Star Wisdom: April 2012 Horoscope


Mercury returns to direct motion on April 4 and Mars, which has been retrograde since January, turns direct on April 13. After a somewhat chaotic beginning, we begin to stabilize into a new reality mid-month with lots of opportunity available.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…You’re flying by the seat of your pants at the start of the month. A relationship may need answers that aren’t readily available. Speak your truth with love and the solution you’re seeking will eventually arrive. The New Moon on the 21st brings stability and positive practical opportunities where career, money or health are concerned.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…You could be your own worst enemy at the start of the month. Be patient! These storms will soon pass; sometimes you just have to hunker down and work with what’s in front of you. The energy changes big-time at the New Moon in your sign on the 21st. You feel solid and stable again (finally!) as you enter a much more creative and romantic phase.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…I’d rather be lucky than good, my grandmother used to say. With Venus in your sign you’ve got good fortune on your side this month, so remember to think of yourself as lucky, especially when that icky family drama or old emotional pattern comes up again. After Mars goes direct on the 13th, you feel more secure than you have in some time. Reach out and connect with like-minded people.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…You’ve been doing a lot of thinking since January. With Mars direct after the 13th your thoughts finally coalesce into a coherent strategy. It looks like you’ve got a brand new conception of who you can be in the world. The New Moon on the 21st urges you to actualize this vision by connecting with the powerful, positive people who can help make it so.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Keep working on releasing those old core beliefs about lack and limitation in the first half of the month. Once Mars returns to direct motion on the 13th your motivation and drive kick in, helping you connect with opportunities to make more money. The New Moon on the 21st brings a potent career opportunity. Dare to dream big!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…You get interesting money news at the Full Moon on the 6th. Whichever way this spins, it looks as though you have the opportunity to take a step forward in your career. Mars finally returns to direct motion on the 13th, freeing up your energy and restoring your self-confidence. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let yourself act with self-belief.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Relationships take on an even bigger role than usual this month. You learn something important about yourself and your relationship needs at the Libra Full Moon on the 6th. As Mercury and Mars return to direct motion you get more clarity about how to create the relationship you are seeking. Be open to pleasant surprises, which will tend to arrive when you least expect them.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…It’s time to get very clear on what you want and what you don’t want in your relationship(s). The New Moon in your 7th House on the 21st brings an incredibly fortunate vibe that should enable you to realize your deepest dreams of partnership. To harness this energy you need to be clear on what your soul wants and committed to doing whatever work is necessary to make it happen.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Your career path starts to make a lot more sense once Mars goes direct on the 13th. You have such a wealth of creative energy this month; the biggest challenge is channeling it effectively rather than spraying it haphazardly around your life. Focus on the role you long to create for yourself and commit to making time every day to creatively explore ways of realizing this vision.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…After a long period of dealing with your inner demons (or family craziness, which tends to be strongly related), you get the opportunity to relax, play, create and just have fun in the second half of April. Embrace this new energy sweeping through your life. The more you make feeling good a priority the more gifts life is able to bestow on you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…The focus on finding your happy place continues in April as the powerful New Moon on the 21st brings an opportunity to create a more secure foundation. This may come as the chance to move to your dream house (or city) or it may surface as a series of realizations about the role your family plays in your emotional reality. Either way, this is the best time in 12 years for sinking your roots deep and creating stability and security.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You get some shocking clarity on the concept money = energy this month as Mercury returns to direct motion and sweeps through your money house. This series of revelations seriously shakes up your ideas about relationships and specifically what makes a good one. Step into your abundance, Pisces. You deserve it.

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D.K. Brainard
D.K. Brainard, M.A., C.H., is a writer, musician, astrologer and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping clients identify where they are on their own Hero's Journey and take appropriate steps to reconnect with their soul/Higher Self/creative unconscious. To carry out this work, D.K. uses the tools of astrology, energy work, compassion, and hypnotic shared exploration of limiting identity states and desired goal states. For more on the eclipses and free weekly horoscopes each Monday, visit his website:


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