by Roy Neal —

Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area.  If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.

Old Historic Astrologer

We begin the month of April with Mercury retrograde in Aries and a Last Quarter Phase Moon in Capricorn on April 1st. A time of re-evaluation about decisions regarding financial matters and business related goals is at hand. Mercury will not go direct until April 25th.

Venus begins the month in Pisces but moves into Aries on Thursday, April 4th. Venus in Aries operates very much like a Venus/Mars conjunction. Honesty and assertiveness in our way of relating to others is enhanced during this transit.

The fact that Mars is transiting Pisces during the entire month of April suggests our focus will be on compassionate action. This is the positive expression of Mars in Pisces. Caution should be exercised to avoid scams and cons promoted by people who have little or no integrity and are ignorant of the law of karma. Proactive ways of helping others is favored while Mars is transiting the sign of Pisces. Awareness of the psychological and emotional health and well-being of ourselves and others is enhanced while both Saturn and Mars are in Pisces.

Aries New MoonA New Moon/Solar Eclipse occurs in Aries on Monday, April 8th. New beginnings in our desire to start new projects and take positive action is indicated.

A First Quarter Phase Moon occurs in Cancer on Monday, April 15th. Issues of home, family and emotional security are likely to be in the spotlight. The Sun enters the sign of Taurus on Friday, April 19th. The active and dynamic energy of Aries now shifts into a slower and determined vibration of practical manifestation and stability while the Sun is transiting the sign of Taurus. Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by Venus. It is time to plant your garden and focus on manifesting comfort and financial security.

Jupiter and Uranus form a conjunction in Taurus on Saturday, April 20th. Unexpected opportunities for financial prosperity can easily occur during this conjunction. A song comes to mind: “I give thanks for unexpected blessings already on the way.”

Full Moon in ScorpioA Full Moon occurs in Scorpio on Tuesday, April 23rd. We may have to let go of something we no longer need in order to achieve the greatest amount of personal value. Mercury goes direct on Thursday, April 25th. Important decisions that support our personal experience of healing, transformation and empowerment are likely to become more clear and easily expressed.

Venus enters the sign of Taurus on Monday, April 29th. Last Monday, April 22nd, was Earth Day. This Monday is our day to celebrate our love of the Earth by growing our garden and caring for the land.

To those of us who are attached to the status quo and the emotional security of how things used to be. Be warned, an undercurrent of unexpected change and instability is now the norm while Pluto is transiting the sign of Aquarius.