April Astrology Report | What The Stars Hold For You This Month

🌺✨Spring is here and in full swing, and while they often say that March “comes in like a lion and out like a lamb”, the astrology of April appears to challenge that notion.  March presents it’s grand finale with a vibrant full moon in Libra on March 31st. This full moon shines it’s emotional spotlight into the Libra house of our chart, a place that varies from person to person, but one with a foundational theme surrounding balance and relationship.

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🌕 The Libra full moon is the perfect time to take a step back from the hyper need for individualization found in Aries season in order to reassess our partnerships and how they’re functioning. March was packed full of Aries planets, encouraging us to think about our unique place in the universe and ultimately put ourselves first. The beauty of the contrast of the Libra full moon’s presence is that it aims to bring us back in balance with the important relationships in our lives. The overdose of Aries planets has likely had us inspired and bursting with initiative, but we may have slacked where it came to giving full attention to our partnerships. This full moon’s emotional energy may put us on edge, as it is forms a tough square to both of the malefics, Saturn and Mars. These two ask for us to make sure we have a good grasp on our boundaries, goals, and a healthy level of autonomy in our partnerships. They can also make for some pretty sizable obstacles and arguments as well. Fortunately, the very same day, relationship healer Venus leaves impetuous Aries behind for calm and stable Taurus, making it the slightest bit easier to seek compromise calmly.

🌀🌎 April sees many planets changing directions and signs, signaling significant change and activity on the horizon. April 1st begins with a bang, as aggressive Mars and responsible Saturn join together in Capricorn for their exact conjunction. This brings a most palpable tension to the days surrounding this aspect, and we may come face to face with some intense frustration, limitations, and issues in general. The classic description of these two malefics coming together is a stop and go kinda of tension, or “driving with the brakes on”.  This day is further prone to surprises and upsets due to the Moon’s opposition to irritable Uranus. The days surrounding may find tensions and obstacles mounting increasingly. Take it easy on yourself and take a deep breath, for the rest of April won’t be quite as tough as the beginning.

🔥♈ On April 15th a firey new moon in Aries is born in the abyss of the night sky. This new moon tells a story for the month ahead, May. This new moon is conjoined to change-bringer Uranus and square to transformational Pluto, telling us that the month ahead may be chock full of surprises and deep inner work. Hold onto the reins and keep pushing forward! Mercury also finds itself going direct on the same day of this new moon, which signifies a definite shift in motion ahead. May will mark a huge month of change as the outer planet Uranus will tread ground that hasn’t been touched since the 1930’s when it moves forward into Taurus on May 15th. Uranus has been in Aries for the last 7 years, completely transforming whichever house Aries rules in your chart. Now, it’s heading for Taurus to shake things up with some fresh insight and change, which is not always comfortable but is absolutely useful.

➡️ Mercury’s decision to go direct the same day of this new moon insinuates that a brand new direction is awaiting us on the horizon of May, one of forward motion. Where the first few months of 2018 have been somewhat internally aware, thoughtful, and needing us to pause and reflect, what comes ahead is a much more outward and direct energy.

🍷⚡️ April 16th sees a rather indulgent opposition occur between Venus and Jupiter. This opposition can push us to go overboard in Venusian pleasures, as any planetary contact with Jupiter typically creates an increase and expansion via that planet’s significators. Venus/Jupiter pleasures are mainly those of over eating, over drinking, and over spending. Venus loves beauty, art, makeup, money and Jupiter loves to blow things out of proportion, always asking for more, more, more! Try and tap into the three planets that currently transit through reserved and practical Capricorn so you don’t wind up totally overdoing it. The next day, April 17th, Saturn turns retrograde for the first time in his cycle after having entered Capricorn in December 2017. Saturn will remain in his retrograde phase until September of 2018. Saturn retrograde periods call for an internal and reflective outlook on the commitments and choices we’ve made and how well we’ve managed to keep our word in regard to them.

🌞🌸♉ On April 18th the Sun conjoins unstable and unpredictable Uranus at the very end of Aries. The days surrounding are likely to be full of surprises, changes, sudden flashes of insight, or erratic and independent outbursts from people. This final firey Aries burst of energy is a perfect closer for Aries season, for the mood starts to change from impatient and excitable into one of ease on April 20th when the Sun moves forward into calm and sensate Taurus. The beginning of Taurus season will see that we need to take a break from all of the outward activity, and just relax and smell the flowers. Taurus energy is yin and feminine, and resonates strongly with earth, nature, music, food, sensuality, and money. We will likely feel a little more practical and want to work on growing our savings accounts. It’s also great time to make music and art, as spring’s fertile grounds inspire us with blooming flowers and beauty abound. Try to find the time to get back into nature and connect with mother earth, as Taurean energy is truly at home here.

📢 On April 24th, Venus leaves her beloved Taurus behind for social butterfly Gemini. Venus in Gemini is likely to get us out and about and in touch with our community of friends. This is a great time to start learning a new skill, taking a class, or just getting out and being social with your pals. Communicator Mercury comes into a tense square with Saturn on the same day, turning our minds towards a more serious and possibly negative bent. Be present with any mental blocks you may experience around this time, but be mindful if you’re having some depressive or heavy thoughts that this aspect will only last for a few days. The next day, April 25th, sees Mars conjoin with Pluto, creating an intense, aggravated, and brooding atmosphere. This can prompt aggressive behaviors or outbursts from other people or yourself, so be gentle with those that seem on edge. This Mars/Pluto conjunction can also dredge up some heavy things psychologically, so be patient and kind with yourself if you’re feeling moody and intense.

🌕🦂 The end of the month, in a most fitting manner after all of the emotionally provocative energies taking place, will see a full moon bloom in Scorpio on April 29th. The moon is actually considered to be in it’s detriment in Scorpio, as it intensifies the moon’s natural receptive emotional nature into one that can be too possessive and potentially controlling. Don’t be surprised if your deepest emotions are stirred on the days surrounding this full moon and if you respond with a bit of a snap. It’s a good time to get in touch with some of your more deeper personal issues. You may feel the need to clean out some of the skeletons out of your closet and purge some ancient feelings. Express yourself through writing, through self expression, through sexual expression. Scorpio wants to go to the depths of itself and has no time for anything superficial. Grab your sage and get to it!

 

Lots of love and good luck with April,

Mack and the Zodiac

Read more about astrologer and palmist Mackenzie Greer here

 

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".

Aries Full Moon

October’s full moon occurs on October 5th at 12° Aries. Mars, the god of war, is the ruler of this full moon. This opens up the possibility for angry and hot tempered outbursts fueled by strong emotions. There is a need to assert oneself, to strive, and to become an independent entity of force under the energy of Aries.

Aries Full Moon

♈️ 🌕 This full moon ruled by aggressive and occasionally violent Mars is unfortunately fitting for the events of the world this week. People are very rightfully angry, outraged, and deeply emotional. Anger is a difficult emotion for most people to deal with, but it is one that needs room to be actualized so it can be expressed in a healthy fashion. Mars is all about the self-asserted attempt of striving against an obstacle and coming out a survivor. We all need to experience this feeling in order to exercise the power of our Mars energy in a positive way. Mars is raw body energy. It’s a great time to get physical, or if thats not your thing, find something that tests you and pushes you to your limits. 

🚶🏽 v. 👬 This full moon activates the Aries/Libra axis, which is the Me vs. We in our charts. Where Aries is concerned with it’s solo, Libra is concerned about their harmonies. This full moon is a great time to analyze old and outgrown patterns of codependency or sole self-interest. Relationship issues arise regarding each individuals independence as separate people vs. the functionality of the couple. This full moon is square Pluto - which calls for deep emotional healing, confrontation and action. Breakthroughs in relationships are likely to come in the form of intense and possibly uncomfortable conversations - but don’t be afraid to tread into the dark to seek the very essence of what really brings you together with someone. Shake ups can also occur on a foundational level which can rattle established relationships, as cosmic pressure is applied to see solid proof of growth and importance.

♏️ On October 10th, we have a big cosmic shift coming with Jupiter leaving Libra behind and moving forward into Scorpio. For the last year we’ve been learning to work on our compassion and relationships with others. Now, as we move into Scorpio territory, it will be about merging beyond pleasant superficialities and getting to the heart of the problem that divides us. Wherever your Scorpio house falls - Jupiter will be coming to hang out for the next year and will be expanding that area of lifer you. Jupiter is said to bring abundance- so we will have an abundance of Scorpio feels. Is that a good thing? Lol.. eh who knows, but at this stage of our evolutionary growth its probably time we all reach down to the root of our souls and pluck out some of the surrounding weeds that have weakened our structures.

Words and image: Zodiac Mack

Mackenzie Greer is an astrologer, palm reader, and photographer based out of Astoria, Queens NY. She studied palmistry for several years under the esteemed Ellen Goldberg at the School of Oracles in the West Village and is currently working to earn her diploma at the renowned astrological institute of Kepler College. She can be found roaming astrology conferences nationwide. Mackenzie is a Cancer sun, Pisces moon, and Leo rising- which ultimately renders her a shy sensitive emotional creature who dons the mask of a happy go lucky romantic. She can be reached out to for any astro-inquiries over at @mackandthezodiac and @mackenziegreer!

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".

May Astro Report Part 1: A Self-Focused & Independent Fire Goddess of a Month

Happy May everyone! Yesterday marked the half way point of Spring, meaning were inching ever closer to Summer. April was one for the books, with retrogrades firing off left and right and planets tied up in conflict. Much of May will be spent trying to re-organize the things that fell apart before us, while also attempting to usher in a new level of stability and higher understanding of the events that conspired for us in April. 

May Astrology Report

♀  May starts off hot with a freshly entered Venus in Aries. She’s spending an unusual amount of time in Aries this year thanks to her recent retrograde. Venus was in Aries for the majority of Feb & March - so recall your feelings regarding relationship, finances, beauty and art around then - and expect for those themes to be making a reappearance. This time around the story will be different though, because the retrograde showed us quite clearly what needed changing and releasing. We were asked to review our most intimate relationships and long held values to see what still applies to us and what felt obsolete. 

Now that she’s in direct motion, we’re moving forward with the narrative. Venus (love, relationship & harmony) in Aries (me, myself & i) is an aggressively self-focused and independent fire goddess. She has a real bite to her in this sign. The women’s march took place back when Venus was in Aries. It’s a time where women demand the respect and recognition they deserve. Everyone’s a bit more irritated, self interested and faster to quarrel. Women aren’t to be messed right now. 

☿ Mercury (communication, information, & transportation) is also dwindling in Aries, and stations to go direct on May 3rd. Rebellious and invigorating new ideas and messages are to be expected for the first half of the month, since paused Mercury is conjunct (merged with) Uranus (rebellion, explosions, & disruptions) in the sky. This is a good time to explore the firey and unconventional ideas that come up. Mental energies and nervous systems are heightened by this conjunction, leading people towards erratic thoughts & actions. People in your life (or you) can communicate new and unexpected things at this time in a brash, unorthodox fashion. 

Words and image: Zodiac Mack


Mackenzie Greer is an astrologer, palm reader, and photographer based out of Astoria, Queens NY. She studied palmistry for several years under the esteemed Ellen Goldberg at the School of Oracles in the West Village and is currently working to earn her diploma at the renowned astrological institute of Kepler College. She can be found roaming astrology conferences nationwide. Mackenzie is a Cancer sun, Pisces moon, and Leo rising- which ultimately renders her a shy sensitive emotional creature who dons the mask of a happy go lucky romantic. She can be reached out to for any astro-inquiries over at @mackandthezodiac and @mackenziegreer!

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".