Your April Horoscope Is Here
As long days stretch before us without an end in sight, it’s natural to lose track of time. A week can blur into a nebulous jumble of hours and a month can slip past as easily as an afternoon. But, you need only look to the stars to remember that time has neither slowed nor accelerated. The celestial bodies are following their paths as they always have — and their plans for you have not changed.
We have a new month ahead of us and with that comes new astrological developments, ones that will touch your life wherever you are, whoever you’re with, whatever you’re doing to pass the time, which flows so steadily and so swiftly. Let their arrival test your ability to receive change and rise to it proportionally. A distant Pluto retrograde at the end of the month will remind us that control and power are fragile concepts — we can actually cede or harness them more easily than we may think.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
You have a role to play in your larger social group this month, Aries. From the 3rd, when Venus moves into your community sector, onward into the rest of April, you’ll not only find it enriching to get in touch with both your inner and outer circles, but you’ll be rewarded for doing so, too. People will look to you as the sort of glue between groups, which may mean coordinating the next FaceTime call or mediating petty squabbles. The leader in you will take to this role well, but be careful that you don’t expect too much in return — friendships are not transactional. Your friends will show their thanks in their own way.
The sun will illuminate your cash situation when Taurus season begins on the 19th, perhaps prompting an epitome around how you handle money in the process. Even if a groundbreaking financial discovery doesn’t come your way, the next month will see you mulling over your budget, reckoning with spending habits, and even wrestling with the age-old question of whether wealth enables happiness. If money hasn’t been on your mind recently, consider this a cosmic hint to start thinking seriously about it — Taurus season is your annual opportunity to secure your funds.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
The sun drops into your sign for a month-long stay on the 19th, kicking off your birthday season, Taurus. Reacquaint yourself with your inner voice and tap into your self-confidence reserves. This time of year puts everyone in a slightly more Taurean mood and you’ll be looked to as a sort of role model. In other words, this is a wonderful time to be your whole self: Seek comfort wherever you can, establish steady routines, and make yourself and others feel safe. Doing so will inspire those around you to act in kind — and we could all stand to behave like Taurus homebodies right now.
Before the Taurus celebration can begin, however, the full moon on the 7th will ask you to scrutinize the routines you’re currently following. Are they truly serving your health, well-being, and peace of mind? Even if you feel stuck in a rut, this lunar phase is here to show you the way out — it may be difficult and you will likely need to set new boundaries with yourself and any other shot-callers in your life, but a month from now you’ll see why it’s worth doing.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
Seek play and lightheartedness wherever you can find it this month, Gemini. If anyone can right now, it's you, with your live wire creativity and natural wit. Luckily, you’ll also get a boost from both Venus and the full moon. The former will move into your sign on the 3rd and supercharge your romantic side, lending a flirtatious edge to how you treat others and yourself. Then, on the 7th, the latter will clarify your current wants and needs — your inner and outer selves will feel aligned, lending you the wherewithal to pursue your dreams with renewed fervor.
The sun moves into Taurus on the 19th, signaling a mere month before your own birthday season arrives. Prepare yourself for this celebratory period by looking inward and seeing how you’ve changed since Gemini season 2019. A year can feel like nothing or an eternity, but either way, growth has occurred. It’s time for you to locate where, exactly, you’ve developed in the last 12 months and determine what brought about these inner changes. In doing so, you could get a glimpse of the changes to come in the next year.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
Your ruling heavenly body, the moon, will spend its full phase in your home and hearth sector, a part of your chart that you likely hold sacred, Cancer. This full moon will lend you a renewed sense of focus around what needs to be done around the house and who in your family, chosen or blood, needs your attention right now. You’re used to dealing with such issues and dealing with them astutely, but the request could come from all sides under this full moon — and you’re just one person. You may need to sidebar certain tasks or delegate them to others entirely. This is an opportunity to show others how to care for themselves as well as you usually care for them.
Pluto’s annual retrograde will begin on the 25th and last until October. During this time, the dwarf planet of the unknown will sweep through your partnership zone, asking some seriously prying questions about whether you’re holding on too tightly or, alternately, acting too lax, in your relationships. This is not the time to be reactionary or overly defensive, Cancer. Instead, watch for signs that the dynamic might be off between you and your loved ones: Is someone bristling under your requests? Are you constantly meeting someone where they are, and not the other way around? Recognizing — and, in turn, addressing — these imbalances is an act of care for yourself and the relationship as a whole. Don’t ignore Pluto’s signs.
LEO (July 23 - August 22)
You like to live on a grand scale, Leo, surrounded by only the finest things and worthiest people. But the full moon on the 7th will remind you that, in order to enjoy your regal way of life, you must address the minor chores on your to-do list first. As nice as it is to do exactly and only what you want, there is undoubtedly comfort in knowing that you’ve tackled such unpleasant tasks as your bills, closet cleanout, and monthly call to Aunt Ruth. Getting the minutiae of your life organized now will free you up for more significant developments later on in the month.
Your celestial ruler, the sun, begins a month-long turn through your career sector on the 19th, setting the stage for a profitable period at work. That could quite literally mean a raise you’ve been waiting on for sometime, but don’t dismiss other forms of recognition, Leo. A title change, exclusive meeting invite, or even a nod hello from a certain exec could mean much more than it seems up front — it could be an asset to your reputation further down the line. And what Leo would pass up an opportunity to burnish their rep? Do be aware, however, that with this positive attention could come added scrutiny around your decisions and behavior. Keep your head high and don’t entertain petty detractors.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
It’s a stereotype that earth signs throw themselves into their work during times of stress and uncertainty, but doing just that may afford you serious comfort this month, Virgo. You’ll have Venus to thank — the planet of love, beauty, and harmony will move into your career zone on the 3rd and stay there all month long. Not only will maintaining the regular rhythm of work stabilize your sense of time, but you’ll find a steadying sense of community and camaraderie in clocking in (even if you’re carrying out your meetings and office gossip remotely). In fact, a new workplace friendship could form under these skies, one that may nourish you personally and benefit you professionally.
Speaking of earth signs, the new moon on the 22nd will occur in Taurus and remind you that, for all the satisfaction you get out of putting your nose to the grindstone, it’s equally important to nurture your personal interests. Pour yourself into a new hobby or commit to tackling a lengthy book series — find something that lets your “work self” rest and beckons another side of your psyche out to play. You’ll feel just as productive but more balanced.
LIBRA (September 22 - October 23)
The full moon will float through your sign on the 7th and make you feel insatiably restless, eager for personal contact and, ideally, a little praise. Fire up your group chat or Skype and see who’s free to shoot the breeze — just be careful you don’t fish for compliments too obviously. Hosting the full moon will make any sign a little self-centered, but the challenge of this transit is to define your self-worth based on your own feelings, rather than the impression you leave on others.
Pluto retrograde in your home and family sector begins on the 25th and only amplifies questions around what you seek from others, versus what you get from yourself. This is a chance to take on a new role within your innermost circle. You might realize you’ve been deferring to the rest of the household when you should’ve been more forthcoming with your thoughts. Or, you could discover you’ve been dominating the conversation around, say, how work gets done around the house. Expect domestic dynamics to ebb and flow for the next five months or so. If you make it a priority to settle them, eventually, they will.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
Could it be time to dabble in some wellness trends, Scorpio? For the first half of the month, it’ll be wise to root out any major issues undermining your well-being, whether your skin has been inexplicably dry or your sleep has been consistently, well, inconsistent. Spend some free time researching these problems and even turning to a professional for a solution. Take your health seriously, but if there’s a flashy humidifier-cum-air-purifier-cum-essential-oil-diffuser that you’ve been curious about, there’s no harm in giving it a try, too. Being well should have a little joy baked into it.
The latter half of the month will be marked by a flurry of activity in your house of relationships. The sun arrives for a month-long stay on the 19th, while the new moon will drop in for a brief visit on the 22nd, and Mercury will move in alongside the sun on the 27th. In sum, this is a good time to seek out close human contact, platonic or romantic, in any way you can. Despite your usual loner tendencies, you’ll find it comforting to hear from others right now, Scorp — and you may realize that someone relatively new to you is particularly good company. Engage with anyone you wish, as freely as you wish. The key here will be to avoid overthinking every single personal detail you choose to divulge.
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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
Aries season always sees you in a particularly exuberant mood, Sagittarius, and the tail end of Ram season will be all the more invigorating when Mercury moves into Aries on the 11th. The wit, creativity, and joy that we already expect from your sign will hit an unforeseen peak, making this week a wonderful time to spearhead a (remote) brainstorming session at work or to return to a previously neglected DIY craft or journaling hobby. Something in your imagination is raring to become a reality — and bringing it to life will feel like a passion project fulfilled.
With all that play will come with a proportional amount of work as the month unfolds. The sun will move into Taurus on the 19th and ask you to fine-tune the routines that affect how you care for yourself, stay focused at work, and prevent unforeseen inconveniences. In other words, if you’re the average, spontaneous sort of Sag, you’ll feel like you’re back in school, answering questions you just don’t care about. But looking at your everyday schedule with a critical eye will help you root out any subtle frustrations that you’ve just been putting up with. Beyond that, doing so may even reveal where you can actually inject a little more fun into your week.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
Work will be top-of-mind and running swimmingly as April begins, Capricorn. You’ll likely hit a new, easy-going stride with your routine (which may have been hard-won if you’re suddenly working from home these days). You’re usually a nose-to-the-grindstone type of worker, but you could find yourself in the middle of a project that either requires minimal effort from you or is just downright fun to complete. Just don’t let your natural professionalism slip while you’re enjoying yourself — the full moon on the 7th will ask if you can balance this newfound sense of ease with your ingrained efficiency and knack for productivity under pressure. An unexpected meeting or call could come your way.
The annual Pluto retrograde begins on the 25th in your very own sign, dredging up an all-too familiar topic for Capricorns: self-control. You’re one of the most disciplined signs in the Zodiac — but are you sacrificing your minor wants to reach goals that are truly meaningful to you? Are you living an ascetic lifestyle just to prove that you can? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, are these calls for self-denial and investment coming from you or an outside force? The structures you live by might not be as rigid as you think, Cap. What’s more, you may see greater success if you loosen your grip on the rules somewhat.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Send your mind to outer space, Aquarius. The full moon on the 7th wants you to entertain (and, ideally, pursue) your most far-fetched, harebrained ideas and projects — it’s as if the moon knows we have lots of free time on our hands. Indulging your inner mad scientist may beckon some chaos (read: please don’t forget to take out the trash), but it’ll also give you a much-needed outlet for your energy. Spend the night learning to code or rewriting your favorite book from an obscure character’s point of view. You’ll get a stern reminder to make sure your more mundane needs are met when Mercury moves into Aries on the 11th.
When the sun moves into fellow fixed sign Taurus on the 19th, you’ll find new pleasure in making your home into a center of safety and comfort. It isn’t exactly like an Aquarius to actually enjoy feathering the nest, but your innovative sign undoubtedly loves a good hack, so focus less on cutesy wall decor and more on self-water plant displays and mood-boosting color schemes. As your living space becomes your sanctuary, you may yearn for a similar sense of stability in your emotional life — reach out to a trusted relative or mentor for an overdue chat. You each may leave the conversation having learned something vital.
PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
Reach out to your loved ones this month, Pisces, and offer them support. This isn’t to suggest that you shoulder everyone else’s emotional burdens but, rather, that you simply offer your presence. You’ll have an immensely comforting air about you as the month begins, and others will lean gently toward it like plants toward the springtime sun. If you let it, this warmth can bloom within yourself, too, allowing you to generate a sense of security and safety from within.
When Mercury moves into your house of money on the 11th, you’ll have an opportunity to manifest security outside of yourself as well, in the form of financial stability. Hit the books and look back through your credit statements, Pisces — now’s the time to get down to brass tacks. You may encounter some thorny truths about your relationship with money, but this transit isn’t here for a guilt trip. It’s here to highlight where you can improve — and yes, you can improve your spending habits. It’s tempting to take financial shortcomings personally, but removing your feelings (as hard as that may be) from the equation and making this an exercise in logic and practicality will not only reveal the solution to your problems, it’ll also speed up the process of reaching said solution.
Here, take a look back to see if your March horoscope was on point.