April's Astrology and You
Spring "Marches" into April; buds and blooms appear; notice what's emerging from within you. As above, so below . . . what's going on in your inner world reflects what's happening in the external world. Over these next few weeks, the planetary arrangements can help you sort out any blocks to your fullest blooming that are in play in your present dynamics.
4/3 - 4/4
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury influences our communications, and Pluto brings deep things to the surface where they can become known and consciously addressed. Pluto’s power reveals and transforms unconscious material. Pluto’s transformative path can require us to move through dark, challenging material, and with conscious intention, it can ultimately move things into new places that feel better and more appropriate.
When Mercury and Pluto come into a Square aspect on April 3rd and 4th, you may find yourself in matters that stir internal conflicts regarding resolving issues. Recognize in the first handful of days in April if you see yourself in a communication dynamic or an internal dialogue regarding a challenging situation. Ask yourself: Are you in a familiar thought pattern that holds you in a hostile and stuck place?
Notice what ways of thinking you must let go of to shift into a new mental space.
4/5 - 4/6
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Following the Mercury/Pluto Square, Mercury will make an easy and stimulating Sextile aspect with Saturn on the 5th and 6th. This energy provides an opportunity to restructure your thoughts in a way that helps you feel more grounded and stable. Saturn helps your mind “get real”. If you’re in decision mode regarding a direction you want to go with what you are planning or building in your life, take note of what’s coming through your mind on April 5th - 6th. Some helpful ideas may be coming in, allowing you to see more clearly what will and won’t work in your planning process. Heed these ideas; write them down!
4/7 - 4/9
Venus Sextile Neptune
Mercury Sextile Mars
April 7th - 9th brings more energy around communications with Mercury activating Mars in a Sextile aspect. Sextiles occur when planets are 60 degrees apart and invigorate opportunities for you to open up the highest qualities each planet represents. Mars influences your will and stimulates your desire to take care of your needs. When Mars gets activated, action happens. As Mercury and Mars affect each other’s energy on the 7th and 9th, your mind (Mercury’s influence) might be more noticeably stimulated by thoughts and urges to communicate needs or other topics of concern with enthusiasm.
This transit brings good energy to help you speak up for yourself. If there have been recent challenges around getting your thoughts out to another, this is an opportune time for doing the real work of self-expression.
Along with the Mercury/Mars Sextile, Venus and Neptune are also making the same 60-degree aspect with each other. Venus and Neptune can add more loving and meaningful communication to the astrological energy of the 7th - 9th.
If you feel like you’re opening into what could be a more challenging conversation, Venus softens and balances the often pushy energy of Mars to create more harmony. Neptune extends into our soul experiences and can help you see the more significant meaning behind the actions you are taking on these days. One thing to recognize, however, is that when Neptune is involved in planetary arrangements, the soulful opening can blur boundaries creating a more undefined and even, at times, confusing energy to anchor in. If this face of Neptune emerges amidst important communication, and dialogue becomes murky during this transit, remember you can pause and allow clarity to emerge before resolving communication.
4/11 - 4/12
Venus Trine Pluto
Venus and Pluto will be in a flowing and opportune Trine on the 11th and 12th, opening energy for transformation in your relationship(s). Venus connects us to receiving love, friendship, intimacy, and beauty. Pluto takes us into the unknown depths to uncover what’s operating from the unconscious so we can transform into present-time consciousness and make choices from this place of awareness.
When Venus and Pluto Trine, there’s a flow of energy that help discharge the things that need to go so you can take your relationships to the next level. Relationships remain healthy and viable when they can evolve and grow as each person naturally changes over time. There is an ease in doing some of this, letting go and transforming during the second week of April, which will be helpful as Venus makes a hard Square to Saturn on the days following the Venus/Pluto transit (see below).
4/13 - 4/15
Venus Square Saturn
Just after Venus, ruler of the heart and relationships, makes a flowing Trine with Pluto, it will move into a more challenging Square aspect with Saturn. Square aspects between planets occur when planets are at a 90-degree angle from each other, squaring off and blocking their natural impulses. When the Square is between Venus and Saturn, during the 13th - 15th, you may notice more of “what’s not working” in your relationships or heart spaces and feel the need to restructure some things. Sometimes this means changing some aspects of how you are present and show up in your relationships; other times, it may be time to break up.
Squares are more connected to our internal processes that ultimately influence our outer world. Spend time with yourself during the 13th -15th and see what is coming up inside you in connection to your relationships and feeling heart. See if you notice an internal pattern keeping you held hostage from having a more fulfilling relationship experience that needs acknowledging and shifting.
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on your astrology birth chart and life situations.
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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.