April is going to be a month of karmic exchanges, in both paying your debts and raking in the rewards. While we had all the momentum and drive to get new goals off the ground during the past few months with all the planets being direct, we may experience a bit of a slowdown as Pluto stations retrograde near the end of the month. This is the catalyst to those karmic exchanges that may unfold within the next six months. With the asteroid Pallas changing into Taurus around the same time, and the New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus, the Sun in Taurus, all in conjunction with Pluto, this retrograde period will be focused on sturdier foundations and instilling a deep sense of purpose for our vision of the future we aim to create. The road may be rocky, but the destination will be worth all the hurdles we have to overcome.
The major theme for this month will be: Let go or be dragged. While the effects of transformative Pluto will be favorable in the end, the process of elimination to create a sturdier foundation may not be so easy.
Here are the major planetary highlights for the month of April:
March 31st / April 1st – New moon in Aries at 11 degrees
Depending on where you are located, the New Moon in Aries takes the reins and impacts us significantly on March 31/April 1, at 11 degrees. This is a time of making wishes or working on new goals, while considering the resources and support that is currently available. Once we know what we have to work with, we can skyrocket towards acting upon our dreams, while setting the foundation down that will carry everything we wish to place upon it.
April 5th – Venus enters Pisces
Our perception may not be all the clear when Venus enters Pisces, as we could be seeing things for what we wish to them to be, or worse, what we fear them to be. With Venus in Pisces our manifestation powers are heightened, allowing us to channel perspectives that mold our realities. Concentrate on grounding and centering the thoughts in our minds is important, so to place more attention on where we have power, control, and the ability to swim through the emotional depths that are impacting us within this planetary placement.
April 10th – Mercury enters Taurus
Everything slows down when Mercury enters Taurus, creating a rift for those who are in a hurry. While it seems that our goals or plans are further out of sight, or the road to the desired destination has been stretched, this is actually a gift to get our priorities in check, and to redetermine the resources, tools, and what we have available to help with our pursuits.
April 14th – Mars enters Pisces
Mars doesn’t do so well in Pisces, as Mars is action-oriented, and Pisces prefers the comfort of their dreams, seldom acting upon them. This planetary placement can create a sense of fog, in not really seeing the road ahead, or creating a sort of distorted view of our goals. This is where pipe dreams are formed, but this is also where creative expression is intensified. Navigating through this energy could be difficult for some, as the ability to focus is challenging. Swift action is not favored, so refrain from acting on impulse, and as instructed for Venus in Pisces, we must try our best to ground and center our thoughts before making important decisions.
April 15th – Full moon in libra at 26 degrees
The Full Moon in Libra illuminates the foundation we are standing on, revving up the work Pluto’s Retrograde will soon be instilling upon us as we enter the pre-shadow period. We may receive glimpses of the cracks and unsteadiness, threatening to pulverize what we have built. This may have people choosing war over peace, in scrambling to keep those cracks sealed, and repositioning the weight to form more balance. The anger, desperation, and anxiety that could be stirred up, can be detrimental to maintaining the peace we truly want to obtain.
April 19th – Sun enters Taurus
Beauty surrounds us as the Sun enters Taurus on April 19th. The air is clearer, the grass is greener, and the flowers are all in bloom. While nature takes on the changes of the seasons gracefully, we may not feel so much of the same. Changing our course, ideals, or mindsets may prove to be more difficult during this time. The Sun in Taurus offers a massive slow down, potentially putting a wrench in the wheels if we are focused on speeding through to the finish line. Rather than dwelling on the delays, consider it a chance to align with the slowdown, so to smell the beautiful flowers in bloom – the metaphorical example of our goals and achievements we have accomplished recently. This may be the inspiration needed to calculate the results of our goals in determining if the juice is truly worth the squeeze.
April 20th – Juno enters Pisces
Juno is the asteroid named after the Roman Goddess who governs marriage, protector of women, and our soul contracts or karmic soul mates. With Juno entering Pisces we may be dreaming up that perfect partner, as this placement expressed love in its purest form and the desire for endless joy, tenderness, and deep intimacy. Our pursuits of love, or of rekindling in that spark to an already established relationship is on the forefront. Once we’ve made up our minds in what our hearts truly want, the experiences and people to help set that foundation will flow towards us.
April 29th – Pluto Rx – Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto stations Retrograde on April 29th, and as the planet of power, death, and regeneration is being governed by strict and responsibility-driven Capricorn, we will experience a transformative time in which our foundations will be rocked for the next six months. Growth is the only option – we cannot remain the same and expect the rewards to be identical as if we did the work. You cannot trick Pluto. While Pluto is small in size, it still projects a powerful punch and affects us all just the same as other planets in the milky way.
April 29th – Mercury enters Gemini
After that slowdown from Taurus in Mercury, the planet of communication, travel and enterprise comes home in Gemini. Our communication styles might be more flirty, chatty, and endowed with humor. Travel may be more of a focus as well, as adventure is on the forefront of our minds – while those gas prices might prove to add some difficulty, there are ways around it with good planning, which could be a bit difficult when Mercury is in Gemini. This placement gives us the boost needed to get projects done before Mercury stations Retrograde on May 10th.
April 30th – Pallas enters Taurus
Pallas is the asteroid associated with the Roman/Greek Goddess Athena, and it governs our activist hearts and what we stand for in terms of justice. Pallas is the feminist but with a f*ck the patriarchy attitude. This powerful asteroid rules strategy, defensiveness, and how we deal with conflict. With her governing Taurus, we are more strategic with money, perhaps even stingy with our resources, and our focus is on how we can establish more value within ourselves, relationships, career, and life in general. It is important not to see things as face value during this time and to try and dig deep within our value-system, to see what is truly prized beyond the material sense.
April 30th – New Moon & Partial SE in Taurus at 10 degrees
A New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus, ends the month of April, closing it out while poking at our egos and removing the mask we wear as a false sense of security, so to hide our insecurities. Coinciding with Pallas entering Taurus, the New Moon triggers our subconscious to consider how we express our power, the misuse of power, and how we can balance the power struggles in our lives. The cause we are fighting for will come into question, allowing us to determine if our cause is just, or based off ego-gratification.
What’s in store for your Sun or Rising sign?
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Aries Sun or Rising
While the Sun is empowering your sign throughout most of the month of April, it does seem to bring quite a bit of drama along with it. You may find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place, in which you don’t want to admit it, but you put yourself there because of underlying issues you have yet to resolve. This has a lot to do with trust within yourself and others, and while it’s okay to be skeptical or realistic, you might be paying too much attention to your negative thoughts and feelings about the situation, rather than really seeing it for what it is. Your perspective is a bit jaded this month, perhaps due to the events that occurred in your life in the prior months. The best thing you can do for yourself is take your time moving into any new opportunities, decisions, or situations, rather than ramming through it headfirst. Read more.
Taurus Sun or Rising
Taurus, April is going to be an exceptionally good month for you! While it may seem so on paper, you do need to consider all the work required behind the scenes, not to mention, sometimes you can be stubborn and reluctant to make any changes or shift beyond what your eyes can see. So, while this can be a positive month, it truly depends on your ability to flow and surrender control when those opportunities disguised as challenges or sudden shifts of change come. This is also a month of networking and building deeper connections, however, the focus is on the emotional/spiritual, in magnetizing relationships that cater to your soft, vulnerable, and loving side. Your birthday may also be one to remember this year, as there is a powerful sense of celebration with others in your circle that completely lift your frequency, and gift happy memories to look back on for years to come. Read more.
Gemini Sun or Rising
This month, pay special attention to your inner world as it tailors to shaping your outer one. A lot of the cosmic energies at play are assigned to your sign, creating a lot of conflict within your heart and mind which caters to confusion and hyper focusing on things that could potentially derail you. Focusing on what you lack will only create further blockages, Gemini. You can’t expect to receive all that you desire if you feel that you lack the skillsets required, self-confidence to move forward, or are counting the many ways you are insufficient in your life. To align with abundance, you must adopt that mindset, and the best way to do that is counting your blessings. Caution is also needed in your finances and/or career, as this feeling of inadequacy could seep out into areas you need the energy to focus and where belief in yourself truly matters. When the sun enters Taurus, you might feel more yourself, grounded, and ready to leap forward. Read more.
Cancer Sun or Rising
April is going to be a month of karmic exchanges; in releasing what no longer serves you and taking on what does. The later part of the month might be more difficult in doing the work that is required for you to bring a sense of peace back into your world, because of the people involved refusing to work with you. The best you can do is express compassion, for yourself and others – be sympathetic and try to understand the opposing side of the argument, so to fully understand the energies at play, which will ultimately offer you insight on what steps you should take. You may also be the recipient of a gift which advances you the resources needed to resolve a longstanding issue, and when this arrives there will be no strings attached or obligations to pay anything back – you are deserving of this and more than likely have been praying for it. Read more.
Leo Sun or Rising
What ignites your fire, Leo? You may be esteeming over new opportunities available to you and are ready to sink your teeth in them. However, you don’t want to burn yourself, and so taking a moment to pause before you pounce will serve you well in the long run. This month is all about taking time out for yourself and looking at everything you have accomplished thus far, before taking on any other opportunities under your belt. You take great pride in your accomplishments, but you are always on the hunt to pursue more, to go that extra mile and add another trophy to your case. This makes celebrating your successes a short-term endeavor because you’re hyper focused on what comes next. If you would take the time this month to slow your stride and take in the beauty of your achievements, then you will invite even better opportunities than the ones you have been considering and could attract even more prosperity and success into your life. Read more.
Virgo Sun or Rising
Rather than asking why this is happening to you, instead ask what this is teaching you. Virgo, you are always going that extra mile to get the job done, and while you might not be as quick as others, you always get it done right the first time. You might feel mocked, that your methods are unconventional, or even outdated, because you aren’t following the same pathway exactly as those around you – your methods are tried and true, and you know what works. So, why are you letting the outside noise get to you, then? You may be dealing with inner conflicts this month about something very important to you, as well as clashes with others which could be a contributing factor to the stress you feel. Try to rise above the chaos and keep doing as you have been – you will succeed, but only through the art of transmuting that chaos into creativity, as you may need to adopt new methods to your already established routine. Read more.
Libra Sun or Rising
Everything that you need, Libra, is within yourself. Too much focus on the outside world can cloud your judgement and misconstrue your identity, as you tend to take on aspects of other people you surround yourself with. This month is your time to quietly come back home to yourself, practice introspection and contemplate your purpose, what drives you, and what steps you must take to create more harmony in your life. You may also find yourself at an important point in your life where you must make a difficult decision in choosing what path to follow, which could ultimately change you and your outer world. Rather than seeking outside advice from too many sources, go within and dig deep to find what you truly want to do. Your focus this month will be inspired with the desire to lift your frequency; to search for deeper meaning and finding real value in the things you love beyond what is on the surface. You are soul searching for answers, perhaps as big as what is your life’s purpose, and then setting up the change in your daily habits to match that vibration and embody your best self. Read more.
Scorpio Sun or Rising
Look before you leap, Scorpio. You are typically well controlled and use pragmatic approach to all your planning, however, this month you may have caught a bug that is making you act a bit of out sorts. That is because you are inspired. Call it love at first sight if you will – to a person, project, or an idea – you are smitten with all the possibilities that could be available. You know deep down that this new avenue has the potential to bring great things into your life, and you want nothing more than to pounce on it and see what transpires. This may require a leap of faith, and you don’t mind taking a chance at rolling the dice, however, a misstep or not paying attention to all the details at play could prove a greater risk than you are willing to pay. By all means, take up this new offer or invitation, but ensure you are cautious in your approach. Read more.
Sagittarius Sun or Rising
April is going to be a month or progress, and while the energies seem to be rather favorable for you, it does appear that the progress you’re going to make it’s not going to come without some hard work. Of course, the work you’re doing might not seem that difficult, because much of what you’re doing is to bring you closer to treasured goals, ending long-drawn-out cycles, and moving towards greater horizons. This month may be quite fast paced, which isn’t an issue for you, because you can surely keep up. With the right attitude and using your marvelous intellect, you can surely overcome any obstacle, and in adding your wonderful optimism to the mix, you can turn any set-back into a golden opportunity for redirection. Things may change for you a bit during the end of the month with the Partial Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Taurus, as you experience a massive slow down, but as long as you adopt that right attitude into what you’re doing, you shouldn’t be held back for long. Read more.
Capricorn Sun or Rising
Why are you stressing yourself out, Capricorn? You might be looking too hard at an issue and in doing so, you’ve distorted its image, creating a web of stress-fueled perspectives that are taking control over much of your world this month. When you approach something from that state of mind, you sometimes add to the difficulty of it, because all you see are the negatives. Take a break – easier said than done, but it could be the one thing that helps resolve a lot of your problems. Taking a short break can help obtain the clarity needed in resolving these issues, allowing you to see things for as they are and not from a lens created out of that distorted perspective. You may also find that much of the Piscean placements this month have you thinking of running away from it all and leaving those stresses behind you. You can’t run from your problems, and you are the last sign to do so, but the thought surely sounds enticing. Regroup, refocus, and then retry, Capricorn. Read more.
Aquarius Sun or Rising
You may be wondering if the juice is worth the squeeze, Aquarius, as you are scrambling to catch that second wind. You may even be fantasizing about giving up because you are so tired of dealing with a difficult situation or project. You may even feel that you lack the support you need, or the methods you use are considered unconventional by others, and so they refuse to help you, or they are working against you because they are after the same thing for themselves. After obtaining a treasured goal, you may feel that you are being tested this month in seeing if you can maintain what you have obtained, and you fear having it taken away. Success is always an option, but you must fight for it, as it will not come easily to you. Your biggest hurdle this month may be when Pluto goes retrograde, in which the six-month long tests will be pushed upon you. Read more.
Pisces Sun or Rising
This is going to be a very creative yet challenging month for you, Pisces. The challenges that are set in place will test your strength, eliminate what does not serve you, and push you down a pathway that serves your highest good – even if you don’t see it that way until later down the road. You are happily encased in your imaginative bubble, dreaming your way through life, but when reality hits, it smacks you across the face and forces you to wake up, which can be incredibly arduous for you, Pisces. However, when you really look at it, you will notice that this shift you’re going through during April is the shift needed to lay down a sturdier foundation which can hold the dreams you keep to yourself, because you didn’t consider them realistic or worth the physical efforts in pursuing them. Like suddenly being jolted from a deep sleep, you might feel foggy and still half in the dream world when approached with situations that require your full attention. Don’t hide away, Pisces, don’t shut out the World, and don’t ignore your calling. As difficult as things might seem to be, they are happening for your highest good. Read more.
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