April 2016 Astrology Forecast
The day-by-day astrology forecast for April 2016
April 1: Sleep can be fitful. Restless trends take us through the early morning hours but dawn brings more soothing energies. A lunar trine with Venus dominates the middle part of the day. Professional ambitions are served, as are personal relationships. This is an auspicious time to meet with bosses, mentors and elders. Love has a magical way of intruding in everyday affairs. The Capricorn Moon then begins a void of course period which lasts until well after nightfall so complete important business by early afternoon. Plan to take it easy the rest of the day. If you have the energy, an informal get together with friends can be agreeable tonight.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 12:39PM-9:37PM Moon enters Aquarius.
April 2: Thoughts repeatedly gravitate to whatever lies ahead. This morning, seek out the company of those who can help make your dreams come true. A fellow seeker, quixotic visionary or innovative oracle may offer timely advice. Today’s Aquarius Moon also fosters open-mindedness, as well as bonding between those who serve progressive causes. A midday lunar sextile to Mars lifts spirits and increases energy levels. Friendships thrive tonight as the Moon aligns with the Aries Sun in another supportive sextile. Enjoy your buddies and firm up commitments, while at the same time taking care not to compromise your principles.
Moon in Aquarius.
April 3: Yes, we’re living in tumultuous times but today’s stars offer a respite from the chaos. The Aquarius Moon occasions a friendly and tolerant atmosphere. Lunar aspects with Saturn, Uranus and Mercury give rise to serious conversations, even between friends who hold divergent views. In fact, connecting bridges may be repaired or, as points of agreement become clear, built from the ground up. Travel is also facilitated by an early evening lunar sextile to Mercury. As dusk becomes night the Moon begins a void of course period. Tonight’s laid back atmosphere lends itself to chilling out and getting ready for the eventful and more demanding week ahead.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 7:16PM-12:00AM.
April 4: Emotional and psychic sensitivities grow sharper and more profound as the Moon dives into the complex realms of Pisces. Adding an urgency to the mysterious longings of impressionable hearts and souls is a cantankerous mid-afternoon lunar square with Mars. Don’t let your responsiveness to subtle forces overwhelm your good sense. If drama isn’t your cup of tea, keep out of other peoples’ business and keep your opinions to your self. Relaxing evening escapes are encouraged. Hug a tree, smell the spring flowers, or watch the sunset. Afterwards, take in an artistically inspiring performance. With the Moon conjunct Neptune it won’t take much to feel moved, so choose something uplifting.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 12:00AM-1:46AM Moon enters Pisces.
April 5: The Aries Sun’s midday trine with diligent Saturn helps keep things on point and under control. However, the waning Pisces Moon allows a different track. Starting a void of course period early this morning, the disengaged Moon allows minds to roam freely but also robs the day of needed energy. It will be easy to while away a few minutes or even hours immersed in a reverie or thinking about the past. Creative souls are in fertile territory, but change is also in the air. With Venus entering Aries at midday and Mercury arriving in Taurus this evening, deciphering symbols and hidden messages or finalizing the details of plans will take longer than expected. Be ready to negotiate and if necessary, buy time before coming to a decision.
Moon in Pisces v/c 6:33AM-12:00AM, Sun trine Saturn, Venus enters Aries, Mercury enters Taurus.
April 6: This last day of the monthly lunar cycle is filled with incongruities. The early morning hours glow happily with the warmth of a lunar conjunction with Venus. After noon, an invigorating trine between the Aries Moon and Mars encourages decisive action but a grating square between the Sun and Pluto warrants caution. Bosses and other authority figures will not welcome interference. The shadowy nature of our own normally hidden subconscious could make an appearance. Be solely a witness to unpleasant feelings and behaviors and learn from them. Don’t make matters worse by lashing out in anger. Use the same energy to work on self-knowledge, understanding others and letting go of thoughts and feelings that hold you back.
Moon in Pisces v/c 12:00AM-2:46AM Moon enters Aries, Sun square Pluto.
April 7: Today’s Aries New Moon is in many ways the true start of the astrological year. It’s a good day to consider your intentions for the coming months. Close by inventive Uranus, this New Moon invites everyone to journey into uncharted territory, embrace the common good and begin anew. This isn’t to say there won’t be challenges. The Sun, Moon and Uranus are all at odds with Pluto, so resistance is to be expected. Habits and conventions will have to be overcome, rules changed. However, in the end visionaries and industrious, inventive folks will find a way to succeed. Make any important moves before late morning, when the Moon begins a lengthy void of course period. The remainder of the day is rather low key, better suited for flights of fancy and unwinding. Leave worldly challenges for another day.
New Moon in Aries 7:24AM, Moon in Aries v/c 10:56AM-12:00AM.
April 8: If you enjoy surprises, the Cosmic pump is primed for a few good ones. The Aries Sun is about to conjunct Uranus, the planet of unexpected events, breakthroughs and awakenings. As the Moon is now passing through the relatively sedate sign of Taurus, many folks will face today’s changes with unwavering calm. You may as well stay cool, and enjoy whatever the Fates serve up. When Uranus is involved, no one is in control. The only reasonable choice is how to respond to what may be unexpected, fluid circumstances. Fortunately, the Moon forms favorable alignments with Neptune and Jupiter late in the day. Faced with uncertainty, faith empowers trusting souls to invoke their spirit guides, show compassion, shrug off adversity and have a fine evening.
Moon in Aries v/c 12:00AM-2:10AM Moon enters Taurus.
April 9: The celestial spheres are giving mixed messages. The Taurus Moon is void of course by early morning, creating a relaxed atmosphere that persists past midnight. The ambience is suitable for enjoying familiar creature comforts, art and music, as well as the splendors of Mother Nature. Attending to garden and other seasonal chores is also favored. Amidst the calm comes a rousing conjunction of the Aries Sun and Uranus, the planet of inventions, earthquakes and other unexpected disruptions. The aspect is exact this evening and could also see the launch of any number of visionary or progressive campaigns. However, the Moon’s void of course status raises the likelihood that such initiatives will fall short of their intended mark. Hold off on starting new ventures at least until tomorrow, when the Moon better supports team efforts.
Moon in Taurus v/c 5:49AM-12:00AM, Sun conjunct Uranus.
April 10: The morning hours are breezy, bright and sociable as the Gemini Moon makes a crowd-pleasing sextile with Venus just minutes before noon. A breakfast or brunch with family and friends benefits from the cheerful vibe. The effervescence wears off as late afternoon approaches. A careless or condescending remark can spark an argument. Think twice before speaking and don’t blurt things out. Stay alert because feelings only grow more volatile. The Moon enters into a sensitive position this evening, increasing confusion and the odds of painful misunderstandings. Under tonight’s stars getting to the heart of a matter is no easy proposition. If in doubt, wait. Don’t say anything you yourself wouldn’t want to hear. Refrain from speaking words that cannot be taken back!
Moon in Taurus v/c 12:00AM-1:59AM Moon enters Gemini.
April 11: Early birds may wake up with the cares of the world on their shoulders. The heavy mood eases with the breaking dawn. Attention soon shifts to more hopeful possibilities. After tilting with Saturn the Gemini Moon is harmonizing with Uranus and the future looks brighter. Chance meetings and other encounters are amiable, planning sessions are spirited and productive. Chime in with quirky comments. Share idealistic longings and “what if” scenarios. One never knows which ideas will stick. Moods continue to be upbeat and energetic until late afternoon, when the Moon goes void of course. The relaxed evening hours are well-suited for indulging in pleasurable escapes, fantasizing and dreaming.
Moon in Gemini v/c 2:57PM-12:00AM.
April 12: Maternal and other protective instincts are powerful under today’s Cancer Moon. Mercury’s pre-dawn sextile with Neptune adds empathy and compassion to the strong, emotional currents. For some early risers, the morning hours may seem idyllic. A mid-afternoon trine between Venus and Mars emboldens hearts. Some will be quick to share their passions. Others happily share valuable information. A flirtation can be captivating. This evening a lunar square to Venus will either be a happy influence or highlight unmet needs, jealousy and insecurities. If you’re looking out for a loved one, make sure your intentions are sincere and for the highest good.
Moon in Gemini v/c 12:00AM-4:07AM Moon enters Cancer, Mercury sextile Neptune, Venus trine Mars.
April 13: The very early morning hours are blessed with celestial harmony. The sweet music transitions to more complicated rhythms by late morning. The Cancer Moon spends the latter part of the day testing Pluto, Uranus and finally, the Aries Sun. The taut T-square configuration raises energy levels but also requires skillful handling. Emotions are edgy and may easily become defensive. Avoid making hasty moves. Measured responses are far more effective than overreacting to the slightest provocation. Don’t be coerced. Steer clear of situations where another person’s words or actions make you uncomfortable. Tensions persist until just before midnight when the First Quarter Moon phase can make relationships stressful and restful sleep iffy. Mellower, improving trends arrive while the clock still tolls midnight.
Last Quarter Moon in Cancer 11:59PM, Moon in Cancer v/c 11:59PM-12:00AM.
April 14: A void of course Cancer Moon inclines some folks to stay snug in the nest this morning. In any case, expect a slow start. By mid-morning the waxing Moon enters Leo and an energizing excitement begins to build. Confidence is enhanced by mental Mercury’s trine to Jupiter. This alignment especially favors teachers, travelers and business people, and promotes general happiness and well-being. The possibilities can seem endless, no problem insurmountable. An animated atmosphere lasts long into the night. Take advantage of the abundant Cosmic energy and heartily pursue your goals.
Moon in Cancer v/c 12:00AM-9:53AM Moon enters Leo, Mercury trine Jupiter.
April 15: A fire sign Grand Trine helps take the sting out of Tax Day. The Leo Moon, Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius, and Venus in Aries form the empowering triangle in the heavens. Worries take a spring break, replaced by playful good cheer. Doing good work and righteous deeds leads to a deep personal satisfaction this afternoon. Be quick to acknowledge contributions from friends and co-workers. Everyone has a part to play. A word of thanks or acknowledgment can be a life-changing moment. The high-spirited mood also elevates evening activities. It’s a fantastic night for exploring new places, discussing world events and enjoying the company of enlightening friends.
Moon in Leo.
April 16: Accord between the Leo Moon and Aries Sun dominates the first half of the day. Inner peace as well as harmonious relationships facilitate morning activities. The Force is with you, whether you’re taking care of household chores, on a playing field or enjoying a pleasure-seeking jaunt. An early afternoon intermission coincides with a void of course Moon period. The lull lasts until evening, when the celestial curtains open on another act, the Moon in Virgo. Helpers, diet-conscious health aficionados and perfectionists hear the Siren call. Eat well. If conversation allows, put your two cents in, but gently, and only on open ears. Even a casually spoken remark may, like a seed, bear delicious fruit in due time.
Moon in Leo v/c 1:48PM-7:23PM Moon enters Virgo.
April 17: Just when everything appears to be figured out, the Cosmos creates a new wrinkle. Following a clarifying early morning trine between mental Mercury and Pluto, Mars turns retrograde in Sagittarius, the sign of politics, religion, philosophy and international affairs. Expect startling news of delays, reversals and shifting alliances on the world stage. After noon, a square between the Virgo Moon and Mars could bring a spat to your door. Handle irritable partners with care. Be alert to a possible misunderstanding or other confusion. Handled wisely, the same energies may prompt some folks to right a wrong, clean house or work industriously on self-improvement. Happily, tonight sees a healing lunar conjunction with Jupiter.
Moon in Virgo, Mercury trine Pluto, Mars retrograde.
April 18: In the cold vastness of space, Pluto turns retrograde during the early morning hours. The direction shift may trigger a scandal or throw some financial markets into disarray. The Sun, at the last degree of Aries, is ready for change. The Virgo Moon is void of course by mid-morning. Fortunately, a trine between Venus and Saturn suggests that kinder, wiser heads and hearts will prevail today. While the astro climate isn’t good for launching new projects it does support steady efforts. Attend to works in progress. Fine tune and revamp a project, or clean up a work space. Midday could bring innovative ideas on how to best proceed. Relax and recharge your batteries tonight.
Moon in Virgo v/c 8:29AM-12:00AM, Pluto retrograde, Venus trine Saturn.
April 19: The Moon enters Libra this morning, early enough to put the day on solid footing. With the waxing Moon now in the sign of partnering, the time is ripe for addressing any unresolved or unclear relationship issues. A half hour before noon the Sun reaches Taurus and with sign ruler Venus at odds with Pluto this afternoon, there is much that can be said and done to improve cooperation. However, everything rests on a shared willingness to work as one and if necessary, compromise. Put your heads together. Defining goals is a first step. Address the nuts and bolts details only after agreements in principle have been reached. Evening may bring a breathtaking surge of productivity.
Moon in Virgo v/c 12:00AM-7:24AM Moon enters Libra, Sun enters Taurus, Venus square Pluto.
April 20: There’s a touch of Full Moon fever in the air. The pace of life accelerates due to a series of lunar aspects. The most fertile part of the day concludes with a late afternoon trine between the waxing Libra Moon and Saturn. Use the preceding hours to advantage. Good intentions and steadfast efforts are acknowledged and rewarded. The trine aspect also bestows sound reasoning. Trust your judgment. Evening brings the arrival of more challenging trends. The Moon tests Pluto and later opposes Venus and rebellious Uranus. Love may come, but with strings attached. An on again, off again relationship could be a source of anguish. Follow the Golden Rule and you’ll minimize the drama as well as potential heartaches.
Moon in Libra.
April 21: The Libra Moon is void of course from the wee hours of the morning until evening. Because the Moon is waxing and nearly full, there’s no shortage of energy. Staying focused may present a challenge, but even a distraction could lead to a serendipitous, happy “accident.” Play this day by ear, and listen to your own inner guidance. However, people-pleasing and co-dependent tendencies can be hard to resist, and with cool logic strained under the surging emotions of the lunar tide, think twice before speaking or making commitments. Tonight sees the Moon enter Scorpio and a glorious moonrise. Full Moon fever is on!
Moon in Libra v/c 2:13AM-8:17PM Moon enters Scorpio.
April 22: Today begins with an early morning Full Moon in Scorpio. The powerful celestial energies can make sleep difficult. Intuitive impressions come clear and strong. Personal as well as shared values and resource management are spotlighted. Partners may hit upon a shrewd financial strategy. Later in the day a conjunction between Venus and Uranus serves as a serendipitous matchmaker. Hearts may throb in a spasm of ‘love at first sight’ excitement. If you’re already committed, take your loved one out for an early evening, spur-of-the-moment entertainment adventure, or join up with like-minded pals. The agreeable vibes continue well past midnight.
Moon in Scorpio, Full “Pink” or “Buddha” Moon in Scorpio 1:24AM, Venus conjunct Uranus.
April 23: The Scorpio Moon continues to make impactful aspects, starting with a helpful early morning sextile to Pluto. Collect your thoughts and assess priorities. Review and file papers, or do research. Teamwork can be effective. Agreements are harder to come by after noon. A loved one could be hard to pin down or unresponsive to a seemingly reasonable request. Try to talk things out but if resistance is strong, agree to let it rest for a while. By late afternoon the Moon is void of course and a mellower mood takes hold. The evening is quiet. Some folks grow contemplative and seem lost in thought. It’s a good time to ponder and digest recent developments.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 5:46PM-12:00AM.
April 24: The early hours are restful. The subdued void of course Scorpio Moon energy is great for taking a break and enjoying a personal time out. By late morning the Moon reaches adventurous Sagittarius. Recreation can take many forms. A Sunday drive appeals to some. Others are content to take their journey in a favorite chair and reading or watching television. Mind-expanding conversations and experiences are favored. Lifestyles, cuisines and the religious practices of cultures from around the world spark imaginations. If your interests are more political during this election cycle year, be warned; passions arise and debates grow more heated tonight.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 12:00AM-8:46AM Moon enters Sagittarius.
April 25: The working week begins under a powerfully motivational T-square. The Sagittarius Moon is joined with fiery Mars and serious Saturn. The potent trio moves many folks to “tell it like it is,” with missionary zeal and without holding back. All the same, don’t press your point too far. Care is to be taken. Because all three stars are also squaring Jupiter and Neptune, some words will undoubtedly fall on deaf ears or be twisted and misunderstood. Communications can bring people together or widen divides. Choose your message wisely and stay firmly committed to constructive purposes. If a confusion arises, address it quickly and directly.
Moon in Sagittarius.
April 26: Fiery trines between the outgoing Sagittarius Moon, Uranus and Venus set the day off on a cheerful course. Friendly and loving vibes enrich the morning hours. Acceptance, kindness and generosity are universal ties, felt by all. Some folks may be inclined to wander. Take care of essential tasks and weighty decisions before noon, when the Moon begins a lengthy void of course period. The afternoon hours lose luster and momentum, but find a comfortable, if less playful pace. As night falls the Moon reaches earthy Capricorn. Don’t be fooled by those wearing stiff upper lips. Beneath a cool demeanor, feelings remain tender.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 11:51AM-7:54PM Moon enters Capricorn.
April 27: Today’s Capricorn Moon facilitates progress on many fronts, but especially on the job. Discipline, patience and creativity contribute to the fertile atmosphere. Profits may be realized late in the day. Mental Mercury has stationed in stubborn Taurus. The Winged Messenger is poised to begin a three week long retrograde period beginning tomorrow. Some of today’s gains may require additional time and effort before being completely finalized. There’s no need to stress or panic. Just be prepared to renegotiate, rethink, or revise facts and figures. Where there is a will, there is a way.
Moon in Capricorn.
April 28: The first half of the day sees the Capricorn Moon reigniting the Uranus/Pluto square. Minds may work mysteriously, crazily, or intermittently. A maddening flip-flop reversal could occur. Don’t confuse these volatile, challenging influences with mental Mercury’s early afternoon retrograde turn. The famously fleet-footed Messenger of the Gods is in slow but stable Taurus and favorably aligned with the Moon and Pluto. Focus and take your time. Keep your attention squarely on the task at hand. Alternative solutions are available. Input from well-qualified, experienced colleagues is surely helpful. After a busy and instructive day, relax and look after your own needs tonight.
Moon in Capricorn, Mercury retrograde.
April 29: This is a good time to reflect on recent events. Venus readies to leave Aries. The Goddess planet’s presence at the last degree of the impulsive first sign may evoke some regrets over things said or done in haste, memories of old loves, or lost good times. This evening the Aquarius Moon sextiles retrograding Mars, another impetus to look over one’s shoulder. What has been accomplished? Gained? Learned or proven? With mental Mercury also in retrograde, there are many good reasons to review and contemplate one’s place in the world. Venus reaches Taurus after sunset. A late night Last Quarter Aquarius Moon keeps feelings churning. Keep asking questions but expect that it could be some time before answers arrive.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 3:07AM-4:47AM Moon enters Aquarius, Venus enters Taurus.
April 30: A resolute calm pervades the early morning going. The Aquarius Moon is in harmony with steadfast Saturn. Almost everyone feels open-minded, grounded, and ready to take care of business. Handle responsibilities and chores first thing, then clear the decks and make ready to play. After noon, friendships, community events and other group activities benefit from a lunar sextile with Uranus. Progressive ideas are stimulating. The live and let live mood also sees psychic antennae perk up. Because the Moon occupies a testing angle with mental Mercury late tonight, hunches are likely to serve better than logic.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 10:56PM-12:00AM.