down and cranky in retro mode. Venus also reaches out to jolly Jupiter moving forward again in your partnership sphere and this lovely 3 part harmony sets a beautiful tone for personal relationships this month! In other astro news long time changes needed around the homestead come into sharper light. Plans get clearer, but it’s best to expect the unexpected so don’t hire the movers or the contractor yet. Meanwhile Mars continues to back up in your career zone (thru 5/19). If your work world is all up in the air, best advice is to chill and wait to see where things land. Just continue to do what you do best, which is stay focused on your own goals and everything will eventually fall into place.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Crystal Blues, Venus shines in Aquarius as April begins so everyone notices and appreciates your unique sparkly self! Her next stop (on 4/5) is to your money zone where she sweetens your finances all month long – a yummy treat! From 4/1 – 4/3 the bright Aries Sun meets up with ruler Uranus in your mental and communication zone. Ideas sparkle and when Messenger Mercury joins in too (from 4/7 – 4/23) your mind will be sizzling with new concepts and good ways to express them. In the midst of this excitement, remember to tame your tongue a bit. There are others not as eager to embrace new ideas who need more time to come around. You could singe them with your eager fiery rhetoric and once burned, twice shy.
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, You are going to like April’s energy! Venus enters Pisces on 4/5 to stay all month where she brings beauty, glamor and all the best attention your way – how nice is that?! In her Pisces travels Venus reaches out to Jupiter in your creativity zone (zone of kids too, good for yours if you have them!) and also to Saturn in your travel and education sphere. This would be a great month to get out in the world and let everyone see your personal creative talents. Helping out is the Aries Sun who meets up with Uranus in your money zone early in the month. Unexpected financial windfalls could give you the extra cash you need. Mars continues his retrograde journey in your deeper relationship/partnership zone, so don’t expect too much from your closest companions in life now because they are too preoccupied. Best to look elsewhere for the support you need, which is another good reason to swim in new streams this month.