As I write, the wind buffets this house. Spring is here in Colorado. This is the season that birthed my Aries English mother. It’s the wild capricious time of year. The time when seeds are spread, flung widely across the snow-damp earth, warming now with the approaching Sun.
My canine companion and myself walked in the brisk bright breeze of the morning. Now I sit at the computer where I can watch the hands of the cosmic clock turn and interpret the next months. I mostly do this for myself. I want to know when the New Moons are, the eclipses, retrogrades, cosmic bright spots and difficult turns. I want to know the Astro-map that lies ahead. It’s the Aries in me, in you, the part that looks ahead; and since I’m doing this complex undertaking, I want to share it with you.
April is a vibrant, rich and magical Blue Moon month.
Let’s take a look:
Aries predominates, as it should. This is our annual opportunity to find the part of ourselves that leads, that is already ahead. Aries time activates the Mars in your life. Feel the energy that motivates you, that’s your Mars. I’m motivated by comfort and adventure, by routine and variety.
Very early on April Fool’s Day is an 11° Aries New Moon featuring an awesome cast of cosmic characters (Sun, Moon, Mercury and Chiron) though you may feel as if you’re on your own. Insights come in and you understand how you get in your own way. This may even hurt a little, for this New Moon is designed to open the cocoon you’re in. Yep, your cozy cradle may be rocked at or around this New Moon. “Rock the boat, don’t tip the boat over.” I still dance to that song. What song are you singing at this time? What incantation are you breathing into the world? Intention is everything. The seed that begins your journey is planted now. What will it be, my friend?
Things slow as Mars meets Saturn the 4th through the 5th. Pace yourself. Move with intention.
April 5th Venus enters the hushed sanctuary of Pisces and lights her lamp. An aspect of self retreats for renewal. Allow yourself to find watery replenishment during the fire of this time.
Mercury enters earthy Taurus on April 10th. Clearly, it’s time to work in the garden! My palms are itching already.
Keep a candle burning from the beginning of this month, but especially the 7th through the 15th as Jupiter and Neptune meet and kiss in spiritual Pisces (conjunct 12th – 14th). This is a rare window, and won’t happen again for another 166 years! Friends, align yourself with the Great River of Life; the Great Snake of the Milky Way Galaxy of which we are a part. Maintain the highest and best for all beings. Spells are being woven. Don’t succumb to controlling hypnosis. Cast your own light.
The evening of April 14th Black Moon Lilith enters home focused Cancer where she’ll stay for the next nine months. Let your inner witchy woman help you find your roots. Less than two hours later, Mars leaves humanitarian-minded Aquarius for soul-centered Pisces. The waters are gathering. Tend to your emotional body. Heed your intuition.
Good Friday on April 15th and the Moon is waxing. Feel into the process of transformation. Slow down a little.
April 16th is a Full Libra Moon at almost 26° squared by Pluto, still in its return with the United States Pluto. Big news, global stuff with a real possibility of resolution. On a personal level you might become your own best friend at this lunation. Stand up for what’s best for you.
Passover on Saturday April 17th and Mercury and Uranus meet. Woah! Uranus is the cosmic higher octave of Mercury so listen up. They meet in Taurus suggesting that earth changes, climate talks, inventions that support Earth health, make the news.
Late on the 19th and through April 20th the Sun enters Taurus and grounds us all. Get stable, is the cosmic message now. The Sun stays in this earthy sign until late May 20th. From the fire of Aries beginning energy, we now with steady grounded Taurus consider the clay container or form that our Seed needs. All things need shelter in which to grow strong. This is the time.
April 22nd is Earth Day. Both Mercury and the Moon are in Earth signs for this important acknowledgment.
April 26th and 27th are magical days. Both the Moon and Venus meet Neptune and Jupiter. Dreams speak, celestial information comes through.
The evening of April 29th Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini. Mercury will retrograde in this sign and return to Taurus during its retrograde period: May 10th to June 3rd. But for now, things pick up and it’s your annual opportunity to connect with everyone you owe news to and/or are curious about. Catch up on your paperwork and your fun communications.
The 10° Taurus New Moon on April 30th is also a solar eclipse. Venus, the ruling planet for this lunation, is in Pisces conjunct Jupiter. Practicing forgiveness doesn’t mean you don’t have boundaries. Let your values hold your intentions in place. List them, embed them in your dreaming mind. Let your actions and intentions form the container for the seed you planted at the Aries New Moon a month ago.
You were born for these times.
Remember, you matter, we’re all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.