Virgo - April 2018
Hello Virgo! A new chapter begins in your love life in April, as wounded healer Chiron finally leaves your house of relationships on the 17th! If you look back objectively at the past few years now, you will see just how much work you have done on your love hurts and insecurities. You may have felt you were thrown into partnerships time and time again where the same old feelings of rejection or betrayal cropped up. The purpose of Chiron’s influence has been to encourage you to heal yourself so that now he is moving on, you can step forward into your new and confident personality. Neptune continues to support you by pushing for unconditional love in this part of your world; his sextile with Venus between the 13th and 23rd is wonderful for taking a break with someone you love, or meeting someone special on a holiday or at a study class. Contact with Mars after the 14th and into early May also bodes well for getting to know a potential partner in a more romantic way.
Saturn turns retrograde on the 18th in your house of creativity, a transit which will take you into a period of reflection over how you express the more spontaneous side of your nature. When Saturn in this area it becomes very difficult to have fun, simply because you feel more self-conscious, and enjoyment with no purpose seems somehow futile and unimportant. Over the next two months you will find yourself in situations where you are forced to express the more natural, creative side to your character. Saturn will also sextile this month’s full Moon on the 30th, sending you a fabulous opportunity to support someone who needs you. In this situation you will find chances to express your true nature and bring out some of your wonderful inner warmth and compassion, which often gets buried under the everyday practicalities of life.
Finances could take a battering from Mercury’s retrograde storm during the first two weeks of April. It won’t be easy to see a way forward with extra bills, particularly credit cards, loans and mortgage repayments. You may find yourself reviewing the way you manage your accounts in order that you can ease the pressure on yourself a little. Mercury and Mars square up to one another between the 1st and 9th, an irritable period of arguments and disputes over loans, taxes and benefit payments. You may feel short-changed by a financial institution, but it will be the latter half of the month before you get any recompense. Don’t try too hard before then to get your point across. Mercury’s on-off relationship with Saturn will also influence money matters throughout the month, as a financial agreement you made in mid-March lingers without being finalised until the last week in April.
April’s Moon cycle begins on the 16th with a new Moon in your house of transformation and regeneration. This is a deeply spiritual and psychic transit, and extra-sensory experiences now could take you on an incredible journey of self-discovery. Healing, spiritual mental or physical, is on the agenda if you need to feel complete again after a stressful period. Challenges from powerful Pluto might push you to question the essence of your existence, and you may need to review your reasons for being here and what they mean to you. Uranus is also on hand to provide sudden and inspirational flashes of insight into your problems. Dreams will also be more vivid and wacky than usual, but those messages are still hidden within, they will simply take longer to decipher! Have a brilliant month!