How Do you Create Balance?
In Springtime, we can experience nature's balanced timing in the procession of how the flowers blossom. In the same essence, the astrological forecast for the rest of April sheds light on how you can blossom by bringing balance into your thoughts, emotions, relationships, and communications.
Read on for the April 15th - 30th astrology outlook!
Full Moon in Libra
April 16th, 11:55 AM PDT
On April 16th, we will have a Full Moon in Libra. When the Moon is full it is 180º from the Sun and therefore in the opposite zodiac sign. This oppositional placement between the Sun and Moon creates our monthly fully illuminated Moon, bringing our emotions to light. The Moon’s energy influences our emotional body. With the Moon in Libra and the Sun in Aries (sign opposites), we become more aware of the dynamics of “magnetic tension” between the poles of our independent selves (Aries) and our relational considerations (Libra) of the needs of others. Your whole unique gig of how you go about sharing (Libra) yourself (Aries) with others can be illuminated and witnessed more clearly by the light of this moon.
Under this Full Moon in Libra, tune into your relationship dynamics and see how you balance these Libra and Aries aspects. Ask yourself, how well are you cooperating with others and seeing what their needs are? Do you overly put others’ needs first to your own detriment or vice-versa? Where can you bring more balance? These are powerful relational dynamics to tune into under this Full Moon as you may have emotional situations that help you see how you come into relationships with others more clearly.
Venus Sextile Uranus
April 17 - 19
strongest April 18th
Venus will come into a positive aspect with Uranus from April 17th to the 19th, giving you extra stimulation for creative endeavors. How do you explore new ways to bring beauty into your life and surroundings? Venus in Sextile with Uranus can help you open to new creations that feel exciting and uniquely you!
Also, when Venus and Uranus aspect each other, it opens the energy for new creative excitement in relationships. Therefore, if you find yourself feeling stuck in habits and patterns within your relationships that you want to break out of, the days surrounding April 18th may urge you into finding new ways of being in relationships that are more exciting refreshing, real, playful, authentic.
Mercury Square Saturn
April 22 - 26th
strongest April 24
Mercury rules your thinking and communications, while Saturn has you working hard towards building important structures in your life. The Saturn energy can also feel restricting as it helps you narrow your attention and focus in order to make accomplishments. The voice behind the driving force of Saturn can have you asking, “Is this good enough”, which can keep you continuously working at something just to be sure you got it right.
When Mercury and Saturn come into a difficult square aspect with each other in late April, you may find communications are more challenging. Saturn’s influence on Mercury can also have you thinking things are harder than they really are or restricting you in speaking what needs to be said. Therefore, If you have important things to discuss with someone, I would wait until after this transit is over to have those conversations and not have them during April 22nd - 26th.
During this period of the square, it is a GREAT time to get organized and clear about how you think, and what you need to communicate - making sure you say what’s right and true for yourself.
Just when this Mercury and Saturn transit is over (on or after the 26th), your communications with others may flow easier and more positively when Mercury makes a nice Sextile aspect to Jupiter (see below for more info). In the meantime, utilize this Mercury square Saturn time to notice where there might be issues in communications with others and or see where your thinking might be more limiting and or negative, bringing you down, and what internal patterns you need to make.
Mercury Sextile Jupiter
April 24th - 28th
strongest April 26th
Just as Mercury is moving out from being in a challenging aspect with Saturn (mentioned in the last section), it moves into a more expansive and positive flowing aspect with Jupiter. Therefore, the energy around communications opens up as Jupiter's radiant and opening energy offers the polar opposite of the energy of Saturn’s previous constricting square aspect to Mercury. This change in aspect to Mercury allows for greater access to perceiving and moving toward positive outcomes. Therefore, this time period would be better for having those difficult conversations with others as your thoughts and the whole communication process will tend to feel more uplifting and stimulating.
Overall, communications can go more smoothly when Mercury makes a favorable Sextile with Jupiter.
Jupiter’s expansive influence on your Mercury mind can allow you to weave more joy, laughter, and optimism into your thought processes - making this a good time to free yourself from whatever weighty ways of stale thinking that may have recently been getting you bogged down.
Please note… This Mercury/Jupiter Sextile time period overlaps with the Mercury/Saturn time period mentioned above, so ideally I recommend waiting until the 26th - 28th to have necessary, important, or seemingly challenging conversations (if you can). As a reminder, the Saturn Square Mercury period (April 22-26) is a potent time to get grounded and clear in your thinking.
New Moon in Taurus
April 30th, 1:28 PM PDT
On the last day of April, we have a new moon in Taurus. New Moons occur when the Sun and the Moon join together in the same sign and degree. On this night the moon is fully dark and makes no appearance at any hour of the night. New Moons create the essence of a New Beginning, a monthly reset point. After the wildly blossoming and uprising energy of Spring has begun under the Fiery Aries Sun, we move into the steady and stabilizing energy of Taurus. Taurus is a grounded earth sign and is also known for having stubborn qualities. The peaceful Bull may start stamping its legs if pushed against its own notions.
As the Sun and Moon join together in Taurus for the New Moon on April 30th, take some time to tune into this earthy stabilizing energy and explore if there are any areas in your life where you would benefit from bringing in more calm and peaceful groundedness. What steps can you take to create this? Sometimes savoring simple earthy pleasures can be soulful and supportive: take a soak, eat a particularly comforting meal, and allow yourself to be in the earthy comfort zone of Taurus.
Are there places where you have become so stubbornly stuck in your way that you’re noticing more friction coming up? If you’re feeling this, then allow this Taurus energy to remind you to have more comfort, ease, and steady even flow. Also, explore not being so fixed and attached to one way of thinking or doing things. This new moon in Taurus offers an opportunity to relax, comfort yourself via your physical body and let go.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these wild and transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.