Aries: April 2014
THE UNFATHOMABLE ARIES HOROSCOPE
What should have happened in February, with some finality, has not happened. There is a part of you that is totally unfathomable. You’ve either been keeping things secret; had a secret revealed – or you are deliberately pulling the strings from the wings, while others put on a performance. All of this and more should have been tidied away in your life by the middle of February, yet instead, the third week of March brings an odd rewind and replay. The new Venus cycle which begins on Saturday 5th April kicks off the real story, and by Saturday 12th April you will be trying to fit the unreal into the real. Why so unreal? Because this dark secret or invisible role is not remotely mundane, gritty, ordinary or normal. As Venus conjuncts Chiron and also Salacia in the same chart zone, as she travels through your horoscope, it looks very much as if April is about waving goodbye to planet earth altogether. So…is this a good thing or a bad thing? It really depends on how good you are at staying anchored when you are, essentially, all at sea. Neptune and Salacia can work in a very subtle way, like the sea washing upon a pebble, and before you realise what has happened, things have changed. Tune into this. The Twelfth House of the chart often turns up as drug or alcohol issues (even prescribed drugs) and it rules sleep and dreams as well. It most certainly rules what you ‘bury at sea’ which is why nobody can fathom what is going on. And it has some connection with astral travel, mediumship and the psychic world. April is sending you on a voyage. Phone home. Find the rules.
THE ARIES WE NEVER KNEW EXISTED
Here are some diary dates for your ‘Hello world’ moments this month: Wednesday 2nd April and Monday 7th April (allow two days either side) suggest some kind of now-or-never moment. You do, after all, own your internet image, your physical appearance and your general packaging. It may be a matter of role, box or title. In all cases you have zero interest in other people’s more traditional or stuck ideas about what You Should Be or how You Should Look. You may want to steer well clear of the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April and the days either side of it though; the inflammatory Mars-Mercury opposition the following day is hardly soothing. The Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April are also very tough days to push too hard (or push back too strongly). I would suspect that your former, current or potential partner is a major part of the ‘me’ story this month. Maybe a rival, opponent or enemy is doing that work too. This person matters less than the process, funnily enough, and the process is about being the Aries we never knew. And probably the Aries you never knew, either. It’s ‘me’ time and it’s also time for a revolution. Who on earth could deny you the freedom to be utterly yourself?
Taurus: April 2014
THE GHOST OF FRIENDSHIP PAST
You have had the most peculiar horoscope for old friendships, social media or group projects this year. I know we are only three or four months into 2014 but already there is a sense of total unreality about what has been going on. Why is there a flashback to your February ‘ghosts’ in terms of friends or groups? Partly because of Mercury’s retrograde cycle. But also because of the new Venus cycle which begins on Saturday 5th April. You have been through the most mysterious situation with these people from February 1st through 13th and that’s recently been replayed from March 18th through 21st. From that point forward it’s about the conversation changing, or the talking points altering; maybe there’s even a total rethink of what you thought you knew! Saturday 12th April feels like a merger, though. As Venus conjuncts Chiron and also Salacia in the ‘no barriers, no boundaries’ sign of Pisces, nobody would be surprised if this old friendship, Twitter connection or group endeavour entered totally uncharted waters. There is a slight Mad Hatter’s Tea Party feeling about these people in April. Things seem all over the place, everywhere, all the time. If you can keep the potential for chaos at bay, though, you will thoroughly enjoy this utterly new sensation of merging seamlessly with those in the tribe. It may just be your social tribe; it may have a very practical reason for existing. In all cases, though, try to keep it real.
THE HIDDEN TAURUS
You have been using what you cover up and hide from other people – or what you do without any recognition or credit – as an excuse to experiment. This has been going on for years and I don’t think you’re about to stop now! As early as Wednesday 2nd April, at the Sun-Uranus conjunction there is a vivid confrontation with yourself. It’s quite a moment, as you effectively look in the mirror and realise what is going on. This is a revolution. And there is no other way. After Monday 7th April it’s all about the communication you have with your soul. Why the soul? Because the Twelfth House (where Uranus now lurks) is about your spirit or essence; the part of you that goes wandering off when you dream. This really does feel like the most radical change in months and you will probably need more time and space to yourself, as so much of this change necessarily involves your private self, your hidden self, or even an MI6 level secret! There are times to push the accelerator, though, and times to coast. This month is loaded with demanding patterns. Tuesday 15th April and the days either side of it; the Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April; the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April are just three examples. Astrology is about steering your ship correctly. I feel that you’re below all our radar this month, because you’re either deliberately concealing things, or just refusing to take open credit. In any case, seize the wheel and steer yourself right away from those tricky periods I have listed above. Sure, you want change. You’ll get it too. But there are easier times.
Gemini: April 2014
BECOMING SUCCESSFUL, REMAINING SUCCESSFUL
Let’s face it, Gemini, your success sector is most unusual at the moment. We are probably talking about your career here, but of course you may interpret success as voluntary work or full-time study as well. What you thought you knew, for sure, in the first fortnight of February is quite wrong. By the time you read this you will be past the close of March, which is when the revelation and realisation takes hold. So much for binding discussion, firm agreement or absolute statements! You are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation, information and negotiation and as Mercury has been downright flakey for weeks, I suspect that by the time you get to April you must be ready to throw your hands up in the air. Instead, April encourages you to explore a brave new world without boundaries or the usual rules. I wonder if this is a particular project you are working on? A new role? Or maybe it’s just a unique professional or academic relationship; the kind where you don’t actually have to speak to understand each other. Becoming successful and remaining successful are the chief concerns of the Tenth House, where we now find Neptune, Chiron, Venus and Salacia in your chart. I strongly suspect you are about to redefine your notion of ‘making it’ though. This is really about escaping. Finding the parallel world. Seeking the other universe; just as valid and authentic as the more familiar, ordinary one – yet something you can lose yourself in as well. With Venus in the mix, the relationship you have with your boss, lecturer, employee, colleague or client will enter into an entirely different phase this month. The usual rules of time and space will be bent; is anyone even looking at a clock or calendar any more? The usual rules of Normal Professional Life or the Real University World are also likely to be skewed out of shape. You have no interest in what you used to have, or the way things used to operate. You want something very, very different and it looks like you’ll get it. Just be aware that Neptune and Salacia can cast you adrift; leave you all at sea; find you floundering.
ALL CHANGE! TWITTER TRIBES, OLD FRIENDS, GROUP PROJECTS
Shall we begin with the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April, the Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April or the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April? I admit these aspects are all in the second half of April, yet the situation with your Twitter circle, old friend or team goal is set up almost as the month begins. The key to April is to understand that not everyone feels comfortable with a revolution. And perhaps there is a part of you which is also confronted by radical change. Can any of this be held back? Absolutely not. It is like trying to hold back the tide. Uranus in Aries was always going to send you hurtling in a new direction, either socially, or in terms of your old pal. Many, many Geminis are part of rock bands, sports teams, local councils, good causes, book groups and so on. It is here that the electrical storm will be unleashed. In mythology, the god Uranus was the great creator. He produced the wild, the weird and the wonderful. There is something about the creative process which is always bumpy. Take it in your stride. Read hearts and minds too. You are literally co-creating a new social life, group direction or friendship chemistry in April. A brave new world is calling, yet it is essential that your pursuit of it does not trample on sensitivities, nor fears. This will be a rough revolution; don’t make it too rough.
Cancer: April 2014
Okay, so the year really starts here, in terms of your foreign, travel, internet, publishing or academic agenda. You have been through a truly odd situation during this long Mercury Retrograde cycle, as what was apparently in place in the first two weeks of February was rewritten in late March. And now here you are in April and very quickly, it looks as though someone else is the key factor. The situation is rather like two tightrope walkers meeting each other in the middle. Or two people balancing on a see-saw. You two must find common ground, quite apart from your mutual but separate interest in the trip, the move, the website, the book or that vast academic subject. What you found out from March 18th through 21st results in a rethink and maybe a new discussion, possibly an agreement, by April 7th. Then Venus is in the frame, with all her famous timing – it now appears as if the outcome is going to be less about talking and more about ‘feeling it’ with this man who is so involved, or this woman whose destiny is so attached to your own. What happens near Saturday 12th April is quite remarkable. It represents a turning of the tide. The way you formerly travelled (for example) or used the web must seem like ancient history these days. In 2011 and earlier, there were set ways of operating; particular rules; habitual understandings. Now, you are far more inclined to dive deeply into an utterly alternative universe of possibility and the further removed you are from the everyday and the familiar, the better. This is a trip for some Cancerians but for many more it is a head trip, pure and simple. Just try to keep it real if you can.
GOING BOLDLY WHERE NO CANCERIAN HAS GONE BEFORE
Welcome to Star Trek. There is a stellium in your zone of achievement, ambition, mission and position. It’s unusual and it’s also demanding. It is also potentially very rewarding but you need to follow the rules of the astrological game. Quite clearly there are massive changes taking place either within your industry, or within a particular project. There may alternatively be big shifts happening with the personalities involved, no matter if we are looking at your staff, your boss or your classmates. You are ruled by the Moon so the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April is a cover-up job you need to be aware of. This is a Full Pink Moon, exact at 8.46am in London and like all total eclipses, what you are supposed to see – vanishes. What is meant to be a new beginning is not. This is such an odd situation you may want to steer well clear of the period around Tuesday for major judgement calls. The Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April around a week later can’t be ignored. Radical change is here. Just remember that living in revolutionary times also requires a few tactics. This is an uncharted mission and there will be bumps. There is also quite clearly the exciting and amazing potential of being first to explore, first to experience, first to enjoy – almost anything. I suspect the real prize for you is independence. Long after April is over, though, it’s the way you behaved that people will remember. Be compassionate, even in a revolution.
Leo: April 2014
FLASHBACK TO YOUR FEBRUARY FINANCES
Why is there a flashback to your February finances? Or the discussion about the flat, house, company, possessions, charity or business? You can thank the new Venus cycle which begins on Saturday 5th April. You have been through the most peculiar situation, in terms of the facts and figures from February 1st through 13th which have recently been replayed (once more with feeling) from March 18th through 21st. Knowing what you do now, it’s quite clear that a further discussion or signature has to follow, and it seems to be in the bag by April 7th. What is even more important than the Q&A session, though, is the symmetry and harmony you might achieve with someone else; he or she is very much the other half of the equation. In fact, what happens near Saturday 12th April feels like a merger. You are increasingly drawn towards scenarios where there are no boundaries any more; where the money, house, flat, possessions, company or charity is no longer fenced off or barricaded by walls between you and others. As Venus conjuncts Chiron and also Salacia on her way through this zone of your chart, it’s also pretty clear that you’re in the mood to see what you can get away with. More and more, though, you are seeking to escape from reality through everything you own, earn or owe. You’re not interested in ordinary any more. April is bound to be quite remarkable in terms of the new, unreal reality. Just bear in mind that Neptune has a reputation for leading us into situations which are confusing and confused. You may want to ask an outsider for his/her common sense and expertise as you slide gently into these uncharted waters with this other person.
THE NEW INTERNET, FOREIGN, TRAVEL, PUBLISHING, ACADEMIC WORLD
This is a new world and make no mistake. As early as Wednesday 2nd April, at the Sun-Uranus conjunction, it’s clear to you and everyone else that a revolution is under way. After Monday 7th April it’s all about the debate and the discussion. Try to focus on that magic cure-all, communication, as the answer. Unless you put the listening/reading process first (not to mention, finding a way to articulate your ideas that others can understand and accept) this could be a tricky time. You may want to steer well clear of the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April and the days either side of it; the inflammatory Mars-Mercury opposition the following day is hardly soothing. One thing is sure. The path to freedom and independence you are now pursuing as an internet user, traveller, publisher, writer, student or teacher is as challenging as it is exciting. The Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April remind you that times of great change call for greater tolerance all round. I’m sure you want to put freedom first, but unless you take others into account this could be like the French Revolution. And not the good bits.
Virgo: April 2014
THE OTHER PERSON IN YOUR EQUATION
Nothing has been as it was, for months. The other person in the equation (and you know exactly who I mean) has been at the heart of a strange, protracted period of unreality. This cycle is so subtle it may take a great deal of hyper-awareness to look back at the way you used to run love, sex and commitment in your life (prior to 2011 anyway) to play ‘Spot the enormous difference.’ Of course this may also be about a work partner. And some Virgo people have been in ‘partnership’ with an enemy. In astrology the Seventh House rules your husband and wife, just as much as it rules the person you hate. In astrology, the view is ‘It’s all alchemy. It’s all chemistry. And it takes two to tango.’ Now, Virgo, you move into a fascinating phase with this man or woman which alters the landscape forever. For a start, you now have clarity, thanks to developments in the second half of March, which corrected your mistaken idea of what was ‘final’ or ‘absolute’ in the first half of February. From here the process is pretty amazing. April will dissolve the boundaries between you and he, or you and she.
Saturday 12th April feels like the moment of truth (allow a day or two either side). Of course if this is a feud you need to keep it as clear and real as possible. You could be losing yourself in some very strange new territory with this person and if you find yourself flailing, you may want to extricate yourself from the game that is being played. In most cases, though, the period around 12th April is about your former, current or potential partner. Business or love. And what is going on has an unearthly, unworldly quality which you find irresistible. Neptune can be like that. So can Salacia. These two describe what you are pulled towards, as a great escape or great alternative in your life. Nothing to do with what is usually out there. Everything to do with what you are so tempted to explore. Beyond that, though, I suspect there is a very real risk you just want to lose yourself completely. Now – would you go scuba diving without the right equipment, the handbook and all the rest? It also behoves me to utter a time-honoured warning about Neptune in the Seventh House, paired with Venus. If you add alcohol or drugs, then you put another layer of Vaseline on the lens.
THE RADICAL LIFE BUDGET RETHINK
Is this your accountant, your bank manager or someone else taking an inventory of your budget? Near Wednesday 2nd April, at the Sun-Uranus conjunction, it’s really public. By ‘budget’ I mean the charity, the possessions, the apartment, the business, the house and so on. But on another level this is also a Life Budget because in April you will be evaluating the different components of your life based on freedom value. The price of independence. The swing tag that you attach to space, space, space. After Monday 7th April it’s all about the debate and the discussion. This is very much your thing, as you are ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the Gods. As a general rule, just avoid the period around Tuesday 15th April for your big push. It’s really clear that you’re not going back. You’ve already gone too far in your life, in terms of what you earn, own or owe! You’re being pulled towards the new, the different, the progressive, the experimental. One thing is sure, though, that eclipse will conceal more than it reveals so steer clear, especially if there are numbers involved. Again, near the Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April you are going to sail in choppy waters. There are easier times to press for the new world. People (and large corporations) can be funny about money. Hung up on stuff. You need to factor this in when you’re talking. Yet ultimately, the process is in motion, whichever way you play it. You’re going to be free and you can’t buy emotional and psychological oxygen at auction.
Libra: April 2014
KEEPING IT REAL (WHEN IT’S NOT)
Something most peculiar has been happening to your lifestyle in the last few months. You appear to have removed both Converse sneakers from the ground and gone off. Up, up and away. This may have been about your body (so, everything from your medical condition to everything you eat, drink or inhale). It may also have been about your work ethic, pure and simple, and the way you approach the job at hand. The really odd thing about 2014 to date is the total rewrite of what you thought you knew, back in the first two weeks of February. By the time you read this (I am writing your April prediction on March 21st) you will know that – basically – you knew very little indeed. However, April is here to sort things out for you, and now you’re up to speed with the reality of The New Unreality, you can make some informed choices. The talk, the news, the paperwork is in place byApril 7th. Then, what happens near Saturday 12th April feels like Bonnie and Clyde; French and Saunders; Marks and Spencer; Torvill and Dean. If you are a true Libran then you are famous for your ability to make a work partnership actually *work* and also for your unique understanding of the niceties of relationships, full stop. If it’s one-on-one then you know how to do it. What is so encouraging about April is that suddenly, the job or the body becomes a game for two players and as that is your raison d’etre I think you’ll feel pretty comfortable. What’s new and challenging, though, is the need to stay grounded when there is no ground to stand on any more. Escaping the real world is seductive; heaven knows we all get sick of too much reality. Nevertheless there are aspects of your lifestyle in April that just have to be anchored unless you want to end up feeling like Captain Nemo after a bottle of Bollinger. Look at what you’re putting into your body, Libra. If it puts you in an altered state then ask the most sensible-but-boring person you know for his or her angle.
THE OTHER PERSON
Bang! Here comes April and as early as Wednesday 2nd April, at the Sun-Uranus conjunction you just know that The Conversation is coming. Or maybe the crucial piece of paperwork. Certainly from Monday 7th April it’s game on, in terms of the questions that have to roll. Avoid pushing, pressuring (or being pushed or pressured) near Tuesday 15th April, Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April. Even if the other person in the equation is holding your hand for the most pleasurable of all reasons, change can still be hard at these times. Of course, some of you are in disputes or feuds. Again, observe those dates above and the days either side of them; that is not the time to start whirling the vacuum cleaner above your head and shouting for a revolution. One of the key things to remember about April is that it would be very, very easy to pin the whole scenario onto the other person. And maybe you’re right. Maybe you have attracted someone into your life (past, present or potential lover; enemy; rival) who just creates this alchemy with you. Don’t be fooled for too long though; this is a red herring of the first order. What is happening to you is a long overdue act of creation. A new world of relating is forming through the earth’s crust. You two just won’t date, mate, relate or even stay separate the way you once did. There is too much at stake and what is at stake is your own freedom. They say you never know how trapped or confined you were, until you have this cycle. Whatever gets you to the point where you are at liberty, try to accept that the process has to happen; it has its own logic and momentum. The art of radical change, though, is to make sure everyone can at least live with the new world you’re creating.
Scorpio: April 2014
TALKING ‘BOUT THEIR GENERATION
The Fifth House of your chart can rule the younger children at school if you are a teenage Scorpio. If you are a parent over 30 it rules your son or daughter, and perhaps more than one. Some of you are more interested in projects aimed at, and deeply affecting, the generation which comes directly behind your own. Then there are relationships which may take you into pregnancy, adoption, step-parenting – or friendships which lead to god children. In all cases, Scorpio, you are Walking Backwards for Christmas. In other words you are going to have to accept that what happened back in February was always going to take you back, back, back a few weeks later in late March. Now you know where you stand, though, you have to accept your April mission. Certainly, the final words will be spoken or signed by April 7th. Then we have this clickety-click moment near Saturday 12th April when I don’t think any of the usual rules will apply. It reminds me of a sandpit where all the children and adults are covered in sand; everyone lost their shoes; nobody knows who is who any more; everyone forgot what day it was; the usual rules have been lost under a sand dolphin sculpture somewhere. Is that too whack a description of the way things are going to be? Maybe not, if you began (gently) losing the usual plot a few months before. The thing is, April is about understanding the new reality with the next generation, and that reality is utterly unreal. If you are pregnant in April then there are no barriers with the baby. That’s just one example of how Venus, Neptune, Salacia and Chiron can affect you, when they pass through the Fifth House of your solar chart. The bottom line is, you don’t want ordinary any more. Or even, ever again! Consequently you up for all or any experiments with this generation, or the relationships that will deliver it to your door. I expect the sense of release and relief (who needs reality?) will be remarkable, but remember There Are Rules.
DIFFERENT LIFE, DIFFERENT LIFESTYLE
For the last two or three years you are fully aware that you have been rejecting what you see as old, tired, stuck, outdated ways of working, living or looking after your body (the temple). Along the way you have put noses out of joint. You have also been rejected yourself! And yet, now that this slightly dull part of the process is over, you have moved onto the next level. This is no longer about you being right, and everyone else being wrong. This is just about the process of freedom without compromise and space, space, space. As early as Wednesday 2nd April, at the Sun-Uranus conjunction, it’s clear and after Monday 7th April it’s all about the debate. You may want to avoid the days near the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April; the Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April. There are more straightforward times to get what you want. There is no doubt at all that you are fed up with situations or people who always confine you and keep you restricted, no matter if this is about your working life, your daily lifestyle or your body. Maybe your focus is an organisation; maybe it’s an individual. The art to getting the rather thrilling and liberating results you seek, though, is to see things as more dated people or entities view them. Get their drift. You don’t have to drift along with them but you will need to meet them halfway. This way the revolution is painless. And besides, it was never about the people or even the brands. It was always about finding new worlds to explore, under your own steam, in your own right. This particular new working world, or lifestyle world, is something else!
Sagittarius: April 2014
HOME IS WHERE THE SOUL IS
What does your soul require from your house, family, home town, apartment, household, homeland at the moment? Could it possibly be a total escape from the way things apparently ‘have’ to be? Judging by your horoscope this is all you actually want. In fact you have been cruising since the start of 2014. At first you were jolted; everything was so new, so different, so strange. Now, however, you are rapidly becoming used to the idea that there are other ways to feel at home in the world, or to belong to a clan – and the way it all works for other people is simply not your way! First, though, you must put February and March behind you. February misled you. March cleared it up. Now you have the new Venus cycle which begins on Saturday 5th April. A final discussion or piece of paperwork seems to be in the bag by April 7th and then around Saturday 12th April you’re in a position to ditch the usual rules, regulations, barriers, boundaries and invisible fences. There are so many ways to play this thing, Sagittarius. You can pretend a foreign country is your real home. (That is a common outcome in this cycle as so many Sagittarians are natural wanderers). That is a good example of what is going on right now, because you don’t want normal. You don’t want yesterday. You don’t want what everyone else accepts, or compromises over. You appear to be seeking some totally ‘beyond the beyond’ way of having a house, flat, family, household, home town or homeland. With Venus in the mix it’s clearly going to be about one other person as well and you two are about to move into territory that is best described as boundary-free. Just try to keep it relatively sensible!
You leave the legacy of your personality to those who come after you, born 20 years or more later. This is a fact of life, no matter if you have children or not. Somehow, somewhere, with Uranus in Aries, you have to establish a spiritual legacy, so that you can onpass bits and pieces of yourself, to those who inherit the planet after you’ve finished with it! Sons, daughters, godchildren, young relatives all qualify. So do babies to come. So do all the world’s children. As early as Wednesday 2nd April, at the Sun-Uranus conjunction, it’s about the ‘Wow’ as well as the ‘Whoaa’ because that combination is as confronting as it is exciting. Then, near Monday 7th April it’s all about the discussion. You may want to steer well clear of the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April and the days either side of it; the Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April are more decidedly challenging times. Squares are stressful. Productive and creative, ultimately, but hard work! And as for the eclipse – would you really want to proceed without seeing clearly? Thought not. Ultimately, April will set you free in terms of the next generation, born after you. You will thrill to wide, open new spaces in your life; fresh terrains you are yet to make your own and explore – spiritually, psychologically, intellectually. There are just no limits any more. The trick is pursuing the ultimate freedom without forgetting that in any revolution there are always people who are left behind. Is there any way at all to persuade these souls that it’s a necessary change? Long after April’s radical change is over, it’s the respect and compassion in times of revolution that people will remember. You too.
Capricorn: April 2014
What you thought you knew in terms of the internet, your computer, the media, publishing or other forums for your voice was not final. February misled you. Then, from March 18th through 21st it all made sense again. And in April? Knowing what you do, it looks like your last overdue question is answered by April 7th. From that point on it’s clearly about two heads, not one, and what goes down near Saturday 12th April is quite surreal. You’re usually such a creature of structure; you understand the hierarchies with people. You’re pretty good at the old systems, where people fit into their appropriate places. Now, because of this project, idea or particular slice of the web, it’s all gone wobbly, like a dissolve in a film. You are increasingly drawn towards scenarios where there are no boundaries any more; as Venus conjuncts Chiron and also Salacia on her way through this zone of your chart, you’re about to lose all the usual barriers. Now, this may be about the project, the medium or the format itself. However, as Venus is involved, it looks like it’s the synching with the other person which is the key. It’s like the old Style Council song, Walls Came Tumbling Down. In matters of communication, particularly online, there are usually all kinds of cautions and safeguards. What goes down in April is basically communication without any kind of barricades at all. No moat, no drawbridge. If you are psychic then I expect the atmosphere near April 12th will lend itself to a breakthrough. If you are a writer, public speaker, singer, multimedia player – this is A Moment.
WHERE YOU BELONG
So where do you belong? The answer is, of course, you belong to nowhere, nothing and nobody except your own quest to be free. It’s been about space and nothing else, for around three years. And April just advances your cause because you are determined to pursue what is new, different – and better, in your opinion. No doubt this will change the way the family, house, apartment, household, home town or homeland functions in your life for months to come. This is a new world and make no mistake. For a transition to this new world which is relatively stress-free, do steer well clear of the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April and the days either side of it; the Mars-Mercury opposition the following day is hardly a walk in the park. You should also be aware of the tension near the Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April. To resist the ongoing revolution (and particularly this part of it, which is electrifying and substantial) is crazy, though. It’s like resisting any force of nature. This is a moment whose time has come. You are expressing the basic human need to be free, uncluttered, unencumbered, via a particular home or location. Undoubtedly, through the way a clan functions – be it flatmates or family. The trick this month is doing it your way and breaking free without also breaking ties and connections in such a way that they feel jagged to the touch.
Aquarius: April 2014
HANGING ONTO THE ANCHOR
You reappraised the money, house, business, charity, possessions or apartment from March 18th through 21st as you were either misled in the first two weeks in February or just lacked the proper information. So now here you are in April and you have to hang onto the anchor at all costs. Literally, at all costs! Why so? Partly because of Neptune in Pisces, but also because of Salacia and Chiron, joined by Venus. The last overdue question is answered by April 7th. From that point on it’s clearly about two heads, not one, and what develops near Saturday 12th April is certainly unusual if you think about the way you handled the financial or material world before 2011. Near April 12th you realise that this is about two people, not just one. You also (hopefully) realise that the further out you go, the more you require an anchor to hang onto. It is very common to lose track of time, deadlines, numbers, limits and all the rest on this cycle. The irony is, you actually do have a safe escape. You found it last year. So why have you lost sight of that, in favour of other escapes which are seductive, yet likely to lead you off course? If there was ever a month to get real and keep it real, this is it. The work involved in making a financial Glastonbury experience practical and manageable is boring. No doubt about it. You’re up for a departure from reality at the moment, not a return to it! Yet, with a little bit of accounting, accountability and all the rest – you can secure what can only be described as a corner of the bank, the property market, the business world or the charity universe which is a bubble ride. The more you tell yourself ‘This isn’t real’ the better it works.
Radiohead gave us OK Computer and Little Britain gave us ‘Computer Says No.’ So where do you stand on the issue of getting through, in an age of social media, blogging, vlogging and all the rest? The interesting thing is you are less interested in the technology than in the mental oxygen. So what you are really after, at the moment, is the freedom and space to be heard, read, understood and received without any of the pointless old rules. I am sure, looking at your horoscope, that the last three years has been trial and error for you, no matter if you are deeper into the internet than ever before, or if you are separating yourself from the computer. This is a new world but in April, for a straightforward transition, avoid big moves with your project, plan or idea near the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 15th April and the days either side of it; the Mars-Mercury opposition later on is also volatile. You should also be aware of the tension near the Jupiter-Uranus square on Sunday 20th April and the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 21st April. You are ruled by Uranus, the planet which is the star of the show in April. There is no way on earth you are going to turn away from these amazing invitations to do things differently; better; more progressively. At the same time, this is no walk in the park. To get to your personal finishing line, no matter what medium or media you are using, you are going to have to bump up against people or organisations (perhaps even technology) which is change-resistant. It won’t stop you. But considering that the whole point of what you are pursuing is a new kind of communication, don’t lose sight of the irony – in order to get it, you’re going to have to communicate.
Pisces: April 2014
IT’S ABOUT YOU (AGAIN)
You can’t really run too far from yourself – as a brand, as a face, as an entity – when you have such a large stellium in Pisces, your own sign. What’s been happening to you in the last couple of years has fixated you on the ‘me’ issues and that’s entirely understandable. Then, after a couple of false starts in 2012 and 2013, when you were given quite staggering escape routes, you have ended up in April 2014, with amazing means at your disposal to shun the real world altogether and dive into something wholly different. Your image, profile, label, role and title is the route to The Great Escape and even though February mislead you, or got you off track – you should be completely settled with the new realities as April arrives. Certainly Mercury will fill in the gaps for you by April 7th. And then you’re on the trip of your life, Pisces, as someone else wants to join you in the pursuit of the ‘me’ outcomes. How odd that this man should be so engaged with your image, or this woman should be so entwined with your profile! Yet there is something in this for them too, and by the time you reach the days near Saturday 12th April you are increasingly drawn towards scenarios where there are no boundaries. It’s the seamless synching with the other person which is the key. You may have been experimenting with your hair, face, shape or wardrobe. With your name, byline online, biography or persona. You would not be a Pisces if you were longing to break right away from your pre 2011 self. Neptune your ruler is in Pisces, alongside Salacia, Chiron and Venus. There is no way you can resist the lure of this other ‘me’ world and in April someone will join you.
Boom, boom, shake the room, because near Tuesday 15th April, Sunday 20th April and Monday 21st April you clearly have to ditch the old way of operating. The money, house, business, possessions, charity or flat is not so important in its own right. Don’t be fooled by the stuff or the cash! The real issue is how you buy independence and what you will pay for it. Because make no mistake, independence costs, at least with the horoscope you have at the moment. The line-up in the frank, fearless and forthright sign of Aries suggests you are in the mood to ditch people who bore you or cramp your style. It also suggests you are now confident enough to utterly reject an old or tired way of earning, owning or owing. There are plenty of Pisces people who have Aries planets (check at www.astro.com) and if you are one of them, I think April is your version of Explosive Hits 75. You’re going to want to rip into the month and rip out anything or anybody which you are fed up with, after such a long time of put up and shut up. The sane alternative, if you are an Aries kind of Pisces, is to at least compromise. No matter what your chart says about you, though, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle just by steering clear of the dates above (and those adjacent) to do your thing. One way or another, you will have liberty by May. That’s a given. The question is, how much (in dollar, euro or pound terms) will you pay for it? This sum may be quite literal. The maths may actually involve some accounting, with the emotional sums in the margin. Bargain and get a good deal, either with him, her, them or the world in general.