The month begins with a New Moon in your star sign Aries on the 1st. A New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings, the chance to start over. It’s a positive time in the month to take the initiative and set your intentions for the month ahead.
Make the most of this ‘fresh start’ theme to the month of April and leap into action straightaway. Talk planet Mercury backs up the Sun in Aries until the 11th. A chance encounter or a spontaneous conversation the first weekend of April could open doors to a new path.
Mars & Saturn
Your ruling planet Mars is in a more serious mood, at least in the first week of April. The Sun in Aries promises adventure & excitement but Mars is alongside serious Saturn. They make a conjunction in Aquarius, exact on the 5th.
Aquarius is the star sign ruling society, community, technology and all things future-related. As April begins, you may be feeling Saturn’s pressure, the planet of limitation & authority, rules & regulations holding you back.
Yet, don’t forget this is Aries’ month with the Sun in your star sign until the 20th. And, a Mars-Saturn conjunction can help you dig deep, be determined, hang in there. Step up to the challenges in front of you, be courageous & bold and at the forefront of new initiatives. This may be in your own life or championing others.
Strong Aries is the hero, willing to stand on the frontline and be a leader within society. This is a month when you may gain strength from helping others, whether you’re volunteering close to home or sharing your knowledge & expertise online. Your astrology is a reminder to ask for help & support when you need it.
There are times when you also have to accept you don’t know what’s happening. You’re wise to allow life to unfold and look after your well-being as best you can in the midst of confusion. This is an important learning ground for you this month and there are a couple of reasons why.
Aquarius is objective, the star sign linked to society and community, friends and groups. Yet, Pisces dominates events thanks to the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction on the 12th. Pisces is an emotional water sign, the star sign linked to dreams and imagination.
The planet of love Venus is in Pisces from the 5th onwards triggering the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction at the end of the month, on the 27th & 30th. This combination is devotional and inclusive. It’s not just about the love for another person but the love that emanates out into the world, a love of humanity.
On the 15th, your planet Mars joins Venus in Pisces where it remains until May 24th. This may be a time of retreat for you, when you choose to take a step back from the world. You may be undergoing a period of healing or be caring for someone close.
Alternatively, this will call out your compassionate nature and your desire to put other peoples’ needs first. There’s a self-sacrificing theme with Mars in Pisces as it’s not about the ego. It’s about finding something beyond the self that can bring consolation, reassurance and hope.
You may be on a spiritual path this month. Or, be deeply connected to your emotions and feel your vulnerability. Seek solace in music, art, poetry, film – find good ways to ‘lose yourself’. Avoid falling into drink & drugs as Pisces is Neptune’s realm and the lure of temptation may be strong.
Money is likely to become more important as the month progresses. Talk planet Mercury enters Taurus and your money sector on the 11th and is joined by the Sun on the 20th. Taurus represents what we produce, what feeds us, what sustains & nourishes us.
The planet of change Uranus is already in Taurus and strong on the 18th and the last day of April. The 30th is when there’s a second New Moon in April, a Black Moon, also a Solar Eclipse.
This is part of an eclipse cycle that began in November 2021 & lasts until October 2023. It’s focus is on money, possessions & values in your horoscope. As eclipses coincide with change, you might be shifting your money mindset or want to do things differently regarding your security and your financial situation.
Sometimes, life steps in to bring change your way and it’s always worth noting an eclipse and being prepared for it. The eclipse itself is not the best date to make a major financial move. Instead, wait and see what changes occur. Once you know where you stand, see if you can take advantage of a shifting situation. A few days after an eclipse is the best time to leap in.
There’s a forward-moving vibe for most of April, although the emphasis on Pisces is a reminder to go with the flow and not try and force your way forward. The Full Moon in Libra on the 16th could bring a challenge to a relationship or partnership, either personal or professional. There’s a theme of endings around this Full Moon.
Yet, April is calling you forth to keep being creative, to come up with new ideas, to be innovative and fresh. Don’t give up on your personal goals, dive deep into life and continue to put one foot in front of the other.
The once-in-a-lifetime Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces is exact on April 12th. We’ve been surfing its waves since February and there’s a way to go yet. It peaks this month, continues into May & there may be a Jupiter-Neptune revival in November/December.
Jupiter-Neptune themes conjure up big dreams, a cultural renaissance, a spiritual awakening, miracles, revelation, awe & wonder. In Pisces, it’s a flood of emotion, a wave of imagination, a rush of compassion & interconnectedness. It’s also wise to avoid fake news, be wary of scams, choose your faith carefully & lose yourself in a good way.
The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction falls in your 12th house ruling retreat and inner work. This would be an ideal time to develop your spiritual side, listen to your inner voice, learn meditation or go on retreat. Let the inner journey begin and find your faith. You could choose to turn away from the materialistic side of life & follow a devotional path.
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