Sidereal Insights Astrology
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of the current planetary transits across the heavens from
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April marks the beginning of our annual celestial slowdown, so expect the pace of life to shift as we move through the month. Even while Mercury has resumed direct motion, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will all take turns entering retrograde as we progress through the month.
Watch for secrets to be revealed and for hidden information to come to light in the days near April 2nd, when Mercury meets up with Neptune in Aquarius. Gossip and scandal are a real risk at this time.
Long term agreements which may have seemed difficult or impossible to come to accord on in the past two months may show signs of progress near the the 7th, when Mercury and Saturn exchange friendly greetings.
Artistic inspiration and deep insights are favored near April 10th, as are financial negotiations and discussions with influential and powerful people.
Obstacles and limitations may come up which prevent us from really moving forward, however. Unmet obligations and outstanding commitments require attention, and that can slow the pace of progress.
Jupiter stations retrograde in watery Scorpio the same day, reducing our ability to make headway and slowing growth as he retraces his steps between now and August 11th.
Personal growth and development are emphasized when Jupiter retrogrades, as our desire to learn and explore is turned inward toward our inner selves. Our ideas and philosophies on life and living come up for reconsideration and what we’ve outgrown can be discarded now. Opportunities for self discovery may come up, and it’s possible we may learn something new about ourselves or our beliefs.
Check your natal chart to see which house Scorpio occupies for a clue as to where your best opportunity lies for second chances and do-overs.
Love commitments made near the 12th of April are lasting and sincere, and any business arrangements entered into near this time are likely to be long term.
The same day, Mercury re-enters Pisces after returning to direct motion late last month, now resuming his tour through the sign of his fall. Recall that a planet in fall is in a weakened condition, its strength undermined by its circumstances. To have the planet of communication in the most private of signs is risky at best, and Mercury will be here, in debilitated state, until early May. Keep private matters private.
Mars acts up when he goes out of bounds on the 20th of April--his best and worst qualities will be on display in all of us through mid June.
When Mars is out of bounds--meaning when he orbits north beyond the Tropic of Cancer or south beyond the Tropic of Capricorn--we have a tendency to become more headstrong, driven and ambitious than usual. Our courage runs higher, though with Mars retrograde that may be a courage to face our inner adversary over an outer one.
We can also be far more self centered, impulsive and overly aggressive than we might otherwise be, and coupled with the tendency of Mars retrograde to make us collectively irritable and frustrated with delays and detours, out of bounds he’s even more likely to influence us to over react in rash and perhaps uncharacteristically violent ways.
We pick fights unprovoked, and overreact in anger. Be aware of this tendency and cultivate patience and compassion for yourself and for others. Practice forgiving and forgetting. This influence lasts until mid June, when Mars returns from out of bounds travel on the 12th.
On the 24th Pluto stations retrograde late in his tour of sidereal Sagittarius, an annual window for turning inward to heal, explore the psyche, and renew and regenerate through our private inner worlds.
The pace of transformation and healing may seem to slow or even stall during this time, and issues involving sex, death, transformation, wealth, authority, influence, or power may come up for reexamination and transformation. This influence lasts just over five months, through October 3rd.
Then, at month’s end, Saturn begins his five month long retrograde in Sagittarius, giving readers of all signs an opportunity for a bit of a breather in the house Sagittarius occupies in the natal chart.
Sagittarius marks where we are being challenged through difficult lessons, and with the taskmaster planet in a weakened state we’ll collectively get a reprieve--at least until after September 18th when Saturn finally returns to direct motion.
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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit https://mystickphysick.com.