In this article I will talk about:
- Full Moon in Virgo culminating on April 8th 8:04 am ISD (April 7th 7:34 pm PST)
- Exalted Venus in Taurus with a Jupiter aspect
- Saturn, Mars, Jupiter in Capricorn and the intensity it creates
- Hanuman Jayanti
- Akshaya Tritiya ‘The Ever Expanding Day’ April 25-26th
This full moon rises in the sign Virgo and the lunar house of Chitra on April 8th at 8:04 am IST (April 7th 7:34 pm PST). The moon in Virgo is a intellectual and critical thinking position for the moon, and also a placement of service and healing. Full moons are always a time where the energy is high and emotions are heightened, and a time for us to gather and feel connected. Unfortunately though we may not be able to do that physically right now, I would encourage you to use this moon to enhance the sense of connection- whether it’s to family, friends, your Self, the elements- all can be points of connectivity, even the perceived ‘loneliness’ of singularity. Since service and health and healing are the biggest themes of the sign of Virgo this month’s cycle can encourage the question of ‘How can I be of service right now?’ Many may find that the quest for servitude will bring the connection that we are seeking and may be lacking at the moment. Mercury in Pisces directly opposite in its sign of debilitation suggest out of the box and non-linear ways of thinking and communication. It is the time to bring our best selves and our unique gifts to the forefront, and of course focus on keeping healthy!
Things are looking heavy globally at the moment. Saturn in its own sign and Mars exalted in Capricorn look like a lot of hard work and obstacles. The combination of Saturn and Mars also lend to feeling frustrated, as Saturn slows down the dynamism of Mars’ energy. This will be the prevalent theme through April, until Mars moves into Aquarius on May 4th. Though Jupiter is also in the sign of Capricorn until the end of June, Jupiter is in its place of debilitation, its weakest placement. This 3 planet conjunction is very strong and with mixed indications as well, but it certainly speaks to hard work, frustration, uncomfortability, and the need for patience. There is an important theme happening about focusing in the present, as it is very difficult (even for astrologers!) to predict what will happen at the moment. It has been said many times that the Jupiter Saturn conjunction in Capricorn (which is now until the end of June then again in November 2021 for a year) shows the Dharma of the world being at a low point. We can hope and pray that as the darkness increases the energy of the Light will equally grow and expand.
On a lighter note, Venus will be in its own house in Taurus for the next few months. Venus in Taurus suggests comfort, good food, art and beauty, particularly to the area of life that is represented by Taurus in your chart. It is a faster moving transit than the outer planets and therefore in some ways less powerful, but does have the additional expansion of a Jupiter aspect. Venus also stays in this sign longer than usual, until the beginning of August. This transit shows that amidst all this tension there most certainly is beauty in some area of life, we just have to find it.
This full moon is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the God of courage and bravery. Jai Hanuman!
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