As April begins, your ruling planet Venus is in Taurus and the sector of your horoscope which rules joint finances and shared resources. Taurus is one of the earth signs and this turns your attention towards money, security and putting down roots.
Venus remains in Taurus until the 11th but the Sun is here from the 20th and talk planet Mercury is in Taurus from the 3rd onwards. As Mercury turns retrograde later this month, you’re wise to get on top of money matters sooner rather than later.
The influence on the star sign Taurus this month is not only about money, but how money flows from one generation to another. You may take a trip into your past or find that the legacy of your past comes your way in the form of a gift or inheritance.
Love is intriguing in April as the Sun remains in your opposite star sign Aries until the 20th. Therefore, the cosmic spotlight is on your close relationships, both personal and professional, for the first three weeks of the month.
This is about partnership, an important area of your life if you’re a typical Libra. You like people around you to keep you company, bounce ideas off and share your love with.
The most important date for love and relationships is the 6th when the Full Moon falls in your star sign Libra. Full Moons heighten emotions and this Full Moon is about the balance of power when it comes to love.
You may want to reach out to someone in your life. Or, perhaps you’re the one needing reassurance. The flow of giving and receiving is a wonderful way to make the most of this month’s Full Moon.
Yet, there’s another date that could prove to be significant for your one-to-ones. This is the 11th when there’s a stunning Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Aries. This is said to be one of the luckiest dates of the year so there could be good news for a partner or someone close. It would be an excellent date for a party or celebration.
Jupiter is the best planet in astrology and is linked to growth and expansion. If anyone comes into your life on or around the 11th, they’re likely to be a good influence upon you. Jupiter’s the teacher, the great protector.
Yet, this can be about liberation, freedom and breaking ties too. One way or another, partnership and other people are firmly under the cosmic spotlight throughout April.
There’s more happening in Aries this month because there’s a New Moon Solar Eclipse here on the 20th. This is the second New Moon in your opposite star sign – the first took place on March 21st – and events now may be linked to what happened back then.
A New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings and a New Moon Solar Eclipse can be dramatic and accelerate growth. This is the first in a new eclipse cycle which cuts across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac and the most personal sector of your horoscope. This eclipse cycle completes in March 2025.
This is about your one-to-one’s, both personal and professional and your interactions with other people. It’s about your identity and how others see you but ultimately it’s about your close relationships.
New Moons are promising for new beginnings but this New Moon/Solar Eclipse is square to Pluto, the planet of transformation. This evokes the symbolism of an ending, as well as a new beginning.
It could be a profound time for your relationships, whether you’re hooking up or moving on. Don’t take direct action on the day of the eclipse and wait for any dramas to settle down.
Also, the Sun only perfects its square to Pluto once it enters Taurus on the 20th. Therefore, this could be about money. Or, your relationship with a child, children or lover. There are numerous ways this could play out but notice where money and emotions are linked in your life, what comes to an end and what begins.
Communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus on the 21st and remains in retreat until May 15th. Traditionally, this is not the time to make a major purchase or financial decision. Let any storms die down after the Solar Eclipse before dealing with them.
Ideally, wait until mid-May before entering into a new financial transaction. It may be that you have to wait for another person to intervene or make their decision, before knowing exactly where you stand financially.
Alternatively, someone keeps you waiting when it comes to money. Mercury retrograde would be an ideal time to review your situation and reconsider what’s best for you, both financially and emotionally.
That’s not to say that you can’t make progress this month. You have action planet Mars in Cancer at the peak of your horoscope throughout April and this emphasises your career and vocation, your status and reputation.
The 8th would be a great date to negotiate finances when Mercury and Mars unite. Note that they come together again on the 24th when Mercury’s retrograde, perhaps a time to renegotiate or talk things through further. The Mars-Uranus connection on the 29th could also prove exciting for work and money.
Finally, your ruling planet Venus is on the move mid-month as it enters your fellow air sign Gemini on the 11th. Gemini rules your travel sector. Also, study, learning, knowledge and any activity that broadens your horizons.
Being one of the air signs, you have a lively mind and you may be ready to sign up to a new course of study or spend time each day practising a hobby, skill or talent.
It would be an ideal time to go on holiday or have a sabbatical. You could attend a personal development course or take part in an activity which teaches you a lot about the world we live in.
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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