Astrology Insights for APRIL 2020

Astrology predictions written and shared with us by Susan Reynolds of exploreastrology.com 

Aries

Aries

Aries

Happy Birthday Aries! What a difference a month makes. Everything we do is now done through the lens of COVID-19. I usually know what is happening based on the planets but now I can only tell you what is happening and try to figure out how this will affect you. For Aries with both Jupiter and Pluto sitting at the top of your chart in your house of career you are focused on work. In usual circumstances this would indicate an especially positive and powerful year. But Jupiter brings in a big burst of energy. Not good energy or bad energy per se but just energy. This means it will enhance whatever situation was already there. As Jupiter and Pluto come together on April 4th there can be some news about your job or you may get an idea of something you want to do or create in the future. With Mercury in Pisces until the 11th you have to guard against negative thinking. After Mercury moves into Aries your thoughts become more positive and uplifting. As both Mars and Saturn come together there can be new groups your join online and news ways of connecting with your friends. As Venus changes signs on the 3rd and moves into Gemini you and your special someone are talking more and communication is better than it has been in some time. With the New Moon of the 22nd you can have some kind of new idea or sudden change that impacts your financial future.   

Taurus

Taurus

Taurus

Lots of relationship issues coming up this month for sweet Taurus. With Jupiter and Pluto (your planet of love) so close together you and your sweetheart can be getting pretty intense. Now this can be intense in a good way. Your libido goes into overdrive and the two of you share some passionate moments. But it can also be intense in a way that brings up old issues or has the two of you dealing with some kind of crisis together. In these unsettled times it can be either one. With Saturn and Mars together on the 4th in your house of career there are some job changes either coming up this month or ones that have already taken place and you are dealing with the fallout. It is a good time to look at new career options. From now until June Saturn will be here, asking you to do something Taurus hates doing and that is embrace change. On the 11th Mercury moves into Aries and your 12th house of inner contemplation. It joins the Sun already there. You may be thinking some ‘glass half-empty’ thoughts and be a bit depressed. It is almost like you are grieving. This may be grieving for a person, a place or even a way of life. From the 11th to the 20th this is strongest. But after that date the Sun moves out and you have a bit more physical energy. Mercury moves out as well at the end of the month and you begin May in a much better frame of mind. As Venus moves into Gemini on the 4th finances improve as well.

Gemini

Gemini

Gemini

With Venus sitting in your 12th house for most of March, your thoughts may not have been on the optimistic side. But on April 3rd Venus moves into Gemini and comes over to sit next to your Sun. Things change for the better. With Venus as your friend how can you go wrong? This is a good time to seek what you want. Banks will be more willing to work with you, friends call with help out of the blue and you are on everyone’s mind. Best of all, although Venus usually spends about three weeks in a sign it will four months in Gemini, not leaving until August 8th. You may be feeling a little low once the Sun moves into Taurus on the 20th but don’t worry it moves out again on May 20th and so you will still be in the rays of Venus. But from the 20th of April to the 20th of May your mind will be on health and healing. It is a good time to take care of your body but you are also thinking of others. This is a very selfless energy and so you are even more compassionate than usual and want to help heal the world. Do what you can but do not take on the pain of the world, that is overwhelming and doesn’t help anyone, least of all you. With Mercury sitting in Pisces and your area of career, you can come up with some great ideas for how to work from home or bring in income while we are all house-bound. With both Pluto and Jupiter sitting in the 8th house you are doing some deep soul-searching and healing old wounds.

 Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer seems to be the one everyone wants to partner with right now. If you are single, then you have people looking to date you or flirt with you or just be in your company. I hate that we are on lock-down right when Cancer has a beautiful partnership energy operating in your chart. But not to worry, this energy will be here all year and I don’t think we will be house-bound until 2021. It is up to you to decide who you want to team up with and who you say no to. With Jupiter and Pluto so close together you are examining all your romantic and relationship choices. This can be very intense. You may even be thinking of relationships in terms of life and death. Like I said – intense. But powerful too. You may meet someone who changes your life or has a major impact on it. With Mars and Saturn both in your area of money and finance, you are feeling the pinch. But so is everyone else. You are not in this alone. With the Aquarius vibe helping you along there can be some brilliant ideas that just pop-up and save the day. Unusual ways of receiving income are a hallmark of this combo. You may do something with technology that has never occurred to you before. Timing can be tricky as you have one planet sitting on the brakes (Saturn) and another planet pushing the gas pedal (Mars). You have to trust your intuition on when you make your move. With the Sun in the 10th and Mercury in the 9th, the next 2-3 weeks is the time to put yourself forward. It is time to shine. 

Leo

Leo

Leo

The Lion has their mind on health right now.  Well, who doesn’t, to be honest. But this seems to have started before COVID-19. Leo must make sure you are taking care of yourself. With Jupiter and Pluto teamed up in your sixth house of health you have to pay more attention to the body. And more attention to your mental health as well. Old wounds come up for healing. There can be powerful transformations in terms of the body. This area of the chart also deals with your work. Things you have worked for start to develop and you see the finish line in sight. This is actually a good time to change jobs or make your move. Lots of power around you. As Mars and Saturn are joined at the hip in your seventh house there can be some deep discussions with your spouse. These two planets have nothing in common and you and your husband/wife may each be tied to one of the energies. Mars wants to move ahead and is impatient to do something where Saturn is more reserved and wants to take some time to think about things. You are looking at news ways of doing things and new ways of interacting. If single, you might find yourself draw to people that have never appealed before. As the Sun moves into Taurus on the 20th it hooks up with Uranus and is a good time for a major shift in your career. Leo can be pretty stubborn but now is the time to embrace a new way of doing things. The New Moon on the 23rd also helps you out with work matters.

Virgo

Virgo

Virgo is getting ready to move into a lovely positive career energy.  Venus is getting ready to move into your house of professional matters on the 3rd. This planet usually spends about three weeks in a sign, but now once it moves into your career house it will stay there until August! Lucky you. There is astrological help ready willing and able to lend a hand. Maybe you find a new and better job. It could be that you start a home based business and succeed. Or it could just be that you get financial help in terms of earning ability or your boss keeps your job open. But however it plays out it helps you in a time of uncertainty and confusion. With Saturn and Mars hanging out together in your area of health and well-being it can be difficult to find the right way to take care of you. But you must make sure you are taking your vitamins and staying healthy. As Mercury and Neptune come face-to-face there can be a spiritual meeting of the minds between you and your romantic partner. But there can also be confusion in communication. Make sure you are clear. Don’t be afraid to repeat yourself and follow-up with a text. With the Sun in your financial house this month you are looking at financial matters and who isn’t? The Sun will stay here until the 20th when it moves into Taurus. But Mercury moves into this same house on the 11th. From the 11th to the 20th this energy is most intense and a time to make financial decisions about the future. 

Libra

Libra

Libra

Libra gets a nice boost this month as your ruling planet, Venus, enters the sign of Gemini and your 9th house on the 3rd. Talk about a gift! This is perfect for students or anyone thinking of going back to school. The normally quick moving planet is going for an extended visit in your area of education. If you want to sign up for something online now is the time. If you want to offer online classes, Venus will help you. Having trouble with a professor, talk to them while Venus is in Gemini and things should work out. Venus will stay here for four months instead of the more usual three weeks. This gives you plenty of time to make education decisions that can positively impact your life. The ninth house is also an area of travel. I know right now that does not seem too likely. But it can help you get money back for purchased tickets or maybe you change your travel plans and things just fall into place. It is also a perfect time to promote yourself. Get that website up and running or work on a marketing plan for when businesses open up again. Get your social media in place and be ready. But make sure you are still taking care of health. You cannot afford to ignore your body right now so don’t overdo. Libra is pretty social but Saturn in your fifth house is limiting your social interaction, not to mention that social distancing is now the norm. After July some of this lets up but for now you may feel a bit frustrated with the situation. 

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpio

Mars and Saturn sit together at the bottom of your chart this month and you feel more confused than ever. Saturn usually brings responsibilities that we may want but sometimes struggle with. Responsibility is not bad. If we get promoted that’s a big responsibility but a happy occasion. Likewise having a baby or buying a home. You may be taking care of a parent or dealing with a responsibility that challenges you. This will stay in your fourth house until the end of June and then move back into Capricorn in July. The months between March and June will give you a preview so to speak and give you some time to come up with your game plan Jupiter and Pluto team up in your third house of siblings and communication. You might be working on a more powerful way to communicate. Maybe with all this free-time you are thinking of writing a book or maybe some articles. Whatever it is people want to hear what you have to say so don’t be shy about speaking up. There can be some powerful discussions with siblings as well. If you disagree see if you can wait until after the 25th to make a decision. Pluto will turn retrograde and you will be able to listen to each other better. From the 12th until the 20th Mercury and the Sun both visit your area of health and well-being. You are focused on staying well, as we all are, but you may be volunteering or finding some way to be of service during these challenging times.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Jupiter and Saturn are traveling together all month and they are both visiting your area of earned income. You are looking at long-range plans for your future and how you are going to earn a living and increase your income. How much is enough? This is the question that keeps coming up for you. This duo holds great power so make sure of your conclusions before acting. The consequences of your decisions can last a long time. Extra money might find its way to you, especially before the 25th. With Saturn and Mars sitting side-by-side in your third house of communication you want to be out there sharing your message but it seems there are some blocks to get through first. You may not be able to move around as easily as you would like. Can anyone say social distancing? This will not let up until the end of June, beginning of July so you will have to be patient. But this period gives you time to look at a new perspective on how you want to learn, teach and share. From the 12th through the 20th you want to be social but alas, with all this COVID-19 quarantine in place, you are not able to do this. You can however make some plans for after we all come thru this. Plan a post COVID party that celebrates life. On the 3rd Venus moves out of Taurus and into Gemini and your area of love, romance and marriage. A nice time to spend with your spouse or special someone. You two are on the same page now.

Capricorn

Capricorn

This is shaping up to be one of the most powerful years in Capricorn’s life.  That Right now both Jupiter and Pluto are in your own special sign. There are big changes, big dreams and big ideas for your future. Pluto will turn retrograde on the 25th, so work hard to get as much done before then. Saturn and Mars are both in your area of income and wealth. Mars is pushing you to take chances to make a profit. You are impatient to act now and get things moving. But Saturn is also here and Saturn wants you to wait a bit and get more information before doing anything too wild and impulsive. You are pulled in two different directions and it can be stressful, no question. By mid-May Mars has moved off and you are seeing things more clearly. At the end of June Saturn will retrograde back into Capricorn and whatever blocks or restriction on your income were there before magically move away. Things open up. On April 3rd Venus gives you a blessing and moves into your area of health and well-being. Venus usually brings a little something nice with her ( kind of like a nice bottle of wine if going to someone’s house for dinner). Not only do you get a nice bit of astrological help in terms of health, Venus will stay her for four months, not moving away until August. This helps health but also work. You can do no wrong. Get a raise and plan your professional future because Venus will lend a hand.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Aquarius

Aquarius is having a hard time right now. Jupiter is still sitting in your 12th house along with Pluto and you may be feeling frightened, depressed and confused. All kinds of emotions start to come to the surface with Jupiter here. We go back in time and review every mistake we ever made, every choice we decided and every time we may have acted against our own best outcomes. It is a good time to talk to a therapist or counselor to help you sort out some of these feelings. This is a time of deep reflection and inner work. You may want to go on retreat or just be away from people. You may not struggle as much with social distancing as you seek lots of time alone. With Saturn just now moving into Aquarius you are doing some serious thinking about your career and your future. New responsibilities seem to show up out of the blue and you do not feel adequate to handle them. But right now Mars is also in Aquarius and right next to your Sun. You should do fine. Mars will give you the energy to get everything done. As Venus moves into Gemini on the 3rd it enters your fifth house of romance and pleasure. I know you may be thinking “what the heck” but trust me you are going to love having Venus here for the next four months .As Venus stays here you meet new people that engage your attention, friends help you out and you take up a new hobby. You are getting more help than you realize from the planets.

Pisces

Pisces

Pisces

With Venus getting ready to enter your 4th house of home and family on the 3rd you are sitting pretty. Venus will stay here until July so instead of a few weeks of Venus help, you are getting a few months. Lucky you. There can be some good news in the family that brings a smile to your face. This can be the announcement that you will become a grandmother but this period can also be very fertile so if you are looking to get pregnant the next few months should serve you well. If there is any disharmony in the family, Venus will help to pour oil on troubled waters and things calm down and go back to normal. Everyone starts talking to everyone else again. And it is a lovely period to think about sprucing up the house. Buy some new furniture or call in a decorator. You want your home to reflex only beauty and harmony. There can be impulsive shopping now but overall you should do okay. With both Mars and Saturn sitting side by side in your 12th house, you may want to spend some time alone in quiet contemplation. Don’t worry if you are more tired than usual, Mars here can drain ones physical energy. But boy are you connected spiritually. You mediate more and journal more and take a good long look at the family budget. It is a positive period for any online work or buying new computer equipment. Next month in May you gain back all the lost energy and more. 

Coming Soon: New Moon-Full Moon for April 2020

Full Moon Over Blue Water

FULL MOON on April 7, 2020 – 18° LIBRA  We have our first Full Moon of spring in the sign of Libra. Welcome to this month’s Pink Moon. It is a way of welcoming spring into our lives. This Moon is also a Super Moon. This means that the Full Moon is going to be closer to the earth. Since it is closer the Moon will look bigger and brighter to us. We need this Moon right now as Libra is a sign of harmony and partnership. We want peace and quiet and everyone getting along with the Moon is here. Sometimes we can even give up too much for the sake of harmony when Libra is strong in the sky. This is a social sign and we want to be around people when the Moon is here. Unfortunately right now that is out of the question, so we have to find other ways of connecting with our social group. This can be by phone or Zoom or even old fashioned letters and cards. Libra is all about love and it is a nice time to talk to your spouse or significant other. We hunger for those sweet words of love and we can get very creative in finding ways to say “I love you” without leaving the house. Did I mention how romantic Libra is? This is a very feminine sign and we want to look good when the Moon is here. Watch out that you do not go a bit crazy on the computer ordering clothes and jewelry and whatever it takes for you to look and feel attractive. Libra loves luxury. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself dithering a bit when the Moon is here. Because Libra’s symbol is the scales, this sign sees both sides of every issue. They can see sides that aren’t even there and so it becomes more difficult to make a decision. We ask everyone we know for advice and then don’t take any of it. Very Libra like. We hunger for beauty while the Moon is here and so not only are we ordering new clothes but we are moving furniture and deciding to paint the bedroom while we have all this time on our hands. I love how kind and generous this Moon is. You will want to make everyone around you happy and we can all use a little more kindness and happiness right now. The only fly in the ointment here is the fact that while the Moon is in this loving sign Mars and Uranus are fighting each other. We have a planet of war and a planet of rebelliousness at odds. Our temper may come out in unexpected ways that surprise us. Don’t be afraid to apologize if you are wrong. As long as you keep reaching for the peace and harmony of Libra you will be fine.

New Moon

NEW MOON on APRIL 22, 2020 – 3° TAURUS Our New Moon stays with the theme of peace and harmony for April and occurs in the sign of Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus just like Libra and so we kind of get a double dose of the rays of Venus. Taurus is a fixed sign and so is not quick to move or make decisions. It is a good time for deliberation and concentrated thinking. We look long-range instead of immediate gratification. The Bull is slow to make decisions but very firm about carrying them through once they have made up their mind. Sometimes too firm. Taurus is known as one of the most stubborn signs in the zodiac and so we are not going to want to change our mind or compromise when the Moon is here. The influence of the New Moon will be felt for up to three days before the actual event and couple of days afterward. Try and avoid any situations that involve trying to work out differences and compromise. It may not be the best time as each of you will be stuck in your own opinion and not be ready to hear the other person. But usually Taurus is pretty laid-back. They have no trouble relaxing in front of the television with a glass of wine in one hand and the remote in the other. There can be this weird flip-flop between being totally lazy and then working super hard. It’s all part of the charm of the Bull. This is one of the two money signs in astrology so during this New Moon you might be taking a look at your own financial picture. It is a good time to start something new. Maybe a new way of looking at the bottom line comes to you or you figure out a way to supplement your income. This Moon is pretty close to Uranus, planet of change. There can be conflict between the desire of Uranus for change and the desire of Taurus for safety and security. You may yearn to do something you feel will threaten your security. Emotions can also come to the surface quickly, taking you by surprise. Don’t try and fight it, just let them come up and out and let them go. The more you can let go, the less stuck you will feel and that is a good thing. 

Astrology and Moon Insights are written by astrologer Susan Reynolds. Like what you have read here? For your personal consultation contact Susan at exploreastrology.com or SJREY3(at)juno.com

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