As April begins, the inner planets are gathering in Aries, the star sign at the base of your horoscope. The Sun is here until the 19th, the planet of relating Venus is in Aries until the 14th and they are both joined by talk planet Mercury from the 4th to the 19th.
Home & Family Life
Aries rules your home and family sector, your past and where you come from. Mercury is the planet of communication, Venus rules close relationships and the Sun shines a light on home and family affairs.
This could be a relatively social time for you with more get-togethers planned with family. There could be a lot happening in these key areas of your life and fast.
You might be caring for a parent or child, you may be taking a trip in to the past to your family home or the place you were born. Or, perhaps you’re shedding stuff from the past that you no longer need. This could be in the shape of possessions, selling a property or letting go of past beliefs that are of no benefit.
This has a lot to do with what’s happening with Pluto in your star sign Capricorn as it slows down ready to turn retrograde, i.e. shift direction on the 27th.
Pluto clashes with the inner planets in Aries on the 12th, 16th & 17th. This is close to the date of the New Moon in Aries, a symbol of new beginnings.
Put all this together and you might be releasing the past in some way in order to start over. There could be a theme of loss around home or family. Or, perhaps a sense of poignancy about what’s been and gone.
If you are involved in any kind of property deal, the New Moon could prove decisive, a good date to initiate home and family affairs. Also, the 10th when talk planet Mercury teams up with your planet Saturn in Aquarius and your money sector. A great date for meetings or negotiations.
Earth Sign Energy
From mid-month onwards, there’s strong earth sign energy and this is a clue where happiness can be found. Venus enters Taurus on the 14th, followed by the Sun & Mercury on the 19th.
This sector of your horoscope rules play and entertainment, children and fun, romance and good times.
Taurus is a sensual earth sign and represents hands-on activities. You would benefit from walks in nature, cooking, gardening, massage, sculpture and art. Find yourself a hobby and tap into your creative side. Do whatever works for you so you feel grounded and connected to the earth.
There is, however, another factor in Taurus that brings something electric, different, a little bit crazy. This is the planet Uranus representing change.
Uranus is active from the 23rd to the 30th. At its best, Uranus is a spontaneous influence, urging you to be wild, hedonistic and enjoy yourself.
If you’re a typical Capricorn, you’re not the impulsive type. Yet, towards the end of this month, you could find that other people and external events are the catalyst, the trigger for surprise.
It may be your children or grandchildren who are a good influence on you. It might be a lover or a new romance that leaves you feeling giddy and playful.
Or, perhaps it’s being around younger friends, unconventional and alternative people whose outlook and views on life are exciting and refreshing. Open yourself up to adventure and new experiences. Life is calling you forth.
The one cautionary note is not to invest too much money in these areas of your life. Your planet Saturn is in Aquarius and your personal money sector, a sensible influence.
Saturn squares the inner planets in Taurus, most notably on the 25th. Do enjoy yourself but do so in a way that doesn’t leave you out of pocket.
Work and routine, lifestyle and health are in the cosmic mix this month. This is because action planet, Mars, is in Gemini and this sector of your horoscope until the 23rd.
Mars is ambitious and go-getting. This adds drive to your determination to get your working life in order and to find time for healthy activities. Focus on the basics of life this month and get things in order.
Finally, love is under the cosmic spotlight towards the end of April, once passion planet Mars enters Cancer and your relationship sector on the 23rd. A few days later, there’s an intense Full Moon in Scorpio on the 27th that pulls in live-wire Uranus.
Anything goes at this Full Moon but it could be gorgeous for new love and opening your heart. There are never any guarantees where Uranus is concerned but that’s partly the nature of love. Grab it while you can.