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* monthly * horoscopes - april 2019
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Though the Sun leaves your sign on April 20 as another anniversary fades to black, Mercury and Venus aka the inferior planets; keep you centre stage. Their doubtful moniker arises, since they lie closer to the Sun than us and within the orbit of the Earth. This month, you’ll catch these planets in the early morning, shortly before the Sun rises. Although Venus is most prominent, Mercury forms a more important link to your ruling planet, Mars. Communication proves the name of the game, in the many different ways this is possible nowadays. So it is a time to finish what you started. Tell the world, what you’re aiming to achieve.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The Sun enters your sign on April 20, so your birthday is approaching either this month or the next. Soon afterwards on April 23, our Sun conjoins the distant gas-giant Uranus, a recent arrival and long-term guest in your sector of the sky. This is a huge event, but since the Sun is so bright while Uranus hovers at about the limits of visibility, there won’t be anything to tell your grandchildren that you saw. If there is a day to be extra cautious, breathe deeply and allow added time, said Tuesday is a cause célèbre. If you’re feeling tired and rattled at around this time, consider how a more proactive stance, might help diffuse the tension.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Mars arrived in your sign on March 31, for its biennial visit. There is an element of leeway in these cosmic calculations, but once every two years is roughly right. You can think of worse house guests no problem, although not everyone agrees with you. While the Red Planet means a fast pace and hectic schedule, both these factors play an important role in what you’d call having a good time. Nevertheless by mid-May, you’ll probably be feeling rather wrung out; yet you’d agree on several worse alternatives. Imagine a numbing round of television each night. Some shows are intriguing: 5%, possibly? Often the adverts outclass them.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
It is rare, you will approach any issue directly. Like your symbol the Crab you prefer a more circuitous route and advance on your objectives with an oblique gait. When you are frightened or annoyed you can be alarmingly direct, but by this point you have lost all semblance of subtlety. During April, you are keen to get ahead and to further your career objectives explicitly. It’s frustrating, the way matters are taking so much more time than expected, but the cosmos is not stupid and assumes a long-term perspective. Maybe this is the case for education; following the example others have set and then adapting it to your situation?
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Another month passes without the cosmos, highlighting your sector of the sky. You’re finding this a little old by now: you have a lot to offer and cannot fathom, why others aren’t beating a path to your door. It’s a minor annoyance to be fair, rather than some catastrophe that’ll blow you out of the water, but somehow even this fact simply adds to the prevailing sense of mediocrity. Life is great really: you are hugely fortunate in several respects and can cultivate a better sense of perspective: by focussing on your family, pets and leisure pursuits; instead of the stagnant circumstances around a goal that likely needs a rethink.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
During April, the planets gather in your opposite sign; that fraction of the firmament across the heavens from your constellation. Just as the latter is all about you, so the section of the sky opposite pertains to you and company, particularly in a one-on-one relationship. Covering your spouse or a long-term partner; it includes business associates and those you’d ask for their opinion and advice. Trends this month are auspicious, pointing largely to a pleasurable and profitable interaction. But competitors and opponents are similarly emphasised. These folk might teach you plenty about yourself, if you can cultivate an open mind.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The full moon illuminates the final degree of your sign. This point has special significance, underscoring an issue you cannot ignore. Since the ecliptic is conventionally circular, the twelve signs apportion this into equal sections of thirty degrees. Every degree is subdivided into sixty smaller measures called minutes. April’s full moon falls at 29 Libra 07, with the Moon entering Scorpio two and a half hours later. Our Moon is emotionally motivated, so where you’ve been trying to convince yourself there are more important things than partnership for instance: it is easy to sway your logical mind, compared to the input from your heart.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Three planets turn retrograde during April: meaning from our standpoint here on Planet Earth they start heading backwards through the zodiac, since we are also in motion round the Sun. Bar Mercury retrograde for much of March, all of the other planets have maintained a forward trajectory since early 2019. So there is bound to be an element of review, as you’re encouraged to revisit developments that have quietly slipped beneath the radar. To an extent these are rather intangible, as you re-examine your priorities and ideas on life. There is much you consider vital now, that differs from factors you’d emphasised previously…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
With the exception of Mars now in your opposite sign and the Moon that consistently circles the whole zodiac each month; all the planets of our Solar System including the Sun itself, lurk beneath the horizon of your horoscope during April. Although Jupiter is in your constellation; suggesting broadened horizons, an inclusive outlook and stimulating associations that teach you lots, the prevailing atmosphere is superficially at least, more subdued than you might anticipate. Those born under the Archer are sometimes said to be foolhardy, rash and brash. Your deeper, more thoughtful and philosophical side, often goes unappreciated…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Saturn and Pluto, both long-term visitors to your region of the heavens, jointly engage reverse this month within a week of one another. These powerful and faraway planets build towards an exacting encounter during January 2020, so they’ll colour your reactions and experiences throughout the intervening period. Saturn suggests structure and stability, while Pluto promotes fundamental change. Where such trends contradict each other, it’s a tough and exhausting battle. By acknowledging these updates when they arise and building on the consequences, your progress becomes far easier once you’ve accepted the inevitable.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Plenty of planets this month in a sector of your chart governing material resources, means although you’d rather not stoop so low, your financial interests and material affairs ought not to remain out of sight and in the closet. You uphold the rather old-fashioned view there are better things to think about, only with the benefit of hindsight and your accumulated experience, you have come to see a middle ground is actually your preferred option. Where confusion reigns, a hard-headed compatriot can help to steer you away from illusion and pretence. Someone to trust is rare nowadays, but life after all ought to mean a learning curve.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
While the bulk of the planets emphasise your sign, the overall majority occupy the eastern hemisphere of your horoscope. So your thoughts this month are focussed in the main around your own wants and needs. Unfortunately, for those seeking a peaceful life, but luckily for everyone from a developmental point of view; there has to be a flashpoint. This is where you own concerns interface with those around you. The predominant arena is your domestic environment and whatever passes for your family affairs. There are occasions you should back down and put your own concerns, second. Rest assured, this isn’t one of them…
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