Astrological preview April 2014

April 2014 will be dominated by a Grand Cross with Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter and Mars retrograde as the 4th planet. As Mars is retrograde the energy related to this Grand Cross will mainly be directed internally.

As such this might mean good luck in these roaring times with a lot of threat, when we will manage to use this energy to get deeper insight and understanding that differences should be discussed and solved by rational communication.

On April 1st we could have the tendency to exaggerate, as the Sun makes a square with Jupiter. So try to be somewhat reluctant and not too overwhelming. The next day we could meet unexpected surprises or have to deal with innovative ideas.

The Grand Cross will be in place until the en of may, however related to other geocosmic influences the influence of the energy may change from day tot day. Sometimes it will bring good opportunities, on other days you can meet trouble or bottlenecks. Try to understand the meaning of these events and make changes where necessary in what you try to achieve.

On April 5th Venus makes a transfer to Pisces, this is the beginning of a period where romanticism can come in your daily live. However on April 12th we could lose our view on reality. Especially people who have an important planet on the 7th degree of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius.

On April 7th Mercury changes signs from Pisces to Aries. Our thinking becomes more clear, more rational and quicker.

The period from April 16th is the most important of this month.

Apart from the Grand Cross there will be a “Kite” formed by Jupiter as the apex planet in opposition with Pluto. Together with Venus in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio Jupiter will also form a Grand Trine in water signs, giving a deep emotional feeling and sensitivity. And complete the “Kite”.

Jupiter as the linking pin in this configuration of cosmic relations and enables growth and innovation.

The meaning of the 14th degree of Cancer where Jupiter resides is “fame”. Those born on July 3rd or 4th will truly benefit from this energy, but also people who are born between April 15th and 21st can benefit.

On April 20th the Sun will enter the sign Taurus. We will be more attracted by nature from this day and will like to spend more time outside in a natural surroundings.

On April 21st we will have to deal with the 5th square (out of 7) between Pluto and Uranus.

I have edited a former article on this constellation elsewhere on this site (see august 2011: Radical changes). It will bring innovative energies but also troubles and opposition.

On April 23rd the opposition between Uranus and Mars (retrograde) will be exact. It could easily lead to explosive situations.

The solar eclipse on April 29th on the 9th degree of Taurus asks our attention for Nature as source of all live. This degree is symbolized by the “tree of life”. A solar eclipse also symbolizes a New Moon phase and a beginning of a new monthly stage in our lives. Try to get the inspiration especially related to the value of nature.

Accept what comes on your way and dance on the waves of events striking you, is the message of this degree. Everything that does not fit in your own plan has a special meaning for you. Try to understand the lessons and intertwine them in your life.