Happy April, Libra!
Libra: Your Month Ahead
For you, Libra, this month offers exciting opportunities to revitalize your marriage, energize business partnerships, assess your commitments and other formal agreements or contracts, visualize and work for peace, and strengthen joint finances.
April will usher in formidable forces with high potential for innovation and bold initiatives. It also presents its share of challenging energies, however, thanks to some key planetary alignments and shifts.
Although we have the energies of a new season and the new spiritual year favoring a fresh start, this month will require us to wait on launching anything so we can revisit the past first.
Read on to see how you can leverage April’s astrology to improve yourself and your life. As you do, you will expand your ability to help others.
April Astrology – Headline News
Your Committed Partnerships And Other Agreements
As April begins, we have three planets in Aries:
- The warm and powerful Sun, who always shines his light freely and generously to bring joy and optimism to our world
- Mercury, who governs thinking, communication, and commerce and brings playfulness and curiosity wherever he goes
- Uranus, who governs inspiration, technology, and electricity and brings sudden change, freedom, and a quirky quality to our lives
We also will have a fourth factor in Aries, the asteroid called Chiron, who is associated with where we feel wounded and how we heal and then help others based on our experiences. Chiron has moved through Pisces since February 8, 2011, and leaves that sign for Aries on April 17. Chiron remains there for seven years, giving all of us plenty of time to reckon with Aries and adjust how we use its power so we’re applying that force constructively.
Aries is a fire sign symbolized by the Ram, a competitive, hard charging creature who leads with his horns, rushing head first into life and ever ready to do battle. Aries drives us forward, pushing us to focus on ourselves, our energy, and our goals. This high power sign allows us to overcome inertia so we can get moving, start anything we desire (and start over at any time), and rush out in front of others in order to lead. It also inspires us to serve as spiritual warriors who inspire by setting a noble example, using leadership for constructive purposes, and channeling resources toward worthwhile goals.
Find out more about Aries in my article, Aries Time: Face Who You Really Are. Also, you can tune in to this sign’s bold, take charge energies with The Aries Meditation, an uplifting, guided meditation.
For you, Libra, planets in Aries always activate your seventh house of partnership: marriage, business partnerships, contracts and agreements you make with other parties, and all other committed relationships. All the Aries planets will bring zest and sparkle to your closest relationships, energize your partners, and inspire you to begin new one on one ties or freshen the ones you already enjoy through updated agreements or contracts that reflect your evolving nature and desires.
Your Money And Life’s Mysteries
On April 19, the Sun leaves Aries for Taurus, which will start the month of the Bull. You’ll feel the energies shift away from the fiery, take charge power of Aries to the earthy, steady world of Taurus. This annual change brings needed calm after Aries and its high octane rush.
For you, Libra, planets in Taurus help stabilize your finances because they put earthy practicality and focus into your eighth house of shared money such as a partner’s income, insurance premiums and payouts, mortgages and loans, bonuses and commissions, alimony and child support, and gifts and inheritances. This area also governs life’s greatest mysteries, such as birth, the afterlife, and sexuality. As soon as the Sun enters Taurus, you may feel an urge to review your financial situation with your partner (whether personal or professional), explore your spirituality, and enjoy sexuality from a more holistic or mystical perspective.
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Last month, our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury, went retrograde, which it generally does three times annually for about three weeks at a time. As April begins, Mercury remains retrograde.
The retrograde will end on April 15.
Until then, avoid starting anything new, and don’t sign contracts because you won’t have all the facts. Remain flexible and slow down even though the Aries powers this month (including Mercury in Aries) are pushing you to get going.
Instead, turn the Aries forces inward by working on your spirituality and meditating. Reflect on how the retrograde has affected you and your life and how well you’ve managed any surprises or challenges it has brought. Or direct the retrograde energies outward to anything “re”: review, redo, rethink, recycle, reverse, restore, repair, reconnect, and so on.
Learn more about Mercury retrograde, get all the dates for this year (and coming years), and get helpful recommendations for handling this period in my article, Mercury Retrograde Dates, Advice.
Volatile Energies – Proceed With Caution
The Sun entered Aries last month on March 20 and remains there until April 19.
Aries brings the power needed to birth the new. Imagine the force required for a seed to sprout or a chick to break out of its shell. Or the effort needed for a new business to take hold or a new fitness regimen to become a habit.
Aries and its fiery ruler, Mars, drive us to move quickly and make things happen. They can help us compete and accomplish what seems impossible.
Yet their powers can be explosive and dangerous, as when a child too young to understand fire plays with matches or gets too close to a hot stove. As a result, as beneficial as Aries time can be, it also is associated with violent incidents throughout history.
Find out more about this pattern related to Aries time in my article, Aries And A History Of Violence.
In addition, several planets currently sit in Capricorn (including Aries’s fiery ruler, Mars). That means they are challenging all the planets now in Aries and raising the stakes. These alignments can create great good if we use them wisely to turn a corner on major problems.
The movement of Chiron, the healing asteroid, into Aries on April 17 can help us overcome the negative expressions of Aries. Chiron will move through this sign for seven years, helping us come to terms with impulsiveness, violence, inappropriate risks, and all other misuses of Aries energy.
Throughout this month, stay aware of this potential so you can avoid serious mistakes and help others do the same. Also, remember your ability to serve as a force for peace and a nurturing presence. The new and full Moons this month will bring particularly high energies, making them good times to focus on spirituality and the highest good and best outcome for all.
A New Era Coming In May – How To Get Ready
Seven years ago, Uranus left Pisces for Aries on March 11, 2011.
Uranus is the Great Awakener, the liberator, the planet that forces us to evolve by bringing sudden change as well as lightning flashes of inspiration. It helps us tap our genius so we can direct it toward helping others.
Its time in Aries has brought great challenges, especially from 2012 through 2015. In those years, Uranus made seven difficult alignments with Pluto in Capricorn. All of us felt powerful forces urging us to overcome obstacles, turn a corner on longstanding problems, and reinvent ourselves and our lives. We also saw these pressures on the world stage, manifesting many changes.
For you, Libra, Uranus in Aries likely has brought shakeups for your marriage or business partner and in your relationships with these individuals. You also may have seen dramatic changes in your commitments, contracts, and other formal agreements, and you may have received mysterious insights from time to time showing you effective ways to harmonize relationships even in the midst of major changes so you can create peace. The connections with Pluto in Capricorn affected your home, family, parents, and sense of security as well.
Think back over the past seven years. How has your life changed? What have you overcome? And how have you freed yourself and struck out in bold and visionary directions?
Also, consider how much the world has changed since 2011.
This month, reflect on all that’s happened for you, your friends and family, all humanity, and our planet. Honor how much you’ve learned, achieved, and grown.
Accept any mistakes and missteps and make peace with who you’ve become so you’re ready to move on to a new stage because the Uranus in Aries era will end next month, on May 15. That’s the day Uranus heads into earthy Taurus and brings changes to all things associated with the Bull.
Next month’s horoscope will give you more details on this momentous shift. For now, get ready by looking back on the last seven years so you can gain valuable perspective and get ideas on how you want to shape the coming seven years.
Plan Your Month: Important Dates In April
This month brings several key dates to watch as you plan your month. Mark your calendar and take action (or rest) as recommended on the dates listed here so your efforts can bring progress in all areas of your life.
April 1: A stressful full Moon on March 31 may continue to reverberate, so continue spiritual efforts based on whatever came up for you. Also, retrograde Mercury joins with the Sun in your seventh house of marriage, business partnerships, agreements, and peace. Look back at the most important ties throughout your life and give thanks for what you learned and received from the people from your past; see if you’ve left behind any helpful techniques for relating or negotiating agreements that still have value.
April 2: Mars and Saturn come together in your fourth house of home and family, bringing power and patience to overcome a situation related to home improvement, real estate, or helping elderly parents. An older relative may surprise you with a bit of youthful spirit, or a younger family member may show unexpected maturity.
April 7: Your ruler, Venus, in your eighth house of shared money connects well with Saturn in your home and family house. Hard work on a home business may pay off with a new client who pays up front, or you may hear good news about a home loan or insurance payout.
April 10: The Sun in your partnership house challenges Pluto in your real estate and family area. You and your partner may disagree about living arrangements or a remodeling plan, so avoid discussions as you consider your best options. Instead, concentrate on improving shared finances or following up on mortgage or insurance applications, as Mars in your home and real estate area connects harmoniously with Venus in your joint money house.
April 12: Venus in your house of deep spirituality and life’s mysteries links lovingly with Neptune in your health and well being house. Meditate to make a conscious connection among your spirituality, mind, and body so you can visualize perfect health and feel balanced on all planes.
April 12 – 15: The Moon enters its balsamic phase, the "dark of the Moon" time before the new Moon. Slow down and review the past month since the new Moon that arrived on March 17. Meditate, rest, and reflect on what you want to do in the coming month. Find out more about this mysterious monthly time in my Balsamic Moon Phase article. Also, this period is excellent for spiritual work, meditation, and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
April 14: A helpful connection between Jupiter in your earned income house and Pluto in your home and family area may bring financial gains from a home business, or a powerful relative may help you earn more through a job tip or client referral. Mars, also in your home house, makes the same connection to Neptune in your well being house, driving you to improve work life balance throughout meditation and inspiring you to create a place in your home for your spiritual work or wellness activities.
April 15: A big day. The new Moon in Aries (and the two weeks following, until the next full Moon) normally would supply your best time all year for proposing, marrying, or starting any new partnership or agreement. Yet Mercury ends its retrograde this day, an often stormy time that can come with surprise technical or communication issues needing resolution. Uranus sitting very close to this new Moon suggests other unforeseen developments, and four planets in Aries spar with three heavy hitters in your home, family, and real estate area. So expect the unexpected, see what comes to a head, and wait at least two days to start anything new. See my article, Mercury Retrograde Dates, Advice, for additional guidance.
April 16: Venus, your ruler, in your shared financial area will face off with Jupiter across the sky in your earned income house. Concerns over money, perhaps related to spending on luxuries, may come up. You and your partner may need to analyze what you truly need and compare that to what you want so you can make sensible financial choices. Wait to have sensitive discussions so you can assemble data and think about what you most value. If needed, hire a professional to teach you smart budgeting or help you manage your assets.
April 17: Venus connects harmoniously with Pluto in your home and family house, giving you an opportunity to harmonize housing desires among key family members and leverage relationships with lenders or mortgage brokers to secure funding for redecorating or a new home.
April 18: The Sun in Aries moves to an exact alignment with Uranus in the same sign. Marriage, a business partnership, or an agreement will enter the spotlight, and you may see a breakthrough such as a proposal, signing with a new agent, or inking an unusual agreement with a new connection. You also may feel a desire to freshen a relationship with out of the box ideas for relating or having fun.
April 19: The Sun enters Taurus. Pause and see if you can feel the shift from fiery, action oriented Aries to earthy, comfortable Taurus.
April 23: Mars in your real estate house links helpfully with Jupiter in your earned income house. You may make a bold move to invest in real estate to boost your bottom line, or a lucrative new client could yield enough cash to purchase the home or condo you’ve long desired.
April 24: Your ruler, Venus, moves into Gemini in your ninth house of expansion through international connections, travel, publishing, and education. Your desire for pleasure travel may increase, inspiring you to read or write a travel book, research a beautiful city to plan a trip overseas, or locate a five star resort for a retreat. If you need to overcome a visa or immigration issue, your charm can help you in any dealings with authorities and give you gifts of persuasion.
April 26: Mars meets Pluto in your home and family house, giving you determination and sheer power to complete a major renovation or decorating project or conclude a property search for a new house. Stay aware of others and their desires because this energy can give you laser focus about your goal; with care, you can maintain good relationships while reaching your personal finish line.
April 29: The Sun nods fondly to Saturn in your real estate house, helping you stabilize a housing matter or assist a relative such as your parent. Also, a full Moon in Scorpio lights your second house of earned income and values. Something related to your income, possessions, or essential values may peak around this time, and you may realize you need to make changes. Balance financial focus with meditation to reflect on life’s mysteries so your perspective on money aligns with your spirituality. This day (and the day before and day after) favor spiritual work: plan time for meditation and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
As your April horoscope shows, this month offers plenty of opportunity if you can manage its tricky timing.
Bookmark this page and come back throughout the month to stay on top of April’s shifting energies and unfolding potential. Keep your eyes on the prize, and by month’s end you can have real accomplishments to show for your efforts.
Happy April, Libra! I wish you a wonderful month!