April Forecast 2011
By Gwynne Mayer
We are going through some interesting times and continue to need to keep disciplines to keep us balanced and sane through the next few years. Those disciplines are resting, meditation, prayers and finding time each day to reflect and keep in touch with our higher spirit whatever we might call that. To me, it is the higher Self in relationship to the God head, however each has his/her own divinity within and can find that sacred space with which to communicate. The month of April begins with Mercury retrograde and will continue through the 22nd of April. This is a time of major disruptions around the globe and energies of 'light' coming through to clean up the psyche's within, however it is also a great time to put your house in order, including career, budget and health conditions. Mother earth is going through her cleansing and demands that we also keep our own psychological and physical houses clean as well. Uranus entered the sign of Aries where it will be for the most part of the next seven years and this all happened on March 11, 2011, a ominous time. Many of us are dreaming the dreams of the mass mind and are coming in touch with earth changes and how we will recalibrate our systems to adapt to those earth changes. Those who are ignoring the changes will be mostly agitated and pushing against the 'river'. It is a time of unity in our country and globally and also to reach out to our neighbors, who might be across the world, in this high tech world we live in now. When reading your horoscope for this month, pay attention to reading your ascendant first, your moon sign second and your sun sign last. It may make more sense. You have every sign in your natal chart and in at least one of your house placements. If you have the inclination, you might want to study astrology with a certified astrologer and one who is good at teaching the subject, depth astrology.
Aries --- Aries, especially the early degrees of Aries are going through some abrupt changes and will go through times where they go to bed, believing one thing about them, only to wake up the next morning and find their beliefs have changed sometimes 180 degrees. Many Aries act impulsively anyway, and now is the time to think things over before acting on an impulse, especially when it comes to separations in career or relationships. This is an awkward time and needs to be spent in reflection as much as possible. Definitely do not take your temper out on the ones around you just because you are in turmoil. The change is good and will be a remarkable open mindedness in the future. You might be more of a pleasure to be around, especially for partners who you have been snipping away at lately. This next few weeks will be slow to get started on new projects but if you plan well, then all will come to fruition at the end of April and May. Your suffering (keeping your temper under control) will be worth it in the end.
Taurus --- For you Taurus, it will be particularly helpful to find out how to move off of your procrastination in finding new things that bring you passion. It might be time to find people of like minds around you who can be supportive of your goals as they fit with their own. You definitely need 'group think' during this time so that you are part of a team, aspiring for more beneficent outcomes. The middle of April and on will be a good time to start on some new ventures that will help empower you for the near future. Be realistic and learn to share your affirmations with those who are supportive of you and all the things you do. Your relationships have been far and few between due to your own sense of mistrust. These trust issues may be warranted, however, it is time to get beyond all of this and find out what is stirring you from the inside out. Invest in your future as if you are going to retire in the next five years and start seeking out money and savings that grow when put away in a safe place. You are not your money as you might think, you are worth far more than that! Be sure to indulge your senses in the next few weeks and give yourself the pleasure and enjoyment of food, drink and relaxation. Those things will serve you well in the immediate future as they will keep your mind from diving into its negative whirlwind.
Gemini --- This will be a good month for getting out and about and enjoying the flirtatious part of your personality. You will find that others are quite entertained by your sense of humor and your light and airy dialogue. It is also a good time to be around family or siblings who you have been ignoring lately so that you can mend some fences along the way. You have come in contact with some 'karmic' situations that have shown themselves lately, so it might be wise to see if you are 'soul connected' to some very important person around you and what mission that might entail on your part. Life has brought you some relationships that have yet to be settled in the area of commitment and lately those commitments need to be redefined so as to make them serve and complete your purposes. You are always in the business of learning and teaching what you know, so these areas are especially important in the coming months; there are some new projects underway that might need to be promoted and thoroughly researched. Don't go off half-cocked with ideas that have not been supported in some concrete way. It will only add to your reputation as a gad-about! You may be the sharpest mind on your team, however, you often downplay your intelligence; now is not the time to do that!
Cancer --- Cancers are having major problems in the area of relationships, home and career, however these problems are not surmountable and may even turn out to be the best outcomes that have happened in the last few years. There is a part of you that is cleaning your internal house, your unconscious, and redefining who and what you are in the scope of things. It might be time to reassess what others are really doing for you in the way of supporting your goals and ambitions, as well as helping your find new pathways to happiness and good health. Your health may have suffered because of some poor dietary decisions you have made so it might be wise to talk to a good nutritionist or read up on what might be causing some bothersome health issues to come up for you. You are probably redefining yourself in the 'relationship' sector of your life so be sure you know what you need on an intimate and romantic level. There is a very serious and connected relationship in store for you when you finally decide what it is you want, and that relationship will just 'show up' as if by magic. You are a nurturing and giving individual and you need that type of person in your life who is willing to give back to you in return. Be willing to receive love and affection from this person. Your receiving end is not that well developed.
Leo --- Leo's are watching their spending and taking care of issues that have never been resolved, especially in financial matters. This is not one of Leos strong points, however, it is possible to get the upper hand on these matters as they get more resolvable toward the summer months. Finding private and sacred space in the middle of chaos is also a priority these days, in order to find more strength in one's solitude. Others will feel left out of your life, however it will also strengthen your purpose and your connection to 'spirit' to obey the demands of your consciousness. You are a 'take charge' type of person and now you find it imperative to do so! Your children and loved ones will be supportive of you when they see that you are taking a strong position about yourself, your finances and your future. There are many issues that need to be addressed in your immediate world in the next month, however, they will all be addressed in an authoritative way and will surprise even you as to the success that unfolds because of you resolving these issues. Be ready to accept the good things that will come your way and affirm good health, wealth and happiness for the near future. You deserve it and it seems to be your 'rite of passage'.
Virgo --- Virgo's are being very innovative this month and finding ways of affirming more wealth and prosperity into their lives. They may have epiphanies where relationships are concerned as to exactly what type of person is really good for them and what type of person to avoid. It might help to build a picture of the type of relationship you want with yourself and then look at another person through those same eyes, expecting to get from them what you also need to give to yourself. New ways of making money may present itself and then suddenly take off toward the summer months, so get ready to both make money and save money. Have a plan of action and be prepared. Issues around health have to do with diet and stress related matters so it is time to take an inventory of exactly what you are ingesting and digesting, both in food and in personal matters. Look at some of your habits that are not serving you well and see if you can tweak them into healthier behaviors. The people around you look to you for guidance so make sure that you are guiding with proper forethought and consideration and making healthy decisions about yourself foremost. You will find that situations will change to pave the way to better health in the coming months if you pay attention to your underlying intentions.
Libra --- Libran's are learning many lessons of late, mostly about commitment to self instead of giving away personal power to projections and relationships. It seems that disciplines in this regard are hard to come by for the Libra. Paying attention and affirming one's own heart and intentions is foremost so that you will be able to know what lies deep inside your own wish filled thinking. If you have been folding under stressful conditions and having physical symptoms, such as headaches, vertigo and other medical wake up calls, it is time to notice how often you meditate, find sacred space or even focus on the solitude that is demanded of you now. You have some brilliant opportunities in the next few months that will help you take charge of demanding situations and possibly build your credibility in career and vocational goals, so pay attention and allow your own personal power to take hold, following the choices your heart is leading you toward. Small talk and cursory conversations no longer satisfy your need for depth and balance in your personal philosophy. Let others know how you feel and move in that direction so that you claim your space in this chaotic time. Be the balance you search for and understand that you have the depth that others need as well. Show your stuff! Don't sell yourself short and waver about decision making. It is time to make those decisions NOW!
Scorpio --- Scorpios are striving for more support and need connections to family and loved ones to reinvent themselves right now. It is important for you as a Scorpio to keep the lines of communication going now more than ever, revealing your depth of thinking and logic and letting others speak from their depths as well. It is not a time for small thinking which, at times, you as a Scorpio can entertain. Scorpio is one of the most intimate signs in the zodiac and you demand intimate honesty and connection from all those close to you and will settle for nothing less. You have been quite obsessive lately about someone close to you and cannot seem to leave well enough alone. Have you figured out what your agenda is with this loved one? Hopefully it is not based on your tendencies toward being relentless, obsessive and jealous, but instead is about investigating the bottom-line truth of the situation. You have picked up many subtle clues of late and they are leading you to solve a problem that may have been in existence the last twenty years. Find a solution and be more conscious in your thinking. You are a natural at figuring these things out, so find a space within yourself to start answering some of your own dilemmas.
Sagittarius --- The enthusiasm and charisma of the Sagittarians has been dealt a blow, especially in the areas of money and conservation of energies. Thank goodness that Sag has the ability to meditate and concentrate on the situations that are giving them the most grief. It is time to budget and find a space in your day to make plans and keep your goals in mind. Find some people around you who support you to tell the truth about yourself and keep your procrastination at a minimum. This is not the time to be excessive and over indulgent when it comes to food, drink, emotions and relationships. There have been a few wake up calls lately that will cause you to examine and re examine your motives in all things personal. It might be good for you to get away for a few hours on a weekly level, to pretend that you are taking a trip, to satisfy those gypsy like needs of yours.
Capricorn --- Capricorn's are getting in touch with their own intensity in the fields of personality, health, relationships and career, so the connection to all of these fields of operation is literally changing the Capricorn into the transformed person of the future. No other sign has gone through the tests and tribulations as these folks and they are learning their lessons the 'hard way' for sure. This sign has been introverting and drawing into itself so much so that the enlightened part of the Capricorn is often not seen out in the open. You are on your way to find your destiny and purpose in life so it is imperative that you keep reflecting and finding your sacred space in order to do that. No one person can give you the advice you need, however you can find your own inner wisdom if you look more introspectively at the archetypes that are guiding you toward your future. Your intent needs to resonate with your heart chakra and you need to tell the truth to yourself in all ways, find out the things you can change about yourself and accept those things you cannot change. Finding forgiveness in your life for past situations, especially with family and siblings would be a great start so that you can move past the recriminations that you project out and find it in yourself how to forgive and let go of the past. This attitude will bring about healing in every way if you are sincere in your endeavors.
Aquarius --- Aquarians are single minded about their service to humanity, especially of late, when so much chaos is surrounding the world, with middle-eastern problems as well as earth changes. The Aquarian feels the pull to make a difference in all ways. It is time to find out how best to be of service in this present situation. The dreams and feelings will be coming in droves as mother earth makes her changes. You might want to act on those dreams and see what it is that your own spiritual guides are telling you. You might want to stay in touch with family as there have been some changes going on within the family structure that will affect you in the long run. So many times family gets on the Aquarian's last nerve as the relationships become negative and critical. You can handle these changes in a way that takes the 'higher road' to peace and happiness. You might want to be the leader in this endeavor. Money may come to you at the end of this month from unknown sources so don't bite the hand that feeds you. It might also help to find a way to save some of those monies for a rainy day. You live very frugally at times, but you can also spend in a way that is unconscious on your part. Start keeping an accounting sheet of your expenditures and income during this Mercury Rx as it might help to solve some issues that you didn't realize you had.
Pisces --- Pisces has had some major headaches that are somewhat physical but not always and those headaches could be in the form of others close to you who add stress to your life. You might want to consider cutting your ties for the time being so that you can heal yourself through some peace and quiet. You are being more spiritually attuned and have become more mature in your understanding of intuition and instinct. Trust those elements in your to guide you through the next month and find some situations that keep you peacefully grounded on the earth. Your sacred space is needed to help you get your thoughts together and make clear decisions. Do not be a victim of your own moods and start following your 'inner advisor' as to what will take place in the future. You have been fooled by some close relationship so now is the time to take off those rose-colored glasses and address the assumptions and misunderstandings that have surrounded you in that particular relationship. You will find that money might come to you more consistently if you are more consistent and become more stable in your budgeting. Now is not the time to indulge in too much food or drink or the summer months will be horrendous. Start working out or doing something aerobic so that your activities will help your body, mind and soul heal during this month. You have a good head on your shoulders so believe your instincts when they talk to you and trust that you will make the right decisions.