April 2017 Horoscopes

Aries: The story begins to unfold on April 2, when Venus re-enters Pisces – your zone of rest, healing, and retreat. With the planet of love and pleasure in this secret area of your chart, you could find yourself involved in a relationship with someone that may not be all they seem or the relationship itself may need to be kept secret. While you may be interested in a more soulful kind of love, it’s important that you’re not getting caught up in a fantasy. If a certain and possibly unavailable someone is making you feel (good) things you haven’t before – it could be that you need to spend more time making yourself feel that way first. This will be especially the case when Venus returns to Aries near the end of the month (April 28). You need to invest in you before you can invest in another. By doing so, you’ll know how to spot the disingenuous folks sooner. By the 6th, Saturn begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of travel, education, and opportunity. With hardworking Saturn spinning backward in this area it’s time to reevaluate how committed you are to making some of your biggest dreams real. Perhaps this may mean going back to school, getting re-certified, looking at your goals more realistically, or reassessing a self-limiting belief. Going backwards will continue to be a focus as Mercury begins its three week retrograde in Taurus (your zone of money, values, and possessions) on April 9. Under this transit, your attention will be drawn to reviewing your budget and cash flow. Make sure to keep receipts, watch your bank statements closely, and follow-up on money owed to you. If you have a client based business or job, reconnecting with old clients could help you drum up extra cash. Overall, use this retrograde to improve your financial picture.

On the 11th, a Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of partnership and marriage. This moon could help to illuminate a relationship issue that may push you to end a relationship or take one to the next level. Since this area of your chart covers professional and romantic partnerships, you can expect developments with either. As such, some Aries could also be saying goodbye to the single life. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, joining Mercury. With the Sun here, your focus will be on making sure that whatever you choose to invest your time, energy, and resources in – there’s a return on that investment. Use Mercury retrograde and the slow-moving energy of Taurus to think carefully about how you can improve your employment situation or grow what you have. By the 20th, Pluto begins its five month retrograde in Capricorn; your zone of career, fame, and achievement. Under this transit, you may need to reassess whether you’re obsessed with success right now. Not that focusing on winning is necessarily a bad thing, but if you’re pushing yourself too hard, forgetting to celebrate the small successes, and being way too critical of yourself then it may be time to scale it back a notch. Success shouldn’t consume your happiness. On that same day, communicative Mercury moves back into Aries and back into your zone of self-image and confidence. With Mercury retrograde here, part of your mission will be about thinking more carefully about what you say and the information you choose to share with others. Don’t be a victim of TMI (too much information). This may be a bit hard to do when Mars, your patron saint, moves into Gemini on April 21. With Mars moving through your zone of communication, it may be difficult to keep your thoughts to yourself. Keep mars busy with a constructive/productive project like studying, building a website, writing, event planning, etc. On the 26th, a New Moon in Taurus can help you to manifest a new job or a financial opportunity. Think about things you’d like to see grow over the next few weeks and begin planting the seeds. Whatever you choose to initiate, it should be focused on improving your stability and security.

Taurus: Happy Birthday, Taurus! As you come up on another year, this month is largely about reviewing the direction you’re headed in to make sure you’re on the right path. Part of this review process will be taking a look at your friendships and the groups that you identify with as Venus, your ruling planet, moves back into Pisces – your zone of friendships and alliances – on April 2. With the planet of love and relationships retrograde in this zone, you’re being asked whether some of the people in your life still have a place in it. Since Pisces is an energy that can sometimes have us seeing the best in others at our own expense, your job will be focusing on weeding out those people with whom your relationship has become lopsided or nonreciprocal. On the 6th, when Saturn in Sagittarius begins its five month retrograde in your zone of intimacy, you may be asked to take your relationship check-up a step further by recognizing that you can’t force relationships to work. They either do or they don’t. On the 9th, when Mercury begins its three week retrograde in Taurus, your zone of self-image and confidence, make sure that whatever you say is something that you can stick by as you don’t want to have to take back your words later. That said, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your outlook or perception on a few things and get rid of an outmoded way of thinking. When Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of education and opportunity, on April 20, transforming your worldview will be a theme. If you find yourself clinging too hard to any one doctrine or school of thought, you may be challenged as to why.

On April 11, there’s a Full Moon in Libra illuminating your zone of health, work, and routine. Under this moon you could decide to break free from a work environment that stifles your creativity or causes you too much stress. Meanwhile you could also decide to put an end to a bad habit, especially if it’s been affecting your health. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus kicking off your birthday season. Expect to be the star of the show as your confidence gets an added boost and others shower you with attention. On the 20th, in addition to the start of Pluto retrograde, Mercury moves back into Aries – your zone of rest, healing, and retreat. With Mercury rummaging around here it’s time for you to do some work/planning behind the scenes. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to write, research, complete, etc. but you’ve been having a hard time creating a quiet space to do it – use the next few days to do so. When Mercury moves back into Taurus later, you can do a big unveiling. On April 21, when Mars enters Gemini, your zone of money and possessions, it may be time to fight for what you want. This could involve finding the motivation to seek out a new job or speaking up and asking for a raise. Since Mars likes to burn through things, be mindful about burning through your cash at this time. On April 26, the universe blesses you with a giant reset button in the form of a New Moon in Taurus. Use this moon to help you turn over a new leaf when it comes to your physical appearance, wardrobe, or how you approach the world. Look to this moon to help you with reaffirming your self-value. On the 28th, your ruling planet moves into Aries, joining Mercury. Venus continues where the new moon leaves off by encouraging you to reestablish your self-care. The only caveat here is getting secretly involved with someone you shouldn’t. Lean on Mercury for intuitive insight.

Gemini: You may feel like you’re moving in slow motion for a good chunk of the month and that’s because there will be up to four planets retrograde in April, which includes your ruling planet Mercury (we’ll get to that shortly). The month opens with Venus moving back into in Pisces (April 2), your zone of fame, career, and achievement. With the planet of money, pleasure, and self-worth spinning backwards in this zone, it’s time to reevaluate your sense of fulfillment in your professional life. Are you getting the love and recognition that you deserve? Or do you feel undervalued and possibly underpaid for what you do? Perhaps it’s time to check in with yourself as to whether you love what you do or not. If not, it may be time for a change. By April 6, Saturn begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of partnerships. Under this retrograde you may be pushed to reassess your commitment to the one you love or with whom you share a business relationship. Under this transit, you could find yourself saying goodbye if you’ve been wasting too much of your time and energy, as responsible Saturn hates waste. Though for some Gemini, this could be the opportunity to reaffirm vows or the aha moment needed to renegotiate or renew a business partnership. Though take your time before coming to any final decisions as Mercury begins its three week retrograde in Taurus (your zone of rest, healing, and retreat) on April 9. With Mercury moving backwards in one of the most private zones of your chart, your focus turns to activities and interests that allow you to unplug and give your brain a rest.

By April 11, there’s a Full Moon in Libra landing in your zone of romance, creativity, and adventure. With a full moon here, the chances of leaving behind a dead-end relationship increases, while some Gemini may get pregnancy news. In terms of your creative energy, you could bring a project to completion that puts you in the spotlight or finally decide to pursue something you’re passionate about. On the 19th, things slow down significantly as the Sun moves into Taurus. Under this transit your sense of vitality and warmth will come by secluding yourself away from the world and tending to your more tender pieces. And speaking of doing inner work, Pluto begins its five month retrograde in Capricorn (your zone of intimacy and rebirth) on April 20. With Pluto at home in this zone, this retrograde period will be a time for you to work on releasing unhealthy attachments to others and reconnecting to your personal power. Your sense of financial security will also be up for reassessment. Also on the 20th, Mercury moves back into Aries, your zone of friends, allies, and future goals. This may be an appropriate time to reconnect with people in your circle on a missed opportunity or to review your vision board. By the 21st, life picks up significantly when confident Mars moves into Gemini – your zone of self-image and confidence. You’ll feel like you have the eye of the tiger now, which means that overcoming obstacles and challenges will be fairly easy to do now. Make sure you don’t let this go to waste. Think of things you want to knock out and accomplish and use Mars to help you win. On the 26th, the New Moon in Taurus is perfect for renewing or beginning a self-care regimen. As Taurus is a sign that loves to feel good, consider this moon your signal for making more time for what makes you feel good too. Cleaning out your psychic cache is a start. When Venus moves into Aries on the 28th, you get by with help from your friends.

Cancer: It’s time to focus on the things that give you life this month. Simply put: it’s time to pay attention to your passion. Expect this theme to hit home the most as Venus, the planet of creativity and pleasure, moves back into Pisces (your zone of travel, education, and opportunity) on April 2. Of all the twelve zodiac signs, Venus enjoys being in Pisces the most, as it’s in Pisces that she can truly be her creative, romantic, and visionary self. Under this retrograde, you’re called to be more like Venus in Pisces and to reconnect to the piece of you that not only dares to dream big but also that part of you that throws yourself into those dreams wholeheartedly. What can you do to believe in you again? Saturn in Sagittarius will be on hand to assist you with your reaffirmation as it begins its five month retrograde on April 6, your zone of health, work, and routine. With the planet of structure and achievement spinning backwards in this zone, self-discipline will be a major key. You’re being pushed to rededicate your time and energy to the things that will enable you to flourish; such as time management, proper nutrition, good health, and work that makes you feel useful and productive. On the 9th, when Mercury begins its three week retrograde in Taurus, your zone of friendships and allies, it could be a good time to reconnect with good friends or like-minded people that can help to keep you inspired, with your eyes on the prize. Since Mercury retrograde periods are notorious for misunderstandings, you may need to keep a watchful eye for any hiccups with your friends. It may be better to talk via phone or in person instead of relying on texts or emails which can be easily taken out of context. Lastly, since this zone also covers mass communication, be mindful about what you send out into the social media world.

On April 11, there’s a Full Moon in Libra that lands in your zone of home and family. Under this moon, you could decide to move to a new house or you could receive some surprise pregnancy news. Either way, expect your living situation to change in some way. Another way this moon may help you is by helping you to release something or someone from your past, especially if they’ve been hurtful. On April 19, the Sun enters Taurus, joining Mercury. Over the next few weeks expect your source of warmth and energy to come from your friends and the people that make you feel like you belong. On the 20th, power-hungry Pluto begins its five month retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of partnership and marriage. At this time, you may be pushed to explore the darker nature of relationships, as Pluto retrograde could dredge up old resentments or wounds. The key to surviving this transit to air out whatever grievances you may have and make space to sort it all out. Also on the 20th, Mercury moves back into Aries, your zone of career, fame, and achievement. With Mercury here, be mindful of what you say in public or in writing, especially when it comes to your professional life as a slip of the lip could have consequences. (And that’s not to scare you, you just don’t want to have to eat words). On April 21, confident Mars moves into Gemini, your zone of rest, healing, and retreat. As Pluto could dredge up some not so nice things, having Mars in this private area of your chart can do the same. The key here is not to let the anger or frustration fester. Allow Mars to help you get proactive around confronting what scares you and protecting your mental health. On the 26th, a New Moon in Taurus comes through to help you put together a new plan when it comes to going after your hopes and dreams. This moon can help you attract the resources and people you need to do this successfully. On the 28th, Venus enters Aries and you’re on top again. Get ready to wow the crowd.

Leo: The month opens with Venus re-entering Pisces, your zone of intimacy, finances, and rebirth on April 2. With the planet of love and pleasure in this intense part of your chart, your mission now is to figure out if what you want or who you want is really what you desire. If you’ve been going through the motions in your life or if you’ve been trying to force something that’s not meant to be, look to Venus retrograde in Pisces to help you revive your hunger for the more decadent, passionate, and creative side of life. In other words if it doesn’t make you tingle from your soul to the tips of your toes, leave it be. On April 6, romance and pleasure continue to be a focus as Saturn, the planet of responsibility and structure, begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius. With Saturn retrograde in your zone of romance, adventure, and creativity; part of your job will be to recommit yourself to your sense of enjoyment and pleasure, which may mean that your tastes will change. Another way this transit may play out for you is by helping you to redefine who you are. What are some ways that you can reaffirm yourself? On April 9, Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus, your zone of career, fame, and achievement. With the planet of communication spinning backwards in one of the most public zones of your chart try not to promise things you can’t deliver and be mindful of information/thoughts you share. Not everyone needs to know your every thought or move. Since Mercury retrograde likes to bring up the past, you could be offered an professional opportunity through a former contact or associate. Just make sure to read through any agreements/contracts offered to you.

When the Full Moon in Libra swings through your zone of communication on April 11, don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to hop the next plane out of wherever you are, as this moon is all about expanding your mind and experiences. You might even hear news around this date that could be a gamechanger of sorts. On April 19, the Sun enters Taurus, joining Mercury. Over the next few weeks while the Sun is here, you’re the star of the show. Make sure to bring your A-game because all eyes will be on you, especially when it comes to your professional life and achievements. Use the attention to manifest you an opportunity or two. On the 20th, Pluto begins its backward spin in Capricorn, your zone of health, work, and routine. With Pluto being a planet that loves to purge things, consider this the perfect time for breaking a bad habit or doing a spring cleaning of sorts for your body, schedule, and environment. Also on the 20th, Mercury re-enters Aries, your zone of travel, adventure, and education. Under this transit you may be motivated to return to your studies or find yourself inspired again to go after an idea or opportunity. Use this time to challenge yourself when it comes to self-limiting beliefs. On April 21, go-getter Mars moves into Gemini, your zone of friendship and allies. While Mars is here, actively collaborating and networking with others will be your key to getting ahead, as well as focusing on projects and activities that help to improve the world around you. On the 26th, a New Moon in Taurus could help you pave the way toward a major milestone in your career. Think about what you would like to accomplish and use the moon to help you bring your vision to fruition. When Venus enters Aries on the 28th, it’s time to go off and have a little fun. Take a trip or do something that feeds your adventurous side. You could find love on the way.

Virgo: Partnership and intimacy are a major focus for you this month as Venus, the planet of love and relationships, moves back into Pisces – your zone of partnership and marriage – on April 2. With Venus spinning backwards here, you’re being asked to review your relationships with those closest to you. For those of you with partners, this could be a time where you decide to recommit yourselves to the relationship you have or move on entirely. If you’re single, Venus retrograde can help you to get a handle on your love life by showing you what needs to change for you to be truly happy. Ultimately, Venus wants you to have more harmony and balance in your relationships where you and your partner both win. Speaking of your closest relationships, your attention is called to your home and family near April 6, when responsible Saturn begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius. With the cosmic taskmaster here, your work will be centered on reassessing your level of security and doing the work it takes to make sure you’re living on more solid ground. For some Virgo this may mean upgrading your living space or making changes around your home that bring you more peace of mind. Relationships to family members or your parents may also come up for scrutiny as Saturn’s goal is to help you set appropriate boundaries. Ultimately, you’ll be called to go over lessons in what it means to be able to stand on your own two feet. On the 9th, Mercury (your patron saint) goes retrograde in Taurus, your zone of travel, education, and expansion. Under this transit, your perception and world outlook comes up for review. Are there certain ideas or beliefs that you’ve been holding onto that could stand to be tossed aside in favor of more innovative thinking?

On the 11th, a Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of income and possessions. Around this time you could hear some surprising news around a financial matter that could have you setting sails for greener pastures. This moon will bring your self-worth issues into full focus, so expect to draw a line of sorts when it comes to settling for less than what you should have. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, joining Mercury in your zone of opportunity. Over the next few weeks, your source of sunlight comes by doing things that improve your quality of life. This may include travel, learning, teaching, or pursuing a creative endeavor. When Pluto in Capricorn begins its five month retrograde in your zone of romance and creativity on April 20, it’s time to reconnect to the juicier side of you. If there’s an experience you’ve been craving to have or a creative work that’s been dying to pour of you, Pluto retrograde asks that you tap directly into that desire and stop ignoring it. In terms of romance, Pluto retrograde can help you cut the cords on an all-consuming or emotionally charged relationship. Remember, love doesn’t have to be a rollercoaster for it to be interesting. Also on the 20th, Mercury moves into Aries (your zone of intimacy and finances), which continues the lessons you’re learning about your closest relationships. In terms of intimacy, a talk between you and your lover could deepen your bond or clear up some unfinished business, while those of you that may be single can use this time to focus on attracting the love you want. Conversations about money could also be enlightening. On the 21st, confident Mars enters Gemini, your zone of career and achievement. Under this transit, you could decide to strike out on your own or go after a promotion or prestigious opportunity. Just make sure to do your due diligence across the board, as Mercury will still be retrograde. On the 26th, a New Moon in Taurus could provide the ticket you need to manifest a once in a lifetime opportunity, or at the very least push you to step out of your comfort zone. By the 28th when Venus moves back to Aries, you’re outright irresistible. Vet carefully.

Libra: The past few weeks have been a bit wonky for you and that’s because Venus, your ruling planet, has been spinning backwards and in some ways, has left you feeling like you’re spinning backwards too. Though recognize that there’s a method to the universe’s madness. With Venus re-entering Pisces (April 2), your zone of health, work, and routine; your mission is to figure out how you can insert love/self-love into your everyday. This means that you may have to reassess whether the work that you do fulfills you or if you’re taking care of yourself as well as you could. Since this area of your chart also rules service to others, Venus retrograde can highlight where you may be giving too much to others for the sake of being liked or accepted. Turn that love inward, Libra and start honoring what you want. If you’re feeling unsure as to what that is, get quiet enough to tune into your intuition. Speaking of what’s going on in your head, when Saturn begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius (your zone of thought and communication) on April 9, it’s time to unplug a bit from the world so you can parse through the information you’ve been receiving long enough to determine what’s useful and what’s not. This could be about being more mindful of the information that you absorb because Saturn can heighten worry and depression. Use Saturn to help you put your mind towards more productive activities and interests. About information, on April 9, Mercury begins its retrograde in Taurus, your zone of intimacy and finances. While Mercury is here, it’s time to rewrite your story when it comes to your love life and finances. If love or money has been an issue, use Mercury to help you let go of thoughts rooted in scarcity and poverty consciousness.

On April 11, the Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of self-confidence and self-image. With the emotional moon here, you may find yourself feeling more sensitive than usual. Don’t try to fight this feeling as you’re undergoing a shedding of sorts. Consider this moon as a cosmic push to get back to what matters – you. Honor your feelings. Don’t fight or overanalyze them. You feel the way you do because something requires you’re undivided attention. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus which means your rebirth continues. With the Sun here illuminating the dark places in your life, use its power to help you face your fears and reclaim your personal power. On the 20th, transformative Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of home and family. With Pluto dredging up mucky feelings, that may include a trauma from the past, utilize this five month period to purge yourself of toxic relatives, resentments, and anything else that has been weighing heavy on your heart. With Mercury also backing up into courageous Aries (your zone of partnerships) on the 20th, working one on one with a therapist or healer could help you tremendously. A word of caution: Mercury retrograde in this zone can also stir up misunderstandings with a partner. Try to think before speaking or get clarification if needed to avoid a meltdown. On the 21st, passionate Mars moves into Gemini, your zone of travel, education, and opportunity. With Mars’ help it’s time for you to take a passion more seriously or actively pursue interests and activities that afford you a change of environment and a broadened perspective. In other words – you need some fresh air. On the 26th, a New Moon in Taurus stops by to help you start from a clean slate when it comes to your money. Use this moon to set intentions around financial stability then proceed to do the follow-up to make it happen. Since this moon will also be connected to your rebirthing process, use it to free yourself from anything that’s currently holding you emotionally hostage. When Venus moves into Aries on the 28th, love brightens up again. Used what you learned during the retrograde to start anew.

Scorpio: Romance and creativity are the biggest themes for you during the first half of the month, as sweet Venus re-enters Pisces, your zone of true love and adventure, on April 2. In matters of the heart, having Venus spinning backwards here may be asking you to reassess your ideals about love. Not that this means you have to skimp on the passion and romance when it comes to your love life but it does mean that what you want from love may not be realistic or sustainable. Perhaps you may be using this ideal to keep yourself guarded from the real thing? Venus retrograde will help you to sort it out. Another lesson that Venus will be helping you to sort is your connection to joy and pleasure. While you’re a fighter Scorpio, you weren’t built to run on adrenaline alone. Creatively, you should find yourself re-inspired to pursue a passion project or to take a gamble on something you’ve always wanted to do. Allow yourself permission to follow your heart here. On April 6, Saturn begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of income, possessions, and self-worth. Under this transit you may be called to restructure your finances (as Saturn doesn’t abide by waste) or reassess whether you’re getting properly compensated for the work that you do. Saturn has a way of getting people to test your boundaries so you can find the strength to put your foot down and level up. If at this time you’re feeling like you aren’t where you should be when it comes to your money, use Saturn to help you improve your skills or expertise so you can command a better pay check or level of clientele. With Mercury going retrograde in Taurus (your zone of partnership) on April 9, watch out for disagreements with your partner or someone close to you. Also read contracts and go over agreements thoroughly before saying yes. Overall, use this time to gain clarity on a relationship matter.

When the Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of healing, endings, and retreat on April 11th, it’s time to clean out your psychic cache and purge the emotional garbage that you’ve picked up over the past few weeks. This could happen by way of a cleansing cry, a soulful epiphany, or a therapeutic conversation with a counselor or spiritually-based healer. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, bringing the spotlight back to your relationships. Your source of confidence and energy over the next few weeks will come through joining forces with others. Collaborations and conversations with others could be just what you need to get yourself back on track. On the 20th, Pluto (your planetary ruler) goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of communication. With the planet of power and intensity spinning backwards in this area of your chart, it may be time to purge yourself of self-limiting beliefs, perceived slights, and unhealthy obsessions. Having Pluto in your communication zone gives you the ability to hyper focus. Make sure you’re focusing on the right things. Speaking of communication, Mercury whizzes back into Aries, your zone of health, work, and routines. With Mercury at home here but slightly off its game try not to rush through anything as it could leave you vulnerable to making costly mistakes; make sure you back up your files and documents too. This three-week period may also be a good time to reconnect with your physician or healthcare professional for a check-up. On the 21st, Mars moves into Gemini, your zone of intimacy and finances. With Mars here get ready to turn up the steam. You’ll find yourself quite irresistible and insatiable now, which could lead you into trouble if you’re not careful. It may be a good idea to channel some of that passion into healing yourself or others. Also, keep an eye out for sudden expenses. On the 26th, a New Moon in Taurus can help you to start fresh when it comes to your love life while Venus moving into Aries on the 28th, can help you to kick back and indulge a little.

Sagittarius: Your home and family are your focus during most of April as loving Venus moves back into Pisces on the 2nd. With Venus spinning backward in your home zone, the relationships you have with the women in your life (like your mom) come under review. Perhaps you could stand to be more giving or compassionate when it comes to your family or you may find that you’re the one in need of TLC. Either way, expect Venus retrograde to highlight the imbalances in your relationship so you can work on reestablishing a balance. Though this time doesn’t have to necessarily be a challenging one as Venus can inspire you to redecorate or renovate your living space or to deepen the bond that you have with your loved ones. Overall, this is your opportunity to tend to your more private, tender side. On April 6, Saturn the cosmic drill sergeant, begins its five-month retrograde in Sagittarius – your zone of self-image and confidence. Under this transit, it time to reassess what success means to you. If you’re feeling like you’re not exactly where you want to be, use Saturn to refocus your energy and recommit yourself to your own excellence. Perhaps this may mean restarting a fitness regimen or reviewing whether you’re putting your best foot forward in all areas of your life. Consider Saturn retrograde a gift from the universe to help you fine tune your approach to the world. On April 9, Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus, your zone of health, routine, and work which means that self-discipline and self-mastery will continue to be a focus. Simply put: how can you worry about others when you’re not taking care of your own business. Overall, expect these retrogrades to help you with getting your house in order, literally and figuratively.

On April 11, a Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of friends and allies. Under the influence of this moon, you could decide to call it quits with a fair-weather friend or decide that a group you once thought you belonged to no longer aligns with the person you’re becoming. Should you decide to make any announcements around this moon, especially via social media just make sure you’ve carefully reviewed what you’re putting out. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus and your source of energy will come by taking better care of your body, sticking by your word, and prioritizing your time so you’re not rushing and making mistakes. On the 20th, when Pluto in Capricorn begins its five month retrograde in your zone of income and self-worth, you may need to reassess whether you’re letting money or material success define your true worth. Not that there’s anything wrong with being successful, but if you find yourself hyper focused on what you don’t have and how crappy that makes you feel, it’s time to pull back and get some perspective. Also on the 20th, Mercury moves back into Aries; your zone of romance, adventure and creativity. With curious and playful Mercury here, it’s time to reconnect to your sense of play and joy. Saturn may be making you feel heavy and extra serious, though Mercury can help lighten your load. Creatively, you may be inspired to go back to writing or to revisit a creative project that you may have shelved. On the 21st, aggressive Mars moves into Gemini, your zone of partnership and marriage. Here’s a word of caution, Mars could have you and your love fighting like cats and dogs if you’re not mindful, though when used properly can help you to set healthier boundaries. This may be helpful if an ex pops up on you as this person is more than likely your ex for a reason. On April 26, a New Moon in Taurus can assist you with finding a new job or turning over a new leaf when it comes to your health. Utilize the power of intent and manifestation. Near the 28th, when Venus moves into Aries, love heats up once again.

Capricorn: This month may push you to suspend your belief in reality (temporarily) as now is not the time for stark realism but more about giving yourself space to dream, create, and have faith in what seems impossible. Before you write me off though, take a moment to consider that for some time now there’s been something bubbling underneath the surface for you that feels a lot like inspiration and creative energy. You may be feeling this strongly now with Venus, the planet of art and beauty, re-entering Pisces – your zone of thought and communication – on April 2. Since Venus is also connected to worth and value, Venus retrograde asks that you reevaluate your ideas, seeing them as something worth investing in rather than shooing them away. While you pride yourself on being practical, sometimes you can stifle yourself in the process. This theme is repeated near April 6, as Saturn (your patron saint) begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of rest, healing, and dreams. As Saturn loves responsibility, sometimes Saturn can cause us to take on too much of it, which can cause us to become heavy with feelings like guilt, worry, and doubt. Though with Saturn retrograde this is your time to dig in, find your resilience, and toss out these kinds of self-debilitating emotions. Use Saturn to help you restore your spiritual faith. On the 9th, Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus, your zone of romance, creativity, and pleasure. Under this transit, you’re encouraged to let yourself go a little. It’s time to recommit to your well-being at the mind and body level, which may mean getting into new interests, adventures, and activities. If there’s a creative idea that you’ve put on the back burner, Mercury can help you to revive it.

On April 11th, a Full Moon in Libra illuminates your zone of career, fame, and ambition. Under this moon, you could decide to make an abrupt exit from where you currently work, or receive an opportunity that may require you to relocate. Allow the creative energy that follows this moon inspire you toward change. Though with the retrogrades about, pace yourself accordingly. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus and your source of confidence comes from expressing yourself in way that allows you to shine and take up space. However you choose to do this, recognize that you of all people deserve to be here and to be adored in the process. On April 20, Pluto begins its five month retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of self-image and confidence. With the Dark One retracing its steps, it may time to come to terms with your own dark side and begin to love yourself as the whole complex being you are. Know that when you can accept your own shit, it makes you less prone to taking on other people’s shit too, while holding space for their own complexities. On that same day, Mercury moves back into Aries, your zone of home and family which could have you waxing nostalgic. While it could be fun taking a trip down memory lane, be mindful of getting stuck to deeply in the past. Use this as an opportunity for closure if needed. By the 21st, confident Mars moves to Gemini, your zone of health, work, and routine. With Mars revving you up, this could be a good time to get back in the gym or throw yourself into a project that requires lots of energy, discipline, and focus. Just be mindful of getting into it with the people that you work with as Mars will have you in a fighting mood. On the 26th, the New Moon in Taurus sweeps in to help you get a new lease of sorts on life. At this time you could start a new romance, rekindle a romance, or simply find your mojo again. When Venus moves to Aries on the 28th, your living space could use an upgrade.

Aquarius: Your money and values are up for review for a good chunk of this month, as Venus re-enters Pisces, your zone of income and possessions, on April 2. With Venus at home in this area of your chart, it’s time to consider if you’re currently getting your due, when it comes to your hard work and labor. Perhaps you’re in a position where you think you have to settle for a job that undervalues or underpays you. With Venus being in a soulful sign like Pisces, it’s going to get harder to ignore a lack of fulfillment when it comes to the money you earn and how you earn it. Intuitively, you may already know the moves you need to make in order to move past this challenge, but you’re going to have to reach down deep to find the courage to actually follow-through. When confident Mars moves into Gemini near the end of the month (April 21) and lands in your zone of adventure and self-expression, you should have no problem finding that passion and strength you need to move forward. In the meantime, Saturn begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of friendship and allies. With responsible Saturn backtracking here, you may need to reexamine some of your friendships to see if they’re still worth keeping around. With you being at the precipice right now, that weird place we can find ourselves in just before a breakthrough, it’s important that you’re surrounded with people that encourage you. As such, it may be time to distance yourself from anyone that’s been known to sow doubt and fear into your head. Not that you need “yes men” in your life, you just need genuine support. When Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus, your zone of home and family, on April 9; the universe continues to push you to get grounded and centered. If there was ever a time to trust yourself, this is it.

On April 11, the Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of travel, education, and opportunity. With the moon landing in one of the most expansive parts of your chart, it’s time to focus (again) on the things that fulfill you. Around this time you could bring a project to completion (like a thesis or a book) that could help you open doors, while some Aquarians could get some surprising news about an opportunity that may push them out of a rut. On the 19th, when the Sun enters Taurus, your source of warmth and confidence comes by tending to your private life. Reconnect with friends and family, make time to recharge at home – basically do anything over these next few weeks that nourishes your heart and soul. On the 20th, Pluto begins its five month retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of rest, endings, and soulful encounters. With Pluto pulling up the dark and dirty stuff that you would much rather avoid, use the next few months to claim your power back from anything that scares you or has caused you trauma in some way. Working with a therapist, guide, or healer could help you to heal your wounds and release the pain you may be feeling. When Mercury backtracks into Aries (your zone of communication) on, also on April 20, be mindful of what you share in public and back up your files and documents. Mercury will be asking that you slow down long enough to catch up to yourself and pay closer attention to the details in your life. If you find yourself feeling a bit foggy, use meditation to help you clear your head. On April 26, there’s a New Moon in Taurus stopping by, that can help you with starting from a clean slate, whether it comes to letting the past go or perhaps moving to a new home. Overall, you can tap into this moon to help you improve your sense of stability and security. When Venus enters Aries on the 28th, your words are golden. Use them wisely.

Pisces: Self-love is the best love for you this month as sweet Venus re-enters Pisces, your zone of self-image and confidence on April 2. With the planet associated with self-worth and love hanging out in this zone, look to ways that you can recommit to yourself and fall head over heels for yourself all over again. This may mean revamping your wardrobe or practicing body acceptance. Even if you think your body and how you physically look could use some improvement, take a gentle approach with yourself instead. Knocking yourself on the number of donuts you’ve eaten won’t help. Choose a better lifestyle because you’re choosing you right now; simple as that. Since Venus is in charge of relationships, how you mate and relate will also come up for assessment while Venus is in Pisces. If you’ve been finding yourself having a tough time drawing appropriate boundaries, Venus will send you lessons that push you to address why. Speaking of boundaries, when Saturn begins its five month retrograde in Sagittarius (April 6), your zone of career, fame, and achievement, it’s time to review how you can best push past the boundaries when it comes to achieving your goals. Allow Saturn to help you take a tally of the losses and gains you’ve had up until now. Though instead of getting bummed by what you may see at failures, call on Saturn to help you come back harder, better, faster, stronger (cue Kanye). On April 9, Mercury begins its retrograde in Taurus, your zone of communication, which can help you refine your plans and strategy. Though know that this retrograde means that you’ll need think carefully before speaking, sharing on social media, or sending texts and emails as things could get quickly misconstrued. As a note, also watch out for your cell phone and laptop as either could break down during the retrograde.

On April 11th, a Full Moon Lands in your zone of intimacy and finances which could push you to put an end to a financially or emotionally draining relationship or situation. Since Libra is a sign that believes in fairness, you may find that you’ve had enough of a certain someone not doing their fair share when it comes to your relationship or financial obligations. Use this moon to help you write a new chapter and release whatever has outworn its usefulness. On the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus and your source of light and energy comes through networking, sharing your ideas, and building your skillset. This energy will be especially helpful you in terms of uncovering new opportunities. On April 20, Pluto begins its five month retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of friendship and allies. With the planet of power and control moving backwards here, it may be time for you to come to the realization that when it comes to others, the only person you can control is you. This also goes both ways. Manipulation, undermining, jealousy – these may be some things you’ll have to address within yourself or someone close to you. Also on the 20th, Mercury dips back into Aries and back into your zone of income and possessions. With Mercury here, you may need to keep a watchful eye on your budget and bank statements to make sure everything looks as it should. If you’re in a client based business, this would be an appropriate time to reconnect with old clients for extra cash. Overall, Mercury can help you to get clear about what you want and what you don’t, which means you should avoid settling for something or someone that’s second rate. On the 21st, when Mars enters Gemini, your zone of home and family, you could decide to move or to get busy improving your living space in some way. As Mars can drive up tension, a family argument could be in the works. Use Mars to help you in being proactive about voicing what you feel so that you can move on from the past. On April 26, the New Moon in Taurus can assist you in learning innovative ways to monetize your words, ideas, or skills. Perhaps freelancing could be an option. When Venus enters Aries on the 28th, it’s time to get paid.