On Monday, April 6, Venus enters Taurus.
The planet of Romance, Pleasures, Finance, and Agreement, will be in its own sign for the rest of April. This is a good thing for Venus, which has had a rough time for the last few months; Venus's significations will now prosper. While in Taurus, Venus will be opposite to Saturn. Venus as a "natural benefic" will have a good influence on Saturn, and the significations of Saturn will prosper: The Established Order, Institutions, Older People, Structure & Discipline, etc. Saturn likewise influences Venus; the planet of Realism will help to hold back some of the Excess of Venus, planet of pleasure, in Taurus, the sign of Sensual Materialism.
On Wednesday, April 8, Jupiter's retrograde period ends
. The planet of Prosperity, Optimism, Opportunity, Wisdom, and Faith, goes back to normal, forward motion in the zodiac. Jupiter is still in its sign of exaltation, Cancer, until mid-July. It takes a few weeks for Jupiter to "get back up to speed," so the effects of its retrograde condition will linger on a bit longer. But in general, since both of the natural benefics in Vedic Astrology are now going to be in better condition, the world will prosper for the remainder of this month.
On Saturday, April 11, Mercury enters Aries.
The planet of the Intellect, Communication, Data & Information, Business Deals, etc., will be in the proactive, forward moving, creative sign Aries for the next few weeks. Mercury will join up with Mars, already transiting in this sign. The result is Fast Thinking, Strong Ideas, with Forceful Expression. The Media will be Heated Up; a great lead-up to the UK elections.