Mars on April 17 at 8 Sagittarius, Pluto on April 18 at 17 Capricorn and the infamous Mercury on April 28 at 23 Taurus. These will be powerful stations for you if you have any planets at 8 Sagittarius/Gemini; 17 Capricorn/Cancer and 23 Taurus/Scorpio. On a station, the planet is standing still and its energy is much more dynamic. See Meaning of the planets here.
Dates to Watch:
Apr. 5 – Sun Trine Saturn. This is a good aspect for dealing with elders. It is good for service and for new projects that can increase in value.
Venus enters Aries until April 29. Venus isn’t too happy here. Aries is too fast for her sensual, dreamy self. To adjust to Aries, she may decide to try speed dating.
Mercury enters Taurus until June 12. Mercury isn’t happy here, he has to slow down and he is the guy with wings on his feet. Our mental processes may drag; you are not your witty self during this period. You may brood about how much money you aren’t making, but it will be hard to get off the couch.
Apr. 6 – Sun Square Pluto at 17 Aries/Capricorn. You may be tempted to join with those interesting guys you just met and rob the local liquor store OR maybe sell some drugs on the side to increase your income. Don’t expect a positive side of this from me, there isn’t any. You could definitely be recruited by the Mafia if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) or the ascendant at 17 Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer.
April 7 – New Moon at 18 Aries. Some consider this the beginning of the year. It’s a time to set your intentions for the year by constructing a vision board with pictures of everything you want to bring into your life this year. You are interested in starting new projects. Look at the house in your birth chart where this New Moon falls. This is the area of life that needs to be energized. See meaning of houses here.
Apr. 9 – Sun Conjunct Uranus at 20 Aries. This is a dynamic aspect. You want to do your own thing. Aries tends to be impulsive on a good day, so be careful of what you rebel against and throw over--you know…the bath water thing. Very strong and impetuous for those with personal planets at 18 to 22 Aries or Libra.
Apr. 12 – Venus Trine Mars at 8 degrees Aires/Sagittaius. A hot time for romance and it should run smooth.
Apr. 14 – Mercury Trine Jupiter at 14 Taurus/Virgo. A good time for mental recreation. Do a crossword puzzle.
Apr 17 – Mars turns retrograde at 8 Sagittarius and stays retrograde until June 29. I hope you got a lot done this year up to now because Mars retrograde means that your energy is sluggish, its like trying to walk through quicksand. I know-- why didn’t I warn you about this before now? Conserve your energy and wait until June 29 to go forward with your plans.
Apr 18 – Pluto turns retrograde at 17 Capricorn and stays retrograde until Sep 26. This is a tough one for all of the Scorpios out there. Your ruler is backing up. You always feel powerful and in control. During this period? Not so much.
Venus Trine Saturn. You may meet up with a friend you have not seen in a long time. Relationships are grounded and real.
Apr 19 – Sun enters Taurus until May 20. A good time to enjoy the earth and nature. Go on a picnic or a hike.
Venus Square Pluto at 17 Aries/Capricorn. This bring about embarrassing relationship issues. Certainly do not go on a blind date with anyone on this aspect. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 17 Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer, just stay home. If you are married, make a vowel of silence for the day.
Apr 22 – Full Moon at 2 Scorpio. Scorpio has strong feelings and emotions and a strong sense of purpose. We can all use this Scorpio energy to be receptive and responsive to outside influences.
Venus conjunct Uranus at 21 Aries. You want something difference in your relationship. You may search out some wild and crazy friends to hang out with.
Apr 28 – Mercury turns retrograde at 23 Taurus and stays retrograde until May 22. This is a time to reflect. We don’t normally take the time in our busy lives to think about where we are going and what we are doing. Mercury retrograde forces us to do that.
Apr 29 – Venus enters Taurus until May 24. Venus loves being in Taurus. It is all cuddly and huggy on this one. You will feel like getting a massage or a sauna, Taurus is about the body and Venus is love, you figure it out.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now retrograde in Virgo and will move from 15 to 13 degrees this month. He goes direct on May 9, 2016. Jupiter is about growth and expansion especially in travel and education and also in the area of your life ruled by the house in your natal chart that holds 13 to 15 degrees of Virgo. When Jupiter is retrograde, there is inner growth. Studying on our own or meditating.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. He went retrograde on March 25. This month he will travel from 16 to 15 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 15 to 16 degrees of Sagittarius or Gemini, 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, he is asking about your belief system, your hopes for the future and your travel plans
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus moves from 19 to 21 degrees of Aries. We feel a need for freedom and we 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 10 to 11 degrees of Pisces all 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 at 10 to 11 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. Also contact with elves, gnomes and fairies.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto stays at 17 degrees of Capricorn. He starts to move retrograde on April 18. 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 16 to 17 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month.