On APRIL, you have the following main configurations: 

On April 19th, the SUN ingress in TAURUS: Happy Birthday for all natives!

Mars – Saturn conjunction in Capricorn is working until April 18th and it is very powerful because Mars is in exaltation and Saturn in his own domicile, this means this is a particularly powerful seed planting during this conjunction helps you to be focused, strengthen and perseverance to achieve your goals. Do not forget that Mars begins its retrograde cycle, during which it will move to and from Capricorn and Aquarius, until November 2018. Mars will be retrograde between June 26th and August 27th, this motion has a great impact on both houses occupied by Aquarius and Capricorn in everyone’s charts.

Use this powerful energy of Mars in the areas where Mars is transiting, and the areas are given by the houses where Mars is transiting. With three planets in Capricorn (Mars, Saturn and Pluto) in square with planets in Aries (Mercury retrograde until 15th April and Uranus) the potential for violence, conflicts and destructions is high. Earth will have a lot of suffer due to this square aspect.

On other hand, planets from Capricorn area form a sextile with Jupiter from Scorpio and a trine with and Venus in Taurus. These aspects help you to find solutions to problems generated by the Aries – Capricorn squares.

RETROGRADE PLANETS: Mercury (until 15th of April) and Jupiter.

MOON PHASES (New York time, USA):

NEW MOON in ARIES on 15th April 2018 at 21:57: Being the first New Moon of the astrological new year and is for the last time conjunct with Uranus, it is time to break out of limiting self-concepts and liberate your unique ideas.

As you know Uranus prepares to move into Taurus on May 15, this New Moon brings a jolt of awareness about your true self and higher purpose, underlining the lessons of the last seven years.

Mercury, also in Aries, stations direct at the New Moon — another affirmation that it’s time to move forward.

FULL MOON in SCORPIO on 29th April at 20:58: This Full Moon reveals what you need to release so that you can bring your goals to reality. Moon in Scorpio shows to you what you should cleans out that no longer serves you. The Moon is moving toward a conjunction with Jupiter and you are called to reveal the light and shadow form within. This Full Moon sheds light on what you have regenerated or healed during this transit and what you still want to transform.

People could be more reactive than usual, and it is better for you to not to get caught up in their drama.

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MERCURY transits:

MERCURY IN ARIES until 13 May, with a retrograde cycle:

Mercury in retrograde motion in Aries starting with 24 March 2018

Mercury in direct station in Aries starting with 15 April 2018

Mercury in direct motion in Aries starting with 17 April 2018

During retrograde cycle of Mercury, communications (in any way), energy-consuming devices, but also thinking and logic can be affected. In general, what you want to convey is not understood or is totally wrong, and controversy can arise from here. The important transactions in these periods are good to be postponed, and if you cannot avoid signing of a contract or an important document, it is preferable to read the document very carefully. If you do not understand something, ask a specialist (lawyer, counsellor, accountant and so on). Postpone important decisions and do not launch business or new products. The affected zodiac signs are: Gemini and Virgo and in the signs where the planet is retrograde.

VENUS transits:

VENUS in TAURUS until 24th April (in domicile): For you romance and reliability go hand in hand. You approach relationships slowly and steadily, looking for someone who will prove solid and secure. You enjoy sensuality and are reliable with finances.

VENUS in GEMINI between 24th April and 19th May: You are curious and flirtatious and enjoy intellectual relationships with exchanges of ideas. Communicating within a relationship is important to you. You can be restless, and sometimes gets bored. You may have many money-making schemes.

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MARS transits:

MARS in CAPRICORN between until 17 May, in exaltation: you are persevering, ambitious, efficient, responsible, organized and dedicated to the projects you are involved in. Very good results on long term projects.

JUPITER transits SCORPIO until 8th of November 2018: Secrets and all kind of occult scandals will come out, so you will not have a boring period, it will be a big ShowTime, especially in politics, secret services, love and sex relationships. Scorpio relates to taxes, banking, and shared resources; consequently, costs may rise. Keeping an eye on our savings and our debts may be paramount to protecting our future interests. Power dynamics may also be more visible during this transit, with some people perhaps wanting to create large displays of their power and influence. The most challenging manifestation of this transit can be fears that tend to multiply. In the darkness, shadows loom larger than life beneath Jupiter’s magnifying influence. Positively expressed, wise Jupiter seeks to understand the complexes that lie in the deepest reaches of the psyche. He knows that great treasures are buried in these mysterious catacombs. Until 10 July Jupiter is in retrograde motion. During this retrograde cycle of Jupiter, people tend to learn from their own experiences some faith-related lessons, and situations may arise when certain adjustments are required for some large-scale projects. If you are traveling during these times, try to organize your traveling better and do not panic if you lose your luggage. You will learn not to rely on the help of others and you will become more adaptable to reality. The affected signs are: Virgo, Sagittarius and Scorpio.

SATURN is already in CAPRICORN, until March 21st, 2020: Saturn is dignified and functioning well. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those of Your career choices that don’t accurately reflect Your authentic selves. Capricorn and Saturn want respect and Saturn in Capricorn will work hard to earn it. Conservation is a big theme now. Taking the easy road is not favoured during this transit. Rewards come from putting in the effort. You might also be striving for more authority in an area of your lives now. Saturn demands simplicity, definition, realism, and truth and it tests your weak areas that need strengthening.

Read the forecasts for your SUN and ASCENDANT SIGN, for example if you are born in LIBRA with ascendant in SCORPIO, read forecasts for both signs.

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Here you have short FORECASTS for each ASCENDANT* or SUN SIGN for APRIL 2018:

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN ARIES: This month you are passionate, and you may have more adventurous mood the usual.
You work hard but also you should be tenacious, especially when is about overcome obstacles but do not forget to think out of the box and be practical. The second part of the month is favourable for treatments, therapies, SPA relaxation and for improving lifestyle hygiene.

No matter what, this month don not initiate argues and verbal fights! Be calm and wait, exactly like a snake under the grass!

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN TAURUS: Venus helps you to be charming and brings opportunities on your way. In your career will be some challenges and you should go out of your comfort zone to get good results.  Team work, collaborations and good communication bring money and good reputation. Also, it is a good month for annual check-ups and resolving certain medical issues.

Save your money and avoid food excess!

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN GEMINI: You fell this month like a leaf in the wind when is about your love relationship. No matter what the storm in the water glass will not have a major impact in your life. Be patient and use your charm and humour to overcome the situations. In your professional environment you have good support from your bosses and any help you ask you will receive. Be aware of your money management because some issues may occur when is about your relationship with banks, IRS, insurance or other kind of financial institution, but also when it comes to joint goods or income resulting from partnerships.
Any health problem is occurring this month you should solve fast and easy.

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN CANCER: You might go through some issue in your love life, or maybe you as a couple could go through tough times due to external factors, or maybe your better half will go through a difficult time (professionally, in terms of health, and so on) that will have indirect impact on you.

To avoid the impact of this influence, you and your half get involved together in a difficult project that would test the strength, tenacity, and ambition of you both. You will find solution and support if you do this common project.
In your professional environment you have a good image and excellent public relation impact to the people. But you should be aware of competition, rivalry, dissension and confrontations in your collaborations. Pay attention of contracts and business deals because there is a risk to lose money. Too much stress is affecting your emotional state, and this will have impact on your health. Try to relax and rest more, SPA and massages are very good fir this stressful period.

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ASCENDANT OR SUN IN LEO: Your professional state is on the top of visibility and you attract attention. Also, there is a deep connection between your love life and obligations, responsibilities, or effort. Your work a lot this month, for good result you should be patience and more efficient. Use your creativity in your work.
Travels, working long-distance, even remote and abroad studies and cultural activities are areas in which you can have excellent results. Money are coming starting with middle of the month. Try to keep planets from Capricorn busy by working hard, otherwise your health will be affected. Also use your body by practicing a sport. A daily health program may be beneficial (a better diet, a better life style). If you do not feel well, go immediately to a good doctor. Do not be aggressive of any kind, it is better to use your negotiation skills!

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN VIRGO: You are in a romantic mood until November 2018 due to Jupiter and Neptune trine effect. If in your personal relationship are intellectual affinities and good communication, then things are perfect! Love is in the air when you and your loved one discover new horizons together through knowledge or travel. To make money the most favourable activities are: cultural, scientific or higher-education environments, work long-distance or online, collaborations with strangers, business trips, import-export businesses.
Avoid risky sports! Walking, reading and pleasant talking in a relaxed environment are the best doctors for you this month.

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN LIBRA: Love, marriage, and family life are in your focus and use you’re your inner and outer resources. Maybe joint efforts with your family members are required at resolving some issues related to your home, or your relationship will be influenced by parents (not so good idea) or there will be some discussion about a real-estate project. Communication is the key of solving all the issues that may occur this month. Use your diplomacy and PR skills to get by.
In your business partnerships may occur the request of a renegotiation of some contracts. You deal more often with bigger expenses, delayed payments, and maybe income that is blocked or suspended. On the other, you can be some extra resources coming in, and the possibility to make some profitable acquisitions. This month is forcing you to go out of your comfort zone, to take actions and decisions. And because of all these you become to stressed. Try to relax and be positive.

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN SCORPIO: This month you should be the happiest person on this Earth when is about love and passion. In your daily activities you are very efficient. It is a good time to strengthen your reputation as a specialist in your main field. New collaborations are coming in your way, together with money, of course. Use diplomacy in negotiations. Open your eyes, listen, be attentive and see the reality and opportunities around you!

It is a good month for medical check-ups, treatments, therapies, change in your lifestyle and daily routines. The most sensitive areas are: nervous system, arms and hands.

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN SAGITTARIUS: You literally have fire on your legs and heart, you are hunting new experiences and adventures. Anyway, your focus this month is on everything related to love, eroticism, and kids.
This month you are really connected or even you become obsessed about everything related to money, especially that may occur some serious obstacles or losses. So, you become more determined, bold and curious to make a lot of efforts to make more money. Use all your talents and creativity to make whatever you want, especially that you are favoured in advertising, launches and promotions. You are full of energy and you are in a great mood for hiking, dancing, practicing any kind of sports. But do not overdo it! It is better for you to go for beauty treatments, massages, SPA procedures, anything that helps you feel and look better.

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN CAPRICORN: You are loving person, wow, this is something new for you? 😊

But in the same time, you are really under pressure and you feel tense and the solution to solve this situation is to use your creativity, to have more fun, to go in a vacation and make a lot of love, baby goat! 😊 If you have a family then your home environment is a source of your relaxation and happiness.
You will work hard but in the end the results will make you very proud and happy, with money included. Take care of your body because there is a high risk of infections, contaminations, intoxications, and accidents. Take care of your bones, skin, nails and skin!

ASCENDANT OR SUN IN AQUARIUS: This month you are talking with your lover more than in a year. You are a perfect chat box! 😊 Maybe you will discover something new about your partner. In your profession you feel a little bit tide, you feel in a way or another limited or blocked. You are favoured in travels, trade, and intellectual pursuits and negotiation. Money are coming to you, no matter what! Take care of you body and soul, avoid excesses of any kind

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ASCENDANT OR SUN IN PISCES: Because you and your partner want to find new ways to make more money you may become stressed, but all issues will be solved using negotiations, diplomacy, and humour. Be aware how you use money, think twice before any investment.
The gains are coming from activities in which you use your mind, words, and handiness.
You seems to be in a good health but anyway take care of you!

*) If you do not know yet your Ascendant you may find it very easy by using any other free astrology website or software that you can find on internet. For this calculation, you need: day, month, year, location, hour and minutes of your birth. If you have possibility try to use the Whole signs (house system) because it is the oldest house system (used by ancient Greek astrologers) who has proven its real value during history.

IMPORTANT NOTES: In all my astrological research and interpretations, I use the Whole signs (house system) because it is the oldest house system (used by ancient Greek astrologers) who has proven its real value during history. When I am writing about aspects between planets, I use aspect from sign to sign; I am using a traditional way of interpretation of aspects. An aspect is not a must to be at perfect orb to have an effect. It is enough if we have a planet in a sign that forms an aspect with another planet from another sign. The most powerful aspects are: conjunctions, oppositions, squares and trines. 

I wish you the best transits!

Monica Lazar