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This April, with another 2 weeks to its retrograde, Mercury’s power is at its most potent.
Much is still hidden, so tread carefully, cautiously, and avoid overextending your energy. It’s good to review the nature of our commitments as they will set us out on the course of our lives. When we agree to what isn’t freeing for us, it usually backfires.
As this lunar cycle comes to an end, so too does this Mercury retrograde.
On April 15, Mercury releases us from its wild retrograde ride on the same day of the new moon in Aries. Set up for a powerful refresh as two other heavenly bodies in Aries: innovate Uranus and mental Mercury join in.
On April 29, a full moon in Scorpio brings intensity and emotion in the picture. This full moon can help us transform our buried fears into pure power, but first, we must be willing to plunge into the shadows.
Read the April horoscopes for both your sun sign and your rising sign – your rising sign is how you interact with the world and your sun sign is your personality. Take what resonates with you and leave the rest behind.
Note these important dates and observe what happens to you then:
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. Your magnetism is magnified today. If you have a big pitch or a big confession to make, do it before you have the chance to back out.
April 2: Mars-Saturn meetup. It’s all about pacing yourself today as speedy Mars makes direct contact with cautious Saturn. Combine their energies wisely and you could have a winning formula. Energizing Mars gives you stamina and drive to pursue your goals and grounding Saturn leads the willpower. If you play your cards right, you can hit a new milestone!
April 15: Aries new moon. Happy cosmic New Year, Aries! Today’s new moon in your sign is the perfect time to start writing a new chapter – set intentions for work and your personal life, think of the steps you can take this month, then watch your wishes manifest over the coming 6 months.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. This annual meetup of the self-assured Sun and innovative Uranus both in Aries helps you think outside the box and put your most innovative ideas out there. Spread the word because you could attract an investor or grow your influence.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. You may suddenly take a lighter approach to love, as romantic Venus floats into your third house of friends and sociability. You’re may be attracted to a more “casual” type of relationship or could find yourself surprisingly attracted to someone you’ve only considered a friend.
April 29: Scorpio full moon. A powerhouse of a full moon ignites your eighth house of intimacy. Watch for buried passions to bubble up and surface and take heed. Strong emotions, including jealousy could unexpectedly surface. On a lighter note, this full moon in your wealth corner may score a big victory for you and a new business partner. Take a fresh look at ways you can find a stream of income from real estate or earn from commision.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. As the Sun in Aries meets Mercury, you’ll be all fired up! It’s a great day to use your imagination and intuition since logic and pragmatism may be in short supply.
April 7: Venus-Saturn trine. With your ruler, Venus, in your sign and aligned with future-oriented Saturn, it’s time to stop talking and take action! What next step have you been afraid to take? Hold your breath and take the plunge!
April 11: Venus-Mars trine. With the love planets locked together, this could be one of your most romantic days of the year. Glam up and get out there! Do something adventurous.
April 15: Aries new moon. Goodbyes are the hardest but sometimes endings can also be beginnings. Today and for the next few weeks, you have a golden opportunity to release something that’s been holding you back and begin a new chapter of your life. This annual event in your house of healing will empower you to move on with love, clarity, and gratitude. It’s a powerful time to forgive and make peace with a painful part of your past.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. You could make your mark as an advocate by championing a good cause or an underdog today. If you feel moved to lead a creative project, raise your hand high and volunteer. It’s a great time to voice out your innovative ideas. More likely than not, they’re pure genius.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. It’s time for an upgrade! Over the coming 3 weeks, while magnetic Venus tours your second house of security, raise the bar and your standards. Whenever you can, dress to impress and take the time out to indulge and treat yourself.
April 29: Sun-Saturn trine. Not sure whether you can trust someone? Test the waters with a few low-risk steps. Under this discerning alignment, you’ll be able to tell quickly if someone is true-blue or has an ulterior motive. Have you been trying to get a wobbly collaboration back on its feet? You may see some positive results today.
April 29: Scorpio full moon. The only full moon in your partnership house forces you to deal with your relationships: Are you going all in or calling things off? La luna could also reel in someone with keeper potential. A little skepticism though is never a bad idea, but be willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. You may be pleasantly surprised.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. Take command. Speak your mind. Champion a worthy cause. Your words carry a lot of weight today and a powerful message you give or post could go viral.
April 4: Mercury-Mars square. Don’t expect to see eye to eye with everyone today. Your ruler, cerebral Mercury, is retrograde, which can muddle your communications.
April 11: Venus-Mars trine. Today has the potential to be one of the most romantic days of the year for you. Can you feel it? If you can’t, tune in. If you can, go deeper. The cosmic lovers, Venus and Mars are aligned in your most intuitive and emotional houses. It’s safe to let your guard down and bask in the glow of someone else’s affection.
April 15: Aries new moon. This new moon in your collaborative 11th house connects your to a group of innovative thinkers and doers. You’d be honored to be a part of their organization but patience is the key! Give yourself 6 months to see what your synergy can create.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. Get ready for a romantic power surge! The love planet embarks on her annual trek through your sign, blessing you with that extra dose of sex appeal. Don’t let it get to your head, though.
April 29: Scorpio full moon. The only Scorpio full moon of the year lands in your 6th house of work and service. Have you been carrying more than you can handle? Delegating or getting some extra help would be wise. Over the next few weeks, focus on decluttering and re-organizing to be more productive.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
April 1: Sun meets mercury. Under this charisma-boosting alignment, you’ll have the confidence to boldly speak out for your beliefs, pitch an innovative idea, or schedule an important meeting with a client or influencer.
April 11: Venus-Mars trine. Don’t leave love out of the equation today! This is one of the most auspicious days of the year for romance and you can steer things in almost any direction you want. With your house of technology lit up, unattached Crabs, you could meet someone special online if you’re open.
April 15: Aries new moon. This new moon occuring once a year in your house of career can bring the answer to your professional prayers! Of course, you have to meet the opportunity half way, with preparation and the courage to take necessary action. This could open a whole new chapter in your career.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. Don’t fall in line with the pack under this union of the confident Sun and unconventional Uranus, which happens only once a year. Remember that herd mentality doesn’t create leaders. You’ll get ahead by being audacious and out-of-the-box. You’re earn more respect for keeping it real than you would for being just another sheep in the herd.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. Dial up the fantasy for the next 3 weeks, as the love planet floats into your dreamy twelfth house. By staying open and not immediately zooming in on people’s faults, you can discover an amazing side to them that you wouldn’t have gotten to know otherwise.
April 29: Scorpio full moon. There won’t be any hiding your emotions under the intense once-a-year event, which lights up your passionate fifth house. You could confess your feelings or act on a simmering attraction. Drama will be hard to avoid but the excitement and satisfaction you’ll feel is worth taking the risk and letting yourself go.
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. Feeling bold? Roll the dice, take a risk, and make that big move. If you have something to say, to pitch or need to present a visionary idea, know that the stars have your back.
April 4: Mercury-Mars square. Be careful about biting off more than you can chew or overpromising something and leaving yourself with an impossible assignment. You don’t have to reveal your entire hand. Attempts to “just be honest” could lead to unnecessarily complicated scenarios.
April 15: Aries new moon. Go big or go home! A new moon in your expansive 9th house gives you a forceful push to seize an opportunity that involves travel, a startup, study, teaching, or publishing.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. Don’t hold back, and definitely don’t worry about what other people think. As your ruling planet aligns with inventive Uranus, it’s time to speak up and let your voice be heard.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. The love planet zooms into your platonic sector, adding some lightness to your romantic life. Everything doesn’t have to be “deep” and “intense,” you know? Have fun for its own sake. This transit might provide you the opportunity to discuss weighty topics with your loved one without getting to heavy. Single, Leo? Play the field or give a friend serious consideration.
April 29: Sun-Saturn trine and Scorpio full moon. This annual event in your soulful 4th house could spark a spontaneous emotional outburst or leave you feeling a little raw and exposed. Take it slow and steady today. People are noticing your leadership ability and your innovative ideas might be championed by someone of influence.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. You’ve got the power of persuasion working for you today, so make an audacious move. Your confidence alone could land you that new position, close a deal, invite you to an elite circle – you name it.
April 7: Venus-Saturn trine. Nothing is a bigger turn-on today than the truth! Honest and direct dialogue can bring you closer to your special someone so spell out exactly what you desire. Just keep your expectations realistic, though.
April 15: Aries new moon. Today’s new moon initiates a fresh 6-month cycle for intimacy and bonding on a soulful level. This could set the stage for a key exchange in the coming 6 months. This fresh-start new moon bumps your long-term finances at the top of your priority list. Make sure your investments are working as hard for you as they could be.
April 17: Venus-Pluto trine. You can manifest a big dream by getting really clear about it, down to the tiniest detail (which happens to be your specialty). So stretch outside your comfort zone and try something a little adventurous.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. For the next several weeks, the love planet will wing her way through your 10th house of long-term goals. Suddenly, the future doesn’t seem so distant. You’re ready to commit to that new career or talk about establishing more permanence in a relationship. A prospect from work make be lurking around the corner, so keep your antennae up!
April 29: Scorpio full moon. With the focus on your communication sector, you’re encouraged to speak from the heart, and you’ll get a boost from the intense Scorpio full moon. An idea for collaboration that’s been simmering over the past months could finally take off.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. You’re charismatic and confident and could possibly attract the attention of an influencer. What a powerful day to pitch, partner up, or seal the deal. Make sure you have that that elevator speech ready!
April 7: Venus Saturn trine. You can strengthen ties that bind under this stabilizing alignment. You may finally feel safe enough to draw your steel gates up and let someone get closer. This aspect readies you for your next step wherever you decide to take it.
April 15: Aries new moon. This is a great day for dynamic duos! You can reboot a rocky relationship or get off to a fresh start in your daring life during this galvanizing new moon. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, jumpstart these changes by setting some clear intentions. In work, this new moon could herald a life-changing strategic alliance for the next 6 months.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. It’s not a question of whether you love them; it’s about how how free and able to express your individuality you feel in a relationship. If something isn’t likely to work out in a relationship, you could make your quick exit now. In work, two heads are better than yours alone, especially if you team up with an innovative thinker or someone who knows how to take your ideas to new levels. Brush up on any tech skills that are rusty or not up to speed.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. Get ready for 3 weeks of adventurous romance as sensual Venus embarks on a journey through your ninth house of travel. Sparks could fly with a different type of person, or a long-distance relationship might prove irresistible.
April 29: Sun Saturn trine. If you’re feeling stuck, reach out and bounce of your ideas to mentors and friends. Their feedback could save you from careless mistakes.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. Position yourself as a strategic leader and offer solutions instead of complaining about every else’s inefficiencies. You’ve got a couple of ideas for improving systems and projects. Speak up!
April 2: Mars meets Saturn. When passionate Mars links up with structured Saturn in cautious Capricorn, you’ll be able to speak with seal and authority. What’s important today is being assertive.
April 11: Venus Mars trine. When the cosmic love birds meet, it’s one of the year’s luckiest days for romance. You’ll feel open hearted, compassionate, and very much in the mood for love.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. Vixen Venus dives into your 8th house of intimacy and sex. You probably won’t say much unless you really mean it now. You world and actions will hold much weight and power. This is a great time to soften that force field you use to keep others at bay, and give in to risking a little of yourself in relationships. If you’re single, you’ll want to examine any potential suitors well. They’re likely to stick around for a while under this intense transit.
April 26: Mars meets Pluto. You could easily be the smartest, most strategic person in the room as your ruling planets merge in your communication house. Be bold when you present your ideas but hold your cards close. People may try to sneak a peek and get one over you. Don’t let ’em!
April 29: Scorpio full moon. Bring in the money! This lunar lift shines a spotlight on you and a personal projects. A project you’ve been developing could bring a big payday. Find ways to tighten the belt over the coming months to really grow and materialize your vision.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. Under this eager transit, you’re excited to share. You’ve got a booster shot of confidence and charisma, so take the stage. Just make sure you don’t interrupt or talk over people. One speaker policy, please.
April 11: Sun Pluto square. Old fears and limiting beliefs about yourself and your worth could haunt you. Before this old story consumes you, remind yourself that you’re a strong, powerful person. There’s always something you can do to change your situation, even if it’s just shifting your mindset. You could be blocking abundance by focusing on drama instead of opportunity.
April 15: Aries new moon. Love gets a reboot as la luna starts writing a whole new 6th month chapter. It starts by taking a bold risk and daring to express your feelings. Vow to be more authentic with everything. Wearing your heart on your sleeve will pave the way for real intimacy.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. You’re a trailblazer. The charismatic Sun and innovator Uranus meet in your self-expression sector, setting you on fire! Share your out-of-the-box ideas and advocare your beliefs even if they shock conservative types. Your powers of persuasion are strong today, so use ’em well!
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. This annual visit by the love planet to your committed-partnership zone can bring harmony to your union and make heave conversations less daunting. Single? You could attract a soulmate type – or at least a fun and willing partner-in-crime.
April 25: Mercury-Saturn square. Mindful Mercury and conservative Saturn lock into a square, making it hard to get your point across. People will be stubborn and skeptical and you could find yourself working overtime to convince them. With Mercury retrograde this time, you’re liable to encounter more objections than takers. Use this feedback to polish your performance and plans.
April 26: Mars meets Pluto. When these two powerhouses pair up in your house of work and money, you’re secret weapon will be waiting to strike. Stay calm and focused.
April 29: Scorpio full moon. This year’s only full moon in your mysterious, introspective 12th house can inspire you to finally let go of an old grudge, toxic relationship, or self-defeating dating pattern. You might want to work with a friend or professional to help you close this door for good.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. You’ll lead with confidence as the bold Sun teams up with influential Mercury in your fourth house of foundation. Make an effort to connect with people on a more personal level today. Little things like asking how they’re doing — then really listening — can move you past small talk and forge true friendships.
April 15: Aries new moon. Turn to a fresh emotional page, Capricorn. The new moon in your sensitive and sentimental 4th house brings out the romantic in you. Open up and tell someone how you feel about them. If you’re considering settling down, building a family or buying a home, this domestic new moon plants the seeds for that to unfold in the continuing 6 months.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. This is a powerful day to take a bold risk and speak from the heart. With the confident Sun and daring Uranus merging in your emotional 4th house, your strength is actually in your vulnerability. Skip the strict logical approach and be more authentic.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. When Venus kicks off her annual visit to your health-conscious 6th house, you might feel like making getting healthy and having a regular workout routine with your love interest a regular part of your together-time. You may enjoy cooking more nutritious meals together and adding some pleasurable couple self-care rituals to your lifestyle. No partner? Buddy up with a like-minded friend.
April 26: Mars meets Pluto. How refreshing to know exactly what you want! Under this tremendous merger, your willpower is formidable, but make sure you’re not acting like a bulldozer. You’re trying to build team spirit here, not mow people down in your pursuit of a goal.
April 29: Sun Saturn trine. Your charisma and creativity are on fire today. Add in your amazing work ethic and you’re primed for the kind of success that makes important people sit up and take notice. Don’t be afraid to be a little cheeky. As long as your swagger doesn’t come across as egotistical, your confidence will inspire others.
April 29: Scorpio full moon. The full moon in your 11th house of teamwork and technology could herald a change in a professional circle or spark an inspiring new collaboration. Acknowledge the capable people you work with. Consider whether you have enough support on your team. Is it time to recruit some fresh talent? The next two weeks are a perfect time to launch an online project.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
April 1: Sun meets Mercury. Your mind is sharp and your confidence unbreakable. Rock your powers of persuasion today. Make a bold pitch to a well-connected person, or an influencer whose work you admire. Talk about an experience that taught you a valuable lesson. You words have power and can inspire others.
April 2: Mars meets Saturn. Everyone needs limits. Even you, Aquarius. As reckless Mars unities with restricting Saturn in your foggy 12th house, it’s time to slow down instead of trying to force your agenda. Have you been carrying resentment over someone who wronged you? Let this go and move on.
April 15: Aries new moon. Plant the seeds for a creative project or partnership. Ideas hatched today could develop in the coming 6 months. You may not get an immediate green light, but this is a good day to send out proposals and explore ways you can work together.
April 17: Venus-Pluto trine. Go deep! You’ll feel safe enough to let yourself be vulnerable with someone who’s earned your trust. Penetrating Pluto in your house of mystery could inspire you to share a secret you’ve been keeping under wraps. Only openness and willingness can deepen your relationships.
April 18: Sun meets Uranus. The confident Sun and innovative Uranus make this once-a-year meetup in your house of communication and clever ideas. Your witty, edgy comments could score you points at work and in your personal life. Keep the brilliance coming.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. When Vixen Venus struts her stuff in your 5th house of passion, it cold set fireworks and a romantic renaissance. Turn up the heat and enjoy the warmth.
April 29: Scorpio full moon. The year’s only full moon in your career corner could signal the successful completion of a long-running project and bring you into the spotlight. In the coming weeks, think about what you’d like to do next. If you’re ready to take on more responsibility, don’t keep that news to yourself!
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
April 1: Sun- Mercury meetup. With the confident Sun and articulate Mercury in your money house, there’s no time like the present to ask for a raise or blast off your resume to prospective employers.
April 2: Mars meets Saturn. Movitating Mars had you eager to kick of a new collaboration but restrained Saturn is urging you to slow down. People might not be showing their cards so choose your tribe wisely during this transit.
April 11: Venus Mars trine. It’s one of the luckiest days for love, as the amorous planets meet in a harmonious trine. With both of them in your social sectors, sparks could fly with a friend or someone you meet through mutual contacts. You might also get lucky on your favorite dating app, since technology is highlighted. Couples will bond doing something light and social together. Get some last-minute tickets or score a reservation to the newest hot spot.
April 15: Aries new moon. Dreams can become reality over the next 6 months, thanks to this potent new moon in your 2nd house of work and money. Since fortune favors the bold, meet the universe halfway by making an audacious and confident move.
April 24-May 19: Venus in Gemini. Can you feel the love tonight? You will definitely feel something over the next 3 weeks as tender Venus makes her annual visit through your sentimental 4th house. Couples can experience the kind of heartfelt connection they haven’t had in a while or take a major step. Singles will enjoy entertaining in your home and at a friends’. Dress to impress! Love can be lurking at the next barkada hangout!
April 29: Scorpio full moon. The year’s only Scorpio full moon electrifies your visionary 9th house, inspiring you to do something that can help you manifest a grand dream. Since this realm rules travel, adventure, education, and freelance initiatives, you could soon be well on your way to owning your own business or pursuing your own dreams before the year is out! – Rappler.com
Monica Lopez Gamboa, also known as Monch the Mystic, completed Debra Silverman’s Online Astrology Program in April 2016 and has been giving readings since.
Her dream is that one day the entire country (and the world!) will be able to speak the language of the stars as an avenue for self-awareness and self-actualization. Book a reading with Monch on her website.