major aspects (conjunction, 0°; sextile, 60°; square,
90°; trine, 120°; opposition, 180°) between the sun
and planets are included here. All lunar aspects (other than full
and new moons) have been omitted, hence there is not an entry for
every day. Aspect patterns frequently overlap; where there are several
major aspects occurring on the same day, synthesize their combined
characteristics to determine the overall trend, then act accordingly.
But remember...YOU make the final call!
An aspect's influence can last from a day or two, in the case of
Mercury, Venus, or Mars, to several weeks and even months when the
slower-moving 'outer' planets are involved. Times given are when
aspects peak. In addition, planets periodically appear to slow down,
stop, then change their orbital direction, turning Retrograde or
Direct; these periods of apparent motionlessness are called Stations
and for a week or two either side of them, all themes associated
with the planet are greatly emphasized.
5 Sun trine Saturn retrograde 9:09am—Constructive
progress can be made towards career goals; being both practical
and creative achieves best results; advice from an elder or authority
figure could prove helpful. Venus enters Aries
9:51am (till April 29)—Creative artistic pursuits are favored;
emotions are more aggressively expressed; new romantic ties may
be impulsively entered into; curb a tendency toward self-centeredness
in relationships, and spending hard-earned money in haste. Mercury
enters Taurus 4:10pm (till June 12)—Practical, down-to-earth
thinking prevails; thoughts turn towards ways and means of generating
income, and issues relating to one's personal values; let your instincts
guide you in financial matters.
6 Sun square Pluto 1:10pm—An opportunity
to transcend a behavior pattern that you've outgrown could arise;
side-step conflicts, but rise to the occasion! Much inner strength
and determination is called for to properly channel these powerful,
transformative energies..."Luke, you must work with The Force;
go within, be still, and seek guidance...then take control of your
7 New Moon 4:24am, at 18°04’ Aries—Communicate
your thoughts and views, but be aware that others will have their
views, too, so be prepared to listen as well. Last month's Vernal
Equinox theme of initiation and new beginnings continues; prepare
to launch new personal projects...but preferably after Mercury has
completed its forthcoming retrograde phase,
9 Sun conjunct Uranus 2:27pm, at 20°27’
Aries—Investigate that new computer you've been promising
yourself, perhaps to increase work efficiency; revolutionize business
or career strategies...out with the old, in with new and improved
methodologies; allow creative self-expression free rein.
12 Mercury sextile Neptune 2:40am—Intuitive
awareness is strong, allowing insights into the workings of the
subconscious mind; express yourself through music, dance or the
written word. Venus trine Mars 12:17pm—Thrills
galore! Harmony between the sexes; a day tailor-made for romance;
seek funding for a pet project; favorable for most forms of creative
14 Mercury trine Jupiter retrograde 8:27am—Sign
contracts, conclude a deal; move forward with PR or advertising
plans; open up to new ideas and philosophies; plan a trip.
17 Mercury trine Pluto 2:21am—Improve efficiency
wherever possible; will-power gets a boost...but don't get carried
away! A "No Fear" attitude could quickly get you into
hot water; favors constructive activity. Mars stations Retrograde
5:14am, at 08°54’ Sagittarius (till June 29)—All
"martial" themes are energized...desire, self-assertion,
leadership abilities, and increased energy; the potential for conflict
18 Pluto stations Retrograde
12:23am, at 17°29’ Capricorn (till Sept 26)—Transcend
past fears and failures; let go of that which (or whomever) no longer
serves your needs, or is less than supportive of your personal growth
and development. Venus trine Saturn retrograde
7:38am—Seek financial support for personal projects; a reestablishment
of past ties may have karmic implications; constructive artistic
work is favored; if you're considering an investment, look into
art, precious metals, or real estate.
19 Sun enters Taurus 8:30am (till May 20)—Personal
values and material resources, or the lack of them, are in focus
for the next month; are the resources already at your disposal being
fully utilized? Venus square Pluto retrograde 1:49pm—Emotions
and passions are running high...channel this energy into creative
outlets; thoughts may turn to improving one's financial position;
handle sensitive relationships with extra care.
21 Full Moon 10:24pm, at 02°31’ Scorpio—Wesak,
the Buddha Festival, celebrating the annual reemergence of the Buddha
energies on Earth, widely held to be the most powerful and spiritual
full moon of the year. Meditate on love; be prepared for what you
value highly to be put to the test, including your attachment to
people, places, belongings or even habits. Be honest with yourself
about your needs, and your means. Safeguard your income sources,
and assets; passions and desires intensify; chill out!
22 Venus conjunct Uranus 2:00pm, at 21°11’
Aries—Business or social connections may unexpectedly be made,
or severed; consider investment options; the urge to socialize is
strong, get out and have some fun.
28 Mercury stations Retrograde 10:20am, at 23°36’
Taurus (till May 22)—Plans or arrangements of any importance
should be implemented prior to this period...unless you like surprise
endings. However, while Mercury is Retrograde, you may
safely make revisions or otherwise go over previously covered territory
for inconsistencies or errors.
29 Venus enters Taurus 5:36pm (till May 24)—Money,
possessions, and personal values are emphasized; treat your home
to a few new indoor plants; get "outdoors" more often...ground
yourself; plant a tree!.
FORECAST FOR APRIL, 2016
Constructive progress can be made towards career or educational
goals as the sun aligns in a flowing trine with Saturn on April
5th. Advice from an elder, a mentor, or authority figure could prove
helpful. Being both practical and creative achieves best results
Venus leaves the water world of Pisces and joins the sun and Mars
in fiery Aries also on the 5th (till April 29th), when creative
artistic pursuits are favored. Emotions are more aggressively expressed
with Venus in this ardent sign, and new romantic ties may be impulsively
entered into. Curb a tendency toward self-centeredness in relationships,
or spending your hard-earned money in haste.
Mercury enters earthy Taurus later on April 5th (till June 12) in
which practical, down-to-earth thinking prevails. Thoughts turn
towards ways and means of generating income, and issues relating
to one's personal values. Let your instincts guide you in financial
Tension mounts as the sun squares Pluto early on the 6th when circumstances
may bring you an opportunity to transcend a behavior pattern that
you've outgrown. Side-step potential conflicts now, but rise to
the occasion as needs dictate. Much inner strength and determination
is called for to properly channel these powerful, potentially transformative
A new moon occurs on April 7th, in 18°04’ Aries, underscoring
last month's vernal equinox theme of initiation and new beginnings.
Launch new personal projects now, You'll be keen to communicate
your many new thoughts and views, but be aware that others will
have their views, too, so be prepared to listen as well.
Investigate that new computer you've been promising yourself when
the sun aligns in conjunction with Uranus on the 9th, in 20°27’
Aries, perhaps to increase work efficiency. Revolutionize your business
or career strategies...out with the old, in with new and improved
methodologies. Allow your creative self-expression free rein.
Venus trines Mars on March 12th, a positive connection when harmony
exists between—and within—the sexes, making this a well-starred
day for romance, or at least a pleasant social outing. Most forms
of creative self-expression are supported. Seek funding for a pet
Sign contracts, conclude a deal, plan a trip, or move forward with
PR or advertising plans when Mercury trines Jupiter on the 14th.
Be open to new ideas and philosophies now.
Improve efficiency wherever possible when Mercury trines Pluto on
the 17th, a motivational transit that can give willpower a boost...but
don't get carried away! A "fearless" attitude could quickly
get you into hot water.
Celestial warrior, Mars, officially beats the retreat by stationing
retrograde in 09° Sagittarius later on April 17th, commencing
a rare, six-week backward trek through the zodiac till June 29th,
temporarily diminishing the traditional Martian assertiveness factor.
In this mode, Mars is more reluctant to act, instead, holding back
energies that might actually be better off expressed. Thus, hostilities
can erupt as pent up energies accumulate, evolve into acute frustrations,
attain a critical mass and go ballistic. This is, in fact, a most
appropriate time to seek a compromise with an antagonist, as people
may be more conciliatory, or especially patient. Nevertheless, impulsive
tendencies exist, and motivations need to be questioned—your
own, as well as those of others. This is not the ideal launch window
for a new venture, or for making a major purchase, as the motive
force required to get a project off the ground may be insufficient
to overcome the inertia, while financial prudence could be in short
supply. Instead, check your moral compass, your game plan, and,
most importantly, your motivations, and focus on tasks requiring
patience in the meantime.
Distant Pluto stations Retrograde on April 18th, in 18° Capricorn
(till Sept 26), heightening the potential for sudden events of great
magnitude to take place for several days around this juncture. During
the next five months while Pluto is in retrograde mode the wise
will avoid power plays, as misguided attempts at domination or manipulation
often accompany this transit. Cultivate self-discipline now. Investigate
energy healing modalities. Intensify your spiritual studies.
Seek financial support for personal projects when Venus trines Saturn
later on the 18th. A reestablishment of past ties may have karmic
implications. constructive artistic work is favored; if you're considering
an investment, look into art, precious metals, or real estate.
The sun enters tropical Taurus on April 19th (till May 20), placing
personal values and material resources in the spotlight, prompting
the question: Are the resources already at your disposal being fully
utilized, or appreciated? Maximize your assets now. Make more of
an effort to get out into nature and reconnect with Mother Earth.
Ground yourself, it'll make you feel good! Indeed, the feel of the
earth or sand beneath one's feet may seem like heaven to some, now,
while others might prefer to exercise their green thumbs in the
garden. Focus your efforts on practical endeavors. Plant a tree,
vegetables, or an herb garden. As the 22nd is Earth Day, this would
be a great way to celebrate.
Emotions and passions will be running high when Venus square’s
Pluto later on the 19th, so channel this energy into creative outlets
for best results. Handle sensitive relationships with extra care.
Thoughts may turn to improving one's financial position.
When the full moon culminates in 07° Scorpio on April 21st,
it also heralds the arrival of Wesak, the Buddha Festival, celebrating
the annual reemergence of the Buddha energies on Earth, and is widely
held to be the most powerful and spiritual full moon of the year.
Meditate on love now. Be prepared for what you value highly to be
put to the test, including your attachment to people, places, belongings
or even habits. Be honest with yourself about your needs, and your
means. Safeguard your income sources and assets. Passions and desires
will intensify, so chill out! With Mercury opposing Saturn as the
lunation occurs, do work requiring mental discipline or concentration.
Some may feel the need to consult with a "father figure",
or someone older and wiser, perhaps regarding life-direction. Take
time out to relax.
Earthy Venus conjuncts electric Uranus precisely on the 22nd, in
22° Aries, when business or social connections may be made,
or severed, quite unexpectedly. The urge to socialize is strong
now, so be sure to get out and network—have some fun! Consider
Mercury stations retrograde on April 28th, in 04° Taurus (till
May 22), so plans or arrangements of any importance should be implemented
prior to this period. However, while Mercury is Retrograde, you
may safely make revisions or otherwise go over previously covered
territory for inconsistencies or errors.
After Venus enters its primary home sign of Taurus on April 29th
(till May 24th) money, possessions, and personal values are highlighted.
Treat your home to a few new indoor plants. Resolve to get outdoors
more often, to ground yourself.
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