General Predictions for April 2019

Hidden Oracle Affirmations for the month for all 4 Elements:

For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: The Spiral Dancer: I move to my own rhythm trusting the timing!

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn:The River Queen: I follow the Law of Detachment as I let go of seeking perfectionism!

For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: The Rainbow Prince: I keep my sights on my highest good!

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: The Metal King: I ignore envy and get grounded trusting that I am protected!

As April begins, let’s review the important planetary movements that will affect not only our personal lives, but the entire world. 

Uranus is now firmly entrenched in Taurus, meaning changes in Taurus- ruled areas are upon us, whether we like it or not. A slow- moving planet, Uranus will move ahead only by 2 degrees, but those folks affected could feel it for sure.

Mercury still in Pisces is speeding ahead after a difficult debilitated retrograde cycle.

Chiron has made his move into Aries, activating the Grand Cardinal Cross of 2010. Get plenty of rest if you want to be productive and don’t push too hard.

Rahu and Ketu have also changed signs into Gemini and Sagittarius respectively. Rahu in Mercury- ruled Gemini is related to unusual thinking processes, forward looking thinking and progressive ideas. On the shadow side, we must be gentle with our nervous systems, all sorts of mental disorders, misunderstandings and difficulties diagnosing diseases. Of course, everything will depend on where your Rahu is located and on its natural dignity.

Ketu in Sagittarius is related to Jupiter. Think mysticism, philosophy, intellectual knowledge, undertaking pilgrimages, sudden upswings in fortune or the meeting of a spiritual guru. On the shadow side, if Ketu is poorly placed, one should be careful with incidents or accidents during travels, some issues with father, break in education or even legal problems.

On April 10th, Jupiter will begin its annual retrograding cycle. Jupiter will go back over the Sagittarius degrees- specifically, back from 24th to 14th and then over them once again, for the 3rd time. The Grand benefic will stay in Sagittarius until it moves into Capricorn in early December, so all you Fire and Air signs will have plenty of time to move forward with your plans.

The first week in April is all about the New Moon cycle. The Moon is affected by Mars and Mercury. Now, I can’t wait until April 19TH, when Mercury will move into Aries, but until then we must deal with the watery confusion and issues with the weather and air travel. The energy is magnified by a Neptune conjunction on April 2-3. Triple check all your communications. On the positive side, the 3rd is a fantastic day for all sorts of healing modalities when Mars makes a gentle sextile to Chiron benefiting the Fire and Air signs.

The new Moon in 15 degrees of Aries on April 5th is intense, thanks to Saturn and Pluto squares. We do get a helping hand from Jupiter, so look to your Sagittarius friends and family members for support. (Although, some astrologers believe we should act quickly during this cycle, I think waiting a few days is more prudent.) Sunday is a particularly constructive day to make plans since you will feel more grounded. This Moon marks the start of the New Astrological year bringing us a jolt of positivity and fresh start.
Get ready to rock and roll. The aspects are both exciting and challenging. 

The show will start late on Tuesday, over Wednesday when a dreamy Venus in Pisces comes close to the great Magician, Neptune, also in Pisces. OMG! You’ve finally met the One or were promised a financial opportunity of a lifetime, except for one tiny little detail a Sun/Saturn square that takes place just a few hours later.  

I’m not going to gloss over a potentially challenging Sun/Saturn square along the 20 degree of Aries/Capricorn axis. Please don’t make foolish decisions based on emotions, ask and listen to professional advice and take lots of deep breaths. This square holds rather a depressive energy. You may also feel tired and over-burdened; if you do, please rest and take a gentle walk by the water. A salt bath will help as well.

Mercury is also active. An inquisitive, truth seeking Pluto sextile should help us to make sense of the situation. On the other hand, an overly optimistic Jupiter square may tell us to ignore the details and just go for it. Be patient, use your willpower to step away and don’t get frustrated.

On Saturday, a Sun/Pluto square darkens our ego needs. Be aware of the potential power struggles that may not be able to get resolved by compromise. I’d sit this one out. The degrees to watch are; give or take a few ones on the either side of 22 degrees of Aries, Capricorn, Cancer and Libra. If your birthday happens to be around this time, I’d pay even closed attention. 
Phew, what a week! Finally, on Sunday, April 14th the Sun shines on Aries, Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, Gemini and Libra, bringing positive solutions and a calming to all that conflict.

The Holiday week doesn’t slow us down thanks to the Full Moon in Libra and both Mercury and Venus changing signs.

Monday is an active, productive day favoring Virgo, Pisces and Leo. Things may get dodgy in the late afternoon. Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini will need to watch their diets and their wallets. While Virgo and Gemini may get into a quarrel.

On late Tuesday April 16th, Mercury will leave Pisces and rush into clever and quick- thinking Aries, meaning all things Mercurial get a jolt of energy. Be careful with what you say and slow down when communicating though e-mail. Until May 7th, practice restraint, patience and above all don’t waste time by not focusing on the task at hand. 

The next few days are mellow in terms of major aspects until Friday when the Full Moon in the last degree of Libra, both in the Sidereal and the Tropical Zodiacs. Chiron is involved with Mercury. I think lots of healing can take place in relationships if we are honest and direct, albeit with a dose of kindness.

The Holiday weekend has a lot to do with Scorpio and Sagittarius. The Sun will leave Aries and move into earthy, stabilizing Taurus, just as Venus enters impulsive, romantic Aries. I like this combo for folks looking for love, since here, Venus is tempered by the Sun, meaning a new relationship has a better chance to last.

Monday, April 22, the Earth Day comes with a jolt from Uranus. Prepare for unexpected or unusual changes. I suspect something will take place in terms of storms or the economy. Since its Uranus, we can’t really say if the changes will be positive or not. Since Pluto, Neptune and Mars are active as well, I’m not that optimistic. 

Love is all we need. Love will save the day on Tuesday, when Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries, affecting Aries, Sagittarius and the Leo born or having planets in the very early degrees of the Fire element.

Early Cancer, Libra and Capricorn could feel the tense vibe. Well, even squares can be useful. Just focus on what you can control - self-care and self-compassion. If you are contacted by an old flame that brought you pain, I’d avoid contact, unless you are completely emotionally ready.

Pluto Retrograde cycle will begin on Wednesday April 24th. Unless, Pluto is a prominent planet for you, I don’t think the majority will notice much, if anything. I do think we will witness more power struggles and subconscious needs to get to the bottom of things not going well in our lives. Dig deep but prepare for some psychological discomfort (Incidentally, Pluto in Capricorn has to do with government, police, law enforcement, big banking and the construction industry.)

Keep out of trouble and protect your energetic field. For the next few days when Mars will square Neptune along the 17 degrees of Gemini/Pisces axis. 

Get rest, avoid toxic substances, stay away from social media because this aspect has to do with deceit, lies, feeling discouraged or deeply confused. I expected more scandals involving the government. Here are the stressed degrees of Mutable Signs: 15-19 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius and Virgo. If your birthday is April 25th-28th, you may want to look deeper into your Solar Return Chart.

(President Trump’s Gemini Sun is going to be directly hit.)

April ends with a bang when Saturn stations Retrograde. Use this time effectively to review your goals, re-set your finances, or restructure your daily activities to regain balance between your work and your personal life. The 4 months retrograde is tailor-made for going over what didn’t work out and preparing to move into a more positive direction when Saturn moves direct.

For the next two days, the lovely Pisces Moon will help us to be kinder and more concerned with healing. Get plenty of outdoor exercise on Tuesday, as long as it doesn’t pour!

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