Throughout the month of April, there’s strong emphasis on you and what you want and need in life. This suggests it’s time to put yourself first and other people second. There are a couple of reasons for this but some conflicting astrology too.
Firstly, you have action planet Mars in your star sign Cancer throughout April. This is often a time when you feel ambitious and you want to be out in the world and get things moving. You might be gearing up your fitness levels or have a lot of pent up energy that you need to work off.
At the same time, there’s strong emphasis on Aries and your career and vocation sector. The Sun remains here until the 20th and there’s a lucky Sun-Jupiter conjunction on the 11th. Aries is a go-getting and dynamic star sign, great for starting over and considering your next steps. As big planet Jupiter is here throughout April, this would be an ideal time to take a risk and play big in life.
Notice who or what crosses your path on or around the 11th as Jupiter’s linked to new opportunities and good fortune. It would be an ideal time to say yes to a new job or role. Jupiter’s a protective influence and anything that begins under a Jupiter aspect promises success.
Also this month, the Full Moon on the 6th could be significant as it cuts across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac and the foundations of your horoscope. Emotions could run high during the Full Moon period but it’s a positive time to firm up decisions to strengthen your foundations at home or at work.
Aries is a classic symbol of being self-employed or running your own business when it falls in your career or vocation sector. Be pro-active when it comes to your next steps and keep your eye on the future. What you start this month could pay off big-time moving forward.
Solar Eclipse Aries
There is another reason why this is a month to keep your eye on your future goals. The 20th could prove momentous in this respect because this is when there’s a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries at the peak of your horoscope.
This is the start of a new eclipse cycle cutting across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac and lighting up the foundations of your horoscope. This eclipse cycle will complete in March 2025. It focuses on your work and career, your home and family, your past and your future.
This is the second New Moon in Aries as the first took place on March 21st. Therefore, the two dates could be linked. This is where things are shifting for you as a Solar Eclipse indicates accelerated grown. Notice note who or what comes into your life and what comes to an end.
Pluto is square to this first Solar Eclipse in Aries – there will be two more in 2024 and 2025 – so there’s a theme of endings as well as new beginnings. You might be able to take advantage of a changing situation at work but perhaps you have to wait a while longer.
Alternatively, a job or one path in your life could come to an end on this Solar Eclipse. This may be linked to finances or a situation involving a friend or group. The Sun perfects its square to Pluto in Aquarius and your joint finance sector once it’s in Taurus and your friendship and group sector. This takes place on the 20th. Take your time before rushing ahead.
Friends & Alliances
Friends are likely to play a significant role in your life this month and over a longer time period moving forward.
The Sun is in Taurus from the 20th and talk planet Mercury is here from the 3rd. Plus, the planet of relating Venus is in Taurus and one of the most social sectors of your horoscope as April begins. Venus remains in Taurus until the 11th and this is linked to your friendships and group activities.
This is where the initiative lies for you in April. Who to team up with? Where can you find your tribe? How to make a difference alongside a group of people? You may be joining forces with other people to pursue a political, social or environmental goal.
Your social life could go into overdrive and you may find it hard to fit everyone in. If you’re looking for new friends, reach out and expand your network before the 21st.
On the 21st, talk planet Mercury turns retrograde in earth sign Taurus and remains on go slow until May 15th. Sometimes, you have to play a waiting game when Mercury’s in retreat or there are misunderstandings or miscommunications which are tricky to sort out.
Perhaps, one friend from your past is on your mind more than usual. And, you want to do as much as is physically possible to be there for them.
Or, there could be an issue that arises because of the progress you’re making in your own life. You may discover that not everyone is happy for you, if you’re stepping out on a new path.
Finally, this month, there’s a strong emphasis on air signs. The planet of relating Venus enters air sign Gemini on the 11th. You may be drawn back to the past or return to a place you’ve been before that was meaningful to you. Wherever you are, ensure you find time to rest, relax and be pampered.
When key planets are in Gemini, it’s a good idea to prioritise self-care. Or, perhaps you’re looking after someone else, someone close to you. Think about why you might need more time alone, whether you’re studying or preparing for a new chapter in your life. Consider taking a digital detox or seek a spiritual path.
This is about completion and wrapping things up so you’re ready for a new stage in life. See this as a period of preparation, a time of research or study or a time to clear the decks so you make room for new energy to sweep in.
This could be a time when you’re thinking about your legacy and what you pass on, especially if you’ve received an inheritance or gift or you’re acutely aware of what your parents or ancestors have given you.
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
Sign up for the weekly horoscopes & astrology newsletter today. Be in flow with the universe so you feel confident, reassured & can plan your week ahead: Weekly Horoscopes.