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Your Monthly Horoscope for April 2017
 by Victoria Fugit 

This month we are continuing to be influenced by Jupiter square Pluto. This aspect emphasizes desire for power and control which can run into resistance from those who may not agree with ideas presented and feel threatened by actions taken. This transit may lead to legal difficulties if in seeking power and control, underworld or shady people are involved. The planetary energies this month find their way into our affairs in oddly skewed ways; the energies themselves don’t take political sides, so they can be molded to any ideological purpose.

Neptune is in Pisces directly conjunct the U.S. progressed Sun (sense of self, national identity and ideals). This energy can be used to connect us to a greater, inclusive and compassionate vision or confusion, dissolution, ambiguity and often delusional fear. Chiron sits on our progressed Mercury in the 8th house. This is an energy of deep sadness and wounding and can ramp up irrational fear or it can become the wounded healer, who heals through compassion and connection to Source. Saturn squares our progressed Pluto in the 2nd house of values and priorities (money), asking us to reevaluate and restructure our values.

The process of transformation has never been easy. It brings discomfort, uncertainty and changes not only to the psyche but also to the relationship of soul and persona that often feels like death. It is sometimes called the ‘dark night of the soul”. The term is as ancient and timeless as the Earth’s first philosophers and shamen, and it can apply to nations as well as individuals. Its purpose is to break down the old (Pluto), and build (Jupiter) new.
Each of has a part to play in this transformation—whether activism, tears or quiet reflection and kindness to our neighbors – it all increases the light and enables us to collectively see the truth of our being. If you feel over whelmed, take a nap and when you get up, light your own unique candle.
Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries –Venus has been retrograde since March 4th, and will move into Pisces and your 12th house through the 15th of April. This could have caused some stress or distancing in a close relationship and is also calling for a deep look into what you value. Although the New Moon is pushing you to take action in the first part of the month, wait until after the next New Moon on the 26th before setting plans in motion. There will be less resistance.

Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – Mars in your 1st house gives an abundance of physical energy, as well as some bull-headedness. Long-distance travel can give long-lasting headaches, especially around the Full Moon on the 11th. Sudden upsets in travel or educational plans and erratic communications may land you in uncomfortable places. Multi-tasking and taking on more than an accustomed work load could also have undesirable consequences. You’ll have better results after the 26th.
Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – Restrictions or obstacles could come from marriage or business partners, but much of it comes from Neptune giving you leaky margins right now. If you wake in the morning, look in the mirror and wonder who is looking back it’s just Neptune trying on different identities for you. Don’t hold on to who you were, discover who you are.

Cancer Astrological Symbol
Cancer – Late Cancers are feeling the push –back of Pluto on desires for expansion of your home foundations of your life. Channel some of that energy into inspiring or assisting others until May. Things should move forward more smoothly then. Swimming upstream now is exhausting. Make your mantra this month “I only do what is fun and enjoyable.”
Leo Astrological Sign
Leo – New opportunities could open to you from educational endeavors. Spiritual insights flow into consciousness when you least expect them. You may be resistant to some of them. Ask yourself why. Pay attention to your dreams, they can help resolve a long time question this month. Siblings may try to push ideas that aren’t really right for you. Just say no thank you.
Virgo Astrological Symbol
Virgo – You may have a case of the “cold pricklies” after the full moon on the 11th. An emotional roller coaster could show up then and take you on a ride. You know how Virgo doesn’t generally like high energy surprises. If you were born September 3rd to the 7th you are still under the influence of Neptune and probably feel a little nebulous and fuzzy in the “who am I?” department. Enjoy your confusion, change hats often – one will eventually fit perfectly.

libra Astrological Symbol
Libra – Jupiter has been in your first house for many months now. There is an old wives’ tale, or in this case an old astrologers tale, that if you don’t expand and grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually while Jupiter is in your first house that you will expand physically. Or, the scale tells the tale of how you have used this energy to grow into a greater version of yourself. Good opportunities for love and affection from those you love this month.

Scorpio Astrological Sign
Scorpio –Your investigative powers and intuition are in top form this month Any type of research related to technology, art, real estate or events in your past will yield possibly surprising results. Love, romance and / or children could be causing confusion, loss or wounding, Ask more questions than usual to attain a clear understanding of circumstances.

Sagittarius Astrological Sign
Sagittarius – Saturn could give you the stability to finally achieve artistic or creative goals you have had for a while and simply weren’t organized enough to accomplish. Children may bring unexpected joy or opportunities this month. Be cautious around water. Don’t allow the wounds of the past too afflict you – change them to healing energies.
Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – If you were born between the 7th to the 11th of January Pluto, Jupiter and Uranus may play rough with you this month. You are still under strong transformational aspects, specifically around the full moon of the 11th. Be cautious of fire around the home. If you find yourself in tense situations, just walk away. It’s not that important to be right. Try understanding and listening instead.

Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – A flurry of communications dominate this month – some welcome, some unexpected from the past. Friendships may be undergoing change through moving or shifting the way they look at things in a radical way that is upsetting to you. Let these shifts move through at their own pace, it may work out better than you thought.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – A promotion at work and unexpected financial gains may arrive in a surprising way after the 11th. Greater responsibilities at work lead to greater recognition of your skills and intelligence. Venus going retrograde into Pisces could cause you to question whether you own your possessions or they own you. Make room in your life for the new by getting rid of what you no longer need or want

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or


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