April 2018 Moon Forecast
We begin April smack dab in the middle of Mercury retrograde in Aries, so things may be a little tense and fiery. There aren’t many planets in air signs right now, so communication just really isn’t happening. So you’ll want to pause and take your time before speaking or reacting. No matter how someone else is acting, you don’t have to respond on their level. Do your best to take a step back and breathe.
Last Quarter Moon
April kicks off with the Last Quarter Moon on April 8 in Capricorn at 3:18 am EST.
Traditionally, a Capricorn Moon speaks of hard work ethic leading to hard won results. It brings to mind the climbing of a mountain, a long journey with an end goal that will be reached. However, this Last Quarter Moon is squared by the Sun, which usually means tensions may be high, especially in relationships. You may have to put off reaching that goal to soothe some ruffled feathers. This is a time where what you want and what you need just may not line up today. It will pass.
On April 15 at 9:57 pm EST, the New Moon in Aries occurs.
Mercury also goes direct this day. Talk about a fresh start! We’ll still be in the ending retrograde shadow period for a couple of weeks, but those intense emotions that seems to pop up out of nowhere should lessen.
With this New Moon, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the sign most focused on the self and most ready to just begin already. Use this fiery energy to start something new, launch something (whether its a product or a relationship). If you’ve had your foot on the break during Mercury retrograde, now is the time to hit the gas.In April, Mercury retrograde ends just in time for the Aries New Moon, so lets start something new! Click To Tweet
First Quarter Moon
April 22 at 5:46 pm EST is the First Quarter Moon in Leo. This is also Earth Day. You might find that you want to use that Leo energy to go do some good in the world and give back today.
Pluto retrograde also begins today. Pluto is all about the subconscious and transformation, so this is a good time for shadow work and working with past wounds that you’re finally ready to excavate. Perhaps therapy, reiki or kinesiology (or a combo) could be beneficial now.
April ends with a Full Moon on April 29 at 6:04 am EST. This moon is in Scorpio.
It’s time for transformation. Clean out those closets
This could be a day for brooding – or bringing sexy back. Your choice. Put your energy into what you want to create instead of what you want to hate – and you may see some miracles arising soon after.
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