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April brings us a spark. The coming days inspire us to set our intentions above and beyond, to not just know but to understand that life is always arranging itself for our highest good. With Mars and Saturn aligning in the sky next to heartfelt Venus, the opportunity to receive a total heart, body, mind, and spirit makeover is here. We will find ourselves reevaluating our values, gaining virtues, and taking the time to prioritize our lives by what fills our cup and detaching from the things that empty it.
Good things come in threes
Mars relies on tough love to help us grow from our fears and limitations into a more authentic version of who we are, pushing our limits and waking us up to our best selves. Saturn asks us to take responsibility wherever it is needed, challenging us to implement self-discipline in order to create consistency in our lives. Venus opens our hearts, letting love be the most influential force we express.
On April 4 and 5, all three planets will be positioned in Aquarius, the sign which lifts the veils on our shadowed lens and redirects us. This alignment is a lesson in making choices that liberate us. The planetary influences lend us the ability to respond to life’s chances, changes, and challenges with our own well-being in mind, and they push us to use our time wisely, investing all our hard work into a creative force that continually moves us forward and nudges us to evolve.
I backed my car into a cop car the other day
Well, he just drove off, sometimes life’s OK
I ran my mouth off a bit too much, oh, what did I say?
Well, you just laughed it off and it was all OK
Saturn is truly stunning. But there is more to appreciate than superficial beauty. Home of 83 known moons, Saturn is considered the timekeeper, where a year is equal to more than 29 Earth years. Nicknamed the “teacher” of the zodiac, Saturn is the planet of karma and has the power to reward like no other. It exudes raw, real, true, and authentic qualities and pushes us to work hard for the change we seek. The energies of Saturn give us clarity on the principles of right and wrong and the behaviors that go with them, allowing us an opportunity to balance our karmic books.
Bad news comes, don’t you worry even when it lands
Good news will work its way to all them plans
We both got fired on exactly the same day
Well, we’ll float on, good news is on the way
The choices we make reflect our self-love, revealing our true inner landscape. They can impact our life for the good or the bad. Life can either be an interactive playground or a battlefield. Our sense of self often places us in the latter perception, where we move from conditioned responses, not allowing for our love and compassion—our sense of humanity—to be revealed.
How we react or respond to anything determines the outcome. We covet things, hold onto resentments, play out old paradigms. We carry around years of shame, blame, and guilt. We carry people of the past in our hearts, minds, and bodies. Past lives, past experiences, past beliefs are meant to be left in the rearview, which enables us to be in the present moment in total peace. Love comes flooding in to heal any situation the moment we release the protective mechanism that keeps it held in.
If you are on the battlefield, can you disarm yourself and surrender so you can go play? If you are on the playground, can you invite someone to come off the battlefield and enjoy the swings with you?
How to navigate your astrology forecast this week
Time is the most precious gift of all. Use it as your most valuable resource. Let your life reflect your truth. Set your intentions on the best outcomes. Turn to the things that feed your inner soul. Make peace with the things that hold you back. When we love ourselves we have a clear knowing that light is the new black in our internal fashion scene and we open our hearts to a fearless energy that embraces life. What are the victories, the triumphs, the great things that are currently happening for you?
Leave every interaction with the gift of your light, strength, hope, love, and peace. Send that text, phone that loved one, extend the invitation to someone else to join you on the playground. Remind others of their belonging, be the good news on the way.
Affirmation: Time is a gift and I use it wisely. I am open to new experiences.
About our contributor
Tara Martell is a believer, spiritual mentor, energy medicine woman, intuitive, visionary, life coach, writer, master teacher, mom, yoga teacher, and yoga teacher-trainer. She has mentored numerous yoga students and teachers, co-wrote a yoga teacher training manual, and led international yoga retreats. She has spent the last two decades seeking, finding, and healing herself through yoga, spiritual work, and self-study. Follow her on Instagram @tt_1love.