April 2016 is colored by the mixed energy of Water, Earth and Fire that wants to go forward, supported by the dynamic impact of Uranus square Pluto and the fiery New Moon of April 7 this month.
The paradox is that the strong retrograde energy forms an obstacle to this dynamic energy.
This leads to delays and economic standstill.
From the second half of the month three planets turn retrograde!
Mercury, Mars and Pluto.
Together with Jupiter and Saturn, five planets are retrograde at the same time.
In short, obstruction, threats of war and heightened tension in the world.
Curiously, there are no planets this month in Air signs that represent thoughts and our mental process.
Half of the planets are transiting in Fire signs.
Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus, Venus, the New Moon and the Sun in Aries.
Only Mercury will be traveling in earthy Taurus from April 6, 2016.
On April 6th, Venus enters Aries. With this fiery energy, we enjoy flirting and short-term relationships. Get ready for love at first sight when Venus travels through Aries.
At the very same day, Mercury enters Taurus. When Mercury is in Taurus, we need more time to make a decision. Mercury in Taurus is very stubborn and attached to customs and traditions.
On April 7, 2016 we have a new powerful Super Moon in Aries.
This New Moon is conjunct Uranus in Aries, A massive, dynamic planetary force that cries out for collective freedom, liberation, innovation and new way of life.
Mercury in Taurus wants to slow the dynamic energy, but you can count on quick, surprising and turbulent developments with this New Moon.
Read more about this fiery New Moon in NEWS on this website.
On April 17, 2016 Mars turns retrograde on 8º in the sign of Sagittarius.
The red planet Mars, the planet of action, energy and war will slowly return into Scorpio where it will arrive on May 28, 2016.
Mars will be in retrograde motion every two years.
In the period when Mars turns retrograde, there is more tension and unrest in the world.
There may be forced peace, a cease-fire or renegotiation to avoid a war.
New plans are facing opposition, postponement or even cancellation.
Mars retrograde actually wants to say: do not move to fast, but work out a good strategy.
It's not a good time to take action.
A time to understand that energy management matters more than time management.
Efficiency, especially in intellectual activities, becomes a priority.
A period of reconsideration, patience and good preparation. Silence before the storm.
We should use this period to step up our efforts in order to find a solution, with political means, for the armed conflicts to restore peace and social justice in the world.
From the moment Mars turns direct at then end of June 2016, the time has arrived to come out with new plans.
Read more about Mars in NEWS on this website.
Almost simultaneously with Mars, on April 18, 2016 Pluto in Capricorn also turns retrograde.
Pluto will be retrograde until the end of September 2016.
A powerful six-month period in which old patterns and all that is obsolete will be released in order to accept change. Accepting change is vital for our professional success.
A deep inner transformation is necessary to find our place in society.
During this period, we get to the bottom of things and matters will be fully elucidated in all areas of society. Pluto will leave no rock unturned.
Read more in NEWS.
On April 19th, the Sun enters earthly Taurus.
Taurus is stable, patient, practical and want to work hard. Patience and perseverance will be most important next month.
On April 22, 2016 we have a Full Moon in Scorpio. The Sun in Taurus opposites the Moon in Scorpio. This Full Moon is about our deepest desires and our struggle to fulfill them. It is a Full Moon with an all-or-nothing energy.
Read more about the Full Moon in NEWS on this website.
On April 28, 2016 Mercury turns retrograde for the second time this year.
This year, Mercury retrogrades in earth signs.
In January 2016 it was in Capricorn, this time in Taurus.
Mercury in Taurus will be retrograde until May 22, 2016.
In the late summer of 2016, Mercury retrogrades in earthly Virgo and at the end of this year again in earthy Capricorn.
Mercury retrograde affects especially work and finances. Communication with colleagues, bosses and subordinates can be very difficult. During this period don’t negotiate working conditions or sign financial agreements.
The world will be experiencing delays and misleading messages.
Patience and a good planning will be the keywords during these periods.
I wish everyone a peaceful and patient month of April!