We begin the month with the Sun trine Uranus, which is a positive transit on April 2, and should help with the many events that are occurring over the next number of days during this pivotal period of time in the world. Relationships will be a theme in April, especially around the time of the eclipse and in the following days as this powerful lunar eclipse falls in the sign ruling marriage and partnerships. It is part of the natural cycle -some things will fall away and other things will begin, but life goes on.
The lunar eclipse of April 4, (see my blog) is all about relationships and our connections with others both in our own lives and in the world. Eclipses repeat themselves every 19 years and the last time an eclipse occurred at 14 degrees of Libra was April 4, 1996. If you can remember this period and it was significant, this eclipse may be significant as well. Events will occur bother before and after this eclipse actually occurs.
This eclipse sets off the Uranus-Pluto square and events will be large in the world, volatile, and large in our lives if this eclipse aspects your personal planets in your own chart. If this aspects your chart in a negative way, the events that occur at this time will likely reveal something, potentially unexpected.
All eclipses are not bad-it all depends on how your own natal chart is aspected. Transformation to a better state is possible. With this eclipse, some relationships will come to an end if they are unstable or troubled.
The days after the eclipse are as significant as the eclipse, falling on the heels of this lunatation, and these transits also set off the Uranus-Pluto square. For some, these will be trying days and if the eclipse affects your chart, these transits over the next few days will as well. These days may be more volatile than the eclipse, and they are:
April 5, the Sun squares Pluto This will have an effect on this day and the night before. Power struggles and arguments are common, but there is the potential for change. Pluto transits can be compulsive and obsessive, and at its worst violence can occur.
April 6, the Sun conjuncts Uranus and this is prone toward unexpected events. Uranus is about freedom and you or others may not take kindly in being told what to do. Allowing yourself and others plenty of freedom is the key, but some things can end. Mercury also trines Jupiter and this can help matters with a more optimistic attitude.
April 7, Mercury squares Pluto and this is an argumentative transit also prone toward obsession. Some people may be looking for a fight. Be careful traveling as this transit is prone to accidents. We could hear important news in the world and our lives.
April 8, Mercury conjuncts Uranus This is a disruptive transit and our minds may be all over the board. Again, fights will be common, and this is not good for travel. We could hear unexpected news, some situations could suddenly end. It is important to pay attention to things over these days.
Jupiter turns direct April 8, at 12:58 P.M., EST
Finally, the planet of gain and expansion turns direct after a four month retrograde that started on December 8, 2015. Many things that have been delayed will start to move forward again in the days to come. If you've been planning a business, new project, or new anything it will be easier to get started now. Travel will be easier and of course, pick up. While Jupiter is retrograde we grow more in an inner way and when the 'great benefic' moves forward the growth occurs in a more outward manner in the world. We can take what we have learned and discovered now and project it outward.
If Jupiter turns direct on a personal planet in your chart this can be a positively significant time, depending on what it is aspecting. Sometimes sales and money can pick up as well.
This should be a significant year for Leo, as Jupiter only enters your sign once every 12 years and it will be in this sign until Augusts 10.
If you are a 10-14 degree Leo this should be a very positive time as Jupiter turns stationary direct. (August 3-7) Or this will benefit you if you have Air or Fire planets being aspected at these degrees.
Jupiter remains in it's important stationary direct period until April 25, when it starts to move forward again and the positive energy picks up steam.
Jupiter in this sign rules the fifth house of love affairs, creativity and children and we will see expansion in these areas.
On August 11, Jupiter will move into the sign Virgo for the next year, not to return to Leo again for another 12 years.
April 11, Venus enters Gemini and romance becomes more intellectual than
physical. Communication will become more important, and feelings can change quickly. If you were born with a Venus in Gemini you would expect the object of your love to be able to communicate well and socialize with others as needed. This Venus placement is chivalrous.
April 14, Mercury enters Taurus. Thoughts and ideas may slow down but once decisions are made that are lasting. This works best for earth or Water signs, but everything is about balance among the stars.
April 15, Venus opposes Saturn Relationships that are solid may be little affected, but the unstable ones could end. Decisions made on this day can be lasting, but basically it is not a day to plan a party, first date or anything of social significance.
April 16, Pluto turns retrograde at 11:51, EST
Many issues, especially relating to joint monies and investments, partnerships and sex will begin to be internalized during this period allowing us to look at things from a different viewpoint. Pluto is about making deep change that goes beneath the surface. One way of looking at this is destruction of that which is no longer working, which will now become obvious.
Certain issues involving power or power structures may appear to lose steam during this time, but they are not really going away, they are just going under the surface, and in some cases becoming more subversive. When Pluto goes direct long term issues of this type (power issues) will surface again both in our personal lives and the world. But, as Pluto retrogrades we have the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective and effect a transformative change.
On the world stage we will continue to see issues related to nuclear weapons and materials, explosive areas and hot spots around the globe and issues concerning money, shortages, corporate control, taxes, corruption and greed.
While Pluto is retrograde its energy is often internalized, as opposed to being out in the open. Often this seems to keep certain things hidden, and when it goes direct situations appear to suddenly be revealed. These situations were there all along, we were just not consciously aware of them. So, when Pluto goes direct (September) it will appear to bring things out into the open.
April 17, mars squares Jupiter This is a day when situations and issues may be blown out of proportion, and boundaries could become blurred. Egos could be out of control today.
April 18, this month's New Moon falls at 28 degrees of Aries, almost touching the critical 29th degree. While new moons are about new beginnings, this new moon packs some punch in terms of volatile energy. Within a few hours though it will move into the sign Taurus.
April 19, Mercury sextiles Neptune This is a basically creative transit, but Venus squares Neptune as well, and this will create confusion between the sexes, or potentially with money. Some people may feel discouraged or mislead. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be careful what you agree to and situations could be misrepresented.
April 20, the Sun enters Taurus at 5:42 AM, the second sign of spring. Taurus is the ruler of the second house of money and income. Taurus is ruled by Venus. Energies will become more laid back.
April 21, Mercury squares Jupiter Things can get blown out of proportion, although this is not considered an overly negative transit. Mars trines Pluto and this will give us the ability to work hard to achieve our goals.
April 22, Mercury trines Pluto giving us depth of thinking and communication. Venus sextiles Jupiter, and many may feel the urge to socialize and this is positive for love. However, Mercury conjuncts Mars, and this is prone to arguments, disagreements, anger, and is a negative transit for travel and communication.
April 26, Venus sextiles Uranus and this is positive for love, and social communication.
April 29, the Sun sextiles Neptune Many may have vivid dreams on this one. This is a creative transit, good for psychics or any creative activity.
April 30, Mercury enters Gemini Once again thinking and the way we communicate will change. Thinking and communication becomes faster, changeable and more intellectual.