Rachel Lang is a professionally certified astrologer and healer who works with individuals, small businesses, and corporations. An internationally recognized speaker, she also hosts workshops and offers classes, retreats and meditation groups. Rachel loves helping people identify and heal challenges or roadblocks in life. She supports them in decision-making processes by mapping astrological trends and forecasts to offer a glimpse of what’s ahead. Her favorite part of her job is writing horoscopes and articles for LVBX Magazine. You can find out more or schedule a session online at http://rachelclang.com.
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19): I encourage you to pause throughout the month, pinch yourself, and say, “Yes, this is real.” Whether your life circumstances are extraordinarily joyful or unbelievably strange, you will never forget these times. You will look back on this month with an appreciation for the life circumstances that led to your profound personal growth. You might even pat yourself on the back next month for successes and triumphs. However, that’s in the future. Let’s focus on the here and now. If you are to succeed at anything this month, then you will want to come back to the present moment over and over again. The future is a giant question mark, and memories of the past are hazier than usual. So, be. Here. Now.
Mercury, the planet of communication, is retrograde in your sign until April 15. This influence might put a damper on any professional momentum you’ve had since the beginning of the year. Go with the flow, as delays are likely to happen. Do you know that saying, “Rejection is often divine protection?” Let that be your mantra if you feel any impatience with others or life circumstances in general.
On April 2, Mars, the fiery planet of passion, meets up with Saturn in your tenth house of career and reputation. You might be ready to be more of a leader in your professional life, and as a result, you could encounter some tension at your job, especially if you feel micromanaged by others. Your internal drive to climb to a new professional level could lead to an overall shift in power dynamics in the workplace. If you work for yourself, this could mean clients or customers. By the time of the New Moon on April 15, this tension will subside.
After April 17, when Chiron moves into your sign, you may feel more sentimental than usual, especially when it comes to your love life. You are undergoing an energetic shift, healing if you will, and this will reach into every area of your life. What do you desire? You deserve all that and more. If you are single, know you are worthy of love. If you are in a relationship, this month could feel like a roller coaster, with ups and downs. Hang on for the ride!
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20): From the beginning of time as we know it, we humans have expressed creative ingenuity in the way we have endeavored to make our world more beautiful. We beaded neckwear, painted on cave walls and later canvases, and carved intricate designs into everyday objects. We have planted flowers in medians of concrete highways and commissioned sculptures for the entryways of our corporate buildings. We yearn for beauty as a way to harmonize and balance our world, and we need to experience beauty now more than ever. Beauty falls under the domain of Venus, your ruling planet, and it renews the soul after heartbreak or trauma. Therefore, those involved in artistic and creative processes are healers of the world right now. Rather than getting hung up on what’s wrong with the world this month, you can be one of the lightworkers healing the world through creativity. Focus on beauty. Take pictures, make art, sing songs, plant seeds, and see the beauty in everything.
Your mental focus might drift early in the month. With Mercury in retrograde until April 15, you might want to solicit help with your taxes or other kinds of detailed work. Your intuitive right brain is highly functioning, but your more logical left hemisphere needs a break. Take a reprieve, as this influence won’t last too long, and it can be prolific for you.
At the very beginning of the month, Saturn and Mars team up in compatible Capricorn. Remain optimistic about any life situations in which you encounter setbacks. Perhaps you are being asked to course-correct a circumstance right now. If you are involved in any legal matters, remain confident in your position, but listen to your counsel if they recommend seeking a more peaceful resolution.
With Venus transiting through your sign until April 24, you could experience a heightened sense of love throughout the month. If you are single, this message applies to you, too! Focus on ways to improve your self-esteem, and then you will feel better about attracting more love into your life. The Sun moves into your sign on April 19, which will energize you and maybe even spark Spring Fever. The Full Moon on April 29 in your seventh house of partnership is powerful for deepening any romantic connections.
GEMINI (MAY 20 – JUNE 20): Your mind is like a giant radio tower tuning into every nearby frequency; you pick up vibes from everyone around. During times of collective upheaval, you may be more sensitive than usual, and these are unquestionably some of those times. What can you do to protect your headspace?
Well, you could go on a spiritual retreat and take a break from your everyday life. Or you could start a technology fast, and turn off your computer and phone for some time. Or you could incorporate grounding rituals into your everyday life. Your ruling planet Mercury will be retrograde until April 15, which is a great time to unplug, and in doing so, you might come up with everyday ideas for how you can calm your mind and still your thoughts. You might try meditation, mindfulness exercises, spending time in nature, or journaling, for example. Incorporating these types of activities into your day-to-day life will help keep you stay centered when others close by are off balance due to fear, worry, doubt, or sadness.
Changes in your social circle could inspire you to venture out and meet new friends. Perhaps you have been thinking about joining an organization or group of like-minded people. Explore your options early in the month, but don’t commit until you have a more apparent sense of whether or not the ideas resonate with you. You will have clarity after April 24, when Venus enters your sign.
Professionally, you have a more precise vision for your future, especially if you have recently felt a lack of real direction. However, you are only receiving glimpses right now. The full picture will need some time to manifest. Have hope, and trust the right pieces are coming into place. Keep your ideas sacred, and protect your intellectual property.
Venus moves into your sign on April 24, which will boost your confidence. This influence is favorable if you wish to update your style. It is also great for your love life. If you are in a healthy relationship, your partner helps you shine this month. If your relationship has been rocky, work through the difficulties during Mercury Retrograde. After April 15, things will improve if you communicate honestly with your partner and access the help you need. If you are single, the energy of Venus can help you attract someone special into your life.
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22): Imagine you’re driving toward a steep hill. You can see it in the near distance, and you start to accelerate, pressing on the gas pedal so you can gain the momentum necessary to keep moving forward at a consistent speed. If you let off the gas, you might not make it to the top; in fact, you may even slide backward. To reach the top, you have to keep looking forward and maintaining your drive.
Think about your career this way. You could feel driven to reach new heights of recognition and success. However, with Mercury in Retrograde until April 15, you might encounter some delays, communication challenges, or technical issues. Don’t let these minor inconveniences disturb your overall incredible flow. Stay focused on your goals, and charge on!
The New Moon on April 15 signals the start of a career opportunity. If you are pitching a new business or starting a side hustle, this is a favorable time. You may not see the results of your efforts for several months but stay committed.
On April 2, Mars meets up with Saturn in your opposite sign. This influence could add an element of stress to a business partnership or primary relationship. You may even feel stuck in a conflictual situation, and you could find it difficult to reach a peaceful resolution. Therefore, try to avoid making any rash decisions about the relationship. Watch your words, too. Use this energy to commit to working together to solve issues. Focus on synergy and collaboration instead of compromise or argument. Ask more questions, engage in brainstorms, and find ways to meet minds.
The Full Moon on April 29 highlights romance for you. This could be an excellent time to make amends for any issues that arose during the Mercury Retrograde early in the month. All interpersonal connections will seem lighter, more enjoyable later in the month. It is a time for fun. If you can make that a priority, you can more peacefully flow through the ups and downs of this month.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22): Your urge for adventure can come from the anticipation of experiencing a new destination, of learning new things, and of expanding your perspective. Beautiful new landscapes and awe-inspiring sights can both humble you and make you feel alive. Sometimes, too, you need to get away from it all and take a vacation. Whatever your motivation, get out and see the world. If responsibilities at home are keeping you from getting away, find other ways to break up your routine, especially on April 15, when the New Moon highlights your sense of wonder.
Have you made too many obligations to others recently? As a Leo, you hate to disappoint others, but you might not have the energy to live up to all of your commitments. Permit yourself to take a break if you need to, and put your physical health and energetic needs first, especially on April 2. No one will question your loyalty even if you retract the “yes” you once gave. This is a busy time, after all.
If you are planning to purchase a home or make any other type of real estate transaction, you could place an offer or finalize negotiations around the time of the Full Moon on April 29. These changes could coincide with job changes late in the month, which is good news if you have been thinking about accepting a job offer or launching your own business. When the Sun enters Taurus on April 19, it will shine its light in your career sector and illuminate possibilities.
As a Leo, love inspires you. Loneliness can block your creativity and make you feel stuck. Therefore, find ways to connect with friends, especially ones from your past. Rekindle connections early in the month, when you might be more reflective than usual. In fact, others may reach out to you, especially after April 24. If you are in a relationship, emphasize communication all month to avoid misunderstandings. Triple check and confirm every detail when making plans.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22): When you invest time, energy, and resources in yourself, your efforts pay back rich dividends. What constitutes an investment? Education, starting a business, taking a class or workshop, therapy, or anything else that helps you grow and evolve as a person. This is soul work, and it’s priceless. Start the month brainstorming how you might invest in you, and then implement a plan. By the time of the Full Moon on April 29, you will start to see some of the benefits manifesting in your life.
On April 2, Mars meets Saturn in a fellow fire sign. This is a good time to commit to finishing a creative project, despite any unexpected setbacks or creative blocks. For inspiration, spend more time outside in nature or engage in a hobby just for fun. After all, too narrow of a focus can cause anyone to lose perspective.
After April 17, you might feel an urge to plunge into the deeper aspects of your psyche. Your subconscious mind could release memories from childhood, and situations in your current relationships may bring suppressed stuff to the surface. If so, process them out loud with a trusted friend or therapist or see your favorite healer for extra help releasing the past.
April is an overall favorable month for your social life. New friends from other countries could come into your life after April 19. Anyone you meet now could expand your perspective, introduce you to other cultures, and open your mind. Travel if possible later in the month, especially around the time of the Full Moon on April 29. Not only will you have a phenomenal time, but you could also meet people who can help you professionally.
With Venus in compatible Taurus until April 24, your love life is quite an adventure most of the month. Talk through challenges, but try not to get stuck in your head. Let your heart lead, especially at the time of the New Moon on April 15.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 22- OCTOBER 22): Your month kicks off with a powerful Full Moon in your sign on March 31, and life circumstances could pull you in two different directions. Questions arise, like:
Do I speak out or let a conflict blow over?
Do I prioritize my partner or a family member in need?
Should I make a personal sacrifice to avoid disappointing someone else?
Maybe even: Will I stay or leave?
The good news? There are no right or wrong answers to these questions. You can’t mess things up. Follow your gut, and above all, do not abandon yourself. You’ve got this! Quiet your inner perfectionist, and decide with your heart rather than your head.
After April 19, you can relax and take it easy, as the stressors up for you at the beginning of the month won’t seem so intense. This is good news if you are planning to form partnerships in business or make a move.
The Full Moon on April 29 highlights your finances. You might consider making changes to your investment portfolio or saving to invest in a future vision. You might benefit from revisiting past financial dealings to collect on invoices or reconnect with former clients. Money could come from unexpected places.
The New Moon on April 15 signals the start of another chapter in your love life. If you are single, this could be a favorable influence for meeting someone new. If you are involved in a relationship, you could make a move with your partner. Use any relationship challenges as springboards for change, especially after April 17.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21): Watch out for the devil in the details this month. With a busy schedule, you have to multi-task more than usual— to be both the boss and the admin of your own life. Manage your schedule and all correspondences and then show up and be fabulous. Of all signs, you have what it takes to run your life like clockwork. However, this month, with so much going on, you have to be careful to catch or avoid minor mistakes, like typos. So, spend the extra time to proofread, confirm appointments, crop your pictures right, and cross-check your work.
By the New Moon on April 15, you could receive news about any job leads you have pursued. Try to remain patient with others throughout the month, especially if you don’t receive immediate responses. On April 2, you could be energized to market yourself in new ways. Though this is not the best time to sign a contract with an agent or rep, gather information and move ahead around the time of the Full Moon on April 29.
Early in the month, you might hear from a brother or sister (or a friend who’s like a sibling to you). With Mercury in retrograde until April 15, we are all more reflective of the past and nostalgic. If your relationship has been challenging, you might have a breakthrough, but it will likely happen on your terms.
Venus, the planet of love and relationships, is in your seventh house of partnership until April 24. With this influence, any romantic prospects you meet will be attractive on multiple levels. Try not to get too carried away on April 16. This month starts out intense for everyone, and relationships could go through ups and downs. Be gentle with one another, and relax as much as possible when you can.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21): At times, you have to clear something out of your life to create space for the new to come in. You can’t accept a new job without letting go of your current position, for example. Or squeeze a new wardrobe into a closet full of clothes. You are ready for a new beginning in some area of your life — you have wanted this for a long time! At the beginning of the month, take inventory of your life. What needs to be cleared? What no longer fits? Think about physical things (clutter), emotional energy drains (anger, depression, resentment), and thoughts (are you too hard on yourself?). Let go by April 15, when the New Moon in passionate Aries motivates you to seize the day.
You could be more in touch with your creative side this month. If you are an artist, your work could reach new levels of inspiration. Self-expression is key for you, no matter what you do this month. In a similar vein, it is also a highly fertile month, whether you’re planting seeds in the garden or trying to start a family.
Any financial stress you feel at the beginning of the month eases slightly toward the end of April. This is a good time to rethink your budget and prioritize your spending, especially if you’re trying to save more. It is also tax time in the US, and this could factor into some of your stress until the 15th. You may need an overall mindset adjustment, shifting from fear to hope. By the time of the Full Moon on April 29, you could have new ideas about how to earn more income from your side hustle or monetize a hobby. Stay open to all possibilities.
Romantic love is a highlight early in the month, and even if you are single, you will feel it. You may find others turning their heads when you walk by, or you might notice others flirting with you more frequently throughout the month. Soak up this attention, and let it boost your confidence. If you are in a relationship, rekindle the spark in any way you can, especially after April 24.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19): This year represents an extraordinary time in your life when you can finally gain acknowledgment, recognition, and success because of your hard work. If you have been committed and dedicated to your mission, you will succeed. Stay the course, and keep your eyes focused on your desired destination. You will reach it in due time.
You may feel internal pressures, as well as a sense of the limitations of time and resources. This energy amplifies at the beginning of the month when Mars and Saturn team up in your sign on April 2. You could reach a tipping point, when you say to the universe:
Life can’t go on the way it has been going. I’m ready for something new. I’m ready to up my game, play with higher stakes.
Before you take a risk, wait it out. Let some of the intensity of this energy subside. By April 15, you will have more clarity about how to proceed. Until then, consider your options and develop a game plan.
If you are planning to finalize a real estate transaction or make changes in your home, you could receive the green light to close any pending deals. Perhaps you wish to make a move but don’t quite have the momentum to start looking. By the end of the month, you will gain clarity about these big decisions.
Your older relatives may need more of your attention than usual, and you could feel pulled in different directions as a result. After the Full Moon on April 29, this energy wanes. Try to prioritize your primary relationship and personal needs, even if that means setting boundaries.
Love and relationships are a definite highlight with fiery Mars in your sign all month long. If you are single, this is an excellent time to meet someone new. If you are in a relationship, you might consider embarking on a creative project together or starting a family.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18): Communication is your keyword this month. In all relationships and correspondences, communicate concisely and in ways that others cannot ignore. Use your voice! As an Aquarius, you feel compelled to make a difference and speak out about an important cause or issue. April’s planetary energies offer the perfect support to help you build a platform for your position. If you are involved in politics or social justice work, this applies especially to you. Regardless of what work you do, this month favors marketing and social media.
That said, you may have to fact-check yourself or spend a little more time proofreading anything you send out. The devil is in the details for you this month. Pay attention!
In your professional life, you may revisit past dreams or missed opportunities. A former colleague or supervisor could reach out with a potential lead. Remain curious— something could come from out of the blue, especially at the time of the Full Moon on April 29.
Early in the month, you could be more introverted. The collective energy is intense at the beginning of the month! Perhaps that’s because people are focused on taxes or finances, and you are, too. This is a time to let go of any fears about your overall financial future. Let go of lack thinking, and study up on the Law of Attraction, like the writings of Esther Hicks. Remain optimistic, especially if you own your own business.
The New Moon on April 15 is a great time to reconnect with siblings and start to heal any family rifts. You may revisit memories and past situations early in the month. This is a time to embrace your sentimental side and feel your emotions.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20): “April showers bring May flowers.” Let this be your mantra throughout April. Whatever you water, nurture, and fertilize in your life will bloom. You are in a peak period of manifestation. Therefore, remain optimistic, hoping for successful outcomes. If you do not have one made, I recommend you create a vision board and keep it somewhere visible in your space. This will help you identify what seeds you’re planting in your life and help you with your manifestation process.
Financial matters may take the focus early this month, up to April 19. You are beginning a process of re-evaluating your monetary mindset, and you could receive insights about beliefs and ideas you inherited in childhood about material possessions. Reclaim your financial mojo if you’ve felt stuck. Books like “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth” by Jen Sincero or “Thank and Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy” by Pam Grout can help.
On April 2, you could experience some power struggles with friends or in any community groups to which you belong. Any issues that arise will smooth over in time. You do not have to place yourself in the middle of a political situation; try to stay neutral. If you have been thinking about joining a networking group or connecting with new friends, you will have the motivation and courage to take a leap of faith.
Mercury is retrograde until April 15, and you could reconnect with someone from your past. If you have unfinished business with a former partner, you may reach a new level of resolve in your heart. Gain closure any way you can, and then you can become more open for the future. If you are in a relationship, you and your partner might perfect the nest you’ve built for yourselves after April 24. Redecorate and redesign if you feel inspired. Clear, honest communication is imperative for the overall health of your relationship this month especially.