Your April Whore-O-Scope

Seraphina LaStrega

trimaranbotanicals_mercuryretrograde.png

 

General (for everyone):

April is here with spring’s freshness and promise — but before you hit the ground running manifesting all the inspiration brewing in your mind’s eye, there’s some housekeeping to tackle. Mercury is still stationed retrograde for the first half of the month, generally turning communication to sludge. Delays and errors in judgement slow progress to a snail’s pace. Frustrating, yes, but hitting pause on your heart’s endeavors until momentum speeds up until after April 15 does more good than harm — both for your productivity and sanity.

 

You don’t need to table projects completely, but the atmosphere is poised for slowing down and mapping out goals. Mars and Saturn, both stationed in serious Capricorn, collide on April 2 highlighting exactly where limitations lie. Days later on April 4, a Mercury-Mars square provides a sobering vision of the necessary work that lies ahead. Anger and disappointment might be your first emotional reaction to this harsh reality, but you’ll still need to make repairs to your scheme to move forward. Committing to doing the dirty work will transform your weaknesses into sheer muscle once Mercury turns direct.

 

A new moon in super active Aries occurs on April 15, the same day Mercury gets it together and stations direct. Energy shifts into powerhouse mode, requiring you to take a radical approach to honoring your life’s work and purpose. Individuality and innovation hit high notes that some may find threatening. Be vigilant in protecting your passions — a jealous someone may try to snuff out your flames.

 

Sweet Venus springs into Air sign Gemini on April 24 where she’ll stay through May 19. Love becomes more cerebral and rooted in logic, a welcome change from the flood of nebulous emotion threatening to suck the fun out of intimacy. An intense Scorpio full moon caps off the month on April 29, electrifying love and sex.

 

Aries: Seesaw

Happy solar return month, Aries! Yes, it’s your season of power with the Sun stationed in mighty Mars-ruled Aries. April’s gift? A wild seesaw month of making messes out of work and communication — then sorting through the debris.

 

For starters, Mars and Saturn — both in humorless Capricorn — touch gloves in your career sector on April 2 setting the mood for discord at work. Stern pushback from a boss or industry V.I.P. criticizing your ambitious methods could force a slowdown in your productivity, making your blood boil. Mercury, still retrograde, forms a harsh square to Mars on April 4, pressurizing conversations that seem to go nowhere. Exploding on your superiors seems delicious, but instead challenge yourself to exercise radical acceptance of current circumstances. There is a reason you’re slowing down for the first half of April: Mercury retrograde. Retrace your steps before trekking new ground.

 

A complete 180 turn occurs after a new moon in Aries refreshes the atmosphere on April 15. Mercury — also in your sign — moves direct that same day, setting the course for forward momentum (finally). Uranus, planet of rebellion, is close to this new moon, also widely squared by transformative Pluto, electrifying you with an urge to create and initiate. Impulse is tempting, but don’t sell out your integrity at any price. Manipulation and coercive tactics won’t help, Aries, but progressive, original thinking will. Mars conjunct Pluto smashes into your career sector on April 26, detonating dynamite blasts through those pesky professional obstacles. A powerful Scorpio full moon caps off the month on April 29, helping manifest golden goals.

 

Taurus: T.M.I.

April serves a frustrating beginning that may hit a nerve with your personal ethics or morals. Someone may have dished private information, and though you know keeping secrets under wraps is the classy, correct thing to do, harboring this dirty laundry feels excruciating on your good-natured Taurean conscience. Massive action between Mars and Saturn — both in ultra-pragmatic Capricorn — on April 2, followed by a Mercury-Mars square on April 4 could force you to divulge. Alternatively, you may be called to account for your own hiccups in judgement. Coming clean to whomever you’ve crossed will break chains of shame and release dark anxieties about past choices.

 

An Aries new moon occurs in your 12th House of Secrets and the Subconscious alongside Mercury turning direct on April 15, trashing your past and presenting a squeaky-clean future — especially in love and money. A financially empowering development linked to international business or mass communication (think: social media, publishing, even teaching) could materialize shortly after the new moon on April 17. Your ruling planet Venus, lingering in your sign, will mingle with Jupiter and Pluto, making this a beautiful day for connecting with a lover, skin to skin.


 

Earning potential is pushed into overdrive on April 24 when Venus enters Gemini and begins trekking through your financial sector and Jupiter and Mars angle up. Don’t shrug off smalltalk with a boss or client with deep pockets — clever communication supercharges money matters through May 19. A Scorpio full moon in your partnership sector on April 29 could be the final nudge plunging you deep into love.

 

Gemini: Get Out

Sex drive and physical communication may take a hit after April 2 when Mars tangles with Saturn in your 8th House of Sex and Transformation. Insecurity may frustrate intimacy, hindering true vulnerability in love and sex. Consider this a floodlight directing you to where the work needs to be done in addressing the blockages behind these feelings.

 

Relationship and friendship woes big and small define the first half of April. Coming off colder than usual is par for the course, especially when a string of misunderstandings erupts beyond resolution (for now). Your ruling planet Mercury is to blame for the fallout, still retrograde in your social sector until April 15. An Aries new moon occurs in your 11th House of Friendship that same day, helping you set intentions in cleaning up your interpersonal relationships. The two weeks following this new moon are also prime territory for launching a website or revamping social media.

 

Venus glides into your sign on April 24, heating up your magnetism and sex appeal. Through May 19, you can direct this energy to attracting eligible babes or making your partnerships more united. Love is served on a silver platter for you, Gemini.   

 

Cancer: Winner’s Circle

April holds many ups and downs at work, beginning with two weeks of obstacles standing between you and your professional ambitions. Endless talk with bosses and business partners seems circular without resolution, and you never seem to agree on problem-solving tactics. Mars forms a hard angle to Saturn and Mercury April 2 through 4, tempting you to throw a temper tantrum. Scream into a pillow but try not to explode with emotion in business. Instead, get with the winning team.

 

Chances are, these conflicts result from doubt or a lack of faith thwarting your confidence. You may need to kick these colleagues to the curb to fully realize your vision. Sounds harsh, but an Aries new moon in your career sector on April 15 fires up your self-worth making it oh-so easy to break up with unsupportive forces.

 

Creative fulfillment caps the month off with a sublime Scorpio full moon in your 5th House of Pleasure on April 29. Parents, prepare to hit a smooth stride with kids. Happy news awaits anyone trying to get pregnant, and Cancerians hoping to conceive should get busy during this lunation.

 

Leo: Clean Living

A critical mass in realizing unhealthy habits early on sets the tone for a month of physical wellness and smart routines. Between April 2 and 4, a Mars-Saturn conjunction followed by a Mars-Mercury square brings unsolicited advice out of the woodwork. Lashing out might be instinctual, but these people might actually impart some wisdom you could use. Don’t shut down — open up and listen.

 

Tensions loosen after April 15 when an Aries new moon occurs in your 9th House of Philosophy and Higher Learning alongside Mercury turning direct. Inspiration strikes like lightning and confidence is regenerated, putting tough goals within reach. The last two weeks of April are ideal for joining a gym, hiring a personal trainer, committing to a healthier diet, quitting smoking, or even detoxing unhealthy tech habits.

 

Sudden changes at home or surprising news from a relative spell domestic shakeups at month’s end. A Scorpio full moon in your family sector on April 29 stir a tempest in a teacup. Cooler heads prevail, Leo.

 

Virgo: Hell or High Water

Making headway in your love life is as easy and effective as punching through a brick wall bare-knuckled during the first two weeks of April. Obstacles in love are apparent the week of April 2 when Mars and Saturn form a conjunction in your romance sector. Laying your honest feelings bare may not produce the results you expect. Despite your raw emotion, circumstances beyond your control seem to dictate the outcome: Either long distance separates you or the ghosts of past relationships haunt one (or both) of you. In short, the timing isn't right.

 

Sticking it out in the name of love is honoroable — and likely for you, Virgo. Weathering the monsoon means you’re in this thing for keeps. But manage expectations: A rough ride is ahead that will take time, energy, and effort to push through. Keep your seatbelt on, you could get hurt if you’re not careful.

 

An energy switch plunges you to greater depths of intimacy and love on April 15 with an Aries new moon in your 8th House of Sex and Transformation. Mercury, your ruling planet, turns direct on this same day allowing communication to flow freely with your partner or S.O. Joint wins spell opportunity for your union’s financial strength, but choose caution over risk. Payoffs from big gambles are not in the cards.

 

Venus enters Gemini and tours your career sector from April 24 through May 19, beaming golden opportunities to get ahead at work and plenty of shining praise and recognition from top dogs. A brilliant full moon in Scorpio illuminates you message sector on April 29, greasing the wheels for negotiations and positive communication at work with superiors, colleagues, and clients alike.

 

Libra: Push + Pull

 

April is chock full of developments on the home front, though not as orderly or within the logical timeline you anticipated. Agreeing with your mate, live-in partner, or roommates becomes trying during the first week of April when a Mars-Saturn conjunction is impacted by a Mars-Mercury square, clogging rational communication. An explosive outburst may be unavoidable. Uncomfortable? Absolutely. But squirming is okay: Consider displays of anger a catalyst for clearing the air and moving forward with a solution in mind.

 

Reaching compromises and making concessions leads to a genuine clean slate at home and in love after April 15. An Aries new moon collides with Mercury turning direct, both in your relationship sector, on April 15 ironing out the kinks of early April. Peace and harmony prevail once again when Venus, your ruling planet, sweeps into friendly Air sign Gemini on April 24. The month ends on a much brighter note with a Scorpio full moon alighting your earned income sector. Money matters are smooth like butter into May.

 

Scorpio: Solo Work

Receding into your cave for a while might be just what the doctor ordered this month, Scorpio. For starters, communication takes a hit making conversations seem repetitive and useless until mid-month, driving you to disengage. Mars, your dual planetary ruler, and Saturn collide in your messages sector on April 2 sparking a craving for concentration and focus in solitude. Your friends may miss you, but this is the perfect storm for making headway on a defining masterpiece that could shape your career. Solo work provides a welcome escape from managing testy coworkers when Mercury squares Mars in your 6th House of Work on April 4. Tough it out until April 15.

 

Sunlight cracks open the gloom when Mercury stations direct in your work sector alongside an Aries new moon on April 15. Fresh opportunities switch your ambition into high gear, potentially resulting in a job offer or exciting professional collaboration. With all these new beginnings, you’ll finally begin to feel heard and seen when a super supportive full moon in your sign and an all-business Sun-Saturn trine hits on April 29. Work and play could be interchangeable by May.

 

Sag: True Value

Self-worth is put to the test through the first half of April. A Mars-Saturn conjunction in your 2nd House of Wealth on April 2 sets off a streak of doubt, wreaking havoc on your confidence and financial status. Then, insecurity bleeds into your love life when Mercury squares Mars on April 4. Questioning personal value is decidedly out of Sagittarian character, but consider this a lesson in rooting into the strength of self-love.

 

An Aries new moon sets off friendly fires in your romance sector on April 15, the same day Mercury stations direct. Mental smoke clears and you’re able to recalibrate your sense of value, and maybe even raise your rates or ask for a raise. Venus enters Gemini and begins trekking through your partnership sector on April 24. Peace and harmony with your number one is supported through May 19, but a Scorpio full moon on April 29 may tempt the boundaries of your commitment.

 

Capricorn: Razor’s Edge

You’re in an enviable position this April, Capricorn. The flames of personal desires and goals are flamed on April 2 when Mars and Saturn — both in your sign — collide. Saturn, your ruling planet, restores your sense of responsibility and holds you to high standards, while Mars excellerates growth. Suddenly, your highest goals are low-hanging fruit. Home life may be a distraction from personal windfalls on April 4 when Mercury squares Mars in your 4th House of Home and Family. Misunderstandings could lead to explosive arguments, but don’t let this friction deter you from your winning streak. Keeping the peace will lay the groundwork for profound progress later in the month.

 

After April 15, your home situation may turn in a sudden new direction. An Aries new moon in your domestic sector occurs that day, alongside Mercury turning direct. Becoming flexible within your family, partnership, or roommate arrangement is your key to leveling up through unanticipated (and possibly shocking) changes to your domestic life. Still, personal achievements keep stacking up through the month. Dreams begin to simmer to a very hot boil during the week of April 24, manifesting ideas into reality with the April 29 Scorpio full moon.  

 

Aquarius: Change of Pace

April gets off to a groggy start with Mercury retrograde creating a restless holding pattern in your personal and professional progress. Setbacks and annoying delays seem to litter the first two weeks of April, forcing a pause to review your goals, plans, and progress. Be realistic, slow down, and keep an open mind to alternate opportunities that may emerge along the way.

 

An Aries new moon on April 15 forms a harsh angle with your ruling planet, Uranus, in your messages sector, the very same day Mercury stations direct. The brain fog finally begins to burn off and blazes with unexpected inspiration. Bursts of genius could produce some of your best ideas yet — don’t be shy about vetting these concepts openly within your trusted circle.

 

On April 24, Venus slides into Gemini and through your romance sector. Mixed messages and unanswered questions in love will be clarified, resetting intimacy and closeness. This week is ideal for making exciting new introductions, so take full advantage of your social reach. Glitter and confetti at work end the month with a Scorpio full moon on April 29 spotlighting a major career milestone. Enjoy the fanfare and celebration — you’ve earned it.

 

Pisces: Moneyball

Pushing through the first half of April poses a slow-going challenge. Mercury squares Mars on April 4 throwing financial curveballs you can’t dodge. There’s no use in stalling, even if you have to dig deep in your pockets to cobble together installment payments. Face the expenses realistically and move on without looking back.

 

Money loosens and clarity clears confusion on April 15 with an Aries new moon freshening up your 2nd House of Material Wealth, the same day Mercury turns direct. Venus will enter Gemini before touring your domestic sector from April 24 to May 19, chilling out your home and family life. The last week of April is ideal for initiating home improvement and decorating projects you’ve been putting off. A powerful Scorpio full moon caps off the month with a welcome boost in manifesting money.

 

 

CComment