A powerful commitment to our own goals is being encouraged by Lilith, says Sitara.
|Sun||12° Aries – 11° Taurus|
|Moon||16° Capricorn – 22° Aquarius|
|Mercury, retrograde 28th||20° Aries – 23° Taurus|
|Venus||24° Pisces – 1° Taurus|
|Mars, retrograde 17th||7° – 8° Sagittarius|
|Jupiter, retrogade||15° – 13° Virgo|
|Saturn, retrograde||16° – 15° Sagittarius|
|Chiron||22° – 24° Pisces|
|Uranus||20° – 22° Aries|
|Neptune||11° – 12° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde 18th||17° Capricorn|
|North Node||21° – 19° Virgo|
|Lilith||24° – 28° Libra|
|New Moon, 7th, 13.24h GMT||18° Aries|
|Full Moon, 22nd, 7.24h GMT||3° Scorpio|
Mood of the Moment
This month is becomes clear that self-sacrifice has had its day; it’s time to stop whining about difficulties! Lilith encourages a powerful commitment to one’s own goals even if they constantly have an eye on other people and the overall situation – after all Lilith passes through Libra, always considering harmony.
The month’s prelude could again bring up turbulences. The energy is high and exploitable for actions that challenge traditional thinking and target innovative solutions. There are powerful opposing forces, but fiery Aries-Venus often succeeds in steering situations in a charming yet energetic manner into a creative direction. Things calm down in mid-April and conciliatory tones are discernible. At the same time, a process of profound rethinking begins. The situation is being fundamentally illuminated and steps are targeted to address problems at the root to eventually eliminate them. The ‘screening process’ could be completed by early June, but implementation and reorganization will definitely continue way into autumn. At that time Sagittarius-Mars is over with its retrograde purification and will carry out all pending tasks quickly, with enthusiasm and momentum. Until then, it is advised to patiently take one step after the other: clean out the bad and build up the good.
Aries: Overall, the cosmic constellations this month are harmonious and conducive. With the New Moon, however, the Pluto-Uranus square will be activated one more time. If you manage its powerful energy wisely, it will give you a tailwind for new ventures; but be cautious, otherwise the storm can also rip the sails. The second half of April is quieter. In your relationships pay attention to clarity. What applies now is ‘stay centred’, and ‘the wiser head gives in’. In difficult situations take a rest in your heart.
Taurus: This is a month of establishing truth in mental, emotional or spiritual respects. By contrast, an overly strong focus on relationship issues will just make you unbalanced and create anxiety in your life. The question is not about how do I get along with this person or that situation? Rather, what is the best solution – regardless of whether a relationship is challenged by it. Your self-esteem will strengthen in the last third of April and good solutions become more obvious.
Gemini: Even though a great deal is working out well, the unfamiliar slow-down of pace can make you feel impatient. But particularly in this month it is necessary to be vigilant and to look closely before you make decisions. It will pay off in May when your actions are once more tested for viability. Instead of waiting irritably in the starting blocks for things finally to get a move on, enjoy the pleasant sense of calm that enters your exuberant life and use the opportunity for sound planning of your projects.
Cancer: During the first week of April you can continue to indulge in dreams and longings but then rev up! Be careful not to engage in power struggles and keep a cool head and healthy trust in yourself and the larger whole that supports you. In the last third of the month this is particularly important because you tend to scepticism and distrust – which makes you more resistant but takes away much of your warmth. Approaching everything step by step, you feel safer.
Leo: A month with challenges that make you much more powerful, but also demand a lot. The New Moon invites you to dare something new, but not everything is likely to run smoothly. This isn’t comfortable but when you see it in a sporty manner, it can be a lot of fun to pave your way. From mid-April onwards opposing forces might be less easily recognizable. Luckily you don’t tend to be suspicious because that wouldn’t help right now. Just be alert, present and realistic and then every next step happens on its own.
Virgo: Your great advantage this month is a pragmatic view of life. The more you stick to the facts the clearer it will be for you that trust and optimism are more rewarding than fear and doubt. Meanwhile you know that ‘who dares, wins’, and your innate realism ensures that your daring doesn’t degenerate into foolhardiness. In late April exchange ideas with different people and learn more about how to win over others quickly and reliably for your projects.
Libra: A month to get to your own strength! In early April it is about clear argumentation – formulate your concerns without unnecessary frills, directly and precisely. In mid-April your goals are in the foreground. What is it that you actually want to achieve? You will notice that you will have to give up some of your desires to come to a concrete result that you can then implement gradually. Only in the last third of April counter forces could step on the scene – stay with yourself and don’t grant them any undue attention.
Scorpio: As you love profound transformation processes, the first half of the month ought to be to your taste. Closely analyse whether your intentions and actions have a chance to bring you closer to your goals. In the long term they should also be consistent with your needs. Blind activism only harms you. Mercury helps you to more perspective and overview in the middle of the month. Take care of your relationships in the second half of the month. Joint actions or cooperation are important now.
Sagittarius: What continues to apply is for all the energy to remain cautious, making and make sure to know precisely all details before you act and don’t jump the gun. In conversations and negotiations make sure that all parties have understood what is at stake. Overall, you can also expect a lot of support during April. In the second half of the month Mars goes into reverse gear, and delays and setbacks can occur. Don’t let anything rattle you, observe everything from a higher perspective and keep your sense of humour.
Capricorn: Much has been initiated in the last few months, and also the beginning of April can still yield some unexpected turns. Stay calm, because now a process of integration is about to start. Until mid-September it is more about finishing touches and smaller steps. In the second half of April relationships are in the foreground. Ensure clarity, good communication and that the notional orientation of all stakeholders is in harmony. This creates a solid basis that even survives tempestuous times intact.
Aquarius: A month that matches your taste – surprises, newness, and sudden turns determine particularly the first half of the month. This is inspirational and exciting, but also requires you to be flexible because you won’t always like the unexpected incidents. Be ready for change instead of uncompromisingly insisting on your own ideas. The more playful you approach everything now, the easier it is for your own ideas to be put into practice and the more allies will join you.
Pisces: Also in April it is about the reconciliation of opposites – of mental analysis and intuitive feeling. Now the interaction of both is even easier. The rational and irrational meet and from their encounter rise premonitions and visions that are worthy of attention and further development. As the irrational is naturally closer to you, it is now about appreciating the rational. Pay attention to precision and a sober look; only when it is clear, let go and let yourself be guided.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de