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Astro Report for April 2014

April Fools Day – Sun in Aries – 11 degrees

Tuesday, April 1, 2014Midnight EDT

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 day of fun and joking around. Folks pull pranks and practical jokes upon each other. From the old days, a paper fish could 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.

 

 

Sun Conjuncts Uranus in Aries – 12 degrees

Wednesday, Apr 2, 20142:55 am EDT

Uranus’ energy is heightened by the conjunction of the Sun. Personal Innovation, personal Exploration and personal Adventure are taking charge to revamp your life in ways that have never been done before. Dream big, but remove rebellion from your vocabulary. Make progress without stepping on toes. Make a difference for your own personal gain and not for egotism.

 

 

Venus enters Pisces

Saturday, April 5, 20144:18 pm EDT

The Planet of Love and Affection moves into the Sign of mysticism and secrets. Making advances on your partner should be fun, yet alluring. Remember that you have better chances of making connections with your partner from the heart that are quite spiritual and orgasmic. If this is a lifetime partnership, you will know during this period as Venus enters Pisces.

 

 

Mercury enters Aries

Monday, April 7, 201411:22 am 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 paces behind Uranus into Aries with a spring in its step. Where adventures are better handled by Uranus, Mercury allows us to talk about them later. There is no telling how far these Planets will take you – the energy of the two will be quite bold.

 

 

Pluto goes Retro in Capricorn – 13 degrees

Tuesday, April 15, 20142:25 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.

 

 

Eclipsed Full Moon in Libra – 25 degrees

Tuesday, April 15, 20143:42 am EDT

When eclipsed, this Full Moon could mean that you might have to shield yourself against the extremes. An Eclipse of the Full Moon can be extremely powerful, because both the Moon and the Sun are pulling upon the Earth in opposite directions. The Sun in Aries tends to bring out the ambition in us all, but with a little bit of emotional egotism. This can bring up ill feelings in others, if you’re not cautious. Try to find balance within yourself and avoid playing the devil’s advocate.

 

 

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.

 

 

Easter Sunday in Sign – degrees

Sunday, April 20, 20146:27 am EDT (sunrise)

This year, the holiday known as Easter falls on Sunday, April 20th, but why does it land on a different day every year? To answer this profound question we have to search the skies to find the Moon in its travels. Easter Day is based on the astronomy of the Moon’s cycles. It is always on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the first New Moon after the Spring Equinox. Look at your calendars. Find the Spring Equinox, find the first New Moon and then the next Full Moon thereafter and you will find Easter on the following Sunday. Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) followed by the period of Lent (starting on Ash Wednesday), Passover and Good Friday are also based on the Moon’s cycle.

 

The history of Easter stems from Pagan roots, of course. There are many Goddesses that are revered during the Spring Equinox, namely Eostre of Nordic Lore, Ostara of Germanic Myth and Ishtar of Akkadian/Babylonian legend. The Goddesses’ names are all correctly pronounced “Easter” apparently…

 

Sun enters Taurus – Happy Birthday, Taurus!!

Saturday, April 19, 201411:44 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. Folks born under the Sign of Taurus tend to be gentle and mild mannered folk. However, they do like their routines. To take them out of their natural grove, could spell chaos and confusion for them or the person instigating the change.

 

 

Earth Day – Sun in Taurus – 1 degree

Tuesday, April 22, 2014midnight

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 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?

 

 

Mercury enters Taurus

Wednesday, April 23, 20145:03 am EDT

Communications could come to a standstill. Be gentle and caring with your words otherwise, you may find yourself snorting in anger with the Bull! Although quick and friendly, Mercury finds itself tip-toeing thru the pasture of the bull. As long as you are cautious about what you say, you will find yourself in the comfort zone of a raging potential.

 

 

Mercury conjuncts the Sun

Friday, April 25, 201411:05 pm EDT

Mercury has disappeared behind the lime-light of the solar glare. Communications can be quite boisterous about yourself, whether by the ego in you or by the boast of your family and friends. Always accept the gratitude you deserve with dignity and pride. You have the ability to charm others, but be honest with yourself and to those around you.

 

Eclipsed New Moon in Taurus – 8 degrees

Tuesday, April 29, 20142:14 am EDT

New Creativity abounds during a New Moon. Taurus makes sure your process is traditional, though. When you are in the creative mood, go with what you know best. An Eclipse can add a cloak to your enthusiasm though. You can push your way thru this energy by preparing for it beforehand. Creativity lies within the right brain and your left hand. If you set your ideas and inspirations down on paper before the Eclipse, you only need to tweak them afterwards.

 

 

 

No Retrograde Planets go direct in April.