Let’s be honest: The first few months of 2018 were heavy. We accumulated a lot of emotional baggage, learned some serious lessons, and maybe even had our hearts broken a few times over. But guess what, cosmic warriors? It’s time to let all of that shit go.
From an astrological perspective, April is one of the most important months of the year. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, which means that we are at the very beginning of a new cosmic cycle. Aries’s impulsive, fiery energy reminds us that the only thing connecting the past and future is the present. Release what is no longer serving you. Just as the flowers burst from the soil, signifying the beginning of spring, we too can emerge from the dark. Equinoxes foster change: Embrace this opportunity to start anew.
An extremely rare and incredibly auspicious connection occurs on April 14, when Jupiter in Scorpio connects with Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, has been cruising through Scorpio since October 2017, sweeping the dust, secrets, and monsters out from under the rug. (This transit began the same week the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct broke). Jupiter in Scorpio shines a light on the darkest places of our psyche, so when this planet positively connects with transformative Pluto in Capricorn, we can ensure that our self-reflection will be rewarded. By confronting our demons, we are healing through regeneration.
This Jupiter-and-Pluto connection is the second occurrence of a three-part series, the first of which occurred on January 15. Pay extra close attention to cosmic repetition and ask yourself which themes are resurfacing in your life. Whatever story arc you are working through will find completion on September 12, during the final connection of Jupiter and Pluto.
There’s a planetary double feature on April 15, when Mercury finally completes its retrograde (hallelujah) and the sky is graced by a new moon in Aries. When the moon (which represents our emotions) and sun (which symbolizes vitality) align in Aries, we embrace our warrior spirit. Our sensitivities are connected to our identity, so during this lunation, we are simultaneously confident and vulnerable. But remember, cosmic warriors, the sky is completely dark during a new moon. This is a time for reflection: There is more that must be revealed before we leap into action.
Since December, Saturn has been cruising through Capricorn, forcing us to take a hard look at some of life’s most difficult lessons. If you’re currently experiencing your Saturn Return, you’ve likely already begun to feel Saturn’s no-bullshit intensity. On April 17, Saturn pauses, pivots, and begins to spin backward. During Saturn’s retrograde cycle (which lasts through September 6), the stoic planet will make sure that you’re not taking any shortcuts. This is the time to slow down and resolve or at least address any pressing matters you’ve left to simmer on the back burner. Saturn is often referred to as the “Lord of Karma,” so expect lots to be sorted during this cosmic reversal.
Taurus season kicks off at 11:12 p.m. ET on April 19, when the sun glides into this earth sign — the first of the zodiac. Represented by the bull, Taurus is known for its tactility. Taureans love indulging the senses and appreciate life’s pleasures; soft fabrics, aromatic moisturizers, and delicious cuisine all delight these epicurean creatures. But despite these hedonistic tendencies, Taurus is extremely logic-driven. In fact, most Taureans are recognized as excellent money managers. In accordance with this energy, toward the end of the month, it’s time to confirm that your bank account is supporting your endeavors. Over the next few weeks, consider ways you can save, invest, and plan for the future.
Romantic Venus enters playful Gemini on April 14, kicking off a more lighthearted approach to partnership. Gemini is the social butterfly of the zodiac, so when Venus — the planet that governs love, beauty, and money — enters its domain, our relationships become increasingly spontaneous and high-spirited. This season, it’s not about shacking up, it’s about getting down. Time to party, cosmic warriors.
Finally, April concludes with a full moon in Scorpio on April 24. Full moons occur when the sun and moon are in direct opposition, creating a powerful tension between our ego and emotions. This month’s lunation illuminates the unknown: While Taurus is tangible, Scorpio is abstract, associated with magick and the occult. Use this full moon to practice your spell work or create enchanted manifestations for the coming months. Any intentions you set now will be actualized on November 7, when the new moon completes 2018’s Scorpio lunation.
Enjoy the vibes, cosmic warriors, and see you in May.
On April 15, a new moon in your own sign connects your passions with your emotions. Under this lunation, you’ll be both energized by the sun and contained by the moon, a strange sensibility that simultaneously ignites confidence and fear. You can wear your emotions on your sleeve, but try not to take everything personally. Read your full April horoscope here.
The most elusive area of your chart is illuminated during Aries season. It’s a zone astrologers call the “twelfth house,” and on a good day, it is connected to dreams, fantasy, and intuition. On a bad day, however, it can trigger illusion, escapism, and anxiety. It’s no surprise, then, that the first few weeks of April may feel a little strange. Read your full April horoscope here.
On April 15, the new moon in Aries encourages you to heal your own wounds by helping others. Though your journey is personal, your experiences are shared. Considers ways you can continue to build your extended network based on the causes that matter to you most. Read your full April horoscope here.
This season’s energy is defined by passion, drive, and determination. This is great news for you, Cancer babe, because the first few weeks of April are all about your hustle. The sun in Aries activates the area of your chart associated with long-term professional aspirations. Read your full April horoscope here.
It’s not your birthday season quite yet, but Aries season may be the next best thing. As the sun glides across Aries, a fire sign like yours, the area of your chart that governs travel, philosophy, and expansion is illuminated. You’re ready to spread your wings, Leo babe. Read your full April horoscope here.
The moon links up with the sun on April 15, meaning you may feel extra emo toward the middle of the month. But don’t stop at listening to angsty albums: Open yourself up to the valuable lessons this lunation has to provide. Read your full April horoscope here.
On April 15, a new moon in Aries links your ego and emotions. Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly overwhelmed by all the feels — this is an intense moment. When your sensitivities are heightened, you may discover that you have outgrown certain bonds. Remember, you are constantly evolving: Not all of your relationships can last forever. Read your full April horoscope here.
Let’s be honest, Scorpio darling: You are a creature of habit. But through April 19, you’ll be exploring the aspects of your daily life that aren’t serving you. Where are the cracks in the system? Analyze everything: your commute, your day job, your exercise routine. You’re ready to transform. Read your full April horoscope here.
This month, the sun glides across your fellow fire sign, Aries, illuminating the area of your chart associated with romance and creativity. It’s all about harnessing your fun and flirty energy, Sagittarius babe. During the first half of the month, you’ll feel increasingly empowered by your artistic prowess and confident in your output. Read your full April horoscope here.
You want to make big changes in your domestic realm, and you’re ready to make them now. Aries season illuminates the area of your chart associated with home and family, so whether you’re sprucing up your dwelling with fresh paint or starting over in a new domicile, the choices you make this month will have a major impact on your future. Read your full April horoscope here.
Let’s be honest, Aquarius darling: You’re a bit of an eccentric, and that’s a good thing. In fact, your glow is defined by your offbeat style and radical perspectives. But while you may be perfectly content mixing and matching cheetah prints while plotting the revolution, not everyone can keep up with your unconventional approach to life. Read your full April horoscope here.
Life is multidimensional, and most experiences exist in both physical and abstract realms — but hard, cold cash is steeped in the terrestrial domain. When the sun in Aries illuminates the area of your chart associated with financial resources, the first few weeks of April serve up major truths. Read your full April horoscope here.
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