OK horoscope fans, pour yourself a cuppa something strong and buckle yourself in. April is here, and there are two wildly different energies going on. The first, rather chilled out phase runs from the 1st through the 19th. Then things change dramatically (read: they get unpredictable and difficult). May is going to throw us some curve balls too, so get ready….change is in the air.
As April begins the Sun and peaceful Venus are in Aries, the sign of the rugged individual. This is superb energy for pushing ahead with your own personal endeavors, whatever they might be. Shrewd strategist Mercury shows up here on the 3rd, and the annual Aries new moon occurs on the 11th.
Overall the mood is open, sociable and lively. You’ll be interested in doing your own thing, but also willing to be part of a team or group that is going places.
However, it’s around new moon time that you might start to feel a bit restrained, cranky even. This lunation is designed to push you forward, but a Venus-Pluto square indicates that others want you to do things their way.
Naturally if you work for someone else you have to do what the boss wants, if you plan on keeping your job (more about that later). But people in your personal life could have on their bossy pants, which won’t sit well with you.
One of the most important messages the cosmos has for you in April is this: do the people in your life share your dreams and values? Do you like the way they behave? Is there mutual respect and trust?
For what it’s worth there is some fabulous planetary energy going on that encourages you to share good times with friends, lovers, family and colleagues. The 6th, 10th, 13th and 15th all stand out. And the 17th (which is a Saturday) looks awesome. You can have a blast.
But things start to shift on the 22nd. Unpredictable Uranus starts acting out, disrupting the status quo. It does this again on the 24th, and then on Sunday the 25th things reach critical mass.
There are two stinky aspects on the 25th that will really make you question who has your back. Do not lend money to anyone or go into a business partnership with them. On a personal level, this is when you could really be questioning someone’s motives and values.
The annual Scorpio full moon takes place the next day (Monday the 26th), which means that money and romantic issues will come bubbling to the surface. Are you in the right job or relationship?
Scorpio really focuses on sex and sharing your thoughts with a lover. So……how IS your sex life, my friend? Can you communicate openly with a lover? Are the two of you fighting about money? Because Scorpio also governs your net worth. Even if you’re single, you still need to get real at full moon time about your finances.
Then Pluto, the planet of power, starts to retrograde on Tuesday the 27th. Pluto not only governs the amount of personal confidence and authority you have, but how well you deal with muckety mucks.
This is when you might get completely fed up with a boss, company or industry….especially if it becomes clear that your values don’t mesh with theirs. Authority figures and government agencies could become unresponsive. Red tape could start to tangle things up.
It’s also possible that someone close in your personal life starts tries to pull rank with you.
The good news is that the mighty Sun enters stable Taurus on the 19th, along with logical Mercury. Deep inside, there will be a voice of reason that will guide you through the choppy waters of late April. The 29th and 30th are superb for making solid (yet secret) plans.
If you’re planning on doing a 180 with your life, May is a good time…..especially with a lunar eclipse coming in Sagittarius, the sign of busting out of ruts and taking chances!
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