April Horoscopes 2021
Our shared planetary picture
Three personal planets – the Sun, Mercury and Venus gather in assertive Aries during the first half of this month which is good for initiating things and moving forwards, although Pluto presents strong obstacles around 11th – 17th. Planets in Aries love a challenge (although they might not like the power dynamics that Pluto presents). New Moon on 12th is also in Aries and marks a cycle for us all, in different areas of life for each sign.
From mid-month the same three personal planets move into steady, creative Taurus and meet up with revolutionary Uranus. This hopefully will bring about some awakenings and creative outcomes especially around 22nd – 24th and 29th – 30th. Our understanding of the physical world could change in some way too.
Pluto goes retrograde on 27th in Capricorn, starting a six-month review of how we have been dealing with our ambitions, social status and authority figures. And we may possibly question the validity of those who hold power.
Mars in Gemini is adding to our collective mental energy until 23rd when Mars leaps into Cancer, looking at how we nurture ourselves and what kind of home we create for ourselves. Time to attend to your nest and your need for nurture!
So what will this mean for us all?
Read the horoscope for your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign if you know it.
Aries: You will be full of beans this month as Venus in your sign until 14th makes everyone aware of the charmer that you are. The Sun ball also remains in your court until 19th radiating warmth, optimism and freer self-expression. And for those of you with April birthdays, your birthday is your personal new year and the perfect time to explore your planets for the year ahead with a good astrologer, as is New Moon in your sign on 12th which marks a fresh emotional cycle. This is a good point to explore your birth chart and focus 9n what you hope for emotionally in the year ahead.
Finances are on your mind from mid-month onwards. Venus should be giving them a healthy glow then too, although there may be a surprise or two at the end of the month… You mày have some good money-generating ideas too from 19th when Mercury and the Sun get onboard.
Obstacles (perhaps in the form of authority figures) could crop up around 15th – 16th or you may have some dilemmas yourself if you are the one bearing authority. Relationships could get intense too around 11th – 12th which is a good time to be aware of power imbalances in all directions. You may need to review similar issues in your professional life, with your social status or in dealings with father figures from 27th when Pluto goes retrograde.
Your mental energy will be high until 23rd as your ruling planet Mars zooms through your communications zone. Getting some physical exercise can also help to lessen the sharpness of your tongue which may be over-functioning from time to time…
From 24th your focus jumps to home, roots and foundations. DIY projects, dealings with mother-figures (or as a mother-figure) will be ‘energetic’. This is a good time to attend to self-nurture and personal development too. What do you now need to put in place?
Taurus: Energy levels may have been low recently but that is about to change. The month before your birthday you are often at low ebb as the Sun has been away from you for the longest time. The good news is the Sun is bringing fresh energy and a sense of renewal to you from 19th!
Your birthday whether this month or next is your personal new year and a more meaningful time to make resolutions for the year ahead than January 1st. Many Happy Solar Returns! It is also the perfect time to explore your planets for the year ahead with a good astrologer.
Mental energy arrives on 19th too as Mercury moves into your sign on the same day as the Sun. Venus arrives even earlier on 14th, adding to your considerable charms and making you darling of the zodiac until the end of the month and beyond. Your creative instincts will be strong, with lots of originality around 22nd – 23rd and 29th – 30th (although the demands of the world will make themselves felt around 23rd – 25th). Sudden attractions could take you by surprise too around 22nd – 23rd…
You continue to focus on finances and security as determined Mars forges its way through your 2nd House. This is good for pushing creative projects ahead too. Mars then moves into your communications zone from 23rd, bringing lots of mental energy and could that be… more physical movement?
Gemini: Your ruling planet Mercury skips across three different signs this month which means a mentally-active you! You are busy with fatherly or work communications up until 4th and then Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your friends, groups and community zone until 19th. This is a good time to enjoy the circles you move in and you have good ideas for both collective projects and for individual friends. And if you are involved in a campaign of any kind, you will have a lot to contribute.
From 14th the focus starts to change to your inner-workings, self-defeating patterns, healing and creativity behind the scenes. There are long-term changes taking place here as Uranus is around a third way through its seven-year stay here and the arrival of Venus on 14th and the Sun and Mercury from 19th, go on to trigger changes or awakenings of some kind around 22nd – 23rd and 29th – 30th.
Mars continues to forge through your sign until 23rd, giving you energy and decisiveness. It runs up against Neptune though from 6th – 9th when you might have to take your reputation into account… Then from 23rd Mars will be focused on your finances and security.
Full Moon on 27th falls in your work, health and service to others zone. Take time to look at how your unconscious impacts your health and well-being and vice versa. Your physical world and spiritual world need to be in dialogue.
Cancer: All the planets are above the horizon in your solar chart for most of April. This means your interactions in the world are uppermost this month. You have the blessing of people in positions of authority as Venus smooths your professional path until 14th. If you need any favours, be sure to ask. (You may have to dodge the disapproval of partners at the same time though…).
New Moon on 12th marks a fresh cycle in career and social status. Is there an ambition that you hold dear? If so, make resolutions and take steps to make this a reality. Dealings with father or authority figures take on a fresh air too, as do your dealings with others if you are an authority figure yourself.
There is an emphasis on friends,groups and community during the second half of the month. Make time for social pleasures as best you can. There could be some surprises here too around 22nd – 24th and 29th -30th.
On 23rd Mars leaps into your sign (as it does approximately every two years). This is a change of gear and energy settings around how you see yourself and how you go into the world. Every planet has a metal which best describes it. And for Mars this is the metal iron which describes your determination to push your goals forward. Others beware! You will have no trouble being assertive, unless you veer into aggression which we would all like to avoid…
Full Moon on 27th brings a swell of emotion in your romance, children and creativity zone. And on 27th Pluto goes retrograde in your 7th House of relationships and partnerships. This marks the start of a six -month review of how the power balance in relationships and partnerships has been working (or not working). You have until October to ponder this. Give it the attention it deserves!
Leo: You are feeling philosophical during the first half of the month as Venus, Mercury and your ruling planet the Sun encourage you to explore the physical or meta-physical world. This is a good time to immerse yourself in studies too. All three planets square up to Pluto though between 11th – 17th which suggests the demands of work, health and daily life run counter to your high-minded aims. So make the most of the first ten days of the month!
From 14th Venus smooths the way in your professional life. If you need help from people in positions of authority, be sure to ask. The Sun and Mercury help you to stand out and shine from 19th as they too reach the top of your solar chart. Be visible and share your creative talents with us all!
Uranus is about a third of the way through its seven year stay at the top of your solar chart. This brings changes to your career, social status or dealings with father-figures. And Uranus gets triggered by Venus and Mercury between 22nd – 24th and the Sun from 29th – 30th, so expect changes, surprises or creative inspiration!
Mars keeps you active on the friends, groups and community front until 23rd and then moves into your 12th House of compassion, healing, spirituality and creativity behind the scenes. This is a good time to be more active online or to start spiritual practices (such as meditation) and to explore your inner-workings. Self-awareness is half the battle. Pluto goes retrograde on 27th (until October) to review some area of your work, your health, your daily routine or service to others. Take a long look.
Virgo: Your ruling planet Mercury is busy covering a lot of ground this month with its longest stay in your joint funds, intimacy and sharing zone. Venus and the Sun are highlighting things here too until 14th and 19th and you may benefit in some way from ‘the money of others’. Pay attention to details though from 11th – 17th when romantic partners, children or creativity may make demands. New Moon on 12th falls in this shared area of your solar chart. Decide what you want this new cycle to be about.
From 19th the Sun and Mercury join Venus in your 9th House of travel, studies and ethics. Exploring the physical or meta-physical world looks exciting, especially around 22nd – 24th and 29th – 30th when Uranus gets stimulated by these personal planets. This may call for a new adventure. What could that be?
You will be hot in pursuit of your ambitions until 23rd as Mars forges across the top of your solar chart. Jupiter puts the wind behind you too from 14th – 17th (although partners or partnerships may muddy the waters around 6th – 9th).
Powerful Pluto goes retrograde on 27th in your romance, children and creativity zone. Something needs reviewing here and you have until early October to work out what exactly that is…
Libra: Your ruling planet Venus starts the month smoothing along relationships and partnerships until 14th. Then, Venus softens your joint finance zone and you may benefit from ‘the money of others’. This is good for intimacy and sharing too. The only exception to these positives may be from 23rd – 25th when Saturn squares up to Venus. The pull of your joint or partner’s finances or security needs and those of children or romantic partners may clash.
You may also find yourself dealing with taxes, debts and inheritances. There could be surprises too around 22nd – 23rd when you or your partner’s finances could undergo a sudden change. Or a wave of sudden attraction could take you by surprise. And, have you made a will or thought about that? How you share your resources, also matters now. Full Moon on 27th heightens the financial and security pushes and pulls you are under too.
Relationships get intense from 11th – 16th and tensions between partners and your domestic or emotional sphere could occur. It is important to work out what power dynamics are at play. Something in your mother and home sphere needs to change and this will become unavoidable at some point from 27th until early October while Pluto is retrograde here.
Mars leaps into your father, career and social status zone from 23rd and you will push your agenda forward and put energy into achieving your ambitions. You just need to be clear about what they are. Are you?
Scorpio: Work, health and service to others is a strong focus during the first half of the month. Venus continues to add a sense of well-being until 14th and helps relations with colleagues and daily companions. You take pleasure in your daily rituals too. How we think impacts our sense of well-being and this becomes particularly apparent around 11th – 12th and 15th – 16th.
From 14th onwards the focus moves to relationships and partnerships. Venus smooths things along and the Sun and Mercury encourage you to express yourself more from 19th. There could be surprising developments around 22nd – 23rd and 29th – 30th. Venus runs up against a long-standing need for nurture or personal development around 24th – 25th. And the lead up to Full Moon in your sign in the early hours of 27th, finds an emotional you!
Joint funds, intimacy and sharing remain an active area until 23rd. How you share your resources and yourself physically are areas to work on as Mars heats things up in some way. Any unresolved issues with taxes, debts and inheritances can be pushed forward too.
Mars moves into your travel, studies and philosophy zone from 23rd. The urge to explore the physical or meta-physical world is strong. Make your world wider in whatever way you can.
Sagittarius: Your ruling planet Jupiter is having a fairly quiet month although it does help you to achieve your aims and objectives in relationships and partnerships from 14th – 17th. Mars is determined to push your agenda forward here, be that in personal partnerships or business ones. (Although things may be tricky around 6th – 9th when ideàls connected to mother and home might get in the way). You have until 23rd to get everything done.
Romance, children and creativity are a strong focus during the first half of the month and a pleasurable one apart from 11th – 17th when power dynamics or money come to the surface… New Moon on 12th also falls in this area of your solar chart, marking a new cycle. Decide what you would like this to be about and then act accordingly.
From 14th Venus glides into your 6th House. This helps relations with colleagues and daily companions and you enjoy your daily rituals of self-care. Uranus has been insisting on changes on the work, health and service to others front since March 2019 (and will continue to do so until 2026). And this month Venus, Mercury and the Sun restimulate your awareness of the need for changes, especially around 22nd – 24th and 29th – 30th.
There is then a gear change from 23rd when active Mars leaps into your joint funds, intimacy and sharing zone. What needs to be done here? Joint funds includes taxes, debts, inheritances and wills. Pluto goes retrograde on 27th too, starting a six-month review of your finances, income and security needs. Keep in mind that security can be found through creativity and a value system that gives a sense of security, as well as just on a material level.
Capricorn: Venus is smoothing things along at home until 14th. Home in every sense should be a source of pleasure, be that the building you live in, its emotional dynamics, Mother Nature, your country or our planet. Relationships with mother figures go well too (as do your interactions if you are a mother-figure yourself). The only exception to this is around 11th – 12th when power issues loom large… You may also find yourself wanting to beautify your home and to share its pleasures with others.
Romance, children and creativity look sweet from 14th as Venus bestows pleasure and ease until the end of the month and beyond. Make time for enjoyment. Although finances could get in the way of plans around 23rd – 25th. (This may not come as a surprise as finances seem to be both expanding and contracting for most of this year). The demands (possibly financial) of romantic partners, children or creativity continue to bring unexpected changes too.
Your mission to move things forward on the work front or with your health continues until 23rd. If you did not take the opportunity to put things on a strong footing last month, take action now! Your well-being, daily routine and being of service to others comes into this too, as do your dealings with daily companions.
From 23rd Mars leaps into your opposite sign which means relationships and partnerships become the focus. Mars heats things up (be that conflict or passion… ). Decide what you would like to find here now in your life. Be forthright and head towards it!
Aquarius: Communications are a strong focus during the first half of the month as the Sun, Mercury and Venus add to your spoken and written charms. Your unconscious demands attention though as all three planets square Pluto from 11th – 17th. And Pluto goes retrograde for six months from 27th to review your inner-workings, self-defeating patterns, your online life, compassion, healing or creativity behind the scenes. New Moon on 12th marks a fresh cycle in communications. This could be a good time to start a new course or exercise regime too!
From 14th Venus glides into your mother and home zone. Home in every sense should be a source of pleasure, be that the building you live in, its emotional dynamics, Mother Nature, your country or our planet. Relationships with mother figures go well too (as do your interactions if you are a mother-figure yourself).
You may also find yourself wanting to beautify your home and to share its pleasures with others. 22nd – 23rd when Venus joins Uranus can bring surprises or original ideas for changes and likewise 29th – 30th. Personal development and self-nurture also come under this area of your solar chart. Think creatively here too.
Mars is pushing for action in your 5th House of romance, children and creativity. A lot of energy is bouncing around here until 23rd and you will be feeling buoyant and creative. Financial uncertainty may get in the way around 6th – 9th though.
From 23rd Mars leaps into your work, health and service to others zone and Mars means action. Could it be time for a new job or volunteer position. Or could that be a new health regime on the horizon? Yes, I think it could…
Pisces: Finances and security may be uppermost in your mind until 19th and with Venus around until 14th, your finances may be looking rosier than usual. There may be demands from friends, groups or organisations though around 11th – 17th which require some careful thinking. New Moon on 12th also falls in this area of your solar chart. This marks a new cycle and would be the perfect time to carry out an audit or make a new budget for yourself.
From 14th Venus adds ease and charm to your communications, short journeys and dealings with neighbours and siblings. This is good for trading too, especially from 19th when the Sun and Mercury add energy and warmth. Uranus has been pushing for changes here since 2019 and gets re-awakened by these three personal planets, especially around 22nd – 24th and 29th -30th. What changes do you still need to make? Your way of thinking could be an area requiring changes too…
On 27th Pluto goes retrograde in your friends, groups and community zone. Something needs reviewing here and you have until October to work out what exactly that is. Organisations, politics and campaigns come under this too, as does your true tribe.
And from 23rd determined Mars leaps into your romance, children and creativity zone. Decide what you want to achieve here. And take action!
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