A good way to learn astrology is to prepare the chart for someone on the world stage and watch to see how transits to their chart affect them. Looking at President Trump’s chart, it shows the Sun In Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius and we see that transiting Saturn is going back and forth on his Sun and Moon. His Sun is at 22 Gemini and his Moon is at 21 Sagittarius. He will be blocked, restricted and pushed back. He will experience many obstacles. So far his health care bill has been defeated. His popularity is at an all-time low and he is having problems getting Neil Gorsuch, his choice for the supreme court approved. Saturn turns retrograde on April 6th and will travel back over his Sun and Moon and stations on August 25 right on his Sun and Moon. That aspect along with the powerful solar eclipse of August 21 on his Mars and ascendant portends a much more difficult time for him. I’ll write more about this in the August forecast. So what is the lesson that we need to learn from Saturn when we have these types of aspects? Patience – and that is not an easy thing for a Gemini and Sagittarius person.
Dates to Watch:
April 2 – Venus retrograde enters Pisces. Venus has backed up again in Pisces. She will stay in Pisces until April 28. Venus in Pisces wants to make love, not war. Once she goes into Aries, its war, not love. The placement of Venus in your natal chart shows who, what and how you love.
April 5 Mars Trine Pluto at 19 Taurus/Capricorn. A great aspect. Mars gains energy from Pluto and they are both in practical earth signs. Plant a garden, buy some property, do some hard work. See if you have any personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) or the ascendant at 17 to 21 Taurus or Capricorn. This is a great day for your career and your income.
April 6 – Saturn Turns retrograde at 28 Sagittarius until Aug 25 of this year. Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius) have been knocked around by Saturn since he entered Sagittarius in Dec 2014. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant at 25 Sagittarius to 1 degree of Capricorn this day could stop you in your tracks. Saturn is asking us to practice self- discipline, UGH. If there are any two signs who hate being thwarted and refuse to practice self-discipline it is Gemini and Sagittarius.
April 7 – Sun opposite Jupiter at 18 Aries/Libra. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 16 to 20 degrees of Aries or Libra, you may have a tendency to eat too much, drink too much and spend too much money today. Now I can believe this of Aries, but sweet, harmonious Libra? I’d be shocked.
April 8 - Venus square Saturn at 27 Pisces/Sagittarius. You become very cool and calculating in your relationships. You may just dump the hippy guy with the guitar you are dating and start hanging out at yacht club to find a sugar daddy.
Sun square Pluto at 19 Aries/Capricorn. This is a day to lay low; the psychopaths are out there cruising around. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 17 to 21 Aries/Capricorn you may be the one we are hiding from.
April 9 – Mercury turns retrograde at 5 Taurus until May 3rd when he turns direct at 24 Aries. We all freak out when Mercury goes retrograde, I don’t know why. It gives us some breathing time to look over our life to contemplate on where we went wrong or right and where we want to go from here.
April 11 – Full Moon at 21 Libra/Aries. A time to focus on our close personal relationships and also on our boundaries in our relationships. Do we give too much or not enough?
April 14 – Sun conjunct Uranus at 24 Aries. You want to break from your routine and do something different. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 11 to 26 Aries, you could be in for a surprise.
April 15 – Venus stations direct at 25 Pisces. Aphrodite is very powerful today. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 23 to 27 Aries you may feel so loving that you don’t want to ruin the feeling with a real life relationship. You may want to write some love poetry instead.
April 17 – Sun Trine Saturn at 28 Aries/Sagittarius. Another good day for accomplishment. The Sun and Saturn are in creative signs so brush off the paint brushes or sharpen your pencils and get to work.
April 19 – Sun enters Taurus until May 20. Because Taurus is ruled by Venus, this is a month where we notice the beauty around us. Especially the beauty in nature.
April 20 – Pluto turns retrograde at 19 Capricorn. I know you Caps out there are moaning "Oh No, Pluto is backing up in Capricorn, when will he leave my sign and stop creating such havoc." Well, sorry to say he will be in Capricorn until 2023. Ouch! During this Capricorn period he will travel from 19 Capricorn to 17 Capricorn and turn around and travel back over those degrees. I’m not going to spout the standard new age astrologese that if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 17 to 21 Capricorn that this is a learning experience, I’m sure you are sick of hearing that one
Mercury enters Aries until May 16. Mercury is still moving retrograde until May 3. Mercury in Aries can really get angry and they have a very fast sharp tongue. They can lay someone out with their verbal retorts. Be careful. If you have personal planets in Aries, try not to get into any battle of wits. Of course, you will probably win, but lose a friend in the process.
April 21 - Mars enters Gemini until June 4. Mars is very active in Gemini but may have no idea where he is going or why. This is a good period to put your energy into studying, writing or teaching.
Venus square Saturn at 28 Pisces/Sagittarius. The aspect of April 8 repeats. What happened on that day? This may give you a hint for this day. Love cools off or becomes very practical.
April 24 – Mercury Trine Saturn at 27 Aries/Sagittarius. Another creative thinking day for Aries and Sagittarius, especially for those with personal planets or the ascendant at 15 to 19 Aries or Sagittarius.
April 28 – Venus enters Aries until June 6. A very lusty area for sexy Venus. Aries is the sign of the Ram you know. Think about it.
Mercury conjunct Uranus at 25 Aries. I consider this the genius aspect and in Aries that genius can come out in ideas around leadership. You want to start an organization, a club around some unusual subject. You are especially brilliant today if you have personal planets at 23 to 27 Aries or Libra.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Libra until Oct 2017. This month he is moving retrograde from 19 to 15 degrees of Libra. 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 15 to 19 degrees of Libra. In Libra, he would bring good news and harmony in relationships. During the retrograde, you may find that you want to expand inwardly, develop your inner resources or grow spiritually.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. This month he will travel from 28 to 27 degrees of Sagittarius. He is moving direct until April 6 when he turns retrograde. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 27 to 28 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 24 to 25 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. This month he will move from 13 to 14 degrees 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 13 or 14 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 stays at 19 degrees of Capricorn. He is moving direct and turns retrograde on April 20. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 19 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,