Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
Could this month get any stronger for the sign of Aries? Six planets reside in your Zodiac Sign this month! There is even a New Moon in Aries on April 3! What does this mean in non-Astro speak? It means that it is all systems go for anyone with strong Aries in their birth charts but….! You can forge ahead with new ideas, plans and initiatives but don’t sign on the dotted line or make any final commitments until the planet Mercury changes direction at the end of the month. In other words discuss, explore and start projects but exercise a little caution and be prepared for some frustrations if you push too hard for definitive answers or concrete results. Enjoy the freedom of exploration no matter which area of your life this happens to affect. Your leadership qualities are fully appreciated and acknowledged right now, whether this is as the head of your family, president of an organisation or head honcho of a company. Make the most of the fiery energy this month to rev up your engines and make some changes for the betterment of yourself and those around you. You may even consider a complete new start – a ‘seachange’ or some such new venture.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
After a hectic social month you now need to take some to sit back and reflect on recent changes. You may feel like hibernating a little, or you may simply consolidate your life in areas that have recently changed. Meditation, prayer, and other such positive forms of contemplation can be useful. Alternatively you may simply feel the need to spend a day or so at home with the curtains drawn and all communication mediums switched off. Let others take charge for a little while. Sit back and enjoy artistic or musical past times. You may enjoy a sojourn in nature. It is possible that someone – acquaintance or closer to home - needs a little tender loving care. You may need to visit someone in a hospital or aged care home. Whatever the scenario in your life, the overall message is for you to take some take to slow down and re-charge your own energy so that you are well equipped for this chapter of your life.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Your ruling planet Mercury is Retrograde this month indicating that it is time to slow down and reflect. The trouble is that you don’t much feel like slowing down, or that recent activities have gained momentum and it is difficult for you to close the floodgates. This is particularly true in your public life. Hence any public role that you have – professional, hobby or organisational – is likely to require some deft handling. Luckily you are an adept juggler. So if you can keep all of the balls in the air until April 23 you are likely to enjoy good fortune, particularly through your social contacts. If you are in a relationship your partner may surprise you this month. If you are single you may meet someone through your social activities.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
Carpe diem! If you are a Cancerian individual who has been longing for a change of scenery, to escape your domestic responsibilities and the opportunity to put yourself first then this month you can “seize the day”! This is your chance to be Numero Uno. Let others wash the dishes, clean the floors and nurture the dependants. Right now you have a chance to pursue a more public life. Of course you don’t have to go far from home and hearth if you don’t want to. This month could simply see you as head of your children’s school committee, heading up the school fundraiser. However you have a chance during April to make some plans and forge ahead with some of your own, more public, ambitions.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Six planets enter into a neighbouring Fire sign this month indicating that life moves forward quickly for anyone with significant planets in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. In some ways the fire has already swept through your life and now you are left to assess the results. Loved ones have made changes in their lives that have affected you, and you have been there supporting their process. Now you are looking at your own life in terms of what holds meaning and what does not. If you have been considering taking up serious study, delving into metaphysical matters, or travelling abroad then now may be a good time to plan your escape. However, do not make any final decisions until the end of the month when things will become clearer. April may also be a good month to carefully reconsider your financial investments, or at the very least where you invest your time and money.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
April brings another month of focussing your love life. Whereas last month was all about new romance, or renewing romance, this month is about commitment and shared resources. If you are single, and happily continuing to be independent, then you can reassess your investments – financial and emotional. You may also delve into metaphysical matters, pondering the nature of life and death. If you are in a relationship, then April sees you assess your partner in terms of how they add value to your life. Relationships are not to be viewed as a business transaction, weighing up the pros and the cons but you are a discriminating Virgo and you do like to analyse most things. Relationships are no exception. Try to use some of the fiery energy of April as a way of breaking free of bad habits and moving forward in a positive and loving manner. Remember the adage – “love your neighbour as yourself”. You do need to love yourself.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Seasons come and seasons go. Right now it continues to be a season of giving for you. Six planets are in the Zodiac Sign opposite to you – the self-oriented Aries – indicating that it is the Fire Signs moment in the Sun. Of course you might be able to bask in the glory of a fiery loved one, but you still need to take a back seat. Your Sun Sign chart for April also points to you focussing on others, in particular a significant relationship. Deep down you are starting to feel ready for a change, to focus more on your own private goals. But right now you need to bide your time and pay attention to marriage or business contracts. Whether single or married your attention is focussed on partnership duties and needs and you are busy. Perhaps you are actually organising a wedding, either for yourself or someone else? Whatever the scenario in your life enjoy the rewards that come from joining forces with like-minded souls.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
April is a busy month. At times you could be feeling a little fiery. It is time to channel this fiery energy into creative projects, or into fitness programs. As you build up a head of steam you need to make sure that this potent force is being used positively rather than being diverted into needless conflict. Use your resources wisely this month and you will further your artistic, creative and personal dreams. This is also an ideal month for mechanics of all types – literally. It is a beneficial time to put your car in for a service , fix household appliances, to get a health check-up, or get your pets’ health records up to date. A niggling health problem may slow you down, but rest and recuperation will do the trick. How strange that when the doctor says “rest and you will get better”, he/she actually means “rest and you will get better”.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Creative projects are at the forefront of this month but not in the sense of hard work, but rather from the point of view of fun, playfulness, ideas, optimism, artistry and romance. Fall in love – whether with a new love, a current love, a place or an activity. It is time for you to play! The ardent Archers are so adept at gathering a quiver full of activities and projects and then firing off arrows in pursuit of their goals. Sometimes the arrows come back faster than they go out and the lesson is to stop, duck for cover and take a breather. This month the planet of plans and communications, Mercury, has slowed down and is going backwards. Hence we are all being asked to do the same – take a moment to reflect. In particular the Archers need to take a breather. Perhaps you could surround yourself with children. Young people are such a refreshing reminder of how to live in the present moment.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
In recent times you have been very much, and very appropriately, focussed on yourself and your own ambitions. Challenges, positive and perhaps not quite so positive, have been taking most of your attention. April provides you with the opportunity to catch up on your communications and to put your house in order. If you have been neglecting family and friends then it is time to re-open the lines of communications. If you have been ignoring the household chores, then now is the time to clean and refresh your private space. You may be an orderly individual, but sometimes too much order can get a little stale. So perhaps this month you could employ the services of a good friend or a professional and refresh your living quarters. On the other hand you may just enjoy relaxing, putting your feet up and enjoying the company of family members. Take a breather. Your work will still be there at the end of the month and you will feel better able to tackle it if you have a change of pace now.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
Feeling a little spacey right now? Too many plans, too many emails and a plethora of decisions to make – yesterday!? It is no wonder because this month sees the heavenly bodies move into the area of your chart that is associated with communications and decisions. This means that you are actually on track. It is ok that you are feeling this way. Not only that you may be wondering why the dollars (or your local currency) are flying out of your accounts faster than you can count them. Use the energy of the Aries New Moon at the start of April to start a new list – a list of priorities. Tick them off one by one. Take a moment to bury your feet in the bottom of the ocean floor, or in mud in your back garden. This will help anchor you. If all else fails ask your Aries friends to help as they have plenty of energy this month.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
Dream on. This month you can express yourself in ways that you have not felt possible previously. Past lessons have now resulted in current wisdom. So enjoy the fruit of your labours. As long as you surround yourself with positive and like-minded souls then you are poised for happy and fulfilling times. You can heal past hurts and either move on or welcome loved ones back into the fold. The higher your sense of well-being the more likely you are to attract the emotional and financial abundance that you so richly deserve. You may need to reassess your spending habits, and draw up a new financial budget, but you can do so knowing that money is flowing. Also recall what the Greek philosopher Epicurus once said: “Not what we have But what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”