Fire Sign Aries
The Sun is in your fellow fire sign Aries until the 20th. This is good news for you as fire signs are your element, naturally spontaneous, lively and ready for action. When the Sun is in Aries, it’s an ideal time to actively seek joy and pleasure in life and practise gratitude for what you have.
Aries rules children & pregnancy in your horoscope, also creative projects and entertainment. Aries is a star sign that likes to start things, be impulsive and take risks. You may find new ways of enjoying yourself and expressing your skills & talents this month. It’s a good time to focus on your children if you’re a parent and find new ways to help keep them motivated and positive.
Your star sign is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of opportunity. If you’re a typical Sagittarius, you’re a philosopher or teacher and you seek meaning in the bigger picture of life.
The stand-out date for you this month is the 11th when there’s a lucky Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Aries. The Sun represents your essence and who you’re becoming, your vitality and energy. Jupiter’s your ruling planet and expands what it touches. It’s the planet linked to good fortune, new opportunities and growth.
This combination is often said to be the luckiest planetary combination of the year. Therefore, make the most of it.
It would be an ideal date to speculate or take a risk. You might be at a big party or celebration. Or, perhaps you’re proud of someone in your life, a child or lover. Ride the Sun-Jupiter chariot of adventure and make the most of any new opportunity that comes your way.
Aries rules romance in your horoscope, so new love could be on the menu during the Sun-Jupiter conjunction on the 11th. This would be perfect for a first date or romantic encounter.
Plus, the planet of relating Venus enters Gemini and your relationship sector on the 11th. Venus in Gemini flags up the importance of communication in relationships. If you’re married or in a long-term partnership, keep love as varied and light as you can. Be each other’s best friend.
If you’re looking for love, it would be a great month to be more social and ask for introductions. Plus, the Full Moon on the 6th falls in the relationship star sign Libra.
Full Moons heighten emotions and bring important matters to culmination. This could be another significant date when you’re keen to celebrate life, love and friendship. Get to know someone well in April, as your astrology suggests a meeting of minds.
Solar Eclipse Aries
There’s a shift in energy from the 20th onwards as this is when there’s a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries. This is the second New Moon in this sector of your horoscope and the first took place on March 21st. Therefore the two dates could be linked.
This Solar Eclipse is the first in a new eclipse cycle which cuts across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac and lasts until March 2025. This is about your social life, how you spend your leisure time and your connection to children and lovers.
On its own, this eclipse would be a turbo-powered New Moon, a symbol of new beginnings and a chance to accelerate growth. However, the planet Pluto is square to the Sun and Moon, so there’s a theme of endings as well as new beginnings.
Admittedly, the Sun has to enter earth sign Taurus before perfecting its square aspect to Pluto in Aquarius. Yet, this happens on the same day, the 20th so the two big events may be linked.
Love could arouse strong emotions and not everyone may be happy with what takes place. Take your time on or around the 20th and don’t rush into a new relationship hell-for-leather.
Work & Money
Also this month, it’s important to pay close attention to work and money matters. Talk planet Mercury is in Taurus and this sector of your horoscope from the 3rd. Plus, the Sun enters Taurus and your work and health sector on the 20th.
In addition, action planet Mars is in Cancer and your joint finance sector throughout April. Therefore, it looks as if you may need to get active when it comes to money. This might involve a mortgage or loan, an inheritance or investment.
Work and money are aligned on the 8th when there’s a lovely Mercury-Mars connection. Walk your talk and ensure you get paid what you deserve. The two planets meet again on the 24th but, this time around, Mercury’s retrograde. This could necessitate a renegotiation where work or money’s concerned.
On the 21st, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus and remains on go slow until May 15th. This is often a time when you have to slow down, ready or not.
It may be important to be more flexible and adaptable than usual. Focus on your everyday routine and how your work fits in around this. This may be about your lifestyle and health as well as your job, so ensure you pay equal attention to your mind, body and soul.
The best way to use the Mercury retrograde phase is to take a step back and review or reconsider your situation. Look after yourself and don’t rush into anything. Ideally, put off a big work or health decision until mid-May when the stars are aligned in a good way.
Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments between April 21st to May 15th. Here are some top tips:
- triple check the tech
- be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
- double-check everything, read the small print
- chase up old contacts, revisit the past
- use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
- rest & retreat when you can
- do your research & explore your options ready to act when Mercury turns direct
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