The month of April seeks to stabilize the notable sea change that March ushered in. The month begins Cardinal-heavy wth the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury in Aries and Mars in Cancer. The Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn appear at the beginning of each season. They are the go-getters and initiators of the Zodiac. Forget sitting still! These planets want to get the ball rolling and meet challenges as they arise.
The Cardinal theme of responding to change is emphasized by the Full Moon in Libra on the 5th and the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries on the 19th. April sees us adjusting to recent changes by bringing insight around how we maintain healthy and harmonious partnerships while not compromising self integrity.
The Sun joins Mercury already halfway through Taurus on the 20th, the day before Mercury stations retrograde. Taurus, a fixed-earth sign, leans towards stable, predictive environments with practical solutions. Mercury begins to retrace his steps the end of April rethinking strategy and looking for what might have slipped between the cracks to pave a more steady and comfortable road ahead.
We live in interesting times! April helps us to remember we can embrace the ebb and flow of life while finding solace in the familiarity of its sameness.