April 2022 will be a period of intense, fast changes, packed with many significant Astrology events and three lunations, one of which comes with a Solar Eclipse. A potent New Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron and Mercury on the first day of the month starts a new chapter of our healing journey and invites us to work on our relationship to anger and self-assertion. Moreover, throughout the first week of April, Mars will be conjunct Saturn in Aquarius, marking new initiations and possible challenges.
At the end of the month, Pluto is the first planet that stations retrograde after all celestial bodies have been in direct motion since February 3. Only a few hours later, Eclipse season begins with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus conjunct electric Uranus. This event inaugurates a cycle of extreme unpredictability and radical, sudden shifts in our personal and collective reality.
Let’s see in more detail the main transits of the month.
New Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron and Mercury
Apr 1, 2022, 02:24 AM ET
The New Moon in the sign of the Warrior conjunct Chiron and Mercury brings strong energy of initiation, renewal, and new beginnings. The first New Moon of the Astrological year may give us chances to confront old pain, feelings of rejection, alienation, and non-belonging. It invites us to redefine our individuality, our relationship with self-assertion, and the way we express our anger.
The Aries New Moon gives us an opportunity to reconnect with our desires and our instinct, and gain a deeper awareness of our reactions and responses to triggers. Meanwhile, Mars is approaching a conjunction to Saturn in Aquarius, exact on April 4. This aspect indicates a tendency for self-repression and ideological authoritarianism, yet it also blesses us with more determination and willpower to take action towards our goals.
Venus enters Pisces
Apr 5, 2022, 11:18 AM ET
Venus enters the sign of her exaltation, increasing our artistic sensitivity, our idealism, our compassion, and our need for romance and tenderness. While Venus is in Pisces, we feel drawn to embrace spiritual values and may notice a strong desire to transcend the world of mundane duties and to-do lists and connect with something deeper.
Venus will align with both Jupiter and Neptune at the end of the month, magnifying our desire to enjoy the pleasures of life, our urge to seek blissful experiences, and our tendency to daydream and dwell in our imagination. Excessive idealization of other people is a risk of this transit, which is, nonetheless, extremely favorable for all types of artistic, creative, and spiritual practices.
Mercury enters Taurus
Apr 10, 2022, 10:10 PM ET
Mercury leaving Aries and entering Taurus slows down our thought processes and supports our capacity to retain and remember the information and data that we feel is valuable. During this transit, we tend to stick to known facts, ideas, and ways of perceiving life.
However, Mercury joining Uranus on April 18 could bring some dramatic shifts in our way of thinking and communicating, indicating a tendency for excessive nervous tension, anxiety, and restlessness. The Mercury-Uranus conjunction facilitates innovation and visionary thinking: in an Earth sign like Taurus, it has the potential to generate ideas that bring lasting, tangible progress in our material reality.
Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces
Apr 12, 2022, 10:42 AM ET
Jupiter and Neptune join forces in their shared domicile, inviting us to dream big and magnifying our desire for meaning. Our need to spiritualize our life and transcend the limitations of the human condition will increase. The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction invites us to have faith, to believe in a positive outcome, and in the inherent goodness of all human beings. This aspect is one of the highlights of the whole year: it facilitates forgiveness and healing, indicating the potential for synchronicities and mystical experiences.
Something to be mindful of is a high amount of idealism and a tendency to fall into illusions, which could lead us to see people and situations through rose-colored glasses, particularly towards the end of the month when Venus joins Jupiter and Neptune. Experiences of disillusionment and loss of meaning could represent what sets in motion a new, more conscious vision quest.
Mars enters Pisces
Apr 14, 2022, 11:06 PM ET
The emphasis on Piscean energy increases as, while the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is still very prominent, Mars enters the sign. Mars in Pisces energizes our capacity to dream and envision new realities, yet taking action to make change happen is likely to be more challenging than usual.
Our approach to self-assertion may be particularly indirect, and we may find it challenging to set and hold boundaries that truly protect our energy. Mars in Pisces is a spiritual warrior, ready to defend the vulnerable and the Truth: this transit will inspire us to align our actions with our spiritual values. Mars’ journey here is very favorable for the arts and creative expression, particularly for dance, as Pisces rules the feet.
Full Moon in Libra
Apr 16, 2022, 2:54 PM ET
The Full Moon of April is in the sign of Libra, and it will square Pluto in Capricorn. This is another intense lunation that could illuminate underlying power struggles and manipulation attempts within relationships. The opposition between the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra culminates a cycle of our relating life, inviting us to redefine our existing connections and possibly marking the end of some of them, particularly those that began on the Libra New Moon that we experienced six months ago.
The Full Moon in Libra is ruled by Venus in Pisces and takes place while the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is still predominant: this configuration highlights the dangers of excessive idealism and wishful thinking and encourages us to relate to people according to where they are at, and not according to their potential.
Taurus season begins
Apr 19, 2022, 10:25 PM ET
The Sun entering Taurus invites us to consolidate and stabilize what we started during Aries season. It is a time to tune into our bodies and reconnect with the rhythm of Nature after the frantic acceleration that took place while the Sun was in Aries. This transit brings our awareness to what has the potential to generate lasting value and reminds us of the importance of tangible, consistent, effort.
Taurus season puts the spotlight on our relationship with abundance, wealth, and receptivity, and on how we meet our essential, survival needs. The Sun will meet Uranus in the sign on May 5, bringing a desire to revolutionize our life and our expression, marking big changes in our sense of purpose, and inspiring us to make radically different choices.
Pluto stations retrograde & Mercury enters Gemini
Apr 29, 2022, 2:36 PM ET & Apr 29, 2022, 6:23 PM ET
Pluto stations retrograde in Capricorn, inviting us to reflect on our relationship with power and authority, and on where we are at in our empowerment journey. During the last few months of its long journey through Capricorn, we are encouraged to reflect on the transformations that have been taking place in the structure of our lives and of our consciousness.
We may now gain awareness of what emotional attachments we still need to let go to get to a deeper level of authenticity and personal responsibility. On the same day, Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini, quickening our communication dynamics and thought processes, and inspiring us to accumulate new information about a variety of topics and subjects. This is a favorable transit for all learning pursuits: it supports analytical and intellectual tasks while catalyzing new understandings and the broadening of our mental horizons.
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus conjunct Uranus
Apr 30, 2022, 4:27 PM ET
On the last day of the month, we experience another New Moon, coming with a Solar Eclipse in the sign of Taurus. This lunation opens the Eclipse portal and begins a cycle that will keep unfolding for six months. The New Moon Solar Eclipse takes place on the Lunar North Node, the point in space indicating our evolutionary direction. The Sun and the Moon will be conjunct Uranus, the Great Awakener.
The activation of Uranus exponentially increases the unpredictability and the possibilities of sudden, unexpected changes that are already high during Eclipse season. Shifts in the global economy and financial markets, and disruption to food production and distribution are possible. This Eclipse will accelerate our movement towards the future inviting us to accept change and adapt to it, even if it doesn’t conform to our expectations.
April 2022 Astrology Update: Our Invitation
We are navigating a time of profound personal and collective transformation, full of upheavals, challenges, and trials. The structures, the lifestyles, the coping mechanisms, and the patterns that have been working for us so far aren’t working any longer. Even if we don’t feel ready to let go of the known, we are being encouraged to explore new ways of being and learn what works as we go.
The beginning of Eclipse season will make the need for change more pressing and radical, and catalyze intense shifts in our reality, in our values, in our attachments, and in the global socio-economic climate.
During the entire month, the prominence of Pisces energy will be very strong, as Venus and Mars enter the sign and the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction takes place. This can be seen as an invitation to allow ourselves to surrender to change, and receive with faith and grace the challenges that life may put on our path. The planets in Pisces will support our capacity to be compassionate and forgiving and help us get to a deeper acceptance of ourselves, others, and our experiences.
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