The relationship planets, Venus and Mars, are both in your sign of Taurus as April gets underway and this year, these two key planets remain especially close in the heavens.
Venus is your ruling planet and Mars is your partner planet and this indicates a closeness between you and someone special.
If you’re married or in a relationship, spend more time with each other and work at partnership. Same goes if you’re in a joint venture or business partnership; be proactive in the relationship as a close bond can reap you rewards.
Venus, your ruler, remains in Taurus until the 11th and this is a wonderful time of year to pamper yourself. Venus, goddess of love, connects with her sensual nature in Taurus. Enjoy good food, walks in nature, spa dates and savour life to the full. Any kind of beauty treatments are highly recommended whilst Venus is in your sign.
Plus you now have Mars in Taurus throughout the whole of April and this revs up your determination, ambition and desire to get things done. Mars is the action planet and although he can’t move at top speed in your sign, he can be forceful and direct. Focus on your personal goals and ambitions and work towards them steadily and efficiently.
The big news astrologically this month is the Lunar Eclipse which takes place on the 4th over the Easter weekend. Eclipses often bring what’s hidden to light and this is an especially powerful eclipse for you as it links in to your 12th house, the house of secrets. You might hear rumours at this time or find out that someone’s not on your side.
Either way, what’s hidden will emerge into the light so you can decide how best to deal with the situation. Easter weekend might be a tense time for you if you’re waiting to hear about work or a health issue or you’re undecided what to do for the best in relation to these areas. This is quite a punchy eclipse as it links in to the degrees of the Uranus-Pluto square which took place last month on March 17th.
It may help to think back to October 8th 2014 when there was another eclipse at 15 Aries/Libra and this month’s eclipse falls at a similar degree, 14 Libra/Aries. Tradition states that you’re wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action or making a big decision. Let things settle over the Easter weekend before you make up your mind.
Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, is in a supportive and helpful aspect to the more volatile eclipse configuration and Jupiter is currently in Leo down at the base of your chart. This rules your home and family, your past and where you come from so in some way these areas of your life or people connected with them will be your godsend. Turn to the ones you love for help or support and know that whatever you’re dealing with, you don’t have to go it alone.
Jupiter needs movement and there are a couple of factors this month that suggest you’re ready for a break, a chance to travel or go somewhere different. If you’re away over Easter fantastic and the week beginning 21st April is also a positive time for a holiday or gaining new experiences. It might be as simple as needing a fresh perspective on your current situation.
Friends and wider society are also linked in to act as a supportive network for you now. Be around people who connect to your own hopes and wishes and invest your time and energy in people and causes you believe in.
Your intuition is most powerful when you’re around friends who get you and understand you and being with people of like minds or common goals is the catalyst you need for your inner ‘daimon’ to speak to you. Listen out for moments of magic that not only inspire you but help define who you are and what you’re about. The 12th is an especially helpful date to link up with others for motivation and mutual support.
The focus is very much upon you throughout April and throughout most of the month you have at least two of the personal planets in your sign. Mercury (communication) enters Taurus on the 14th and the Sun (identity, creative source) enters Taurus on the 20th heralding the start of your birthday month.
So make sure there’s plenty of time to do more of what you love and tune in to your personal goals and desires. Once Venus enters your personal money sector on the 11th, you’ll be ready to treat yourself and do something special. There’s a lively feel to your finances with Venus in Gemini whether money or a gift comes your way via family, a lucky hunch leads to extra cash or you dream up a genius way to earn more money through your home.
The key dates are the 22nd and 26th of the month. A car boot sale, selling designer clothes, renting out a room, using your home as a film location, upsizing, downsizing, renovating or anything in between. This is where your luck and potentially abundance and prosperity are hiding.
This links back to Jupiter in your home and family sector and once Jupiter turns direct in the heavens on the 8th , it’s all stations go until August 2015. A wedding, anniversary or other key celebration will remind you that home (and family) are where the heart is.