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Astrology Newsletter April 17-30, 2023
My weekly astrology newsletter is changing and only getting better! Discover what the upcoming Solar Eclipe in Aries and Mercury Retrograde in Taurus mean for your Rising Sign.
Hello & Welcome! I am excited to write from this incredible platform I recently discovered and joined, called Substack. From today moving forward, I will use Substack to send out my newsletter to you, and in addition, every month, I will discuss a new astrology topic that you are welcome to suggest too. You can also now share your thoughts in the comments section. I would love to hear about your experience with the current energies. I am excited as I have also moved my blog to Substack and will no longer post written content on my website. I love writing, and as I familiarise myself with Substack, I will also provide more valuable educational content.
From now on, I will send out the newsletter every two weeks and focus on the most useful information and events that I feel you should know. I mentioned in the recent newsletters that we are undergoing a major energetical shift, and I decided I need something fresh and new for my readers too. There will be more exciting content, offers and announcements in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned! ;)
Now let’s move on and look at the three astrological events taking place in the next two weeks:
→ New Moon Solar Eclipes in Aries on April 19/20 at 29°
→ Mercury retrograde in Taurus from April 21st until May 15th
→ First quarter Moon on April 27th
The Hybrid Solar Eclipse in Aries will be exact at (visible in Southeast Asia and Australia.
9:12 pm PDT on April 19th
12:12 am EDT on April 20th
5:12 am BST April 20th
2:12 pm AEST April 20th
The last time an eclipse that occured at the same degree in the same sign was on April 19th, 2004. Think about what happened in your life during that time to get a better idea, what you may possibly expect to happen this time around.
An Aries Solar Eclipse can focus on personal beginnings, a new outlook on life, identity, and independence. It might be challenging to maintain harmony and peace in relationships due to the fiery nature of Aries.
In the days leading towards the Solar Eclipse of April 19/20, the quality of time will change profoundly. This Solar Eclipse is exceptional. It takes place on the last degree of Aries 29°, just before the Sun and Moon move into Taurus and, therefore, also square Pluto in Aquarius.
Pluto is on the same degree as the Great Conjunction that occurred in December 2020 between Jupiter and Saturn at 0° Aquarius, signifying the beginning of the new Aquarian age, where the importance is placed on social fairness, justice and equity, cooperation rather than competition. We can expect a clash between the old and the new rules, regulations and structures to occur in the coming months.
How the April 2023 Solar Eclipse in Aries Will Affect Your Rising Sign
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN ARIES FOR ARIES ASCENDANT
For you, Aries, this eclipse is related to significant changes in your personality and overall outlook on life. This eclipse transit in your first house will trigger some of that. Here, the great beginnings will focus on your life direction, goals, wishes and aspirations.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN ARIES FOR TAURUS ASCENDANT
This eclipse will increase your need to pay more attention to your mental health. You may want to heal and work out some of your internal issues and dilemmas that you're still processing. On a different level, you may begin a new project or a relationship from 'behind the scenes'.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR GEMINI ASCENDANT
For you, this will be a period of great beginnings regarding friends, groups and associations. This could indicate a period of making new friends, joining new clubs or attending social events. Alternatively, if you already belong to a club or organisation, you could see direct benefits arising from your membership at this time.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR CANCER ASCENDANT
This eclipse is taking place in your career sphere. You should have a period of significant beginnings regarding career matters, your public life, and your overall life direction in the coming months. This eclipse emphasises some considerable career changes during which you might seek freedom and change.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR LEO ASCENDANT
This eclipse has to do with learning new things, but your beliefs or your outlook on the world might be changing radically now. It can also involve travel, especially long-distance travel or international travel. There are many possibilities. You may want to begin an import-export business or decide you want to study abroad. If you applied for a grant requiring research abroad, you have a good chance of receiving some positive news.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR VIRGO ASCENDANT
This eclipse for you is tied into financial matters and some of the ongoing significant radical changes taking place in your life when it comes to the role that other people's finances play in your life. This eclipse is likely to benefit you financially. You won't be expecting what is coming up, and it will involve money but not your regular earnings (income) that come like salary—the source will be different.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR LIBRA ASCENDANT
Expect major beginnings when it comes to relationships and partnerships. If you are in a long-term relationship, you might have to start a new onset regarding relationships in your life, which will carry forward for many years into the future. Because this is a solar eclipse, it will be an extra-strong new moon and help you create a new serious connection.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR SCORPIO ASCENDANT
You may have to address matters related to your physical health, especially those you have been putting off for a while. You might have to attend medical appointments or attend annual health checkups. This eclipse also shines its light on daily duties, work and employment. Whatever the scenario, you will likely benefit from the changes you see.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT
This eclipse can indicate significant developments when it comes to having children. It could be the starting point if you plan on having children. If you already have children, it might be a new turning point in your child's life. Alternatively, this eclipse could be about a romantic relationship or a new and exciting creative project or a new hobby.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR CAPRICORN ASCENDANT
Get ready for significant beginnings in your home, family, and private life. Soon you might be moving to a new location or having substantial developments related to your home and living situation. It can also be that something about your relationship with your parents or something important happening in your parents' life is reflected in your life.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR AQUARIUS ASCENDANT
These are significant beginnings regarding communication, how you communicate with others, your communication style, and potentially anything to do with education. A new object of study may suddenly become your focus and take up a lot of energy and concentration. There might also be some significant events happening in the lives of your siblings or neighbours.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS FOR PISCES ASCENDANT
For you, Pisces, these are significant beginnings when it comes to economic matters (financial safety and security) in your life and the role that financial issues play in your life, both in terms of your finances as well as other people you know, or in some instances like through your partner, if you have a marriage partner or relationship partner.
A day after this eclipse, Mercury stations retrograde on April 21st until May 15th.
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus 2023 Key Dates:
Mercury retrograde begins on April 21st 2023 and ends on May 14th/15th 2023.
The shadow period for this retrograde is April 7th to May 31st 2023.
While Mercury stays in retrograde motion, remaining flexible and mindful of your thoughts and actions is essential. During this time, you may feel confused and overwhelmed with ideas, making this an excellent opportunity for practising yoga, meditation, reading, spending time in nature, and generally doing anything that helps you calm your mind and express all your ideas and thoughts.
Since Mercury Retrograde can cause disruptions with technology, take special care with your digital data. Back up all your valuable files and photos. Mercury also rules documents, proposals, tests and contracts, so read everything carefully before signing anything important. There are better times for starting something new. It is, however, an excellent time to continue a project that began before Mercury turned retrograde.
For those born during Mercury retrograde, you may become more vibrant and productive during this time. However, you will still be affected by Mercury’s influence. Nevertheless, some unexpected opportunities could arise for you, so stay alert and keep your eyes open.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for Your Zodiac Sign
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for ARIES ASCENDANT
This retrograde may stimulate you to reassess your financial situation. You may wonder whether the amount of money you earn is sufficient in relation to the quality of work you put out. You may need to review your business outgoings and office-related expenses if you have your own business. If you feel unappreciated by others, you may limit your contact with people who lower your self-esteem during this retrograde.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for TAURUS ASCENDANT
This retrograde may stimulate you to reassess your needs, goals and desires. This is an excellent time to implement what you already have and know. You may find yourself returning to old projects and ideas. Try to delay making any significant changes, especially the ones concerning your physical appearance and personal goals, as you might regret these decisions when Mercury stations direct on May 14th/15th. Take it easy and think things through in order to avoid disappointment.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for GEMINI ASCENDANT
This retrograde may stimulate you to retreat and withdraw from the outside world, as this is when your spiritual life is mainly emphasized. The need to reassess your life achievements and recharge your energies is now stronger than usual. You may also feel like you can’t rely on anyone with specific issues in your present life situation. It could perhaps be because it is up to you to decide what decision to make next.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for CANCER ASCENDANT
This retrograde can help you discover who your genuine friends are and why you move in the circles you do. It is also a good time for catching up with old friends. You may bump into each other unexpectedly. Furthermore, you may feel like getting in touch with people you haven't seen for a while or bump into an old friend quite unexpectedly. Misunderstandings with others are also possible, and if this is the case, it can prompt you to reassess some of your closest friendships and see where you stand in your social circle as an individual. Since the 11th house is also connected to dreams and hopes, a wish you once had for yourself may come back into life.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for LEO ASCENDANT
You may strongly desire to reassess your career path and see whether you are heading in the right direction or if something needs to change. You may also wish to contact people you last saw a while ago, or you may bump into an old colleague quite unexpectedly. Misunderstandings with others are also possible. If this is the case, this can prompt you to reassess some of your business connections and see where you stand professionally.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for VIRGO ASCENDANT
This retrograde may prompt you to re-examine your belief system and life philosophy. You may realise that you are not living your life according to your life principles, and by the time this retrograde is over, you may change your perspective or outlook on life.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for LIBRA ASCENDANT
This retrograde is an excellent opportunity to pay off any debts, loans or taxes you may have. However, it is not the best time to start a new application for a mortgage or a loan or invest in a brand-new business. If possible, delay that until after May 15th. On a different level, you may need to discuss sexual issues with your partner to better understand your preferences and needs.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for SCORPIO ASCENDANT
This retrograde is an excellent opportunity to review any contracts or agreements you may have. Alternatively, old issues you thought were forgotten might come back, and you may have to deal with them. Mercury retrograde in the 7th house also has got its benefits, as it can bring you closer to your partner by allowing you to identify and clarify differences of opinion. By the time this retrograde is over, you may both feel like you understand each other better.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT
This retrograde is an excellent opportunity to review your dietary or health-related habits to develop and maintain a healthier lifestyle. You may also find it helpful to re-organise your diary as daily demands this month may require you to become more flexible and adaptable.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for CAPRICORN ASCENDANT
This retrograde may create a temporary creative blockage, resulting in an occasional loss of confidence in your creative abilities. Under the influence of this retrograde, there is also often a tendency to compare yourself to others. To move away from the negative and limiting thoughts, try to do things that inspire you and stimulate the creative side of your psyche.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for AQUARIUS ASCENDANT
This retrograde may stimulate you to review your long-term financial security and stability decisions. While reassessing your present living conditions, you may ask yourself whether to fix something in your current home or move to another. If your present home doesn’t meet your expectations, you may decide that something needs to change as soon as this retrograde is over.
Mercury Retrograde Horoscope for PISCES ASCENDANT
This retrograde may stimulate your thirst for knowledge. It could be a time of significant realisation with memories from childhood returning unexpectedly. Watch out, as you might be misinformed or even lied to by someone in your community. The information you gather might need to be corrected or more accurate now. For this reason, using more than one source is beneficial to confirm the information you require.
The final event I would like to discuss is the first quarter Moon taking place on April 27th. During the days leading towards April 27th First Quarter Moon in Leo 7°, you might be actively involved in the projects that had begun at the New Moon in Leo 5° (July 28th, 2022) nine months ago. You might be at a stage where you want to get something off the ground but are unsure how to proceed. You may wonder whether your idea will work or your relationship will continue. You may wonder whether you should carry on or drop it. Whatever the scenario, the matters that began around that New Moon will likely take an interesting turn related to that story from nine months ago.
Thank you for reading & until the next time!