APRIL NEWSLETTER AND TRANSITS
A MONTH OF RETROGRADES
By Laurie www.sublunar.co.za
April remains a month of considerable tension due to difficulties in relationships. We need to be aware that there will be circumstances arising beyond our control that can lead to confusion and withdrawal.
If you have a strong relationship it will survive this energy and may even grow stronger, remember this is not just a love relationships but relationships in all areas of life.
April may feel like a lonely month for some as Venus the planet of relationships, fun, love and desire is stationary, not moving, when a planet does not move a sense of vulnerability and helplessness occurs.
Venus is also square Saturn in his stations. This is not easy as we have this heavy energy that just does not seem to go.
When Saturn and Venus square it makes relating to others strained and difficult. It is a time to re-evaluate what you are getting out of your relationships with people in your life, be they friends, partners, lovers or people at work. It is a time to question if what you are investing in a relationship is being returned or mutually beneficial.
This aspect brings about dissatisfaction with people who do not live up to what you expect of them. But at the same time it may show you how you are not fulfilling your part of the bargain. Not a bad time to reflect on how you can improve your interaction between others when this transit is over.
Look at this month as a good time to unload and clear out negative energy. In your relationships with others you need to portray an honest expression of yourself. If you are in a relationship where you are not your true self due to fear, a feeling of personal inadequacy, or a need for security this is a good time to question whether this is the right fit for you.
Jupiter is still retrograde in Libra the sign of relationships, the theme of relationships continues. When planets go retrograde it is a time where we can see what is broken and what can be repaired.
With Jupiter in Libra we desire self expansion through being well liked and want to encourage others to be successful. Jupiter in Libra is good for business and business relationships. When it is retrograde then we need to reflect on our contacts with others and how to revive our motivation, which may be a bit low. It is a great time to reconnect with past colleagues.
Just to keep life interesting Mercury will also retrograde this month, in fact from the 7th will be stationary for a week in Taurus. Shew, the speedy planet is stuck in a fixed earth sign!
The pace of life will be slow and we can expect to feel mentally lethargic, brain drain as some call it. It can be very frustrating when you dealing with others as they may take a long time to understand you or your intentions. Normal methodical logic may just go AWOL or you may simply forget to do things.
Keep a track of where you have put your things, many of us may find ourselves mislaying or forgetting where we have left our valuables. Carelessness like this is such an easy opportunity for crooks and those gifted with a slight of hand.
Many of you may be going away over the Easter holidays…well the trip may take you longer than you expected. Take advantage of the petrol stops so that you keep a clear mind. Make sure your car is in good working order; if not then car trouble certainly slows down the process of life. If it is not your car creating a holdup it could be another.
Mercury goes direct in the first week of May.
Even those in the arts and creative field may find themselves to be at a low point. If you are unable to express your own individuality you may need to make some adjustments. Mercury whilst retrograde in Taurus though creative, becomes deliberate and somewhat impractical.
The good news is Venus will begin her direct motion mid month, but still very slow and sensitive till end of April. You need to be your own greater self to enable a harmonious working or loving relationship to grow. This is a great time to reflect on this and reflect on yourself, relationships in some cases outlive their time or are at cross purposes to your pursuit of life. Just understand that you need to be yourself.
To find out how to manage the retrogrades this month I offer a mini reading for R300, $25 contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Venus gives us the message that there is no wealth but life and Saturn backs this up with the message from the Oracle, have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful The Astrology Oracle, Lyn Birkbeck
Change of season is always a time where we can experience allergies due to the autumn winds churning up the dust. We breath in all the little dust motes and all sorts of other foreign particles. This results in allergies, hay fever and chest problems.
Allergic asthma seems to be increasing in occurrences, if you are short of breath it is wise to go and see your doctor.
Asthma makes breathing difficult. With asthma, there is inflammation of the air passages that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs.
When you are having an attack your airways close up and it is necessary to treat this with a bronchodilator which will dilate your vessels and allow normal passage of air.
A natural way of keeping the airways open is through steam, if you have garden mint this is very soothing on the mucosa and can help prevent infection. Mint is also a good dilator.
Should you find yourself or a loved one in a situation where there is not quick way of getting to a bronchodilator and the team is just not helping two tots of whiskey one after the other. Alcohol is a great dilator and will have the desired effect giving you enough time to get to a clinic.
What a way to end, I am sure whiskey will help with the retrograde planets…