April Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“Work in the invisible world, at least as hard as you do in the visible.” Rumi
On the cosmic road trip of life, this is a moment where you may ask: “Are we there yet?” The last few months have been a wild astro-ride and now, with a number of retrograde planets, it’s time to regroup and re-dream your future. The big news this month is Saturn’s conflict with both Jupiter and Neptune: Restrictive, hard-working Saturn wants discipline and structure; buoyant Jupiter and dreamy Neptune want to expand, imagine and go with the flow.
The best way to capitalize on these energies is to incorporate new structure and discipline into your life. Stay present to dealing with your day-to-day business, while still giving yourself permission to dream, imagine and explore new possibilities. Here’s a metaphor: Your dreams are a wild and precious new bud, a flower that needs to be grounded in a secure pot with good dirt, and lot’s of loving fertilizer to bloom!
April Astro News:
Retrogrades! Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Mars—oh my! That’s a whole lot of planets in retrograde mode. The key to dealing with retrogrades is to slow down and give yourself time to consider (and reconsider) all options before making your move. Did I mention there’s also a Mercury retrograde at the end of the month? In the words of Scarlet O’Hara: We’ll worry about that tomorrow (in May)!
Aries New Moon, April 7th: This Aries New Moon forms a cosmic alliance with Saturn and Uranus, offering the potential to secure new structures for your future dreams and visions. The image I get for this New Moon is a council of elders, your spiritual mentors, guides and angels, coming together to direct you in fulfilling more of your life purpose. Caveat—You must be willing to let go of what no longer serves you.
Scorpio Full Moon, April 21st: Full Moons are always intense—there’s a reason that hospitals, police and crisis lines add extra staff during this time. And in Scorpio—the sign of death, rebirth and transformation—only ups the ante. This Full Moon illuminates the realm of money and security. This is a time to get clear about what you value, and where you are investing your time and energy.
Your April Horoscope:
Aries: It’s the cosmic shuffle, Aries! Two steps forward, one step back. Mars, your ruling planet, goes retrograde mid-month (through June 23rd), signaling a time to hunker in and regroup. On the other shoe, you’re getting a Go For It! boost from planetary energy in your element of fire--including the Aries New Moon. What to do? Be light on your feet and make it up as you go. Take a chance and be vulnerable. #CosmicHokeyPokey
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Taurus: With Mercury—the communication planet--in your sign, this is the time to find your voice and express yourself. Trust that your vision is being divinely guided, as you put your thoughts into action. Commune with your 5th/ Throat Chakra—the energy center of your body that helps you to speak your truth and ask for what you need. Color blue; gemstone Lapis Lazuli. Permission to sing loudly and brightly. #IKnowWhyTheCagedBirdSings
Gemini: Dr. Doolittle moment…Remember the Pushmi-pullu? A cross between a gazelle and a unicorn, an animal with two heads? This is your animal totem now, Gemini! You may find yourself going in two directions at once, but that’s okay—you know how to negotiate all sides of any equation. Did I mention that this animal’s great-grandfather was a unicorn? Be a unicorn and embrace your magic, even if others don’t get it! #SillySeriousness
Cancer: Cosmic Detox, Cancer! With planetary stimulation in your house of wellness, I’m thinking plenty of Yoga, green smoothies and some much needed R&R! This is not the month to fix anything, on the home front or career-wise, instead focus on what brings you more life satisfaction. Selfish? Nah—it’s healthy! Creative endeavors and learning opportunities are especially nurturing now. #JustWhatTheDoctorOrdered
Leo: Cosmic energies are offering you a wee magical window, not huge, but substantial enough for you to breakthrough to new possibilities. The caveat? You can’t get away with anything that isn’t True, Essential and Authentic to who you are. The New Moon in your house of career is offering a green light to make things happen—but make your move before the Scorpio Full Moon, that’s when things could get wacky. #BustAMove
Virgo: Expect some emotional button-pushing this month, especially on the home front, as you tire of dealing with everyone else’s needs and expectations. Responsibility is a b-itch Virgo, but here’s a thought: You don’t have to sacrifice your needs to make everyone happy. Boundaries are key. Take time to commune with your own sweet dreams, they’re important and the key to your future! #Boundaries=Liberation
Libra: What do you value, Libra? This is the question of the month as you negotiate a New Moon in your house of Relationships and a Full Moon in your house of Money. What’s the connection? Self-worth! Money is energy, and the more in-tune you are with you--the more others will follow. Be open to new learning opportunities, your sweet spot, now—especially around anything technological! #GoodVibes
Scorpio: Three words Scorpio—money, money, money! With heady planetary activity in your house of money and securities, it’s time to dot every “i” and cross every “t” with your finances. Be smart and strategic (duh…your natural forte!) and invest in your bigger picture. Investments made now have potential for future payoffs. The best time to get things done is before the Full Moon in your sign on April 21st. #MoneyHoney
Sagittarius: Saturn (Mr. Manners) and Mars (Action Jackson!) both retrograde in your sign, say: Slow down and chill. But I know you--adventurous, expansive, grow-or-die Sag--and that’s not going to work. So, instead, focus on structure, the mundane day-to-day details that you would rather avoid—whether it’s building your career, finances or self-care. You’re planting some amazing seeds for the future. #DivineRightTiming
Capricorn: The New Moon in your house of Career encourages you to take a fresh look at your professional identity and how you earn your living. Opportunities may come in surprising ways, so stay open-minded. If you’re worried about your reputation or what others may think during this transitional time—don’t! Trust that you know what you’re doing. The more you embrace your new vision, the more...#MiraclesWill
Aquarius: You’re receiving planetary stimulation in your house of the unconscious. As a result you may experience realizations, epiphanies around your past—this lifetime and possibility others. There may even be a few prophetic dreams. Spooky? Nah…you’re in-tune with the huge energetic shifts on the planet. Make use of your cosmic connections to breakthrough the past and imagine a greater future. #DreamsDoComeTrue
Pisces: The snarly Jupiter/Neptune/Saturn Square affects you more than most—especially around your innate sensitivities to the world. So be sure to set your energetic boundaries daily. Also on tap--embracing more discipline in your life. Focus on taking care of business, due-diligence and getting your ducks in a row, then you will have more secure foundations to actualize those wonderful Pisces dreams! #ThisCinderellaWorksForALiving