Sidereal Insights Astrology
Western Sidereal Astrology uses different dates than you are used to.
Look for your date of birth to find your horoscope.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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/