Bohemian Horoscopes: April 2019.
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Restless Rams are raring to go, as Mars charges through the gung-ho sign of Gemini and you’re in a hurry to do just about everything, especially if it involves travel, education, social media and community connections. The New Moon on April 5 provides a welcome opportunity to update a part of your life that’s been holding you back. Then you can set ambitious new goals and move on to fresh pastures. As birthday great Reese Witherspoon observes, “With the right kind of coaching and determination, you can accomplish anything.”
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
April is the perfect month for some serious soul-searching. Are you stubbornly holding on to outdated ideas? Are you sticking to obsolete ways of thinking, as if you’re on autopilot? The Aries New Moon and Uranus in your sign encourage you to let go of old grudges, put aside pre-conceived notions, and examine your beliefs in a philosophical and spiritual new light. So your motto for the moment is from birthday great, writer and activist Maya Angelou, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
This month certainly suits your spontaneous style, as impetuous Mars charges through gregarious Gemini. Time to think on your feet and make snappy decisions with lightning speed. April 5 is the day to draw up your wish-list for the next 12 months, when the New Moon activates your aspirations zone. So don’t waste the opportunity to set intentions and aim for gold in the goal department. You can’t hit a target if you haven’t got one! On April 10 and 11, don your detective cap, dig deep, and uncover previously hidden information.
Cancer (June 22-July 23)
Don’t hide away in your Crab cave! The New Moon on April 5 is a fabulous time to reboot your professional attitude, initiate work ideas, kick career goals or look for a new job, as you show others what you are really capable of, whereas the Full Blue Moon on April 19 is a time when unresolved issues with a family member could rise to the surface and demand to be addressed. Possessiveness or power games could also be cause for concern. So do your best to step back and view the situation from a more balanced and spiritual perspective.
Leo (July 24-August 23)
Fabulous foreign shores beckon, as the New Moon on April 5 activates your adventure zone. If you can’t escape on an exotic trip, then go traveling in your mind via books, movies, music, delicious day-dreams and international friends. On April 10, Saturn trims your fiery wings, curbs your Cat creativity, and stymies your natural Leo ebullience. The Universe is teaching you to be more patient and circumspect. If you heed this celestial message, then the rest of April looks auspicious, as lucky Jupiter helps you blast off in a creative new direction.
Virgo (August 24-September 23)
Love and loot are on your mind! The New Moon on April 5 and Venus revitalize your relationship zones, so it’s the perfect month to road-test a new lover, revive a flagging affair, reboot a rickety marriage, or finally summon the courage to walk out the door. Then the Full Blue Moon on April 19 brings up issues involving finances, values and self-esteem. You’ll find the less you base your core self-worth on money, status, image, physical appearance and unrealistic media expectations of what beauty is, the healthier and happier you’ll be.
Libra (September 24-October 23)
Laid-back Librans prefer life to be all beauty, comfort and ease, with minimum effort and elbow grease along the way. And sometimes your joie de vivre and charming manner are all that’s required. But not this month! Saturn stirs up your home zone, and there’s a second Full Moon in your sign on April 19, so your precious time will be taken up with a challenging personal project, a frustrating family member, or a domestic matter that demands to be fixed. You’ll just have to step up to the plate and accept extra responsibilities with a sunny smile.
Scorpio (October 24-November 22)
Scorpio is a sign of extremes. You pursue something or someone with passionate purpose and dogged determination or you’re just not interested at all. This month, take a long look at your daily diet and fitness levels, as the New Moon on April 5 inspires you to eat healthier food and exercise like a pro. So get ready to commit to kale smoothies, chia puddings and Hot Yoga classes with the missionary zeal of a true believer. The Full Moon stirs up emotions around April 19, when an unresolved issue from the past is resurrected and rehashed.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21)
Sagittarians have big ideas, but you can have trouble walking your talk. This month, Saturn and Pluto steady your mercurial mind and help you get things done. Prepare for one of your luckiest days of the year, when Jupiter makes beautiful music with the Sun on April 14. Energy, confidence and motivation will be high, so use it to your advantage. You’ll also be given the opportunity to lead and/or influence others in creative and inspiring ways. People are looking for you to come up with the goods, so get cracking and don’t disappoint!
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Many Capricorns are incredibly career-driven as you ascend the professional ladder or earn your entrepreneurial stripes in your chosen field, but is it worth it if you gain the world and lose your soul? With Jupiter stimulating your spiritual zone, it’s time to reconnect with your inner voice as you contemplate more wisely and dream more often. Draw inspiration from feminist writer and birthday great, Gloria Steinem, “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
Aquarius (January 21-February 19)
2019 is definitely the year to celebrate your strengths and work on your weaknesses, as you strive to follow your dreams and become the avant-garde and adventurous soul you were born to be. As fellow Aquarian, Oprah Winfrey, says, “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” There is one proviso though! This month, the Sun and Saturn stir up your self-sabotage zone, so don’t blame others for bad timing and frustrating delays. The only person who’s likely to undermine your plans and dreams at the moment is you!
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
With Venus vamping through your sign until April 20, you’ve got the power! Charm and confidence will take you places. Venus also makes a fantastic connection with your ruler Neptune so love, romance, creativity and compassion are all on the radar as you enjoy yourself to the max. Then the Sun and Jupiter boost career prospects and financial matters in mid-April, when a fortuitous opportunity heads in your direction. However, if you spend too much time procrastinating on your Piscean posterior, then Lady Luck will pass you by.
Joanne Madeline Moore has worked as an actress and singer in Australia, studied macrobiotics and shiatsu in London, meditated at Stonehenge, explored the medinas of Marrakech, lived with gypsy poets in the caves above Granada (in Spain), and been blessed by a Balian priest during a lunar eclipse in Indonesia. She’s also been a professional astrologer and writer since 1994. Her horoscope columns are currently syndicated in over 40 newspapers and magazines (and on websites) in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. You can read her daily and weekly horoscopes on her website, and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.