A Note from Susan Miller
Welcome to April, one of my favorite months of 2018. This month has spectacular aspects in the first three weeks…
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Travel is written all over your chart, but the full moon, March 31 in Libra 11 degrees, which appeared only one day prior to the start of April, will still be strong for four days. A buildup of planets in Capricorn in the shadows of your chart – the twelfth house – is creating problems for you, not only in regard to travel, but also for deals you are trying to negotiate. If you feel finding accord seems to be near impossible, it probably is, but this situation is only temporary.
Last month I had talked about that March 31 full moon that lit your ninth house of distant travel. I said that it would be not a favorable time to go and to delay the trip if possible. This same area of the chart, your ninth house, also rules legal matters, your efforts to get an advanced degree in college or graduate school, and the media, in terms of publishing and broadcasting projects. All of these areas were at the end of March (or will be in the first four days of April) difficult. You will likely encounter obstacles that might not be easy to unravel.
Libra, the place of that full moon, blends well with Aquarius, so if anyone can find a way to turn the tables of this tricky full moon to your favor, it is you. If your birthday falls on January 28 plus or minus four days, you will have the strongest chance of prevailing over hurdles. The same is true if you have Aquarius rising 10 degrees, or the natal moon in Aquarius 10 degrees, in both cases, plus or minus five degrees.
To make matters more tricky, as you begin April, Mercury, the planet of communication will still be retrograde, a trend that started March 22 and will continue until April 15. Miscommunications will create havoc, and you (along with the rest of us) will be beset with delays. Mercury will retrograde in your other travel sector, in Aries, covering the solar third house of short-distance travel. This same house rules communication, computer code, contracts, and so forth. If you are writing new software or working on an app or new website, allow extra time and money for the project.
Keep in mind when any planet turns direct it is not yet at full power. Like some people who are groggy when they wake up, little planets like Mercury are tipsy, too. It is never wise to jump on important initiations the day after Mercury goes direct because Mercury is simply not in a position to help you. In fact, Mercury acts his wildest and most uncontrollable on the day he goes retrograde and the day he goes direct, in this case March 22 and April 15.
If you would like to learn more about Mercury retrograde, and why it is never wise to buy new electronic items during this phase, you might want to lo look at my article, “All You Need to Know About Mercury Retrograde,” on the lower left hand side of my website of Astrology Zone. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/2ny6INl
If you are reading my forecast on my premium paid version of my app, go to the menu, find Life Love + More, and then Susan’s Essays. You will find the same article with a different headline, “Mercury Retrograde and What It Means for You.” I am not sure why my tech team changed the name on my same essay!
Aquarius loves electronic items more than any other sign, but I have to caution you not to buy a new computer, car, smart phone, TV, a kitchen appliance, vacuum cleaner, sewing machine, or any other machine with moving parts, gears, or electronics until later in the month – doing so on April 23 would be ideal.
I love April 23 as one of the best days of the month because transiting Mars in Capricorn will receive golden vibrations from Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck. This day can be used for other purposes, and I will return to this date later.
First we come to the month’s new moon on the same day as Mercury goes direct, April 15 in Aries, 26 degrees. This new moon will light the same part of your solar chart as I had referred to in terms of Mercury retrograde, regarding your solar third house, for Mercury happens to be currently moving through the same house. The third house is about travel, but it is also about written and verbal communication, all negotiation, contracts, telecommunications, computer code, email, postal mail, couriers, and so forth. This is where you may have to expect glitches, delays, but also unexpected developments.
I say this because the new moon comes with Uranus conjunct the Sun (exact on April 18 but considered part of the new moon of April 15). This makes the new moon quite unstable. News could be outstanding and exciting or not please you at all. This is because Uranus is the planet of unanticipated developments that come like bolts out of the blue. Uranus covers the entire spectrum, so sometimes surprises will be positive, and sometimes not at all.