April 16-30 2019 Astrology Forecast: Retrogrades Highlight Wealth, Power, Release & Restructuring

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Pluto and Saturn turn retrograde in the second half of April, highlighting the themes of wealth, power, release and restructuring. We also have a powerfully aspected Libra Full Moon, a potent new T-square, and many magical quintiles!

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4/19 (Fri)

Libra Full Moon

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April’s Full Moon shines forth at 7:12 AM EDT (29°6′ Libra). Any Libra Full Moon is great for release and adjustment in relationship and creativity.

Aspects

Grand Cross

The Moon and Sun form a Grand Cross with Uranus, Pluto and the lunar nodes. This invites you to embody whatever revolutionary transformation is needed to align more closely with your life purpose.

Uranus’ opposition to the Moon, with a 3° orb, is the tightest aspect in this Grand Cross. This can electrify you to embody everything that’s special and unique about you, and show those qualities to the world to the greatest appropriate degree. You can also ride this Uranian energy by following your intuitive flashes, and serving others with the special talents you most love to use.

Pluto’s square to the luminaries, while twice as wide as Uranus’ with a 6° orb, is still a force to be reckoned with. Pluto invites you to release everything that doesn’t serve your highest good. This could include unneeded material possessions, unhealthy relationships, time-wasting habits and self-limiting thinking.

Pluto also offers wealth and power in your relationships and creative expression. Wealth can be anything that you value. Animalistic power involves competition, control and domination, while shared power is a win-win proposition that lifts up everyone.

The luminaries are at the bending of the nodes, which is Astrologese for saying that they’re square the nodes. Are you at a potential turning point regarding your life purpose, especially regarding relationship or creativity? If so, are you willing to follow your inner guidance … even if it takes you into scary, uncharted territory?

Mystic Rectangle

The Moon and Sun also form a Mystic Rectangle with Juno and Jupiter. If a committed partnership aligns with your life purpose, this aspect pattern can bless it with expansion, joy and good fortune. If a committed partnership doesn’t serve highest good, this Mystic Rectangle can amplify the problem areas so you can see what’s going on more clearly.

This Libra Full Moon also has one standalone aspect: a tight Moon-Venus quincunx. This reinforces the primary meaning of any Libra Full Moon: appropriate relationship adjustments.




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Mercury makes two aspects today. A Mercury-Saturn quintile (2°25′ Aries-20°25′ Capricorn) boosts practical creativity. A Mercury-Chiron conjunction (3°20′ Aries) is ideal for a fresh start or renewed energy in mentoring and mental health.

4/20 (Sat)

The Sun enters Taurus at 4:55 AM EDT. For the next month, the pleasures of the five senses are accentuated. Taurus also supports immersion in nature, gardening, persistence, and material gain.

Remember that while stubbornness is a virtue when you’re holding onto something worthwhile, it’s also a two-edged sword. Sticking with something because “it’s always been that way” doesn’t serve you if it’s outworn and obstructing your growth.

4/21 (Sun)

T-square Begins

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Agile, adventurous assertiveness
, guided by your intuitive flow, is energized by a T-square featuring Mars, Jupiter and Neptune. This dynamic aspect pattern starts today (4/21), peaks on 5/1 and ends on 5/13.

This T-square can also energize learning and communication, writing and teaching, sacred sex, and bold, inspired leadership. Try to steer clear of this aspect pattern’s lower expressions, such as misguided verbal attacks and “street corner preacher syndrome.”


Your thinking and communication can be more inspired, practical, and focused thanks to a Mercury-Pluto quintile (5°8′ Aries-23°8′ Capricorn).

4/22 (Mon)

You can step more fully into your authentic self — in down-to-earth, practical ways — as the Sun conjoins Uranus in Taurus (2°31′ Taurus). This is also a great time to clean out the closets and align your livelihood more fully with your true nature.


A Venus-Saturn quintile (2°20′ Aries-20°28′ Capricorn) can inspire you to improve the structure of your relationships, creative expression and finances.

4/23 (Tue)

Venus makes two aspects today. A Venus-Mars quintile (3°8′ Aries-15°8′ Gemini) can inspire heightened creativity and magical romance. A Venus-Chiron conjunction (3°40′ Aries) energizes relationship healing and mentoring.

4/24 (Wed)

Pluto Retrograde

2019 04 24 Pl RxPluto turns retrograde today at 2:48 PM EDT (23°9′ Capricorn). He’ll turn direct again on 10/3 (13°54′ Capricorn).

The retrogrades of outer planets have much subtler effects than the retrogrades of Mercury, Venus and Mars. Don’t hold off on starting things that relate to Pluto, since his retrograde lasts over five months!

Nevertheless, Pluto retrograde is a great time to reflect on how fully you’re embracing change and personal transformation. Are you getting rid of possessions you don’t need, and releasing relationships that drain your vitality? Are you stopping or revising habits that waste your time, and rethinking concepts that inappropriately narrow your possibilities?

Pluto also represents wealth and power. Wealth is anything that you value, tangible or intangible. Are you accumulating the kind of wealth that really matters to you?

Regarding power, are you playing a zero-sum game where someone else must lose for you to win? Or do you prefer to share power, striving for an outcome which meets everyone’s needs?

Triple Conjunction

Pluto is less than 3° from Saturn and the South Node as he turns retrograde. All three are no-nonsense actors who won’t hesitate to bring up your shadow work.

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Even with Pluto retrograde, you can also use this Triple Conjunction to become an unstoppable force, moving forward in your soul mission with tremendous power and authority.

Impact on Your Natal Chart

Planets are most powerful when they change directions. So any sensitive point in your horoscope between 20° and 26° in the Cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn – will be strongly affected by Pluto stationing retrograde. Whatever’s represented by those points will be catalyzed for release or transformation if they’re out of alignment with your soul purpose. If they’re in alignment, they’ll be blessed with wealth and power!




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You can enjoy a powerful creativity boost with Venus quintile Pluto (5°9′ Aries-23°9′ Capricorn). This aspect can also help you be more sexually innovative.

4/26 (Fri)

You can take a committed partnership to the next level of wonderful with Uranus sextile Juno (2°43′ Taurus-Cancer). Follow your intuitive flashes!

4/27 (Sat)

Definitive action guided by flowing intuition is one great use of a Mars-Neptune square. This aspect also supports inspired leadership and sacred sex. With Mars in Gemini, this dynamic aspect can energize flowing speech and creative writing.

4/28 (Sun)

A committed partnership could experience wounding … or healing … or wounding followed by healing under the influence of a Chiron-Juno square (3°56′ Aries-Cancer). If you and your partner can’t see eye to eye, the 4-part Nonviolent Communication Process could help you regain harmony. For the shadow work you’ll need to do within yourself, try my free Healing Invocation.

4/29 (Mon)

Saturn Retrograde

2019 04 29 Sa RxSaturn turns retrograde at 8:54 PM EDT (20°31′ Capricorn). He’ll turn direct again on 9/18 at 13°54′ Capricorn.

This 4-1/2-month period is too long to suspend business as usual. But it’s still a good time to reflect on how well you’re embodying maturity, responsibility, and good time management, as well as planning and implementation. Do you need to wean yourself from Saturn’s darker qualities, such as being a workaholic or believing that the ends justify the means?

Triple Conjunction

Note: the rest of this interpretation contains information copied or modified from my 4/24 Pluto Retrograde interpretation. No need to reinvent the wheel!

Saturn is precisely conjunct the South Lunar Node and less than 3° from Pluto as he turns retrograde. All three are no-nonsense actors who won’t hesitate to bring up whatever shadow work most needs healing.

Don’t be surprised if events in your life catalyze wounds or traumas from your childhood or past lives. If so, you can join the thousands who have benefited from my Healing Invocation. This free, simple technique calls in your higher self to do the deep emotional healing that we humans have so much trouble with.

Even with Saturn and Pluto retrograde, you can use this triple conjunction to become an unstoppable force, moving forward in your soul mission with tremendous power and authority.

Impact on Your Natal Chart

Planets are most powerful when they change directions. So any sensitive point in your horoscope between 17° and 24° in the Cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn – will be strongly affected by Saturn stationing retrograde. Whatever’s represented by those points will be catalyzed for release or restructuring if they’re out of alignment with your soul purpose. If they’re in alignment, you can build upon their solid foundations!




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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 a week before and after.

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