April Monthly Horoscope - Cancer
Dear Cancer, Mercury turns direct on the 15th, so the bottled up anger or the desire to make hasty decisions in your career that you might’ve felt lately are now toned down, leaving you space to see things more clearly. No more communication breakdowns or mishaps, but you might still feel somehow restricted at your workplace, especially on the 4th, the 5th and the 25th. The Aries New Moon on the 15th encourages you to set new bold goals in your career! It might not always be easy for you, but this is a time when you’re called forward to be assertive and decisive about your path in life, while also remembering not to lash out on others if you’re feeling inhibited in some way.
Saturn is going retrograde on the 17th and Pluto on the 22nd, both in your 7th house of relationships and partnerships. Until September, you might feel like your relationships are breaking down, marked by delays and obstacles, seeming more like a burden than a joy. It’s not a time to make major decisions in this area, but to turn inwards, re-think and re-structure the way you relate to others, assuming a greater responsibility for your decisions. What survives a Saturn transit is said to be strengthened long-term, so if a relationship is meant to last, it will emerge victorious from these rough patches. If not, then Pluto offers you the resources to transform yourself and let go of what no longer serves you. Be careful with any power games or conflicts on the 2nd and on the 26th. On these days you’ve got the opportunity to express yourself loud and clear about how you feel, yet what you’re triggered by in another might just be your shadow looking back at you from outside.
The Scorpio Full Moon on the 29th brings to light your creative efforts and your relationship with your children, paying you back the rewards of how you’ve been handling this area of your life since last November. In the same house with Jupiter retrograde, it shows that you still have some work to do here, maybe going deeper with your hobbies or uncovering the complexes of your inner child. With your 11th and your 12th houses activated as well, it’s a great month for spending time with your friends, but also with yourself.
Love: 7, 11, 24, 29
Career: 11, 14, 24
Money: 18, 29
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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