April 2019 Astrological Forecast
Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Thurisaz “compromise”. This month, making concessions without betraying our truth helps us restore or maintain harmony. As we meet others half way, honoring both our needs and those of another, we demonstrate our good will, thus helping strike a happy balance that benefits all involved.
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Jupiter turns retrograde on Wednesday April 10 till August 11. Its shadow period extends until November 6th. The degrees covered in April (24º21’-23º45’ Sagittarius) are represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “A chubby boy on a hobby-horse” and “A bluebird perched on the gate of a cottage”. A wonderful period of time to dream big and expand our horizons in ways enabling us to step out of our comfort zone. Embracing new experiences, traveling to places we have never been to before and studying a new topic of interest, are all great ways of creating more magic in our lives.
Pluto turns retrograde on Wednesday April 24 till October 3. Its shadow period continues until January 24, 2020. The degree traveled in April (23º08’Capricorn) is symbolized by: “A woman entering a convent”. A month to go deeply within, root ourselves in our power and focus on what is essential in our lives. A good time to simplify our daily reality, clear our closets of things that no longer serve us and give more importance to our spiritual life.
Saturn turns retrograde on Monday April 29 till September 18 at 20º31’ Capricorn. Its shadow period lasts until December 24. The image associated with this degree is: “A relay race”. Mastery requires that we become self-sufficient and take full responsibility for our actions. As we stand in our power, we become a strong link in the chain of humanity, and example for others of strength and structure.
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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
· On Wednesday 4/3 between 8:36 AM and 7:56 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
· From Friday 4/5 at 7:15 PM till Saturday 4/6 at 6:06 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
· On Monday 4/8 between 1:28 AM and 2:15 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
· On Wednesday 4/10 between 10:27 AM and 8:31 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
· From Friday 4/12 at 4:33 PM till Saturday 4/13 at 0:50 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
· From Sunday 4/14 at 6:38 PM till Monday 4/15 at 3:14 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo
· From Tuesday 4/16 at 9:29 PM till Wednesday 4/17 at 4:22 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
· On Friday 4/19 between 4:12 AM and 5:40 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
· From Saturday 4/20 at 8:59 PM till Sunday 4/21 at 8:59 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
· On Tuesday 4/23 between 4:42 AM and 3:50 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
· From Thursday 4/25 at 12:48 PM till Friday 4/26 at 2:27 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
· On Sunday 4/28 between 2:44 AM and 3:11 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
· From Tuesday 4/30 at 2:57 PM till Wednesday 5/1 at 3:24 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Pisces until Wednesday 4/3 at 7:55 PM + between Sunday 4/28 at 3:11 PM and Tuesday 4/30 at 2:56 PM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, 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 Wednesday 4/3 at 7:56 PM and Saturday 4/6 at 6:05 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 bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Saturday 4/6 at 6:06 AM and Monday 4/8 at 2:14 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 bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Monday 4/8 at 2:15 PM and Wednesday 4/10 at 8:30 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….
Moon in Cancer between Wednesday 4/10 at 8:31 PM and Saturday 4/13 at 0:49 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, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Saturday 4/13 at 0:50 AM and Monday 4/15 at 3:13 AM: 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 Monday 4/15 at 3:14 AM and Wednesday 4/17 at 4:21 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, 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 Wednesday 4/17 at 4:22 AM and Friday 4/19 at 5:39 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, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Friday 4/19 at 5:40 AM and Sunday 4/21 at 8:58 AM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Sunday 4/21 at 8:59 AM and Tuesday 4/23 at 3:49 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 4/23 at 3:50 PM and Friday 4/26 at 2:26 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 4/26 at 2:27 AM and Sunday 4/28 at 3:10 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….
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This month’s intentional meditation started on Wednesday March 23rd, when we took out as many blank sheets of paper as we would have intentions and placed them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they would bask in the light of the Full Moon in Libra. Once that moment had passed, we gathered our Full Moon charged blank sheets and placed them in a folder.
On Friday 4/5 on the New Moon in Aries, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 1:50 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Next month’s intentional meditation, begins on Friday 4/19. Take out as many blank sheets of papers as you will have. intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony, or in a garden so that they bask in the light of the Full Moon in Libra at exactly 4:12 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.
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Tuesday 4/2: Mercury Conjunct Neptune (2:38 AM)
We could feel more dreamy than usual. A good day to lay low and meditate. If we stay careful not to fall prey to spiritual imagination, we could receive interesting insights from the other side of the veil. Healing, as well as all art forms are favored. We could feel more creative than ever.
Sunday 4/7: Mercury Sextile Saturn (2:17 AM)
A day of serious thinking and mature exchanges with others. Great for clearing our desk of backlogged work. We are efficient, focused and responsible.
Tuesday 4/9: Venus Conjunct Neptune (11:14 PM)
A special gift or favor could be bestowed upon us today. We might feel nostalgic and dreamy. A love relationship could feel more ideal than it actually is. We could be inspired to make money in magical ways, with an artistic creation or spiritual work.
Wednesday 4/10: Sun Square Saturn (1:47 AM), Jupiter turns retrograde (10:00 AM till August 11), Mercury Sextile Pluto (2:40 PM)
Regarding Jupiter retrograde, please refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, we could feel somewhat depressed and disappointed. Our authority could be challenged by someone who should be respecting us. Best to methodically focus on the work at hand with efficiency and diligence. Cooperation should be preferred to ultimatums. Our ability to X-ray situations and people leads to interesting insights.
Thursday 4/11: Mercury Square Jupiter (9:18 PM)
Blind trust or arrogant self-confidence backfire today. We should avoid going to extremes and not promise more than we can deliver. Large expenses should only be made if we have the physical money to back them. Extravagant expectations prove disappointing.
Friday 4/12: Venus Sextile Saturn (8:08 AM)
A good day to reassess our relationships in a rational and lucid way. A good one becomes stronger. A shaky one, could dissolve. We are also more responsible financially. Coming up with a plan to clear our debts and start saving is particularly beneficial.
Saturday 4/13: Sun Square Pluto (1:04 AM)
We could feel manipulated, forced into corners and controlled without being able to respond effectively. Important to avoid confrontations with authority figures as ultimatums are likely to backfire. Best to lay low and as much as possible, compromise.
Sunday 4/14: Sun Trine Jupiter (6:40 AM), Venus Sextile Pluto (4:48 PM)
One of the luckiest days of the year. We feel optimistic, confident and have trust in life. Our relationships are infused with passion. A romance begun today is profound, enduring and transformative. An opportunity to invest our money wisely presents itself.
Monday 4/15: Venus Square Jupiter (4:15 PM)
We could feel more flamboyant than usual, yet should be careful not to overindulge nor overspend. Poor judgement or exaggerated self-confidence could be vastly detrimental. Moderation and discretion are key today.
Tuesday 4/16: Mercury enters Aries (11:01 PM till May 7th)
Communications are clear and direct in the coming month bordering on the impulsive. We call a spade a spade and say what we mean. We could feel more impatient than usual and be interested in action rather than just words. A good month to engage in physical activities requiring courage and stamina.
Saturday 4/20: the Sun enters Taurus (1:55 AM till May 21), Venus enters Aries (9:11 AM till May 15)
A good month for self-care, tending to our garden and smelling the roses. We could feel more grounded and practical than usual, yet emotionally be impulsive. We should be careful not to jump head on in a relationship, only to find out later that it wasn’t all we had imagined it to be.
Monday 4/22: Sun Conjunct Uranus (4:05 PM)
A day to expect the unexpected. Our need for freedom is particularly enhanced. Plans could suddenly change. The more flexible and present to the present we are, the more interesting this day is.
Wednesday 4/24: Pluto turns retrograde (11:45 AM till October 3)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Saturday 4/27: Mars Square Neptune (6:04 AM)
Best to stay away from any kind of stimulating substance as its effects could be multiplied. Restlessness and instability could cause anxiety. People and situations are likely to be confusing. Important to keep our feet on the ground, be considerate of others and stick to our commitments.
Monday 4/29: Saturn turns retrograde (5:55 PM till September 18)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Tuesday 4/30: Mercury Sextile Mars (11:38 PM)
A day of direct, efficient communications. We are courageous and impulsive but should stay away from potential conflicts or arguments. Excellent for signing contracts, fixing our car and getting repairs done.
Wishing you a month of April filled with wonder!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
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