This is a horoscope for Cancer, 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 a Cancer, 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 career and reputation. It’s a good time to set intentions with regard to elevating your status in the world, especially through Doing the Work. You’re not likely to hold back much in this regard. You can also benefit now by setting fresh intentions around your future vision for yourself and what you want to be known for, or what you want to accomplish next.
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 private life and home situation. It may involve themes of ancestry, family, and rootedness. This can also be about balancing between your public and private lives, establishing your career but also maintaining balance at home and within yourself.
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 spirituality, religion, and your personal worldview. It may have pushed you to expand your mind and push out your comfort zone in regard to these matters.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion in your philosophy on life, or perhaps it has just been a time of imagining new ways of thinking about what you believe. You may have been working out your way of relating to the world through exploring new ideas or way of thinking about things, for example.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, your focus will turn to accomplishments in the works and your career development. From mid-April until May 6, you can take what you learned and turn it into something that assists you in moving forward with your career.
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 higher learning and philosophy, where she’s in pretty good shape and brings some general positivity. Mellow, easy-going Venus in Pisces helps with connecting with others in a deeper way, while just having a good time and being adventurous.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your career and public life. How do your accomplishments align with your vision and values? It’s a good time for public relations, as Venus brings people together and attracts positive attention for your hard work.
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 the unconscious mind and service. You may be putting in more work when it comes to this area – one that invokes themes of being in service, surrender, or sacrifice.
You may be working to uncover hidden aspects of yourself now, or putting others before yourself. 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 daily labor and routines, 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 your work and health regimens.
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 pouring through and draining out the realm of your one-on-one relationships. This is an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you commit in relationships and handle a sense of duty in your contracts and partnerships.
There could be some deep undercurrents stemming from the distant past showing up in this process. You are probably more aware of these undercurrents than the majority of people, feeling the shift happen on an inner level. 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 (9th 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 philosophy and worldview.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (7th 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 relationships. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (10th House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of career and public life.
Week Two (April 7 – 14)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (9th House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of spirituality and higher learning. You may be more willing to bond with others over religion, adventure, travel, or other ways of expanding the mind.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (6th House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of work and daily habits.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (1st House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your house of self – body, mind, and soul. It’s a good time to check in with your personal development. It may also be that this is a powerful time to continue expressing yourself through your image presentation.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (10th House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position where it may be appropriate to focus on your accomplishments and career direction. It may bring you clarity of mind to work on your next steps for your long-term goals.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (4th 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 roots, home, and private life. This emphasizes a need to balance between your own needs and the call of your career. It may also be about balancing when it comes to self care and not over-extending yourself.
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (11th House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (10th House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your alliances, friendships, and group associations at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of career and reputation. It may be a good time for public relations or bonding with authority figures or people in command.
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 (11th House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your house of community 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 (7th House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of one-on-one relationships.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (8th House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of joint finances and psychic development. It may be helpful to focus on the trajectory of your shared resource management at this time.
Week Five (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (7th House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of one-on-one relationships. 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 (7th House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back. Particularly in the area of your relationships and contracts. Work on severing from your life the limiting beliefs you have long held in this area.