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Your Monthly Horoscope for April 2015
 by Victoria Fugit 

The energies of April could be said to have begun on March 20th with the Spring Equinox, accompanied by a Solar eclipse, and a Supermoon, Eclipses have long been feared as bad omens, but the equinox is celebrated as a time of renewal – ah, the paradoxes of astrology.

A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is at its nearest to the Earth, appearing much larger than normal. The spring equinox refers to the time of the year when the both day and night are of equal duration -- a balance point, if you will or an astrological New Year. The New Moon and eclipse happened at 3:36 am ( 29.27 degrees of Pisces) and the equinox occurred at 4:45 pm at (0.0 degrees of Aries). Although there are four such events in this century, the next one will not be for 200 years and the last was in 1662. The symbolism is strong -- the Moon (goddess energy) passing between the Sun (patriarchy) and the Earth, both Sun and Moon passing over from the (old) Piscean energy into the (new) Aries energy. Sounds like a New Era Party. As Aries astrologer Rick Levine says of Aries, “Ready! Fire! Aim!”

Fitting nicely into this symbolism is the fact that the spacecraft “Dawn” is presently in orbit around Ceres, exploring and bringing into human awareness the energies of yet another member of our solar system. Long held as an asteroid, Ceres has been given the status of “Dwarf Planet” along with Pluto. Astrologically, Ceres has been reclassified along with Pluto as a major catalyst for transformation.

Ceres, like Pluto, is also representative of the life and death cycle, only she protects it against all odds. In myth she could not stop Pluto or the Underworld from taking her child, just as we do not seem able to stop Pluto (corporate and government corruption) and the “Underworld” from taking over. The mythology also reveals that, in her sorrow and grief, she can actually blight the entire world—in order to regain what she has lost. Her grief over her lost child (children) caused her to roam the world, ignoring the crops, causing devastation and famine everywhere she went. She would simply not allow her child to dwell forever in the darkness. And so a deal was struck for her daughter to live half the year on the earth and the other half below, with Pluto. Let`s reflect on that. She could not stop the death, but she ensured the rebirth. When Proserpine, her daughter, was returned, Ceres immediately filled the Earth with burgeoning fields of bountiful new crops. This is what she does best. She stays with us to wail and mourn during the loss, but always she seeks the transformation of rebirth, the promise of return. Her symbolism is regeneration, revival and new spiritual awareness.

Ceres represents the bounty – the foods, the flowers, the birds and plants, and the desperation that results when we disconnect from the Earth and our natural rhythms, creating a sense of spiritual starvation. She reminds us that without a connection to nature we cannot as a species survive.

Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries –A month of quick and innovative thinking. Jupiter in your fifth house keeps your optimism high even when faced with a loss or repeat of past disappointment. You may have unexpected expenses or be tempted to extravagance with Mars in your house of finances all month.

Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – Your physical strength and energy is high this month – so many ideas, bursting with enthusiasm, don’t take on more than time will allow. Your charm and loving nature attract those who can open doors of opportunity through the 12th and Pluto lends personal magnetism to the mix.
Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – Early Gemini may feel some restrictions or delay in plans and confusion around priorities, but those of you born in June have Uranus and Jupiter bringing new friends and more expansive ideas around communication and family.

Cancer Astrological Symbol Cancer – If you are born in the middle of your sign, you still are under the influence of the Uranus Pluto square, so you tend toward erratic thoughts, behavior and feeling as if you don’t quite know the person in the mirror. Go with the flow and start to discover who the person in the mirror actually is.
Leo Astrological Sign Leo –Ah Leo, you seem to do no wrong lately. Life comes to you bearing gifts of compassion, wisdom, stability and new possibilities. Accept graciously and allow your light and generosity to shine on others less fortunate.
Virgo Astrological Symbol Virgo – Early Virgos are in a state of identity flux and possible confusion or illusion. You aren’t who you were, yet you are not yet who you will become – that can cause you to be depressed or to go deep within. Choose the latter. The rest of you are having changes in the foundations of your lives -- let go of what doesn’t give joy.
libra Astrological Symbol Libra –Finances, home, children or creative projects seem to take turns turning your hoped-for well organized life down side up. On top of that you are a bit more erratic and possibly short tempered than usual. Relax; you’re just rearranging your internal processing apparatus right now. It may be difficult, but when Libra gets it right, they really do it well.
Scorpio Astrological Sign Scorpio – Saturn in Sagittarius has made money a little tight for you right now. Pluto in the 3rd and Neptune possibly in the 4th are creating restlessness and confusion around where you call home. Pay attention to your health and any machinery that could cause injury. This isn’t your best month, but it only lasts 30 days. Things will get better.
Sagittarius Astrological Sign Sagittarius – Creative projects and ideas come at you from all directions. Remember there are only 24 hours in the day. Don’t burn yourself out. Jupiter and Uranus are in good aspect to your Sun until August. Not everything has to be done at once. Pluto in the 2nd house is restructuring your money – most likely for the better.
Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – A new life is calling – are you listening? As much as you would like to believe that things will get back to “normal”, that’s not going to happen. You’ve passed the point of no return. Let life guide you to your center and discover how great it can be.

Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – Dissatisfied with – just about everything? After the 12th Venus will move into a better aspect and home will feel more like home -- comfortable. Money may be a sore spot now or you could use that Neptune to come up with a great idea that could pull you out of a rut.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – Neptune in its own sign of Pisces offers greater insights into your true nature leading to healing or being healed or the negative alternative of escapism or addiction. Pluto and Mars are both in good aspect for attaining greater strength, self discipline and getting what you want in life. Start asking with intention for whatever that may be.

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or

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