April’s Horoscope

By:  Janet Amid

Plenty of action taking place in the month of APRIL!

 Presently, we are in the midst of a PLUTO/URANUS  square, which has been affecting us for the last few years, and will continue for another few years. We have seen how its affect has shifted us on a global level, politically and economically, not to mention extreme shifts in our weather patterns and more importantly on a more personal level. We’re all going through some sort of personal change, some of us are evolving, some more than others. We’re being forced out of our comfort zones, and more importantly those born under Libra, Cancer, Capricorn and Aries are affected the most, specifically in areas of career and home. Of course for others, much has to do with what is taking place in our own charts.
At this time, astrologically speaking, we have PLUTO in Capricorn, JUPITER in Cancer, URANUS in Aries, then and MARS, the planet of action in retrograde in the partnership sign of Libra creating  a complete square/opposition to the other planets. MARS, will remain in retrograde until May, 20, 2014. MARS, is the planet of assertion, sex, action, anger, motivation, drive, competitiveness, so when in the refines sign of LIBRA it totally feels like a fish out of water,as Libra seeks out stability, balance and refinement, while MARS, ruled by ARIES, takes no prisoners, it charges right in and takes total control. However in the sign of Libra it may possess more of a wishy washy attitude, or even that matter passive/aggressive.  When MARS turns retrograde it suppresses whatever is going on, and generally this in when most of us implode/explode.
In mid- April, the URANUS/JUPITER square becomes exact, and JUPITER creates an exact T-SQUARE, then MARS comes into an exact degree GRAND CROSS.  All the planets will be in cardinal signs. This can be an extreme intense period for all of us. There is the possibility of more natural disasters, earthquakes, extreme weather conditions, terrorism, some sort if military issue could arise, and relationships may become very unpredictable as well as unsteady.
For many of us, on a personal level, its all about change. Many of us are afraid of change, especially if its extreme change, but the thing is that it doesn’t have to be extreme if you are willing to go with the flow.  Since we have already been nudged out of our comfort zones, we now know what to expect. So you do what you can to move forward into change, instead of resisting it and fighting it.  Resistance is futile  and the degree to which you resist is the degree to which you suffer.  People who have been suffering in silence will suddenly have a voice. The way to handle these aspects is to accept change, work with the energies at hand and open yourself to good things Be alert to the fact that we control our own actions.
In addition to all of this, April 20 begins an intense phase for all of us as it starts with the MOON in CAPRICORN creating a HUGE domino effect as it pulls the trigger. Then when we think we have had enough April 22, MARS, the planet of war moves into the exact position and creates an obstacle to the existing T-SQUARE.
ARIES – As MARS continues in retrograde, relationships, both personal and work related become intense. You may find yourself spinning in so many different directions. Plus as always it’s important to keep a firm grip on your emotions and now react impulsively.
TAURUS – A great period to plan a health routine, get yourself psyched to begin. During this period of MARS retrograde along with the cardinal planets in conflict you may find yourself craving some sort of structure. Good period to create new habits.
GEMINI – Your intentions may be great, however your judgement could be a bit off as MARS retrograde hits your area of love, and speculation. It’s not the best chance taking time, however it wouldn’t hurt to reexamine your intentions. In addition, you may be biting off more than you can chew. Time to slow down.
CANCER – Your foundation may feel a bit off kilter as your home base needs more stability. Time to focus in on getting things done that have been left on the back burner. In addition, metaphorically speaking, this also relates to your inner self. Time to purge.
LEO – This is one month where you really need to watch your words. Though your heart is pure, your words have a bite, so during this crazy month, it’s important to think things through before reacting to petty annoyances.  The results would be beneficial in the end.
VIRGO – With so many crazy things going on this month, you need to be extra careful when dealing with financial matters. Though you are not a chance taking person- you may find yourself acting out of character. Better to be safe than sorry, think things through before plunging in to unsafe waters.
LIBRA – As MARS continues its retrograde in your own sign, and PLUTO, JUPITER and the transiting SUN are at war, you may find yourself wanting to retreat, or to just coast through. Not a great cycle to personal change, however it’s a good month to plan. As with everything else, no pain no gain.
SCORPIO – Though you are introspective at heart, a secretive type, you may find yourself needing to purge and to let go of old patterns and habits. With MARS transiting your area of thought, and the transiting SUN hitting your area of health and habits, what better time to get in gear?
SAGITTARIUS – A true seeker of knowledge,  a therapist at heart, it is always your desire to help  others find their true north. Specifically speaking, friends and co-workers. However at this time, you may find yourself less tolerant and more abrasive than normal. The best thing to do is to pull back and regain yourself. As with everything else, this too shall pass.
CAPRICORN – As MARS hovers over the zenith part of your chart, your career, you may find yourself running in circles. Caught between work and home, it gets to be a bit much. However pacing yourself will only help with the intensity. Realizing your limits will get you farther ahead.
AQUARIUS – As high-thinking as you are, this period opens the way to expanding on your insights. This is your month to really plug in to your higher awareness. Travel, searching to step out of the box is essential for your well being. It helps to keep it all together.
PISCES – During this MARS retrograde, and with all the cardinal planets in transit, you may discover that your money house is in a state of confusion. It’s up to you to regain yourself and bring everything into sync. This is a good month to force changes that need to be made.
ASTROLOGICAL TIPS – Dieting? Best time to plan is now, best time to implement is after MAY 20.

December Monthly Forecast 2013


Happy Birthday Sag! ENJOY! ENTERTAIN!

Mantra for the month – Generosity towards others, brings light and happiness into our own lives. Time to have fun, slow down and enjoy.

The Holiday season, and the magic of Christmas is symbolized as the Winter Solstice begins on December 22, and the Sun commences in the earthy, SATURN-RULED sign og CAPRICORN. This period marks both an ending as well as a beginning as we welcome 2014!

As the Christmas season surrounds us, we are overwhelmed with the glitz and gleam of holiday magic. For many this is a time for family and friends, a time in which generosity is at its best. Happy Holidays.

With the Sun in the independent sign of Sagittarius where it will stay until December 21st, you may find yourself more adventuress, increasingly philosophical as well as more in sync with what is going on around you. Where the road leads is where you will end.

The most important thing to realize is that this is your time to experience life, have fun and entertain, and be entertained. During this time, travel far and near is highly recommended.

At this time and at every step, you’ll attempt to synthesize and incorporate what you’ve just learned with what you already know, ever seeking the bigger picture and chasing down the truth. Your outlook will be universal and your approach broad.

With this transit, It’ll be best if you can encourage your intellect and curiosity by pursuing education beyond the required level as knowledge will truly be power. A good month to just be.

VENUS the planet of pleasure and play is now in the structured, earthy sign of Capricorn where it will remain for a while due to the December/Janurary retrograde phase. When VENUS is in Capricorn, it reinforces our sense of security, yet in a more dignified, structured way. It brings with it a sense of integrity and awareness, that above all brings reality and focus into our everyday lives. In the goat sign of Capricorn, her balance to transiting Neptune brings forth the clarity of spirituality as well as stability. VENUS in Capricorn merely reminds us that everything has purpose, that there is a reason for all that exists. This is a no nonsense sign, with a sense of true commitment. No frills, no fantasy, just down right meat and potatoes, let’s get to the bottom of it all sign. Those born under the sign of Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn are most affected by this transit. For others where it falls in your chart will determine its influence.

VENUS IN RETROGRADE DEC 20-THROUGH JAN 31, 2014 – When VENUS is in retrograde, it creates a pause in our everyday living. A retrograde forces us to sit back and reevaluate our everyday life. It can affect how we handle our money, our values, our personal relationships, personal as well as work related. It is the catalyst for our internal compass. This may be a time where you retreat and hide, or on the flip side you may find yourself more outgoing and in the limelight. Life at this time can be challenging, it’s how you react to the influence that counts. Anything that has been buried or hidden suddenly surfaces. A secret romance, hidden money, feelings about someone or something. It’s a time to really be at the top of your game.

ARIES : March 21-April 20 – As VENUS, the planet of pleasure and play travels through your area of career, you may find yourself in question about your job. As it turns retrograde on the 20th, issues could surface and you may find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place. Its very important to take stock of every given situation that comes your way. Be aware of the fact the much can be said about patience. In addition, take heed when dealing with co-workers.

TAURUS- April – May 21- Relationships, specifically love related, may have a tendency to overwhelm you as Saturn in Scorpio opposite your own sign, causes you to question your every move. Also you may begin to see yourself pulling inward as your desire to set necessary limits is well indicated as VENUS travels in your area of higher aspirations. .

GEMINI – ( May 22-June 21)- For the next few weeks or so,as the Sun travels in your area of relationships, importance is placed on work and home, personal habits and partnerships. Your need to do it all may cause you to feel overwhelmed and totally exasperated. It’s important to realize that during this cycle, you need to pace yourself. Also pay very close attention health matters, time to get focused. Also as VENUS travels through your money house

CANCER ( June 22-July 23)- The framework of your life at this time seems to be focused on how you see yourself. This is a time for deep introspection. Also as the Sun travels through your area of health, it’s time to take stock of personal responsibilities.Time to sit back and take it all in before jumping the gun. Also, be aware of your tendency to speculate.

LEO- ( July 24-Aug 23)- So much of your life depends on what you give to other people. This is clearly a time to focus on yourself, while paying close attention to your own needs and priorities. Changes in the home are imminent with transiting Sun in trine to your own sign. Time to use what you have and use it wisely.
VIRGO ( Aug 24-Sept 23)- It has been said that the secret of life is consistency, and you for one are always constant. However, major planetary influences in your life signifies that one chapter in your life has now closed, now it’s on to the next chapter. Relationships, business and personal, during this time, may go through a major transition. For the nest few weeks or so importance is placed on family and home.

LIBRA -( Sept 24- Oct 23) Keep long term goals and perspectives well at hand, the knowledge that you gain during this cycle will allow you to accomplish anything you set your mind to. A very strong cycle in which to see resolution as Mars traveling through your area of thought forces you to wake up and let go. Also, with the transiting Sun in your area of chat, you may be a bit more verbal than usual. Time to say your peace.

SCORPIO -( Oct 24-Nov 22)- Approach business matters with confidence this week. Pay attention to the details You should be in fine form and ready to meet any of the challenges ahead. However, your area of friendships may go through a turning point. You may find yourself feeling a bit more obligated than usual, as the demands from others could cause you to retreat. Also a great month to get yourself in sync financially with the transiting Sun taking place in your money house.

SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 23-Dec 21)- For all of you optimistic Sag’s as you’re being aspect from three different angles. Interestingly enough, if anyone can get through this, it’s you. Your area of work may undergo a change, as you see yourself pulling away from your present position. Also, your love life may shift a bit, as your tolerance level goes uncharted. In addition, as always watch your money. The Sun moving into your own sign may lend a helping hand.

CAPRICORN – ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- A mixture of challenging yet interesting aspects are transiting your natal Sun, providing you with the wherewithal to make changes you wouldn’t necessarily make. Your money cycle may undergo a shift as you find yourself pulling from different resources. Your relationships may feel a bit threat sensitive, therefore you may find yourself letting go of obstacles that have barricaded your path. By the end of this cycle, you will feel as though you are able to proceed full speed ahead.

AQUARIUS ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- Relationships, specifically love related may have the tendency to overwhelm you this week. Pay special attention to what others may be telling you. Focus on what really matters. This can and will be a prosperous month for all concerned. A strong yet fruitful stage in your life is about to begin.

PISCES ( Feb 20- March 20)- For many of you, this is a much need time for introspection, however, the influence’s of the transiting Sun at odds with your own sign may cause you to look at life from a different angle. This period will definitely force you out of your cocoon. Use this time to work on your creativity, focus on taking a better look at yourself and your partnerships. Use this time to your advantage.

Astrological Tips: DIETING? BEST DAYS AFTER DEC 27, 2013