This month is all about sweet clarity and becoming grounded and sturdy in yourself. Mercury goes direct, sensual and luxurious Taurus takes over, and a few planets align to make you even stronger than you were before. Get to know yourself, your truth, and your purpose even more by aligning yourself with the planetary happenings this month!


April 14th — Jupiter Sextile Pluto
This is an amazing and serendipitous cosmic time. When Jupiter, the planet of success and good luck, crosses paths harmoniously with Pluto, the planet of transformation — magic happens. This time is all about positive transformation and growth. Look out for new opportunities, new keys to evolving spiritually, success in your endeavors, or meet someone who is going to have an extremely powerful and beneficial role in your life. Be open to all the gifts you are about to receive!

April 15th — Mercury Goes Direct and New Moon in Aries
Time to celebrate — Mercury is (finally) direct! That means the Mercury retrograde period has come to an end, and we can all breathe a hefty sigh of relief. It happens to fall on the new moon in Aries. Remember that new moons are all about the start of a cycle and an opportunity to call forth what you want. Now that your thoughts are clearing up from Mercury going direct, it is a good time to think about what you want to gain from this month. Manifestation, baby!

April 17th — Saturn Retrograde
Saturn’s retrograde lasts about five months, from now until September 6th in Capricorn. Capricorn, the sign of hard work, and Saturn, the planet of organization, structure, and lessons, makes this retrograde time an opportunity to go inward and think of all the unfinished business you have in your life. This is a time of wisdom and completion, coming back to the logistics of anything venture you have started. What in your life needs reorganizing? What needs to be restructured? For the next five months, the energy is aligning for you to get it together, get it done, and do it right. This will be a rewarding time.

April 20th — Taurus Season Begins
After a fiery Aries month, it is time to settle in with sweet Taurean vibes. Ruled by the love planet Venus, Taureans are all about comfort, security, luxury, and indulgence. Make this month a time of constructive indulgence and self-care. Find what grounds you, and hone in on what anchors you in times of stress. It is also a time to feel beautiful and sensual — buy that perfume, rock that jewelry, get some house plants, start a healthy routine, and hey, you might want to start a savings account, too!

April 22nd — Pluto Retrograde
From now until September 30th, Pluto goes retrograde, which changes the energy of the planet. Because Pluto is the planet of deep transformation and surrender, when it stations retrograde, it becomes five months of looking inward at the parts of yourself you want to transform. Now is a time to take note of different situations occurring in your life and how they are making you feel about yourself. Is there something you notice that you are ready to change? You now have all you need to officially make that change, and have it serve you for the rest of your life. Go with the flow, even if it feels hard. It will ultimately lead you to greater ease in life.

April 29th — Full Moon in Scorpio
With Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all stationed retrograde, and having the moon be in intense and mysterious Scorpio, this time is going to be deeply transformational. The full moon illuminates, guides, and releases — so now is the time when all that retrograde, inward thinking may be sparked by a situation. Scorpio vibes make you emotionally intense, so be conscious of your reactions. Remember to always ask yourself — what truth is this situation showing me? Know that everything is happening for you, not to you, and that whatever comes up is going to propel you deeper into your own truth. The only way to truly release with the full moon is to not fear feeling and processing your emotions. Own your truth, own yourself, act with integrity, and you will soar this lunar cycle. You got this!

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Ani Ferlise
Written by Ani Ferlise
A wild woman living amongst the trees in Oregon, I can be found listening to classic rock, talking with my cat Patrick Swayze, and playing with crystals and herbs. I am the Creative Copywriter, creating content filled with how to enjoy the little things and the magic of every day life. I live my life by Bob Dylan’s quote: “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”