This is a horoscope for Capricorn, 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 Capricorn, 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 home and private life. It’s a good time to set intentions with regard to this domestic sphere, as well as your connection to parents and your past. You can also benefit now by spending time reflecting on your wishes for your current and possible future housing situations.
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 career and reputation. You may be having the spotlight cast on you in some way, or perhaps you are working up toward a peak of accomplishment and reaping the rewards for hard work. This can also be about authority or your role as a boss or parental figure.
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 of learning all kinds of new things.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion in the way that you communicate your message, or perhaps it has just been a time of imagining new ways of teaching and reaching out. You may have been exploring creative means of broadcasting your truth, for example.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, he brings attendance to the issue of your home environment and domestic sphere. From mid-April until May 6, you can communicate in a more direct manner when it comes to your private affairs and need for a simple and efficient homestead to support your work. Cleanliness is a state of mind.
Venus is the planet of connections, relationships, and affinity. For the first half of the month, until April 20, she is doing you great favor by visiting your house of learning and communication, where she’s in pretty good shape and brings some positive team building skills. Mellow, easy-going Venus in Pisces helps with disseminating your message in a way that others can connect to.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your home and your private life. How does your sweet little nest align with your vision and values? Perhaps you want to give your clients or customers a way to connect with you IRL – sharing a candid moment might help break down those barriers between you.
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 daily regimens and routines. You may be putting in more work when it comes to this area – one that invokes your schedule and health regimens.
You may be working more independently now, or putting work into your physical well-being in order to keep energy levels up. 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 the unconscious and imagination, 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 dreams, sacrifices, and a spirit of servitude.
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 house of self – body, spirit, and mind. You have an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you handle your personal brand.
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 (3rd 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 learning, communication, and short distance travel.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (1st 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 mind, and may even be affecting your health and well-being. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (4th House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of home life and personal origins.
Week Two (April 7 – 13)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (3rd House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of communication, making you more willing to bond with others in the act of learning.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (12th House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of the unconscious, subliminal mind.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (7th House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your house of partnership and collaboration, and also signifies your client relations. It’s a good time to check in with your terms of agreement, or other forms and contracts.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (4th House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position where it may be appropriate to go within for answers, take a step back and relax your mind. It may bring you clarity of mind to set your house in order, for example.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (10th 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 career and public reputation. This emphasizes a need to balance between your external life or career goals, and your more private home life.
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (5th House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (4th House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your dating life and creative impulse at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of the homestead. It may be a good time to connect with others in your home and to make it a more pleasant environment.
Week Four (April 21 – 27)
Monday, April 22: The Sun joins Uranus in Taurus for the first time since Uranus entered the sign (5th House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your house of pleasure and creativity, 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 (1st House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of the self.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (2nd House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of valuables and possessions. It may be helpful to tune in to your personal values to inform your current trajectory.
Week Five (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (1st House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of the self. For the next several months, it will be helpful to revisit your relationship to yourself and appearance. 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 (1st House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back, particularly in the area of your identity and personal brand. Work on severing from your life the structures that you have outgrown.