April 2011 Astrology blog

So what is happening astrologically in April 2011?

All time indicated are for Pacific Daylight Savings.

Here are the Astrological basics:


The Sun goes into Taurus on Wednesday, April 20th at 3:18 am


  • New Moon – 13 degrees of Aries on Sunday, April 3th at 7:32 am
  • Full Moon (Awakening Moon in old Wiccan, Pink Moon in N/E Native American) – Sunday, April 17th at 27 degrees Libra at 7:44 pm.
  • Note:  The New and Full Moon are usually the polar opposite signs. This month it is Aries and Libra.  These two signs live respectively in the 1st house and 7th house in the Natural chart.  Some of the areas brought up will be;
  1. Independence vs. relationship issues
  2. Meeting new people in your personal and in business life
  3. 3. The need for action/aggression while maintaining strategy and diplomacy
  4. Us vs. Them plays both personally and socially in our live.

Mercury Retrograde starts April at 24 degrees of Aries.

  • Goes Direct on Saturday, April 23rd at 3:04 am. Shadow period in play for two weeks
  • Ends the month at 15 degrees of Aries
  • Mercury in Aries; think before you speak.  Remember what you say can not be put back in the bottle.
  • If you have Mercury in Aries or the first house this will affect you more than others.  Red Agate is a good stone to wear to help offset the Aries energy. Ruby if you have it also works well.

Venus starts April at 07 degrees of Pisces

  • Goes into Aries Wednesday,  April 20th at 9:06 pm
  • Ends the month at 12 degrees of  Aries
  1. This month the “bird and bee need” will be soooo strong!  Strong sexual energy.
  2. Strong attractions and jealousy

Mars starts April at 00 degrees of Aries

  • Ends the month at 22 degrees of Aries.
  1. Slow down! Don’t rush!
  2. Tempers are tested!
  3. More physical energy
  4. More physical fights

Jupiter starts April at 15 degrees of Aries

  • Ends the month at 22 degrees of Aries
  1. New ways to make money
  2. New laws

Saturn Retrograde starts April at 14 Libra

  • Ends the month at 12 degrees of Libra Retrograde
  • Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Libra is not his sign, but to him this sign is like visiting a four star hotel.

Uranus starts April at 01 degrees of Aries

  • Ends the month at 03 degrees of Aries
  1. Unpredictable change
  2. Go with the flow; be prepared to make alternate plans.

Neptune starts April at 30 Aquarius.

  • Neptune is ending its 14 years journey through Aquarius.
  • Goes into Pisces on April 4th at 6:36 am 
  • Neptune is the co-ruler of Pisces

Pluto starts April at 07 Capricorn.

  • Goes Stationary Retrograde on Saturday, April 9th at 1:49 am
  • Ends the month Retrograde at 07 Capricorn.
  1. As Pluto continues to go through the first 10 degrees of Capricorn more governments will fall world wide and others will have to change the way they operated.  This is a time of immense change!

Moons Mean Node start March at 28 Sagittarius

Topics for April:

1.  Last month I wrote: Uranus conjoins the IC (the fourth house cusp) of the USA Sibyl chart on the March 20th, the day of the Vernal equinox; 00 degrees of Aries. There will be a major event very close to this date.

I think jumping into another military action would qualify as a Major Event.

And once again we did a military action on one of the eight high holy days of the Pagan people; the Spring Equinox…..not to mention is was New Years Day for many people in the Middle East.  I am not looking forward to the blowback from this.

As a former strategic intelligence analyst for our military I am concerned about our nation being in three military actions, three fronts at the same time.  In classic warfare strategy, getting a nation to do this is a sure bet in leading to its demise.

2.… A little bit of Aries in the night! (play of words on a soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Henry the 5th.)

Did you notice how many of the planets are in the sign of Aries this month??? Aries also know as Mr. War or Action Jackson!

Yes, Aries is also about new beginnings, desire and creativity but with Pluto going Stationary Retrograde while squaring Uranus and Mars and Jupiter conjoining at 22 degrees of Aries at the end of the month, and April 20th being April 20th, this is going to be an interesting and potentially dangerous month.

There is a zone from April 17th to 24th that historically has been problematic.  Some of the incidents that occurred during this time frame are; the bombing of the Federal building, the Gulf of Mexico Oil disaster, and Hitler’s birthday.  This April 20th is extra charged.  Please pray!

Some questions for you;

  • Where does Aries live in your chart; what house?

Do you have any natal planets or personal points (PP)?

(The main PP’s are the ascendant/rising sign, mid- heaven/MC.) in Aries?

  • Do you have any planets or personal points (PP) in the Cardinal Signs? Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn?
  • If so, are these Planets and PP’s in aspect (conjunct, sextile, square, trine or opposite) to other planets?
  • Watch the path of Mars through Aries.  If Mars comes up on one of your planets be ready for raw energy to come in.  If you know Mars is aspecting one of your planets or (PP) prior to it happening you can make the Energy work for you. Aries is raw, primal, active, yang, life force. Kind of like a wild horse. If you can tame it you can ride it.
  • Google Free Astrology Chart and get a chart done!  Knowing what the Aries planets are doing will help stop potential fights, disagreements, bashing your head, irritation, impatience, getting burns and cutting yourself…..such a soft Sign! Lol!
  • On the good side it will help you to start a new endeavor, when to ask that special person out for a date, when to ask for that pay raise at work, start an exercise program, or leave a relationship/job.

NEPTUNE GOES INTO PISCES -April 4, 2011 to January 27 2026

Neptune is a planet of lights and mirrors, very elusive, very mystical.  It runs the gamut from visionary prophet to skid row bum.

Pisces is the chameleon, visionary, dreamer, victim, savior, and the healer.

Here are some key words for Neptune in Pisces:

Dreams, visions, healer, ghosts, spirits, artist, psychic, mental health, occult, spirituality, drugs, alcohol, medicines, escapism, musician, non real reality, rebirth of spiritualistic churches, illusionist, the great deceiver, film maker, photography, drug smuggler, oil and gas, magician, unfretted musical instruments, addict, psychologists, Energy work, witches, oceanography, holy water, disease, dissolver, earthquakes at sea, sea horse, spiritual explorer, false and real prophets, entity possession will increase ( if you have a strong  Pisces  signature in your chart or have a stellium-more than 4 planets in the 12th house,  you must have good energetic hygiene!)

Let us see what happen the last time Neptune went into Pisces.

April 1847.

The following occurred the last time Neptune was in Pisces: From Kelli Fox

  • The United States issued its first postage stamps
  • The Irish Potato Famine occurred
  • The California Gold Rush took place
  • Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor in the U.S.
  • James Knox Polk becomes the first President of the U.S. to have his photograph taken
  • American Express was founded
  • Europeans made up 22% of the world population
  • The first protected submarine telegraph cable laid across the English Channel
  • The novel Moby-Dick was published
  • The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London admitted its first patient
  • The first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard occurred
  • The first public aquarium opened at the London Zoo
  • The American and German piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons was founded
  • Alexander Wood invented the hypodermic syringe
  • Major streets were lit by coal gas for the first time
  • The world’s first oil well was drilled in Poland
  • Professor Benjamin Silliman of Yale University was the first person to distill petroleum into useable oil
  • An epidemic of cholera in London killed about 10,000 people, and it was traced back to one single well water pump
  • The Opium Wars occurred
  • The French fashion label Louis Vuitton was founded
  • The birth of the chemical industry started
  • New York banks closed for two months following a major financial panic
  • Divorce became legal in Britain
  • Hollywood was founded
  • Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope for the first time

In 1847 the USA was at war with Mexico so I think our relationship with our neighbor to the south will be challenged and come to a head during the next decade.  The Drug war with the cartels will be fought on our soil.

Since Neptune in Pisces can be all about escapism, we will see more people going to movies, gaming, meditating, and taking drugs.

The ancient ways of Dream work will re-immerge. Shaman work will be stronger than ever. The veil between the worlds will thin.

Yerba Buena became San Francisco!

Synopsis for this month: Stay alert, be calm, take this Mars/Aries energy and start a new project, create something new.  It will be easier to exercise but pay attention. Think before you speak…..I sound like a mother!

If you are at a protest and you feel a shift in the energy, leave.

Our police and fire departments will be extra busy this month.

Take this wild Spring energy and make it yours!

Peace to all!

Remember:  Think Globally, Act Locally!  Get involved in your local city politics.  The change starts with you.

To let you know that I walk the talk, I became my neighborhood watch captain.

For more information about me go to www.elizabethabarton.com

Peace and Love, Elizabeth!  Until we meet…blessings to you!

Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San Francisco Astrological Society

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Until we meet again in the blogosphere, may the Stars shine blessings on you!



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