On the 5th of April 5, the New Moon at 15º falls in the sign of Aries and this fiery energy sets the tone for the entire month of April 2019!
April 2019 is therefore marked by innovation and a strong desire for independency.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website!
The transit of red Warrior Mars through Gemini reinforces the intense vigor of the Sun in Aries and the earthly energies of Uranus in Taurus and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
Mars is near the fixed star Aldebaran and this points us to the need to remain true to your values and integrity. The alignment of fiery Mars and strong Aldebaran encourages important successful steps, but only when steps are taken with the right intention and the right attitude.
However, this conjunction can lead to violence in the world when the opposite is the case.
This strong firepower is bluffed by another energy that that needs to be taken into account from this month onwards.
The strong retrograde energy of April 2019 is holding back this huge urge towards social growth, transformation and development. This strong fiery energy becomes more of an internal transformation process.
Retrograde planets focus attention on the inner self. In many cases decisions are made by external factors and not by inner motivation. Retrograde periods are meant as a cosmic time-out in order to return to ourselves to understand the how and why in the frantic pace of this time.
We need to come clean.
The Great Benefactor Jupiter in Sagittarius, the structural Saturn and the transformational Pluto go retrograde this month.
From April 9, 2019 until July 17, 2019, Ceres is retrograde as well. Ceres, the largest asteroid in our solar system brings us back to the essence. Retrograde Ceres in Sagittarius shows us how destructive an unhealthy relationship can be emotionally and physically in case of addiction, abuse and violence.
Retrograde Ceres also affects agriculture, so extreme weather conditions can have an adverse effect on the harvest later this year.
At the beginning of April 2019, Pluto in Capricorn forms an opposition with the Northern Node at 23º in Cancer.
With this opposition we are confronted with the consequences of mistakes made or the attachment to destructive habits.
However painful insights may be, these lessons are needed to make a meaningful change.
From April 10, 2019, Jupiter goes retrograde at 24° Sagittarius. Until 11 August 2019, we are more attuned to inner growth. Economic growth in the world is starting to slow down.
Jupiter's retrogradation from April 2019 points to an analysis of relevant beliefs, motivations and intentions. Idle and forced plans or over enthusiasm lead to frustration during this period. Only a thorough analysis leads to favorable results.
During this period, the square of tension between Jupiter and Neptune can lead to disappointment, deception or loss of face in case of high expectations or extreme optimism of someone or something.
Putting reality above illusion is the golden rule during this period.
Read more about Jupiter retrograde under NEWS on this website.
On April 12, 2019 Mercury in Pisces forms a challenging square with Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius, so it is advisable to stay close to yourself and not blindly follow the example of others. Having confidence in yourself does not coincide with the influenceable Mercury in the dualistic Pisces. Others always think they know better, but now it’s better to stand in your own truth in order to get closer to yourself.
From April 18, 2019 to May 6, 2019 Mercury will be traveling through Aries.
Mercury in the sign of the Warrior, makes us more open-minded, more confident and willing to fight for an idea or opinion, but impulsiveness, speaking out of turn and pushing is also part of this energy. This energy strengthens the volatile Mars in Gemini energy during this retrograde cycle, so there will be progress.
The Virginids meteor shower reaches its maximum on Thursday, April 18, 2019, around 5 PM. There may be about 3 meteors per hour visible in the east near the constelation of Virgo.
In the second half of April 2019, there are situations in which themes such as power and impotence are current in forms of relationships or friendships.
On Good Friday, April 19, 2019, the Full Moon falls at 29º in Libra. The previous Full Moon of March 21, 2019 also fell in Libra. This is not a Blue Moon, but anyway this is a rare phenomenon.
Two consecutive Full Moons in Libra, the sign of peace and harmony, increases the chances of a stable and peaceful period.
Read more about this special Full Moon under NEWS on this website.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 the Sun enters earth sign of Taurus.
Until May 21, 2019 the emphasis is on safety, personal values and self-confidence.
This conservative, cautious and practical energy prevents taking unnecessary risks, however it can lead to excessive greed, jealousy and stubbornness.
From April 21, 2019 until May 15, 2019 Venus travels through fiery Aries. With this sparkling energy, Venus is more candid, more spontaneous and more passionate. In this sign, there will be no wait-and-see attitude, but straight to the source!
Also on April 21, Mars is exactly opposite retrograde asteroid Ceres at 13º on the axis Gemini/ Sagittarius.
This opposition can lead to violence due to inadequacy, incompetence or powerlessness when self-esteem is damaged in a relationship.
Feelings of fear, inhibition and inadequacy must be replaced by trust, courage and self-reliance.
On April 23, 2019 the Sun is conjunct Uranus at 2º in Taurus.
During this planetary conjunction, unexpected events can occur in our lives.
In the south, the Waning Moon and the magnificent planet Jupiter are merging in the constellation of Sagittarius which can be impressive today and tomorrow.
The Lyrid meteors will peak most abundantly tonight and tomorrow morning.
The greatest number of Lyrid meteors usually fall in the few hours before dawn near the star Vega in the constellation Lyra. These "shooting stars" are dust particles from comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861.
From April 24, 2019, Pluto goes retrograde from 23º9.1 to 20º38.0 in Capricorn.
Until October 3, 2019 this is a powerful and purifying period of almost six months in which old patterns and everything that is out of date will be released. Manifestation of negative repressed feelings such as anger, jealousy, frustration, envy is necessary to accept yourself and step out of your own shadow.
This period leaves no rock unturned in all areas of society.
Issues related to power or abuse of power will come to the fore during this period.
Accepting change is essential to have social success.
Read more about the retrograde Pluto under NEWS on this website.
The month of April 2019 ends with retrograde Saturn in Capricorn.
Saturn goes retrograde from April 30, 2019 until September 17, 2019.
Its shadow period will remain until December 24, 2019.
The Saturn retrograde period is the time par excellence to evaluate your social position.
During this restructuring period there may be headwinds in the social field. This does not happen without reason.
Business or private relationships will not develop as expected.
Saturn retrograde period is cosmic time-out to lay the foundations for a new productive period to come. Saturn in Capricorn in its own sign sets clear boundaries.
It’s about re-evaluating plans and strengthening the physical and mental Self.
Social involvement is the theme. Everything that is socially important requires attention. What is being ignored now comes back to us like a boomerang.
Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn can be regarded as the prelude to a rare triple conjunction between Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter in Capricorn early 2020.
The year of modern 'reformation', which will be a turning point in our history.
The cycle in which Saturn and Pluto form a conjunction happens every 33 to 38 years.
It happened in October 1914, August 1947 and the last conjunction was in November 1982.
This very special conjunction in Capricorn promises advancement on a collective and individual level. Retrograde Saturn can be considered as a final rehearsal for the big companies, banks, government and politics. Patience is the greatest lesson that Saturn teaches us.
Do not rush or force anything! First reorganize, renegotiate. Learn from mistakes that have been made. Things that go wrong now, continue to go wrong.
Read more about the retrograde Saturn for all signs under NEWS on this website.
On April 30, 2019, retrograde Saturn is conjunct the Southern Node at 20º in the earthly Capricorn, our collective memory.
On this special day there can be a succession to the throne, changeover or changing of the guard.
There is a willingness to learn from past mistakes. This will provide an opportunity to acquire perspective to the future, a better environment and a fair distribution of wealth.
A better world.
Wishing everyone a fruitful April month!