Dear Friend and Reader:
Saturday, April 4, is the Libra Full Moon, exact at 8:06 am EDT (12:06 UTC) — it also happens to be a total eclipse of the Moon. (View full chart here.) This is the Moon in Libra opposite the Sun in Aries, but with twist: the Sun and Moon are so perfectly aligned with the Earth that the Moon is able to temporarily block our view of the Sun.
Check EarthSky.org to see if you live where the eclipse will be visible.
To read these horoscopes, it helps to know your Moon sign (where the Moon was at the moment of your birth), which you can find out by entering your birth data into Serennu.com. If you know your birth time, that will ensure accuracy — but often you can still be sure of its sign even if the exact degree is fuzzy. You can also read these horoscopes for your Sun and rising signs for additional insight.
By Len Wallick
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Keep track of your personal energy level. Doing so could very well be your way of keeping your finger on the pulse of the world. Additionally (and probably more importantly), keep track of what is going on in your head when you either want to jump up excited or lie down exhausted. There is every reason to believe that the amount of energy you feel will correspond directly to the quality of your thoughts. There are also indications of a more subtle and implicit relationship between your vitality and your environment. For now, at least, focus on what you can control — your thoughts.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — You may feel as though something is catching up with you. If so, welcome those feelings as a sign that others are growing to understand and appreciate you more. Try not to project that you are being pursued by adverse consequences. Rather assume that compassion for your condition is finally accruing. If, on the other hand, you currently have no sense of something going around to finally come around, you might want to look for clues. Chances are your good deeds and best intentions are coming back to you in a very gratifying way. Be receptive, not defensive.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Is a daily practice of breathing intentionally a salient part of your life? If a consistent ritual of conscious breathing is indeed integrated into your lifestyle, experiment with extending the discipline bit by bit into other parts of your every day. Notice the results, but refrain from drawing conclusions for at least two months. If you have lapsed with meditative breathing practices, or if you have simply taken respiration for granted up to now, look to set aside five minutes every day when you are most wide awake simply to focus on your exchanges with air. In two months you will be glad you did.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There is something you should be looking for. Biologists call it a niche. It could be an actual, physical place where you can thrive as nobody else can. It might be a role that, if you fill it, makes your life feel more safe and comfortable than ever before. Conceivably, your niche might even be a single, well-timed action that triggers a chain of reactions, which result in a sense of satisfaction you may have never known. Interestingly, the niche indicated for you by astrology now may very well exist behind a door you have recently acted to close. It’s probably not too late to open that door again.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — If you allow your heart to consistently and continuously dwell with what it needs, your mind will better know how to express those needs. To help your mind rise to the level of your heart’s awareness, sit with one word in the coming weeks: compensation. Consider how that one word can carry two contrasting meanings. Compensation might be what is justly exchanged in return for effort. Then again, compensation could be a practice to conceal shortcomings. One definition is empowering; the other is not. Keep that in mind so that your needs, when expressed, will empower you.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Think back six or seven months. Try to remember an action or decision that took hold somehow, ultimately making your life different now as compared to two (or even three) seasons ago. If nothing of the kind comes to mind, now is a good time to ask those closest to you if they notice anything different about you or your life now. If you can recall on your own what appears to have been a formative fork in the road taken late last year, now is as good a time as any to evaluate the consequences and make adjustments before you go down that road any further.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Not so long ago, you may have felt that things beyond your control were controlling your life. There may have been some validity to such a notion then. But this is now. Everything about this Libra Full Moon and total lunar eclipse indicates that your worldview needs to be updated to reflect a growing ability to at least co-create a world in transition. First, however, you must transition away from any attachment you have to being detached. To get started, imagine something that could be better, no matter how small, and make it real for more than just you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Your perceptive intuition nearly always assures that not much gets past you. The probable exception to that rule is when you conceal things from yourself. Fortunately, there is a good chance you will witness others deluding themselves on more than one occasion over the next month or so. Should such a possibility materialize before you, remember not to judge. Indeed, be humbled. Because every case of self-deception you witness will be a great lesson, and every person you see pulling wool over their own eyes will be a great teacher.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — If you feel like you have recently become jaded somehow, don’t worry. If you’ve been feeling a little blue a little more often than you used to, don’t be concerned. It’s in your power to turn things around right now. First, however, you must accept that you have such power. Next, you must choose to use it. To get yourself in the right frame of mind, examine what burdens you now. Not to itemize your concerns, but to notice how at least a few of those burdens are probably on their way out of your life. Once you realize how your load is likely to lighten soon, all you have to do is let it happen.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — What you need is a little reward. Fortunately, it’s very possible somebody wants to show their appreciation for you in a tangible way. However, to avail yourself of the offer, gift or other form of good karma that is probably on its way your way, you will almost certainly have to make an adjustment. You will know the moment has come when you find yourself saying “I couldn’t possibly…” or “I’d really like to, but…” or even “I don’t know…” It will be up to you to catch yourself before those words come out of your mouth, and to make room for what you have coming.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Should something or somebody trigger an unpleasant memory, don’t take the bait. Astrology indicates you have finally reached a point in your life when you can successfully send ghosts away without having to entertain them first. This is not to say all your troubles are over. It is to say that it’s time for you to stop reacting reflexively to reminders of troubles that are no longer actual. The sooner you stop keeping the past alive, the better you will be able to accommodate whatever challenges the present presents. If you think you have already done that, please consider thinking again.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — The world appears to be very much with you. Therefore, it would be appropriate if you chose to be fully with the world during every waking moment in return. At times, it may feel like total engagement with the world is a touch too much. If and when you do feel overwhelmed, please consider what the polar alternative — being underwhelmed — could do (and possibly has done) to you. In all probability you will miss this time of your life someday. To minimize any regret in the future, act now to miss as little of the present as possible.