April 2017

April gets off to a tough start with a blocked, irritable, challenging, slightly risky Mars trine Pluto on the 6th, followed by a stuck Aries Sun square Pluto on the 9th. On the upside Venus moving into sensitive, seductive Pisces on the 3rd, staying till the 28th, will soften a few rough edges. And a lucky, enthusiastic opposition from Jupiter to the Sun will lift spirits on the 7th. The widening Uranus Pluto has another ripple with the lively, disruptive Sun conjunction to Uranus on the 14th,before settling into a calmer gear with a trine to sensible Saturn four days later.

There are several retrogrades – Saturn and Pluto which will be negligible – and Mercury in Taurus from the 9th causing a few hitches and glitches into early May.

From the 20th the Sun slides into down-to-earth, indulgent Taurus for four weeks just as Mars exits into chatty, argumentative Gemini two days later. The Venus hops cheerfully into Aries on the 28th – so a month of mixes, chopping and changing, but the start apart, should not be too stressful.


3: Venus into Pisces till the 28th – sensitive, self-protective, kind, timid, creative.

6: Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn – high-octane energy, risky, impatient with restrictions.

Saturn in Sagittarius retrograde until late August – less opinionated, more thoughtful.

7: Sun in Aries opposition Jupiter in Libra – can be confident to over confident, promises more than can deliver, exuberant and lazy.

8: Venus in Pisces square Saturn – cool romantic, separated in love, good for business-like charm.

9: Sun square Pluto – requires perseverance to shift stuck situations.

Mercury retrograde till May 3rd – communication delays and muddles.

11: Full Moon in Libra – pulled in two directions

14: Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries – excitable, uncompromising, sudden changes, impulsive.

15: Venus direct in Pisces – slightly more outgoing

17: Venus sextile Mars in Taurus – passionately enthusiastic, sociable

Sun trine Saturn – practical, good for planning

19: Sun into Taurus for four weeks – earthy, enduring, possessive, likes pleasuring the sense.

20: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talkative.

Pluto retrograde till late September – some financial and practical plans need re-thought.

Mercury retrogrades into Aries till May 16th – straightforward, outspoken, not tactful.

21: Mars into Gemini till June 4th – lively conversations and discussions which can get heated.

Venus square Saturn – chilly emotionally

24: Mercury trine Saturn – sensible, practical chats

26: New Moon in Taurus – new beginnings

28: Venus into Aries till June 6th – upfront about love, irrepressible, doesn’t take rejection to heart, sociable.

Mercury conjunct Uranus – bright ideas, overly truthful.



Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.


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