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.
Original Collage “Dreamer” by @ry.ryaan (Ryan Aldred)
The Month of May opens, with Venus slowing down to begin her Retrograde cycle, in Gemini (13/14 May – June 25th). Venus’s retrograde is a 6-week process of reshaping, reforming, re-evaluating and readdressing our interactions and relationship to connection, value, relationships and what we love and enjoy or consider pleasure. In the sign of Gemini, Venus creates a more communicative, mercantile (merchant / business) slant to Venus. Venus in Gemini is extremely charming and attractive, making this Venus retrograde feel more alluring than other retrogrades, creating a more optimistic start to a Venus Retrograde month.
From May 1 – May 26th, Venus will be squaring Neptune in Pisces, creating a rose-tinted glasses effect. Contacts for Neptune add a strong layer of confusion, distortion, and strong dissolving of boundaries, and loosening of restrictive forces or boundaries. This creates, a layer of illusion, non-reality and possible false optimism as we begin and start this Venus retrograde cycle. Interestingly enough this is also the time Australian states are expecting to relax social restrictions around Covid – 19, allowing its citizens to begin less restrictive with social engagements. Time will tell, if this is false optimism, or if restrictions will need to come back into play down the track. Either way, Venus square Neptune is very much about the relaxation and dissolving of boundaries, and the relaxation of social restrictions is quite aptly timed.
The Scorpio Full Moon, May 7thcreates an intense introduction to the 2ndweek of May, where we see lots of the energetic shift occurring. Full Moon’s are seen as finishing points, or points of complete fullness. Full Moons can be seen as “prime for the picking “, then begins a phase of letting go and releasing, allowing for a new cycle to begin. Mercury in opposition to this Full Moon, signifies some important information may come your way, to help complete this cycle, or help enhance the ripening of this Full Moon. As its in deep water, intuitive hits have the potential to be strong at this time. Don’t be afraid to listen to them. Also, be wary of any stinging tails coming out, or any spiteful discourse as this is also very possible at this time.
The rest of this month’s important activity keeps its focus firmly in Gemini, meaning Gemini really is the focus point of your chart this month. The Nodal Shift into the Gemini / Sagittarius axis, like the Venus retrograde cycle is also an 18-month transit that, interestingly enough occurs in the same sign. This points a strong finger to the Gemini / Sagittarius axis in your chart.
The Nodes are Sun / Moon points, and the indicators of eclipse cycles, every 18 months they move to a new area of the chart. This creates strong energy shifts, and create a strong emphasis on life themes or topics, of the house’s / area of life they occur in. They are moving out of the Cancer / Capricorn axis (to the relief of Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn’s) lessening the intensity of this already loaded axis. Gemini now see Rahu or the North Node, move into its sphere. The North Node has a desire to consume and at times overdo, things (i.e.: Planets for house topics it is in contact with), creating great drive and momentum, but also the potential for overdoing and discovering when limits need to be set. It’s a more material minded point, but also an indicator for desire to consume and give momentum to this area of life, whether you are initially conscious of it or not.
The South Node or Ketu, entering the Sign of Sagittarius (opposite Gemini) has a more releasing, purging or detoxification affect. The topics or planets in the Sagittarius sector of your chart, will see this influence come into effect over the next 18 months. The South Node or Ketu has a more spiritual slant, less about consuming and overdoing, more about the releasing and purging, letting go, for a lighter and less complicated experience. The Nodes Shift into the Gemini & Sagittarius axis on May 6th, the day before the Full Moon. Giving perhaps more of a dynamic shift to the Full Moon, than if it was a straight up Full Moon.
Finally, the New Moon, which is also in Gemini on May 22nd, may help ground all these shifts, as we take them forward with us, over the next (up to) 18 months. The New Moon will be in aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. This Aspect will help ground and seed all the shifts and changes that occur over this month. Giving a more stable and sure footing, as we begin to leave the month. Creating a very different energy that opened the month. It is from this New Moon in Aspect to Saturn that we are able to start the work or revisions that are so heavily focused upon. With all this activity on both the Gemini / Sagittarius axis, it also brings more activity for the mutable signs in general (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius). Beginning to even out the load that the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) have been carrying for the past 18 months.
May’s Astrology through the Signs:
Taurus / Taurus Rising
The focus for all this re-evaluation and re-connectivity for you occurs in the sector pertaining to Money, Possessions and Self-Worth. This is all re-forming and evolving so best to take your birthday month to just let it do its thing. Big Purchases not great timing at the moment. Allowing your ruler, Venus to activate and reconnect to the above themes will have even stronger results for you, due to her rulership over your sign. Be open to new insights and changes as they occur. The Full Moon in Scorpio, in your relationship sector, allows to see the benefits of your relationships over the past 6 months, illuminating the emotional fulfilment that has occurred over the past 6 months. Enjoying these gems as you enter waning of this Moon Cycle, helping create stronger relationships in the future. Doubling down on your worth and input to such successful relationships and friendships.
Gemini / Gemini Rising
The energetic focus shifts to your physical vitality, your individuation and your relationships with others. Any beliefs or closely held ideas or views, may not be so strong by months end, or in the beginning stages of reforming. Your one on one relationships with others, is where the strong urge to detox, purge, is. It is also intensified with the Venus Retrograde also doubling up on this theme. Try not to over-analyse or intellectualize it, as not everything might not be explainable. By month’s end, it will be clearer what direction to go, and how these processes are beginning to take shape.
Cancer / Cancer Rising
The heavy Gemini emphasis is in your most private sector, your spiritual sector, and where you keep your secrets hidden. I know I have mentioned this before, but this month is where the journey finally begins. Previous to this, it has been prep. The Full Moon hits your house of Children, True Love and Passion, the Full Moon in league with Mercury, allows the completion and the beginning of the letting go and releasing cycle around your creativity, children and true loves. An A-Ha moment at this time will ease the tension or perceived complications around this, allowing release. All the activity in your 12th house, begins to help untangle areas of unconsciousness and your relationship to it, by months end it will really gain some traction.
Leo / Leo Rising
Your Social sector is highlighted this month, ie: social groups, community groups, your audience so to speak. This is a longer work in progress, but by months end, you will see what direction this re-evaluation it is likely to take. The South Node entering your House of Children, True Love and Passion, might see you let go of outdated connections or limiting beliefs around these topics. Making Room and clearing the ground for new creative urges to take place in the space of the old. The Full Moon in your Family, Home and Ancestors sector will be strong and powerful, as it is the anchor of your chart. Letting go of limits that stop your connection to such topics will be supported. The Full Moon with Mercury may allow you to articulate what needs to happen next ie: how you connect with family and your home. Just watch that the famed Scorpio sting doesn’t come out. Having the planet of communication in aspect to a strong Scorpio Moon, stinging or sharp communication is very much a possible manifestation of this; beware to not to inflict it on your family.
Virgo / Virgo Rising
Your Career & Reputation is the channel for all this excessive Gemini energy. There will be a sharp re-focus and desire to get involved in re-aligning and reconnecting with this area of your life. A focus on your relationships in Career and Reputation, and how others view you will be of great importance. Bearing in mind, not to become too hardnosed or obsessive about it. This is not a quick process, use your Virgo vision to mine for data, anecdotal evidence might be strong but there is a level of the unseen influences this month, thanks to Neptune, disrupting & confusing influence to a retrograde Venus. It’s a longer journey than anticipated but allowing the detoxification and release of old energy in your Home, Family or Ancestry sphere, is one way to help balance it all out. The Nodes work on two sides of the same story. Detoxing and Purging stagnant energy or situations in the home, family front, will help balance out the overload of activity on your professional and reputation fronts. Beginning to balance out the imbalances in the home and professional fronts.
Libra / Libra Rising
Travel, strong beliefs / philosophies or teachers are where all this Gemini re-evaluation is hitting your chart. Re-assess, Re-evaluate, Re-connection to such topics begin under a cloud of confusion, and enticing optimism. This is all in flux, with the strongest information for solution’s occurring with the New Moon in Gemini towards the end of the month, thanks to Saturn’s involvement. As this begins to reveal itself, purging your daily schedule, and cleansing your relationships in your local neighbourhood, or with siblings would be of great benefit. The Full Moon in Scorpio in your money sector, may finally give some clarity or info regarding where best to head with regards to your finances. It’s also an opportunity to begin any release of thought processes that limit your relationship towards money or income, thanks to Mercury, the winged messenger’s aspect to the Moon.
Scorpio / Scorpio Rising
Renegotiation of your relationships to other people’s recourses, money, loans, taxes, debts is where the energetic focus is in your chart. In doing this, it has the two-fold effect of helping your personal finances and aiding the South Nodes transit of your personal finances by letting go of old connections and beliefs tied to money, self-worth and your ability to handle and engage with it. Your yearly full moon occurring in your home of physical vitality and how you present to the world, is always a strong lunation for you. With Mercury in aspect to this, expect some great messages or communications that aid, with the waning cycle of this phase. Intuition will be strong but watch your famed tail coming out, at the full moon, as its opposite Mercury, there is always the chance that it pops up, having the communication god, in aspect to it, definitely opens this possibility
Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising
Having the Venus Retrograde and the Nodes activate your One on One Relationships or Partnerships may feel strong, but it’s all about purification and strengthening at the end of the day. May is a month where clarity is not on offer around these topics, so best to observe and not get in to deep with commitments regarding such relationships. Not a time for rash decisions or going with the unexpected. Confusion and false optimism are strong most of the month, so do take time to evaluate before commitments. The South Node in your sign and transiting through your house of Vitality and how you present to the world, will see all old forms or manifestations no longer valid for you, begin to start falling away. Eating well, and health would be a good thing to lean in to. Energetic detoxing can be draining, and eating simply, and nourishing your body with simple, healthy options would have supportive results, as the South Node, enjoys simple over complex or complicated.
Capricorn / Capricorn Rising
Your day to day routines, health and work life is where most of May’s energy hits your chart. It will remain there after May, but this is the introduction. Venus retrograde Square with Neptune will put these topics in flux. Things may not be as you first thought, when the rose tinted glasses come off. Some sparks maybe lacking but the re-evaluations might come through thick and fast, towards the end of the month. When the New Moon aspects your ruler Saturn, you might begin to feel settled or able to really connect all the dots or themes. The South Node in your 12thhouse, emphasises the advantage of detoxing, retreats or purging for health benefits. Having regular time out will be very beneficial. The Full Moon in your 11thhouse of Community and Social Groups, may see the tides change or shift in your relationship with them, as the waning cycle takes over the next 6 months, making way for new space, new audiences and new groups down the track.
Aquarius / Aquarius Rising
The strong energetic focus on your House of Creativity, Children, True Love and Passions will be an area of constant change and evolution, starting in May. The Venus Retrograde, helps reframe your plans and connections to it. By the end of the cycle, new connections and bonds will have been created. At the beginning of May, this is all still forming, or could have some rose tinted glasses about it. As it evolves, work with it allowing things to evolve and develop. We are looking at 2 cycles working in the same area at the same time. So follow your creative connection, or really engage in your relationship with your children, it will bring great rewards down the track. The South Node in your house of friendship groups, community groups and hopes and wishes will at the same time be activated with a strong detoxification or purging effect from the South Node. Time out from engaging socially and letting go of old or outdated groups will be effortless, as you strive to connect with your creative urges. Helping let go of things that may have previously gotten in your way from your creative, or experience with children or your true loves.
Pisces / Pisces Rising
Having 2 cycles activating the same area of your chart isn’t always easy, but it does highlight the importance of engaging with this area, whether it be by choice or circumstance. Your Home, Family and Ancestors are the base point of everyone’s chart, the place we come from. This is the area activated for you by Venus Retrograde, and the nodal shift. Neptune in contact with Venus in the beginning of the month, might feel comfortable, relaxing and harmonious, but it may not be reflecting the real situations at hand. Once this aspect shifts, it might be a colder or more inhibiting reality check later in the month. Knowing this area is highlighted, allows for room to re-consider, re-evaluate and re-connect with themes such as family and home. The end game, to build a stronger and more harmonious connection to these areas of your life. The Full Moon in Scorpio gives the opportunity to help pick good fruit when it comes, regarding your philosophical approaches to life or help bring helpful teachers to help illuminate your way.
Aries / Aries Rising
Your local neighbourhood, siblings, daily schedule and any online engagements is where all this Gemini energy is hitting your chart. Relationships to these topics is evolving, changing and reconnecting. May might feel like a month oftwo halves in regard to these topics, but knowing they are in a state of changes is half the battle. Not putting too much pressure on these as they evolve is key. The end game is to give greater pleasure and connectivity to these themes, it just might feel a left field as it happens. The South Node, will be purging old belief systems at the same time, helping to balance out all this activity. The Full Moon in your house of other people’s money, loans, taxes etc, will make visible, the next step to take in this area of life. Having Mercury (the business person as well as the communication god) may help solve or give good insight into what steps to take next.