Some months give us inspiration and
others, not so much. This April is one of the latter. To be fair, the
month starts out energetic enough. If you’ve got new projects you want
to launch, kick them off before April 5th. After that point things
begin to slow down. Way, way down as the energy is rather heavy this
month. We will have several planets going retrograde along with another
powerful Full Moon in Scorpio. But let’s look on the bright side,
mindfulness, deep work, and exploring the pleasure principle can all be
motivational tools that help with the cosmic vibe in April. We will be
learning how to turn lemons into lemonade this month!
The momentum begins to shift on April 5th when Venus enters Aries and
Mercury enters Taurus. Where Venus goes, our hearts go. Her energy
relates to the kind of surroundings that make us feel comfortable. She
is a yin planet, meaning that she is not so much pro-active, but
rather, what she wants she draws to her. One of the things Venus wants
is social interaction. She wants the happy, fun, "meaningful" part of
relationships. She is lovely, refined, and beautiful. And make no
mistake, she is very seductive. When Venus is in the sign ruled by
Mars, her male counterpart, she gains the energy to go out and get what
the same time this going on, mental Mercury flexes its cerebral muscle
through a sign whose energy focuses on the physical things of life.
Stamina, strength, possessions and property are the theme here-- all
solid, stable, material things. You can touch them, they endure, and
they feel heavy. So when the planet of reason moves into this realm,
the thinking process is slowed. We need to "think things through".
Answers do not come through quickly. We get more satisfaction out of
digging in the garden or going to the gym or even walking around the
block. The earth needs to be turned up after the winter freeze so its
nutrients can begin to flow again. The same is true for our thoughts.
When Mercury is in the earthy sign of Taurus, it's time to trim away
the old dead growth so the new can flourish.
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