April begins where March left off – at a cracking pace and with a need for compromise which filters into every aspect of life. Events last month brought critical factors to light. You may have noticed sharp edges on others which needed to be polished off? Hopefully this happened without too much friction. But remember, a certain amount of tension is helpful as it tends to sort things out. Venus is retrograde to help things settle down. Ideally, peace prevails and feathers are smoothed. The best bet is to be friendly and magnanimous somehow.
This month brings a period of review as five planets travel retrograde. You might think of this as a point to stop, consider and if needed, about face. Take the time to review what is or isn’t working in your life. Retrograde periods are about improving what we’ve done before, and learning to go with the flow of what is. So recognise the inner talk that comes up as day to day circumstances prevail. Are you in a constant state of unhappiness or do you appreciate the good things you have experienced so far?
Meet Your AstrologerDamian Rocks talks to Chris Turner from BDTD about how he became an astrologer
After a very turbulent 2016, things will hopefully settle down. The major astrological alignments which have formed over the past few years have laid their foundations, and we are learning to live in a rapidly changing world. 2017 features no major planetary alignments which is interesting of itself.read more
Trump’s dominance of the 2016 Presidential campaign and subsequent victory can be seen in the chart for his campaign launch. Interestingly, this chart also implies a major turn around in public opinion that could drastically curb his ambitions…. What seems certain here is that despite Trump’s initial domination, the tables will turn. Challenging aspects to his own chart kick on from January 2017, and he will face a very turbulent 12 months.read more