by Maya White
Are you ready for an amazing journey? April is one of the most amazing months. In keeping with the mechanics of change, there is a process of tension and release, and April is a perfect example of the process of tension which is needed to get to the new phase of development.
Tabla Rasa for the 21st Century
I invite you to regard this month as your personal blank slate, or Tabla Rasa. Pure potential that is actualized and comes to be known through experience is the essence of Tabla Rasa. You can choose to actualize the positive potential of any circumstance –the choice is up to yours.
You can name and frame any situation as one for learning. If you regard this month as an invitation and an opportunity to face your fears and break new ground you’ll be richly rewarded. Think of this month as your personal crossing of the symbolic ‘Red Sea’ – a time to step into a miraculous way of life. The squares of the Cardinal Cross challenge you to face your fears, take the plunge, and move ahead.
Be the Change You Want to See in the World
Uranus energy moves like a lightening storm over water, stirring up chaos but also change!
Because the outer planets Uranus and Pluto are activated, much of these changes will take place on the global level. Undeniably, the world is shifting, and Uranus and Pluto are markers of government – ‘the people’ (Uranus) vs power and control (Pluto). It’ll be interesting to observe the world stage; there will most likely be events that we surely have no control over and stresses such as earthquakes and political rebellions can surely be expected.
What you can control is the way you hold your personal energy. Absolutely be aware of personal safety and, beyond that, nurture and hold your energetic body strong. Don’t get distracted by the noise; it’s an invitation to your new way of being. I know that many of you are praying constantly for world peace.
The action takes place at the 13th degree of the cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. This will be personally impactful if you were born April 1 – 5; July 3 – 7; October 4 – 8; January 1 – 5. . If your birthday falls into one of these time-frames take stock of how things are now, and know that you’re on the fast track to fulfill your potential.
Jupiter and the US Chart
The Cardinal Cross has several points of impact on the United States birthchart. The good news is that Jupiter is protecting the nation. There are a few options (and opinions) for birth charts of the US, but regardless of time, we can agree that July 4th is the commonly accepted birthday of the US which places transiting Jupiter on the Sun of the Unite States at 13 Cancer. The US chart also has Saturn at 14 Libra, so the ‘rules’ of the nation will be challenged by Uranus (radical change) but can also be energized by Mars (Mars conjunct Saturn is a signature of discipline). I don’t see this as a negative, rather it’s a manifestation of what must be done in order for the US to move ahead and retain relevance in a changing world.
Parsifal is represented by the ‘Fool’ of the tarot deck, an innocent, good being who slowly starts to understand the world. He is pure of heart, yet wanted to become a knight in King Arthur’s court. Like any hero, Parsifal needed to overcome challenges and claim his power to fulfill his noble mission.
Parsifal’s journey to wisdom is symbolic of our walk through the 12 signs of the zodiac; as the soul moves around the wheel of the sun signs, we each gain wisdom needed for completion of a life cycle.
I’ve made a list of the major transits for April. Think of the stories told by astrology as Parsifal’s Journey – the path that you take to your destination of joy. There are pitfalls and traps along the way, but regardless of how long it takes, you’re headed to your freedom and joy.
Major transits for April:
April 1: Sun square Jupiter – evaluate and name what you want
April 2: Sun conjunct Uranus- take action to change, even is if ‘shocks yourself and others’
April 5: Venus enters Pisces – live your compassion
April 8th: Sun opposes Mars – overcome obstacles
April 11: Venus conjunct Neptune – connect with your heart and soul, find your true love
April 14th: Mercury square Jupiter, conjunct Uranus, square Pluto – spread the news, express your truth
April 14: Pluto stations retrograde – fulfill your destiny
April 15th: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25 Libra –a fundamental relationship with self; refine adjustments that must be made, learn to get along in the world; some people will be happy, others will not
April 16: Mercury opposes Mars – but you are stepping forward to claim your truth regardless of what other people think or do
April 17: Venus trine Jupiter – confirmation that the Universe is a naturally abundant place to be
April 20: Jupiter square Uranus – you must claim your stake in the game
April 20: Moon squares Uranus, conjunct Pluto, opposes Jupiter, square Mars – tipping point of change, go for the prize
April 21: Uranus square Pluto – doing the right thing changes your world
April 22: Mars square Jupiter – others believe your truth
April 23: Mars square Pluto – others believe your reality
April 28: New Moon Solar Eclipse at 8 Taurus – manifestation of your new world
With blessings, love, and positive expectation for your potential!