April Monthly Horoscope - Aries

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Dear Aries, this April is bound to get intense for you! Starting with the 15th, the censorship is turned off with Mercury going direct again in your 1st house, so you’ll find it easier to express and to present yourself in the way you think is right, without coming off too strong either. With the 15th also marking the New Moon in your sign, get ready to set new goals regarding your appearance or the way you come across to others. It won’t be easy- the 4th, the 5th and the 25th might bring some setbacks for expressing yourself as you’d wish and this feeling of being restricted can transpire through your whole month. Maybe it’s a good time to turn inwards and tame some of that fire, so it can shine brighter and more centered afterwards!

Saturn is going retrograde on the 17th and Pluto on the 22nd, both in your 10th house of career, power and public image. Until September, your career might seem like it’s stalling and you could be tempted to think that the Universe is conspiring against you in this area. Rest assured, though, as this is a period when it’s best to re-evaluate your career choices, re-design your schedule, cultivate patience and strength in the face of setbacks. You might even need to turn your back to the world for a while, until you re-establish your priorities. If you want to change your workplace or embark on a new career, better postpone the decision until after September! On the 2nd of April you’ll feel inspired to work hard and with dedication, while the 26th might find you ruminating on your life choices. 

The Scorpio Full Moon on the 29th brings into focus how you’ve been handling your finances, your taxes, as well as cultivating your feeling of self-worth and your most intimate relationships. What you’ve started last November is now bringing fruit in these areas, be it a business or a commitment to live more intensely, beyond simple appearances. Either way, Jupiter retrograde in the same house of the Full Moon shows that you’ve still got some inner work to do! With your 2nd and 3rd houses activated, there’ll also be a focus on grounding yourself and on enjoying learning and communication this month. 

Magical Dates:
Love: 7, 11, 12, 17, 29
Career: 7, 29
Money: 1-24

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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