Author highlighted April 2022 Ephemeris used with permission by Astro.com
First thing on Friday, April 1 there’s a New Moon in Aries in the Eastern US. Aries is a momentous sign for fresh starts. This New Moon stimuli lasts two weeks until the Full Moon. Both Chiron and Mercury are nearby this monthly conjoining of Sun and Moon. Mercury suggests busy communications, buy/sell commercial transactions and active stock trading. Adding Chiron, we can be motivated to heal wounds as well as past financial pain from ongoing market volatility. Zodiac sign Aries is guided by Mars, the hot red planet of war and action. Therefore, Ukraine may find a new turning point.
At the same time this New Moon occurs, asteroid Juno has just met Saturn at 22° Aquarius. Juno holds sway over important partnership matters while Saturn can feel restrictive, dutiful or stern. Since Aquarius seeks independence and can sometimes be rebellious, relationships may experience difficulties if one person is not allowed breathing room. The energies of these two heavenly bodies lasts briefly. All considered it’s a dynamic way to start the month.
Additional tension will be strongly felt as Mars then follows with a conjunction to Saturn again at 22° Aquarius during the first week of April. I’ll call it a woeful trifecta. My best guess is this triple conjunction will only increase volatility and limit upward momentum. Mars wants rapid forward motion however Saturn demands steady patience. This pairing can feel like frustration on steroids, especially on Monday, April 4. Pressures should soften a bit once Venus enters Pisces on Tuesday, April 5.
Here are two suggestions to make the most constructive use of these trying sky vibes. #1: Aim high by forming new structures. #2: Focus current efforts on strategic plans to build a bridge for future success. Mars, Saturn and Juno making this rare triple contact in Aquarius denotes innovation, genius and mindful progress. It’s a good time to review and reinforce stocks in technology like EVs, AI, and robotics. We may even hear surprising news about joint business ventures in these sectors.
Also noteworthy on April 4-5, the Mars-Saturn meeting will make an angular 90° connection of tension to the Lunar Nodal Axis. The Lunar Nodes are two opposing invisible points that represent our collective consciousness. This brief Mars-Saturn square to the Nodes definitely highlights even more strain and pressure being felt throughout humanity. In fact, all of April until June 18, the North Node remains (astrologers say “stations”) at 22° Taurus. Stationing degrees most often signal there’s some sort of lesson to be learned.
It's noteworthy to reveal what legendary astrology, healer, and clairvoyant “Charubel” conveyed about 22° Taurus in his book, “The Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolized”:
“A king sits upon a throne; behind him stands a figure veiled in black.” Additional interpretation states, “It signifies one who will suffer misfortune in the height of his career and whose fall will be dangerous in proportion to the height he has attained. The native will be too apt to depend on his own powers and will essay feats which will be beyond his natural powers. Ambition will lead him into dangerous positions, and at a weak moment he will fall. Let this be taken as equally affecting his physical, moral, and social welfare. It is a degree of COLLAPSE.”
I’ve been wondering how this North Node transit will manifest itself in the world for many months. Will a world leader fall, and who might that be? Astrology offers great clues and insights to trends, however cannot dictate fortunes or results beyond human free will. Throughout April, Saturn inches slowly from 22°-24° Aquarius. The 2° orb square aspect between Saturn and the Nodal Axis will linger into May. Burdened feelings of restriction, depression, and sadness, plus a general serious tone are all possible.
The collapse Charubel mentions might also relate to stock markets. There are further astrology configurations later this year indicative of a bear market. Without a doubt this is the kind of month and year that will test our endurance. I’ll write more about these transits and trends in the months ahead. Ongoing themes about money, personal values, our talents and skills are being highlighted throughout 2022 while Uranus and the North Node travel zodiac sign Taurus.
One hopeful astrological highlight in April is the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, exact on April 12 at 10:42 a.m. Eastern Time. This rare alignment reaffirms the biggest dreams we can ever imagine, whether or not they come true. Financial and mundane interpretations of this specific combination include increased prices in crude oil, issues with water and/or amplified rain-related storms. Both Jupiter and Neptune are gaseous planets. “Irrational exuberance” is an appropriate description. During this phase it’s prudent to remember wishful thinking can be deceptive.
With Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces, it can be an expansive renewal for natural gas or wise beginning for hydrogen fuel cells to become part of our energy supply. Crude oil prices already appear to be overheated and rising. This Jupiter-Neptune pairing also suggests we’re now at or near peak oil. It likely won’t be until February 2026 when Saturn conjoins Neptune that we see high gas prices finally dissipate. By then there’s a greater likelihood of reduced oil consumption along with more electric car choices for consumers. The EVs are coming! The EVs are coming!
If at all possible, file and complete your taxes by April 7 or April 8 when Mercury in Aries forms an auspicious 60° sextile alignment to Saturn and Mars in Aquarius. You can thank me later for this advice. The Full Moon in Libra on Saturday, April 16 once again highlights partnerships matters from earlier in the month. “La Luna” crests on the holiday weekend right around “Tax Day”. Planet Pluto will form a 90° square to both Sun and Moon. This can signify personal challenges and pressures with power players and government.
In 2022 the US tax filing deadline falls on April 18. Along with an exact Sun square to Pluto that day, Mercury conjuncts Uranus, and Venus is sextile Uranus. These Uranian energies can point to surprises and/or upsets with communications, paperwork and money. I find it kismet rather than an odd coincidence how these planetary combos all fall on Tax Day. The IRS is now asking about virtual currency holdings on the first page of Form 1040. Cryptocurrency is ruled by Uranus, while money and currencies fall under the realm of planet Venus. You’ll want to answer this question correctly.
On April 19 the Sun enters money sign Taurus. This brings further emphasis on financial matters. Then on April 22 to April 23, Mercury conjoins Uranus at 22° Taurus. Prepare for sudden shocking news whether in the markets and/or about crypto. Headlines about tech stocks or social media may surface. Brilliant inventions can favorably appear on the horizon. In addition to communications and neighborhoods, Mercury also rules local travel and transportation. We may learn of further supply chain disruptions. Let’s hope instead that innovation will help guide our way through those continued postponements.
The month ends with more astrological drama. On Friday, April 29, Pluto turns retrograde, suggesting a time when those in power will begin thorough reviews of government policies. It’s likely Congress will be actively strategizing behind the scenes until Pluto turns direct on October 8. On Saturday, April 30, we have a Solar Eclipse in Taurus. We might expect some surprises since the Moon will conjoin Uranus shortly thereafter. The two financial planets Venus (money) and Jupiter (wealth) will also conjoin at this Solar Eclipse to open a portal. Yet again, it’s money as the #1 theme.
The next Solar Eclipse in Taurus is sure to shine a light on student loan forbearance which as of this writing officially ends Monday, May 2. For many years I’ve heard economists say student loan debt will herald the next big stock market crash. Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, continued supply chain delays, a lingering pandemic, and trillions of dollars in government and personal debt are simply not conducive to a burgeoning bull market.
It’s definitely more fun to be a bull than a bear, especially as we journey through Taurus season. After all, zodiac sign Taurus is symbolized by a bull. Day and swing traders may wonder why a full-on bull market isn’t already raging under the collective influence of the North Node and Uranus in Taurus. Perhaps mad bulls will decide to make a run for it since “the sky’s the limit” with Jupiter conjunct Neptune. All investors should hold onto their hats (and money) this year. Try your best not to hurl while riding this 2022 rollercoaster.
Of course, astrology offers more daily and other short-lived transits worth noting, but I’ve reached my finish line for this post.
© 2022 Trudy Carol