April Horoscope: It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride

A Lunar Eclipse and a Full Moon: This event highlights equality and relationships
By Lilly Roddy

We start the month off with both a lunar eclipse and a Full Moon on April 4. This unique event highlights equality and relationships, and we will notice a lot of things out of balance. Relationships are especially sensitive to this energy. Keep your options open during the first full week of April—it could be bumpy! We’ll want to get more done this month, and we may not be as patient as usual. Mars begins the month in Taurus, a sign of consistency and durability. Mercury travels from Aries into Taurus on the 14th, and the sun enters Taurus on the 20th. Venus (having lead the pack into Taurus) enters versatile Gemini on the 11th. Jupiter goes direct in Leo on the 8th, and Pluto goes retrograde on the 16th.

ARIES (March 21–April 19). Happy birthday to the Arians! This is your yearly cycle of taking time to look at the past year and set new goals for the coming year. With the lunar eclipse in your sign, you are ready to take action and make some decisions. You could be very, very restless in the first week, and perhaps not sleeping well. Expect your tolerance levels to be especially low. You are not as satisfied with your present work situation, so this can be a time to look for alternatives or even to start something on your own. • Illustration by David Eduardo Flores Perez.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20). With Mars (planet of action and anger) moving through your sign for the next 45 days, this is a great time to initiate new projects or health regimens. You certainly won’t be as patient as usual. Make sure you have some quiet time to get away this month, because that urge will be as strong as your need to take some action. You get busier as we get closer to mid month. You are feeling the need to reconnect with family, so this could be a great time for a trip home. You are much more confident and clear-headed by the end of the month.

GEMINI (May 21–June 21). You are feeling more open and social this month. This is a good time to market your talents or connect to community organizations and projects. You are just beginning to develop a long-term plan for your future security. This is a good time to be looking into extra training or education. Relationships are more important toward the end of the month. You are also adding new goals to your relationship so you and your partner can develop greater stability for the future.

CANCER (June 22–July 22) You seem to be in the public eye this month. Everybody will want to know you—or even to be you! The lunar eclipse is activating a lot of focus on career this month. You may find yourself starting something new or receiving unexpected recognition. You are especially unsettled in the first week of the month. You can easily take things way too personally, so make sure it’s really about you before you launch a defense. You are having a better time and are not as edgy as your improved social life continues through the rest of the month.

LEO (July 23–August 22). We are feeling especially strong and active in April, with Jupiter (planet of travel, education, and mind expansion) accelerating her journey in mid month. This will certainly give us more hope and optimism about any outcomes. In the first half of the month you are more playful and less concerned about responsibility. After mid month, you get back in the saddle and begin to take a much more directed path. Career energies are very favorable for doing something on your own or trying to move up the company ladder. Look for friends to be especially supportive at the end of the month.

VIRGO (August 23–September 22). You are feeling the push to get your finances in order this month. You have been working hard to get the burden of debt off your back for a while. Your romantic partner will need some reassurance this month, and spending time with that person will be a very positive bonding experience. You are currently going through a time of review where you are looking at the viability of almost everything and everyone in your life. This is helping you develop a better sense of priorities. Career energies are very strong right now as you put a lot of focus on that through the rest of 2015. You are a bit more laid-back toward the end of the month.

LIBRA (September 23–October 23). Relationships are highlighted this month as your sign is in a period emphasizing partnerships, both good and bad. You are having to act on the partnerships you are in—reconfirming some and eliminating others. You are not the same person, and people are seeing your “real” side rather than the people-pleaser they saw in the past. This continues to be a good time for home repairs—or even family repairs. You will need a break from all of this toward the end of the month. Social organizations will be very beneficial for you.

SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). Relationships are very stimulating this month. If you are in a partnership, this is a great month to renew those vows. If you are single, this is also a good time to be out looking for your next partner. Relationships that aren’t doing so well may be brought to a head this month. This is also a good month for you to get your office or business location organized and cleaned up. It could the perfect time for a new laptop or smartphone. Don’t overthink your finances. You are trying to plan for the future, but don’t let that drive you crazy. Career opportunities continue to increase!

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). With Saturn (planet of career, long-term safety, and overthinking) moving through your sign, you have really begun to look at what you do with your time, love, money, and resources. You are not happy about wasting any of your resources on anything or anybody. You are certainly more serious than you have been in a while. Your children (or those people that you “mother”) could be a lot rowdier this month, especially in the first two weeks of April. Toward the end of the month, you begin to focus on getting your office and your body in better shape. Your relationship energies are also more positive this entire month.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). The first half of the month is a very active and stimulating time for you. This could be a time when you are moving, relocating, or just doing some repairs around the house. Family issues are coming to the surface. You don’t have to be the one who takes charge, but you have to speak up. Be careful that you don’t hide out at work too much during this time—there are some core problems there that need to be addressed as well. Life is a bit more laid-back after mid month. You may do your best negotiating during that time.

AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). Relationship energies are getting better again this month. This will help to improve existing relationships and bring new people into your life for fun or potential romance. You are more verbal than usual this month—you have a lot to say and you want to be heard. This is a great time to start your book, blog, or social media page. Home projects become more important over the next couple of months. You will be thinking more about your family this month. This is a good time to visit them—as long as you keep your visits short. Friends may seem in short supply this month. Make some contacts and renew those connections.

PISCES (February 19–March 20). Over the last several years, you mermaids and mermen have been retreating down into the sea to take care of yourselves. But now, you are ready to step up and get the recognition that you so deserve. You are working on getting your life together this month, and you are more serious than ever. You continue to improve your finances so you can free yourself from that burden. The middle part of the month is a good time for communications, so let us know what you really believe! Toward the very end of the month, you are ready for a retreat.

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Lilly Roddy

Lilly Roddy has been an Astrologer for the last 25 years. She counsels individuals in personal, business and financial matters as well as teaches classes in Astrology. She is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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