This month we have two outer planets changing directions. This is a big deal if they change directions on the same sign and degree as one of your natal planets. It brings the energy of the outer planet into your life in a more powerful way than usual. The planets are Jupiter turning direct on April 8 at 12 Leo and Pluto turning retrograde at 15 Capricorn.
We also have a Lunar Eclipse this month on April 4 at 14 Libra/Aries. This eclipse will be visible in most of North and South America. In North America, California will feel the strongest effects of this eclipse. See my eclipse article linked above.
The Solar Eclipse last month on March 20 was visible in Europe. We had two events that could be related to the eclipse. One was the power failure in Amsterdam that affected 17 million people. Amsterdam is one of the cities under the partial solar eclipse. The other event was the plane crash in the French Alps. That area was also under the partial solar eclipse. It is alleged that the co-pilot crashed the plane intentionally. Unfortunately we don’t have a firm birth date for him, so I can’t determine if he was personally affected by the eclipse. More later, if I get firm birth data..
Dates to Watch:
Apr 2 – Mercury Trine Saturn. A day to make realistic decision and then to act on your decisions. Your judgement is good now.
Sun Trine Jupiter. Two trines in one day make this a very promising day. This aspect brings financial and educational opportunities.
April 4 – Lunar Eclipse at 14 Libra Aries. Look in your natal chart for the house that holds 12 to 16 degrees of Libra and the opposite house of Aries. These two houses will see a lot of activity for the next couple of months. Also see if you have any planets at these degrees. The areas ruled by the natal planets will become activated. This eclipse will be very powerful for California. For more details check out the my eclipse article above.
Apr 5 – Sun Square Pluto. Others seem to be pushing you around today. Try to stay calm.
April 6 – Sun conjunct Uranus. You are too antsy today and could make a lot of errors. Check your work.
Mercury Trine Jupiter. Take time out for mental enjoyment. Do a crossword puzzle or spend the day on facebook, whatever.
Apr 7 – Mercury Square Pluto. Check your bank and credit card statements. You could lose money today.
April 8 – Mercury Conjunct Uranus at 16 Aries. Unexpected news could come in today. You may have to take a trip on short notice. In other words be on your toes for surprises.
Jupiter turns direct at 12 Leo Jupiter has been retrograde since December 8, 2014. Since Jupiter rules higher education and travel, we may have decided to go back to school and return to a place we had visited earlier. Also, during that time we internalized our spiritual searching and our growth. Now Jupiter turning direct is a time to expand in business, education and our spiritual life. A very lucky transit if you have planets at 10 to 14 Leo or Aquarius.
April 10 – Sun Conjunct Mercury. You have a choice, take a trip or write a work. This is a favorable aspect to both of those activities.
April 11 – Venus enters Gemini until May 7. This is your time to flirt big time. Venus in Gemini usually likes to have a lover and another on the side, just in case.
Apr 14 – Mercury enters Taurus until April 30. Your thinking gets very grounded on this one. You start to look at real estate and to see your financial advisor.
Apr 15 – Venus opposite Saturn at 4 Gemini and Sagittarius. Your partner and your friends are giving you the cold shoulder. I don’t know why, it’s just one of the ways ole Saturn likes to torture you.
Apr 16 – Pluto turns retrograde at15 Capricorn until Sep 25. I know that you Caps out there are sick and tired of Pluto but during this period, he is going to backtrack to 12 degrees of Capricorn. So if you have planets at 12, 13 or 14 Capricorn, you are not through with him yet! If you have planets at 14 to 17 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer, this could be a really intense day for you based on where it falls in your natal chart.
Apr 17 – Mars square Jupiter at 12 Taurus/Leo. You could go to extremes today. You run around trying to do 24 hours of work in a 12 hour day. Or you go on a shopping spree, either way you end up exhausted.
Apr 18 – New Moon at 27 Aries. A good day to start a new project. Aries likes to initiate things and the New Moon gives you a boost.
Apr 19 – Venus Square Neptune at 9 Gemini/Pisces. You are confused about your relationships and about money. Don’t make decisions in those areas today.
Apr 20 – Sun enters Taurus until May 21. They certainly picked the right time to celebrate Earth Day. The Sun is in Taurus on the 22nd and Taurus is all about our home here on Earth. Some astrologers think that Taurus rules the earth. After all we don’t have a sign that rules the most important planet of all.
Apr 21 – Mercury square Jupiter at 12 Taurus/Leo. You are trying to communicate, but the words come out all jumbled. Wait for another day.
Mars Trine Pluto. A good day to do some constructive work.
Apr 22 – Mercury Trine Pluto. Now you can speak and your words have power.
Mercury conjunct Mars at 15 Taurus. This is a powerhouse aspect. You could try to dominate others’ thinking today. Use this energy instead to read a juicy, bloody, detective novel.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Leo until August 2015. This month Jupiter is retrograde until the 8 and will move from 12 Leo to 13 degrees of Leo. Jupiter is about growth and expansion. Look to the house in your natal chart that holds 12 to 13 degrees of Leo. During Jupiter Retrograde we are more interested in inner growth than we are in outward expansion. Once Jupiter turns direct, we focus on our outer world and look for growth experiences in education and travel.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2018. (He will move back into Scorpio on June 16, 2015 until Sep 19, 2015.) This month Saturn is retrograde and will move from 4 to 3 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 4 or 3 degrees of Sagittarius or Gemini in your natal chart, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. While Saturn is in Sagittarius, Saturn is asking about your plans for the future, your religious beliefs and what meaning have you found for your life.
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus will move from 16 t0 17 degrees of Aries all month. We all feel a need to rebel; we want more freedom and want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. He will move from 8 to 9 degrees of Pisces this month. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets a t8 to 9 degrees of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is moving direct until the 16th and will stay at 15 degrees of Capricorn. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 14 to 15 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,