Mercury will be retrograde for the first three weeks of this month. What that means is that during this time it is far more productive to do what begins with "re" as in restore, restock, repair, revise, rearrange, etc. Buying new unless necessary—stocking up because of a sale, for instance, may backfire or prove to have been unnecessary or even useless. Repairs can go well however they may be delayed in some way and be returned to you the next retrograde Mercury as happened to me once. It is far easier to throw things away during this time, making it an excellent period to go through what you have and eliminate or recycle what you no longer can use but is still useful for others.

Mars enters Aries early on the 2nd, (on the 1st for those East of the East Coast,) adding appreciative zing to the beginning and rest of the month of April. Later in the morning a pleasant aspect encourages us to make choices that will benefit us in the form of healing or positive change. The New Moon in Aries quickly follows on April 3 10:32 AM EDT. This is a very powerful New Moon with an added boost from both Mars and Uranus as they join together. Unexpected news may be in the wind, or perhaps unexpected activity or both. Be on the lookout for n opportunity to reinvent yourself using this potent energy to engage in what is unplanned and spontaneous.

A powerful blessing is possible on the 6th, Pluto exerts a symbolic punctuation mark on the 8th and 9th indicating powerful changes may be delayed or possibly restored during the next months. Be mindful on the 11th, when accidents are possible and mind any tendency to exaggerate as it could backfire. The Full Moon in Libra on the 17th, Palm Sunday suggests a potential for agreement and positive negotiations to occur during the next two weeks.

The 18th can bring opportunities to make decisions that could have long term consequences. The Sun moves into Taurus enhancing gardening and other earth oriented activities. Venus Moves into Aries and we are attracted to all things new and fashionable on the 21st and for some weeks more. The 22nd could bring a quick infatuation. If you fall in love it might be over quickly or be unique in some way. Mercury turns direct on the 23rd though on the 22nd for those East of EDT. The 26th and 27th offer opportunities for change again. Keep your eyes open, however so as not discard or eliminate what you really do love. On the 30th you could reconsider, so analyze your changes and do what seems best.

April Fools Day - (Apr 1st)

- April 2011 -
Patriots Day (Maine and Massachusetts) - Monday April 18th 2011

International Earth Day - (March 22nd 2011)

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Fri 1st April Fools Day - Have fun today, letting your inner child out to play
Sat 2nd Mars enters Aries and there is a month long boost in energy for all. Additionally, seek changes for the better.
Sun 3rd New Moon in Aries with two strong planetary aspects brings a powerful beginning to a new Lunar cycle. Refurbish, renew or restart what is meaningful.
Mon 4th Neptune touches down into its own sign of Pisces where it will take up permanent residence in 2012. Possible beginning influences mean expansion of entertainment, and greater compassion for all.
Tue 5th Moon in earthy Taurus helps us focus on the work at hand.
Wed 6th A day for good cheer, good food, and hospitality. Give from your heart.
Thur 7th Moon in chatty Gemini means chitchat, errands, and a busy media.
Fri 8th Plan to get errands or communications finished earlier. Later there could be serious business afoot. Dig deep for answers you need.
Sat 9th Today could be quite intense. Plan to seek resolution of long held issues or uncover hidden information.
Sun 10th Moon in Loving Cancer suggests hosting loved ones or doing them a favor.
Mon 11th A potentially intense frustrating day, use the energy to resolve a conflict or to explore one. Push if you don't mind struggling.
Tue 12th An expanded mental state prevails in the morning.
Wed 13th Thomas Jefferson's Birthday  - Moon in playful Leo says lets all have fun.
Thur 14th Moon in picky Virgo suggests you can reorganize or clear up piles.
Fri 15th Keep working hard until mid afternoon, then relax.
Sat 16th Moon in balanced Libra asks us to make sure we are being fair to all. Seek out or create something beautiful.
Sun 17th Palm Sunday - The London Marathon - Full Moon in Libra suggests we look at our choices and make sure they help us stay balanced.
Mon 18th TAX Day (in U.S - you get three extra days to file this year 2011) and Patriots Day - (Massachusetts, and Maine) also The Boston Marathon - If you feel torn between opposites and can't make a move, relax into the flow and see how to compromise.
Tue 19th Passover (begins at sundown) and American  Revolutionary War Began (U.S) 1775 - Moon in passionate Scorpio suggests you pursue your bliss. It's also a good day for almost any active endeavor.
Wed 20th Sun into Taurus brings us down to earth for a while; today is also good for meditation and music.
Thur 21st National High Five Day - Venus moves into Aries sparking an interest in all things new; much goes smoothly today.
Fri 22nd Good Friday and International Earth Day - Moon into Capricorn brings good energy to process work, clear confusion and bear down on whatever needs doing.
Sat 23rd Mercury turns direct today; it's ok to go shopping, however, better to stick to chores for now, you'll get so much done.
Sun 24th Easter Sunday - An Easter sun shines on an Aquarius Moon and gatherings of all sorts are featured.
Mon 25th Passover (ends at nightfall) - With Aquarius Moon shining, catch up with your friends and together plan what you can do to be of help to the world.
Tue 26th Deep passions can surface, important choices can loom large.
Wed 27th Administrative Professionals Day (formally Secretaries Day) -Today is all about change. Choose carefully and well with attention to all sides of any rather than your own emotions.
Thur 28th National - Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day (fourth Thur in April)Moon in Compassionate Pisces suggests seeking out those in need and doing what can be done to be of help.
Fri 29th Arbor Day (In the United States is last Fri of the Month)Finish up any old business in the morning; begin any new projects in the afternoon.
Sat 30th You could be presented with a dilemma; choose carefully as your decision will have long term consequences.

Administrative Professionals Day (formally Secretaries Day) April 27th 2011

- April 2011 -
The Boston Marathon - Monday April 18th 2011
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Arbor Day - April 29th 2011
  Easter Sunday - (April 24th 2011)  

Holidays &  Other Interesting events happening in APRIL:
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Month Long April Events: National Poetry Month, Cancer Control Month, International Guitar Month, National Humor Month, National Smile Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month, Occupational Therapy Month, April is Chocolate Eaters Month. April is also National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month

1st Week of April Events: Medic Alert Week, Cherry Blossom Festival, Publicity Stunt Week, National Birthparents Week, Week of the Young Child, Straw Hat Week, National Bake Week (begins 1st Mon), Consider Christianity Week, National Reading a Road Map Week

2nd Week of April Events: Be Kind to Animals Week, Masters Golf Tournament, National Medical Laboratory Week, Private Property Week (10th-16th), National Library Week, Harmony Week, National Garden Week, National Guitar Week, National Building Safety Week, National Home Safety Week.

3rd Week of April Events: Boys and Girls Club Week, National Coin Week, Bike Safety Week, National Bubblegum Week, Pan American Week, National Week of the Ocean, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, National Volunteer Week.

4th (Last) Week of April Events: Forest Week, National Lingerie Week, Canada-U.S. Goodwill Week, Big Brothers/Sisters Appreciation Week, Consumer Protection Week, National TV-Free Week, Jewish Heritage Week, Keep America Beautiful Week, National YMCA Week,
Professional Secretaries Week, Intergenerational Week, Reading Is Fun Week, Egg Salad Week, Teacher Appreciation Week (begins Last Mon), TV Turn-Off Week, Mattress Turnover Week.

April Fools Day is April 1st

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd

Qingming Festival is April 5th 2010 Clear and Bright Festival (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau). Qingming is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th day after the winter solstice (or the 15th day from the Spring Equinox), usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar (see Chinese calendar). Every leap year, Qing Ming is on April 4.

International World Health Day (WHO) is April 7th

Buddha's Birthday Traditional Date is April 8th

National Tartan Day Parade is April 9th 2011 (United States, Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) celebrated the weekend closest to April 6th, see also  NY Tartan Week  for details.

The Kentucky Derby is run (May 7th 2011), The Kentucky Derby Festival this year is celebrated April 7 to May 6th 2011). The first Saturday in May is the date of the annual Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the United States. Click here for the official website of the Kentucky Derby.

Palm Sunday (Western Hemisphere) is April 17th 2011

The London Marathon is run on April 17th 2011 (Usually third Sunday in April)

TAX Day (Tax Filing Deadline in the U.S) is extended three days this year till April 18th 2011

Patriots Day - Massachusetts and Maine is April 18th 2011 (3rd Monday of the Month)

The Boston Marathon is run on April 18th 2011 (same day as Patriots Day)

Passover (Begins at sun down) is April 19th 2011 and (ends at sunset) 7 days later on Monday April 25th 2011

American Revolutionary War Began (U.S) 1775 (2nd Fri) is April 19th

High Five Day (3rd Thur April) is April 21st 2011

Administrative Professionals Day (formally Secretaries Day) is April 21st 2010

Good Friday begins April 22nd 2011 at sundown and ends seven days later April 25th 2011 at nightfall

International Earth Day is on April 22nd 2010see Earthday.net also.

Easter Sunday (Western Hemisphere) is April 24th 2011

National - Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 28th 2011 (celebrated on the fourth Thur in April)

Arbor Day (In the United States is last Fri of the Month)  is April 29th 2011.

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 Days.

April was originally the second month of the Roman calendar, before January and February were added by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC. It became the fourth month of the calendar year (the year when twelve months are displayed in order) during the time of the decemvirs about 450 BC, when it also was given 29 days. The Julian calendar reform of 46 BC gave April 30 days, effective in 45 BC

Other events which happened in April: The American Revolution (Started with Paul Revere's Ride: April 18-19 April 1775), The American Civil War (Started April, 1861, ended April, 1865, thus "Across Five Aprils"), President Abraham Lincoln's assassination (April 14, 1865), The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (April 18, 1906), The sinking of the RMS Titanic (April 14-15 April 1912), Fenway Baseball Park home of the Boston Red Sox opened its doors on (April 20, 1912), Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination (April 4, 1968), Chernobyl nuclear accident (April 26, 1986), The 1992 Los Angeles Riots after the Rodney King verdict (April 29, 1992), The Oklahoma City Bombing (April 19, 1995).

April in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

April begins on the same day of the week as July every year, and as January in leap years

April's birth flowers are the Daisy and Sweet Pea.

April's birthstone is the Diamond
More: Bizarre & Unique Holiday Lists for (April):
ThinkQuest.Org, Holiday Insights.Com, & Brownie Locks


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