Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all turn retrograde this month. These are the three planets involved in the big 2020 alignment in Capricorn. April brings us a “preview” of coming attractions in 2020. As you walk through April, you might just get a hint of what is coming next year for both yourself and the world.
The first week in April brings us some healing energy from Mercury and Mars as well at the Aries New Moon on Friday, the 5th. Since Mercury has now turned direct, in Pisces, it’s faster moving in its forward motion. This energy makes two strong connections that will affect your mind and body in different ways.
On Tuesday, April 2nd, there’s an illusionary conjunction with Mercury and Neptune that could be tricky. Pisces is the “dreamy” sign and Neptune can obscure facts and be confusing as well. Be careful of false promises and read all paperwork clearly and thoroughly.
More healing energy is accessible on Wednesday, April 3rd, as Mars sextiles Chiron. This enhances the Sun’s healing meeting with Chiron that happened late last week.
The highlight of the week is the New Moon in Aries on Friday. This energy brings you the exciting feelings of the inspiration you need to create new beginnings in every area of your life. Aries rules the head and focuses on the self, so begin something new that will excite and challenge you.
This New Moon, which begins a new astrological year, is the absolute best time to launch a product, begin a new love relationship, start a new job, or begin to write a weekly blog that’s been roaming around your head for a few months. Remember, it’s all about timing, and this is the best time of year to begin.
Help is on the way, however, when Mercury sextiles Saturn on Sunday, April 7th. This energy can bring you back down to earth fast.
In summary, allow yourself to harness the exciting and fiery energy that Aries brings to make it all work. Just remember that with Jupiter in Sagittarius, your dreams can come true this year.