April 1 to 6
Right before moving into Aries; Mercury in Pisces is sextile Pluto in Capricorn. Don’t ask what else could possibly be exposed in the world of crazy Earth right now. However, this easy aspect can show us stuff of life that can be fixed or streamlined. Even the most difficult people are easy to get along with now.
Mercury moves through Aries April 3 - 19. Aries is dynamic and wants results now. While communicative Mercury moves through Aries, we will want to see results right this very minute. Decisions and action will be executed swiftly. This is not a time to dawdle.
At the same time, Venus in Aries is playing nice with Mars in Gemini. Sparks can fly right this minute especially for Gemini and Aries. Look good for social events.
Once Mercury moves into Taurus April 19, our pace of life slows down. Suddenly, we will have the time to ponder.
April 9 - 11
This period starts off with Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces. Mars and Neptune together have us feeling lethargic. Take some time off now. Turn off the computer screen and your thoughts.
Luckily, Mercury in Aries is sextile Saturn in Aquarius, while Venus in Aries is sextile Jupiter. Help comes from friends, friends of friends, or even your best friend’s boss. Connections with other people go well. We feel supported and productive. This is especially true for Aquarius and Aries.
The new Moon occurs April 11 in Aries at twenty-two degrees at 9:31 pm. The new Moon in Aries is a lunar road sign that Spring has arrived. Time to get up and get going.
This new Moon forms angles to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto. This is a powerful new Moon with the square to Pluto. That square is sure to bring up obstructionist behavior by some signs. Corruption, scandal, and disinformation will be blatant, but can be dealt with by us. This new Moon can actually be a time of more violence or the beginning of solutions to the violence. Luckily, Venus, Jupiter and Mars are involved, so we are able to contend with those who are stuck.
April 13 to 19
This is a very busy time. Use good sense to negotiate through the easy and rough spots of life. The Sun is sextile Mars and Jupiter. At the same time, the Sun is square Pluto. This is a period wherein the difficult situations and people will be ignored as life moves on in our lives. Many of us are finding a new way of living. This continues throughout this period as Mercury follows the Sun to make the same angles April 17. While we will see progress these days are very intense.
Venus moves through Taurus April 14 to May 8. Venus loves being at home in Taurus. This is the beginning of the shift of the planets moving into Taurus. Life will slow down and we will pay attention to loyalty and that which will last.
We are feeling the presence of Mars in Gemini trine Jupiter in Aquarius April 16/17. This is a super nice time for the air signs Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius. This is a wonderfully lucky time for all of us. You do not need to carry a charm because luck is in the air.
Mercury and the Sun conjunct April 18 spark the need to make a decision this very minute. This is not necessarily an impulsive moment, but maybe a life changing moment.
Mercury and the Sun move into Taurus April 19. We have officially turned our attention to the comforts of life. A wonderful astrologer once told me that Taurus is sitting in front of a fireplace sipping champagne and eating chocolates while wearing a mink coat. Now is the time to discover and enjoy something that is meaningful to you, that is the luxury.
April 22 to 25
So, we have moved into slow and methodical Taurus. Mercury and Venus each cross Uranus, which is delightful, but both then square Saturn, which means you have to go home and let the dog out before heading to the afterparty. Surprises and responsibilities come in all shapes and sizes. Luckily, this time period ends with Mercury and Venus crossing paths April 22. This is a good time to express thanks and tell someone you love them. You are loved.
At the same time, Mars moves into Cancer April 23. Our moods are sure to fluctuate from high to low and back in the days until June 11. Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra are revving their engines to start the race. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces can start and finish with ease generally.
The full Moon occurs April 26 at 10:32 pm CDT in Scorpio at 7 degrees. This full Moon is loosely opposite Uranus and trine Mars. Expect the unexpected if you are born at the end of any month. This full Moon brings abrupt closure which is not a good or a bad thing. Maybe you get to pay off a bill or maybe you finally let go of someone or some situation. Do prepare to be surprised.
At the same time, Pluto is about to turn retrograde April 27. This certainly calls for some retrospection and healing. Perhaps from sudden events this month or in the recent past.
Whatever drama the full Moon brought is soon forgotten to the daylight as Mercury is sextile Neptune April 29. Many obstacles of life become flexible. Dream and pursue harmony.
April winds down with the Sun crossing Uranus. Surprise! You just may get to the store to learn there is a toilet paper shortage. Seriously, prepare for one last surprise this month.
Some of the more intense days are April 5,11,12,19,26
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Need to file legal papers? Do it April 15 for success and an amicable process. Make sure the Moon is not void though.
I have been writing this column for over twenty-five years now and in order to better assist readers who are not students of astrology I offer some suggestions as to how to use the monthly summary.
Read the summary with your calendar that shows the whole month on one page. Read through the intro and make note of the days that I point out. Mark the new Moon and the full Moon. The days between the new Moon and the full Moon are when you generally want to start something that you want to grow. Do look at that Moon void chart and take a rest on those days. I have discovered that no matter what I plan, it turns out another way on a Moon void day. Anything you try to accomplish will turn out with unexpected results.
Make note of the three days before the new Moon. People usually get anxious during these days because the phone does not ring or they feel confused or simply nothing is happen. That is because it is wind down time before the new Moon. You will usually notice that the action of life picks up once the new Moon occurs. Also note the days that planets change directions, especially Mercury retrograde.
Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit of a start to maneuvering through life with astrology.
Robert E Brown
As a part of helping readers live with astrology I have added a year long astrology calendar on the MOON VOID page. You can see all the voids month by month. Note the new Moons and the full Moons. The lunar quarters are listed and the aspects are noted on each day. If you are not astrology savvy you can at least have the Moon void information for the year. It's a pdf so you can download it.