Venus is retrograde until April 17 between 4º05’ Aries and 29º12’ Pisces
These degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: “a triangle with wings”, “two lovers strolling on a secluded walk”, “the cameo profile of a man, suggesting the shape of his country”, “a comedian reveals human nature”, “a woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her.” and “a majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his model of greatness, and as he grows up, begins to look like it.” 3 weeks during which we are given the chance to revisit a relationship that may have dissolved or not materialized in the past, or to revive an existing love connection. It is likely that many revelations will surface that enable us to see a loved one in a different light or to re-interpret events we had falsely perceived. Mastery over our thoughts and feelings enables us to create a whole new emotional dynamic. We are offered the opportunity of creating exactly the kind of relationship we wish to have. This is a time of emotional renewal that clears the air and makes us feel lighter as well as more confident in our relationship future.
Saturn is till retrograde this whole month between 16º37’ and 15º09’ Virgo
These two degrees are represented as follows: “a volcanic eruption” and “in the zoo, children are brought face to face with an orang-utang.”. This is a wonderful time to face our deepest fears and all the issues we may have surrounding authority that we may feel powerless against. Whether we shun external rules or are weary of asserting our own power, we are being asked to see the limitations in our lives not as controlling, but as forcing us to become wiser, more creative and resourceful.
Pluto turns retrograde on Saturday April 4 until September 11, between 3º17’ and 3º08’ Capricorn
This degree is symbolized by “a group of people outfitting a large canoe at the start of a journey by water”. It is important that we impose natural limits upon ourselves and do our best not to “chew more than we can swallow”. This is a time when we need to create healthy boundaries that will help us structure all the new ventures we want to embark upon. Focus, realism and discipline help us see all our projects to the finish line. We should think BIG, yet implement the solid foundation that will support our journey to its victorious conclusion.
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 Cancer between Wednesday 4/1 at 9:30 AM and Friday 4/3 at 12:31 PM + between Tuesday 4/28 at 3:38 PM and Thursday 4/30 at 5:55 PM
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 Friday 4/3 at 12:32 PM and Sunday 4/5 at 4:00 PM + between Thursday 4/30 at 5:56 PM and Saturday 5/2 at 9:36 PM
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general....
Moon in Virgo between Sunday 4/5 at 4:01 PM and Tuesday 4/7 at 8:21 PM
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, healthy 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 Tuesday 4/7 at 8:22 PM and Friday 4/10 at 2:22 AM
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)....
Moon in Scorpio between Friday 4/10 at 2:23 AM and Sunday 4/12 at 11:00 AM
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 issues involving personal power...
Moon in Sagittarius between Sunday 4/12 at 11:01 AM and Tuesday 4/14 at 10:26 PM
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 Tuesday 4/14 at 10:27 PM and Friday 4/17 at 11:18 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 Friday 4/17 at 11:19 AM and Sunday 4/19 at 10:54 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 Sunday 4/19 at 10:55 PM and Wednesday 4/22 at 7:08 AM
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, healing, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is....
Moon in Aries between Wednesday 4/22 at 7:09 AM and Friday 4/24 at 11:45 AM
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 bring our car to the mechanic....
Moon in Taurus between Friday 4/24 at 11:46 AM and Sunday 4/26 at 2:01 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 also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work...
Moon in Gemini between Sunday 4/26 at 2:02 PM and Tuesday 4/28 at 3:37 PM
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....
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Thursday 4/9
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 Libra at 7:56 AM. Once that exact moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon.
On Friday 4/24 at 8:22 PM
Take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one intention per sheet, making sure it is positive and concise. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Taurus. Once that exact moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle.
Friday 4/3: Venus Square Pluto (3:27 AM)
A day to stay away from devious activities related to power, money and sexuality. Emotional blackmailing could occur. Strange entanglements that lead to one’s downfall would take place, as well as power struggles. A great day however to ponder upon the nature of pain and develop a more objective perception of reality.
Saturday 4/4: Mercury Sextile Jupiter (7:59 AM), Pluto Retrograde (10:33 AM), Mars Opposition Saturn (5:55 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Our verbal exchanges with others today should be enthusiastic, filled with faith and openness. A great day to travel or start studying a new language as well as expanding our horizons culturally. We could be drawn to foreigners and want to sign up for a university level course. Our energy is structured and focused enabling us to accomplish a lot today. Athletic activities are undertaken with seriousness.
Tuesday 4/7: Mercury Sextile Neptune (5:38 AM)
A wonderful day for meditation, creative writing and inspired communication. We should be avoid signing documents today. We may not be functioning very logically and could miss some fine print. We could access levels of spiritual understanding that may have eluded us until now or start a spiritual journey that will tear the veil between the visible and the invisible. We could feel attracted to the ocean or to some form of retreat. Dreaming is particularly enhanced and productive today.
Thursday 4/9: Mercury enters Taurus (7:22 AM until 4/30)
In the next 3 weeks, our thinking is practical. We need peace and thrive on quietness. Communication may feel slower but is also more grounded. What we learn at this time is solid and based on real facts. Nature feels attractive and is particularly soothing.
Friday 4/10: Sun Sextile Jupiter (6:43 AM), Mercury Trine Pluto (10:51 PM)
Our self-confidence helps us gain the support of those in high positions. This transit is excellent for anything related to the law, philosophy, religion and long-distance traveling. Writing, lecturing and teaching are also greatly favored. Our thinking is deep. Our profound understanding of our life circumstances allows us to effortlessly reform what needs to change. Our words make a considerable impact on others. As our awareness expands, we become able to express in words what was until now buried in the collective unconscious.
Saturday 4/11: Venus enters Pisces (5:48 AM until 4/24)
During the next month, we are deeply connected to the oneness of all life. Our compassion runs high. We are more mystically inclined and are able to find beauty in everyone and everything. Our hearts are more open and sensitive to the magic of life. Artists should feel very inspired during this beautiful transit. Our attitude towards money is also changing. The quality of our life is valued over just hard cash.
Wednesday 4/15: Mars Conjunct Uranus (3:01 AM), Sun Sextile Neptune (12:55 PM)
A day of increased energy. We want independence and could be impulsive. Best to be cautious while driving and operating sharp objects. Unexpected, rash behavior could occur when we least expect it. Great for furthering our ambitions and for any venture involving corporate money, insurances or taxes as well as an inheritance. Scientific work is favored. A day when we feel connected to the divine and could channel some very beautiful thoughts and energies. A blessed day for healers who could perform miracles.
Friday 4/17: Venus turns direct (12:24 PM), Mercury Trine Saturn (5:52 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Our thinking is structured. A great day to clear our desk and get through work we may have been procrastinating about. We are focused and efficient. Our ambitions are furthered by hard work and careful planning. Great for reassessing our short and long term goals as well as to clear clutter.
Sunday 4/19: Sun enters Taurus (3:45 PM until May 20)
During the next month, we are more grounded, attracted to peace, nature, music and beauty. Money is also important to our sense of security. We may be clearer in balancing our income and our expenses and become more intent on creating new streams of income. We could be interested in acquiring land or starting a vegetable garden that gives us both pleasure and sustenance.
Tuesday 4/21: Venus Conjunct Mars (4:19 PM)
Today, we are experiencing a good balance between the masculine and feminine aspects of ourselves. This is great for a romantic date. Good also for creating more harmony in an existing relationship. Our social life could spice up today and we may want to put the extra effort to make ourselves particularly attractive. A great day for feeling our inner marriage that can help those who are still single attract their right mate.
Wednesday 4/22: Mars enters Aries (6:44 AM until May 31), Mercury Square Jupiter (5:53 PM), Sun Trine Pluto (10:42 PM)
During the next 2 months, Aries natives are greatly favored. For all, this is a time of high energy, new beginnings and intense drive. Excellent for starting a fitness program. Great for athletic endeavors as well as for buying a new car and for asserting our courage with fire and passion. Today, more particularly, is perfect for reforms, self-improvement and deeper perceptions that allow us to see things exactly as they are and not as we would have them be. Communication could a little confused today. If we are careful not to miss the point, go off on a tangent, feel lazy and avoid responsibilities, this could a rewarding day where our intellectual horizons expand.
Friday 4/24: Venus enters Aries (0:18 AM until June 6), Mercury Sextile Uranus (12:39 PM)
During the next 6 weeks, we are emotionally impulsive. When meeting new people, either we like them immediately or it will never happen. We seek excitement and challenges in our relationships which we meet with enthusiasm. An existing relationship could be completely revived by this transit and reach whole new levels that open fun possibilities. Today, more specifically, our minds are fast paced. We are able to see connections between elements that don’t naturally seem to be related. We think in a futuristic and humanitarian manner and are excited by unusual ideas and strange concepts. Encounters with people functioning off the beaten path expand our truth by shifting long-held beliefs.
Saturday 4/25: Mercury Square Neptune (5:55 PM)
We could feel a little foggy today. Messages could be lost, misunderstandings could occur, we may hear things that are not being said.... Not a good day for signing contracts or traveling. Best to retreat, meditate, practice yoga, listen to music, spend time by water, create art, sleep and dream. Artists could be inspired in a strange way and explore new forms of expression.
Sunday 4/26: Mars Square Pluto (9:11 AM)
Force should be used with wisdom. Be careful while operating motor vehicles or dealing with sharp or dangerous instruments. The risk of anger, violence and accidents is greatly enhanced today. Avoid dangerous situations. Possessiveness and jealousy are also ill-advised. Beware of your associations especially where money is concerned. Power games are not unlikely and financial losses could occur as a result. The best way to deal with this difficult transit is to find new ways of dealing with business and develop great discipline and self-sufficiency. The more we are a law unto ourselves, the more successful we can be in riding this wave.
Thursday 4/30: Mercury enters Gemini (3:30 PM)
During the next month, our minds are sharp, our humor is bright and our ideas are open. We may be more curious than usual, want to gather information on various topics and wish to learn something new. This is a great time to expand our social circle, join different groups of friends and engage in activities that stimulate both our intellect and our bodies. We could be drawn to group physical activities and to short travels that expand our space and break the routine of our lives. We feel younger and more involved in the world. Teaching, learning, writing, lecturing, publishing are all favored during these few weeks.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.