April Monthly Horoscope - Virgo
Dear Virgo, if in the past weeks you’ve been reconsidering your intimate commitments, your loans, taxes and your power for self-transformation, possibly getting impatient with all this mumbo-jumbo, from the 15th Mercury goes direct, clearing the air for you in these areas. However, you might still feel a certain heaviness this month, best handled if you turn inwards and analyze your deepest mental patterns, especially on the 4th, 5th and 25th. The Aries New Moon on the 15th is a great time to set daring goals when it comes to exploring your subconscious world with a clear and piercing mind, as well as to take initiative in your intimate life and in any financial matters you might be dealing with. It’s best if you’re energetic, but not overly impulsive in these areas.
Saturn is going retrograde on the 17th and Pluto on the 22nd , both in your 5th house of creativity, romance and children. Until September, you might have a difficult time expressing yourself as you’d wish and you might feel like you’re being denied the appreciation you deserve. Romance might stall, your creative projects might feel like they’re on hold and your relationship with your (inner) child might be more tense than usual. It’s not a time to start new romances or projects, but to turn inward and reflect on how you can honour your creativity, re-designing a new, more responsible way of tending to your hobbies and to your inner spark. On the 2nd and the 26th, your romantic relationship might feel particularly heavy, asking for commitment and intensity beyond simple adventure.
The Scorpio Full Moon on the 29th brings focus to your efforts to deepen your communication and the scope of your studies since last November. What you’ve started then when it comes to your mental prowess, or possibly to the relationship with your siblings, will now pay back the fruit of your labor. With Jupiter in the same house, you’ve probably still got some self-reflection to do in these areas! Thinking about how you’re thinking might be helpful. With your 9th and 10th houses active as well, this month brings into focus your career, your higher studies and your travels as well.
Love: 7, 14, 24, 29
Money: 7, 11, 12, 17
Don’t Make Any Decisions:
Mercury Retro: 1-15
Watch, Wait, Access, Act:
New Moon: 4/15
Full Moon: 4/29
Are you still recovering after last month’s Full Moon avalanche? Well, there were just two of them, but it was probably enough to mark March as an intense month! April brings a fresh start in our lives. The Astrological New Year started at the Equinox is inaugurated by Aries and continues with the ingress of Sun in Taurus on the 19th this month. This date marks a transition from child-like enthusiasm and lust for life to a steadier, more practical approach, where spring has bloomed with a bang and is now slowing down to nurture and to maintain her progress.
Mercury’s had enough of his backwards movement across the sky and is turning direct on the 15th, so no more mix-ups and miscommunications for now, but this has only been child’s play compared with Saturn and Pluto’s retrogradations in Capricorn, starting with the 17th, respectively with the 22nd. These are two of the heaviest forces in our charts, so until September, when they station direct again, things will surely get serious! We’re more likely to see our responsibilities and the structures that we’ve build until now as weighting us down, so it’s a great time to slow down, simplify and restructure. It’s essential now to look inwards for our personal power and for our ability to transform ourselves, reflecting on how we can use inner alchemy to strengthen our will.
However, outer circumstances might not always be in our favour: we can get muddled up by delays or obstacles and feel like we’re not moving forward as we’d wish. Don’t despair if you need to take extra time for your responsibilities or if anxiety wants to bring you down sometimes. Everything in the Universe works through cycles and this April-September period is a test to our diligence, strength and willpower. We usually want to dart forward and get it all done, but now it’s best to have patience and to do our inner work in solitude, assessing our progress, separating what is essential from what is not and revisiting the attitude we have towards life obstacles- Capricorn style.
On a lighter note, it’s a great season when it comes to love with Venus transiting her home sign Taurus until the 24th, when steady sensuous pleasure turns into curiosity and need for stimulation with her ingress into Gemini. The harmonious aspects that she makes with Mars, Saturn and Pluto this month shout intensity, focus and transformation. The Aries New Moon on the 15th asks us to tune in into the spring spirit with enthusiasm and big plans- it’s a great time to set your intentions for this season! Later on, the Scorpio Full Moon on the 29th brings to our awareness how the efforts we’ve started last November have helped us grown into a stronger, more self-aware and more emotionally mature person, maybe not always through fun and games.
Remember these dates for April: the 2nd is a great day for mobilizing yourself and doing all that hard work that you’ve postponed until now, the 4th and 5th might bring forward some extra Mercury retro miscommunication, so it’s best to quiet your mind and speak from the heart instead and the 7th and the 11th might make it easier for you to manifest love and inner balance, with the 11th also provoking your usual patterns to be challenged and transformed. Be careful not to over-indulge yourself on the 17th and remember to keep honesty a must in your relationships- things might get really intense when it comes to love in this period! The 18th might bring a vibe of strangeness and unpredictability, which you roll with best by embracing change and the possible craziness that comes with it. On the 25th, you might re-visit some communication issues that you encountered on the 5th this month, while the 26th offers you almost super-human resources to work intensely and passionately. Finally, on the 29th, things might seem just right with the world, even with the possible setbacks you’ve experienced lately.
How will this super-intense April influence you? Read below to find out! Remember to first check your Ascendant sign if you know it, then take a look at your Sun sign as well.
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