Check here the astrological forecast for the month of April 2022 and understand what your fourth month of the year will be like.
Aries Solar Cycle
Of the fire element and the cardinal quality, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Its energy is represented by the “I am” and its ruler is the planet Mars. ⠀
In the Southern Hemisphere, the sign of Aries determines the beginning of autumn. In the Northern Hemisphere, it represents the beginning of spring.
Its main characteristics are individuation, initiation, impetuosity, courage, and the instinct of defense. It is the seed, the awakening, the person who gives the spark and therefore has the impetus of leadership. It’s the famous sign of “big ben”.
When the Sun enters Aries it awakens in us the courage of the warrior, the initiative, loving individuality, authenticity, passion, and enthusiasm. Aries are horny for life and everything they do. It has a vibrant, loving energy that pulses through the body. It connects with your self-love, with your self-esteem, and with the real and loving importance of the other in your life. He often acts without thinking (with that “I’ll go and do it” impulse). He’s always ahead and doesn’t like to be behind. She has the energy of “follow me” and likes to be in a position to lead the way. ⠀
When in its shadow, the Sun in Aries takes us to a doer energy, compulsive, passionless, angry, worn out, tired of fighting, not horny for what it does. The Sun in Aries can lead us to a stereotype that is quarrelsome, with aggressive speech, that hurts and that is impatient, but when in balance, it brings us the opportunity to be a born leader.
Reflections for the season are:
- In what area of my life do I need to activate my courage?
- What do I want to start in this new cycle?
- What are my plans for the astrological new year that begins?
Aries Lunar Cycle
This cycle begins on April 1, with the Moon entering Aries at 5:24 am (Montreal time). The apex of the cycle is at the Full Moon, which happens at 5:55 pm on April 16 in Libra.
April 1st – New Moon in Aries
I am in complete darkness, accompanied by the New Moon. Even without seeing the way, I know where to go. I am accompanied by my intentions and my courage. I glimpse the trail, the stars accompany me.
I take the first step and as much as the path is uncertain, the movement makes me outline the goals that will come ahead. One step at a time. The beginning of a new journey.⠀
The New Moon in Aries brings the energy of rebirth. A new cycle begins and it’s time to start something new. My energy has been renewed and I bring in my luggage the lessons learned from the last cycle.
The Moon hides from me, but I know she’s there and she’s with me. Aries gives me strength, courage, the will to act. I know I can. I am the spark, the beginning of the fire that I want to co-create. ⠀
I am, I start, I go ahead, without fear of starting a dark path. It is my intentions, desires, and self-love that illuminate you. ⠀
I’m ready to start a new walk. May this New Moon in Aries bring me the courage I need. And that I take the first step… for the universe to give the floor.
April 9 – Crescent Moon in Cancer
And from the dark night we passed to the crescent phase of the moon, seeing our memories and our feelings grow a little more each day in the sky. ⠀
The Crescent Moon brings us a strong proactive, nurturing, and supportive energy and when it passes through the sign of cancer it further strengthens our desire to nurture and be nourished, feminine, powerful, ancestral. ⠀
Now, the sap flow starts to rise and focuses on the stem and branches, bringing that desire to manifest, clarity of who we are, an invitation to movement.
The Cancer sign is ruled by the Moon and like the crab that walks sideways so as not to reveal itself, we are more willing to stay in our den, in our comforter, in our corner. Still, that doesn’t stop us from feeling intensely fluid emotions, nostalgia, rescuing the past.
Yes, we are safer at home, but care needs to be taken so that retreat doesn’t become an excuse. The Crescent Moon calls for movement and invites us to prepare for the Full Moon that will not be long in coming. ⠀
The reflection of this moon is: where does my feeling want to take me?
April 16 – Full Moon in Libra
Welcome, Full Moon in Libra!
May you bring the clarity I need to make great decisions by looking carefully at all the options that open up in front of me. ⠀
May you encourage me to look at my feelings tenderly before making the decisions I need to make and to be sure to take them into consideration.
May I be able to look at my emotions as a unique being here on Earth and recognize my fragility and my shadows.
May I remember these shadows and see them with affection, knowing that we all have light and shadow in our souls, but that it is only when I look at the darkest point in myself that I can connect with myself and the people around me. ⠀
Welcome, Full Moon! ⠀
Connect with the Full Moon in Libra by being aware of your shadows and imperfections. It is only when we are ready to recognize and share them that we can relate to each other, with their shadows and imperfections. We are nothing but images reflected in a mirror.
Movements and transits for the month:
April 1st – New Moon in Aries
What do I want to plan for this new cycle to start something new?
April 2nd – Mercury in Aries conjunct Sun in Aries
Take the day to have the initiative and courage to share your plans and projects.
April 4th – Mars in Aquarius conjunct Saturn in Aquarius
Time conspiring to break with everything I need to revolutionize.
April 5th – Mars in Aquarius square North Node in Taurus
If you know what you want, why is it so hard to have the courage to do it differently?
April 5th – Venus in Pisces
What did you dream of being when you were a child?
April 7th – Mercury in Aries sextile Saturn in Aquarius
It’s time to talk about what moves your heart, even if it brings changes to the contracts you signed with yourself.
April 8th – Jupiter in Pisces sextile North Node in Taurus
What do my dreams invite me to materialize?
April 8th – Mercury in Aries sextile Mars in Aquarius
Activism in speech, activism in action.
April 9th – Crescent Moon in Cancer
What do I want to plant and nurture with the people I love?
April 10th – Mercury in Taurus
Excellent period for concrete and precise conversations.
April 10th – Mercury in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn
If you don’t end contracts that no longer work, you won’t be able to get where you want to be.
April 11th – Saturn in Aquarius squares North Node in Taurus
The challenge of looking at what we want to materialize as we watch time pass and the future arrive.
April 12th – Jupiter in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces
Do you have a dream board or do you live in a fantasy world?
April 12th – Sun in Aries sextile Saturn in Aquarius
I can, I can, I visualize the future I want.
April 14th – Mars in Pisces
Do you act taking into account your dreams?
April 16th – Full Moon in Libra
What needs to be revealed in my relationships?
April 17th – Mercury in Taurus sextile Venus in Pisces
Do you know how to have accurate communication to show how you like to be loved?
April 18 – Mercury in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus
Talk specifically about what you want to change.
April 18 – Venus in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus
It is when we connect with our dreams that we break with the past to live a different future.
April 18th – Sun in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn
We may have difficulties in finalizing processes to act.
April 19th – Sun in Taurus
Beginning of the cycle in which we will seek concreteness, materiality, and live from our gifts and talents.
April 23rd – Mercury in Taurus conjunct North Node in Taurus
Everything that is said today is intended to come true, however difficult it may seem.
April 23rd – Waning Moon in Aquarius
What do I need to let go and break away to make room for the new that will emerge?
April 24th – Mercury in Taurus squares Saturn in Aquarius
Pay attention to what you want to materialize with words as things may not turn out as you imagine.
April 24th – Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces
Assess whether your speech is based on dreams or fantasies.
April 25th – Venus in Pisces sextile North Node in Taurus
Your dreams are the biggest drivers of your purpose.
April 27th – Mercury in Taurus sextile Jupiter in Pisces
Write down on paper all your wishes and make a dream board.
April 27th – Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces
To recognize its value, it is necessary to delve entirely within yourself.
April 28th – Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn
Excellent day to finalize projects to complete contracts.
April 29th – Mercury in Gemini
Fluid communication, rationality, and sociability are highlighted for the next few weeks.
April 29th – Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
There are still processes that cannot be completed. Reflect where this retrogradation is bringing you transformations.
April 30th – Partial solar eclipse in Taurus
Attention to unexpected facts related to money
April 30th – Venus in Pisces conjunct Jupiter in Pisces
The more of yourself you give, the more the universe will return to you.
Tarot advice for the season of Aries
Traditional Tarot considers that the card that most represents the energy of Aries is THE EMPEROR, but I also believe that this energy brings a lot of representation of the MAGICIAN. Check out the definition of the two cards here and see the one that makes the most sense for you.
Card number 4 in the deck represents structure and stability like a table and its 4 feet. In it, a frowning man is seen, seated on a throne, holding a cross with the circle of spirit and matter. His beard represents experience and his crown represents power. The mountains in the background represent the strong foundation to build great things in our lives. The Emperor is rational. Its red represents courage and brings tension. Underneath his tunic, he has a warrior’s attire showing that he is going to fight. On his throne, two gargoyles protect him.
Its keywords are leadership, organization, strategy, discipline, order, courage, protection, structure, strong foundation, limits and authoritarianism. In the Mythological Tarot is represented by Zeus.
The Emperor is a leader, determined and organized. He knows exactly what he wants and where he wants to go. When we take out this card, it is an invitation to become an authority in our lives. He invites us to have organization and a strategy.
It asks us to be direct, practical, resolute, not afraid to act, to solve things without hesitation. It calls us to recognize and impose limits too (what we allow or not) and know how far we can go in a given situation. He invites us to protect what is ours (it’s mine and nobody messes with it).
The questions the Emperor asks us are:
- What areas of your life need to be more strategically organized?
- Are you a resolute person or do you tend to take too much time in uncomfortable situations/problems?
- Do you carry out your plans or do you spend a lot of time dreaming?
- What do you need to become a more confident and self-confident person?
- Do you communicate well with others?
- Do you know how to ask for things without giving authoritative orders?
Represented by a man with tools in front of him, he has a pentagram representing earth, a cup representing water, a wand representing fire, and a sword representing air. The plants around him show that he has everything he needs to “make it sprout”. He also has an infinity symbol under his head and an up and down hand connecting heavenly and earthly knowledge.
It is card number 1 and, therefore, invites you to take the first step, to stop procrastinating, to trust that you are capable of doing everything you have in mind, and to put the opinion of others aside to focus on yourself.
Its keywords are skill, action, initiative, power to create, wisdom, putting plans into practice, self-confidence, focus and courage. The card invites us to act, to move. The magician is the tarot entrepreneur.
The card also comes as a tug of the ear: trust yourself more, don’t worry so much about the opinion of others, have self-confidence, get your hands dirty. Take more control of your own life. Who will reap the good results is yourself. The power is in your hands. Make it happen.
“A year from now, you’ll wish you started today” – Karen Lumb
The Wizard’s questions are:
- Have you been achieving your goals or do you procrastinate until the last minute?
- Are you aware of your leadership power or are you always waiting for someone to tell you what to do?
- What is missing for you to take the first step towards what you want in your life?
- Do you believe in yourself, your potential and your success?
- In what aspects or situations of your life do you need to be more self-confident?
- Is there someone in your daily life who often “delays your plans to go ahead?