Friday, April 21 — Venus is in an uncomfortable aspect to Saturn, which shows that we’re all just a bit nervous about our finances! It also marks a time when relationships can suffer from disappointment if your expectations of the other person are too high. Mercury is retrograde until May 3. Taking no chances, I just took my car in to get the timing belt changed. It has 168,000 miles. Mars entered Gemini at 6:30 a.m. and remains in this glib, flexible air sign until  June 4. Be careful not to get too overextended. There will be so many interesting events to attend, it’s hard to choose which ones to go to. The Moon will be nicely aspecting Mercury and Saturn from 9 a.m. until 2:15 p.m., increasing concentration. From 2:15 until 4:15 p.m. the Moon forms a challenging aspect to Mars, which can be eruptive emotionally.

Saturday, April 22 — “Earth Day.” Celebrate by making a commitment to be better and better at recycling this year. Tonight the “April Lyrids Meteor Showers” will take place. Hopefully, it will be nice and clear. It’s said that this meteor shower can produce 20 shooting stars per hour. Mercury is in a fine aspect with Saturn until Monday. This is an ideal time for research, planning and also for thinking about what you want to study in the future. Your concentration is good.

Sunday, April 23 — Even though Mercury is retrograde, it is at its finest when it is in a positive aspect to Saturn, thus slowing down the mind. You’re able to think clearly and do some writing, which brings clarity. Time spent alone will be most beneficial. From 2:30 until 5:30 p.m. the Moon will be aspecting Venus and Saturn. This is the perfect time to define what you need in relationship. Is it realistic? How demanding are you that your needs be met by one person? Time for reflection. You ought to feel reenergized between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. while the Moon in Aries is aspecting Mars, which is the ruling planet of Aries.

Monday, April 24 — We’re at the end of the cycle, just before the New Moon (Wednesday). This is the time of the month when you are apt to have less energy. Relax and don’t push yourself too hard. It’s a good time for reviewing your goals and preparing to put new goals into action at the time of the New Moon — Wednesday at 8:16 a.m. Mercury ends its wonderful aspect with Saturn at noon. Hopefully you have used this energy for getting things done correctly (a Saturn word). From 9:30 until 11:30 p.m. the Moon will be opposite Jupiter, inspiring you to learn about possible vacations you might want to take.

Tuesday, April 25 — From noon until 4:30 p.m. the Moon will be conjunct Mercury and Uranus, all in Aries. This is a time of increased intuition if you are listening closely within. Try not to be too impulsive as that is what this energy will do. You could have some amazingly ingenious ideas. Write them down. The Moon, still in Aries, will be making a favorable aspect to Saturn in Sagittarius from 4 until 6 p.m., bringing peace and calm.

Wednesday, April 26 — The New Moon takes place at 8:16 a.m. with the Sun and Moon at 6 degrees of Taurus, walking us gently into a new cycle with blessings of increased patience and perseverance. You’re able to work carefully and  thoughtfully, accomplishing your goals without feeling rushed. Your appreciation for beauty and craftsmanship is motivating and inspiring you. This energy is with us until the next New Moon, which is May 25. From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. the Moon in Taurus will be in a fine aspect to Neptune in Pisces, ushering in compassion and unconditional love. This is the energy that finds you suddenly writing poetry.

Thursday, April 27 — Mercury, still retrograde until May 3, is conjunct Uranus, from now until Friday at 4 p.m. For writers this is it! You will be able to write without blocks. Intuition is at an all-time high. However, with Uranus so close to Mercury, circumstances are apt to shift rather suddenly, so try to remain flexible and prepared for anything. A relaxing, romantic time is from 7:20 until 9:20 p.m. when the Moon is nicely aspecting Venus. Enjoy. The Moon will enter into Gemini at 9:30 p.m., speeding up your mind, again.