Sitara’s April-stars for you!
|Sun||12° Aries – 11° Taurus|
|Moon||24° Cancer – 29° Leo|
|Mercury, retrograde, direct 4th||24° Pisces – 17° Aries|
|Venus||27° Taurus – 20° Gemini|
|Mars, retrograde, direct 14th||5° – 5° Virgo|
|Jupiter||13° – 20° Taurus|
|Saturn, retrograde||27° – 25° Libra|
|Chiron||7° – 9° Pisces|
|Uranus||5° – 7° Aries|
|Neptune||2°– 3° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde 10th||10° – 9° Capricorn|
|North node||15° – 14° Sagittarius|
|Lilith||12° – 15° Taurus|
|Full moon, 6th 19.20h GMT||17° Libra/td>|
|New moon, 21st 7.20h GMT||2° Taurus|
Mood of the Moment
The first half of April has still several challenges in store. Situations that have been irritating since a long time are now in such a rut that it appears there’s never going to be a way to solve them. Also, we are only gradually realizing the many illusions we are still holding on to that prevent us from addressing our real concerns in a decisive manner. Moreover, by the middle of the month the positions in any disputes will toughen up so much that both parties will look at each other, without any clue.
But in the second half of April the tide turns. Suddenly it is easier to disentangle ourselves, be it from our own thoughts and feelings, be it from outer circumstances. A new clarity arises and once again we have the feeling we can get things done, instead of hovering as if paralyzed in a fog. Questions and doubts that cannot be solved by mere analysis are clarified through action. Yet we still need patience, for although Mars is moving direct again, truly new ground can be had only from September onwards. Nevertheless things slowly start moving again and we can systematically prepare the ground for developments from fall onwards.
Aries: In the course of this month things will gradually start rolling again, but not until the end of April will those insights come about that finally give you the freedom to act. Trust your freedom without stepping on anybody’s toes; after all, you are the only person who can know whether your goals are in line with your ideas. Don’t get impatient if later on there are still some small adjustments to be made until your projects are in order. Ultimately everything should fit in with you and your latest development.
Taurus: You are still flying high. With Venus in Gemini, an additional element of lightness comes in, which might cause a little confusion during the first half of the month. Anything that gets you more in touch with your body through movement and play will help as an antidote to your confusion – such as dancing, bowling, jumping on a trampoline or a day at a water park with pools, slides, currents, waterfalls etc. Another energy boost will happen before the end of the month which will completely dissolve any disorientation.
Gemini: During the first half of the month two different melodies are playing in head and heart. While the heart dances light as a feather throughout spring, the head seems to be circling around its issues while piling up mountains of cloudy confusion. In the second half however, a fresh blast of wind will quickly inject a new dynamic into your issues. In particular developments since March can now come to a surprising and tailor-made conclusion for you.
Cancer: A Venus-month – meaning it is about everything that is beautiful in life… love, all connections and whatever connects, femininity, culture, elegance, colors and shapes, scents and other delights that can make our life a pleasure. At the same time, the invitation to rise to the next higher level still holds. In the first half of the month Saturnian elements outweigh; that means harmony expresses itself in adequate and carefully balanced structures and arrangements. Later, more possibilities open up.
Leo: In the first half of the month polar forces are at work that can lead to fascinating debates and fertile, since complementary, solutions. However, you are biting on granite if you think you could now push your ideas through with force. After the new moon you’ll find yourself at an inner haven that helps you to view things more relaxed and to apply more understanding to the circumstances. Interestingly, this very attitude recharges you with an almost insurmountable energy.
Virgo: Postpone anything that you can’t finalise in the first half of April. Since early 2011 several things have stalled. Nothing to worry about – it will change, although only gradually. Particularly in your relationships or in creative areas will you have to reckon with irritations – which will slowly start to dissolve only by the end of the month. Make sure to allow your body relaxation and moments of well-being instead of putting yourself and others under additional pressure with demanding projects.
Libra: In April it means to stay awake, for there are all sorts of stumbling blocks. Uranus is your ally, prodding you to take your independence seriously rather than constantly being eager trying to fit in. Whenever you feel confused, insecure or stuck in the victim role you can be sure that you are once again trying to please everybody. In order to find a viable solution ask yourself: ”What would I do if I wouldn’t want to be considerate about anybody else?” Only then decide about the next step.
Scorpio: Retrograde Pluto urges you now for 4 months to honestly face previously denied areas within. Particularly in your relationships there are stressful situations that you are not altogether uninvolved with. This month it’s particularly about thought patterns in your system that ensure you can feel superior in life. But power does not rely on such old patterns. Find back to your simple humanity that is powerful by itself.
Sagittarius: Uranus unlocks the doors for you. Leave habits behind you, find your innermost understanding and stand by it. Be the free spirit that you are – especially also there where you surprise yourself. All that has been ingrained and is just based on convenience alone blocks your further development. Yet not all your obligations are shackles and not everything old is out of date. Now you have good chances to live freedom in such a way that not willfulness reigns but what’s the highest and best in you.
Capricorn: In April, Scorpio’s horoscope applies to you as well. On top of that, be aware not to harden or close up when others don’t want to adapt to your ideas. Particularly people with chaotic and complex minds can get on your nerves right now – as well as those who seem to be looser than you and allow themselves more comfort. They reflect disowned elements of your own personality. Explore within and when you find them, grant yourself the same.
Aquarius: By the end of the month the transformation process with final insights comes to a close: What does it take to move from the mental plane to realization? The crucial ingredient is fire: If nothing fires you up, nothing will happen. Uranus and Mercury in the fire element see to it that you dare allow the fire of your enthusiasm to propel you into activity. And your actions will continue for as long as the flame of joy burns in your heart.
Pisces: In the first half of the month some cherished dreams will probably dissolve and you will have to correct or revise some of your ideas. This concerns especially relationship issues. On the one hand this is your chance to let go of your far too romantic ideas and to become a little more playful, while on the other hand you are now able to simply accept many sobering facts for what they are. With the new moon the stormy seas of the past weeks let off, so you can take a deep breath again – life becomes easier.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 12 years now, has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times. Astrology has been her passion since childhood, and she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions and also over phone or skype. Moreover, Sitara offers spiritual counselling as well as end-of-life care free of charge. She is currently writing a book about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de