The month of April 2018 is marked by relative tranquility with an explosive end of the month through the conjunction of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn.
Except for sanctions, imminent trade war and political muscle flexing, the world seems to be under control.

On the first of April 2018, Easter Monday, the beautiful Venus enters her own sign Taurus.
Venus returns home!
Venus remains in Taurus until April 24th, 2018. The first three weeks of April 2018 are colored by the earthly energies of Venus and the Sun in Taurus.
Financial and material security, but also beauty, music, sensuality, comfort, fixed values and relationships are emphasized. Colors, smells and sounds feed the soul and consciousness.
Taurus connects us with our physical senses and needs.

The first half of April 2018 shows a pleasant social and constructive period.
Especially the first weekend of April 2018 will be characterized by strengthening relationships and the financial position thanks to the grounded connection between Venus trine Mars and Saturn.
Ownership, patience and dedication will be a condition for success, especially since we are still dealing with Mercury in retrograde.
There could be impulsive actions and aggressive behavior when something does not work the way it should.
Jupiter is already in retrograde, but Saturn and Pluto turn retrograde in the course of April 2018 for a long period.

Mercury in Aries turned retrograde on March 22, 2018 and turns direct on April 14, 2018.
During this period we feel extra annoyed by delays and conflicting reports in the media.
More than usual, we are inclined to make quick decisions. Our patience is being called upon. Especially now it is advisable to revert to tried and tested methods.
The shadow period will remain until May 4th, 2018, so until that time there’s no sense to rush or forcing things.

Jupiter in retrograde in the financial Scorpion leads in April 2018 and the coming months to financial negotiations and tightening of regulations with regard to the banking and financial world.
On April 14, 2018, Jupiter in Scorpio forms a sextile aspect with Pluto in Capricorn. This is for the second time this year. On January, 15 2018 the first fruitful collaboration took place and on September 12, 2018 for the third time, we may to take advantage of this harmonious energy in order to make positive changes in our lives.
The powerful connection between Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn brings positive transformation in all outdated and cumbersome structures in our lives such as the government, the big companies and the multinationals.
This energy shows us the truth behind the lie. Business and financial companies can look forward to favorable results during these economic peaks. This period therefore shows a strong economic boost and should also offer more opportunities, profit and confidence for stock exchange traders. Thanks to this fertile planetary connection, technology, infrastructure, cities, railways, alternative renewable energy sources, agriculture and production will grow in the next decade.
The collaboration between Pluto and Jupiter helps us to remember that we have our own happiness in our own hands.

Mars is currently traveling through Capricorn.
Throughout April 2018, Mars will be the connecting factor between Saturn and Pluto.
In the third week of April 2018, the horizon-broadening influence of Jupiter sextile Pluto and Mars sextile Neptune also shows a great period for traveling or studying and dedication to fellow human beings and all life on earth.

On April 16, 2018, we have a New Moon in the fiery empire of Aries.
The New Moon in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, gives a dynamic impulse to initiate something new.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website.

For the most part, the second half of April 2018 is marked by the entrance of the Sun into the earthly realm of Taurus, the transition from Chiron to Aries and planetary giants Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn turning retrograde.

The wounded healer Chiron leaves dreamy Pisces and enters fiery Aries from April 17, 2018.
A transition from Water to Fire.
It is the first time that the asteroid Chiron will be traveling through Aries.
Chiron may be seen as our collective wound.
The influence of Chiron in Aries promises breakthroughs in medical science and medical technology until May 2027, finding new holistic therapies displaying action on an emotional and psychological level.
Through the energy of Chiron in Aries from April 2018 and the influence of Jupiter in Scorpio, we see breakthroughs and discoveries in the medical world and the realization of innovative products and services to improve health care.

From April 18, 2018, Saturn turns retrograde on 9º in Capricorn and declines to 2º in Capricorn.
Saturn will be in retrograde until September 5, 2018, but the shadow period will remain until December 13, 2018, when Saturn returns at 9º Capricorn again.
The Saturn retrograde period is the perfect time to evaluate your position.
During this period there may be headwinds in the social field. This happens for a reason.
Business or private relationships won’t go as expected.
Re-evaluating plans and strengthening the physical and mental Self.
Saturn in retrograde is actually a cosmic time-out to lay the foundations for a new productive period.
Patience is the greatest lesson that Saturn teaches us.
It is better not to avoid new responsibilities or obligations during this process.
Do not rush or force anything! First finish present projects!
Reorganize, renegotiate. Things that go wrong now continue to go wrong.
Learn to know who you really are and come in your own strength, peace and beauty.
From September 2018 you will see changes when Saturn turns direct again.
Read more about the influence of Saturn in retrograde for all signs under NEWS on this website.

Saturn in Capricorn can be seen as the prelude to a rare triple conjunction between Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter in Capricorn in 2020.
The Saturn/Pluto cycle occurs every 33 to 38 years. It occurred in October 1914, August 1947 and the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction occurred in November 1982 in the sign of Libra.
This very special conjunction in Capricorn promises growth on a collective basis as an individual level.
The years 2018 and 2019 are astrologically meant as the period of modern ‘reformation’, moving towards 2020 which will be a turning point in our history.

On April 20, 2018 the Sun enters the earthly sign of Taurus.
The Sun in Taurus is a stable, practical energy.
Patience and perseverance are of the utmost importance in the next 30 days.

From April 22, 2018 until September 30, 2018, Pluto will turn retrograde from 21º to 18º in Capricorn.
A powerful period of nearly six months in which old patterns and everything that is outdated will be released. During this period, we get to the bottom in all social areas.
Issues related to power or abuse of power will come to the fore during this period.
Read more about Pluto in retrograde for all signs under NEWS on this website.

On April 26, 2018, the Red Warrior Mars will conjunct Pluto in retrograde at 21º in Capricorn. This conjunction between Mars an Pluto happens every two and a half years.
This powerful combination unites the god of the underworld (Pluto) and the god of war (Mars) and is the potential for transformation.
This explosive powerful primal energy can lead to eruptions of violence, fires or subversive actions on earth and can thus lead to upheaval and turmoil, but major advances are possible as well. Time for action. This is really a “now or never” moment.
Mars and Pluto mean “Purification by fire”, so we can rise as a Phoenix from the ashes.
The influence of Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun in Taurus trine Saturn in retrograde in Capricorn shows that we can basically move mountains.
Everything that is decided from now until the end of April 2018 is of great influence and has far-reaching consequences, both positive and negative.

Venus in Gemini makes it easier for us from April 25, 2018 to create a broad platform to get social attention, to network and to encourage people to participate or to gain support.

Mars in Capricorn breaks free from Pluto and continues its travel around the Sun.
Mars will form a square with Uranus on May 15, 2018 at 29º in Aries.
On the threshold of Aries, this planetary challenge between Mars and Uranus reflects the effects of the evolutionary square between Uranus and Pluto from 2012 to 2015.
The many developments in the world, the demographic changes in parts of Europe as a result of the migration that took place during this period.
The period between April 26, 2018 and May 16, 2018 brings back themes from that period.

On April 30, 2018 the Full Moon is in Scorpio.
The Sun in Taurus faces the Moon in Scorpio.
With this Full Moon we become aware of our deepest desires and the ability to fulfill them or not.
Read more about this confronting Full Moon under NEWS on this website.

We have a great chance of making great leaps forward.
But one condition is that we work together instead of against each other.

I wish everyone a fruitful month of April!

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