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Astrology Forecast for April 2017

Astrology Forecast for April 2017

In episode 102 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for April of 2017.

We open the show with a long discussion about astrology sometimes giving you information about odd things that you don’t really need to know.

Later in the episode I also highlight one auspicious electional chart for the month of April, using the principles of electional astrology.

The artwork for this episode comes from the 2017 Planet Watcher astrology calendar.

Below you will find the show notes, followed by links to download or stream the recording of this episode of the podcast.

Winners of March Giveaway Prizes

Since this is the last episode of the month we announced the winners of this month’s giveaway prizes, which were:

  1. A free pass to the upcoming Organization for Professional Astrology retreat, which will take place October 19-22, 2017 at the beautiful Zion National Park, in Utah.
  2. A signed copy of Chris’ new book, Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune.

The winner of the pass to the OPA retreat was listener Alec Senese, while the winners of a signed copy of Hellenistic Astrology were listeners Bonnie Heatherington Robson, Mari Minegishi, and Dave Fassett.

Thanks for OPA for sponsoring the show this month, and congrats to all of the winners! For more information about how to enter the drawing for next month see the giveaway description page for March.

Major Astrological Alignments in April

  • Venus ingresses into Pisces April 2
  • Saturn stations retrograde April 6
  • Venus squares Saturn April 8
  • Mercury stations retrograde April 9
  • Full Moon in Libra April 11
  • Venus stations direct April 15
  • Sun ingresses into Taurus April 19
  • Pluto stations retrograde April 20
  • Mercury ingresses into Aries April 20
  • Mars ingresses into Gemini April 21
  • New Moon in Taurus April 26
  • Venus ingresses into Aries April 28

Auspicious Electional Chart for April

To hear about other auspicious electional charts in April you can sign up to become a patron of the show on the $5 tier and then you will have access to a 45-minute discussion where we talk about the pros and cons of this chart as well as three others.


  • 00:00 – 6:30 we catch up and talk about stuff going on in our personal lives.
  • From 6:45 – 29:00 we have a discussion about astrology telling you odd things that you don’t really need to know.
  • 29:00 – 38:00 we announce the giveaway winners for March.
  • 38:00 onward we talk about the astrological forecast for April.

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  • The “odd things that you don’t really need to know” are sometimes the best part of the podcast! You three are great!

  • Thank you Chris, Kelly and Austin! I really appreciate the conversations between the three of you, even in your circling and digressions. This show continues to inspire my studies and I always get some new tidbit of usable information.
    I read Wikipedia’s version of the Myth of Er after Austin mentioned it. It’s very much like the version of after and pre-life that I was given as a Mormon child, minus the reincarnation…just a one time deal.
    I know you’ve had conversations on the show about fate and free will, such an inexhaustible topic. In the story of Er, it seems like there’s such a big whole in the idea of moral and immoral, and I can’t help wondering if that’s really what Socrates was trying to teach. I haven’t read the teaching of Socrates around the story yet. The example that Er gives of the Soul who had had the easy ride in the sky choosing a powerful dictatorship and then, after choosing, realizes that he will eat his own children (curious about the deeper meaning here). If the choice to commit the immoral act of cannibalism was already inherent in the choice for the dictatorship, doesn’t that imply that the only wrong act was the first act of hast. And that the whole thing is really not about morality and immorality, but experience, since the Soul’s only choice is the first choice, and seemingly one that cannot be made in full consciousness, and the rest is a package deal? I’m curious about others thoughts on this. I have seemed to notice in my own life (Sun, Moon, Pluto, Venus conjunct, Scorpio Asc.) a deepening of acceptance in the experiences of life. And while their does seem to be some choice in how I hold my energies within the experiences. the ability to accept and make the choices only seem to have been made possible through experience and therefore were not actually available before. And further, they are choices based on an awareness of consequence and therefore making another choice doesn’t seem possible now. Such a fun mind game. Any other experiences or observations?

  • Loving the new organization with the time line as well as how organized this month’s discussion ended up being. Very helpful to take the biggest news, Venus R in this case, and build around that since there is so much to learn in the more in depth discussion of the greater cycle etc. And the progressing through the month with calendar dates. That is so helpful. Also very interesting to hear about the Tarot X Wands association with the last decan of Sag. I have often wondered about this card. I am assuming that starting with Aries then Leo then Sagittarius, we can correlate the suit of Wands from II to X. Can’t wait to pull out the deck and check this out. As a side note – the idea of a planet being feral in transit seems not nearly as significant as natal placement as there could very well be aspects to natal planets creating at least some kind of relationship. Interesting too that the mutual reception of Mars in Taurus and Venus in Aries seems null and void due to the aversion. I see Mars in Taurus as brute strength moving a boulder or putting a great deal of energy into some slow physical process. Not the exaltation of Mars in fellow Earth sign Cap due perhaps to the very fixed nature?

  • Thanks Chris, Kelly and Austin for another good show. Phrases I use for Saturn transits are Sweat Equity and Building a House. Austin’s work on his new home is a very good example of this. So is writing a book or a dissertation. You have to put in a lot of focused and detailed time and effort but you are rewarded with a very concrete product that lasts you for some time. Thinking about the task in these terms helps me not feel so put out by it.

    The phrases i use for Uranus Saturn are Creative Destruction, moving walls, and cleaning out old stuff, usually with lots of workmen and noise. Let Uranus help you get rid of old things that need to be release. I have 5 planets plus my ASC in a late cardinal T square with Aries the open leg. T Pluto is on my Venus which rules my 4th house. 4/6 we had strong winds which blew down the old fence that I have been thinking about replacing for 5 yrs. Uranus said “you will take action now to totally restructure and replace this part of your physical space. Trees and overgrown bushes need to be taken out and replaces. The whole landscape needs redesign. I have been dragging my feet on this and the transits forced the initiation of the project totoday.

    I also have learned that big transits like we are having now have a long lead in. I am moving through this very strong transits to my chart with quite a bit of ease because I started monthly Acupuncture treatments in Jan 2016 to deal with old emotions that connect to lots of chronic pain. A number of my friends have been hit very hard by these transits and one has died. I think that I too could be having lots more problems if I had not started off loading very old and strong emotion over a year ago. The outer planet transits seem to go better when I have taken the time to do good preparation months ahead of time.