This is a horoscope for Aquarius, April 2019! Read the horoscope that matches your Rising Sign (AKA Ascendant) first. If you don’t know your Rising Sign but you know you are an Aquarius, you can go with this horoscope as your best match.
Development (the Lunar Cycle)
The New Moon in Aries on April 5 is touching on the issue of learning and communication in your life. It’s a good time to set intentions with the messages or broadcasts that you’re putting out there. You can also benefit now by spending time reflecting on those closest to you and your immediate local environment, including relations with siblings, roommates or neighbors.
This begins a 4 week period (April 5 – May 4) that culminates with the Full Moon in Libra on April 19. This is the second Full Moon in Libra in a row, highlighting the importance of seeking balance, fairness, and justice in our lives.
For you this quest for equilibrium can be centered around issues of spirituality, higher learning and philosophy. You may be having some growing awareness of your way of perceiving the world. This can also be about exploring ideas or cultures that are unfamiliar to you.
Mercury was Retrograde all last month, and is still clearing the shadow zone until April 16 when we will finally shake off the fuzzies. This Retrograde journey has been leading you on a wayward adventure in the realm of physical matter – your finances, resources, and connection to the tangible world by way of what matters to you.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion in the way that you earn or spend money, or perhaps it has just been a time of imagining new ways of managing your resources. You may have been exploring creative means of augmenting your income, for example, or revising your personal values.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, he brings attendance to the issue of communication. This can do with learning, teaching, disseminating information. You may be focusing on your message and what it is that you’re broadcasting in the world. From mid-April until May 6, you can communicate in a more direct manner.
Venus is the planet of connections, relationships, and affinity. For the first half of the month, until April 20, she is visiting your house of finances. Here she’s in pretty good shape and brings some positive attention. Mellow, easy-going Venus in Pisces helps with law of attraction mojo and manifestation magic.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your mission and message. How does your communication align with your vision and values? Perhaps you want to give your clients or customers a free course or connect with people at a local event.
Mars, the planet of work and action to be taken, is in Gemini this month (March 30 – May 16). This is stirring up undertakings in your place of romance, pleasure, sex, dating, and legacies. You may be putting in more work when it comes to this area – one that invokes your children or your creative babies right now.
You may be attending to matters of longevity and self-expression. Wherever your business takes you this month, it is likely to be in several directions. It’s best to limit the variance somewhat, although multitasking now can generate a good flow of energy and spiritedness that keeps you going.
Jupiter is smiling auspiciously at you from his most upbeat placement in Sagittarius. For you, this transit is happening in your realm of alliances, associations, friendships and professional networks, where you will likely see some positive growth this year (November 8, 2018 – December 3, 2019).
Jupiter begins his annual, several months long Retrograde journey on April 10. This represents a deepening expansion in regard to your involvement with various communities and platforms.
Saturn is the big boss who establishes boundaries, limits, structures, and doctrines to live by. It’s the hard work that we put in day to day that sees long-term results for our steady effort. Right now, Saturn is in Capricorn (December 19, 2017 – December 16, 2020).
This is a time of establishing a rhythm with our routines and schedules, and committing to building a solid foundation in our work. For you, this long-term restructuring effort is taking place in your dreaming world. You have an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you handle the imaginal realm and your psychological well-being.
Saturn will begin his own Retrograde journey on April 17, doubling down on the issues he’s been hammering home.
Timeline of General Major Transits
Week One (April 1 – 6)
Tuesday, April 2: Mercury meets Neptune in Pisces (2nd House) , 1:23am (PST). This is their 3rd and final meetup – we are beginning to conclude last month‘s Mercury Retrograde with this transit.
Mercury is Direct now (no longer Retrograde), but today is conjunct Neptune. This is a configuration that extends the feeling of still being under the spell of a bemusing Retrograde cycle. This may have brought up issues related to finances, material goods, or resources.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (12th House), 12:16pm.
This is causing some heaviness this month, and a need to let go of powerful structures that are no longer working for us. The point of deep release may be felt in your unconscious mind, or it may have to do with isolation and retreat. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (3rd House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of learning and communication.
Week Two (April 7 – 13)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (2nd House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of money, making you more tactile and resourceful in how you connect with others.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (11th House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of friendships and professional networks.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (6th House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your house of routine, work, and health. It’s a good time to check in with your regimens and daily habits to see how these are in line with your message and voice.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (3rd House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position to help you communicate and share what you’ve learned about your values lately.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (9th House), 4:15am. This is the second Full Moon in Libra in a row, hitting home on themes of balance and fairness from last month.
The lunar month peaks today in your house of higher learning, spirituality, and worldview. This emphasizes a need to balance between expanding your mind through continued education and sharing the knowledge that you have with others through speaking, writing, and teaching.
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (4th House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (3rd House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your home life at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of learning and communication. It may be a good time to connect with others in your local area, or have social visits with peers.
Week Four (April 21 – 27)
Monday, April 22: The Sun joins Uranus in Taurus. This is for the first time since Uranus entered the sign (4th House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your home environment, perhaps involving parents or ancestry, during the 7 year transit of Uranus in Taurus. Today, the Sun gives a jolt of electricity to this area of your chart.
Wednesday, April 24: Pluto stations Retrograde in Capricorn (12th House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of the underworld. There is deep transformation afoot.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (1st House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of the self – body, mind, and spirit. It may be helpful to tune in to your personal aesthetic, beliefs, and individual perspective to inform your current trajectory.
Week Five (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (12th House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of the imagination. For the next several months, it will be helpful to revisit your routine as well as boundaries in regard to the spiritual and unconscious realms. It’s time to commit to the long-term results that you want to achieve in this area.
Tuesday, April 30: Saturn on the South Node (12th House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back, particularly in the area of limiting beliefs or negative self-talk. Work on severing from your life the structures that you have outgrown.