Astro Report for April 2013

April Fools Day – Sun in Aries – 11 degrees

Monday, April 1, 2013Midnight

April Fool’s Day or All Fool’s Day is accepted worldwide on or about April 1st as part of the old Roman holiday celebrating the Goddess, Hilaria. It is a joke of fun and joking around. Folks pull pranks and practical jokes upon each other. From the old days, a paper fish would be smacked upon your back and the utterance “April Fish!” would be chimed by all. Today, there are many practical jokes played upon the computer. Stick a piece of tape under the mouse and watch what happens to the next person trying to navigate the computer.



New Moon in Aries – 20 degrees

Wednesday, April 10, 20135:35 am EDT

The New Moon in Aries brings about new changes to our personal mindset and how we approach things emotionally. There is new internal growth – the ability to “rise above”. When you are met with an emotional Challenge, you will have the ability to see it from a different aspect and deal with the situation better.



Pluto goes Retrograde in Capricorn – 11 degrees

Saturday, April 13, 20131:03 am EDT

Pluto resonates with mystery and transformation. As it begins to station, those traits tend to exceed its boundaries and Pluto can be desecrating, annihilating and obsessive. After it goes Retrograde, the energies become more stagnating, unchanging and powerless. When Pluto is Retrograde, mysteries and secrets are difficult to keep and sometimes are leaked to the world.



Mercury enters Aries

Saturday, April 13, 201310:25 pm EDT

Bring on your new voice of reason. Mercury, as a Planet of Communication, shows off its new attitude. In keeping up with the Jones’, Mercury follows the New Moon into Aries with a spring in its step. Where emotions are better handled by the New Moon, Mercury allows us to communicate those emotions better. There is no telling how far these Planets will take you – the energy of the two will be quite assertive.



Venus enters Taurus

Monday, April 15, 20133:06 am EDT

Venus is coming home. The love and adoration that has seemed to be distant lately is finally entering its Rulership. Take your time to make amends and fit into your comfort levels. Find your groove and jump right in.



Sun conjuncts Mars in Aries – 28 degrees

Wednesday, April 17, 20138:00 pm EDT

Headbutt City!! Personalities could be butting heads when the Sun conjuncts Mars in Aries. Be mindful of ego trips and personal differences. Our goal is to elevate ourselves, not diminish others along the way. To be the better person, help others “save face”.



Sun enters Taurus

Friday, April 19, 20135:51 pm EDT

As the Sun enters Taurus, an overwhelming energy of comfort and tranquility surrounds us. Find your niche and settle in. Take time to smell the flowers. Find time to organize your thoughts and energy.



Mars enters Taurus

Saturday, April 20, 20137:13 am EDT

After Mars enters Taurus, life slows down almost to a halt. The activity of Mars finds it difficult to move forward. The rush-rush of life slows down and hums with the hush-hush of simple pleasures. Enjoy the placid movements.



Eclipsed Full Moon in Scorpio – 5 degrees

Thursday, April 25, 20133:57 pm EDT

Eclipsed energies tend to shadow our personalities. A Full Moon embellishes our emotions and brings to fruition our sense of creativity. If you have a project to work on, now is simply not the time to finish it with other shadows looming over you.



Native Lore

The Full Moons of April are called the Grass Moon, The Egg Moon and the Fish Moon. April is a month of spring, obviously. The Earth begins to fully awaken and the grass begins to grow stronger. Woodland animals creep and crawl out of their holes to begin munching on the fresh fronds of Spring. It is a month when birds begin to lay eggs in abundance. The Fish begin to swim upstream to maintain their species. For natives, food would become more abundant in April during the Egg and Fish Moon.



Earth Day in Taurus – 2 degrees

Monday, April 22, 2013 – midnight EDT

Earth Day (aka International Mother Earth Day) is celebrated by a multitude of countries world-wide. It was initiated by John McConnell in 1969 for the first day of Spring. Its popularity encouraged a US Senator to host another Earth Day in America on April 22nd in 1970, where it has grown exponentially. The day was created to promote an environmental teach-in to expose people to the devastation of the on oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969. The day is meant to demonstrate political support for an environmental agenda. This year, Earth Day will expose us to be conservative and passive. The question, “What is your Carbon Footprint?” will sound very odd, but it means to gauge how much you do on a normal day and how does it affect the environment at large