Monthly Astrology Forecast for April 2020

Welcome to Pandora’s monthly astrology forecast. Here you’ll find news for the year, for the month and for dates this month when important changes are happening in our skies. You’ll also find words and videos explaining what they mean, how to handle them and how to know if they affect your chart specifically.

Pandora Astrology Monthly Forecast

Long-Term Shifts in 2020

2020 began with a very difficult planetary conjunction that sets the tone of the year: Saturn Conjuncts Pluto in January of 2020. Saturn and Pluto connect about every 35 years and when they do, individuals, societies and nations go through massive transformation. The keyword for this transit is “oppression.” We’re still feeling the aftereffects of this and likely will all year. As the year continues, Jupiter, newly in Capricorn, begins moving in and out of a conjunction with Pluto. Jupiter sometimes brings hope and confidence, making things better–but other times it just blows things up bigger and makes them visible when previously they were hidden. Hopefully this will bring a spark of positivity and shine some light into dark places. During 2020 Jupiter will also be dancing in a harmonious sextile with Neptune, fostering dreams and ideals and growing them further, adding to an increasing feeling of hope and possibility. As the year ends, Jupiter leaves Pluto behind and also exits Capricorn. Upon entering Aquarius in December 2020, Jupiter conjuncts Saturn, a connection that suggests wisdom from experience and an ability to make promises only in line with what you know you can deliver. And that may be the lesson this year. 

During 2020, Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter will be in Capricorn, while Uranus travels through Taurus, Neptune through Pisces and Chiron through Aries. This video explains what these long-tern “planetary eras” mean: Planetary Eras: Outer Planets In Signs In 2020.

Our 2020 News Playlist includes these topics and more
It will be updated throughout the year with videos that are relevant for 2020. 

Is love coming your way in 2020? Due for a career break?
Find out the details of the changes coming and their very specific timing–
so you can prepare to turn the cosmic tides in your favor!

Planetary Stations and Retrogrades This Month

A Springtime of Relationship Retrospection: Juno Is Still Retrograde–
And Soon Venus Will Be Too

This spring we’re experiencing a lot of deep thoughts and changes in our relationships because both Venus (love) and Juno (commitment) are going retrograde in overlapping patterns. This means one or the other will be retrograde from Feb 8 to June 25. That’s a long time to be reconsidering, rejiggering and reflecting on our relationships! Julia and I made this video before the coronavirus really hit and social distancing was imposed, but these things seem connected because we’re all wanting to feel connected but needing to find new ways to do that. 

What does “relationship retrospection” mean? If you are IN a relationship, it may mean some changes or some expansion. Perhaps your relationship needs more patience, more attention or more parity. If you are NOT in a relationship you can utilize this time to get ready for your next one by getting clear on your relationship needs and what you have to offer. And don’t be surprised if someone you dated years ago pops up and wants to clean up the past with you. And because both Venus and Juno are not just about intimate relating but also generically social, you can benefit from this transit in your friendships, work partnerships, teammate relationships and business partnerships of all kinds. This video explains the difference between Juno and Venus and lays out the areas of your life where you might see this transit in action. 

Astrology’s Human Life Cycle

Have you noticed that some years of your life stand out? There are ages (like 29, 50, 21 and others) when we go through changes that are generically human—they happen to all of us without variance. We have these in common and it doesn’t matter what culture you are in—you will feel your Saturn Return at 29, you will have a midlife crisis between 38 and 43, and so on. But we do experience each age in our own way, through our own lens. Some life cycle transits will be easier for you than others. 

In this video we talk about how the human life cycle is rooted in planetary cycles that cause transits to happen at specific, predictable ages of your life. This is the reason why rites of passage are important to every culture on earth—and to all peoples, whether ancient or modern. We lay out the basis for this and we tell you what ages to really watch out for and why the midlife crisis is so crisis-y. We also talk about how certain life cycle transits feel and best approaches if you are near one of these difficult but powerful transitions. 

How do April’s planetary movements affect you?

Check this YouTube playlist for Pandora Astrology’s horoscopes this month and watch the one for your Rising sign as well as your Sun sign. 

This year’s themes affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts.  Will they affect you? Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?

Monthly Astrology Forecast: Mercury Watch

In April, the rascally messenger planet has recovered fully from being retrograde in Pisces and is pretty much up to his usual speed. It’s “back to business” as we leave the confusion of March behind and mid-month Mercury whips into Aries, a sign characterized by haste, impatience and love of speed. Expect your projects to move quickly at that point—and beware of tripping up in haste! Here’s more about Mercury Retrograde.

Monthly Astrology Forecast: Seasons

April begins with the Fiery Cardinal sign of Aries. Aries encompasses the first 30 degrees of arc the sun travels through after crossing the equator. The traveling sun brings light that warms the earth up in springtime and continues north to bring summer to the northern hemisphere, leaving the southern hemisphere in winter. Life has been reborn after winter’s death and bursts forth fiercely. The pure Aries temperament is pushy, brash and self-centered, as is appropriate to this infant season of the year. Celebrate the sense of wonder your Aries friends possess, and their ability to start over. This year Aries lasts from March 20th through April 19th.

On April 19th, the rocketlike pace of Aries relaxes into the earthy slowness of Taurus.  Flowers are blooming and the earth is showing her fecundity. The pagan festival of Beltane features the raising of the maypole, a phallic symbol of life and fertility. Fields are fertilized and crops are beginning to raise their budding heads above the ground. Taurus takes the initializing force of Aries and steadies it, bringing continuity and the capacity to finish what was started. Enjoy nature during this pastoral, earthy sign.

If your birthday is coming, you’ll want your annual birthday reading (called a “Solar Return” reading) to happen in the month before your birthday–because your birthday is your Personal New Year. It’s the best time for setting resolutions, intentions and new life-directions. Get yourself in alignment with what your Greater Self wants for you this year, beginning with knowing what the plan is.

Monthly Astrology Forecast: Lunations

Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.

“Young Man’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Love”
Full Moon at 18º Libra on April 7, 2020

April’s Libra Full Moon brings this spring’s relationship themes to the foreground. Juno is retrograde, triggering a retrospection of our relationships and this Moon heightens emotions during it. You might get into conflict with your partner and have really strong feelings about it. You might even feel attracted to someone outside your partnership. And whatever happens, you’ll have to search your soul for the reasons why you are in this relationship.

Springtime is the peak of the human yearly “heat cycle,” in other words, it’s the peak of attraction and fertility for humans and people naturally want to get together. The first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox is in Libra, the sign of love, erotic connection and partnership, so it’s no wonder our relationships amp up in the spring. But this spring’s Full Moon has even MORE love themes built into it, because Juno is retrograde and also conjunct the Moon and opposite the Sun. This means that the Full Moon will bring a sense of emotional clarity or “epiphany” about your relationship needs and whether they are being met. 

In this video we also talk a bit about “sect” in traditional astrology—whether a planet is a “day” or a “night” planet as well as letting you know whether you are specifically affected by this Moon and how to handle it. Your April horoscope video will tell you more about this Full Moon. When checking your horoscope, always check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. Your Rising sign’s horoscope will generally work better.

“Rule-Making vs Rule-Breaking”
New Moon at 3º Taurus on April 22, 2020

This Taurus New Moon has layers of meaning to it because conventional Saturn is in unconventional Aquarius while unconventional Uranus is in practical Taurus and their square dominates the feel of this moon. There is a tremendous push-pull between the two sides and we may feel emotionally caught in the middle. Saturn is newly in Aquarius (see link to my video about that below, posted in March 2020) and is bringing innovation in hierarchies, such as government. Uranus meanwhile is bringing change to financial and food sectors (see link to blogpost about it below). This Moon highlights their conflicts.  

Also the two Moons this month (Full Moon in Libra and New Moon in Taurus) are both ruled by Venus, which is part of the general relationship theme going on this spring. Chances are, we’re all hard at work on boundaries in our relationship. Is it time to make the rules or be the one who breaks them? In this video, as always, the Pandora Astrologers give birthdates that will feel this the most strongly. Your April horoscope will tell you how this applies to your sign (check your Rising sign’s horoscope first, then your Sun sign).

Where Are You In The Human Life Cycle?

Have you noticed that some years of your life stand out? There are ages (like 29, 50, 21 and others) when we go through changes that are generically human—they happen to all of us without variance. We have these in common and it doesn’t matter what culture you are in—you will feel your Saturn Return at 29, you will have a midlife crisis between 38 and 43, and so on. But we do experience each age in our own way, through our own lens. Some life cycle transits will be easier for you than others. 

In this video we talk about how the human life cycle is rooted in planetary cycles that cause transits to happen at specific, predictable ages of your life. This is the reason why rites of passage are important to every culture on earth—and to all peoples, whether ancient or modern. We lay out the basis for this and we tell you what ages to really watch out for and why the midlife crisis is so crisis-y. We also talk about how certain life cycle transits feel and best approaches if you are near one of these difficult but powerful transitions. 

Aprils’s Horoscopes Have Arrived

If you want to know how the sky news of March 2020 affects your sign,
check your horoscope here.
Be sure to check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. 

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