Beginning in the heart of a truly explosive Aries Season, April starts full of energy, excitement and exuberance, and ends with stability, satisfaction and security. The first of the zodiac, Aries energy is hot, fast and passionate, and we shouldn’t be surprised if we are feeling a little hot and bothered with all this heat. This is a time for action, heart, acting now and thinking later. Sure we may end up in hot water, but we learn more from our mistakes than from the times we spent watching safely from the sidelines.
April does simmer down though and does so through the starkly different, yet just as determined, Taurus zodiac. If Aries exists to light fires and fan inspiration, Taurus provides the wood and work to keep that fire burning. Taurus is here to build and does so with commitment, steadfastness and calm. After all the sparks we stirred up in Aries Season, it’s time to use them to create something much bigger, stronger and more powerful.
What to Expect in April
April begins with both the Sun and Mercury in Aries, urging us to be brave, bold and boundless. This is the period of new beginnings, fresh hope and limitless optimism. On the 3rd, Mercury moves into Taurus, and our communication and thinking may slow down somewhat as we find it easier to concentrate and see things practically. Be careful of becoming stuck in one point of view while this transit is occurring.
There is a Full Moon in Libra on the 6th, and this brings about a period of reflection and respite from all that enthusiastic Aries energy. We are encouraged to take some time to find balance in our lives, assess what is fair for ourselves and others, and make our spaces, selves and lives more beautiful.
Venus moves into intellectual Gemini on the 11th. Our relationships, finances, resources and creativity become more dynamic, fast-paced and flexible. This is a time when your mind is sharper than usual, and social, intellectual and spontaneous influences are welcome. Be wary of being misled or deceived during this transit.
The first eclipse of the year occurs on the 20th, a Solar Eclipse in Aries. Like the Aries New Moon of last month, this lunation is dripping with fresh energy, explosive change and fiery passion. Unlike the New Moon, however, this is a time better suited for lying low than acting on new goals or projects.
Taurus Season begins on the 20th, heralding a period of slow, steady, sensual and satisfying energy. Your senses will awaken during this transit. You will be able to harness this energy for consistent and rewarding work towards your long-term goals.
On the 21st, Mercury goes into Retrograde in Taurus, and we are being asked to reflect, reassess and recalibrate our long-term goals, bigger projects and connection to our bodies.
Affirmation: I can and I will
You begin the month in your fiery element. You are busting down barriers, going after what you want and letting passion be your guide. This is a great time to begin projects and start new ventures. From the 11th, the way you approach love, creativity and finances is due for a switch up. Intelligent conversation, social events and flexibility are what you find most attractive, and spending time nurturing your intellectual side will bring you tremendous satisfaction right now. Taurus Season begins on the 20th and brings even more stability to your life. Goals and plans for long-term projects are suited to this time, and spending consistent energy on work or daily life tasks will pay off in a big way now. The 21st brings a period of careful reflection on everything financial and routine. Take time to make a budget, organise your schedule and review work, and avoid big decisions and actions in these areas when you can.
Affirmation: Every minute I am alive, I am reborn anew
Life has been tumultuous for you, but the smoke is beginning to clear. As old beliefs, habits and blockages are removed, the beginning of this month is asking you to tap into your passionate, driven and courageous side. You are well-placed to receive love and physical abundance from the 11th, especially when you do your research, communicate clearly and stay flexible. Taurus Season begins on the 20th, promising a month when you will be your best and most energised. This is a new beginning for you, make the most of it by making practical plans that align with your highest self and loftiest goals. When Mercury goes Retrograde on the 21st, make sure you put a pause on any decisions or significant actions. Instead, focus on going back over that which you feel has been rushed lately. You have time now, take it.
Affirmation: Nothing lasts forever, but nothing is every truly lost either
You are being reborn now, and birth is never easy and anything less than miraculous. You begin the month with tremendous social energy at your disposal, and it’s a great time to meet new people, start new relationships or friendships and bring your dreams into reality. The 11th brings Venus into your home sign, and you are well-placed to be lucky in love, money and creativity. Use the intellectual, social and playful tools you have at your disposal to bring this abundance in. The 20th brings Taurus Season in, which for you is the final month before your personal astrology year begins again. This time is a period of release, reflection and deep introspection. Explore what comes up during this stretch. Mercury in Retrograde begins on the 21st and is even more insistent that you rest and contemplate the past year and all that has not been healed.
Affirmation: When I am honest with myself, I am free
You begin April with your sights set on your long-term goals, your career and maybe even your reputation. There is a fire in your soul, sparking motivation and smouldering with new ideas and inspiration. This is a fantastic time for career moves. The 11th brings deep truths to the surface, especially when it comes to your romantic life, finances and creativity. The best way to deal with these is to see them for what they are, without dramatising or minimising them, and working through each one methodically and with an intellectual outlet like writing, creating or talking to someone you trust. Taurus Season begins on the 20th and will bring about even more social energy. Now is when you have the power to be a pillar of strength and calm for others, namely your friends and community groups. Mercury in Retrograde from the 21st will bring about a time to reflect on relationships, dream projects and roles in the community.
Affirmation: I am already in Heaven
You have inspiration flowing through like never before. New experiences, lessons, growth and places call your name as you push through your previous limits. This is a great time to take up a new pursuit, hobby or project. The 11th brings your love life into an extremely social period, and romance and abundance come through friendship and meaningful connections. On the 20th, Taurus Season begins, and you are well-placed to create and fulfil long-held and career goals when you take your time, stay consistent and value stability and longevity. Finally, Mercury Retrograde begins on the 21st, and this is a time to look back over previous projects and tie up loose ends, reflecting on what is working and what isn’t.
Affirmation: Every day I grow more powerful
Growth is never comfortable, always necessary, and you feel it now more than ever. The month begins with you learning to embody your power, transforming dramatically as a result. You may feel emotional, conflicted and overwhelmed, so be sure to give what you feel an outlet. From the 11th, romance may take a backseat in place of financial and creative pursuits. This is a time to use your mind, stay flexible and use the connections you have made up until now. Taurus Season begins on the 20th and with it you are inspired to grow upwards and outwards, planning and working towards your most creative projects and loftiest goals. Mercury in Retrograde begins on the 21st and is a time for planning and reflection rather than action and beginnings. Take care to slow down and ensure the foundations you have built are sturdy enough to stand the test of time.
Affirmation: I am one with the ebb and flow
The month begins with you surrounded by romantic energy and you are right at home. This is a great time to spend time dating, with your partner and taking those next relationship steps. From the 11th, this romantic energy turns more intellectual, and you may feel less inclined to commit to things, preferring to wait and see. Thinking clearly, being adaptable and social will all help with your love life and your finances. From the 20th, Taurus Season brings a period of transformation and you are being asked to step fully into your power, maybe for the first time. Move slowly and with purpose, staying grounded while you notice everything happening around and within you. Mercury Retrograde begins on the 21st, and this requires you to take on the role of observer and analyst rather than an instigator or achiever. Notice what comes up for you now, and get to the root of the problem.
Affirmation: Peace is not the avoidance of pain and fear but the acceptance of them
If things look wrong from a distance, chances are it’s due to something in the details. If there are habits, routines or systems failing you, the repercussions ripple outward like a tiny pebble thrown in a pond. This is a time for paying close attention to the details that underpin everything else. From the 11th, you are given the power to transform your relationships, finances and creative projects when you face those things you may typically avoid like debts, intimacy and loss. When Taurus Season begins on the 20th, romantic relationships in particular come into focus, and you are being asked to slow down and consider what is worth putting roots down for. There is no need to rush now, simply be, experiencing sensuality, commitment and devotion. When Mercury Retrograde begins on the 21st, it is a time for reflection, not action. Take your time when communicating, clarify any misunderstandings and consider that other people’s perspectives may be different than yours.
Affirmation: I live my life exhaustively and without regret
The month starts joyfully for you, and you are being encouraged to follow every adventure, chase every feeling and indulge every curiosity. You have passion, bravery and independence in bucketsful right now, use it to your advantage by being your most authentic self, expressing yourself creatively and doing things that bring you happiness. From the 11th romance and creativity begin to come into focus, and you should pursue partnerships, experiences and opportunities that stimulate your intellect, engage your playfulness and inspire your spontaneity. From the 20th, your habits and everyday life begin to display their importance. This is a time when slowing down is not just recommended, but needed. Tap into what fulfils your senses, and focus on building habits, routines and systems that last, prioritising longevity over immediacy. Mercury in Retrograde from the 21st will emphasise this reflective energy even more, asking you to take a closer look at the details of your life to see what may not be working in the long run.
Affirmation: I love myself enough to be nurturing and disciplined
April begins with a focus on nurturing yourself, your loved ones and your space. Aries Season has likely brought about the inspiration for change and new beginnings for you, especially when it comes to self-love, home and family. If you wish to shake things up in these areas, now is the best time. From the 11th, you are asked to take a more intellectual, flexible and even social approach to your daily life. Research what healthy habits might work for you; let others inspire your new routine and allow yourself the space between your responsibilities that real life requires. Taurus Season on the 20th brings in a time of happiness, and you can indulge in pleasure, creativity, joy and authenticity now more than ever. The 21st signals the beginning of Mercury in Retrograde and brings a time of retrospection to these very themes. How much do you prioritise happiness in life?
Affirmation: My intelligence is a tool that cannot be used without compassion, love and heart
Lately, you have been feeling exceptionally intellectual, communicative and information-centric, and the beginning of April is no different. You are beginning to realise the impact your thoughts and words have on your reality, and now is a great time to realign your goals, actions and philosophies accordingly. From the 11th, you are happy to flirt with risk, wit and charm while you socialise, romance, create and attract abundance. Now is a time for being flexible, collaborative and shrewd. From the 20th, family and home come into focus. You are asked to look at how your long-term plans are unfolding. The 21st onwards will provide an opportunity to sit with these ideas and go back over the unresolved and unsolved.
Affirmation: When I communicate honestly, openly and with love, I strengthen my bonds to those I connect with
The month begins with a focus on money, work, security and resources. Now is an abundant time, especially when you side with luck, act with courage and take initiative. It is also a fantastic time for new beginnings, opportunities and projects; especially when it comes to work and finances. The 11th brings home, family and self-care into focus, asking you to take on a more intellectual approach than you may be used to. Going with the flow is far more likely to help with relationship or home difficulties now, as will being rational and flexible. Taurus Season brings a period of thought and communication, and it is best to take it slow, communicate clearly and stay calm. The Retrograde of Mercury is a period best suited for reflection on your mental, social and daily habits; and whether their nature is holding you back or propelling you forward.
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