“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”
- Mark Twain
APRIL 2015 -
~SUN IN ARIES – LET THE SPARKS FLY!
The Sun enters the Zodiac sign Aries at March 21, 2015 and leaves it on April 20, 2015. It’s trine to transiting Sagittarius provides a strong sense of stability with commerce and work areas. In addition, Jupiter trine the Sun is also favorable in that it will help us to feel less restricted and more at ease with ourselves as with regard to others. A favorable aspect for those born under Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Also, depending on where it is taking place in your chart will also bring favorable results
~LUNAR ECLIPSE ON APRIL 4, 2015 – EMOTIONS RUN HIGH -
A LUNAR ECLIPSE occurs when the shadow of the MOON is on the EARTH, the SUN, MOON and EARTH are perfectly aligned together. A week to two days before and after a LUNAR ECLIPSE occurs, there is an anxiety in the air, most of us feel anxious and overwhelmed. Intuition is aroused during this time, emotional sensitivities occur, and there is a sort of clearing away of blockage that takes place. It’s a very spiritual experience to say the least. This months, LUNAR ECLIPSE on April 4 (opposite the Sun in Aries), will affect people born with personal planets in (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) most significantly. An ECLIPSE of the MOON reinforces a completion of something. This specific LUNAR ECLIPSE can be peaceful( depending how what is taking place in our own charts), as it is taking place in the balanced, partnership sign of LIBRA. Therefore partnerships, both work and personal be most affected. Good time to clear the air with unresolved matters.
~NEW MOON ON THE APRIL 18, 2015 – GET YOUR ENERGIES IN GEAR -
The sizzling confidence-building Aries New Moon on April 18 begins a brand new cycle. Here we are ready to align deeply with our truth and what we love and move with it! New worlds opening up for us, the universe is supporting forward movement and growth! Feel it.
~VENUS IN ELEGANT TAURUS – UNTIL APRIL 10 – THEN MOVES INTO CHATTY GEMINI – – -
As Venus continues in the creative, eloquent sign of Taurus we are naturally reminded of beauty on its most highest level. It’s influence goes without saying as it creates a nice trine to transiting Mars, Venus and the Sun. This can be a very lucrative aspect as its trine to transiting Pluto reinforces stability, and allows us to look at love and money matters from a more practical nature. As it moves into Gemini on April 10 – we feel more carefree and less inclined to be graceful as our communication becomes flute-like in its expressive. Humor becomes a mode of style and we find ourselves more social and less hindered by routine and old habits.
~SATURN, THE PLANET OF STRUCTURE, TURNS RETROGRADE IN FIERY SAGITTARIUS
A retrograde Saturn makes the individual seek a different kind of responsibility and purpose in life. Through life experiences, they reciprocate with a slow persistence of reaching their goals in life. The House occupied by Saturn shows the area which the native will have to strive hard for success. Saturn’s position in the chart is where the person needs to address the demands and responsibilities of life. In this case Saturn is retrograding in the social- Jupiter ruled sign of Sagittarius.
Saturn turning retrograde gives us the opportunity to go back and reorganize or renegotiate our existing activities or commitments. It is essential that you do not start any new business activity while Saturn is retrograde. But working on the existing activities will help you in consolidation during this period. Retrograde Saturn delivers both good and bad results. You will get a lot of new ideas and this will help you plan your future. It enables an individual to tackle the difficulties in ongoing assignments and simultaneously start new ones. If Saturn is retrograde in birth chart, it makes a person less confident, and more open to becomes less disciplined in their attempts. Saturn also represents limitations. It deals with programs, organizations and all things that deal with better systems, processes and hard work.
On the flip side, Saturn retrograde period will assist you in completing anything that is left undone, unattended to, partially completed or not completed at all. It gives you time to do them. Saturn retrograde assists you to work beyond your limitations by showing you that you are capable of doing far more than you thought you could. It gives you the ability to see more deeply into people, situations and things around you. It brings more wisdom to you but remember that this wisdom is usually gained from hard work and hands on experiences
Those born under Gemini, Pisces, Virgo and Sagittarius are most affected. However where it lands in your birth chart will determine its influence. This is known through your time of birth.
~MERCURY IN THE BOLD-AGGRESIVE SIGN OF ARIES UNTIL APRIL 14 – WHERE IT MOVES INTO TAURUS.
The sign of the Ram is not known for being cautious with words. So when the planet of communications comes to visit, it will influence your conversations. The sign of Aries can be passionate, but sometimes tactless. Watch the way you speak during this time. You and everyone else will have a tendency to be blunt. While frank speech can be a breath of fresh air, if not expressed well it can backfire.
So when the planet of communications comes to visit, it will influence your conversations.
Also be on guard for others’ words and behavior. Friends and lovers might tell you what’s really on their minds. That could include complaints or just blunt statements about their emotions. Coworkers and those in charge will not be immune either. Expect them to voice their opinions and not pull any punches.
Yet, keep in mind that bold and blunt talk can be a welcome opportunity. It gives everyone a chance to speak his or her piece and communicate honestly. Feathers may get ruffled, but in the long run it is for the best.
When Mercury moves into Taurus APRIL 14 – words are softer, communication less intense. The abrasiveness has left the building. Words become more creative and careful with their expression.
~APRIL 8 – JUPITER THE PLANET OF HAPPY – TURNS DIRECT IN FUN-LOVING LEO -
When Jupiter turned retrograde, the action of Jupiter was reversed so that the emphasis upon inner awareness and inner growth intensified. It was an excellent time to get in touch with personal integrity. Jupiter rules role playing in order evoke a positive external reaction. When Jupiter was retrograde, you found yourself evaluating yourself from the inside out. When opportunities arose while Jupiter was retrograde, they were the result of seeds planted from the past and from people met or connections made fromthe past.
As it turns direct, we feel as though we have been on a retreat and we are now harvesting the lessons learned. It free’s us, allowing us to move forward in our philosophical as well as spiritual pursuits. Our relationships with those we love, specifically children, as well as romantic interests, new or existing are enhanced, and our creative juices are stronger and more vibrant then ever. Those born under Leo, Sagittarius, Taurus, Scorpio are most affected, however Jupiter falls into your natal chart is the determining factor.
~MARS, THE PLANET OF ACTION MOVING NOW IN TAURUS -
Mars will leave Aries and transit Earth sign Taurus. Astrologers consider Mars the planet of passion and drive. Mars looks at what motivates us in life and how we express those ambitions to others around us. The constellation (sign) that Mars is positioned in can reveal our methods of overcoming obstacles in our lives. Now that is in the earthy, more stable sign of Taurus we now have the chance to build upon our dreams, as manifestation occurs. Taurus as an earth sign prefers practicality, seizes determination in an effort to stay focused and on task.
Aries: March 21-April 20 – This months FULL MOON ECLIPSE in Libra on April 4, brings life to partnerships as it draws emotions in. Partnerships both new and existing take on a new perspective. In addition transiting Mars in Taurus may bring to light unexpected happenings, possibly through work. A good month to set your sights on goals that absolutely need to be obtained.
Taurus April – May 21- The FULL MOON ECLIPSE in your 6th house of health and fitness focuses on motivation and drive. Time to get yourself back on track, doing what you do best and that is making healthy choices. Be aware of the fact the much can be said about patience and motivation as most the influences cosmic-wise are in sync with your own vibration. Also, emotions may run high, so be aware of your sensitivity level.
Gemini ( May 22-June 21) – Speculation may run high this week as your prospects for gain goes uncharted. Anything can happen during a 5th HOUSE ECLIPSE. Easy come, easy go is the motto. Interestingly enough this also relates to matters of the heart. So guard your heart with armor, yet be open and receptive. Proceed with ease and caution.
Cancer ( June 22-July 23)- Your home life may be a total flux as the FULL MOON ECLIPSE occupies your personal space. During this time, it’s important to take stock of every given situation that needs to be done. Focus on the priorities while taking a step forward in accomplishing what you set out to do. However also be aware that emotions with those closest to you can be sincere yet confusing as well.
Leo ( July 24-Aug 23)- Your area of work may undergo a change as you see yourself pulling away from your present position. However change can very much be in your favor. Also, your love life may shift a bit, but only if you let it.Your tolerance level is still uncharted. Also the FULL MOON occupying your area of communication may cause you to speak out of turn. Be careful with delivery.
Virgo ( Aug 24-Sept 23)- For most Virgo’s security is always the key, therefore during this particular FULL MOON ECLIPSE it’s very important that you pay attention to your instincts. Time to put yourself into a financial gear. In addition, though analytical as you are, emotions can still run rampant. So pull back if need be and be aware of your own limitations.
Libra ( Sept 24-Oct 23)- The FULL MOON in your own sign sheds light on all that surrounds you. In actuality it illuminates you. Know that during the next few weeks, it is important that you are careful when making personal decisions. Moreover, this is a period in which your logic counts and your heart is put on the back burner.
Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22)- A 12th house FULL MOON ECLIPSE places importance on your past, this can be a time to purge, clean house, or merely let go of what has been hanging on for a long time. It’s a period in which you sort through any unresolved matters that need attention. It’s a healing period as well as a time of clarification.
Sagittarius ( Nov 23-Dec 21)- So much of your life depends on what you give to other people. This is clearly a time to focus on yourself your own needs and priorities. Changes are a definite, but much for the better as the FULL MOON ECLIPSE occupies your area of friendships. You may be networking a bit more, or just mingling a lot!
Cap – This weeks FULL MOON ECLIPSE hovers over the zenith part of your chart; your career. This transit highlights goals and ambition, or on the flip side, if not done properly, plenty of aggravation. Take this time to focus on your given priorities, while not focusing on greater expectations.
Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19) The FULL MOON in your area of higher thinking brings you into a more introspective, intuitive place, heightening your sensitivity process as well as encouraging you to look at life from different perspectives. To some degree you may feel as though you are totally lost in your head. A good time to just sit and reflect.
Pisces ( Feb 20- March 20)- With the LUNAR ECLIPSE hitting the financial sector of your chart, your money cycle and your home life undergo’s a shift; also your relationships may feel a bit out of whack. Nonetheless, you may find yourself letting go of obstacles that have barricaded your path. So in many ways this can be a sort of clearing out period.
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be seen on Alternate Wednesday’s, on Channel 11 and Channel 36, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM.
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be seen on Alternate Wednesday’s on Channel 11 and Channel 36, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can be reached at 419-882-5510 or JanetAmid@aol.com