Today Venus shifts into watery Pisces, enhancing her natural strengths; as well as helping to activate the much-heralded Jupiter Neptune conjunction in Pisces, which is growing ever closer by the day. Today Venus finally gets to rejoice in the familiar and welcoming waters of Pisces after a long 6 months.
Venus hasn’t had much support since mid-September 2021, due in part to her extended retrograde cycle in Capricorn over the summer. This Venus retrograde peaked with her conjunctions to Pluto, a notorious underworld figure who likes dredging up the darker sides of life and relationships.
After her elongated transit through Capricorn, her entry into Aquarius saw her sharing space with Saturn and Mars. Mars who had been conjoining Venus on and off through Capricorn gave Venus more teeth and motivation to surrender to Mars’ desires, she was very much at Mars’ call due to his strength in Capricorn. Venus’ transit through Aquarius was hardly a walk in the park. She was besieged / trapped between Mars and Saturn for some of it, creating an incredibly stressful terrain for her to navigate.
So, today’s ingress into Pisces is a bit of a win for Venus after a difficult 6 months. Usually she moves quicker through the signs, so these delays and difficulties don’t usually last as long. Since mid-September 2021 Venus had to deal with the endless depths and challenges, thanks to her interactions with Pluto, Mars and Saturn, Venus had to put aside her usual priorities as she focused on stressful and difficult relationships.
Venus now gets to swim in her exalted waters of Pisces until May 3rd when she moves into the fiery and Mars ruled sign of Aries. Venus this time around in Pisces gets extra pleasure and strength points, thanks to Jupiter the ruler of Pisces also being co-present in Pisces. April is a wonderful month to enjoy people, places, pleasure, art, music, creativity, spirituality the list feels endless. It’s been a difficult 6 months for Venus and April is the month where she gets to indulge in all the fruits of her labour, and she is finally allowed to enjoy the things she adores in a supported manner. Enjoy, this only comes around every 12 years. Savour every moment of it.
April 2022 is one of my favourite months astrologically, due to some rare and inspiring alignments. April opens with a tricky Mars/Saturn conjunction at 22˚ Aquarius. Mars/Saturn conjunctions are notoriously difficult as two troublesome planets connect. This is the first time they have conjoined since February 2020 which was at earlier degrees of Aquarius. Expect some tension’s around there conjunction on April 8th. This will pass, but the impact of the conjunction may be profound either on a micro or macro level, depending on the placement of this area in your chart.
The following week offers up the rare and auspicious Jupiter / Neptune conjunction on April 12th. This is the first time these planets conjoin in Pisces since 1856. This combo has a heightened quality of creativity, spirituality and imagination. In 1856 the last time this conjunction occurred in Pisces the spiritualist movement was at it’s peak, having seances at dinner parties was in vogue and the colour purple was invented. The colour purple, which was an artificial colour made clothing and colour ranges more expansive and more accessible to people. The artificial nature of the textiles and the colour meant more people could access ‘finer’ clothing as they were cheaper to make.
The Jupiter / Neptune conjunction at 24˚ Pisces is a great time to be creative, dream and dive into the imagination. Hope, joy and deep faith are also significations of this conjunction. The only thing to keep an eye on is delusion, its a fine line and this conjunction does have the possibility to manifest in delusion or being duped by the deep fog of the rose tinted glasses. Its an easy transit to be swept away with. Keeping your feet on the ground as you navigate this will be very important. If you have planets aspecting these Pisces points will feel this energy more.
Closing out the month is a lovely Venus / Jupiter conjunction at 27˚ Pisces on April 30th. This juicy combo occurs every 12 years and is full of riches and good tidings thanks to Venus being exalted and Jupiter being in rulership in Pisces. They are both strongly placed and when they conjoin they influence each other in positive and harmonious ways. Which is the complete opposite to how we start April.
Enjoy ! There is some wonderful and rare combos occurring this month, dare to dream and imagine what your deepest joy and happiness might be, because this is the month to lay the foundations for it. Anything you wish to create can be done, but the trick it to keep your connection to something strong and grounded as you navigate you way through April, this helps in pulling into reality the dreams, hopes and visions that are sparked by April’s wonderful inspirational energies.
APRIL MONTHLY HOROSCOPES
ARIES / ARIES RISING
In April both Jupiter and Neptune meet in your subconscious sector for the first time since 1856; encouraging imagination and escapism, now is the time to dive deep. April’s new and full moon’s focus on your relationship axis. The new moon looks to re-establishing yourself in how you wish to be seen, the full moon highlighting those relationships which accept and support you.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
Your health and wellness sector are the focus of the new and full moon in April, focusing on physical health and paying attention to what your body needs is easier to access this month. Mid April’s Jupiter/Neptune conjunction occurs in Pisces, they last conjoined here in 1856. For you it’s introducing you to interesting social groups; blurring the lines between reality and imagination. Social groups centred around creativity and escapism capture your attention.
GEMINI / GEMIMI RISING
Imagination and big visions strengthen your career sector for April as Jupiter and Neptune conjoin in Pisces for the first time since 1856. The new and full moon focus on your creativity and social axis meaning new seeds are sprouting in your social sector and your creativity or hobbies are blossoming this month. Inspiration is abundant this month, use it in a grounded and logical way.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
Any new inspirations might need some grounding in reality this month; thanks to Jupiter and Neptune’s rare and auspicious conjunction in Pisces. Inspiration will be strong but capturing it will be the challenge, grounding it through writing and learning is where this energy is best captured for you. The new and full moon’s focus, is on your home and career sector, helping you to find the right balance between both spheres.
LEO / LEO RISING
Jupiter and Neptune’s auspicious conjunction in Pisces might bring confusion or lack of clarity around your share resources. Idealisation might not reflect the true reality of where these resources are based. Anything too good to be true, might just be that. The new and full moon’s highlight your education sectors, opportunities to learn or short courses might be extra valuable at this time.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Your relationship sector has some interesting hook up’s this month, thanks to Jupiter and Neptune meeting up in this sector for the first time since 1856. Relationships have a more nebulous quality making life interesting. The new and full moons occur in your financial sectors helping to rebalance any financial issues or in-balances.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Your health and wellbeing sector might have some strange goings on this month thanks to Jupiter and Neptune stirring things up. It’s a rare and auspicious alignment and finding hard facts or answers might be difficult this month, so try and stay grounded through routine. The new and full moon’s in your relationship and individuation sector helps you to rebalance the imbalances within your relationships.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Jupiter and Neptune meet in your love and creativity sector. It’s a great combo to inspire and get imaginative in anything that gives you pleasure or things you create. It’s the first time these energies meet in this sector of your chart since 1856. Use the inspiration to get creative. The new and full moon’s in your health sector gives new opportunities to start over on any health or routines that may have slipped recently.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
April has your home and family sector host the nebulous influence of the Jupiter and Neptune conjunction. Good for inspiration and creativity not so great for hard facts or grounding. Go with however it presents but know it is a surreal time. The full and new moons are in your creative and social sector which would be good anchors for such dreamy and unusual influences in the home sphere.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
April would be a great opportunity for any short courses to do with writing or anything of a creative nature. The Jupiter/ Neptune conjunction this month is rare and is fantastic inspiration for escapism. The new and full moon’s in your home and career sector help in rebalancing your relationship to both spheres.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Having your financial sector host this month’s rare Jupiter / Neptune conjunction brings a strange and ungrounded influence on this sector. Be mindful that any opportunities too good to be true, might just be that. Stay grounded and do your research if anything pops up. The new and full moons occur in your education sector, use this as an opportunity to look at any short courses or up skilling that has been of interest to you.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Having the auspicious and rare Jupiter / Neptune conjunction in your individuation sector helps show the world how magical and dazzling you really are. In April you shine and it’s a great omen for your inspiration and creativity to be seen. The new and full moon’s in your financial sector allows for rebalancing and is an opportunity to harmonise any issues around income and debts.