This is a horoscope for Aries, 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 Aries, 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 your body, mind, and spirit. It’s a good time to set intentions with regard to personal development.
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 your sphere of relationships and partnerships – putting the focus directly opposite you. It may involve marriage/relationships, business partnerships/collabs, or client work. Now is a great time to be building up to new breakthroughs when it comes to your ideal client, and what you want to make out of your collaborations with others. Restore balance and move to make things fair and equal.
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 unconscious worlds, secrets, and possibly a sense of isolation or being removed from the action.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion that you were not very sure where it was coming from. You may have been feeling like your mind was in a fog and you were more low-energy, for example.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, your focus will be more directed toward self expression and personal development. From mid-April until May 6, you can take what you learned and turn it into a new way of being in the world.
Venus is the planet of connections, relationships, and affinity. For the first half of the month, until April 20, she is visiting your world of the unconscious and service, where she’s in pretty good shape and brings some general positivity. Mellow, easy-going Venus in Pisces may be more withdrawn than usual, needing time to recharge in solitude more than anything.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your own personal self expression. How does your appearance inform your vision and values? You may be more conscious of how you dress or present yourself at this time.
Mars, the planet of work and action to be taken, is in Gemini this month (March 30 – May 16). In terms of where you’re going to be putting in the most work right now, we see a lot of communication happening. Speaking, sending messages, getting your voice out there, attending to social media, and generally more activity in your daily affairs and immediate environment.
There may also be action you can take to spread your ideas or message by way of teaching others. Perhaps you want to spend time working on creating a course or working on your messaging (March 30 – May 15).
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 place of spirituality, cultural awareness, and philosophy, 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, representing a deepening expansion in regard to this area of your chart.
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 is affecting your career zone. You have an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you present yourself in the public eye. You may be in the process of letting go of an old reputation and trying to rebuild from that.
Saturn will begin his own Retrograde journey on April 17, joining Jupiter in the act of deepening and 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 (12th 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, 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 your unconscious habits, secrets, and dreams.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (10th 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 career and public life. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (1st House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of persona, spirit, self, and body.
Week Two (April 7 – 13)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (12th House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of the unconscious, bringing a desire to retreat and recharge.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (9th House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of worldview and philosophy.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (4th House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your home and private life. It’s a good time to check in with your housing or property needs and those who you share a home with, or your parents. It may also be that this is a powerful time to continue on your current trajectory of establishing a good routine or positive environment at home.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (1st House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position where it may be appropriate to focus on logistics in terms of your image and how you project yourself, or perhaps a good time to adjust your attitude and communicate more from your authenticity. It may bring you clarity of mind to work on yourself in some way.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (7th House), 4:15am, 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 partnerships and one-on-one relationships. This emphasizes a need to balance between your own needs and those of your clients or collaborators. It may also be about maintaining fairness and equality in these relationships, establishing boundaries and agreements.
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (2nd House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (1st House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your house of finances at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of self. It may be a good time for self development or a sort of image make-over.
Week Four (April 21 – 27)
Monday, April 22: The Sun joins Uranus in Taurus for the first time since Uranus entered the sign (2nd House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your house of money and possessions 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 (10th House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of career, status, and reputation.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (11th House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of alliances and group work. It may be helpful to focus on the trajectory of your friendships and networking efforts now.
Week 5 (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (10th House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of career and reputation. For the next several months, it will be helpful to consolidate your gains in these areas. It’s time to commit to the long-term results that you want to achieve.
Tuesday, April 30: Saturn on the South Node (10th House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back, particularly in the area of your public life and career objectives. Work on severing from your life the limiting beliefs you have long held in this area.