Articles for the Month of April 2024

May 2024 Monthly Horoscopes by Jeanne

We got hereWe begin the merry month of May with eight planets clustered in the three signs of Pisces, Aries and Taurus and the lone outlier, Pluto, in the sign of Aquarius.

Pluto is very powerful right now as he is going retrograde on May 2nd and squares Venus for the first 6 days of the month. There can be some emotional intensity or obsessive tendencies regarding money, values, sex, control and relationship dynamics involved in the square aspect between those two planets.

Fortunately, Venus moves on fairly quickly from that scenario and settles into her comfort zone of Taurus through May 24 after which she enters Gemini which is a very friendly sign to her. So, let the flirting begin!

Mercury is moving forward from 17 degrees of Aries and enters the sign of T which is a veryaurus on May 16th. When Venus goes into Gemini, Mercury’s sign on the 24th, it is considered to be a big positive energy as Mercury and Venus are in a mutually receptive relationship as they hang out in each other’s signs. This is a pleasant situation for both and you can enjoy social activities, dating, travel and meeting new people during this time.

Mars enters his own sign of Aries on the 1st and gets energized for accomplishment and action by that ingress. Jupiter is moving through the degrees of 24 Taurus to the first degree of Gemini on May 26th. The only problematic time with that transit is between May 12 and May 15 when Jupiter will be conjunct the fixed star, Algol in the constellation of Pegasus, which is considered to be a malefic influence.

April 2024 Monthly Horoscopes by Jeanne


We begin the month with a Mercury retrograde, yippee! Yes, the little dude does his retro dance from the 1st through the 25th beginning at 27 degrees Aries and going back to just under 16 degrees Aries before its direct motion on the 25th.

Mercury rules travel, communication, the nervous system, speaking and writing, among other things. “Don’t buy and don’t sign” is the usual Mercury Rx dictum. If you do travel during this time, things may be confusing in the beginning but ease up after the 10th.

The big news this month is, of course, the total Solar eclipse on April 9th at 19 degrees, 24 minutes of Aries, which has a path of totality across a large portion of the United States. The ancient wisdom about eclipses is that where ever the path of totality is visible those areas will be affected by the eclipse.

The ancient astrological lore is that one should not be outside during a solar eclipse as the lack of the Sun’s rays during that time may be a disturbance to your body functions.

The Moon and Sun are also conjunct by degree and minute with the asteroid Chiron, whose archetype is the wounded healer. This could signify some major developments in the medical field coming out within the next 6-12 months following the eclipse. Mercury retrograde hits that eclipse degree on April 17 and again on May 5th, which could trigger news or announcements about medical advancements at that time. Eclipses often mean a big change is coming and there is no going back from what happens after that time and this does not mean that what happens is negative. It is just a rather life altering experience.