SUN in ARIES through April 20th, is helping set plans in motion at an accelerated pace. Even with MERCURY in retrograde until April 15, there are many aspects of life that just keep rolling on. Still, the usual cautionary measures need to be adhered to, particularly with regard to signing important contracts and making major life decisions. Mercury is the ruler over communication and things can happen a little too quickly in the fog, often necessitating some to back-track and correct, white out and re-write
MARS, the ruler of Aries, is currently moving through the sign of Capricorn through mid-May, and helping to fuel the fiery, impulsive energy. It's square to the Aries planets this time of year, can have dire consequences for those who do act too quickly.
MERCURY is in retrograde through April 15 in the sign of Aries, calling into question recent decisions. Once it goes direct, we have another shot at approaching recent decisions from a place of improvedvclarity and focus. It will prove easier to have the numbers add up and have the courage to act on plans. This is further emphasized as it picks up speed towards the end of April and into the beginning of May, when we will most likely feel a bit more self-assured and back in the drivers seat.
NEW MOON in Aries, April 15 (9:57p EDT) Right after Mercury goes into direct motion, the Sun and Moon align at 26˚02 Aries . The New Moon offers a new beginning, offering a level playing field to begin something brand new. (Look to your natal chart to see where this lands.) Uranus aligns shortly thereafter, bringing some shocks, rocks and tumbles out of the blue. Uranus is the planet that initiates sudden changes that can either bring something in or take something out of our life, in order to help us evolve along the evolutionary scale. We hear it all the time, nothing is permanent ~it's all an illusion. However, staying mindful of this in every day life is another thing all together.
CHIRON in Aries April 17 for the first time in over 50 years, the wounded healer completes his journey through the twelve signs of the zodiac to start again in Aries. Chiron is the bridge between Saturn (structures) and Uranus (Change) beckoning us to take some time to heal, not necessarily something personal, but some part of our relationship with the core of humanity. The phrase we are all One has been woven through spiritual teachings since the beginning of time. What does it all mean? Chiron reminds us of where we have shut down a particular area of ourselves, that keep us in a state of detachment from the whole ~ we come in with the wound, and as a collective, we work to heal our connections withourself.
Astrologer, David Coleman, states it best ~ "from an astrological perspective Chiron is the remedy to the problem of reconciling the attitudes and situations represented by wherever Saturn is with those represented by Uranus – a clue as to how we bring those two very different factors together. This will be particularly true if he makes an aspect to them, but will apply even when he does not. Therefore to place Chiron in a proper context we must see him as a mediator between these two influences, a way by which we can successfully align with neither but satisfy both.
MARS and SATURN traveling side-by-side this month are impacting how we envision our overall life structures and the degree to which we've conformed to others demands in order to hold things together. It points to possible fear of loss, fear of falling from grace, not living up to someone else's vision, or elevating money and materialism to a God.
Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, which is in Capricorn until end of 2020. It rules the patriarchy, government, and big business. As a result, the necessary restructuring continues as out-moded institutions believed to hold power and be indestructible, are now taken apart, piece by piece, in order to transform them into becoming more aligned with the emerging new paradigm.
SUN in Taurus April 19 The qualities of the bull that enter the human psyche this time of year, include moving into a very tactile realm, more conscious of the material world, food, nature and the utter richness of life. The depth that this Venus ruled sign brings to the senses, saturates our cells to the maximum degree. With a weighted patience, and intense quiet endurance it is time of planting and setting down roots. Venusian energy is infused with patience, love and sensitivity that can enable even the tiniest seed to grow into a massive tree. This is the time of year when we want to get our hands in the dirt and do something sustainable.
PLUTO, also inCapricorn since 2008,has been doing its own restoration work, way ahead of the crowd. Most of can remember what went down that shook up some fairly significant structures during that period.
The journey continues of to unfold, one of discovering what YOU need in life, so that YOU can be as healthy as possible and live from a place of honesty. What most humans eventually surmise is that this isn't achieved by acquiring stuff or having money in the bank. Our Mind/Body/Spirit portals need to be opened and activated so that our prevailing expression is one of living in full light of truth. It may sound a biy lofty, but on some primal level we all know this. This is an ongoing process of illumination. Ultimately, we must first come to terms with who we are at our core, as soul with a body so that we can make choices based on inclusivity. What I do affects you, and you, and you and you too#
As the Moon orbits the Earth, it passes through all 12 signs of the zodiac making up a lunar month. The Void of Course Moon is the period of time right after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign in sequential order. These periods can last for seconds, minutes or even a day or two. During the periods when there is a Void of Course Moon, we can feel scattered, disconnected and without direction. It is generally best to avoid important decisions, signing documents or beginning new projects and better to stick to routine.
April 2018 Void of Course Moon Calendar (Eastern Standard Time)
Sign Moon Enters After Void
Date Void Begins
Date Void Ends
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and meant as a learning tool for Astrological themes. They are not to be taken as a substitute for any medical treatments. The intention is to share with the reader, knowledge of the stars for contemplation as well as encouraging a thought provoking dialogue.