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Sidereal Monthly Horoscopes

2019 Forecast

Monthly Details

Sun in Pisces
March 15th  -  April 15th

April 12th
Mercury enters Pisces
April 15th
Sun enters Aries
April 16th
Venus enters Pisces

April 5th
New Moon 20° 16' Pisces
April 19th
Full Moon 4° 06' Libra

Dates of Note
April 2nd
Mercury conjunct Neptune
April 10th
Venus conjunct Neptune
Jupiter stations retrograde
April 20th - June 12th
Mars out of bounds
April 22nd
Sun conjunct Uranus

April 24th
Pluto stations retrograde
April 29th

Saturn stations retrograde

April 2019 Monthly Overview – Sidereal Monthly Horoscopes

(UPDATE: A previous version of this forecast erroneously referred to Mars retrograde--Mars will not be retrograde in 2019. While Neptune transiting 9H (publishing and astrology!) Jupiter surely contributed to my brain fog of late, I accept full responsibility for the error and I apologize for any confusion I may have transferred to you the reader by overlooking this error when publishing. :/ Now that Mercury has moved on I see my mistake and this article has been updated to reflect the correction. Thanks for understanding! =) )


Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the astrology of the current planetary transits across the heavens from a western sidereal perspective.


Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.


If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online calculator at to find out for free.


April marks the beginning of our annual celestial slowdown, so expect the pace of life to shift as we move through the month. Even while Mercury has resumed direct motion, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will all take turns entering retrograde as we progress through the month.     


Mercury conjunct Neptune


Watch for secrets to be revealed and for hidden information to come to light in the days near April 2nd, when Mercury meets up with Neptune in Aquarius. Gossip and scandal are a real risk at this time.


If you have your sidereal natal chart, look for planets or personal points at 22° Aquarius to see if you will be directly affected.


New moon in Pisces


The April 5th new moon in Pisces arrives in a cloak of dreaminess, with Neptune still in close enough proximity to Mercury to cast a fog over communications and give words the power of illusion. At the same time, artistic Venus gains ground on Pisces’ ruler, taking on Neptune’s dreamlike quality as she approaches.


This new moon can support imaginative and inventive group efforts and team problem solving, or any group activity or endeavor that requires a degree of creativity and cleverness at creating illusion--community theater, for instance.


Mercury sextile Saturn


Long term agreements which may have seemed difficult or impossible to come to accord on in the past two months may show signs of progress near the the 7th, when Mercury and Saturn exchange friendly greetings.

Sun trine Jupiter retrograde, Venus sextile Pluto,


The 14th presents a better opportunity to make an appeal when dealing with VIPs and those in positions of power, so make your petition to that authority figure now.


Leo readers may find they have a second chance to take a financial or creative risk and have it pay off, especially if a previous attempt didn’t pan out.


Venus square Jupiter retrograde, Sun enters Aries


On the 15th, Jupiter squares off with Venus as he retraces his steps through sidereal Scorpio, perhaps giving Taurus and Libra readers a little more challenge than they bargained for but not more than they can handle.


The sun moves into Aries on the 15th of April, beginning his annual tour of the sign of the ram, energizing and stimulating life and the germination of seeds previously planted in the area of life governed by Aries in your sidereal natal chart.


Venus enters Pisces


The next day, Venus leaves the sign of the water bearer for Pisces, where she’ll be in exaltation for the coming three and 1/2 weeks. Exalted planets display their finest qualities, and for Venus that means cooperation, generosity, harmony, artistic ability, beauty, and fairness--but above all, it means love and genuine appreciation.


Full Moon in Libra


The April 19th full moon in Libra inclines us to cooperation and advocacy in our interpersonal relations, and can assist in bringing about fair and equitable outcomes. We strive for an ideal in pursuit of mutually beneficial results, and with Venus in exaltation in Pisces, the sign of self sacrifice, we may very well find ourselves in a win-win situation in the days around this full moon.


The Libra full moon is a great time to indulge in appreciation of the arts, music, and other entertainments, and can be profitable for business and partnerships.


One caveat to accompany this full moon: Venus, while exalted, is unaspected and that will tend to have a wild card effect on the outcome of this full moon. Be vigilant for lazy, greedy, or co-dependent behavior and the tendency to indecision, as the lack of aspects to modify Venus make her influence unpredictable and we may see the manifestation of Venus’s less desirable traits in the outcomes of the Libra full moon.   


Mars out of bounds


Mars acts up when he goes out of bounds on the 20th of April--his best and worst qualities will be on display in all of us through mid June.


When Mars is out of bounds--meaning when he orbits north beyond the Tropic of Cancer or south beyond the Tropic of Capricorn--we have a tendency to become more headstrong, driven and ambitious than usual. Our courage runs higher, and we can be more willing to be brave..


We can also be far more self centered, impulsive and overly aggressive than we might otherwise be, and  out of bounds he’s likely to influence us to over react in rash and perhaps uncharacteristically violent ways.


We pick fights unprovoked, and overreact in anger. Be aware of this tendency and cultivate patience and compassion for yourself and for others. Practice forgiving and forgetting. This influence lasts until mid June, when Mars returns from out of bounds travel on the 12th.

Sun conjunct Uranus


Accidents and unexpected events are possible near April 22nd when the sun and Uranus meet up, as they do typically once a year. Readers with Aries, Leo, and Aquarius rising or sun signs are most likely to feel this, as will readers with a planet or personal point at 7° or 8° Aries.


Those readers born under the signs of the Lion or Ram may feel somewhat rebellious or seem more impulsive than usual, and there can be a risk of cuts, burns, puncture wounds, or accidents to the head for these natives when the sun and Uranus meet up.


Readers with Aquarius sun or rising may feel energized and somewhat invigorated by this transit, and could find themselves in the spotlight in some way. Overall, spontaneity is the word of the day.


Pluto stations retrograde


On the 24th Pluto stations retrograde late in his tour of sidereal Sagittarius, an annual window for turning inward to heal, explore the psyche, and renew and regenerate through our private inner worlds.


The pace of transformation and healing may seem to slow or even stall during this time, and issues involving sex, death, transformation, wealth, authority, influence, or power may come up for reexamination and transformation. This influence lasts just over five months, through October 3rd.  


Mars square Neptune


Out of bounds Mars squares off with Neptune on the 27th, bringing the potential for conflicts over misunderstandings or deception. Confusion or lack of clarity can be particularly irritating, and it may be tempting to escape out of frustration.


Saturn stations retrograde


Then, at month’s end, Saturn begins his five month long retrograde in Sagittarius, giving readers of all signs an opportunity for a bit of a breather in the house Sagittarius occupies in the natal chart.


Sagittarius marks where we are being challenged through difficult lessons, and with the taskmaster planet in a weakened state we’ll collectively get a reprieve--at least until after September 18th when Saturn finally returns to direct motion.


Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit


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You could have the opportunity to begin a new solo project at the early April new moon in Pisces, so watch the days around April 5th for news or make your own opportunity by starting one in the days following. This is an excellent time for exploring spiritual pursuits and discovering new self care practices. A joint project or partnership matter may be coming to a conclusion at the full moon in Libra April 19th. You can use the 10 days after the full moon to wrap up any final details.


The new moon brings a renewal of activity to your social life in early April, dear Taurus. You could receive a social invitation through a professional contact or make a new friend through a group activity. This is also your best opportunity all year to take action toward a long held hope or dream you’d like to see through to fruition. You may be finishing up an important work project near the April 19th full moon--don’t hesitate to enlist the help of a friend if you need.


Your thinking is stimulated in a big way with the March 6th new moon, dear Gemini, and what you start in the wake of it germinates in mystical ground. Spiritual insights and awakenings are possible which can ultimately inform your professional aspirations. Embark on a return journey to somewhere you’ve been before and learn or experience something new. Explore the intangible. Then at the full moon, a private matter could come to a head. Or, use this time to wrap up a real estate or property related concern.


You could be getting involved in a publishing or broadcasting venture or even begin planning a trip somewhere far away as April gets underway, dear Cancer. If you’ve been thinking about going back to school, there may be grant or loan money available to you to make that possible. Then at the full moon April 19th finish up a project you’ve been working on around the home, and you’ll likely find yourself pleased with the result.


Financial matters are likely to have your attention in early April, and if you can enlist the help of a partner in clearing through the confusion you’ll have an easier time, When the full moon arrives April 19th you may find yourself traveling to somewhere nearby. Financial matters may have you deep in negotiations, and though Venus is unaspected and therefore a bit of a wild card, the good news is she is still exalted in Pisces and therefore likely to express her best qualities on your behalf.


A partnership opportunity could come your way through a coworker or employee near the new moon in Pisces April 5th. Or, make your own opportunity by taking action on a joint venture in the days just after the new moon. If you followed planetary guidance and took steps to increase your income at the new moon in Libra last November you could see your efforts paying off in the days near the April 19th full moon.

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Your creativity could lead to a job offer near the new moon, dear Libra, so be sure to be paying attention if the idea has appeal. Or, you can turn your hobby into an employment opportunity by leveraging your knowledge and skill set. This is a risk that can pay off if taken now. Then at the full moon, something very personal to you may be drawing to a close, or a familiar role may be ending as you prepare to move on. Take heart--in the long run, it’s very likely for the best.


Does this month find you looking to conceive, dear Scorpio? You could do that now--or, spend that creative energy on a new hobby at this new moon instead, such as photography, film, or theater. Your home can provide an inspirational setting for your new “baby”. A parent may support you, too. At the full moon take steps to put the finishing touches on a solo project you’ve been working on and then take some time to yourself to relax before you launch it into the world.


Your home and family life are in the spotlight as the April 5th new moon arrives, You might be in the process of beginning a home improvement project or helping a parent, and a neighbor or sibling may be in a position to help. Then at the full moon April 19th, go out and do something fun with a friend. Enjoy yourself, you deserve it.


Don’t be surprised if changes are afoot in your neighborhood in early April, dear Capricorn, as the April 5th new moon will activate your solar 3rd House ruling neighbors and your immediate environment. You could hear from or about a sibling or extended family member, as a few other possibilities. Or, take the initiative and reach out yourself via phone, text, or email. Late April marks the time to be putting the finishing touches on a professional project or important career matter, one which could win you a measure of recognition.


The April 5th new moon could bring an income opportunity, dear Aquarius, so keep an eye on the days before and after. If nothing manifests just make your own mojo by taking steps to boost your income in the days just after the new moon--your ingenuity is the key to unlocking prosperity. In late April you could find yourself taking a trip to somewhere distant, or exploring foreign cultures and new ideas through study and reading. Legal matters may arise for some Aquarius readers.


April 5th marks your birthday new moon, dear Pisces, a once-yearly opportunity to begin something really special. This year, follow your most secret dreams or embark on a solo project of some kind and discover a whole new you. Spiritual pursuits and quiet reflection can offer avenues to explore your identity. If you’ve been working to get funding for something important, it may finally come through near the April 19th full moon. Watch for news within the four days just before and after.

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about me

My astrological explorations began in 1994 and have taken me on an amazing, decades-long journey of discovery beginning with the teachings of Sybil Leek and continuing with those of Joanna Woolfolk, Nicholas Campion, Max Heindel, Ptolemy, Susan Miller, Carol Rushman, Steven Forrest, Cyril Fagan, Robert Powell, and Dane Rudhyar, to name just a few. I began reading privately for family and close friends in 2003 and following a profoundly transformational spiritual experience opened my practice to the public through Mystick Physick in 2014.


Now more than ever I see the need in the world for the life and soul guidance that astrology can offer to those who seek to understand its sublime language. Collectively we are waking up and determined to find meaning and purpose in our daily lives. This is the gift that astrology offers us.


I’m Phaedra, astrologer and artist of Mystick Physick. I make my home in Idaho’s gorgeous Treasure Valley with my husband of 20 years, our dog Rocket and cat Jet. In my natural habitat I can usually be found meditating, continuing my ongoing astrological explorations, painting to the astrological rhythms of the solar system, or reading about the latest discoveries in the science of consciousness or astrophysics. You can find me at and

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