Horoscopes for April 2023


Averill Downey, Editorial Board

Capricorn Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 – The Taurus retrograde will begin on April 21st in your fifth house of creative expression. To navigate any upcoming creative blocks, double down on building a safe and stable home place to explore your creativity. The Libra full moon will go down on the sixth in your tenth house of career expansion, but that light is only reflected from Aries, in your fourth house of home. Take this time to invite friends over, invest in a next-level spring cleaning, and make your house the place where you feel comfortable, encouraged, and secure. In other words, make your house a home. By securing yourself, you’ll open the way for a powerful creative output in the months to come.

AquariusJan. 20 to Feb. 18 – Pluto has only just begun its 20-year residency in your home sign, initiating a long-term spiritual metamorphosis of your identity. But for now, its focus is quite specific—what in your home-life feels dead? What dwelling, situation, or community are you ready to say goodbye to? As the planets enter Taurus, in your fourth house of home, family, and history, they will square Pluto, revealing the dead zones you’re still inhabiting. Take the Taurus retrograde, from April 21 through May 14, to box up your unwanted possessions, sort through your diaries, and let go of outdated history. Only by doing so can you open yourself up to the changes that are yet to come.

PiscesFeb. 19 to March 20 – The astrological new year, and the Saturn in Pisces era, have only just begun. So let’s start simple. Mars is already in Cancer, in your fifth house of pleasure and romance. The Libra full moon will hit your eighth house of transformation on April 6. Additionally, Venus will enter Gemini, in your fourth house of home, on the 11th. And lastly, Taurus season will kick off on the 20th in your third house of daily life and rituals. No need to think big right now—just allow yourself to get rooted in what feels good. Buy flowers for yourself, clean your room, or invite some friends over. Seeing that you’re building the new structure of what your life looks like, now is the time to focus on what makes you, you. Saturate your days with delight, so that you feel guided and supported through the upcoming renovations in your life.

AriesMarch 21 to April 20 – This month, Jupiter will leave your home sign and enter the realm of Taurus. That being said, now is your time to celebrate. Take the Libra full moon on April 6 as an opportunity to gather those who reflect your best attributes and allow yourself to see what they see. On the 11th, the sun will align with Jupiter in Aries, producing a burst of productivity and motivation. It’s essential that you dig in this Aries season, because come the 20th, we’re due for a new moon solar eclipse in your home sign, followed by a Mercury retrograde in Taurus in your second house of earning. The beginning of Taurus’ season will call for some grounding, review, and revision on your end.

TaurusApril 21 to May 21 – And you thought the spinning of the karmic cycle was over! Through April, Pluto will sit at 0 degrees of Aquarius, in your tenth house of career and public glory. As the planets cross through your home sign, they’ll make a 90 degree square to Pluto, setting off some sort of check-in with the fates. This is a crossroads—an opportunity for you to shed your old expectations which keep you from embodiment and complete presence. Taurus season begins on the 20th, followed by a Taurus Mercury retrograde from April 21 through May 14. Throughout the month, you’ll have plenty of time to consolidate your public drives with your interior reality. But keep in mind that if some old future feels dead, it’s okay to let it go.

GeminiMay 22 to June 20 – From August through March, Mars was burning hot in your home sign, activating ferocity and no shortage of frustration. Mars only recently moved on, and in its place will come Venus, the planet of artistry and splendor, on April 11. We now shift from propulsion to promotion, as the planet of form and beauty works to hone your self-presentation. For the next three months, Saturn in Pisces will lay down a total redefinition of your life’s aspirations. But for the present moment, you should embrace experimentation, play, and pleasure in the roots of what makes you happy. Embrace all the things you like doing, and let the world affirm what’s working. For now, there’s no need to reinvent your plans when you’re already on a roll.

CancerJune 21 to July 22 – The Aries surge in your tenth house of career will arrive at its peak this month, as the sun hits Jupiter on April 11. As a result, your public profile may go supernova. In your home sign, Mars will arm you with the courage needed to put yourself out there, while the Libra full moon in your fourth house of home on the 6th will give you a chance to balance the changes in your public life with your private life. Aries season will conclude on the 20th with a new moon solar eclipse, followed by a Mercury retrograde in Taurus, in your eleventh house of ethos and legacy. This will provide you with time to reconfigure the purpose and people your work is intended for. But for the first three weeks, you better ride hard, and remember that you have every right to claim space.

LeoJuly 23 to Aug. 22 – The beginning of Taurus season on April 20 is immediately followed by a Taurus Mercury retrograde on the 21st, which will continue onwards into May—all occurring in your tenth house of career and public glory. You’ve felt a build-up of confidence these past few months—a natural evolution into your destined role as a leader. This will be your opportunity to make these changes permanent. Consider which relationships either support or detract from your growth. Spend the lead-up to Taurus season expanding your profile, launching projects, and putting your voice out into public. The retrograde will offer you an opportunity to reflect on how you’ve changed and where you want to go next. This isn’t a stagnation in your momentum, but a pause. For now, you should get in fighting shape; you won’t be heading back to anonymity any time soon.

VirgoAug. 23 to Sept. 22  – The Libra full moon will graciously bless your second house of earning on April 6. Then, on the 11th, Venus will waltz into Gemini, in your tenth house of career and grand ambitions. Taurus season—the time when we celebrate our riches—will launch on April 20. During this time, you should know your worth, and, if possible, flaunt it a little. Now is the time to show the world, and yourself, that you intend to enjoy the rewards of all your hard work. On the 14th, Venus will meet Saturn in Pisces, in your seventh house of relationships. Be sure that your collaborators and partners are willing to respect your new standards. Otherwise, you might forget what you deserve and how far you’ve come.

LibraSept. 23 to Oct. 22 – Recognize and reflect upon the new people in your life. With Jupiter in Aries, in your seventh house of relationships, you’ve honed your abilities to attract and inspire the people around you. With Mars in Cancer, in your tenth house of career, you’re ready to attack your dreams like never before, and you’ve got the support to do it. Take the Libra full moon on the sixth, and the sun-Jupiter conjunction in Aries on the 11th as a time to invite friends over, seek advice, and ask for help. The new moon solar eclipse in Aries on the 20th will reveal how far you’ve come in cultivating your relationships, and what obstacles remain in your path. Now is the time to celebrate the beautiful community you’ve built.

ScorpioOct. 23 to Nov. 21  – Pluto has just barely entered Aquarius, in your fourth house of family and home. As the planets cross through Taurus in your seventh house of relationships, they’ll open a portal through time, awakening lost memories and repressed feelings. Go easy on this one. On April 21, Mercury will begin a retrograde in Taurus, offering you three weeks to explore the ways that your past has shaped the ways you relate to your loved ones now. This will offer you a profound chance to release familial karma and the sentiments that surround it. Recruit the people in your life who give you perspective, grace, and accountability, so that you can muster the strength to discard your demons of the past.

SagittariusNov. 22 to Dec. 21 – On April 11, Venus will enter Gemini in your seventh house of relationships—both platonic and romantic. We know that you spent the last six months developing your interpersonal confidence and boundaries. Now, you get the chance to cash in on your development with the planet of social graces cheering you on. Create a mental list of everyone you dream of working with, whether that be in terms of work, friendship, or romance, and then have fun putting yourself in their field of vision. The Libra full moon on the 5th will hit your eleventh house of audience and network, so you should see to it that you’re visible, discoverable, and a pleasure to engage with. You should be having fun, and letting those you wish to attract discover you in your element.