Healing energy. There’s a big-time planetary alignment in the Skywatch this month. Expansive and lucky Jupiter lines up in a sextile to healing Pluto on the 14th. But nothing good happens unless you take action; that’s the message from a sextile. This welcome aspect will be in power all month long and brings a fabulous time to get married or to start any new health or dietary program. This is also a good month for elective surgery, also ruled by Pluto. This sextile is powerful as Jupiter is in Scorpio now, the sign ruled by Pluto, which doubles the power of this most useful marker. Pluto is also the ruler of investments, insurance, taxes and goods of the dead. Jupiter rules the law, travel and education—all favorable avenues in the light of this sextile.

But you’ve got to double-check the details as Mercury is still Retrograde from last month until he resumes direct motion on April 15th. And surprises are likely on this date as there is also a New Moon in Aries which sits next to Uranus, the planet of changes and the truth. Looks like Tax day will be favorable news to some folks and a bad surprise to others.

The Full Moon this month is also a positive event. It will be in earthy Capricorn and makes a complementary sextile to ruler Saturn on the 29th. Again, this combination is extra powerful and brings us a very good time to make a final decision (popping the question) and/or to ending a chapter in your life that is unhealthy or negative.

More Retrogrades: Saturn begins to back up on the bases on the 17th. Pluto turns Retrograde on the 22nd. Neither planet has a personal connection and you might not feel these events. However, they will slow down the signs ruled by these two planets and urge the natives to be more deliberate and reasoned in their actions during this Rx period.


3 thoughts on “LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL:

  1. Joanne

    Sounds like a good month, but I’m a little confused about the full moon in Capricorn. Wouldn’t the sun have to be in Cancer if the full moon is in Cap? Don’t expect that in April but who knows the way things have been happening lately. Have a wonderful spring!

    1. Julie

      Joanne, you’re right. My astrological calendar (Jim Maynard’s Celestial Guide) says the Sun will be in earthy Taurus and the Moon will be in watery Scorpio. The Scorpio Moon will sextile Saturn in Capricorn a little more than an hour before the Full Moon is exact.
      – Another place to double-check lunation signs and aspects is this page at Cafe Astrology (charts set for New York): https://cafeastrology.com/lunation-charts-year-2016-2017-2018.html
      – There’s also a Cafe Astrology page, https://cafeastrology.com/lunationstables.html, which has many years (1900 to 2050) of lunations in a list to scroll through. These are set for GMT. To easily jump to the year of interest, input Ctrl-F or Cmd-F to get a “Find” search box where you can input the year, like 2018. With the arrows you can jump to that part of the list.


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