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Sidereal Insights Astrology

Western Sidereal  Astrology uses different dates than you are used to.

Look for your date of birth to find your horoscope.

April 2018

Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the astrology of the current planetary transits across the heavens from a western sidereal perspective.

Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different than the sign you're accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.

If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online calculator at https://mystickphysick.com/sidereal-tools/ to find out for free.

Mercury and Jupiter are both retrograde as we begin the month of April, hot on the heels of the March 31st blue moon--a full moon in sensible, detail oriented Virgo. We'll see two more planets shift gears this month, as Saturn and Pluto will have reversed course before the month is through.

This first week is our opportunity to review results and make revisions to any work we've done since early March. It's not a good time to make initiations, though, other than those which involve correcting mistakes and correcting course.

This could be a challenging full moon, and rather than trying to force our own agenda we're better off slowing down and double checking our math.

Mars Conjunct Saturn Don't butt heads with a mentor or other father figure near the 2nd, as you're not likely to win that confrontation. Focus on what you can control instead: meeting your own commitments.

Mercury Square Saturn We could find it difficult to communicate or express ourselves verbally near the 5th. Travel delays or difficulties are possible if you're traveling near this date, so plan accordingly.

Sun Square Pluto There's a potential for power struggles with authority figures near the 10th when Pluto challenges the sun. If you need the help of a VIP wait to make your request until the 14th.

Sun Enters Aries On the 14th the sun begins his annual transit of sidereal Aries, marking the beginning of birthday month for those born under the sign of the Ram.

Benefactors and VIPS are on the same page at this time, and taking action toward our dreams is much more likely to succeed right now. Just know that things could still go haywire, as Mercury is just hitting the brakes on his retrograde and will take some time to get back up to speed once he turns around.

Mercury Stations Direct Mercury stations direct the following day, April 15th, just in time for the new moon. Remember that Mercury is particularly powerful and unpredictable when he stations, so don't make any critical plans for the days around this date.

New Moon in Aries The new moon on the 15th activates our drive to do, our desire to get things done, to make progress. We are inspired to act in pursuit of our dreams. We are on fire for our inner purpose, ready to take on and transform the world.

Saturn Stations Retrograde On the 17th the celestial taskmaster stations retrograde in Sagittarius, giving us all a little breathing room in the house Sagittarius occupies in our natal charts in the coming four and 1/2 months, until September 6th.

The ways in which we've handled our responsibilities and obligations to others are up for inspection in the coming months.

Sun Conjunct Uranus Surprises are possible the next day, April 18th, when the sun conjoins Uranus. Be careful of acting impulsively or impatiently this day--accidents are possible. You can check your chart for planets or points at 3° Aries.  

Venus Enters Taurus The planet of sensuality and beauty, ruling all we hold dear, enters her home sign of Taurus on the 20th of April for a three and 1/2 week visit. Our money consciousness may be raised, and we instinctively value quality, form and beauty. We want our senses appealed to, in our surroundings, our clothing, our food, our arts and even our entertainment. We want to immerse ourselves in the enjoyment of the experience: to feel, taste, hear, and see.

Pluto Stations Retrograde Pluto stations retrograde at 26° Sagittarius April 22nd and reverses course through late September, marking a five month long period where we may see our philosophical ideals and our beliefs about the truth come under the microscope. Anything that doesn't hold up under scrutiny may be utterly transformed and destroyed in the process, in a big way.

Mars Conjunct Pluto Communication difficulties are possible near the 26th, at the same time conflict with authority figures is a risk. Make a conscious choice to practice patience, forgiveness and compassion this day.

Full Moon in Libra This full moon is a time for meeting our obligations in a spirit of generosity and geniality. Be a good partner and neighbor, and a responsible global citizen.

Be sure to visit https://mystickphysick.com/sidereal-monthly-horoscopes/
for a more detailed monthly forecast and highly customized advice for every sign.

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.

This article originally appeared online at https://mystickphysick.com/sidereal-monthly-horoscopes-april-2018/

Apr. 14 - May 15: Aries - The new moon on the 15th marks the start of birthday month for you, dear Aries, and you get to use it any way you want--with one caveat. Mercury will station direct the same day, so you'll want to give that date some space before making your initiation. Then at the full moon on the 29th, you and a partner may team up on a legal, academic, publishing, broadcasting, or travel matter.

May 15 - June 15: Taurus - The new moon opens a path in your 12th House of spirituality and seclusion, giving you an opportunity to retreat from the busy-ness of life in a healthy way. Your ruler, Venus, enters your own sign in late April, giving you an attractive allure and making you a sought after partner in the three and a half weeks to follow.

June 15 - July 17: Gemini - Mercury, your ruler, stations direct on the 15th, just in time for the new moon in your 11th House of friendship. Activity in your social sector will be picking up steam just as you are ready to enjoy some time away from the office. Then at the full moon April 29th finish up a creative project you've been working on and commit some time to a partner.

July 17 - Aug. 17: Cancer -  A hot career opportunity could come up in the days around the April 15th new moon, just remember that Mercury is still sorting himself out. The 22nd or 24th are better days, if you can delay acting on your opportunity without missing a chance. At the end of the month finish up a project around the house.

Aug. 17 - Sept. 17: Leo - The new moon April 15th activates your international sector, and if you can travel, it's a good time to do so--it's good for little else, with Mercury only just stationing and both Saturn and Pluto about to retrograde themselves. Get away and start fresh when you return. At month's end the full moon lights your 3rd House of travel and communication, bringing talks or travel to a conclusion.

Sept. 17 - Oct. 18: Virgo - Your ruler, Mercury, resumes direct motion on the 15th, just in time for the new moon in Aries to highlight your solar 8th House of other people's money. If you need to borrow money, consider applying in the days around April 20th or 24th. At the full moon April 29th take care of a financial expense so that it doesn't have an opportunity to worsen.

Oct. 18 -Nov. 17th: Libra - The mid month new moon opens an unexpected path in your partnership sector. Venus, your ruler, enters her home sign of Taurus in late April, potentially bringing you greater access to other people's resources during her three and 1/2 week stay. At month's end launch a whole new you into the world.

Nov. 17 - Dec. 16: Scorpio - A work project or job opportunity could come up near the new moon April 15th, If you have the chance to do something totally new, wait to make your decision until the 20th or 24th. If your opportunity is a chance to go back to work for an old boss, go for it. Just give the 22nd some space. Your ruler, Pluto, stations retrograde on the 22nd, beginning a five month long slow down which you could feel quite personally. You'll have a chance to rest and relax at the April 29th full moon, be sure to take it. Don't be in the habit of chronically overworking yourself.

Dec. 16th - Jan. 15: Sagittarius - The new moon in your 5th House of love and romance offers up an opportunity for a reconciliation in love, dear Sagittarius. Prepare for your workload to lighten a bit for several months, and use the opportunity for some self care. You'll be hard at work again before you know it and grateful for the chance for some personal care. A friendship matter could reach a culmination near the April 29th full moon. You and a friend may finally get to connect, but choose to stay in rather than be seen out and about.

Jan. 15th - Feb. 13: Capricorn - The April 15th new moon highlights your home and family sector, bringing you the opportunity to begin a home improvement project or otherwise upgrade your living arrangements. Your ruler, Saturn, stations retrograde this month. Life will slow down and you may not have to work as hard in the coming four and 1/2 months as you have been. Just don't slack off too much or you may regret lost ground come early September. The full moon at month's end brings a career matter to culmination. It's possible you could be recognized for your professional accomplishments and if so, enjoy--you've earned it.

Feb. 13 - Mar. 15: Aquarius - Surprising new changes could be coming to your neighborhood near mid month, dear Aquarius, and the effect on your social life could be transformative. At the full moon April 29th, broaden your horizons: take a trip, publish a book, launch a publicity tour, complete a course of study, or present your case in court.

Mar. 15 - Apr.14: Pisces - Your professional achievements could score you a bonus or other windfall income and possibly even a raise near the new moon April 15th. Enjoy the recognition, you've earned it. You can use your windfall to retire a debt or other financial obligation coming due at month's end, near the April 29th full moon.