“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi
The Universe is guiding us to focus on how we express love starting with April’s new lunar cycle. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto going retrograde this month — and continuing on through summer and part of autumn — will ask us to reflect on ways to deepen our connection to others. Ultimately, the Universe is guiding us to serve others the same way we serve ourselves where the foundation is unconditional love.
Lunar Cycle of Masculine Energy
The moon represents our mental focus, awareness, and overall intuition. It guides us to nurture ourselves and those we love. But with both lunar phases transiting masculine signs, we will need to take action to serve more than ourselves, wherever the moon is in our individual natal charts.
The new moon in Aries on 5 April 2019 symbolizes new beginnings that nourish our souls. With this masculine side of Mars, the collective will be guided to be courageous and plant seeds that will bear fruit. Rather than imagine having a garden, we will need to get our hands dirty pulling weeds and tilling land.
Some seeds take root and sprout faster when given the proper attention. The full moon in Libra on 19 April 2019 is the culmination of what seeds we planted during the new moon. Again, working with masculine energy, Venus’s dance with the moon is guiding us to maintain balance as we serve to not become overwhelmed. This cycle is only the beginning of a longer journey.
Ostara/ Spring Equinox kicked off new beginnings on 21 March 2019, signifying time to cultivate new ideas, or repurposing old ones, so they are unique expressions of our souls.
Nodal shifts are in transit for 18-months. The shift from sidereal Cancer-Capricorn to Gemini-Sagittarius marked where our spiritual growth will take place. Between 23 March 2019 through 19 September 2020 the Universe will show us how and where to express our love.
Retrogrades for Community and Global Growth
Jupiter and Saturn are interpersonal planets. Our relationship with friends, family and community will be the focus. Pluto being the most distant planet represents deep emotional connections with the global collective.
10 April 2019 – 11 August 2019
Jupiter retrograde in sidereal Scorpio, the feminine side of Mars, will reveal if our ideas or in alignment with our life purpose, world view, and willingness to be open to adventure and new opportunities.
24 April 2019 – 3 October 2019
Pluto reveals what lies deep beneath the psyche. It’s retrograde will push us to release unhealthy emotional attachments from the past so we can awaken to hidden aspects of ourselves. This letting go allows us to ‘start new seedlings’ if necessary to reap a better harvest.
29 April 2019 – 18 September 2019
The structure of our lives is governed by Saturn. Its energy is like a sage who knows everything about gardening because they rely on intuition, logic, and experience to make the best gains. When Saturn goes retrograde in sidereal Sagittarius, it will be dancing with the masculine side of Jupiter. We will be given a different perspective to review our purpose, beliefs, and open-mindedness.
More Deep Reflection
As we release what no longer serves us to be in alignment with our soul, the solar and lunar eclipses in July 2019 will be the midway point to review the work we started in April. We’ll need to ask ourselves if we are expressing love in a way that is authentic to our unique Truth.
This month is the beginning of reflecting on our relationships with ourselves FIRST. Then the Universe will as if our connection to the immediate and global collective is a reflection of our soul.
- Are we loving others as we love ourselves?
- Are we connecting to people who are loving?
- Are we sharing our love in healthy ways with those who suffer?
Tarot Energy Reading
Spirit chose the following cards from the Morgan-Greer tarot deck to explain April’s energy.
- Queen of Rods
- Ace of Pentacles
- Eight of Pentacles
The Queen represents creative energy that is used logically. She makes the True decisions in the kingdom, counseling the king about how his plans will affect the castle and the land and people it rules.
Individually, we are being guided to think about how our passions are focused on the Greater good to produce material wealth for not only the kingdom but the masses as well. Logic is key. THINK about how much work needs to be done and work diligently within our capacity. Cultivating a niche, rather than trying to serve everyone, helps us to stay balanced.
Being faithful to our Truth will be recognized by the Universe. Blessings will be bestowed as we live authentically. There us no lack. Everyone will be provided for.
April’s energy miss about starting a new love movement. As we release fear the way we express love will move mountains.