UCM April 2010 Astrology blog

April 7, 2010

So what is happening astrologically in April 2010?

All time indicated are for Pacific Standard Time.

*Note: The Astrology of the Seven Layered Labyrinth; Retreat for women is on the weekend of May 21-23.  See info at the end of the blog; Discount for early bird registration!

Here are the Astrological basics:

Sun goes into Taurus at 09:30 pm on April 19th. 

Moon– No eclipses this month!

  • ·        New Moon – Wednesday, April 14th at 24 degrees of Aries at 5:29am. 
  • ·        Full Moon – Wednesday, April 28th at 08 degrees of Scorpio at 5:18am. 

Mercury goes into Taurus on April 2nd @ 6:06am. 

  • ·        Goes Stationary Retrograde on April 17th @ 9:06pm. 
  • ·        Ends the month retrograde at 07 degrees of Taurus.

Venus starts March at 02 degrees of Taurus.

  • ·        Goes into Gemini on the 24th @ 10:05pm.
  • ·        Ends the month at 07 degrees of Gemini.

Mars starts at 03 degrees of Leo.

  • ·        Ends the month at 13 degrees of Leo.

Jupiter starts at 17 Pisces.

  • ·        Ends the month at 24 degrees of Pisces.

Saturn starts at 00 Libra, retrograde.

  • ·        Retrogrades back into Virgo on Wednesday, April 07th @ 11:55am.
  • ·        Ends the month at 29 degrees of Virgo.
  • ·        Retrograde all month.

Uranus starts at 27 degrees of Pisces.

  • ·        Ends the month at 29 degrees of Pisces.

Neptune starts at 28 Aquarius.

  • ·        End ends the month at 28 Aquarius.

Pluto starts the month at 05 degrees of Capricorn.

  • ·        Goes Stationary Retrograde on April 6th @ 7:33pm.
  • ·        Ends the month retrograde at 05 degrees of Capricorn.

Moons Mean Node start the month at 17 Capricorn


April 3rd – Venus square Mars @ 4:25am.

April 4th – Mercury square Mars @ 9:17pm.

April 4th – Venus trine Pluto @ 8:11pm.

April 6th – Mercury trine Pluto @ 3:46am.

April 17th – Venus sextile Jupiter @ 1:43pm.

April 18th – Sun sextile Neptune @ 1:17am.

April 23rd – Venus square Neptune @ 12:55pm. 

April 24th – Venus trine Saturn @ 0:45am.

April 25th – Mercury square Mars @ 3:41am.

April 25th – Sun trine Pluto @ 8:43am.

April 26th – Saturn retrograde opposite Uranus @ 4:27pm

April 28th – Sun conjoins Mercury @ 9:44am.

The big aspect this month is:

Saturn retrograde @ 28 Virgo 46 opposite Uranus @ 28 Pisces 46.

This aspect has 5 passes.

1. Election day in the USA, November 4th 2008.

2. February 9th 2009

3. September 15th 2009.

4. April 26th, 2010.

5. July 26th, 2010. New phase for USA.  More on this in future blogs.

The first four passes are in the Mutable signs of Virgo and Pisces.  Mutable signs are known for vacillating, and compromising.

Pisces and Virgo deal with service and sacrifice for the larger good of society.

So lots of us are in the last throws of making change.

The biggie is the fifth and finale pass on July 26th, 2010, when Saturn is at 00 Libra 25 and Uranus is retrograde at 00Aries 25… It shall not go gently into that good night.  What ever has been worked out during the first 4 phases will manifest for good and/or evil during the 5th phase.

Aries and Libra are Cardinal signs…. action signs…. Aries is spontaneous action, the pioneer, the warrior/soldier, tactics and Libra is controlled action, the General, the diplomat, strategic intelligence.

The 00 degrees of the Cardinal signs are known as the Ingress points in Astrology. 

When you are analyzing a chart for a nation, you always do the Ingress charts to see what will be happening; especially the 00 Aries chart. 

The Ingress points equate to the Equinox (00 Aries is Spring, 00 Libra is Autumn) and Solstice (00 Cancer is Summer, 00 Capricorn is Winter) points of the year.  New seasons, new beginnings, no going back.

So, since we are at the fourth and final phase of the Mutable signs of Virgo and Pisces, we are in the last phase of negotiations.  This is applicable to nations as well as everyday life.

Have your internal work done and ready for implementation.  I know it is hard work, but like politics and sausage making are not for the faint of heart, neither is moving into the unknown!

With Pluto in Capricorn the sign of government, business and ambition, and Saturn in Libra the sign of all types of relationships, the term hard ball comes to mindWhen Saturn goes back into Libra on July 21, 2010, the gates will open and the lions will be released. 

Then about July 26th things will slam shut and the new way will start.  If you have early cardinal degrees prominent in your chart and you have stayed in a job or relationship that is not healthy for you.get ready for major change. 

Instead of sitting back and doing nothing use this Energy to enhance your life!  What have you been waffling about?  Make a plan to be out of situations by the beginning of July at the latest!!!

Do a ritual.

Do this prior to all Energy work:

Before you start, call in your Guides and Angels of the highest light. 

Note: if you do calling all Angels, the dark ones will also do a fly by!

See a Divine light enter through the top of your head and push out all Energies that are not in your higher interest.

See all the bad stuff fall out of the pores of your body and aura into a Violet flame to be neutralized.

After you are cleaned out, the Energy will make a cocoon of protection around you.

Then run your grounding cords into the Earth.  I visualize a grid in the center of the Earth that has my name on it, I wrap my Energy around it and anchor into a giant crystal.

From the Earth crystal I see another Energy beam flow up my Energy body into the Divine light.

Then you will have both the Divine light coming down through the top of your head and the Earth Energy flowing up.

Then see the two Energies spin like a helix expanding 15 feet in all directions.  See the Energy turn into a protective shell that only Beings of the Highest Light can cross to help you with your manifestation.

Lastly, I take a cloak of invisibility and place it over my work area.

The day prior to a full moon contemplate what you want…. really meditate on it, and be exact!  Intention doesn’t cut it.  If you leave something out you will find that the Cosmos has an interesting sense of humor.

On the day of the full moon, do the ritual, and the day after the full moon visualize yourself in the new situation.

The Next Full Moon is on Wednesday, April 28th @ 5:18 am @ 8 Scorpio 07

If you want help call me. 

RETREAT:  My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of May 21 -23, 2010 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 

 The Astrology of the Seven-Layered Labyrinth.

You will learn how this Labyrinth relates to the 7 traditional planets, the 7 musical notes, the 7 Chakras, the 7 sisters of the Pleiades…. and so such more!

I will teach you about the ancient Magick associated with the seven-layered Labyrinth, and how to use it in your life.

You will learn how make Labyrinths and how to do Labyrinth Magick.

You do not have to be an astrologer for this weekend.  The focus will be on Women’s empowerment, releasing that which no longer works for you and manifesting what is in your highest interest.

As far as manifesting goes, last year every woman who attended manifested what they asked for.  If you want to talk to some of them, call me.

The cost is $250.00 if you pay in full by the end of March, $275.00 if you pay in full by the end of April.  $300.00 after May 1st.  Food and lodging included. 

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Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San Francisco Astrological Society

2555 Flores Street, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

(650) 572-8850

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