Bohemian Horoscopes: April 2020.
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Restless Rams are raring to go, as your ruler Mars charges through the adventurous sign of Aquarius. The Jupiter-Pluto connection (on April 4-5) has the potential to transform your career into an innovative new phase. You must think outside the box though! As Aries actress and birthday great Reese Witherspoon observes, “With the right kind of coaching and determination, you can accomplish anything.” The Full Moon on April 8 shines a bright spotlight on personal relationships. So make sure you do all you can to stay in touch with family and friends.
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
The planets challenge stubborn Bulls to break out of limiting old patterns of behavior and make the best of a very difficult and stressful situation. The New Moon and Uranus (both in your sign) push you to let go of an old grudge, put aside pre-conceived notions, and examine your beliefs in a philosophical and spiritual new light. So your motto is from writer and activist Maya Angelou, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Then you’ll be ready to move on to fresh pastures in 2021.
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
Venus is visiting your sign from April 3. So do your best to connect with family, friends and neighbors, and keep their spirits up. On April 7-8, don your detective cap, do some reading and research, and uncover previously hidden information. It’s also a good time to talk about worries and problems with a child, teenager or close friend. Communication and connection are the keys. April 23 is the day for serious soul-searching, meditation, creative visualization or inventive adaptation, as the New Moon stimulates your personal solitude zone.
Cancer (June 22-July 23)
We are living through a difficult period of health challenges, social distancing and economic disruption. On April 4-5, Jupiter and Pluto encourage you to strengthen and transform your close relationships in positive and creative ways. The Full Moon (on April 8) favors home-based activities like cooking, cleaning and gardening. Then on April 23, the New Moon activates your aspirations zone. So divert your attention from the coronavirus crisis and draw up your wish-list for 2021. Don’t waste the opportunity to set intentions and dream big dreams for the future.
Leo (July 24-August 23)
The planets fire up your tempestuous nature, so you’ll feel amped up as you change plans unexpectedly and overdo just about everything! Your head’s full of creative solutions and future plans, but they’ll only work if you can persuade other people to contribute to Team Leo. In the current coronavirus climate, we are separated physically but we can still pull together and support each other emotionally. So you’ll find tactful collaboration will take you a lot further than functioning as a solo operator. When it comes to loved ones, be proactive about keeping in touch.
Virgo (August 24-September 23)
Virgos are the worrywarts of the zodiac who can become obsessed with the minutiae of daily life. But now you have some really big global problems to worry about! By all means keep up-to-date with current affairs, but make sure you limit your exposure (and notifications) otherwise you’ll just get more and more stressed. Find solutions to current problems (at home or work) where you can contribute your skills and influence the outcome. Actress Bette Davis said, “The key to life is accepting challenges,” but you must also make sure you learn from them.
Libra (September 24-October 23)
Laidback 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 during this coronavirus crisis. Jupiter and Pluto highlight your home zone (on April 4-5) and there’s a Full Moon in your sign (on April 8). So you’ll be confronted with a personal fear, a family problem or an urgent domestic matter. You’ll just have to step up to the plate and accept extra responsibilities with plenty of Libran style and panache.
Scorpio (October 24-November 22)
The Full Moon stimulates your solitude zone on April 8, when many Scorpios will be in quarantine, self-isolation or just staying at home. But being on your own doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Reach out to others in creative ways. But are you stubbornly holding onto outdated ideas from the past? Are you sticking to obsolete ways of thinking, as if you’re on autopilot? The New Moon on the 23rd provides an opportunity to update a part of your life that’s been holding you back. So April is definitely the month to initiate, innovate and recalibrate.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21)
There’s some good news for you this month, Sagittarius. Your patron planet Jupiter connects with Pluto (on April 4-5) which boosts your personal power and resilience, just when you need it the most. So even though times are tough and the future is uncertain, you can tap into your inner strength and it won’t let you down. But avoid over-promising and under-delivering around the 15th. You also need to be extra resourceful with finances, as you learn to get by on less. Being thrifty is in fashion and budgeting is the new black.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Capricorns are natural leaders, and that’s exactly what the world needs at the moment. Jupiter and Pluto connect in your sign on April 4-5, which emphasizes confidence and personal power. So steady leadership, bold ideas and brave decision-making are required this month as you step up and be a positive role-model for your family, friends, colleagues and local community. Your motto is from playwright and diplomat Clare Booth Luce, “Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.”
Aquarius (January 21-February 19)
This month certainly suits your spontaneous style, as impulsive Mars charges through your sign and the Full Moon activates your adventure zone. Time to think on your feet and make some snappy decisions with lightning speed. Aquarians adore their independence, but now is the time to sacrifice personal desires and freedom of movement for the collective good. With the New Moon highlighting your domestic zone, you need to hunker down at home, as you entertain yourself in creative and innovative ways. If we all stay at home, it will save lives.
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Avoid skimming the surface. There is so much going on behind the scenes that you’re not aware of. Keep your eyes and ears open, do your research, read between the lines, and listen to what your intuition is telling you. And make sure you get your news from reliable friends and credible sources. The Full Moon fires up your joint finances zone, so try to smooth over any potential problems with an employer or business partner in a diplomatic way. The New Moon (on April 23) heralds a fresh start involving education, social media or community connections.
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.