April Horoscope: Aries New Moon whips a shocking tail

The Great Awakener, lightning bolt Uranus, joined the Sun and Moon in Aries on March 30th to ignite a brilliant start to spring, to shake the status quo, unearth lies you’ve told yourself, and fertilize new soil with the intensity of truth.  

April springs into innovation on the heels of this Aries New Moon, the most powerful of the year- loaded with seeds of new beginnings for this astrological New Year.  Occurring just a breath away from lightning bolt Uranus, The Great Awakener, it triggered a resurgence of the restless discontent and urge for freedom that will fuel the explosive month ahead and its 2 major events:    

First, a tsunami of awareness spotlights your relationships on April 15th with a full Moon total lunar eclipse in peace-loving Libra.  Surprising shifts in perception  precede this eclipse when Mental Mercury, newly housed in the sign of Aries (April 7th to 22nd), collides brilliantly with the Aries Sun on April 14th.  Solar-powered breakthroughs, epiphanies that turn your thinking right side up, and surprising turns in diplomacy are guaranteed.

Next, emotions run even higher as rapidly escalating events force choices we may not feel ready to make.  A revolutionary Grand Cross forms during the fifth of seven squares between Rebellious Uranus and Transformational Pluto that occurs on April 22nd.  Two days prior, April 20th, expansive Jupiter sets the stage with a bolt out of the blue sudden opportunity to change your life.  The urgency you feel propels you toward a new freedom.

Aries insists on action, Pluto supplies the power, Uranus blazes the trail, and Jupiter lays the gifts of divine invitations at your feet.  You are Called!  

“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything.  It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”  -Steve Jobs

The Force of a town crier is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the month of April, 2014:
(*Astrology Wonks see bottom of this page.)
P.S.  Watch for my detailed updates as April’s major events unfold.

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Happy Birthday!  You are the breath of spring! The Sun’s move into your sign on March 20th marked the Spring Equinox, the astrological New Year, the seeding of the next 12 month cycle for you in particular.  It’s the most potent, fertile time of the year to set your intentions; What do you ask for in your heart? This is not a time of peace and quiet, but, believe it or not, there’s no rush! You’ll be the innovator and and inventor for the rest of us until May, 2018! Right now, you’re setting your foot on the path of your destiny. With Urgent Uranus in Aries on the eastern axis of April’s Grand Cross, daring and courage will fuel your unusual scientific and intuitive talents and usher you in as an ingenious and unconventional leader. April 7th is lift off!

Taurus  (April 20-May 20)
Tomorrow morning you get the startling idea that breakfast is boring and needs more excitement. In fact, now that you’re on the subject, you’re whole life needs fresh air! The Moon in Taurus (March 31st at 10:19 PM to April 3rd at 4:48 AM) adds a sense of well being and peace.  A deep dive into the workings of the unconscious mind send you to further exploration of meditation and prayer as a source of spiritual clairvoyance for you. Mental Mercury in Pisces until the 7th gives you a photographic ability to visualize thoughts. Capture them in writing or a vision board. Love takes a sensitive turn April 5th, replacing tempers with tenderness for the next four weeks. Especially since the Moon’s in Cancer on the same day, you want somethin’ lovin’ from the oven!

Gemini  (May 21-June 20)
Sometimes you have to pull back, to make enough room to leap forward. Give your life another try at a fresh start. The fires of initiative heat up your need for change in your relationships vis-a-vis your individual freedoms. The Moon enters your sign April 3rd (4:48 AM to Saturday the 5th at 2:39 PM) which helps buoy your moods. The capacity for your thoughts to become luminous waits only on one spark--fresh awareness. Looking without judgement, good or bad, is furnished by lightning, and further fueled by Mental Mercury’s move into fiery Aries on the 7th, which stays with you right through to the Grand Cross on the 22nd. Your brilliance crescendos, ideas ring like bells on a new day.  

Cancer  (June 21-July 21)
Breathe, remember to have fun, and get out of the way of the blessings rolling in! With Jupiter in Cancer on the southern axis of April’s Grand Cross, your home prospers, joy comes through children, and a sudden opportunity significantly changes your life.  This good fortune gets triggered when the Moon enters Cancer April 5th (2:39 PM to April 8th at 2:50 AM, PDT) just as the goddess of love and art enters your compatible sign, poetic Pisces. For the next four weeks your head and heart are one!  Your only “problem” is choosing among all the options. Let freedom be your guide.  

Leo (July 22-August 22)
In one bold stroke you step on stage, declare the dress rehearsals done. April started with high energy for you, courtesy of innovative Aries, pushing you to take a risk. This fire just won’t burn out! In fact, beginning April 7th your brains-on-fire might need impulse control for the next 15 days.  Sounds paradoxical, but working behind the scenes, introspective study, and receiving hidden support are all favored. April 20th-22nd is the culmination of a long drive for success which has meant deeply transformational changes within yourself, and your work. If you have used this power wisely, your efforts are paying off.  And/or, you’ll see places where you need to cut your losses. Radically innovative ideas will have much more support now.   

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You’ve mastered the art of doing what’s necessary.  Now’s the time to think lightly, in words of new possibilities. If your list of intentions for this new astrological year doesn’t make you edgy and excited, burn it. Before the Grand Cross on the 22nd gears up your creative powers, Venus will enter compassionate Pisces (April 5th) and bless your relationships with happiness, fulfillment, and a great deal of consideration for one another. For four weeks your public popularity grows, and you’re drawn to the healing arts.  Dance relieves your tension, and the sad awareness of you have of seeing the profound neediness of most of the worlds population. Your heightened compassion inspires a profound work of art.  
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Goethe said, “Whatever you do or dream you can do--begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”  With Mars in Libra on the western axis of April’s Grand Cross, your urge to break free of restrictions is strong. Even a peace-loving Libra like you will fight to assert yourself.  If those around you have come to count on your conflict avoidance, they’re in for a shock! You’re a born leader, but not usually so bold. Now, your latent rebel yell can be heard for miles! By the 22nd you’ll feel like you’d freed yourself from a straightjacket, which, to your dismay, you discover was made by you! With the Grand Cross on the western axis of your sign, you’ll aggressively seek partners who will work cooperatively with you, either in business or romance. Especially after Mental Mercury enters Aries April 7th. Primed, ripe, and prepared!

Scorpio   (October 23-November 21)
The past holds no new beginnings. Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, has been a fan of new beginnings that come from transforming the old.  He is suggesting that you rewrite some the endings in which you came home alone. Open those coffins where the bones of resentments are buried alive, and await your forgiveness. Like a psychic surgeon, you wield Pluto’s scalpel of transformation and rebirth. The Grand Cross asks you to use it for your own life.  By your thoughts you create your reality. This is your true magic dear Scorpio!  You’re the zodiac’s best sleuth. If you gather evidence for love, not fear, your perception radically shifts to miracles.  

Sagittarius  (November 22-December 20)
Oh great forward leaper into new horizons, fearless jumper into new conclusions, now is your chance to hang up your soldier of fortune hat.  Kafka once said, “There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.”  Relationships are your biggest adventure, if you sit still long enough, withdraw what you think you know, and read your own heart.  You’ll see each other for the first time.  Secrets, if there are any left, have been boldly blurted out under the Aries New Moon on March 30th.  People know exactly where they stand with you. The Grand Cross is bringing you home to untapped inner resources, your true Self.  

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
In the beginning, God created sure-footed Mountain Goats, like you, with a built-in guarantee that tripping and stumbling are the signs you’re progressing. Pluto in Capricorn has caused a few landslides where you thought you had solid ground. Starting over is not your favorite thing, yet it rejuvenates, keeps your life from hardening. With Pluto in Capricorn on the northern axis of April’s Grand Cross, there’s a culmination of a long drive for success. In some way, you now gain the power to change and affect the lives of those around you.  There may be strong opposition, tempting you to try to coerce a situation.  Hold onto your famous integrity and humor. A new path lies at your feet.  

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
“Love Has No Color” could be the title of your book.  You carry the flag of freedom always, keen to have it yourself and here to give it to others.  Aquarius has the symbol of the water-bearer because you pour out to mankind the life giving force of spiritual energy.  The axis of the Grand Cross this April doesn’t sit at Aquarius, however on April 22nd the Moon will be in your sign.  Your emotional objectivity will be desperately needed to help someone make a choice that is obvious to you but not to them.  During this time you’re susceptible to hurt feelings from being misunderstood, an achilles heel for you.  Above all, be flexible.  After the 7th, your horizons begin opening.  New doors.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Perhaps there is a bit of magic waiting behind the morning sunrise.  More than any sign, you have a deep familiarity with the past, with your memories.  Yet now is a time to adopt the attitude of a beginner, a novice on the razor’s edge of innovation.  Freeing your inner Einstein, by not looking back.  The goddess of love and art enters your sign on April 5th, and you have four weeks of incredible inspiration and imagination.  Right up to the Grand Cross when Generous Jupiter’s gifts of opportunity and optimism are unloaded at your dancing feet!  Yes, you have compassion for the whole world.  And for yourself?

✶ Astrology Wonks (here’s the upcoming week)
Monday, March 31st, the Aries Moon gets in a standoff face to face confrontation with Warrior Mars in Libra at 8:22 AM.  
This Tuesday, April 1st, the Aries Sun squares off with Generous Jupiter in Cancer at 12:39 AM PDT.
April 5th at 1:30 PM, PDT, Venus moves into Pisces for four weeks of poetry and visionary perception.  
April 7th, Mental Mercury catches fire in Aries at 8:34 AM, PDT.  Your genius has boldness and innovation.

Blame it on the Moon!  Here’s a bucket of excuses for this week...
Moon in Taurus Monday, March 31st at 10:19 PM to April 3rd at 4:48 AM.  There are few limits on luxurious comforts or gourmet dinners, so budgets be damned!
Moon in Gemini Thursday, April 3rd 4:48 AM to Saturday, April 5th at 2:39 PM.  How can anyone be expected to juggle 6 things at once?  Gemini makes multi-tasking look easy, until it crashes.
Moon in Cancer April 5th at 2:39 PM to April 8th at 2:50 AM, PDT.  This is somethin’ lovin’ from the oven, especially when Venus enters her sweetest spot (Pisces) the same day!  Diets be damned!

Reasons for Hope:  Venus will make a harmonious trine to Jovial Jupiter in Home-Sweet-Home Cancer on April 17th at 6:19 PM.  This occurs at the same 13 degrees of the Grand Cross square on the 22nd when Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer and Mars in Libra will all be at 13 degrees in their respective cardinal signs.  Love is the answer.
Posted on March 31, 2014 .