Mercury stations retrograde at 5:15 p.m. UT on 28th April in the 24th degree of Taurus. Forming an alignment with Uranus, Eris, Chiron and the Moon, this passage of Mercury promises to expose truths, reveal missing puzzle pieces and offer what we need to rebalance mind and spirit.
January 2016 - April 2017 ~ Pallas will be moving back and forth through Aquarius & Pisces. This is how we face the issues of learning, creativity, the arts, politics, healing, alienation from relationships, competition, and the fear of success".
As you may know, I like to tune into the actual energy of the Full and New Moon themselves. I don’t spend a lot of time on the other aspects traveling with it, as there are other talented astrologer colleagues of mine who do a great job with that.
The Moon is full in the 3rd degree of Scorpio at 5:25 UT. Occurring while Venus, Uranus and Eris form a conjunction in Aries, it reminds us of the power of love to see us through darkness and its iconoclastic role in these changing times.
posted 20 April, 2016 (Tuesday, 19 April, 2016) - Dana Mrkich
For the first time in a decade, we have 5 planets retrograde at the same time. You might be reading a lot about how this time is all about pausing and not being able to get much done, but actually, from a Soul perspective, this is going to be a hugely productive time.
While the retrograde movement of planets is part of their natural rhythm, it can create a lot of havoc in our lives as our normal and habitual future-focused rush through life gets paused so we have to stop and assess our situation.
posted 19 April, 2016 (Monday, 18 April, 2016) - Lynda Hill
The Scorpio full Moon falls on Friday, April 22. This is a very interesting, and for many, very rewarding lunation. The Sabian Symbols that go with the planetary energies are really quite extraordinarily wonderful
This is a great energy for imagination, consciousness and intuition, however, keeping a good filter to distinguish between your own perceptions and what you are picking up from those around you will be crucial to success.
Welcome to the powerful “reboot” that is the Aries New Moon of April. If your “I AM” presence and confidence are not feeling so solid or seaworthy due to the unsettling eclipse month of March, this is an excellent chance to get back on track.
posted 6 April, 2016 (Monday, 4 April, 2016) - Lynda Hill
The Aries new Moon in March is a particularly interesting one as it is in a very close conjunct with Uranus. Occurring on April 7, it can bring about breakthroughs in decisions, understanding, events, etc, and we may find some rather surprising events along the way.