Monthly Astrology Forecast for April 2021

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 2021

This year began with a planetary conjunction that replaced the heavy feel of 2020 and put in place a new, lighter and brighter, feel which sets the tone of 2021. This is the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which happens about every 20 years and combines the hope and promise of Jupiter with the restrictions and discipline of Saturn. These two disparate planetary themes combine to form what I’ve named the “Wisdom Hot Degree,” which is 0º Aquarius, the meeting-place of Jupiter and Saturn. Whatever house this occupies in your chart will be a place where you will experience growth opportunities this year, and you will also face reality checks and some hard lessons. The Wisdom Hot Degree expires in late December 2021, so its effects last all year.  

In 2021, we Pandora Astrologers expect the covid pandemic to end and some state of normalcy to return. One main reason for this is that the Pandemic Hot Degree (P.H.D.) expired in the middle of December 2020, which brought a sense that the light at the end of the tunnel had appeared, though we were not out of the tunnel yet. Such an expiry doesn’t bring effects overnight, because the P.H.D was rooted in a Saturn/Pluto conjunction which has a much longer cycle (approximately 35 years) than Saturn/Jupiter one (just 20 years), but the P.H.D. did drive bad behavior due to a general feeling of oppression among humans, and that feeling has already begun to lift. From here, it gets better, and likely it does so faster than we expect. 

The other reason we expect normalcy (or something like it) to return is that 2021 has a few planetary events in it, but nothing as large, dramatic and heavy-feeling as 2020 did. The P.H.D. was not only heavy and painful, it was also triggered by Jupiter and Mars several times each during the course of the year, bringing those negative sensations of painful entrapment right up in our faces, making them impossible to ignore. This year, nothing like that is happening. The Wisdom Hot Degree is experiencing no multipass triggers from other planets at all, and this does much to lighten things up in 2021.

During 2021 there are just two planetary aspects being formed: one is Saturn in a harmonious sextile with Chiron and the other places Saturn in a stressful square with Uranus. Neither of these multipass transits is being triggered by Jupiter, Mars, or any other planet. These aspects suggest work that needs doing, but it’s work that is doable, not work that feels impossible or insane. 

The toughest aspect of the year is undoubtedly Saturn square Uranus, which pits conservative and authoritarian Saturn against progressive and reactionary Uranus. We’re seeing this in governments all over Earth and while this aspect is in play (from February through December) we’ll see authoritarian governments behave in crushing ways while rebels work to restore or gain freedoms. Expect propaganda and a cacophony of voices. 

The year also begins with a large pile of planets in Aquarius, bringing an emphasis on groups, community and tribe (including tribalism) and also on science and progress. Aquarius is a much lighter and brighter feeling sign than heavy, dour and restrictive Capricorn. This is a distinct shift in tone. 

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During 2021, Pluto is in Capricorn, Uranus is in Taurus, Neptune is in Pisces and Chiron is in Aries–exactly as they were in 2020. This video explains what these long-tern “planetary eras” mean, and for these 4 planets, it still applies: Planetary Eras: Outer Planets In Signs In 2020. As of 2021, Saturn and Jupiter are no longer in Capricorn, so that part of the video no longer applies, but our videos about Saturn in Aquarius and Jupiter in Aquarius will bring you current.

Our 2021 News Playlist includes these topics and more
It will be updated throughout the year with videos that are relevant for 2021.
And if you missed the videos we made about covid during 2020,
Our 2020 News Playlist is still up.

If you have a teenager in your life, you need to know about this:

Why Are The Teen Years So Hard?

How did your precious little kid turn into a grumpy adolescent seemingly overnight? Why does she push back against you now? Why does he show such disrespect? There’s a reason, and it’s Saturn. Hormones aside, this is a time when issues around authority, discipline and structure come up and this is likely to play out in a child’s relationships with authority figures of all kinds (parents, teachers, clergy, police, etc). Would you like to get a handle on this and send these energies in a better direction? We’ve made this video to help you do just that.

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. How will they affect you? Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?

Mercury Watch

Mercury is moving forward at high speed this month—hooray! Expect things to go swiftly at the office and in your personal communications too. April 18th is Greater Epiphany Day, the day when Mercury catches up with the Sun and conjuncts it. Clarity and insight abound—if you’ve got a project that’s been going on for more than a month, aim to catch a wave of peak mental energy that day. For more about optimizing this, look at This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades.

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.

Happy Birthday, Aries!

Here is your monthly horoscope for April:
“Me! And Also Money”

If your Sun is in Aries, happy birthday! In your April horoscope we discuss your year of Jupiter luck and the arena of life you’ll feel it in. This month’s Taurus themes bring your attention to your finances where you should watch how you spend on luxury items. The Aries New Moon of the 11th brings you a lot of energy and drive, but beware going off half-cocked. Mercury is traveling your sign this month, making you especially articulate. These topics and more in our April horoscope video, just for you.

April’s Horoscopes Have Arrived

If you want to know how the sky news of April 2021 affects your sign,
check your horoscope here
Be sure to check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. 

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Lunations

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

“Assertive But Also Relatable”
New Moon in 22º Aries
April 11, 2021

April’s New Moon in Aries is energetically packed and loaded with Fire. The Sun, the Moon, and Venus all in Aries connect harmoniously with Juno in Sagittarius. This brings in the theme of harmony and relationship. While all the Fire brings in lots of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement, our New Moon’s square to Pluto brings in a more malevolent tone. So make sure all that your actions are tempered with transparency and forthrightness. Jupiter and Venus bring all the charm, luck, and optimism needed for a springy, happy start to the new astrological year. If you have a planet in your chart placed between 17º and 27º degrees of cardinal sign, you’ll feel this Moon.

“Focused Obsession With Calm Objectivity”
Full Moon in 7º Scorpio
April 26, 2021

The Moon in Scorpio is generally intense and when it’s a Full Moon in Scorpio that’s even more true. This one opposes the Sun and Uranus in Taurus, bringing in some awareness around where we may be stubborn, resistant to change, and possibly possessive or controlling. As Full Moons are usually relational in general, we may have this brought up in our relationships. With Mars and Vesta softening this dynamic Taurus-Scorpio axis, we can use this Moon to apply a bit of healthy detachment instead of battles and emotional outbursts. If you have planets in 2º to 12º of a Fixed sign, then you’re going to feel this.

Your April horoscope video will tell you more about these Full and New Moons. When checking your horoscope, always check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. Your Rising sign’s horoscope will generally work better.

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