Monthly Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope

April 2015

Overview

April this year looks to be a month with a lot of potential, but restraining aspects scattered throughout the month warn us against pushing ahead too quickly with our plans. This is a time for getting the details right rather than for jumping in with both feet.

April Fools’ Day sets the tone with a Venus-Chiron sextile which, for the water signs especially, is a catalyst for some very big and creative ideas. Those who work in the arts or in the caring professions will want to march to a different tune now, and all things alternative are well starred. A Sun-Jupiter trine the following day energizes a bold approach and paints a very optimistic picture for those who are not afraid of change.

The excitement takes a rain check with the Libra Lunar Eclipse on April 4th. This lunar influence is all about balance, and teaches us that the grandest of ideas won't get off the ground without proper forethought and intelligent planning. As if to prove the point, the Sun squares Pluto on April 5th, bringing life to the old saying that only fools rush in. This aspect is swiftly followed by a Sun-Uranus conjunction on April 6th, and on the 7th Mercury comes into square aspect with Pluto too. Woolly ideas and fantasies need to be grounded and checked, checked again and triple checked.

These bubble-bursting influences eventually give way to a more creative vibe, especially once Venus enters bright and clever Gemini on April 11th. For the air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, easy solutions to old problems present themselves, and on a more personal note love may well be in the air for these signs too.

The tussle between imagination and rules is highlighted again, however, on April 12th, when Mars sextiles Neptune and on the 14th, when Venus opposes Saturn and Mercury enters Taurus. The Mars-Neptune sextile is encouragement to believe that anything is possible, but the earthy aspects of the 14th remind us once again that airy fairy thoughts are simply not good enough if we want to see real change happen.

In the following few days, we'll all feel the need to fight some impulsive urges. As Mars squares up to Jupiter in April 17th, it's a case of way too much of a good thing. The fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, will need to be particularly careful not to push addictions, habits and behavior to extreme lengths at this time, although the Aries New Moon on April 18th will help in shaping positive mindsets.

April 19th and 20th are more key dates in the see-saw between innovative ideas and restrained logic. A Venus-Neptune square on the 19th finds us wising up to illusions and starting to understand the dangers of delusion, while the Sun's arrival in Taurus on April 20th helps to give us a more grounded and logical viewpoint. Mercury squares up to Jupiter on this same date, which is especially useful for Taurus and the other earth signs as they try to calm the wilder ideas of friends and family members.

At last, however, on April 21st it seems that the creative, imaginative spirit has won through against planetary obstacles. A hugely positive Mars-Pluto trine clears the way for fresh initiatives and heroic projects which can be transformative and dramatic in their consequences. Earlier in the month, the timing was not quite right for such visions, but it is now. The final ten days of April are relatively quiet, astrologically speaking, but a Venus-Uranus sextile on April 26th provides further inspiration, and a beautiful Sun-Neptune sextile on April 29th brings compassion and spirituality to everyone's agenda.

April rounds out with Mercury's return "home", to Gemini, on April 30th, which puts us in a very logical, quick-thinking and intelligent position as May arrives.

Aries

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On the 2nd, mental Mercury will make a trine to ambitious Saturn, favoring job interviews and career talks. A trine between the expressive Sun and benevolent Jupiter will also take place on this magical day, paving the way for fun, games and adventure. A Lunar Eclipse on the 4th will put strain on an intimate relationship; it may be time to decide whether to make up or break up. A square between the wilful Sun and controlling Pluto on the 5th warns against getting involved in a power struggle. A conjunction between the Sun and Uranus on the 6th might inspire you to get a dramatic makeover; it's a good time to set yourself apart from the crowd. Beware of venting angry feelings at work on the 7th, when talkative Mercury forms a square to imposing Pluto. The authoritative Sun makes a conjunction to communicative Mercury on the 9th, making this a great time to make a public presentation or give an important talk. Mars, your ruling planet, will make a sextile to compassionate Neptune on the 12th, which could prompt you to do some charity work. On the 16th, obsessive Pluto will go retrograde in your career sector, causing you to place less emphasis on your work life than you have in the recent past. The New Moon on the 18th may prompt you to make some healthy changes that will make you more independent. On the 21st, dynamic Mars will make a trine to transformative Pluto, making this a wonderful opportunity to break a bad habit.

Taurus

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Domestic life should be satisfying on the 4th, thanks to the Sun making a trine to beneficent Jupiter. Your home may feel like a marvelous haven from public life at this time. You might also consider a decorating project or buying some beautiful furniture and artwork at this time. On the 4th, a Lunar Eclipse in your job sector could bring an abrupt end to a work assignment. There is a silver lining to this cloud; you will have more time for the activities you love. Enthusiastic Jupiter will move direct on the 8th, making it easier to spend quality time with your family and friends. If you've been thinking of relocating, this would be a good time to do so; you may find a beautiful, spacious place that seems tailored to your taste. On the 11th, Venus, your ruling planet, will move into your income sector, attracting more money. Go ahead and splurge on some beautiful clothes, artwork and furniture. Combative Mars makes a square to overconfident Jupiter on the 17th; don't get drawn into a family drama at this time. The New Moon on the 18th may prompt you to sneak away to a private hideaway, if only to escape from a tense argument. Things will probably improve on the 21st, when a trine between Mars and Pluto encourages everyone to kiss and make up. Venus and Jupiter make a sextile on the 22nd, possibly prompting a relative to give you a beautiful gift or family heirloom.

Gemini

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A trine between Mercury, your ruling planet, and ambitious Saturn on the 2nd could inspire you to enter into a serious partnership. Having a romantic or business partner could inspire you to realize a cherished dream. It will be easier to pursue your heart's desire when you have someone to provide you with financial, moral and emotional support. The Lunar Eclipse on the 4th may bring an abrupt end to a creative project. Be willing to cut your losses and move on to greener pastures. This failed endeavor could serve as a springboard to a successful enterprise. Attractive Venus enters Gemini on the 11th, enhancing your personal charisma. This could be a great opportunity to get a makeover. The New Moon on the 18th is perfect for donating time and resources to a humanitarian cause. Don't be surprised if you make some fabulous friends at a volunteer organization. You'll especially hit it off with an outgoing visionary who is always looking for solutions to stubborn problems. On the same day, Mercury will make a sextile to creative Neptune, attracting a career opportunity in the arts and entertainment field. Alluring Venus forms a sextile to impulsive Uranus on the 26th, possibly causing an admirer to confess a crush on you. On the 30th, Mercury moves into Gemini, making it easier to find a receptive audience for your ideas. This is also a good time to go on a job interview, audition or first date. Under this influence, you can make a great impression on everyone you meet.

Cancer

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An exciting career opportunity could arrive on the 2nd, when the dynamic Sun makes a trine to generous Jupiter. You may be offered a leadership role at a successful company. Managing a large group of people brings out the best in you. You're very good at recognizing hidden talents and nurturing other people's gifts. On the 4th, a Lunar Eclipse may bring the end to a painful family situation. Say goodbye to the past and forge a happier, healthier future. It may be necessary to find a new home. At long last, you may be able to cultivate the domestic tranquility you've always wanted. Compelling Pluto goes retrograde in your relationship sector on the 16th, causing changes in a business or romantic alliance. You may decide to become more assertive in this partnership. The New Moon on the 18th is ideal for starting a new job or running for public office. Don't bother trying to fit in with the rest of the group. You'll achieve greater success by taking a unique approach to your duties. A trine between dynamic Mars and seductive Pluto on the 22nd could trigger a passionate encounter. If you're single, you may decide to steer a friendship into romantic waters on this exciting day. On the 26th, loving Venus will make a sextile to unique Uranus. This poses a perfect opportunity to develop a compelling art project. Putting this work on display could garner favorable publicity. You may have a chance to make a respected name in your desired field.

Leo

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A trine between the Sun, your ruling planet, and lucky Jupiter on the 2nd invites you to take a bold risk. Take a chance on love, money or both. Venturing out of your comfort zone can pay off handsomely under this influence. Creative efforts may also prove successful. If you're involved in the performing arts, this would be a great day to go on an audition. A Lunar Eclipse on the 4th could make it difficult to think clearly. An upsetting matter may tempt you into making a bad decision. Postpone an important choice until you're able to get some distance from this distressing situation. On the 5th, the willful Sun will form a square to tempting Pluto, warning against burning the candle at both ends. Try to eat well and get enough sleep on this intense day. On the 18th, the New Moon will energize your adventure sector; this will be a wonderful time to go on an impromptu trip. Taking an advanced class or launching a writing project is also favored on this stimulating day. An impressive career opportunity could come your way on the 21st, thanks to a trine between dynamic Mars and transformative Pluto. This may be your chance to land a luxurious but challenging job. The creative Sun will form a sextile to imaginative Neptune on the 29th, paving the way for a compelling creative project. Writing, painting, or working on a design could be extremely fulfilling. There's a good chance you will be able to sell this work for a tidy profit.

Virgo

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A trine between Mercury, your ruling planet, and ambitious Saturn will occur on the 2nd. This will be a great time to apply for a loan, grant or scholarship. Getting money from a government agency, bank or school may ease some financial burdens. Keep in mind that a Lunar Eclipse on the 4th could cause a source of income to dry up quickly. It may be in your best interest to get an advanced degree that will enhance your professional prospects. On the 6th, communicative Mercury will make a trine to expansive Jupiter, triggering an intense flirtation. It will be gratifying to be the object of someone's desire. Mercury forms a square to oppressive Pluto on the 7th, suggesting some big bills will come due. Resist the urge to buy someone's affection with a lavish gift. It's better to conserve your resources and fulfill your financial obligations. Mercury will move into your adventure sector on the 14th. A chance to travel or study could fall into your lap. Take this opportunity to expand your horizons; you're long overdue for a change of scenery. A square between Mercury and Jupiter on the 20th warns against making promises you can't keep. Postpone an important decision until the 22nd, when Mercury will form a trine to transformative Pluto. This may be your big chance to embark on a career path that draws on your creative talent. Job prospects may improve dramatically on the 30th, when Mercury moves into your professional sector. Work toward a raise or promotion.

Libra

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A Lunar Eclipse on the 4th may force some changes to your personal life. Learning to be more independent will be challenging but rewarding. If an intimate relationship falls apart at the seams, remain philosophical. There may be someone who is better suited to provide you with companionship. Don't rush back into the dating market. Instead, pause to enjoy your freedom. On the 5th, the willful Sun will square oppressive Pluto, warning against signing a lease. A place that looks perfectly charming may be loud or dangerous at night. Hold out for a better living situation. On the 11th, Venus, your ruling planet, will change sign. This would be a wonderful time to plan a trip for pleasure. Visiting a glittering metropolis will give you a welcome opportunity to stock up on fashionable apparel. You'll also get a chance to attend some interesting art exhibits, movies and concerts. On the 14th, luxurious Venus will oppose restrictive Saturn, warning against extravagance. Resist the urge to buy an expensive status symbol that will take a toll on your budget. The New Moon on the 18th is ideal for embarking on a romantic or business partnership. It may be impossible to resist the charm of a wild rebel on this electrifying day. A square between Venus and Neptune could trigger an argument with a friend on the 19th; steer clear of controversial subjects during this confusing influence. You'll be able to kiss and make up on the 22nd, when Venus makes a sextile to forgiving Jupiter.

Scorpio

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An exciting career opportunity could present itself on the 2nd, when the ambitious Sun makes a trine to aspirational Jupiter. You could land a high-profile position involving art, entertainment or luxury goods. If you're happy with you current job, you could be in line for an impressive promotion. Having an expense account will allow you to entertain customers in grand style. On the 4th, a Lunar Eclipse will bring some embarrassing information to light. There could be a silver lining to this cloud. Take this opportunity to make a fresh start with a colleague with whom you've been quarreling. A square between the willful Sun and Pluto, your ruling planet, will occur on the 5th. This will not be a good time to get into a war of words with an authority figure; keep angry thoughts to yourself on this stressful day. It may be impossible to resist the charms of an alluring artist on the 12th, when a sextile occurs between aggressive Mars and elusive Neptune. This is a good time to confess a crush or get back into your romantic partner's good graces. Obsessive Pluto goes retrograde on the 16th, possibly prompting you to return to a course of study you abandoned long ago. The New Moon on the 18th may attract an unusual job offer that will allow you to spend more time at home. A trine between Mars and Pluto on the 21stfavors a passionate encounter. This should be a great time to abandon yourself to love.

Sagittarius

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A trine between the spirited Sun and Jupiter, your ruling planet, will take place on the 2nd. This is a perfect opportunity to pursue love, luck and adventure. A big gamble could pay off handsomely. Buying a single lottery ticket, confessing a crush or putting creative work on display could put you on an exciting new path. On the same day, communicative Mercury will make a trine to ambitious Saturn, making it a great time for career talks and salary negotiations. You could be sent on a glamorous business trip under this influence. On the 6th, curious Mercury will make a trine to adventurous Jupiter, making it a perfect time to plan a romantic vacation. If you're single, you could meet someone special on this journey. On the 8thJupiter, your ruling planet, moves direct in your higher education sector. This would be a great time to return to school or study with a respected master. Achieving expert status could dramatically improve your professional prospects. A home improvement project on the 12th could dramatically increase the value of some property, thanks to a sextile between handy Mars and idealistic Neptune. If you want to buy a home, you could find a beautiful one with lots of period details. This structure will need a lot of work, but that's just the short of challenge you enjoy. Flirtatious Mercury enters your relationship sector on the 30th, allowing you to make romantic inroads with someone special. If you're already in a serious relationship, write a passionate love letter to your partner on this magical day.

Capricorn

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Intelligent Mercury will make a trine to Saturn, your ruling planet, on the 2nd. This is an ideal time to go on job interviews, negotiate a raise or apply for a promotion. It's important to pursue a new career path, since a Lunar Eclipse on the 4th could bring an abrupt end to a certain job. It may be a good time to switch gears and enter a field with plenty of growth opportunity. On the 5th, the willful Sun will make a square to commanding Pluto. A family quarrel could erupt as a result of this tense influence. No matter how much pressure you place on a relative to make a change, they'll stick stubbornly to an old way of life that is becoming increasingly difficult. Problems may increase at home on the 7th, when a square between talkative Mercury and oppressive Pluto triggers a loud argument that has no resolution. The desire to make changes to your household may subside on the 16th, when imposing Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn. All of the sudden, it will be easier to accept the decisions of your nearest and dearest. A New Moon on the 18th may bring an agreeable solution for all parties. Prepare for an exciting reversal of fortune on this magical day. Life could become considerably more romantic on the 21st, courtesy of a trine between impulsive Mars and seductive Pluto. A trine between chatty Mercury and Pluto on the 22nd could cause an admirer to confess a crush on you.

Aquarius

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On the 2nd, the amorous Sun will make a trine to expansive Jupiter. This could be a wonderful time to find love. If you're single, you could meet someone special at a sporting event, concert or play. Keep your eyes open for someone with fabulous hair. Are you already in a relationship? Shower your partner with tender loving team care. Thoughtful gestures, lavish compliments and physical displays of affection are all favored. A Lunar Eclipse on the 4th could bring surprising test results. Alternately, you may cut ties to a school, cultural institution or house of worship. Your star power may be emphasized on the 6th, when the empowering Sun will form a conjunction to Uranus, your ruling planet. This is a great time to promote your talent or go on a first date. Setting yourself apart from the crowd could win favorable attention. At times, your unique outlook has gotten you in trouble. Now, your distinctive viewpoint may be seen as an asset, not a liability. A stalled romance or business alliance could move forward on the 8th, when enthusiastic Jupiter moves forward in your Partnership Sector. It will be easier to come to terms with someone who can provide you with emotional or financial support. A sextile between outgoing Mars and idealistic Neptune on the 12th may be ideal for moving to a new home or finding a different living situation. Flirtatious Venus makes a sextile to Uranus on the 26th, possibly triggering a delicious flirtation in a classroom, library or bookstore.

Pisces

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Communicative Mercury makes a trine to professional Saturn on the 2nd. This is a wonderful time to go on job interviews, demand a raise or lobby for a promotion. If you've been contemplating a career change, this would be a terrific time to make plans for it. Instead of dreaming about your perfect job, take steps toward landing it. By staying focused and driven, you can find tremendous success. A Lunar Eclipse on the 4th could bring an end to a co-dependent relationship. Take this opportunity to reclaim your independence and make a fresh start. Affectionate Venus enters your Domestic Sector on the 11th, making it a good time to buy furniture, artwork and appliances. You might also want to spend more time with your nearest and dearest. Throwing a party or hosting a lavish dinner may be emotionally rewarding at this time. It may not be possible to get time off from work on the 14th, when sentimental Venus opposes demanding Saturn. You might not be able to attend a child's play, game or recital during this stressful time. The New Moon on the 18th could attract an intriguing moneymaking opportunity. The chance to increase your income may grant you an extra measure of freedom. Don't hesitate to accept an unorthodox job offer; it may be very lucrative for you. On the 29th, a sextile between the confident Sun and Neptune, your ruling planet, is ideal for asking someone on a date or showing your work to an influential agent, manager or head hunter.

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