This is a horoscope for Libra, 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 Libra, 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 partnerships this month. It’s a good time to set intentions with regard to this relational sphere, as well as the sort of contract or agreement that you’re crafting. You can also benefit now by spending time reflecting on your process in terms of how you work with clients.
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 self-development and first appearances. You may be more involved with your image at this time. This can also be about bringing some of your personality to the forefront in all of your most important ventures that are coming to a head mid-month.
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 labor, routines, and health regimens.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion with employees, or perhaps it has just been a time of imagining new ways of thinking about how to go about your daily work. You may have been exploring new schedules or creative systems, for example.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, your focus will turn to your close personal relationships. From mid-April until May 6, you can take what you learned and turn it into a way of nourishing your connection to others. You tend to take the initiative in relationships, making sure the other party has everything they need. This is a good time of year for you to focus on negotiations and to be sure that there really is a fairness to your exchanges happening.
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 daily labors and routines, where she’s in pretty good shape and brings some positive sense of peace within oneself. Mellow, easy-going Venus in Pisces helps with connecting with others in a deeper way, and you may have improved relations with coworkers or employees at this time.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your close personal relationships. How do your contracts and agreements align with your vision and values? It’s a good time for collaboration, one-on-one consultations, and bonding, as Venus brings people together and is helping out your direct contacts with others on a one-to-one basis right now.
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 higher learning, philosophy, and religion. You may be putting in more work when it comes to this area – one that invokes cultural awareness and a broadening worldview.
You may be working to acquire an education now, or putting work into your long-term goals by exposing yourself to the unfamiliar. 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 communication, 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 knowledge and how you share what you know with others through speaking, writing, or teaching engagements.
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 privacy, home life, and ancestral roots. You have an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you connect with the past, deal with parents, or maintain your personal spaces.
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 (6th 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 work, employment, scheduling, and health regimens.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (4th 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 home life and personal history, especially that which is connected to family. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (7th House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of contracts and one-on-one interactions and relationships.
Week Two (April 7 – 13)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (6th House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of work and daily habits, making you more willing to enjoy yourself at work, and improving relations with employees or coworkers.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (3rd House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of teaching and speaking out.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (10th House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your house of career and public reputation. It’s a good time to check in with your goals and the ways that you represent yourself to the world. It may also be that this is a powerful time to work on some sort of public relations project.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (7th House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position where it may be appropriate to focus on communication on a one-to-one basis. It may bring you clarity of mind to work on paperwork, terms of agreement, or other contracts.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (1st 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 the self – body, spirit, and mind. This emphasizes a need to balance between your own instinctual needs and your interaction with others. It may also be about balancing when it comes to the way you express yourself. Are you defining yourself by your relationships or taking your own stance (even at the expense of establishing harmony)?
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (8th House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (7th House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your house of shared resources at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of close personal relationships. It may be a good time to collaborate with others directly or to engage in client work. You may feel more determined to meet the needs of others now.
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 (8th House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your house of joint resources 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 (4th House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of origins, home life, and privacy.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (5th House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of pleasure, dating, and creativity. It may be helpful to focus on the trajectory of your creative projects at this time.
Week Five (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (4th House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of ancestry and housing. 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 (4th House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back. Particularly in the area of your home and private life. Work on severing from your life the limiting beliefs you have long held in this area.