April is a month with a strong focus on themes related to the Self and others – with a New moon in Aries and a Full Moon in Libra. Also, exalted Venus and the Sun affirms themes of beauty and personal strength.
Venus enters Pisces where she is exalted and where she will be until April 25. Venus is the planet of happiness, where we wish to fulfill our desires and live a good life. Venus is exalted in Pisces, the sign of emotional and cosmic unity. Now is a time where we will seek a sublime beauty, and may find it! Usually our happiness is conditioned on people or other worldly things. As such, this is a great time for romance and creativity. But be mindful of fantasizing or escaping from things you find unpleasant, the shadow side of Pisces.
The new Moon is in Pisces today, beginning a 30-day cycle of emotional expansion, inspiration and hope – themes of Pisces. Now is a great time to connect with your authentic heart, not just the emotions. Pisces is a dual sign, where the emotions change quickly. Pisces is also the sign of mystical emotions, not just worldly ones. The fish must swim in the deep waters if she is to survive; only a dead fish floats on the surface. Emotions are the surface of the mind, dive deep into the heart the next 30 days.
This New Moon happens in Revati Nakshatra, ruled by the God Pushan, the shepherd. There is a gentle, protective energy now. Allow yourself to be enveloped in this healing love.
The Sun enters Aries, his sign of exaltation. The Sun is exalted in Aries, because it shows the need to act instinctively (Aries) on our true power (the Sun). For the next 30 days trust your gut and act on your highest inspiration and purpose. This is a great time to blaze forth with your career goals and life purpose. Be careful of overconfidence and arrogance.
Mars turns retrograde in Scorpio until June 30. Since the end of February we have been plunging into deep emotional waters. For the next 2.5 months expect some inner turbulence as these waters churn more and more. Now is a time to face your emotional fears, anger and jealousy. Discipline transforms these ugly, negative emotions into personal strengths, but it takes a lot of courage. This is not easy and requires we sit with ourselves and not project our stress onto others.
The Moon in Virgo is aspecting exalted Venus now, bringing a firm grounding to the creative, mystical promise of Venus in Pisces. The Virgo moon is a kind of fussy, but the Venus aspect also brings, grace and creativity. Now is a great time to actually produce a piece of music or art or yummy meal. Then later, relax into the fullness of existence in your heart. Also spend time with loved ones.
The Moon is full in Libra now, bringing an emphasis on relationship connections and interactions with others, including business partners. This full moon in is opposition to the exalted Sun in Aries – showing the need to connect our personal power with others if there is to be growth and power. In many ways, our personal strength is meaningless unless we can share it with others. Expect some volatility in this area of life now, as “Self and Other” becomes important now.
This Full Moon happens in Swati Nakshatra, ruled by the god Vayu, the God of the wind. The monkey God Hanuman was the son of Vayu. He represents the power of the mind to be a superhuman force, when brought under control. Careless and reckless speech can be especially damaging.
April 24 – 25
Moon is with Saturn and Mars in Scorpio now. This monthly treat has been delivering a dose of stress and anxiety lately. Expect some deep frustrations again now. Be careful trying to manage (or control) the emotions of others. Instead try to stabilize yourself, and connect to your true heart; dive deeper than the surface. But this is especially hard, as you may feel jealous, insecure and victimized now. Do not be tempted to attack others because “they deserve it”, based on what they did to you. That is the fast track to more and more drama, rather than more and more peace. You get to decide.
April 26 – 27
The moon will be in Sagittarius aspected by Jupiter in Leo, bringing some much needed hope and inspiration after the drama of the last few days. Now is a good time to reconnect with your teachings and beliefs. This is a great day for serious study, or serious teaching. Inspire others today and learn.