This month feels like ready, set, go as your ruling planet Mercury whizzes through three different star signs in April.
Get Up And Go
Up until the 4th, Mercury is completing its journey through Pisces and your career sector. If you’re looking for work or want to apply for a job, crack on this month and make it happen. The 2nd is ideal.
Also, action planet Mars is in your star sign Gemini until the 23rd. This gives you a boost of get up and go as Mars is the planet of drive and action.
You could be training for a marathon as Mars is a physical planet, speedy and fast. You’re more aware of your physical body when you have Mars in your star sign and it’s a good catalyst to get fit and strong.
From the 4th to the 19th, Mercury and Mars are hand-in-hand. This is when your ruler Mercury moves into Aries. For two weeks, Mars in Gemini and Mercury in Aries are in each other’s sign of rulership, which is called mutual reception. It means they are working together, a helpful influence.
As Aries is your friends and group sector, notice where in life there’s camaraderie and people working alongside one another. This might be within your friendship circle or out in the world.
This whole combination is great for speaking up, finding your voice and making things happen. The symbol of Mars and Mercury coming together indicates that you can ‘walk your talk’.
Also, there’s a New Moon in Aries on the 12th which is helpful for connecting with friends or joining a new group.
Try not to confuse love with friendship, however, as love planet Venus clashes with Pluto on the same date. Keep firm boundaries in place with regard to love and personal connections.
One area of your life that could hold you back or be a cause for concern this month is money. This is because the slower-moving planet, Pluto, is stalled in the heavens. Plus, it’s square to the inner planets as they move through Aries on the 12th, 16th & 17th.
Be careful you don’t over-extend your budget trying to join in with other people. If one event is too expensive for you, take a step back.
These are not strong dates either if you’re applying for a loan or want to invest your money. Take the pace slow when it comes to money matters and consider steady growth and long-term reward.
There is a slight shift after the 23rd as action planet Mars enters Cancer and your personal money sector. Yet, Pluto in Capricorn and your joint money sector is retrograde on the 27th. So, it looks as if you might have to be flexible around money and wait to get things sorted in May/the first half of June.
Pace Your Self
Even though Mercury, your ruler, moves through three star signs this month, that doesn’t mean you’re not also being encouraged to stop or, at least, slow the pace down.
This is because the inner planets, including Mercury, move into Taurus and the most hidden sector of your horoscope in the second half of April.
Venus enters Taurus on the 14th and both Mercury and the Sun move in to Taurus on the 19th. Traditionally, when planets are in this earth sign, you’re advised to turn your attention inwards, take time out, rest and retreat. Taurus rules secrets and privacy.
The Uranus Factor
There is a very different Taurus vibe this month, however, because the planet of change, Uranus, is in Taurus. Uranus is conjunct Venus on the 23rd, your planet Mercury on the 24th and the Sun on the 30th.
These dates could coincide with insights and your intuition may be strong. Or, perhaps you’re finding new or alternative ways to recharge your batteries.
Expect the unexpected when Uranus is in action. This could flag up a time when you need extreme self-care. Or, perhaps someone close requires your time, love and attention. You could find yourself having to chop and change your schedule or routine, because of external events.
The Full Moon takes place during this period in April. On the 27th, the Full Moon shines a light on what’s happening across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac.
This Full Moon highlights your work and health, so take note of your stress levels and don’t overdo things towards the end of the month. If money’s an issue, this could cause some sleepless nights and you’d be wise to go full on with meditation or relaxation techniques.