April 2016 Energetic Forecast
Planetary Shifts This Month
Mercury in Taurus - Retrograde April 29th - May 23rd
Mercury in Taurus is going to communicate in a very down to earth, charming, warm and practical way. This isn't the big intellectual or academic conversations placement. It's more the relaxed, friendly and day to day kind of talk. The mind can be given to a lot of worry in Taurus too, so we have to guard against becoming too absorbed in worst case scenario thinking OR being too obsessed with finances. By the end of the month we have Mercury Retrograde again - even though it has been feeling like one all the way through the eclipses! Communications will get perhaps criss-crossed, and delayed, or your computer, phone files etc can have malfunctions. We never know exactly how it plays out and to what degree, but it does affect us.
New Moon chart
Let's talk about this new moon!
Sun, Moon and Uranus conjunct in Aries - This is a powerful push for action and independence. This is a take a risk, improve your life, get off the couch and do something kind of moon! These planets are trining ( good aspect) to Saturn( stability and structure) and Mars ( passion, aggression, will). This means that it is an excellent time to implement new habits, break through your old ways of thinking, make a commitment to something - preferably to yourself to take better care of yourself. Venus in Aries is helping us like and think of ourselves more too.
Pluto Square Sun, Moon, Uranus - As we have said numerous times in the past 4 years, these planets in conflict create an enormous inner tension and combustion to break free of old structures in our lives. There has been so much upheaval globally, and I believe it affects us all on some level. You may not be forced to flee your home, or deal with the daily explosions that others are facing, but I"ll bet you have faced internal ones. The themes of exile, overthrowing old ideas and authority figures, power plays, intense restlessness and desire to live your own path - all are coming up again just for a few days this time, but it cleans out anything left over from 2011 up until last spring.
Full Moon chart - The Pink Moon -
"Many cultures have given distinct names to each recurring full moon. The names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. The Farmer's Almanac lists several names, and explains that there were some variations in the moon names, but in general, the same ones were used among the Algonquin tribes from New England on west to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names" www.space.com
Grand Earth Trine on Earth day ! - A trine is one of the best aspects the planets can make, It means there is an easy flow between all three of the signs involved, so that side of life is easy to manifest. Pluto is in Capricorn, Jupiter and North Node in Virgo, and Mercury in Taurus. We are better able to put practical matters in place, We want to build something real. No fake promises or people, we want the real and the results. We are willing to work for it as well. Our business sense is sharp, our resources are there and we are able to commit and follow through with tasks.
Pluto Square Venus/ Uranus - This is potentially explosive with relationship issues. This aspect can often represent someone's erratic or power tripping behaviour is in a struggle with someone else's desire to be free and act alone. If you are experiencing any sense of restriction in a relationship you may feel the need to break it off or take distance. If not there will be a need to dig deep into the core of the matter and find new solutions to preserve it.
Saturn/ Mars Square Neptune - Saturn is almost on top of Mars meaning that our spontaneous action side is controlled or delayed, or even blocked at times. It can give some people more determination and will to commit and succeed, and for others it will fizzle their sparkle because things are taking longer than they want. When it squares Neptune it can lead to a self sabotaging mechanism - you shoot yourself in the foot before you even start. It doesn't have to play out this way if we set smaller more attainable goals and develop a mind set that things will take a bit longer. We do also need to watch for people's motives being clear or not, so take precautions if you are entering new partnerships and make sure things are transparent and fair.
Saturn/ Mars Square Jupiter - Jupiter wants expansion - like a big balloon being blown up with potential and possibility. When Saturn and Mars square off with Jupiter there are setbacks. Your faith and optimism are tested and you can pass the tests, but you will have to overcome the resistance you get. This aspect has been in play since last summer and continues until this summer, so we're all feeling like the shoe is about to drop.
Overall - Despite the inner tensions present we can get SO much done this month. You will need to be clear about your goals and make yourself stick to it but there is a lot of drive and desire to push forward with your life. You need to find the mindset that gets you above and beyond any tests or small criticisms that come along your journey. Aim and go for it !