Astrology for Healers and Therapists – April 2023

Before I look at this month’s charts I must point out that the interpretation is mainly for therapists dealing with problematic situations. That is why I seem to emphasise the problem or negative side of life rather than the positive. Of course the charts indicate a general situation but the leaning must be for those clients or patients who are struggling in some way.

First do please note that the following is using the WESTERN FOUR ELEMENT system based in western magical and astrological understanding. The individual therapist must make the translation to the Eastern Five Element system that is usual in Shiatsu and Acupuncture theory. If you have forgotten the explanation about Elemental and Modal make up then do refresh your memory by looking back at the Introduction to Astrology for Healers and Therapists.

I look at the charts for the Sundays in April when the Sun is nearing the mid heaven for that day. Obviously this is for Haye Mill, so you will have to accept the approximation for your own geographical position but the interpretation should not vary too much from this one. It is a way of following the general trends throughout the month. Notice there are 5 Sundays in this month once again.

Last month showed a gradual inclination towards a more positive position, a move from ‘stage fright’ to grudgingly accepting responsibility to finally doing ‘something’ about any situation.  Hopefully it develops in the same positive way.

The week beginning the 2nd April

Once again, apart from the aspects to the Moon, there are only two other aspects in the chart.  Mars has lost its challenge with Neptune and also to the Sun.  It retains its line of ease with Saturn.  Pluto has formed a challenge with Mercury but although Venus is conjunct with Uranus, and Jupiter is conjunct with the Sun, these couples, along with Neptune, are all unaspected with the rest of the chart.

The Modal scene is unchanged from last week, but Air has lost a sign to Earth.

Cardinal 4 – Fixed 3 – Mutable 3

Fire 3 – Earth 3 – Air 1 – Water 3

Serious doubts have intruded.  People will be in two minds about most things on their personal agendas.

Counsellors – The smallest gain is still a gain.  Don’t knock it but capitalise upon it and capture your Client’s delight.

Healers – The dearth of Air could be a problem but on the whole the indications are that healing is possible, even if rather slow.

The week beginning 9th April

Mars has formed another line of ease, this time with Mercury.  Venus has moved away from Uranus and formed a line of ease with Neptune and another with Pluto.  It is also challenging Saturn.  There is a temporary T-Square on Saturn as the Moon races across the heavens.

Both Cardinal and Mutable have lost a sign each to Fixed.  Fire has lost a sign to Water.

Cardinal 3– Fixed 5 – Mutable 2

Fire 2 – Earth 4 – Air 3 – Water 1     

The ‘Doubters’ have won hands down as people seem paralysed by indecision at the weekend.  There is considerable self-justification in inactivity.

Counsellors – Perhaps the challenge could be around what is wisdom and what is self-preserving doing nothing?

Healers – Sometimes hope fades as healing seemingly gets nowhere fast.

The week beginning 16th April

Only Neptune is isolated this week as Mercury becomes conjunct with Uranus an joins the line of ease with Mars.  The Sun and Jupiter are now challenged by Pluto, and although Venus has moved into Gemini and loses its line of ease with both Neptune and Pluto, the challenge to Saturn is intensified this week.

Fixed has lost two signs to Mutable, whilst Earth has lost a sign to Air.  

Cardinal 3 – Fixed 3 – Mutable 4

Fire 2 – Earth 2 – Air 2 – Water 4

The lurch forwards is not so much from a positive desire to progress as from a kick up the proverbial!

Counsellors –  It is almost comical to see your Clients squirm from time to time.  Things may seem obvious from your perspective but they appear extremely murky from their’s.

Healers – You’ll be busy going nowhere this week.  Don’t despair.  Plod on.

The week beginning 23rd April 

The Sun has moved into Taurus and out of the conjunction with Jupiter.  Mars has also lost its line of ease with Saturn.  Venus is suddenly unaspected except its influence is strong at the weekend as the Moon transits its position.   The Sun has formed a line of ease with Saturn and Pluto has formed one with Neptune.  Mercury has turned retrograde.

Cardinal has lost a sign to Fixed.  Both Fire and Water have lost a sign each to Earth and Air respectively. 

Cardinal 2 – Fixed 4 – Mutable 4

Fire 1 – Earth 3 – Air 3 – Water 3

That kick of last week means considerable and deep thinking this week.   

Counsellors – You can learn from pain much more quickly and easily than from pleasure.  How to soften this to your Clients without losing them is where wisdom comes into play.

Healers – The is better week for making progress, even if it is still very slow.

The week beginning 30th April

Venus is no longer isolated as it challenges Neptune.  The Sun has lost the challenge with Pluto and has joined with Uranus and Mercury to form a small bundle.  Saturn has lost its line of ease with the Sun and is essentially unaspected except at the weekend as it opposes the Moon.

The Modal scene is unchanged from last week but Air has lost a sign to Earth. 

Cardinal 2 – Fixed 4 – Mutable 4

Fire 1 – Earth 4 – Air 2 – Water 3

Perhaps the lesson has been learnt as people begin to accept consequences and look forward to compromise and for solutions.

Counsellors – You may sometimes wonder why you bother but now and again it clarifies as Clients begin to see from themselves and move slowly forwards.

Healers – The is a much better week for making progress.  It might not be the miracle that you would like to see but it is heartening all the same.

Perhaps more normal interactions gradual resume.