Aries (March 21-April 19)
Your sign’s symbol is the ram, the animal known for its strength and ability to charge forward. Did you know that the ram’s horns are made of bone surrounded by keratin? Their flexibility makes them natural shock preservers, and their thick skulls protect them from injury when they butt heads with others. Draw from this symbolism in your life this month. It’s okay to take a risk, act with courage, or confront someone about a concern. Think of the sun in your sign as a boost of energy and protection. Charge forth! Nothing is stopping you.
It’s true— all planets are moving direct until April 27, and many of them are moving through your sign. What will you create? What do you dream of doing? It is the time to take decisive action, personally and professionally, especially at the new moon on April 11.
Mars moves through Gemini until April 23, giving your words extra power. You might consider speaking, writing, or teaching to inspire others. It is also an excellent time to reach out to prospective clients or pitch an idea. With Mercury in your sign from April 3-19, you have support for all mental activities.
Venus moves through your sign until April 14, allowing you to prioritize yourself in relationships. Love could be a big theme for you this month but make deeper self-love your goal.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The sun enters your sign on April 19. Until then, you could feel as if you’re in the process of letting go. Maybe you’re decluttering or spring cleaning. Perhaps you’re aware of your need for distance in certain relationships. Maybe you’re facing changes in your career. Whatever it is, trust the universe supports you in preparing for a new beginning. That might not alleviate the grief of letting go, but it can at least offer you some hope along the way.
Mercury and the sun enter your sign on April 19, kicking off Taurus season with a bang. Professionally, this will be a time to complete projects. It’s a time to market yourself and update your LinkedIn profile. Imagine the sun like a big spotlight—all eyes will turn to you in the best possible way. After April 23, Mars enters your sector of communication, lending passion and conviction to the words you speak or write. Stand up; be heard.
You could feel tension regarding your career. On the one hand, you realize success from years of work. On the other, you might be ready to grow in a new direction. This tension will lead to an eventual breakthrough. The next steps will reveal themselves.
On April 26, the Scorpio full moon highlights relationships. If you feel a push-pull dynamic in your romantic relationships, step out of the pattern. Assert yourself. You have learned the value of self-reliance, but now, you are gaining awareness about opening to receive. Trust will be a theme in your relationships at the end of the month.
Gemini (May 20-June 20)
All planets are going direct, and the sun is in a fire sign (Aries). Mars rules Aries, and it’s coursing through Gemini until April 23. Your metaphor for the month is a wildfire. One tiny spark can catch a forest ablaze. What will you do with this dynamic energy? What can you feed with passion and courage? Be careful how you focus your energy— your enthusiasm will be infectious. Your ideas will take flight. You have nothing holding you back.
The new moon on April 11 signals the start of professional relationships or leadership opportunities. Your vision for the future becomes clearer, and connections with others are the keys to realizing your vision. Branch out beyond your social circle at the beginning of the month. On April 10, you could interact with someone who offers game-changing guidance or assistance as Venus favorably aspects Jupiter. Be open to all possibilities.
The full moon on April 26 highlights health matters. Prioritize wellbeing and immunity after April 19. Enjoy the season change by spending more time outside—plant in your garden for extra grounding and charge your root chakra.
Saturn shines in your favor this month, helping you deepen commitments to others, including romantic relationships. At the same time, Mars in your sign (until April 23) inspires passion. These transits could mean positive developments for your love life. Springtime calls you outside the home, and you could find romance in unlikely places, especially if you’re single. Think of love as an adventure.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
All planets are moving direct this month, and the sun is in an action-oriented cardinal sign. The road is open before you with no obstacles in your way. Your career could occupy much of your attention. You’re more aware of your mission and how you hope to share your talents with the world. As a Cancer, your challenge is to balance your personal and public life. The comfort of home and the heartfelt connections of the family offer you meaning for everything else you do. You don’t want success for success’s sake. You want it to build a nest for your loved ones, help support your community, or fund your charitable efforts. You’ll be pleased this month when the new moon on April 11 inspires fresh perspectives on ambition and abundance.
On April 19, the sun enters Taurus and activates your social life. At the end of the month, you could feel led to build community by becoming more involved with an organization or group. Your friendships have likely changed in the past year, opening space in your life (and heart) for more supportive relationships.
Mars enters your sign on April 23, lending you more vigor at the end of the month. You experience your romantic relationships with renewed passion, but you could have a shorter fuse when it comes to conflict. While you are generally good at intuiting others’ feelings and motivations, others can’t always read your moods. Assert your concerns and express your needs before minor frustrations grow into resentments.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
What if you saw your life as an epic adventure? You could see each turning point or decision as part of your hero’s journey. This month’s astrology reminds you to face your fears and take risks that stretch you beyond your comfort zone. It will feel like an adventure because you’ll rise to the challenge. You’re unstoppable, and you have the momentum to do almost anything you desire.
The sun moves through Aries, the sign of the ram that charges forth with vigor. So, too, you will be motivated to initiate a few changes. You have the courage you need—embody faith to succeed. The new moon on April 11 could present you with professional opportunities that involve travel, making it an excellent time to expand your business into new markets. The intentions you set in the month will likely manifest at the end of the month when the sun shines in your career sector. You are at the start of an astrological cycle that supports career growth for the next several years. Stay focused to succeed.
The full moon on April 26 highlights your family, and you could feel tension between the competing needs of others. Where do you fit into this picture? It’s possible your home, itself, could have needs like repairs or maintenance. You will have more awareness about how your closest relationships either support or frustrate you throughout this period. Then, you can make changes to how you respond to those people in your life.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The symbol for your sign represents the temple virgins who dedicated their lives to Vesta, the goddess of the home and hearth. Inherent within your sign are themes of ritual and service. How can you make everyday tasks and activities more of a sacred experience? Could you make tax preparation an abundance ritual? How can your work feel more meaningful and less of a chore? The answers to these questions could help restore hope and faith from the new moon on April 11 to the full moon on April 26.
At the beginning of the month, finances are top of mind. If this is an area of concern for you and your partner, recognize the subconscious triggers that might be influencing your responses to stress. Work together as a team to overcome challenges, letting fear take the back seat as you meet minds to strategize solutions. You might also consider investments or ways to reach long-term financial goals.
After April 19, the sun moves through Taurus and shines favorably for you. Work can lighten up, allowing you to take some time off or plan a trip. You could crave new landscapes and horizon lines. Think of this metaphorically and literally.
Mars in Gemini has put some pressure on your sign for the past two months, and you may have had some conflicts to overcome in work or relationships. After April 23, Mars moves through Cancer and relieves some of that pressure. Your love life may feel refreshed and renewed.
Libra (September 22-October 22)
As a Libra, you’re skilled at balancing polarity, mediating conflict, and seeing beyond differences. You can often find points of connection with others, even those with difficult personalities. This month, remember you don’t have to like everyone, and not everyone will like you. I know it’s challenging for a Libra to feel disappointed by others or to fear disappointing others, but accepting it happens frees you from that fear. At the start of April, you may need to prioritize yourself in relationships, which could mean saying no to friends or setting boundaries, especially at the new moon on April 11.
Commitment will be another relationship theme. If you are involved in a relationship, you could move through a somewhat challenging period of growth with your partner, especially around April 11. If your relationship feels like work, then balance it with play. Your relationship growth spurt finishes at the full moon on April 26, a time when you could feel guided to open your heart and expand your capacity for love. This message also pertains to close friends or family members. Who feels the most like your person—the one you call to discuss everything? All close relationships could undergo some shifts this month because you are shifting.
While relationships are the primary theme for you this month, you’re also aware of life purpose questions. These matters take center stage after April 23. What brings you joy? What do you love to share with others? These questions hold the keys to purposeful living.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The sun moves through Aries, a fire sign, until April 19, and it could feel like the universe has sparked a match beneath you, motivating you to leap ahead in life. You’re quite unstoppable at the beginning of the month, but you need to stay organized to keep all aspects of your life operating smoothly. Limit distractions, and prioritize. What professional opportunities fill you with the most enthusiasm? What social activities seem like the most fun? Which obligations seem unnecessary in the bigger scope of your life? By eliminating what you can, you create space for more of what you want.
The new moon on April 11 inspires health and wellness. With a new season starting and the weather changing, think of what changes you can make in your everyday life to tend to and nurture your body. Adopt a movement practice—one that has a spiritual component to link mind, body, and spirit. This change will prove helpful at the end of the month when the sun enters Taurus, your opposite sign, which is when you could have less physical energy.
The full moon in your sign on April 26 illuminates any challenges you have been navigating in your relationship. If you have been focused on home projects, you and your partner may need to make space for romance. If you are single, you may feel frustrated with a lack of movement in your love life. Either way, you’re growing aware of what shifts need to happen, as well as what fears you need to face.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
April is your month in what may be your year. With so many energies moving in your favor, you'll feel as if anything is possible. You might have an urge to say yes to everything, but not so fast! Be discerning about how you spend your time, energy, and money. Remember, every yes you give becomes a commitment, and that can mean more work. Still, enjoy the feeling of delight. After all, you have weathered restrictions for a year, and things are about to improve for all of us.
Your creative urges reach new heights this month, and this inspiration could inspire you to share your talents with others in a more public way. The new moon on April 11 opens possibilities for you to take the stage in a metaphoric or literal sense. One of the best days of the month—if not the year—is April 10, when Venus favorably meets Jupiter. This transit could bring fortuitous encounters or a stroke of luck. Follow any synchronicity, and pay attention to any signs you see leading up to that date.
Romance is in the air, and love is a predominant theme this month. You could feel more peaceful about this area of your life and more willing to consider deepening a commitment. For some of you, that could mean talking about welcoming a child into the family. It’s a fertile season. After April 19, you will begin to see new life sprout from all the seeds you planted this year.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Seedlings start to sprout underground, and their new life begins without us being able to see what's happening. Creative processes are like that. Ideas take time to establish roots and grow. We work behind the scenes to make them happen long before they ever reach fruition. You're in that time right now—a season of creativity. Focus on the internal process and your personal growth. Then, you'll be ready to bring your seedling ideas or projects into the light of day.
At the beginning of the month, most of your attention goes to matters of home and family. The new moon on April 11 shines a light of hope on home renovation projects. It also helps you establish new ways of being in relationships with challenging family members. Mars is prominent in this month's astrology, which means you can more easily set boundaries or assert your needs.
On April 14, Venus, the planet of romance, moves into the sector of your chart dedicated to romance. For you, romance unfolds in the day-to-day—in waking up with someone and moving about your day. You find a connection in the moments of life—glancing at one another across the kitchen table or tucking your little ones into bed. Single Capricorns might have come to realize you can't control love. The best you can do is open your heart to love's possibilities. After April 19, love and relationships will be a theme. If you're single, this could mean promising developments for your love life.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You have a way with words this month. So, use them with purpose. It's time to write your book, speak about an important subject, teach a class, or do a little shameless self-promotion. Whatever you say or write makes a difference. Your ideas matter. The new moon on April 11 offers you new ways of expressing yourself. You could also learn a skill or take a class. Your intellect is ready for expansion; give into your desire to learn.
At the start of the month, all major planets are moving direct, which means you have few obstacles on your path to professional success or personal fulfillment. With the road open before you, keep an eye on your destination, and nothing will deter you from reaching that end.
It is time to consider your image. Do others see who you are and all you have to offer? If you've gone through a recent job change, you might be more in tune with this inquiry. If you're recently retired, you could be establishing a new sense of identity by determining what this next chapter of life will look like for you. Regardless of where you are in your professional life, know there are changing currents. Keep riding those waves until you become more settled.
After April 19, much of your focus shifts to the home front, and you could host guests coming to visit. If your home life seems unsettled, consider all options, especially on April 26, when the full moon raises any concerns into the light for resolution.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
As a Pisces, you're well-versed in the realm of dreams. Your mystical mind understands there's a spiritual foundation for our material experience. This month, however, your focus centers around the tangible, practical, and three-dimensional world. Instead of counting stars, you'll be counting dollars, allocating resources according to what you have and need. It's also tax time here in the USA, which means it's time to look back on how you spent your money in 2020. Within that inquiry, you will find your priorities. What dreams did you keep alive? What hopes? What sacrifices did you make? What hopes were dashed? As you reflect, be aware of how you grew because of economic gains or setbacks. The new moon on April 11 gives you a practical, head-on approach to addressing your core financial challenges. In overcoming them, you'll discover the keys to long-term success.
On April 19, the sun and Mercury enter Taurus and shine favorably on communication. Your mind could seem sharper, and your words have more power. Use them wisely. It's a good time to market or promote your work. Pitch that client or speak out about a concern. On April 26, you could discover that others seek your wisdom and knowledge. Who are you to hold back? Share generously.
Romance may be on the backburner with so much happening in other areas of life, but you can change that dynamic by prioritizing your special someone. If you are single or if you’re trying to start a family, have faith in divine timing and enjoy the process.
© 2021 by Rachel Lang. Used with permission.