April is a month of movement and spring cleaning – not just in the physical sense, but very much so for the emotional, psychological and spiritual. With two long retrogrades kicking off this month and Mercury going direct, we are urged to look inward to clean out whatever hold us back from propelling into new projects or lifestyles.
We all know April 1st as being a day of practical jokes and hilarious pranks, but it is also the first Sunday following the first full moon of the Spring Equinox/Astrological New Year/Ostara, making it Easter Sunday. These two holidays have not landed on the same day since 1956!
The very next day, April 2nd, we have a wonderful Mars-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn. While these two planets don’t work very well together, being in the disciplined and earthly sign of Capricorn, we can expect this day to be rather harmonious with influencing us to create efficient plans to new projects and to handle any conflict with ease.
However, just a week later, on April 9th we are graced with a difficult square from the Sun in Aries and a Capricorn moon which places much restriction when trying to rush anything. Many will face unrealized expectations and have to deal with not receiving what they want. Making peace with this realization will serve much better than trying to bang on a door that is bolted shut.
On April 15 we are gifted a lucky day to take chances or to start something new with Mercury direct, which is in conjunction with Uranus as well as a New Moon all being in Aries. This is one of the most important days of the year when it comes to moving past borders or even taking a risk on a gamble. Not only that, but with Mercury going direct, it brings forth a better flow of communication and clears the air from any technological upsets.
However, this cosmic window doesn’t stay open for long as just two days later, on April 17th, Saturn turns retrograde which urges us to turn inwards to reflect on unfinished business for the next 5 months. It is best not to take this energy into environmental/outer issues, but rather take a deeper look within at what we need to understand about ourselves when it comes to self-discipline and if our long-term goals are coinciding with our current lifestyle.
Not only do we have Saturn making its reverse motion, but Chiron also enters Aries where it will spend about 8 years transiting. This is a time of both wounding and healing when it comes to self-worth and confidence issues.
The Sun moves into earthly Taurus on April 19 which signals a time of plenty as well as planting new seeds – literally. For those with a green thumb, this is a perfect day to start on that garden you’ve been dreaming of. Sun in Taurus is all about stability, growth, and indulgence in things that give us a sense of pleasure that relate to deeper values, such as love, self, and supporting others. This Venus-ruled sign is appreciated best when we start tucking a little extra money into a savings account, add something to our beauty regime, and literally smelling the flowers which are starting to bloom.
A few days later we are greeted with our second major retrograde of the year, Pluto, which will also be in this backwards motion for the next 5 months. However, the planet of power comes to a deeper level than Saturn and touches the depths of our soul. There will be a time of immense Shadow Work when it comes to healing wounds from this life and prior ones, allowing us to purge what hurts by making sense of it. Although Pluto is not so much of a personal planet because of its distance, it can also influence our environment or social movements such as government and activism.
Both Saturn and Pluto being retrograde in Capricorn are not only symbols of government, but also extremely ‘occultic’ when dealing with organized religion that predates Christianity. We can already see how much society has awaken when realizing our true shamanic or pagan roots, and so this astrological influence can ignite a time of many moving their soul-searching inward when looking beyond the confides of mainstream religion. Also, with Chiron moving into Aries, this also influences a mass-scale awakening when it comes to how we take care of the planet and a renewed sense of passion or energy in how we can take better care of it.
April leaves with an intensity with a Scorpio Full Moon on the 29th. This energy gives us the extra push to cleaning out our closets, both in the physical sense and within the depths of our soul. This Moon magnifies the retrogrades and gives that extra kick to get things done, when letting go, or recycling what no longer serves us. This ‘Spring Cleaning’ or ‘Clearing’ is meant to make room for Beltane, an ancient holiday on May 1st which symbolizes a time of fertility and starting new projects.
What Does April Have in Store for Your Zodiac Sun Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
8 of Swords
Happy Birthday Aries! You do have a lot of cosmic influences under your sign, making this month rather influential on you. However, while you do have a lot of good coming your way this month, you feel restricted or that you have little control over certain things which you feel are falling apart, rather than falling into place.
April gifts you a change in direction that can alter your future dramatically, but, it can be good if you choose to get your head out of the gutter and back onto the playing field. You are all for challenges, and will tackle anything head-on, although you might be feeling a bit emotionally and physically lethargic, or that you are too far away from somewhere else that you’d rather be. You need to make the most of what you’ve got, and count your blessings, because more is bound to come through.
The beginning of the month is what might be getting down, as it feels rather slow-moving and with so many placements in Capricorn being highlighted, it seems to work against you. However, when you hit mid-month with Mercury going direct and an Aries conjunction with the Sun, Full Moon, and Uranus, you will feel more yourself and will most likely have an endless amount of energy to get back into the saddle.
As the other cards will tell, you have endless support in your corner and all the right tools to dominate April. Believe in yourself this month, Aries, because all is possible with the right sense of will-power and determination to succeed, which you have plenty of!
GENERAL / SELF
Son of Cups
What are you searching for, Taurus? Or, more importantly, what you are trying to achieve?
April might ask for a more heart-centered, or even right-brained approach over your rationality. You are working through some stuff that isn’t the easiest, but, your perspective and the way you go about the challenges you will be faced with is what will determine your success this month.
News is coming to you from an unexpected source, perhaps someone new to your circle, and it is something that touches your heart and has you up in the clouds with the possibilities it brings. However, your logic tends to kick in and doubt a good thing, or even consider the long-run with what the future will bring, or if it will even last that long. Stability is what you need to focus on – stability and the endurance of this opportunity.
This is a month for you to follow your heart, but to also take your brain with you! You don’t want to rush into anything, but you also don’t want to miss out on a golden opportunity. It might be better for you to hold off on any decisions until mid-late month when the Sun enters your sign.
GENERAL / SELF
Father of Swords
While things seemed to be going against you last month, it seems that April offers a bit of the same, but also some movement out of the stationary gutter you felt so stuck in. You will feel much better around the end of the month, when Venus enters your sign on the 24th. Before then, however, you will have to run strictly on logic and allow your mental energy to take the lead. It is important that you think things through, and do not commit to anything unless you have thought it out, as well as seek out advice from ones you trust and whom are more experienced in the situation you are questioning.
You are also urged to look at the bigger picture, but not to overlook the minor details which are connected to it. You will be surrounded by support, and so do not hesitate to delegate tasks to others when trying to leap towards the finish line, as you can’t take care of everything on your own and will need the help that’s given.
Your ambition is what will save you this month, so do your best to move beyond what you feel has been blocking you within these past few months.
GENERAL / SELF
As one door closes, another opens. Cancer, you have a challenging time with letting certain things go, and it seems that April is here to help you master that art.
Something is coming to an end, and you might not be completely happy with it, as it seems it is out of your control, or the situation itself is hard to deal with. You must remember, it is only darkest before the dawn, and the sun will always rise again offering new life and hope.
Life is cyclic in that after a death, comes a birth of something to take its place. So, just because something is ending, doesn’t mean it’s the end to all.
A positive attitude might be hard to have this month, but with some deep soul-searching, you will come to find the conclusion, or closure, needed to adapt a higher awareness which promotes a change in perspective in how you see things.
Let go of whatever is slipping away from you and know that something soon will enter your life which will be far more rewarding than resisting the universe’s plan to usher in new growth
GENERAL / SELF
IV the Emperor
April is going to be a good month for you, Leo, and it is well-deserved. However, it is going to be busier than the past three months of the year, which means you will need to muster-up the energy to see all things through. This is a month of both opportunity and challenges. As long as you work at a soul-level, keeping your integrity in tact and push forward with action based on higher morals, then you will succeed in all that comes onto your path.
You are also supported by either your significant other, or a person with a sense of authority in you. This person offers you protection as well as any advice you may need, so do not be afraid to reach out, as they feel more valued and appreciated by you when you expose your vulnerabilities and allow them to fight for your needs.
As the other cards foretell, and paired with this one, long-term resolutions regarding your finances, home, or career will be given this month as well. You will have to act on the opportunities that present themselves, as nothing will be solved on its own without your direct influence.
Leos are known for their independence in solving most things on their own, or for being that person everyone can count on, but this month requires you to seek that same support and to appreciate a healthy sense of codependency.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Pentacles
You might have to speak up this month, Virgo, when others seem to be pushing past boundaries, or pushing too much onto your shoulders.
When you are under pressure by expectations or demands or others, you tend to get stuck in a world of anxiety. If you don’t have a good outlet or method for dealing with stress, then it can manifest into your anxiety, making you worried and fearful or even plagued with doubt when trying to accomplish goals or overcome obstacles.
You need what you put out, to be appreciated, or to also be on the receiving end of what you give. Balance is needed in many aspects of your life this month, and you may have to speak up to ensure that it happens, as continuing to go about the way things are now, will only bring you down further. You cannot do everything all at once, you are not an octopus, Virgo! You need to delegate tasks for others, or simply practice the powerful art of saying, “No.”
Hold back a little this month, Virgo, even though its not in your nature to turn someone down that needs your help, you don’t want to be giving to a black hole that just swallows everything up and leaves you feeling depleted.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Wands
For the first part of April, Mercury retrograde is pushing you to get things done, Libra. You might have spent too much time considering details, or perhaps even procrastinating about the work you need to do. Whatever it may be, this is your month to finally get it handled.
Indecision is your strong-point, Libra, although it really isn’t a gift and pretty much a trait that you hate to take claim to, April is going to push you to the finish line with projects and important decisions you have been putting off. You are adaptable, and you can see both sides of the coin, so while you might feel pushed outside your comfort zone, you will make the best of what you can, gracefully as a Libra does.
I feel a sudden shift is coming mid-April as Mercury turns direct. You will be presented with insights and opportunities that rest just outside of the finish line you are currently still working on. This may give you the added push needed to address issues which you have been putting off, or to finally decide on what you want to do. As long as you have done the work in clearing out some space, you can be ready to take on replace it with something special.
While the Full Moon on the 30th is in Scorpio, it changes from Libra earlier that day, and still has a powerful influence on clearing out any debris that keep you stagnate.
GENERAL / SELF
Daughter of Wands
Before you take that leap, Scorpio, check the facts. You are being misled, or perhaps someone is overexaggerating about an opportunity, making it much better than it really is. You might end up putting in more work than you will be paid for, or even worse, picking up the slack others are leaving behind without receiving the credit for it. So, don’t be suckered in, and do your own research before coming to a conclusion or decision.
Gossip is another factor at play this month. You might be told something about someone which is untrue, but the messenger is rather convincing, making it hard to believe anything different. Again, check the facts and do your own research. Mercury is still in retrograde until April 15th, and even then, we have the post shadow for another two weeks, making April overcast in Mercury Rx’s shadow. This means that the thieves and liars are still at play, and you best rise above whatever rabbit-hole they are trying to send you down.
April’s theme for you is, caution, but also positive progress if you chose to pave your own path.
GENERAL / SELF
8 of Swords
You feel stuck, Sagittarius, and this is not a good feeling for you. You want nothing more than to move beyond where you are, but it seems that you will remain in this stagnate place until you have found something deep within which triggers the blockages or resistance you face.
Much like a wild horse, when you feel fenced in, you panic, and sometimes when that happens you react in ways that could cause more harm than good.
The only way you can get over this hurdle is if you detach yourself from the problem and take a look at things from the outside. You might be focusing too hard on it, making you limited in your perspective, which adds to the restrictiveness of the situation.
April is going to be a somewhat difficult month, that is if you decide to keep going at things the way you have in the past, which have not worked. Its simply madness to repeat something over and over again, expecting a different result.
Help is available if you seek it out, someone who is detached from the situation can aid in giving you that objective view of things.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Pentacles
The keyword for you this month, Capricorn, is balance. While there is a lot of cosmic events highlighting your sign, your disciplined self may feel a pull to dive a little deeper, and to color outside the lines for a change, and that’s okay! You can’t always stick to the narrow roads you are so used to, and need to come outside your comfort zone, or more like, expand inwardly in order to achieve the harmonious balance you are seeking.
While April is also an action-packed month full of Aries energy as well, which opposes your sign, you can take this influence inwardly to create the expansion needed. Your ambitious self is going to get an energy boost when it comes to soul-searching this month.
You will be receiving a gift this month which is going to help you accomplish a goal or set you on the right path to deeper realizations and healing. You aren’t one to avoid the dirty work, but sometimes you don’t leave yourself the space to focus on the needs of your heart and soul, and that is exactly what April is going to help you do. Be appreciative of the opportunities and gifts that come your way, but also do not forget to give back to those in need. Pay it forward. Remember, your key word is balance.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Cups
Finally, Aquarius, you catch a lucky break. You’ve been restricted and ordered around like nobody’s business these past few months, but it seems that you have finally put out the white flag and surrendered to the flow of the Universe. You can’t fight fate, Aquarius, and as much as you try to rebel, sometimes you are only hurting yourself in the end.
April is a wonderful month for you in terms of strengthening your social circle or planning for an event that involves others. This is going to be the upliftment you need to get your energy flowing again. Now that you have escaped the restrictive grip of the cosmic lessons you’ve had to endure, you can now refill your cup and recharge off love’s endless supply of energy.
This month offers you more stability and contentment within your relationships, as well as positive resolutions to lingering issues. Focus on togetherness this month and allow love to conquer all. You can count on others this month, so don’t be afraid to reach out.
Clear out your calendar from too much responsibility and carve some time for fun, as you will be receiving plenty of invitations to get out there to enjoy yourself.
GENERAL / SELF
Mother of Swords
Talk about an emotional roller-coaster of a month, Pisces! You might not even know what to feel but are all up in the feels, making things even more confusing for you.
While March was rather pleasant for you, and April offers some wonderfulness as well, it does also bring old wounds resurfacing to be looked at again. You are holding back, for some reason, and you can’t quite put your finger on it. Unless you take the time to search within, you will continue to feel overwhelmed and emotionally out of sorts.
While certain aspects in this reading show you can rely and depend on others, there are other cases where that is not so true, and so you will have to find a good balance of self-reliance, but also realizations on who you can count on.
The best thing you can do for yourself this month, is to investigate what hurts, and finding the right relationships which can help you purge those wounds. However, you do not have an endless supply of resources this month, so don’t go so far outside of yourself when finding the resolutions you need.