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April 2016 Horoscope: Predictions for Aquarius


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We've divided our monthly horoscopes into 3 groups (or decanates) per sign for more accuracy. Remember that if you know your Ascendant, read forecasts for both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign. If you know your birth time, but don't know your Ascendant, be sure to see How to Obtain Your Astrology Chart here.

 


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    Aquarians born January 21 to January 30    
    Aquarians born January 31 to February 9    
    Aquarians born February 10 to 19    

 

 

Overview for this Month: Aquarius (All)

April 2016

Uranus is quite active this month, dear Aquarius, and as your ruler and a long-term guest in your communications sector, this puts a big spotlight on matters of enterprise, initiative, independence, communications, transportation, connections, and learning. The New Moon on the 7th aligns with Uranus, and is another push to action or inspiration.

You can discover the right information at the right time, particularly from the 9-12. Your mind is likely to be flooded with exciting new ideas and possibilities now. Things that you've previously resisted learning can suddenly become appealing and relevant. You might make connections through the internet, on the phone, or even in the neighborhood that impact your life greatly. Your personal magnetism is strong. Conversations with friends can be inspiring and stimulating. There may be opportunities to meet someone special through groups, acquaintances, and networking. Your creative powers are strong.

Another strong theme running through April revolves around home life, family, and personal matters. Increasingly as the month progresses, you're looking for familiar, safe, and secure situations and setups. Slowing down, taking time to for yourself, and connecting with family become more attractive as April progresses, and this is a good thing, not only because it's part of a natural solar cycle, but also because of retrograde activity. While the first half of the month can feel exciting, it's better not to take on too much, as you might find that it can be difficult following through. Feel the inspiration, but hold off on making big commitments until you're certain your new ideas have staying power.

Mars is retrograde from April 17th to June 29th, and in the first leg of this retrograde cycle (until late May), your social life can become complicated. A friend may be distant or in a phase of rethinking matters. Friendships, in general, require more care this month and next. Misunderstandings can be frequent and complications can arise. You might also take this time to re-assess your longer-term goals, group associations, friendships, educational situation, and communication projects. The past can look a little more tempting at this time, and this is especially so with Pluto also turning retrograde around the same time (the 18th). There can be a possibly obsessive focus on problems of the past. Take the time to review your feelings, but don't let them distract you from your current path for very long. The initial intensity will soon subside and you'll be in a strong position for observing and understanding your deepest desires, fears, and attachments.

Later in the Mars retrograde cycle, you'll be reassessing long-term goals and possibly your career path or recent choices. Prepare for this, but for now, pay special attention to how you might improve your life on a social level. You may be returning to old groups or even friendships, but not all answers lie in the past, so take a second look but keep your options open.

Fortunately, from the 5-29, Venus is enhancing your overall charm. There can be special invitations and more opportunities to enjoy yourself. The important things to remember this month are to avoid taking on too much and to proceed slowly but surely. Look to the past for some answers, but don't dwell so much on the past that you miss the beauty of the moment. Around the 22nd, look for opportunities on the career level and be ready to perform - others are taking notice of your talents. However, honor the need for home, family, and support systems as well.

 

See also This Month in Astrology.


 

Aquarius (Born January 21 to 30) and Aquarius Ascendant 0 to 10 degrees Aquarius:

April 2016 Aquarius Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 19th: The Sun continues to highlight your solar third house--a time of the year in which you are most likely to be a "busy bee". Communications, short trips, errand-running, and general busy-ness feature now. You could have a finger in many pies, so to speak, as your curiosity is piqued by a larger variety of things than usual. Used well, this could be a period in which you come up with solutions to a number of problems. You are more inclined to take pride in your intellectual accomplishments and/or your ability to socialize and make connections.

From April 19th forward:With the Sun spotlighting your house of family and home, these areas are your instinctive focus during this period. Your family, home, property concerns, roots, and heritage come into focus and become a source of pride. You are likely quite preoccupied with feelings of security and your inner experiences. This is a time when you send down roots and seek a feeling of belonging. You could be thrust into a position of leadership on the home front. Ego confrontations with family members are possible now, but the best way to handle this energy is to do your best to strengthen your relationship to your family and your home base. This is a time to do what you can to build trust in your family life and a strong foundation within yourself, so that regardless of what you meet in the outside world over the next months, you have a secure place to return to. Besides spending more time tending to domestic affairs, the focus can be on cultivating and nourishing your inner foundations that support you and your growth. This is a time to collect yourself--to fill your well, so to speak.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until April 5th:Venus continues to grace your solar second house during this period. You might receive gifts or bonuses now, or you find much comfort in what you already own and have. You may be a little extravagant with money for the time being, as your desire for luxury and comfort items is increased now, and this is something to watch for. When it comes to love, you value those who make you feel comfortable and secure.

From April 5-29:With Venus moving through your solar third house during this period, you are mostly cheerful in your approach to others, and perhaps somewhat intellectual, during this transit. Essentially, you are quite companionable now. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you find great value in the exchange of ideas. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips. During this period, you are most attracted to wit, cheerfulness, and verbal rapport. You are especially good at mediating conflicts. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now.

From April 29th forward:

Venus warms your solar fourth house now. During this cycle, you are especially fond of the life of the home and family. You are more receptive and gentle on a romantic level, and tend to be sentimental or nostalgic now. You may particularly value the aesthetics in and around your home during this period. If things are out of whack on the home front, you will do whatever you can to create a peaceful and stable atmosphere. Loyalty and sensitivity in your relationships are more important to you than typically. You might focus on ways to earn money in or from your home. This is a calming influence--a time when simple pleasures most appeal.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 6th:

Mercury continues to move through your solar third house. Mercury feels right at home in the third house. Your mind is especially inquisitive during this cycle, when learning, short trips, and other forms of communication and making connections, appeal strongly. Some are fidgety or nervous during this cycle, perhaps due to increased errand-running, phone calls, or information overload. Others enjoy the challenge of tackling a variety of subjects. As well, talking, writing, and studying can be good ways to handle stress. It's a great time to pick up information from your environment and the people in it. Your mind is often distracted, particularly when required to stick to routine, so this is not the best transit for focusing on one task or project. You might spend a lot of time in your car making short frequent trips, running errands, communicating with siblings and neighbors, and visiting friends and relatives.

From April 6th forward:

Mercury moves through your solar fourth house. This is a time during which you can enjoy increased powers of concentration. You may require solitude in order to get mental work done during this cycle. Your memory is more retentive than usual, and your thoughts often turn to personal matters, family, and loved ones. You might particularly enjoy discussions about your early life, the past, or family matters during this cycle. In fact, it's a great time to open up conversations with loved ones, as you are more rational when it comes to personal matters now. Your mind often wanders to domestic concerns, and issues surrounding your home, family, and personal past. On the other hand, this transit sometimes indicates an especially busy, and perhaps hectic, period on the domestic scene. For example, you might take home work or find that people drop by your home often during this cycle.

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications regarding intimate and financial matters, as well as communications with children or romantic partners, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It's not a good time to file your taxes or apply for a loan. Instead, take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period, but put off finalizing anything for the time being. Speculation and gambling are not advised right now either.

Occurring in your solar fourth house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to family relations, real estate matters, and domestic issues. Be as non-judgmental as you can with family members. It may be challenging to keep a healthy perspective regarding deeply personal matters and family. Family members may be on edge, or appear to be. Home repairs may not turn out as expected. Try to put off major decision- making with regards to home improvement, moving, and family matters for the time being. New initiatives surrounding home and property are best left for a better time, but reworking and reorganizing your home can be especially fruitful now.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of communication, siblings, neighbors, acquaintances, and transportation. Communication or transportation might take a hit somehow, making it harder to get from point A to point B, for example, or involving missed meetings, delays and red tape, challenges with studies, or mechanical breakdowns. There can be frustration with self-expression or impatience with social niceties.

From April 17th to May 27th:

Occurring in your solar eleventh house this time, enthusiasm for generating business income, for working towards your higher goals and hopes, for group or community activities, and/or friendships may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess your friendships, group endeavors and associations, or higher goals. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now.

Mars will retrograde back into your solar tenth house after May 27th.

Overview Horoscope:

Uranus is quite active this month, dear Aquarius, and as your ruler and a long-term guest in your communications sector, this puts a big spotlight on matters of enterprise, initiative, independence, communications, transportation, connections, and learning. The New Moon on the 7th aligns with Uranus, and is another push to action or inspiration.

You can discover the right information at the right time, particularly from the 9-12. Your mind is likely to be flooded with exciting new ideas and possibilities now. Things that you've previously resisted learning can suddenly become appealing and relevant. You might make connections through the internet, on the phone, or even in the neighborhood that impact your life greatly. Your personal magnetism is strong. Conversations with friends can be inspiring and stimulating. There may be opportunities to meet someone special through groups, acquaintances, and networking. Your creative powers are strong.

Another strong theme running through April revolves around home life, family, and personal matters. Increasingly as the month progresses, you're looking for familiar, safe, and secure situations and setups. Slowing down, taking time to for yourself, and connecting with family become more attractive as April progresses, and this is a good thing, not only because it's part of a natural solar cycle, but also because of retrograde activity. While the first half of the month can feel exciting, it's better not to take on too much, as you might find that it can be difficult following through. Feel the inspiration, but hold off on making big commitments until you're certain your new ideas have staying power.

Mars is retrograde from April 17th to June 29th, and in the first leg of this retrograde cycle (until late May), your social life can become complicated. A friend may be distant or in a phase of rethinking matters. Friendships, in general, require more care this month and next. Misunderstandings can be frequent and complications can arise. You might also take this time to re-assess your longer-term goals, group associations, friendships, educational situation, and communication projects. The past can look a little more tempting at this time, and this is especially so with Pluto also turning retrograde around the same time (the 18th). There can be a possibly obsessive focus on problems of the past. Take the time to review your feelings, but don't let them distract you from your current path for very long. The initial intensity will soon subside and you'll be in a strong position for observing and understanding your deepest desires, fears, and attachments.

Later in the Mars retrograde cycle, you'll be reassessing long-term goals and possibly your career path or recent choices. Prepare for this, but for now, pay special attention to how you might improve your life on a social level. You may be returning to old groups or even friendships, but not all answers lie in the past, so take a second look but keep your options open.

Fortunately, from the 5-29, Venus is enhancing your overall charm. There can be special invitations and more opportunities to enjoy yourself. The important things to remember this month are to avoid taking on too much and to proceed slowly but surely. Look to the past for some answers, but don't dwell so much on the past that you miss the beauty of the moment. Around the 22nd, look for opportunities on the career level and be ready to perform - others are taking notice of your talents. However, honor the need for home, family, and support systems as well.

See our Time Line Forecast report for a personalized forecast for the year ahead.

Get your unique Personalized Horoscope for the year ahead—over 100 pages long—for a detailed guide to your best days and your most challenging days for attracting love, career success, communication, and more.

 

Know More About Yourself and Others

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
birth chart reports, relationship reports, future forecasts, and more.

 

Love & Romance Forecast Report

Love outlook for the year ahead. Try our
Love & Romance Forecast report.

 

Romantic Compatibility Reports

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
romantic compatibility reports, including
the Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Aquarius in 2016.



 

Aquarius (Born January 31 to February 9) AND Aquarius Ascendant from 10 to 20 degrees Aquarius: 

April 2016 Aquarius Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

All month: The Sun is illuminating your communications sector now, suggesting "busy-ness" and movement. You are exploring and searching now, making connections, and paying attention to your immediate environment. Social interaction is emphasized during this period, and is for the most part light-hearted. Give other people a little extra time and attention, notice their efforts on your behalf, and strengthen your connections. You are more curious and alert than usual, and you could be quite busy with errands, paperwork, phone calls, and light socializing. Much energy is expended in understanding and adapting to your immediate environment. Siblings, neighbors, close relatives, friends, and co-workers may play a more important role than usual in your life during this cycle. You are more interested in exploring your own neighborhood than you are a different country. This is not a time of big adventure-seeking. Rather, it's a time of little adventures close to home. Neither is this a time when you are especially focused. In fact, you could have a finger in many pies right now. You are especially resourceful now, and you could find yourself enjoying (or seeking) attention for your intellectual know-how. The ability to express and communicate your ideas is extremely important to you at this time. You are eager to investigate new things, whether scientific or technical.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until April 13th:Venus continues to grace your solar second house during this period. You might receive gifts or bonuses now, or you find much comfort in what you already own and have. You may be a little extravagant with money for the time being, as your desire for luxury and comfort items is increased now, and this is something to watch for. When it comes to love, you value those who make you feel comfortable and secure.

From April 13th forward:With Venus moving through your solar third house during this period, you are mostly cheerful in your approach to others, and perhaps somewhat intellectual, during this transit. Essentially, you are quite companionable now. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you find great value in the exchange of ideas. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips. During this period, you are most attracted to wit, cheerfulness, and verbal rapport. You are especially good at mediating conflicts. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 12th:

Mercury continues to move through your solar third house. Mercury feels right at home in the third house. Your mind is especially inquisitive during this cycle, when learning, short trips, and other forms of communication and making connections, appeal strongly. Some are fidgety or nervous during this cycle, perhaps due to increased errand-running, phone calls, or information overload. Others enjoy the challenge of tackling a variety of subjects. As well, talking, writing, and studying can be good ways to handle stress. It's a great time to pick up information from your environment and the people in it. Your mind is often distracted, particularly when required to stick to routine, so this is not the best transit for focusing on one task or project. You might spend a lot of time in your car making short frequent trips, running errands, communicating with siblings and neighbors, and visiting friends and relatives.

From April 12th forward:

Mercury moves through your solar fourth house. This is a time during which you can enjoy increased powers of concentration. You may require solitude in order to get mental work done during this cycle. Your memory is more retentive than usual, and your thoughts often turn to personal matters, family, and loved ones. You might particularly enjoy discussions about your early life, the past, or family matters during this cycle. In fact, it's a great time to open up conversations with loved ones, as you are more rational when it comes to personal matters now. Your mind often wanders to domestic concerns, and issues surrounding your home, family, and personal past. On the other hand, this transit sometimes indicates an especially busy, and perhaps hectic, period on the domestic scene. For example, you might take home work or find that people drop by your home often during this cycle.

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications regarding intimate and financial matters, as well as communications with children or romantic partners, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It's not a good time to file your taxes or apply for a loan. Instead, take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period, but put off finalizing anything for the time being. Speculation and gambling are not advised right now either.

Occurring in your solar fourth house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to family relations, real estate matters, and domestic issues. Be as non-judgmental as you can with family members. It may be challenging to keep a healthy perspective regarding deeply personal matters and family. Family members may be on edge, or appear to be. Home repairs may not turn out as expected. Try to put off major decision- making with regards to home improvement, moving, and family matters for the time being. New initiatives surrounding home and property are best left for a better time, but reworking and reorganizing your home can be especially fruitful now.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of communication, siblings, neighbors, acquaintances, and transportation. Communication or transportation might take a hit somehow, making it harder to get from point A to point B, for example, or involving missed meetings, delays and red tape, challenges with studies, or mechanical breakdowns. There can be frustration with self-expression or impatience with social niceties.

Occurring in your solar tenth house this time, enthusiasm for career and public or professional matters may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Ambiguities might have you second-guessing or reassessing your goals. You might feel less confident or you could simply feel more cautious now. Some projects may stall. You may be feeling as if you are only going through the motions when it comes to  your duties and responsibilities, temporarily lacking ambition, fire, or motivation. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This Mars retrograde emphasizes practical and work matters. How you organize your time is in question now.

Overview Horoscope:

Uranus is quite active this month, dear Aquarius, and as your ruler and a long-term guest in your communications sector, this puts a big spotlight on matters of enterprise, initiative, independence, communications, transportation, connections, and learning. The New Moon on the 7th aligns with Uranus, and is another push to action or inspiration.

You can discover the right information at the right time, particularly from the 9-12. Your mind is likely to be flooded with exciting new ideas and possibilities now. Things that you've previously resisted learning can suddenly become appealing and relevant. You might make connections through the internet, on the phone, or even in the neighborhood that impact your life greatly. Your personal magnetism is strong. Conversations with friends can be inspiring and stimulating. There may be opportunities to meet someone special through groups, acquaintances, and networking. Your creative powers are strong.

Another strong theme running through April revolves around home life, family, and personal matters. Increasingly as the month progresses, you're looking for familiar, safe, and secure situations and setups. Slowing down, taking time to for yourself, and connecting with family become more attractive as April progresses, and this is a good thing, not only because it's part of a natural solar cycle, but also because of retrograde activity. While the first half of the month can feel exciting, it's better not to take on too much, as you might find that it can be difficult following through. Feel the inspiration, but hold off on making big commitments until you're certain your new ideas have staying power.

Mars is retrograde from April 17th to June 29th, and in the first leg of this retrograde cycle (until late May), your social life can become complicated. A friend may be distant or in a phase of rethinking matters. Friendships, in general, require more care this month and next. Misunderstandings can be frequent and complications can arise. You might also take this time to re-assess your longer-term goals, group associations, friendships, educational situation, and communication projects. The past can look a little more tempting at this time, and this is especially so with Pluto also turning retrograde around the same time (the 18th). There can be a possibly obsessive focus on problems of the past. Take the time to review your feelings, but don't let them distract you from your current path for very long. The initial intensity will soon subside and you'll be in a strong position for observing and understanding your deepest desires, fears, and attachments.

Later in the Mars retrograde cycle, you'll be reassessing long-term goals and possibly your career path or recent choices. Prepare for this, but for now, pay special attention to how you might improve your life on a social level. You may be returning to old groups or even friendships, but not all answers lie in the past, so take a second look but keep your options open.

Fortunately, from the 5-29, Venus is enhancing your overall charm. There can be special invitations and more opportunities to enjoy yourself. The important things to remember this month are to avoid taking on too much and to proceed slowly but surely. Look to the past for some answers, but don't dwell so much on the past that you miss the beauty of the moment. Around the 22nd, look for opportunities on the career level and be ready to perform - others are taking notice of your talents. However, honor the need for home, family, and support systems as well.

See our Time Line Forecast report for a personalized forecast for the year ahead.

Get your unique Personalized Horoscope for the year ahead—over 100 pages long—for a detailed guide to your best days and your most challenging days for attracting love, career success, communication, and more.

 

Know More About Yourself and Others

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
birth chart reports, relationship reports, future forecasts, and more.

 

Love & Romance Forecast Report

Love outlook for the year ahead. Try our
Love & Romance Forecast report.

 

Romantic Compatibility Reports

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
romantic compatibility reports, including
the Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Aquarius in 2016.



 

Aquarius (Born February 10-19) and Aquarius Ascendant from 20 to 30 degrees Aquarius:

April 2016 Aquarius Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 9th:

The Sun continues to transit your solar second house. This is the most "financial" period of the year for you. You might have a more materialistic view of life for the time being, or you have an increased interest in your own possessions, during this cycle. You are more attracted to objects and possessions that give you a sense of comfort, status, or luxury now. You probably should be on the lookout for a tendency to create your own financial stress due to extravagant spending habits. At this point in the year, you are unlikely to take many risks, however, and you can be quite resistant to change. This is a time when "comfort zones" are more important to you than usual--you value the familiar.

From April 9th forward:The Sun is illuminating your communications sector now, suggesting "busy-ness" and movement. You are exploring and searching now, making connections, and paying attention to your immediate environment. Social interaction is emphasized during this period, and is for the most part light-hearted. Give other people a little extra time and attention, notice their efforts on your behalf, and strengthen your connections. You are more curious and alert than usual, and you could be quite busy with errands, paperwork, phone calls, and light socializing. Much energy is expended in understanding and adapting to your immediate environment. Siblings, neighbors, close relatives, friends, and co-workers may play a more important role than usual in your life during this cycle. You are more interested in exploring your own neighborhood than you are a different country. This is not a time of big adventure-seeking. Rather, it's a time of little adventures close to home. Neither is this a time when you are especially focused. In fact, you could have a finger in many pies right now. You are especially resourceful now, and you could find yourself enjoying (or seeking) attention for your intellectual know-how. The ability to express and communicate your ideas is extremely important to you at this time. You are eager to investigate new things, whether scientific or technical.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until April 22nd:Venus continues to grace your solar second house during this period. You might receive gifts or bonuses now, or you find much comfort in what you already own and have. You may be a little extravagant with money for the time being, as your desire for luxury and comfort items is increased now, and this is something to watch for. When it comes to love, you value those who make you feel comfortable and secure.

From April 22nd forward:With Venus moving through your solar third house during this period, you are mostly cheerful in your approach to others, and perhaps somewhat intellectual, during this transit. Essentially, you are quite companionable now. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you find great value in the exchange of ideas. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips. During this period, you are most attracted to wit, cheerfulness, and verbal rapport. You are especially good at mediating conflicts. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 20th:

Mercury is right at home in the third house, and offers a natural curiosity, facility with words, and the ability to multi-task successfully. More time spent on the phone, writing emails, in the car making short frequent trips, chatting, running errands, communicating with neighbors and siblings, visiting friends and relatives, and doing paperwork is likely now. There can also be a tendency to fuss over insignificant matters now, however. Also, "information overload" is also a possibility. This may be a busy time with neighbors, classmates, siblings, and community affairs. Your interests are especially varied now, and perhaps scattered. It's an ideal time to pick up information from your environment and the people in it, as your tendency is toward a certain level of intellectual detachment just now. Your mind is often distracted, particularly when circumstances call for you to stick to routine, so this is not the best transit for focusing on one task or project. Your mind is especially inquisitive during this cycle, when learning, short trips, and other forms of communication and making connections, appeal strongly. Some are fidgety or nervous during this cycle, perhaps due to increased errand-running, phone calls, and the like. Others enjoy the challenge of tackling a variety of subjects. As well, talking, writing, and studying can be good ways to handle stress.

From April 20th forward:

Mercury moves through your solar fourth house. This is a time during which you can enjoy increased powers of concentration. You may require solitude in order to get mental work done during this cycle. Your memory is more retentive than usual, and your thoughts often turn to personal matters, family, and loved ones. You might particularly enjoy discussions about your early life, the past, or family matters during this cycle. In fact, it's a great time to open up conversations with loved ones, as you are more rational when it comes to personal matters now. Your mind often wanders to domestic concerns, and issues surrounding your home, family, and personal past. On the other hand, this transit sometimes indicates an especially busy, and perhaps hectic, period on the domestic scene. For example, you might take home work or find that people drop by your home often during this cycle.

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications regarding intimate and financial matters, as well as communications with children or romantic partners, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It's not a good time to file your taxes or apply for a loan. Instead, take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period, but put off finalizing anything for the time being. Speculation and gambling are not advised right now either.

Occurring in your solar third and fourth houses this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to composing letters, emails, phone calls, and family relations. Be as non- judgmental as you can with family members. New initiatives surrounding home and property are best left for a better time. There may be the need to revisit old, nagging issues with siblings or neighbors, errands could go wrong, you might have trouble getting from point A to point B (example, transportation problems), emails or letters get lost, and so forth. Idle chit-chatting during this period may have repercussions! People might be misunderstanding your words. You may be forgetful during this cycle, and it makes sense to allow yourself extra time to get to appointments, if they are not cancelled in the first place! It would also be wise to double-check your work and communications before sending them off.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of communication, siblings, neighbors, acquaintances, and transportation. Communication or transportation might take a hit somehow, making it harder to get from point A to point B, for example, or involving missed meetings, delays and red tape, challenges with studies, or mechanical breakdowns. There can be frustration with self-expression or impatience with social niceties.

Occurring in your solar tenth house this time, enthusiasm for career and public or professional matters may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Ambiguities might have you second-guessing or reassessing your goals. You might feel less confident or you could simply feel more cautious now. Some projects may stall. You may be feeling as if you are only going through the motions when it comes to  your duties and responsibilities, temporarily lacking ambition, fire, or motivation. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This Mars retrograde emphasizes practical and work matters. How you organize your time is in question now.

Overview Horoscope:

Uranus is quite active this month, dear Aquarius, and as your ruler and a long-term guest in your communications sector, this puts a big spotlight on matters of enterprise, initiative, independence, communications, transportation, connections, and learning. The New Moon on the 7th aligns with Uranus, and is another push to action or inspiration.

You can discover the right information at the right time, particularly from the 9-12. Your mind is likely to be flooded with exciting new ideas and possibilities now. Things that you've previously resisted learning can suddenly become appealing and relevant. You might make connections through the internet, on the phone, or even in the neighborhood that impact your life greatly. Your personal magnetism is strong. Conversations with friends can be inspiring and stimulating. There may be opportunities to meet someone special through groups, acquaintances, and networking. Your creative powers are strong.

Another strong theme running through April revolves around home life, family, and personal matters. Increasingly as the month progresses, you're looking for familiar, safe, and secure situations and setups. Slowing down, taking time to for yourself, and connecting with family become more attractive as April progresses, and this is a good thing, not only because it's part of a natural solar cycle, but also because of retrograde activity. While the first half of the month can feel exciting, it's better not to take on too much, as you might find that it can be difficult following through. Feel the inspiration, but hold off on making big commitments until you're certain your new ideas have staying power.

Mars is retrograde from April 17th to June 29th, and in the first leg of this retrograde cycle (until late May), your social life can become complicated. A friend may be distant or in a phase of rethinking matters. Friendships, in general, require more care this month and next. Misunderstandings can be frequent and complications can arise. You might also take this time to re-assess your longer-term goals, group associations, friendships, educational situation, and communication projects. The past can look a little more tempting at this time, and this is especially so with Pluto also turning retrograde around the same time (the 18th). There can be a possibly obsessive focus on problems of the past. Take the time to review your feelings, but don't let them distract you from your current path for very long. The initial intensity will soon subside and you'll be in a strong position for observing and understanding your deepest desires, fears, and attachments.

Later in the Mars retrograde cycle, you'll be reassessing long-term goals and possibly your career path or recent choices. Prepare for this, but for now, pay special attention to how you might improve your life on a social level. You may be returning to old groups or even friendships, but not all answers lie in the past, so take a second look but keep your options open.

Fortunately, from the 5-29, Venus is enhancing your overall charm. There can be special invitations and more opportunities to enjoy yourself. The important things to remember this month are to avoid taking on too much and to proceed slowly but surely. Look to the past for some answers, but don't dwell so much on the past that you miss the beauty of the moment. Around the 22nd, look for opportunities on the career level and be ready to perform - others are taking notice of your talents. However, honor the need for home, family, and support systems as well.

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