Posted by Kate B

ARIES

The April 7 New Moon is all about you! Fun with friends and neighbors and perhaps a birthday surprise or two are all likely. Be at your most playful and energetic, and be on the best of terms with co-workers and officemates, too. You could be busy beyond belief around the Full Moon on April 21, so take good care of yourself on the inside. Protect your private time, get enough peace and quiet, then go out and rule the world. The Moon/Mars conjunction on April 25 gets your work week off to a quick start. The Moon/Saturn conjunction later that day keeps you on course.

 

TAURUS

The New Moon on April 7 brings an endless stream of crazy, brilliant ideas. Keep things to yourself, though. If one special project seems wise and possible, try it without talking about it first. You'll see right away who appreciates you. Romance shines brightly during the Full Moon on April 21. Cling to those idealistic visions of love and let a special someone be there for you. A gift for you or your home could appear. A temporary relationship could become more permanent. Your planet Venus enters Taurus on April 29. Look for daily life to get sweeter, slower, and more comfortable.

GEMINI

A more adventurous social life beckons with the New Moon on April 7. Invitations could come your way, so pick and choose based on the sheer pleasure of the offer. The Full Moon on April 21 accents your people skills and talent for bringing people together. Others may have ideas, plans, or agendas but not know how to get things going. You will be the catalyst who sets things in motion as you earn great respect and other sorts of rewards. Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus on April 28. This gives you time for a second look at some domestic and money matters.

CANCER

Step into the spotlight at work when the New Moon arrives on April 7. There may be no obvious or conspicuous benefit, but behind the scenes there could be a lot that will benefit you later. Let your good work speak for itself. Around the Full Moon on April 21, some issue, charity, or cause out in the world may attract your attention and draw you out to be more socially active. Do what you can, if only to educate yourself. Act locally, but think globally. The Moon conjoins Pluto on April 28, possibly disrupting dreams. Relax and be ready for today's Mercury retrograde.

 

LEO

Step into the spotlight at work when the New Moon arrives on April 7. There may be no obvious or conspicuous benefit, but behind the scenes there could be a lot that will benefit you later. Let your good work speak for itself. Around the Full Moon on April 21, some issue, charity, or cause out in the world may attract your attention and draw you out to be more socially active. Do what you can, if only to educate yourself. Act locally, but think globally. The Moon conjoins Pluto on April 28, possibly disrupting dreams. Relax and be ready for today's Mercury retrograde.

VIRGO

Not putting yourself first is the best way to advance at the New Moon on April 7. Without being a busybody, you can help or cheer up someone and turn his or her life around - and your own as well. You're more powerful and influential than you realize. The Full Moon on April 21 speaks to your social life. It could increase your desire to be popular and be around more outgoing people. Indulge that inclination and enjoy the company of others more. It doesn't have to be expensive. Mercury turns retrograde on April 28. Take things more slowly and double-check your math.

LIBRA

The April 7 New Moon buzzes with romance and love. It's your time to be lucky in love, more attractive than you expected, and showered with more attention than you imagined. Be prepared for admiration from a surprising source. The Full Moon on April 21 could touch off some deeply buried needs or desires that you may have forgotten or repressed for far too long. Be kind to yourself and perhaps tolerate being a bit more emotional. It's OK to cry in private - or sometimes in public, for that matter. Venus enters Taurus on April 29. Surround yourself with beauty.

SCORPIO

The New Moon on April 7 emphasizes health and vitality. Ramp up the attention you pay to your own well-being. Eat more healthfully and be more active. A rough-and-tumble sport isn't required. Just enjoy spending less time on the sofa with drinks and snacks. The Full Moon on April 21 is all about love. You have high standards and expectations - all for the good - and you could have some powerful romantic encounters now. Or you could experience a profound romantic insight into someone special or your own heart. A Moon/Mars sextile on April 29 smoothes out an otherwise complicated weekend.

SAGITTARIUS

The New Moon on April 7 portends big fun and games! Your inner child is very near the surface now, and you may feel a lot of those childlike thrills that come from being more creative and more daring. Material possessions could take on more importance during the Full Moon on April 21. You might find yourself acquiring or being offered more than you really want, or you may find a new home for that special item or heirloom that is no longer a part of your life. You can easily tie up a lot of loose ends as the Moon trines Jupiter on April 27.

 

CAPRICORN

The April 7 New Moon returns your focus to your home. Sure, it's a responsibility and sometimes a burden, but primarily it's the place where you live and spend your most intimate time. Reclaim some part of it and make it uniquely yours, and enjoy doing so. The Full Moon on April 21 shines down on your immediate surroundings and friends. Someone you haven't seen for a while could reappear with great stories to tell. Feel empowered and capable of everything as the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn on April 28. The Mercury retrograde further slows the world to your pace.

AQUARIUS

Friends and family members could have you surrounded during the New Moon on April 7. Maintain as much distance as you need. Still, it might be hard to carve out time from others who think they're merely trying to keep in touch. Work and career demands could tug at you around the Full Moon on April 21, but your heartstrings are securely tied to home. You'll meet all obligations and perform your duties, but not until you are home will you feel truly happy. The Moon/Uranus sextile on April 30 ends your month with a mild surprise that could solve a problem or two.

PISCES

Money matters are favored around the New Moon on April 7. Things may not go exactly as planned, so be prepared to be a bit flexible. Sudden changes or newly discovered rules and regulations should all work to your benefit, though. There may be a lot that you'd rather do at the Full Moon on April 21, but your social circle might have other plans. You aren't one to disappoint, and you'll have fun either way, but your suggestions may not get first consideration. The Moon is quincunx Jupiter on April 30, perhaps leaving you with the feeling that something isn't right. Things are fine.

 

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