RuPaul (source: Reality Blurred)

Venus is about to retrace its steps through Pisces. For most of April, the planet will be roughly where it was throughout January.

So what does that mean for you? Many astrologers believe that Venus rules over money. I suppose that I believe that, too, but I also think that Venus is more-accurately connected to our discretionary income. I know that January was sort of a rough month for fashion and fashion retail, as well. No one has any money to spend in January. Most of us blow our wad at the mall in late December and then spend the following month wondering how we’re going to pay our credit card bills. I think that we’re going to be revisiting that “mood” this April.

Cafe Astrology, one of the smartest, most-succinct astrology sites, says this: “Venus in Pisces is tender and affectionate, although hard to reach nevertheless, as there is a longing for something that is hard to define and hard to satisfy. Borders and boundaries blur under Venus in Pisces.” With both Mercury and Mars in decadent Taurus for the next three weeks or so, and then the sun moving into the same sign just as the other two move onward, I believe that many of us are going to look to spending to satisfy our longings. The problem is that most of us aren’t going to have the money to do it. Still, we’ll spend. Feeding our needs with retail therapy might be hard to avoid this month.

The big planets, Jupiter and Saturn, aren’t going to be much help, either. Jupiter is already retrograde in Libra and Saturn is virtually stuck on the same degree of Sagittarius all month long. When we get tired of yelling at the TV in a passive/aggressive manner (the Libra influence) about all the political bullshit created by a bunch of idiots who can’t abandon their ideals in order to do anything of practical value (the Sagittarius influence), we’re going to want to escape reality. A lot of us do that at the mall.

Of course, I’m going to suggest that this a month to live within your means. But what else am I supposed to say? Perhaps I should advise you to escape reality by watching reality TV. It might be a more prudent approach to escapism than the alternatives. “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9” is pretty fabulous right now. “Survivor: Game Changers” has been a laugh a minute, too. Alternatively, you can turn to drugs and alcohol — it’s your choice. Just remember that this April is going to have you feeling as if you need to do something that you probably shouldn’t be doing, whether that’s going bankrupt or getting hooked on crack. Escapism is in the air. In that context, becoming addicted to reality TV isn’t such a bad thing, is it?

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