Mercury will turn retrograde between April 17 and May 11, from 12º37’ till 2º41’ Taurus.
We could become quite concerned with financial matters and be more aware than ever of the importance of simplifying our lives. We are likely to go back to the land and reconnect with Nature. A great period to take care of our physical needs, nurture ourselves and focus on the sensuality of being blessed with a body. We are also closer to our emotions and more in tune with our true inner and outer resources.
Saturn continues to be retrograde this whole month between 0º30’ Libra and 28º36’ Virgo.
These three degrees are respectively symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: “A butterfly preserved and made perfect with a dart through it.”, “Having an urgent task to complete, a man doesn’t look to any distractions.” “A man gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he’s reading.” We are reaching profound mastery of ourselves by taping into parallel lifetimes and focusing our energies on enlightenment. If we are to embody perfection, in the little time left till 12.21.2012, it is essential that our priorities are focused on achieving our highest, divine reality.
Pluto turns retrograde on Tuesday April 6 at 5º25’ Capricorn and will remain so until Sep 13.
The image associated with this degree is “Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods.”. On the path to enlightenment as society and the Earth shift to the next dimension, we could encounter some very dark forces that test our resolve and psychic strength. There is a saying stating that “night is always the darkest before dawn”. We need to exercise compassion, love and forgiveness as we keep our souls’ eyes focused on the divine in ourselves and all beings.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Scorpio until Friday 4/2 at 9:51 AM + between Tuesday 4/27 at 3:28 PM and Thursday 4/29 at 7:35 PM:
perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, sexuality and exploring the other side of the veil as well as insurances, and issue pertaining to the use of power....
Moon in Sagittarius between Friday 4/2 at 9:52 AM and Sunday 4/4 at 6:06 PM + between Thursday 4/29 at 7:36 PM and 5/2 at 2:59 AM :
perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures.... Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses...)...
Moon in Capricorn between Sunday 4/4 at 6:07 PM and Wednesday 4/7 at 5:50 AM:
good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals....
Moon in Aquarius between Wednesday 4/7 at 5:51 AM and Friday 4/9 at 6:47 PM:
perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general....
Moon in Pisces between Friday 4/9 at 6:48 PM and Monday 4/12 at 6:30 AM:
great for meditating, sitting by a body of water, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is...
Moon in Aries between Monday 4/12 at 6:31 AM and Wednesday 4/14 at 3:54 PM:
perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic...
Moon in Taurus between Wednesday 4/14 at 3:55 PM and Friday 4/16 at 11:07 PM:
perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth. Good for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work...
Moon in Gemini between Friday 4/16 at 11:08 PM and Monday 4/19 at 4:38 AM:
excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people...
Moon in Cancer between Monday 4/19 at 4:39 AM and Wednesday 4/21 at 8:41 AM:
perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, crazy humor and anything requiring imagination...
Moon in Leo between Wednesday 4/21 at 8:42 AM and Friday 4/23 at 11:23 AM:
excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance in general....
Moon in Virgo between Friday 4/23 at 11:24 AM and Sunday 4/25 at 1:15 PM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning health nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers... Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets...
Moon in Libra between Sunday 4/25 at 1:16 PM and Tuesday 4/27 at 3:37 PM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over...), art (especially painting and decorating..), a pleasant social event (concert, painting exhibition...)
Our Intentional Meditation
On Wednesday 4/14 take out the papers charged on March 29.
Write one intention per sheet, making sure it is positive and concise. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Aries at exactly 5:29 AM. Once that exact moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle.
Our next intentional meditation begins on Wednesday 4/28.
Take as many blank sheets as you will have intentions and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Scorpio at 5:18 AM. Once that exact moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon on May 13.
Friday 4/2: Mercury enters Taurus (6:06 AM until May 9)
During the next month, our thinking becomes more grounded and factual. We may be slower in processing information, exert more patience and be calmer than usual. Our practicality and focus enable us to accomplish what needs to be done.
Saturday 4/3: Venus Square Mars (4:25 AM)
An intimate relationship may require readjustments. Difficulties could occur in business partnerships as well as around money shared with another. Emotional and/or financial extravagance should be curbed today.
Sunday 4/4: Venus Trine Pluto (8:11 PM), Mercury Square Mars (9:17 PM)
We could feel very empowered and make strong financial decisions which prove most beneficial. A great day for a passionate date either with an existing partner or someone new. We keenly understand the depth of our emotional link. What is expressed verbally today is quite direct. We should be careful when driving as impulsive thoughts and actions could be the cause of accidents.
Tuesday 4/6: Mercury Trine Pluto (3:46 AM), Pluto turns retrograde (7:33 PM)
We are able to X-ray situations and people. We seek a depth of communication that leads to self-transformation. There is a need to probe the mysteries of life. We could be attracted by metaphysical studies and scientific research. Regarding the meaning of Pluto turning retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wednesday 4/7: Saturn enters Virgo (11:55 AM until July 21)
During the next 4 months, our concerns turn to ecology and green living. We could become very focused on recycling, acquiring practical knowledge on sustainability and understanding how small pets help us heal our lives.
Saturday 4/17: Venus Sextile Jupiter (1:43 PM), Mercury turns retrograde (9:06 PM)
A great day for socializing. We feel exuberant and dream big dreams. Our faith in life and enthusiasm could make us overspend today, overeat and generally do everything in excess. A day of great happiness and careless behavior that frees us from our normal routines. As Mercury turns retrograde today (kindly refer to the opening paragraph), we should be aware of miscommunications and know that things could get lost today.
Sunday 4/18: Sun Sextile Neptune (1:17 AM)
We are likely to meet people who inspire us today, with whom we feel a strong soul connection. Great for meditation, channeling, healing and artistic work. We could feel particularly sensitive to vibrations and attuned to children.
Monday 4/19: Sun enters Taurus (9:30 PM until May 20)
During the next month, life takes a slower, more leisurely pace. We want to smell the roses and enjoy the beauty of life. Great for restoring our bodies through massage, rest, meditation, gardening or walking in the countryside.
Friday 4/23: Venus Square Neptune (12:55 PM), Venus Sextile Uranus (7:07 PM)
We seek a deep soul connection and the discovery of ourselves through an intimate love relationship. We could meet someone unusual who brings much excitement into our lives while freeing us from our past. An existing relationship could undergo sudden changes enabling a whole redefinition of our link with our Beloved. Financial matters dealt with the utmost integrity lead to unexpected material gain.
Saturday 4/24: Venus Trine Saturn (0:45 AM), Venus enters Gemini (10:05 PM until May 19)
A great day for becoming clear on what we have and what we don’t have in an intimate relationship and whether or not we can live happily with that knowledge. Wonderful for a commitment that structures our connection to another. We are realistic on what we need and can expect from our partner. If we are single, we become aware of the love we really want to experience with another. Until May 19, our social interactions feel lighter with more communication and joy.
Sunday 4/25: Mercury Square Mars (3:41 AM), Sun Trine Pluto (8:43 AM)
We should be careful when operating motor vehicles or sharp instruments. Anger or impulsive behavior could cause accidents. A day where things are said that may not be very easy to hear but give us a chance to transform at a deep level. We are coming in direct contact with our own power.
Monday 4/26: Saturn Opposition Uranus (4:27 PM)
We could experience today a conflict between the old and the new. We are likely feel quite rebellious against authority. Selfish agendas, using others to further our own ambitions, as well as out of integrity actions lead to reversals of fortune.
Wednesday 4/28: Sun Conjunct Mercury (9:44 AM)
Anything involving communication is favored today. Great for writing e-mails, talking in public, making phone calls and gathering with friends. We could meet people who share great information with us. We are motivated to learn new things. Good also for traveling and signing documents.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.