By Jonathan Cainer
Mars enters Taurus in April, causing the cosmic drumbeat to start playing out a different rhythm. We all march to this and we will all soon notice a more steady, stable, pattern. It is as if the heavens are encouraging us all to show greater commitment to the issues and principles that mean the most to us. Meanwhile, the Lunar Eclipse, near the start of the month speaks of many feeling a need to address problems in relationships. These can no longer be glibly ignored. But healing those wounds and resolving those conflicts will prove easier than we fear.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Have you ever dismantled a watch to see what makes it tick? Did it stop ticking once you put it back together? Are you these days inclined to think that if something ain’t broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it! That’s a fine philosophy but in your life, this month, something is broken. An arrangement or an understanding has been compromised for a while. Unless you make a concerted effort to mend it, nothing will change. But a powerful Lunar Eclipse, plus a sharp square from Mars to Jupiter, is your cosmic promise of success.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Hang out the flags! Mars is entering Taurus and it will remain there all through April. That is the astrological equivalent of gaining a guard of honour. It is as if you are about to be accompanied, everywhere you go, by dedicated servants eager to do your bidding and willing to help you remove almost any obstacle that you find in your path. You don’t need advice about how to succeed, you just need a little warning about tact and diplomacy. Go gently, this month, on some of the more sensitive souls in your world.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Has anyone told you lately, how attractive you are? Have you been the recipient of generous gestures? Have you even perhaps, been made an offer that you are not entirely sure you ought to refuse? Even if life has been disappointingly dry for some while, things will change this month as Venus enters Gemini. Here comes a deluge of appreciation and admiration. Your love life prospects are good and your financial outlook is enviable. Not every dream will come true in April but you will be well protected by a kindly cosmos.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
April begins with a Lunar Eclipse. It doesn’t happen in your sign. You may or may not live in a place where this can be seen. But because you are a Cancerian, sensitive to the movements of the Moon, and well blessed with the gift of intuition, you will develop some impressive powers of insight and discrimination this month. They will guide you unerringly towards a series of long overdue lifestyle choices that help you to grow healthier and wealthier. Shake off resentment about a past disappointment. Embrace a brighter future.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
All this year so far, Jupiter has been in your sign but retrograde. It is as if you have been staring out through a window, looking at a bright sunny day. Yet the window won’t open and the door to the room is locked. You know that what you want is ‘out there’ and not far away. Yet one vital link is missing. You have somehow been unable to connect with a tantalising opportunity. In April, Jupiter changes direction, the window opens, as does the door. You finally see a viable route from here to a happier life.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Zodiac forecasts are made out of words. There are times, in life, when it seems that words are nowhere near as powerful as numbers. If the numbers don’t add up – or they do but they make the wrong total -frustration soon ensues. If you face a problem this month, it is much more of a mathematical challenge than a literary one. It doesn’t much matter what you say, or what someone else says, the numbers must be juggled till the results make sense. The good news is that you will yet arrive at a satisfactory sum.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
April begins with a Lunar Eclipse in your sign. That’s hopeful and encouraging. But you may not feel encouraged by the situation that you face this month. It is even possible that the eclipse may initially cause you more concern. How can that be good news? Because you need to take an option more seriously. You have an alternative. But each time you think about it, you can only see the pitfalls. Necessity is the mother of invention, and the solution that you invent for yourself next will have excellent consequences.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
They say that ‘all things are best in moderation’. Presumably, that includes moderation itself! There are times when it is sensible not to be too sensible – and we have to be brave and bold. A sharp alignment from Mars to Jupiter speaks of your need to be decisive. You have lately seen several seemingly good reasons to avoid taking drastic or dramatic action. You are now becoming even more keenly conscious of the need to take a significant step. Try to restrict the risk, by all means, but don’t be fearful this month.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
How have you found time to read this forecast? Aren’t you overwhelmed with deadlines and tasks to complete? Perhaps this is one of the rare moments of peace and calm that you are likely to enjoy in April. So make the most of this and every other chance you get to reflect and review. There is plenty to do but does it really all need to be done? Only you have the power to let yourself off the hook. You are trying too hard to do too much. Relax and just do, instead, what is truly needed. That will be more than enough.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Do you want to be as hard as a nail or as soft as a sponge? You might reply ‘neither’. You should say ‘both’. You can’t eradicate the part of you that’s vulnerable. Nor would you want to. But you need to ensure that your more delicate emotions are protected within a case of cast iron. Only the chosen deserving few should ever have access to your deepest reservoir of kindness. April’s celestial challenge is all about allowing your heart to guide you whilst keeping a threat at bay. You will find this all easier than you fear.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Not all troubleshooters fly around solving impossible problems on behalf of business. Some operate locally and are motivated by more than money. Due to their subtle intervention, stressful confrontations are often avoided. You know what I mean by this for you are one of those rare individuals. On a good day, when the time is right, you can say and do things that defuse tension, heal wounds and promote the most positive progress. April offers you the opportunity to be angelic. Your reward may be a kind of heaven.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Are there words here? Perhaps you are just staring at a blank page, pretending that it says something. If so, you must be hearing a voice in your own mind. How does it think you should best conduct yourself in April, in order to attain the success you desire and the happiness you deserve? Does it agree that such a goal is feasible? If it does, you can keep listening to it this month and it will reliably lead you in the right direction. If not, listen to me and ignore all other imaginary, negative messages. Have faith in your future.
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