By Bernadette Evans
This month, Jupiter and Pluto start to get cozy together. They’ll be dancing closely, separating, then dancing close again until the end of 2020. When the planet of expansion (Jupiter) and transformation (Pluto) get together you may discover you’re working hard to accomplish the goals you have in mind. You’re not doing things the same way as you did in the past, you’ve changed. So, naturally, the way you go about things has changed as well. Your strength, stamina and determination will help you accomplish your goals.
Venus and Mars are also in a close trine the whole month. When these two come together you can expect a little more fun and frolic in your relationships. You’re more playful, sociable and charming. If you’re single, there’s a chance of meeting someone or having a flirtation. If you’re attached, you and your partner are enjoying each other’s company. They’re in Air signs so interesting conversations may be what really gets your motor running. Experimentation and freedom could be what you crave at the moment. You want to play and have fun but also require some space, you don’t want to be fenced in. Ideas are percolating, you may also have a lot of irons in the fire. So, there’s a balance of work and fun this month. Balance is healthy.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the 12 signs, staying approximately two and a half days in each sign. When we say the Moon is Void of Course (VoC), it means the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets before it leaves the sign its in. At these times, it can be difficult to get focused and accomplish a task. You may want to relax, meditate or do something where your focus is turned inward. Don’t try and get a new project off the ground when the Moon is Void. If you want to find out more about the Void of Course Moon, check out moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Daylight Time.
Wednesday, April 1
Sensitivity, communication and intuition are highlighted when the Moon trines Mercury and Neptune. You’re able to easily express your thoughts and dreams. Others are apt to sit up and listen when you have something to say. You could be feeling very emotional today. That’s okay, be aware that your moods may fluctuate. If you can, channel them into a pastime or an artistic expression. Moon is in Cancer.
Thursday, April 2
Your strength and determination are evident when the Moon opposes Mars. You have a goal in mind and head straight for it. There’s a possibility of getting into an argument if someone doesn’t quite see things your way. Strength and flexibility can co-exist. Moon VoC at 11:49 a.m. until 1:26 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Friday, April 3
Venus enters the sign of Gemini at 12:11 p.m. When Venus is in Gemini, you could feel the need for stimulating conversations from a variety of people. Keeping things interesting and light when socializing with others may be what you’re in the mood for. You’re curious about a variety of subjects and can be easily distracted by the next new idea or conversation. The Mercury-Neptune conjunction emphasizes listening to your intuition and heeding the call. Once you know what direction you’re headed in, you can put in the work to make your dreams a reality. It’s easy to get lost in the land of fantasy but nothing will materialize if you don’t act. Moon VoC at 2:29 p.m.
Saturday, April 4
When Jupiter conjuncts Pluto, you could be looking for ways to grow and transform yourself. How do you see the world? What is your place in it? By working on yourself you add to the betterment of the planet. It not only brings the internal rewards that propel you forward but can also get you noticed and rewarded on the physical plane as well. Moon enters the sign of Virgo at 4:18 p.m.
Sunday, April 5
When the Moon is in Virgo, you may feel like taking charge of a project or a situation. You have good intentions but other people may not see it that way. Let go of the need to run the show and wanting everything to be perfect. You’ll have more fun and so will everyone else. Otherwise, you could feel like you’re on the outside looking in and wanting to be included, loved and appreciated. Appreciation for your hard work is really what you need.
Monday, April 6
You are focused on your work when the Moon trines Pluto and Jupiter. The intensity you possess is admirable and helps you to complete the job. Remember to take some time for yourself later today to recharge your batteries. Do whatever it is that you need to do. Looking after yourself should also be a priority. Moon VoC at 8:29 a.m. until 4:16 p.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Tuesday, April 7
You’re working on yourself and your relationships during this Full Moon. There is a T-square between Pluto and Jupiter and the Sun and Moon. Who are you when you’re not working? As you change and grow what happens inside of you and in your relationships? Do they grow as well? At the same time, Mars and Uranus are forming a square. What action do you need to take? You’re aware that you need to take an action, but what that action is, hasn’t come to light yet. It could be that you’re looking for more freedom in your relationships. You may feel the need to walk away from a situation or a person. You could feel disappointed in how things have turned out and you want more. It may be easier said than done but follow your intuition and have faith that the Universe has your back. Full Moon in Libra at 9:35 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8
It may feel like your emotions are out of balance when the Moon squares Saturn. You could be swinging from one emotion to another and communicating your needs to others may feel impossible. If you need to take a time out away from others, do so. Things will look brighter with time and some space. Moon VoC at 7:50 a.m. until 3:17 p.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Thursday, April 9
When the Moon is in Scorpio you may want to have a heart to heart talk with a supportive friend or a counselor. Getting your feelings out may help you to see them in a new light and possibly provide the answers you seek. Or, it could just give you some relief to get your thoughts and feelings out into the open.
Friday, April 10
Your intuition is spot on when the Moon trines Mercury, enhancing your ability to express yourself clearly. It’s like you have x-ray vision and can see situations and people naturally. Mercury slips into the sign of Aries at 11:48 p.m. for approximately the next two and a half weeks. During this time, you may be able to think on your feet. There’s also the potential of putting your foot in your mouth, so try to take a breath before you speak. Moon VoC at 2:35 p.m. until 3:35 p.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Saturday, April 11
The Mercury-Saturn sextile could help you focus your thoughts and get your work finished. Your drive, mental acuity and stamina will help you for the next day or two. It’s not magic, and it may not be glamorous but just sitting down and doing the work will pay off in the long run. You’ll be happy you put in the effort!
Sunday, April 12
Happy Easter to those who celebrate the holiday! The Moon-Sun trine helps you to feel confident and relaxed. Any get-togethers you attend should go smoothly. There is a feeling of harmony and comradery in the air. You could also have a boost of energy you’re not sure what to do about…exercise or play a game; just have fun today! Moon VoC at 6:46 a.m. until 7:05 p.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Monday, April 13
The focus is on relationships when the Moon quincunx Venus. You may feel there is an imbalance between what you give in your relationships and what you receive. Compromises and adjustments may be made to smooth things over. You may be looking for love or affection somewhere else. Examine past relationships and their outcomes to see what you might do differently this time.
Tuesday, April 14
When the Sun squares Pluto, the message is about taking control of your life. It’s possible you’re surrounded by people who are telling you what to do and you’ve had enough, culminating in a blow-out. Re-evaluate your part in the drama, if there was one, and decide what direction you want to take. An intense experience could bring up old wounds. You get to decide how you respond. Is it the same as before or are you doing things differently?
Wednesday, April 15
Optimism and enthusiasm could be in abundance today when the Sun squares Jupiter. You may be excited about a new project and all the possibilities it brings. Take care and don’t over-extend yourself by promising the moon and the stars; be realistic about what you can accomplish. There is a chance of arguing with someone today. Don’t run away. Listen to the other person and see the situation through their eyes. Compassion and empathy can win them over. Moon enters Aquarius at 2:37 a.m.
Thursday, April 16
You could find yourself reacting strongly when the Moon conjuncts Mars. Your inner drive to accomplish your goals spurs you onward. When your belief in something is strong, you have the inner fortitude to persevere. There is the potential for some heated discussions. I’m not saying walk away, but you get to decide if you want to expend any energy on fighting with someone. You could also re-evaluate and look at the other person’s point of view. It takes strength to walk away from a fight as well as to admit you may be wrong. Use your energy wisely.
Friday, April 17
Spending some quality time with yourself may be just what is needed when the Moon is in Pisces. It could be time to retreat from the busyness of the world if only for an hour. Engaging in self-exploration or going for a walk in nature could be soothing right about now. Writing about your experience, drawing or singing, these are all wonderful ways to express your feelings. Moon VoC at 9:34 a.m. until 1:29 p.m. when it enters the sign of Pisces.
Saturday, April 18
When Mercury sextiles Venus, there’s the potential for a lucrative business opportunity to take root. New people may appear that are eager to work with you. Stay calm, feet firmly planted on the ground and go for it, this is going to be fun. Add the Mercury sextile Mars into the mix and you have some added bravado and charisma. You could probably sweet talk anyone into anything today! Just remember to be honest in your dealings, whether it’s personal or business-related.
Sunday, April 19
Happy Birthday, dear Taurus! It’s your time to shine! With the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Pisces, the cosmos is saying that it’s time for play, romance and nurturing yourself. There is a parade of possibilities before you, so just pick one and go for it! It’s the perfect day to call up a friend and invite them out to do something fun. The days are nicer when shared with a good friend. The Sun enters the sign of Taurus at 9:45 a.m. Moon VoC at 6:31 p.m.
Monday, April 20
When the Moon conjuncts Chiron, you may feel old wounds surface. Maybe in the past when you took charge and spoke up, you were shamed or people didn’t like what you had to say, and jealousy could have reared its head. Do you censor what you say now for fear of what others might say? Follow your gut and speak up when you need to. Moon enters the sign of Aries at 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 21
There’s the possibility you’re feeling overburdened with work and responsibilities in general when the Sun squares Saturn. A boss or an authority figure may be expecting quite a lot from you causing you anxiety. You’ve got this! Put your head down and finish the work so you can breathe easier. Don’t procrastinate. The sooner you get this project off your desk the better.
Wednesday, April 22
Happy Earth Day! I love that Earth Day is the same day as the Taurus New Moon! Taurus is an Earth sign and likes to take things nice and slow, enjoy the good things that life has to offer, including going for a walk outside. The New Moon in Taurus is about finding some stability by doing what you love. What are you ready to put your heart and soul into? Whatever it is, grab it and commit to see it through. The Sun-Moon-Uranus are in a tight conjunction which could mean something or someone may suddenly appear or disappear from your life. Moon VoC at 7:32 a.m. until 2:36 p.m. when it enters the sign of Taurus. New Moon at 9:26 p.m.
Thursday, April 23
The Moon in Taurus can encourage saving and spending. Try to find the balance between saving for a rainy day and spending like there’s no tomorrow. With a plan, some focus and determination along with an idea of what you’d like to save for, you can enjoy today and look forward to tomorrow.
Friday, April 24
Your dreams and intuition are heightened when the Moon sextiles Neptune. Your creative juices are flowing; you may want to channel them through writing or drawing. You could be feeling extremely romantic today and want to snuggle up beside your partner. Be careful of losing yourself in a relationship because you want to merge with your partner. Enjoy being with someone while maintaining healthy boundaries. Moon VoC
at 7:43 p.m.
Saturday, April 25
You may be into research mode when Mercury squares Pluto, delving into a new area of interest and hopefully without obsessing about it. Conversations may be about deep subjects and quite intense. Remember to listen to the other person’s point of view, don’t try to control the conversation. What would be the fun in that? Life is more interesting when everyone gets to express their own opinion. Pluto retrogrades at 1:54 p.m. Moon enters the sign of Gemini at 2:20 a.m.
Sunday, April 26
Stepping out to try something new and exciting could be what the Universe has in store for you when the Sun conjuncts Uranus. It could be something totally out of character for you, but it’s nice to shake things up once in a while and surprise yourself and others! You may experience some brilliant flashes of insight. Pay attention to the messages you receive; the Universe is in your corner.
Monday, April 27
Mercury visits the sign of Taurus at 2:53 p.m. for approximately the next two weeks. You could find that you’re digesting information slower than usual, taking your time to understand something before speaking. You may also be slow to change your mind, possibly stubborn, so try to be flexible. The Moon conjuncts the North Node in Cancer, giving you the green light for some R & R. One way of doing this is by connecting with nature. Another way is to enjoy some alone time. When you give yourself the space to just be and nurture yourself, it recharges your batteries, energizing you. Maybe passion for a project that was shelved gets reignited. Who knows what can happen when you’re feeling more refreshed? Moon VoC at 12:00 p.m. until 12:28 p.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Tuesday, April 28
Your mind is sharp and focused on getting the job finished when Mercury squares Saturn. There’s the chance that someone will notice all your hard work and want to form a partnership. You never know who is paying attention to you and what opportunities are just around the corner. Pay close attention to what is being said and what you say as well as any agreement that you might strike up. The devil is in the details. Mercury-Saturn can also stir up feelings of depression and loneliness. Reach out and call a friend or family member for support.
Wednesday, April 29
You could be trying to find the right balance between your home life and your career when the Moon opposes Pluto. Is one area getting more attention than the other? Emotions may be running high when the Moon opposes Pluto. You may not be seeing a situation clearly and feel someone is getting away with something. Don’t worry about it, the Universe takes care of everything. Obsessing about a person or a situation won’t solve anything; it will just cause you grief. Moon VoC at 2:29 p.m. until 8:06 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Thursday, April 30
Sparks could be flying as thoughts and new ideas are whizzing through the atmosphere. Did you see that one go by? It’s exciting when ideas come to you so easily and effortlessly without pulling a muscle or breaking a sweat. Enjoy any breakthroughs you experience and remember to thank the Universe for sending them your way.
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counselor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. Visit mindshiftcounselling.com.