Monthly astrological forecasts and horoscopes!
Now that the hot mess March is moving behind us, we can make progress, right? Well, yes BUT. Some of the outer planets are going retrograde in April, which means: mindfulness is IN. While the vibe of outer planet retrogrades is not as “in your face” as something like the Mercury retrograde, they are still worth paying attention to. Read on, astro-cats.
A New Moon in Aries on the 5th signals a totally fresh start. This is the day to begin new projects, take chances, and move forth with boldness. No more hanging by the sidelines hoping for a lucky break. Create your own luck by setting your sights on the thing you want the most – and then taking that first big step. What you initiate around this day could lead you in some delightful new directions. So get stepping and see what unfolds!
Jupiter will be turning retrograde starting on the 10th. When Jupiter is retrograde, it’s the right time to revisit your big vision. Are your actions moving you towards your goals? If not, what needs to change? Are you expanding too quickly and feeling as if you’re spinning out of control? Explore the possibilities but feel free to steer the course in a different direction if you’re not feeling aligned to your higher purpose. Travel, education, and philosophy broaden your horizons.
The Full Moon in Libra shows up on the 19th. This is the second one of the year. If you were not able to solve relationship issues in March, you have another chance to do it now. This Full Moon is excellent for closure, forgiveness work, and releasing toxic people from your life. It’s also the right time to finish up contracts, lawsuits, and joint ventures. Clear the energy around old relationships, and you may open up to fabulous new ones.
Get ready to slow your pace down when the Sun enters Taurus on the 20th. Instead of rushing through your days, this Sun favors a leisurely pace. Stop and smell the spring flowers. Make time for art. Spend time with people you love. Why be in a hurry when there are so many beautiful things beginning to enjoy?
Hot stuff alert: Venus will be in Aries on the 20th too, which means romance is gonna be passionate times ten. We’re all ready to get it on! Things could get downright sizzling for the weeks that Venus hangs here. If you’re single, take the lead and let that hottie know what’s on your mind. In a relationship? Add some steam to your love life with new moves, sexy texts, and adult delights. You might just turn that lamb into a ram!
As the month winds down, the two heavy-hitters of the zodiac are turning retrograde. Pluto will be retrograde on the 24th, ideal for going DEEP and creating inner transformation. If you’ve been struggling to break bad habits or have been allowing your fears to run roughshod over your life, this might be the right to get into therapy and face your shadow.
Saturn retrograde on the 30th gives the discipline to make great inner progress. No matter how daunting your problems may be, you can find the way towards true healing. It all starts by going within and doing the work. Inner work is rarely easy but it’s the way to find healing – and change your destiny. As I always like to say: “it’s an inside job.” This retrograde action will give you the ability to get the job done right in the months ahead.
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Annnndddd here’s your personal monthly horoscopes:
Aries: Your firepower may have felt muted in March but this month? It’s a full-on roaring inferno! The Sun is blazing hot in your sign, giving you the moxie to push past obstacles on your way to the top. Your competitive edge is extra-sharp, so set your sights high and don’t stop. The New Moon on the 5th lands in Aries, perfect for updating your look. If you’ve been craving some new duds or a fresh coiffure, now’s the time. Debut a brand-new you and watch your star power rise up a notch! Begin questioning your beliefs when Jupiter is retrograde starting on the 10th. You’ve got a few months to examine your life philosophy. Deep dive for answers by going within. Seek to discover the seeds of your ideology. You may also want to explore new belief systems as well. The Full Moon on the 19th helps to clear the path to a healthy relationship once and for all. This day or the days that surround it could find a key partnership coming to a close. Or an issue may finally resolve, helping you to move on. Whatever gets finished around this time will give you the green light for better decisions going forward. The 20th finds the Sun entering your 2nd house and Venus heading into your sign. Your ability to attract cash and admirers is elevated. Expect plenty of attention and financial opportunities in the upcoming weeks. It’s good to be you! Pluto and Saturn are both retrograde in your 10th house as the month closes, giving you months for reviewing your biggest ambitions. Is your career going the way you want? Or is it time to tear things down and build something new? Take your time to suss out where you’re heading…and what you wish to create. A few months down the road, you can begin to implement new plans or build something entirely new. (Psst….this period is also dope for examining your rep. If your street cred has dipped, it may be time to revamp your PR.)
Taurus: Finding the balance between social activities and quiet time will be the theme for April, dear Taurus. A busy 11th house at the start of the month means your friends want you to come out and play. But the Sun is hiding out in your rest zone, making solitude seem more appealing. You’ll need to find a way to have fun with your pals while still honoring your need to be alone. A New Moon on the 5th is perfect for scheduling in a retreat. Use that day for chilling out and working on top-secret projects. Jupiter is retrograde starting on the 10th, kicking off a few months where you can get on top of your finances once and for all. If you’re not happy with your debt load, this may be the right time to start a debt repayment plan – or to revamp your budget. It’s also a splendid time for working on your “money mindset.” If you are stuck with old negative attitudes about money, let them go. Replace them with positive affirmations, and you could see your revenue shift in a better direction. The Full Moon lands in your 6th house on the 19th, signaling the end to some aspect of your work. This day could bring the completion of a project or the end of a contract. This closure paves the way for a new career direction. The next day, the Sun glides into your sign and Taurus season is in full swing! You’ve got the swagger necessary to attract the best attention, for both love and work. If you’re looking for a change in job or romance, the vibe is on your side! Venus in your 12th house on the 20th brings secret trysts and love on the down low. If you’re keeping a relationship under wraps from the prying eyes of the public, you may get away with that…for now. Saturn and Pluto retrograde in your 9th house on the last week of the month mark the beginning of a period where you can contemplate the best way to broaden your horizons. Traveling the world or enrolling in a university could stretch you in exciting new ways. Think it over carefully and then start laying your future plans for world domination or advanced education.
Gemini: April could be hella productive and full of passion – or a month where flying off the handle becomes your norm. Mars is sitting in your sign, which gives you the energy to make hay while the sun is blazing. But it also tends to add firepower to your words, and when you’re pissed off, that’s the first place it shows up. You’ll need to restrain your acid tongue and find a polite way to assert your boundaries if you wish to keep peace in your relationships. Of course, if someone doesn’t get the hint, then have at it and scorch them with your best bon mots. The Sun in your 11th house puts an emphasis on social activities. April may bring some fabulous opportunities to play – that might be a way for you to blow off that steam that’s building. Dancing the night away will cool you down and keep your temper even. The New Moon on the 5th is an especially fab night for hitting the town. Grab your wittiest friends and hit the local hot spots. Have a blast! Jupiter retrograde starting on the 10th gives you a few good months to examine your relationships. Do you want to be partnered or is it time to fly solo? Are you happy with the people in your life…or not? Remember: you are the sum of the five people with whom you spend the most time. If those folks are a drag, what does that say about you? Clear out the stale relationships if need be and find some supportive and exciting new companions! (Psst…if you adore your current posse, you don’t need to change a thing.) The Full Moon on the 19th sheds light on your romantic situation. If you’re not sure what’s going on or what you need to do, you’ll get the sign you need to make a healthy decision. Slow down and rest up when the Sun flits into your 12th house. Put social obligations on hold for a few weeks. Use this time to recharge your batteries. If you’ve been extra-temperamental, schedule in meditation time. The last week of April finds Saturn and Pluto retrograde in your 8th house. The months that follow will give you ample opportunities to get your financial house in order. If your debts have gotten out of hand, this might be the chance to clean it up. Revise your budget, create new plans, and start plotting out a secure future. It CAN happen, but first, you must be willing to face your money and take responsibility.
Cancer: The Sun is lighting up your career zone at the beginning of the month, dear Cancer. This is your time to shine like a supernova! You can capture the public’s attention – or soar up the company ladder. Do not hide that light under a bushel basket – claim your throne! At the same time, this goodness is happening, Mars is hiding out in your 12th house, perfect for making progress on top-secret projects. If you have something groovy that you’re working on, you’ll want to keep it on the down low. No doubt a few nosy Parkers will want to know what you’re up to so you’ll have to practice the cloak and dagger routine like an underworld spy! The New Moon on the 5th is especially juicy for your career. A door may open up for you at that time, and this could be the start of a fantastic ascension for you. No doubt your star is on the rise! Claim your fame and know that you have more than earned this. Jupiter retrograde on the 10th gives you months to ponder your next career move. The question is: how big do you want to go? Where might you grow from here? You’ve got plenty of time to noodle around on those questions. The Full Moon on the 19th could bring important news around real estate – or family matters. If you’re trying to make a decision around your home, you may get the signal you need at this time to make a confident determination. Family situations may also get resolved around this day, which is especially good news if your loved ones have been struggling or creating drama. Your social life begins whirling when the Sun bursts into your 11th house on the 20th. This marks a few weeks where you’re flitting out and about and hitting all the coolest scenes. Party on! (Psst…with Uranus hanging out in your 11th house for the next seven years, you may be counting influencers and eccentrics in your circle – a great incentive to get out there!) You’re everybody’s darling when Venus flutters into your 10th house on the 20th. Your reputation gets lots of lovely energy as people fawn all over you. The weeks that Venus sits here finds you at your gracious best. Even if you make a public faux pax, you quickly recover. Saturn and Pluto retrograde in your 7th house at the end of the month gives you a generous few months to explore themes of power and responsibility in your relationships. If you need to revise your boundaries, you’ll get clear examples of how that needs to happen as the months unfold.
Leo: Grab your passport and pack a bag because April is a sublime month for travel! With the Sun holding court in your 9th house, there is no better time to head off to parts unknown. Indulge your wanderlust. Roam if you want to. The New Moon on the 5th is an exceptionally dope day for adventures – put that day on your calendar and find somewhere interesting to visit. Can’t get away? Look for local treasures and enjoy some sightseeing in your own hood! Find new creative inspiration by looking within when Jupiter begins its annual retrograde. You’ll have a few months to deep dive into your soul for exciting ideas. If you’re involved in the creative arts, this could be a genius time where events of the past become the ideas of the future. This is also the right time to ask yourself: am I ready to start a family or do I want to expand the one I have? For Leos who are thinking of adding children to the household, take your time and make sure that you’re really ready. The New Moon on the 19th is another sweet day for a short trip. If you were not able to hit the road earlier in the month, this could be an option. You’ll have to decide if this date or something at the beginning of April makes more sense for you. Career becomes your primary focus when the Sun shifts into your 10th house on the 20th. The spotlight is firmly on you, which means you must be ready to lead. Everyone is looking to see what bold move you might make. Don’t disappoint. Shake your mane and show ‘em how a pro works. The 20th also finds Venus in your 9th house, which casts a romantic spell on the rest of your spring travels. If you’re globetrotting with a partner, the sparks could fly! Single? You might get in some excellent flirt action while viewing the local haunts on your next big journey. Saturn and Pluto will be retrograde in your 6th house as the month comes to a close, signaling a period where work and health are on your mind. If you’ve been considering making a change in either area of your life, take some time to explore your options. A new regimen or job may be in order, but it is going to take a few months to see what makes the most sense for you. No need to rush. You’ve got time.
Virgo: Get your mind on your money this month, dear Virgo. The Sun in your 8th house signals a few weeks where you can get your financial house in order. This is the right time to balance the checkbook, file your taxes, or make an appointment with your financial advisor. If a problem arises, you’ll be able to get things cleared before the month comes to a close. The New Moon on the 5th may bring good news around a loan or joint finances. If you’ve been waiting for something to go through, it may happen around this day. Jupiter is retrograde beginning on the 10th, kicking off a few months where you can get your nest in order (or complete a move). This is also a time when you can reflect on what home means to you. Do you need a big crib surrounded by family or do you prefer to live like a nomad, suitcase in hand and freedom to roam? The Full Moon arrives on the 19th and gives further clarity around money issues. Something may be coming to a close now. This could be a debt or perhaps the final signing of important papers. You’ll feel a sense of something complete, opening the door for a better financial outlook at last. Start planning your summer travels when the Sun glides into your 9th house on the 20th. If you’ve been killing it at the office (when don’t you?), a bit of chill time on a beach may be in order. Search the web and find a destination – and then get those tickets! Venus will be in your 8th house on the 20th too – if you want to splurge on a dream vacation, you may have the means to make that a reality. At the end of the month, Saturn and Pluto will be retrograde in your 5th house, giving you months to think about your romantic situation. If you’re in a relationship, you might want to consider the next big step (engagement, marriage, or children). Troubled relationship? Get into therapy or break things off once and for all. Single and sick of it? Look at the choices you’ve been making. If you keep on hanging with that asshat ex instead of opening yourself up to someone new, you need to start thinking about making better decisions. And if you haven’t bothered putting yourself out there? Prince(ss) Charming isn’t coming to the door bearing glass slippers. You gotta do the work too, boo.
Libra: Relationships are important to you, dear Libra. This month, they will need every drop of your attention. The Sun is sitting tight in your 7th house, putting the spotlight on others. Which means: you mustn’t be too busy making it all about you. If you’ve been doing that, you may find that the people who love you the most are getting exhausted. The other side of this coin is playing the martyr. Are you pulling the old “woe is me, look how much I do for you” schtick? CUT IT OUT. The New Moon on the 5th gives you a chance for a reboot – or a whole new relationship. Start things off on the right foot and be mindful that you’re giving as well as you’re getting…and vice versa. When Jupiter is retrograde on the 10th, you’ll have a couple of months to explore your thinking. Are you as positive as you claim to be? Or are you living in a dream world, refusing to see the reality of your situation? Reflect on how your own thinking is creating your conditions – and then seek to make a change if you don’t like what you see. A Full Moon on the 19th will bring a significant shift in the way you see yourself – or in how you’re presenting yourself to the world. This day might be good for a wardrobe cull or an apology for bad behavior. You can clear the air and look fabulous at the same time, darling. Intimacy issues improve when the Sun shimmies into your erotic zone on the 20th. Venus will also enter your relationship house on the same day. Kiss and make up? Relationships could be heating up, and balance may be found at last. All the work you’ve had to do on partnerships and yourself is paying off in the form of healthier connections. Saturn and Pluto will be retrograde in your 4th house as the month comes to a close, setting off a few months where you can get your home – and family – in order. If you’ve neglected your nest or have family-of-origin issues that are creating pain, you can clean house from the inside out.
Scorpio: The workload is great this month, dear Scorpio, but you’re gonna slay. The Sun gives you the power needed to burn through that to-do list and lead the team to a sweet victory. No matter what odds are stacked against you, you will hit your deadlines and score a huge touchdown. The New Moon on the 5th opens up the possibility of a new position, project, or entirely new job. You’re ready for change, and the Universe is poised to deliver the goods! This day is also perfect-o for starting a new health regimen. Want to shed those winter pounds? Start your fitness program today and watch that extra weight melt off your body! Jupiter will be retrograde in your money sector starting on the 10th. Jupiter in the 2nd is the lucky money transit – when it’s retrograde, don’t take your good fortune for granted. Count your blessings and use the months ahead to save for the future. If your finances have not felt all that lucky as of late, review where it’s coming…and going. A bit of reflection could show you where the leaks – and opportunities – lie. Take the day off on the 19th when the Full Moon lights up your 12th house of rest. Let this be your self-care day. If you’ve been kicking ass at work, a massage or day spent in quiet retreat will restore your energy. The 20th find the Sun hitting your 7th house, putting an emphasis on relationships. You’re the lone wolf of the zodiac but now is the time to think about the pack. What might you need to do to create stronger bonds with the ones you love? Focus on how you can give back – and you could see more love coming into your world. Venus in the 6th on the 20th could bring flirty energy at work. Someone may be trying to capture your eye. If you’re single, this might be a fun development. However, if it’s not appropriate to fish off the company dock, you’ll want to be mindful on how you conduct yourself. Use your charm for capturing the boss’s respect instead of that coworker’s eye instead! As April starts to wind down, Saturn and Pluto will be retrograde in your 3rd house. You have a few months ahead to deep-dive into your mind. You could discover groundbreaking ideas – or you may clear away mental blockages. Maybe both. It’s an inside job going forward.
Sagittarius: If you’re single you’ll undoubtedly want to get yourself out there in April, dear Sagittarius. The Sun is sitting sweetly in your 5th house, and the hint of love is in the air. Put your feelers out – you never know who you’ll meet! Be a bit bold too. That Jason Momoa lookalike at the gym? Say hello! Standing in line at the cafe and that person behind you is cute as a puppy’s bellybutton? Buy them a coffee! See – it’s not that hard to make a move! The New Moon on the 5th is most excellent for updating your online profile. If that sucka has been gathering dust, pretty it up. Put up a current pic and change your words up to reflect the real you. This could lead to lots of new dates. If you’re partnered, this month is quite marvelous for adding some spice to your daily routine. Surprise your honey with a warm bath and flowers or two tickets to paradise. Love ‘em up! Your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde on the 10th. It’s in your sign, which means you have a few months to consider how you’d like to show up on the world’s stage. Do you want to go big? Wanna change the world? Or is it time to step back and let others take the spotlight? You have plenty of time to think about this. If you want to take a whole new you forward, you can also shed the old crap during this time. The Full Moon on the 19th is super for hitting the town with your favorite peeps. Gather your besties and do something fun. Dance the night away, throw back a few cocktails, let ‘er rip! Then get back to work on the 20th. The Sun will be in your 6th house that day, which means your workload is about to get more intense. Don’t stress about this – you have the energy to handle whatever the boss throws at you like a champ. You’ve got this! The 20th also puts Venus in your romance sector – which casts a romantic glow for a few weeks. You might be going on second and third dates with that new person you met (the Jason Momoa lookalike?!) or finding more interesting playmates to explore. If you’re partnered and thinking about popping the question, this is a stellar time for that. In other words: keep the loving flowing, yo. Give your finances an overhaul when Saturn and Pluto are retrograde at the end of the month. The months that follow are all about taking responsibility. If you don’t like where you stand at this time, you can get it together. Not sure where to start? Invest in a smart financial advisor. Adulting your money looks good on you!
Capricorn: If you’re thinking of moving or upgrading your living quarters, there is no better time than April, dear Capricorn. The Sun is hanging out in your domestic sector, ideal for spring cleaning, purchasing real estate, or renovation. The New Moon on the 5th is especially favorable for home matters. You can make a home purchase, declutter your garage, or finally start working on that new addition. It won’t be long before your house is your own private castle. Jupiter is retrograde in your 12th house beginning on the 10th. This transit is superb for spiritual work. You’ve got months to go deep into soul work. Join a meditation group, take a silent retreat, or get back into therapy. All of these activities could help you to let go of old baggage and connect to something greater than yourself. The 19th puts a Full Moon in your 10th house, which could indicate the end of a chapter with your career. A job may be completed, or you may be ready to look for a new vocation. If you’ve been craving for a change – or knowing that one is on the way, take a brave leap of faith. It could put you on an exciting new path. Romance blossoms when the Sun saunters into your 5th house on the 20th. Venus will be in your 4th house on that same day, which means your home may be the hottest romantic spot around. Entertain your sweetheart at your crib. Set it up for steamy nights or chilling with Netflix. Saturn and Pluto are retrograde in your sign at the end of the month, setting off a time when you’re ready to renovate yourself. If you work on you as hard as you do on the job (or your home), you could look and feel like a whole new person in a few months.
Aquarius: A bit of travel in April will brighten your spring, dear Aquarius. The Sun in your 3rd house opens the door for an extraordinary journey. The skies are friendly so do go without hesitation. Finances are in good shape too, enabling you to go without too much worry. The New Moon on the 5th is an especially lovely day for a trip. If you’re traveling on that day, a great time is possible! Friends become an issue for reflection when Jupiter is retrograde beginning on the 10th. You’ll have months to examine who is in your social circle and why. You’re the friendliest sign of the zodiac and nonjudgemental as it comes. Which means you sometimes collect strays and ne’er do wells in your posse. If a friend has been dragging you down, it may be time to cut them loose. You’ll also need to ask yourself “am I being a good friend?” If you’ve been neglecting your besties, apologize and make it right. The Full Moon on the 19th is another stunning day for a trip. This one could be pure magic. Circle that day in your calendar and find an excuse to hit the road. On the 20th, the Sun will move into your 4th house, indicating a period where home and family may take center stage. If your house is a disaster, clean it up. Haven’t talked to your fam in a bit? Call ‘em up. Efforts on your part could lead to a tidy home and closer family unit. Venus will be in your 3rd house on the 20th, giving you romantic fluency. You can speak the language of love like a native now. Use the weeks that follow to convey your intentions. You’ve got game! At the end of April, Saturn and Pluto will be retrograde in your 12th house, giving you months to do inner work. This means getting out of your head and into your soul. Uncomfortable? Yep. But outside the comfort zone and going within is where the real magic lies. Transformation is in the stars – and inside of you.
Pisces: April could be a big month financially, dear Pisces. The Sun’s rays will shine a light on money-making opportunities so do get your hustle on. It’s also possible that you may receive happy financial news – for example, a raise or promotion. Or perhaps money owed finally coming due. Whatever happens will lighten your load – and your mood. The New Moon on the 5th is dope for crafting a new financial plan for the future. Create a new budget. Scheme on a new business. Launch a new product. Whatever you start today in the money realm will pay off. Jupiter retrograde beginning on the 10th gives you a few months to clean up your reputation. If someone’s been talking shit about you, set the record straight. Online trolls leaving poor reviews? Reach out and see if that can be handled. Also: if you’ve been hiding out because you’re publicity shy you may need to rethink that. If you’re the best-kept secret in town, you may be living dollar bills off your table. The Full Moon on the 19th could bring a significant change in your overall financial picture. A debt could be paid off around this day. Or a joint venture may come to an end. It’s also possible that you may get news from the tax man that feels a bit stressful, especially if you filed late. If you experience any problems with your cheddar around this time, reach out to a trusted advisor. It may not take long before the issue is resolved. Start thinking about summer travel plans when the Sun enters your 3rd house on the 20th. Venus will also move into your 2nd house that day, which might bring an urge to splurge on something fancy. Before you plunk down your cashola on a world domination tour, check to make sure issues are handled. If you get a green light, then proceed! Saturn and Pluto will be retrograde in your friend zone for a few months as April shuts down. This means your entire social circle will be going through a change. Friends may move on – or you may find powerful new allies. It may seem a bit tense at times, but once these heavy hitters are direct, you’ll be glad to see who is still at your side.
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