April 5th New Moon
This is a powerful lunation that emphasizes a Jupiter – Mars opposition forming in Cancer/Capricorn. Jupiter sextiles the trickster energy of Uranus. With Mars in the sign of Cancer we will find loads of energy for family and nurturing ourselves and others.
The New Moon also stands in dynamic aspect to Saturn in Virgo, while Saturn closely trines Pluto in Capricorn just as Pluto stations. This trine represents a more graceful passage to the same place that we were driven during the events of 2001-2002. We must accommodate change to the very structure of our lives or those structures will be changed forcefully.
April 12th First Quarter Moon
This dynamic Sun-Moon square strongly emphasizes Neptune, Jupiter and Mars by opposing it and conjuncting the latter two. Mars draws nearer to its opposition point with Jupiter, giving this already tense configuration plenty of juice. Neptune in Aquarius is also emphasized, indicating that our ideals, and perhaps our illusions and potential self-deception, are also up for us during this somewhat difficult transition.
April 20th Full Moon
This powerful lunation trines Pluto, making a Grand Trine in the sky with Saturn and Pluto. Therefore the issues raised by the Saturn – Pluto trine will be temporally magnified. This Scorpio Full Moon in the first degrees of Scorpio and Taurus carries its own special energy for relationship and change. This configuration speaks to structural transformation coming down in our lives that we need to wise up to and the necessary course corrections that will follow. Because Mercury is conjunct the Sun at this time, and participates in the Grand Trine, the consciousness of where we are standing – or not – is raised. We have a real chance right now to take a stand and make a difference. As a nation and a culture we are indeed “between a rock and a hard place” and our salvation lies in recognizing the factors in our lives that must be adjusted, both collectively and individually. The good news with the trine is that relatively mild modifications can be extremely beneficial at this time, and save us more trouble later on should we ignore the signs of massive impending change.
April 28th Last Quarter Moon
This phase was identified by Rudhyar as the "crisis in consciousness" that comes at the end of the lunation cycle, when we look at what has been concretely accomplished and what remains. The Moon in Aquarius emphasizes the human family over individual ego, and connection over isolation. Jupiter continues to sextile Uranus, with Chiron at their midpoint, bringing great ideas into the picture once again in service of exploring the places where we are wounded as a human family, and where we are collectively trying to heal ourselves.