Astrology of April 2021- Forward Momentum

If March was quite a mixed bag of water and fire, of confusion and clarity, or action and confusion – April is pretty straightforward. 

April keywords are clarity, spark and forward momentum. Time to get your mojo back and start living your life on your terms! 

The first half of the month is very Aries, with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Chiron (and for a few days, the Moon) all in Aries! This will infuse all of us with much-needed confidence to break free from the previous 12-month cycle and start afresh! 

In the 2nd half of the month things get even more interesting. Mercury, Venus and the Sun will conjunct Uranus in Taurus… so we’re talking about a quadruple conjunction that involves Uranus, the planet of surprises. Change is on the horizon!

But let’s have a look at the most important transits of the month:

April 4th, 2021 – Mercury Enters Aries

On April 4th, 2021 Mercury leaves Pisces and enters Aries

Mercury in Aries will bring much-needed clarity and intellectual firepower. If you felt a bit lethargic while Mercury was in Pisces, Mercury in Aries will help you become more assertive and confident.

April 9th, 20201 – Mercury Conjunct Chiron

On April 9th, 2021 Mercury is conjunct Chiron at 9° Aries.

Some old memories of past hurts may resurface during this transit; instead of hiding away from them, take this opportunity to understand yourself at a deeper level. These old hurts do not define you, yet they are part of you, and of your personal story. 

April 11th, 2021 – New Moon In Aries

On April 11th, 2021 we have a New Moon at 22° Aries

The New Moon is very “Aries”, featuring 5 planets in the first sign on the zodiac. The New Moon is sextile Mars in Gemini, sextile Saturn in Aquarius and square Pluto in Capricorn.

All the planets involved in this lunation have a “let’s do it” vibe. And of course, when we have a New Moon in Aries, we want to do Aries stuff: pioneer, explore, take a stand and get involved in projects that define the truth of who we are. 

April 12th, 2021 – Venus Square Pluto 

On April 12th, 2021 Venus (at (26° Aries) is square Pluto (at 26° Capricorn). When we have a Venus-Pluto transit, our emotions run deeper than usual. We feel more vulnerable, but also more “alive” than usual.

Venus square Pluto is not the most accessible transit out there, but we do need to dive into Pluto’s emotional depths from time to time, to face some dark emotions.

The good news is that once you purge what’s dead and decayed, you will reconnect with your heart from a more authentic place.  

 April 14th, 2021 – Venus Enters Taurus

On April 14th, 2021 Venus enters Taurus, the sign of her domicile. While Venus is in Taurus, you will find it easier to connect and honor your feelings – without guilt or self-doubt.

Venus in Taurus is here to tell you that it’s ok to be you. This is a great transit for everyone, so take advantage of the upcoming weeks, and make sure you “do” Venus things. 

April 17th, 2021 – Mercury Square Pluto 

On April 17th, 2021 Mercury (at 26° Aries) is square Pluto (at 26° Capricorn).

Mercury square Pluto can come with obsessive thoughts and power struggles. The positive manifestation of Mercury square Pluto is a depth of thought, introspection and a healthy concern with uncovering the truth. This is a great time to do deep intellectual work, investigation or research.  

April 18th, 2021 – Mercury Conjunct Sun 

On April 18th, 2021 Mercury is conjunct Sun at 29° Aries. Mercury-Sun conjunctions (when Mercury is direct) happen in the middle of the Mercury cycle.

They are similar to a “Full Moon”, and we can well call them a “Full Mercury”. This is when we manifest what we have started at the beginning of the Mercury cycle on February 8th, 2021.  

April 19th, 2021 – Mercury And Sun Enter Taurus

On April 19th, 2021 Sun and Mercury both enter Taurus, so we will experience a sudden energetic shift from Aries energy to Taurus energy. 

Taurus is all about concrete steps and concrete results. If in the Aries season we felt inspired and came up with many ideas, now is the time to make things happen. Taurus will give us the practical intelligence and stamina we need to make our ideas a reality.

April 22nd, 2021 – Venus Conjunct Uranus

On April 22nd, 2021 Venus is conjunct Uranus at 10° Taurus.

When have you been truly ‘true’ to your heart lately? We may think we are true to ourselves, that we listen to our feelings etc… but sometimes it takes a Uranus transit to shake us and show us what we really want. 

April 23rd, 2021 – Mars Enters Cancer

On April 23rd, 2021 Mars enters Cancer

Mars is the planet of action, and Cancer is the sign of privacy and security – our comfort zone. Mars in Cancer may seem emotional and fragile, but he’s hard as a rock and he will not hesitate to claw you if he feels threatened.

Cancer is a cardinal sign after all! The upcoming 6 weeks are a good time to draw stronger boundaries and fight for what is important to you.

April 24th, 2021 – Mercury Conjunct Uranus

On April 24th, Mercury is conjunct Uranus at 10° Taurus. When the planet of communication meets the planet of surprises, we can expect insights and breakthroughs, a-ha moments, and important announcements.

And Mercury is not the only planet that is paying a visit to Uranus. Exciting times! 

April 25th, 2021 – Mercury Conjunct Venus 

On April 25th, Mercury is conjunct Venus at 13° Taurus. The mind and the heart become one. Your communication is more persuasive than usual, and you will find it easier to articulate your feelings. This transit is great for creative expressions of any kind. 

April 26th, 2021 – Full Moon In Scorpio 

On April 27th, 20219 we have a Full Moon at 7° Scorpio. The Full Moon is opposite Uranus in Taurus and trine Mars in Cancer.

All Full Moons in Scorpio are intense by definition (we are dealing with Scorpio energy after all) and this one is no exception. Mars in a water sign will fuel our emotions even more, while Uranus will seek an outlet for them. 

April 27th, 2021 – Pluto Goes Retrograde 

On April 27th, 2021 Pluto goes retrograde at 26° Capricorn. Pluto is most powerful when it stations, so around this date, we can expect Plutonic events, issues around power, transformation, and surrender to greater forces than ourselves.

You will be especially influenced by Pluto’s station if you have planets or angles around 26° Capricorn.

April 30th, 2021 – Sun Conjunct Uranus 

On April 30th, 2021 Sun is conjunct Uranus at 10° Taurus. 

This aspect screams “freedom” because Uranus is the planet of freedom… but what kind of freedom are we talking about here? Will all jump in the next plane and start it all over? Not necessarily.

The freedom of a Sun-Uranus transit is the freedom to be yourself. And that means different things to different people.

To some, it means starting a new career or taking some bold action. To others, it means watching more Netflix. There is no freedom that is ‘superior’ to other types of freedom. The only freedom that matters is to be unapologetically yourself. 

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