The Sun is in your star sign Aries up until the 20th and this is your birthday month. There’s much to celebrate and it starts with you. Sometimes the simple questions are best during your time of year, e.g. ‘what do I want and need?’ or ‘how can I bring more joy into my life?’
This is significant on the 11th when the Sun makes a powerful conjunction with big planet Jupiter in your star sign Aries. This is cited as one of the luckiest dates of the year. The Sun represents vitality and energy, it’s your essence and who you’re becoming throughout your lifetime. Jupiter expands what it touches and is the planet linked to good fortune and new opportunities.
This would be a gorgeous time to travel, take a risk and make a point of doing at least one thing you love. Jupiter’s positive, buoyant planetary energy is strong throughout the month but super powerful on the 11th. This feels celebratory too.
Solar Eclipse Aries
Last month, there was a New Moon at 0° Aries on March 21st. Usually, the New Moons fall in subsequent star signs but this year, you have two New Moons in Aries. This spells good news as a New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings.
The second New Moon falls at 29° Aries on the 20th of this month but it’s not just a New Moon, it’s a Solar Eclipse. This is the start of a new eclipse cycle focusing on your star sign Aries and your opposite star sign Libra. This eclipse cycle continues until March 2025 and there will be three powerful Solar Eclipses in Aries one year after another.
Eclipses in Aries highlight your image and profile, your personal goals, who are you and who you’re becoming. This eclipse could be extraordinary for you and a Solar Eclipse often accelerates your growth. Sometimes, Solar Eclipses feel like a turbo-powered New Moon, when you’re raring to go and ready to take a bold step in life.
There are a couple of provisos, however, because on the day of the eclipse, the Sun enters earth sign Taurus and your money sector. Immediately, the Sun clashes with Pluto in Aquarius and your friendship and group sector. Therefore, she Solar Eclipse may signify a beginning and an ending. Either way, it feels transformative.
This month, there’s a lot of planetary activity in Taurus and your personal money sector. Talk planet Mercury is in Taurus from the 3rd and the planet of love and money Venus is here until the 11th, the planet which rules love and money. Plus, the Sun enters Taurus on the 20th.
There may be good news regarding money in the first few weeks of April, whether extra money comes in, you treat yourself and the ones you love or you receive a gift.
There may be a sense of enjoyment around what you have and it’s a positive time to be proactive to ensure you’re on the right track financially.
However, deal with any financial matters before the 21st. This is because communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus and your personal money sector on this date.
Mercury will remain on go slow in Taurus until May 15th. Traditionally, this is not the time to make a major purchase and you’re wise to get your financial ducks in a row before the last week of the month.
It’s unusual timing for Mercury to turn retrograde the day after the Solar Eclipse in Aries. Consider how these two events may be linked. For example, there might be something you want to commit to, a personal goal or aim, but you need to find the funds to make it happen.
Or, perhaps you’re raring to go and it’s a lack of money that’s the issue. Don’t rush into anything new after the 20th. Ideally, wait until mid-May when your financial situation could change significantly and hopefully in a good way.
Home & Security
Throughout the month of April, your ruling planet Mars is in the water sign Cancer. Cancer is the star sign at the base of your horoscope ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from.
Out in the world, things are moving quickly. Perhaps, your mind is racing too. Yet, it will benefit you this month to find a place of retreat, some safety and security in your life. Water signs, like Cancer, rule the emotional realm and urge you to find your flow.
You could be on a property hunt while Mars is in Cancer and this may be another reason why money is important. Mars teams up with talk planet Mercury in Taurus on the 8th, a great date to negotiate finances.
These two planets meet again on the 24th when Mercury is retrograde, perhaps indicating a time to renegotiate or rework what you want or need. Also, Mars teams up with innovative Uranus in Taurus on the 29th and this could bring in a revelation or insight around money, home and family – act fast.
The air signs are Gemini, Libra & Aquarius. For you, they highlight the social sectors of your horoscope and this is about the importance of other people in your life. All three star signs are strong throughout April.
Firstly, the Full Moon on the 6th falls in Libra and your relationship sector. Therefore, this is likely to be an important Full Moon for your one-to-one’s. Emotions are heightened and you’ll feel the pull of your passions calling you forth.
It may be a date of ultimatums. Or, perhaps you have a sense that a relationship is changing. Balance your head and heart when making a relationship or partnership decision and consider where you’re willing to make a compromise and where you’re not.
Also, the planet of relating and your partner planet Venus is on the move and enters Gemini and your communication sector on the 11th.
This is about finding new ways to communicate and connect with loved ones and people in your life who lift your spirits. You may be making new friends. Perhaps, you’re talking to the neighbours over the fence or joining in with a community project.
Gemini rules study and learning in your horoscope and it’s a great time to stay active, learn a language or brush up on your skills. Keep your eye on the future as what you begin or initiate now could take you forward into the next chapter of your life. Stay up-to-date with new trends and be at the forefront of what’s happening out in society.
This isn’t the time to be on your own. Instead, extend your network. Be more social. Use this powerful month of astrology and the start of a new eclipse cycle to strengthen your identity. Be the person you want to be and make your mark out in the world.
Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments between April 21st to May 15th. Here are some top tips:
- triple check the tech
- be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
- double-check everything, read the small print
- chase up old contacts, revisit the past
- use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
- rest & retreat when you can
- do your research & explore your options ready to act when Mercury turns direct
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