Sunday, April 22 - Saturday, April 28
Jupiter is trining Neptune and Chiron is out of your sign. Both nice things to remember as you push your way through the Mars-Pluto conjunction this week. Pluto has been steadily transforming your hopes for the future since 2008. As your goals transform, often, so do the groups you hang out with. If you went back to school or changed professions, naturally your network has changed. This week, with Mars meeting Pluto here (exact on Thursday), you are especially motivated to achieve those goals. You may meet powerful people, make a dynamic speech in front of an audience, or launch a whole new desire. Steer clear of the conflict that is possible with this transit, and instead choose to empower yourself and be with supportive people. Mars sextile Jupiter on Tuesday suggests that you’re finding the courage to explore new territory.
Venus moves into Gemini on Tuesday as well. For the next few weeks, she infuses your home with love and beauty. Do fun things with family members while Venus is here, as she promises harmony in relationships. Change up your home décor, or throw a party. Venus in Gemini loves new people and good conversation. On Wednesday, Mercury square Saturn challenges you to recognize your own worth as you seek to belong with the people you admire. They’re inviting you in. Accept the invitation this week.
Saturday, April 14 - Friday, April 20
Pop the champagne! This is a major week for you. Mercury stations direct on Sunday, ending a cycle of reviewing your values. Now you can move forward, based on what you’ve revised. The new moon conjunct Uranus in Aries on Sunday helps with that, zapping you into the future with a surprising development in your sense of self-worth, confidence, or money. If you’ve been working to increase your income or get up the confidence to do something new, it could start happening with this lunar cycle.
Chiron’s move into Aries on Tuesday is the real reason for celebration, though. For the next five months, you’ll get a taste of what 2019-2026 will be like, when you no longer have Chiron transiting your sign. You’ve done a lot of healing already. Now you’ll begin a cycle of healing your confidence, rebuilding your self-worth so that you see how much more you truly deserve. Chiron here makes you feel vulnerable at first, perhaps putting you in a situation where you need to stand up for yourself. You may even experience the special vulnerability that comes with getting exactly what you want, and then having to get used to a good change. Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn in Capricorn are helping you to build the path to your desires. Luck is definitely on your side this year. On Wednesday, the sun meets Uranus in Aries, suggesting that another little surprise may test your confidence. The sun enters Taurus on Thursday, prompting you to use your voice. Communicate what you want, and you just might get it.
Saturday, April 7 - Friday, April 13
This is the last week that Chiron will be in your sign for a while. You’ve most likely suffered, not only through your own wounds, but through your sensitivity to the wounds of others. Always somewhat psychic, the boundaries between you and the world have felt especially porous with Chiron and Neptune in your sign. Yet this seven-year Chiron transit has also led to deep spiritual healing, both for you and those you help. In this waning moon week, as Mercury prepares to station direct and Chiron prepares for his ingress into Aries, take some time to just be. It’s part of the self-worth work, feeling worthy when you just are, not only in connection with the actions you take. Venus trine Saturn and Mars this week helps you weave the story of your dreams together. Jupiter is building lovely aspects to both Pluto and Neptune, suggesting protection and guidance on your journey. You’re on the brink of a whole new era.
Saturday, March 31 - Friday, April 6
Venus moves into Taurus early on Saturday morning. Flowers are blooming in your house of ideas, communication, and curiosity. You have a whole garden growing in your mind during this period; spend some time there. This is a fertile creative period for you. Saturday’s full moon in Libra highlights the transformation that is happening, as you review your values with Mercury retrograde and develop serious goals with Saturn and Mars in Capricorn. You may need to stand up for what you believe in at this full moon. You’re gaining self-knowledge and you’re growing from it, but the growth can sometimes be painful too. The key to this moon is a creative outlet. Go towards what is nurturing and playful. Mars and Saturn make their exact conjunction in Capricorn on Monday, challenging you to persevere. Your goals are big, and you are worthy of them. Continue to work towards what you want, as Mercury squares both of them on Wednesday and Thursday. Remember that Mercury retrograde is about slowing down, and Saturn teaches steady work towards quality, so you do have time. You are more ambitious than ever. Don’t give up! On Thursday, Jupiter begins another long trine to Neptune, encouraging you to journey onward with his blessings and protection.
“Every woman that finally figured out her worth has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
— Shannon L. Alder
You’ve spent this Mercury retrograde so far reviewing your values, your attitudes toward money, and most of all, your confidence. The theme continues this month. It’s not a one-and-done thing, realizing your true worth. But once you do, if you need to get free of something or someone that’s keeping you down, you’ll never go back. Mercury retrograde meets the sun on April 1st, and both trine the north node in Leo. This could be a breakthrough in your body-consciousness, as you pay attention to your thoughts about your own body and its (your) worth. It could also illuminate the connection between your own sense of your worth and the money you earn through a job. This aspect repeats again on the 27th, echoing a theme that continues throughout the month.
On April 2nd, Mars and Saturn come together in Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn is driven, and Saturn is tenacious. However, when the two malefics of the zodiac come together, they can challenge you by throwing an obstacle in your way. Your goals may seem further away than they did last month. Persevere. Mercury squares both of these planets on April 4th and 5th (and Saturn again on the 25th). Feeling your true worth and boosting your own confidence helps you break through barriers in pursuit of your dreams. On April 5th, Jupiter begins trining Neptune again, an aspect that will be exact May 20th. You are being guided on your journey for the next seven months. Safe travels!
The second week of April is less eventful for you. Venus makes a nice trine to Saturn on the 7th and Mars on the 11th, suggesting that you communicate with others well in pursuit of your goals. The sun square Pluto on the 11th indicates once again that shining confidently aids you in transforming your goals. Aim ever higher. A series of sextiles on the 12th through the 14th provide support for meeting people who get what you’re trying to do.
The really big stuff happens in the third week of April. On the 15th, Mercury stations direct in Aries. Your “spring cleaning” of your values is done, and now you can move forward with that much more nerve . We have a new moon in Aries on the same day. This new moon is conjunct Uranus and square Pluto, making it a high voltage beginning that catapults you into the lunar cycle. A surprise having to do with money may characterize this lunation -- hopefully in a good way, but you really never know with Uranus! The second house rules spending as well as earning, so watch your wallet.
Now for the highlight of April: Chiron moves into Aries on April 17th. Chiron has been in Pisces for the last seven years, so this is a major shift for everyone, but especially you. Chiron will stay in Aries until September 26th, and then come back in February 2019 to stay until 2026. Chiron in Pisces was all about surrendering to the wounds and feeling empathy. For you, because Chiron was transiting your first house, it was also about the wound of identity, of figuring out who you were. Chiron in Aries has the same theme: healing through self-love and accepting yourself for who you are. You’re beginning a new seven-year cycle of truly healing the worthiness wound. This may be painful at first, as Chiron opens up the wound and you see how you’ve doubted yourself, feeling like you deserved less. Ultimately, though, Chiron can teach you how to value yourself for who you are. Chiron transits are not easy, but I can tell you that this will feel easier than having him transit your sun. So you do get some relief on the 17th!
Saturn and Pluto both station retrograde this month, but the retrogrades of slower planets have less impact than those of Mercury, Mars, and Venus. Saturn’s station is on April 17th (the same day Chiron enters Aries). Pluto stations retrograde on the 22nd. This does not affect you much at all, except to say that the transformation and ongoing growth process of your dreams will continue. On the 18th, the sun meets Uranus in Aries, sending another little jolt out of your money house, right before he enters Taurus on the 19th. Taurus season for you is one of taking pleasure in the everyday and learning something new. Use your voice while the sun is here: sing, speak, and write.
Venus moves into Gemini on the 24th, bringing love and beauty to the home front. You may be redecorating or otherwise making changes in your home, visiting with family, and generally enjoying a comfortable retreat. Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on the 26th sends a powerful message about how far you’ve come towards your goals, and the movers and shakers you’re spending time with now. Speak up on the 29th, when the sun makes a supportive trine to Saturn. Slowly but surely, you’re climbing this mountain.
The full moon on April 29th is in Scorpio, square the nodes. This is a highly spiritual moon for you, suggesting the pursuit of far-off knowledge. If you are traveling at the end of the month, do something fun to celebrate. If you’re not, you may have a rendezvous with a spiritual teacher or healer of some sort. Explore philosophy and expand your mind with this lunation.
Major Transits in April
Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)
Sun conjunct Mercury in Aries: Mar. 28 - Apr. 5
Exact Apr. 1
Mercury in Aries trine North Node in Leo: Mar. 22 - Apr. 10
Exact Apr. 1
Sun in Aries trine North Node in Leo: Mar. 27 - Apr. 6
Exact Apr. 1
Mars conjunct Saturn in Capricorn: Mar. 18 - Apr. 17
Exact Apr. 2
Mercury in Aries square Mars in Capricorn: Mar. 30 - Apr. 10
Exact Apr. 4
Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn: Mar. 27 - May 2
Exact Apr. 5 and Apr. 25
Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces (applying): Apr. 5 - Oct. 1
Exact May 20
Venus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn: Apr. 2 - 14
Exact Apr. 7
Venus in Taurus square Nodes in Leo and Aquarius: Mar. 27 - Apr. 16
Exact Apr. 9
Sun in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Apr. 4 - 19
Exact Apr. 11
Venus in Taurus trine Mars in Capricorn: Apr. 2 - 23
Exact Apr. 11
Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces: Apr. 9 - 17
Exact Apr. 12
Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn: Dec. 15, 2017 - May 19, 2018
Exact Apr. 14
Mars in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces: Apr. 7 - 24
Exact Apr. 14
Mercury stations direct at 4.46 Aries: Apr. 15
New Moon at 26.02 Aries: Apr. 15 at 9:57 pm
Venus in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio: Apr. 9 - 23
Exact Apr. 17
Chiron enters Aries: Apr. 17
Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn: Apr. 12 - 23
Exact Apr. 17
Saturn retrograde from 9.08 Capricorn to 2.32 Capricorn: Apr. 17 - Sep. 6
Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries: Apr. 11 - 19
Exact Apr. 18
Sun enters Taurus: Apr. 19
Pluto retrograde from 21.17 Capricorn to 18.45 Capricorn: Apr. 22 - Sep. 30
Mars in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio: Apr. 18 - May 2
Exact Apr. 24
Venus enters Gemini: Apr. 24
Venus sextile Chiron in Aries: Apr. 21 - 27
Exact Apr. 24
Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Apr. 13 - May 12
Exact Apr. 26
Mercury in Aries trine North Node in Leo: Apr. 17 - May 2
Exact Apr. 27
Sun in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn: Apr. 22 - May 5
Exact Apr. 29
Full Moon at 9.39 Scorpio: Apr. 29 at 8:58 pm
Sun in Taurus square Nodes in Leo and Aquarius: Apr. 24 - May 6
Exact Apr. 30
Venus in Gemini sextile North Node in Leo: Apr. 30 - May 5
Exact May 3