Your April 2019 horoscopes are here

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ARIES (21 March – 19 April)

The new Moon shines in your sign at the start of the month providing a fresh start. Try revamping your image. Update your wardrobe to dress for success and master the power of persuasion. Small actions can be empowering. A little extra confidence will make others view you more favorably. Jupiter backtracks in your travel sector which can create some problems. Plan out a holiday or getaway carefully. Keep an eye on any last-minute schedule changes and be extra cautious in labelling everything, especially if travelling interstate or overseas. Allow time for rest as well as adventure. The full Moon glides into your relationship zone mid-month encouraging you to examine yourself and what you are bringing to the table. Ensure you are not projecting your own issues onto your partner. Overcome a sticky subject in your relationship by learning from past mistakes. Sometimes it takes one step backwards to take two steps forward.

TAURUS (20 April – 20 May)

Mercury dances with Neptune in your friendship zone at the start of the month, requiring you to lend some support. A friend may need a shoulder to cry on, as they go through a rough patch. You feel compelled to defend someone close to you and protect them from unkind forces. Venus tangos with Jupiter in your zone of sexuality encouraging you to explore your erotic side. Those in a relationship should try playing out a long desired sexual fantasy with their partner. Explore what intrigues you both. Expressing hidden desires creates deeper intimacy. Singles can expect to meet someone new, who lights their fire. The full Moon on April 19 shines in your sphere of wellness, signaling the perfect time to improve your overall health. A fitness routine may have become stale and boring, so experiment with a new alternative. Consider seeking a qualified practitioner, naturopath or acupuncturist who can help eradicate any lingering health concerns, once and for all.

GEMINI (21 May – 20 June)

The Sun clashes with Saturn in your financial zone, tightening your purse strings for now. Overspending will have consequences. Set some cash aside to prepare for unexpected bills or extra expenses. Now is the time to address your financial situation through a magnifying glass. A solution is at hand but will require some discipline on your part. Jupiter, the planet of luck and growth, will be reversing in your partnership zone from April 11, bringing a time of caution. If you are looking for that crazy, mad, passionate kind of love, carefully consider what you seek in a partner and don’t accept less than you deserve. Taken Geminis should wait before pushing an agenda. It’s not the right time for big changes just yet. The Sun glides into your dream sphere lighting up hopes for the future. Instead of reminiscing over what has been, consider what is still to come. Dream big and bold. Write down your aspirations with the intention of manifesting them into reality.

CANCER (21 June – 22 July)

Venus harmonises with Pluto mid-month, inspiring you to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or a special occasion with your sweetheart in an epic way. Make time for physical connection as well as emotional intimacy to build a stronger bond and keep the fire burning bright in your relationship. Mercury highlights fresh career prospects. Put yourself forward for a promotion or a new job you have had your eye on. Be confident and assertive in putting your thoughts out there. Backing your own ideas will go a long way towards winning over your current or future boss. The full Moon on April 19 illuminates family and home matters. Take care of any business around the house which has been lingering. A schedule that lists all events and responsibilities around the house will kick start an organised flow. Whatever your living situation, this will help yourself and everyone else stay on track.

LEO (23 July – 22 August)

Venus faces off with Jupiter creating an air of emotional tension around mid-month. Address any long-held concerns you harbour towards love and intimacy. If you are feeling overwhelmed, seek the professional assistance of a trusted GP, counsellor or psychologist. Know that you are loved and valued, even in your melancholy moments. Pluto connects with Saturn as the mega planets provide a boost to your health and wellbeing. Use this extra energy to challenge yourself by amping up your fitness goals. Consider investing in some high-quality protein powders or shakes. The full Moon peaks in your information sphere this month, encouraging you to improve your education. Undertake any additional training which may be offered through your workplace or study up on subjects which interest you. Learning new things enhances your skill set. Be selective about how you apply your knowledge. Work it to your advantage while maintaining modesty.

VIRGO (23 August – 22 September)

Venus holds hands with Saturn, bringing harmony to your relationships. Rebuild connections by inviting old friends around to your home to enjoy good food and company. Taken Virgos amp up the romance. Dance with your partner to beautiful music or just make time for moments of adoration. Appreciate those that matter to you and create happy memories you can reflect on for years. Mercury will bring a major shift that creates deeper understanding and healing. Take a risk and be brave. Put yourself out there. Follow your heart and explore the ambitions you desire, deep down. The full Moon shines in your cash zone giving you an epiphany about how to best generate more income. This many come in the form of an informative article on balancing your budget or a friend may provide you with some clever financial advice. Work through your incomings and outgoings carefully and do what you do best – focus on the fine details.

LIBRA (23 September – 22 October)

The new Moon on April 5 encourages change. Try a different approach in how you are communicating with your partner, in order to satisfy both your needs. Take the initiative and organise a special evening. A movie, Netflix night or a picnic in the park will do the trick. Surprising your sweetheart with a thoughtful gesture puts a spring in their step. Mercury harmonises with Saturn in your health zone influencing your fitness goals. The best progress is made through sheer sweat and determination, so drag yourself out of bed an hour earlier to squeeze in your exercise routine. The full Moon on April 19 highlights your sign, Libra. You are ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and adornment. Take the time to enhance your look with a new outfit or haircut. You deserve to be pampered every once in a while, so book a spa treatment and go all out. A boost to your appearance builds overall confidence, which will then attract positive people and experiences.

SCORPIO (23 October – 21 November)

Jupiter reverses in your money zone. While the lucky planet has previously bought benevolent benefits, it shifts gears this month requiring you to review your budget. Avoid making financial promises you can’t keep, such as taking on a hefty loan. Slow down any unnecessary spending for now. It may be tricky to tighten your belt, but it will be worth it in the long run. Venus glides into your health zone providing some much-needed extra oomph, vibrancy and joie de vivre. A body beautification treat will boost your confidence. Expect fantastic results as people mention your stunning glow. The Sun connects with Uranus in your relationship sphere at the end of the month. Surprise your lover with an impromptu date night. Prepare for change without resistance, as your relationship may be heading in a new and improved direction. Singles are due to meet someone special but vastly different to their usual type.

SAGITTARIUS (22 November – 21 December)

Mars travels through your relationship sphere this month, granting you strength. If there is an altercation with a lover or business partner, stand up for yourself. However, be sure to differentiate between being assertive and aggressive. The red planet will give you the courage you need to make your point but avoid burning bridges, if possible. Jupiter shifts gear this month, reversing through your sign. Something you have waited on may fall through, leaving you feeling somewhat deflated and disappointed. Don’t lose hope yet however, as the setback may only be temporary. The full Moon enters your friendship arena on April 19, bringing a juicy piece of gossip to your attention. You learn something about a friend which is surprising, such as a hidden secret. Ensure you take the time to process the information, before jumping to unfounded or groundless conclusions.

CAPRICORN (22 December – 19 January)

The expression about one door closing and another door opening is certainly true. However, only you can choose if you want to step over the threshold. If both options are unappealing, April’s new Moon encourages you to try a different approach altogether by opening a window. Pluto’s dance with the Moon’s Node inspires a person of influence to put in a good word for you. Someone is speaking in your favour even if you are unaware of their praise. Make sure your work is hitting your target as people in high places are watching. The Sun and Uranus create sparks in your love zone. Singles meet someone intriguingly different in terms of culture, age or with an unusual career. Couples step outside their usual romantic routine to spice things up. Daring and different is in order. It does not have to be as bold as skydiving, but it could be.

AQUARIUS (20 January – 18 February)

April begins with power-packed Pluto setting his sights on improving your overall health and sense of wellbeing. Rid yourself of a habit that you know is to your detriment. Now is the ideal time to rally your squad together, for a series of personal training sessions. Working out with your girl tribe benefits you physically, elevates your mood, boosts motivation and is just plain fun. Venus glows in your sphere of family, especially among siblings. They may have some big news to announce such as a pregnancy, engagement or a job promotion. Be supportive and allow them their time in the spotlight. If you are a single child, expect a similar announcement from someone you regard as family. Jupiter’s backward slide suggests that a friend, colleague or relative may suddenly drop out of your life. It is no fault of your own; merely a cosmic clearing to make room for fresh associations.

PISCES (19 February – 20 March)

Venus unites with committed Saturn, stirring up a new chapter in your love life. The planet of adoration lends you some of her seductive vibes, granting you plenty of attention. Despite this, you could choose to go it alone for a while, to care for your own needs. Couples may also need some space and independence from their partner. Time apart builds trust and makes you stronger in the long run. The full Moon and new Moon on April 5 and 19 respectively, stretches across your money axis. The cosmos is asking you to balance your finances. Balance your spending with an equal focus on your incoming finances. The Sun’s dance with Uranus encourages you to add further knowledge to your skill set. The goal is not to make money, so long as it brings you joy. Allocating time to topics that interest you is fulfilling enough on its own.