The month starts with a New Moon in 11° Aries (March 31st-April 1st) conjunct Mercury and Chiron. This conjunction offers us an opportunity for healing through communication, therapy, guided meditation or forgiveness. The deep wound that may now become visible also has to do with experiences that happened in the past. It is crucial to allow the sorrow and pain to be expressed in order to allow ourselves to heal.
Mars-Saturn conjunction on April 4 can be pretty frustrating. The last time these two planets conjoined was in late March of 2020 at the beginning of the global pandemic and the lockdowns. This conjunction is in some way ending that cycle and bringing it to completion to a certain extent, and some aspects of life related to the pandemic might also come to an end. At the same time, we begin a new cycle of those same energies as these two planets yet again meet in the sign of Aquarius. The Mars-Saturn conjunction will particularly impact people with fixed sign placements or angles of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius, as they will feel it more deeply than the other signs. This is the second and the last Mars-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. This conjunction is about you want to do something, do something fast (Mars), but there’s something in the way, some obstacle, a delay, especially in a case where Saturn has more strength. It might be like you put a lot of energy into something with minimal results, which can be frustrating. These two planets will be within the orb from the 1st to–April 9. This conjunction may bring a heavy workload, increased and unwanted responsibilities, and plenty of frustration for those under its influence. So here, slow but steady progress can be made toward long-term success without rushing.
Venus enters Pisces on April 5 after spending months in Capricorn and then Aquarius, the signs where Venus doesn’t feel very comfortable or powerful. Venus is exalted in Pisces, which is excellent, and at this point, Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces, is there too, along with Neptune. Those few weeks of Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune in Pisces will be truly satisfying, as all three planets will be in the signs where they feel lovely, so enjoy these pleasant energies, as these vibes will only last for a few weeks.
Jupiter conjoins Neptune on the 12th, and this conjunction will be highly influential from the 7th to–the 17th. Following this conjunction, we can expect increased interest in spirituality, more vivid imagination, creativity, and a greater interest in the arts, especially music, increased empathy, compassion, and delusion and illusion. The downside of this conjunction can bring increased escapism from the difficult realities of daily life and even deception on a big scale.
Mars also enters Pisces on April 15. A depressing experience of powerlessness and disillusionment could follow, passive.
The Full Moon on April 16 falls at 26 degrees of Libra. With a Libra full moon, we seek to establish more balance in our lives and realise where we lack the balance and what we need to do to change it. Both the Sun and the Moon are in a square to Pluto in Capricorn. This indicates that many of us might discover some secrets that were deeply hidden away from us, but it will require an effort to figure things out with the square involved.
Saturn squares the North Node on the 21st, and the strongest influence of this square will be 19th–to the 29th; during this time, destiny or fate may come into play. Saturn may bring difficult experiences within our lives = forcing us to question our involvement with certain people in certain situations and circumstances. Those with important placements at 22°–24° of any fixed signs Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius fall under a more significant influence of this aspect.
We have the first eclipse of 2022 arriving at the end of April, on April 30. Visible only in southern South America and Antarctica. This is a solar eclipse at 10° of Taurus conjunct Uranus at 14° Taurus. This is our second eclipse in this sign; at the end of 2021, we had a lunar eclipse in Taurus and this time a solar eclipse. This eclipse will likely bring significant life changes for those with critical natal placements. 8°–12° of the Taurus–Scorpio polarity, Leo and Aquarius. These changes might culminate in recent events since transiting Uranus has just passed through this degree area.
This eclipse will affect everyone’s charts differently depending on where it falls in the birth chart. It is likely to be about an unexpected beginning with Uranus involved that sets off a series of events that turns out to be more meaningful and more important than it might have seemed at first. Please pay close attention to where the Taurus-Scorpio axis falls in your chart and what houses they activate. For many people personally, it is just great beginnings (solar eclipses). In May, during the lunar eclipse in Scorpio, it will be about great endings (lunar eclipses) in those areas of your life that correspond with those two houses.
With Uranus in proximity to the eclipses, things will be changing more quickly than expected or may happen unexpectedly.
The Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Pisces is exact just about the same time as the eclipse in Taurus, which is delightful because Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is also the ruler of this eclipse.
Also, around this eclipse, Pluto is stationing retrograde in Capricorn. With Pluto retrograde, we’ll have to get honest about how much we’re driven by a need for recognition, money and power. At the same time, we might have to face the darker sides of what we want; The ultimate goal of this retrograde is self-improvement and self-empowerment concerning the areas of life activated by this retrograde in the birth chart.
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Justyna Rossy D.M. Astrol, STA Diph, based in the UK is an astrological consultant and a writer specializing in natal, vocational and predictive astrology. Justyna was certified with merit from the Mayo School of Astrology in London, and has high knowledge of both modern and classical implications of a chart interpretation. Justyna’s passion is exploring the mysteries of life using the ancient symbolic wisdom behind the time, date and place of birth in order to help others achieve their most magnificent and greatest potential.