As April begins, you are heading towards a powerful Lunar Eclipse that takes place on the 4th, the Easter weekend.
During a Lunar Eclipse, the Sun and Moon are in opposition and this particular eclipse cuts across the Aries/Libra axis.
These two signs rule money in your chart, your own money, your personal possessions and values v. other peoples’ money, joint finances and shared resources.
Eclipses are shadowy and often bring hidden themes to light. If you already know that there’s a lot going on for you financially and you’re holding on to thoughts and feelings without releasing them, then you might find it hard not to vent over the Easter weekend.
However, do be aware that speaking out of turn or showing your irritation will have consequences. Mercury, the communication planet, is in action in Aries during the eclipse period and this is an impulsive, outspoken energy.
The astrology also suggests that what takes place over the Easter weekend isn’t something new but rather it’s an ongoing issue or an old money wound that’s reopened. This is because the eclipse links in to the Uranus-Pluto square. The 7th and final Uranus-Pluto square took place last month on March 17th and the basic theme of this planetary combination is ‘out with the old and in with the new’.
Plus as you’re in the middle of an eclipse cycle that is focusing on your finances, then it’s likely that either your financial situation is changing or your money mindset is in flux. This eclipse cycle began in October 2013 and it completes in March 2016. It’s unlikely that money will remain on a plateau throughout this period but rather there’ll be ups and downs, wins and losses, a shift in the things you value and how you view money generally.
It might help you to think back six months as there was a similar eclipse on October 8th 2014 which fell at 15 Aries/Libra. This month’s eclipse falls at 14 Libra/Aries so very close to the same degrees of the zodiac.
The more you can let go of bad habits, erase debt, change your money mindset now, the better. Think of this as a financial detox or declutter, changing the (bad) habits of a lifetime and that doesn’t mean getting rid of all your money but rather changing your money outlook. This might involve selling stuff you no longer need or want, or shifting your thoughts/attitude towards your financial future.
The one planet that’s super supportive and helpful during the eclipse period is Jupiter, one of your two ruling planets. Jupiter is currently in the fire sign Leo boosting your everyday lifestyle, your work and your health. Use Jupiter to consider what you need right now to sort out any situation that’s tricky or complicated. This might mean taking on a new job or role, streamlining your life in some way so you’re more in flow. Keep life simple and use Jupiter’s key qualities of trust and faith to remain positive and seek out solutions to problems.
Jupiter’s active on the 2nd when it makes a stunning trine aspect to the Sun, on the 6th when it trines Mercury and on the 8th when Jupiter turns direct in the heavens. It’s then full steam ahead for Jupiter until August 2015 so make the most of this and focus on your well-being, your everyday work and lifestyle.
Plus once the eclipse period has been and gone, you can then get pro-active about money matters. Tradition states that you’re wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action or making a big decision. On the 10th, the Sun and Mercury come together in Aries bringing good news. This is also a key date for any important financial meeting or interview.
A week later on the 18th, there’s a New Moon in Aries. The New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings and the chance to make a fresh start. Set your money intentions and sow seeds that can grow, flourish and prosper.
Family are there for you this month too as Venus enters Gemini and your home and family sector on the 11th. These areas of your life are going to be extra busy over the next few months and now’s the time to ask for help, to get extra support and to ensure that you have people on your side.
Venus in Gemini is brilliant for family get-togethers, enjoying the comfort of your own home, redesigning or redecorating where you live. There’s a lot of happiness to be found in this sector of your chart so make the most of it. If you’re looking for somewhere new to live, a shared house, for example, this is the right time to find the perfect place for you. The 22nd and the weekend of the 25th/26th are especially positive for home and family-related events.
Finally this month there’s a strong emphasis on the earth sign Taurus ruling communication. Yet Taurus is more than simply the ‘talk’ sector of your chart; this is about using your local community, reaching out to others, making new friends, going back to school or doing whatever you need to do to ensure you have a strong support system in place.
If you’re looking for love, you might not even have to go far from home to meet someone new. Check out the people you see on your local commute or when you’re out and about close to home. Be ready with a friendly smile, a compliment or a joke and enjoy making new connections.
Siblings and neighbours will play their role in your life whilst the personal planets move through the sign of Taurus. This isn’t a time to play big in life but instead to work at getting the basics right. Ask for help when you need it and seek out companionship.