Well, we all made it through a very challenging March and now can welcome April and the blossoming of spring into our lives. Mercury is moving quickly through the end of Aries and enters Taurus on April 4th.
Mercury is going retrograde on April 21 through May 4th and the little dude moves from 15 degrees Taurus back to 5 degrees Taurus. So, if you have any planets within those degrees you may feel the effects in your reasoning ability, communication and travel plans, just to name a few of the things Mercury rules. The dictum of “don’t sign, don’t buy” for big ticket items or contracts during the retrograde period is a safe approach to take.
Venus moves forward from 18 degrees Taurus and enters Gemini on April 12th and clears the 21st degree of Gemini at month’s end.
Venus is quite social in the sign it rules, Taurus, and also lots of fun when in Gemini so accept all invitations to do things and meet new people.
Mars is still out of bounds until May 4th in its current journey from 3 to 18 degrees Cancer on April 30th. We still have the volatility and potential extremes that an out of bounds Mars brings so if you have planets within those degrees of Cancer, be aware you could take an extreme position in some way or extra risk during the time Mars is close to that degree. Check out what house Mars is moving through for more information about how this could manifest for you.
Jupiter begins the month at 19 Aries and moves to 26 degrees by the end of the month. The Sun will be conjunct Jupiter between the 9th and the 19th with the exact degree of conjunction at 21 degrees Aries on April 11. This is generally considered to be a fortunate situation and may bring some good luck to anyone who has a planet or two around that degree.
Saturn is creeping forward in Pisces from 2 to 5 degrees this month. The first 3 degrees of any sign are considered to be weak but we will start to get a better sense of how Saturn will behave in Pisces this time by about the middle of the month. Also you can look back at your life 29 years ago to get a clue about how it manifested in your past.
Uranus moves from 16 degrees 47’ to 18 degrees 22’ Taurus this month so there is still some financial instability and more news coming out about the markets and inflation across the globe. Uranus tends to wind up people’s nervous systems and can also cause sleeplessness. Do your best to unwind from the day before going to bed to counteract this situation. Sleep is restorative to all systems in the body and we all need to remain calm and be well rested to do our best.
Neptune now at 25 degrees 43’ of Pisces gets to 26 degrees 42’ Pisces at the end of the month so watery conditions will continue to persist in many parts of the world. We are not out of the drought just because many reservoirs are filling up as the underground aquifers take centuries to replenish themselves. But this largesse of water will help us all in the short term, particularly in the western US. Expect another round of extreme conditions when the massive snow packs in the western mountains melt.
Pluto is at 0 degrees, 8’ Aquarius and moves to 0 degrees 21’ Aquarius this month. In May Pluto will go retrograde and go back over these degrees. It’s too soon to tell how Pluto’s influence will actually manifest in this sign as it just dipped his “lord of the underworld” toe into this sign. We’ll have a better idea in 2026 as he clears the 3rd degree and it becomes more clear what kind of transformation is warranted to unfold over the next 20 years.
Live your life, be happy, help others if you can and just be a good human steward of the planet.
Read your Sun sign and Rising sign for best results:
Aries — March 21-April 19: With Jupiter in your sign all month along with the Sun until the 20th you have abundant energy and some good fortune to go with it so make the most of the good vibes around you. It’s a good time to ask for favors with this aspect. You might be a little sensitive around the 4th and 5th as the Sun goes by Chiron’s degree. It’s temporary but it can also illuminate an area within your life that needs to be healed. The 18th and 19th are very positive days for you. The new Moon and solar eclipse on the evening of the 19th can bring in a new beginning for you.
Taurus — April 20-May 20: Venus and Uranus are in your sign so there are unexpected pleasures and events in your life coming in from many directions. Enjoy the effects of this exciting combo but don’t overdo it. Mercury joins the group on the 3rd but goes retrograde on the 15th, going back to 5 degrees on May 4th. Mars in your 3rd house gives you lots of invitations or events to attend but since Mars is out of bounds you could be tempted to take unnecessary risks. Don’t do it as Uranus in your sign has a signature of the unexpected or chaotic circumstances, just dial back your enthusiasm and don’t get competitive right now. Your stellar days are the 20th, after the eclipse and the 21st. Enjoy.
Gemini — May 21-June 21: You may connect with women from your past during this month whatever that might mean for you. Be clear within yourself about the truth about yourself. It’s a bit early for a relationship to gain traction, but you’ll have better luck next month with that aspect of life. April 6th could indicate new information comes in and a new direction opens for you. Go towards it before the 14th. The Mercury retrograde on the 15th has some secrets to share with you that may bring confusion. This new direction and new information may feel like some sort of strange trial run but it will lead somewhere. Your lucky days are the 22nd, 23rd, and most of the 24th until sunset.
Cancer — June 22-July 23: Mars at 3 degrees Cancer is your personal energizer bunny this month but do be careful about taking risks as this “out of bound” Mars is prone to be extreme behaviors. Jupiter and the Sun bring some extra attention or luck to your professional life so it’s a good time to ask for a raise or a promotion around the 11th. You have a longing to connect with someone and it might even be someone from your past. Know yourself and what you really want before getting involved. The 25th and 26th are your most fortunate days.
Leo — July 24-August 23: With 5 planets and the north node transiting the top of your chart this month, you may receive recognition and praise when you least expect it. There are very positive vibes around you, particularly in the first 2 weeks of the month. Take advantage of what is coming your way as it will suit you and you will feel that it is long overdue. Accept it and enjoy it. These transits favor expansion in your career and professional life. Best days to savor the good things in life are the 1st, the 27th, 28th and most of the daylight hours of the 29th.
Virgo — August 24-September 22: With your ruling planet, Mercury, having a retrograde period starting mid-month, in earthy Taurus and your 9th house of beliefs, foreign interests and higher knowledge you may find yourself focusing on a trip to a foreign country. There is also a focused interest money, insurances and end of life preparation regarding wills and inheritance. Things are busy for you but you are determined to get through it. Your stellar days are the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and the 30th.
Libra — September 23-October 22: With Venus still moving through Taurus and then into Gemini on the 15th, you should be experiencing some interesting new connections and events. The Aries energy of Jupiter and the Sun are opposite your Libra signature, however, it can still be quite beneficial and supportive for you and your partner if you are with someone. The vibes around the 11th are particularly potent for good luck and opportunity. Be available for opening up to the next step in your evolution. Your 7th and 8th houses are very active this month as you will be considering options regarding partnerships, investments and life’s deeper mysteries. Great days to enjoy life are the 5th and 6th.
Scorpio — October 23-November 22: Mars is very active right now and energizing your actions. Take care to not take any risks, however, as this out-of-bound Mars is prone to excessive behaviors. There is some instability surrounding partnerships right now so you must try to be available and to pay some attention to that part of life. Your health is in good shape with Jupiter and the Sun transiting there so you have abundant energy for your work and routines. It is also a good time to begin a health regimen. Best days for that are the 7th, 8th, and the AM hours of 9th.
Sagittarius — November 23-December 20: With transiting Saturn in early Pisces at the bottom of your chart there could be a situation starting to present itself regarding your family of origin or ancestors. The family will be making an effort to connect to each other and communication will increase. While you may want to avoid what will likely be a serious discussion or grave situation, you have to be a part of the process and you have a voice. And yes, there can also be some fun activities in the midst of the other thing. Enjoy those times and stay in the present moment without judgment about what is happening. Remember to take care of your health as well. Your stellar days are the 10th and 11th.
Capricorn — December 21-January 20: There is a new beginnings signature for Cappy’s this month as Pluto has left the building and Saturn has moved into the watery and mutable Pisces. Be ready for some major changes after the last 5 years Saturn spent in its own signs. That, along with the Sun and Jupiter in fellow cardinal sign Aries wants you to shake things up and start anew. Maybe you need to redefine your mission statement and add something new to the mix to flow with the new vibes of the times. Even Venus and Uranus in Taurus support that position. Best days to make that known are the 12th and 13th.
Aquarius — January 21-February 19: This is a new cycle for you as Pluto entered your sign, however briefly this year and Saturn left it and moved into Pisces, the 12th sign of the zodiac. There is some unfinished business to attend to or possibly some karmic circumstance that needs to be handled. It is wise to also watch your health very carefully. You’ll have a better idea of what this is are the month progresses. Good days to make amends or make a deal are the 14th and 15th.
Pisces — February 20-March 20: With Saturn slowly progressing into your sign there are some things that are slowing down for you to take notice of how you want to proceed from here on in. You have some financial concerns that need to be attended to and your relationships with your siblings and children gain prominence. This is a good time to also voice your concerns about certain limitations you may be experiencing as well as what you would like to happen. Be honest and don’t play the victim, we all have choices. Best days to make those choices are the 16th and 17th.
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April 2023 Monthly Horoscopes