April 2014 is a very intense month, astrologically speaking! We have two eclipses, an exact square between Uranus and Pluto, and a major grand cross pattern activated when other planets trigger the exact Uranus-Pluto square. Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter will all trigger this revolutionary aspect. Mid degree cardinal signs of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn (11-15 degrees) will be most impacted by sudden shifts of direction, unexpected developments, amplified ambition, and ongoing transformation of the status quo. Both personally and collectively, the planetary energies are extremely active and volatile this month. Expect turning points, possible radical changes and at the very least, pressure to let go of what’s no longer working.
4/11-4/12/14 – Venus in dreamy Pisces conjoins Neptune in Pisces, in harmonious trine to expansive Jupiter in Cancer. Compassion, imagination, intuition and healing are amplified at this time.
4/14/14 – PLUTO STATIONS RETROGRADE AT 13 DEGREES OF CAPRICORN AND WILL GO DIRECT LATER ON 9/22/14. A Pluto station facilitates intense emotions, endings and beginnings, transformation, letting go and purging that which is no longer serving our soul’s intentions. Mid degrees of cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn are deeply impacted by this station (11-15 degrees of each sign).
4/15/14 – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE AT 25 LIBRA AT 3:43 AM EDT (SEE BELOW)
4/21/14 – URANUS IN ARIES SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN. This is number 5 of 7 exact squares between 2012 and 2015. This infrequent pattern is all about overturning the status quo, radical change and rebellion. Changes are irrevocable, and the daily pulse of life is full of sudden developments, inventions, letting go of the obsolete, breakthroughs and breakdowns.
4/20- 4/23/14 – MARS, THE PLANET OF ACTION, COURAGE, AGGRESSION AND SOMETIMES WAR, TRIGGERS THE URANUS-PLUTO SQUARE. Mid degree cardinal signs of (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are wired for integrating conflicting energies and making them work together to effect change on various levels. Willpower and the desire for freedom are very strong at this time.
4/29/14 – NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE AT 9 DEGREES OF TAURUS AT 2:15 AM EDT. (SEE BELOW)
Eclipses are extremely charged New and Full Moons which affect the gravitational pull of the Earths electromagnetic field. When the balance of the light of the Sun and changing light of the Moon are significantly impacted, we can expect celestial surges or outages influencing our life affairs, personally and/or collectively. Personally, it depends upon where the eclipses are located in our natal birth charts. Some are mild and some are dynamically aligned with our birth planets and angles in our one of a kind natal birth charts.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra amplifies the opposition between Libra and Aries, suggesting themes of peace and war, collaboration versus rebellion, diplomacy, legal matters, mediation, partnerships, contracts and alliances.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus will impact Taurus ruled matters such as the earth, weather patterns, stock market, world currencies, banking, farming, world food supplies and agriculture.
Eclipse effects can last for months: 3 months prior and 3 months after. Also, when the eclipse degree is later triggered by other planets, we notice developments occurring that are related to the theme of the eclipse. Again, it depends on our natal birth charts as to whether we will be personally affected by this month’s eclipse patterns.