AstroForecast April 2003
All times Central Time Zone
The majestic Sun is transiting the fiery sign of Aries as the month of April begins. Hamabiel is the ruling angel of April. Aries exemplifies the can-do-attitude, spontaneity, childlike wonder, naiveté, the competitive spirit, enterprise, pioneering inclinations, entrepreneurial directions, and the warrior mystique. Negative expressions of Aries are anger, frustration, irritability, lack of follow through, annoyance, aggravation, confrontational and impetuous behaviors as well as impatience. The guiding angel of Aries is Machidiel.
April 1st at 1:19pm is the annual Aries New Moon that is symbolic of the new beginnings/new initiatives phase of the Moon. This is a great New Moon to acquire a new self-image through updated wardrobes, hairstyles and/or vehicles. Improve self-confidence, be open to pioneering directions especially in new, unknown territories, gain new leadership skills, and recognize your role-model abilities. Angel Geniel is associated with this lunation so if you need a little celestial help invoke this angel to help you. Keywords for this Aries lunation are spiritual winds lift the individual’s sails to stay on course with the final destination. Underneath the brilliant desert night sky the humble child makes a wish eternal. This same Tuesday is the bi-monthly ecliptic shift of the Moon that can symbolize changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. Develop a creative confidence with whatever requires a different perspective to tackle a challenge.
The first week of April has many harmonious celestial aspects that can be utilized to make advances or progress. Tuesday is excellent for meticulous detail work that will pay off with cultivated patience. Alternative choices abound for those individuals willing to take a healthy risk. Wednesday is oriented to the more spiritual and meditative side of life. Art and inspiration go hand in hand. Sunday unusual ideas can be entertained if a breakthrough is necessary for whatever has fallen into a rut.
Thursday the 3rd at 9:04pm is the direct station of expansive Jupiter closing out its retrograde motion since early December 2002. The degree of Jupiter’s station is the same as the degree it held last September 8, 2002 and a quote from the September AstroForecast follows: “The Dogs of War are creating great clamor and saber rattling to instigate aggression on foreign soil. The economy is dealing with a perplexing paradox of deflation/inflation in certain sectors especially those involving the petrochemical industries, pharmaceuticals, natural gas, solvents, acids and paints. Ethical/moral issues arise in regards to new bio-medical technologies and procedures and scientific experiments.”
An Apogee Moon (farthest distance of the Moon to Earth) occurs this same Thursday that symbolizes the ability to cultivate objective and impartial emotions/feelings. Kindness, charity and mercy are associated with this Apogee Moon. Forgiveness of debt, whether karmic or financial, is also highlighted.
Saturday the 5th at 8:37am is the entrance of Mercury into the sign of Taurus for an extended stay due to Mercury’s retrograde motion due later this month. Dramatic experiences with financial affairs, banking, stock markets, commodities and all tangible assets will be in the crosshairs of this Mercury journey in this fixed earth sign. All forms of debt could go haywire. Taurus symbolizes conservative fiscal policy; the question is are we properly informed to make decisions that will emphasize biting the bullet?
Monday the 7th the potential for kidnapping, extortion, hostage taking or assassination of executives, corporate leaders, dignitaries or heads of state is alarming. Miscalculated risks involving misguided policies can be the culprit. Blame for capitalist and imperialist positions agitate the extremists.
Wednesday the 9th can witness startling information that is divulged in regards to espionage, the war on terrorism, secret documents and hidden financial ties. Biomedical research can experience mind-boggling discoveries. A revered teacher/mentor or spiritual leader makes a bold statement and/or proposal.
Thursday the 10th tendencies for foot-in-mouth syndrome, hypocrisy or double standards in conversations can ignite. Be careful for jumping to conclusions as well. Over generalizations avoid the more important small details as well.
Palm Sunday weekend can be somewhat difficult for certain partnerships. Adjustments must be made with rude, crass and offensive individuals. Games of control and manipulation or even outright abusive violation spiral dizzyingly. Deceit, treachery and victimization bear a heavy cost.
Saturday the 12th Mercury reaches its Pre-Shadow Point degree that also refers to this same degree position it will hold when it stations direct on May 20, 2003. These two dates may have strong correspondence to one another. Keywords associated with this degree position of Mercury are reverie for the golden days of yore digs deeply into the consciousness. Simplicity and innocence are fondly held.
Sunday evening the 13th is the sign change of the Lunar Nodes exiting Gemini/Sagittarius and entering Taurus/Scorpio for the next 18 months. The last time the North Node of the Moon was in Taurus was about 19 years ago. Traditionally the economy is excellent when the North Node transits Leo, last seen October 1998 – April 2000, and the economy hits rock bottom when the North Node transits Aquarius upcoming next December 2007 – August 2009. Taurus is thus the halfway point of this economic cycle that the Lunar Nodes point out astrologically so well. Great concern is that debt can become so bloated and imbalanced that a serious impact can be made in regards to essential living.
The annual Libra Full Moon occurs Wednesday the 16th at 2:36pm that is symbolic of the completion/release phase of the Moon. The day before this Libra Full Moon is the second bi-monthly ecliptic shift of the Moon that can symbolize changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. A Perigee Moon (closest approach of the Moon to Earth) this same day of the Full Moon makes this quite a potent lunation. The following are excellent to release with this lunation: procrastination, passivity, complacency, vacillation, apathy, indifference, indulgence, and laziness. Angel Adriel can be invoked for this lunation. Keywords associated with this lunation are the desire to partner intimately and sincerely is paramount yet an antagonizing loneliness haunts the individual. It is only when the individual fills the emptiness inside with true, tender love will appear the partner.
Passover Thursday the 17th witnesses inharmonious aspects that introduce depression, martyrdom, agony and emotional hand wringing. Violence, civil strife, terrorist acts and suicide are also potential. Fires and explosions are also strong.
Easter Sunday the 20th at 7:03am is the entrance of the majestic Sun in the sign of Taurus for the next 30 days. Themes to identify with will be values, patience, sensuality, finances, material goods and possessions, as well as determination. Issues Taurus can be associated with are possessiveness, laziness, covetousness, stubbornness, hoarding and greed. The guiding angel of Taurus is Hamabiel.
Venus enters Aries Monday the 21st at 11:18am for the next 28 days. Venus is the planet symbolic of relationships, finances and values. This journey of Venus in Aries represents strong desires to bring freshness and newness to the above-mentioned areas of life. “Men voluntarily believe in what they desire” Julius Caesar. Old hat will no longer suffice. Aries symbolizes assertive force and aggressive action to clear out the old so the new can burst forth. Aries is also representative of pent up frustrations, annoyances and aggravations that require a healthy outlet. Aries can also stir conflicts and at its extreme can tend towards violence or violations. Competitive individuals or situations can arise whether positive or negative. Ego issues can also be problematic.
Later this Monday evening the 21st at 6:48pm is the ingress of Mars into the egalitarian sign of Aquarius for the next approximate 45 days. Action in regards to humanitarian efforts will be emphasized. Political causes from all sides of the spectrum can become quite heated in rhetoric. Energetic priorities can be stimulated with a strong drive to succeed.
Venus has an ecliptic shift on Thursday the 24th that will be important in regards to all relationships, finances and values. Volatility with the economic markets will be strong. Inflationary pressures associated with military, police or firefighting unit supplies can arise. Short tempers can abound before level-headedness returns.
Saturday the 26th at 6:59am is the station retrograde of Mercury commencing its traditional 3-week wackiness. The classic Mercury retrograde is a time period to review, reevaluate, reanalyze or reassess documents, contracts, important signatures, learning or teaching materials, and important communications. Sometimes the classic Murphy’s Law is introduced with snags, snafus and snits about schedules, delivery systems, transportation, mechanical breakdowns and computer viruses or dysfunctions. Taurus is the sign of this Mercury retrograde especially the middle degrees of this earth sign. The middle degrees of Scorpio, Aquarius and Leo can be sensitized to this retrograde of Mercury. The degree position of Mercury on this last Saturday of April will be the Post-Shadow Point on June 5, 2003. These two dates may have much in common with one another. The petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries are strongly highlighted with this Mercury retrograde. Keywords for this Taurus Mercury retrograde are fine discernment about commonly held values is razor sharp. Frivolous expenditures are introduced through the back door; beware of this chicanery.
Monday the 28th is an extremely harmonious aspect involving Venus and Jupiter that traditionally has been excellent for marriage, business partnerships and diplomatic cooperation. Benevolent reconciliation with strained partnerships can be swiftly developed. All it requires is a little bit of boldness and courage.