How the PLANETS Move in April 2022

How the PLANETS Move in April 2022

Overarching Astrological Monthly Themes

Each month there are different themes brought forward as the celestial bodies dance around the Sun.

These movements create a never-ending rhythm of cosmic energy shifts that I have interpreted for you.

Time Zone

Note, I use Universal Time for all our horoscope work to be inclusive and to cater for everyone around the globe.

If you live West of the Greenwich meridian the dates may be the day before and if you live east of Greenwich these dates maybe the day afterwards.


As the planets move through the zodiac, they change signs and adjust their direction.

Each planet has a couple of signs that they really love to be in and with which they resonate well.

You know yourself you may prefer to visit Aunt Agatha’s place, because you feel welcome there.

The planets also have a few signs that are difficult for them to be their best.

Maybe you don’t like visiting Aunt Alex’s place because you feel stifled or restricted in some way.

This is how the planets are as well.

These shifts of planetary energy are what quality astrologers consider.


I also take a closer look at the Moon and pay close attention to the New Moon and Full Moon each month.

In April there are two New Moons, one early in the month, and one towards the end of the month.

The second New Moon is actually a solar eclipse.

Find out more about New Moon Wishing.

April 2022 Horoscope Overview

April 1st – Aries New Moon

The first New Moon of April occurs at 11º 31′ Aries.

This will affect anyone who has a birthday on March 31st April 1st or 2nd.


A New Moon is always a time to start something fresh.

New moons effects usually last for 30 days until the next new moon so this gives you a one-month window to get something done.

The nature of the new moon will be shown by the sign in which it is found in this month the first new moon is in Aries.


Challenge yourself to start something fresh and exciting.

April 5th – Venus enters Pisces

Essential Dignity

Venus is exalted in Pisces which means it gets +4 for Essential Dignity.

It also means that Venus is a welcome guest in Pisces and Venus’ attributes will work well in this sign.


Intuitively, love and money are highlighted now.

April 11th – Mercury enters Taurus


Mercury is the planet to do with contacts connections conversations and trade.

Taurus is the sign of reliability things being solid and creating foundations. It is also the sign to do with money.

This suggests that this will be a good time to negotiate financial deals as it is more likely to favor the buyer than the seller at this time.

Conversations around establishing a base of some form.

April 12th – Jupiter conjoins Neptune

Who this will affect

This will affect anyone with a birthday on 13th, 14th or 15th of March as the conjunction will actually occur on your natal Sun.

This means that the Jupiter conjunct Neptune will be part of your solar return complex for the whole of the next year.

See more on solar returns here.


As Jupiter conjoins Neptune it creates the beginning of and you synodic cycle and you can find out more about that on this link.

Jupiter is only together with Neptune once in every 13 years and we are fortunate to have it in 2022 in the sign of Pisces.

Both planets are rulers of Pisces.

Their energies can work well in this sign this particular combination really supports Pisces people in general.

This will be a great time for spiritual or artistic growth and luck.

April 15th – Mars enters Pisces


Mars is the planet of energy, competition and where you are active.

I always say this is the planet that gets you off the couch where you will actively go and do something.

And as we can see there’s been quite a lot of pressure on the sign of Pisces and as Mars enters Pisces to join with Jupiter, Neptune and Venus, it’s adding a lot more activity, friction and heat to the sign.

Wherever this conjunction occurs in your chart will be a hive of activity this month.

This will be a good time to expand energy towards nuance and the unseen.

April 16th – Libra Full Moon

Who this will Affect

This full moon will affect anyone with a birthday on October the 19th, 20th or 21st as it will be built into your solar return chart for the next 12 months.


At a full moon the light of the Moon is the brightest that it gets drawing the month. And symbolically this shines a light in all the nooks and crannies of the situation.

In the sign of Libra, which has a lot to do with your relationships, your marriage and even business relationships with this light of this Moon you are able to see exactly what’s going on in the corners.

You may not agree with everything you see but this is a time when you are more likely to say you can accept that person’s flaws and continue on.

This is a time when you can clearly see everything at its full fruition and exactly who the person is that you have partnered up with.

Anticipate clarity around your relationship issues.

April 20th – The Sun enters Taurus


Spotlight on producing solid results.

April 29th – Pluto Stations Retrograde

Pluto will be retrograde this year between April and October from 28º to 26 º of Capricorn. Pluto has been in Capricorn for many years and it stations retrograde every single year.

The time of the station is important.

Who this will Affect

This will affect anyone with a birthday on January the 18th, 19th or 20th as the station will conjoin your Sun and be part of your solar return complex.


Reassess and purge unwanted clutter, situations and people.

April 29th – Mercury enters Gemini

Essential dignity

Mercury gains essential dignity with a +5 as Mercury rules the sign of Gemini the Twins.


Listen to your thoughts, contacts and ideas and journal your brilliance now.

April 30th – Solar Eclipse

This solar eclipse is at 10 degrees 28’ Taurus and it occurs at the north node.

North Node

The north node is a place where things are coming to us like when the tide comes in on the beach and it brings goodies for us.

Who this will affect

This will affect anyone with a birthday on April the 30th or May the 1st and 2nd.

And people with these birthdays will have this solar eclipse built into their solar return chart for the next 12 months.

For everyone else the influences last is likely to last for three months.


Build and acquire what you need for your future now.


We have covered all the planetary ingresses which are the planet’s changing signs, all the stations admittedly there’s only one this month and the lunations which are the New and the Full Moons.

Of course there are many other things that could be looked at in the astrology of the month, but this is your April overview for 2022.





The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

A Yod is an astrological planetary configuration also know as a major aspect pattern which is formed when three planets line-up in a particular way.

A yod looks like a triangle. See image.

This week the three planets in the current yod are Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.

You can also refer to this current pattern as a Jupiter Yod because Jupiter is the focal planet.

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Color of the Year 2022

Color of the Year 2022

Pantone – the Color People

Color of the Year

Towards the end of each year, Pantone announces a new color for the forthcoming year.

The publication of the Color of the Year is highly anticipated, mainly by artists, graphic designers, trend setters and the New Age community.

Because this is such a big deal in the world of color, the color which Pantone chooses usually invokes the potential that each New Year heralds.

As someone who loves astro art and color in general I find this interesting.

2022 Veri Peri


The Pantone color of the year for 2022 is Veri Peri a newly created periwinkle blue/purple.

Periwinkles are small purple/blue flowers in a hue that is called periwinkle.


Rainbow Colors

The seven colors of the rainbow or spectrum are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Chakra Colors

The seven chakras are the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras.

The chakras are related to the spectrum colors thus:

Red – root chakra

Orange – sacral chakra

Yellow – solar plexus chakra

Green – heart chakra

Blue – throat chakra

Indigo – third eye chakra

Violet – crown chakra

Crown Chakra

Anyone familiar with chakras will know that the Veri Peri color, although referred to as blue, is related the violet of the crown chakra which indicates the highest form of consciousness raising.

This bodes well for everyone who is on a conscious raising journey and even those people who aren’t who choose Veri Peri with which to surround themselves.


Astrologically the colors are related to the signs.

The 2022 color of the year seems to be associated with the sign of the Water Bearer, Aquarius.

Aquarius is associated with many things one of which is that it is a sign of the people this energy can be rebellious in the name of the common good.

Saturn is presently in Aquarius. It is well placed and in dignity as the ruler of the sign for the whole of 2022.

Color Theory and Healing

That color can influence us is well documented and many practitioners will use color to invoke emotional, spiritual and even physical healing.

2022 Potential

I wonder how the choice for this year’s Pantone Color of the Year will unfold during the next 12 months for the world.

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Available here 


For the past three years I’ve created an astrology guide for the specific year.

The guide was originally created for my astrology students and it included the ingresses, retrograde cycles and eclipses.

Previously I made the guide available as a PDF download directly from this site, but this year I’ve created it as a notebook which is available from Amazon.


My guide is now called the “Starzology 2022 Astro Planner – Astrology for self-care.”

This means it is easier to order and you can receive a physical item and not just it in digital form.

How to Use This Planner

It is as a planner, with monthly and weekly pages like a diary or notebook.

Previously there was no space for notes and many of you have asked for that, so here it is.


Customize Your Planner

The idea is that you make this planner your own. Colour in the months pages and add your transits on the weekly pages.


Watch the Video

To get more inspiration on how to get organized to write horoscopes, or to forecast for yourself, watch the video below.

I explain how I use this planner and you can add your information, color and  embellishments as well.






The Starzology 2022 Astro Guide and Planner contains information for anyone interested in astrology.


Practical Astro Forecasting

The spreads are the exact ones that I use each month for horoscope work and forecasting, which I draw in my journal and you can see more of that in this video.

It has material on the 2022 new moons, retrograde and direct dates and planetary ingresses (when the planets change signs) for the whole year.

If you write horoscopes of forecast for yourself, family and friends it will help you plan.

There is a page for you to draw your own birth chart, so you can follow along and a few blank charts.

Monthly Planner Pages

Each month lists the planetary ingresses, retrogrades and lunation information.

There is a lunar mood checker diagram and other fun pages.

Weekly Planner Pages

The handy weekly pages can be used to track the transits and progressions to your own chart.

Moon Mood Tracker

Each month has a 28-day Moon cycle tracker that you could use to track:

  • your mood
  • your lunar transits
  • your monthly cycle

Personal Growth

This planner will inspire you to find out more about your chart and you can add other astro related details that interest you.

In this planner, you can color in and make notes that mean something to you and create yourself a keepsake for the year 2022.


Interior Pages

Here you can see the right hand pages from a few of the zodiac notebooks.