April Edition Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“Shine bright like a diamond. Find light in the beautiful sea, I chose to be happy. You and I, we’re like diamonds in the sky. You’re a shooting star I see, a vision of ecstasy. So shine bright tonight. You and I, we’re beautiful diamonds in the sky.” Rihanna
Dancing with the stars…It’s a heated, cosmic square dance this month, with major planets squaring off with one another. This dance involves the cardinal signs, known for their ambition, drive and intensity, forming a T-square between Jupiter (in Libra), Uranus in (Aries) Pluto (In Capricorn).
The best way to work with squares, i.e. planetary friction, is to choose your battles wisely; try not to take things personally, and make sure you take time to ground and align. Anytime you find yourself going into reactionary mode—it’s a time to step back and regroup.
Speaking of regrouping--we also have a Mercury Retrograde in Taurus/Aries April 9th through May 2nd. Retrograde periods offer an opportunity to slow down, reflect and recharge our batteries. This Mercury Retrograde will either serve to add to your frustrations, or give you some breathing space. Here, perspective is key! (Personally, I’m going with feeling grateful for any and all grace in my life.)
Amidst all the cosmic chaos and challenges, there is also great momentum now to break through old stuck stuff and move your life forward in some amazing ways. Here’s a thought: A diamond begins as a lump of coal, and only through time and friction does it become a shining gem to behold!
Your April Horoscope:
Aries: I would imagine with all the planetary fire of the last few months, you’ve experienced a breakthrough or two! Now it’s time to balance the equation. Relationships are highlighted now, so embrace the Partnership Dance. Here goes: “Two-steps forward, one step back; swing your partner, do-si-do; your needs, my needs, taking it slow; give it a twirl, bow down low; just don’t step on anyone’s toes.” #IGotRhythm
Taurus: Shell game! You know the game, one of street magicians and tricksters, where an object is put under one of three shells, mixed around, then you guess which one it’s under. This month Taurus, beware of those with agendas or who think they know more than you do. You know what you’re doing, so don’t turn your power over. Trust your innate Taurus instincts and make your own game. #NotMyFirstRodeo To read your birthday blog, click Here!
Gemini: I may have been watching too much on the Food Network, but this month, your stars remind me of a cooking competition! Especially where contestants are given a bunch of ingredients—ones they’ve never used before--and must create a winning dish. Time to take a chance and experiment with some new ingredients, Gemini. Key is to creative, and not worry about the end result. #ChannelingJuliaChild
Cancer: Cosmic Spin Cycle, Cancer! The Cardinal T-Square has your planets in a whirl, much like a washing machine stuck in spin-cycle--things just keep going round and round! Instead of beating your head against the wall, consider a bigger picture. Time to pull in some Big Spiritual Guns for support: Read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Your agreement now is the one about: #Don’tTakeItPersonally
Leo: You have some spectacular cosmic fireworks lighting up your career house, this month, helping to make your presence known to the world. At the same time, all work and no play, makes for a very dull lion! Time to balance career with family, friends and community. At the end of day, it’s those whom you love—and love you back--that makes your world go round. It also boosts your self-confidence! #GotLoveInMyGasTank
Virgo: Jupiter and the Full Moon illuminate your house of Money, giving you a cosmic green light to move projects forward toward financial success. Okay, yes, there is that pesky Mercury Retrograde, which may slow down things a bit, but that’s okay. All the better to make sure everything is in alignment and good order. Remember the Tortoise and the Hare? Remember who finished the race? #CelebrateTheTortoise
Libra: Okay, Libra, let’s play a game. Imagine that the world is coming to an end, in let’s say six months (don’t panic…this is not a prophesy, jut an exercise!) What would you do with your time? Would you play it safe and keep to the same-old routine? Or would you take a leap of faith and plunge into new, previously forbidden territory? Your stars definitely encourage the latter. This is not a moment to be boring. #CarpeDiem
Scorpio: With the Full Moon (illumination) and Jupiter (expansion) visiting your house of the sub/unconscious, there is potential for self-awakening on some pretty deep levels. Intense? Sure. Transformative? Absolutely. If in the process your shadow side emerges—all the better. There is great freedom in revealing hidden parts of yourself—even if it’s only to you. It’s all a part of leaving the past behind. #SoulMirrors
Sagittarius: Children should be seen, but not heard!? What? The Cardinal T-Square may stimulate old issues around whether you feel it’s safe to speak up and express yourself. This is true on both work and relationship fronts. I suggest choosing your battles wisely, Sag, knowing that this is a time where you’re feeling extra sensitive. Healing comes from within as you embrace your inner strength and beauty. #SelfHugs
Capricorn: Two words, this month, Cap—Power Struggles! Your stars are in a cosmic tussle, forcing “issues” around your needs versus the needs of others. You’re usually a giver, but this month the well is dry, and you may actually want something in return. Selfish? Nah—it’s called self-full. Make yourself a priority, and if you’re hesitating, it could be because the power struggle is within yourself! #WellSpring
Aquarius: Low and behold, with all the cosmic chaos this month, your stars have your back. In fact, they are offering a bit of a “get out of jail free” card. This looks to be an expansive time, so make some hay while the sun still shines! What’s on your bucket list? Sky diving? A Vacation? My crystal ball is showing that there could be travel ahead. Book your ticket, and why not take a few family and friends? #LuckyStrike
Pisces: Your stars have money on the brain, again this month, but with a new twist. Now, more than ever, you’re feeling confident about yourself—your vision and abilities. Woo-hoo—welcome to empowerment, my friend! You’re in “take no prisoners” mode, so don’t forget to exercise your famous Piscean gift of compassion. Sometimes, that means taking one for the team. Your success will inspire others. #ImWithTeamCompassion