Keep your eye on April 7, when the Aries new moon gives you a power-packed dose of motivation around your passion projects. This is the year's only new moon in your sign, and it acts as your personal new year, a time to really kick off a powerful six-month chapter. This is an excellent time to revamp your identity. May you should consider: is it time to explore a new role in your career or maybe you're ready to ask for a raise and take a leadership position, o possible just sharpen your entrepreneurial skills by enrolling in a certification or online course. Whatever the case, now is the time to move forward without fear. The seeds you plant today will blossom over the next six months at the corresponding October 16 2016 is off to a heady start, as the Sun moves through Capricorns full moon, small steps today could have amazing ripple effects for tomorrow.
You might be fighting foggy energy lulls for the first three weeks of the month, either catching up on sleep and reading, doing a lot of self-reflection or meditative inquiry. Along with the April 7 Aries new moon comes your chance to retreat, perhaps taking a spiritual sabbatical or some much-needed rest. This is an interesting lunation because new moons mark beginnings, yet this one falls in your house of endings. You may have to deal with yet another necessary transition now that will enable you to start a new chapter. Embrace it. This new moon will could radically change one way of your life moving you quickly from into a new, perhaps unexpected one. Maybe you'll take formal steps to deal with unresolved emotional baggage.
Your ambitions are on fire for the first three weeks of the month. You've got goals and plans, and nothing can stop you from reaching them. While your stubborn side may show up, some tunnel vision could actually be a good thing. Block out the distractions and channel your energy into what matters.
You'll get some extra wind in your sails from the April 7 Aries new moon which will kick off a fresh six-month cycle for your professional and high-profile endeavors. Set some goals for the mid-October corresponding full moon and map out the strategic steps you'll need to take to reach the top of your game.
On April 7, the Aries new moon helps you start a passionate chapter of living out loud. It's time to shamelessly wear your heart on your sleeve. Romance, creativity and personal satisfaction soar when you are unabashedly true to yourself. This is a great day to take a risk: sign up for an art or dance class, rock the karaoke mic and definitely don't hesitate to let someone know how you feel.
There's more time to reflect coming up this month. Retrograde high season begins in the second half of April. You're already feeling the burn since your ruling planet Jupiter has been retrograde since January 7 (and will be until May 9). On March 25, tough Saturn also turned retrograde in Sagittarius until August 13, pushing you to rethink your plans or do some challenging but crucial inner work. You've been busy strengthening your self-worth, personal goals and visions. You are also learning how to stand on your own now, without looking for external validation or outside markers for your success.
Last month was major as two illuminating eclipses that shook things up for all 12 signs and left our heads spinning. With the Sun burning through Aries from now until April 20, you're ready to share your brilliant insights en masse—writing, speaking, teaching or through some innovative format. Then on April 7, a new moon in Aries brings a powerful conversation or a surge of creativity. Break out your laptop and outline a proposal. You could initiate a new project, have an epic brainstorming session or set plans into motion that unfold beautifully over the next six months.
Just remember to proceed with caution in the second half of April. Three planets—Mars, Pluto and Mercury—will turn retrograde (backward), prompting epic cycles of reflection on just about every front. During this period, you might have less patience for your colleagues and friends, or a collaboration could go off the rails. Use this time to reflect on where you really belong, and perhaps to reconnect with an old tribe.
April's stars bring a lot more consistency. Slip into a comfortable off-duty outfit, roll up your sleeves and get tackle all the admin stuff that's piled up since the start of the year. Get a spring fitness and clean eating regimen underway—it’s time. Once your life is back in solid working order, you'll be ready to tackle whatever the universe brings your way—including some exciting partnership opportunities that could arise after April 20,
Aside from this full moon, the second half of April admittedly has a few bumps, as three planets will turn retrograde (backward), slowing the action. You may need to go back to the drawing board with a work or financial matter. A fast-moving project might hit a rough patch, forcing you to retrace your steps. You may feel the intense pressure of a demanding assignment, client or deadline. Don't let it take you to the breaking point—keep people's expectations realistic and be firm about how much you can offer. It could be hard to stick to a routine during this time, too, so keeping things simple will help you work more efficiently.
The options seem endless now. On April 7 you could hone in on a few exciting endeavors when the Aries new moon—presents a page-turning day of inspiration. Throw caution to the wind and make strides toward your most cherished dreams. Whatever type of daring move you make, know that Luck is on your side now.
Last month was a wild cosmic ride, with two change-making eclipses and plenty of planetary plot twists. April will be a lot calmer in comparison—perhaps doing a complete 180 during the second half of the month. reverse into retrograde motion. The month of March shot us out of a cannon into new territory, so this retrograde brigade is a chance to press pause and process all the new information.
New month, new YOU! March brought a slew of changes to your life, with two tide-turning eclipses that reshaped your status quo around relationships and money. Some of the developments were exciting—but still demanded adjustment. For that reason, you may actually welcome the chance to hunker down for the first three weeks of April. Maybe there's one special person you want to focus on, or a big project that needs your undivided attention. You'll have plenty of cosmic mojo to hone in on what matter the most to you: long-term security, building intimacy, or trusting in a heavy-hitting business partner.
On April 17, a dip in your energy levels could cause a loss in momentum. Then on April 18, powerful Pluto turns retrograde in Capricorn until September 26, helping you get to the root cause of a nagging issue possibly a relationship or creative project. You might revise some of your grandest plans and reflect on a past pathway or goal that still holds some appeal. Is there something in that long-forgotten dream that you can start to build on now?
After weathering a March that had more wacky plot twists than the GOP presidential race, you're ready to duck off the grid and unwind for a spell. Last month's two eclipses brought change to all of us, and April gives you some breathing room to integrate. The Sun will visit Aries and your domestic fourth house until April 20, putting the emphasis squarely on home, family and self-care. Slip off for some solitude, whether it's on the sofa or by the sea.
The first planet to turn retrograde is Mars, which backspins from April 17-June 29, a cycle that occurs every two years. During the first six weeks of this backward transit, the red planet reverses through Sagittarius and you may feel extra tension from any unresolved conflicts you've been sweeping under the rug. Suck it up and initiate the forgiveness process—even if that means firmly deciding not to interact with a toxic person's button-pushing drama. It's your choice how much you allow them to get to you, Meditation, journaling, therapy and other relaxation techniques could become essential during this period, as you could be processing some old grief or wounds.
Last month's stars gave your life a major makeover, as a Pisces solar eclipse shot you out of a cannon into brand new terrain. This was part deux of a two-year reinvention tour that began March 2015 and will span until early 2017, shifting your lifestyle, priorities and desires. You're becoming more self-directed, which is both exciting and a little disorienting
In April, a slowed-down cosmic pace guides your steps on this new golden path. For the first three weeks of the month, the Sun is in Aries and your second house of security and daily routine. There's nothing more grounding than just "being where you are" and getting back to basics—taking things one day at a time.
A steadying day arrives April 7, when the Aries new moon—also ramps up your Whether your aim is to score a raise, get a new gig or strengthen your professional reputation, it's time to make a bold move in this area of your chart. Think practically about your spending and savings habits: Is it time to set a realistic budget or make a better plan for retirement. Seeds planted today will blossom over the next six months.
Last month brought a Libra lunar eclipse, which swept through your life with extreme makeover energy. You may have been suddenly thrust into the spotlight or pushed onto a bold new path. You've actually been building toward this energy since October 2013, and the Libra eclipse marked the grand finale of a major transformation to both your personal identity and your closest relationships. The balance of "me" versus "we" has been reshuffled. When it comes to your priorities, there's no more denial, procrastination or dream-deferring. Embrace your rising star!
The second half of the month gets choppy, as three planets back into retrograde motion. On April 17, go-getter Mars leads the retrograde brigade, beginning its reversal in Sagittarius, your communication house. Mars will be retrograde until June 29, splitting its time between Sag and Scorpio. Watch a tendency to be argumentative or stressed out by multitasking. Avoid taking on too much, because you can easily burn out while energizer Mars runs out of fuel for two months. While it may seem daunting, keep your eye on the big picture.