Mercurial Messages: April Horoscope – Spring Fever & Creative Discontent


Romance and spring revolution grow as urgent as tulips pushing through last year’s leaves. Social and political restlessness wakes up our landscape as thoughtful Mercury and the Sun conjuncts electrical Uranus in feisty, fresh Aries early in April, and intensifies as Venus enters Aries on April 5. April 6-9 we need to channel a restless, revolutionary discontent to make positive changes as the Sun squares Pluto and conjuncts Uranus under the Aries New Moon. The mood becomes more romantic, personal and creative, encouraging all sorts of new beginnings mid-month as Venus trines Mars, and Mercury forms a grand trine in Earth signs with Jupiter and Pluto.

But watch for volatility April 17-18 as Mars and Pluto retrograde. It’s time to plant seeds and new ideas as the Sun enters Taurus April 19, and Venus enters Taurus April 29. Deal with delicate communication before Mercury retrogrades April 28-May 22.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Your month begins like a house on fire; define your own paradigm. Lead rather than react and you have a real opportunity to change how you are perceived. Opportunities need to be followed up on quickly, overtures encouraged. Deepen the work mid-month, but exercise healthy caution April 17-19. Relationships respond to nurturing after the Sun enters Taurus.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Pace yourself; as everybody else gets busy, you may need to slow down and go within. Take care of long-term health questions. Bring hidden conflicts gently out into the open; own your inner ambiguity, and improve mutual understanding. Health and serenity improve after April 19; be open to serendipitous moments.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Engage the social-professional whirl; your skills for multitasking are in high demand as the month begins. Support friends while they go through metamorphosis mid-month. Help people step beyond their assumptions; ask wonderful questions (it’s your superpower). Slow down as the Sun enters Taurus, rest and renew.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Feathers are easily ruffled the first few weeks; do not mistake others’ anxiety for criticism. Instead of resisting a change in the work place, find a way to lead in a comfortable, dynamic direction. Be open to inspiration mid-month. Find calm and consider decisions carefully around volatility April 19 -23. Make yourself at home the last week.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Where and how would you like to be more visible? This month could bring unusual opportunities to shine, teach and feel appreciated, if you don’t get caught up in a clash of wills, particularly April 7-9 and 19-22. When you honestly see mutual benefit, so will they.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Negotiate carefully; look for a situation that may be ripe with opportunity around shared resources and mutual support. While things may be chaotic early April, look for the joyful moments. Intuition cooks and the psyche grows active mid-month. Clear work to rest while Mercury retrogrades.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Your diplomacy may be needed; remember some people need to feel heard before they can calm down, particularly April 1-11. You are seen more for yourself, and not for what you do for others mid-month. Take extra care April 17-19. Flirtation and appreciation is in the air after April 20.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…If April starts out uncomfortable, make it a creative discontent. Vent privately if you feel really cranky, but stay focused on solutions when interacting. Conditions are transforming for people you work with and love; stay sensitive to their changing needs. Health, moods and relationships improve towards the end of the month.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Be assertive, not aggressive, as the month begins; hold boundaries and hold your ground under duress, but do it with a smile and a warm heart. Mid-month, romance, creative friendships and camaraderie percolate for you if you change your routine and make yourself open to fresh possibilities. Find creative uses for delays at the end of the month.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…There’s a lot going on behind the scene; make up your own mind, but avoid unnecessary confrontations early this month. Try to understand the motivation of difficult people; it probably has nothing to do with you. Neighbors, siblings can be helpful mid-month. Take time to introspect at the end of the month and appreciate all you have accomplished.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Enjoy the creative ferment; you can roll with change better than most around you. Look for unexpected openings April 9-15. Engage the conversation for social and national politics, and help people believe they can live by their ideals in a practical way. Listen more and say less April 17- 19. Focus on beloveds at the end of the month.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Tend your resources, your time, energy, physical vitality and material resources. Tend them like a garden. Fertilize them, nurture them and weed out problems. If you feel rushed and pressured the first week of April, pace and nourish yourself. Be gentle with yourself April 15-19, then appreciate a new cuddlier comfortability.

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Heather Roan Robbins
Heather Roan Robbins is a heart-centered and choice-oriented astrologer, palmist and ceremonialist with 30+ years' experience. Her book, Moon Wisdom: Transform Your Life using the Moon Signs and Cycles, brings real astrology into an accessible format. She's trained in astro-locality, mythic, multi-generational and traditional astrology and uses it at the core of her spiritual counseling. Visit


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