April 2017

April 2017

The first three weeks of April 2017, the month of Spring, will be dominated by the strong fiery energy of the Sun in Aries.
Aries wants to move forward, Aries won’t wait.
But in this volatile month, "making progress" is not guaranteed.

The strong retrograde energy of April 2017 is holding back the drive for growth and development.
Jupiter in Libra and Venus in Aries are already in retrograde.
Besides Jupiter and Venus no fewer than three planets will be in retrograde this month.
Saturn in Sagittarius, Mercury in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn.

Also this month we have to deal with annoying aspects that may frustrate high expectations and hope for the future.

In the first week of April 2017 Mars in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn build a Grand Trine in Earth. Nothing to worry about, you might say.
But in this case the structural strength of this Trine is outweighed by the overwhelming power of the planetary Square between Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn.
This tense Square can lead to great to worldwide display of power, greed, extremism, the pursuit of ambition and an irrepressible desire for power, money and status.
Regardless of the consequences.

From April 14, 2017, Jupiter in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn.
It is about fundamental civil rights versus corruption and abuse of power from the top and the unfair distribution of wealth, the gap between rich and poor, hunger and abundance, impotence and unfair power structures worldwide.
Things need to change.
During this transition from old to new, things get rough.
The old system won’t go down without a fight.
Especially now, the law of the strongest prevails and the square between Jupiter and Pluto makes this painfully clear.
Jupiter square Pluto brings out the best and the worst in people.
Jupiter in retrograde will dissolve the square with Pluto during April 2017.
In August 2017, for the third and last time since the end of 2016, the direct Jupiter in Libra will form an exact square with Pluto.

Altogether is April 2017 a veritable astrological roller coaster in which we see all elements of life.
Fear and faith, joy and sorrow, hope and despair, immeasurable heights and unfathomable depths.

April 2017 can also be a sad month for relationships.
Venus in retrograde returns in the waters of Pisces. Almost the whole month of April 2017, Venus squares Saturn in Sagittarius.
The square between Venus in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius may lead to the breakup of relationships, both on personal and business level.
Venus also symbolizes the global economy.
Jupiter square Pluto is a dominant economic aspect and leads during the Venus retrograde period to large fluctuations and turbulence increasing the risk of stagnation of the world economy significantly.

Worldwide we see extreme weather conditions due to global warming.

From April 6, 2017, Saturn in Sagittarius goes retrograde.
Saturn in retrograde confronts us with questions of life.
Read more about Saturn in retrograde under NEWS on this website.

On April 8, 2017, the Sun in Aries and Jupiter in Libra form an exact opposition.
The giant Jupiter will be relatively "close" to Earth. Jupiter shines brighter and this planetary giant will be visible all night.
A wonderful moment to observe Jupiter and its four largest moons, Europa, Ganymede, Io and Callisto with a telescope or good binoculars.

Our rapid planetary messenger Mercury in Taurus begins on April 9, 2017 on his second retrograde period of 2017. During the period up to May 2nd 2017, we must take into account delays with transport, technological problems and communicative misunderstandings.
Venus is the astrological ruler of Taurus, so the financial world has to deal with fluctuations.
The shadow period begins at the beginning of April 2017 and ends in the second half of May 2017.
Mercury in retrograde in earthly Taurus is a period of a step backwards, to revise, re-read, re-evaluation, redo, devising new strategies. Briefly: Take your time and go back to the drawing board to make constructive and practical adjustments.

On April 9, 2017, the Sun in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Libra. The power of this T-Square could degenerate ego conflicts in extreme or destructive behavior in everyday life and on the world stage. Many things can go wrong today having to do with old habits and deep-rooted fears.

On April 11 2017, the Full Moon is in Libra, the zodiacal sign of Relationships and Balance, Love and Harmony.
Read more about this Full Moon under NEWS on this website!

Fortunately, Venus in Pisces turns direct on April 15th 2017.
Because Venus was in retrograde, she ended up in Pisces again from April 4, 2017. From April 29, 2017, Venus return to Aries and it's full steam ahead for the Goddess of Love.
The dawning of a period where social connections and financial strategies are interwoven.
A period of generosity and sincerity.
Now Venus goes direct, we witness a positive period of innovative designs for home and business. Even though it looks like we enter economic good times, it is nevertheless advisable to delay large purchases until mid-June 2017. Venus will be out of its shadow period and also the great Jupiter will resume its direct orbit around our Sun.

On April 16, 2017, a constitutional referendum will be held in Turkey.
Voters will vote on a series of 18 proposed amendments to the Turkish constitution.
The militant Mars is astrologically very important for the future of Turkey.
The Sun symbolizes the strong arm of President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan. The Sun of Erdogan is under the influence of Mars.
On April 16, 2017, Mars is at 26º Taurus near to the fixed star Algol.
The Eye of Horus or the Devil Star.
Argol is connected to Scorpio. Argol has variable and ominous energy.
The Arabic name is al-Ghul.
That day tempers will run high.
The transit Moon is conjunct Saturn in retrograde in Sagittarius. The opposition to the natal Moon of Turkey indicates this will be difficult day for the Turkish people.
A divided country will become even more divided within a divided Europe.

From April 20, 2017, Pluto in Capricorn is in retrograde.
A powerful six-month period in which old patterns will be released. During this period until the end of September 2017, no stone will be left upturned in all areas of society.
Read more about this retrograde Pluto under NEWS on this website.

Mars lands from April 22, 2017 in jolly Gemini and there he meets there the beautiful Venus.
And that means one thing: Spring is in the country.
On this day and tomorrow we look forward to the Lyrids Meteor Shower.
These bright "shooting stars" are dust particles from the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, discovered in 1861.

On April 23, 2017, the French presidential elections take place.
The revolutionary Uranus plays the leading role in this volatile time. Politics in Europe end up in a dizzying period. Freedom is the obvious theme. The people want to free themselves from regulatory pressure and patronizing. Against all odds, the National Front may cause a major political U-turn.

In April 2017 the North Node makes the transition from Leo to Virgo.
The North Node in the fiery Leo is steadfast and positive.
Fire sees opportunities. Fire wants to move forward.
The new opportunities now emerge from our own free will, from our own creative source.
The collective beating heart.
Awareness of who we are and what we do is all that matters.
Especially now, the third universal Law of Motion of Newton is current.
Every action has a reaction. “For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action”.
Every action, every decision has consequences.
You reap what you sow.

Events take place at a very rapid pace.
Wrong decisions that are now being made will have significant adverse and lasting consequences.

On April 26 2017 is the New Moon in Taurus.
Venus rules the zodiac sign Taurus and is about relationships, beauty, sensuality and Mother Earth.
Taurus is also connected to the global economy and with everything that provides security, possessions, money. The solid ground under our feet.
This New Moon leads to financial stress.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website.

On April 29, 2017 is the 100th day of Donald J. Trump in the White House.
Astrologically speaking this will be a tense day. A day of conflict and opposition. By the influence of Mercury in retrograde in Aries, the opposing voice will be louder than ever.

April 2017 ends with the Virginids meteor shower on April 30, 2017.

In April 2017, the collaboration between Saturn and Uranus will be the stabilizing factor in an unstable world.
The constructive trine between Saturn and Uranus will build a bridge between the old and new elements.
The need for change will be recognized.
The time of believing in false hopes is over.

From May 1, 2017 to June 6, 2017, tranquility in the world returns when Saturn and Uranus for the second time this year form an exact harmonic trine in Fire.

Next month I’ll tell you more!

Have a good month