Aries: April 2015
YOUR RENAISSANCE AND REBIRTH
You really don’t need the complications of the Total Lunar Eclipse in your life, if you are committed to relaunching yourself. So do wait until this dramatic event is out of the way (it becomes most intense on Saturday 4th April) before you charge into decisions about your image or reputation near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the New Moon in Aries (your own sign) makes The New You a firm reality. Skip the eclipse early on before the big push later! The Sun, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in your own sign make this a truly unusual month when you are not only the centre of attention, you can also articulate who and what you are – almost as if you were advertising your own brand. There is something of a forever statement being written about yourself, by yourself, with Psyche in your sign, Aries. What becomes a cameo portrait of yourself, online or elsewhere, will etch something in time, that could only happen in April 2015, and that is your own independence. Whomever or whatever has trapped and confined you, in image or reputation terms, will fall away. It is no exaggeration to state that near the 18th your rebirth will be complete. You are not the person we thought we knew, but that’s perfectly fine and in a way, it’s rather exciting.
Your heart is the source of everything now unfolding with babies, children or young adults. This applies personally (you are a parent) or collectively (you are dealing with much younger people en masse). Of course, your heart is also involved in affairs, courtship and all kinds of passionate trysts. All this is fair game for the healing asteroids Panacea and Aesculapia and as early as Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction there is some kind of comeback, or dramatic return from the brink, personally or emotionally. Jupiter, the planet of happy endings all round, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and at this point you will realise how much of a milestone April is, when it comes to your emotional and personal life. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and particularly near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, it all becomes an excuse to enjoy yourself – nothing more, nothing less. Your heart may be invested in a pregnancy, child, or young adult. It may be invested in a youth project. Perhaps it belongs to a lover or to the courtship phase of a relationship. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo conjure up images of you, taking a chair at some kind of emotional banquet. The great lesson of April is, never assume anything or anybody is ‘finished’ in your life. There never was an ending.
HOME, FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD, HOME TOWN, HOMELAND
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the home, family and roots-centred sign of Cancer suggests you can enjoy yourself, at the same time that you protect the future. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, bringing out the most tremendous passion, then near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise that all this deeper feeling is for a reason; it moves you to lock down, insure and guard some crucial aspect of your family, share household, home town, homeland, house or apartment so that you feel it’s all better protected for tomorrow.
MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY
On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops in Taurus, so very close to that date you will be offered a chance to get on board with a roll-your-sleeves-up answer to a deep question about your cash, company, house, apartment, belongings or good cause. It’s not a ‘me’ moment, it’s an ‘us’ moment and you must read the other person’s mind at that time. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April you can expect a truly crucial meeting, letter or piece of news, and probably some number to crunch. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs, you can use the feedback you get to make adjustments. Pay for the best advice you can afford in April as in the middle of the year Saturn will return to Scorpio, which rules more complex financial or property arrangements, and you will have several weeks of quite hard work; make it easier right now by using these current transits to assist yourself. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be the most decisive discussion, letter, e-mail or announcement in many months as your ruler Mars conjuncts Mercury. You are well-known for your occasional fist-clenched forays into Jeremy Clarkson and Russell Crowe territory – not to mention that flaming redhead, Dame Vivienne Westwood. Try to sidestep the usual full Aries thrust at that point, though, as you need to talk, and be heard – and to listen and absorb. No head-crunching. Just number-crunching, if you can.
BOOKS, MEDIA, INTERNET, COMMUNICATION
After Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini it becomes clear that your projects, plans or technology depend on deepening the level of understanding with a key person, as being heard or read is about to become a matter for two people, not just one. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her, you begin to see serious light at the end of the tunnel. Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and also the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th you are in a fantastically memorable and colourful period, online and offline, when brilliant people and free spirits alike will help you craft the way you communicate in a way that resonates. Women in particular, and men in touch with their female side, will make the project, role or goal special. This applies no matter if you are using a PC, a Macintosh or scrawling ink on old parchment.
Taurus: April 2015
CHANGING ON THE INSIDE
You will hear an awful lot about the Total Lunar Eclipse on Saturday 4th April from astrologers this month, and it falls in your Twelfth House, which describes the secrets you are keeping, the things you do behind closed doors, and the way you operate behind the scenes. The Twelfth House also rules more murky activities which you deliberately conceal even from lovers and good friends. Avoid that eclipse period for this role behind the scenes, or this tremendous secrets of yours, as it’s notoriously hard to get anything up. However, the ground changes dramatically beneath your feet with your big cover-up job or your uncredited role, near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, on the New Moon. Not only that, Taurus, but also Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the mysterious Twelfth House of your chart suggest that what lies below the radar, and beneath the surface, has the power to change you world – but also to change its own shape along the way. In other words, this is an exciting new version of what you never get any attention for, or perhaps what you do in tremendous confidence, or seclusion. Very few people – perhaps nobody – will have any idea about the impact as this is not something that is either particularly known, or even guessed at, by other people. For you, however, this is liberation on the inside. The revolution is internal in April.
PROPERTY, FAMILY, HOUSE AND HOME
Taurus, this is a month to see miracles bring back what (or whom) you had written off in terms of your house, apartment, home town, family, household and/or homeland. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about remedies and cures of every description, and whatever needs to be fixed will trigger the slow but ready turnaround you crave, near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction. Jupiter, the bringer of improvement, enhancement and opportunity, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and you will see your sense of belonging to a place (or to particular people) deepen, intensity and become ultimately more rewarding. It may be Williamsburg, Brooklyn or your ever-loving mother, but there is a potent reward waiting for all the faith you have shown in your sense of place, or your clan mentality. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, you have a clear run with these people, or this place, which grounds and sustains you, like the roots of an old oak tree. A tremendously satisfying feeling of belonging is growing in your life by this point. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo describe rich pleasure, no matter if you are reconnecting with the family tree and all its lush new possibility for the future, or absorbing the incredible feelgood factors that come from owning a particular street, room, garden, or pin on the map. Build this. Expand.
INTERNET, MEDIA, MULTIMEDIA, PUBLISHING
You have someone or something to admire, follow and be inspired by, either online or in the real world, this month. It should also be a tremendously self-indulgent time as the projects or the technology suggests the most luxurious feeling of abundance and enjoyment. The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather sensitive sign of Cancer, suggest a real breakthrough moment for your project, plans or computer life. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer, the story intensifies. You have a role model, mentor or maybe hero-worship figure when it comes to your way with words. To this we might add images and ideas – the stuff of modern multimedia – and all you have to do is look and love. Do something more with this; insure your communication for the future. It’s all possible.
YOU, YOU, YOU
On Friday 10th April Venus, your ruling planet, conjuncts Ops, in Taurus, which is of course your own sign. It’s all about You, You, You near that day, and someone else is part of the story – so it’s not a solo mission, even though it’s about your image, brand or look; another individual is intricately involved. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April you can expect real breakthrough moments when you’re in discussion about yourself or attending to the Me Agenda via paperwork. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs to Taurus you will be up for a memorable period of recognition, publicity or self-promotion, complete by your birthday. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be one of those wham-bam moments which are ultimately self-defining; at that point you realise this is who you are, and this is how you need to be seen. Mars will increase the pace so your Me Agenda will unfold with tremendous haste.
MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS
The larger picture of your material or financial world is very heavy and has been rather difficult in recent months, Taurus, with wake-up calls and reality checks all over the place. You have coped, and coped well – and now here is a break, from Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her, and particularly near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) you have much to shift in your life. The Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th motivate you and inspire you. It would be madness to suggest that the basic wallpaper is going to change. It’s the kind of financial or material background story that seldom does – but at least you can switch the atmosphere this month and ask good questions, and receive intelligent answers. A great deal of what you do now, will make November and December so much easier.
Gemini: April 2015
FRIENDSHIP, SOCIAL MEDIA, GROUPS, PEOPLE POWER
Gemini, an eclipse conceals rather than reveals, as we all know, but you would be amazed at how many people still launch into big decisions at those odd moments on the calendar. If you can tick over with friends or groups until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will be in the clear. An awful lot is going to change radically and dramatically near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, on that New Moon in your friendship and groups zone. Your ruler Mercury, is joined by Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in your house of the hive mind this month. Bee thinking – best described as bee open, bee ready, bee communal and bee communicative – is the key to April. Some Gemini people will leave friends or groups which have trapped them. Others will join groups (rock bands or good causes, for example) which liberate them. Some will make entirely new friendships which are exhilarating and liberating. Others will epically revolutionise the old group or friendship to get more space. Gemini is a sign that can be purely social, or change the world with her collective thinking and gift for communication. Do you want to change the world with people now? You can. You are reaching a point in your endlessly inventive, original and innovative approach to the art of group psychology and friendship when a logical conclusion must be reached. You might also call this a peak moment. A defining few days. Enjoy the rush.
You were born to reach people with your projects, your ideas, your voice, your gift for images, or your talent for language. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up this sector of your horoscope in April. Close to Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction you will realise just what resurrection, revival, restoration and repair mean – in the context of being heard and read. Everything old can be new again at this point or you may bring a project, or even a piece of technology, back from the brink. Jupiter, the planet of benign solutions and impressive expansion, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and what happens with your voice – across all mediums and media – is nothing short of miraculous. What (or whom) you had assumed was as ‘deceased’ as Monty Python’s parrot will rise, squawking, from the cage rather like a brilliantly coloured phoenix from the flames. This makes the most tremendous difference to your internet existence, or to other mediums and platforms you use to be heard or read. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, followed by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction near the 20th, it’s all total delight and self-indulgence. A word banquet. A visual feast. Right near April 29th and 30th, with Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia, you’ll be convinced that almost anything in your life – via computer, phone, microphone or fountain pen – can turn big wheels. Most of all, Gemini – nothing was ever ‘over.’
MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY
Let’s talk money, honey. Who and what do you admire, and what might amount to copycat tactics as a sincere form of flattery? The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather canny sign of Cancer. – suggest you could do a lot worse than repeat the successful approach to finance, companies, property, retail, collectables or good causes exemplified by others. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, the story intensifies. What are you going to do to protect the future? Because, with these asteroids, it’s seldom been quite so much fun. The mood with shopping, business, retail, renting (or owning) property and all the rest is in direct contrast to December 2014, January 2015 which was so intense you had to fan yourself. April feels and looks different, and you could take a serious tip from those who do this so well, no matter if you are inspired by a philanthropist, a business brain or a savvy accountant.
WHAT YOU HIDE – WHAT LIES BENEATH
Near Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, in a rather unseen and sometimes downright secretive area of your chart, Gemini. Mercury your ruler changes signs on Tuesday 14th April to set the agenda with even more detail, and then near Monday 20th April it’s all up for inspection; the part you play without any recognition; the things you conceal from people around you; the things beneath the floorboards. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be a real moment of truth with all this. The Twelfth House of your chart, described by the sign of Taurus, is associated with what is mysterious, submerged, unseen and unknown. And you have a decision to make. What is the song from under the floorboards you need to sing? Because you’ll certainly be singing it.
YOU, YOU, YOU
Your image or personality projection – your reputation or appearance – becomes a matter for others near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her, there is a sense of a two-way street and perhaps it is your hairdresser – perhaps it is your personal trainer – maybe it is your publicist – but the Me Agenda is a We Agenda from that point. Maybe it’s just your internet profile, Gemini, but it’s a duet. Best of all there is a solution for you, with all this. Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and a little later, at the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th, you have some really intriguing decisions to make about your name or face. Women in particular will be a source of brilliance and wisdom near those dates, or a man who knows his female side extremely well. Ask some searching questions.
Cancer: April 2015
YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY
An eclipse is best avoided for a Cancerian hell-bent on going her own way professionally, academically or with non-profit work. You are ruled by the Moon, as you know, and Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th April, Sunday 5th April will hide more than it shows you; all the more reason to assume some kind of cover-up or just missing information. However – once you have let the eclipse moment pass – near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the Moon joins the Sun, you can take all the strands from the last 12 months and pull them together. New project, new plan, new role, new position? New company, new business, new status? It really depends on just how radical you are prepared to be, but just because The Sun, New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus are all in your success zone does not mean an instant outcome. This has been evolving for an awfully long time, as you have heard a very different kind of music in your chosen field, industry or business. You have been marching to the beat of a different drummer as a result, and April is momentous because you have to now declare yourself. As the song declares, you can go your own way (Mick Fleetwood is definitely a rather different kind of drummer) and that means ignoring those who are rejecting you because they are too frightened; too stuck; too stale; too entrenched in the past. This may be your boss, colleague, lecturer or client – or it may be the entire field you operate in. You are at your most inventive and innovative now, Cancer, but you must be prepared to defend what you are doing, because not only are you utterly transforming what success and status mean to you, the horoscope now suggests you are wildly affecting your own corner of your profession, workplace, business or chosen subject. Some individuals, organisations, departments or corporations will be genuinely threatened by this, which is an awfully good sign. Keep going. You need to make the years 2015-2016 a unique statement on your C.V. when you did so much more than duty or a particular job description demanded. So much more, in fact, that you break new ground. The sense of liberation and exhilaration will be tremendous now and the 6th-10th will shift a great deal; just slide past that dodgy eclipse. It always conceals more than it reveals.
FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL MIRACLES
Very close to Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction, you will see profound solutions, remedies and turnarounds with your business interests, bank account, house, investment, company, apartment, collectables or good cause. Jupiter, the planet of sweeping win-win-win answers, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and that is really when the universe will begin challenging your assumptions about use-by dates. Nothing and nobody is ‘over’ by that point. These asteroids are serious stuff; to the Romans they were life-savers and miracle-workers in the form of Gods and Goddesses. To you, they are big timing devices in your chart which will restart, resume, repair or restore. You will be better off as a result, in the full meaning of the phrase. Near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, and as late as April 29th and 30th, when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia, you realise cash can’t buy fun. This is perhaps rather deeper than fun, though. What you are experiencing near those dates, on a financial or lifestyle level, suggests the deepest and most luxurious kind of self-indulgence. Abandon yourself to the moment but remember: until August anyway, Jupiter is the gift that goes on giving and most of all now, you need to capitalise on what is being given to you on a plate.
BACCHUS, HYGEIA, APOLLO, CUPIDO IN CANCER
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction in Cancer close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in your sign – tell you to focus on your appearance or reputation. Your name or face. Your style or shape. Your projected internet personality (that flickering hologram that other people really assume is you). Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer, you will realise just how much can be done in a little over a week. This second week of April is about protecting the way you look and appear for the future, rather like holding an umbrella over yourself. It is also very much about understanding how crucial the packaging is. The way you are seen is a big deal in April. And you will be assisted in some kind of long-term insurance or shielding.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
The story with your friend, or the group, goes something like this. Near 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, so you will be in a position to really work a friendship (rather like a marriage or a seriously passionate affair) and also to understand the fact that a group can function like a person. Wrangling this intriguing creature – the group mind – is part of the process, if you want to see a happy ending. And of course you could be wrangling your friendship too. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April, you can expect The Talk or The News or The Letter or The Email. It may happen on or off social media but it will sort out a great deal very quickly. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs, you get to see your gift for friendship and for group thinking very clearly. You can update yourself and improve yourself, and enhance the relationship with these people as well. This brings us to Wednesday 22nd April or very close to it, when what you hear, read or discuss is momentous. April is a kind of rapid life update no matter if you are intensely social, internet social (Twitter) or you harness people power through a tribe to change the world. What you need to know, you will.
WHAT YOU HIDE
What you hide or do without credit is also a big deal in April, Cancer. After Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini you will have to focus on a dark secret, a cover-up job or an uncredited effort. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, and near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) it’s game on. You will need to squirrel away more time and space for yourself near these dates because of your tremendous secret, or the role you are playing behind the scenes. The Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th suggest tremendous breakthroughs, either in your relationship with yourself (so personal it’s only fit for diary) or your relationship with a confidante (if you are actually sharing this).
Leo: April 2015
CARVING OUT NEW INTELLECTUAL, SPIRITUAL OR GEOGRAPHICAL TERRITORY
Leo, you are not the first person to attempt this particular pathway in 2015, intellectually, geographically or spiritually. Clive James did London before you. Scientists like Fred Hoyle explored the universe before you. Anthropologists like Margaret Mead did Samoa before you. Wherever you are going with your particular journey, you won’t be the first! And yet – you are taking this trip, or this head trip, in your own way, articulating it in your own words, or using unique images to make your point – perhaps poring over the map in a rather unique way. This suggests a brilliantly original approach and also makes your achievements as a student, teacher, internet user, traveller, world citizen, writer or publisher so satisfying as what you are doing carries your signature so clearly. You are not doing this for others, though. You are doing it for yourself, Leo. Online or in the real world, you want more – and have wanted more for months – thus, rejecting what you find to be tired, ordinary, limiting or just plain wrong when it comes to education, academia, travel, foreign nationalities, regional differences or publishing. All of this is now moving beyond a mere idea or philosophy, into something that can be touched, seen, known and used. This makes the book, trip, website, new location, course or foreign connection all too vividly real and confronting in April, but perhaps you are ready for a strong confrontation with your own objectives. You have been on the freedom trail with your special subject, favoured corner of the map, digital pathway or academic outlet for a long time. April reminds you (especially from the 6th-10th and near the stunning New Moon near the 18th) how far you have come and what you must now do. Having come so many miles (or head miles) can you really now sit on your hands? The time, place and people are in pole position for you. Just get past the eclipse first, hovering near the 4th in an ominous fashion, as it will conceal rather more than it reveals. Once you can see clearly, though, Leo, it looks as though April is the crucial month to take your little personal revolution onto the next level. It is already bigger than you had imagined or realised but don’t be too concerned with that. Just keep going. Those who understand your beliefs, your urge to explore or wander, or your mindset will fall in with you. And you will achieve the kind of independence that the universe wanted you to have all along. You have resisted this – heaven knows why – but it’s time to be free.
It’s only your persona or image, but it matters. It matters so much that you have repeatedly found yourself viewing your life as if you were a brand of soup (Andy Warhol was a Leo) or some kind of mobile internet face (Madonna is also a Leo). Now you see the point of what you have been intuitively feeling and thinking for a long time. The surface matters as much as the substance and it does some extremely hard work for you! Without the correct surface textures, and flavours and colours, your projected image can really never serve you as it should. You can be the most delicious ice-cream in the world underneath, but you are nothing without strong presentation or packaging. What happens in April brings something or someone, so crucial to your reputation or appearance, back from the point of no return, Leo. Is there something about your name or face which is merely a flicker of its former self? Or which you considered dead and buried? Well, miracles happen. Resurrections occur. Revivals can take place, even in circumstances which cynical people might dismiss. From the 6th-30th Leo rises again. Relaunch the renaissance, and reboot the reborn face or name that you know – in your heart – can do more for you than practically anything else. It’s Leo month! Jupiter is direct in your sign! His miracle-working family of asteroids are also clustering in Leo, suggesting quite a remarkable time for Me, Me, Me and you are well within your rights to make yourself or others some kind of promise near the 18th of April. Sign it in your moisturiser or aftershave or make sure it’s etched permanently on the internet.
THE CANCER STELLIUM
Weirdly, considering you are so out there, upfront and impossible to miss in April – you must also operate behind the scenes, Leo, without any credit or attention whatsoever – or carefully guard the most tremendous secret. The Cancer stellium suggests big wheels are turning in the unseen and barely understood areas of your life, or own unconscious mind. To give you an idea of what this might involve, consider astral travel or the soul, or spirit. Beyond that, consider the secrets you keep, or what you do at a great distance. With Bacchus in Cancer, one sign behind your own, you seem positively intoxicated by sneaking around in the shadows, covering things up, or doggedly labouring without any actual acknowledgement.
THE TAURUS STELLIUM AND SUCCESS
Once a year your ruler the Sun changes signs to Taurus, and the spotlight goes on your achievements, position, performance and ambition. This year the mix is rather complex, like a fascinating cocktail mixed by the cosmos. Not only the Sun, but also Venus, Ops and Mercury are in the mix. Firstly, your success is about two people who know how to sing a duet together. Secondly, it’s about trusting a solution even when things look tough. Thirdly, it’s about talk, talk, talk. In fact, you will talk your way into a landmark agreement or decision as April closes, Leo.
FRIENDS, GROUPS, TRIBES, TEAMS
This is a most intriguing month for female friendships in particular and any kind of tribal situation where the feminine mindset prevails. The asteroid Minerva is driving this, and if you go to Rome today you will see gigantic statues of Minerva, with her owl, as a tribute to this very particular kind of female intelligence. Owls may or may not track you down a la Harry Potter now, but you will certainly be in the right kind of wise company. There is more to this than just girl power, vive Geri Halliwell (a Leo like yourself). This is about shifting mountains in your life by refusing to be flashy, obvious or too 20th century male, in your thinking. The friendship or group offers you so much more than that. The presence of the asteroid Diana in your house of groups (the hive mind) and chums, also suggests social situations and friendships where it’s all about the space. The most intoxicating and tempting outcome in April would be a mighty goal achieved by pure people power and female-think. Even on a trivial level, Twitter will be re-energised.
Virgo: April 2015
FREEDOM’S JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR…WHAT?
You actually had no idea just how tied down you were until April, Virgo. Money, shopping, business, rent, loans, investments and all the rest of it can be a subtle net. Sure – in your own way you have been trying to do things differently since 2013, but it may not actually be until you are presented with the most exciting, liberating options in April, that you realise how boxed in you were. It may feel exactly like that moment that you catch your skirt on the escalator on a major shopping trip, only to be snipped free by a salesperson and offered some kind of free reward. In other words, Virgo, there are some highly unusual ways to own, earn or owe at the moment. The thing is, April is radically different. It unfolds in a rush, over a few days, and you simply will not place the same value on things afterwards. If you can just wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will have the exact detail you need, or a clearer idea of the numbers. What happens with everything you own, owe or earn near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, on the New Moon lets you know – that was then, this is profoundly now, now, now. The Sun, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Eighth House of your chart suggest a peak moment in your ongoing revolution. You knew it would come to this (or something like this) eventually, and part of you is enjoying that confrontation with old, old dinosaur values and ancient, creaking, T-Rex ways of earning, banking, accumulating, hoarding, doing business – and all the rest. As long as nobody actually gets chased around a kitchen by your snapping raptor jaws, everything will be fine. Do make the changes nice and snappy, though. You’ve waited long enough to be free and this time liberty won’t cost. You can become financially independent, if that’s the goal. Why wait?
WHAT NOBODY SEES OR KNOWS
So much activity in Leo, so much under the surface, Virgo! Near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction and particularly from 11th April when Jupiter and Aesculapia are finally both moving forward in Leo, you are on your way with everything you cover up, or everything you do behind the scenes. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, too, it’s really clear to you that you were quite right to believe this concealed area of yourself or your life would reward you. April is all systems go for this clandestine part you play or this invisible part of yourself. Near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, followed by developments near April 29th and 30th, when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia, you will be utterly vindicated in your quest for a better version of your secret life, or a bigger version of what nobody ever gives you credit for. You have had a couple of really positive developments since July last year, with what you hide; what nobody sees or knows. Now you will go to the next level. What is submerged, below the surface, under the radar or utterly mysterious about yourself or your world is ripe for harvesting and now that the asteroids are busy, a miraculous revival or comeback will occur. What or whom you assumed was over, or on the way out, will be restored to you. When in doubt, Virgo, always focus on the internal this month, not the external, as it’s your hidden self and life that produces miracles.
FRIENDSHIPS AND TRIBES
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – and near Tuesday 7th April the Bacchus conjunction to Cupido, suggest you may want to stick closely to your friends and tribes, Virgo. Near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise that imitating or being ‘inspired by’ people is actually flattering for the recipients. It makes the wheels turn in your social life, with your friend, or among particular collectives and communities. A political party? A rock band? A Twitter tribe? They all qualify. You may have heard of the Roman Bacchanalia in history. You have your own version of a sumptuous feast or wild procession in April. Big party? Hedonistic celebration? Apollo suggests some kind of leading figure at the feast or in front of the big march. Cupido suggests tremendous passion and desire, and that always makes your social life more interesting. Should you collectively share a group goal, you will be amazed at how tribal thinking entertains, diverts and distracts you. It’s rather like The Beatles chasing success in the 1960s only to realise that you can do all that, and still have time to float around in a swimming pool with a cocktail on a blow-up dinosaur.
FOREIGN AND REGIONAL CONNECTIONS
Look across your country and across the world for really intriguing developments, Virgo – these foreign or regional shifts will greatly assist what you are trying to do with your book, web venture, course, workshop, move or trip. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, and then your ruler Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April with straight-up news or plans, to follow in the wake of what is an intriguing new association or relationship. After Monday 20th April it’s all up for inspection by others, no matter if you are travelling or travelling in the mind. This curious scrutiny helps you see your travel, publishing, foreign or educational agenda from the outside looking in, and that’s priceless. Near Wednesday 22nd April there will be one of those table-banging moments when you just have to reply, or sign, or start the ball rolling. A trip or head trip is the likely result of April, no matter if you are a born explorer; an internet explorer; a writer, publisher, student of life or mentor. It won’t change your life but it will change the rest of 2015.
Success is a two-way street and a dual carriageway after Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini. You will become one half of your own version of Sonny and Cher, French and Saunders or Bonnie and Clyde. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, you are on your way in terms of your chosen field, industry or business. There is a solution, Virgo! Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and again near the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th, you will be seriously inspired in your career, or perhaps at university or in the unpaid work sector. There is a particularly feminine mindset out there. for you to use this month. It’s not flashy or showy, but it’s exceedingly clever and a woman who is widely admired, or a man who is powerfully in touch with his female side, will motivate you. The second half of April is really decisive in terms of the advice you receive and the answers you find. Your project, plan or role becomes so much more than what you are handed by the fates; it becomes a vehicle for learning, growing and expanding. This incredible duet you are playing in your chosen field, industry or business is part of that growth. Do all you can in April, Virgo, as it will simplify your life in the middle of the year.
Libra: April 2015
HIM (OR HER) AND YOU, YOU, YOU
Have you consciously uncoupled in the last year or two, like your fellow Libra G.Paltrow? Or are you under the eiderdown with a peculiar bedfellow, like Libra Prime Minister David Cameron and his Liberal Democrat other half, Nick Clegg? There are so many variations on this theme and you know them all. Along the way, the last couple of years have introduced you to a rejection dance with this person, or even with an entire conga line of them. It may be fair to say that you have been creating some of the rejections yourself, Libra. Nobody really enjoys that feeling of being ignored or put on the sidelines, especially when a former, current or potential partner is concerned. It can be even worse if you have had a genuine enemy or opponent! Nevertheless, the savvy thing to do in April is to admit that the rejection or distancing began with you, an awfully long time ago, and it’s not so much others sidelining you, as their response to your own big push away. . April’s changes are not so much about the person – he or she who matters so much – it is about the institution they represent to you and your great need to leave it behind. This may be a particular definition of marriage, common law marriage, the business of internet dating, political partnership, work partnership or business partnership. Your chart suggests you are moving right away, quite radically, from outdated and irrelevant notions of what two people should be to each other. This also applies to Libra people who are separated or divorced; why should you not have a particularly radical reinvention of the alchemy with your old partner, if you wish? If you can wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will be more enlightened near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when it’s all change for the future at the New Moon. By this stage it all seems to be about your opposite number or your opponent. Note: his or her personality is just a distraction from the real issue, which is your need to do things your way; to be free; to break a few chains you may never have fully understood were shackling you quite so much. It’s about him or her, sure, but it’s also about your own quest for something different which overturns every entrenched idea you had about what ‘two’ should mean, last century.
THE DELICATE ART OF SOCIAL BONDING
You are an air sign, Libra, and they circulate. You fan the atmosphere, delicately and lightly, which is why you have historically been associated with so many little groups, tribes and teams in your career and why you have found that friendships and groups can function almost like relationships for you. All this will be brought home to you again in April. Near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction, and near Wednesday 8th April, and 11th April, there is a real feeling of forward thrust. What did not move as it should with the friend or group will start to shift. This makes a difference to your social circle, but it also makes a spectacular difference to your enjoyment of life. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April and later – very close to April 29th and 30th – it’s clear this is a feast of enjoyment. There are rich pickings to be had when you understand the way wheels turn within a group, and just how fruitful and abundant a seriously good friendship can be. When you crack that (and you will) you crack everything. Pursue the sports team, the society, the club, the association, the party. Be the friend everyone wants to have in her address book. These people have no agenda. They were born lucky and they approach you with a certain largesse. They spread the joy around.
YOUR EVEREST AND YOUR MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Where is your mountain top? Where is the peak? The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather emotional sign of Cancer – present you with a C.V. episode that actually touches your soul. This is way more than another notch on your Linked In entry. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, there is a sense that success is self-indulgence and pure pleasure, but it is also a way of using the moment to protect the future. What (and who) circulates in your chosen field, industry or business near those dates is not just designed to enhance your lust for life, it is also there to remind you that now you are hovering at the top of your Everest or Kilimanjaro, you really must do something more than quaff the champagne. Plan the next expedition. And secure this one.
MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY, COLLECTABLES, VALUABLES
On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, who was discovered in the same year that Britain began her slow climb back to stability after the Winter Of Discontent. There is the most tremendous feeling of sturdy hope and steely, determined optimism about your finances near that date, and this could be extended to your property, possessions, business or charity. After Tuesday 14th April the paperwork is in motion. Near Monday 20th April it all becomes a tremendous source of curiosity for others, and two days later, near Wednesday 22nd April, the signature or agreement will roll. Do all you can this month. You have a replay of particular financial, property or business issues from the end of last year to come, halfway through this year. Whatever you can do now to solidify agreements, secure compromises and look to a brighter future will truly reward you. Saturn is coming back to Scorpio in mid 2015 and of course this will bring some flashback to the hard work of 2013 or 2014, financially. What so many astrologers ignore, though, is that Saturn had an optimistic, productive and triumphant wife and her name was Ops. It is Ops who is steering your money chart in April and if you go with a rather practical strategy, it will pre-empt Saturn later this year. Make this the month you shore up the future and do yourself a large favour.
TRAVEL, PUBLISHING, FOREIGNERS, THE WEB, EDUCATION
Expand your intellectual, spiritual or geographical horizons with someone who understands. The stage is set after Saturday 11th April when Venus, your ruler, changes signs to Gemini. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her, you are on your way, as there are answers and high hopes, where before there was – a blank space. The trip, book, website, foreign connection or particular course/workshop in question is utterly crucial from that point forward. Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and later, at the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th, you only have to ask, and you shall receive. In Bath, England, the Romans once prayed to Minerva for answers. You can still see their Latin prayers etched in stone. Nothing so esoteric here; just the useful appearance or reappearance of people who really know their stuff. Nothing could be more welcome when you travel, or travel in the mind, as you will see in the final seven days of April.
Scorpio: April 2015
BREAKING NEW GROUND, TURNING THINGS AROUND
Scorpio, some surprising help – you could call it Extreme Cosmic Assistance – in March has made you tremendously hopeful about an exhilarating new way to work, yet also do your duty by others. Call it a radical new way to be of service. You could include your service to yourself in this statement, as you do not exist merely above the neck – of course - and your body has become a priority in this current cycle. What is really exciting about April is the tremendous rush of energy over just a few days – this will certainly liberate you and those around you, in your chosen field, profession or industry. If you can just wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will be in the clear. Near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, you benefit from the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Sixth House of your chart, which describes your sense of service, duty to others on a daily basis and your work ethic. Beyond that, of course, there are questions to answer about how your body serves your mind. Cog in the machine? Absolutely not. New machine? Absolutely correct. In fact, deconstructing and reconstructing the machinery of your daily life might be the best way of all to use the trends around you in April. You have no idea just how liberated you could be and how utterly inventive and innovative you can also be, in the particular speciality or line of expertise you have made your own. And it’s the whole package. It’s a lifestyle. You will soon be free to reinvent the way you carve up the 24 hours in each day.
UP, UP, UP
Up you go, higher and higher, in a system or structure which was made for you to conquer, no matter if you are hankering after a particular kind of place in the world, or a new world to make your own. You can be professional about this – Scorpio people always are – but the truth is, the vindication of your own faith and belief in yourself, from April through to August, will be an intensely personal matter. You are an emotional water sign and this is about feelings, as much as it’s about ambition. After a rather peculiar period when everything was amazing potential without actual delivery, the package can be unwrapped. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April. Panacea and Aesculapia, those two famous helpers and healers, join Jupiter, the bringer of growth and expansion – and from Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, it’s basically a banquet to enjoy. Success is something you define, not other people. Not only are you now in a position to be wildly experimental when it comes to your daily routine and lifestyle, you are now in a position to ‘marry’ a special project, role or goal, near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and certainly by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, when you find the situation irresistible. It’s like refusing good champagne. Status is status, achievement is achievement, but sometimes ambition is just a matter of luxuriating in what comes naturally and easily, as you will see around the 20th. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, when we see Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo (respectively), there is this jaunty little theme song from Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines playing in the background. Up, up, up, uppity up. Everything you have been doing, pays off. If you need an exit, there is an exit. If you need an entry, there is an entry. Even a re-entry is available to you.
UNEXPLORED NEW TERRITORY
Unexplored new territory in the library, across the internet, or across the map is calling you now as the heavenly bodies begin to circulate through the Ninth House of your horoscope, which describes your hunger to absorb and exchange knowledge, and know more of the world. This will be brought home to you by the deeply pleasurable Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all triggering your broadest intellectual, spiritual or geographical horizons. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this area of your chart, then near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise there is a benign cosmic conspiracy. You are positively being shoehorned out of a rut. The book, the course, the website, the trip, the regional or foreign connection – it all makes perfect sense. And who knew that so much could happen, in just the first eleven days of April? You could feel the thrill and simply get on with your life, of course, but you may prefer to use the cycles of the asteroid Hygeia to practise the maxim ‘Prevention is better than cure’ and apply some kind of guard, shield or insurance to what matters so much to you. Lock in this fascinating future.
OPPONENTS, OPPOSITE NUMBERS AND YOU
Who is your former, current or potential partner? Who is your opponent or opposition? He or she is utterly key this month. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, and it’s all about the power of two, no matter if it’s two against one, or you plus her (or him) in the interests of seamless harmony. The Seventh House of your chart, which is where we find all this activity, describes the need to balance the scales between two people or two sides, no matter if the connection is romantic, purely business or entrenched in differences and conflict. This month is about weighing those scales. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April it’s time to talk seriously or sign, then from Monday 20th April it’s time to see the two of you, as the outside world does too. This kind of objectivity can be truly useful when you are rethinking aspects of a partnership, marriage, one-on-one relationship or even a dispute. Near Wednesday 22nd April there will be a time of total reckoning. And it could only happen now. This will make the biggest long-term difference to how you see he or she who matters so much, but also very much how you see yourself.
MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY
The bigger picture of your financial or material world is so unremittingly heavy, Scorpio. Yet you also have little breaks in the astrological weather in April, when much can be done. Near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini you realise it’s a two-way street. This is going to be a relationship of sorts, between two people who must do as much as possible with the numbers before 4th May, when a period of changes or delays will begin. For the duration of April, what you have here is a waltz for two around the calculator or the business – maybe the home, actual money or possessions too. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, do believe in a winning outcome despite the rather heavy financial background noise you have been living with since Christmas. Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and later on, at the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th, you will have answers. Try to sign off on as much as possible before May begins, as Mercury’s retrograde shadow will commence then and when the planet of discussion, paperwork, digital agreements and meetings moves backwards, so does life itself.
Sagittarius: April 2015
Sagittarius, your heart may be tied to a baby, child or young adult. To a youth project or younger demographic. Perhaps it is tied to a lover, pure and simple, or to the romantic and sexual elements of a permanent relationship. Do bear in mind that your heart is on an escalator in April and it is being moved away from the past. At one point you may feel the escalator accelerate, but hang on and move with it. These transits positively encourage brave acceptance of radical new directions and if you try to catch the step below your own and walk backwards, or even hang on for dear life, you will go nowhere fast. Try to embrace and work with what is happening to you as a parent, godparent, aunt, uncle or grandparent. As someone who is concerned with a junior generation. As a lover. Just remember to get past the Total Lunar Eclipse first (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) as very little will be clear or detailed then, and you may prefer to bide your time, where your heart is concerned. Pick up the story near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the full impact of the New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Fifth House of your chart sinks in. By that stage, you can’t really pin anything on those who don’t understand or can’t keep up, emotionally or mentally, as you started this dynamic of rejecting and being rejected years before. This has necessitated a total and dramatic reshaping of your relationships or your feelings about the next generation and what it should mean to you. You’ve pushed away whom (or what) you see as dated, tired or stuck. In turn, you have yourself been rejected. Go with it in April, and understand Uranus cycles are always like this – the push and pull is part of the revolution that you and others absolutely need to have. April 2015 moves you on up, higher, further and faster with love, or the world of a junior generation, than you may have anticipated, but do try to see that the universe is just giving you what you logically should have expected, and in fact were always seeking. Anyone else who is also prepared to cleave towards genuine progress, with all the tremendous freedom, space and exciting possibility that involves, will also meet you halfway or come to your party. This applies emotionally, spiritually and psychologically. Don’t let anybody or anything prevent change.
MIRACLES AND TURNAROUNDS
Sagittarius, expect miracles and turnarounds with your trip, relocation, book, course, workshop, website or foreign connection. You thought something or someone was over, or fading fast? Not so. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about resurrection – even when it seems unlikely or downright impossible – and as as early as Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction you will see a rebirth phase with your journey, move, publishing agenda, university commitment or foreign involvement. Jupiter, the planet ruling your sign, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting you with a turnaround and near 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct – so everything accelerates for you as a traveller, teacher, explorer, student of life, mentor, writer, publisher, internet citizen or world citizen. Perhaps a combination of these, as so many Sagittarians tend to live online. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, you come into your own. You will make the commitment – in fact, you will love the commitment. This is about the wholesale expansion of your intellectual, geographical or spiritual horizons and it has been an awfully long time coming despite your best efforts. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia there is every suggestion of total self-indulgence. Between now and August you will come into your own as you were born to explore. Sagittarius is associated with intellectual, spiritual and geographical exploration, more than any other sign.
MONEY AND THE MATERIAL WORLD
Enjoy the shift now, with the bank, your business interests, your property, charity or possessions. The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the self-protective and canny sign of Cancer – suggests it is time to think about the future and do something proactive about it, too. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise just how important it is to seize the day. It is not enough (near these dates) to be inspired, or to be motivated, or even to just enjoy what comes. You also have to harness the energy to do something resolute about insuring the rest of 2015 and beyond. The chance will be there.
YOUR DAILY WORKLOAD
There are solutions at work, university or in the volunteer sector and they are strong solutions. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, showing you the way. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April the phone rings, or the e-mail arrives – or maybe the media carries the news. In any case you have something to act on, and you are quite right to be optimistic, despite the obvious seriousness of one situation. Near Monday 20th April and Wednesday 22nd April it’s pretty clear; you have to make a final choice for the month. If your body prevents you from working, you can count those time frames listed above in terms of your doctor, healer, trainer, dietitian and so on – see the tunnel, see the light, make the choices. Ops has her name hidden in the word optimism and this asteroid is a powerful timing device. She is associated with satisfying outcomes – not necessarily big, dumb, happy endings – but the delivery of complete answers. You will now see this happen with your daily workload or your body, in a chain of useful events.
FORMER, CURRENT AND POTENTIAL PARTNERS
Yet more evidence that your heart is on an escalator in April comes near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini, your opposite sign. This describes your former, current or potential partner – but also opponents, enemies and rivals. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her, there is an enriching ending – not a madly ecstatic one, but a fulfilling one. Near Thursday 16th April at the Diana-Minerva conjunction, the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th you will see just how many solutions can come in a short space of time. Diana is a key symbol. Goddess of the hunt, she was fiercely independent and free – liberated and private – passionate and yet very much her own person, who wanted and got her space. You have some powerful questions to answer about this kind of space, very close to the last week of April. This applies to you and your former, current or potential partner, but also to any individual who is against you. You will be stunned by the deep wisdom of one answer, no matter if it is given to you, or channelled to you by Minerva herself.
Capricorn: April 2015
YOUR HOME, FAMILY, HOME TOWN, HOUSEHOLD, HOMELAND
Beyond the actual roof over your head, Capricorn, there is the question of the larger space to which you belong – your village, town or city – your particular part of the world - and the kinsfolk, relatives, or locals with whom you identify. Learn to love what shakes your world, or who shakes your world, because it will set you free, if you seize the day in April, and your horoscope suggests that even you (with all your innovations and inventions) are quite unaware of just how confined you were. This is not just about the walls and floors, or even your place on the map. It goes beyond a particular relative or flatmate, too – or the locals. Once the Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) and a rather patchy period has passed you by, you can pursue changes near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, as the New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Fourth House collude, and create a new world for you. On the most epic scale there will be a brand new relationship with your country, roots, culture and heritage. Circumstances suit you. The times move with your soul – and for once, you feel in synch with radical change, because it’s all you have been chasing. Perhaps you should finally admit this is a revolution and put the right label on it. Certainly there are others who see you approach in those rather exciting terms! On a small scale, if you have kept your life very low-key and unambitious in terms of your family, house, flat, household or home town – you can expect destiny to shake things up. Uranus is the key player in all of this and he wants change even if you don’t. There will be news, letters, calls, e-mails – and a go-between. There will be a fresh start and a forever statement. Most of all, though, you have to embrace what you started, in your head, because it’s a revolution whose time has come and you need to own it. Everything you were up to in the last year or two was essentially about this anyway and the people who are really attuned to progress – exhilarating, intoxicating progress – will support you. By May your notion of belonging to a particular place or people will be brand new. You’ve been so independent to date – virtually out on your own – but anyone who is meant to take the ride with you through 2015, 2016 and beyond will now come forward to support you.
CASH, POSSESSIONS, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY
Look to events around Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction for clues about resurrection, rebirth, resuscitation and a Frankenstein moment when the quivering wreckage of something you assumed was over, or on its way out, leaps back to life. It may be a cash source, a precious possession, a business asset or an entire property – or share. Jupiter, the planet of sweeping solutions and opportunities finally turns direct in Leo, a rather generous sign, on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting you. Days later, around 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and what you had assumed was ancient history about the deal, the account, the cash, the collectables, the house, the flat or the good cause is now an entirely new chapter. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, you can make the most pleasurable commitment and by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, you’re loving every moment of this heaven-sent period of expansion, new hope, growth and tremendous empire building. As the month ends, near April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo (respectively), suggests that you should be grateful for the largesse from particular people or large organisations or departments. Even the universe itself deserves a sincere note of thanks, as fate herself could orchestrate anything from an interest rate cut to a rather useful change in currency values. Believe and receive.
OPPOSITE NUMBERS OR OPPONENTS
The Seventh House of your horoscope is ruled by Cancer. This is a water sign, rather emotional and it tends to point to need, on either side of a partnership, or a battle royal. Are you with someone, or against them in April? This is tremendously emotional and potent stuff, and you will find out why, near the Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in Cancer. At this point your former, current or potential partner needs huge amounts of time and space. Or is this about an enemy, rival or opponent? Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, and as you might expect, Cupido is associated with piercing, powerful and potent passion. Near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer, you are getting the measure of the situation with this tremendously affecting man or this unusually high-impact woman. Beyond the actual emotion being whipped up by the two of you, there is a clear message that you need to protect the future. You need to safeguard tomorrow. Sure, it might never happen. But what if it does, and what must you do? In love or war you must answer that as Hygeia is about ‘Prevention is better than cure.’
BABIES, CHILDREN, TEENAGERS – OR LOVERS
Clearly, your April horoscope points to parenthood, or intimate relationships as an absolute priority. The sign of Taurus, which rules the Fifth House of your chart, suggests the need to be grounded about your choices (Taurus is an earth sign, like you) and also to evaluate one discussion or piece of news very carefully. Is this about a baby, child or young adult? Or even about much younger people affecting your professional or non-profit agenda? Or – given this is about your heart, perhaps this April story is about a lover? All of this is part of the Fifth House in your chart. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, that tremendous symbol of optimism and practicality. Venus herself is all about the art and business of dealing with people on a one-on-one level, with all its complication. There is a solution at that time, and after Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April you can expect a truly crucial moment of truth in the following fortnight. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs to Taurus, ruling your Fifth House, your son, daughter, pregnancy, younger relative, affair or lover becomes a matter of tremendous interest for those outside the situation. You can duck and dive if you like, but your personal life will then be rather more public. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be a real increase in pace, and by that stage you’ll need to articulate your thoughts and feelings very clearly. The emotional and heartfelt choices you make then do set up your future rather potently; be aware of that, because you may need much more time. Don’t be pushed or prodded. Set your own agenda and strategy.
YOUR DAILY WORKLOAD, LIFESTYLE AND BODY
Your sense of duty and service to other people (and your duty to your own body) is now a matter for someone else as well, as you will see near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini. The rest of the month depends on how closely you can collaborate and co-operate with someone else who is ready to sing this duet with you, even if you’re not exactly reading identical music. The Sixth House of your chart, where Venus is about to take up residence, describes your work ethic and your daily routine, and the way you look after others, as well as yourself. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as well as someone to go through the tunnel with. Will this work? Yes – the big answer will not mean cartwheels and champagne all round, but it will be deeply satisfying and amount to the best win-win you could have hoped for. And there is more to come, with your daily workload, lifestyle or body near 16th April at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini, the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd – and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th. The world belongs to women, or female intelligence, near those dates. Tap into it. This rich source of advice and experience will make the most substantial difference to how you live your life, in terms of your day-to-day work or chores. If your body is an issue, then open up to the voices of professional wisdom or hard-won life lessons. Minerva is a 2000-year-old symbol of illumination and enlightened advice.
Aquarius: April 2015
MOVING YOUR INTERNET AGENDA FORWARD
Aquarius, you can get your ideas across by penning lyrics and singing them, or by helping to co-create books. You can use multimedia, old media or new media to be heard or read. The actual medium or channel is possibly about to change, though, as April is all about revolutionary new trends. If you don’t alter the technique, outlet or technology you may well move your internet agenda forward in other ways. Perhaps it’s time to radically change the way you use your ‘voice’ across all mediums or media, rather than the setting for it. In any case, Aquarius, you appear to be impatient to go to the next level, as your ruling planet Uranus is associated with electricity, and it’s that kind of immediacy – a flick, a jolt, a flash – which describes the first ten days of April. If you can just wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then so much the better, as you need more clarity than that will give you. Make your chances, or embrace them, near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, your ruler Uranus is supported by a New Moon. New Moon, new start -that’s the way it goes in April. There is much more to what you are doing than just another project, role or goal, though. You are inventing, discovering and innovating at a very high level these days – practically reshaping communication by genre, technology or technique – and the frequencies will reach people who desperately need the kind of freedom and open space you are offering, either on the internet or in the real world. This is the highest possible expression of the cycle you are in. Sure, you can get a new smart phone, but what are you going to do with it unless there is a message for the medium? The way you communicate these days, and what you communicate, and how you do it, is such an intriguing area for experimentation and now you will come into an exciting confrontation with your own objectives. Now, in April, you can do this without having to wait any longer, as those who are in synch with you will even be ahead of you.
HE OR SHE WHO MEANS SO MUCH
When it comes to the Seventh House, the person who is against you can mean as much as a soulmate. You can have a powerful relationship with a rival or enemy, just as you can with a lover. A business or work partner can be as challenging and rewarding as a husband or wife. And then there is marriage itself, however you interpret it, and whatever label you give to it. The Seventh House highlights all these kinds of dynamics. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April in your Seventh House and you can expect the most welcome period of tremendously therapeutic developments. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about repair work, as any doctor who ever took the Hippocratic Oath will tell you, and near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction you will see some open heart surgery and maybe a minor miracle – with, or for, this person who matters so much to you. Jupiter, the planet of deeply satisfying solutions and new growth, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting you with this person, be you lovers, work partners or enemies. You know the game between both of you, now you can play it at a bigger, better and broader level than ever before. From 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and so the sense of resurrection, repair, revival or renaissance intensifies. What or who was ‘over’ is very far from being so. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, you find your lust for life again. Then, near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, you can make the most pleasurable commitment followed by a genuine moment of lovely indulgence at the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, two days later. Whatever this person means to you – opponent or opposite number – you can truly savour the outcome as April closes. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia in Leo you realise you’re still writing the narrative with this man or woman. In myth, Aesculapia was represented by the snake entwined on the rod; the staff of Aesculapius can still be seen on medical vehicles in NYC. Watch for serpents and snakes as potent images of synchronicity throughout April; once you become aware of the natural law of synchronicity it’s remarkable how often it functions for you! To the Romans this entwined serpent on a staff was a promise of miracles performed and life revived. There is something about this tremendous two-way experiment that suggests truly unusual alchemy. What looked like a ‘finished’ piece of chemistry will restart.
YOUR DAILY WORKLOAD, BODY AND LIFESTYLE
Hard Day’s Night? Not so much. What you do out of a sense of service, duty and obligation for others, and to others, becomes a feast for the senses in April. The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather needy sign of Cancer – suggest fulfilment and satisfaction if you are prepared to put your daily workload or body first. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in Cancer, and later, near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, in the same sign, you will be given great evidence that daily tasks and chores can become a kind of reward, inspiration and motivation in their own right. This extends to your ‘temple’ – your physical body. Enjoy what comes.
HOME, FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD, HOME TOWN OR HOMELAND
On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, and you are on your way to a solution with (or for) your relative, or flatmate – or perhaps someone associated with your house, flat or home town. Of course you are going to have to meet the other person halfway, as symmetrically as you can. After this, the communication planet Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April so you can expect a truly crucial meeting, letter or piece of internet gossip which lays things on the line. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs, it’s out there for all to see so you will benefit from outside reaction and opinion to your flat, house, family, household or home town. Shortly after this, close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be a statement or signature required. There are some fairly stark and unavoidable realities about your relative, flatmate, house, flat, home town and so on. There are also strong and remarkable answers. Ops is a symbol of faith, hope and resilience in the chart. She was married to Saturn in mythology and in the strange world of synchronicity and astrology, she often turns up when things look fairly unforgiving, with answers which are universally accepted, once the ending has come. And there will be a satisfying ending.
BABIES, CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS – OR LOVERS
April will shift everything for everybody around you, in most areas of life, and for you there is a little chain reaction involving your son, daughter, godchild or young relative – perhaps, too, the world of younger people en masse, no matter if you are concerned with infants or teenagers. Some Aquarians pour their considerable energy, protective instincts and caring into lovers instead, and for you, perhaps, April is about intimacy. Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini kickstarts the story with children or lovers and there is obviously a balancing act to stabilise. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, there is a deeply sensible answer to a fairly tough question. Then, near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) then the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd – and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th – you have your navigational lights switched on at last. Where to go, how fast to go, and with whom by your side? How much space, distance or separation between you? These asteroids and planets suggest some really ancient archetypes, all of them concerned with relating and relationship mechanisms. Women or feminine wisdom will have the answers for you.
Pisces: April 2015
YOUR MONEY, HOUSE, BUSINESS, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY, FLAT
Pisces, an eclipse is particularly tricky for you; as above, so below – an eclipse covers up and obscures, rather than reveals. There is a really good reason why for centuries, astrologers have advised extreme caution on such an event, so if you are serious about the new direction you are taking with the cash, house, company, collectables, good cause or apartment, you’ll give Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th April, Sunday 5th April a wide berth. However, near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the Moon joins the Sun, you can go to the next level with your big experiment. There is no other word to describe the way you have been handling the financial or material world. You have gone your own way, been permanently intrigued and excited (that’s not something you can purchase in a catalogue) and genuinely made progress in your life. Well, April is the next big leap. That second week of April suggests you have no interest at all in what you used to do, or who you used to be – or even whom you once dealt with. This is a revolution. The Sun, New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Second House of your chart suggest the conversation or paperwork that’s framed near the 6th-10th sets you up for the 18th and an entirely different year. Your values are also changing, according to your horoscope. And they keep changing, every time you have to make a decision about who or what you will sell out for (or not) and who or what is most precious. That deeper level of profound transformation is what’s actually behind the number crunching in April.
THE LEO LIFESTYLE LINE-UP
Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April and for you, Pisces, that rules your daily workload, lifestyle and normal routine. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about lifestyle solutions and the miraculous resurrection of some part of your working day. Your body, too, is clearly in the front line for change as these two ancient symbols of redemption, rescue and repair are about the restoration of the physical as well as the spiritual. This is obvious as early as Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction (allow a day either side of this, depending on your time zone). A turnaround or even a minor miracle is possible then. Jupiter, the planet of sweeping win-win-win answers, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting these lifestyle, work or body issues. It’s so curative and relaxing – it makes a break from a fairly relentless new cycle affecting your larger role, ambition and mission in life, as you have had one serious backward step, perhaps more, since Christmas last year. Try to focus on the ‘life’ part of lifestyle, though, and the notion of getting a life (again) despite the obvious professional or academic challenges. One key trick now is to embrace service, duty and the notion of being a wheel in a larger machine. It may not sound terribly exciting but it is where you will gain the most, with Jupiter on your side. From 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and what you had assumed was over on a work, lifestyle or body level is very far from being over at all. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and again near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, you can make the most pleasurable commitment -amazingly it’s all indulgence by that stage – and by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, two days later, your own expansion, growth and improvement is there to stay, if you’ve sewn things up – for months. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo hint at a grand finish for the month. You wanted to believe things would turn around or make a comeback with your working life, lifestyle or body but it seemed illogical or irrational. The end of April proves you were right to have faith or even to listen to that famous Piscean intuition. And this certainly has been an act of faith.
THE WORLD OF BABIES, CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS OR LOVERS
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather clingy and comfort-hungry sign of Cancer. speak volumes about a lover, or the world of babies, children or teenagers. Follow someone’s leadership then and remind yourself that sometimes lust for life, is all of life! Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, which is emotional and watery, rather like your own. Expect the new feelings-dominated chapter to really hit home near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer. Having hit on something or someone which resonates with you so emotionally, no matter if this is about a lover, or a far younger generation, you are very wisely thinking about ways to guard and protect the present, before it becomes the inescapable future. Some kind of insurance policy, then, might not be a bad idea as you finish the second week of April. It would certainly make a difference to you pursuit of parenthood, or intimacy, and this cluster of asteroids in the tremendously sensitive and feelings-driven sign of Cancer suggests you have rather a lot to consider.
INTERNET, MEDIA, BOOKS, PUBLIC SPEAKING, SINGING, VIDEO
Be heard, read or just understood in a more determined and organised way in April, as the motivation is there. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, the very apex of problem-solving and practicality. The way you play it with the other person is the key to everything. French and Saunders? Batman and Robin? Jerry and George? Laverne and Shirley? It will have such an impact on the internet, multimedia, publishing or other platforms for your ‘voice’ across all mediums. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April the wheels turn and you must articulate what you think and feel in a lasting way. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be the most decisive moment of truth for the project, the technology or the plan. Do ask for more time if you need it.
FAMILY, HOME, PROPERTY, HOMELAND, HOME TOWN, HOUSEHOLD
From Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini you can see co-operation and collaboration as a kind of art form, no matter if your big concern is a family member or the renovations – or broader questions about a flatmate or local council member. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, you have a clear sense of direction and possibility, sustained by the reputation of a particular person or organisation for coming good. Life on the home or family front becomes even more intriguing near Thursday 16th April at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini and at the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd – and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th. At this point the bricks and mortar becomes a cipher for something far more ethereal and spiritual; a kind of freedom and space that only exists in wild places. This also extends to your flatmate or relative, or even to your concept of home town, or village, city or country. Far beyond your normal definition of belonging, you are now in a position to ‘own’ your space in the context of greater independence, greater freedom, greater potential for exploration. Diana was the goddess of absolute space and freedom. Bear her in mind as you make your April 24th decisions because her archetype is written large in your horoscope, Pisces.
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