Whether you are a March or an April born Aries this is your month, with the Sun not leaving your sign until the 20th April, as is the case each year. This year you have the benefit of not having to rush things, for with Mercury not even returning to your sign until the 8th April and Venus, who will finalise your intentions for the coming year not even returning until early next month, time is on your side. In fact, you're able to keep one foot in the past and another in the future, looking ahead to what you want from your new solar year, while keeping your options open and continuing to look back, using hindsight as a guide. The early days of the month are especially important for all things social, fun and serendipitous, making the most of the laws of attraction and synchronicity that are in effect until the 6th April. Meanwhile, this is an important month for your relationships, with any personal and/or relationship tension more a case of the bar being raised. For while you have Mars in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, keeping the focus on the past and opening the door to second chances and old issues, you have the North Node keeping your eyes on the road ahead. While this means that you have to show up, with a clearer sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, you're no longer able to put your head in the sand. It's the classic case of when more is on offer more is required of you, with relationship tension coming from a place that knows what's possible and that settling for less or the status quo is no longer an option. It's in the later days of the month that you can expect some movement on the income front, especially around the 29th April.
April is a month where your professional year should be on the course that it will continue on and last year everything was done and dusted by the end of February. However, after being held back by her extended visit to a more adventurous part of your chart, Venus is the hold out and not due to leave your career sector until the 6th April, this is giving you a chance to put the finishing touches on your professional desires and expectations for the coming year. Coming in after the Sun and Mercury had done all the annual housekeeping and with things pretty much up to speed, this is a chance for a last minute change of heart and to confirm what you really want professionally. Meanwhile, because both Venus and Mercury have already spent time in retrograde motion they are both running behind schedule and while you already began the wind down of your current solar year last month and the Sun will spend until the 20th April in your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review, you're not as ready as you normally are to shut yourself away and fully embrace the navel gazing required at this time of year. Venus, who won't leave your career sector until the 6th April, will return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart just 2 days before Mercury is due to leave on the 8th April and it's there that she'll remain for the rest of the month, keeping the laws of attraction and synchronicity in effect and a social vibe in play all month. It's on the 8th April that Mercury will join the Sun in what will by then be the final days of wrapping up your solar year and with the Sun returning to your sign on the 20th April and Mercury on the 23rd April, new doors will already be opening in the final week of the month. It's a New Moon in your sign on the 29th April that will do more than give you a chance to commit to your new solar year, for as a solar eclipse this will bring a chance for some major new beginnings.
April is a month where there is a definite social and interactive theme in play for the majority of the month, then towards the end of the month, when the Sun returns to a reflective, intuitive and imaginative part of your chart on the 20th April and begins the wind down of your current solar year, where you start to crave more alone time. This year the lines are slightly blurred, for while you will begin winding down your current solar year in the final week of the month, which will require more time to hear yourself think and for navel gazing, you will not only need to remain socially connected, but things are still surprisingly busy on the professional front as well. While, with Neptune in your career sector until 2026 and Chiron until 2019, things will never go off the boil professionally, with the Sun always moving through in February/March each year and Venus and Mercury at around the same time, the active push to get things up to speed and on the right track is normally over by April. However, having both spent time in retrograde motion already, Venus and Mercury are running behind schedule, with Mercury not completing his double dip visit to your career sector until the 8th April and Venus, who won't even return until the 6th April, will stay on for the rest of the month. Venus will spend until early May updating your professional desires and expectations, keeping the professional momentum going and giving your heart the final say in where to from here. As is always the case, the Sun's return to your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review will begin the month long wind down of your current solar year, with a chance to start closing old doors and summing things up. Meanwhile, there is something special developing on the romantic front this week, with Mars keeping the door open to second chances, while a total lunar eclipse in your romantic sector on the 15th April will introduce the element of fate.
April will always be your most professionally focused month of the year, with how far this extends out to the months either side determined by other forces that change from year to year. But the one constant that you can rely on, is that the Sun will always return to your career sector in the later days of March and, as is the case each year, won't leave until the 20th April. This year things are being drawn out and while Mercury will return from the 8th April to the 23rd April to lend his intellectually savvy support, with Venus not even returning until early next month, you have time to let things play out and even hold off making any decisions. This is being brought home by a greater than normal need to have the right work/life balance, with home and family matters featuring strongly at a point of year when this is not normally the case. Mars, who returned to your home and family sector last December for what is normally a 6 week visit, should be long gone but he's not only still here, but in retrograde motion is both bringing up old issues and holding the door open to second chances. This is something that a total lunar eclipse in your home and family sector on the 15th April will bring home, not only giving home and family matters a push start but driving home any work/life balance issues. What will compound a need to take work/life balance issues seriously is that Venus will be keeping the spirit of adventure alive, deliberately rebelling against what is normally a month reserved for professional matters by keeping a desire for adventure alive, especially as with Jupiter in his final months in your sign you're embarking on journeys that will define the coming decade.
There is a lot being crammed into one of the smaller months of the year, with April's 30 days all being put to good use with work, relationship, financial and professional forces all vying for your attention, in a month when it is usually and is still about embracing a sense of adventure. As is the case at this time each year, the Sun's position in your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery until the 20th April is all about embracing a sense of adventure before the focus turns to professional matters, with his return to your career sector. This year, while you really do have a chance and a need to stave off too much focus on career matters until then, you have a chance to tie up loose ends on the work front and after a very busy few months, to put things on the track you want them to continue on. In the meantime, while this is not usually a time of year when the focus is on your relationships, with all the planetary activity in your relationship sector in 2013 wrapped up by the end of February, this year Venus, planet of love has other ideas. Having been held up by her extended stay in your work sector Venus only returned to your relationship sector on the 6th March and won't leave until the 6th April, making the early days of the month the most important for your relationships. It's in the early days of the month that you'll have a chance to define what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, not just for now but for the coming year. It's on the 6th April that Venus will return to take over from Mercury's watch on the financial front and for a brief 48 hours, before Mercury leaves on the 8th April, you'll have Venus' desires and expectations and Mercury's smart head for money to work with. After working with the Sun to keep the spirit of adventure alive in the middle weeks of the month, Mercury will return to your career sector on the 23rd April, 3 days after the Sun and in time to provide his intellectually savvy input into the total lunar eclipse here on the 29th April.
Like the light from a giant spotlight, the Sun will throw the solar spotlight on the same areas of your chart at the same time each year, providing the only constant that any year can rely on. This means that with the Sun in your financial sector until the 20th April, as is the case at this time every year, April is a month that will always be a month where the focus is on money matters, but this year the money gods are even busier than usual and not only on the money front, with things very active on the income front as well. For while Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos, returned to your income sector last December for what should be a 6 week visit and therefore should be long gone, he's not only still here but in retrograde motion is holding the door open to second chances and is directly challenging financial matters, ready to fight to make things happen. It's Mercury's return to your financial sector, from the 8th April to the 23rd April that will give you a smart head for money that will help you to capitalise on a potentially game changing total lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 15th April and all that that might trigger. However, while money matters will dominate this month it won't be all about the money, with the love gods giving the money gods a good run for their money. Venus, planet of love, who last year had left your relationship sector by the end of February, this year won't even arrive until the 6th April, where she'll spend the rest of the month. Venus will return 2 days before Mercury wraps up his double dip visit on the 8th April, having done what he can to ensure the communication lines are open. There will also be a sense of adventure developing in the later days of the month with the Sun, as is always the case at this time of year, returning to your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery on the 20th April. A solar eclipse here on the 29th April could trigger something unexpected.
April is always an important month for both you and your relationships, for this brings you to the halfway point in your current solar year and with the Sun in your relationship sector until the 20th April, a time when there is a lot of scrutiny. With the Sun on the other side of the sky to where he was during your birthday month, with half of your solar year down and the other half in front of you, this is when you get to scrutinise the journey so far, ask yourself the tough questions and perform the reality checks required to ensure you're moving into the second half with your eyes open. Usually it is only during the Full Moon that will fall in your sign at this time each year that personal and relationship forces really clash, but this year there is likely to be an ongoing standoff and even some personal and/or relationship tension. For while Mars returned to your sign last December and should be long gone, he is instead staying on, actively challenging relationship forces to ensure your own needs aren't neglected. This will come to a head during the total lunar eclipse in your sign on the 15th April, the first in your sign since 1996. This will be a real call to take your personal power back and will represent a major turning point for you, at a time when the focus is firmly on your relationships. It is inevitable that your personal and relationship needs will clash, but from this is a chance for something real, authentic and phenomenal to come from this. Yet at the same time life will go on and what you will find this month, is that things are a lot more active on the work front than is usually the case, with Venus holding the door open a lot longer than is normally the case. Early next month Venus will return for some damage control on the relationship front, but until then she'll be looking out for your needs on the work front. It's in the final 10 days of the month that the focus will shift to money matters, with the Sun's return to your financial sector on the 20th April and Mercury and his smart head for money returning on the 23rd April.
April is not usually a month where there is more than the mandatory need to maintain a balance between work and play, with the scales usually tipped more heavily to work matters at this time of year. In reality, with Neptune in a romantic, creative and playful part of your chart until 2026 and Uranus in your work sector until 2019, finding and maintaining a balance between work and play is your constant reality, has been for several years and will be for several years to come. However, while March belongs to Neptune and his playful and romantic focus, it is usually Uranus and your work situation that get their turn. However, it's Venus that is the hold out, for while in 2013 she had left your romantic sector and returned to your work sector by late February, this year she won't even return until the 6th April. Held back by her retrograde phase and extended visit to your communication sector, which didn't end until early last month, as we move into the new month Venus is still wrapping up her annual visit to your home and family sector, 2 months behind last year's schedule. When Venus returns to your romantic sector on the 6th April, where she'll stay for the rest of the month, she'll return right in the heart of what is always the most work focused months of the year, with finding a balance your biggest priority this month. For on the other side of the scale this is an extremely important and defining month for work matters, for with the Sun leaving on the 20th April and Mercury making just a flying visit to your work sector from the 8th April to the 23rd April, you need to be on your toes. It's after the Sun and Mercury leave your work sector and return to your relationship sector on the 20th April and the 23rd April that Venus will get the support she needs, with the final 10 days of the month extremely important for both romantic and relationship matters. This is especially so around the time of the solar eclipse in your relationship sector on the 29th April.
While this is a month where there is going to be some juggling and balancing required, there are no conflicts or real challenges. April can be a month where there is a real issue with finding a balance between work and play, with the Sun beginning the month in a romantic, playful and creatively charged part of the chart, but always ending the month in your work sector. In most years the line can be quite blurred and there can be a real battle to find a balance between work and play all month. This year that is unlikely to be the case, for until the Sun returns to your work sector on the 20th April and Mercury on the 23rd April, there will be no cosmic focus to draw your attention. That will change dramatically in the last 10 days of the month, for not only will the Sun and Mercury return to shift the focus to work matters, but a solar eclipse here on the 29th April will bring a lot of things building behind the scenes, over the last 2 years, to a head or to a tipping or turning point. Until then, while the Sun and Mercury are putting their focus on all things romantic, creative and playful, Venus is making what for her is a late visit to your home and family sector, where she'll return on the 6th April and spend the rest of the month, with home where the heart will be for the majority of the month. While money matters, both on the income and financial fronts, will remain an important underlying theme, on both fronts the money gods are more than happy for you to be working behind the scenes, plodding along. An unexpected element in play this month is how social things are likely to be, with April and unexpectedly important month for both personal and professional networking and friendship building. The door is not only open to second chances, but with a total lunar eclipse in your friendship sector on the 15th April, the first since 1996, there will be an element of fate and synchronicity in play, with ripples extending out over the whole month.
There are certain things that you can expect from any given month, due to the fact that the Sun moves through the same area of your chart, at exactly the same time of year without fail and therefore becomes part of a predictable pattern. For you April is a month that is more about home, family and property matters, with the Sun always shining the solar spotlight here, until leaving on the 20th April. Apart from the 3 years that Saturn spent in your career sector, from October 2009 to October 2012, what you won't expect is for this to have to be balanced by professional matters and the work/life balance issues this can often create, yet that's exactly what you're facing this month. While this could be seen as a problem it's only happening because in what is normally a time of year for taking care of any housekeeping and updates on the home, family and/or property fronts there are unexpected professional developments. This is not a time of year when your career sector is particularly active yet Mars, who returned in early December for what is normally a 6 week visit and therefore should be long gone, is not only still here, but in retrograde motion is holding the door open to second chances and digging in his toes. Here now until July, making his longest visit to your career sector in 3 decades, Mars is firing up your professional passions and fighting spirit and keeping your professional game in play at a time when you have no right to expect this kind of support. This makes the total lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 15th April especially significant, which could bring professional matters to a major tipping or turning point. Somehow you not only have to juggle this with an important month for home and family matters, but from the Sun's return to your romantic sector on the 20th April and Mercury's on the 23rd April, for matters of the heart as well. With a solar eclipse in your romantic sector on the 29th April, this is something that you can't ignore. This makes Venus, planet of love's position in your communication sector for the majority of the month an important advantage, making it relatively easy to keep the communication lines open.
Moving into April with Venus, planet of love, desire and attraction still in your sign is not the norm and in fact it's been 8 years since you've had that advantage. Last year Venus had been and gone by the end of February and with your birthday month ending in February as well, your new solar year is well underway by this time of year, with no real room for adjustments until you reach the halfway point, in late July. This year, held back by her retrograde phase, Venus didn't even return to your sign until early last month and until she leaves on the 6th April your birthday month may be over in name, but not in spirit. Until Venus leaves your sign you're still deciding what you want from the coming year, with your heart having the last word. This is giving you a chance to experience the real world and for your birthday intentions and promises to be tested against life's realities, giving your heart a chance to stand back and make more informed choices. Late in leaving your sign means that Venus will also be late in returning to your income sector, returning on the 6th April and then staying for the rest of the month. Here Venus dons her planet of money hat and with Mercury not wrapping up his double dip visit until the 8th April, his smart head for money is already in play. This is going to turn February into not only a month where there is a lot more focus on income matters than is normally the case, but where the laws of attraction are in effect and there is some major support from forces on the career and work fronts, giving you the Midas touch. April is always an important month for communication and especially with the Sun in your communication sector until the 20th April and Mercury, planet of communication here from the 8th April to the 23rd April. It's in the final 10 days that the focus shifts to home and family matters, with a solar eclipse on the 29th April marking an important point for new beginnings. What is definitely unexpected for this time of year is for a sense of adventure to be in play, with some unexpected opportunities or developments mid month.
You have reached a month where, while a lot of things will feel very familiar for this time of year, there are enough differences to make this anything but a carbon copy reprint of every other April. Yes, you will return to find the Sun in your income sector, with his position here until the 20th April part of the annual pattern, throwing the solar spotlight on your income options and choices and a chance to update your expectations and a sense of entitlement across all the currencies in your life. This year you have Mercury move through from the 8th April to the 23rd April, giving you the smart head for money needed to bring home every advantage. However, what is not normal for this time of year, apart from the 3 years that you had Saturn in your financial sector, from October 2009 to October 2012, is the focus to also be on money matters. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returned to your financial sector in early December, yet rather than move on 6 weeks later he's still here, ensuring that your financial passions and fighting spirit are fired up with a total lunar eclipse falling here on the 15th April, the first since 1996. This makes this a month where the money gods are especially active, both in terms of income and money matters. Yet you will find it hard to make it all about the money, not if Venus, planet of love, desire and attraction has her way. Last year Venus had already moved through your sign and was gone by this time of year, but due to her retrograde phase earlier in the year she's running behind schedule and you get to benefit. Returning on the 6th April, where she'll stay for the rest of the month, Venus is giving you some unexpected opportunities to follow your heart and to make matters of the heart a priority. This is Venus' only visit to your sign during lucky Jupiter's 12 month visit to your romantic sector, with the planet of love knowing exactly how to make these weeks count. This will see the love and money gods fight for your attention this month, making it important to keep the communication lines open.