Trends for April, 2019
After the last Mercury retrograde, which lasted for most of the month of March, and whose shadow we are still in for the first few days of this month, our lives have a taste of Spring and moving forward. The New Moon happens on April 5th at 3:50 AM Standard Central Time (for those of us here in New Orleans) in Aries, the sign of new beginnings. New Moons are always a good time to set intentions and do some sort of ritual to usher those intentions into being. This one is the first new moon of the Astrological year, as Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and the effects of your work will be felt for months to come.
This New Moon does have a caveat, however, as it is squaring Saturn, the planet of structure and limitations, Pluto, the planet of transformation, and the North Node of the Moon, which is about our collective karma*. What this means is that we should be aware of the things that feel limiting to us, and know that our challenges offer us pathways to growth and learning. The events that we experience during this month will give us opportunities to change the course of the rest of our lives, both individually and for humanity as a whole. Let us use these opportunities wisely to bring about harmony and understanding for all.
The Full Moon occurs on April 19th in Libra, the sign of balance and harmony, and justice. It is the second full Moon in Libra in a row, as the first one happened on March 20th just hours after the Equinox (when the Sun moved from the last sign of Pisces into the first sign of Aries). This is a rare occurrence and everything that we focus on during this lunar cycle is likely to influence the coming year in ways that we may be far from imagining. So make the most of these special lunar events: light a candle, spend time in Nature, have a special moment with your family, or simply pause to remember that we are all connected.
In service to your highest,
*Karma: this is known as the sum of actions in previous and present states of existence that determine future outcomes.A general monthly reading is no substitute for how the universe is affecting you individually. Sarah offers personal astrology readings that are based off the time, date and place of your birth. Book an appointment today!