Astro Update: April 2014

Astro Update: April 2014

The month starts off with a bang, as the Sun in Aries lines up with unpredictable Uranus on April 2. This is rather explosive energy, so we might see some earthquake action (looks like we already did…I wrote this a month ago) or aggressive activities in the news. So, for the first week of this month, the element of “chance” is very high. Keep that in mind if you are trying to accomplish something that requires patience and stability, as those things may be harder to come by!

There’s a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15 at 25 degrees Libra.Eclipses tend to stir up fateful events, so keep your eyes peeled.  Things happening now could have far-reaching effects in your life. Want to skew that in a good direction? Be conscious, aware, and responsible about your own decisions and reactions. If your birthday that falls near April 15, this will be a year of milestones and change for you. There’s a Solar Eclipse on April 29, 2014 at 8 degrees Taurus, so, once again, if your birthday falls near this date, get ready for a wild and eventful year! The Aries/Libra axis is about the individual vs the couple…for better or for worse. So relationship issues will be potent and telling this month, to be sure. 

The big news is the Grand Cardinal Cross, which hits its peak around April 22/23, 2014. Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto will be squaring off, pushing and pulling at the fabric of our collective reality. When planetary tension of this magnitude occurs, situations can reach “critical mass.” In a nutshell, sometimes, something’s gotta give, and during these planetary stress cycles, big problems that need resolution tend to surface. Use this to your advantage by taking time in this month to do some conscious self-evaluation and soul searching. Need to overhaul something major in your life right now? Do it voluntarily. April is not a good month to hide your head in the sand, even though you might feel like it. 

Astro-Opportunity Dates: April 11, 18, 24 and 25

 Horoscopes for April 2013

For all the Sun Signs: With the Lunar and Solar Eclipses and that Grand Cardinal Cross, my advice is, hold to a steady course. No need to hide in your closet until May. But you may wish to rethink recreational travel or any surgeries or medical procedures you have a choice about. April isn’t going to be a “calm” month, so keep a level head when making important decisions. 

Aries (March 21-April 19) If you were expecting this to be a boring birthday, think again! Super-charged energy is flowing all around you. What will you do with it? Embrace change, shed your old skin, and take a deep, deep breath. Movement and change is the order of the day. Stagnant patterns are shriveling up. Let them! Pay attention to your important relationships. If they are in flux, there’s a reason. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) This changeful month may hold hidden benefits for you. Sitting on the sidelines may seem boring, but offers a good vantage point to plan future strategies. Follow your intuition and gather your strength and resources now. This will come in handy next month, when there will be more opportunity for action and growth. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Things may be a bit wild, but you are in a unique position to take advantage of the chaos! Follow your hunches; connect with others of like mind, and take some calculated risks. You may end up leading the pack in business. And your personal life may be starting to improve considerably as well. 

Cancer (June 21-July 21) Things may not seem rock solid in your life right now, but luck is on your side. Even with a few disruptions, you are still in a good position to accomplish goals, make friends, and influence people. So make sure you put energy into your outer world activities!

Leo (July 23-August 22) This month could get a little stressful, but if you keep your focus, you should get a lot done. Put energy into long rang plans. Maybe a little conservative risk taking at month’s end? The Universe may be asking you to walk your talk, and follow your own advice. Sounds like a good idea!

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Try not to stress about money. Keep things simple.  Less is more. Let projects that aren’t producing fall by the wayside in favor of that which seems the most promising. Tie off loose ends and weed out unsatisfying relationships, both personal and business. You’ll be glad you did. 

Libra (September 23-October 22) You are in an exciting phase, but it’s volatile, so watch your back. Changes in key relationships are in the works. You really need to know friend from foe, both personally and in business. Keep a cool head, you’ll need it, as decisions will be demanded of you. Find ways to blow off some steam if necessary…rather than blowing up at people. 

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)  This could end up being an oddly peaceful period for you, even if those around you are feeling a little nuts. Walk, breathe, relax. Take care of health issues that may have surfaced. If you need a break, a tune up, or just a spa day, take it!

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) So it’s a weird month, somebody’s gotta have some fun, right? Well, that could be you! Creative energy is flowing through you. Use if for something. Relationships are highlighted. Single centaurs could end up hooking up. 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Your chart is primed for action and activity. There may be a bit of controversy with home and family issues, but don’t let it sidetrack you. There is potential to make headway with your plans. Hey, there’s even some romance opportunity for single Caps…so don’t forget to be social!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) This could actually turn in to a productive and even exciting month for you. Follow through on plans, express your ideas, and get out and meet people. Airy and fiery energies could kick start some new directions this month, but only if you are willing to try some new things. 

Pisces (February 19-March 20) A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush…take a look at what is being offered, and who is offering it. There could be some solid developments regarding work and finances. But err on the side of reality, not wishful thinking, when making choices. Love is in the air, but the same advice applies.  

Astro Update: March 2014

Astro Update: March 2014

The Sun is in emotional, creative Pisces now.  Winter is ending, and Spring is on the way. Since 2014 is another “roller-coaster” of a year, it probably won’t surprise you when I say this will be a very eventful month. So, fasten your seat belts and get ready for the ride!

Mercury has been retrograde and in a pretty grumpy mood for a solid month, messing up our plans, our technology, and our connections with others. Of course, some good things probably came out of it, too. Connections with people from the past are often positive and illuminating during Mercury Retrograde cycles. But most of us feel a bit more “normal” when Mercury is direct.

And March starts off with Mercury direct! Now we can get ready to launch some new projects and step away from any tangles that happened during February. But tread cautiously, as there is a ton of energy that is flying every which way during the first week of March. Reserve plans for anything really big until after the Quarter Moon on the 8th.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, right after Mercury goes direct, Mars and Saturn go retrograde in close proximity to the New Moon in Pisces on March 1. Mars will be in Libra, giving us a chance to review many important lessons about our relationships over the next 9 weeks or so. Saturn in Scorpio turns retrograde, bringing another kind of review for many of us, regarding things we have been building and rebuilding over the last 2 years. There is an intensity factor here that will affect many people very strongly. If you are open to the lessons that will be unfolding, this could be a time of powerful insights and epiphanies. If you try to ignore important challenges that arise, you may get kicked in the fanny.

On a global level, with Mars retrograde in Libra and the rather intense Grand Cardinal Cross shaping up as April nears, we can expect some fireworks. Diplomacy will be hard to come by and aggression may rule the day in certain arenas. Probably not the best couple of months to travel to certain parts of the world…If you are wondering where not to go, just watch the news. It will be pretty obvious. They say the aggressor usually loses during Mars Retrograde, Guess we’ll see how that pans out. In your own life, be a peace-keeper, even if you don’t feel like it. It’s always better to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. 

When the Full Moon in Virgo arrives on Sunday March 16, things will be much clearer. This Full Moon looks like a good one for healing, creativity, and romance. Spring Equinox follows just a few days later on March 20. The Equinox is always a great time for renewal and inspiration. Plan to use this cool energy to drop outworn patterns and blocks and start on your path with renewed enthusiasm. For those who are ready for a relationship, this is a good time to put that intention out to the Universe! Same goes if you need to attract helpful partnership in business.

 

March Horoscopes

 

For all the Sun Signs: Keep your eyes wide open during the first week of March, with Mercury direct, Mars Retrograde, Saturn Retrograde and the New Moon in Pisces converging. Astro-Opportunity Days: March 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28 29. Everyone will have a bit of an edge and a touch of luck on these days, so take advantage of it!

Aries (March 21-April 19) With your ruler Mars going retrograde this month, and the Sun in your Solar 12th House, it would be wise to cool your jets a bit and do some self-nurturing. Instead of blazing ahead, try diving into your center. A need for balance and harmony is high. And your intuition will serve you well if you get quiet enough to hear it, and heed the messages that come through. Body, Mind, Spirit alignment is in order.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Connect with important friends and colleagues. Some of them may be willing to lend support that you need. But be selective about who you open up to. Saturn retrograde in Scorpio will start to bring up unsolved issues from the past. Don’t hide your head in the sand. Time to get into problem solving mode!

Gemini (May 21 to June 20) You will be taking a serious look at your life direction and career. And you’ll need to ask yourself how all of this fits in with your relationship goals…or does it? Time to make sense of your outer world and inner world needs.

Cancer (June 21 to July 21) If you have been putting things in their proper place in your life, you should be seeing some amazing developments now. If you need to work harder towards goals, go for it. Take advantage of the inspiration and energy that is available and move some mountains.

Leo (July 23-August 22)  Roll up your sleeves and tackle some of those things you’ve needed to take care of in your home. And if you feel at odds with emotional issues from the past, take some steps to process them, so you can move forward. Endings are as important as beginnings in many ways.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) There’s action in the romance and partnership department now, but much of what happens will depend on your own clarity and ability to determine fact from fiction. Use your knowledge of human nature when deciding who to connect with, both personally and in business. Opportunities abound, but caution is advised.

Libra (September 23-October 22 )  There is much potential to heal and restore your body at this time, and perhaps a need to do so! Libra, balance thyself! There will be very important lessons and messages regarding your significant relationships. Pay attention and read the memo!

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Work with your creativity and much will come of it now. Fight the impulse to retreat into your own world, as much can be accomplished now. Saturn retrograde in your sign will let you know if there are responsibilities that need attention. Best to attend to them voluntarily.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Powerful motivations are stirring inside you regarding home, family, and the past. This is a time to reflect and connect to your priorities. Put things in place to give yourself more freedom in the coming months.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) You are learning about your connections to others. Don’t hide from it. Take a good look around you. There are new people who would like to get to know you, both socially and professionally. Go find them!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Money and career are highlighted now. Clear your head and get your game on. Positive financial dealings are in the offing. Improvement and opportunity in the work place is likely.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) This could be a magical month! Romantic, creative, and spiritual energy surrounds you. This is your chance to heal old wounds and get back in the saddle! Get inspired and put your best foot forward. The dawn is breaking. Get ready to move forward.

Astro Update: February 2014

Astro Update: February 2014

It’s already February and 2014 is well underway. Lots of planetary energies are shifting this month! Venus, the planet of love and abundance, has been retrograde in the sign of Capricorn since late December, which is usually not much fun, but she just went direct! This is good news for matters of the heart, creativity, and even finances, so hallelujah for that! But guess what… (imagine music from Jaws playing the background) it’s time for the first Mercury Retrograde of the year!!!!!

When a planet is retrograde, basically, without getting into astrophysics, its energy is not flowing in its regular way. With Mercury, the planet that rules communication, transportation, and technology, it’s often highly noticeable in the world we live in today. Things just tend to go catawampus much more than normal, if that’s possible. Since it happens 3 times a year for just over a month each session, it’s good to know.  Without splitting hairs, suffice it to say the entire month of February will be dominated by this Mercury Retrograde energy. You can troubleshoot this by avoiding starting new projects, signing contracts, scheduling elective surgeries, making major purchases, or big travel plans this month. Sometimes it’s not possible to avoid these activities, but if something major is in the offing and it can wait until March, it’s likely to be more successful. Great for connecting with people and projects from the past, though. 

Nevertheless, the month begins with Chinese New Year and I just love theYear of the Wood Horse. I think it’s going to take the edge off some of the planetary drama that’s been raging for the past few years and give people of good kick in the pants to get their lives moving forward. It may also help stabilize the economy somewhat (hey, we can hope.) There’s a sexy Full Moon in Leo on Valentine’s Day, so don’t mope around if you don’t have an SO. Go out and meet someone! For those who are hooked up, do make sure not to let miscommunication (Mercury Retro) or Full Moon Madness mess up the fun. 

Astro-Opportunity Days: February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 22, and 23. These days will have a little more of the “luck” factor of everyone, so take advantage of it. 

 Horoscopes for February

For all the Sun Signs: Mercury will spend most of its retrograde phase in the sign of Aquarius. This means problems with technology are very likely. Keep that in mind, protect important data, and don’t be surprised if your phones, devices, or computers decide to go bananas. 

Aries (March 21-April 19) This is not the time to be a loner. Get involved with people around you. Accept invitations for social activity or throw your own party or event. The connections you make this month could bring both happiness and benefit into your world. Be conscious of breaking past habits that are getting in the way of your progress. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) This is a perfect time to refine your long range plans. Do you know where you really want to go and how you plan to get there? Get all the information you need together and form a strategy. Nose to the grindstone is fine, but you have to have a clear vision of your aim as well. Don’t just blindly forge ahead.

Gemini (May 21-June 20 ) You have fortunate vibrations concerning money, legal issues, and educational pursuits. So, don’t play hooky, apply yourself and use this energy to get some things moving. This could be a very productive cycle, particularly with projects and issues that started in the last few months. Focus your energy. 

Cancer (June 21-July 21) Lots of action in many important areas all at once! Jupiter is direct in your sign, giving you optimism and some green lights for your goals. There’s strong emotional energy around relationships and business partnerships with some possible power struggles. And lots of deep insights about the past. Don’t let the intensity knock you off balance!

Leo (July 23-August 22) Powerful forces are at work in the relationship department. This can also be business related, but most likely it’ll be personal. Fate is at work. Be conscious about what you want, and what you don’t want. Expect some drama around the Full Moon on Valentine’s Day. All in all, it should be a creative and changeful month!

Virgo (August 23-September 22) A period of quiet would help right now. Calm your schedule down a little and go over your priorities. You may not have gotten into a groove with the New Year yet, and Virgos really need to have their groove on! Being busy isn’t enough. You need to be effective. Taking a few things off your plate may actually help with that now. 

Libra (September 23-October 22) Every once in a while a window of opportunity suddenly flies open. Will you be ready to jump through it? There may be some rainbows and unicorns waiting for you out there! Strong creative and emotional energy is around you, but you must be open to receive it. Venture forth. 

Scorpio (October 23-Novemeber 21) This is a good time to attend to the business of living your life…handling things that are right in front of you. Put some energy into harmonizing your environment. Make some plans to clear away and purge “stuff” that has accumulated…in your home, on your computer, and in your head. 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Your mood may be vacillating between uncertainly and excitement. What will you do next? Your tendency to take the shotgun approach may not be helping you right now. A more specific approach to goals will help.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Time to get your game on. You need a bit of an overhaul on your persona for the New Year. Who are you and how do you want people to see you? Have a plan for that. And be ready to tackle the financial zone with energy and intention. 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Lots of people who will notice you now, professionally and otherwise. If there is a project that flopped at the end of 2013, look into resurrecting it. It there are people you wanted to connect with but didn’t, try again now. Your results will likely be much better! 

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Your creative, psychic, whimsical side is going full tilt. Temper it with some logic and you might be dangerous. But your tendency to idealize and fantasize about things could end up biting you in the butt pretty hard. Be realistic and you’ll get much closer to your dreams!