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Astrology Transits April 2024 – Renewal

Rise said the moon and the new day came  Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

April 2024 promises to be an action-packed month due to an over-abundance of Mars/Aries energy. It is a significant planetary month with a total solar eclipse in Aries on April 8 and a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus on April 19-20. The phrase that pops into my head is “things are happening!” The Mars/Aries energy brings new beginnings, lots of action and the will and desire to move forward.

Jupiter conjunct Uranus happens every 14 years. However, Jupiter has not been conjunct Uranus in Taurus since 1941. Jupiter brings expansion, growth and opportunity, while Uranus represents sudden change, innovation and disruptions in the status quo. The sign of Taurus represents stability and being grounded and focused. Taurus rules our material resources and what we value.

We are all being called to embrace the new and to flow with the unexpected, even startling, changes, while staying focused and grounded. We have all felt had the sense that time seems to be moving faster and faster. When Uranus, the “Great Awakener” is nunder the rays of expansive Jupiter, we are only just beginning to see the extent of the changes that are coming. The arrival of “artificial intelligence” is an apt example of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Taurus. Huge scientific breakthroughs that will change our life (Uranus) have many benefits, but too much of a good thing (Jupiter) can be problematic.

On a personal note, I have just finished my beginning astrology class and am planning a follow-up series for more advanced beginners and intermediate students. The classes will start in May and will be held twice a month each month for the foreseeable future. More information is available HERE.


April 1: Mercury Stationary Retrograde at 27 Degrees Aries. Mercury is retrograde in Aries until April 25, when it turns stationary direct at 16 Degrees Aries. Use this Mercury retrograde time to re-assess your goals (Aries) and your approach to implementing those goals. When Mercury turns direct, put those plans into action and solidify them next month under the Taurus rays.

April 3: Venus Conjunct Neptune at 28 Degrees Pisces. Practice universal love and compassion under this exceptionally pleasant aspect. Venus conjunct Neptune blurs the edges of reality allowing you to see only the best in those around you. Though this is a short-lived aspect, you can keep this energy flowing in your consciousness all year to improve your relationships. Artistic matters are highly favored when Venus is conjunct Neptune.

April 4: Sun Conjunct North Node at 15 Degrees Aries; Sun Opposition South Node at 15 Degrees Libra. Right in tune with the dynamic nature of the month, when the Sun is conjunct the North Node, it is time to ask yourself: “What is my life purpose? Am I taking steps to fulfill that life purpose. The Sun opposing the South Node indicates that self-reflection and the release of old patterns of identity are needed to let you express your life purpose (North Node) more fully.

April 4: Venus Enters Aries. Venus in Aries until April 29 brings a certain boldness and daring to your activities, especially those connected to love and financial matters. If you have been wanting to start a business or to ask that certain someone out, Venus in Aries gives you the impetus to make the first move.

April 6: Venus Sextile Pluto at 1 Degree Aries/Aquarius. A beneficial use of Venus sextile Pluto is to do some deep work (Pluto) around how your emotions and ideas about love, including self-love (Venus) affect your relationships. Because Venus and Pluto are in an easy sextile aspect, such work will be easier now. This is a good time to clear out emotional garbage in preparation for the New Moon Solar Eclipse.

April 8: New Moon Total Solar Eclipse at 19 Degrees 24 Minutes Aries.  The Aries New Moon total Solar Eclipse continues the Aries/Libra theme that is in force most of the month. It is significant that the Sun, Moon and North Node are conjunct Chiron. Releasing (eclipse) and healing relationship wounds (Chiron) of all kinds are a main focus of this total Solar Eclipse. Look to the house of your chart that contains Aries and/or Libra to understand the area of your life most affected. Big breakthroughs can occur for all Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) under this potent configuration. 

April 10: Mars Conjunct Saturn at 14 Degrees Pisces. Mars conjunct Saturn can be difficult energy. Mars wants to act and to act now. Saturn wants you to take things slow, work hard and take responsibility. You may be feeling restless, angry and irritable (Mars), yet feel that you are blocked, limited and unable to do anything about it (Saturn). The best way to handle this conflicting energy is to find something active to do. It might be a great day to clean out the garage or to pull weeds. Be careful while driving as road rage could result from this volatile energy.

April 11: Sun Conjunct Mercury at 22 Degrees Aries. You may find yourself taking lots of short trips and/or coming and going when the Sun is conjunct Mercury in Aries. The Sun conjunct Mercury in Aries can make you rather impatient, so count to 10 before over reacting to news and/or conversations.

April 17: Venus Conjunct North Node at 15 Degrees Aries.  Venus conjunct the North Node is prime for re-inventing yourself. The North Node is about finding your life purpose, while Venus brings blessings to help you implement the changes. Look to the North Node in your natal chart to understand the nature of those changes.

April 19: Sun Enters Taurus. 

Mercury Conjunct Venus at 18 Degrees Aries. 

Mars Sextile Jupiter at 21 Degrees Pisces/Taurus. 

Mars Sextile Uranus at 21 Degrees Pisces/Taurus. The Sun enters Taurus under pleasant aspects between Mercury and Venus in Aries and Mars sextile the Jupiter/Uranus historic conjunction in Taurus. All systems are “go,” but you need to put in effort to make things happen. Otherwise, sextiles can float on by with nothing accomplished. Be aware, that Mars in aspect to both Jupiter and Uranus can be pretty volatile. Walk away from any confrontations. You and the situation will be better for it.

April 20: Jupiter Conjunct Uranus at 21 Degrees Taurus. Sun Square Pluto at 2 Degrees Taurus/Aquarius. Venus Conjunct Chiron at 20 Degrees Aries. Jupiter conjunct Uranus is the aspect we have all been waiting for. There has been a lot of hype in the media about this configuration and it is, in fact quite a rarity. Jupiter and Uranus are conjunct approximately every 14 years. However, the last time they were conjunct in Taurus was almost 83 years ago when they came together in May 1941. We can look to events from that time period to get a flavor for the current probabilities of how this conjunction will manifest.

Jupiter expands everything it touches, while Uranus breaks the chains that keep us stuck. Look for major breakthroughs (Uranus) in environmental matters (Taurus), financial matters and our collective ideas around value. Revolutions and breakthroughs of all kinds are probable. In your personal chart look to the house and planets, if any, that are near 21 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius to see where the biggest impact on your life will occur.

The Sun square Pluto adds urgency to the Uranus/Jupiter connection. When the Sun is square Pluto, you may feel that you are being tested by outside forces over which you have no control. Venus conjunct Chiron urges you to do the necessary work to heal your hidden fears and wounds.

April 23: Full Moon at 4 Degrees 17 Minutes Scorpio. The Moon in Scorpio forms a T-square with the Sun at 4 degrees Taurus and Pluto at 2 degrees Aquarius. This Scorpio Full Moon is super intense and transformative, especially if you have planets within five degrees of the Full Moon in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius. Be nice to yourself and give yourself permission to withdraw from the world to a quiet place if possible. You are processing some pretty deep feelings right now. Such processing will be beneficial, but Scorpio/Pluto activations can be challenging.

April 25: Mercury Turns Stationary Direct at 16 Degrees Aries. See April 1 above where I discuss Mercury retrograde.

April 29: Venus Enters Taurus. Venus feels right at home in Taurus and can express herself fully here. Venus in Taurus until May 24 is conductive to financial planning and re-evaluation. Taurus relates to our values. Ask yourself: “What do I really value?” Venus is the planet of “blessings received.” Use Venus’ power of attraction to manifest what you really value.

April 29: Mars Conjunct Neptune at 28 Degrees Pisces. Mars conjunct Neptune is a rather “twitchy” aspect. It can bring feelings of irritability, inferiority, fatigue escapism and depression. This is not a good time to start things or to push yourself. Your judgment is compromised and your energy level may be lower than normal. Stay away from drugs and alcohol. Instead, reach out to the local soup kitchen or dog pound. Selflessly helping others is the best antidote for this puzzling transit.

April 30: Mars Enters Aries. Let the action begin!! Mars rules Aries and feels right at home here. Expect lots of action, lots of assertiveness and lots of short trips until Mars enters Taurus on June 9. This is superb energy for starting new ventures as long as you have made detailed plans before proceeding. Without a plan, impulsive Mars in Aries may not bring the desired results. Be careful to curb impulsiveness and impatience.


Moon Movement During April 2024: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.


April 1:         Moon enters Capricorn

April 3:         Moon enters Aquarius

April 5:         Moon enters Pisces

April 7:         Moon enters Aries

April 8:         New Moon Total Solar Eclipse at 19 Degrees Aries at 2:20 pm EST

April 9:         Moon enters Taurus

April 11:       Moon enters Gemini

April 13:       Moon enters Cancer

April 15:       Moon enters Leo

April 18:       Moon enters Virgo

April 20:       Moon enters Libra

April 23:       Moon enters Scorpio

April 23:       Full Moon at 4 Degrees Scorpio at 7:48 pm EST

April 25:       Moon enters Sagittarius

April 28:       Moon enters Capricorn

April 30:       Moon enters Aquarius



Learn how to navigate the big changes that we are experiencing in 2024 by getting a personal astrology reading. I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to to schedule your reading.




Astrology Transits January 2024 – A Blank Page

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. — Brad Paisley

Calendar year 2024 promises to bring lots of change and even some chaos. However, the ability to embrace and be open to change will bring some surprisingly beneficial results.

The year 2024 in Chinese astrology is the year of the Dragon. Chinese astrology portrays it as a year full of creativity and new ideas, with returning prosperity. Chinese astrology fits with Western astrology in many ways.

Calendar year 2023 was so very challenging for so many of us. Pluto in the last degrees of Capricorn was especially challenging to those with late degrees of the Cardinal signs, since it was in late Capricorn and formed a square to late Aries, Cancer, and Libra Suns. As it moves into Aquarius on January 21, the energy will dramatically shift. However, Pluto moves so slowly that we usually don’t feel it’s energy on a day-to-day basis. But when it aspects a natal planet it is felt, often in a big way.

Uranus in Taurus all year was a planetary contest of wills. Uranus likes change, while Taurus really doesn’t like change at all. The fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius were right in the middle of the tug of war.

If you have always wanted to learn astrology, I have two classes starting in January. One is for those who have no, or very little, astrology knowledge. The other is a once-monthly astrology practice class where you can learn and practice more advanced astrological skills. Scroll to the end of this email for specific details on the two classes.

Overall, I think 2024 will be easier to navigate and will feel more optimistic and expansive. The big caveat is that you need to stay loose and learn to go with the flow. Change is here. The more you fight it, the harder it will feel. Focus on what you want in 2024 — not what you don’t want. Enjoy year 2024!!


January 1: Venus Square Saturn at 3 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. If you have been wanting to sit with another person to map out your expectations for each other during the coming year, Venus square Saturn is the time to have that discussion. Just be aware that Saturn can make you seem a little cold or uncaring. Use Venus to project caring and love as you map your New Year journey together. If you’re not feeling the love, take some time to be alone to improve your relationship with yourself. Venus rules both love and money, so this would be a good time to tune up your financial situation for the coming year.


January 3: Mercury Direct at 22 Sagittarius. Since Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius has been in opposition to Gemini, the sign of communication, this retrograde has been especially potent. Take what you have learned (Sagittarius) and realistically apply it as Mercury moves into Capricorn on January 14.


January 4: Mars Enters Capricorn. Mars, the planet in action, likes being in Capricorn, the sign of hard work, realistic expectations and success and is said to be “exalted” when in Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn until February 12 is a great time to finish old projects or to begin something new. The drive of Mars coupled with the steadiness of Capricorn promises a high likelihood of success.


January 6: Sun Square Chiron at 15 Degrees Capricorn/Aries. The Sun is your identity, while Chiron shows where you have been physically or emotionally wounded. Sun square Chiron challenges you to become aware of your wounds and to grow and learn from the negative events in your life. Be kind to yourself as old issues come to the surface of your consciousness to be worked on once more. Because the square occurs in the Cardinal signs, issues around career or expressing yourself fully in the world, may be especially relevant.


January 8: Mercury Square Neptune at 25 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Mercury square Neptune can feel a lot like Mercury retrograde. Your thinking may be distorted, discussions may go sideways and instructions you receive and give may be unclear and ambiguous. Use this energy to write out your dreams so they can be manifested by your subconscious.


January 9: Sun Trine Uranus at 29 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mars Sextile Saturn at 4 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Trines and sextiles are easy, flowing energies. Sun trine Uranus has you fired up ready to make changes, while Mars sextile Saturn brings a burst of focused energy. A word of caution with this easy energy is that you will tend to coast along and not take advantage of them. Take meaningful action and you have the recipe for success.


January 11: New Moon at 20 Degrees Capricorn Square South Node at 20 Degrees Libra and North Node at 20 Degrees Aries. New Moon Trine Uranus at 19 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. The sign of Capricorn relates to structure, authority, ambition and career. The New Moon in Capricorn at the beginning of a new year is perfect for assessing your goals and for implementing changes to manifest those goals. The South Node is about looking to the past to understand what worked or didn’t work. The North Node is about moving forward with what is pertinent to your life now.

The New Moon trine Uranus can spark some “out-of-the-blue” and/or unusual events that can move you forward. Remember: Uranus events can be disruptive, but they are beneficial in getting you out of ruts and stale situations.

January 12: Mars Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mars trine Jupiter is custom made for taking actions that will bring the hoped for results. Your energy is high (Mars) and so is your confidence and optimism (Jupiter). Add personal effort and you have the key for big achievements.


January 13: Mercury Enters Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn brings wise and careful thinking conducive to productive planning. Carefully evaluate new ideas and seek knowledge where needed, especially regarding career and business matters.


January 14: Venus Quincunx Uranus at 29 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Events and people around you may seem disorganized, unpredictable and even chaotic. However, the insights you gain now, could open up an exciting new path.


January 15: Sun Sextile Neptune at 25 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Artists, musicians and all creative people, take note. Sun sextile Neptune brings intuition, creativity and imagination to the forefront. The sign of Pisces enhances your creativity, while the sign of Capricorn grounds your inspiration and brings it down to earth. Enjoy this dreamy, yet purposeful, time.


January 19: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 6 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury trine Jupiter is excellent for teaching, learning and brainstorming. Your thoughts (Mercury) are positive (Jupiter), yet grounded and security conscious (Capricorn/Taurus). However, Venus Square Neptune, at the same time, cautions you to avoid making big decisions for a few daysLearn and brainstorm now, but act in a few days.


January 20: Sun Conjunct Pluto at 29 Degrees Capricorn. The Sun conjunct Pluto today certainly calls for caution and mindfulness. Clashes with authorities or authoritarian people, broken down machinery and other “crises” are not uncommon under this aspect. However, Sun conjunct Pluto is superb for deep soul searching and for rooting out subconscious triggers and hang-ups.

Pluto moves into Aquarius on January 20, 2024, where it will stay (except for a brief retrograde in the fall) until 2044. Pluto in Aquarius promises to bring long lasting, startling, innovative changes around technology and our concept of brotherhood/sisterhood. Aquarius sun signs or ascendants may feel their entire worldview changing during this slow-moving transit.


January 23: Venus Enters Capricorn.  Venus, the planet of blessings received, is in Capricorn until February 16, 2024. Use Venus in Capricorn to make and strengthen connections with business partners, suppliers and co-workers. Venus in Capricorn is also conducive to launching and promoting an artistic venture.


January 25: Full Moon at 5 Degrees Leo, Sun at 5 Degrees Aquarius. T-Square Jupiter at 6 Degrees Taurus. The Full Moon in Leo focuses our attention on individualistic pursuits versus going along with the group. As the Full Moon forms a T-square with Jupiter in Taurus, we are advised to be true to our values (Taurus) while walking the tight rope between our individual ego needs (Leo) and the needs of the group (Sun in Aquarius). Easy right???

January 27: Sun Square Jupiter at 8 Degrees Aquarn square Jupiter can be very beneficial. It gives you the optimism, energy and drive to accomplish big things. Just be careful not to take on more than you can handle.


January 28: Venus at 6 Degrees Capricorn Sextile Saturn at 6 Degrees Pisces and Trine Jupiter at 6 Degrees Taurus. Venus sextile Saturn is an easy energy that brings the steadiness of Saturn to the ease and love of Venus. Venus trine Jupiter adds the frosting on the cake by adding a sense of optimism and well being. Both finances and relationships thrive when Venus is Trine Jupiter.


January 29: Mars Trine Uranus at 19 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mars trine Uranus can bring breakthroughs, but it can also bring breakdowns. This is a volatile, freedom-loving, revolution provoking transit. Ask yourself: What do I need to break away from? Where is my inner being demanding freedom? The answer can be external circumstances, but it is just as often internal restrictions and limitations (Capricorn) that you are placing on yourself for no good reason.

Moon Movement During January 2024: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

January 1:     Moon in Virgo

January 2:     Moon enters Libra

January 5:     Moon enters Scorpio

January 7:     Moon enters Sagittarius

January 9:     Moon enters Capricorn

January 11:   New Moon at 20 degrees 44 minutes Capricorn

January 11:   Moon enters Aquarius

January 13:   Moon enters Pisces

January 15:   Moon enters Aries

January 18:   Moon enters Taurus

January 20:   Moon enters Gemini

January 22:   Moon enters Cancer

January 25:   Moon enters Leo

January 25:   Full Moon at 5 Degrees 14 Minutes Leo

January 27:   Moon enters Virgo

January 30:   Moon enters Libra




I will be teaching two online astrology classes via Zoom starting in January.

  •  A beginning astrology class staring on January 24, 2024, at 6:00 pm MSTFIND OUT MORE.
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  • An intermediate astrology class where we get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.  FIND OUT MORE,


I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to to schedule your reading.


I will be facilitating an ongoing astrology practicum starting in May 2024. I need at least six people to hold the classes. Send me an email with the best  times and days of the week for you. We will meet once a month throughout the summer and fall.

Online via Zoom

$540 for 6 months of twice-monthly meetings. Payment plans may be possible.

Payable by Paypal or Venmo

This Astrology Classes (or Astrology Practicum) is for those who have studied astrology and can easily recognize the planets, signs and houses, but still have a hard time putting it all together.

Each month I will present a quick review relating to the basics. We will then delve into more advanced topics such as:

  • Advanced natal chart reading skills
    • Out-of-bounds planets
    • Void of course Moon
    • Retrograde planets
    • Midpoints
  • Predictive techniques
    • Transits and progressions
    • New Moons, full Moons and eclipses
    • Progressions and solar arc directions
    • Derived houses
    • Synastry
    • Solar and lunar returns

Since I firmly believe that you learn best by doing, all students will be expected to participate in delineating each other’s charts (with your permission) as well as charts of well-known people or celebrities. Your suggestions regarding charts to discuss will be welcomed. The charts of family members, friends or enemies can only be discussed with their permission.

I need at least six people to sign up for the class, so tell all your friends and relatives.  The more people there are the more we learn from each other. 

Please send an email to to sign up for the class. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to talking to you.

Ruby Burkhalter

Beginning Astrology Class Starting January 24, 2024



I will be teaching an eight-week astrology class beginning Wednesday, January 24 through March 13, 2024, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Mountain Standard Time.

Online via Zoom

 $320 for 8 weeks

Payable by Paypal or Venmo

Beginning Astrology Class via Zoom:  This class is for total newbies, and for those who know some astrology, but have a hard time putting it all together.

We will start with the basics including:

  • What is a zodiac chart?
  • What are the houses and what do they mean?
  • How do the signs express in the houses and what do the signs mean?
  • What do the planets do and what do they mean in a chart?
  • What are planetary transits and how do they affect you?

By the end of the class, you will be able to read and understand your birth chart and to have a basic understanding of how transits affect you.

The last 30 minutes of each class will be devoted to looking at your individual astrology charts and to answering your astrological questions. Since I firmly believe that you learn best by doing, all students will be expected to participate in delineating each other’s charts.

I need at least six people to sign up for the class, so tell all your friends and relatives.  The more people there are the more we learn from each other. 

Please send an email to to sign up for the class or to contact me with any questions.  I’m looking forward to talking to you.

Ruby Burkhalter