It’s a busy month. At least, it feels that way when the Sun, Mercury, and Venus are in Aries for the first half of the month. Plans are being made and thinking about the future can feel hopeful, depending on your viewpoint. It also takes strength and perseverance to keep moving forward. There are changes ahead—some of them you may like and some you may not. It will depend on your outlook.
The New Moon is at 22 degrees of Aries on April 11. New moons are about dreams and planting seeds for the coming month, then watching them take root and sprout. This moon is very excitable, energetic, and impulsive. You’re feeling inspired and want to take chances. It feels risky but invigorating. You never know how something will turn out when you dare to go for it!
The Full Moon is at seven degrees of Scorpio on April 26. This full moon is intense and passionate. Where are you holding onto something? What do you need to release? Let go of old baggage that is weighing you down. When you release something—whether it’s a past hurt, a person, or a situation—it opens up space for you to heal and transform. Make room for those new experiences to come forward and watch your life and your relationships expand.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the twelve 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 that it’s 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. (CDT)
Thursday, April 1
There’s a lot of fiery energy when the Moon trines the Sun and Venus. Are you feeling daring and willing to take risks? Where are you feeling drawn? Follow the energy that leads to your heart’s desire. It’s not too big of a leap; you’ll be able to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way. You’re recognized for your accomplishments. Like the Academy Awards acceptance speeches, if you owe your achievements to anyone, make sure to thank them. Moon enters the sign of Sagittarius at 12:59 a.m.
Friday, April 2
When the Moon squares Neptune, you’re sensitive and compassionate. You may want to lend a helping hand to others—share your thoughts, wisdom, and expertise. It’s also a great time to just play. Put on some fun music. Get out your paints or sketchbook. The Moon-Jupiter sextile may bring an opportunity to try your hand at something interesting. You feel generous and gracious, willing to go the extra mile for your friends and neighbors. One caution, with all this benevolent energy, be careful of people that want to take advantage of your good nature.
Saturday, April 3
The Moon trine Uranus is like a siren call, beckoning you to try something exciting and invigorating. It could challenge you and get your blood pumping. Who knows what new experiences lay ahead when you answer the call of the Universe! As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it: “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Mercury enters the sign of Aries at 10:41 p.m. Moon VoC at 12:24 a.m. until 3:13 a.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Sunday, April 4
Happy Easter to all who celebrate! You may feel stuck when the Moon quincunx Mars. You could be reliving old hurts and slights, not able to move forward. This thinking can leave you feeling trapped and isolated. Drop and leave behind what was said or done, so you can focus on the present and be happier. You’ll feel richer for it.
Monday, April 5
You’re tuned into your intuition when the Moon sextiles Mercury. You can express your feeling of ease with others while being open to hearing what’s going on in someone else’s life. Your ability to see situations in a different light is helpful, so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts. Moon VoC at 2:05 a.m. until 8:04 a.m. when it enters the sign
Tuesday, April 6
What do you get when you combine a Venus-Mars sextile, with a dash of the Moon-Venus sextile and a pinch of Moon trine Mars energy? You get a recipe for an easy-flowing, juicy, abundant day. Whether it manifests through romance and sex, having fun with friends, or playing with some creative energy. Wherever you focus it, your energy may “wow” you!
Wednesday, April 7
The Moon is Void of course in Aquarius for a good part of the day. So go about your daily business as usual, and be aware of yourself, others, and your surroundings. Be an observer of yourself; you may discover some interesting things. Don’t do anything rash, such as break off a friendship. Once the Moon has moved into Pisces, take a step back and examine it more closely. Moon VoC at 5:05 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. when it enters the sign of Pisces.
Thursday, April 8
When the Moon in Pisces sextiles Uranus, you may be floating along peacefully. Then an idea, a person, or situation appears and you get excited and chase after it. Can you say…Squirrel!? Chasing after dreams, looking for that adrenaline boost especially with everyone being cooped up for so long…a “squirrel” sounds like great fun!
Friday, April 9
The Mars Neptune square is exact today. You may feel tired physically, mentally, and spiritually. You may feel discouraged and confused as well, questioning what you’re doing or if you’re on the right path. If you did some soul searching and still feel you’re on the right course, bravo, don’t lose faith. Chances are you’re still not raring to go and that’s okay. Take it easy; it’s allowed. Caution…to avoid accidents at this time, don’t get distracted either at home or out and about. Stay focused and be present. Moon VoC at 6:48 p.m.
Saturday, April 10
Venus sextiles Jupiter bringing opportunities for enjoyment, whether you’re socializing or staying home. Whatever the case, you probably feel confident and positive. Any obstacles or challenges you experience are easy to overcome with patience and planning. The biggest challenge you might face today is if you eat the whole piece of cake or just a bite. Moon enters the sign of Aries at 1:11 a.m.
Sunday, April 11
The New Moon’s at 22 degrees of Aries at 9:31 p.m. There’s a lot of fiery energy during this New Moon in Aries, as well as a few planets in air, which fans the flames. You may be eager to begin a new project, excited and nervous at the same time. It takes courage to go after what you want. Others could be discouraging you, making you feel defensive about your plans. Don’t get into a disagreement, let them have their opinion. As long as you’ve done your homework—and this isn’t a spur-of-the-moment idea—keep moving forward. Remember to celebrate your achievements too. The Venus-Pluto square could transform your relationships in a consciousness-raising way. Or, your relationships may transform in an “I can’t breathe and I need room” kind of way. What needs to change in your relationships to help them climb to the next level?
Monday, April 12
This morning is a busy one as the Moon connects with Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto. You may be tired. Taurus Moon to the rescue, bringing it down a notch. Do something grounding that lets you expel some of that excitable energy. There are still a few planets in Aries, but this Taurus Moon is asking you to do something that nourishes you. It may be eating comfort food or putting on a lovely piece of music. Let go of the bustle for a while. Moon VoC at 7:06 a.m. until 12:44 p.m. when it enters the sign of Taurus.
Tuesday, April 13
The Sun sextile Mars is radiating energy. Your inner drive is propelling you forward, and you could accomplish quite a lot today. You enjoy stimulating conversations and may end up in a lively debate. Of course, the other person may think it’s a disagreement, not a debate. Your mind is flying off in a few directions, not settling on one. Everything is stimulating and exciting. Where to next? If you have time, get in some physical activity, you’ll probably feel better once you do.
Wednesday, April 14
When the Moon squares Jupiter, you could be feeling flush with cash. Take care when making purchases, what looks shiny and pretty today may not have the same luster tomorrow. Use your resources wisely. Then, when the Moon trines Pluto, some drama is possible. It will depend on how you and others handle the energy. Emotions are felt more intensely, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your temper. You could use this energy to explore your psyche or delve into mystical subjects. Whatever you do, you’ll feel passionate, capable, and confident. Venus enters the sign of Taurus at 1:22 p.m. Moon VoC at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15
The Sun-Jupiter sextile marries assertiveness and confidence with optimism and good luck. Where are you putting your energy? Your determination and charm could help you achieve what you set out to do. Pay attention to all the opportunities that are presenting themselves. You have a unique vision, speak up and let the Universe help you in getting your message out there. Moon enters the sign of Gemini at 1:35 a.m.
Friday, April 16
When the Sun squares Pluto, power struggles are possible. It could be you or another person trying to exert pressure to get your/their way. When people’s egos become involved, someone wants to have the upper hand—to have control. Feelings are hurt resulting in defensiveness. A clash could also bring an ending. Whether it’s a job, relationship, or friendship, it’s painful but may be needed for your growth. Where do you feel you need control? What would happen if you relaxed and loosened the reins?
Saturday, April 17
The sky is falling; the sky is falling! Just kidding. But a lot is happening in the sky. Mercury is chattering away to the Sun, Jupiter, Mars, and Pluto. Your mind may be going in a million different directions. So much so, you probably can’t keep up with all the noise. Yet you’re eager to get your ideas out in the world and to share your thoughts with others. You may think it’s necessary to sway others and get them to agree with your point of view. But must everyone agree with you? The world would be a boring place if everyone saw things the same way. Let others have their opinions while you have yours. Also, you could be looking for an escape. This could be a respite from the chaos around you. Or, perhaps, there’s something bigger at play. Moon VoC at 10:03 a.m. until 2:25 p.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Sunday, April 18
The Moon’s in the sign of Cancer. Intuition and sensitivity are heightened. While you’re picking up signals—thoughts from others and your environment—the Sun makes its exact conjunction to Mercury. With everything, there are many potentialities…you could be cheerful and wanting to play. Another possibility is that you or someone else says something upsetting and then disagreements erupt. Could you have a conversation where you both get to express yourselves without making each other feel bad or wrong and come to an understanding? Pay close attention to your intuition and choose which way you’d like your day to play out.
Monday, April 19
The Sun enters the sign of Taurus at 3:33 p.m. Happy Birthday, Taurus! When the Moon opposes Pluto, you may feel dizzy with the emotional ups and downs–happy and excited one minute, sad and depressed the next. Try not to control anyone or play any mind games, as it could backfire. Know that there are always ups and downs, so ride the waves and let go of all expectations and all desires, and see how freeing it feels. Mercury enters the sign of Taurus at 5:29 a.m. Moon VoC at 7:03 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20
When the Moon squares Venus, you may feel like running away—escaping a situation or a person. Maybe the demons you’re fighting with are your own. Don’t overthink things. It may be that you need some quiet time alone. Enjoy the space to replenish yourself, maybe by doing something creative. Moon enters the sign of Leo at 1:11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 21
When the Moon quincunxes Neptune, it may feel like you’re looking for love or attention in all the wrong places. There may be some confusion as to what someone says and how it feels. It’s lovely to be romantic and idealistic, but be careful of expecting the stars and the Moon from your loved ones and being disappointed when they can’t deliver what you want. Don’t get side-tracked by the next best, prettiest, and shiniest thing that grabs your attention. Focus on what’s in front of you.
Thursday, April 22
Happy Earth Day! Your confidence is brimming over when the Moon trines Sun. You have hopes and dreams and feel capable of manifesting them. If anything, you may have to focus on one thing at a time to not scatter your energy. The Venus-Uranus conjunction could bring in an unusual relationship. Maybe someone new and exciting has caught your attention! You’re independent and like to forge your own path. It may be an unusual one, but it’s yours! You’re feeling sure of yourself and may attract someone to help you financially or in business. Financial gains are possible…as are losses…if you don’t know what you’re doing. Moon VoC at 7:05 a.m. until 8:08 a.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Friday, April 23
When the Moon opposes Neptune, you could feel emotional, picking up the vibrations of everyone around you. You may feel hopeful and dreamy one minute, and the next, think someone has done you wrong. Confusion about circumstances may cause you to retreat into yourself to avoid any slights or pain. You may want to lose yourself over drinks, either with friends or on your own. Be careful of numbing yourself; soon you will emerge from the fog. Mars enters the sign of Cancer at 6:49 a.m.
Saturday, April 24
When Mercury conjoins Uranus, you could be surrounded by inspiration. Ideas/insights may come to you out of thin air and just as quickly evaporate. Follow these thoughts and see where they take you. It could be a fun ride. Caution…pay attention when you are out and about; be in your body to avoid any unexpected accidents. Moon VoC at 5:50 a.m. until 11:06 a.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Sunday, April 25
With the Mercury-Saturn square and the Moon-Saturn trine, work before pleasure is the theme of the day. Your discipline will get you far, but remember to be flexible. If something isn’t working, look at it from a different perspective and be open to a new way of creating. When Mercury conjoins Venus, you may want to get together with a friend. You need connection and want to express your ideas and feelings.
Monday, April 26
The Full Moon is at seven degrees of Scorpio at 10:32 p.m. During this time your feelings may be intense. What is going on for you? How do you feel? Scorpio is about regeneration and transformation. Where in your life do you feel like you need an overhaul? Uranus, the planet of the unusual and surprises, is also in the mix. Someone may show up out of the blue to help you. You may feel edgy and end up doing something rash. Full moons are about releasing energy. Is there a person in your life that you need to forgive or an old wound that has kept you stuck? Now could be the time to release past hurts. Only you know the answer to that. Moon VoC at 7:40 a.m. until 11:18 a.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Tuesday, April 27
Relationships could be strained today when the Moon opposes Venus. You or the other person could be easily offended. There may be a desire to go off on your own and lick your wounds, which is perfectly all right. You could need some time to be more loving and attentive toward yourself. A conscious retreat that replenishes your soul may be what you need. Look after yourself, and it will be easier to be present for others. Pluto retrogrades at 3:04 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28
When the Sun is in Taurus and the Moon is in Sagittarius, you enjoy having a good time. You’re attracted to beautiful things as well as spiritual and intellectual pursuits. The earthy energy enjoys luxury while the fiery energy enjoys socializing with others. If you’re able to, enjoy a nice meal with good friends. The Sagittarius Moon can sometimes stick their foot in it. So, while having a good time, be careful that you don’t step in it. Moon VoC at 7:31 a.m. until 10:42 a.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Thursday, April 29
Pay attention to your dreams when Mercury sextiles Neptune. You may want to write down your dreams and think about what they’re telling you. This energy is great for getting your creative juices flowing. Enjoy writing, singing, drawing, or whatever to which you feel pulled. It’s a soft energy that is also good for playing with tarot, channeling, healing, or meditating. You could also relax and bask in the energy.
Friday, April 30
Be prepared for the unexpected today when the Sun conjoins Uranus. It could come from you wanting to break free and do something that’s out of the norm. What are you passionate about? What quickens your heart? It could also come in the form of a surprise. It could come in any form: a person, a situation, love. It’s endless…be flexible and open to all the possibilities. Moon VoC at 8:27 a.m. until 11:16 a.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, registered professional counselor, as well as a writer. She can be reached 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. You can follow her on Instagram @bernadette_evans.astrologer. Visit www.mindshiftcounselling.com.