We begin April with go-getting Sun in Aries, changing to laid back, steady Taurus on the 19th. Mercury begins in Aries--innovative communications, changing to Taurus on the 5th, the same day Venus segues from Pisces into Aries when bright, newly adorned store windows will beckon. Mars is in Sagittarius, an athletic place for Mars, and an expansive one. Good for travel and athletics. Jupiter is still retrograde in Virgo, blessing organization and cleanliness. Saturn is retrograde in Sagittarius, affecting teachers' and social workers' responsibilities.

By the end of this month, three planets turn retrograde.. Mars for several months on the 17th, Pluto for many months on the 18th. Mars backward motion brings opportunities to restructure, repair or reconstructe projects. Pluto signifies change and renewal. Its retrograde motion bring opportunities to change course or to take a different approach to what is already set in motion. Mercury begins its second 3 week retrograde of the year on the 28th; get stock up ahead and use the retrograde time to reorganize, refine, restore and repair.

New moon in Aries is on the 7th. For the next two weeks choose to focus on beginning new projects or courses of action. Aries is about beginnings, and brings opportunities to initiate. Full Moon in Scorpio is on the 22nd. Choose over the next two weeks to eliminate old lovers, old loves and what once worked for you, yet now has lost its ability to do so. If you are in doubt as to what that might be, perhaps you can meditate on this question and find out.

Not much of importance happens until the  5th when Sun/Saturn trine provides good energy for accomplishment; Venus moves into Aries and Mercury into Taurus--good for accounting and all things mercantile. On the 6th, Sun/Pluto square could indicate issues with adjustments; secrets of an unfortunate nature may emerge. On the 9th with a Sun/Uranus conjunction there are bound to be surprises. For the 12th, Venus/Mars trine: anything you build can go smoothly.

On the 14th Mercury/Jupiter Trine brings a great day for communication, travel, or teaching. The16th and 17th Mercury/Pluto Tine suggests mysteries revealed, secrets uncovered. Also Mars is stationary retrograde: Hold up action today, instead observe, inspect or plan. The 18th Pluto turns stationary retrograde: possible severe weather impactful activity.

 Venus/Saturn Trine suggests make choices for the long term. The 19th Sun enters Taurus, Venus/Pluto square suggests that a choice could be shattering or perhaps lead to unwanted changes. Full Moon in Scorpio brings passion to the day. Venus/Uranus conjunct suggests unexpected results from choices. The 28th Mercury turns retrograde--time for everything "re." The 29th Venus into Taurus for happy but lazy sensuousness.


April Fools Day - (Apr 1st)

- April 2016 -
Patriots Day (Maine and Massachusetts) - Monday April 18th 2016

International Earth Day - (April 22nd 2016)

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Fri 1st April Fools Day Organized Capricorn Moon makes hay while the Sun shines. Then late night playful Aquarius Moon wants to party
Sat 2nd Quirky Aquarius Moon says seek out unusual things to do
Sun 3rd Inventive Aquarius Moon helps us look for innovative solutions
Mon 4th Tender Pisces Moon makes for a day of focus on emotions
Tue 5th Compassionate Pisces Moon urges sympathy. Sun/Saturn trine suggests good work can be accomplished, Venus enters Aries; our choices turn to what is new and vibrant. Mercury changes to Taurus; down to earth thinking prevails
Wed 6th Aggressive Aries Moon wants speed. Sun/Pluto square indicates painful changes--work to make them effective.
Thur 7th Powerful Aries New Moon says begin new projects now and over the next two weeks
Fri 8th Gentle Taurus Moon can equal fuzzy attention. Plan nothing difficult
Sat 9th Nature loving Taurus Moon lures us outdoors. Sun/Uranus conjunction suggests unexpected happenings
Sun 10th Sociable Gemini Moon says visit friends or neighbors
Mon 11th Restless Gemini Moon keeps us on the go. Good day for errands.
Tue 12th Warm Cancer Moon urges us to care for loved ones. Venus/Mars trine enhances both good artistic efforts and good romantic ones
Wed 13th Thomas Jefferson's Birthday - Collecting Cancer Moon might prompt shopping for cherished items
Thur 14th Romantic Leo Moon makes for a sweet day. Mercury/Jupiter trine says be generous and think big
Fri 15th Dramatic Leo Moon suggests showing off your best stuff
Sat 16th Playful Leo Moon makes it a fun day. 7:30 Organized Virgo Moon helps keep everything on track. Mercury/Pluto trine makes for serious discussions
Sun 17th Diligent Virgo Moon aided by Mercury/Pluto trine helps dot the i's and cross the t's,; Mars turns retrograde and promotes restructure and restoration
Mon 18th TAX Day (in U.S) it is also Patriots Day - (Massachusetts, and Maine) and it is also The Boston Marathon -Persnickety Virgo Moon means a thorough Monday. Pluto turns retrograde and provides impact. Venus/Saturn trine helps us make good choices
Tue 19th American  Revolutionary War Began (U.S) 1775 - Gentle Libra Moon softens hearts and minds. Sun enters Taurus, Venus/Pluto square may mean arguments or pain around choices.
Wed 20th Justice loving Libra Moon keeps things fair.
Thur 21st National High Five Day - Artistic Libra Moon helps beautify our surroundings. 8:15 PM Clever Scorpio Moon fixes what is broken
Fri 22nd Passover (begins at sundown) and International Earth Day.Energetic Scorpio Full Moon brings pizzazz to the week's end. Venus/Uranus conjunction makes for surprises at day's end
Sat 23rd Persistent Scorpio Moon provides energy to move mountains
Sun 24th The London Marathon - Scholarly Sagittarius Moon helps us teach what we learn
Mon 25th Philosophical Sagittarius Moon helps set up the work week
Tue 26th Generous Sagittarius Moon helps bring about compromises. Ambitious 8:00 PM Capricorn Moon says make big plans
Wed 27th Administrative Professionals Day (formally Secretaries Day) - Diligent Capricorn Moon makes it a day for accomplishment
Thur 28th National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (fourth Thur in April)Organized Capricorn Moon helps put all the ducks in a row. Mercury turns retrograde--confusion may keep things interesting
Fri 29th Arbor Day (In the United States is last Fri of the Month)Friendly Aquarius Moon urges us to seek out old friends for reminiscing. For best results attend to all things "re".
Sat 30th Passover (ends at nightfall) - Gregarious Aquarius Moon today is great for socializing

Administrative Professionals Day (formally Secretaries Day) April 27th 2016

- April 2016 -
The Boston Marathon - Monday April 18th 2016
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Arbor Day - April 29th 2016

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, Jazz Appreciation 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 4th 2016 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

The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, colloquially known as "March Madness," is a 20-day tournament that begins in March (March 17th 2015 Wikipedia) ; however, the Championship Game is played in early April (April 6th 2015). The same holds true for the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship as well. See the NCAA.com the official website of the NCAA Championships for further detail .

National Tartan Day Parade is April 9th 2016 (United States, Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) celebrated the weekend closest to April 6th, see also  NY Tartan Week  for details.

TAX Day (Tax Filing Deadline in the U.S) Since 1955, Tax Day is usually on April 15. When April 15 falls on a weekend, Emancipation Day, or any other holiday, tax returns are instead due on the following business day and is extended three days. This year Tax day falls on April 18th 2016

Patriots Day - Massachusetts and Maine holiday is celebrated April 18th 2016 (3rd Monday of the Month)

The Boston Marathon will be run on April 18th 2016 (usually held on the 3rd Monday of the month and is the same day as Patriots Day)

American Revolutionary War Began (U.S) back in April 19th 1775  April 19, 1775 – September 3, 1783 (8-years, 137 days)(2nd Fri)

National High Five Day (3rd Thur April) is April 21st 2016

International Earth Day is on April 22nd 2016see Earthday.net also.

Passover (Begins at sun down) Friday April 22nd 2016 and (ends at sunset) 7 days later on Tuesday April 30th 2016

The London Marathon this year is run on April 24th 2016 (36th Marathon) (Usually third Sunday in April)

Administrative Professionals Day (formally Secretaries Day) this year is on April 27th 2016

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

National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 28th 2016 (celebrated on the fourth Thur in April)

Arbor Day (In the United States is celebrated the last Fri of the Month)  this year it is April 29th 2016.

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
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