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Astrological Overview, April 2012

by Boots Hart, CAP on April 1, 2012

Astrology Overview - Astrological Forecast April 2012

Last month had much of life being conducted against a backdrop of how we live our lives…the “what we do” part, the standards we hold ourselves to, the level of ability we have…or maybe don’t even care about. March described a map of our preoccupations—real or imagined, accepted or avoided—and through the lens of Pluto’s activation of Facies (the bestirring of conflicts) our relationship to responsibility got some testing. Events and situations evoked feelings. And those feelings forced us to focus on our lives, even when that meant looking away, trying not to see.

It all left us wrestling with important questions: who are we in our own eyes? Do we like who we are, what we’re doing and how we’re going about doing it?

Put simply, April is more about acting than reflecting. Reflecting Virgo functionality, as asteroids (aspects of life) go into direct motion, we’ll begin to deal with things more directly. But don’t think things will go smoothly; the continuing Pluto/Facies effect will surface in each one of our lives as interruptions which challenge each and every one of us in whatever area of life is consistently our most vulnerable.

Whatever happens, you’ll think it’s about “them.” It’s not—it’s about you.

With a handful of “minor” points going retrograde in Sagittarius the “flashes” of surface concern or situational worry will be not about how do I make it work, but will it work? Or will others like it? Or maybe even will it work like I think it will? People talk about Sagittarius as “expansion,” but the sign is as much about the process of exploration (and finding glitches) as reaching that wild new frontier. Often we try to “bulldoze” past problems, and sometimes that works. But the Sagittarian shortcut or cop-out often ends up short-changing us (or costing us dearly) because we moved too fast. Because we didn’t think things through.

From April 1 through 7 Juno conjuncts the North Node at 6 Sagittarius. This is a sure indicator that we need (North Node) to put on our big boy-or-girl pants when dealing with things (or people). It’s of course easier (South Node in Gemini) to listen, to make excuses, to avoid hard questions. But where the Nodes are concerned, the easy way out doesn’t just not hold up, it comes back to haunt us.

Anyone beginning to hear a theme?

April 2 may…or may not easy. The symbols are Uranus (in Aries) opposing TNO Typhon (retrograde) in Libra: the irresistible force (Uranus) pitted against “primal instinct” (Typhon), giving us a recipe for breaks, breakage and breakthroughs. No one will feel in control now; best bets involve remaining flexible until we get a bit of perspective on things. Those willing to go the distance will gain insight (Uranus in Aries). Something about your own life needs to be recognized. Will you like it? Maybe. Will you be better for knowing it even if you don’t like it? Definitely!

Venus enters Gemini on April 3 at 3:19pm (UT/+0) asking us where we really want to end up. That Venus makes this ingress on the day before Mercury goes direct at 23 Pisces (on April 4 at 10:12am, UT/+0) points back to situations which started back in…The rest of Boots’ amazing monthly astrological overview is available instantly with a Premium Forecast Package, only pennies per day, check it out now!

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