The month not so much gets off to a false start but might give an impression of what the whole of the coming month is about, which is not the case. What I am talking about is not only starting the month with the Moon in your relationship sector but with a Full Moon already underway. This is a Full Moon that will always fall at some point during your birthday month and always just before or over Easter. It is, in fact, this Full Moon that defines when Easter will fall each year. This will see the Moon confront the Sun in Aries, bringing your personal and relationship needs into conflict.
This may see the month start with tensions running high on the relationship front and even some tension over Easter. Yet when the Moon leaves your relationship sector on the 2nd April there will be nothing for this to attach itself to and will quickly drop back. By the time the Moon comes full circle from the 27th April to the 29th April Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships will be in your communication sector, able to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice. Venus' return on the 25th April will be good news for your relationships full stop.
Apart from the early and later days of the month, this month is more about matters of the heart and all things romantic. Venus left Aries in the final hours of March, leaving you with clear romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. This comes just as Ceres is spending her first full month in direct motion in your romantic sector and as the month progresses, romantic forces will only strengthen. A month that starts with all the focus on your relationships, is actually a romantically charged month.
Jupiter, in your relationship sector since last October and now in his first full month in retrograde motion has some competition this month and it's the right competition at the right time. With no planets in Taurus, opposing sign to your relationship sector, Jupiter has an unopposed visit so far, but that changed in the final hours of March. Jupiter is in your relationship sector for 13 months, from October 2017 to November 2018 and with the Sun, Venus and Mercury returning to Taurus each year, a confrontation at some point was inevitable.
For any planet that returns to Taurus is here to put the focus on you and your needs, which will compete with Jupiter's focus on your relationships. But it gets a lot more real than that, for on opposite sides of the sky they will eventually move into opposition. Yet before you run for cover, this is actually a good thing. You are not going to get the most out of Jupiter's first visit to your relationship sector in 12 years and last for another 12 years if you don't at some point confront a need for balance between your personal and relationship needs.
It is the first planet going head to head with Jupiter that sets the scene for all that follows and that changes everything. For when Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships returned to Taurus on the 31st March she immediately declared herself impartial. Venus is your ruling planet, but she is also the planet that rules your relationships, so wants the best for both. By the time Venus and Jupiter finally move into opposition on the 17th April, the planets of love and luck will be committed to using this as a chance to create something authentic. In the meantime, until she leaves Taurus on the 25th April, Venus will be promoting romance as well.
A month that starts with the Moon in your romantic sector is obviously off to a good start, but with a Full Moon underway as the month begins is a chance for the love gods to reclaim some of their power. It was last month that Mars not only left your relationship sector, but wrapped up over three years of near continuous planetary activity. This included Saturn's three year relationship boot camp from December 2014 to December 2017. From Mars' return to your relationship sector in September 2014 to his departure in March 2018, note not the same visit but the only time there wasn't any planetary activity was 16 days, between the 11th January and the 27th January this year.
Quite frankly the love gods are tired of being sidelined and are ready for their turn. With no planets in your relationship sector there will be less pressure on you and your relationships, so even without any romantic influence this month was going to feel freer and lighter. You'll have a chance to give your relationships any attention they might need when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from the 4th April to the 7th April. Yet starting the month with the Moon in your romantic sector and a Full Moon underway is not the only leverage the love gods have.
The Full Moon on the 1st April coincides with Venus, planet of love's first full day in a nostalgic part of your chart and of a 25 day nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. A romantically charged Full Moon is the perfect way to start this romantic journey back through the past. Yet by the time the Moon comes full circle, returning to your romantic sector from the 27th April to the 29th April, new doors will be open. For it is just two days earlier that Venus, planet of love will return to Gemini on the 25th April.
Powerful forces in play on the romantic and relationship fronts become even more empowered this month, but they also begin to work more in harmony. With Jupiter making his first visit to your romantic sector in 12 years and Saturn his first visit to your relationship sector in three decades, this was always going to be an important year on both fronts. However, Jupiter's retrograde turn last month separated the romantic and relationship agenda, with matters of the heart and all things romantic turning their attention to the past, while your relationships continued to focus on the future and the journey ahead.
Mars' return to your relationship sector last month even energised that march forward. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos will spend the whole of April here and not leaving until mid May, will continue to energise your relationships, as well as continuing to look to the future. Yet on the 18th April Saturn will turn retrograde in your relationship sector and just five days later, Pluto will turn retrograde here on the 23rd April. On the 25th April, just two days after Pluto's retrograde turn Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships will return to a nostalgic part of your chart, where she will begin a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
By the end of the month you'll not only have Jupiter in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and Saturn and Pluto in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, but Venus in a nostalgic part of your chart, completing the near total focus on both the romantic and relationship fronts on the past. While Mars will remain in direct motion until he leaves your relationship sector next month, he will retrograde back two months later, while Saturn and Pluto are still in retrograde motion. The love and relationship gods are starting a long and important association with the past.
While things are fairly quiet on both the romantic and relationship fronts this month it won't always be that way and both will benefit from a Full Moon in the early hours of the month. Just starting the month with the Moon in your communication sector is an advantage, but even more so with a Full Moon that can push through a communication breakthrough and create the potential for communication breakthroughs. With things just ticking over on the relationship front until Mars' return to your relationship sector next month, this is a valuable chance to ensure the communication lines are open from the get go.
There will be a chance to put that to the test when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from the 9th April to the 12th April. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your romantic sector from the 4th April to the 7th April will help you identify why there is a different feel to this month and what it is. That difference is that the Moon will return to find no planetary activity in your romantic sector, for the first time in over four months. It was Mars' departure last month that brought things to a close. However, with the trainer wheels on for the last three years and lucky Jupiter returning in November, the love gods are hardly abandoning you.
However, things do take a more professional turn this month and with Venus having left an adventurous part of your chart at the end of March, you will have to take responsibility for keeping the romantic flame burning. This makes it important to make the most of the romantically charged lunar vibes in play from the 4th April to the 7th April. As the first visit since Mars left, these romantically charged lunar vibes will have some of Mars' residual passions and fighting spirit in their DNA.
There is something special developing on both the romantic and relationship fronts this month, both in a unique and different way to each other and to what is the norm at this time each year. With Pluto in your romantic sector since 2008, Chiron in your relationship sector since 2010 and Neptune since 2012, neither romantic nor relationship matters ever really go off the boil. With the Sun always leaving your relationship sector in March, this is the point where Chiron and Neptune usually regroup. With the Sun always leaving your romantic sector in January, April is when Pluto has turned retrograde each year since arriving.
On both fronts that is still the case, but in a very unusual way. Normally Pluto is on his own, but this year you not only have Saturn in your romantic sector but Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos as well. While Saturn will turn retrograde on the 18th April and Pluto on the 23rd April, Mars will continue to fuel your romantic passions and fighting spirit and move romantic matters forward, until leaving next month. This gives you the best of both worlds, with Mars continuing to seek out new romantic opportunities, while the doors will also open to the past and second chances.
On the relationship front, something equally stunning is happening and not just before you have Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships here for the first time in four years. On the 17th April Chiron, planet of healing will leave your relationship sector after eight years. This makes way for Neptune, planet of dreams to become the last planet standing, once Juno leaves on the 28th April. Chiron will check for any remaining old relationship ghosts later in the year, but for now, he is putting that quest on hold.
The focus is always going to be on your relationships at this time of year, making the events on the relationship front this month a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary. Ordinary because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of April in your relationship sector, shining the solar spotlight on your relationships until leaving on the 20th April. Venus left in the final hours of March, but not before leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, a New Moon on the 16th April will bring a chance to commit to your relationships, the future and the journey ahead.
Yet a lot of water will pass under the bridge between then, starting with the Sun, Mercury, Uranus and Eris all being confronted by a Full Moon that is underway in Libra at the start of the month. Until the Moon leaves Libra on the 2nd April, it will continue to put the pressure on your relationships, as it does at this time every year. Until now, everything outlined is in the completely ordinary category, with the Full Moon charged with making sure you have the right balance between your personal and relationship needs.
On the extraordinary front, we have extraordinary in a minor way and extraordinary in a major and game changing way. In the first category is Mercury, planet of communication who is in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until the 15th April. This brings the chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. Just two days after Mercury's direct turn and a day after the New Moon on the 16th April, the truly extraordinary happens. It begins with Chiron, planet of healing's return on the 17th April, for the first time in four decades and continues with Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships' return on the 28th April.
There is something special developing on the romantic and relationship fronts this month and while any planets here at the same time will naturally support each other, there is something very different developing on each front. On the romantic front, there is something very old coming to an important turning point, while on the relationship front something very new is developing. There has been continuous planetary activity in your romantic sector since 2003 but Chiron and Neptune are the oldest current planets here. Chiron, planet of healing has been in your romantic sector since 2010 and Neptune, planet of dreams since 2012.
However, on the 17th April Chiron will leave, leaving the path clear for Neptune to become the sole planet directing romantic matters, for the first time since it returned. Neptune has returned to fuel your romantic dreams in what is his first visit in our lifetime, a visit that won't end until 2026. But until now Chiron's mission to lay old ghosts to rest has come first, underway for two years before Neptune returned. Chiron's departure is a big deal, for it makes way for romantic matters to become more about following the dream.
Meanwhile, the 1st April is Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships' first full day in your relationship sector and from the first full day she loves what she sees. This includes the three powerful planets in your communication sector. With Saturn turning retrograde in your communication sector on the 18th April and Pluto on the 23rd April, before Venus leaves your relationship sector on the 25th April there will even be a chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. What you might not be able to explain is the relationship confidence, something that will strengthen when the Sun returns on the 20th April. For what the Sun and Venus know, is the game changing implications of Uranus' return next month.
This month not only brings the right mix of romantic and relationship influences but a real surprise on the relationship front. You will have to wait until later in the month for that, but there will be clues midmonth. To start with though all the focus is on matters of the heart and all things romantic, as it always is at this time every year. That is because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of April in your romantic sector. Yet even before the Sun returned last month and even after it leaves on the 20th April, a strong romantic pulse was in play and will remain in play.
This is Uranus' last full month in your romantic sector, with the planet here since 2010 leaving next month. Yet Chiron, planet of healing's return on the 17th April will ensure the long term focus on matters of the heart will continue. Chiron returns just two days after Mercury's direct turn in your romantic sector, ending a retrograde phase that has given the past and unsaid words a voice and held the doors open to the past and second chances. Until Mercury turns direct on the 15th April the doors are open to the past, present and future.
The first surprise on the relationship front comes when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from the 19th April to the 21st April. With Mars having wrapped up over three years of planetary activity in Sagittarius last month there are no planets for the Moon to move into opposition with, which bodes well for Venus' return to your relationship sector on the 25th April. Venus will be the first planet to return to your relationship sector in over three years that doesn't encounter pressure or relationship tensions. It is fitting that it is the planet of love and guardian of your relationships that will lead you into this new era.
The Sun's return to your romantic sector on the 20th April is something that happens at this time every year, always has and always will. For the Sun to return on the 20th April to turn the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and all things romantic is as ordinary as it gets. Yet this is part of the build up to something extraordinary. There is a real sense of romance in the air from the get go and you can thank Venus, planet of love for that. Having returned to your romantic sector in the closing hours of March, the 1st April is the planet of love's first full day in your romantic sector.
Venus won't leave until the 25th April, so will be here when the Moon moves through from the 16th April to the 19th April and when the Sun returns a day later on the 20th April. With Venus here for three weeks by the time the Sun returns and with romantically charged lunar vibes having just run their course, as the solar spotlight swings onto matters of the heart you're going to like what you see from the get go. Yet as is the case with Venus and with the Moon when it moves through, the Sun will return to a sense of romantic confidence and anticipation you don't normally find.
This is coming less from anything happening this month and instead from what all three can sense. This is something that if you're listening to and trusting your heart you will sense. That something is Uranus' return to your romantic sector next month for the first time since 1942. Apart from a few months, Uranus will be here until 2026. When Venus returned to your romantic sector in the closing hours of March she didn't just unlock the door to the most romantically charged months of 2018, but to the most romantically charged years in decades.
While there is a quiet sense of romantic confidence in the air from the get go, the month won't reveal its real romantic colours until later in the month. However, there will be a sense of romantic anticipation from the get go, which comes from Venus as she goes about her mission to make your life as love friendly as possible. Venus, who returned to your home and family sector on the 31st March and the Sun who will return on the 20th April, have similar but also different mandates here. Both turn their focus onto home and family matters, but Venus sees something that the Sun doesn't.
The Sun is here to shine the solar spotlight on home and family matters in a tunnel vision way. Venus, on the other hand, sees this as a means to an end, for when she leaves here on the 25th April she will return to your romantic sector when she will kick off the most romantically charged months of 2018. For Venus, her time here is a chance to make your life as love friendly as possible, ahead of what she knows is coming. Venus will gain some extra motivation when the Moon moves through your romantic sector from the 19th April to the 21st April, leaving just four days before her return to your romantic sector.
Meanwhile Ceres, queen of nurturing, is spending her first full month in direct motion in your relationship sector and she is spending it surrounded by support. That support is coming from the parade of planets moving through your communication sector. Chief among that support is Mercury, planet of communication. In retrograde motion until the 15th April Mercury is able to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. After turning direct Mercury will stay on for another month to continue to keep the communication lines open.
While there is not a lot of overt focus on romantic and relationship matters this month, there is every reason for confidence on both fronts. With no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors, the Moon's monthly visits to both become a lot more important, as does what Venus, planet of love is up to. The Moon will move through your romantic sector from the 21st April to the 23rd April, with these romantically charged lunar vibes creating some of the most romantically charged days of the month and the timing couldn't be better.
For it is just two days later that Venus, planet of love will begin preparing for her return to your romantic sector next month, turning her focus onto making your life as love friendly as possible from the 25th April. In the meantime, Venus is in your communication sector until then and this is giving your relationships an indirect boost. For as the planet of love and guardian of your relationships, this allows Venus to focus on giving your heart and your relationships a voice.
While the Sun will return to your communication sector on the 20th April, this focus will be on communication across the board. This is something your relationships will benefit from as well, but no one can give your relationships a voice in the same way that Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships can. The Moon will return to your relationship sector on the 25th April, just hours after Venus leaves your communication sector on the same day. Yet from the get go the Moon will return to fuel the emotional responses that can't help but find their voice from the get go.