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April is going to be an extremely healing and energetically boosting month for many of the Zodiac. A lot of the triggered wounds and subconscious habit patterns that were dug up during March and Mercury’s Retrograde period are ready to be transmuted and Transformed as April helps implement the tools discovered, into action.
On the 5th we have our first New Moon within fiery Aries which inspires us to plant seeds for new beginnings. Because the Sun is also in Aries, this is the best New Moon of the year to launch a new project, start a new job, or enter a new relationship.
Just 5 days later on the 10th, the Lord of Plenty, Jupiter, takes a 4-month time out period and goes retrograde. While those blessings of abundance and successful risks are on hold, that doesn’t mean opportunities aren’t available. This is where we take those Sagittarian traits and Jupiter’s gifts inwardly and focus on our philosophical perspectives, connect to a source of faith or spiritual path, and ignite hope back into our hearts.
Around the middle of the month, April 17th, Mercury enters Aries. This is where things become more fast-paced, such as our communication and also an added sense of aggression tackled on as we approach new ideas and goals. This will be the theme for the next 4 weeks, and while this energy is exciting and makes great progress when covering ground towards higher goals, it can also work against us as we find it harder to filter those sudden truths that come out on impulse. So be careful with what you say – as you cannot take back certain things.
On April 19th, we have another Full Moon within the sign of Libra. This is our second chance to bring relationship and financial issues to light so to bring about practical and proper conclusions.
Just a day later, on the 20th, we have two major sign shifts with Venus entering Aries and the Sun shifting into Taurus. Venus joins ranks with Mercury and adds that extra fiery touch to not only the words we speak, but also the emotions we feel, too.
When Venus is in Aries, we are more prone to jump into romantic affairs and act on impulse when our hearts are touched. When we see value in something, we just have to have it, and little can prevent us from perusing it. Venus doesn’t do so well in Aries, as it is the planet of love being involved with the sign of War, and so for the next 4 weeks issues within relationships that have been avoided or tiptoed around may flair up during this time, in hopes that a resolution may finally come about – if not, then with that fiery influence, Aries will push us to seek what we need elsewhere.
Sun in Taurus is some of the most productive energy we could ever have bestowed upon us. This is where we begin to see our manifestations take shape within the physical world and have the patience and determination to go that extra mile to ensure that we cultivate the abundance we truly desire. I like to also associate Taurus season with gardening, as here in America it is the perfect time to plant that vegetable garden – which not only takes time and patience, but also our natural resources and tend to and care for it.
Easter is a bit later this year, happening on the 21st of April. In many pagan cultures, this holiday was known as Ostara – being a major time of celebration for the New Year as the Earth reawakens from the wintery slumber. Ostara, or Eater, is typically celebrated around the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox.
The month starts to dive down into more retrogrades in two major planets that deal with power and karma, while sharing the spotlight with Capricorn.
On the 24th, Pluto goes retrograde and we are forced to deal with underlying power struggles for the next 5 months. This is a time of deep, constructive work into finding what truly works and empowers us, compared to what is beyond repair and only drains us. Yes, Capricorn hates failure, but even more so a bad investment of time, energy, and resources.
April 29th the month goes out with a bang as Saturn joins ranks with Pluto and also begins its retrograde cycle. For the next 4 and a half months, we are focused on weeding out the garden we had started since it had first entered Capricorn. This might be tedious or even daunting work, but it needs to be done. Our career and overall direction in life will be under review.
WHAT DOES APRIL HAVE IN STORE FOR YOUR ZODIAC SUN SIGN?
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GENERAL / SELF
10 of Swords
The month starts off with a bang for you, Aries, and that isn’t just because the sun is featuring your sign, but also because of all of the other planetary movements we have entering into Aries as well, the Moon also makes a debut, too! Out with the old and in with the new is more than likely your mantra for this month, as you clean house, metaphorically and literally, and make way for new energy.
March was quite difficult for you, especially in terms of relationships, and it seems that you are bound to make some drastic, if not life changing, decisions this month. These will bring about resolutions or conclusions to the issues you have been battling, even within yourself. So don’t be surprised if you are given a rather rude awakening or wake-up-call to face the harshness of reality as these changes may be cosmically orchestrated and seemingly out of your control when they take place. However, they are from a direct result of past actions – so if you acted accordingly, then you shouldn’t have much to worry about. This may come around the time of the New Moon on April 5th.
They key to help you navigate through this month is to set a goal, to look towards the future, and to leave what is slipping away, behind you.
GENERAL / SELF
III the Empress
Happy Birthday, Taurus!
Ooohh boy, Taurus, April is going to be quite an amazing month for you! Can you say, Abundance?! You have been working hard away, hitting the grindstone and dapping on that extra splash of elbow grease, and so this month is going to be action packed in the rewards department.
The cosmos are blessing you give with an energetic boost to empower the things which are truly valuable to you. This is where your sense of stability and comfortability are concerned. You aren’t one to really live large, but you are one to live comfortably and are most comfortable when there isn’t any restraint on the things you want, and it doesn’t always have to be about money either. This boost is going to affect your personal relationships as well as your one with money.
April is a perfect month for you to not only plant new seeds, but to cultivate the abundance obtained from the ones you have already been working on, also. This is both a productive and exciting month for you, Taurus.
GENERAL / SELF
Page of Swords
It seems all of the Aries energy spiking the planetary scales this month is affecting you pretty hardcore, Gemini. You are typically one to fly by the seat of your pants, and it seems that this may work against you, that your optimistic nature and bounce-back ability may not work so well. You need to think things through before you jump into anything and ensure that you have a back-up plan in place. You also need to be weary of those you communicate with, especially on social media or electronically, and extra-especially if you happen to be taking part in any shopping or big investments over the interwebs.
Yes, Mercury has gone direct and we are all in clear now to go ahead with that contract, big purchase, or ginormous change – however, things may have already been in motion for you when it was retrograding, and you are getting the backlash this month. Or, you just might not be lucky with that chance taken on a whim. In either case, the best thing you can do is use the powers of your mind to really think things through before acting upon anything.
And most of all, Gemini, be weary of any gossip that finds its way to you. Do not take part or engage into any drama, as the results could be rather disappointing when things end. You might hear information about a so-and-so which will be furthest from the truth, and when backing up your friend, you could end up losing others in the process of blindly taking part in their needless drama.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Wands
April is rather fast paced and high energy for you, Cancer. You might be having to rush in order to catch up, which doesn’t sit so well with you because there is so much to do, in little time, and you are most definitely feeling the pressure of it all. You fear that everything is going to fall apart and crumble before your eyes because you aren’t capable or lack the resources to hold everything up into place.
The thing is, Cancer, when you focus on the stress of the circumstances you find yourself in, then all you’re going to see is why it stresses you out so much. You limit your ability to see the possibilities which are available to make things easier for you, the help that is also there, as well as understand that some of this stuff – you don’t really have to take on or are entirely responsible for. Perhaps you had obligated yourself in the past to help someone out, but now it is weighing on you, as you might have tacked too much onto your shoulders to begin with and so you are no longer able to serve others when you desperately need to pay attention to yourself and your personal obligations for now.
Basically, this month is going to be about releasing burdens and lightening that load by taking things off your back. You will need to set firm boundaries, especially if you lack the time or energy. No more spreading yourself thin, Cancer!
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Cups
Oh, Leo, why are you so down? You are typically one to mask these emotions so well, but it seems that it might be a bit harder for you this month. While you do have a lot of good going for you as the other cards foretell, it seems that nothing seems to satisfy you. Are you looking for what is next? Or are you worried that these good things won’t last? Whatever it may be, you are looking too far outside of yourself and your environment, that the happiness and abundance you have circling around you, just doesn’t seem to be enough.
Perhaps some of the good things happening for you this month, are so good that you are wondering what the catch is, and so you doubt the abundance it brings along with it. This may even be from dealing with a lot of stress from the past, that your perspective is a bit distorted and so you are having a hard time not worrying.
You may even be feeling restless or bored as well, which is taking your sights from the present moment where amazing opportunities await, onto where the grass may be greener than where you are now. The thing is Leo, the grass is only greener where you water it. You can’t expect to be happy if you are continually searching outside your means for something that is more gratifying than what you have in front of you.
Try and place your focus back to where it counts, and list all the reasons you have now to be blessed – as this will open the doorways to your next step without so much of the effort or discontent – it will flow.
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Wands
While you seem to be feeling on top of the World and that things are flying flowing your way, someone comes along and throws a nail in your tire, and BAM you are two steps behind again. I’m sure you are cringing just hearing that, Virgo, but know that this can be prevented, you just need to ensure that you keep a clear head and read the intentions of others before you start doing business with them.
You do work well with others, and you have some very good team players who are helping you get further ahead than you can imagine getting all on your own, but there are some that you need to be a little cautious over.
You are expanding, Virgo, either to your home, business, or something within the nature of your finances, and so you need to ensure that your investments are well thought-out, and you aren’t going off a whim or counting all your chickens before they hatch. You are typically careful about your money, but it seems this month a rather good salesman might pitch something your way which seems almost too good to be true. Well… that is because it is.
Another major element of this month is change and the consequences that come from the decisions that you make. They might not all be marvelous, but sometimes you have to take a few blows in order to gain the strength in order to win in the end.
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Wands
Oh, Libra, this is going to be quite the rewarding month for you. Expansion is the theme for April, and it seems that you are growing in all the right areas, making your life well balanced and perfectly proportioned when it comes to abundance, wealth, and personal happiness. You are bypassing old blockages and achieving the right amount of success to reveal that your efforts have been worth all the work you have done in the past. This makes you feel good about your current position and also instill a sense of excitement and also a heavy dose of determination to see what the future holds next.
You work well with others and do better in a team setting. Of course, that is if you all share a common goal and are on the same page with how to go about it. Your ideas are appreciated, and your guidance is also welcomed. You feel that your contributions are going for a good and worthy cause, which gives you a good sense of fulfillment and an eagerness to do even more.
You might be in store for some wonderful surprises during the Full Moon in Libra on April 19th. This may be due from your hard work, or something to aid you in achieving a treasured goal. Whatever it may be, count your lucky stars because your wishes and prayers are being answered.
GENERAL / SELF
VII the Chariot
Things are more certainly speeding up for you this month, Scorpio! All of this Mars energy that is catered in through Aries is working in your favor. You are unstoppable as you bulldoze through any obstacle that lies across your path, no mountain before you are insurmountable and with this can-do attitude, you take yourself up two steps ahead of the game.
Don’t get too far ahead of yourself though, as you don’t want to miss valuable opportunities that are only visible if you slow down and enjoy the journey before you. Sure, the destination is your goal, but too much focus or a sort of tunneled vision will only get you there, and not fully satisfy your thirst for success if you happen to miss out on something important. You want to take it all in, Scorpio – to get to where you want to go, but to also enjoy the scenery along the way.
If Mercury’s retrograde in March wreaked havoc on your transportation, causing issues with your vehicle or travel plans, then don’t fret, because things are sure to clear up this month, allowing you to go forward with your plans.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Cups
Your past is under review this month, Sagittarius, and this can be either a good or a bad thing, depending on what you do with the information that comes to surface. Perhaps a lot of your trials and tribulations are a result to certain choices you had made when you were not at your best self, or perhaps they are a result to people in your life whom influence those choices upon you.
On April 10th, Jupiter which is currently governing your sign, goes retrograde which puts a pause on all of the perks and abundance which comes from the Planet of Luck and instead makes you take a deeper look as to what is causing your misfortunes. This may be a rough month as you have to swallow a hard pill and face a harsh dose of reality. This is so to jolt you to come back to your sense and to be serious for once (of course you can be serious, Sag, I’m just saying that you can’t make jokes about this… well at least this time around).
Mostly all of the events which occur, are a direct result from the past – good and bad. So, it is good to look back at the choices and actions made, and to understand the cause and affect that took place, but it is not wise to dwell or to get lost within the details of the why’s and how’s. This is bound to be a month full of learning experiences for you.
GENERAL / SELF
Page of Wands
Backed with ambition and a sense of adventure, you are ready to take on new opportunities with a sense of excitement. You are eager to start moving forward with plans, however, there is a certain amount of caution that you need to throw into the air. You are not one to be naive, Capricorn, but it seems that you might be counting your chickens before they hatch – which is rather unlike you. Perhaps all of this opposing Aries energy is giving you winged feet where you are literally flying by the seat of your pants, or you are just overwhelmingly optimistic about these new plans that you just possibly cannot wait. It’s not that you don’t have a plan, because of course you do, it’s that you aren’t thinking clearly enough to understand the cons that go along with the pros when considering your next steps.
I feel the worst-case scenario that you could face this month is tacking too much on your shoulders and feeling the weight of the World. You are quite punctual and take pride in being on top, but it seems that there may be some issues with your time-management skills and you could end up showing up late, or possibly even not showing up at all because time simply does not allow for it.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t go ahead with your plans, or that you have to sit something wonderful out, just that you need to ensure you plan accordingly and have a plan B incase things do not go your way. Be prepared, Capricorn.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Cups
It seems that the past may be repeating itself, Aquarius, but do not fret, as this is not so much of a bad thing. Whatever is recirculating is because you need take a second look, as there is something new to gain from it. With this you will find resolutions or even insight into creating a solution which finally sticks to a situation which has been bothering you for some time now. Basically, there is knowledge to gain from your past experiences. This may be triggered by an old friend or project which reappears this month and takes you through a blast from the past down memory lane.
This month also offers a chance to finally relax and slow down after dealing with a stressful past. And so this blast from the past may come about during this time, since that is you now have the room and mental clarity to see things through a different perspective than you were able to before.
You may have idealized the past a bit too much – and so keep this in mind if you suddenly get the need to not just gain more understanding from then, but to recreate the cycles you have bounced away from. This is a time of review – not redo.
GENERAL / SELF
King of Swords
Last month was quite a doozy, Pisces, as your sign dominated the cosmic scene. You had a hard dose of reality smack you awake and had to face truths which were quite unsettling. However, this also opened the door for a higher path that resulted in taking you closer to the true happiness and connection you crave. You can now see the bigger picture and a more practical approach to things that will turn your ideas into pure gold.
Don’t worry so much about others this month or their demands. While you are typically so sensitive to the energy of others, this month you need to shield in this area and focus solely on yourself and your own agenda. Something big is taking place, something which will ultimately bring you closer to a bigger goal than can possibly be life-changing, and you need to put your focus here. Not everyone will agree with what you are doing, and you are sure to get a lot of doubts – even from typically supportive friends or family members as they put their two cents in as to why you shouldn’t go through with a dream. They are not walking your path or have to deal with the consequences to your actions as you do, and so go with where your heart desires.
The thing is, you aren’t so emotionally driven this month as you normally are – yes you are following your heart, but there is a lot of rationality and practicality that is also taken into consideration which puts a green light over your path – because you feel and know this is the right move for you.