The major planetary aspects in play this year will get an outing in April, starting with the upbeat Jupiter Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on the 5th. Under normal circumstances this is associated with high confidence and enthusiasm and the ability to produce successful results. But its expansive qualities can also inflate the negative, or prompt a tendency to assume that rules are meant for other people. Transgressions can backfire. That may be particularly evident towards mid month when the upfront, feisty Aries Sun opposes Pluto and Jupiter.

There’s also a volatile, disruptive Mars in Aquarius square Uranus on the 7th, following on from the Mars conjunct Saturn of March 31st – so it’ll be a rocky ride, marginally accident-prone, at the least bad tempered. Mars in Aquarius all month until mid May can be argumentative, contrary, stubborn. A hint of the same will come in the final ten days as the Taurus Sun is in a downbeat square to Saturn and an erratic and unpredictable conjunction with Uranus.

Venus in Gemini from the 3rd will attempt to sprinkle a little social fun around all month; though, being in Gemini, it may have to be restricted to communication over the airwaves than in actual gatherings.


3: Venus into Gemini until early August, with a retrograde from mid May till late June – light hearted, flirtatious, fun-loving.

4: Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune – vague, dreamy, kind, evasive.

Venus trine Saturn in Aquarius – charming about practical matters, cool emotionally.

5: Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – high-octane, positive thinking plus determination can produce solid results, though over-confidence can be a problem.

7: Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus – disruptive, can cause equipment breakdowns, a mood of no compromise and no interference allowed.

Mercury sextile Pluto – persuasive.

8: Mercury sextile Jupiter – positive chats, c=enthusiastic.

Full Moon in Libra – pulled in two directions

11: Mercury into Aries until 27th – speak first, think second, not devious, straight talking, assertive.

Mercury sextile Saturn – sensible, practical chats.

14: Sun Aries opposition Pluto – challenging, requires effort to overcome obstacles, power struggles

15: Sun opposition Jupiter – optimistic, over hopeful, expect results with no effort.

18: Mercury sextile Venus – sweet talking.

19: Mercury sextile Mars – assertive, straight speaking

Sun into Taurus for four weeks – earthy, practical, stubborn.

21: Sun square Saturn – downbeat, setbacks, delays, obstacles, need to be realistic.

23: New Moon in Taurus – new beginnings

25: Mercury square Pluto – deep-thinking, negative, stubborn

Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn until early October – subtle shift, perhaps financial, business or political projects on hold.

26: Mercury square Jupiter – promise more than can deliver, over hopeful.

Sun conjunct Uranus – sudden change, surprises, jolts, not co-operative

27: Mercury into Taurus until May 12th – chat about practical matters, sensible, slow to decide.28: Mercury square Saturn – gloomy, looking for flaws.


Jupiter in Capricorn from December 2nd 2019 to December 2020. Capricorn is money-minded, ambitious, traditional, practical. In astrology it rules business and governmental systems. Can be creative.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till March 22 2020, and again and again July 2nd to December 17th – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence. Puts a toe into Aquarius in late March until early July, and then moves in for a two year plus stay from December onwards – it is serious thinking, helpful for science, steadier emotionally though cold.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.


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