Sparrow's Forecasts - General Tendencies
Astrology Synopsis for April 2018
Jupiter Sextile Pluto
It's not often when two slow outer planets aspect one another, so when they do meet up, we usually sit up and take notice. They also hold their aspects for a very long time. The Jupiter and Pluto sextile will begin on March 20th, and it will last through May 1st. But, most of the effects will die down a couple of days past their peak on April 14th. Jupiter is the amplifier of the zodiac, so his aspects have a tendency to expand the philosophy of the other planet. Pluto is the ruler of all things deep, so this aspect could pique our interest in spirituality, psychology, or the occult. Pluto is also the planet of death and rebirth, so this could bring a transformation of our root principles. Sextiles are positive, but unlike trines, we need to add our own effort to reap the full benefits of this aspect. So, if you are interested in learning more about psychic phenomena, this would be an excellent time to get started. We could also come to a greater understanding of those we love and our angels and spirit guides. If you like to meditate, Pluto and Jupiter will definitely increase your awareness and understanding of that which is within you.Mars Will be Connecting with Four Different Planets
Mars takes about twice as long as the Earth to orbit the Sun, so his aspects with the planets outside of his orbit will usually last about a week. Mars is the planet of action, so he will have a tendency to energize the planets he makes aspects with.
Mars will conjunct Saturn, the drill sergeant of the zodiac, on April 2nd, and this will give us the energy to tackle many projects. So if you have some big chores on the back burner, this will be an excellent time to get them finished.
Mars will sextile Neptune on April 14th, and this can bring some exciting changes. Neptune is the ruler of dreams, so creative projects will go well, if you're willing to put in the time to do the work.
Mars will sextile Jupiter on April 24th, so get ready for the white tornado. What to do you want? What do you want to do? This will be an excellent time to make the most of your talents.
And finally, Mars will conjunct Pluto on April 26th. Conjunctions are not always positive. Because Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, this could bring a struggle. Personal matters could become difficult, and projects could feel insurmountable. Pluto rules jealousy and suspicions, so our own internal emotions could become amplified. Take time to breathe and remember that it's just Mars crossing Pluto and all will be better in a few days.Mercury Turns Direct
Mercury will turn direct on the same day as the Aries New Moon on April 15th. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and he loves to start new projects, and the New Moon is a time for new beginnings. Also, if we were following the Mercury retrograde rule of nothing new, then we will probably have a list of new things we want to try, so this will be a great time to put those new ideas into action.Saturn's and Pluto's Retrogrades Begin
Outer planets, especially the far out ones like Pluto, are in retrograde almost as long as they are moving direct. Because of this they usually affect us more on a subconscious level. When a planet is in retrograde it is a time for awareness, and when it is moving direct we give it our attention. So we push a retrograde planet to the back of our minds and maintain an awareness of that planet's qualities, and we turn our focus on that's planets qualities when it's direct. We are the most sensitive when a planet is at it's stations (either changing from forward to retrograde, or changing from retrograde to forward). Usually a few days before and after a planet's stations are when life gets tough. Be sure to check with of your houses the retrograde planet will cover to discover how this retrograde will affect you specifically.
Saturn will be in retrograde from April 17th through September 6th. Saturn is the planet of maturity and hard work, but that doesn't mean our work will end when Saturn is in retrograde. But, we may find that ideas to make our work easier will pop up out of nowhere (actually from our subconscious). Also, when Saturn is at his stations, we may feel like our work is piling up or insurmountable.
Pluto's retrograde will run from April 22nd through September 30th. Yes, Pluto will be at it's retrograde station on Earth Day. People could be touchy around that time, so be gentle with all. We may discover something new about ourselves or our loved ones during Pluto retrograde. Pluto is the ruler of psychology, so we may be ready for a little self-analysis, and it is always a great time for therapy.May
May is looking like it could be the best month of the whole year. We will have only one rather tough day when Mars enters Aquarius and comes to a square with Uranus, and Jupiter and Neptune will be holding a very positive trine throughout most of the month. Check back next month to find out more.
Astrology Forecast for the Week of Apr 9th
Apr 9th Mon Astro: It is likely we will be in the mood for a change today, and new ideas could be plentiful, especially after noon. Also, some of our plans could change today. #MoonEntersAquarius
Apr 10th Tue Astro: It will be another unique day, but our plans may conflict with others. We may be ready to put long-term beliefs into action. It will be a busy night for night owls. #SunSquarePluto #VenusTrineMars
Apr 11th Wed Astro: Inventive and creative ideas possible early today, but our egos could inflate. Our intuitions will increase later. A great day for prayer, meditation, and helping the less fortunate. #SunQuincunxJupiter #MoonEntersPisces
Apr 12th Thu Astro: Intuitions will be sharp again today, and it is possible that a wish will come true. Another creative night for night owls. #VenusSextileNeptune
Apr 13th Fri Astro: It should be another intuitive and creative day, and psychic readings will be accurate. Our moods will change late tonight. #MoonEntersAries
Apr 14th Sat Astro: Spiritual ideas will be strong today, and changes could be quite exciting. Go easy on those changes. Mercury is still in retrograde. #JupiterSextilePluto #MarsSextileNeptune
Apr 15th Sun Astro: Misunderstandings, travel delays, and all around problems possible today. Some could get quite frustrated. Mercury turns direct early this morning. We may be ready to start something new tonight. #MercuryDirectStation #AriesNewMoon
"The last 29 days of the month are the hardest."- Nikola Tesla