Compared to March, April 2023 is a breath of fresh air… at least until April 20th, when we have a very powerful Solar Eclipse at 29° Aries square Pluto!
April is a mix of highs and lows. Sun is conjunct Chiron early in the month, stirring the same wounds last month’s Jupiter-Chiron conjunction has made us painfully aware of.
Just a few days later, we have an empowering Sun-Jupiter conjunction. Having embraced our wound, we are now ready to shine in our true essence.
Later in April we have a Total (Annular) Solar Eclipse in Aries. The eclipse is the 2nd lunation in Aries. In March we had a New Moon at 0° Aries, at the beginning of the sign; this New Moon is at 29°, at the very end of the sign. We are coming full circle. We are now ready to live our life on our own terms.
But let’s take a look at the most important transits of the month:
April 5th, 2023 – Sun Conjunct Chiron
On April 5th, 2023 Sun is conjunct Chiron at 15° Aries.
The Sun is our identity, and Chiron is a metaphor for the wholeness we find when we heal our identity wound. When Sun is conjunct Chiron, pay attention to what triggers you. To what makes you feel awkward. To what makes you feel you’re not enough.
Don’t brush it off. If there is something that is bothering you, it is bothering you for a reason. Your wound points to a potential that is yet to be fulfilled. What makes you uncomfortable is the KEY to something much greater. What is your higher self trying to tell you?
April 6th, 2023 – Full Moon In Libra
On April 6th, 2023 we have a Full Moon at 16° Libra. The themes of the Sun-Chiron conjunction will be activated by the Full Moon in Libra.
The Moon will oppose Sun, Chiron and Jupiter in Aries. Sometimes we get so absorbed with our wounds, our goals, our journey, that we forget to include the “other” in the equation. The Moon in Libra will remind us about striking a balance.
The Full Moon ruler, Venus, makes a beautiful sextile to Neptune in Pisces. Whenever in doubt, compassion is the answer.
April 11th, 2023 – Venus Enters Gemini
On April 11th, 2023, Venus enters Gemini.
Venus is what we value. In Taurus, Venus valued stability and comfort; in Gemini, Venus values curiosity and intellectual pursuits.
Gemini is a Mercury sign, so communication (Mercury) in relationships (Venus) is a central theme of this transit. When Venus is in Gemini, we find it easier to articulate our feelings.
Of course, feelings are there to be felt, but knowing how to label and put them into words can help us understand ourselves and others from a more objective lens. In this way, we can rewire outdated relating patterns, diffuse resentment, and find a new sense of intimacy.
April 11th, 2023 – Sun Conjunct Jupiter
On April 11th, 2023, Sun is conjunct Jupiter at 21° Aries. This is your opportunity to gain awareness of something very important about yourself, and about why you are here. Sun conjunct Jupiter will help you build a radiant sense of confidence and healthy self-esteem.
This is not a time to be shy or play small. Let your light shine.
Marianne Williamson said it best: “We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.”
April 20th, 2023 – New Moon Eclipse In Aries
On April 20th, 2023 we have a New Moon and Total (Annular) Solar Eclipse at 29° Aries.
Occurring at a final, anaretic degree, the eclipse makes a strong statement. If the previous New Moon awakened us to the possibilities of living our life on our own terms, the Eclipse is a strong push forward. “Now I understand”. “I got this”.
This is a dynamite Eclipse exactly square Pluto at 0° Aquarius that will shake us to the core of our being. No more half-truths, no more living half lives. The North Node Solar Eclipse in the last degree of Aries square Pluto is a call for total authenticity. I will write an extensive report about the eclipse closer to the date.
April 20th, 2023 – Sun Enters Taurus
On April 20th, 2023 the Sun enters Taurus. Happy birthday to all Taurus out there! 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 21st, 2023 – Mercury Goes Retrograde
On April 21st, 2023 Mercury goes retrograde at 15° Taurus.
Mercury is almost conjunct Uranus at 16° Taurus. We’re ready, not quite ready for a breakthrough. We can see it coming. We can see the spark of light being lit just ahead of us.
But there are still things to be figured out. Mercury will embark on a 3-week journey to the underworld, to tie some loose ends. By the time Mercury finally conjuncts Uranus (early June) we WILL be ready.
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