Intriguingly, Sitara states that in this and the next month is a turning point for a development that began at the end of 2016 and will come to an end this November.
|Sun||11° Aries – 11° Taurus|
|Moon||4° Gemini- 13° Cancer|
|Mercury, retrograde from 9th||0° Taurus – 25° Aries|
|Venus, direct from 14th||1° Aries|
|Mars||16° Taurus – 7° Gemini|
|Jupiter, retrograde||19° – 15° Libra|
|Saturn, retrograde from 6th||27° Sagittarius|
|Chiron||26° – 27° Pisces|
|Uranus||24° – 25° Aries|
|Neptune||13° – 14° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde from 20th||19° Capricorn|
|North Node||1° Virgo – 29° Leo|
|Lilith||5° – 9° Sagittarius|
|Full Moon, 11th, 6.09h GMT||22° Libra|
|New Moon, 26th, 12.17h GMT||6° Taurus|
Mood of the Moment
For better or worse, it’s now about relationship clarification. Since both Saturn in Sagittarius and Venus in Pisces have high ideals of love and benevolence, they could actually act in concert. But Saturn requires pragmatic solutions and won‘t be led up and down the garden path – which is rather difficult for the sensitive Venus in Pisces. She would love to believe that love and goodwill are enough for everything to end happily ever after, yet Saturn, holding the upper hand, analyzes situations more precisely. In Sagittarius, he wants results that bring solid improvements and not just beautiful dreams. Mercury is currently in retrograde and has interesting ideas, which are however, still immature and will only be ready for implementation in May. For this reason, too, we cannot expect any conclusive results.
Even if all’s well on the heart level, communicatively there is still much in a sorry state. Fortunately, communication is a matter of practice; as long as one doesn’t measure one’s counterpart and oneself by superhuman standards, there are good chances of convergence. By maintaining staying power, common ground can be developed step by step. Nothing is being improved by being quick and radical. This month and the next is a turning point for a development that began at the end of 2016 and will come to an end this November.
Aries: Moderation is not exactly your most favourite word. Unfortunately, it is exactly what is advisable in April, so you won‘t harm yourself or others. Your tendency now is to overestimate your possibilities and powers, to put all your eggs into one basket and to act prematurely. It would be better if you would simply continue the development of visions and plans by incorporating new and unusual ideas, and keenly think more broad-mindedly. In the last third of April your mind becomes even clearer and your ideas more pragmatic.
Taurus: Your proverbial composure is now put to the test, there being a certain amount of bustling about. With retrograde Mercury, take what the mind tells you with a pinch of salt. Also your heart’s voice is often determined by wishful thinking rather than by truth and clarity. Above all, the Venus-Saturn-Square makes for one feeling quickly offended, neglected or misunderstood. In this case the witness is needed who can neutrally observe thoughts and feelings and let them pass by.
Gemini: Since the end of March you are in a transformation process; on the one hand you are gaining safe ground and on the other, you are embarking on new paths. In all this, your spiritual development plays an important role. In April, it’s predominantly about realigning your inner self but don’t jump the gun! From the 21st onwards, Mars will give you courage and energy to also engage in unusual experiments. Have the guts to involve yourself in situations that promise to change your view of life – especially at the end of the month.
Cancer: The theme of “me and the others” continues, whereby the concepts “independence, freedom, self-determination” gain centre stage in your attentiveness. This is a foretaste for what is to come during the next 1 ½ years, during which it’s mainly about you and your creative self-expression. Dare to try out new interesting situations and test their effect on you and if you like them. Don‘t reject changes without at least giving them a shot.
Leo: Your key in the first half of the month is the expansion of your horizon. How does that work since one’s own visual field is always restricted? The keyword is “change of perspective”; try to see situations from the perspective of other people. This is especially worthwhile by imagining the view of those whose conduct one rejects; or to enquire or listen even though one disapproves of the things heard. Thus the horizon will widen. During the second half of April relax; now everything will be easier and quieter.
Virgo: Your energy is now moving along nicely. As you know only too well, when one feels criticized, it sucks one’s energy. With the North Node in Virgo, you were able to develop a deeper appreciation for your nature during the last 1 ½ years instead of seeing yourself with a too critical look. Preserve this appreciation and also encourage others to embrace and respect their intrinsic qualities. This is how you win friends and allies in your effort to make the world a little better.
Libra: Many different energies come into effect in your life now: you tend to self-doubt, but also demand too much. You want to do your own thing, but continue to be in harmony with all. You want to radiate love, but also set limits. With all these contradictions, you are best prepared by looking more inward than outward. When you are really in harmony with yourself, a natural order is created around you that harmoniously connects you and others.
Scorpio: Stay in motion, and while you are proactive, you will automatically find solutions for what needs a solution. If you try to act off the cuff, you‘ll lack the necessary strength and necessary momentum to successfully complete your projects. Also, you are then less convincing and get yourself faster into power conflicts because others feel patronized. To convince through action is easier, especially if you cash in on the pragmatic energy of Mars in Taurus until the 21st of the month.
Sagittarius: A development process that started end of January, is coming to a completion this month. To come face to face with the facts is your key – which requires some flexibility because the facts are now changing frequently. If you trust yourself and the people in your surroundings, you will be as solid as a rock that can’t be rattled easily and others can find their bearings by. The clearer you communicate, the better you are able to direct situations into a promising direction.
Capricorn: Powerful progress is quite possible now, but subliminally another process is moving along. It has to do with affairs of the heart and calls for your attention. Since this is a significant opportunity for inner development, meet this challenge! It’s about looking into the face of reality in your relationships, rather than hanging on to romantic ideas. Ride controversies out, and come to grips with them. Only with sober eyes do you have the chance to find good solutions.
Aquarius: There are a lot of things flowing towards you this month, without any effort from your side. Let others participate, rather than sprinting complacently along on your path. In April your pace is sometimes rapid so that other people quickly lose courage because they think they can’t keep up with you. Libra’s Full Moon, however, points out that solidarity and alliance are very worthwhile for you right now, especially if you are interested in art or want to commit yourself to a more just world.
Pisces: A learning process in your relationships that began at the end of January is the focus of your attention during this month. The questions raised since then demand an answer now that is reality-oriented, and at the same time satisfies a higher meaning. This implies that your longings have to be measured up against reality, and understanding that you want to learn from others who are close to you. Saturn makes you realize that neither one nor the other is sufficient by itself.
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