Sun Signs for April ’18
(To see your Sun sign right away, scroll down.)
The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in April. The emphasis this month is on the signs Capricorn, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Capricorn sets & achieves goals, Aries acts, Taurus calms, and Gemini communicates. Mars is in Capricorn, and shows us acting on goals. It joins Saturn and Pluto and brings events. We should be at our best to attract good things. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in young Aries. This makes us enthusiastic and active. While in Aries, planets square Mars, Saturn, and Pluto and the Sun meets Uranus. This brings events. To attract good, we should be circumspect in thought, word, and deed. Mercury is retrograde until the 15th, so let’s focus. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 are in Taurus. This promotes beauty, pleasure, comfort, and calm. Venus moves into Gemini in week 4 and adds flexibility to our repitoir. Jupiter continues in Scorpio and promotes intense issues like sex and money. (Look at what has happened since Weinstein, Sexual missteps by men are being exposed and judged and this may improve male female relationships in the future after a bit of tension.) Taxes and insurance will get special attention. (The tax bill has passed.) Saturn has left Sagittarius. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should feel a weight lift. Saturn has moved into its own sign, Capricorn. It stays through 2020, and becomes very strong. Saturn here is about being practical and realistic. It represents setting and achieving goals and is climbing the mountain of accomplishment. Capricorns, Taurus, and Virgos should become more practical. Capricorns, Aries, Cancer, and Libra need to get rest, avoid overwork, and remember to seek joy.
A Full Moon in Libra for most of the 1st contrasts I and thou. A New Moon in Aries on the 14th and the 15th shows a new start in our identities. A second Full Moon on the 29th and the 30th in Scorpio contrasts spring versus fall outlooks.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Capricorn on the afternoon of the 6th, the 7th, and the 8th and in Leo on the afternoon of the 22nd, the 23rd, and much of the 24th.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas, the floods and fires in Ca. In ’17, and the hurricanes of ’17, this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn left Scorpio quite a while ago, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We had the show, “Proof” on cable a couple of seasons ago.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 2, 3, 5, 12, 13, 16, 17, 25, 26, & 30. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. It’s very important to harmonize your career and reputation. But also, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Mars this month joins Saturn and adds to this. Remember to manage conflict and stress. Uranus is in your sign through spring of ’18. This brings unusual things and people and a desire to be original. Try to add good sense to this and seek those who are reliable. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in your sign and add to this and bring important and interesting things and people with opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, try to increase success and happiness. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. New Moon in your sign on the 14th and 15th brings people and events, and is a new start for you.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 are in your sign; this brings important and pleasant things and people, including vitality and opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, try to increase success and happiness. Jupiter entered Scorpio in October and opposes you for a year. People and things bringing opportunity are lining up with you. But you need to project real respect for those you encounter and for the law to stimulate this. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also trining in Capricorn for 3 years; it increases your organization. Mars joins Pluto all month and adds energy to this. Moon in your sign on the 16th and 17th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) Venus is in your sign in week 4; this brings pleasant things and people. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. The Sun, Mercury, and Uranus in Aries sextile you and bring some support. Moon in your sign on the 18th, 19th, and morning of the 20th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings support, opportunity, and luck. Be ready for it by doing your part. Your part is being qualified for the opportunity and having contacts. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus through spring ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Uranus and add to this, so, try to build self esteem. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Saturn has entered Capricorn and stays until ’21 and is especially important, It will oppose you, so you are attracting Saturn. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, build self esteem, give mate special attention, and have fun for therapy. This month Mars joins Saturn and Pluto and adds energy and or stress to this. Manage this if necessary. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 20th, the 21st, and morning of the 22nd brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct 10th and stays for a year; it squares you. Try to get along, especially with family and the law. Leo and Scorpio are power signs, so avoid power struggles. Uranus trines you through mid-May of ’18 from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Uranus and add more support to this. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 square you from Taurus; take care with money and have a plan for interference, if it happens. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 22nd, the 23rd, and much of the 24th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trine you from Taurus. This brings support and is good for work and money. Venus in week 4 squares you from Gemini; stay on good terms socially. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 3 years. Expect recognition for work. Mars joins Saturn this month and adds energy to this. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Moon in your sign later on the 24th, the 25th, and most of the 26th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how it’s going and try solutions. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. Mars joins Saturn this month and may add stress, conflict, and energy to this, so manage this energy well. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month opposes you from Aries; this brings a variety of things and people with opportunity if you can get along with energetic types. Venus trines you from Gemini in week 4. This brings people and conversation. Uranus opposes you from Aries through mid-May of ’18. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. Full Moon in your sign for much of the 1st brings people and events and a focus on you. And Moon in your sign late on the 26th, the 27th and 28th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Jupiter entered your sign on October 10th and stays for a year. Each sign gets a year of opportunity and yours has just started. Be ready to respond. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 oppose you from Taurus; this brings important and pleasant people with opportunity if you can get along with practical types. Moon in your sign later on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd brings people and events. And Full Moon in your sign on the 29th and 30th brings people and events and a focus on you.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn has left your sign. It could have been a successful and a difficult time. Heal if necessary, learn from recent events, and forge ahead. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries through spring of ’18. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Uranus and add to this. Venus in week 4 opposes you from Gemini; this brings pleasant people if you can get along with factual types. Moon in your sign on the 4th, 5th, and morning of the 6th brings people and events.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Uranus is squaring you until mid-May ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Uranus and add to this. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trine you from Taurus and bring support, nice people and things, and possibly money. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Saturn moved into your sign and stays until ’21. This is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest, and fun is necessary therapy. Mars joins Saturn and Pluto this month and brings energy to you. With 3 planets in your sign, you are attracting events; try to be positive in all things. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 6th, the 7th and 8th brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th , and stays for a year, and squares you. It is necessary to keep rules, regulations, and the law very well. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 square you from Taurus, Build self esteem and keep friends and money separate. Venus in week 4 trines you from Gemini. This brings nice people and conversation. Moon in your sign on the 9th, 10th, and morning of the 11th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This is very good and brings optimism and support. Venus in week 4 squares you from Gemini. Take care with women and communication. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 11th, the 12th and 13th brings people and events.