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The top news for April is the full Moon/lunar eclipse April 4 at 7:05 am CDT at fourteen degrees Libra. Libra is all about finding our balance and equilibrium within our relationships. This eclipse is sure to shake a few scales because it angles the square that we are still feeling between Uranus and Pluto. Remember, the Uranus/Pluto square has had a lot to do with events in the Middle East, the downfall of Bill Cosby, the exposure of actor Steven Collins and many of our own life crises that have forced us to change how we live. The events that take place now are sure to jolt us into making big life moves in the coming days or weeks.
The day after the full Moon, the Sun in Aries squares Pluto and then crosses Uranus on the 6th, triggering emotional events for most of us but especially the cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn. Many of us will need to retreat to our safe place. On the 7th and 8th Mercury follows the Sun and squares Pluto then crosses Uranus. Other days that we are sure to feel agitated include April 11, 17, and 24.
The agitation and drama we experience during these times are just life showing us that we must change our outlook, our thinking, and our actions. If you feel very emotional or hopeless, your chart is most likely being affected by this full Moon and the Uranus/Pluto Square.
Think back to last October 8 when the full Moon eclipse in Aries was within one degree of being opposite this month's eclipse. What was happening then? You are sure to experience some similarities now compared to what was happening last October.
The good news is that Jupiter, retrograde in Leo, since December 7, 2014 goes direct April 8. Jupiter brings about opportunities to grow, prosper, learn, and even travel. Leo is certainly going to find life a bit easier to make happen as will Jupiter ruled Sagittarius. Wherever Jupiter is transiting in your chart is where life will begin to open and move forward.
Once Jupiter goes direct he will continue to trine Uranus in Aries until May 28. What does that mean? It means that the adventure and new cool stuff you have been trying to get going will begin to come to fruition. Leo and Sagittarius and Aries receive the most benefit, as all their visions that would not manifest previously will at last come to pass. It won't be so bad for the rest of us either.
Over in Capricorn, Pluto turns retrograde April 16 and remains retrograde until September 25. Pluto only moves about three degrees every year so his backwards movement will stall us in our tracks. While Pluto is retrograde, the changes we make will be internal. Many of us will eat better, fast, or take other measures to overcome health obstacles. This is especially true for Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Regenerate your life while Pluto is retrograde.
On April 2 Mercury in Aries is trine Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius while the Sun in Aries is trine Jupiter. The Sun and Jupiter have big plans and don't care about the details. However Mercury and Saturn put a damper on any excitement. Facts must back up claims so have your details correct before you pitch anyone a deal or make promises.
The Sun still in Aries crosses Mercury April 10. Aries, especially those born April 10, are going to be extra chatty telling us all about who they are, what they can do, and how good they are at their specialty. Confidence can be infectious and inspiring today especially for Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn must be careful not to act arrogant.
Venus moves through Gemini April 11 - May 7. Gemini is extra cute these days. People are attracted to what we say and our opinions now. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are amusing and amazing and attractive while Venus moves through Gemini. So watch your words and use them to have your way with your world. Life is a smorgasbord so don't just stick by the omelet station at the buffet.
Also, on April 12 Mars in Taurus is sextile Neptune in Pisces. If somebody is mad at you, say a Pisces or a Taurus, this is a good time to contact him or her. We all will feel kinder and more compassionate in the face of the dumbass things some one has done where we are concerned.
Mercury moves through Taurus April 14 - April 30/May 1. Our thoughts and actions turn towards value. How much does it cost? What will the return on my investment be? We will only consider doing things that work and may not be open to new ideas or inventions. Hang onto your money and don't die your hair purple.
Venus now in Gemini is opposite Saturn in Sagittarius April 14/15. For a couple of days before and after this aspect we are sure to feel unsocial and certainly not romantic. Be sure you do not criticize someone you love because they are feeling just as insecure as you. There is no use stirring the pot. That goes double for Gemini and Sagittarius.
Mars in Taurus is square Jupiter in Leo April 17. We all must use a bit of humility today unless you are one of those low self-esteem people. Bragging is never attractive. Instead use this abundance of energy to get what you want. Just don't forget the little details like putting the plug in the boat to make it float.
The new Moon occurs April 18 in Aries at twenty-eight degrees at 1:57 pm CDT. Aries is all about new beginnings so this new Moon compels us to present ourselves in a new fashion. How can you make changes that make you new? Those of us who are timid should make the most of this new Moon by striking out in new directions and taking a taste of bravado. Those of us born in the first week of any of the signs are most affected and can initiate great new plans in the weeks to come.
Mercury in Taurus is sextile Neptune while Venus in Gemini is square Neptune April 19. Read between the lines. However, you may want to compare what you think with what someone else thinks because you may be thinking way too far out of the box. No, Cinderella is not a documentary.
The Sun moves through Taurus April 20 - May 21. Taurus is a fixed sign so many of us may find ourselves avoiding change and resisting progress. Use this time to make wise financial decisions. Life should generally go well for earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. However, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are sure to bump up against detours and difficult people. This too shall pass so take a deep breath.
During the very early morning of April 21, Mercury is square Jupiter. That is probably going to get some of us up early because we have so much to do and we are just so excited about what we want to accomplish.
During April 21 and 22 Mercury and Mars are together in Taurus and are trine Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Information comes to us that shows us ways we can accomplish our ambitions. Perhaps a trade secret or advice from someone more accomplished comes our way. Stay open and listen! You will learn more than you expected but you must also keep your mouth shut.
At the same time Venus, still in Gemini, is sextile Jupiter. Remember, when I said to listen to others in the last paragraph. Venus and Jupiter has those others trusting us and they are willing to tell us so much more than they should because we all feel a sense of harmony April 21 and 22.
Venus is sextile Uranus April 26. Explore the possibilities that you have on your mind. You do not need to commit and you would not want to make any sort of commitment at this point in time. Treat others equally and maybe buy a new gadget. This is the century to do that.
The Sun in Taurus is sextile Neptune in Pisces April 29. Whenever Neptune is involved listen to your intuition and do not buy into confusion.
Mercury moves through Gemini April 30/May 1 - July 8. Mercury is in this sign for such a long time because he is retrograde May 18 - June 11. Mark that on your calendar and get all those Mercury kind of tasks accomplished days before May 18. Travel plans, computer purchases, contracts signed and jobs changed or accepted should all be ideally settled during the first two weeks of May.