Astrological Timing for Success: April 2014
Mar 01, 2014 04:57PM
by Steve Nelson
April is the month of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love. The first day each month sets the tone. April Fool’s Day is the original Aphrodite’s Day. Venus is good humor and the goddess of love, grace, beauty and higher truth. Everyone becomes a fool for love as Spring comes to flower and Venus shines brightly in the early morning sky. Venus exalted in Pisces this month is fortunate for all creative works, for money and for love.
The greatest shift in consciousness and being comes on Earth Day April 22 when an extraordinary Cardinal Cross appears in the sky with the planets Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto located in the 14th degrees of the cardinal signs Libra, Cancer, Aries and Capricorn. This is a key cosmic pattern for our time, it is when a new psychic foundation is laid for a new divine order of the world.
2014 brings the shift of the Ages, a convergence of cycles and flowering of new consciousness for a new time. All have a special role in the new creation story. As each person awakens to their true calling, that person attracts a suitable partner or partners with whom to realize their destiny.
The Aries New Moon on Mar 30 begins the first lunar cycle of the new zodiacal year. Everything prospers in the rising tide of this Renaissance Spring Moon. All new beginnings are favored now as a new creation begins to flower. As old patterns of thought and habit break, energy is released to flow where our attention goes. It is time to rethink our world, feel what is needed and affirm the ideal we wish to make real. Keeping faith and focus we find our way and create our way in this new time. Thoughts seeded in this Spring tide will shape the future world to be.
Apr 1-5 A Time to Sow Crescent New Moon
It’s time to bring forward what we wish to be realized. What is dreamed and initiated in this Renaissance Spring brings blessings in years to come. This Crescent New Moon in Aries with revolutionary Uranus signals a great awakening. Meditation now opens doorways, wishes take wing, prayers bring blessings for this lunar cycle and the coming year to be.
Apr 7-10 Time to Choose (exact 4:31 am Apr 7) 1st Quarter Moon
This Moon is a scythe cutting across the sky, it’s time to cut free trappings of the past and affirm our purpose moving forward. Sacred to the Druids, the 1st Quarter is pivotal in the cycle of creation. Choices made now are likely the right ones. Breathing deeply through the light of the crown frees energy flow up and down the spine to clear away old world shadows and power our dreams.
Apr 8 Initiation Ram Navami The birth of fire god Ram is celebrated and the sacred reunion of Ram and the goddess Sita is re-enacted in Hindu temples. Ram is the divine king who returns to annihilate evil. Prayers made to the Sun at Sunrise are a common feature of this festival celebrating the renewal of the Sun in early Spring. It is believed that Ram fulfills the wishes of all who fast and pray this day.
April 14-15 Making Changes Passover /Shamballa Full Moon
Passover (from Sunset Apr 14 for 8 days) is the time to cross “the Red Sea” from the old world to the new. The hours of Sunrise are ideal times for making changes in ourselves and in the world.
The Shamballa Full Moon (Apr 15) begins the 2-month “higher interlude,” the most creative period of the year. Shamballa is a mystic city and spiritual will center of the Earth. A new spiritual consciousness is seeded to that will unfold its magic through the year. This Sun in Aries Full Moon powers our awakening into this new world.
Apr 20 Greet the Sun Easter Sunday
Easter is the 1st Sunday following the 1st Full Moon after Spring Equinox. The Spiritual Sun is reborn this Sunday at Sunrise following the 1st Spring reunion of the Sun and Moon. Meeting the Sun on Easter Sunday is an ancient shamanic tradition. As the vital spirit of Spring rises to meet the solar light, we become conscious of who we are becoming in the new creation to be.
Apr 22 Celebrate the World Earth Day
The Earth is alive and becoming conscious as we become aware of our global interconnectedness. A Cardinal Cross with Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto marks the foundation of an effectual ecological consciousness in the world. Also indicated is the coming to be of an egalitarian economic order that facilitates a more universal prosperity.
Apr 22-24 3rd Quarter Moon (exact 3:52 am Feb 22) Realizing Dreams
This Moon cuts away all that distracts from putting dreams into action. The 3rd Quarter Moon integrates new ideas into creative expression; it’s time to follow our bliss and do what feels good in concert with the whole.
Apr 25-28 Make a Wish! Balsamic Moon
This is the Wishing Moon, a time to put wishes on the air. Moon shadows, old life patterns, go out with the waning tide. We just breathe in, breathe out and let go. As psychic shadows dissolve in the astral sea, chi is set free to realize our dreams.
Apr 28-30 Follow the Light Within Dark of the Moon /Taurus New Moon
The day before New Moon until Sunset a day after is time for inner work to seed the new cycle; outer activity is favored after the new crescent appears (Apr 30). Old Moon shadows give way as we connect with the light and breathe. The New Moon (2:14 am Apr 29) is a cosmic spring that flows freely as we slow down.
Steve Nelson is a professional astrologer who uses Tarot, name analysis, and traditional astrology to help clients understand personal myths and realize natural abilities. He can be reached at 704-375-3759, [email protected] www.GaiaAstrology.com.