This is a horoscope for Leo, 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 Leo, 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 spiritual matters, worldview / philosophy, and higher learning. This time of year is conducive to shifting your perspective and seeking out unfamiliar ideas, philosophies or lifestyles that are different from your own. You benefit from getting out of your comfort zone this month, and it may also be a favorable time for travel or planting the seeds for future journeys – both mental and physical.
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 communication, learning, local travel, and your immediate environment. It may involve themes of expression and communication, especially among those who are physically close to you – like roommates, siblings, or neighbors. This can also be about sharing knowledge that you’ve been acquiring with others, stepping into a teaching and sharing role.
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 debts, taxes, and sphere of “other people’s money” or stuff. It may rather be a much less physically oriented adventure for you, in which case it may have been an investigative exploration of the psyche and psychic realms – even other dimensions.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion in joint resource management, or perhaps it has just been a time of imagining new ways of thinking about your own power and connection to the world beyond. You may have been working out kinks with your taxes or an inheritance, for example.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, your focus will turn to shaking things up, expanding by going out into the world and having a bit of adventure. From mid-April until May 6, you may be quite spontaneous when it comes to getting out of your comfort zone. It’s a good time to focus on studying, research, and broadening your mind through science, spirituality, and philosophy.
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 shared power, 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 and more intimate way, dissolving barriers between you. This can engender a “what’s mine is yours” mentality.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your spiritual and philosophical life. How do your cultural perspectives align with your vision and values? It’s a good time for teaming up with other people in the realm of higher learning objectives and broadening the mind.
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 social networking, alliances, and groups with shared interests. You may be putting in more work when it comes to this area – one that invokes your communities of choice. You may choose to spend more time developing those bonds and building community around yourself.
There may be involvement with friends or colleagues to work on a common goal at this time. 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 house of pleasure, romance, and creative legacies, 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 creative self-expression and pleasure seeking.
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 daily labors, employment, and health regimens. You have an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you take care of business.
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 (8th 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 joint finances, resource management, or psychic development.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (6th 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 daily work and relations with employees or coworkers. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (9th House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of higher learning, philosophy, and worldview.
Week Two (April 7 – 13)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (8th House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of joint finances, making you more willing to ask for help and tap into the world of shared power and resources.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (5th House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of romance and creativity.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (12th House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your house of the unconscious. It’s a good time to check in with your psychological health and well-being. It may also be that this is a powerful time to continue on your current trajectory through some sort of internal investigation or reflective practice.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (9th House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position where it may be appropriate to focus on your goals with spirituality or learning. It may bring you clarity of mind to work on various studies or activities that expand the mind.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (3rd 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 learning and communication. This emphasizes a need to balance between what you’re taking in (learning) and putting out (teaching, sharing, speaking up). It may also be about balancing when it comes to staying safe or getting out of your comfort zone. Is it time to explore a broader landscape?
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (10th House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (9th House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your career and reputation at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of higher learning and philosophy. It may be a good time to share experiences with others that help broaden the mind; experience the unknown together or attend a class with someone you want to bond with, for example.
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 (10th House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your house of career 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 (6th House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of work and daily rituals.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (7th House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of one-on-one relationships. It may be helpful to focus on the trajectory of your contracts and relations with clients during this time.
Week Four (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (6th House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of work and daily labors. 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 (6th House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back. Particularly in the area of your work and regimens. Work on severing from your life the limiting beliefs you have long held in this area.