Before the main attraction, a brief word about fear.
April is an astrologically eventful month that has many freaking the fuck out. We’ll see a tightening up of the tense aspect between Pluto (entrenched power, mortality) and Uranus (revolution, queerness, sudden upheaval) as several more planets step up to battle, forming what astrologers call a Grand Cross for most of April – the energetic equivalent to a massive cold front hitting a massive hot front, or a row of riot cops facing a mass of people who aren’t afraid anymore. It’s a time of sustained tension, when any stray spark could cause an explosion. The eclipses happening on April 15th and 29th increase the likelihood of something buried and big getting set off.
Here’s what we need to remember during this potentially dramatic time:
- Those who fear change are those with the most to lose. Sure, our homes might get flooded in a storm, but more importantly the prison walls may collapse. The ground they stood on might become a river, unfit to chain anyone to ever again.
- We always have agency. An astrological storm doesn’t hit from above, it comes through us, intensifying our inner conflicts, longings, and impatience for change. We can always choose how to act and respond.
- What we can’t afford to lose is each other. Keep an eye out for the vulnerable. Know how to work with your own darkness so as to do the least damage to your loved ones.
- Finally, this Grand Cross could be a sleeper, planting the seeds for change that will ripen over the next several years. So … play nice out there, kids! Don’t usher in the fiery death of anything you might need later!
As always, these horoscopes are merely a brief overview of universal energies at play right now and are no substitute for an in-depth chart reading. The astro-literate should read their rising signs first, then Sun and Moon.
“There is only one time that is important – now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”