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.