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SUN IN ARIES UNTIL APRIL 19 – TIME FOR NEW STARTS
~This upcoming transit of Sun is Aries is intense as its creates a huge square to transiting Pluto , conjunct transiting Uranus. The toss up between Individuality vs. relationships. Is is all about me, or is it all about us? In addition, the conflict between transiting Pluto and the Sun in Aries is all about breaking down barriers. A time in which we reexamine our course of actions, and keep ourselves on track.
NEW MOON IN ARIES – THE ENERGIZER BUNNY AT ITS BEST
~New Moon in Aries – April 7 – Prepare to be energized by the New Moon in Aries. It’s all about motivation, new ideas and increased physical activity. Impatience can be an issue, so take a step back before taking on too much. Generally the effects of a New Moon begins a week before, and can last up to a week after. This is generally a great time to rid ourselves of bad habits, begin a fresh start, and re-invent yourself if need be. Those born under the sign of Aries will feel energized while those born under Libra are affected through partners, Cancer and Capricorn will feel a sense of restlessness in home and/or work similar to that of a Full Moon. Nonetheless wherever The New Moon falls in your birth chart is an indicator of where the influence is.
FULL MOON IN SCORPIO – BREAKDOWN OLD BARRIERS – WHILE EMOTIONS FLARE
~Full Moon in Scorpio April 22 When the Full Moon occurs the gravitational pull between Moon, Earth and the Sun have a huge effect on our bodies, mind and spirit. You may begin to feel this influence as early as week prior, lasting two weeks depending on where it fell into your birth chart, and on how powerful the Moon influence is with regard to other plants. Sometimes things become more clearer as well as intense under the illumination of the Full Moon – emotions ignite, egos are inflated and though we are deeply energized by the Full Moon we need to take care when dealing with others. This particular Full Moon centers around our deepest fears, financial insecurity, job related issues, and even love relationships that go array. Nonetheless, those born under Taurus will no doubt feel the significance of this Full Moon as partnerships, both work and play are exposed. Those born under Leo and Aquarius may find themselves in a tailspin where work and home is concerned. Nonetheless, wherever it falls into your chart depends on your time of birth, indicating the intensity of this Full Moons effect.
MARS TURNS RETROGRADE – REVISIT, RETHINK AND RE-INVENT-
~Mars turns retrograde in Sagittarius moving back into Scorpio April 18 – through June 28 – The dreaded Mars retrograde! Anytime Mars turns retrograde we feel a HUGE shift in the cosmos as it effects everything we do. Since Mars expresses itself through energy, actions, efforts and work, we find ourselves feeling fired up emotionally, overwhelmed, intense and feeling either totally out of control or basically low energy. Sometimes this transit moving from Sagittarius into Scorpio can be like beacon of light as it opens a path into our higher awareness. Mars retrograde gives a nod to introspection, self-assess
Saturn in retrograde in Sagittarius –
~Sometimes when we look into the cosmos the planets appear to go backwards. This optical illusion is called a retrograde. With Saturn, the planet of structure, in retrograde in the happy sign of Sagittarius, we may feel restricted, there could be issues with co-workers or those in authority. Also a retrograde Saturn may force us to take a look at ourselves in a more philosophical, psychological way. Depending on where it is located in our own charts will determine its affect. However those born under Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces and Virgo are directly affected/influenced.
Jupiter continues in Virgo –
~Ruled by Sagittarius, and in its detriment with transiting Virgo, due to the fact that Jupiter likes to spread its wings, to cover all angles,.to explore and discover. It doesn’t like restriction. However on the flip side, Jupiter in Virgo will allow us to pay attention to things we need to pay attention to. Details perhaps? As it conflicts with transiting Saturn, ( and Saturn is now transiting in its ruling sign of Sagittarius), we find ourselves feeling torn between independence/freedom and coloring inside the lines. Those born under Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius are most affected. Saturn in Sagittarius
Venus, in Aries April 6 through April 29 –
~ Be aware that Venus in Aries can be costly if you are not aware of your finances. Not a good time to go spending as the fire influence may cause your money to itch in your pockets. Also, romance can be unpredictable, as a love connection may not have much longevity. Again, depending on the situation does count for something. However easy come easy go is the motto here. So be aware, and don’t rush in.
ARIES – ( March 20- April 19)- You are in a great place this month as the planets playfully frolic in your own sign. Just know that this intense vortex of influence can be great, however a little bit of fire warms the house but too much can burn it down. So be aware of your limitations. In addition to this, Mars retrograde can be testy, as you may find yourself stretched beyond words. When in doubt, pull back.
TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20)- This is the time in which you see yourself more introspective, aware of your surroundings, and more importantly craving answers life’s mysteries. Strange but true. This can be a period where you seek out only to receive. However with the influence of the retrograde taking place from your money house, better to be safe than sorry when dealing with major expenses. If anything hold off until after June 28. Also, your work situation may temper down a bit as you find yourself feeling more confidant.
GEMINI ( May 21- June 20) – As always with Gemini’s it’s all about communication and getting your point out, only to be heard. Paying attention work related matters is essential, and personal partnerships may be in a tailspin as Mars retrogrades in Sagittarius triggering your area of partners. Keeping a low profile may be your best bet then to jump into unsafe waters. However as always with most Gemini’s it’s all about timing.
CANCER –( June 21 – July 20)- As the planets hover over the zenith part of your chart, your career you may find yourself feeling overworked and under paid. This can and will be a temporary phase of life. Also, know that much can be said about your tendency to take on more than you can handle. However as with most Cancer’s it’s all about working it and trusting in the process. In addition, with transiting Mars now in a retrograde motions, health can be a factor. If in doubt, check it out.
LEO -( July 22 – Aug 22)- As with most Leo’s fun and games is the key, however at this time you may find yourself more observant, more in tuned and ready to take everything and everyone on. It’s a grand cycle for change for the better, specifically where personal interests are concerned. Also, your money situation may begin to slowly come around however speculation is not your answer as Mars in retrograde may not be in your best interest as it tests the scales of balance.
VIRGO – ( Aug 23- Sept 22) – As with most Virgo’s it is all about doing well financially, and making sure you are dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. However at this time with planetary influences taking place in your money house, security is the key factor here. In addition with transiting Mars taking place in your area of home, emotions as well as actions may run a muck. Not the best time to make any changes, or create unnecessary unrest. Better to law low then to disturb the nest.
LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22)- As with most Libra’s it is always about peace and balance. This month as most of the influences occur in Aries you may find yourself seeking out through friends and partners. In addition, your work and financial situation should be in a positive stance. However though you test your words carefully before speaking, this transit with Mars in retrograde may be causing you to speak out of line. Silence can be golden at this time!
SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21)- Slow down and take it easy for a while. Stressful activities should be rescheduled. Marriage and committed relationships are tested. Unresolved issues come up for cleansing. Good relationships will survive, but flawed ones can end. Be patient with loved ones. Also make sure your money situation is tied up and secure before making any big changes. Mars retrograde may cause you to act out of character by jumping in before you need to. A penny earned is a penny saved.
SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- DEC 20)- Time to take stock of yourself as well as with others. This is your month to get yourself back in gear. Enough procrastination, time to move forward in anything and everything you do. Also, expect an unexpected windfall within the next few weeks. However with Mars retrograding in your own sign, if there are secrets be prepared for a tell all. This cycle is all about unearthing, forcing situations to the top. You can run but you cannot hide.
CAPRICORN -( DEC 21- Jan 19)- Your heart and mind may be working overtime as you see yourself trying desperately to compromise with yourself and others. A good strong period for healing take taking stock of most things around you. Your job looks favorable, emotions may run high. Also, a strong cycle with Mars in retrograde for you to take stock of health and fitness. Better to be safe than sorry.
AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18)- Before jumping in to unsafe waters, take heed in knowing that whatever you do from this point on is a reflection. Also, know that by most accounts family and friends have your back however with Mars in retrograde your trust issues can be less than zero. Also, your money situation may be in a flux, and your instincts though they may run high can help you in the long run. It’s up to you to set whatever pace you choose.
PISCES – ( Feb 19 – March 19 )- As your creative juices are brewing, you may see yourself finally coming out of your shell and moving into a more productive one. As it is, no matter what, you always seem to do well in the end. Also personal matters, specifically love related may be a bit testy, however it is up to you to clear the air before making any major decisions. Also with Mars retrograding your work and home you would do well to pay attention and not move back into your inner thoughts.