​Astrological Overview for April 2024

April 1:

As we transition into the second quarter and April gets underway, the Moon moves into Capricorn, highlighting themes of ambition, responsibility, and long-term goals. Get your planner out and revise your goals. Meanwhile, Mercury stations retrograde in Aries, slowing things down and urging us to review the last quarter, catch up with loose ends, and perhaps withdraw from public affairs to catch up with ourselves. Miscommunication or telecommunications may delay paperwork and derail some of our plans. Stay flexible and adapt to changing circumstances.


April 2:

Mercury in Aries forms a semi-sextile aspect with Venus in Pisces. Artists may be reminded that Art is just as much about the inner journey as it is about being seen. Take every opportunity to notice the little things in life, to smell the roses, and to focus on gratitude and love. For some, it may be an opportunity to say sorry and to forgive themselves or others for things that happened in the past.


April 3:

The Moon shifts into Aquarius, an ideological and social sign. It’s time to let your hair down and stop fretting about how things ought to be. Meanwhile, the Sun in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Saturn in Pisces. Aries wants to charge ahead, but Saturn diffuses the focus. Given that Mercury is retrograde, it may be hard to move ahead. Perhaps it is better to go within and feel things out. Is the direction of your current trajectory where you want to be heading? If it isn’t, Saturn is likely to sabotage your efforts.

Venus conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. This is as romantic an aspect as we are likely to get this year, but it can also be deceiving. Venus will refuse to remove her pink-coloured glasses and only see what she wants to see. Some relationships can benefit from the spiritual dimension of this aspect and overcome difficulties. Forgiveness and acceptance are the keys to healing old wounds and moving on.


April 4:

The Sun aligns with the North Node in Aries, signalling a pivotal moment – especially if your sun sign is Aries. Reflect on your true purpose and embrace new opportunities.


April 5:

The Moon enters Pisces, encouraging us to connect with our dreams, imagination, and innermost desires. This moon phase is favourable for introspection, even as Venus moves into Aries on the same day. It’s time to pursue whatever lights you up. Be sure to voice your needs within partnerships.


April 6:

Retrograde Mercury in Aries forms a semi-square with Mars in Pisces, potentially sparking misunderstandings and irritable scuffles. Focus on patience, and be aware that Mars in Pisces can easily overreact.

Venus in Pisces forms a sextile with Pluto in Aquarius, which, given the other aspects, can be a door opener to deeper emotional issues that can decode the situation.


April 7:

The Moon enters Aries – time for bold action and assertiveness in the build-up to the New Moon Eclipse.


April 8:

The Eclipse New Moon joins Chiron in Aries, creating a potent healing opportunity. But healing is always preceded by a crisis in which we must confront and release past pain to overcome it.

The Sun forms a semi-sextile with Jupiter in Taurus, highlighting a desire for growth, expansion, and abundance. Taurus is usually risk-averse, but this aspect inspires speculation.

Venus in Pisces forms a semi-square with Jupiter in Taurus, a reminder that too much of a good thing may just be too much. It is easy to indulge when things are pleasurable, but beware that you may regret it later.


April 9:

The Moon enters Taurus, further emphasising the theme.


April 10:

The Sun in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Uranus in Taurus, encouraging us to embrace change and try new things to pursue our goals and aspirations.

Venus in Aries forms a semi-square with Uranus in Taurus, shaking the foundations of what we deem secure. When the comfort zone becomes too tight, we must adapt and embrace spontaneity while remaining true to our values and priorities. Simultaneously, the Sun in Aries forms a harmonious semi-sextile with Uranus in Taurus, generating new ideas that may help us reach a breakthrough.

On the same day, Mars conjuncts Saturn in Pisces, urging us to follow inner instincts rather than a rigid plan, but without losing track of our goals. Certain sacrifices may have to be made before we can make progress.

Also on April 10th, Jupiter in Taurus forms a semi-sextile with Chiron in Aries, an opportunity to seek insight by listening to the body.


April 11:

The Moon enters Gemini, encouraging lively discussions, social interactions, and entertainment for the sake of it. Despite Mercury, still crawling retrograde, communication and adaptation are easier when the Moon is in Gemini and the Sun conjuncts Mercury in Aries. Just be sensitive to the feelings of others.

Mars in Pisces forms a semi-sextile with the North Node in Aries, highlighting the importance of aligning our actions with our long-term goals and aspirations. 


April 13:

The Moon enters Cancer, emphasising self-care and connection with our loved ones as the highest priorities. But that may not flow so smoothly.

Mars in Pisces forms a semi-square with Pluto in Aquarius, stirring up power struggles and hidden tensions. This aspect urges us to confront underlying issues and to address destructive patterns with compassion and understanding.

If you can navigate this tension-laden situation, Mercury in semi-sextile with Uranus in Taurus may bring unexpected insights and revelations.


April 14:

Mercury retrograde forms a semi-sextile with Jupiter in Taurus, offering optimistic visions for the future. This alignment reassures us to remain hopeful and to trust in the process of growth and learning, even though it gets murky sometimes.


April 15:

Mercury retrograde joins Chiron in Aries, offering an opportunity for healing through honest introspection. It’s a time to process and integrate the painful lessons of the past and recognise that vulnerability is the source of courage and compassion.


April 16:

The Moon enters Leo, reminding us to shine our light brightly and to embrace our uniqueness.

Mercury retrograde in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Mars in Pisces, which may scramble communications. Although the ideas may be good, they may not come across as intended.


April 17:

Venus in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Saturn in Pisces, signals that we must take responsibility for our behaviour towards others yet establish healthy boundaries. This aspect emphasises commitment and maturity in matters of love and partnership.

Mars in Pisces, forming a semi-sextile with Chiron in Aries, may require us to confront fears and insecurities with courage and determination.

Venus conjunct the North Node in Aries could signal a significant moment for relationships. Express your authentic self.


April 18:

The Moon enters Virgo, a good time to focus on productivity and to refine our daily routines.

The Sun in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Neptune in Pisces. Trust our inner guidance.


April 19:

The Sun enters Taurus. The Bull likes all things bright and beautiful, and there is no better time to ground ourselves in the present moment. Steady yourself to prepare for the turbulent aspects lurking in the wings.

On the same day, retrograde Mercury bumps into Venus in Aries. Verbal sparks may be flying. Passion is running high. Be careful with your words – you can’t take them back. Yet, authenticity is crucial. Mean everything you say and speak with compassion. Revisit relationships or agreements to clear the table. This alignment may signal that we may need to find closure and resolution in matters of the heart.

Mars in Pisces sextiles both Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus, ramping up our drive for adventure, even if only as fanciful dreams. Nothing changes unless we first imagine it. In this aspect, Mars represents the power of the imagination turning into action.


April 20:

The Sun in Taurus forms a semi-square with Saturn in Pisces. Such aspects are bumps in the road that test our resolve. If whatever you are pursuing is truly important, persevere, and don’t give up. Strength grows from overcoming obstacles.


April 21:

This is the big day. Jupiter joins Uranus in Taurus, marking a time of immense potential. Although astrological tradition would have us interpret this aspect in glowing colours, sometimes we can be blinded by the light and not actually see the positive side when the impact hits. Sudden breakthroughs, especially in technology, can present a double-edged sword. There are opportunities for growth if we are bold enough to step up. For the brace, this powerful alignment brings a sense of excitement and optimism, urging us to embrace change and expand our horizons.

The Sun in Taurus squares Pluto in Aquarius, intensifying power struggles and transformations on both personal and global levels. This aspect challenges us to confront issues of control and manipulation with integrity and resilience. But the Moon enters Libra – a diplomatic and strategic sign. It serves as a reminder to seek compromise and cooperation when resolving conflicts.
Venus conjuncts Chiron in Aries and offers opportunities for healing and reconciliation in matters of love and self-worth. This healing moment challenges us to confront past pain and insecurities with courage and compassion. Whatever festers in the dark must be brought to the light and reckoned with before we can let it go, and move on.


April 22:

Venus in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Uranus in Taurus, bringing an element of spontaneity and zest to our relationships. The tickle of excitement from stepping outside everyday routines can open an entire spectrum of unexpected possibilities or new connections.


April 23:

The Full Moon in Scorpio signals an emotionally intense time. Luna prompts us to delve beneath the surface to confront whatever lurks there.

Venus in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Jupiter in Taurus, a sign of hope and trust, encouraging us to have faith in the abundance of the universe and to pursue our heart’s desires with confidence and trust.


April 24:

Right on the verge of turning direct, Mercury, still retrograde, forms a semi-sextile with Saturn in Pisces. This is the last retrograde chance to take a plunge and review where you are at, how you got there and where you intend to go. The aspect prompts us to seek insights from introspection and review. It encourages us to take responsibility for the thoughts and actions that lay the foundations for our endeavours.


April 25:

Voila, Mercury turns direct! Now is the time to shift gears. Take the insights gained during the retro period and move forward decisively.


April 26:

The Moon enters Sagittarius, and it may be hard to hold your horses. Suddenly, there is plenty of enthusiasm, freshness and energy for adventures.


April 27:

Venus in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Mars in Pisces. Venus is clear about what she wants and ready to assert those needs and desires. With any luck, they will be met by an understanding and compassionate Mars in Pisces, rather than his alter-ego, the touchy fellow.


April 28:

The Moon enters Capricorn, urging us to take a structured approach to our responsibilities and commitments and to show up for them, whatever it takes.

Venus in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Neptune in Pisces, reminding us of our big WHY, the reason that inspires us to do all that work. Whatever that thing is, it’s what makes all our efforts worthwhile and gives meaning to the effort.

Mercury in Aries forms a semi-sextile with Saturn in Pisces, promoting a disciplined approach to our planning to lay the groundwork for success.


April 29:

Mars joins Neptune in Pisces, which, at best, can supercharge intuition, creativity, and spiritual insight. Expressed positively, it can encourage us to trust our instincts and pursue our dreams with purpose rather than missionary zeal.

Venus moves into Taurus, her own sign. In Taurus, Venus is concerned with bringing beauty into the world. She can be self-indulgent here, but this transit is a reminder to be still from time to time and take in all that is pleasing – as life rushes by.


April 30:

On the last day of April, the Moon enters Aquarius, while Mars enters Aries, sparking a fresh drive for action. Mars in Aries pursues its goals with passion and determination, unafraid to take risks. With the Moon in Aquarius, his sights will hopefully be set on the greater good, not just his own.

Venus in Taurus and Saturn in Pisces are in a semi-square aspect, potentially causing a minor disruption. What we want is not always aligned with what is possible. Financial resources may be lacking or a partner may have different ideas. Approach commitments with patience and consider the practicalities. We can’t have everything we want, so be selective and be sure you want what you choose. Think of long-term benefits rather than instant gratification.