Capricorn (22 December – 20 January)
Get in step with the flow of life as April begins. Talk planet Mercury continues its cosmic journey through Pisces and your communication sector until the 17th. Mercury was retrograde last month, so you might be sorting out muddles or miscommunications at the start of the month.
Find Your Muse
This is potentially a creative placing for Mercury, however, especially as Mercury sits next to Neptune, Pisces’ co-ruler, on the 2nd. Encourage your imagination and use visual stimuli to turn your dreams into reality. What you read or hear during this period could be pure inspiration and fuel your ideas.
Also, Pisces is a compassionate sign and it’s linked to your community, your neighbourhood. At the same time as Mercury completes its journey through Pisces, the planet of relating, Venus, is in Pisces until the 20th.
At its best, Venus is Pisces is unconditional love. This combination is connecting and inclusive, kind and caring. Follow your emotions and open your heart during this key transit. Themes of forgiveness are strong, whether you want to heal a rift or say ‘I’m sorry’.
It’s also a lovely chance to make new connections close to home. Pisces rules neighbours and siblings in your horoscope, as well as your everyday communications. In brief, this is about speaking from the heart, whether you say Thank you more or compliment other people. Kindness breeds kindness – keep this mantra in mind as you move through April.
Home and family affairs also fall under the cosmic spotlight this month. The Sun is in Aries and this sector of your horoscope up until the 20th and there’s a New Moon in Aries on the 5th. New Moons are great for new beginnings, turning a fresh page and starting over.
If you’re looking to move home or you’re changing around your living situation, this is a great time to get busy and sow seeds. This confirms that people are important in your life this month. Team up with family and loved ones to start something new.
Talk planet, Mercury and the planet of relating, Venus, also enter Aries on the 17th and 20th respectively. This is a peak period in the year for family connections.
On the 19th, there’s a Full Moon in the heavens, which cuts across the Aries-Libra axis of the zodiac. This is the second Full Moon in Libra. The first took place on March 21st. It’s quite unusual to have consecutive Full Moons in the same star sign.
Libra rules your career and vocation, your future and where you’re heading in life. Aries rules your home and family, your past and where you come from. Therefore, this Full Moon highlights the work/life balance. You might have a clear idea of where you’re heading and why and how your past links to your present and creates who you are.
The Road of Karma
You may be acutely aware of your responsibilities this month, your karma, your path of destiny too. There’s another key reason for this which is because of what’s happening in your star sign, Capricorn.
You currently have Pluto and Saturn, your ruler, moving through Capricorn. This month, both planets make a rare conjunction with the south node – Pluto on the 4th and Saturn on the 30th. Plus, both planets turn retrograde – Pluto on the 24th and Saturn on the 30th.
The south node represents your comfort zone, where you retreat to or withdraw to in life. It’s about past lifetimes, the opposite place to the material world, it’s where you release and let go. Put all this together and you could be in for some deep self-realisations during April. This may be connected to what is happening out in the world – change on the outside bringing about an inner shift or awareness.
Also, your planet Saturn is in step with the south node from now until September 2019. Notice what’s unravelling in your life or where your limitations lie. This may be glaringly obvious to you. Or perhaps, it’s something you’re oblivious to, an inner journey.
What helps this month is the Sun’s move in to your fellow earth sign Taurus on the 20th. Whatever’s going on around you, the Sun in Taurus helps you to stay centred and feel grounded.
Do whatever you can to ensure that inside you feel steady, on an even keel. This might be linked to nature or activities which you find calming and nourishing. Hands-on activities could help, such as massage, sculpture, art, gardening.
Taurus is a fertile sign linked to the cycles of nature. In your horoscope, this is about what you give birth to. This might include a pregnancy or a creative project or something dear to your heart. Focus on your own needs and do more of what you love.
Also, look out for an opportunity or event which takes place on or close to the 22nd. This is when the Sun sits next to Uranus in Taurus, the planet of change and innovation.
Uranus is beginning a long transit through this sector of your horoscope. Events late April may flag up what it’s going to mean for you. In brief, it’s awakening your love of play or desire for fun.
Finally, work could be something of a crazy arena with ambitious Mars in Gemini and your work sector throughout April. This is great for getting ahead and getting things done. Take care, however, that you don’t lose too much of your energy and vitality in work-oriented activities.
Office politics could be stressful as Mars is linked to anger and arguments. Notice where you feel under pressure, when you feel stressed and who or what it would be wise to back away from.
At times this month, life may feel hectic and you’ll be required to respond quickly. Yet, there’s much to be enjoyed too. The more you slow down the pace of life, the more pleasure is available to you and, weirdly enough, the more you get done.