Throughout April, there’s a strong emphasis on the fire sign Aries and your communication sector as the Sun is here until the 20th. Therefore, it’s important to reach out to other people, connect, talk and brainstorm new ideas.
Aries rules siblings and neighbours in your horoscope, also your local community. These are the areas of your life to be active, take the initiative and make things happen. It’s positive astrology for writing and speaking, podcasting and teaching.
Your star sign Aquarius represents the collective and community, collaborative ventures and future trends. You may be at the forefront of new inventions or new ways of benefiting society. Use the dynamic Aries energy to get things moving.
The Full Moon in Libra on the 6th could be powerful as it cuts across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac and the learning and education sectors of your horoscope. You may choose to study something new or update your skills or qualifications. Keep your eye on the future and do whatever you can to stay connected and keep learning.
The stand-out date, however, is the 11th when lucky Jupiter in Aries teams up with the Sun. This planetary event takes place approximately once a year and it’s said to be one of the best connections. You could influence others on this date. Or, perhaps you reach out to someone in a position of influence who can help you.
This may be about coming together with other people to defend your rights or stand up for what you believe in. There may be a successful outcome to a legal case or you get accepted by an agent or publisher. There’s a theme of togetherness, that you’re bigger and better with the right people on your side.
You may be seeking fun, enjoyment and pleasure this month too, perhaps in creative ways. This is because the planet of love and relating, art and beauty, Venus moves into your fellow air sign Gemini on the 11th.
Venus encourages you to seek pleasure in life. Gemini rules romance in your horoscope, children and pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment and luck.
The emphasis on fire signs – Aries – and air signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius – throughout April taps into the extrovert side of your nature. Keep your mind and brain active and stay social.
Whatever else is going on in your life, it’s important that you have an outlet for your social nature. Alternatively, consider what you want to create or bring into being.
There’s a shift in energy after the 20th. This is the date of a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries. Last month, there was a first New Moon in Aries on March 21st, so the two dates may be linked.
This month’s Solar Eclipse is the first eclipse in a new cycle cutting across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac. This will continue until March 2025. This is the learning and education sector of your horoscope, it’s about your beliefs and faith.
Yet, as Pluto is involved in the Solar Eclipse, this could signal an ending followed by a new beginning. Decide where your loyalties lie and be bold. Take your time before rushing into anything new.
Pluto is now in your star sign Aquarius and the square aspect to the Sun only perfects once the Sun has left Aries and moved into Taurus. As this happens on the same day as the eclipse, the two big events could be linked.
It might be a situation from your past or something that happens regarding your home and family that makes you realise you want to speak up. Or, it gives you a new sense of urgency moving forward.
This could link into your home and family or a property matter. Talk planet Mercury is in Taurus and this sector of your horoscope from the 3rd, the planet of relating Venus is here until the 11th and the Sun from the 20th. This is about your connection to your roots and your past.
Add to this the fact that action planet Mars is in Cancer and your work and lifestyle sector throughout April and it’s important to turn your attention towards finding a safe base, work and health. Create strong foundations, focus on your well-being and get the basics of life right.
You may have a lot to talk about or get done this month. Mercury and Mars team up on the 8th, a great date for work or family negotiations. They meet again on the 24th, perhaps a time for renegotiations as Mercury will be retrograde. And, Mars teams up with your co-ruler Uranus in Taurus on the 29th, so aim to change things around quickly.
However, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus on the 21st and remains on go slow until May 15th. Traditionally, this is a time to wait and be patient rather than put too much energy into home or family related matters.
This can be a time when you’re exploring different options. You could take a trip down memory lane or dive deep into the past. Perhaps, you’re meeting up with family you haven’t seen or you’re more involved with affairs from your childhood or your legacy.
This Mercury retrograde phase is encouraging you to slow down before you speed up. There are certain areas of your life where you can get ahead and fast in April. And, other areas where you’re wise to stop, be patient and smell the roses.
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments between April 21st to May 15th. Here are some top tips:
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