Here comes April, a month anxiously awaited by many, as it is when Mercury ends its retrograde and it stations direct on the 4th, at the same time Venus enters Gemini, few days before Mars stations direct on the 14th. (finally!)
When two planets like Mercury and Mars finish their retrograde period, all situations that have been delayed for some reason or another, begin to move towards their resolution. Postponed meetings now can be expected to occur, locked topics can flow again and finally a sense of resolution will be felt, in general. Mercury stationed retrograde on March 12th, a couple of days before the big trine of Venus-Jupiter-Marte-Pluto in Earth signs, which brought great financial and artistic projects to our lives, and yet, with delays, due to paper work , or simply difficulties that were not in our hands to activate. Mars, stationed retrograde on the 24th of January at about 23 ° of Virgo and has traveled back to the 3 ° of Virgo, from where it will “start” again on the 14th of April.
All those situations of our lives that have been put in “stand by” or which needed a review, a re-adaptation re-planning, now finally have the opportunity to begin to move forward to some kind of resolution, we get a chance to find the solution to these issues that have filled our life of anxiety. The retrograde motion of the planets are not negative, however, there are a periods when we are forced to re-view, re-study our demands and needs. From now on, we are better equipped to re-launch our projects and we will find that this “stand by” period was necessary for us to see the situation more calmly and clearly. Perhaps we should wait until April 17, when Mercury enters Aries, to finally see things, especially those that require paperwork, move to the desired speed.
Venus enters Gemini on the same day that Mercury stations direct. We shall return to our social life and our connection and communication with friends, co-workers, family members, less forcibly. Venus in Gemini makes us curious and interested in others. The period of Venus in Taurus, was a process much more creative, more intimate and personal and now, once again, we’ll find ourselves in search of communication with others. The search for a twin mind will become more apparent and intellectual activities will benefit. Playing tennis is another passion of Venus in Gemini and all activities that require another, like chess. Gemini eternally seeks the “lost twin” and Venus in Gemini inspires us even more in the process. Libra and Aquarius will benefit from this transit greatly, as all those planets that we have in these signs, will. Other mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and PISCES) should direct these energies toward communication.
As soon as Venus enters Gemini, it will link with Neptune by square, therefore the search for twin mind or soul, can be colored fantasy and misinterpretation. If you meet anyone in those days, you’ll have to wait at least a week, to know if what you saw was real, or was just your imagination. On April 7th, Venus will square Mars in Virgo and we’ll realize that all adventures and projects requires tools that allow us to perform them positively. More technique, more knowledge, more experience are necessary in life to express our creativity to the fullest. This is one of the great lessons of Mars in Virgo: to recognize that technique and dedication are needed if we want to do a job properly, as required by the soul.
The 22-23 and 24 of April will be also important when Mercury forms a conjunction to Uranus in Aries, at the same time the Sun will be in conjunction to Jupiter in Taurus and the Moon having connected with Jupiter also is heading towards the conjunction with Venus in Gemini.If you are preparing more than one project this can be a pivotal moment in its resolution, but it will also stimulate us to a more philosophical view of the situation.
Venus will station retrograde on May 15th, for the first time since October 8, 2010, when it made its retrograde in the sign of Scorpio, this time it will station retrograde at 24 degrees Gemini until June 27th, when it will station direct at Gemini 7 ° 29′. It will not return to the 24 ° of Gemini, until July 31. See where Gemini falls in your chart and having acquired experience in these months with the retrogrades of Mercury and Mars, you can understand what this retrograde of Venus brings to your life. Do not forget that it will force us to re-view, re – think, re-envision a situation, especially that, which has to do with what we value in life, our self-image, our sensuality, our personal relations, our creativity.
Have a great month of April.