April 2022 Astrological Influences & Rituals

April 7, 2022: Lunar Apogee (when the Moon is furthest from the Earth) causes energy to contract and may make you feel extra spacey or distracted today. Avoid detail-oriented tasks until April 10th.


April 9, 2022: First Quarter Moon in Cancer puts full focus on family, close relationships, and the home. It is a fortunate day for medical procedures, especially those concerning the kidneys or skin. 


April 14, 2022: Mars enters Pisces, which softens aggression but can also hinder productivity. Depending on where Mars falls on your natal chart, you may become far too passive or overpowered by fire-strong individuals. This passive energy will greatly stabilize after May 22nd. 


April 16, 2022 (11:55AM PST / 2:55PM EST): Full Moon in Libra intensifies emotions and the need for beauty and civility. Romance blossoms under this influence and is energetically potent for love spells involving devotion and marriage (without assertive coercion)

  • If you are holding on to any love ritual remnants, place them overnight in the light of the Full Moon.
  • If your love spell has already successfully manifested and you wish for the energies to continue evolving on your behalf, bury the remnants in your backyard under the moonlight. 
  • To increase the flow of synchronicity for prosperity, love, and blessings, see the Sacred Full Moon Ritual


April 19, 2022: Lunar Perigee (the Moon is closest to the Earth within this cycle) in Sagittarius strongly influences the desire for lifestyle autonomy and eccentricity. 

  • If you have been living a "cookie-cutter" life that feels artificial to you, the energy of the April 18th-20th may feel particularly uncomfortable and perhaps even depressing. 
  • On the other side of the coin, if you live a creative and "outside-the-box" life, you will experience profound joy, inner peace, and confidence. 


April 20, 2022: Sun enters Taurus, and the focus turns to physical experiences and daily lives. Under this influence, many tangible investments (including home projects) and business advancements will be naturally set up for slow but steady success. You may include sex magick in any prosperity ritual to speed things up. This will fuel the Taurus energy and build inertia. Implement the method described in Step 7 on this page (you will need to first click the Ritual Instructions tab).


April 23, 2022: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius is all about letting go of self-sabotage and stopping undesirable events before they can materialize. Learn to neutralize your own stream of harmful and anxious energy while allowing new desired pathways to flow to you.


April 26, 2022: Mercury Retrograde pre-shadow begins in Taurus. Between now and May 9th, complete all physical detail-oriented or mechanical tasks. Whether fixing your car, installing a new sprinkler system, or moving into a new home, do your best to cut any loose strings and make sure everything is in good working order. 

Mercury Retrograde begins: May 10th, 2022
Mercury Direct: June 3rd, 2022
Mercury Retrograde Post-Shadow Ends: June 18th, 2022


April 29, 2022: Pluto Retrograde begins, and the pendulum starts to swing towards signs of destruction and the dark workings of the mind. Pluto is a very slow-moving planet and is in retrograde for roughly half of every year. Unlike Mercury, many do not notice its workings until it stations direct. But you know better, so pay attention! From April 29th through mid/late-October, you will find that a central theme of deep psychological and much-needed demolition will develop around a specific area of your life. Based on where Pluto falls on your natal chart and its current associated transit, you can predict the deep-rooted area of life that Pluto will directly transform. If you would like assistance with this, I can help you. 

  • Important: Do not deceive people under this transit, as any lies will awkwardly be exposed as soon as Pluto stations direct on October 8th, 2022.


April 30, 2022 (1:28PM PST/ 4:28PM EST): Dark Moon in Taurus and Solar Eclipse has the power to radically shift your daily life, particularly the aspects that you may consider to be painfully mundane. The Dark Moon of April 30th is incredibly energetically potent for removing stagnation and self-inflicted suppression. Resistance to change reveals itself in many forms. Use the power of this Dark Moon Eclipse to release the resistance that has been holding you back.


Love & Magick,







Hi there Old World Witches,

I have been following/visiting your site and practicing rituals since I discovered your contribution to those of us who seek a higher spiritual understanding, back in March, which was a low point for me and have found your monthly Astrological Influences & Rituals particularly helpful and healing. I have been checking daily and there seems to not be an update for May, I was just wondering if that was due to a magikal reason, I am not privy to?
Thank you so much for your contribution, efforts and change to my life.



Your Moon Magick is great and I hope you don’t mind but I shared it with my group to enjoy.
Thank you and Blessing

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