The month of April moves the fiery sign of Aries to the forefront, emphasising the need for decisive action. We can all expect some dynamic shifts of energy in all areas of life. The powerful Aries new moon on the 12th heightens confidence and self-esteem, but take care as the downside of Aries is impatience, anger and intolerance. The necessary qualities of patience, compassion and acceptance are now needed more than ever. Mars, the planet of courage and enterprise, remains in quick-witted Gemini until the 22nd, offering the perfect opportunity for adjusting to new ideas and acting on them. Globally we will continue to see some very challenging events, particularly around the Sun/Pluto connection on the 16th, as these powerful forces challenge each other in the heavens. Venus, the planet of love and romance, arrives in sensual Taurus on the 15th; we can all use this excellent placement for injecting more passion into new or a long-standing relationships. The month ends with an emotional Scorpio full moon on the 27th.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
Your ruler, dynamic Mars, is powerful in Gemini and highlights your learning and communication sector. Be sure to take advantage of any opportunities to meet new people who can influence your progress in this area. The Scorpio full moon on the 27th illuminates a financial breakthrough.
TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
Venus, your ruler, sheds her bountiful light on your sign after the 15th; this should enhance your feelings of confidence as you recognise it is time to turn up the pace in many areas of your life. The transformational Scorpio full moon on the 27th offers a new intensity to a longstanding relationship
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
Your finances and assets loom large during April as dynamic Mars moves through your sign. A reassessment is on the cards as you take stock and review your options. As communicative Mercury, your ruler, arrives in pioneering Aries on the 4th your confidence grows and you start to see a more optimistic path ahead
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
Your career area is illuminated by the powerful Aries Sun and beneficial Venus. If you have been wanting to make a change, now might just be the best time. The Aries new moon on the 12th offers new beginnings and abundant Jupiter shines a helpful light if you trust your intuition.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
The Sun and Venus shine a spotlight on higher learning and inner growth this month as you strive to make sense of things that have recently arrived in your life. Beneficial Venus arrives at your career highpoint on the 15th, offering favourable opportunities, with positive financial rewards.
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
Mercury, your ruling planet, arrives in fiery Aries on the 4th, revitalising your mind and bringing clarity on a financial issue. It’s a good time to capitalise on professional matters as people around you will appear receptive to your plans. The new moon in Aries on the 12th brings an energy boost.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
Love, romance and relationships are all in the spotlight during April as the Sun and Venus travel through your opposite sign. Some important and lasting decisions may need to be made, but remember Aries is a volatile sign, so be sure to proceed with caution, particularly around the new moon on the 12th
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
Jupiter and Saturn are highlighting your family and home life as you realise that some major changes will need to be set in motion. Communication is highlighted this month as you look at new ways to connect with those closest to you. The dynamic Aries new moon on the 12th brings an exciting opportunity your way.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
Creative new ways of earning your living are important this month. The Aries Sun and Venus both push you forward to try new things and show you that you can turn dreams into reality, providing that you build firm foundations. Your love life looks exciting, especially around the passionate new moon on the12th.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
This is a pivotal month as Mars in Gemini is busy stirring up all sorts of new and innovative ideas. The Sun and Venus in Aries add to this combination and offer you great courage and desire to push forwards in a new direction. The fiery Aries new moon on the 12th enhances your energy and offers new beginnings
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
This month bodes well for successful communication and transactions, particularly after the 12th when the Aries new moon gives you an energy boost enabling some major shifts to take place. Venus arrives in Taurus on the 15th positively illuminating your home and family life.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
Finances are set to improve this month as the combination of the Sun and Venus in Aries indicate some new insights are coming to the surface. Your breakthrough arrives with the Aries new moon on the 12th: Venus arriving in Taurus on the 15th ensures your creativity reaches a new height.
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