The Energy of April 2018

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The month of April starts off with excitement and positive new beginnings, but the end of April brings challenging and possibly destructive aspects. I suggest meditation and mindfulness.

NEW MOON April 15th at 26 degrees Aries

New Moons are a time of new beginnings.

This new moon in Aries brings enthusiasm and a desire to try something new! Take time to reflect on your life and ask yourself- “What can I improve?”. The universe has your back with positive aspects supporting your new choices. The Sun/Moon conjunct Mercury helps you understand and communicate clearly. (Mercury also goes direct on April 15th!) The Sun/Moon are rubbing shoulders with Uranus making you more experimental and open minded. Optimistic Jupiter is sextile to transforming Pluto increasing the odds for success in your personal growth! Venus and Mars are dancing happily together making our love relations more harmonious. This is the perfect time to begin a new exercise program, make healthy food choices, start a new business or practice your spiritual or religious beliefs. Listen to your heart and do what makes you happy!

FULL MOON April 29th, 2018 at 9 degrees Scorpio

This full moon at 9 degrees Scorpio is opposing one of the most feared and dangerous Fixed Stars: Algol. The Fixed Star Algol is found in the constellation of the snake head of Medusa. It is associated with death, mass violence, hangings and beheadings! This moon is also square to the asteroid Ceres. Ceres represents food, agriculture, nurturing, motherhood and protection. Combine these two negative aspects and we could see some horrible situations of mothers and children being attacked (Similar to the Syrian chemical missiles) There could be a poisoning of food that affects many people. Ceres also represents weather-so we could experience very unusual weather patterns that could cause accidents.

My suggestion in dealing with this day is to stick close to home or be aware of your surroundings.
Luckily there are some positive aspects that can help us accomplish the goals we started on the New Moon. The Sun is trine to Saturn helping us to be organized and dedicated. The Moon sextile to Saturn gives us the motivation to work hard and achieve our goals. Finally, there is a soft aspect of soulful Neptune trining Jupiter which brings about hope and compassion. If God forbid, something horrible happens, we can come together and help one another.

Sending you blessings of love,
Astrologer Katherine Metcalf

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