April Astrology Insights
Time To Get Your Quarantined Self To Do What You Truly Want To
Just in time for Spring, when the energies of nature require an uprising of force to allow plants to push through the dirt and sprout, we have planetary energies in alignment, supporting this action in you. In this time of collective home quarantining, you may feel too confined to take advantage of this opportunity. However, the month of April begins with a week of Saturn and Mars joining in Aquarius, urging you to concentrate your energy on the most important work of your life right now. The planets urge us to make use of this quarantine as a retreat for greater personal focus.
Mars gets you going after what you want in life while Saturn gives focus and concentration to that energy, getting you working hard and taking all the steps necessary to achieve your goals. It is true that high energy Mars can feel a bit thwarted when it blends its energies with the slower, contracting energy of Saturn, however there’s a useful perspective to pay attention to, helping you make the most of this energy.
If you’re a person who tends to have many irons in the fire at once, you may find this big energy is hard to access in the first weeks of April. You may not be able to run the gantlet of your usual multitasking flow, but you could discover there is open energy available for certain tasks and these are the ones Saturn is calling you to accomplish and will support you in your efforts.
The simple way to understand this is by noticing how easy it is to get to business on certain areas calling your attention as well as noticing how difficult it might be to keep putting energy towards other areas. You may feel blocked in following though with some agendas, but then find there’s abundant energy for other plans. To be in alignment with this energy, I recommend going where the energy is flowing. Saturn has a way of taking away all the distracting noise so you can concentrate your efforts towards accomplishing the things that will most help you to achieve your goals.
As Mars conjunct Saturn heads off April, Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn will be hanging out together the entire month, allowing you to proceed with expanding upon what you have begin for the entire month. Jupiter, has the opposite energy of Saturn, providing expansive positive energy while Pluto is deep and strong driving force getting you to succeed.
A simple meditative practice to help you get clear for April:
Step 1 - Write a list of all the things calling to you to work on right now
Step 2 - Take some quiet meditative time, at least 15 minutes or more. Start with sitting quietly, settling your mind by focusing on your breath. When you feel you’ve come to a quieter place, follow the next step.
Step 3 - Think about each item on your list for a few minutes at a time and notice what’s happening in your body with each one. Feel in your body if there’s an openness to working towards that particular thing or a closed feeling. Take as much time as needed for each item on your list and give yourself adequate space between each one before moving on to the next to really feel and tune into your body.
Step 4 - Write down next to each item on your list how your body and inner being has responded. The body carries much wisdom and will let you know where the openness is, and where the most energy is available for putting towards the things your deeper self really wants to proceed with.
Step 5 - Trust your results!
Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 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.