Late last year, I transitioned to writing these horoscopes monthly instead of by lunation (which is bi- to tri- monthly). Since switching to this method, I’ve been able to notice when a month is particularly astrologically active, since I write up these little lists of the astrology that stands out to me.
I realize that to most readers of a horoscope, such lists are a lot of astrological gobbledygook. They’re also incomplete, as many more things go on than I can name. These lists help me see a length and number of transits that are taking place, the balance of soft vs. hard aspects, how much change there will be, how much things stay the same.
April, I can attest, is a busy month:
April 1: New Moon in Aries / April 4-21: Neptune conjunct Jupiter in Pisces / April 5: Saturn conjunct Mars in Aquarius / April 6: Venus ingress to Pisces / April 12: Mercury ingress to Taurus / April 16: Mars ingress to Pisces / April 16: Full Moon in Libra / April 18: Uranus conjunct Mercury in Taurus / April 21: Sun ingress to Taurus / April 24: Saturn in Aquarius square Mercury in Taurus / April 27-29: Neptune conjunct Venus in Pisces / April 28-29: Pluto in Capricorn Trine Mercury in Taurus / April 30: New Moon in Taurus and Partial Solar Eclipse
In major astrological news, April sees one of the big transits for 2022, the conjunction of Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces. This is big because both of these planets have rulership and association with Pisces: Neptune is the modern ruling planet of the sign, and Jupiter the ancient ruler (so, depending on the astrologer you’re talking to and what they practice, you’ll hear different opinions on who’s in charge). With both of them in Pisces walking side by side for a moment, I have the image of two colleagues walking alongside one another, both directors or leaders in some way, perhaps a retired and current leader of the same space, conversing over the state of their shared affairs.
In the case of Pisces, this is mysticism, faith, art, spirit, and WATER. In the backdrop of all the other astrology of the month, there’s a lot of opportunity for confusion and mess. Pisces and Jupiter both have a lot of optimism associated with them, but I personally really feel the Neptunian themes of overwhelm and fatigue when I think of Pisces: in general I want to warn us all of burnout and to remind us to take space and rest when we can.
Venus and Mars both join Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces this month, and towards the end of the month Venus, too, will conjoin Neptune in the watery depths. Overall the astrology of April is funny stuff for Aries season, with many more planets stuck in the swampy murk of the two fish than we may want for the season of action and risk.
At the end of April, we have an unusual third lunation in one month that kicks off this Spring’s eclipse season, with a new moon and partial solar eclipse in Taurus. This lunation will sit riiiight close to Uranus in the same sign, and describes a moment of opportunity for new changes.
People on the Internet really doomstrologize eclipses, and every eclipse season I try to remind us all that eclipses are normal, regular, constant astrological occurrences, so when the infographics start to come out remember these words.
Since the eclipse is directly preceded by a trine between Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury in Taurus, our communication strategies will be nicely helped by the only transiting trine we will see this month. Take advantage of that as you look to apply the eclipse thematics of change and new beginnings to your own chart.
There are some months that I speak poetically and in imagery, and then there are others, like this one, where I’m drawn to speak with a lot of clarity about the most mundane takes on the astrology possible. Perhaps the emphasis on Pisces this month makes me dig my heels in and insist on the everyday; makes me want to communicate that even at its most fantastical, astrology is largely a description of the incredibly normal occurrence of planets hurtling around our solar system.
Sometimes it’s important to find the beauty and spirituality in everyday things, and other times it’s important to find the everyday in the depths. To tread water and stay afloat. At the risk of that overused metaphor, this is a time for such an image.
With love and life vests,
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