Sunday, April 04, 2010

April Horoscopes

21st March – 20th April

The sun is in your sign till the 20th, so don’t look outside yourself for the light at the end of the tunnel because you are that light on situations; especially during the first week when planets link up your finance, creativity and long-term ambition. Then there’s the new moon in your sign on the 14th. Around that time positive thoughts of the future can work magic for the months ahead; think of it like planting seeds: you don’t see much of anything going on for a while, but deep down it’s all happening.

21st April – 21st May

Your ruler Venus is in your sign this month; always a good indication that it’s going to be easier to feel more in tune with yourself, and more at one with yourself whatever is going on around you. Even more so when the sun begins its annual journey through your sign from the 20th. This also helps get the most out of Mercury moving backwards in your sign from the 17th. These retrograde phases get bad press but they’re great for seeing things a different way; especially the past and what that means for where you go from here.

22nd May – 21st June

There’s a change in direction for you, symbolised by the change in direction your ruler Mercury makes from the 17th. Before that, things might feel they’ve lost a bit of momentum and no matter what you do you can’t get back up to speed like you were. Fear not, this is temporary, and simply the process of slowing down for the direction change; otherwise you’d be on two wheels with a cartoon screech of brakes. Really, it’s all about seeing things from a different perspective, and the full moon on the 28th amplifies this in a way you can’t ignore.

22nd June – 22nd July

The new moon (new phase) on the 14th falls in the longterm aims and ambitions angle of your chart, symbolising a fresh perspective developing about your future plans. Also, a planet alignment in force for most of last year becomes active again this month, and it’s about speaking your truth. Think back to key moments last year and see how this was a major theme. It’s a restless, unsettled kind of vibe, that just can’t abide feeling limited by circumstance but which also understands the value of step by step progress, and it’s the tension of those opposites that makes it creative.

23rd July – 23rd August

Saturn (limits and barriers) moves back for a final run into the finance and value angle of your chart. It’s been a restrictive influence since 2007, but also in some respects the pressure of restriction has got your creativity flowing and has been productive, as you had to find ways to work around and within some frustrating limits. This month, unconventional and barrier-breaking Uranus is challenging Saturn’s limits, so like last year expect sudden breakthroughs and tension-relieving events (good around the 28th, when a stubborn full moon has got you in no mood for making the first move).

24th August – 22nd September

Saturn is moving back into your sign for a few months; it’s the planet symbolising responsibility and therefore the pressure of leadership, which in Virgo land translates as extra guilt and worry about doing the right thing. It’s difficult to know what the right thing is sometimes though, or in other words, who to do the right thing by. As Saturn is in your sign it indicates it’s you that you have the responsibility to regarding this, and everything else then falls into place. As the weeks go by, events throw up more and more barriers to breakthrough and realise this.

23rd September – 23rd October

The limitations and frustrations you’ve experienced recently are lessening now that Saturn has retreated temporarily from your sign, and instead there’s the echoes of themes from key points of last year where conflicts of interest and loyalties seemed to see-saw your focus between differing sides and perspectives; in a way that made a fair solution all round seem impossible to reach. As it’s always about balance and harmony with Libra, this no-solution feeling hit hard; however, the coming months are about to change this, and answers come into view.

24th October – 22nd November

There’s still lots of focus on problem-solving, or solution-finding (latter is better, as it focuses on where you want to go rather than what you want to leave behind), and you’re enjoying the change in momentum over recent weeks, from delay and setback to a gradual getting up to speed with current aims and ambitions. The new moon around the 14th emphasises this, as events affirm the forward feeling movement; then it’s all about relationships after the 20th, which might be the only sticking point but therefore means the chance to put those solution-finding skills into action

23rd November – 21st December

There’s an inspiring new moon (new phase) in the most creative angle of your chart around the 14th. The strongly motivating influence of this new moon can offset any negative feeling found from the re-emergence of certain issues from last year; remember the limits versus freedom conflict? Step-by-step versus highly-charged quantum leaps? The conditional versus the unconditional? It’s all there again but this time you’ve the benefit of previous experience: knowing there’s always a way through the head-scratching paradox of how to blend opposing factors (especially during the final week).

22nd December – 20th January

Your ruler Saturn is having a change of mood this month, symbolising the re-emergence of an urge to micro-manage every last detail. Saturn is right at the top of your chart, showing your strong desire to keep on top of longterm plans and ambitions, but your best efforts to achieve this in your favoured step-by-step responsible manner can feel thwarted by circumstance right now (especially through communication) . The answer is to welcome the unpredictability if you can, as your ingenuity and intuitive response will get a good workout. Gives you a break from detail chasing too.

21st January – 18th February

Your two ruling planets, Saturn and Uranus stand opposed to each other again this month. This was a big theme of 2009; symbolising a clash of interests within you that projected out onto various situations, regarding trusting the process and accepting what you can’t control, especially around finance and property. Saturn energy is about limits and boundaries while Uranus defies terms and conditions in pursuit of freedom of expression, so however it plays out, whoever seems in opposition to you, it’s still a mirror of a fight you’re having within yourself. Make peace with yourself first and the mirror will reflect it.

19th February – 20th March

Law-abiding Saturn moves back into the relationship angle of your chart this month, for another confrontation with law-breaking Uranus. It means the re-emergence of a conflict that came up quite a bit last year, involving your freedom and the limits you keep hitting with others in pursuit of that freedom. Uranus is unconventional and unconditional while Saturn demands that all ‘keep off the grass’ signs are adhered to. But as ever in astrology-land, the paradox in energy produces a satisfying solution; as long as both sides are acknowledged and valued for what they are seeking to achieve.