April’13 Astrology

“Jesus, Buddha, and even Moses had fire in them, but they were equally sanguine and thoughtful.”
Thomas Moore

Spring’s initiatory, fiery energy is with us as the month begins. It is best all month long to implement this energy with forethought and planning before forging ahead spontaneously or impulsively as Mars the war god is inclined to do.
Use the month to assess and improve the way you meet challenges and overcome obstacles. Develop courage.

Through the 9th Mercury trines the North Node which governs life purpose. It is a good time to access where you are, where you would like to be and to be open to creative and innovative ideas related to forging a more direct path to the future. Figure out what steps need to be taken now and put them in place.
The transit of Venus to the Sun last summer encouraged all of us to get more deeply in touch with what brings meaning into our lives. This aspect will be in effect for several years and it bodes well to proceed with clear intentions, be willing to persevere and to face challenges with optimism and courage.

The New Moon is at 20 degrees of Aries on the 10th.

Pluto stations retrograde on the 12th. This can be a volatile time. It is a good time to take stock of the transformations we are trying to effect in our own lives.
Challenges can arise under this influence- personally and collectively. Pluto’s role is to bring to light the corruption underlying and undermining corrupt institutions. We see this process in the news every day.

Inner and outer structures are up for review and renewal.

From the 15th through the 22nd Venus sextiles Neptune making it a good time frame for artwork, spiritual growth and romance. Just a heads up to factor pragmatism into the picture.

Mercury aspects Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter mid month through the time of the the Lunar Eclipse on the 25. Be open to new and optimistic ideas. Sidestep unproductive, habitual thought patterns and assumptions.

The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse is on the 25th at 5 degrees of Scorpio. Eclipses are evolutionary in nature and are felt before and after the event. This eclipse will be in close aspect to Saturn – thus discipline, pragmatics. and planning will be helpful throughout the month.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043, amelia.shea@comcast.net, www.ameliashea.com or www.ameliashea.wordpress.com. Her readings start at $30.

All times mentioned are EDT.
quote from The Soul’s Religion by Thomas Moore.