April 1-15 2016 Astrology Forecast: Aries New Moon

aries new moonAn Aries New Moon, juiced up by the revolutionary power of the Uranus-Pluto square, highlights the first half of April. We also have a powerful Mars-Jupiter-Neptune T-square and a Mystic Rectangle bejeweled with asteroid goddesses!

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4/1 (Fri)

No major astrology events.

4/2 (Sat)

Today’s Neptune-Vesta sextile (10°42′ Pisces-Taurus) is part of the Vesta-Juno-Jupiter-Neptune Mystic Rectangle that peaks on 4/7. On its own, it provides a smooth flow of vitality for serving a higher cause as part of your spiritual path.

4/3 (Sun)

No major astrology events.

4/4 (Mon)

You may feel lit up with get-up-and-go energy under a Sun-Jupiter quincunx (15°4′ Aries-Virgo). But don’t let the urge to surge take you over. Adjustments may be required, and a slightly slower speed will make them easier. This aspect could also stimulate your interest in higher education, philosophy and spiritual matters.

4/5 (Tue)

Your creative Muse is singing to you loud and clear under a Venus-Pluto quintile (29°26′ Pisces-17°26′ Capricorn). Are you making time to listen? This magical aspect can also help you deepen your relationship with your divine self.

You may feel like the Energizer Bunny under a Sun-Saturn trine (16°18′ Aries-Sagittarius). A certain amount of endurance is yours for free, but much more is available if you focus yourself and “mine the trine!”

Venus transits Aries today (4/5) through 4/29. The passage of the Love Goddess through the Sign of the Ram can help you bring more assertiveness and initiative to your relationships, creativity and finances.

Mercury transits Taurus today (4/5) through 6/12. The winged messenger is spending more time than usual in the Sign of the Bull because of its impending retrograde. Mercury will reverse course on 4/28, then turn direct again on 5/22.

Taurean Mercury can help you think more deliberately and focus your attention on your five senses. This is a great time to open yourself fully to the natural world. Lay on the grass or meander through the woods. The more passive you are, the more easily you’ll feel the sentience and healing energy of Mother Gaia.

4/6 (Wed)

Sun-Uranus-Pluto Square

The Sun squares Pluto today (17°27′ Aries-Capricorn), then conjoins Uranus in three days on 4/9. This powerful Sun-Uranus-Pluto Square is an important part of tomorrow’s New Moon. I give it a full interpretation in that forecast.

4/7 (Thu)

4 7 16 New Moon RevAries New Moon

One of the strongest New Moons of 2016 occurs today at 7:24 AM EDT (18°4′ Aries). Any Aries New Moon is great for new beginnings in general, as well as starting or energizing leadership, sexuality, entrepreneurship and striving for a worthy cause.


Most of this New Moon’s enhanced power comes from its alignment with the Uranus-Pluto square. The luminaries conjoin Uranus and square Pluto. This can pump you up with tremendous energy to help you revolutionize your life!

This isn’t a time for half-measures. If it’s clear that something in your life needs to change, do it with gusto and enthusiasm! The more you act in alignment with your authentic human identity, as guided by your intuitive flashes, the better the outcome will be.

Uranus and Pluto have a well-deserved reputation for volatility. So we’re fortunate to have a Saturn trine contributing stability and productivity to this New Moon’s energy.

Sabian Symbol

This Full Moon’s  Sabian Symbol  is,  “A magic carpet hovers over the depressing reality of everyday life in an industrial area.” This bleak industrial scene could bum you out if all you can see is the current reality. But from magic carpet level – possibility consciousness – the view is entirely different.

Here in Asheville, North Carolina, one of our most popular tourist areas – the River Arts District – used to be a depressing, run-down industrial area. But people with visions of greater possibilities collaborated to transform blocks of ugly red brick buildings into a thriving mecca for artists and art lovers.

However depressing your current reality may be, it’s not the end of the story. Imagining a more wonderful reality is the first step to creating it!

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Mystic Rectangle: Vesta-Juno-Jupiter-Neptune
4 7 16 Mystic Rect Ves Jun Ju Ne

One of astrology’s most flowing and magical aspect patterns peaks today: a Mystic Rectangle featuring Vesta, Juno, Jupiter and Neptune. For your convenience, I’m repeating my Mystic Rectangle forecast from 3/26.

There are many creative possibilities here. Actions that include at least some of these archetypes include:

  • Partner with a change-oriented ally to work for a worthy cause,
  • Buddy up with someone in a spiritual practice that integrates service to the collective, and
  • Begin or deepen a sacred sexual connection with a beloved (Juno in Scorpio contributes the sexual energy)

This Vesta-Juno-Jupiter-Neptune Mystic Rectangle began on 3/26, peaks today (4/7) and ends on 4/15.

4/8 (Fri)

No major astrology events.

4/9 (Sat)

4 17 16 T Sq Ma Ju NeT-square: Mars-Jupiter-Neptune

A Mars-Jupiter-Neptune T-square begins today (4/9), peaks on 4/17 and ends on 4/24. This energizing aspect pattern has lots of possibilities. You could:

  • Dive deep into religion, spirituality, philosophy and the meaning of life,
  • Adventure into foreign cultures,
  • Step out and share your wisdom with others,
  • Enjoy the bliss of sacred sexual connection,
  • Practice “doing but no doer” by letting the divine guide your actions, and/or
  • Party hearty!

Today’s Sun-Uranus conjunction (20°27′ Aries) is part of the Sun-Uranus-Pluto square. I interpreted this square as part of the 4/7 New Moon forecast.

4/10 (Sun)

Today’s Neptune-Juno trine (10°58′ Pisces-Scorpio) is part of the Mystic Rectangle that peaked on 4/7.

Do stubborn, counterproductive thoughts keep coming up in your mind? You can adjust them with Mercury quincunx Mars (8°38′ Taurus-Sagittarius). You may find the Pivot Technique helpful for this.

4/11 (Mon)

No major astrology events.

4/12 (Tue)

You can amp up your Law of Attraction juju with Taurean Mercury sextile Neptune (11°1′ Taurus-Pisces). This aspect also makes it easier to calm your mind so the flow of divine information can enter more easily.

You can experience relationship harmony more easily with Venus trine Mars (8°46′ Aries-Sagittarius). This aspect also supports a smooth creative flow.

4/13 (Wed)

No major astrology events.

4/14 (Thu)

4 14 16 Gt Ves Ju PlGrand Trine: Vesta-Jupiter-Pluto

Service to a higher cause, made concretely manifest in the physical world, receives smooth and easy support from a Vesta-Jupiter-Pluto Grand Trine. This aspect pattern started on 3/30, peaks today (4/14) and ends on 4/27.

Expanded practical thinking is supported by Mercury trine Jupiter (14°11′ Taurus-Virgo). Your thoughts may also turn to religion, the meaning of life, or foreign cultures.

4/15 (Fri)

It’s a good time to notice where you’re stuck in old mental ruts with Mercury quincunx Saturn (16°1′ Taurus-Sagittarius). The Pivot Technique can can help you create new mental grooves to replace them!

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

4/1, 12:39 pm – 9:37 pm (Aquarius)
4/3, 7:16 pm – 4/4, 1:46 am (Pisces)
4/5, 6:33 am – 4/6, 2:46 am (Aries)
4/7, 10:56 am – 4/8, 2:10 am (Taurus)
4/9, 5:49 am – 4/10, 1:59 am (Gemini)
4/11, 2:57 pm – 4/12, 4:07 am (Cancer)
4/13, 11:59 pm – 4/14, 9:53 am (Leo)

Whatever your Sun Sign, AstroShaman’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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