April Horoscope: Clarify Your Priorities


Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac

What do we love in the face of life and death, and what loving practical, tangible steps can we take to help our world? That’s what Venus wants to know as she trines Jupiter and Pluto as April begins. Jupiter and Pluto conjunct can liberate blocked places, but it also can magnify all things Plutonian, like power struggles, pandemics and other challenges to life as we know it.

On April 3, Venus enters talkative Gemini, opening lines of communication, but that can make us nervy. Thoughtful Mercury conjuncts intuitive Neptune this first week of April and we notice our absorptive permeability, but it can also tap into our intuition and imagination. Imagine health. Do we absorb germs or pollens, the collective fear pattern, or do we absorb spirit and healthy wild nature?

On April 7, Mars squares Uranus and tension arises, but also presents the energy to tackle a problem. Channel nervous energy carefully. Reaction times improve, but think before reacting after Mercury enters Aries on April 11. Mid-April, as the Sun squares Jupiter and Pluto, keep those clarified priorities in the forefront to make tough decisions. The sun enters Taurus April 19 and begins the fertile planting season. Plant love, beautiful ideas and practical solutions.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Let yourself shine. Though you may be facing some private concerns, listen to your dreams. Don’t echo tension within groups or meetings mid-month; lead the energy out of conflict and into exploration. Stay cautious but flexible around material resources as the month ends.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…People need your grounding quality in the midst of uncertain times. Create a healthy nest at the beginning of April. Mid-April tensions at work can affect self-esteem unless you remember it’s not your monkeys, not your circus. While everyone else is busy, introspect.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Venus enters Gemini April 3 and your month buzzes. Like a cross-pollinating bee, you’re appreciated for connecting so many different groups; just take care of the tender hearts involved. Step back after April 19 into self-care and prepare for some interesting changes in the months ahead.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…This is an important month to re-examine your preconceptions. Your imagination and intuition run strong, your mind is unusually sharp and you can learn so much on the Internet and on the sub-ether this month. Observe with fresh eyes rather than look for justification. The doors are open and it’s up to you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Cranky people, their worries and restrictions can be a challenge. Don’t magnify their anxieties; instead share hope and warmth. After April 3 you may find it easier to express yourself. After April 11, expression flows even easier, just watch a sharp tongue. Go cautiously and lead with love.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Recent fog clears out of your brain after April 3. Concerns about the world’s health can create daily conundrums. Keep your sense of humor and adapt to changing circumstances. Be curious about how to make the best of the situation. Look for a challenge with positive outcome April 28-30.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…You are a considerate person, always aware of other people’s concerns and needs, and that can be painful this month. Support a calm, responsible approach the first week of April and help people understand one another around April 18. Let your curious love, your love for the metaphysical bigger picture, be a refuge for you.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Mediate tension between family of origin and chosen beloveds, between home life and work connections. Don’t get stuck in the middle of the dogfight, but do redirect the tension and stand by your dear ones. Trust your intuition in love, with children, and in a new creative focus.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Intuit your way through some delicate issues at home as the month begins. Not everything is as it seems; it’s confusion or a resurgence of old anxieties, not an attempt to deceive. New counselors or work mates offer fresh advice and needed objectivity in the situation.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Some major challenge offers you a chance to build up muscles in your self-concept, but don’t let it harden your heart. Take care of the budget for the group, team or community and your own finances further. Reassuring moments with siblings and sibling-like friends create renewing safety and poetry.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Your psyche percolates on important old work, with a real chance to liberate fear and release energy towards future creative process. Ponder how you can liberate old patterns and make new maps. Track logistics carefully April 18-25; make considered concrete decisions around April 28.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You may feel particularly soft and sponge-like as the month begins, soaking up other people’s projections. Enjoy unusual intuition and imagination, but ground your self-identity in what you do, not what you feel for the moment. Communicate carefully around April 26 and let that conversation catalyze good changes.


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