The Full Pink Moon appears on April 23 at 7:49 pm ET.  It’s a Pink Moon, symbolizing the blooming of flowers and emergence of wildlife. It’s seen as a time of renewal and rebirth, a time of joy spent celebrating the abundance of the earth. It’s also a period of releasing grief and difficulties by focusing on hope.

 Sun (life) in Taurus (earth), and Moon (emotions) in Scorpio (water) comprise one of the most fertile moons of the year. It’s wonderful for gardening—and manifesting as well. When Earth and Water come together, they encourage the flourishing of life. With Sun (life) in Taurus, it’s a time to celebrate the beauty of spring and the wonder of the natural world, particularly with the beauty of the Lyrid showers at dawn until April 29.

When Sun is in Taurus, nature is particularly beautiful as the sign is ruled by Venus, planet of beauty, love, and abundance. The earth flowers, the weather turns warm, and the sky turns a brilliant blue. It marks the importance of rebuilding our lives in a practical, sustainable way; it also aids with creating abundance on every level, particularly with relationships and saving or investing money.

Moon (emotion) in Scorpio speaks of change, renewal, dying to the old self, and becoming more of the new (inner) self. Scorpio is emotional, fixed, and psychically sensitive. It’s important to contemplate new ideas, an original point of view, and discern between psychic sensations that result from the outer world and intuition that comes through meditation and contemplation.

Additionally, Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) conjunct Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) was exact on April 20, but the energy floods onto our planet for several months. Aspects involving Uranus suggest expecting the “unexpected”, a flow of surprises—that can range from shock to spiritual revelations. The influence of Jupiter suggests the value of using life events (and their repetition) to travel to a higher point in consciousness where we learn to transmute energy into a higher form. (For example, if my leg hurts, I may imagine it’s well, and I’m hiking or running in a couple of weeks. Obviously, you would nurture the leg and rest for a week or so, but you would hold the image of healing and strength during this time)

The solar eclipse and Jupiter conjunct Uranus indicate a period of powerful change—not only for us but for the world. This aspect marks a wave of energy that will touch all of us; the outcome lies in the placement of our consciousness, actions, and beliefs. If we could all move into the beauty and knowledge of the inner self, we would reside in a place of neutrality and connection with the universe. We could work with nature and find more peace in our existence. Think of it as one of the many portals into the New Age and ask your Inner Self about the best way to step through the door.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) square Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Squares with Pluto give awareness of subconscious patterns, thoughts, and emotions; they also allow space for illumination and change. If we can see and understand a pattern, we can begin to release it. Eventually, this creates freedom from old problems patterns, which ultimately results in freedom—and space for greater consciousness.

Mercury (communication) in Aries becomes direct on April 24. It’s time to move forward with plans and desires, to express the words and thoughts of the inner self. Mercury n Aries is bright and bold; it likes to move forward through new ideas and methods. Mercury conjunct Venus (beauty, partnership, abundance) helps in the expression of harmony; it heightens the sensation of pleasantness, adding beauty to life. Mercury conjunct Chiron (wounded healer) encourages self-expression of hidden aspects of the psyche, which may have lacked a voice in the past.

Venus (love, relationships, beauty) in Aries, a fire sign, is passionate, energetic, and determined. Venus squares Pluto (underworld, transformation), indicating the need to discover whatever blocks our loving relationships and inner expression of beauty. Insights may revolve around manipulation, control issues, and power issues in relationships as well as fear and insecurity in relationships. (If we can discover where the issue originates within us or our lives, it’s possible to clear it.) Venus conjunct Chiron (wounded healer) indicates the ability to perceive how to rely on love to heal old wounds and inner trauma.

Mars (overall energy, assertion) in Pisces, a water sign depicted by two fishes swimming in opposite directions, may act in a passive/aggressive manner with too much force or too little passion. It may feel difficult to find a balance. It helps to move into a neutral place in consciousness and become quiet before finding the right action or response. Mars sextile Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) increases opportunities for success by heightening the ability to take calculated risks. Mars conjunct Saturn (karma, limitation) helps with discipline and the application of focus. Mars sextile Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) encourages individualism, expressions through action and assertion, and taking steps to become more independent. Mars conjunct Neptune (illusion, mysticism) delivers a strange energy that includes expression of extra-sensitivity, lack of grounding, and charismatic appeal.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Taurus concerns abundance and the earth. We can find abundance by living in accord with natural laws—or they can be exploited out of greed. Regardless, it concerns both options and our choices. Jupiter trine Pluto (subconscious, transformation) encourages the transformation of our lives through benevolent influence. It increases power, influence, and potentially abundance.

Saturn (limitation, karma) in Pisces, a water sign, affects emotions—including their up and down motion and the causes behind them. It asks that we observe both sides of the self by making healthy disciplined choices in life on a physical and emotional level. Saturn sextiles Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) brings a powerful period when internal and external forces are engaged. It gives self-discipline along with creativity and strength.

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus is reflected in the many earth changes, which have been experienced in the past few years. The earth’s patterns are changing, and we are part of the change for better or worse.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces, represents the emotional connection on all levels of collective consciousness as well as our ability to align and engage with it—or detach through higher consciousness. Neptune sextile Pluto presents a particularly good time to move more deeply into spiritual studies—and to find a teacher.

 Pluto in Aquarius, an air sign ruling electronics, affects how AI and computers in the future. We have choices–as always–and we can make decisions about the personal data shared through the web. Pluto in Aquarius may also affect how computers, phones, and other electronics function in the future.

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path. If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.


  1. Lynn

    Beautiful as always Julia.
    Thank you for your work in assisting in making these shifts in our consciousness an exquisite journey……

    • Julia Griffin

      You’re so welcome, Lynn!


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