We begin the month of April with April Fool’s Day which occurs on Saturday, April 1. Watch out for pranksters who will be in fine form with the Moon in the air sign of Gemini.
An emotional shift occurs on Sunday, April 2 as the Moon enters the water sign of Cancer and Venus retrogrades back into the sign of Pisces. Emotional sensitivity, security and family matters will be highlighted on Monday, April 3 as the Moon experiences its First Quarter Phase in Cancer just after noon.
Saturn goes retrograde in Sagittarius on the evening of April 5 so we will need to reformulate travel plans and goals that involve our continuing education and relationship with other cultures and foreign countries.
Mercury will go retrograde on Sunday, April 9 in the sign of Taurus. This event occurs just before the Full Moon in Libra on Monday, April 10. Mercury will continue its retrograde motion until May 3
when it turns direct in the sign of Aries. During the Mercury retrograde period we will have an opportunity to evaluate our decisions with regard to what we truly want and value.
Venus remains in Pisces until April 28. This will give us ample time to practice compassion for others and seek out activities and relationships that nourish our soul.
An opportunity to release old psychological and emotional blocks and patterns can symbolically occur during the Easter weekend.
The Sun enters Taurus on April 19 and the Moon completes its Last Quarter Phase in Capricorn very early on that day.
Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn and Mercury retrogrades back into the sign of Aries on April 20. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn indicates a transformation in how we approach our career and personal goals. Rethinking our perception of self and our skill in communicating with others is a priority while Mercury is retrograde in Aries (April 20 – May 3).
Mars will enter the sign of Gemini on Friday, April 21. Mars in the sign of Gemini denotes a focus on communication and dialogue. The drive will be to obtain more information and to find ways of sharing it with others.
A New Moon in the earth sign of Taurus occurs on the morning of April 26. Focusing on practical matters including the growing of a garden and manifesting more financial security will demand our conscious attention at this time.
Venus will return to the fire sign of Aries on Friday, April 28. This event signals a time to take the initiative regarding getting what we truly want and value in our relationships with others.
By now we will have processed decisions involving money, business and relationship. More clarity on the action to take and who is involved in our new projects will come as Mercury goes direct in the sign of Aries on Wednesday, May 3.