As the month begins, there’s a flurry of activity in your fellow fire sign of Aries.
This is good news for you because Aries rules one of the luckiest sectors of your chart. This is to do with your passion, your creative source and what you give birth to.
Aries rules romance and love affairs, children and pregnancy, entertainment and creative projects.
Plus, Aries is one of the impetuous signs of the zodiac and being a fire sign you’re at your best when you’re spontaneous and follow your heart.
Both the Sun and communication planet Mercury are in Aries as April begins but the important dates for you are the 7th and the 9th. On the 7th there’s a New Moon in Aries, a symbol of new beginnings. This is a brilliant date to set your intentions for the month ahead and when it comes to love and children, it’s a sign of positive energy and things going your way.
Uranus is also in on the act, the unpredictable planet, so look out for a sudden change of plan. Be willing to switch your schedule so you can take advantage of a last-minute invitation. Put fun and play high on your list of priorities and make the most of life.
Another planet entering Aries this month is the love planet, Venus. She enters your romance sector on the 5th where she remains until the 30th. This suggests that spring is in the air and it’s a perfect time to fall in love, enjoy love and make the most of your close connections.
The 12th and 18th are special dates for love and romance when Venus teams up with sexuality planet Mars (12th) followed by a solid connection to Saturn in your sign of Sagittarius (18th). These are both promising for love and commitment and enjoying yourself with a significant other.
If you’re in a relationship or marriage and you’re stuck in a rut, this is the perfect time to do things differently and add some spice to your love life.
Mid-month there’s a question mark around money matters and you might have to make a decision where your money goes. If there’s an issue with a lover or child or you have to decide whether to invest in a hobby or past-time, don’t rush into things until you know exactly where you stand.
Pluto, the planet of transformation and loss, is in Capricorn and your personal money sector and on the 18th Pluto turns retrograde in the heavens. This is a slow-moving planet so the retrograde phase lasts for a few months and it can be an easier period for you with regard to money. Pluto’s energy is weakened when it’s retrograde so you might find less pressure upon you with regard to money matters.
Having said that, the date when a planet stations, i.e. switches direction, is always powerful so take note of what happens on or around mid-April. It might be that the decisions you make at this time will determine your financial situation over the next few months. When Pluto’s involved, this can mean cutting your losses or paying off a debt. Proceed cautiously until you know what’s what and don’t take any major risks on the financial front.
What is helpful with regard to work and money is a stunning triangle of planets which connect in earth signs from the 14th-17th. This takes place just before Pluto’s change of direction and earth signs are about sensible decisions, feeling grounded. There might be an opportunity to stabilise your work or money situation during this time period whether you say Yes to a job or contract or decide to slow down your commitments to make life easier for you.
Communication planet Mercury enters Taurus and your work sector on the 5th but Mercury will turn retrograde at the end of this month on the 28th. This month is about setting yourself up and doing the right thing not only financially but also with regard to work. Consolidate your efforts, take the sensible option and savour what you do in life. Tie up any loose ends before the 28th.
A third planet turns retrograde in April and this is Mars, the planet of action and energy, which is currently in your sign of Sagittarius. Mars switches direction on the 17th and remains on go slow until the end of June.
This is an important retrograde phase for you and it’s another indication that this month you need to pull back to some extent and to work at what you do well. You might not be able to initiate new projects so easily once Mars is on go slow and a slower pace of life is advised.
Physically it’s a good month to take care of yourself. Get involved in regular exercise and healthy habits but don’t go over the top trying to get fit or lose weight. This is not a time for extreme diets or exerting yourself overly. Instead, rein in your energy and take good care of yourself.
Taurus rules health in your chart so this is about your lifestyle and your routine. The Sun joins Mercury in Taurus on the 19th and this is another indication that you need to focus on your own needs and look after no. 1.
The Full Moon on the 22nd cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of your chart. This is about retreat, being mindful, rest and relaxation. Being useful to others is also highlighted whether you want to be of service or you’re taking care of someone close.
The time to rush and charge through life is early April and events mid-month indicate a sea-change, an important shift in pace. Indulge in the slow life from then on in and ensure you have a healthy life/work balance.