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APRIL 2019

Welcome to Spring 2019. April is here, and while we are well into the first season of a brand new astrological year, and have been gifted with more hours of sunlight, the unsettling darkness of this past winter somehow still lingers over our heads like an eerie rain cloud. See, aside from the fact that winter is a season of decay, literally and figuratively, we were given no choice but to confront the harsh truths of Capricorn season, along with its stern planetary ruler Saturn. Long story short, this was a prelude of all that is in the midst of permanent restructure, and redefinement in our lives. Now, fast forward to Pisces season, which felt like a total blur, given its indefinite Mercury retrograde… what did you learn about yourself and the people around you? This evasive season marks the ending of a cycle, so there’s always something we need to leave behind, but I know what you’re thinking. What about Aries season? Aren’t we supposed to spring forward, and finally start experiencing the vivid colors of our new beginnings?

Truth is, with the foggy energetic residue of Mercury conjunct Neptune, along with wounded Chiron’s close proximity to the sun during March’s full moon, the red-hot energetic surge of Aries season was certainly down-graded… but not for long. April kicks off in full force with a new moon in the sign of the ram, but this won’t be your typical lunation, as it will be setting a powerful tone in the upcoming months, given its planetary influences. Remember, Aries is ruled by red-hot Mars, planet of assertion, sex, and physical expression, and the new moon is a symbol of renewal, which means this is a perfect opportunity to break down your goals, and turn them into intentions. However, this lunation will square Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn, which can in turn create some tension, but not in the way you think. In the end, this cluster of energy is simply here to remind you of what you’re truly capable of. Meaning, are you willing to step out of your comfort zone? What is stopping you from living your best life? This may certainly be the beginning of a massive break through, so stay present.

I also want to mention, three planets will be stationing retrograde this month: Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. However, take a deep breath and trust the process. Our minds are programmed to stress over the past, present, and future, but if you stay right here and now, living in the present-day, you’ll become one with the flow. For many of you, Jupiter retrograde will feel like a blessing in disguise. After all, it is the planet of luck and abundance, so what’s the worst that could happen? I’m not going to lie, Jupiter’s biggest downfall is his tendency to do things in excess, and overindulge, but this doesn’t take away from the blessed opportunities headed your way. Saturn retrograde, on the other hand, will help us re-evaluate our previously-set structures, while Pluto retrograde brings us closer to our shadow side. Needless to say, expect the unexpected in April, and welcome the unknown. On that note, I leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love: “Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”

IMPORTANT DATES

Apr. 5  New Moon in Aries
Apr. 10  Jupiter Retrograde
Apr. 17 . Mercury enters Aries
Apr. 19  Full Moon in Libra
Apr. 20  Sun enters Taurus
Apr. 20  Venus enters Aries
Apr. 24  Pluto Retrograde
Apr. 29  Saturn Retrograde

 

ARIES

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 TAURUS

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GEMINI

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CANCER 

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LEO

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VIRGO

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LIBRA

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SCORPIO

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SAGITTARIUS

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CAPRICORN

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AQUARIUS

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PISCES

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