April 5th brings two, major changes: Mercury enters Taurus and Venus (ruler of Taurus) enters Aries. Communication/information will be stubbornly focused on what's fruitful and real, enhancing manifestation potential for Venus. Venus into Aries will trigger heat, impulsiveness and courage for relationships, finances, self-esteem and the expression of personal values. Together, these influences indicate a tremendous push to get something started that has real value.
Note that Mercury will station Rx in Taurus on April 28th, and will not leave this sign until June 12th. Taurus' deliberate energy will make this Mercury Rx particularly slow. Discussions, answers and the development of ideas will require a huge amount of patience.
April 5th sets the stage for the April 7th New Moon in Aries. This firecracker Moon conjoins Uranus and squares Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting powerful new beginnings that will disrupt anything stale or placid. Uranus brings surprise and clarity, while Pluto adds the compulsive push or message from the subconscious. Watch for echoes of the Uranus/Pluto square.
Saturn Rx (ruler of Capricorn) in Sagittarius will trine this Moon. Events may accelerate abruptly, but they will also involve a look back at a commitments, priorities, limits or rules. Saturn's structures can help you focus, or the events of this New Moon may forcibly reorganize what you thought was a done deal.
Note that the Aries Sun's trine to Saturn (April 5th), square to Pluto (April 6th) and conjunction to Uranus (April 9th) will extend the reach of this Moon.
Mercury into your sector of personal resources, and Venus into your sign, gets you focused on what’s best for you. Love and finances can be lucrative, as your ability to attract, as well as your bargaining power, is enhanced. Discussions/information about earned money, new sources of income or relationship must-haves are possibilities.
While Mercury and Venus start the ignition, the New Moon in your sign will urge you to step on the gas pedal. A new chapter will begin abruptly in a blaze of excitement or anxiety. Developments will be driven by pressure around professional image, career change or from those in authority. Previous or existing rules/guidelines involving travel, education or legal matters will contribute to the mix. Despite the edgy aspects, this New Moon can strike a positive spark for you. There’s act-now opportunity to position yourself correctly and go after what you want. This could herald the launch of a new business, job or lifestyle.
Mercury into your sign and Venus into your hidden sector tunes you into what’s important, and it may not be the obvious choice. A background potential or desire can begin simmering, while your public discussions say something different. But the split between public and private will still focus energy in one area, and that’s you. You’ll know what you want, on a gut level. Mercury in your sign also enables you to pick and choose what you want to say, while strengthening your concentration.
The New Moon in your hidden sector will build on what Venus introduced. Watch for the unexpected passion, the burst of creativity/inspiration, or the yearning for something new that will not be ignored. This could be a case of wanting something you didn’t know was in existence. You may also find yourself reconsidering debts, taxes, your partner’s finances, or intimacy. The New Moon can spark a solution or reaction to these issues. Most of the action will be behind the scenes, so other people may not have a clue about these changes.
Venus into your social sector can see a surge in contacts with friends, groups and the public. This is an ideal time to get out, meet new folks, explore new activities, publicize and network. Mercury into your hidden sector suggests paying attention to what’s going on behind the scenes. Gossip, suspicions and reading between the lines can give you more intel, but keep in mind that you may not have the full story. Too, despite your increased social activity, you may feel like keeping your opinions to yourself for the time being.
The New Moon in your social sector can trigger an unexpected meeting, hot new attraction, or the launch of a new campaign/business/activity. You may feel an extra surge of competition, and the urge to dominate or possess can leak through in unexpected ways. A business or romantic relationship (past or present) can remind you of where your commitments lie, or what your goals actually are. Too, developments can inject new life into a partnership as goals are reassessed. There may also be a contrast between who’s new and exciting versus who you can depend on.
Venus into your career sector and Mercury into your social sector pump up your professional and social opportunities. Strategic relationships, networking, picking your contacts carefully and self-promotion are enhanced. Your relationships with those in authority can improve, as can your public reach.
The New Moon in your career sector takes Venus’ gift and runs with it. A career change, new job (or job ending), shift in career goals or revelation about your future can hit suddenly. Whether the changes catch you off guard, or you’ve been sensing a buildupfor a while, this is your time to move. Events may be disruptive, but you are being aligned with a more independent, authoritative energy. Your professional image can alsobe rebooted. Part of the package will involve past or existing obligations, work routines, co-worker relationships or health issues. There may be something you’ve been putting off, but this New Moon will give you more than enough fuel to tackle it. Too, new developments can push you to reevaluate an obligation.
Venus into your opportunities sector gifts you with some sparkling developments. Long distance travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you may discover something intriguing. Mercury into your career sector lets you see the strategic potentials, while training your focus on what and who can help you get ahead. A new job, a job search, discussions with management or new business ideas are all enhanced.
The New Moon in your opportunities sector adds more fuel to what Venus introduced. There’s some risk as you find yourself pushed into unknown territory, but the overall vibe is one of positive expansion. Major transformations in your work/home environment may result. Travel plans can change suddenly, or legal matters can take an unpredictable turn, but there can also be breakthroughs and sudden escapes. Something precious that’s in the works (a personal goal, creative development or issue with children/pregnancy) can benefit, as you discover fresh input that contributes to what you want.
Venus into your sector of shared resources can boost potential for financial assistance, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy. Venus increases your awareness of what you want to share, what someone else has to give, and sweetens the exchange. Mercury into your sector of opportunities can target new developments in travel, education, legal matters or publishing, while triggering discussions that can open new doors. This mix of inner and outer influences keeps you running at maximum capacity, on all levels.
The New Moon in your sector of shared resources builds on what Venus introduced. A new relationship could accelerate to the next level as things heat up, or an existing relationship could be revitalized in surprising ways. Unexpected moments of passion could make this Moon a happy surprise. Financially, watch for surprising solutions to debts/taxes, or an abrupt push to pay off what you owe. There could be a surprising reveal involving your partner’s finances. Financially or emotionally, you’ll also be referring back to previous/existing domestic plans or responsibilities. While what’s happening may feel brand new, it’s actually based on current efforts to fortify your foundations, your family and your domestic priorities.
Venus into your relationship sector ups your charm, magnetism and confidence. It will be easier for you to put yourself out there, and really, you won’t need to try. You’ll feel ready to flirt, socialize and show others what they’re missing. Mercury into your sector of shared resources gets you thinking strategically about a particular relationship, about your deepest intimacy needs, or about finances (debts, taxes, loans or your partner’s finances). Discussions will be focused on the absolute necessities, and you’ll be prepared to dig in and figure out what’s really going on.
The New Moon in your relationship sector sparks off Venus, igniting a powerful new romance, unexpected chapter in an existing relationship (business or romantic), or a new approach to your love life in general. Events can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and can do a 180 degree turn. You may surprise others and yourself with your assertiveness. Some of what unfolds will refer to a past conversation, commitment or rule. Certain priorities that were discussed may be completely reorganized. No matter what happens, remain focused on the core issue: what’s most valuable to you.
Venus into your sector of routine and Mercury into your partnership sector increase the pace of work and obligations, while gifting you with the ability to cooperate and source out those who can help you. This is definitely not the time to shoulder those burdens by yourself. Co-worker relationships can improve significantly. Too, your awareness of what you can do for others, and how they impact your work and health, will increase.
The New Moon in your sector of routine continues what Venus started, with a surprising new responsibility or work task. For some, this could mark the start of a new job. Health issues can develop or resolve suddenly, and this Moon is also an excellent time to reboot your diet/exercise regime. Discussions with co-workers, or information about how you’ve been attending to your daily routines, can have a profound impact. Existing routines may be disrupted. Financial limits, goals or strategies will be revisited, either to confirm that you’re on the right track, or to correct if you’ve lost sight of what needs to be done.
Venus into your sector of self-expression pumps up your confidence and desire to flirt, celebrate or indulge. This is a “me first” influence, and it is time to show off what you’ve got, or focus on what you really want. Mercury into your sector of routine keeps your eye on the practical end of things, as you’re reminded of the work and realities behind the reward. Mercury can increase your workload or your focus on health/diet issues.
The New Moon in your sector of self-expression fans the flames that Venus ignited. An intense new attraction, issue involving children/pregnancy, a creative leap or your moment in the spotlight are possibilities. Whatever hits will have an element of risk, so pay attention to financial or security issues that may be pushing you a bit further than normal. Nonetheless, this can your moment to shine and achieve a win. Saturn Rx in your sign is aspecting this Moon, which should help keep you somewhat grounded. This will also feed into what you’ve been trying to build, so keep your eyes on the prize. Don’t let overindulgence throw you off track.
Venus into your domestic sector and Mercury into your sector of self-expression, put the focus on children, family, home improvements or home business. You’ll be looking at how you can make the most of what’s closest to you, how you can grow your family or celebrate something exceptional in your personal life.
The New Moon in your domestic sector can introduce an unexpected new chapter. Squaring Pluto in your sign, changes may be out of your control, or driven by your powerful need to make it happen now. Breaking with family tradition, relocating, or radical home improvements are possibilities. Other possibilities include unexpected breakdowns and family arguments. There may be a temptation to completely dispense with something from the past by wiping the slate clean and starting over.
Venus into your communication sector and Mercury into your domestic sector help you tune into what’s most lucrative/important or what/who has the greatest potential. Communication can work in your favour, as you’ll express yourself with maximum appeal while focusing on where your true priorities lie. Issues involving relocation, home finances, family issues, or a home business may be up for discussion.
The New Moon in your communication sector can trigger a surprising email, phone call, introduction or meeting. There may be unexpected news from a sibling, or someone may clarify things for you in an abrupt way. You may decide it’s time to introduce or promote yourself. A flirtation/new attraction can catch you off guard. Part of the New Moon’s events could involve another look at a friendship, group activity, or your social image. This potent energy can push you past old social fears or limits, or can give you enough fuel to successfully rework a public announcement/goal. Note that surface events/conversations will be driven by hidden developments or compulsions. Therefore, not everything that comes out will make sense in the moment. But if you think about it, you'll see this is part of something that's been brewing for awhile.
Venus into your sector of personal resources and Mercury into your communication sector gets you focused on finances, personal satisfaction or relationship necessities. The urge to treat yourself, get what you want, or enhance your self-esteem will be strong, and new contacts, information or discussions will be centred around practical ways to make that happen. Discussions about salary/rates are possibilities.
The New Moon in your sector of personal resources can spring an unexpected financial opportunity or expense on you. New sources of income can be intriguing, but you may also feel the urge to spend, spend, spend. Some developments can act as a wake up call for honouring your primary needs and values. Negotiations with those in authority, or involving your career, can take a surprising turn, or you may decide that certain career/future goals need a major adjustment.