We have made it through the winter. April is here and with her refreshing showers, spring flowers, and longer days the fog and drear of winter clear. Our bodies begin to buzz with the energy around us. Our hearts sing a welcome song to the sun. The temperatures rise and our skin greets the fresh air, little by little. The bulbs push up from the ground, the buds appear on the trees, and color begins to fill the world around us. We are all getting the message that it is time to begin again. To begin anew.
April’s astrological weather starts with the new moon at 15 degrees of Aries on April 5th. Ohhhh my darlings, what seeds will you plant on this fertile day? Squaring Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, this new moon challenges us to be responsible and resourceful in our transformations from winter to spring. Be clear and concise in your intentions as you react to the assertive energy of Aries. Do not waste this energy, do not give away your power to anything less than what speaks to the truth in your heart, mind, body, and soul. Let your youthful self run wild with spring while keeping within the reigns of your most mature inner authority. Strive for a disciplined path of exploration and inspiration. One that nurtures your desires, your work, your truth. Nurture your goals to bud and then to bloom.
On April 11th, Jupiter stations retrograde at 24 degrees Sagittarius and will be traveling all the way back to 14 degrees, stationing direct on August 12th. This time period asks us to pay attention to our inner wisdom, to what big ideas we are ready to shift within and without, and to reflect on what we would like to grow more of in our lives.
Mercury will be leaving Pisces after its lonnnnnnnnnnng trip through the its oceans and entering Aries on April 17th, bringing energy back into our communications and adding fire to information. Venus will follow, entering Aries on April 21st. Let this love bug take hold of you and enjoy this kick-starting ride. Allow the urge to move, to create, to talk and form connections flow through you and help you nourish those seeds you planted during the new moon.
The full moon will be at 29 degrees of Libra on April 19th bring our attention to the Aries/Libra polarity. How do we balance our own needs with the needs of others? How do we harmonize our need for self-expression with the need to listen and connect? Do you need more you time or do you need more time for others? Either way, take time to enjoy the beauty in your life. Take stock of what you are grateful for and seek that which brings you joy. We all need a little extra light and inspiration these days. Give yourself permission to find it.
And thennnnn, the sun enters Taurus on the best holiday of the year, 4/20. Could there be a more perfect sign for this holiblaze to coincide with? Whether you celebrate with Mary Jane or not, I highly recommend entering Taurus conscious of the sensuous beauty of the season and sign. Revel in the warm sunny days. Appreciate the freely given beauty of spring. Dance blessings around your growing garden. Take comfort in the season that brings you the food that will nourish your soul in the coming days. Be with the magic that is LIFE. Be present with the joy of eating and drinking. Watch life explode around you, promising your survival. Be grateful for this abundance. Don’t take it for granted.
This planet gives us so much to be grateful for. Wishing you all a happy April.