Let’s give April a warm welcome!
The month when the flowers start to bloom; the colors are more vivid and energy flows more intensively. We have just finished the Pisces season where our efforts and energy were directed more towards our inner questions, and we had the power to transform ourselves.
Now, it is time to collect all the wisdom acquired from the last Astrological Year and combine it with Aries’ fiery drive to impulse changes in our lives.
April starts with a powerful Aries New Moon right on its first day! And what a good way to kick off the month, and booster the energy.
As you may know, this moon phase is all about new beginnings and fresh starts, and you should use all your power aligned with the glow of the mighty Ram, to set this lunation on fire. Believe me, this ain’t no April Fools’ history; it is the perfect time to combine courage, boldness, initiative and go on thrilling adventures.
Venus, the planet associated with love, beauty, talent and finances, enters the dreamy sign of Pisces on Tuesday, April 5, and brings romance to your life.
You will be idealizing finding the perfect one, or fantasizing about the ideal relationship. Either way, be aware of the illusions you may create, since we are talking about the imaginative Fish sign. The kindness and empathy will guide the relations, making it a prosperous time to find someone special, or to strengthen the ties with the loved ones.
It will be a prosperous month, since Pisces is a sign where Venus feels comfortable being. Besides love and affection, the financial side may run in harmony with the universe. Be open to receiving the blessings you have been manifesting, and don’t miss out on the offers and opportunities that might come your way.
A few days later, the moon starts its first quarter on Saturday, April 9. This phase will occur in the Cancer sign, and it is typically a moment for action, to take ideas and dreams out of the imaginary and to put into practice every plan you’ve made within the New Moon. The crab sign, allied to this phase, gives you the necessary emotions and intuition to deal with others and to act gently.
If you don’t feel at the top of your energy, allow your body to slow down a little and respect your needs. This is the time to find balance between getting things done and finding a healthy and cozy routine. Drink water, eat good food, have some fun, and take care of you.
On the next day, April 10, it is time for Mercury to enter the Bull sign. In Taurus, you might feel your thoughts slowing down, and instead of a hundred ideas per minute, you will focus on a few. No wonder this sign follows Aries, because the universe is asking you to continue all the projects that the bursting Aries energy started and then would have left unattended.
Mercury is the messenger planet, so let the universe communicate with you, and guide you through this materialization time. Your mind might be focused on ideas to earn more money, and to be recognized by your accomplishments. Remember to celebrate your victories and share with the ones you love.
A few days after Venus, it is time for Mars to join the Pisces squad on Friday, April 15. The Aries’ ruling planet, will be under the Fish sign influence, and asking you to act with compassion, yet putting your willingness first. Let your intuition guide your steps, and be prepared to deal with some illusions. The sexual energy carried by Mars gets more romantic here, and you will be searching for deeper connections among your relations.
This planet also deals with the matters that motivate us, and now you might catch yourself searching for some divine guidance, and purpose in your activities. You may also feel a stronger bond with your spirituality, and discover that it is acceptable to show some weakness and be fragile sometimes.
Mid-month overview: by this time you must be feeling some conflicting energies, and may find yourself within a planetary ‘tug-of-war’. To help you, here is what each planet is asking from you: the Sun in Aries is giving you courage and claiming for self-centered decisions, while Mercury in Taurus is helping your mind focus on your goals, and Venus and Mars in Pisces are bringing the intuition for your relations and actions.
Along with these changes, the Moon, which goes by quickly throughout the zodiac, arrives at the friendly Libra sign. On Saturday, April 16, the moon reaches its maximum illumination at its full phase. It will be a good weekend for harmonious dates and to party, since the Scale sign gets along with everyone. Love will be in the air, along with passion, desire, and pleasure.
The Full Moon is all about celebration and symbolically represents the harvest of the seeds you have planted within the New Moon. At this point, if you have been doing things correctly, you may see the good consequences of your actions and effort. Allow yourself some quality time, and celebrate everything you have conquered so far.
On Tuesday, April 19, the Sun says goodbye to Aries and begins Taurus season! The Bull sign energy comes right after Aries for a reason, which is to provide persistence and determination to continue what the Ram started. Just like a very well written story, the sign order within the zodiac follows a well-defined and structured sequence of energies, and you may feel that life runs a bit easier if you dance accord this change of energies.
Now, the Sun that is our guide and essence, is under Taurus influence, and this may make you search for stability. And what brings that? The Bull will say it is money! So be prepared to work hard, but don’t be afraid, since admiration and financial achievements will compensate for the extra hours. During this season, you will be searching for comfort, and seeing beauty in the ordinary things in your life.
One more Saturday, April 23, and the moon is entering a new phase. Its third quarter carries the Aquarius sign energy, and asks you to assess the cycle so far. It is a time to gain wisdom, learn from your missteps, and let go of the things, behaviors, habits, and even people that have held you back from achieving your goals.
The Water Bearer sign will help you judge what things you could have done differently, and will show you ways to innovate next time. You can use your creativity, that will be in focus, to come up with new solutions for your problems and see things through different perspectives.
While some planets slowly walk along the zodiac signs, Mercury goes on at its fast pace. Now, on Friday, April 29, he returns to one of its homes, the Gemini sign. And once this planet feels comfortable, communication runs smoothly and ideas may return to pop in an accelerated rhythm.
Enjoy this time to update your reading list, learn about different matters, and maybe start a new course. We become more curious when our minds are under the Twins sign influence, and it would be a shame to waste the opportunity to develop it. Try to make room in your agenda for your friends and to socialize, since subjects related to work may be consuming a considerable part of your schedule at this point.
On the same day that Mercury arrives home, Pluto, the planet of the major transformations, starts its retrograde motion in Capricorn. This movement is already expected, since this planet stays almost half a year “walking backwards”. Even though retrograde planets are seen as scary astrological events, you should not be terrified. But be prepared to remodel and transform your values, your career, and your structures if necessary.
On the last breath of the month, and to end it with a flourish, a solar eclipse in Taurus comes on Saturday, April 30. Solar eclipses happen along with New Moons and represent a shift in energy. When the Moon is exactly positioned over the Sun, it is like the future is masked by memories and traumas from the past. For that reason, eclipses can be seen as defiant events, since it create a blurry vision of the next steps. The main theme of the Bull sign is related to stability, either financial or material, and an eclipse on this sign will for sure shake these pillars.
After this deep swim in April’s main transits and energies, I invite you for an easy and quick exercise. Go to a calm place, close your eyes for a few minutes and try to mentally highlight which energies flow more naturally for you, and which ones you need to work harder to deal with. Once you open your eyes, write down the insights that will occur, and set a plan to enjoy the energies and opportunities at their best.