Gemini - April 2018
How are you, Gemini?! Friendships could suffer from a serious communication failure in April, as Mercury spends most of the month in your house of friends, dithering over which direction he wants to be traveling in! His schedule during the days up to the 15th includes an unhelpful continuation of the retrograde period which began in mid-March, so conversations with friends will be difficult and a lack of understanding or agreement is likely. Jealousy may also affect friendship groups when Mars squares up to Mercury from the 1st to 9th. Having said that, this is an excellent time to seek forgiveness for harsh words or the betrayal of a friend’s confidence which you regret; it’s not too late to build bridges with patience and tolerance. The new Moon conjunct unpredictable Uranus is also likely to send you new and exciting acquaintances around the 16th; these people will be original and independent and inspire you with their progressive views.
Finances will play on your mind this month, as Mars kicks up a storm in your house of debts. Saturn also turns retrograde here on the 18th, closely followed by Pluto on the 23rd. You will be called to account for hasty choices which you made regarding credit cards, loans or financial investments during the latter half of 2017, and you will feel the pressure of having to balance the books. Take care when dealing with tax returns or benefit applications too after the 24th, it’s important to be totally honest to avoid repercussions later. Mars connects with Lilith and Pluto here during the days up to the 20th, and you will feel especially possessive now with regard to your money and what you own. It will be hard to share during these days, so it might be better to postpone discussions about borrowing and lending money until the month end.
Chiron is on the move in April, leaving your career sector behind on the 17th. He will not be back here this century, so the impact he has had on your working life needs to be reflected on and remembered as you move forward on your life path. Hopefully in the time he has been resident in this house, you have healed those wounds around not being good enough to take responsibility or sustain a position of leadership. You may have struggled with parental expectations which oppose your own ideas of what kind of direction you want your career to go in. As we move into May you will to feel more empowered in this part of your life, and will be confident in taking opportunities to prove yourself. Chiron’s next stop is your house of friendships and social groups, therefore it’s time to start working on feelings of alienation or loneliness which you experience in social situations.
The full Moon on the last day of April will turn your attention to everyday tasks and chores, and energy levels taking a nose dive might make the last days of the month harder to manage. Something has to give now in order for you to get the rest you need, so it might be a good idea to take a look at how you manage your time and what you can realistically fit into a day. Jupiter opposing Venus from this area between the 13th and 23rd also indicates health issues, particularly around digestive upsets following over-indulgence. Your blood sugar, blood pressure and liver may also be affected by a lack of dietary variation. Watch what you eat and drink and take care to try everything in moderation! Have a marvelous April!