The theme for April is “patience and building the foundation for steady progress”. Patience has to feel a little awkward during the Aries season. Aries is enthusiastic, spontaneous, and courageous. Inspired by new ideas, it moves forward and initiates new projects quickly and without too much pre-meditation. This month, however, we are forced to reconsider anything we are about to get into, so that we are absolutely confident that we can proudly sign our name on whatever we are doing. Everything we engage in right now has to represent who we are accurately and authentically. Otherwise, it won’t last too long, and we will be wasting our energy.
It might seem that the fast-moving energy of the first half of the month slows down towards the end of April and what we put a lot of energy into doesn’t bring the results we hoped for. This is only an illusion. It is important not to take it as a sign that you are moving in the wrong direction, or that you need to push harder. We need this quiet moment of retrospection to reflect on how far we’ve come, review our intentions, and make sure that everything that we do is fully aligned with who we are.
In numerology, April is the 4 month in the 9 Universal year, and, thus, it vibrates at the frequency of 13/4. The frequency of 4 represents stability, practicality, and material creation. Numbers 1 and 3 mean creativity that reflects our unique individual expression for the sake of pure joy and satisfaction that comes from creating something new and making it a reality. We are learning to be authentic in everything that we do, say, feel, or think. It might take some time until we fully see the fruits of our labor, but it won’t take too long for them to manifest if we stand in our truth and don’t compromise.
Important Dates for April 2016:
- Sun in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius on April 5 (18.9 8.8)
- New Moon in Aries on April 7 (20.2 6.6)
- Venus in Aries trines Mars in Sagittarius on April 12 (25.7 23.5)
- Mercury in Taurus trines Jupiter in Virgo on April 14 (27.9 25.7)
- Mercury in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn on April 17 (30.3 28.1)
- Mars stations retrograde on April 17 (21.3 19.1)
- Sun enters Taurus on April 19 (23.5 21.3)
- Full Moon in Scorpio on April 22 (35.8 31.4)
- Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus on April 28 (41.5 37.1)
First Part of the Month
In the first part of the month, we feel a lot of enthusiasm, energy, and aliveness. The New Moon on April 7th in Aries brings new beginnings, new people, and new connections in our life. At the same time we have Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto in retrograde for the entire month, which bring in more stability and retrospection. The first week of April is the time when we can get a lot done and see progress as a result of our actions. A harmonious aspect between the Sun and Saturn just before the New Moon on the 5th, makes all of our inspired beginnings stabilized and grounded in responsibility and practicality of Saturn.
Second Part of the Month
As we approach the middle of the month, we have a very harmonious aspect between Venus and Mars on April 12th, which makes this time very good for romantic connections and anything related to what we love. On April 14-17, Mercury forms a harmonious trine with Jupiter and Pluto in earth signs. During this time, we can experience increased clarity, and practical breakthrough in communication. New, lucky life-changing opportunities might show up and move whatever we are working on to a new level. We feel that everything works out as we want.
On April 17th, Mars stations retrograde until June 29th. Mars goes retrograde every two years. We might feel less progress and less energy during this time. It is important not to push for things to happen faster, but spend this time to reflect and review what we have done so far. This period of reflection is necessary to assure that the progress that we will make later in summer will be based on solid foundation. Here is an article that talks about Mars retrograde in more detail.
Sun enters Taurus on April 19th, and we have the Full Moon in Scorpio on April 22. Taurus is about simple accumulation of material resources, like building a house, while Scorpio likes to look at everything under the microscope and explore the depth of the emotions. What we started growing during the new moon on April 7 starts to come to fruition now, and we are aware of how we are transformed as a result of giving birth to these new ideas. We might start to value ourselves and what we have to offer more as a result of being true to ourselves.
The month finishes as Mercury turns retrograde and joins Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto. 5 planets will be retrograding until May 9th. This hasn’t happen before for more than 10 years. With so many planets in retrograde it might seem that things are not moving quickly enough. This is not the time, however, to sit and do nothing. On the contrary, we can use this time to do what’s necessary to make sure steady progress, and to prepare for the next stage, when Mercury is going to turn direct on May 22 in Taurus. Overall, we are learning to be patient, authentic, and in-touch with our core beliefs, so that they can be reflected in everything that we do.
Four Attitudes to Adopt This Month
Here are my four suggestions to adopt in April. Consider applying them, if they resonate with you.
- Stay positive and don’t give up when things don’t work as fast as you want. If you trust in yourself, the rewards will be immense.
- Be gentle with yourself and surround yourself with people who supports you.
- Think in terms of long-term plans and take care of everything that you need now to pave the way for the future.
- Journal and reflect on your career, relationships, and other areas of your life. Do they reflect your values? This year we are learning to let go of anything that is not aligned with who we are deep inside. The energy of the planet supports this process fully now. It is much easier to live authentically now than it used to be.