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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

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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 ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

 

 

Beginning Astrology Class – Putting It All Together

I have found that there is a huge gap between taking a beginning astrology class and being able to actually interpret an astrology chart. This series of 8 astrology classes is designed to change that.  Each class is 1-1/2 hours long. In the first hour, I will teach you about the planets, houses, signs and all kinds of other astrological knowledge. The last half hour of each class is devoted to interpreting your individual charts. The magic is that you will get actual hands-on experience interpreting each other’s charts. We all learn by doing.

BEGINNING ASTROLOGY CLASS – PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Thursday, February 17 through April 7, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Mountain Time; the starting time is flexible if the class agrees to a different time.

Online via Zoom

$280 for 8 weeks, payable through Paypal (you don’t need to join Paypal to pay)

 

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 astrological 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.

I need at least eight 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, but class is limited to eight people to allow for more individual interaction. 

Please email me at at ruby@astrology-classes.com to sign up for the class.  Please send me your birth date, birth time and birthplace. Please also contact me if you have any questions.  I’m looking forward to talking to you.

Ruby Burkhalter
Astrology by Ruby
http://astrology-classes.com

 

 

The crazy energy moderates a little as Venus trines Neptune on June 20 at 22-23 degrees of Cancer/Pisces. This is one of those rare bluebird days when love and compassion are high. Unfortunately, rational thinking not so much so. Chill out and don’t try to start new projects until after the 24th.

Jupiter Turns Retrograde at 2 Degrees Pisces. Jupiter retrograde until October 29, 2021, favors furthering your spiritual growth and development. Take time for introspection and reflection during Jupiter’s long retrograde.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief on June 22 when Mercury turns direct at 16 Degrees Gemini. Its time to implement the changes you contemplated during Mercury retrograde that were brought to light by the two eclipses.

Astrology Transits November 2018 – Change in Perspective

Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light. — Dan Brown

 

Many of us have been in a wee bit of a downer mood during the last month(s).  Venus in Scorpio, turning retrograde, has forced us to think about relationship, money and value(s) issues that we would rather not face.  Old sore spots around any of those issues were brought to the forefront.  We had a tendency to bring old issues up over and over.  Picture a dog licking a wound until the wound begins to bleed.

That was Venus in Scorpio energy.  Now as Venus turns retrograde and moves back into Libra, we have an excellent chance to rethink, redo and remedy any of the sore spots.

As the month of November progresses, first Mercury, then Jupiter, and finally the Sun enter the more light-hearted sign of Sagittarius.  Our perspective shifts away from the darkness that can be part of the Scorpio energy into the more optimistic, talkative, expansive Jupiter-ruled sign of truth, adventure and higher learning.

The North and South Nodes move from Leo/Aquarius into Cancer/Capricorn (the Nodes normally travel backward through the zodiac).  This is a big shift!  See below.

November 1:  Jupiter at 28 degrees Scorpio Trine Chiron in Pisces.  Just before Jupiter leaves Scorpio, it gifts us with a lovely healing trine between Jupiter and Chiron.  Jupiter in Scorpio highlights the darkness and wounds, while Chiron in Pisces is the healing energy. As I wrote this, I had the image of a rainbow in the sky as a healing covenant.

November 6, Election Day in United States.

Sun Trine Neptune at 13 degrees Scorpio/Pisces.

Mars in Aquarius Square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries.

Retrograde Uranus Re-enters Aries and Squares the Lunar Nodes.

No doubt about it; this will not be a boring day.  Sun trine Neptune can bring confusion, delusion and illusion, but it can also re-ignite a spiritual ideal if you are ready for it.  On a personal level you may feel increased imagination, empathy and creativity.  Emotions will run high, especially later in the day when the Moon moves into Scorpio and joins the Sun as a New Moon. The general meaning of a New Moon is for a new beginning.  Set your intentions at this time!

Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries are just about what you would anticipate for such a contentious election.  Anger, agitation, and acting out (Mars) regarding beliefs and buried intent (Jupiter in Scorpio).

Retrograde Uranus re-entering Aries re-awakens the energy of April and May 2018, just before Uranus entered Taurus for the first time.  On a personal level, look back to that time period to understand how Uranus retrograde in Taurus might affect you.  Remember, any retrograde planet signals a time when you can rethink, redo and rectify past attitudes and events.  Uranus will stay in Aries until March 5, 2019, when it returns to Taurus.  This energy will be felt most strongly by those with planets in late degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer) and the early degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).

With all of the Aquarius/Uranus energy, we can expect the unexpected in more ways than one.

An election day chart for the United States (set for New York City, NY) is shown below.

November 15:  Venus Stations Direct at 25 Degrees Libra.

November 16:  North Node enters 29 Degrees Cancer and South Node Enters 29 Degrees Capricorn.  The nodal axis changing signs is a major shift with karmic overlays.  Roughly, it points to where we have been and where we are going.  We have collectively been in a period where the polarity between individuality and “group think” has been challenged and laid bare.  Now, as the nodes move into Cancer/Capricorn the energy is about taking care of ourselves, our nation and our fellow earth inhabitants versus business as usual and the almighty dollar.  The Nodes will remain in Cancer/Capricorn until September 25, 2029.

On a personal level, this shift will be felt most strongly by those with planets near 29 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) and the very early degrees of the fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus).

Mars enters Pisces on this date, where it will stay until June 28, 2020.  Mars is an uneasy traveler in the sign of Pisces.  Mars wants action, aggression and movement.  Pisces slows Mars down and tempers its masculine energy.  However, I am looking forward to this transit because it should help mitigate the senseless violence that we are seeing all around us.  Mars in Pisces is an extremely opportune time to hold peaceful demonstrations, or to get involved in other kinds of nonviolent activism — with the emphasis on the word “peaceful.”

November 20:  Mercury Turns Stationary Retrograde at 14 Degrees Sagittarius.  Mercury will move back into Scorpio on December 1st and will station direct on December 6 at 27 degrees Scorpio.

November 20:  Mars at 3 Degrees Pisces Square Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Beware of over “everything” on this day.  Be careful of over excitement, over doing, and being overly optimistic.  No, you really can’t run a marathon if you haven’t prepared for it!!

November 22, Thanksgiving Day, Sun Joins Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Sandwiched between Mars square Jupiter and Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius, this can be a great day with lots of happy, optimistic energy.  Watch out for debating entrenched opinions and beliefs (Jupiter and Sagittarius) over the dinner table.  Much better to refrain from such conversations and to then take part in outdoor sports or some other physical activity (Mars).

November 28:  Sun, Jupiter and Mercury Conjunct in Sagittarius and Venus Opposition Uranus at 28 Degrees Libra/Aries.  The month ends on an optimistic note.  The Venus opposition can bring relationship stress, but it can also be a great day to do something fun and offbeat with someone you care about.

 

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