First, the retrograde basics - a planet is said to be retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth; it isn’t actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. Every planet except for the Sun and Moon turn retrograde, some for a few weeks, some for a few months. The retrograde ends when they turn direct. When they turn retrograde, what they rule tends to get thrown off. Venus rules our close relationships and finances.
We just finished Mercury and Mars retrogrades in April, and now we go on to Venus. This retrograde begins on May 15th at 10:33AM ET and ends on June 27th at 11:07AM ET. This retrograde occurs entirely in the sign of Gemini, with it beginning at 23 degrees Gemini and ending at 7 degrees.
This retrograde could make communications for everyone be less than lovely. Words cut sharp and we don’t want to play nice. We use our words to wound more often, consciously or subconsciously. Some may find themselves in trouble because they used the wrong words. We have difficulties dealing with problems in our communities, with education, and young people. Online dating could be in the news for negative reasons. There may be some product recalls, especially of electronics or cars. We may have problems interpreting documents, or reinterpret them. People may feel like they’re having less fun dating or in their love relationships. And always with Venus retrograde, there'll be a lot more breakups than usual, especially since Saturn is currently retrograde in Libra, the sign of committed relationships.
Some possibles: the definition (Gemini) of love (Venus) may change; money troubles (Venus) because of technological/electronic/online glitches (Gemini); problems making purchases (Venus) online or of electronics (Gemini)
Dates that may be the most difficult are on June 1st, when Venus conjuncts Mercury; June 4th, when Venus squares Mars; and June 5th, when Venus conjuncts the Sun.
As always, if you were born with Venus retrograde, or have Venus retrograde in your progressed chart, this energy will feel more natural for you, and you should have less complications, and any that come up could be from other people.
Let’s make it through another retrograde!
May 2012 Full & New Moons: Full Moon in Scorpio & Solar Eclipse in Gemini
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
For information on how the new/full moons/eclipses may impact your sign, read the monthly horoscope.
May 5th 2012 Full Moon in Scorpio
A full moon occurs at 11:35PM ET at 16 degrees 1 minutes of Scorpio. In Scorpio, this Full Moon is good to evaluate issues related to power and control. Are you feeling taken advantage of? Or have you been wielding an iron fist? People will want to release themselves from the hold of others and take control over their own lives under this moon. A Scorpio Moon is powerful, for this and for the transformations that can take place. We may figure out what needs to be rehabilitated or reborn and do what needs to be done. We may feel more researching and investigating, digging into the heart of matters, unsatisfied with superficiality. If you're a Scorpio Sun, Moon, or mid-Scorpio rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
May 20th 2012 Solar Eclipse in Gemini
A solar eclipse occurs at 7:47PM ET at 0 degree 23 minutes of Gemini. A solar eclipse is a new moon with the sun and moon in the same exact spot in the zodiac, and they are in the same sign as one of the lunar nodes. The effects of an eclipse can span many months. In Gemini, this Solar Eclipse is good for electronics and communications. There may seem like a lot of communicating is going on between people, companies, governments. A new way of communicating could come to light or gain popularity. After the Scorpio Full Moon, we go from feeling heavier and dense to lighter and nonstop going-going-going. We may want to do something about cleaning up our communities and be more helpful neighbors. Young people and siblings may get some attention. If you're a Gemini Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
ARIES APRIL 2012
On April 3rd, Venus enters the sign of Gemini, and your communications can go smoothly under this influence. Even if you’re normally not one to chat, you’ll be more inclined to. Dealings with siblings, your neighbors, in your community, or with young people may be easier. You may enjoy being in the car more and taking short day trips, or finding joy in the small details. The Sun enters Taurus on the 19th, and you may be more focused on what makes you feel secure in your life. Your values, and what it is that you value most, may be evaluated. You could become focused on a financial matter, or spend on something that makes you feel better.
Mercury begins the month retrograde in Pisces, and turns direct on the 4th. The worst of it should end on the 13th, but until then you may still experience things coming undone, old issues coming back, or secrets coming out into the open. Mercury will enter your sign of Aries on the 16th, and you should be feeling much better by then. You’ll likely see a surge in communications with people, and your mind may move faster. The 13th is an important day, because not only will the worst of the Mercury retrograde be over, but your ruler Mars, who has been retrograde since January, turns direct on the 13th in Virgo. You’ve likely experienced problems with your daily habits, health, at work, in your love life, with your children, or with your hobbies during this retrograde, and things should slowly pick up in those areas after Mars is direct. You may feel you have more energy to tackle anything that comes up with those parts of your life, which makes them less of a problem.
A full moon occurs on April 6th in your opposing sign of Libra. This could bring an issue with someone close to you. You may have a problem in a close relationship; conversely, you could elevate a relationship that’s been on the brink of being serious. If you’re looking to end a relationship, that can be done under this moon. You may find yourself being more emotional with people in one-on-one settings, or people being more emotional when alone with you. A new moon occurs on April 21st in the sign after yours, Taurus. You may feel you have a lot of energy under this moon, and want to try something new that makes you feel good about yourself. Your sense of self-esteem and self-confidence may increase (like it can get any higher for an Aries!). You might be given a new opportunity, and it could help your finances.
TAURUS APRIL 2012
Your ruler, Venus, enters Gemini on the 3rd, and you may see financial transactions go smoother during this time. You may get the chance to make more money, or have to make a purchase. Just be careful you don’t spend more than you should. You’ll also likely feel more confident and at ease with yourself, and want to pamper yourself to make you feel better. The Sun enters your sign of Taurus on April 19th, and you may find yourself focusing more on you, and improving yourself. You may feel stronger, have better energy, and be more take-charge. You could also find yourself in the spotlight for something you’ve accomplished.
While April begins with Mercury still retrograde, that ends on April 4th, with the worst of it over on the 13th. In Pisces, you may have experienced problems with your friends, even ending a friendship, or maybe reconnected with an old friend from the past or your childhood. You may have left a group you belonged to, or changed your mind about a dream for your future. By the time Mercury enters Aries on the 16th, your mind may become focused on the things you need to get rid of in your life that no longer serve any constructive purpose. You may want to get rid of some old subconscious issues, or out a secret you’ve been keeping. Mars turns direct this month on the 13th in Virgo, and slowly you may begin to feel energy come back with your dealings at home, with your family, and with your hobbies. You likely haven’t been able to deal with any issues that have come up with your home, or have had arguments with family, or haven’t had time for your hobbies, but that should begin to reverse. If you’ve lacked romance in your life, that can come back. If your children have been a problem, they may go back to normal now.
On April 6th, a full moon occurs in Libra, and you may see a work project come to an end. If you’d like to make a change to your work environment, like quitting a job, that can come to pass during this full moon. If you’d like to quit a bad habit, this moon can be good to try. You can attempt to change part of your health regimen too. On April 21st, a new moon occurs in your sign of Taurus. With this moon, you’ll likely feel more vigorous and have more energy, have a better attitude and want to be more daring. It may also be a good moon to release something you don’t need any longer and clear the clutter.
GEMINI APRIL 2012
Venus enters your sign of Gemini on April 3rd, and you may feel more romantic than usual. Gemini usually isn’t in the mushy-gushy game, but you’ll mind it less now, and be in the mood for love. If you’re attached, this is a great time to make sure your mate knows how much you appreciate them. If you’re single, this is a great time to meet someone new. You may also feel more creative, and less like pushing yourself too hard. This is a good time for sprucing yourself up physically too, and getting a new haircut or buying some new clothes. The Sun enters Taurus on the 19th, and your focus may be on eliminating the things in your life that you’ve outgrown or have become unnecessary, whether it be physical items or subconscious issues. You may also feel like being alone more to recharge, or in the background because you’re not up for attention.
Mercury, your ruler, begins the month of April retrograde, a period Gemini’s usually aren’t too fond of, but he turns direct on the 4th and we end the worst of it on the 13th. The second half of the month should prove to be much easier for you Virgo, especially if this retrograde has impacted your life path and career. On the 16th, Mercury enters Aries, and you may find yourself communicating more with your friends or in groups. Mentally, you may think more about what your hopes and dreams for your future are, and become involved in a cause. Mars has been retrograde since January, and he turns direct this month as well, on the 13th. Mars has likely been draining your energy in your dealings with your home and family, causing rifts and arguments and making you more irritable. That should slow down now, and by the end of the month, you’ll feel things going more smoothly. You can make the repairs to your home and relationships, having the energy and drive to do so.
The full moon on April 6th falls in fellow air sign, Libra, and it could make you feel more creative and inspired by life. If you’re working on a creative project, you may finish it under this moon. If you’re dating someone and it’s at that point where you have decide where it’s going, you may decide it’s time to call it quits, or to take the relationship to the next level. The new moon on April 21st falls in Taurus, and you may feel like focusing on others, doing something for a good cause by joining a group or volunteering your time. You may get the chance to release something from your life, or to follow a dream.
CANCER APRIL 2012
On April 3rd, Venus enters the sign of Gemini. You may find it easier to let go of things that you’d normally have difficulty getting rid of. Cancer, you love to hold on to things far past their expiration date, being so sentimental and all, but this can be a time where you easily eliminate what no longer serves any real purpose. You may also find it easier to deal with subconscious issues, and this can be a good time to tackle one or two and get rid of those too. If attached, you may want to keep expressions of love behind closed doors. On April 19th, the Sun enters Taurus, and your focus may shift towards your friendships. Something could come up with one of them that requires your attention, or you may just feel more comfortable being with your friends or in a group. If you belong to a group, you may become more involved. You could also become more focused on a cause, or a dream for your future.
Mercury, which turned retrograde in March, turns direct on April 4th and leaves the worst of it on the 13th. He’s likely been bringing problems for you with writing, the law, your beliefs, or travel, but midmonth, that ends. On the 16th, he enters Aries, and you may find yourself doing a lot of communicating at work or regarding your career. You may approach a boss or trusted mentor about what you should be doing with your life. You may do some research into what direction is best for you to be going in. Mars also turns direct this month, after having been retrograde since January. Mars turns direct on the 13th in Virgo, and he’s probably been causing a lot of fights and misunderstandings in your life. Your self-esteem has likely taken a hit, you may have felt like money was an issue. With Mars direct, your energy should increase as each day passes, and you’ll be able to correct all of the problems that Mars caused.
The full moon on April 6th occurs in Libra, and with this full moon you may finish a home improvement project or bring closure to a family dispute. You may also focus on the foundation you’ve built your life on from a spiritual perspective and desire to make a change to improve it. The new moon on April 21st occurs in Taurus, and you may get a new opportunity to pursue a dream that furthers your life path. You may tweak a goal for your future or come up with a new one and work hard to try to achieve it. You may seek recognition for your hard work, especially from friends or groups you belong to.
LEO APRIL 2012
The Sun, your ruler, enters Taurus on April 19th, and you may become more focused on the direction your life is going, evaluating and planning thoughtfully and carefully. You could work harder than usual towards a long-term goal or adjust your plans for your future to be more realistic. Your career could be more important to you and you may get attention for something you do at work. Venus enters Gemini on the 3rd, and your dealings with your friends may be easier. You know just what to say and do to calm them down and make them feel better. Dealings with any groups you belong to should be positive. You could have an easier time working towards a hope or dream for your future.
April begins with the planet Mercury retrograding in the sign of Pisces. The retrograde ends on the 4th, and the worst of it is over on the 13th. Until mid-April, you’ve likely been experiencing problems with deeply-held issues, changes that you’ve tried to make or that came undone, joint finances, loans, debts, taxes, or inheritances. With the retrograde ending, that should let up. Mercury enters fellow fire sign Aries on April 16th, and your mood should lighten considerably. You may feel like a weight has been lifted mentally. You’ll likely feel more adventurous and spontaneous, and want to go exploring, trying new foods and visiting new places or learning new things. April brings the end of another retrograde, that of Mars, which has been retrograde since January. Mars retrograde ends on April 13th, the same day the worst of the Mercury retrograde is over. Your self-esteem and self-confidence may have lagged over the last few months, and money may have been an issue. With the end of the retrograde, your energy should increase slowly but surely, and you should begin to feel better about your life more and more as April progresses.
On April 6th, a full moon will occur in the sign of Libra. A project you’ve been working on could come to an end under this full moon. You may have a disagreement with someone, so watch your words because they’ll be emotionally charged. You could end a class or short trip, or settle a dispute, especially with a neighbor, sibling, or within your community. On April 21st, a new moon will occur in the sign of Taurus. You may want to try something new with your life path, or get an opportunity to further your life path. You could try to learn something new, especially if it helps you with a goal, or explore other ways of living. You may want to take a trip somewhere far, especially if it helps expand your mind.
VIRGO APRIL 2012
Venus enters Gemini on April 3rd, and you may find things going your way in your career almost effortlessly. If you put in effort, they’ll go your way even more. It might be easier for you to make decisions regarding where you are going in life, though you may not have the focus needed to actually act on those decisions just yet. The Sun enters Taurus on April 19th, and your focus may shift towards expanding your mind. Virgo, you usually like to keep your nose to the grindstone and focus on being practical and your daily tasks, but now your focus may be on letting loose a little and broadening your view of the world. You’ll likely feel less like looking at the world through a microscope and more like looking through a kaleidoscope.
Your ruler is the planet Mercury, and he’s been retrograde but turns direct on the 4th. In Pisces, you’ve likely been encountering problems over the last month with your loved ones and close partners. Many misunderstandings may have gotten you in the doghouse. Friction in your relationships may have found you debating whether or not you should even stick around. You should have the opportunity to resolve any issues that have come up during this retrograde after the 13th, when the worst of it is over. On the 16th, Mercury enters Aries, and your mind may shift to being focused on serious matters. You may be more researching and probing, and want to explore subjects deeper than usual, peeling away the layers until you get to the inner core. Mars also turns direct on the 13th after being retrograde since January, and he’s been retrograde in your sign, really kicking you poor Virgos with these retrogrades. Your energy has been low, your vitality nonexistent, your drive stuck in park. Old issues may have resurfaced and you haven’t had the energy to deal with them. Once Mars is direct, with each day you should see energy and stamina increase, and you’ll feel more like yourself. You should be able to resolve old problems and get done the things you’ve been neglecting.
On April 6th, a full moon occurs in Libra, and a financial matter may be resolved. If you’ve been working on negotiating the terms of a financial transaction, that could be settled. You may also feel touchier when it comes to your values and security. On April 21st, a new moon occurs in Taurus, and you may get the opportunity to dig deep and do some intense research into something, especially to expand your mind and explore other viewpoints. The status quo likely won’t be enough, and you’ll want to make a change or break free.
LIBRA APRIL 2012
Venus, your ruler, enters fellow air sign Gemini on April 3rd. You may find you want to explore your world more, especially in an artistic sense, so maybe try out a new food, hit a museum, or go to a concert. You should feel lighter and more optimistic, and be strong in your opinions. If you travel, it should go smoothly. If you have to deal with the law, things should go in your favor. The Sun enters earthy Taurus on April 19th, and your focus may be on serious subjects or doing research. You won’t be satisfied with what’s on the surface, and want to know more than just what you see.
April begins with Mercury retrograding in watery Pisces, but turns direct quickly, on the 4th, and the worst of it is over on the 13th. This retrograde has likely brought issues with your health, bringing back an old problem that you thought you were done with. It may have brought issues with your work environment, like an irritable or conniving coworker, mold or asbestos in the building, or you lost your job or quit. You may have experienced a difficulty with your pet, or with a daily habit that you couldn’t break. Now you should be able to breathe with the retrograde over. Mercury enters Aries, the sign opposing yours, on the 16th, and your communications should predominantly be about your relationships or with those you’re close to in a one-on-one environment. You won’t feel very comfortable talking to people in a group, or dealing with things by yourself. Mars retrograde also ends in April on the 13th, having been retrograde since January. In Virgo, this retrograde has likely undone a lot of things in your life that you thought were over, or you didn’t have the energy to deal with subconscious issues that arose, or skeletons that came out of the close,t or things that needed to be disposed of. Now, your energy should begin to come back for these things, and you can clean house like you’ve needed to but couldn’t.
The full moon on April 6th falls in your sign, Libra. This should be a moon that brings many endings and culminations for you. You can bring projects to a close and fully resolve issues. You may feel more emotional, tuned in to your feelings better and feeling more intuitive. Listen to your gut. The new moon on April 21st falls in Taurus, and you may get an opportunity to forge a new partnership or start a joint venture. You may come up with an idea that is mutually beneficial for you and someone else and get them on board. It could be a good moon to spark a relationship.
SCORPIO APRIL 2012
Venus enters Gemini on April 3rd, and you may find it easier to do the Scorpio things you love to do: be investigating, focus on the serious parts of life, be contemplating, become fully absorbed in an idea/person/place/subject, make a transformation, deal with other people’s money. On April 19th, the Sun enters your opposing sign of Taurus, and your focus may be on your close relationships, examining them and seeing what’s working and what isn’t. You may feel more like yourself when you’re with someone one-on-one rather than with a bunch of people or alone.
Mercury retrograde, which began in March, continues in April in Pisces, but turns direct on the 4th, with the worst of it over on the 13th. This retrograde has likely brought problems for you with your love relationships, making those you’re dating overly emotional or your children a little bratty. Maybe you began dating an old flame again. You may have experienced a lull in creativity. When the retrograde ends, things should begin to get better. Mercury enters Aries on the 16th, and you may find you’re having more communications at work than usual, with more conversations with coworkers or about your job. If you work in technology, communications, or are a writer, this is a good time for you. Mars retrograde will end April 13th as well, after having been retrograde since January in Virgo. You’ve likely been experiencing problems with your friendships and having arguments with them. You may have lost the drive for a cause or group that you belong to, or have lost the energy to work towards long-term goals and have become pessimistic about your future. With the retrograde over, energy and drive should begin to come back to you, and you can reverse any negativity or problems that have come about. Also, your ruler, Pluto will turn retrograde on the 10th, so Scorpios may feel a little off for a few months in a subtle way.
The full moon on April 6th is in Libra, and this is a good moon to dig into your subconscious issues and release. You don’t have to hold onto old problems, secrets, or skeletons any longer. You could experience a breakthrough, coming to realize something that will affect you profoundly. The new moon on April 21st is in Taurus, and you may find a new opportunity come up within a relationship, especially a work relationship. You could try to strengthen a relationship, or forge a new one. You might make a change in your habits or get a new pet.
SAGITTARIUS APRIL 2012
Venus enters the sign opposing yours, Gemini, on April 3rd. This should make your close relationships run smoother. If you have to deal with a partner, that can be easier. Doing things with a partner or in a one-on-one environment tend to be most beneficial. You’ll likely be less inclined to want to be alone, so if you’re single, you’ll be on the search for someone, but not for something playful, something serious. If you’re attached, this can be a good period in your relationship, and you may want to rekindle the romance. The Sun enters Taurus on April 19th, and your focus may be on your work environment. You’ll want recognition for the work you do daily. You may examine your daily tasks and habits. A pet may get your attention. You may want to do something about your health, feeling the need to get healthier.
Mercury turned retrograde in March and turns direct in Pisces on April 4th, with the worst of it ending April 13th. You may have had problems with your family, having many disputes over little things. Your home may have had an issue, with something breaking down or needing to be replaced. With Mercury direct, you should be able to fix things now. Mercury enters Aries on the 16th, and your communications should be lighter. Your mind may want to focus more on having fun rather than the mundane parts of life. If you’re a creative person, this can be a good period for you. You may communicate in a way that’s gregarious and people respond to positively. Mars retrograde in Virgo also ends April 13th after a couple months retrograde. You’ve likely had no energy for problems with travel, the law, learning, writing, and felt more closed-minded than usual. That energy should begin to come back more and more as April goes on.
A full moon occurs on April 6th in Libra. This could bring an issue in a friendship to a head, and if you can’t come to a resolution, you may decide to part ways. If you belong to a group, you may have a problem or decide you don’t want to be a part of it any longer. You may review a future dream and try to attain it now or make a change about what you hope to achieve. A new moon occurs on April 21st in Taurus. You could get the opportunity to do something new with your work, especially creatively, and may begin a new creative venture. You may feel more positive and vital in your life, and want to do more with a hobby, or try to meet someone new.
CAPRICORN APRIL 2012
The Sun enters Taurus on April 19th. This may make you, the hard-working Capricorn, want to go out and play. You may feel most like yourself when you’re out being social and letting your hair down. You may feel more flirty and want to spend time on your hobbies or being creative. If single, you may want to date more and find dates easier, and if attached, you may want to make things lighter and more playful in the relationship. Venus enters Gemini on the 3rd, and things should go smoother for you at work, though you may feel lazier and not up for getting work done. It can be a good time to get new work easily if you’re looking for a new job. If you work in an artistic or creative profession, this is a good time for that. Your health may be good now as well, though you’ll need to watch for indulgence.
Mercury is retrograde in Pisces to start April, but turns direct on April 4th and ends the worst of it on April 13th. This retrograde has likely brought for you problems communicating. No matter what you’ve said, it was wrong, or people didn’t understand you properly, or you couldn’t find the right words to convey your message. Electronics may have broken down, and you may have had car problems. With Mercury direct you can right all of the wrongs. Mercury enters Aries on the 16th, and you may do most of your communicating at home, like with family members, going to them for guidance or help. You may communicate with someone about a family member, or about your home. Mars has been retrograde since January in Virgo, but turns direct on April 13th. Your energy has likely been zapped in dealing with serious subjects, subconscious issues, doing research, traveling, learning about something new, and you may have felt less curious about things, not caring or wanting to know more. With Mars now direct, you should be able to tackle these things with increasing energy as time goes on and Mars gets going.
The full moon in Libra occurs on April 6th. This could signal the end of a project that furthers your career or long-term goals. You may attain a goal you’ve been dedicating yourself to. You could find yourself getting recognition for what you’ve done, or be in the public eye somehow. The new moon in Taurus occurs on April 21st. You may feel more creative, especially at home. You could try to do a home improvement project, or do something new with a family member.
AQUARIUS APRIL 2012
Venus enters fellow air sign Libra on April 3rd, and you may feel like being social and going out more often. It’s a good thing Aquarians usually know a lot of people, because you won’t want to be alone too much, and while you usually prefer to keep things platonic, you may have a budding urge to go for more with someone. If you’re a creative person, you may feel more inspired. The Sun enters Taurus on the 19th, and your focus may be on your home and family. You may want to do something to improve your home or living situation. You could spend more time with family members, or have a relative that needs your attention. You may feel most like yourself when you’re at home or with family.
In March, Mercury turned retrograde, and on April 4th, Mercury turns direct in Pisces, with the worst of the retrograde over on the 13th. This retrograde may have brought issues with your finances. Maybe you owe someone money, or didn’t plan for something properly, or had an unexpected expense, or was the victim of fraud, or never got paid for something. You could have also felt less confident and in control, maybe because of the financial issues. With the retrograde over, you can begin to smooth things over and make things right. Mercury enters Aries on the 16th, and your mind will probably seem faster and more adept than usual. You’ll spring from one thought to another quickly, and be good with small tasks but not the big stuff. Mars turns direct on April 13th as well, after having been retrograde in Virgo since January. You’ve probably had difficulty dealing with serious problems, especially in your relationships, having arguments with loved ones or partners with short tempers and irritable moods. Things should shift back to normal with Mars now direct, and as it moves along, you have the chance and the drive to fix the problems that came about during this time, so don’t give up before these retrogrades are over.
A full moon will occur on April 6th in fellow air sign Libra. A long trip or expansive project could come to an end. If you write, this could be the time you finish that novel, article, or script. If you’ve had to deal with the law, a resolution could come about under this full moon. A new moon will occur on April 21st in the sign of Taurus. You may get the opportunity to try something new at home, or have a communication that brings good news. You could purchase a new electronic for your home, or deal with a sibling, neighbor, or your community.
PISCES APRIL 2012
Venus enters Gemini on April 3rd, and you may feel more at ease at home. Your family could provide the most comfort and sense of calm, and dealings with them should go smoother. You may want to make a change in your home to upgrade or beautify it. Just don’t go overboard with spending. The Sun enters Taurus on April 19th, and your focus may be on communicating. You could feel that you have a lot to say, and want to get everything off your chest. People may come to you more often to hear your thoughts and ideas, and you’ll be eager to tell them. You may feel more like yourself when you’re pursuing an intellectual matter. A sibling, neighbor, your community, or a young person may get your attention.
Mercury turned retrograde in March, and begins April retrograde in your sign Pisces. Mercury turns direct on the 4th and the worst ends on the 13th, but until then, you’ll likely be all over the place, feeling completely out of sorts. You may be feeling like nothing is going your way, or you’re having a string of strange, unexplainable bad luck. Things should start going your way again after the 13th, and on the 16th Mercury enters Aries. Your communications will shift to being largely about your finances and trying to get them in order. If you make money through communications or electronics, this can be a good period for you. You may also mentally evaluate your values and beliefs, and what makes you feel good about yourself. Mars retrograde also ends on April 13th, after having turned retrograde in January in Virgo, your opposing sign. You’ve probably experienced problems in your close relationships, resulting in many disagreements, or problems at work. With Mars now direct as well, your energy should increase in these areas, and your drive to deal with the problems that have come about will pick up as the month goes on.
The full moon on April 6th falls in Libra, and this moon could find you in a serious mood. You may not be up for light and fluffy, and get stuck digging deep into subjects. You’ll be far more researching than usual, and want to explore what’s lurking underneath. An issue related to joint finances could be put to rest now (you pay someone back or they pay you back, a loan is settled, or you receive your inheritance). The new moon on April 21st falls in Taurus, and you may have a communication regarding your finances, or deal with your finances electronically. You may get a new opportunity to make money, or have to spend money on something important.