Stars + Strategy
The stars either work with you or against you and it all depends on whether you know what their up to or not. This monthly forecast sets up you to take advantage of these powerful forces. Using the stars strategically helps you clear the pathway to your success and achieve your personal, professional and financial triumph.
April 2023 Summary
Theme: Blind Leap into the New
Sun signs – Aries & Taurus
Simple truths come from the chaos. The restrictions continue and the world comes together and moves apart, simultaneously. The choice is here and blind faith is the answer. It will all work out – of this, I am sure. Dial into the frequency that soothes and helps you see the light. Attune to your own truth. Your belief system is put to the test. Yet, it holds. Stay steady. Breathe. Take tentative steps into the new ways of living and leading. Leadership is required. Let’s be ready.
Big Star Events: (in chronological order)
- April – All planets direct until the 21st
- April 17th – Venus out of bounds
- April 20th – Ring of Fire eclipse & Sun square Pluto
- April 21st – Mercury retrograde
Week 1: April 3 – 9
Access the confident, deliberate and solution-oriented influences. Empathy, compassion and love win the day. Weather, food supplies and transportation issues take center stage. Hope for healing the climate, technological remedies and scientific innovations shine light for the future. Chances open to be part of the way forward.
Avoid the fear, doubt and confusion that breakdowns and limits create. The news continues to be explosive and scary. Problems appear to stack up without relief, especially about social and environmental justice. Powerful people take advantage of fixed opinions to sway the masses toward their point of view.
Tips: Pay attention to the discoveries coming into the open. Remain detached and flexible. Think about what’s worked for you in the past and stay the course. Patience isn’t easy to come by, so remind yourself of your long-term goals. Small celebrations bring levity and relief.
Week 2: April 10 – 16
Access the benefits of committed and loving relationship. Deep feelings and intense emotions can strengthen your connections. Fortune favors the bold and it’s courageous to be dedicated to your convictions, even when they seem to take a beating. Your power grows by steadily racking up your accomplishments.
Avoid expending your energy on things that aren’t yours or distracting yourself with overindulgence. Money woes, physical obstacles and relationship doubts continue to build. Feelings of isolation and disconnection push you to seek support in inopportune and rash ways.
Tips: Remember the adage, “Being happy is more important than being right”. Review what’s truly important for you and trim down the rest. Read over your values every day to deepen your commitment to what’s true for you.
Week 3: April 17 – 23
On April 20th, Happy birthday Taurus, Hello Ring of Fire eclipse and confrontation between the Sun and Pluto.
Access flirty, sassy playfulness with Venus in Gemini and out of bounds. She’s eclectic and unusual in her tastes. The fun, lightheartedness paves the way for ease and simple truths. Simplicity and creature comforts are desired. Wealth and power come to those who exhibit patience and commitment.
Avoid overindulgence and over-spending recklessness. Tensions and confrontations make it nearly impossible to find your footing. Power plays and competitive grabs trigger you and threaten your peace of mind. Typical processes and systems break and fall apart.
Tips: Stand in your authority and keep your eyes facing forward. Yet, notice what’s happening around you with an open heart. Ask yourself what you’re willing to do and not willing to do in world events. Ask how can this be provocative versus provoking. Remember you get to choose how you respond.
Big Star Event: Mercury Retrograde in Taurus
Mercury Rx: April – May 2023: Connect to Your Future
Details: April 21 – May 14 in Taurus 15°- 5° (during an ecliptic cycle)
Through the fog of another ecliptic cycle, Mercury expects easy answers to difficult questions while churning everything in your path – people, technologies and schedules. You can’t find your way through the fog and suddenly, the floor seems to be shaking beneath your feet. The explosive square between the Sun and Pluto isn’t helping either. Shock waves reverberate through your core. Mercury giggles and flashes mirrored reflections from everyone around you. He’s helped by Venus and Mars being out of bounds, adding more pressure to your love life by complicating how you show up for yourself and others. Ugh.
As for Mercury, what’s his deal? Mercury wants you to believe – without any logical reason to do so. A helpful mantra during this time is “I believe”. Say it over and over again until you actually do. 😘
Note: For Taurus signs and those with packed 2nd houses, add the shadow periods for this retrograde cycle. Add the shadow period beginning on April 7th and until May 31st. For Virgos and Capricorns, your world is shaken too, however, you have more certainty, so lean into it. For the fixed signs of Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, use your powers of self-persuasion, with an eye on the future, for the answers you seek.
Click here to download an easy-to-follow Mercury Retrograde Checklist and guided meditation.
Week 4: April 24 – 30
Access the abundant, brilliant new ideas with the will to implement them. Creative solutions for the Earth and her resources abound. Imaginative pursuits and intuitive leanings expand and become interesting to the mainstream. Dissolution of old patterns. Unfair fix-it solutions get attention. Willingness to take action based on these insights.
Avoid feelings of righteous, judgement and smugness. Responding to unjust and out of balance happenings isn’t productive. Things come to surface and get buried just as quickly. The doing and undoing causes confusion and the desire to react swiftly.
Tips: Do things that bring you comfort and help you feel stable and secure. Connect to nature by spending time outdoors. Simplify your life. Expend excess energy through physical activity. Cook your favorite foods, garden and entertain family and close friends.
The Moon phases help manifest things you want, celebrate things you have and get rid of things you no longer want. Here are the phases and what you should do:
- The New Moon is for setting your strategy.
- From the New to Full Moon, it’s the time to manifest, appreciate and create.
- The Full Moon is for taking stock in gratitude and refinement.
- From the Full to New Moon, it’s the time to celebrate, release and merge.
Full Moon: Awaken to the Future
Details: April 6th Sun in Aries & Moon in Libra 16° @12:37 am ET
Today is a glimpse into the nodal shifts in July and the fiery energies of 2025. It’s possible to either create the world you desire or destroy it. Full acceptance of the heart and soul as part of everyday existence is the key to unlocking the New Earth for the masses. Will they accept? Or will they revolt? With chaos, comes creation.
New Moon: Window into the New
Details: April 20th Sun & Moon in Aries 29° @ 12:15 am ET
The middle is missing, it’s been hollowed out. The Moon steps in to give power to the middle, literally and figuratively. During this blind leap of faith moment, the edges have all of the energy due to their vibrancy and intensity. It’s alluring to become part of a faction. However, it’s just that – a faction. Where’s the middle? Does the middle show up or does it hide?
Big Star Event: The Ring of Fire Eclipse
Within 2 minutes of the New Moon, the annular effects of the eclipse create a ring of fire as the Moon covers the Sun’s center to peak around the edges as she gets between the Earth and the Sun.
In the last breath of Aries, the solar eclipse begins to bring a fiery, awakened response to what’s happening around you. This spark ignites and ripples for 6 months until the next eclipse.
The Moon’s energy combines with the Sun’s, making you live and breathe Aries forces of courage, independence and authenticity. Who are you and how do you want to live are questions that arise once again. It’s time for taking action, making changes and starting something new.
Pluto’s influence suggests challenges and overcoming fears as you wrangle with how to begin something new, while Jupiter urges you to take calculated risks instead of reacting impulsively.
The oracle cards bring insight into what’s coming for the month. They give your mind something to focus on and remember as you go through the days and weeks. You can ponder the card or go into the guidance in the book when you need more than mental reminders.
The power of animal and crystal energy are easy to employ to help you create the success and satisfaction you desire. Spirit animals are always willing to assist. Simply call on the animal to bring it into focus and ponder its meaning.
For crystals, grab the crystal and put it on your desk, purse or kitchen table. You want to align with your success and this month’s stone helps you do that.
For flower essences, put 3 drops into water 3 times a day and feel the gentle support for your body and emotions.
What you crave, craves you. It’s time. Your offerings are needed in the world. Come out and put yourself forward. It’s time to inform, invite and offer. The message of the card is: “Selling is a part of being a business owner. This card wants you to make those calls, invite those prospects and extend those offers.”
Quick tip: Print out your client roster and lead tracking sheets. Close your eyes and point your finger on a name. Call the person whose name you chose. There’s a reason that name was selected – make it count.
Seek respite in the stone of the month: Fire Agate
Agate is a grounding stone with a powerful multi-level cleansing effect. It balances yin and yang, soothes and helps with self-acceptance and speaking the truth. It heals anger and facilitates spiritual growth. Fire agate promotes inner security and is antidote to emotional vulnerability. It’s an all-around healing stone as its grounding, mellowing and protecting.
Change. This essence helps us deal with changing circumstances without losing balance. It provides protection from change and unwanted influences. It heralds new beginnings, fresh starts and futures all of which are components of our work in the world and beyond.
Spirit Animal: Skunk
Skunk symbolizes reputation and respect. You’re confident, charismatic, playful and nonchalant. You exude calm, courageous and love to pursue information yourself, rather than to rely on others.
Call on skunk when you need to defend yourself, want to regain your self-respect and self-esteem or want to be more playful.
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INTUITIVE TYPE FORECASTS
Following our success-making Do You Know, Like and Trust Yourself ™ methodology, tap into the energies of your Intuitive Success Type for the best results this month.
Wise Strategist – Get ahead by stepping into the third week’s energy. Let Mercury Retrograde move you to the top. You love the review, refine, redefine, reassess requirements of this energy. All other types don’t. Use this time to your advantage. Get to the bottom of what really matters. Prioritize your activities. Choose those that utilize your strengths to give you the best results.
Intuitive Visionary – Gathering the momentum around your key offerings propels you to the next level. Focus on the bottom line, not your top revenue figures. Get back to what works for you and disregard everything that’s superfluous. Fine tune every aspect of your business. The success is in the details. Your concentrated effort now pays off for years to come.
Collaborative Explorer – Your rebellious side comes to life this month. Allow the fiery tones to boost your exploration of your definition of love, wealth and success. Your competitive side has been slumbering for so long, you’ve forgotten how to access it. Healthy parameters to achieve your goals and get the results you desire need to be created. Spend the time to do so this month. It pays off during the next eclipse in October.
Ruling Warrior – You adore the fiery energies, but are impatient with the lack of results as things appear to come together and then fritter away. It’s best to remember what’s meant for you remains and what’s not, disappears. Appreciate the helpful elements of this energy – you won’t waste time. Saving time supports your efforts to optimize and streamline to improve your bottom line.
Creative Superstar – Alternating between feelings of being wronged and feeling entitled spins you into a frenzy. The urge to overindulge pushes at you daily. There are too many wishes and desires that aren’t being met. Your relationships intensify to the point of requiring commitment from you before you’re ready. Dive deeply into your core to find the answers. You know what’s right for you.
Loving Alchemist – Close loving and family relationships get added energy this month, yet it’s unclear what each require from you. Each asks something of you on a daily basis. You get off track due to other’s needs. It’s important not to forget yourself. Now’s the time to figure out what you want. Your desires for success and wealth matter too. Let the eclipse be a time to refine your intentions.
This year is a series of gates that open for you to walk into the new energy that combines ancient wisdom with innovative methods. The feminine aspects of intuition and cyclic cosmic influence weave with the masculine forces of logic, reason and expansion. The Ring of Fire eclipse hearkens for the resonance of the future. Are you listening?
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Kim Woods, Business Strategist & Master Astrologer, is on a mission is to create rich and powerful leaders through her success-making Do You Know, Like and Trust Yourself™ Methodology that combines ancient feminine wisdom with masculine logical strength. She teaches business leaders how to achieve their personal, professional and financial triumph. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and welcomes her children, Nick and Katy, when they return home from college. She loves being on the ocean, gardening and cooking.