By the time you’re reading this, Aries season will be in full swing and go-getter Mars (the planetary ruler of Aries) will be in fast-paced and multifaceted Gemini. And although there will be multiple planets in ambitious and adventurous Aries this month (including a New Moon in Aries on the 5th) and things will feel like they’re moving at lightning speed, we’ll find that April is not necessarily about doing more or doing everything.
April will be more of a month where we’ll need to be smart about what we do and adaptable in how we do it, especially with three planets (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto) going retrograde. This theme continues when the confident Sun enters grounded and determined Taurus on April 20, which will push us to focus on the things that we value and the amount of work we’re willing to put into getting them.
With expansive Jupiter going retrograde in Sagittarius on April 10 for the next four months, we may be asked to pare down and focus on the things that we really want, opposed to spreading ourselves too thin and too far. For some of us, this Jupiter retrograde can show us where need to have more faith or optimism.
When Pluto takes its five-month backspin (beginning on April 24) in no-nonsense Capricorn, it’s all about facing our fears while Saturn’s five-month retrograde In Capricorn (beginning on April 29) will ask that we reexamine where we’ve been avoiding accountability, taking on too much responsibility, or blindly following the rules.
And with the second (yet rare) Full Moon happening in partnership-oriented Libra on the 19th, we get another chance to get our relationships right.
Aries (March 21 - April 19):
Your birthday season is in full swing and this month, the cosmos is making sure you don’t leave the party empty handed. One of the gifts you’ll be receiving this month is the New Moon in Aries on April 5. With this moon landing in your zone of self-image and confidence, you get the cosmic reset button that you need to make this birthday year (your new year) one of your best.
Look to this moon to help you with setting intentions and executing plans around looking and feeling your best, as well as your overall success and goals. Since expansive Jupiter will go retrograde in Sagittarius (your zone of travel and opportunity) beginning on April 10, part of your homework for the next few months is examining where you may need to be more optimistic and where you may need to let go of things that your heart isn’t truly invested in. Look to chatty Mercury entering Aries on April 17, to help you with getting clear and focused.
On the 19th, the Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of partnership, bringing a significant relationship to the light. Under this moon, you could get some clarity around the status or state of a relationship, which could prompt a goodbye, a new chapter, or the opportunity to clear the air and balance things out. By the 20th, when the confident Sun steps into Taurus and into your zone of income and self-worth, it’s time to work on stacking your coins.
Taurus season could reward you for your hard work with some extra money or a new gig. And with magnetic Venus entering Aries on April 20 as well, you’ll find that it’ll be hard for folks to say no to you. Venus in Aries will give you the right mixture of charm, allure, and style to attract who and what you want. On the 24th, when Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, followed by Saturn’s retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th, it’s time to evaluate whether your thirst for success is getting in the way of your happiness and self-confidence.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20):
Happy Birthday, Taurus! The spotlight turns to you this month and it’s time for your moment in the sun. Before you turn-up though, expect the April 5 New Moon in Aries (landing in your zone of rest and retreat), to help you with turning over a new leaf when it comes to taking better care of your emotional and spiritual health. Under this moon you might consider beginning a spiritual practice or making it your mission to get more sleep.
With bountiful Jupiter going retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of finances and intimacy, on April 10; your homework for the next few months includes being savvier about how you manage your resources, your psychic/energetic resources included. On the 17th, when busy Mercury enters Aries, look to Mercury in Aries to help you be more mindful of what you’re giving your focus and attention to. This could be the perfect time for media/social media cleanse.
On April 19th, the Full Moon in Libra spotlights your zone of health and well-being. With this being the second full moon in a month to hit this zone of your chart, you might finally get the push you need to leave a soul-sucking job or pare down your busy schedule to something more manageable. In terms of your health, this full moon could highlight where you may need to cut back on some of your indulgences.
Come the 20th, when the confident Sun moves into Taurus, your zone of self-image; you should find your confidence, strength, and overall vitality on the rise. Success will be closer than you think. On that same day, Venus moves into Aries, bringing the focus back to how you feel on the inside. Look to Venus’ stay here to help you tap into your creative energy and your sense of compassion. Though in matters of the heart, be wary of over idealizing someone. On the 24th when powerful Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn (your zone of travel and education) followed by Saturn retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th, it may be time to stop clinging to a doctrine, belief system, or school of thought that may be stymying your growth.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20):
There’s this saying that goes something like: “show me your friends and I’ll tell you what you’re about.” And this month, you’re pushed to take a closer look at the kind of company you keep as you need to surround yourself with more people that are on your wavelength rather than giving too much time or attention to people who aren’t. Luckily the New Moon in Aries on April 5, lands in your zone of friendship to help you with seeking out and maintaining connections with a higher caliber of folks; people that not only will rally around you in your time of need, but those that can also introduce you to bigger and better things.
With abundant Jupiter going retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of partnership, on April 10; you may find out where you need to scale back in your relationships, especially those that feel lopsided. On another note, this moon can also be helpful for you when it comes to figuring out ways to best serve the communities you belong to. A little help towards others in need could go a long way.
On the 19th, the Full Moon in Libra illuminates your zone of romance and creativity; which could put you and a creative project in the spotlight or show you where you may need to stop playing yourself small. In terms of love, this moon could encourage you to walk away from a lackluster love affair or bring the single life to an end.
When the Sun moves into Taurus on the 20th, it’s time for you to withdraw a bit from the spotlight and focus on how you’re feeling on the inside. Although go-getter Mars will be in Gemini all month, you’ll find that you’re being pushed to focus and control your energy, rather than spread it all over the place. Also on the 20th, charming Venus enters Aries, which pushes up your popularity. Look to Venus in Aries to help you turn networking and creative connections into dollars. On the 24th, powerful Pluto begins its five-month retrograde in Capricorn (your zone of intimacy and finances), followed by Saturn retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th; making it time to let go of unhealthy attachments, especially to other people and to review where you may be overextending yourself financially.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22):
You’re moving on up this month where your goals and career are concerned. One reason for this is because there will be a potent New Moon in ambitious Aries landing in your zone of fame and achievement on April 5. Under the influence of this new moon, you could receive a promotion or get the opportunity to cover some serious ground in your career.
With growth-oriented Jupiter going retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of work and health, on April 10; it’s not about how much you’re doing but more about how well you’re doing it. This may mean that you need to streamline your schedule and take any unnecessary work off your schedule. It may also mean focusing less on getting things perfect and focusing more on just getting things done. With chatty Mercury entering Aries on the 17th, don’t be surprised if you get called to present or speak in front of a major audience. With Mercury in your career zone, people will have all eyes and ears on you. Make sure to study up and get ready to show off your expertise.
Come April 19, the Full Moon in Libra illuminates your zone of home and family, which could give you the opportunity to let bygones be bygones with a family member or the chance to relocate if moving to a new space has been on your list of priorities. Though this moon will be happening in your home zone, in some ways it will be pushing you to step out of your comfort zone and break away from the past.
On the 20th, the Sun moves to Taurus and into your zone of friendship. With the Sun here, it’s time to capitalize on the clout you’ll be getting as a result of your professional reputation. At the same time, if it’s been a while since you’ve spent time with friends, look to the end of the month to connect with the people you love. When magnetic Venus enters Aries (also on the 20th), your career gets a gold star. On the 24th, Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of partnership, along with Saturn retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th. Under this cosmic combination, it may be time to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths around a relationship.
Leo (July 23 - August 22):
You’re in the mood for something bigger and better this month and the New Moon in Aries landing in your zone of travel and opportunity, on April 5, will help you with going after what you want. If it’s been a while since you’ve had some adventure, this moon will push you to branch out and explore. You could do this by way of travel or taking up a new subject to study. Most of all, this moon will help you in abandoning old and outworn beliefs in favor for a fresh outlook and a willingness to do things differently than you’ve done them before.
With happy-go-lucky Jupiter going retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of love and creativity (April 10), some of your lessons for the month center on figuring out where you could stand to be a little more conscientious of your romantic and creative energy. As the old saying goes: be careful of casting your pearls to swine. If your heart isn’t truly into someone or something, it may be time to let it go. You deserve love and experiences that fill you with unabashed joy and passion.
On the 17th, when Mercury moves into Aries, you can get the most out of this planetary power by enrolling in a class, crafting work to get published, or taking an educational trip. With Venus entering Aries on the 20th, it’s possible that you could find love abroad or with someone of another culture.
Also on the 20th, the Sun moves into Taurus, your zone of career and achievement. With the Sun here, you’ll be ready to put your professional talents on stage, for all the word to see. As a result, you could hit a major career milestone or receive some form of public recognition for your expertise and work. Before then, the Full Moon in Libra (April 19) illuminates your zone of communication, helping you to clear the air with a friend or sibling, or to bring some big attention to something you’re working on.
On the 24th, powerful Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn (your zone of health and work) followed by Saturn retrograde on the 29th. With the help of these two planetary powerhouses, you’ll be ready to break some unhealthy habits.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22):
Thanks to the New Moon in fiery Aries landing in your zone of intimacy and rebirth on April 5, you can expect the first half of the month to kick off with a bang. Under this moon, you’ll be pushed to explore the depths of your feelings, which could help you with facing your fears and getting the chance to heal from past wounds. While this new moon energy won’t necessarily be warm and fuzzy for you, it can help you to get brutally honest with yourself or a partner, helping you to reclaim your personal power and break unhealthy patterns around intimacy, financial security, and worthiness.
With expansive Jupiter going retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of home and family, on April 10; your homework is to work on letting go of old programming and inherited family beliefs that may be stunting your personal growth and confidence. With Mercury entering Aries on April 17, your intuition will be laser sharp. Make sure you trust it.
On the 19th, the Full Moon in Libra lights up your zone of income and self-worth; pushing you to let go of a job or any other situation where you may be feeling undervalued and underpaid. If you want to get ahead, this moon encourages you to realize just how much you’re worth.
With money-making Venus entering Aries on the 20th, you could receive some extra cash by way of a commission or contract, a return on a financial investment, or your partner. Hosting Venus here also means that a hot, steamy romance could take off. Though can you be brave enough to allow someone to see you as you truly are? Meanwhile, on the 20th, the Sun moves into Taurus, your zone of travel and opportunity, which could give you a serious case of wanderlust.
Know that your star shines brightest now when you dare to explore. On the 24th, powerful Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of creativity and romance, followed by Saturn retrograde on the 29th. Look to Saturn and Pluto to help you with breaking old patterns to help you celebrate your authentic self.
Libra (September 23 - October 22):
Although your zodiac sign is the sign that’s associated with partnership and relationships and you’ll find yourself focusing more on relationships this month than any other month; the cosmos is giving you the chance to focus largely on those that fuel and support you.
With the New Moon in Aries activating your zone of partnership and marriage on April 5, you could meet someone with commitment potential when it comes to love. With this zone also connected to business partnerships, the new moon marks the perfect time to collaborate with people who skills and talents compliment yours.
Since expansive Jupiter will be going retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of communication, on April 10; the next few months is a good time to scale back on social commitments and conversations with others that bring little to no growth or opportunity to your life. Overall, Jupiter retrograde will help you to avoid spreading yourself thin or overpromising on things you might not be able to deliver.
On the 17th, chatty Mercury enters Aries, marking the weeks that follow as a good time to negotiate or sign contracts. Mercury in Aries will also help introduce you to tons of new people, which could be beneficial for your professional life. With love planet Venus entering Aries on the 20th, your love life gets a big boost too. Though with the Full Moon in Libra igniting your zone of self-image and confidence on April 19, the second one to hit this zone in a month, your goal is to break free of relationships that may stifle you or take you for granted.
With the Sun moving into grounded Taurus on the 20th and into your zone of intimacy and finances, you’ll find yourself focused on getting your money under control as well as any relationship that’s been too emotionally taxing on you. The cosmos is teaching you how to put yourself first for a change. When powerful Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn ( your home zone) on April 24, followed by Saturn’s retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th, it’s time to start releasing toxic relatives, buried anger, and anything else that’s been festering for you in your emotional life.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21):
You’re no stranger to hard work but this month it’s all about working smarter and not harder. That’s because you’ll have the New Moon in Aries activating your zone of health and work on April 5. With the new moon pushing you to take better care of your health and well-being, as well as your time management, you’ll have the opportunity to start feeling better and being more productive. You might even consider taking on an assistant or delegating some tasks to others, so you can take some of the work off your shoulders.
Now that expansive Jupiter will be going retrograde in Sagittarius (April 10), your zone of income and self-worth, you might find yourself reevaluating whether or not the tasks currently on your plate are worth your time and energy, especially when it comes to financial compensation. At the same time, just because you’re getting paid to do something doesn’t always mean what you’re doing is a good use of your time.
On the 17th, busy Mercury enters Aries, ramping up your schedule and list of things to do. Utilize Mercury’s powers to help you prioritize what’s important and to improve your way of doing things. Love planet Venus will be entering Aries on the 20th, to help you with enjoying what you do.
When it comes to exercise and fitness, a fun approach will help you stay on track. Meanwhile, on the 19th, the Full Moon in Libra could be quite cathartic for you as you’re pushed to slow down and clean house on an emotional and energetic level. Give yourself space to rest and heal. Also, on the 20th, the Sun moves to stable Taurus, your zone of partnership.
Hosting the Sun in this zone could put you in contact with influential people, while also helping you to find success through joint efforts and collaborations. A longstanding relationship could also improve with the Sun here. On the 24th, powerful Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of communication, followed by serious Saturn going retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th, it’s time to start giving your mental energy and attention that are actually worth your energy and attention.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21):
Love is in the air this month for you thanks to a passionate New Moon in Aries landing in your zone of romance and creativity on April 5. With this moon working its magic for you, you could meet someone that sets your heart ablaze. If you already have a bae, this moon could help you with rekindling the spark between you. And with love planet Venus entering Aries on the 20th, chances are you won’t be sitting home alone on the weekend (unless you want to), as potential mates and dates will be falling over themselves to get to you. Meanwhile, on April 10, Jupiter (your planetary ruler) goes retrograde in Sagittarius – your zone of confidence and self-image.
Over the next four months, your job will be to reevaluate where you might be overextending yourself (especially when it comes to things hindering your growth), overindulging, and where you can use more faith in yourself. If you want to make the most of the gifts that Jupiter has to offer you, it may be time to switch some things up.
On the 17th, curious Mercury enters Aries, ramping up your sense of adventure and thirst for fresh experiences. This could be a good time to start a creative project or invest time in a hobby, as it could stoke your passion and bring you joy. Mercury in Aries could also help you with breaking through writer’s block or honing your creative skills. Overall, the theme for you this month is to go where the fun is.
On the 19th, the Full Moon in Libra lands in your zone of friendship, which could both raise your popularity (largely on a professional level) and push you to leave behind a group or circle of people you no longer identify with. Either way, you’re being pushed to be more intentional about the connections you share with others.
By the 20th, the Sun enters practical Taurus and enters your zone of health and work, pushing you to be more intentional with your time and the way that you care for your body. On the 24th, powerful Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your money zone, followed by Saturn retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th. Over the next few months your job is to reassess your relationship to scarcity and abundance.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19):
During the first half of the month the big focus for you is on your home and family. If you’ve been considering moving or relocating to a new home, starting a family, or looking to heal the connection that you have with a parent or loved one, this could be the month to do it. That’s because you’ll have a powerful New Moon in Aries activating your zone of home and family on April 5. Though this moon won’t only highlight a chance to start fresh on the home front, it will also push you to pay more attention to your emotional well-being.
If you haven’t been feeling as emotionally nourished as you should, this new moon could help you get on the right track. With growth-oriented Jupiter going retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of rest and retreat, on April 10; the theme around spiritual and emotional nourishment continues. Look to Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius to pull you inward and help you reconnect to the Divine and your sense of faith.
When chatty Mercury moves to Aries on April 17, expect things to get very busy around your house. Mercury’s stay in Aries could be a good time for a home organization project or getting rid of stuff you no longer need. Communication with family should improve as well.
On the 19th, the spotlight turns to your career as the Full Moon in Libra could have you hitting a major milestone or saying goodbye to a dead-end position in favor of something better. Just don’t underestimate yourself or the impact you’re making on others.
Having the Sun move to Taurus and into your zone of creativity and romance on the 20th will help you to put your talents on full on display; helping to improve your confidence. In love, you can win too. Meanwhile, also on the 20th, Venus enters Aries. Redecorating or spending more time at home could be a boost for your spirits. Come April 24 when Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of self-image, followed by Saturn’s retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th; it’s time to assess where you may be giving too much of your power away and where you may need to make peace with your shadow.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18):
The focus is on your thoughts and words as the New Moon in Aries ignites your zone of communication on April 5. Under the influence of this new moon, you may be pushed to examine the ways in which negative or pessimistic thinking may be blocking you so you can turn things around. This moon can help you with seeing options and solutions where there may have been none before.
If you’ve been looking to initiate a project that requires some extra brain power or a focus on writing or media, or looking to take up a new skill, this moon can also be helpful. With communicative Mercury entering Aries on the 17th and charming Venus entering Aries on the 20th, the power of your mind will be hard to ignore. Not only will you have the charm to win people over, but you’ll also have the gift to speak what you want into being; making the quality of your thoughts and words all the more important.
Meanwhile, abundant Jupiter goes retrograde on April 10, in Sagittarius – your zone of friendship and future plans. Under Jupiter retrograde, you may need to reassess your current circle of friends and examine whether you have the freedom to truly be yourself among them and whether you need to step away from certain people. At the same time, Jupiter retrograde can show you where you might be feeling a bit directionless and how you can get back on track.
On the 20th, when the Sun moves to stable Taurus, your zone of home and family, your work is to get as grounded and centered as you possibly can this month, as operating from a place of calm and security can give you the fuel you need to take a challenge head on. Too, don’t underestimate the power of family. Later in the month when transformative Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn (April 24), your zone of rest and retreat, followed by Saturn retrograde in Capricorn on April 29; it’s time to address and unpack your wounds. Working with a therapist or spiritual healer can bring you just the kind of catharsis that you need.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20):
Your finances continue to improve this month, thanks to a New Moon and multiple planets entering Aries, your zone of income and self-worth. With the New Moon in Aries hitting this zone on April 5, you get some extra cosmic mojo coming your way that can help you with securing the bag. A new job could be on the horizon as could a bonus or raise.
With analytical Mercury entering Aries on the 17th and magnetic Venus entering Aries on the 20th, this month is the perfect time for going after any financial opportunities that catch your eye. Just be careful of underselling yourself or settling for less than what you’re worth as Aries is a sign that’s all about being the best and getting the best. This is the time to make sure you’re getting the best too. Meanwhile, when it comes to managing your dollars, Mercury in Aries will ask that you be a bit more vigilant about where your money is going.
Since Jupiter will be retrograde in Sagittarius, your zone of career and achievement, beginning on April 10; your mission under this retrograde will be to reassess the current projects you’re working on and whether you may need to scale back. Jupiter retrograde will also show you where you may need to take a leap of faith towards reaching a goal or to reassess what’s truly important to you when it comes to success.
By the 19th, the Full Moon in Libra illuminates your zone of intimacy and finances, which could help you with letting go of an ex or find the means of reducing the amount of debt you have. Overall, this full moon wants to empower you. On the 20th, the Sun enters creative Taurus and enters your zone of communication, pushing you to get out and network, make connections, and make your voice heard. The conversations you have now could lead to opportunity.
On the 24th, transformative Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your zone of friendship and future plans, followed by Saturn retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th. Under this cosmic combo, you may need to come to grips with your lack of boundaries with someone in your circle.