Astro Magic for April 2022
Welcome to the month of April. April is one of the easiest months of the year astrologically speaking, so make sure you take advantage of all the magical energies that spring (fall if you are in South America) has to offer. As I mentioned last month, we are at the start of the solar year, and it’s time to plant seeds and do the work to ensure that our seeds grow and flower properly.
And, news flash, Taurus season is about doing the work!
Let’s dive into all the magical goodies this month has to offer.
5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Taurus Season
- Earth Magic: How often do you use skin lotions to keep your skin soft and youthful? For many, it’s part of their daily routine. Did you know when you were slathering those creams all over your body, you were doing earth magic? Well, now you do! The element of earth includes everything that you can see, feel, and touch. So, gemstones, crystals, plants, herbs, lotions, potions, creams, and salves are all part of the earth element. When the Sun is in an earth sign, it’s time to get out our physical tools and use them. It’s also an excellent time to do grounding work and connect with nature.
- Protection Magic: The sign of Taurus has a natural affinity with money, resources, and possessions. One of the most popular magic spells involves bringing finances or money into our lives. But how many people perform magic to protect the resources they already have? Well, Taurus season is the perfect time to do it. Whether it is your finances, property, or possessions, working protection magic will help keep negative influences away and allow you to continue to thrive.
- Money Magic: In addition to resources, possessions, and property, Taurus is associated with money. If you need to attract prosperity into your life, use the energy this month has to offer to bring about ‘prosperity’ consciousness, and then you can enjoy the benefits. Think big, but be realistic!
- Healing Magic: Since the biggest possession we own is our bodies, Taurus season is excellent for doing healing work, especially if you use the many tools that the earth has given us. You can do this type of work with crystals and gemstones, teas with healing properties, and salves that contain essential oils (make sure you are not allergic to them first, so do a skin test).
- Kitchen Magic: Food is something that we all need – every. single. day. It’s the gasoline our bodies need to continue to run properly. But did you know that food also has magical properties? Since I come from an Italian background, herbs and spices are a staple in our dishes. Bay leaves are used for protection, garlic is used for healing, and oregano is used for happiness and love. Other cultures, of course, use many varieties of herbs and spices to magically enhance their food. For example, turmeric is used in India to reduce inflammation and attract happiness and abundance. So, the next time you whip up that special dish, try to be cognizant of its otherworldly benefits. Pro tip: Did you know that a spoon is a magic wand? Use wooden spoons frequently to inject your intentions into soups, stews, and sauces.
There are many stories that you can associate with Taurus – King Midas, Ferdinand the Bull, and many fairy tales, which all fit the bill. However, I feel that the myth of King Minos of Crete is perhaps one of the most important.
King Minos is the son of Zeus and Europa, who had to compete with his two siblings to ascend to the throne of one of the wealthiest islands of Greece. Minos claimed the throne by divine right, since his father, the king of the gods Zeus, pursued Europa and impregnated her in the form of a bull. Minos prayed to his uncle Poseidon to send a bull out of the sea to seal the deal and agreed to sacrifice the bull in his honor. Poseidon granted Minos’ request and sent a beautiful bull, which Minos immediately desired. But, instead of sacrificing the bull in the god's honor, he added the bull to his herd. He then deceptively sacrificed another bull to the god of the seas.
Poseidon was not amused and sent Aphrodite (the ruler of Taurus) to inflict Queen Pasiphae (Minos’s wife) with lust for the bull. Pasiphae instructs the craftsman Daedalus to create her a cow that she could climb into. Once completed, she entered the wooden cow, and then the bull entered her. Nine months later, she gave birth to a half-man/half-bull creature called the Minotaur.
Minos felt deep shame for his sins and had Daedalus (this guy suffers his own breakdown later because of his participation, which could symbolize our need to stick to our personal values rather than the values of others) create a structure known as the Labyrinth to house the Minotaur, and each month a virgin boy and girl were sent into the Labyrinth to feed the beast.
Now, of course, this is a rather twisted story, but there is a core to the story that gives us a glimpse into Taurus. Crete is an exceptionally wealthy country, and in its vast abundance and potent fertile lands lies a beast that threatens to devour the landscape unless it is ‘contained’. Perhaps, the Minotaur lives within each of us, and during Taurus season, we need to sort through what we possess and our motivations for obtaining it. Furthermore, we may need to look at our stewardship over our money and resources, and are we maintaining it and using it appropriately, or are we wasting it by feeding an inner minotaur.
In other cosmic news, we have an outer planet major conjunction this month, as Jupiter joins Neptune in Pisces.
On one level, Jupiter conjunct Neptune may potentially breathe a little compassion, understanding, and empathy into a world lacking in human decency. You may find that you are called upon to help those in need, or you may decide to do more spiritual-based work. On the other hand, Jupiter can expand some dubious Neptunian characteristics, and we will see a deluge of misinformation, cult-like behaviors, and for lack of a better phrase – “fake news”. The key to working through the trickier side of Jupiter Neptune is to ensure your ideas are your own and that you are not following people blindly. Do your own research (FYI: 15 Minutes on YouTube learning science from someone who failed 8th grade biology is not research) and investigate anything before leaping headfirst into an idea or a cause.
If you encounter Jupiter-Neptune “gone crazy”, usually in the form of your crazy uncle or the weird guy in your Facebook feed, try to remember that Neptune seeks redemption and to ease the pain of suffering and that many people are suffering for various reasons. Try to be as understanding as possible, even if you disagree with them. Use compassion before condemnation!
New Moon in Aries
On April 1, 2022, the New Moon will occur in Aries. This is the heart of the Aries season when the potential of the season is the most potent, and this period is active from April 1, 2022 until April 15, 2022. This New Moon is about your personal agenda and going after what you want in your life. You can look at this New Moon as your moment to plant seeds for the rest of the year. On the practical level, use this New Moon to start new projects, remove obstacles from your life, increase your personal potency, and break away from negative influences. In other words, the Aries New Moon is all about you, so take advantage of it.
Full Moon in Libra
The monthly lunation cycles occur in four phases, but for simplicity in the astrology forecast, I focus on the two most important. The cycle begins at the New Moon and reaches its peak at the Full Moon. After the moment the Full Moon occurs, we begin preparing for the next New Moon. However, the astrological purposes of the Full Moon (it's an opposition aspect) reflect the challenges and obstacles that may be limiting the development of the New Moon.
This month, the Full Moon occurs in the sign of Libra on April 16, 2022. Libra is about relationships – all of them. So, we face the people in our lives that may be limiting our growth. This is a propitious time to rid yourself of relationships that are not feeding your soul or assisting your personal growth. Since Libra is also one of the signs that govern legal matters, resolving potential legal hassles is also recommended.
This month’s Full Moon two-week cycle lasts until April 29th.
Solar Eclipse in Taurus
The New Moon in Taurus happens on April 30, 2022, and is a solar eclipse. Solar eclipses are potent New Moons that can be troublesome. All you have to do is watch the headlines, and the eclipse event after the eclipse event will appear. Because eclipses are so potent and need a lot of finesse and experience to work with them magically, I do not recommend any aggressive magic. Instead, I recommend protection and cleansing-based magic.
April 4, 2022 – April 10, 2022
The first week of April begins with Venus moving out of Aquarius and into Pisces, the sign of her exaltation. Venus in Pisces is extremely sensitive to other people’s needs, and you may find that you are emotionally supporting other people. Just make sure you have strong boundaries and can say “no” if you need to.
During the middle of the week, the Moon moves through social Gemini, and you will be the happiest when you engage in lively conversations, share ideas, and enjoy the company of others. However, on Thursday, the energy shifts as Mercury sextiles Saturn in Aquarius. Mercury sextile Saturn is excellent for projects that need focus and discipline.
You can expect an active weekend that begins on Friday when Mercury sextiles energetic Mars. This is an excellent time to start new projects, push forth your agenda, or go after your goals. On Sunday, Mercury squares turbulent Pluto. Avoid trying to force your point of view on others, because it may lead to potential conflicts.
April 11, 2022 – April 17, 2022
Besides the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, the beginning of the week starts with the Moon moving through fun and energetic Leo. The Moon in Leo is the perfect time to do things you enjoy, pamper yourself, and connect with others. Enjoy the Leo energy while you can, because on Tuesday the Moon moves into sober Virgo, and the Sun sextiles Saturn in Aquarius. Tuesday is excellent for getting things done and focusing on your job and career. You may even receive recognition for a job well done.
The middle of the week features Mars moving into Pisces. Mars in Pisces is the spiritual warrior that fights for the greater good. Over the next few weeks, you may be called upon to help the less fortunate, and you will find that you are more compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others. Creative projects also get a boost when Mars is in the sign of the fishes.
This weekend, we have the Full Moon in Libra (see above) and a lovely Mercury-Venus aspect (Mercury sextile Venus). It’s the perfect weekend to enjoy the company of others and appreciate the world around you. Mercury sextile Venus is not an extremely energetic aspect, so spending the day relaxing, reading, and socializing may be the name of the game.
April 18, 2022 – April 24, 2022
This week is bookended by groups of astrological aspects, but not a lot happens midweek.
We begin the week with two troublesome aspects, as Mercury conjoins Uranus and the Sun squares Pluto. Mercury conjoin Uranus speeds up thinking dramatically. Ideas flow rapidly and they are difficult to control.
It’s very easy to jump to conclusions, and it may be fueled by Sun square Pluto’s obsessive tendencies. You may feel that outside influences are trying to pressure and control you, and it’s easy to see how this combination can get out of control. Working with these two energies is tough, but you need to control your impulse to act and try to let things settle before making decisions. Ultimately, you may choose to purge some things from your life, but do so at a more fortuitous time. Just remember, blowing your life up is a color that never looked good on anyone.
Since the Sun and Mercury move relatively quickly, the storm clouds should clear midweek as the Moon moves through fiery Sagittarius. You may see your big picture objectives more clearly, and this could help immensely. Try to take some time to do something enjoyable and stress free.
Finally, this weekend, Mercury squares Saturn and sextiles Neptune. Although you may want to escape the troubles of the real world, the real world will not let you out of its grasp. You may feel that people do not understand you, and it may be difficult to express yourself to others at this time. Approach things as practical as possible, and try to manage your thought processes the best you can. This weekend will definitely be a mental battlefield, and you need to prepare accordingly.
April 25, 2022 – May 1, 2022
The final week of April begins with the Moon moving through emotionally sensitive Pisces. On Monday, you may have trouble controlling your emotional responses to the people around you with the Moon conjoined Mars. Try to be proactive rather than reactive. The energy shifts dramatically on Tuesday as the Moon forms a lovely sextile to Uranus. You will be bored with your daily activities and crave a little excitement in your life. You can easily resolve this by shaking things up and doing something you normally wouldn’t do.
During the middle of the week, Mercury sextiles lucky Jupiter. Mercury-Jupiter is an incredible combination for business and commerce. If you need to finalize a deal or sign documents, today would be the best day to do it. Also, Venus conjoins Neptune, and love is in the air. Wednesday and Thursday are perfect evenings for a date night.
Finally, besides the solar eclipse that occurs in Taurus (see above), Venus conjoins Jupiter in Pisces. You should be in a positive frame of mind, and you will find that relationship matters flow smoothly. Venus Jupiter is great for attracting money and is considered a lucky combination. However, if you go shopping or decide to splurge, try not to get too crazy, because Venus-Jupiter can be excessive.
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