This is a horoscope for Virgo, 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 Virgo, 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 a more subtle and psychic area of your chart this month. It’s a good time to set intentions with regard to regenerating power. You can also benefit now by checking in with resources outside of yourself, say in financial support – your partner’s money, or credit cards / loans.
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 personal finances, values and valuables. It may involve a demand occurring (and even recurring) to establish balance between your resources and those of other people. It’s a good time to get your books in order and attend to your assets.
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 relationships. It may highlight your terms of agreement or various contracts that you use.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion in close personal relationships, or perhaps it has just been a time of imagining new ways of thinking about how you want to show up and communicate in relation to other people, especially clients. You may have been working out your style and voice as you start to develop some new approaches to working with people, for example.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, your focus will turn to practical ways you can reach out for financial increase and resource support. You generally don’t hold back when it comes to asking for help. From mid-April until May 6, you can take what you learned and turn it into something tangible that expresses what you’d like to communicate in your contacts with people.
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 joint resources and magick, where she’s in pretty good shape and brings some general positivity. Mellow, easy-going Venus in Pisces helps with connecting with other people’s resources or attracting financial support from external sources. You may have an itch to connect with people on a more intimate, even telepathic level at this time.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your higher mind – philosophy, religion, and worldview. How do your cultural perspectives and identities align with your vision and values? It’s a good time for studying and broadening your mind, and Venus can facilitate bonding with others through religion or spirituality at this time.
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 career, status, and reputation. You may be putting in more work when it comes to this area – one that invokes the public’s perception of you and everything that you are known for.
You may be working on putting yourself out there and asserting your will in the world. It’s time to be seen and heard on a professional level. Get up on stage and project confidence in what you believe in. 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 home life and housing situation, 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 roots and the place that you call home.
5th Saturn in Capricorn (December 19, 2017 – December 16, 2020), Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn (April 29 – September 17).
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 romance, children, and creative endeavors. You have an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you take risks and express yourself in a way that can continue your legacy long into the future.
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 (7th 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 relationships.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (5th 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 house of romance, children, and creative projects. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (8th House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of psychic development, as well as joint resources and inheritances.
Week Two (April 7 – 13)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (7th House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of one-on-one relationships. This might make you more willing to bond with others, and improving relations with clients or customers.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (4th House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of privacy and land ownership.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (11th House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your house of alliances, friendships, and organizations. It’s a good time to check in with your networking efforts. It may also be that this is a powerful time to work in a group or association with shared interests.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (8th House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position where it may be appropriate to focus on other people’s money or resources. It may bring you clarity of mind to work on resource management or investigating deeper mysteries.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (2nd 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 finances. This emphasizes a need to balance between your own values and those that you receive from other sources. It may also be about balancing when it comes to the physical versus immaterial realms. (Such as one might do with manifestation magick or coming to terms with making money from a spiritual pursuit).
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (9th House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (8th House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your higher mind and philosophical explorations at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of external resource management and investigation into the unknown. It may be a good time to attract financial support to yourself or your business. You might apply for a loan or something along those lines.
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 (9th House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your perspective 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 (5th House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of creativity and expression.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (6th House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of daily labors, routines, and health regimens. It may be helpful to focus on the trajectory of your physical health and how that factors into your work day at this time.
Week Five (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (5th House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of creative legacies. 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 (5th House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back, particularly in the area of your creativity and sense of self-expression. Work on severing from your life the limiting beliefs you have long held in this area.