Written By Ruby Warrington
The March 20 vernal equinox marks the beginning of the astrological new year. As such, April holds all the promise of new beginnings and is a time to refocus on any intentions we set for ourselves in 2019. Plant actual seeds for all you want to manifest in the coming months with the April 5 Aries new moon. With a phalanx of planets currently moving through this fire-starting sign, the cosmos is fully behind your boldest, most audacious moves.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Happy Birthday, Aries. With the sun moving through your sign until April 20, this whole month has a celebratory tone. Coinciding with the beginning of the astrological new year, it’s a time to take stock of what’s been a rollercoaster of a time. How have you grown and matured? Use the April 5 Aries new moon to set intentions for the coming months, perhaps investing in a talismanic piece of jewellery to remind you of your commitments to yourself.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Mars leaves your sign at the beginning of April, bringing a cycle of intense and impassioned activity to a close. Now, it moves to highlight the part of your chart concerned with finance—upgrade your wallet as a signal that you’re ready to receive. All this against a slightly melancholy backdrop, as a personal chapter comes to a close. Whatever is ending is making way for a new beginning.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
As we kick of the astrological new year, your sights are trained on the distant future. There’s a sense of having graduated to the next level in career and creative projects, and now you’re ready for a new challenge. With Mars in your sign all month, you’ve got the energy and drive to begin to enact far-reaching plans. Have your shades handy, the future looks dazzling.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
A recent bout of networking pays off this month, as opportunities to move up a level in your career abound. On a deeper level, the work you’ve been doing on yourself has helped you feel more confident in your abilities. Put yourself forward, invest in a bag that helps you feel the part, and reach out to a trusted mentor if you feel a wobble. Any old insecurities will fall by the wayside as your experience grows.
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
Lighter days in the northern hemisphere put you in vacation mode this month, and you may find yourself booking an impromptu trip. The April 19 Libra full moon would be the perfect backdrop for exploring a new locale. If your schedule doesn’t allow, scratch the itch scrolling your favourite travel sites. Or invest in a pair of summer sandals or sneakers and walk any residual restlessness out of your system.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
A process of personal transformation reaches the point of no return this month. A soulful yearning that’s been quietly bubbling away begins to demand your attention, and the April 5 new moon in Aries could bring about a situation that inspires to you act—even if it feels vulnerable at first. Be real with yourself and others and choose animal prints to help channel your primal evolutionary urges.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
As an archetype, Libra is eternally seeking balance, but by no means is life without its ups and downs for anybody born under this sign. This month, however, you have the opportunity to reach harmonious resolutions within relationships, while the April 19 full moon in Libra brings an opportunity to refocus on your personal needs. Remind yourself that life is indeed beautiful, with accessories that add an aesthetic accent to your days.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
It’s a month for rolling up your sleeves and getting back to work, after a period where you’ve been more focused on creativity and play. Your heart has been expanded in recent months but now you’ll welcome this shift in gears, as well as the rhythm that comes with instilling a supportive daily routine. Simplify your accessorizing to reflect this utilitarian mood, and revel in your sheer productivity.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
With your ruling planet Jupiter in your sign all year the spotlight is on you, and while opportunities abound there’s a real risk of burnout. As you’ve experienced in recent weeks, quiet time to balance this is very necessary, but this month you’re asked to up the fun factor as a way to relax and unwind. Put on your party pumps or channel the rave revival. Round up your funniest friends. The dancefloor beckons.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
As the spring begins to blossom, you’re being asked to retreat and nurture your own inner child this month. This touchy-feeling kind of language is usually anathema to the practical Capricorn mentality, but try to see this call to focus on your self-care as a necessary pitstop on your path to world domination. Make time in your schedule for meaningful pauses and keep your energy close with a hat that protects your personal privacy.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Your diary should fill out nicely this month, as opportunities to mingle come along thick and fast. This suits your flirtatious mood perfectly, providing some light relief after a period where you’ve been focused on the financial side of life. Even better, conversations sparked in the coming weeks could inspire your next big venture. RSVP “yes” to any and all invitations and pack an eye-catching bag with a stash of business cards.
Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20)
If you’ve been getting better with your personal boundaries, you should be emerging from your birthday month feeling more secure about your inner self-worth. Now, your focus turns to manifesting this in your outer world. As a Pisces, you tend to value feelings more than things. Allow a small investment in something you find lovely to be a daily reminder of the mood-enhancing impact of material abundance.