We’ve survived March, somehow. The world is still and quiet, with most of us hiding, isolating and relearning how to live and cope in these strange times. Others, our heroes, risk their lives and the lives of their loved ones to help our society survive; tending to patients, grocery stores, essential services.
We don’t know what lies ahead. Everyone says that it’ll get worse before it gets better, but who can imagine a picture darker than the days we’ve already seen?
This month, some of the most hardcore energies of the zodiac are active. Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto are having a wild time in our cosmic skies. Lord alone knows what April will bring.
Key Dates in April:
- 4th of April 2020: Jupiter Pluto conjunction
- 8th of April 2020 Full Moon in Libra
- 19 April 2020 Sun enters Taurus
- 23 April 2020 New Moon in Taurus
Astro-Energy Forecast for April 2020
March saw us usher in the start of a new astrological year. Last year at this time, the feeling is full of hope and energy as Aries, ruled by Mars, helped us see our paths a bit clearer. This year, however, the turn of the new astrological year was met with less joy but the same intensity. Aries season 2020 feels like a wildfire tearing through dry shrubbery.
Lockdowns and quarantine were enforced or became more strict, fear and anxiety tore through our energetic bodies, social distancing protocols have taken us further away from each other, but at the same time, have made us so connected in other ways.
March 2020 feels as if Aries jumped in the driver’s seat for a joyride without permission, consent or care for safety or road signs.
Current cycle: Aries
Aries energy can feel like a 24-hour party. Generally, there is boldness, confidence, a sense of extreme, risk-taking and rebellion. On an average day, Aries energy at the start of the astrological new year helps you get laser-focused about who you are, where you’re going, and why you matter. You also have the impetus to smash through your to-do list. You’ll feel like you’re on top of your game, kicking and taking names.
This year, however, this energy seems to have revived the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing with it an even greater sense of fear, tension and anxiety that is almost palpable.
As the Sun moves from Aries and transitions into Taurus season, we should be feeling more grounded, more connected to the Earth. We should feel a bit more stable and comfortable in our bodies and surroundings, but with current affairs being as horrendous as they are, who can say what will transpire.
The following energy forecast is meant to act as a guide, giving you a bit of insight as to what you could possibly feel as these cosmic energies start to play, but at this point, I think we’re all just trying to survive and take things day by day.
Key dates for April
4th of April 2020: Jupiter and Pluto conjunction
Oh wow, another conjunction. The Saturn and Pluto conjunction in January 2020 saw the global of the coronavirus spread pick up serious steam. Along with it, brought compromised economies, job losses, political instabilities and more. April brings another powerful conjunction, this time between Jupiter and Pluto. Thankfully, Jupiter’s presence in this conjunction could mean something wonderful may happen.
Jupiter is the planet of blessings, wishes, expansion and good fortune. I liken this energy to the aunt or uncle that surprises you with the best presents and gifts, who’ll cheer you on at the smallest victory and who’ll sneak special gifts and treasures when your strict parents aren’t watching.
Jupiter energy is great energy. Any time it is active, it feels as if the entire cosmos is behind you; even more so depending on where this energy rests in your natal chart.
Pluto, on the other hand, could add a dampen to this party, and I’m not quite sure how. Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, is the planet of the shadow. It is likened to Hades, the God and ruler of the underworld. Whenever Pluto is active, things that were hidden deep down come to the surface to be exposed and processed. Death, rebirth, transformation and renewal are big themes with Pluto.
Together, Jupiter and Pluto could herald in some new form of abundance for you in your life, or they could be bringing something to the surface that either you process and are awarded for.
The 4th of April is a pretty significant day. Not only is it the Jupiter Pluto conjunction, but in numerology, the day carries a number code of 444.
4th of April (the 4th month of the year) 2020 (2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 4). 444.
In numerology, 444 is a very strong angel number. Individually, the number 4 signifies stability, strength and accomplishments. It is strong masculine energy and relates to The Emperor card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. As a triple number, this energy is over-amplified, and the 4th of April 2020 could bring in some major energy shifts.
- Perhaps on this day, your manifestation ability will expand.
- Perhaps what you’ve worked for will be rewarded.
- Perhaps your dreams, thoughts, ideas and abilities will be realised and rewarded.
- Perhaps Divine guidance or even your inner guidance peaks, and cosmic energy will be available to you now more than ever.
- Perhaps the Earth takes a turn towards healing. Perhaps the people do too.
The last time that Jupiter and Pluto conjunct was 13 years ago in 2007. Backtracking, this was the time just before the last global recession hit, and with current events, we are looking like we’re in a similar position. Perhaps things will shift somehow, or, they’ll take their due course, and we’ll come out stronger for it.
Despite whatever global financial and economic shift occurs, remember that these macro energies affect your cosmic body too. Recognise the blessings that are already in your life. With gratitude, you shift your vibration to signal out better manifestations for your higher Self.
And also, use this time to connect with an abundance mindset. Jupiter is watching, wait to see which gifts will come your way. Doors are opening around you. Don’t focus on those that may be closing.
8th of April 2020 Full Moon in Libra
The next significant date is the Full Moon in Libra taking place on the 8th to 9th of April.
As this is a Full Moon in Libra, the theme of this energy is around relationships. Questions or concepts of partnerships, of needing to be in a unit, balancing with another, will come up.
Aries is concerned with the self, me and I. Note, this is not the Self (with a capital S), but the self – the personality, the ego, the front-facing forward-moving person, not the higher self thereof.
Specifically, with the Sun in Aries, the energy sees the individual focus on themselves. The energy looks only to me, my independence, my life, and not having anything tie me down. When Libra activates with Aries, it asks this energy to look outward, to consider others rather closely and to find a balance between the self and others.
This is one of the most crucial lessons that most of us have to learn – to find a balance between self and others.
Full moons are all about things coming to fruition, completion and a close. This Libra Full Moon circles back to the New Moon in Libra a few months prior. If you used the energy of that New Moon to call in better relationships or connections with others, see what has come into your space.
Full Moons are a good time to let go and release. Use the energy of Libra to refine your relationships.
- If you have a relationship that doesn’t serve you, let it go, or begin the process of letting it go.
- If you are in relationships that don’t allow for a lot of individuality, where you feel like you can’t be your true self (an important thing for Aries), start to move away. Aries energy will help you identify this.
- If you are too fiercely independent and are not giving or sharing enough with those in your life, use the energy of Libra to create a more healthy balance and find a middle ground.
At this really fragile time of life, the people we are connected to are our saving graces. If we are lucky and privileged enough to be safe indoors with family or friends, see this as a true blessing. And for friends and family members that may not be in our immediate vicinity, connect with them virtually.
Finally, others are risking their lives for us; doctors, nurses, delivery staff, shopping assistants. Take a few moments of stillness and send them energy, if not just on the Full Moon, but every day.
One other thing to note is that, as this Full Moon is so charged by the Libran essence of relationships, feelings of loneliness may rise. If you’re self-isolating, make sure to reach out to someone, and conversely, make a point to reach out to friends and family who may be alone during this time.
I’ve harped on a lot about Libra focusing on relationships, but also at the core of Libran energy is the concept of balanced and also justice. These themes may very well come into play, perhaps globally.
19th of April 2020 Sun enters Taurus
Midway through the month, the Sun will move into Taurus. Most societies in quarantine and lockdown have mid-April as their first revision date. If the spread of the virus has steadied and the curve has indeed flattened, we may see some respite. Of course, the opposite could very likely occur, and we’ll be asked to remain indoors for a longer period of time.
Whether our quarantines are lifted, loosened or even reinforced and extended, the energy of Taurus should help us feel a bit more comfortable.
Taurus is an earth sign, and with it comes a feeling of grounding, of earthing. This energy is very tactile; it loves the feeling of physical pleasure, of nature, of connecting to a primal essence.
Anything that feels good on the outside will feel good on the inside, so, during Taurus season, give your body what it wants, even if this is an extra serving of delicious food, a longer nap or less pressure to perform.
At the same time, Taurean energy can also respond really well to routine. Starting a daily routine, and sticking to these rough guidelines, may give your energy some form. Who knows what the next few weeks will bring, how the world will look and how we will be living, but if you find yourself a bit disconnected, consider a more steady routine.
With this energy of being grounded, perhaps things around us will become more secure and stable, or, perhaps we’ll feel a bit at ease with the direction that life is going on.
Interestingly, Taurus season is a great time to think about security and the things that make us feel secure. For most people, security comes in the form of emotional security or financial security. With a global economic crisis and a recession on the way, it’s probably a good idea to use this energy to fuel a manifestation ritual. Consider these themes in the days leading up to the New Moon in Taurus.
23rd April 2020 New Moon in Taurus
This Taurus New Moon will be an interesting one.
Who knows where we’ll be at the turn of this New Moon, who knows what tomorrow will bring, but, generally, new moons are great for setting intentions, bringing energy in and planting the seeds of manifestation. The energy of a Taurus New Moon is a good time to lay down foundations for security, physicality and pleasure.
Here, you could use this energy to create a manifestation practice for money, resources or material things. Plant the seeds for more abundance, more of what makes you feel secure, more of what brings you pleasure, more of what makes you creative.
There is a caveat, however. The Moon is exalted in Taurus which means that it is really comfortable here. As a result, the energy is extra potent and it could signal too much of a good thing. Be careful not to overindulge, not to overeat, oversleep, drink too much or get too sucked into the seeking of pleasure.
Another thing to note is that, with Uranus not too far away, surprises can be in store. Uranus is unpredictable, and its energy can be a bit chaotic. The energy is about revolution, change, shaking the status quo and being rebellious. So, try and not predict anything around the time of the New Moon, and expect surprises: what you ask for may not be what you get, but it could be for your advantage.
The day following the New Moon in Taurus, we see Pluto beginning its retrograde, and two days after that on the 26th of April, the Sun aligns with Uranus. Have faith in yourself. Have faith that you can survive. Have faith that you will thrive.
In six months time, at the end of October, when the Full Moon in Taurus rolls around, this energy will come to fruition. Make a note to see how your themes of security have developed.
While it may feel like only the Gods and Goddesses can see our futures and fates, know that there is ancient wisdom inside you that, despite how difficult the circumstances and surroundings, is available to you at all times.
Quieting your mind, meditating, journaling, praying and staying in the vibration of gratitude will help connect with this energy. It may very well be a saving grace and guiding light. Also, there is cosmic support for all during these tough times, and also the not so tough times too. All you have to do is ask.
See ya next month x