A few days ago, I had a dream in which I swam through boiling hot water to turn off a tap which prevented the building I was in from flooding. This was an enormously significant dream for me as I am not a swimmer. During the dream, I told myself I could swim in various forms, even though I knew I could not. But I did it with the upmost faith that I could. Then I turned off the tap and stood up tall, feeling very pleased with myself!
I do hope you don't mind my sharing this dream with you, especially as it is quite personal to me, but I feel in so many ways it explains the astrological potential and challenge of the eclipses of this month.
On 15th April we experience the Full Moon lunar eclipse in the sign of Libra. Sometimes known as the red or pink moon, as the light creates that effect.
This Full Moon also conjuncts the North Node which relates to our karmic ascension and our higher self's purpose.
At the same time, there is a Grand Cardinal Cross forming which presents challenges and obstacles in our lives, especially in areas of structure and authority.
All this energetic configuration contributes to that feeling we are all sharing now of futility in so many aspects of our lives. We all continue to do the things that need to be done on a daily basis, like washing, eating, sleeping and dreaming. But inbetween we are all on some level also aware that something else seems to be going on in the background. Whether it is the slightest awareness of frustration whenever we try to do something new or different, or the fact that suddenly a door seems to open when we are not really ready, and so can miss the point of a focused intention or desire being lived, simply because the timing seemed to be slightly out of alignment with our current situations.
More and more people are writing to tell me that their lives seem pointless, or that their expectations for 2014 are simply not happening - even though they really thought they had a particular issue in hand - yet they are still waiting for something to change!
Well what I can say is that these eclipses are coming and not before time, I believe, to help us shift from those feelings.
Libra represents relationships and as human beings that is what we do best. Whether we like them or not or other people make us feel good or contribute to our well being, life is about relating. So when an eclipse comes along in this sign, we know that some aspect of our relating is going to CHANGE and remove itself from our current pathway. With the North node along side, it is a karmic clearance so whoever steps on your dreams during this current phase is likely to find themselves instantly removed from your life.
We may well see this manifest on a political and governmental level as pushing and shoving again, to take the lead. Libra, Aries, Capricorn and Cancer are the signs where the significant changes may occur as they are the CARDINAL SIGNS mentioned in the Cross. They represent aspects of authority and power as well as homeland and family. I expect to see major earth changes during this current cycle.
As we head towards the New Moon in Taurus at the end of April, a great deal of old energy will be pushed away to make way for the new.
It is as if a flood of emotion will cross the Earth during 15th to 30th April. Water and tides clear away old issues and we get to stand on our own two feet!
Mother nature has a way of bringing all things to the surface, just like the charts for this month, we are being challenged in every way to assert and lead our own inner revolutionary pathways, even if that means something small. All is about leading from our heads or our hearts. I can guarantee that if you try to push against your heart energy in April, you will constantly find yourself hitting a brick wall. If you lead by the heart you will feel less and less that sense of powerlessnesss and despondency as you begin to relay a FREEDOM energetic in all you do.
Can I suggest that April is a month to learn to relax and meditate.
Bringing in healing where there is pain and delivering for yourself a complete and new focus for your future.
Taurean New Moon brings the Grand Trine in water to the surface, where emotions pulled to the surface, finally start to show us who and what is important as far as love goes. and it really will be LOVE as the highest agenda during May and June.
With love always in our hearts. Ephettaa. Elizabeth Extol Ain Soph xxxxx
April brings powerful allies and words but be careful on your choice of execution! Lines can be learned and dictionaries can be read but the only truth that matters is the messages being relayed from your heart. Be careful not to get caught up during the Full Moon around 15th with other people and their problems because it is likely you will need a rest during this time. Your heartfelt requests to the Angels and the Universe are being heard now so trust that all you seek will become a reality as we move beyond the New Moon Solar eclipse leaving behind the dross and creating the new for your unusual and inspirational ideas as you set out new communicative constructs for May.
The New Moon in your sign on 29th May aligns with friendship and new dreams. Some may have been years in the making. but this month you have taken a great stand and released yourself from a harmful connection that has caused you distress and discomfort. Can I suggest therefore, that stoking old fires of discontent be released by mid month. If you take yourself out of harms way, and perhaps take some kind of holiday during April, then it feels as if the longing in your heart to return to some kind of peaceful space will occur much more easily than you thought. I see lots of clothing being moved around, changed or packed away for another day. Somehow this brings great relief and a sense of purpose. Enjoy Taurus for you are beginning to feel truly loved again!
April brings moments of quiet and bursts of enthusiasm as you wade through the emotional highs and lows of the two eclipses. The Universe is providing you with a fresh outlook on life and it starts with you and your image. Now I know you are not one to fuss too much in this area, but this month there really is a sense that you could do with a change in some way. So if it is clothing, hair, nails, facials, or even creating new words ie in language etc, you will find great energetic success. Your life is going to feel so much better as we pass through the Libran eclipse on 15th. See this as a way to turn around those things that have caused you stress in recent years. Your life is going to CHANGE when you see just how far you have come and just how much you are prepared to recite for your own powerful causes!
So think of yourself in one of those spy movies, where the villian gets chased and then falls in the river or sea at the end and we wonder why that happened and would'nt it have been better if they were captured alive and we got to find out why they did what they did. Haha, think I am in analysis mode and taking you in with me. Well you get the picture I hope! How far are you prepared to go inside yourself to find the answers that help you release those jagged edges of illusion that keep you stuck in the past. So what if old thoughts come up and disturb your peace. Only you can cover them with daises and send them love or hate, it is up to you now. This karmic month of clearance, especially around mid month is here to strengthen our hearts by releasing our fears of what was or might have been. When you can clear you make way for the smooth transition which occurs over 29th April and serves you a piece of humble or is that APPLE PIE when you are ready to accept LOVE!
Waking up in a new place, a foreign climate or with a dragging feeling inside your head and tummy that says you have overdone the food or drink brings issues from the past soaring to the present. Forgiving something or someone from relaying the old to the new can sometimes be very challenging and if you are feeling less than your usual bouncy self, can I suggest that you really take some time out for yourself! By that I mean time alone! During April, stresses and strains can take a toll of our very proud lion, especially the female who likes to look and feel her best, but may not be up to that at this time. No matter, just go with the flow and take time out and really relax. Especially if you are constantly giving to others around you. Your life is never easy and you were never meant to sit around and wait for action, but this month, it is essential otherwise you could miss some amazing opportunity. Life starts to feel better towards the end of the month as we move through the New Moon in Taurus and you get to select a new image which pushes you into a whole new arena, if that is your desire!
Career and home issues raise their head during this powerful eclipse month of April. There could be two offers for work and two properties that appeal, but you know within your heart that sometimes rushing headlong too quickly into something out of the blue can get you sidetracked. However, this is a very strange month, so be prepared to open your outlook and stay in the zone of amazement. Sometimes the Universe challenges our old reality simply to get us to look at bigger and brighter prospects in order to stretch our limits. Any kind of training or teaching offered, even if it comes in an unusual offer, is going to ultimately pay you in LIGHT. Get ready to take off your blinkers and step forward as your perspective is about to be enhanced!
The Full Moon lunar eclipse takes place in your sign on 15th. Clap your hands together and say a big thank you to the planets as they align in your favour, expressing karmic release. Whatever removes itself from your life during this phase is presenting you with an open door to something bigger, brighter and happier. You are by nature somebody who likes to feel in control and therefore make plans accordingly to create stability and security for yourself. However, nothing is as it appears during April, so kick off your shoes and throw a party for all those issues that have prevented you from finally feeling GOOD about yourself because they are about to be shoved off this planet. You are in charge of yourself and the Universe is so happy to bring you into that new alignment where fear gets out of your way and about time!
Habits and attitudes can become hardened when we feel as if our intention and desire is being boycotted by the Universe and its decisions. We can cry out for help and assistance at any time, but are we really being heard? Well, actually, you truly are. You have not been forgotten or ignored. Infact, I would say that you are now on a mission to resolve an ancient karmic lineage. It might have held you victim many times over in past lives yet this time you will see it fade so far into the background that all it requires is a simple kiss to set it free. You are strong and right now learning from every new experience that you encounter. The LIGHT has very firmly been switched on, all it requires is a little commitment from you and then you are set free to become and do whatever you CHOOSE. The 29th New Moon in your opposite sign has some excellent new plans for you!
What perfect timing for you Sagi as we move in the month of April and its eclipses which by their very nature can be extremely clearing and cleansing. With that in mind I see pots of paint and cleaning mops. What a special time to repair emotional as well as actual cracks in your environment. White paint symbolises purity and I see it in abundance now. If you are trying to keep a relationship going that is really in the doldrums then be honest and speak your truth. This may alleviate so many worries or issues. You are being given the green card to accelerate and communicate with wild abandon. Passions are strong when energy flows and this month Sagi you can feel that power coming from your heart. Dropping off the emotional grid may feel easier but ultimately you are about to be recognised for your passion in all aspects!
With Pluto in your sign forming part of this GRAND CROSS it is likely you are sensing the power of this challenging energy. It wants to communicate with you now and let you know that help is at hand but perhaps not in the way you would like it right now! Do you follow your head or heart in decision making because there will be certain issues arising requiring or demanding your attention. If you push too hard to get your own way, you will break the fragile structures that are weaving in the background offering LOVE and SUPPORT. If you watch the lunar and solar eclipses during April clear and cleanse the karmic paradigms, you will find that May brings you into a more helpful environment of personal care and peace. You are rebuilding your energies and formulating new pathways which formulate their positivity during July. (More on this later!)
Stairways, stockpiling, stars, storage and sisters spring to mind as we enter the month of April. You are so busy that everybody seems to need your help and support. It might feel as if April has extra days or weeks in it this month, especially around the 15th as we clear the Full Moon energy in Libra and watch the eclipse send a gentle nudge in the direction of those that keep drawing on your good will. You have so much energy after this time and the New Moon in Taurus at the end of the month aligns you with more money and opportunity than you have seen for a very long time. Please trust this because I do understand why you may not. Out of the blue comes an offer which seems too good to be true. But measures of heart or head will ultimately bring you the greatest reward. When you recognise the balancing acts required to continue in the old way, your new and energised light body will act as the compass to freedom!
You are by nature very sensitive souls and when Venus moves through your sign as it does this month, your hackles are well and truly up in the best way possible! The rest of the world is struggling with the eclipses of April, but you are feeling the whole of the issue in an emotional way. You have the ability to rise above and keep the peace in areas where perhaps other people are losing control. We need your effortless agility during April to be slightly ahead of the game, in order to see what is coming around the corner. You have the authority from the SUN AND MOON to deliver an appropriate speech, talk, workshop, class and gain a great deal of kudos in the making. The Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 15th April shows you how to let go when something really needs to be removed from your world but it does so in a very rewarding way. Take some time out over the Easter Weekend and get your feet back on the ground again, as life has seemed a little difficult over the last few weeks. You are now drawing energy from the Earth and although you are a water sign, all issues to do with FIRE may appeal including new heating systems!