April Monthly Horoscope - Leo


Dear Leo, the latest mishaps, delays or impulses to rush when it comes to your studies, your quest for meaning or your travels are toning down starlting from the 15th, giving you the space to think creatively and to act decisively once Mercury turns direct. You might still have a sense of being restricted or down in the dumps when it comes to your efforts to expand your horizons, though, especially on the 4th, the 5th and the 25th, but the Aries New Moon on the 15th gives you the opportunity to set new, bold goals in this area, venturing to explore new physical or mental spaces with courage and enthusiasm.

Saturn is going retrograde on the 17th and Pluto on the 22nd, both in your 6th house of daily routine, health and work relationships. Until September, you might be feeling like you’re constantly fighting yourself to improve your healthy living habits and to feel like you’re doing a work through which you truly contribute. Delays, obstacles, feeling like it’s all drudgery leading nowhere might be familiar to you in these months. It’s best if you keep re-designing your daily life until finding a working version and stay patient about any mishaps- this is the Universe’s way of telling you to slow down, to turn your conscious awareness to the building blocks of your life and to become more responsible about how you arrange them. On the 2nd and the 26th, you might feel particularly determined to succeed, harnessing your inner strength to better arrange your life. Those inner battles aren’t easy, but hang on in there and don’t try to push more than it’s possible for now!

The Scorpio Full Moon on the 29th brings to light what efforts you’ve been making to establish firm roots for yourself, be it through your personality or through finding security in your home and family. Efforts you’ve made since last November to uncover your family roots, to delve deeper into your childhood conditioning and to strengthen your core are now bound to pay off. This Moon is in the same house with Jupiter retrograde, so you’ve still got some inner work to do in this area! With your 10th and 11th houses activated as well, this month is great for investing time in your career and your friendships as well.

Magical Dates:
Love: 7, 14, 24, 29
Career: 1-24
Money: after 15, since Mercury, ruling your money house, goes direct

Don’t Make Any Decisions:
Mercury Retro:  1-15

Watch, Wait, Access, Act:
New Moon:  4/15
Full Moon: 4/29

April Summary

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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