April begins with the Sun in the Cardinal Fire sign of ARIES, the symbol on the left, and then it moves into the Fixed Earth sign of TAURUS, the symbol on the right, on April 20th.
Mercury goes Direct on April 15th!
Mercury is going direct in a couple of weeks, on April 15th at 4 degrees of Aries. Just before the next New Moon. Sigh of relief for all you people who are not too fond of this time, which can cause problems for most of us. You might like to mark you calendar, in case you are making any significant purchases, or travel arrangements etc., Best to just be aware of it, and not let it take over your life, lol.
Other planetary activity this month.
NEW MOON in Cardinal Fire sign of ARIES on APRIL 16th at 1.57 am BST @ 26 degrees. I will be writing about this nearer to the time. It will be an interesting New Moon as the planet URANUS will have a strong impact, as it will be conjunct(beside) both the sun and moon. This will provide a powerful opportunity for setting intentions for change and awakening, and beginning something unique and unusual.
Venus is in Earthy Taurus until 25th when it then moves into Airy Gemini
Mars is in Earthy Capricorn, and then moves from 8 degrees to 23 degrees of Capricorn throughout the month. Mars is close to Saturn in Capricorn for the first half of April, so a great time for focused energy, although you may also feel like you are driving with your foot on the brakes at times, as Saturn can slow Mars down!
Jupiter is still retrograde in Watery Scorpio, and starts at 22 degrees and moves to 19 degrees by end of the month.
Saturn is going RETROGRADE in Earthy Capricorn at 9 degrees on April 18th, and will go Direct again on September 6th at 2 degrees.
Uranus is going from 27 degrees of Fiery Aries to 29 degrees of Aries and moving into Earthy Taurus on May 16th. Uranus spends approx 7 years in each sign, so this will be a major shift! Moving from FIRE to EARTH energy. There will be a separate post about URANUS moving into Taurus.
Neptune will be 14 degrees of Watery Pisces going to 15 by end of the month.
Pluto will be at 21 degrees of Earthy Capricorn and going RETROGRADE on April 22nd.
Chiron will be at 29 degrees of the Mutable, Water sign of Pisces, and will be moving into the Cardinal, Fire sign of Aries on 17th April, where it will stay for a number of years. This is another major shift, as the Wounded Healer ‘Chiron’ shifts into the Fiery Warrior energy of Aries. The symbol for Chiron, pictured below, shows the image of a key, and the placement of Chiron in your chart can symbolize your deepest wound, and also how you can heal. ‘The Key to your healing.’
The outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are slow moving and so they can be in retrograde periods for a while and lots of people are born with these outer planets in retrograde. This can indicate that the energies of these outer planets can tend to be expressed more inwardly. All these outer planets are spending quite a bit of time in retrograde motion throughout this year.
The next FULL MOON is on APRIL 30th at 1.58 am BST at 9 degrees of Scorpio.
Until next time,