If it feels like 2021 is racing by particularly fast and you can’t believe that we are moving into the fourth month already, you are right. For the second month in a row, we begin the month with no planets in retrograde motion with all, apart from Pluto, all increasing their pace. The Sun, Venus, Mercury and Mars will all change signs this month, Mercury twice and this will bring them into contact with more planets in your chart. This is going to create a fast paced month but also a month where there will be change and variety and that always makes time appear to race by.
When there are no planets in retrograde motion this can create the speed wobbles, with all the planets except for Pluto spinning the wheels as they race through the solar system. The planet that is really racing ahead is Jupiter, who despite the fact that he only returned for what should be a 12 month visit to Aquarius in December, is now in his last full month here before leaving on 14th May.
These periods where there are no planets putting on the brakes can be a little too fast paced and especially as this period where there are no planets in retrograde motion is especially long this year. However, while Pluto won’t turn retrograde in Capricorn until \ 28th April, the fact that he is slowing down will give us at least a slight semblance of control. Pluto is a slow outer planet so this won’t slow down the pace of life but he will help us find quieter moments if we seek them.
The planets that do influence our daily lives are racing ahead. Mercury, who returned to Aquarius in the New Year but didn’t leave until mid March will start the month in Pisces before leaving on 4th April, will then spend just 15 days in Aries, from 4th April to 19th April, before ending the month in Taurus. Venus will start the month in Aries but she too will leave and return to Taurus on 15th April, with the Sun making the same step on 20th April. This will put the Sun, Mercury and Venus together in Aries and then again in Taurus, the first time they have all been here at the same time and with eyes, heart and mind on the same page in three years.
It is while all three are in Aries that the Moon will not only move through from 11th April to 13th April but will create a New Moon on 12th April. This is the first New Moon of this new astrological year.
Mars is also on the move, leaving Gemini on 23rd April and returning to Cancer, two months before the Sun returns to open new doors here each year. Whether in his final weeks in Gemini or with his return to Cancer, Mars will have a significant impact on Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion. This is Jupiter’s last full month in Aquarius and with Mars in fellow Air sign Gemini, their friendly aspect midmonth will give both a boost. Meanwhile, Mars’ return to Cancer will ensure he is in position and ready to both welcome and support Jupiter when he returns to fellow Water sign Pisces next month.
Mars will be in Cancer when the Moon not only returns to Water sign Scorpio on 27th April but as a Full Moon. Falling just four days after Mars return and as the Moon will form a friendly aspect to him and to dreamy Neptune in Pisces, this could have exciting implications.
Because all the faster planets (the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Mars) are on the same side of the sky as the outer planets there are no oppositions, so this won’t be a challenging month. As this will be a fast paced, vibrant and ever changing month, this could be an exciting time and one of the better months of 2021. What is noticeable is just how different this is from 2020, when because Mars and Venus both turned retrograde, things were sluggish and especially in the second half of the year. That is not the case this year and we are enjoying the benefits of that this month.
This is just a brief overview of the conditions this month, with the following links providing more information in what this means for you. The Monthly Horoscopes are now available and I will continue to go into this in the Daily and Weekly Horoscopes but you can also get more detailed information through the Monthly Horoscope Reports.
This Overview is simply my chance to tell you what the planets are doing each month and not how this will impact you personally, which I will do through the Horoscopes. However, the Monthly Horoscope Reports will provide a lot more information and detail into exactly where, when and how this will impact you.
All the very best for the coming month and these uncertain but also extraordinary times.