Mars and Mercury are the superstars of April. These 2 planets planets mingle and jingle all summer and into September so this is an important month.

What you see now is what you get all summer long! For a better understanding of the energy read my "Eclipses and Retrogrades" page. Pay special attention to the articles on "Shadow Periods".

We have 2 major transits in pre shadow retrograde status in one measly 30 day period that just happens to include Spring/Summer and the Presidential elections race too. By October 2, (Halloween/Sawain * always the dark of the moon in October, ) we know exactly where we stand, issues are settled in our minds.

The new moon is in Aries on 4/7-8-9 and the full moon is in Scorpio on 4/21-22-23. No one sign gets priority on energies this month, all of us are affected, this is global energy.

You don’t have to think very hard or look very far to understand how crazy spring and summer appears to be shaping up. I am not surprising anyone, all of us began to feel the stirring effects of this global energy during the March eclipses, and we continue to feel the “retro- combo” ding a ling ling, mingle tingle, jingle until late September.

The final phase of energies and the resolution begins to manifest during the first of the 3 autumn eclipses, in mid-August with the full moon eclipse in Leo. The grand eclipse driven finale continues until the end of September. After the new moon eclipse in Virgo, the full moon eclipse in Libra and the end of the third (of 4,) Mercury retrogrades .

October 2-3-4 is especially important this year because it brings the dark of the moon, (Halloween/ Sawain,) in Scorpio. Indeed, this is a spooky year with intense psychic energies and otherworldly manifestations, especially from mid August through mid September as the veil between dimensions is thin.

As far as endings go, it doesn't end more dramatically or with such finality as this, with the Halloween/Sawain energy prevailing at the end of the mercury retrograde post shadow cycle. Simply put, done is done, really and truly over.

FOR THE PRESENT THINK OF IT LIKE THIS;
THE SHADOW'S HIGH ON THE DARKER SIDE, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IT'S A WILDER RIDE. WE CAN MAKE OR BREAK, WE CAN WIN OR LOSE * CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES WISELY! * THE HEAT BURNS TRUE!

So, during this retro-combo period no matter how busy you happen to be at the start of April, no matter how carefully laid are your plans, the retro-combo mingle tingle, jingle energies force us to focus and adjust to, (ta-da,) THE INSTANT KARMA!!!

It would be very foolish to expect any part of your agenda to remain stable.

A moment please whilst I wipe the sweat from my brow, whew, thanks. Okay more on those 2 tricky retrogrades;

Both the Mars, (4/16 -6/29,) and Mercury, (4/28 -5/ 24,) retrogrades zero in on weaknesses in our lives and insist we fix them. Issues , relationships and emotions that evolve during April indicate the path we must follow all summer and into early fall with the solution, reward or conclusion of what has been brewing unresolved since at least fall of 2012.

We are close now to exposing and resolving longstanding, hidden and quite likely destructive events. These events started awhile back, in this case look to October/November/December of 2012. That period provides a crystal clear view of what requires attention right now.

Simply put, April 2016, with the Mars and Mercury retrograde transits points the way towards breakthroughs in the last 3 months of the year. The houses they occupy within your natal birth chart, your Sun and rising signs, indicate an opportunity to experience important news and events that demand resolution. We are forced now to review, reflect, and most importantly correct. That which has become corrupt, unjust and perverted can no longer remain hidden or ignored!

No matter what do not expect your schedule to remain untouched. If this retro-combo period doesn’t affect you directly you are still in a position of watching events unfold for others in your sphere of daily activities so prepare yourself. If you currently have no long-standing unresolved issues, I can assure you that you will be involved with or know of somebody who does, because no one gets spared. All must participate.

Now we shall canter back quite friskily to Mercury retrograde and expound more on that area of cosmic reality and what it means;

We are distracted, forgetful, indecisive. Events around us are erratic, nobody, no-one, not a single living soul can accurately predict which way things will go or forecast long term outcomes. As a result, the danger of making poor choices looms large, because if you make a choice based on current information, it's already out of date - but you don't know that yet.

Wait until this period has passed, (October 3, is about right.) By then you have accurate information, and clear cut plans can be implemented. If you have a vital long term project to start or attend to, plan to fully implement it in October. In the meantime tweak, tweak, tweak.

Mercury, (and all retrograde planets,) require time to resume normal orbit.This is especially true now because of the Mars retrograde. In order to move forward we must expose the underbelly of the beast of the past prior to moving forward unhindered.

Don’t worry, you’ll know the time is right because necessary information is readily available and the crazy, out of control situations that have been hanging around annoyingly unsolvable finally sort themselves out. (Relief at last!)

So even though the results might not be very pleasant at all, especially for those who have chosen to abuse their power and authority, the bullies and the liars too, at least there is forward movement and a mere spark of healing.  For better or worse the boil is lanced, the infection drained. We see the ugly truth for what it is and we fix it.

And that is all to the good. It brings much hope to and help for anyone that really requires assistance in resolving long standing, unsettled problems and to date have gottten the short end of the stick.

So in spite of the “mania” of April, and the Mercury/Mars retrograde-combo, the end result is good, very good, and healing too. We enter Autumn feeling clean and fresh and strong, and we are all of those things.  We’ve faced the past, conquered our fears, settled the karma. We move into the future sure of our path, freed of the cankers of the past.

In the meantime some too cool projects that yield GOOD results are;

1. Planting flowers and gardening. (Tis especially favored now.)

2. Short term one and done advertising campaigns succeed and bring money.

3. It is also a great time to travel or take a sabbatical. Camping comes to mind.

As long as you have a firm start/end date for temporary projects this is a highly favored period for many. Results, even though they are short term in nature yield a lifetime of rememberance and happy, happy memories. Pix come out very, very well. Even selfies.

HERE IS HOW APRIL 2016 PLAYS OUT FOR EACH OF THE 12 ZODIAC SUN SIGNS, READ ON;

ARIES * SPRING HAS SPRUNG * LIFE IS EXCITING AND FUN!
Get excited about April, it brings energy and enthusiasm, playfulness, sex appeal and creativity. Your inner fire makes you even more enchanting than usual. Keep erratic impulses in check on April 7, (Aries New Moon,) you are likely to be held back by a close friend or partner whose common sense exceeds your own. You will be surprised at how much pleasure leisurely savoring what you already have brings to you. The Full Moon on April 22-23-24 further reminds you to be cautious and considerate, respect others limits.

TAURUS * TAKE IT EASY AND SLOW * LAY LOW AND SAY LITTLE!
Work behind the scenes. During the first half of the month keep your plans to yourself. Your unexpressed enthusiasm is a secret weapon, success comes as you re-energize your mysterious side. You shine like a star during the second half of the month. Your power increases and you take center stage. Be realistic about partnerships, re-evaluate true worth. Don't avoid responsibilities to others around the full moon on 4/22-23-24, pitch in and help when a reasonable request for help is sought. Your steadiness and common sense is sorely needed, so be nice and lend a hand. You won't regret it.

GEMINI * DON'T BE CONFUSED IF WORK FEELS LIKE PLAY * JUST MAKE TIME TO ENJOY YOURSELF! 
Until 4/18 work feels like play as you participate in exciting projects. Keep your head, play fair, this is especially important in regard to long term success and the granting of wishes. A positive attitude brings originality and fun to much of what you do, adding fuel to your social fire and speeding up communications. The tempo slows during the last 10 days of the month. Reduce social activities and make time for privacy with family. It is okay to alter daily routines and invest time and energy in nurturing yourself and those you love. By your birthday you make a comeback, you look and feel better than ever before.

CANCER * YOU SHINE LIKE THE SUPERSTAR YOU ARE * ESPECIALLY AT WORK!
All month long your enthusiasm prompts you to show off your leadership skills. Although you are normally cautious about asserting yourself you are challenged to keep up a frenetic pace . You might secretly wish you could retreat into the safety of anonymity, but with persuasive skill you talk your way into the public eye and gain career kudos and status. Take heart in love. Issues work themselves out in time to plan a secret get-away with you know who. End the month by relying on your common sense …. and a little help from your friends.

LEO * ADVENTURE BECKONS BUT FIRST TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS * CHECK YOUR EMAIL TOO!
Your passion for adventure encourages you to break out of your usual routine and widen your horizons. Responsibilities on the home front slow you down. MAKE THE TIME to time to find a healthy balance. The pace slows by April 19 but no worries May and June see you stable and prowling happily. In the meantime put your professional potential into practice, recommit to career goals, work steadily to earn dollars and respect. Check your email and tend to paperwork because organization is key!

VIRGO * DON'T BE LATE * KEEP EVERY IMPORTANT DATE * TIME MANAGEMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS!
April brings a surge of progress, sustain your enthusiasm by seeking creative ways to widen your horizons. A cautious approach is at odds with the challenges you face this month. Dare to move beyond the status quo. Embrace the future, allow unfolding transitions to enlighten you. Work hard now, to reap necessary gains later. Concentrate on one task at a time, complete all of them bit by bit, make use of your daily planner. Use a creative approach to alleviate what may seem like drudgery, others are watching you work and they like what they see.

LIBRA * MAKE USE OF YOUR SOCIAL SKILLS TO EARN MONEY THE EASY BREEZY WAY!
Your considerable social skills reach an unprecedented level of effectiveness between April 6- 10 during the Aries New Moon. Provocative speech stirs up conflict, but opens your mind to bright new ideas. It's vital to trust yourself. Others trust you too. There is the time available and the opportunity to create the personal intimacy or professional cooperation that you desire. Concentrating your efforts on what you do best at work restores your confidence on April 22-23-24 during the Full moon. Finances are in sharp focus and the money earned isn't bad, hmm.

SCORPIO * BUSY AS A BEAVER THAT'S YOU * FULL MOON IN YOUR SIGN *
You have a lot to do this month, get started right away. Your fuel source is unrelenting drive and courage. Easy does it though, don't fall prey to overkill. Balance that sense of urgency with enough social grace to charm others. Lay the proper groundwork, it is necessary and essential to solidify future dreams and plans. Do not let impatience get the best of you. Unresolved relationship issues must be faced head on and need your undivided attention. Don't push ahead too quickly, but do push ahead. Take your time and do it right. Make haste slowly.

SAGITTARIUS * ITS LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS OH NO!
The Scorpio Full Moon on April 22-23-24 rattles you because it exposes an inconvenient truth. Redouble your efforts, work through fear and self-limitations, avoid taking the easy way out and do not settle for less. Don't rush, improve your skills and watch fear dissolve into success. Place more emphasis on your job and increasing your commitment to excellence. Persistent efforts at self-improvement are admirable and lead to true rewards over the next 2 months. Avoid that stubborn streak that makes you less flexible about changing your methods.

CAPRICORN * JUST LIKE AN AIRPLANE AND A CONTROL TOWER HOLD STEADY ON YOUR FLIGHT PATH!
Shift your concerns away from work, you are briefly able to spend more time considering your's and your families health and well being. What adjustments you can make to ease unexpressed tension. Recover control by letting others know what you want, then just sit back and patiently carry on. Seek creative, playful ways to show others that you care for them. Share what's really in your heart. The inflexible Scorpio Full Moon on April 25 tests your commitment to go the distance in pursuit of your goals. Paradoxically, recognizing your limitations gives you the freedom to accomplish even more than you expect to accomplish, go figure that!

AQUARIUS * YOUR ELEGANT DEMEANOR WINS THE DAY * YOU GET MOST OF WHAT YOU WANT AND ALL OF WHAT YOU NEED!
You can charm the birds right out of the trees and even if you don't get exactly what you want you still have a whole bunch of fun trying. Put a twinkle in your eye, a sparkle in your step and a smile in your speech. Artistic ventures are auspicious it's a great time to jump into an artistic project. Your capacity for pleasure grows, lively connections come easily. You have until late September to make it happen and work out well. Don't be afraid to adjust your course, if a nose dive rears its ugly head. It is best that way. Keep the essence of a revolutionary idea alive but slow things down at home. Take time to delight in the awesome beauty of your environment, after all it is spring and life is good. Pace yourself.

PISCES * IT ALL COMES TOGETHER NOW * YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!
Ideas pop up, concepts start to consolidate. You take risks and adopt a more straightforward approach. You need adventurous allies who know how to play, and blaze new paths. Add a healthy dose of reason to your conversations. Be well informed. Don't let your desires lead to stubbornness that undercuts your influence. Cultivate patience and make time to reconsider whether current endeavors are worthwhile. Over the full moon in Scorpio come out of your ivory tower and play. There are people around you that want to get to know you better.

With Love and Light for All, I welcome your comments so drop a line, and remember;

When You Have Questions * We Have Answers! We Love What We Do * So Will You! The Mystic Wendy * mysticwendy@mysticwendy.com


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Mel the belle
04/02/2016 10:21pm

Great post, thanks as I am an Aquarius and love global energy!

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