By Stefanie Caponi
April begins in the first sign of the zodiacal calendar, Aries. Although Mercury is direct, emotions may still be feeling a little raw from last month. If this is the case, try to remember that all of those revisited memories and lessons were meant to help you grow. We have a new moon in Aries on April 5th. It’s the perfect time to set your intentions and plant your seeds for every area of life. Make a list, write it out, speak it into existence. 2019 is a year of self mastery, thanks to Saturn in Capricorn, personal growth and taking responsibility for your own actions is a theme that no one is exempt from.
Winter is officially over, and the daylight has returned. Aries is ready to take us right into the middle of the action. The burst of energy is a welcome shift from the emotional intensity of March. All around us we notice the blossoming of new life, fresh ideas, creativity, and passion returning after a season underground. The theme of partnership is still prevalent, as we experience our second full moon in Libra on the 19th. By the end of the month everyone will be ready to collapse into Taurus, and indulge in the sensual pleasures of the Venus ruled earth sign.
Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)
Happy solar return Aries! This is your personal new year. You are standing in your full power as the Sun illuminates your first house. Let's be honest, who can resist the power of an Aries? Your energy is magnetic at this time. Venus in Pisces, swimming through your twelfth house, may bring hidden desires to the surface, and chatty Mars in Gemini wants to talk dirty. The new moon on the 5th in your sign is especially intense for you, Aries. Use this time to set intentions around your greatest desires for yourself. What small steps can you take in the coming weeks to foster these? Are you ready to let yourself expand into a life much bigger than you imagined? The full moon in Libra on the 19th will shed light on the partnerships that are preventing you from shining your brightest. Honor what you’ve learned and let them go. This year will push you, but you are up for the challenge.
Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)
Last month was intense, Taurus. Treat yourself a little this month! Venus in Pisces is moving through your 11th house of community, this is an ideal time to put yourself out there to meet new people. This could be going out or hopping back on dating apps, as the 11th house rules technology. You’re always attractive, and this month everyone is taking notice. Flirtations will escalate quickly while the Sun is in Aries. It may be too intriguing to put the brakes on. Allow yourself to indulge. After all, a little heat is welcomed after the long winter. There is a full moon in Libra on the 19th that will shine it’s light on how you honor yourself daily, as well as your service to your partnerships. We know you treat yourself exquisitely, is there balance and reciprocity in your close relationships? How can you allow for more harmony?
Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)
Your ruling planet Mercury is direct Gemini! You’re back to feeling yourself, and you’re ready to let everyone know. The Sun in Aries has you fired up for going out and making connections that will turn you on mentally, as well as physically. Everything is inspiring you at this time. Be careful not to burn yourself out before any of your brilliant ideas gain traction. With Venus in your 10th house of career, you may be more focused on work than romance this month, as Venus also rules our money. Follow your curiosity and the right people will take notice. Use the energy of the full moon, in fellow air sign Libra on the 19th, to call in the right partnerships to help you take your ideas and pleasure to the next level.
Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)
This month you’re coming out of your shell, Cancer! Mercury retrograde was intense, the past was perhaps too close for comfort, and demanded facing squarely what needed wrapping up. Now it’s time to move forward. The Sun in Aries, at the very top of your chart illuminates how you are seen in the world. This may or may not feel comfortable, but it is an opportunity to show everyone how being caring and sensitive is a strength worth honoring and developing. Allow your emotions to flow into your intimate relationships. Venus in Pisces wants to connect on deep levels when you provide the safe container for exploration and receptivity. Channel your inner domestic goddess on the 19th, when the full moon in Libra inspires you to spring clean your home. Clearing your physical space makes energetic room for new opportunities to bloom. Think about what you’d like to call in this season.
Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)
Your energy and natural enthusiasm are back, Leo! The Sun has moved into fellow fire sign Aries and you’re craving action. Shake up your routine by getting out of town for a couple of days. A spontaneous day trip will do wonders for redirecting any stagnant energy in your life. Venus in Pisces is all about connecting on a deep and compassionate level, and this month the planet of love is transiting your 8th house of sex and intimacy. Explore your relationship to kink without judgement, you’ll find it surprisingly liberating and healing. After the full moon on the 19th you will have more clarity on how to communicate your needs and desires to those you want to connect with in meaningful ways. The work you do now will carry you far this year.
Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23-September 22)
This month the focus is on intimacy and partnerships for you, Virgo. The Sun in Aries is lighting up your 8th house of sex and intimacy, while Venus in Pisces swims through your 7th house of partnerships. The new moon in Aries on April 5th is a great time for you to set intentions around these themes. Now that Mercury is direct you will have more clarity. What are you craving more of? It’s time you put your pleasure at the top of your epic to do list. Step outside of your comfort zone, without judgement. When you take care of your needs, you are able to show up for others with a full and grateful heart. Notice the change in response you begin to receive from those you care about.
Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)
The Sun is in your polar opposite sign of Aries this month, Libra. Aries is the sign of the individual, and you are the sign of partnership. The emphasis right now for you is sifting through the relationships that allow you to shine as an individual, and which are draining your energy, or bring up codependent feelings. It is not in your nature to be confrontational, but it is time to enact some healthy boundaries. By speaking up around your needs, you will naturally begin to see a rebalancing of the people who are closest to you. The new moon in Aries on the 5th is the perfect time to set intentions around asserting yourself from a place of power, that feels good to you. Let the full moon in your sign on the 19th release any lingering imbalances.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)
Last month was intense, even for you, Scorpio. This month, the Sun in fiery Aries, is asking you to infuse more passion and creativity in your daily routine. Don’t use this time brooding over what came up for you in March. The past is behind you now, and the more you can detach from it, the more energetic space you are creating for new beginnings. The new moon in Aries on the 5th will help you set your intentions around integrating new practices into your schedule that will energize you and bring more abundance. Venus in fellow water sign Pisces, is swimming through your 5th house of creativity and romance. Take a drawing class or creative writing workshop, putting your intensity into something artistic will bring new inspiration while magnetizing new people and opportunities into your sphere.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)
You’re feeling yourself again, Sagittarius, now that the Sun is in fellow fire sign Aries. The light is shining brightest in your 5th house of romance and creativity, and you will be in the center of the action - just how you like it. Your calendar will be jammed, and you may find it difficult to focus on any one task, and that’s ok. No need to commit, just enjoy the buffet of options. Playing social director will lead you on some wild adventures this month, leaving very little time for work or sleep. Venus in Pisces wants you to make sure you carve out a little time for self care. Self care should align with what brings you joy and restores you, and that means something very different for fire signs. Make the most of Pisces energy by dancing, playing music, singing, writing poetry, journaling, or watercolor painting. Allow creativity to flow through you and revitalize you.
Last month was intense, Capricorn. This month the Sun moves into fire sign Aries, giving you extra energy to push forward with your agenda. However, the energy is centered in your private 4th house. This represents your home, not only where you physically live, but your emotional center. You’re being asked to focus on your feelings and wellbeing the way you focus on work. The new moon in Aries on the 5th is an optimal time to plant seeds for your future ambitions, but make sure you take into account who you want by your side on the journey. It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top. Venus in Pisces brings a soft, receptivity to your relationships. Open up more this month.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 20-February 18)
Mercury retrograde was intense, Aquarius. This month, with the Aries Sun lighting up your 3rd house of communication, you’re able to express yourself with greater ease. What have you been ruminating about? It’s time to speak up and share your vision with the ones you love. You always have the answers, but this time everyone is present and you have their attention. Remember to practice active listening. With the full moon in fellow air sign Libra on the 19th, your role as a student and teacher is being highlighted in your partnerships. Venus in Pisces supports deep talks, that bring you much closer, helping you feel held and validated. Start making some plans for your future because your fantasies are becoming reality.
Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)
All eyes will be on you this month, Pisces. With Venus, Mercury, and Neptune in your sign, you are dripping with creativity, empathy, and love. This is a great time for artistic dates and sweeping romantic gestures. Your pleasure is tuned in with your partner's feelings, and when Venus is in your sign, everyone is able to reach new levels of passion. The Sun, in Aries turns up the heat and helps you move forward from the intensity of last month. Embodying pleasure is the focus for you at this time, dive deeply into these multi-sensory healing experiences. The full moon in Libra on the 19th will illuminate the fulfilling partnerships that allow you to be fully seen and offer safety to explore.