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Welcome to the first New Moon of the new Zodiac year – a new beginnings celebration in Aries, first sign of the zodiac!
Here are the highlights before, during and after the April 7 New Moon:
First, it’s important to note that, in 2016 April is a 13 Universal Month of genius, unexpected developments, breakthroughs, total transformation, and empowerment. The number 13 is an incredibly important number when it appears in any forecast.
13 governs the divine feminine, the Moon’s cycles and awakens the internal power you have for spiritual catharsis.
Here’s how the divine feminine influence in the number 13 its way into the fabric of our lives:
- There are 13 weeks in any season, which make up the 4 x 13 = 52 weeks in the year.
- The lunar calendar was based on these 13 weeks.
- The 52 card deck was created to track the lunar calendar – an ancient card deck comprised of 4 suits representing the 4 seasons, with 13 cards each, representing the 13 weeks in each season, and 52 cards total – each representing one week in the year.
- There are 13 lunations in one year.
- The Moon covers approximately 13 degrees in one day.
You’ll be guided to embrace your sensitive, intuitive nature – your instincts, your gut feelings, to let go and TRUST.
April 5 – Venues Enters Aries
On April 5, just two days ahead of the New Moon, Venus enters Aries. The ruling planet of Aries is the planet Mars. So, when Venus enters Aries, we are merging the energies of Mars and Venus which ignites a lot of passion, love, creative power and fiery forward momentum.
Mars is your energy resource, your internal battery, your drive and determination, firing up with excitement when you’re lit up by an idea, a person, an attraction.
Also in the days leading up to the New Moon, Pluto is square the Sun – amplifying your assertiveness.
April 7 – New Moon Hits (Creation & Energy Abound)
On April 7 the New Moon has the Sun and Moon and Venus and Uranus all in ARIES, placing a strong emphasis on Renewal, Love, Passion and manifesting a new kind of Abundance.
Mars is in Sagittarius along with Saturn at this time – and Sagittarius is another FIRE sign. So six planets will be in fire signs, and that places a major emphasis on thrusting your energy forward, going into Action, being purposeful!
This New Moon generates a strong urge within you to CREATE.
April 12 – Mars Trines Venus (LOVE & Romance!)
On April 12 we have two lovely astrology gifts coming together. Right as the Moon enters its home sign of Cancer, Mars trines Venus (currently in Aries, home sign for Mars), emphasizing the important of love in your life. You want to be sensual, passionate and affectionate and this Venus-Mars aspect also enhances your creativity and artistry.
At the same time, Mercury forms a harmonious sextile to Neptune and that gives you a very wonderful, sensitive approach to you communication. It also enhances your imagination and gives you a great sense of premonition.
April 13 – Double 13-13 Day (Double The Transformation)
April 13 is a Double 13-13 Day, since April is a 13 Universal Month. So that brings a double transformation, double empowerment, double enhancement of your divine feminine energy. It also focuses your attention to security, order, organization and discipline, since 13 adds up to the practical “root number” 4.
April 17 – Mars Goes Retrograde
On April 17th, we have a major development in the heavens: Mars goes retrograde until the end of June. This only happens every two years.
BEFORE this time you’ll want to put bigger projects and plans into action. It’s best not to start major things during a Mars retrograde, though you certainly can continue projects started before April 17.
Mars retrograde is a time for reflection on how you use your energy resources, to find your unique message, your own voice, plus to understand how you feel about your sexuality and re-discover your self motivation and momentum.
Change, Love, And Passion For Your April
Lots of shifting, firing up, and so many beautiful relationship themes are active during these two weeks and throughout April.
You’ll have many opportunities now to expand your capacity to love.
It’s really an exciting time!
Love and Blessings,