Starwise Forecast for April 2016
Dear Friends and Clients,
We enter April with a Waning Moon until the New Moon on the 7th.
5 – The first few days of April are not too busy outside of Lunar aspects. On this day, however, both Venus and Mercury change signs. Venus goes from watery Pisces into fiery Aries, until April 30th. And Mercury goes from fiery Aries into earthy Taurus until June 13.
Earlier in the day the Sun in Aries trines, harmonizes with, Saturn in Sagittarius. Here the fiery, willful Aries energies can engage in positive Saturnian (disciplined, responsible, focused) ways in service to Sagittarian faith or belief.
6 – 9 – That fiery, willful Aries energy engages with the Pluto/Uranus Square. It begins on the 6th when the Sun squares Pluto in Capricorn. So that fiery willful Aries energy can feel itself sincerely challenged by the deep underworldly (Pluto) concrete, authoritative, structured (Capricorn) realities of our society, and of our individual psyches.
7 – The Sun/Moon New Moon in Aries conjunction. Occurring in the midst of the Sun’s engagement with the Pluto/Uranus Square makes this New Moon particularly potent. The Aries New Moon is always a potent time in itself. A time of potential alignment of the dynamic, willful energies of Aries on both the conscious and unconscious levels. This year this involves those conscious and unconscious, (Sun and Moon) levels of energies being united with Uranus, the planet of spontaneity and freedom, but challenged by Pluto, the planet which forces the deepest levels of self-introspection and honesty about one’s hidden motives. Or it may require an examination of the ways in which you program and manipulate yourself with unconscious programs, or perceive that manipulation coming from seemingly all-powerful sources outside of yourself.
9 – This is the day that the Sun conjuncts Uranus, completing the Sun’s engagement with the Pluto/Uranus Square. In itself there is tremendous positive potential in this aspect. A time where the dynamic, conscious Solar Aries energies can be aligned with, overlighted by, the transpersonal Uranian energies of unconventionality, surprise freedom and change. It’s just that any hard aspect with Uranus in this decade also has to deal with Plutonian introspection in a profound way.
12 – 14 – This is a pretty positive time period. On the 12th Mercury in Taurus sextiles, harmonizes with, Neptune in Pisces. A good time to align your mental understanding and/or communications with a higher spiritual, compassionate imaginative inspiration, and to really allow that to embody a tangible form.
Later in the day on the 12th Venus in fiery Aries trines, harmonizes with, Mars in fiery Sagittarius. A great time to allow your affectional love and your passion and/or ambition to express with courage and confidence.
And, on the 14th we have yet another positive, harmonious trining aspect. This time it is between Mercury in earthy Taurus and Jupiter in earthy Virgo. Here the Mercurial mental understandings and/or communications have a potential burst of expansive, optimistic, morally aspirational Jupiterian energies, but in connection with the Virgo qualities of mental, analytical capacity, and paying attention to the specific details that will really serve that ‘Higher Plan.’
17 – The flow of positive Mercury aspects continue as Mercury in Taurus trines, harmonizes with, Pluto in Capricorn. This is an opportunity to really ‘get it,’ to see clearly into the underlying structures of oneself or of one’s society, and to feel some capacity to communicate that insight and understanding in a way which can engender great transformation in oneself or others or both.
Later in the day Mars goes retrograde, until June 30th. So his energies will be going back over previous actions until then.
18 – Pluto goes retrograde until September 27th. So his deep transformative, introspective energies will be going back over previous transformations and introspections for that time period.
Later in the day Venus in Aries trines, harmonizes with, Saturn in Sagittarius. A lot of fiery, willful, emotional energy here, but Saturn can bring a really focused, committed dedication and responsibility to it.
19 – 22 – Venus in Aries engages with the Pluto/Uranus Square. First she squares Pluto in Capricorn on the 19th. So her emotionally, affectionate, albeit potentially impulsive, Aries expression and feelings can really feel frustrated and challenged by seemingly intractable structures within society or our individual psyches. We do have to be careful of irrational emotional attacks against those perceived limiting structures.
Later on the 19th the Sun moves into the month of Taurus.
21 – Here, in the midst of the Venus engagement with the Pluto/Uranus Square, we have the Sun in Taurus/Moon in Scorpio Full Moon opposition. So a similar intensity as we went through during the New Moon earlier this month.
The Sun in Taurus, conscious, Solar identity, attuned to an earthy expression of love, in opposition to a Moon in Scorpio, unconscious, Lunar identity, attuned to a deep emotional drive towards transformation or desire or guilt. The challenge is to bring out the best in both and have them work in tandem with each other.
22 – Venus in Aries conjuncts Uranus in Aries. Venus reaches the Uranus end of the Pluto/Uranus Square. After feeling challenged or limited by Pluto she can here feel inspired once again by Uranian, unconventional, surprise, liberation, freedom and spontaneous affectional expression. She must still remember to respect the tense relationship with the Plutonian underworld realities.
28 – Mercury goes retrograde until May 23rd.
29 – Venus goes into Taurus until May 24th.