Horoscope Quickies Apr'12
April 2012 Overview Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie for Essential Magazine. For our detailed April monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from April 1.
Notes/Overview: In April 2012, Mars continues to retrograde in Virgo until April 13th, when it turns direct. Mercury began its retrograde in Aries on March 12th, reversed into Pisces on March 23rd, and turns direct on April 4th, in Pisces.
A Full Moon occurs at 17 Virgo on April 6th, and a New Moon occurs at 1 Taurus on the 21st.
Slowly but surely in April, you'll enjoy considerable more clarity and confidence, dear Aries. Your drive is returning full force, and friends will enjoy that you're more interested in socializing this month. Personal revelations can come around the Full Moon on the 6th. Some of you will be pursuing relationships more heartily now. Certainly, you have some admirers this month. After the 15th, when setbacks can discourage, you begin to see the rewards for your work efforts in the past few months. The 22-23 can bring a new friendship or alliance. Finances are strong.
You're likely working very hard this month to make extra cash, dear Taurus. The desire for beautiful and comfortable objects is strong. You're building up your resources and your "nest" in April, while for the most part keeping a low profile by choice. The 21st, however, brings a blast of personal energy and increased confidence. You're ready to pursue your desires. A love relationship may be revived and moving forward in the last week of the month. Nevertheless, there are a few lingering problems to iron out, and you'll need to be patient.
This month, you're enjoying extra attention and appreciation for the very qualities that come most naturally to you, dear Gemini. This is due to Venus, the goddess of love, moving through your sign from the 3rd forward. Increased social, romantic, and creative activity is likely, especially around the 6-8 and 22nd. New friendships can be formed this month. More clarity comes to your career this month, as projects that were previously stalled push forward, and to your life with family and domestic matters in the last week of April.
Career goals are in focus this month, dear Cancer. Daily affairs become less muddled and overwhelming, and this frees you up to tend to more worldly goals. Your original ideas can capture the attention of higher-ups. Don't be afraid to express them. Unexpected professional opportunities pop up. Be sure to reconnect and stay in touch with acquaintances and relatives in April. Make up for lost time. Friendships enliven from the 21st forward. Love has a private feel to it this month. You're not yet ready to share your feelings with the world.
People you meet this month are likely to be a source of inspiration, dear Leo. You're being exposed to different ways of thinking and you especially enjoy exchanging ideas with others. Unexpected opportunities to travel or expand your education can emerge. Love is enhanced through shared goals and visions. Single Leos may find romance with or through a friend or group association. Mid-month, you begin to see progress with finances and money-making endeavors. Career matters push forward suddenly from the 21st. You're taking charge and others are following your lead.
Recent relationship challenges and personal frustrations will begin to dissipate this month, dear Virgo, and you can more confidently move your plans forward. Finances are a big focus and possibly a concern, as you face problems and find ways to improve your spending and borrowing habits. You might receive good advice or come up with novel new ideas on how to do so. The 22-23 can bring a pleasant surprise or bonus. Career prospects and your reputation improve considerably after the first week of April, due in part to a more inviting and amenable manner.
April is a relationship-centered month, dear Libra. A Full Moon in your sign heightens your emotions and could bring a partnership matter to light around the 6th. Relationships become clearer, both with a partner and in your work, after mid-month. You feel you have more information with which to make good decisions. As well, you are more willing to broaden your perceptions of the people in your life. Cultural events and other forms of learning and experience appeal this month. The 21-23 brings good energy for money matters.
Work takes center stage in April, dear Scorpio, and there are some surprises in store. Be prepared to rearrange your schedule at a moment's notice. It's a strong month for solving problems, reorganizing, and tending to the practical details of your daily existence. Both physical and mental resistance are on the increase this month. Friendships begin to straighten out mid-month after a period of some confusion of boundaries. You're learning who is truly in your corner. Strong energy for attracting or enhancing a partnership is with you from the 21st forward.
Excitement on romantic and creative levels is in store for you this month, dear Sagittarius. Love matters may be laced with a touch of drama, and certainly bring surprise to your life. More clarity in your love life begins to show itself from mid-month forward. People you meet are especially helpful and appealing. While pastimes, hobbies, and entertainment are in strong focus in the first few weeks of the month, it's back to business by the 21st. Career picks up pace, and it becomes easier to get straight answers from bosses and co-workers.
Considerable progress can be made around the home, with family, and at work in April, dear Capricorn. However, when it comes to work, it's more about your working environment and the social aspect of your job that are set to improve significantly. This could be a time when you pursue a bit of a home "makeover". You take pleasure in lending a hand to others and organizing your work space. The 21st forward is a period that brings a more outgoing, playful, and creative energy to your life and, for some, budding romance.
April is a strong month for social, creative, and learning endeavors, dear Aquarius. Love is simpler, and attraction is easy and natural. You are expressing yourself with extra charm. Your eagerness, flexibility, and willingness to tag along with others just for the company endear you to friends and family. Financial complexities begin to unravel this month. Dealings with a partner and with financial institutions become more straightforward after a feeling of treading water. Even so, it's not yet the time for quick settlements or bold moves. Be patient.