Monthly horoscope April 2020
April begins on a fun and flirtatious note with Venus making it very easy for you to charm other people. On April 4th-5th, you can put this talent to excellent use when Jupiter conjuncts Pluto in your career zone. This is a period of enormous opportunity and a real chance to show what you can do. Days later, on April 7th-8th, a Full Moon Supermoon in romantic Libra highlights your closest relationship, but a volatile square between Mars and Uranus on the same date warns against allowing friendship to get in the way of either love or money.
If you find yourself in a complex situation, hold off until April 10th-11th when Mercury will arrive in your sign, freeing up your ability to say the right thing. Newfound career success is great news, but it does come with growing pains. Between April 14th and 25th, you can expect some conflict between your desire for freedom versus the need to conform in a new role or with new responsibilities. With the Sun and then Mercury squaring up in turn to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, you’ll need to choose your words and actions with care.
This tension is made easier to bear by the Sun’s arrival in your money zone on April 19th-20th, swiftly followed by an abundance-bringing New Moon on April 22nd-23rd. The last week of April brings innovative conjunctions between the Sun and Mercury respectively and Uranus, that most forward-thinking of planets. Mercury moves into your money zone on April 27th-28th too, so you have every chance now to maximize your income.
Your worldview gets a reboot this April. The month begins with acquisitive Venus moving into your money zone, encouraging materialism — but very shortly thereafter, on April 4th-5th, the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in your philosophy zone begins to change your way of thinking. This is deeply meaningful, benevolent, wise energy and you may start to realize that some of your beliefs, values, or prejudices are outdated now. The Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th urges you to rethink your daily routines and to consider carefully where and how you spend your time, because time is energy.
On the same day, a tense square between Mars and Uranus warns that your career is not the be all and end all of your life. April is a good time to go back to school, or to embrace cultures, traditions, and values other than your own. However, between April 14th and April 25th you can expect a bumpy ride. As first the Sun and then Mercury square up to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, you’ll find it hard to let go of your old way of being.
Help is at hand when the Sun moves into Taurus on April 19th-20th, renewing your confidence and your sense of individuality. A New Moon in Taurus on the 22nd-23rd frees you to tread a new path, and Mercury’s arrival in Taurus helps you to hold your own when challenged. Positive conjunctions between both the Sun and Mercury and Uranus, the planet of re-invention, mean that you can see out April on a high note, ready to assert your true self.
Psychological transformation is on the way this April, as the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on April 4th-5th occurs in one of the most complex areas of your chart. With Venus in Gemini from April 3rd-4th, your confidence is high, so you can make the most of this wise, benevolent shift in your manner of being. The Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th is a moment of pure joy amid this sensitive transformation. However, on the same day, a very tense Mars-Uranus square highlights a situation where you’re talking the talk but not walking the walk.
Expect to be called out on that. Between April 14th and April 25th, first the Sun and then Mercury square up to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, bringing a degree of peer pressure into the equation. Friends may not be in favor of your decisions and you’ll have to be firm in your desire to move ahead. When the Sun shifts into your spiritual zone on April 19th-20th, you’ll reach a turning point.
By practicing meditation or visualization now you can quiet the noise and find your inner peace. This is especially true during the Taurus New Moon on April 22nd-23rd. Pluto turns retrograde in your psychology zone on the 25th, which is a good time to handle, once and for all, any trauma that has been holding you back. The Sun and Mercury create positive, healing conjunctions with Uranus on April 26th and 30th, and when Mercury moves into your spiritual zone on April 27th-28th, dreams or visions will reassure you that you’re on the right road.
All kinds of relationships with others are about to be blessed and improved, so April looks set to be a very happy month for you. On April 3rd-4th, Venus moves into your privacy zone, so you may instinctively want to avoid random socializing — but the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on April 4th-5th helps you to focus on the relationships that truly matter. The Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th helps to heal an outstanding family tension, but on the same day a tense square between Mars and Uranus highlights a friendship issue which has still been neither forgiven nor forgotten. Don’t worry.
You can work on this. Mercury moves into your career zone on April 10th-11th, and this is briefly a good time for strategic career planning. However, Mercury, along with the Sun, makes a series of squares to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction between April 14th and April 25th and these squares bring tension around your work-life balance. In particular, Pluto retrograde on April 25th may underline that you can’t always have it all.
However, the key to resolving these issues is to place your relationships in a wider context. When the Sun arrives in your community zone on April 19th-20th, and during the New Moon on the 22nd-23rd, you’ll understand that your love life and friendships have a wider purpose. Reconnect with your shared values and goals. The final week of April sees positive input from game-changer Uranus, which helps to shake up the way you think about love, so that you can end the month with a renewed sense of joint purpose.
You have some very lofty goals this April, but sometimes your noble intentions will get in the way of everyday, practical life. With Venus arriving in your community zone, it’s a friendly and sociable start to the month, and the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on April 4th-5th shines very favorably indeed on your health and wellbeing. However, the Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th suggests that you’re struggling to communicate with those around you — especially with your sweetheart about your work-life balance, as indicated by the tense Mars-Uranus square which also occurs on the 7th. When Mercury moves into your philosophy zone on April 10th-11th, your grand ideas start to take shape, but between April 14th and 25th, the Sun and Mercury both square up to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, suggesting a conflict between what you would like to do and what you are realistically able to achieve at this time.
When Pluto turns retrograde on April 25th, you may have to think about relinquishing part of a goal. Don’t despair, however. The Sun shifts into your ambitions zone on April 19th-20th, swiftly followed by a glorious New Moon in this same zone three days later. In the last week of the month, positive links between the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus hint at flashes of genius.
If you can think laterally about your career and your working life, you may just find that innovation allows you to pursue your bigger ideals after all. It’s all about perspective, and the arrival of intelligent Mercury in your career zone on April 27th-28th will certainly give you plenty of that.
More than anything else, this April is about seeking and finding joy, whether that’s through love or through another form of passion, such as a much-loved hobby. With Venus in your ambitions zone as the month begins, it’s clear that you’re seeking fulfilment on an emotional level as well as a professional one. It’s the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, in your joy zone, on April 4th-5th that confirms that it’s time to follow your passion. A helpful Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th highlights your finances and resources, although on the same day a tense Mars-Uranus square underlines the need to be realistic about what you can achieve.
Don’t let this dampen your enthusiasm. When Mercury, your ruling planet, moves into your transformation zone on April 10th-11th, it’s a good time to start to deal with any hidden or half-forgotten traumas which may be holding you back. However, this is not always an easy journey. Between April 14th and 25th, first the Sun and then Mercury square the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, highlighting areas where your fears, phobias, or past experiences are curtailing your future.
Your challenge now is to find and hold onto a positive vision that you can work toward. You’ll be greatly aided in this by the Sun’s arrival in your adventure zone on April 19th-20th, and the New Moon’s arrival on the 22nd-23rd. The last week of April sees Uranus in the mix, conjuncting both Mercury and the Sun to bring you inspiration and an emotional lift — you’ll find a way to follow your joy, come what may.
Relationships are complex and never more so for you than during April. Loving Venus moves into your adventure zone on April 3rd-4th, which is a good start, but this astrological factor does mean that you’ll be seeking an unusual amount of freedom in love. The stunning Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on April 4th-5th showcases love, harmony, and good fortune within your family zone, which is certainly something to smile about. A Full Moon Supermoon in your own sign on April 7th-8th is also a positive thing, bringing grace, peace, and affection — for a short while.
On the same day, however, a very tense Mars-Uranus square hints at trouble, possibly underpinned by jealousy in love or by a hangover from a previous, failed relationship. When Mercury shifts into your love zone on April 10th-11th, you’ll be able to talk things through with your lover — but watch out for tension over your work-life balance. Between April 14th and 25th, the Sun and Mercury in turn square up to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, suggesting that egos may clash over how much time you spend at work. Try to stay calm.
When the Sun arrives in your psychology zone on April 19th-20th, you’ll be able to understand why you feel so triggered by all of this. A New Moon on April 22nd-23rd underpins your desire for a fresh start in love, so you and your lover should have the opportunity to leave tension and jealousy behind. Positive links between the Sun, Mercury, and innovative Uranus are also helpful in the final week of April — new ideas abound about how to blend both independence and stability in love.
Burning the candle at both ends is a no-no this April, as the cosmos encourages you to take better care of your mental and physical health. There’s plenty of passion to be had in love, with Venus arriving in your intimacy zone on April 3rd-4th. The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in your mental zone on April 4th-5th is also a major blessing, bringing you ideas, energy, and renewed vigor in life. However, the Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th finds you tired and drained, even exhausted.
Family issues could be tense at this time, and on the same date a difficult Mars-Uranus square may pit your blood family against your in-laws. Trying to deal with this adds to your stress levels, and despite your best efforts, by the time Mercury arrives in your health zone on April 10th-11th, you’ll be even more worn out. Between April 14th and 25th, the Sun and Mercury come into conflict with the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction — there’s so much you want to do, but you simply don’t have the time or energy. The solution lies in accepting help and support from your sweetheart or other significant people in your life.
The Sun’s arrival in your love zone on April 19th-20th is a major boost here, as is the New Moon arriving on April 22nd-23rd. There are romantic surprises on the way in the final week of April when Uranus teams up with the Sun and Mercury, so let people help you. Allow yourself to be loved.
Your reckless streak is awakened by this month’s astrological events, so you’ll need to understand when to take a step back. With Venus arriving in your love zone on April 3rd-4th, everything starts wonderfully well. There’s a major financial or security boost too, from the bountiful Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in your resources zone on April 4th-5th. Enthusiasm and zest for life continues with a Libra Full Moon Supermoon in your friendship zone on April 7th-8th. Yet, on that same date we get a warning shot from a troublesome Mars-Uranus square, which highlights how a lack of forethought and impulsive action may lead you astray.
When Mercury moves into your risk zone on April 10th-11th, you may think you have it all under control. However, on April 14th-15th and again on the 25th, your recklessness may get the best of you, especially with money, as the Sun and then Mercury square up to the Jupiter-Pluto tag team. Try to be conscious of how much you are spending. You can’t buy love, and you know this better than anyone. Help will come when the Sun shifts from your risk zone into your organization zone on April 19th-20th, swiftly followed by a New Moon on April 22nd-23rd.
This is your chance to tone down the impulsiveness and to shore up your resources, seeking a better deal or a stronger budgeting system. You also have scope to increase your income later in the month, when the Sun and Mercury conjunct innovative Uranus. It’s time to stop gambling with real money, but feel free to take a chance on a new income stream.
April begins on a very friendly note, with Venus arriving in your everyday zone and the lovely Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on April 4th-5th occurring in your own sign, boosting your self confidence and sense of identity. It’s an ambitious time too, with the Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th shining strongly from your career zone — suggesting the successful completion of a major project. Watch for an uncharacteristic reckless streak on that same day, however, thanks to a tense Mars-Uranus standoff. On April 10th-11th, Mercury moves into your family zone.
Normally this would be a positive thing, but on this occasion, it may lead you to over-think your family situation, and ultimately your past. Between April 14th and 25th, the Sun and then Mercury square up to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, and you’ll experience this as your family somehow curtailing or restricting your identity or freedom. Indeed, when Pluto turns retrograde on April 25th, you may start to wonder who you really are. This can be an unnerving or depressing experience.
The key is to deliberately seek out the things and people who make you happy. When the Sun arrives in your joy zone on April 19th-20th, the pressure will ease slightly, and the New Moon in this same fun zone of your chart on April 22nd-23rd underscores your need to smile and laugh more. In the last week of April, positive links between the Sun, Mercury, and innovative Uranus will allow you to put family pressures behind you, but it’s important that you allow yourself to be spontaneous in order to find this magic.
The temptation to stay busy, busy, busy during April may be masking a deeper need to reconnect with your spiritual self. This potential conflict is highlighted early in the month, with Venus arriving in your party zone on April 3rd-4th, but the stunning Jupiter-Pluto conjunction occurs in your privacy zone the very next day. A Libra Full Moon Supermoon in your adventure zone on April 7th-8th underscores your desire or perceived need to keep going, to keep moving, to keep busy. However, that same day a tense Mars-Uranus square hints that you may be running from something in your past.
When Mercury shifts into the busiest zone of your chart on April 10th-11th, the speed of life increases yet again — and yet, several times between April 14th and April 25th, the Sun and then Mercury create tense square aspects to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. Your everyday busy-ness is cutting you off from your deeper need for reflection, and something has to give. When the Sun shifts into your roots zone on April 19th-20th, you’ll have the chance to exorcise any past trauma once and for all — particularly during the New Moon in this area of your chart on April 22nd-23rd. Facing whatever is making you run will be a cathartic exercise.
There will be tears, but ultimately this is for the best. The Sun and Mercury link with Uranus during the final week of the month, bringing a positive surprise — you may be shocked at how unburdened you start to feel.
The magical Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on April 4th-5th falls in your social zone, blessing your interaction with friends, groups and wider humanitarian issues. However, the Libra Full Moon Supermoon on April 7th-8th hints that money or resources – or the lack of them – may be preventing you from joining in with something as much as you would like to. The solution to this is not as simple as just to gain more income. When Mercury arrives in your money zone on April 10th-11th, you can certainly make intelligent plans to boost your finances.
However, on April 14th/15th and again on April 25th, squares from the Sun or Mercury to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction suggest that you’re at odds with other people’s objectives over how to spend money or use scarce resources. The problem is that you have strong views and opinions on this matter – but you’re not communicating them well. Hold fire until the Sun shifts into your communication zone on April 19th-20th. This and the New Moon on April 22nd-23rd will enable you to set your own ideas and vision much more easily, and you’ll find that people are keen to follow you once they understand where you are heading.
Don’t be afraid to shake up a group with bold or radical ideas, especially on April 26th and 30th, when the Sun and Mercury respectively team up with innovative Uranus. Your ideas may be ahead of their time, but under your leadership, you can easily get people on board.