November 22 through December 21
April is one of your favorite months, and it’s no surprise. The Sun is in fellow fire-sign Aries until the 19th, putting you in playful and exuberant spirits. After a more sedentary March, you’re ready to dress up, dance and resume your role as intercontinental ambassador. The April 6 Libra full moon puts you in a celebratory mood, as it illuminates your group activity sector. You may have something to fete, perhaps a team project that comes together with a triumphant flourish. High fives all around! You’ve been working toward this moment for the past six months.
Work improves even more after April 13, when go-getter Mars ends a three-month retrograde (backward) slowdown in Virgo, your success house. You’ve been working like a fiend this year, and while your career may be exploding, it’s been hard to juggle life. The pressure will subside a little—or your hard work will begin to pay off. Mars is in Virgo until July 3, so keep your eyes on the prize until then and keep striving!
On April 19, the Sun moves into Taurus, your sixth house of health and organization. Get your “spring break” on in the earlier part of April, as your mood will turn more practical under Taurus’s reign. The April 21 Taurus new moon is a great time to start exercising and eating healthier fare. Head to the farmer’s market to check out the spring bounty, then get creative in the kitchen. Busy as you’ll be, you might also need to hire some help—a great babysitter, a house cleaning service, or an assistant. This is also a great time to get involved in some community service, and if you’re a parent, to teach your kids the value of giving back. Volunteer at a local park or beach cleanup, or get involved in your neighborhood in a meaningful way.
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Your love life, which hasn’t gotten much action this year, picks up in April. The Sun is in Aries, your passionate fifth house, until the 19th. Get out and play! Enjoy some flirty exchanges, and if you’re in a relationship, spice things up with fun dates. Expansive Sagittarius loves wide-open spaces, and with the spring temperatures rising, you’re at your best taking your love life al fresco. Think: outdoor restaurants or cafes, a long hike or bike ride with your sweetie, or even making out like two teenagers under the stars. For single Sags, there’s no need to turn every romantic interest into the One now. Just enjoy the exchange of playful life-force energy, and if it goes further, great.
That’s not to say a real-deal commitment can’t happen now. Romantic Venus is in Gemini, your long-term partnership sign, from April 3 through August 7. For couples, this is a great time to get back in sync, to renew your courtship (not matter how long it’s been), and to treat each other with the gentle consideration we usually reserve for strangers. A compelling case for this: Venus will be in a tricky retrograde May and June, so an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of couples therapy. Fill up that love tank with some premium fuel now—that way, you’ll have goodwill aplenty to fall back on during any tense moments next month. Set some inspiring goals together and give yourselves something to look forward to as a couple (a vacation, for example, or applying those savings to a dream house). This will be easier to do after April 13, when Mars goes direct (forward) in your long-term planning house.
If you’re single, April 19 is a powerful and passionate day that could bring love out of the blue. Communicator Mercury meets change-maker Uranus in Aries for the third and final time this year. Translation: you never know whom you might meet near this date! Since both Mercury and Uranus rule technology, posting or revamping an online profile could bring surprisingly stellar results. You could also meet someone special through friends, at an event (especially a benefit), or volunteering. A platonic pal may suddenly cop to romantic feelings. Expect the unexpected! Near this date, a few strong feelings of your own could come out, whether you’re single or in a relationship. While your outburst might throw a hand grenade into the mix, you can use those raw emotions to catalyze a lasting and long-overdue change.
MONEY & CAREER:
Your career picks up speed this month, so fasten your seatbelt. Not that you need any convincing, Sag! Undeniably, 2012 has been much more about business than pleasure for you. For the first half of the year, your ruler Jupiter is in Taurus, your sixth house of organization, bringing helpful new people and systems into your life. While you may still be adapting to this structured and simplified lifestyle—so very un-Sagittarian—the results you’ve produced make a strong case for sticking to a plan. Flying by the seat of your pants may be fun, but it’s also exhausting…and moreover, it can waste a lot of valuable time and energy.
Mid-month, accelerator Mars pumps up your motivation, and keeps you soaring until July. On April 13, Mars goes direct (forward) in Virgo, your tenth house of career and fame. Mars is midway through an unusually long visit here that started last November, when you might have started down a fast track to success. Unfortunately, Mars went retrograde (backward) on January 23, piling on the pressure and possibly even delaying of deflating some of your hopes. Hopefully, you’ve used any lag time to recalibrate and even conserve some of your energy. If you’ve had tension with a boss, client, or coworker, that should clear up now, too.
Are you ready to see your name in lights…but not even sure how to find the theater? Check out social media guru Laura Roeder’s “Creating Fame” course, launching April 6 (www.creatingfame.com). That day also happens to feature a Libra full moon, which sparks up your eleventh house of technology and societal influence. (A great day to launch a website or a social media campaign, too!) As Roeder explains in her introductory video, it’s not about being a starstruck wannabe, but rather about “business fame”—staking out your turf, creating a name for yourself, and drawing people to YOU, an eminently more powerful stance that keeps your dignity intact.
While Sagittarius may be the zodiac’s hunter, that doesn’t mean you have to chase your prey. A skilled hunter spends many hours in stillness, strategizing and listening for cues. You’ll have an easier go of this after April 19, when the Sun moves into Taurus, your analytical and organized sixth house. This gives you a month to really hone in on a streamlined system and to craft a sound master plan. The April 21 Taurus new moon could bring helpful new people your way, or even the urge to reorganize your workspace. From April 23-25, a barrier-busting Sun-Mars trine could bring incredible job news, a powerhouse connection, or the deal of your dreams.
The one tricky aspect of April? Intense Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn, your second house of work and money, from April 10-September 18. Pluto rules our shadowy unconscious mind and all its projections, fear, and fantasies. Money has a way of triggering those, especially for an abundant Sag—you never met a feast you didn’t like, but the idea of famine freaks you out. (Yet, you’re one of the most resourceful signs in a pinch—if only YOU would remember that!)
While Pluto is retrograde, some of your deepest scarcity and survival worries may arise. And here’s the rub: they’ll appear to be a reflection of reality. Yet, they’re simply real-life manifestations of some deep-seated beliefs that go back as far as childhood…or even past lives! You might even consider doing hypnosis to remove prosperity blocks or reading a book like Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Free your (unconscious) mind, and your bank account will follow. Explore your karmic relationship to money and deep-dive into what you do for a living. Is your soul yearning to express a more meaningful purpose?
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL:
The first three weeks of April are pretty indulgent. When pleasure calls, you pick up on the first ring. A little feasting and wildness is good for the soul, especially for your naturally abundant one. Enjoy the revelry and don’t restrict yourself. If you’re on a mission to eat healthfully, make sure you don’t feel deprived. Rather than endure a grueling gym session that you hate, lose track of time on the dance floor or get that “cardio” while you power-walk with a friend outside and enjoy the spring beauty.
On April 19, the Sun enters Taurus, your sixth house of health and fitness. The Taurus new moon on the 21st is a great time to start any nutrition plans or to set up new habits. An energizing Sun-Mars trine from April 23-25 further boosts your motivation, and actually makes you crave structure. While you may still shy away from those “boot camp” style workouts (and we don’t blame you), a simple, streamlined lifestyle plan will keep you pumped and energized into the summer.
Love Days: 20, 25
Money Days: 5, 13
Luck Days: 3, 30, 11
Off Days: 22, 28, 9