As April begins, we’re still in Aries season—making bold moves! Asserting ourselves! Saying goodbye to our inhibitions! Communication planet Mercury joins the party in the sign of the ram on the 3rd, further amplifying the fiery energy. We’re asking for what we want when we want it! The new moon in Aries arrives on the 11th and is a moment to proudly declare our intentions without worrying about anyone else’s feelings. This is not a time for tact.
Comfort takes the wheel on the 14th as love planet Venus enters Taurus. The last time Venus transited the fixed earth sign was during those halcyon days of early quarantine. Remember the sourdough starters, endless Netflix binges and quirky puzzles galore? When it all still seemed cozy and fun? Perhaps this year, we can experience some of these lovely vibes outside of the house! Both Mercury and the sun enter Taurus on the 19th as well, kicking off the season of the bull—happy birthday to our stubborn yet iconic bulls from Cher to Penelope Cruz to Cate Blanchett!
The month ends on a heavier note than it began as action planet Mars leaves chatty Gemini for sensitive Cancer on the 23rd. Under this influence, we tend to go into every conflict (or really, every conversation) with our hearts on our sleeve, so get ready for some teary Zooms! The full moon in Scorpio on the 26th also clears out any of our lingering resentments like a cosmic pore scrub.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)