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* monthly * horoscopes - april 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
The fallout from last month’s cosmic machinations continues to make itself felt. For the first half of April it is your sign in the spotlight, with the cosmos keeping you at the fulcrum of events, regardless of whether others appreciate the implications or remain wrapped up in their own concerns. As the first sign of the zodiac this is the best moment, for breaking new ground and making an impression on your immediate environment. After that, the emphasis shifts onwards from a focus on initiation and beginning something new, to determining what is of value after this process has completed and exactly how that might apply…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mars entered your sign on the last day of March and is joined during April by Mercury and the Sun, while Venus departs your region of the heavens slightly beforehand. It seems a long while since you were truly in your element and could believe what was happening around you represented the perfect platform, on which you could make all your dreams come true and play out the drama of your life. However, these three planets remind you that quantity doesn’t necessarily ensure the same rewards as quality where a higher profile is concerned. Enjoy this month, as plenty goes your way. To everything there is a season…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Your relationships are in a period of transition. The passage of Saturn through your opposite sign, brings your interaction with those closest to you up for review and requires that you address several concerns. This doesn’t appeal enormously, but for one reason or another some of your most intimate associations, deepest friendships and formerly influential business links, have reached a stage where they no longer bolster your identity and confidence, like they used to do. This is not a reason to blame yourself, but where unsatisfactory liaisons continue limping along, there is no time like the present for decisive action.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
This month splits rather unequally into two distinct halves. The first is devoted to the pursuit of personal goals, either with a professional and career focus, or else a distinct aim in mind that yields tangible and measurable results with an obvious significance to the world at large. The desire to carve out a niche for yourself has been behind much of what you’ve done recently and remains so for some time to come. However, you’re also growing increasingly aware of the need to ensure a good quality of life, not only in material terms and with those you care about, but when it comes to your spiritual and emotional welfare.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Jupiter begins to advance through the zodiac, having been retrograde since last December. This is great news for plans made towards the end of last year, but that have faltered since then and gone on hold. A cautionary note is sounded, when you realise Jupiter is now two-thirds of the way through its stay in your sign and once it departs in August, it won’t return for a further eleven years. Thus, you owe it to yourself to make the most of these positive influences. Jupiter is connected with travel, education and those from other parts of the world, so endeavour to encourage these criteria your way, whenever you can manage.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Your success is by no means meteoric, but then that never was your style. Solid gains are more your thing, with a sense of quiet capability and understated competence. When they look at your progress, others can’t help but form the impression that life is basically on point for you and that you have this and other matters all in hand. They’d be surprised to learn about your chaotic relationships and the numerous obligations that are sucking all the joy out of your domestic situation. In private, these factors dominate your attention, but remember it is not the impression many get of you, or that is obvious on the surface.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Lunar and solar eclipses always occur within a couple of weeks of one another, although you’re more likely to witness the former, since they can be seen from anywhere it is night, rather than the extremely narrow band of visibility that is typical of the latter. Equally from our point of view the Sun decides the symbolism of the main event, since the Moon always travels around the zodiac that much more quickly. However, the lunar eclipse can help you to deal with the portents of this eclipse season. As this falls in your sign on April 4, it isn’t a moment for holding yourself back or for underestimating your capabilities…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
An influx of planets into your partnership zone, is bolstered by the emphasis Venus puts on sharing from the middle of the month. You have been thinking since earlier this year about your family life and domestic circumstances, along with what would make these happier and more fulfilling from an emotional point of view. While you have ambitions of a vocational nature you’re unwilling to place on hold, it seems you don’t get so far without other people as you do with them. Looking at the situation dispassionately, it is easier to see the advantages. It also stops you feeling that everybody else, is always calling the shots.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
With Saturn retrograde since last month and set to leave your sign in June, you are going over what has happened this year and the lessons you are able to assimilate. This may not in the first place be an especially conscious process, but the more you can take a philosophical standpoint and consider your situation from the angle of your personal growth, the more likely you are to get the best out of these circumstances and their valuable learning curve. Primarily, the lesson of this planet is about cutting back, concentrating on what matters most going forward, but without losing anything important along the way.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Saturn’s transit of the sign prior to yours marks the end of an extended phase. Much will change over the course of this year and also those that follow it, not all of which will be welcome or straightforward to digest either. At the end of this process you will have less room for manoeuvre, but you will know what you can rely on and what is genuinely your own. Both the circumstances in which you’re living and your relationships form a part of this process, while to say the cosmos wants what is the best for you sounds trite, but is probably the truth. When one cycle ends, another one begins and it’ll need the room to grow.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The thought that characterised Mercury’s visit to your sign earlier this year, has not yet manifested its full consequences. April changes all this as Mercury conjoins the Sun again, for the first time since its last retrograde. The focus is on the updates you wanted to make, when it comes to ingrained patterns of thinking and behaviour that no longer serve a constructive purpose, or create any real benefit. After a number of years when your professional ambitions dominated the picture, the emphasis is now on your home and emotional needs. Folk are either with you or not, making the situation rather black and white…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Neptune and Chiron are in your sign and remain so for several years to come. Chiron was discovered in 1977 and since then has been linked to the experience of wounding and healing, where a difficult and detrimental trend in the first instance, leads on to yield its own rewards later. Neptune at its best means idealism and intuition, while at the other end of spectrum it can also imply confusion, self-deception and disillusionment. It is reasonable to suppose that as the modern ruler of your sign, you are the most likely to see its positive side. However, sometimes in affairs of the heart, the wool gets pulled over your eyes…
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