April 2016 Astrology with Arlan Wise

APRIL 2016

This will be a roller coaster of a month. Mars turns retrograde midway through April. He does this every two years and two months so we are not as used to his retrograde energy as we are to Mercury’s or even Venus. Mars will be in retrograde motion from April 17 to June 29, and travel backwards from 8 degrees of Sagittarius to 23 degrees of Scorpio. It is a time to redefine the direction of your life and redirect your energy. People often change jobs as they feel the need for a new challenge. You need to get used to disruptions in your routines and habits. It’s best to wait before making any major decisions or buying big money items, if you can.

Pluto begins his annual retrograde period on April 17. Mercury goes retrograde from April 28 to May 22. He will move backwards in Taurus. Get ready to feel as if you are living in a slow motion movie. 

April 1 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 12:30 pm until 9:37 pm when it enters Aquarius. Get an early start so you can use the morning hours to work. You’ll feel too serious to indulge in April Fool’s pranks and will not like it when the jokes on you. Gather information for your taxes. Take the next step along your career path.

April 2 – Moon in Aquarius. Get involved with a community project. It’s a good day to follow up on things you’ve already started. Attend any meetings that concern a cause you believe in. Open your mind and let some of the opinions fly away to make room for new ones. Do something out of the ordinary tonight.

April 3 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 7:16 pm. You’ll spend a lot of the day in your head thinking big thoughts. Try to create a scenario for a bright future. Read the Sunday papers and discuss your reaction to today’s news. Anything you do will go better if you do it alongside people.

April 4 – Moon in Pisces. Try to stay organized as you have to do two day’s work today. As the day flows by, let the things people say roll off you like water off a duck’s back Listen to your intuitions and give yourself the space to remember old wisdom from deep within your psyche. Do an act of service to help someone and thus forget about your own problems.

April 5 – Moon VC Pisces. Don’t try too hard, but don’t be too passive either. Someone else may want to push you in a certain direction but just stand your ground. Venus enters Aries today and helps you put your own needs first. Mercury enters Taurus to slow down your mind and teach you the benefit that slow reflection has on ideas.

April 6 – Moon in Aries. Today is an intense day with the Sun and Pluto challenging the status quo. It’s a something has to give kind of day, a let go of the old stuff day. You will have to face the challenge of where your individuality squares off with the established way of doing and being. Don’t be afraid to say what you want to say and don’t worry about the reaction. Tonight is the dark of the moon.

April 7 – Moon in Aries, VC 10:58 am. Today’s New Moon is the first one of the season. It gives you another chance to start fresh and become like a plant feeling the energy of Spring. Today is one of the best times of the year for starting fresh enterprises, for reorganizing, and for putting plans into practical operation. Make a start to these things in the morning. Imagine yourself as a flame burning through all obstacles.

April 8 – Moon in Taurus. You can plant as much as you want today and tomorrow. They are fertile days. Continue working on the new projects you started yesterday morning. You can make sensible decisions about your finances. Treat yourself tonight to a gourmet dinner and some live music.

April 9 – Moon VC Taurus.  It’s a day to rest and relax and be open to whatever surprises come your way. Work in the garden and yard, take a nature hike, go to an arboretum, and do the things that feed your soul. Remember Saturdays when you were a child and could wander and play all day. Do that again today.

April 10 – Moon in Gemini. Rest period is over and you’ll be busy all day catching up on what you let slide. It’s a day to contact friends and acquaintances and catch up while you exchange news and make plans. Your mind will be available to do the paperwork for your taxes. Get it done and over with.

April 11 – Moon in Gemini, VC 2:57 pm. Use the first half of the day for your important phone calls and emails. Send in your taxes in the afternoon. Taxes will slide by unnoticed when sent during a VC moon period – it’s an old astrologer’s tale. Catch up on your writing projects. Rewrite and edit and edit some more.

April 12 – Moon in Cancer. This is a perfect day for planting. The moon is in a fertile sign and increasing in light – the best for growth. You can use your imagination in many ways throughout the day in all that you do. It’s a good day to decorate your home and put away all the things that remind you of Winter. Cook comfort foods and feed your family and friends.

April 13 – Moon in Cancer. It’s another great day for planting and starting seeds. Pay attention to home and family and where and who you need to nurture. Call Mom and hear her news. Begin any house projects now since you want to get them started before Mars turns retrograde on Sunday. Take food out of the freezer and use it to make room for new items.

April 14 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 9:53 am. Find original ways to express yourself. You’ll want to let your ideas out to share with the world, or at least your friends and co-workers. If you’ve been procrastinating, then doing your taxes will go easily. It’s a good day to teach something fun to children.

April 15 – Moon in Leo. We are getting close to when Mars turns retrograde, so you want to start projects. Choose ones that you love with a passion and feel that you really want to pursue even if your enthusiasm wanes. You’ll feel happy and optimistic and can influence people in a good way. Treat yourself and your loved one to something fun tonight.

April 16 – Moon in Leo, VC from 1:48 pm until 7:23 pm when it enters Virgo. This morning continues the recent blast of fiery energy. You can burn through any obstacles that have been standing in your way. Watch your temper as Mars starts to shift the energy. You’ll notice that you begin to feel differently about things. Take some down time for yourself this afternoon.

April 17 – Moon in Virgo. Mars turns into retrograde motion at 8:14 am. You may feel as if you’ve hit the wall and it takes effort to do the daily routine You may lose interest and drive for what you were doing and feel a definite lack of focus. It’s okay, try to be flexible and ride with the changes you want to make. You’ll be doing more thinking than acting. Use the day to clean, sort, and discard what you don’t need or want, both on a physical and emotional level.

April 18 – Moon in Virgo, VC 8:29 am. This long VC period gives you the time to determine where to put your attention and energy for the next few months. Pluto turns retrograde in the early morning to make the day extreme and intense. Watch your back while you look ahead to make sure that you don’t stumble. Venus and Saturn bring clarity to show you the truth of your relationships and your finances. Today is the last day of Aries with it’s emphasis on self.

April 19 – Moon in Libra. The Sun enters Taurus at 11:30 am. Venus rules the day. Dress in stylish clothes and take a partner or best friend out to a classy lunch. Venus and Pluto insist that you take a realistic look at what is over and needs to go. They want you to clear the clutter so that you can find your passion.

April 20 – Moon in Libra. Honor Venus, goddess of love, in as many ways as you can. She loves flowers so put them in your home and workplace and give them to friends and plant them in your garden and yard. You have to do tomorrow’s work today and be sure to play music while you toil. Have a night out with your partner and pretend it’s the first date.

April 21 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 8:17 pm. Let your lazy side take over while you smell the flowers and drift through the day. Pay back any social obligations that you feel you owe. Buy a nice gift for a special person. It’s a good day to meet with people and toss around ideas. Mercury turns retrograde one week from today. Prepare.

April 22 – Moon in Scorpio. The moon in a water sign on Earth Day brings attention to the importance of clean water. If you have a well, test your water. If you are in a city, think about what’s in your water. This full moon is associated with the birth of Buddha. Mediate and do an act of kindness in his honor. 

April 23 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 5:46 pm. Take your time as you get used to Mars moving backwards. Accept that you will have to repeat what you do more than usual. You will be seeing your troubles from another angle. Try to get off by yourself to reduce your level of frustration. Today is the fertile day of the weekend for planting.

April 24 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 8: 46 am. This is the day of the weekend to get outside and roam. Enter sports competitions, run a race, take a long hike or bike ride. Go back to an activity you once loved and see if it still has a charge for you. Appreciate nature when she shows her beauty to you.

April 25 – Moon in Sagittarius.  You don’t want to be held back in any way as you feel your need for freedom. Get rid of anything that acts as a restraint for you to do what you want to do. Feed your travel hunger by making plans for your next trip. Stay late this afternoon doing the majority of tomorrow’s work.

April 26 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 11:51 am until 7:54 when it enters Capricorn. Set things up in the morning so you can just follow through in the afternoon You don’t want to waste this time you have before Mercury retrogrades on Thursday. You can feel him slowing down now so take time to think things through.

April 27 – Moon in Capricorn. Make a list of what you want to accomplish during the next three weeks while Mercury is retrograde Mars has been in retrograde motion for a week now so you should have a sense of what projects to pursue and where to let go. You have a different perspective and your goals may have changed.

April 28 – Moon in Capricorn. Mercury turns retrograde at 1:20 pm. This will be a doozy of a Mercury retrograde since Mars is also in backwards motion. You will have to change your way of doing things and how you react to events and other people. Remember to use the re- verbs as you make you decisions.

April 29 – Moon in Aquarius. Venus enters Taurus where she can spread her beneficence and beauty freely. She brings out the gourmet in you. Have a meeting at work and make your plan for the next month. Share ideas and decide what is the most possible way to proceed. You can’t keep doing things the same old way now.

April 30 – Moon in Aquarius. This is one of the barren moons so leave your gardening until tomorrow unless you just want to clear the land and get rid of weeds. It’s a good day to get involved in a community event and work alongside your neighbors. Find something really different to do tonight – something that takes you out of your comfort zone.

By Arlan Wise, Astrologer

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