Astrological Report for April 2021

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Astrology is a tool of time and space.  As the Solar System runs through its cycles, astrologers follow the patterns the same way a meteorologist follows the weather.  Each month different points in the sky form important relationships, which we call aspects, that indicate emerging, changing, and enduring patterns.

This monthly blog will look at the month ahead and discuss the most prominent and powerful aspects and how they impact life on earth.  These impacts will be connected to both personal and current events to show how the astrological weather report can help you “weather” your life and navigate each month successfully.

What is Ongoing?  Transits, Ingresses, and Retrogrades


Transits occur when two Points form a certain type of angular relationship with one another.  The most powerful among the transits are the conjunction, square, and opposition.  Points that conjunct merge together by sharing the same sign and degree.  Points that square align by the degree in signs that are 90 degrees (or four signs) apart. Take the sequence Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn – Libra and Capricorn are four signs apart and square one another.  Points oppose one another when they are 180 degrees apart.

Conjunct Points merge energy.  Points squaring challenge one another.  And Points opposing one another try to harmonize and attain balance.


Ingress occurs when a Point changes signs, causing the Point to change its tone. If a Point is in Aries, the tone is active, aggressive, and ready for action.  But when the Point ingresses into Taurus, the tone becomes slow, steady, and settling.


The term retrograde describes forward motion that “appears” as backward motion.  Since astrology views the Solar System from an earth-centric rather than a sun-centric point of reference, there are times of the year when Points in the sky “look” like they are going backward.  The effect is known as retrograde motion, which occurs when a faster-moving body passes a slower-moving body and the observer is on the faster-moving body watching the slower-moving body “go backward” as they pass each other.


The Sun

The Sun will leave Aries and enter Taurus on April 19th.  In Taurus, the Sun shines a light on security, personal finances, and the body.  The keynote becomes, “the power of individuality manifests through appreciation of values” (Moore and Douglas, 70) and the symbol is “a farmer surveys his land and livestock” (70). The tone shifts from Aries, and individual effort, and personal survival, to Taurus, and getting needs met physically/financially, and the care of the body.


Mercury will ingress twice.  It will leave Pisces and enter Aries on April 3rd.  When it enters Aires, the keynote becomes “the urge to communicate ideas incites rapid mental activity” and the symbol becomes “a weather vane swings back and forth in the spring breezes” (62). It will leave Aries and enter Taurus on April 19th. When it enters Taurus, the keynote becomes, “thoughts are communicated with deliberation” and the symbol becomes “a banker explains a financial statement” (73).


Venus will ingress from Aries into Taurus on April 14th.  In Taurus, the keynote becomes “beauty is sustained by bountiful resources” and the symbol becomes “the goddess of nature clothes the land with springtime green” (75).  Further, “Venus in Taurus, which it rules, is like a woman who owns her own home and has the means and taste to furnish it sumptuously” (75).  The tone changes from Aries, and concerns about the self in relation to other people, to Taurus, and concerns about how to share with others with still caring for yourself.


No Point will be retrograde at the start of April; not Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Chiron, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto.  It is rather rare for there to be no points retrograde, which means activities, actions, and events could all move at a rapid pace, which may or may not be good depending on the activities, actions, and events involved.  Pluto will be the first point to retrograde, which it will do April 27th. Since it will be doing so in Capricorn, there may be a sudden “lurching” in financial markets, or exposure of corruption in large institutions or government.

Week to Week Transits

April 1 to April 7

Saturn in Aquarius squares (conflicts with) Uranus in Taurus

This square carries over from last month. Saturn in Aquarius, which wants “structures to support the common good”, will conflict with Uranus in Taurus, which wants “breakthroughs in traditions”.  Once again energy is striving to make progress and bring about change, but it is attempting to do so in signs that resist change or act with caution.  On the plus side, anything that does get established under these energies will be able to persist for years, even decades, to come.

Mars in Gemini squares (conflicts with) Neptune in Pisces

From April 4th to April 12th, Mars in Gemini will “square off” with Neptune in Pisces.  Mars in Gemini “projects ideas forcefully” while Neptune in Pisces “expands consciousness to surreal levels”.  The keywords for this combination, with this aspect, are: confusion, frustration, distraction, and fanaticism.  It will be hard to experience clarity of mind or get agreement.  The symbol would be “a warrior attacking an ocean wave with his sword.”

April 8 to April 14

Saturn in Aquarius squares (conflicts with) Uranus in Taurus continues

Venus in Aries squares (conflicts with) Pluto in Capricorn

From April 9th to April 13th Venus in Aries will “square off” with Pluto in Capricorn.  Venus in Aries “expresses affection strongly and vivaciously” while Pluto in Capricorn “upheaves institutions and transforms responsibilities”.  The keywords for this combination, with this aspect, are: insecurity, financial instability, and problematic relationships.  It will be challenging to trust large organizations and the people who manage them.  The symbol would be “a refund check gets lost in the mail.”

Mars in Gemini trines (collaborates with) Jupiter in Aquarius

From April 10th to April 20th Mars in Gemini will give and get support to/from Jupiter in Aquarius.  Mars in Gemini “projects ideas forcefully” while Jupiter in Aquarius “broadens viewpoints to produce new patterns of perception”.  The keywords for this combination, with this aspect, are: epiphany, insight, revelation, and glory.  It will be exciting to visualize the future and think about new ideas positively shaping the world.  The symbol would be “a book about a better world becomes a best seller and a movie with an uplifting story dominates the box office and streaming services.”

April 15 to April 21

Saturn in Aquarius squares (conflicts with) Uranus in Taurus continues

This square intensifies from April 17th until the end of the month.

Mars in Gemini trines (collaborates with) Jupiter in Aquarius continues

Venus in Taurus conjuncts (merges with) Uranus in Taurus

From April 20th to April 23rd Venus in Taurus will share itself with Uranus in Taurus.  Venus in Taurus “sustains beauty with bountiful resources” while Uranus in Taurus “breaks traditions with innovation”.  The keywords for this combination, with this aspect, are: rapid healing, unexpected bounty, and useful gadgets.  Some daily life breakthroughs that will improve our health could arrive “on the scene” during this time.  The symbol would be “renewable power becomes affordable and effective for the world.”

April 22 to April 30

Saturn in Aquarius squares (conflicts with) Uranus in Taurus continues

Venus in Taurus conjuncts (merges with) Uranus in Taurus continues

Venus in Taurus squares (conflicts with) Saturn in Aquarius

From April 22nd to April 25th Venus in Taurus will “square off” with Saturn in Aquarius.  Venus in Taurus “sustains beauty with bountiful resources” while Saturn in Aquarius “produces power through redirection and circulating forces”.  The keywords for this combination, with this aspect, are: unsatisfying new ideas, unrealistic expectations, and resistance to change.  It will be challenging to trust innovations that make big promises without any kind of “track record”.  The symbol would be “an electric car runs out of power on the family vacation two miles from the charging station.”

The Month Reviewed

The fourth month of the new year will be a “mixed bag”, but mostly a downgrade from the tumult of the same time last year.  Energetic conflicts are present, but so is some supportive energy; they mostly balance out.   

With this fourth month, we see the Points spread evenly across elements (air, earth, fire, and water) and modalities (cardinal, fixed, and mutable).  All points are direct until April 27th, and a lot of forward progress can be made during this month.  Mars is a strong player this month, which brings in more volatility than was present in March.  Humankind’s transition through a profound historical moment continues.

Philip Young, PhD

I am a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. I earned my PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1996 and had a career in academics until 2007, when I retired to become a stay-at-home father. In 2013 I “hung out my shingle” starting my business Black Unykorn Enterprises, LLC. I provide spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing). With a home office, Zoom, WeChat, and WhatsApp, I work with local clients in person and distance clients from around the world. You can read about my practice and contact me through my website:

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