Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for April 2013;
With the energies of April we are thrust into the energetic fiery Aries. Movement, growth, stimulation and awakening to the Spring of life take place. People will experience this in a variety of ways, willingness and desire to take on something new, taking more risks. Some will feel frustration, or anger, building, and assertiveness to express themselves. As Mars passes over Uranus, there are more rebellious, innovative, and inspirational situations. Venus conjuncts Mars on the 5th, bringing passion, adventure and intensity to relationships. This is especially highlighted on the 10th as the New Moon takes place in Aries aligning with Venus and Mars.
Pluto goes retrograde on the 12th, bringing us inward to feel the deep transitions in our lives. As we continue in this time of systems breaking down, our interior sense of self transforming, we must turn toward Uranus in Aries, take up new perspectives on life, be innovative and flexible, open to possibilities, and potential within each moment. The keywords are “Letting go and Renewing”!Mercury enters Aries on the 13th, when communication becomes more direct and quick. Venus enters Taurus on the 15th bringing a balance to the intensity of Aries with an appreciation for nature and beauty, enjoyment in the arts and relationships.
The Sun enters Taurus on the 19th, followed by Mars entering on the 20th, slowing the pace of activity and time to stabilize what has come before. Things settle down and we examine more deeply what we are doing and creating. This month the Scorpio Full Moon, also known as the Wesak moon, under which Buddha attained enlightenment, is especially powerful as it is a Lunar Eclipse, taking place on the 25th. It is a special time for ceremony, prayer and silence, one day before, the day of, and one day afterward, to clear the old and feel into the heart of this universe in which we live, to settle into the radiant, clear intelligence that supports us all. This particular moon can shed light on long standing problems, especially in relationship, with the potential to transform old karmic patterns. It is an opportunity to let go of identifying ourselves with these patterns that limit us and deny self love.
The end of April is an important time to be quiet, to balance activity with stillness, and to go into introspection around our activities. We will notice around the world challenges and difficulties in moving forward in the old ways we are used to. Transformation and regeneration are called for.
Twelve opportunities for April: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): April brings new beginnings for you. Suddenly you want to do something very different. You have the energy and the desire to reach out in new ways. As you clear old emotional story lines, the way you may feel burdened, upset by others, or overly responsible, begins to clear and you feel new possibilities. The intensity of the preceding times shift and you now move into a time of steady step by step action.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): You have been busy behind the scenes, working in the quiet, yet handling a lot of intensity or emotional strain. You are working hard to set things up for the future. Mid April brings you more energy and focus, a great yearning to enjoy the spring, create art, and wander through gardens. You feel important endings and new beginnings unfolding.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Ideals and future plans now turn to action. You are connecting with new people. After the 13th situations begin to move quickly. More excitement enters your life. You have a sense that you are leaving behind the past and activating a new future for yourself. The end of the month brings up a work issue that can now be seen and cleared.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Lots of energy and activity is now focused through your career or supports you taking action toward your goals. A strong burst of energy propels you in a new direction. Love and creative expression is focused on with seriousness. Interplay between yourself and others takes place to assist in transformations in your life and relationships.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This is the time to travel, to open up to new directions. Take some risks and expand your world. There is energy and desire to follow through. You strive for your goals, with the potential to accomplish more, while scrutinizing what it is that you want, and developing patience to manifest your desire.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Change is the keyword now. Switch gears, release the old. Deeper connections with your loved one is taking place, along with a new sense of yourself. Mid April the pace is more manageable. It is an excellent time to learn, to enjoy, and to expand your world. New insights come quickly and communications are rapid.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): April is the month for love and partnership, enjoyment and passion with one another. Make a plan for the first part of the month and take advantage of the energy. The second part of the month you deepen your connection and look at your shared values and finances. Your practical side takes over and you are more cautious and deliberate.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Late March and early April highlight lots of work! You are very active and busy with daily tasks. Yet there is an excitement with something new. You have felt more responsibility. Stay open to the simple pleasures as the energy of life challenges you to become more skillful.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): April is a creative month for you. Children are highlighted as is enjoyment and a fullness of heart. You are passionate and excited. Something new is being felt and expressed. Late April focuses on grounding and healing in your body. As well as more focus in your work. There may be delay and more complicated situations arising so cultivate patience.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): The first part of April shows you hard at work within your home, focusing on an activity with a lot of energy and creativity. You may connect with someone you’ve known, in new ways. You have a goal you are working toward and much energy is now beneficially focused on that. Mid April brings more enjoyment and creative expression, somewhat restrained as you complete an important task.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): This is a time of excitement and new beginnings for you! And if not, then take a new action, or a trip to the city. Passion and romantic love are highlighted. While you continue to move through big life changes, letting go is a key phrase. Writing, communicating and networking become a predominate theme after the 16th. Mid April focuses on the home and examining your goals, putting things in place.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This is an excellent month to review your financial situation. Perhaps it is time to bring in new strategies. It is a good time to review what to manifest and what resources you have to help you. As mid April comes you define a dream, something you would like to create. You can begin to plan and set goals for its accomplishment.