April Horoscope with Alex Trenoweth Professor of Western Astrology
You have a lot of mental energy and with this will come the urge to tear up the rule book and break out of your tired old routine. Before you do anything drastic, it is worth noting that actions made in haste will take months to put right again. Before you act, look around you: who will be affected by what you do? Make sure you double check that your decisions are in line with your long term plans and goals. All of this is not to say you should stand around passively watching the fun from the sidelines. The New Moon on the 7th is a particularly sensitive time for you and, with some careful thought, could be the starting point for implementing your innovative ideas. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, you should have a far better understanding of the business opportunities around you and, provided you’ve thought your motives through, could reveal the solutions to improving your financial concerns.
It all just seems too crazy to you. But in the midst of chaos, there can often be a lot of good ideas to be put to good use and you are fortunate indeed to have people around you who are in need of the calmness you have the ability to bring in the wildest of storms. In fact, from the 6th April, you will be full of energy and possess just the right sort of nuttiness to be a true inspiration. Be sure to note any visions or dreams you have because your unconscious holds the key to finding the answers that have eluded you for a long time. The New Moon on the 7th is a time to start thinking outside the box and by the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, you will start to see you have successfully led others out of their stagnant, boring lives and opened up fresh ideas and new beginnings. Get in there and surprise everyone.
People. You just can’t predict them. Or can you? April begins with you having to cope with people who can’t seem to honour their obligations to you. They seem to truly move in mysterious ways that both excites and annoys you. But if you can throw off any expectations, you will start to realize that you have been gifted with completely new ways of thinking and ideas that just would not have occurred to you if things had run the way you had wanted them to. The New Moon on the 7th signals the moment to begin acting on your new way of looking at the world and finding the different kinds of people who could be of use in bringing your ideas to fruition. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, you will begin to see that putting aside what you thought was your heart’s desire is actually the key to understanding there are for more ways of getting what you want.
The month of April begins with a lot of uncertainty about your career. On one hand, it is all terribly exciting and yet, for someone who likes to keep a steady keel, it can seem rather frightening at the same time. Who are the people who are controlling your destiny? What do they want from you? These are all questions to consider but yet, at some point, you need to learn to trust the process rather than continue to question it. The New Moon on the 7th is a good time to set aside expectations and to begin identifying people who can help you through this rocky time of transition—and don’t even think successfully conventional people have the answers you need. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, you will be far more accepting of the universe’s requirement for you to surf the wave of the unknown. It will be far more fun than you can possible imagine.
What is the meaning of life? Well, you’re not going to find the answer to this burning question in April. At least, you won’t find it where you are expecting it. This month is a challenge to your ordered existence and your decidedly stubborn ways. Indeed the New Moon on the 7th is the start of a very tall order for you: you will have to somehow embrace the unfamiliar yet at the same time honour the past. Walk backwards but don’t trip up. Soar free but fly a straight path. It’s a difficult balance. And along this journey, you will find some quite shocking outcomes: the person you thought you were has rapidly changed and all with that, your hopes and desires are also transformed. You won’t recognize the person in the mirror. However, by the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, it should be obvious to you that others admire your abilities to face up to such insurmountable tasks with courage and dignity.
You pride yourself on being the kind of person who is in possession of great discernment and yet the month of April has you questioning the fine tuning of this ability. Some of the things you have cut out of your life have left a far bigger gaping wound than you could have possibly anticipated and you will have to spend some time considering why this is. In this process you will also discover there are things you have held on to because you thought they were valuable and now you realize they are causing you pain. The New Moon on the 7th is a good time to reflect on what you truly value and hold dear. Don’t give yourself a hard time if you have made a poor decision: the New Moon is a time to begin putting things right. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, you will see that fresh light has been shined onto new opportunities.
To you relationships are the cornerstone of your existence but this month you will question just how much you are willing to contort yourself to keep someone else happy. To you, it’s all very simple: relationships are a two way street with as much win-win as possible. But what if you were asked, completely out of the blue, to give up something that is important to you? Or to accept something into your life that was completely beyond the pale? The New Moon on the 7th marks a time that circumstances and/or people will find their way to you that makes the answers to these questions very pertinent to you. And the importance of your answers will range from the minute to the extreme. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, the value of this exercise will become very clear. More importantly, you will start to discover the true boundaries between you and the people you have to deal with.
Doesn’t it just drive you crazy when people don’t do what you tell them to do? This month will sorely try your patience if you expect everything to fall into place exactly as you would like it. This is not the month for following convention or expecting others to do the same. And you will just have to smile and go with it or risk looking like a power hungry nutcase who is quite possibly dangerous and obsessive. The New Moon on the 7th is the beginning of a time when you need to be prepared to let others do their thing without your interference. Even if it looks like they are getting it wrong. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, it will become obvious that your support and understanding (even if you were gritting your teeth in private) is very much appreciated. Sometimes people learn more from getting it wrong than they do from getting it right the first time.
There is a great expression that goes like this: “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt—and then it’s hilarious.” But the key to surviving this month is remembering that not everyone shares your sense of humour. Seriously, your idea of humour runs the risk of hurting someone and you won’t be laughing when you are on the receiving end of their response. So what to do with all this boisterous energy of yours? The New Moon on the 7th is a good time to start recognizing that you are in a very good position to help others develop their confidence and to be the source of their happiness. Be like Santa Claus this month: be cheery, generous and good spirited. Lift the gloom, be the giver of love and light. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, you will discover you have planted some very wonderful seeds: you will have inspired others to do good works and if only for a moment, dispelled the darkness.
Close the laptop or step away from the PC and forget the to-do list for a few minutes. Look around you. Do you see it? This is your life. And this is it—you don’t get another life. But the good thing is there are re-boots and do-overs and that is what this month is about: asking yourself questions about your comfort zone and how willing you are (or are not) to step out of it. What is working and what isn’t? The New Moon on the 7th is a good time to begin checking out the build of your life and the balance of your home and your career. You may get the distinct impression your family may want something different from you or you may begin to feel it is time to redress those things you have deemed unworthy of your attention. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, you will have discovered the key to maintaining those things that truly bring pleasure to life and allow you to feel fulfilled and happy.
Being unconventional has never been a problem for you but this month, you might start to question why you make things so difficult and complicated for yourself. Wouldn’t it just be easier to read the signs and follow the directions? Or to listen to traditional wisdom instead of having to re-invent the wheel at the start of every race? Being your own person comes at a price and as you have taken the bendy path, sometimes the straight and narrow can seem far too appealing. The New Moon on the 7th is a good time to begin thinking differently by thinking as others do (no matter how odd this might seem to you). By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, the reasons for this shift in thinking will become increasingly clear: quite simply there are emotional and possibly family matters that require your attention. You will be needed to play the straight man or you will look the fool.
Money? What’s that? To you it’s something other people pursue in their pathetic quest to find the meaning of life. If you had it your way, there would be no money or possessions and certainly no rules. But this month will sorely test this laissez-faire attitude to order and structure. You will have to smarten up, pull your socks up and pay attention for you are about to discover your true values—and you will be surprised. The New Moon on the 7th is a very good time to begin paying attention to how you earn your money and how you spend it. Yes, go through the bills, check your receipts and count your change. By the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd, some very good ideas for how you can invest money more securely will be revealed and if you’ve done the background work, you could very well be quids in. Ker-ching.
Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, MAPAI
Professor of Western Astrology
Secretary General of International Affairs
Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology
Astrology For Teachers
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