By Lorna Bevan
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
As the first of the annual 3 Spiritual Festivals approaches on April 6, the cycle of the year renews itself in Aries. In the Northern Hemisphere the first Full Moon of Spring marks the solar Aries Festival when Light returns to Earth. As poet Dylan Thomas wrote so beautifully, this is “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower.” Easter/Oestre is celebrated by many as a time of new hope, new life- a resurrection of the spirit.
Esoterically, Aries-the 1st sign- working on the 1st ray of Will and Power-manifests the Impulse of Electric Fire, destroying the past, clearing the way for the future, establishing a new pattern for the following twelve months.
The Full Moon at 16° Libra arrives on Thursday, April 6th. The Aries/Libra Polarity is the Relationship Axis, where Aries represents Self and Libra represents the Other. Aries is about self-assertion, Libra about compromise. This polarity is where the deeply personal interfaces with the entirely impersonal, where you, with your need to be loved, welcomed and accepted, encounter others with completely different agendas.
Expect relationship epiphanies, wake up calls and relationship dramas as Awakener Uranus aspects both the Sun and Moon as Jupiter and Chiron conjunct the Sun.
- create Win/Win relationships by compromising, negotiating, graciousness, and balancing
- ask for feedback and make the changes
- find ways to meet your personal needs whilst attending to the needs of significant others
- develop flow between independence /autonomy and dependence/co-dependence
A heads up! The Aries New Moon in 2 weeks on April 20 is a rare hybrid solar eclipse at 29 Aries which begins as an annular ring of fire eclipse and transitions into a sky-darkening total eclipse. It is the first eclipse with the Node of Fate in Aries since 2006 and starts a whole series of wild card eclipses across Aries-Libra between now and March 29, 2025.
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Chandra Symbol Full Moon LIBRA 16:
A woman: The lower half of her body is a serpent.
“Magic working simultaneously from two divergent levels. The regular, human, everyday magic of holding yourself together as a complex and volatile mix by sheer intent. And the deeper magic of yielding to the passions, the desires, the impulses, and the skills of the subconscious levels. Primarily being absorbed in the deep forces of body and soul. But meanwhile bending over backwards to frame everything as normal. This combination is extremely difficult to maintain. It is fragile, delicate, and dangerous. You secretly exult in how impossible it really is and urge yourself onward to work this magic and wield it with the same kind of life-force that moves at the edge of an abyss and stays on that edge in a balancing act that may capsize at any moment. And it therefore is entered upon with a passion of the most dazzling cross between sheer foolishness and a wizard’s mastery.”
~ Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
It’s all to play for until the Aries solar eclipse on April 20th.This week builds to the annual Libra Full Moon across your partnership angle. Is it time to add a spark or rekindle the embers? Jupiter in your sign until mid-May, meeting the Sun here on April 11th, couldn’t be a better time for an adventure of some sort. Whatever that means for you, you deserve some fun, so make it happen. Mars in Cancer is all about your home-change the energy, move the furniture, paint the walls…whatever makes you happy.
Trust your luck.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Your personal planet Venus is in Taurus at your side until April 11th.Make the most of her fleeting yearly visit by investing in and beautifying both yourself and your surroundings. Your attractor factor is higher than usual, so expect others to take more notice of you than usual. Mars in your communication angle and Mercury in Taurus are keeping you busy, in contact with lots of people, getting your voice heard and making a real difference. Anything connected to writing, blogging or podcasting is very well starred, especially with Pluto sitting right on your Midheaven enhancing your visibility and reputation.
Both April and May are set to be exciting months for you.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Your own planet Mercury begins an extra long stay in Taurus between April 3-11 June. This is your hidden 12th House of dreams and the unconscious, suggesting a time of withdrawal and reflection. On April 3rd, the Messenger makes a link to Pluto-watch for some interesting news. For the next few weeks, you’re going to be torn between wanting to go out and about and socialise and staying quietly at home, looking at ways to improve your finances. The Libra Full Moon on April 6th is a nudge to re-balance time spent with others and time spent alone.
The Aries eclipse on April 20th is going to end some alliances that you’ve outgrown.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Some important planetary shifts are helping you to change your outlook on life. First, the Sun and Jupiter are both right at the pinnacle of your chart, boosting your reputation, status and career. Next, Mars newly returned to Cancer after 2 years’ absence, is putting fire in your belly, pushing you to stand up for what you believe in and to refuse to be manipulated or put down. This is sheer animal energy, so channel it by physical exercise, getting fit and ready for action. At the Libra Full Moon on April 6th, take some quiet time to be with family to strengthen the ties that bind.
Don’t let nostalgia blind you to future possibilities.
Leo Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Right throughout April and May, expansive Jupiter is making stunning aspects to your chart. Knowing that the gas giant acts as a gift bringer, expanding whatever he touches, be ready to seize opportunities whenever they arise. In Aries-a compatible Fire sign-it’s all about deliberately broadening your horizons through travel, study or communication. Mark April 11th as one of the best days of the year for this. Mercury enters Taurus-your angle of career and reputation-to stay between April 3-June 11th, giving you a foretaste of once in 12 years’ career opportunities when Jupiter joins him in mid-May.
No cutting corners.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Your own planet Mercury enters Taurus from April 3-June 11th, staying an extra-long time because of his retrograde. This year,3 of the Messenger’s 4 retrogrades will be in fellow Earth signs, suggesting an emphasis on practical grounding. For you as a Virgo, anything connected with travel, study, information gathering and disseminating is very well starred. Meanwhile, Mars back in Cancer after 2 years, is boosting your friendships and alliances. Teamwork and cooperation are highlighted. Watch for the April 6th Full Moon in Libra to focus your attention on cash flow and income streams.
Make a note of April 11th as one of the luckiest days of the year.
Libra Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Life is certainly picking up speed for you this month and next, so, knowing this, get ready to be on show. Your relationships and your career are under planetary deconstruction at the same time and, of course, both have a knock -on effect on the other. With the Sun and Jupiter in Aries plus April 6th’s Full Moon in Libra, your close friendships, partnerships and all professional contracts are in the spotlight. Take some space and quiet time around the Full Moon and think about how well your own needs are being met, by you and by those around you.
What can you change to create a win/win dynamic?
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
If you’re feeling slightly disoriented, it’s a result of both your planetary rulers-Mars and Pluto- recently changing signs. Pluto is now at the base of your chart -a critical angle-until 2043, signalling a seismic shift over the next few years in how you live, where you live and who you live with. Connected to this is Mercury in your partnership sign of Taurus from April 3-June 11th, setting the scene for Jupiter’s arrival in mid-May. Watch April 3rd for a partner to deliver some news. In fact, it’s your other half who will be the catalyst or change agent over the next months and years.
Create some quiet time to be alone around April 6th’s Full Moon in the deepest part of your chart.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Make:” You can’t have too much of a good thing” your mantra this month. You really do have double helping of luck and good fortune as the Sun and your own planet Jupiter are lighting up your 5th House of fun, pleasure and self-expression in fellow fire sign Aries. Your own spirit of adventure is being set on fire by all that Aries’ pioneering, can-do energy. Make a note of April 11th-the luckiest day of the year-when the sky’s the limit. Before that, the Libra Full Moon on April 6th is reminding you of how important your friendships and networks are to you. You could feel nostalgic for the old days as one close friend or workmate leaves for pastures new.
Make sure you keep partners and loved ones close and involved in your adventures.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Are you feeling a strange sense of freedom, now that Pluto has left your sign for Aquarius after 12 long years of non-stop relentless transformation? He’ll be back in July for a few months right at the end of your sign to remind you of your strength and resilience. Meanwhile, your home and family are seeking your attention as the Sun and Jupiter travel through Aries together. Make a note of April 11th -the luckiest day of the year- when these lights conjunct. If you’re considering a move, a renovation project or a party for the tribe, the 11th is extremely auspicious.
The Libra Full Moon on April 6th is all about recognition and reputation-no cutting corners.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
If you are an early Aquarian, are you noticing Pluto’s arrival near your Sun yet? Clues are a surge of confidence, the urge to take things back into your own hands and a determination to make some big changes. For all Aquarians, there’s a buzzy communicative time ahead, as the Sun and Jupiter cross your angle of connection and communication and merge on April 11th-one of the luckiest days of the year. Get out and about, start a new project and plan a trip or two. With Messenger Mercury crossing into Taurus-the roots of your chart-from April 3 to June 11th-to be followed by Jupiter in mid-May, you’ll feel the urge to ring the changes at home.
When in doubt, choose the path less trodden.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: April 2-9, 2023
Your focus will be on your money and your income. The Sun and Jupiter are travelling through your 2nd House of assets and resources,merging in a conjunction on April 11th.This could be a lucky time for you, perhaps delivering a bonus or pay out for previous work. The Full Moon in Libra on April 6th is all about your values -what is truly important to you. If you’ve been splashing the cash too freely, don’t wait for a reality check from the planets-sort it out now. Pay down or recall debt and balance your bank account. Think, too, about whether you’re walking your talk at home and at work or just paying lip service and being incongruent.
A heads up! On April 20th a total solar eclipse in your financial zone is going to mean having to let something go. Don’t wait for a crisis but prepare now.
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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