The month of April moves the fiery sign of Aries to the forefront, emphasising the need for decisive action in all areas of life. Never very good at waiting, Aries is impatient and immediate. The line-up of planets in Aries also means that there could be lots of irritation and resentment building up on a grand scale. Major players, Pluto and Saturn, have now switched signs and both planets suggest that as more and more hidden information comes to the surface there will be a great deal of shock and tension. Globally, we will continue to see some very challenging events and upheavals. On some levels the necessary qualities of patience, kindness and compassion are now needed more than ever. The Libra Full moon on the 6th offers the opportunity to see where we might need a more balanced and harmonious viewpoint. Mars, the planet of courage and enterprise, remains in emotional water sign Cancer all month. Venus, the planet of love and romance, is in sensual Taurus until the 11th; we can all use this excellent placement for injecting more passion into new or long-standing relationships. The powerful new moon in Aries on the 20th is an opportunity for enterprise and new beginnings.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
Your ruler, dynamic Mars, is rather emotional in the watery sign of Cancer and highlights your family and home life this month. Take a deep breath and try to stay calm and patient, should any difficulties arise. A financial review could also be in order, preferably before Mercury turns retrograde on the 21st. Communication becomes easer after the 11th.
TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
Venus, your ruler, sheds her bountiful light on your sign until the 10th, so take advantage of this positive time by making the most your enhanced feelings of confidence, particularly in the relationship department. Dynamic Mars in Cancer, assists with intuitive communication as you recognise it is time to turn up the pace in many areas of your life.
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
Your finances and assets loom large during April as energetic Mars moves through this area of your chart. A reassessment is on the cards as you take stock and review your options. Stern Saturn, newly arrived in Pisces, is at the highest point of your chart, indicating that a career movie is possible, as you start to see a much more realistic path ahead.
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
Your career area is illuminated by the powerful line up of planets in the dynamic sign of Aries. If you have been wanting to make a change, now might just be the best time. It’s best to get your plans up and running before Mercury goes into the retrograde phase on the 21st. The Aries new moon on the 20th offers new beginnings and abundant Jupiter shines a helpful light if you trust your intuition.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
The powerful line up of planets in fiery Aries shine a spotlight on higher learning and inner growth for you this month. Perfect timing is on offer as you strive to make sense of things that have recently arrived in your life. Beneficial Venus is strong at your career highpoint until the 11th; make the most of favourable opportunities with positive financial rewards.
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
Mercury, your ruling planet, arrives in practical Taurus on the 4th, revitalising your mind and bringing clarity on restructuring some financial issues. It’s a good time to capitalise on professional matters as people around you will appear receptive to your plans. Do try to get these plans underway before Mercury enters the retrograde phase on the 21st.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
Partnerships and relationships are high on your agenda during April as the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury, all illuminate Aries, 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 and have any major changes in place before the Mercury retrograde on the 21st.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
The Sun, Jupiter and Mercury, are highlighting your health and wellbeing sector this month suggesting that some major changes will need to be set in motion. Aries is a powerful fire sign urging you to look at new ways to feel and look your absolute best. The dynamic Aries new moon on the 20th brings breakthroughs and exciting opportunities your way.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
Creative new ways of earning your living are important this month. The power of the Aries Sun and Jupiter both push you forward to open your mind, try new things and show you that you can turn dreams into reality, providing that you follow your intuition and your passion. Your love life also looks exciting, especially around the enthusiastic new moon on the 20th.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
This is a pivotal month for Capricorns as Pluto has left your sign – for a few months anyway! Mars, in your opposite sign, is challenging you to recognise that all sorts of new and innovative ideas are on the horizon. The Sun and Jupiter in Aries add to this combination and offer you great courage and desire to push forwards in a totally new direction.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
Communicating your ideas in a big way is the theme for this month, as bold and courageous Aries energy plays a major part in your future. Harmonious Venus adds the perfect creative boost as she arrives in Gemini on the 11th, enabling some major shifts to take place. The Aries new moon on the 20th offers the potential for a positive breakthrough.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
Finances are set to improve this month as the combination of the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury in Aries indicate some new insights are coming to the surface. Beneficial Venus remains in practical Taurus until the 10th, so best to get any plans well underway by then. The fiery Aries new moon on the 20th could turn out to be pivotal as your creativity reaches a new height.
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