Major Aspects for April 2014

  • April 2 - Sun conjunct Uranus - 12 Aries
  • April 7 - Mercury enters Aries
  • April 8 - Sun opposition Mars retrograde - 18 Aries / 18 Libra
  • April 11 - Venus conjunct Neptune - 6 Pisces
  • April 14 - Mercury conjunct Uranus - 12 Aries
  • April 14 - Pluto turns retrograde -13 Capricorn
  • April 14 - Mercury Square Jupiter - 12 Aries / 12 Cancer
  • April 15 - Mercury square Pluto - 13 Aries / 13 Capricorn
  • April 15 - Sun opposition Moon - Full Moon/ LUNAR ECLIPSE - 25 Aries / 25 Libra
  • April 16 - Mercury opposition Mars retrograde - 15 Aries / 15 Libra
  • April 19 - Sun enters Taurus
  • April 20 - Jupiter opposition Pluto - 13 Cancer / 13 Capricorn
  • April 20 - Jupiter square Uranus - 13 Cancer / 13 Aries
  • April 21 - Uranus square Pluto - 13 Aries / 13 Capricorn
  • April 22 - Mars retrograde square Jupiter - 13 Libra / 13 Cancer
  • April 23 - Mars retrograde opposition Uranus - 13 Libra / 13 Aries
  • April 23 - Mars retrograde square Pluto - 13 Libra / 13 Capricorn
  • April 25 - Sun conjunct Mercury - 5 Taurus
  • April 29 - Sun conjunct Moon - New Moon / SOLAR ECLIPSE - 9 Taurus
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Mercury Retrograde

What does it mean and how does it impact you?

MERCURY RETROGRADE: The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. The timing of this universe is geared toward the Sun as it moves through the zodiac. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. However, we cannot continue in that vein until we come back to the present designated by the Sun and put our new ideas into manifestation. During the time that Mercury jumps ahead, we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life. As Mercury retrogrades back into the present, the connection with the Sun happens as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.

Mercury itself rules how we think, we will be adjusting everything related to thoughts, concepts, ideas, and communication, especially how technology and material elements play a part in the physical manifestation of ideas. When Mercury retrogrades, we find that many parts of our life are being revised. Often these revisions can be a surprise or throw us back a step. However, these revisions which occur during a Mercury retrograde, are a "course correction" and provide a stop gap measure until we can review situations. During this time of revision, change is compounded and confusion is created by our reactions to the ever-changing situations. Thus anything started during this time will ultimately be taken back or even revised further, making for a high-frustration time. This will be especially true with changing our minds, reviewing new ideas and our communication being improved and honed so not to be mis-understood.

The best mode to be in during a Mercury retrograde is one of "non-reaction", and with earth signs being impacted, physical environment will be changing continually during a Mercury retrograde. Treat the time period as a time of gathering information, yet because the information will be in constant change it would be like trying to comb your hair in a wind storm. Best to wait until the changes stop before attempting to make things orderly. Therefore, just let the winds of situations blow around you without reacting. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that is still around at that time and go about putting everything in order, while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.

Mercury retrogrades have a cycle** in which the retrogrades have an exactness of covering the same signs, the same degrees and approximately on the same calendar days. This exactness is seldom thought about Mercury retrograde, with the seemingly chaotic and confusing situations we experience during the retrogrades. The exact Mercury retrogrades we will experience in 2014 were the exact same signs, same degrees and approximately the same calendar days of 1935. This cycle** is seldom talked about in the astrology world, but is the cause of major course corrections for humanity. We can look back at history of 1935 to see the impact of Mercury retrogrades covering the same time frames, the same signs and the same degrees. We are coming to an important time as was experienced in 1935. Few people are old enough to recount the transition of that time, but it becomes history repeating itself to give us a chance to grow as humanity, as a society and to make a difference. The Planet of Mars also follows this same cycle and the sequence of Mars combining with Mercury's influence of ideas and attitudes and Mars brings these ideas and attitudes into action. The phrase "thoughts become things" certainly brings home the combined energy of these two planetary connections.

To read more; Mercury Retrograde OnLine News is published three times a year, during each Mercury retrograde to provide detailed information as to the impact for each Sun sign, each house that Mercury retrograde impacts during it's visit, and each Personal Year - numerological impact from Mercury's retrograde phase.

The changes that occurred back in the days of 1935 bring us to a time when we are looking at the same issues. These issues are setting the stage for the important Mercury retrograde cycle that is also relevant to similarities in 1935. Uranus was square to Pluto, which occurred at the same time, and which is experienced now in 2013, 2014, and 2015. It is important to understand that the cosmic clock has the timing similarities that we see in the outside world. Few realize the importance of correlating the statistics with events in the outside world to the cosmic clock of the magnetic pull of planetary movements.

Mercury Retrogrades for 2014

In 2014, Mercury retrogrades three times, all beginning in water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio, but retrograding back into air signs. Emotional issues have to be revised and updated to align more with our true inner essence, intuition and awareness. 2014 is a SEVEN universal year, requiring that we come into understanding about our true inner status and becoming aware of the intuitive essence that is the foundation of our core concepts. Our feelings, listening to the calling of our heart through intuition and awareness, our inner connection to the Divine becomes the terrain that must be reviewed, revised and infused with spiritual growth, love and awareness. Mercury brings important information, which bubbles up to the surface as we accept the inner call to explore the inner aspects of our spiritual essence. The inner calling of our heart feels uncomfortable to some as there is a concept that it is depression or something is wrong rather than to understand that the inner call is through the feelings, perceptions of spiritual awareness and intuitive connections. The power to see and feel our true inner essence provides awareness of a larger world that exists inside that has access to all other worlds. The power of awareness allows us to make the inner connections and changes prompted by self realization and spiritual growth. These areas reflect the transitions that are happening within. Aligning the calling of our heart with changes of attitude and awareness is the theme for 2014 Mercury Retrogrades. Read more through the major Planetary Trends of 2014 as well as the Mercury Retrograde OnLine News for 2014

Mercury turns retrograde February 6th at 3 Pisces
Mercury turns direct on February 28th at 18 Aquarius

Mercury turns retrograde June 7th at 3 Cancer
Mercury turns direct on July 1st at 24 Gemini

Mercury turns retrograde October 4th at 2 Scorpio
Mercury turns direct on October 25th at 16 Libra

Mercury Retrogrades for 2015

In 2015, Mercury retrogrades three times, all in air signs of Aquarius, Gemini and Libra. Our mental capabilities have to quick and spontaneous in order to jump into action. Events in the outside world will be at a very fast pace, so we have to be quick thinking, flexible, and adaptable to grab the opportunities for success this year through harnessing the creative, inventive abilities that reside within our higher mind. We have to revv up our creative connectivity and expand possibilities to think of options, opportunities and to think beyond the status quo box. The inner strength, confidence and intuitive abilities grown during 2014 will begin to be visible as inventions, innovations and creative technologies come into our mind as new concepts and possibilities emerge. 2015 is an EIGHT universal year, requiring that we bring our mental abilities together with our pro-active-oriented, fused together to expand into exciting, fast-paced world of success. Being bold and armed with unique ideas it is time to be resourceful, innovative and inventive. These areas will transitions us into new and different careers, businesses, and technologies that will make remarkable inventions that will transform our world.

Mercury turns retrograde January 22nd at 17 Aquarius
Mercury turns direct on February 12th at 1 Aquarius

Mercury turns retrograde May 20th at 13 Gemini
Mercury turns direct on June 12th at 4 Gemini

Mercury turns retrograde September 15th at 15 Libra
Mercury turns direct on October 10th at 0 Libra

Mercury Retrogrades for 2016

In 2016, Mercury retrogrades four times, all impacting earth signs of Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo and then Capricorn again as the fourth retrograde begins in 2016. Practical and material elements change impacting career, finances and physical environment and well-being. These aspects will be changing as 2016 is universally a NINE year. This represents the end of this nine-year cycle that began in 2008 and has now reach completion. Similar to a Broadway Play, our stage lights begin to dim on the issues that were prominent for this nine-year cycle and the themes reach completion and closure. The people, places and things begin to change and transition us into our new environment preparing us for our next nine-year cycle. The power of transformation is to see that all that has transpired in our lives during this nine-year cycle has brought us to the end of our Spiritual Play for this theme and growth. Now we can take the gift within each of the situations and circumstances and see and appreciate the gifts given to us. As Mercury brings information into our life that transitions each of the core areas, we can begin to transform our life to move into our new directions.

Mercury turns retrograde January 6th at 1 Aquarius
Mercury turns direct on January 26th at 15 Capricorn

Mercury turns retrograde April 29th at 24 Taurus
Mercury turns direct on May 23rd at 14 Taurus

Mercury turns retrograde August 31st at 29 Virgo
Mercury turns direct on September 23rd at 15 Virgo

Mercury turns retrograde December 20th at 15 Capricorn
Mercury turns direct on January 9th at 28 Sagittarius

**Proprietary Discovery made by Karyl Jackson Alpha Life Trends
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April 2014 Highlights

April becomes a very important and powerful month. As a universal ELEVEN/TWO month, tall demands set the pace. ELEVEN is a master number, which requires sensitivity and vision to drive situations into new directions. While being positive and optimistic, a new vision becomes the journey. Being placed in challenging situations allows you to see what needs to be changed, yet being placed on the hot seat becomes uncomfortable. Rather than being engulfed with the plight of the environment, a stronger drive to bring change to the situations is the higher purpose of the circumstances. To rise above your personal station to see the need to take action on your vision, the ELEVEN must bring forward the very qualities of purpose and passion. The major changes set for the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd beckon the shifts and solutions needed. Moving beyond the old ways of operating to implement and unfold new ways requires courage, inspiration and standing true to yourself. Allow the winds of change to blow, while maintaining your vision, purpose and passion. The inner strength needed to maintain the higher ELEVEN path rather than reduce to the TWO, which will be battered by the winds, is the purpose and the challenge of April. It is easy to stand true to yourself in a harmonious environment, but the strength of your commitment to Truth becomes visible when the winds of change blow. Maintaining the ELEVEN becomes the incredible journey of April.

The SEVEN year of 2014

Not only does 2014 set a new pace, but January provides a unique emphasis that begins in the New Year. There are two New Moons in January (an EIGHT* month), none in the short month of February, (a NINE* month) and two New Moons again in March (a ONE* month) . This dynamic beginning to 2014 provides a powerful element that sets a whole new series of energies into motion. 2014 is universally a SEVEN year, providing the transparency elements and alignment of your inner qualities to your outer expression. Within the SEVEN year, great realizations and awareness grows to encompass the opportunity to move beyond the past. There will be many events that push you toward your right direction, allowing you to express your inner qualities and be seen for who you really are. With 2014 changing the Personal Year for everyone, a new track is pulling you into your right journey, one that is outwardly reflective of your true inner essence. The previous SEVEN years' occurred in 2005, 1996, 1987, 1978, 1969, 1960, etc. You can look at your own past history to see the events and themes of each of these years, and begin to see a theme appear out of this history. Realizations, deepening understanding of your true purpose brings awareness to these important areas of your life. Specific events occur, all for the purpose to bring forward a greater spiritual awareness of your True Self. (*in numerology terms)


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