Your Monthly Horoscopes: April 2023

Your Monthly Horoscopes April 2023
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Welcome to spring! Have you felt the vibe shift? April begins with us still in the midst of fiery Aries season. We’re sprinting into a new era! But what are we sprinting towards? The runner’s high must be matched with some grounding intentions. What needs adjusting becomes clear at the full moon in Libra on the 6th which highlights what’s most out of balance.

Mercury spends the whole month (from the 3rd) in steady Taurus where the communication planet is slow and deliberate with words and ideas. This is a calming influence in an otherwise whirlwind month which gets even more interesting when love planet Venus enters flirty Gemini on the 11th.

On the 20th, there is a solar eclipse—a super potent new moon—in Aries. The sun enters Taurus later that same day. (Happy birthday to our lovable and stubborn bulls who are in good company with Lizzo, Channing Tatum and Gigi Hadid!). But with eclipses in the mix, this is not the usual fixed and reliable Taurus season. Eclipses bring sudden beginnings and endings, upsets and breakthroughs, success and disappointment. To make things even more chaotic, Mercury stations retrograde on the 21st in Taurus forcing us to press rewind and reconfigure the plan. When the only constant is change, it’s best to focus on what you can control.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.)

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(March 21 - April 19)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Huge meeting or disastrous date
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): “I can be anything I want to be!” vibes
  • Other Key Dates: 4/8, 4/11, 4/23, 4/29

You always seem to be rushing from one thing to the next so your assignment this month is to slow down and notice what’s already in front of you. This might be a delightful surprise: you have so much more than you ever realized. But it also might be a terrible disappointment, especially when it comes to a close relationship. It’s not that you’ve been putting your connection on the back burner, it’s that you haven’t been taking care of yourself. A day (or weekend) spent without distractions—tidying the house or cleaning up the yard or garden—brings some important revelations about your next steps.

Love Horoscope

Back in September you were on a romantic high, but lately the reality of commitment has been hitting you hard. The full moon in Libra on the 6th reveals what’s out of balance in your relationship so you can adjust.

Money Horoscope

Money is good and steady for you, and yet, you have the urge to pick up a few extra gigs or launch a side hustle. It’s possible that your initial idea might need some reworking when Mercury stations retrograde on the 21st.

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(April 20 - May 20)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): PR on a 5K
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Meditation retreat in Joshua Tree
  • Other Key Dates: 4/7, 4/11, 4/14

Your ability to be solid and reliable is such a gift to everyone you know, but this month your assignment is to cultivate an air of mystery. You don’t have to be available to everyone at all times. In fact, you might find that your charm only grows when you’re harder to reach. You’re an absolute delight at any party you attend this month, and you’ll likely flirt your way into a new friendship or romance at one. But be sure you also take the time to be alone. Do you really want that thing? Or do your friends just want it for you?

Love Horoscope

Your power of attraction is high this month, and as your birthday approaches, you’re getting attention from every direction. But instead of flinging yourself into a romance, you might need to step back and focus on your relationship with yourself.

Money Horoscope

Your ruling planet Venus enters Gemini and your money sector on the 11th bringing some sweet news for your account balance. Power plays at the office have made your position seem tenuous but if things work in your favor, you might be receiving a promotion or raise.

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(May 21 - June 20)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Espresso martinis and karaoke until 3 a.m.
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): A coworker’s drama turns the office upside down
  • Other Key Dates: 4/3, 4/5, 4/6, 4/8, 4/23

Everyone relies on you to be witty and sharp, but this month your assignment is to spend more time daydreaming. Your ruling planet Mercury spends the entire month in your unconscious sector so if you still don’t have a meditation practice, now’s the time to cultivate one! If meditation just isn’t for you (totally get it), try a digital detox or simply schedule some time each week to check out and get lost. You may also want to try out a different modality in therapy, plan a solo trip or keep a dream journal. You’ll be surprised how much gets done even when you’re not doing the most.

Love Horoscope

The full moon in Libra on the 6th is a make or break moment for your current situationship. If you’re having fun, keep having fun. But if you’re not, time to let it go. Venus moves into your sign on the 11th raising your power of attraction.

Money Horoscope

Try to be a cheap date this month as it’s an optimal time to save. Though you might want to move ahead on a big purchase earlier in the month, you’ll likely have to revisit the idea when Mercury goes retrograde on the 21st.

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(June 21 - July 22)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Out-of-town visitors crowd your house
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Beginning of a new era for your career
  • Other Key Dates: 4/11

More than most, you’re chomping at the bit to get ahead this month. But your assignment is to make time each day for your body. Irritable Mars spends the entire month (and next month!) in your sign, so if you aren’t attentive to your physical and mental needs, you will overheat. That said, there’s so much momentum in your career and public life right now. Your ideas are landing and you’re finally getting all that recognition you crave. Be prepared for some of these projects to peel off in unexpected directions and remain open to new partnerships and collaborations along the way.

Love Horoscope

If you’re single, this isn’t the month to fall in love, but it is the month to get yourself a top-secret friend with benefits. Venus spends most of the month in your unconscious sector and you’ll want to keep your love affairs private.

Money Horoscope

Your profile is on the rise this spring, and the question is: are you being properly compensated for your new responsibilities? Mercury goes retrograde on the 21st giving you an opportunity to revisit money conversations and make sure you’re getting fairly paid.

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Dinner with your sister and bestie
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Do you want to go back to school?
  • Other Key Dates: 4/11, 4/20, 4/24, 4/25

You never fail to draw attention and your big personality has become your calling card. But your assignment this month is to focus on putting yourself out there in a more intentional way. Some might call this a rebrand! Who better than you to mastermind your own glow up or promotion? It’s also time to be crowned the true (rather than de facto) head of your book club and have a check-in with the babysitter about shared responsibilities. If you’re on a job hunt, this is a particularly key month to make important connections. Go in the direction of what feels good.

Love Horoscope

If you’re single, you might meet someone at a close friend’s party around the full moon in Libra on the 6th. Just be careful not to fall into a consuming romantic fantasy, you have too much work to do!

Money Horoscope

Saturn entered your shared resources sector last month—what did that reveal about your debts and financial obligations? The work continues in April. It’s stressful to think about money, but don’t take a string of throwaway gigs just to get more income. In this situation, solutions must be durable and long term.

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(August 23 - September 23)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Your favorite linens are on sale!
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): A brilliant lifehack gets you out of credit card debt
  • Other Key Dates: 4/3,4/5, 4/6, 4/8, 4/21, 4/23

You absolutely know what’s best in every situation, but this month, your assignment is to find the joy in being a blank slate. Your ruling planet Mercury spends the entire month in your travel and education sector giving you a rare extended opportunity to focus on what you want to study. You may also want to take on the role of a mentor or teacher this month as you find many are looking for your guidance. While you might be thinking, “doesn’t being a teacher require being an expert?” The truth is that the best teachers are those who are always learning.

Love Horoscope

Saturn entered your relationship sector last month for a three-year stay—what’s already come up for you in terms of how you want to connect? If you’re single, you might want to flirt only with those you vibe with on an intellectual level.

Money Horoscope

The full moon in Libra on the 6th forces you to take a long, hard look at your bank balance. Positive or negative, the solar eclipse on the 20th opens a new era for the way you deal with loans, credit and shared resources.

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(September 23 - October 21)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): All eyes on you!
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): A fated meeting with a new friend, lover or collaborator
  • Other Key Dates: 4/7, 4/11, 4/14

You know how to see the bright side in any situation, but this month, your assignment is to admit you’re at a low point and ask for help. That’s not to say things are all bad—your romantic life is getting boosted like it hasn’t in years, and you’re making a solid effort to be on top of your health. But great sex and vitamins aren’t going to get rid of the elephant in the room: that emotional or financial baggage. You don’t need to solve everything at once, but at least make an appointment with a therapist or financial advisor (or both!) so you can get to work.

Love Horoscope

Your love life has been very exciting lately, and this month, it takes yet another exciting turn. The solar eclipse on the 20th opens up an extended period of rapid growth and unexpected twists in your love life. In the future, you’ll remember this time as when it all began.

Money Horoscope

Mercury retrograde kicks off on the 21st in your shared resources sector giving you an opportunity to review what you owe and make a plan to pay things off. It’ll be less overwhelming once you rip off the Band-Aid and get started.

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(October 22 - November 21)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Phone on “Do Not Disturb” all weekend
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Unexpected relief at the office
  • Other Key Dates: 4/8, 4/23, 4/29

Since your ruling planet Mars left Gemini on March 25th, you’ve had a new lease on life. Seven months of intense emotional and financial obligation matched with stress and mental overwhelm finally behind you. But that doesn’t mean you need to rush into the next thing. Your assignment this month is to get lost in a book or movie or research project. Not because you have a deadline, but just because. Being curious helps you connect with likeminded people and let go of fears around your health as well. When you open up your mind, you open up your world.

Love Horoscope

It’s important not to chase love this month. Even though you’ll be tempted to drop all your self-care and go after a new relationship once Taurus season begins on the 20th. Focus on connecting with like-minded people and see what grows.

Money Horoscope

Some excellent financial news comes your way on the 11th. Even if you don’t get a bonus or nice paycheck on that day, you get to reset your mindset. Stepping out of a place of scarcity and into one of abundance isn’t easy, but it’s worth pursuing.

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(November 22 - December 21)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Best friend’s wedding
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Find your soulmate on the apps
  • Other Key Dates: 4/11

The last several months have really worn you down, so your assignment now is to find your zest for life again. In order to have more fun, you want to optimize your work day. But to do this, you need to slow down and take stock of your habits. Ask someone you trust to reflect your strengths and weaknesses if you’re stuck on where to start. If you’re self-employed, the problem isn’t that you aren’t a productive enough worker, it’s that you need to be a better boss.

Love Horoscope

Your dating life is popping off this month and the solar eclipse on the 20th opens a romantic can of worms. Don’t worry about “getting serious” and focus more on connecting with those who inspire your sense of play.

Money Horoscope

Aggressive Mars spends all of this month in your shared resources sector meaning that you’re either racking up debt or paying it all off. (Or a little bit of both). If you need a loan, this could be a good time to negotiate a better rate. Overall, try not to spend what you don’t already have because the bill will eventually come due.

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(December 22 - January 19)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Your skills as a leader are tested
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Unexpected housing offer you can’t refuse
  • Other Key Dates: 4/5, 4/14, 4/25

It’s rare that you let yourself get this disorganized, but the last several months have been a slog. Congratulations for making it through! Your assignment this month is to get back in your list-making groove, fall in love with your spreadsheets and gift yourself a sense of order. As your work life falls more into place, you can focus on having fun and building your family. Along the way, there are some hard conversations with your partner and appointments with your doctor about fertility. It’s scary but you won’t know the answer until you ask the question.

Love Horoscope

You might find yourself arguing a lot with your partner this month and if you’re single, you might be clashing with a lot of your dates. Conflict can be healthy, but it also can be quite annoying. Enjoy the makeup sex! Things will get easier eventually.

Money Horoscope

The full moon in Libra on the 6th is the annual “big day” for your career and public life. Are you feeling good about what you’ve accomplished or are you not being properly recognized? Take stock of these feelings and adjust accordingly.

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(January 20 - February 18)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Thesis is due!
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Drama at your sister’s baby shower
  • Other Key Dates: 4/5, 4/11, 4/14, 4/25

You always have the answer, but your assignment this month is to sit with the question. Though there’s pressure to make moves to further your career, the work you need to do is at home. Putting both your money and your effort into making things more comfortable in your private space will improve other parts of your life. You may also feel called to reconnect with old friends or spend more time with your sister. Curating your close community and immediate environment is a process, but you’re going to be so happy when your days are full of only those you love.

Love Horoscope

You’re mostly in hermit mode this month and being on the dating grind is not a primary goal. That said, if you’re single, you could meet someone through a close friend after the solar eclipse on the 20th. It’s worth mentioning that you’re looking.

Money Horoscope

Maybe you don’t need a new couch or one of those frame TVs or a better home sound system. But wouldn’t those things make you happy? Instead of eating out, spend your extra cash on living room improvements or fancy groceries for dinner at home.

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(February 19 - March 20)

April 2023 Overview

  • Full Moon in Libra (4/6): Breakthrough therapy session
  • Solar Eclipse in Aries (4/20): Surprising job offer in your inbox
  • Other Key Dates: 4/11

Your whole thing is seeing the big picture better than anyone else does, but your assignment this month is to focus on the details. Some very real financial problems are keeping you from going after your big dreams. So what if you just slowed down and addressed the problem at the root? This may also be a month of purging—both your possessions and your emotions. You feel renewed after an intensive acupuncture session, deep massage or cathartic cry on your BFF’s shoulder. Take that fresh feeling and do an assessment of your stuff—what sparks joy?

Love Horoscope

Mercury retrograde (from the 21st) brings a former lover back into your life. Do you want to give this another go around or is it not worth the stress of a situationship? It’s OK if you just want to have a little fun, just know your boundaries going into it.

Money Horoscope

The full moon in Libra on the 6th reveals what’s gotten out of balance in your financial life. Luckily, there are plenty of supportive aspects this month to help get you back on track, particularly around the 11th. The solar eclipse on the 20th opens up a whole new world for your income. Ask for the salary you want. You just might get it.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. Subscribe to her newsletter for more astrological musings.



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...