We begin the month of April with Easter Sunday on April 1. The planet Mercury continues its retrograde motion in the sign of Aries.
Reflection and re-evaluation of what to say and how to say it is advised as well as careful decisions about what actions to take in our relationships with others. The wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh comes to mind: “smile, breathe and go slowly.”
Honesty continues to be the best policy with a healthy dose of self-interest so that we can honor our self when making agreements with others. Fully conscious clarity is likely to be more available a couple of days after Mercury returns to direct motion and the New Moon occurs in Aries on April 15
A cautious approach to the time table for the actualization of personal and professional goals is also advisable as Saturn goes retrograde in Capricorn on Tuesday evening, April 17. The “slow but sure” motto continues to be advisable as the Sun enters Taurus on the evening of April 19.
Our sense of purpose may find new direction as Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn on Sunday, April 22. The wisdom here seems to indicate that our pace and passion need to find a deeper and slower rhythum if we are to succeed completely in the majority of our endeavors.
Let’s celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree and getting in touch with nature. This type of activity will continue to prove emotionally rewarding while the Sun is transiting the sign of Taurus.
“Perseverance Furthers” and “Steady as She Goes” are sayings that have significant meaning while Saturn and Pluto continue their retrograde motion in the earth sign of Capricorn.
Finding our joy in creative activities that energize our inner child are beneficial while the Moon transits the sign of Leo at its First Quarter Phase on Sunday, April 22. A lighter perception and experience of ourselves can occur as Venus enters the sign of Gemini on Tuesday, April 24. It is likely that we will want to dialogue and share more of our self and our ideas with others at this time.
The Full Moon in Scorpio on Sunday, April 29 is a good time to remind ourselves that we may need to let go of certain things emotionally in order to be able to manifest what we truly want and value. A ritual burial of items linked to our past may be necessary in order to psychologically and emotionally prepare ourselves for a new life of joy, prosperity and freedom.
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver/Boulder area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.