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APRIL 2014

The first weeks of April are unpredictable and unstable. The month begins with a lunar eclipse on April 4 at 14 degrees of Libra. This activates the Uranus-Pluto conflict and insists on action. The area in your chart that has Libra will feel a need for change. This volatility lasts for days as the Aries Sun contacts Pluto and then Uranus to maintain the tension. You will be forced to break free from at least one restriction in your life.

Jupiter ends his retrograde period and now begins his sweep through to the end of Leo. He brings all good things to the part of life indicated by where Leo sits in your chart. He wants you to shine.

The energy calms down once the Sun enters Taurus on April 20. It’s a time to enjoy Spring in all her beauty.

April 1 – Moon in Virgo. Start the new month by taking care of all the repairs that got put aside over the winter. Make appointments for your health care and check ups for your pets. Make a list and get everything done today since you’ll be spinning your wheel tomorrow. It’s a good day for therapy – both physical and emotional.

April 2 – Moon VC Virgo. It’s a down to earth day when you’ll want to wander around and take care of practical matters. Edit your writing or fine-tune your craft projects. Today is one of those days when Jupiter bestows his beneficence, so take time to live for the moment and be on the look out for good things that come to you. Accept them with gratitude.

April 3 – Moon in Libra. Relax since you can’t get much done on a day before an eclipse. The important issues will still be there next week.  It’s a good day and evening to socialize. It’s also a good day to get rid of the objects in your house that you don’t want to look at any more. Out with the old stuff to make room for the new.

April 4 – Moon in Libra, VC 1:56 am. The lunar eclipse happens this morning and since the Sun is up we won’t see it but it will affect the energy of the day. It’s best to throw away any plans you’ve made and be ready for change. You need to have some important one-on-one talks with the major players in your life. It’s an auspicious day for spiritual practice.

April 5 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 3:04 pm. The Sun and Pluto bring up underlying tensions. If you can’t let go of attitudes and old worn out patterns of behaving, you will have another round of conflict over the same old individual freedom vs. control stuff. You need to assert your identity while not causing damage. It’s a volatile day, so stay safe.

April 6 – Moon in Scorpio. The Sun and Uranus meet to continue the call for change. You can shoot into your future at warp speed if you have done a good job these past few days of letting go of what over and done with. Don’t let fear hold you back. You have a lot to say and it’s important to say it. Be careful if you are near anything flammable or explosive and keep your temper in check.

April 7 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 4:42 pm. Pick up the pieces and discard the useless remnants. Mercury comes along to challenge Pluto and give words to the insights and feelings you had on Sunday. You have another chance to change your mind. Fight any negative thoughts and emotions that arise to hold you back. Be innovative and inventive in your communications.

April 8 – Moon in Sagittarius. Jupiter ends his retrograde movement and turns direct today. He gives you a boost of enthusiasm and encouragement. Surprise those around you by saying what you think and speaking your mind. Jupiter wants you to travel, explore, study, and experience new things. He tells you to make plans to make those things happen.

April 9 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 1:42 pm. It’s a fiery day when you can ride the energy that is abundant and positive. It’s a day when you’ll see the glass as more than half full and believe that all things are possible. Get outside and walk some new paths and try a different form of exercise. Make a new friend.

April 10 – Moon VC Sagittarius, VC 8:47 am. The Sun and Mercury meet to fire up your brain with original ideas. You’ll want to put try them out immediately. You can finish up the workweek by reorganizing your priorities and setting new goals. Do you have your taxes ready? Today’s moon can help you sit down and get it done.

April 11 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is far enough from last week’s eclipse so that what you accomplish will stay done. Take another step along your career path. Venus enters Gemini to give your mind more emphasis and let you reconnect with a love of reading and writing. Pick one thing that is giving you anxiety and work on bringing it to a resolution.

April 12 – Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 1:44 pm. You won’t feel like relaxing so use the morning to clean up, organize, and discard old stuff. There is sweet artistic energy that is good for working on a hobby or major opus. Treat yourself to some new art or photos to hang on your walls to change what you look at every day.

April 13 –Moon in Aquarius. Let the choices you make today be ones that move you into the future. You can think with objectivity and make good decisions. Find a way that you can get involved in work that helps the community. Don’t try to win an argument, as everyone feels stubborn under this moon.

April 14 – Moon in Aquarius, VC from 3:45 pm until 4:12 pm when it enters Pisces. Mercury moves into Taurus this evening and brings your thoughts down to earth. You’ll be thinking of ideas for gardening. Write that speech, finish up the applications, and outline proposals while your mind is sharp. You should relax tonight with some chanting or mediation.

April 15 – Moon in Pisces, VC 5:37 pm. If you’ve waited until the last minute to send in your tax returns, be sure to double check them. Venus, who represents money, stands opposite to Saturn, and they won’t let you get away with doing anything less than perfect. They show you where you have to cut back and make a budget. Do tomorrow’s work today.

April 16 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 5 pm. Pluto is standing still getting ready to go retrograde late tonight. It is a day for deep contemplation on what is over and needs to be discarded. You need to see where you are clinging to what is no longer of use. Your intuition is strong today and will help you see this. Avoid power struggles tonight.

April 17 – Moon in Aries. You’ll still be vibrating from Pluto’s action last night. It’s also the dark of the moon so allow yourself to slack off a bit. Mars and Jupiter entice you to pay more attention to your sensual self. They want to add beauty to your life. Be a bit selfish and pay more attention to your own needs and desires.

April 18 – Moon in Aries, VC from 2:57 pm until 5:31 pm when it enters Taurus. Today’s new moon brings one last blast of fiery energy. It can help you transmute from being ego centered to an awareness of being a soul. This is one of the best new moons for starting fresh enterprises and putting plans into practical operation.

April 19 – Moon in Taurus, VC 7:06 pm. Today is the last day of Aries. The Moon is urging you to reduce speed and get ready for the sensuous slowness of Taurus with its appreciation of the beauty of nature. Venus and Neptune give you an added aesthetic sense to create and value artistic things. Do tomorrow’s important work today.

April 20 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 7:28 pm. The Sun enters Taurus 5:42 am. Get a head start on your planting under this fertile moon. Imagine your ideal garden and try to make it happen. You can’t accomplish much on this transition day so do the minimum and take time to get outside and enjoy the season.

April 21- Moon in Gemini. Since the day is sandwiched between two VC days, you have to do it all today. Words will flow out of your mouth and hands making this a great time to get all your communications sent. Once you get started you will do a good job and be able to finish the task. Call or email or text friends you haven’t seen in a while.

April 22 – Moon VC Gemini. Let today be get rid of clutter day. Go though all those piles of magazines, journals, letters, bills, and newspapers and recycle. Clean out your inbox. Organize your photos. Take inventory of your printer ink, paper, pens, and make a list for your next order or shopping trip.

April 23 – Moon in Cancer. The energy is perfect for starting seeds and transplanting seedlings. It’s also a good day to get your home improvement projects started. You can nurture and soothe people and help them with their worries and anxieties. Expand your home by adopting a pet. Do your food shopping today.

April 24 – Moon in Cancer, VC 1:04 pm. Do any planting you want to do today since the weekend has a barren moon. It’s good time for growing all kinds of things. Start the weekend early and take care of those who you need to take care of. Invite family to a home cooked dinner so you can discuss any family problems. Donate to the food bank.

April 25 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 9:13 am. This is a weekend to have fun. You want to play and party. Take the family, loved one, or best friend for a surprise magical mystery tour. Find an amusement park, a beach, or some great hiking paths and have a good time. If you stay at home, invite friends over for an impromptu party to play games like charades.

April 26 – Moon in Leo. Continue having fun. You can catch up on your responsibilities tomorrow. Let yourself shine today by performing or showing your art or just being your loving self. Make sure to do something different, something that brings joy to you and your loved ones. Smile at everyone you see. Get a head start on tomorrow’s important work.

April 27 – Moon in Leo, VC from 10:12 am until 9:07 pm when it enters Virgo. Get up early to take advantage of the available workable energy. Once the Moon turns VC you’ll be in a holding pattern and will do best in reviewing and polishing up last week’s work.  Go back to old ideas and see which ones are viable.

April 28 – Moon in Virgo. Today and tomorrow are the days when you want to work, work, and work. You will get good results when you do. The Sun and Moon are both in earth signs and help you ground your visions and make your dreams a reality. You’ll see what is possible and be able to manifest those ideals into form.

April 29 – Moon in Virgo. You have a critical eye and can see the flaws that are all around you. It’s a good day to edit, organize, and aim for perfection. Do some studying and information gathering about your health issues. Start a new diet and do more exercise.

April 30 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 8:23 am until 10:03 am when it enters Libra. Once you take care of the details of the day you can spend the rest of the time doing things that make your environment beautiful. Get rid of any reminders of winter by putting flowers around inside the house or office. Rearrange your furniture to produce better feng shui.

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