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April 2014 Horoscope: Predictions for Aries


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We divide 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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    Aries born March 21 to 31    
    Aries born April 1 to 10    
    Aries born April 11 to 20    

 

 

Overview for this Month: Aries (All)

April 2014

April is a personally powerful but also a hectic and potentially stressful month for you, dear Aries. While the focus is very much on personal goals and development, you're pulled in so many directions that it can be hard to keep your center. With your fiery ruler, Mars, not working at its best again this month, energy levels can be below par. As well, anger issues can surface in disruptive ways. You encounter challenges between your personal goals and the demands of your career, and cultivating some self-discipline becomes urgent. The demands of partnership and family can be especially strong as well. Mid-month brings important epiphanies about a relationship, or lack thereof for some. If you've been defiantly denying your need for others, this is a time when recognition comes in a rush. All month, try to avoid temper tantrums, needless arguments, and risky physical situations. Private moments are something to cherish this month, and important for regaining your center. Powerful times for these can occur on the 10-11 and 17-20 when forgiveness seems the best route to letting go of those attitudes and behaviors that have been keeping you from freely moving forward. It's a good time to let go of frustrating people and situations that have been taking too much space in your brain. Some of you might discover a private garden of sorts - a person, place, or state of mind that helps you unwind. The Solar Eclipse on the 29th gives you a push towards taking better care of your money and resources.

 

See also This Month in Astrology.


 

Aries (Born March 21 to 31)
AND Aries Ascendant from 0 to 10 degrees Aries: 

April 2014 Aries Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2014

 

Aries the RamOverview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 20th:

The Sun continues to move through your solar first house. You experience a renewal of energy and vitality now, and it's a strong time for increased personal confidence. The emphasis is on self-expression, what kind of impression you make on others, and beginning new personal projects. You are a little more self-centered than usual, and this is quite natural and healthy as long as you don't take it too far. You are more decisive and forward-looking now, and you put more faith in your own abilities. Physically, you are likely feeling strong. This is an excellent cycle for making personal changes in your manner or appearance, and for any self-improvement endeavors. Personal projects that you begin now are likely to blossom nine months down the road.

From April 20th forward:

The Sun highlights your second house now, and your focus is on material affairs and comfort issues. Security is a driving force for you at the moment, and you might find that you are especially interested in accumulating possessions. What you have and what you don't have come into focus--what makes you feel comfortable, your sense of security, and what you value. This is the time of year when personal finances and possessions receive maximum attention. Pour your energy into your work and your finances, and you might just be able to take your ideas to the bank. Extravagance with your pocketbook is something you may want to look out for, however. If you find yourself itching to make unnecessary purchases, know that at the root of this urge is the desire to pamper and comfort yourself. Nothing wrong with it, but there are inexpensive (and even free) ways to make yourself feel good. This is not the most eventful time of year for you. You are more inclined to dig in your heels and hang on to what makes you feel most secure than to take big risks.

Lunar Eclipse on April 15th

A general rule of thumb regarding eclipses is to avoid major decision-making in the week before and after an eclipse. This is because new information that could change our perspective often is revealed in the week after the eclipse. There is absolutely no need to suspend projects already in progress. Essentially, it's better to take in right now--to observe and get in touch with feelings.

This Lunar Eclipse stimulates your solar seventh house. Surprises surrounding partnerships and relationships may be in store. Something that has been "in hiding" or brewing under the surface of things comes to light, or there is a significant fruition or culmination. This could manifest as, for example, a surprising revelation from a partner, a circumstance that calls for you to support a significant other, a flurry of activity prompted by a partner's needs or demands for your services from the general public, and other such possibilities. You now have a natural flair for sensing the needs and desires of the general public. You are likely to draw highly emotional and sensitive individuals into your social circle. Partnership "tests" are possible now, but so is a chance to truly connect to a special someone in your life.

Solar Eclipse on April 29th

A general rule of thumb regarding eclipses is to avoid major decision-making in the week before and after an eclipse. This is because new information that could change our perspective often is revealed in the week after the eclipse. There is absolutely no need to suspend projects already in progress. Essentially, it's better to take in right now--to observe and get in touch with feelings.

The Solar Eclipse marks a new beginning for you. Letting go of the past is necessary in order to move forward. This eclipse occurs in your solar second house, suggesting a new approach to handling money and personal resources or new sources of income. A focus on ways to increase your income or a new budgeting/saving plan may be part of the picture in the coming months, as well as a sense of renewal and reinvigoration with regards to the way you handle making yourself feel comfortable and secure. This is a phase when you have an increased awareness of the physical world of the senses, and this is a time to start fresh in terms of how you arrange your life in order to feel a sense of value and worthiness. It is also a wonderful time for taking moments to pleasure yourself through earthy, tactile, and comforting endeavors.

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

Until April 5th:

Venus continues to move through your solar eleventh house. This is a strong time for putting your ego aside and lowering your defenses and simply enjoying people. It's a good time for networking and settling disputes if there are differences to iron out with friends. Cooperation comes easily, and warm friendships can be made during this cycle. Personal freedom is especially important to you right now, and you won't enjoy any associations that limit you. It can also be a good time for earnings from business.

From April 5th forward:

Venus is spending some time in "hibernation" in your privacy sector. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that your love life is stagnant, but that your affection is expressed behind closed doors. Attraction to secrets and whispers characterize this period, although for some, it can also be a time of endings, relationship concerns, and wistfulness. Personal and social contacts may be secretive, and there can be secret love affairs, or at least very private love feelings and longings. Shyness can lead to some loneliness or romantic frustration. However, this can also be a deliciously private and intimate time.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 7th:

Mercury continues to transit your solar twelfth house. This is a cycle in which clear decision-making does not come easily. You are paying more attention to unspoken or hidden elements of any circumstance. You are seeing all sides to any given story, and forming a definite opinion does not seem "right" for the time being. Thoughts turn to the past. It's a strong period for gaining different perspectives on problems or issues in your life, as well as for reflection and research, but not the easiest time for presenting your ideas.

From April 7-23:

With Mercury in your solar first house, you are most inclined to speak up about matters that you previously were only mulling over. Your disposition is more intellectual than usual now, and self-expression comes easily. You are sharper than usual--more observant, and more inclined to "live in the head". Relationships with siblings, neighbors, classmates, and casual friends may become more prominent in your life now. It is likely that you will initiate discussions during this period, evaluate your appearance and the impact you have on those around you, and make contact with others rather than stay chained to any one place or activity. This is the time to be direct and to communicate your needs and interests. You are more inclined to talk about yourself and your personal past now. This may also be a restless time when it is difficult to turn the thinking process off when it would be better to relax! It is an especially fruitful time for any endeavor that requires dealing with words, ideas, and facts and figures. Your demeanor is more youthful, perhaps mischievous, light-hearted, and non-threatening so that others may be more inclined to turn to you for advice or pleasant conversation. Using the power of words to attract what you want or to further your interests works best for you now.

From April 23rd forward:

With Mercury in your solar second house, this is a strong period for analyzing your cash flow, income, and earning power. You are more practical and rational in your approach to finances during this period. With your conscious mind focused on money and possessions, as well as personal values, this can be a strong period for gathering new money-making ideas. Alternatively, it could be a time when you tend to fret over your finances. Conversations tend to be practical rather than frivolous now. Financial gain may come through communications.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from March 1-May 19

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you on a highly personal level because Mars is your sign's ruler. If you have an Aries Ascendant, Mars is your chart ruler, and Mars retrograde can also affect you on the physical plane as well as your personal presentation or image to others. You don't assert yourself or state what it is that you want as directly as you normally do, and you could be withdrawn and introspective, pulling back from life a little as you figure out what it is that you truly want from it. Pushing yourself during this Mars retrograde cycle will only lead to frustrations and slowdowns. It's time to review how you have been handling yourself in terms of self-assertion and expression of anger in general, and for considering making changes to your approach to getting what you want out of life.

Occurring in your solar seventh house this time, enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could appear to be waning. A partner could seem to be less direct or could be harder to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself well in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness with partnerships. A lover may be especially intense or obsessive, or you could experience this in your own behavior. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This cycle forces you to reorganize your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from your relationships. You are doing very important "work" that can benefit you greatly. You have the chance to reassess how you've been dealing with partners or potential partners, and you may be finding new and improved ways to get along. If you're stimulating angry situations, you need to consider your role in the interaction. If you're coming on too strong, you need to find ways to tone things down.

Overview Horoscope:

April is a personally powerful but also a hectic and potentially stressful month for you, dear Aries. While the focus is very much on personal goals and development, you're pulled in so many directions that it can be hard to keep your center. With your fiery ruler, Mars, not working at its best again this month, energy levels can be below par. As well, anger issues can surface in disruptive ways. You encounter challenges between your personal goals and the demands of your career, and cultivating some self-discipline becomes urgent. The demands of partnership and family can be especially strong as well. Mid-month brings important epiphanies about a relationship, or lack thereof for some. If you've been defiantly denying your need for others, this is a time when recognition comes in a rush. All month, try to avoid temper tantrums, needless arguments, and risky physical situations. Private moments are something to cherish this month, and important for regaining your center. Powerful times for these can occur on the 10-11 and 17-20 when forgiveness seems the best route to letting go of those attitudes and behaviors that have been keeping you from freely moving forward. It's a good time to let go of frustrating people and situations that have been taking too much space in your brain. Some of you might discover a private garden of sorts - a person, place, or state of mind that helps you unwind. The Solar Eclipse on the 29th gives you a push towards taking better care of your money and resources.

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

New! 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 new Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Aries in 2014.



 

 

 

Aries (Born April 1 to 10)
AND Aries Ascendant from 10 to 20 degrees Aries:

April 2014 Career, & General Trends
 

April 2014

 

Aries the RamOverview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

All month:

The Sun illuminates your first house now, bringing issues surrounding your personal identity, appearance, outward behavior, and self-expression to the forefront. This marks the peak of your physical solar cycle, and you are in the position to make an impression on others, and to assert your personal influence. Spontaneity of expression is what this transit is about. You are ready to put your past behind you and to start a new personal cycle. You have presence and you project confidence. Increased energy and a renewed feeling of confidence is with you now, so take advantage. It's a great month to do something entirely new and pioneering—to go solo in some area of your life. This particular season of the year smiles on your personal endeavors. This is a time when you more easily get in touch with a true sense of your identity and purpose. The most enterprising side of your nature surfaces, and it's time to seize opportunities. Existing problems in your life may be overcome now by bravery and a straightforward approach to your life. There's nothing wrong with a bit of self-centeredness during this cycle, but avoid taking it too far. It's not the best time for team work and other cooperative endeavors. The spotlight is on you and your ability to lead, so make it a good one! Take steps to improve how you come across to others. It's time to carve your own path in life.

Lunar Eclipse on April 15th

A general rule of thumb regarding eclipses is to avoid major decision-making in the week before and after an eclipse. This is because new information that could change our perspective often is revealed in the week after the eclipse. There is absolutely no need to suspend projects already in progress. Essentially, it's better to take in right now--to observe and get in touch with feelings.

This Lunar Eclipse stimulates your solar seventh house. Surprises surrounding partnerships and relationships may be in store. Something that has been "in hiding" or brewing under the surface of things comes to light, or there is a significant fruition or culmination. This could manifest as, for example, a surprising revelation from a partner, a circumstance that calls for you to support a significant other, a flurry of activity prompted by a partner's needs or demands for your services from the general public, and other such possibilities. You now have a natural flair for sensing the needs and desires of the general public. You are likely to draw highly emotional and sensitive individuals into your social circle. Partnership "tests" are possible now, but so is a chance to truly connect to a special someone in your life.

Solar Eclipse on April 29th

A general rule of thumb regarding eclipses is to avoid major decision-making in the week before and after an eclipse. This is because new information that could change our perspective often is revealed in the week after the eclipse. There is absolutely no need to suspend projects already in progress. Essentially, it's better to take in right now--to observe and get in touch with feelings.

The Solar Eclipse marks a new beginning for you. Letting go of the past is necessary in order to move forward. This eclipse occurs in your solar second house, suggesting a new approach to handling money and personal resources or new sources of income. A focus on ways to increase your income or a new budgeting/saving plan may be part of the picture in the coming months, as well as a sense of renewal and reinvigoration with regards to the way you handle making yourself feel comfortable and secure. This is a phase when you have an increased awareness of the physical world of the senses, and this is a time to start fresh in terms of how you arrange your life in order to feel a sense of value and worthiness. It is also a wonderful time for taking moments to pleasure yourself through earthy, tactile, and comforting endeavors.

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

Until April 15th:

Venus continues to move through your solar eleventh house. This is a strong time for putting your ego aside and lowering your defenses and simply enjoying people. It's a good time for networking and settling disputes if there are differences to iron out with friends. Cooperation comes easily, and warm friendships can be made during this cycle. Personal freedom is especially important to you right now, and you won't enjoy any associations that limit you. It can also be a good time for earnings from business.

From April 15th forward:

Venus is spending some time in "hibernation" in your privacy sector. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that your love life is stagnant, but that your affection is expressed behind closed doors. Attraction to secrets and whispers characterize this period, although for some, it can also be a time of endings, relationship concerns, and wistfulness. Personal and social contacts may be secretive, and there can be secret love affairs, or at least very private love feelings and longings. Shyness can lead to some loneliness or romantic frustration. However, this can also be a deliciously private and intimate time.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 13th:

Mercury continues to transit your solar twelfth house. This is a cycle in which clear decision-making does not come easily. You are paying more attention to unspoken or hidden elements of any circumstance. You are seeing all sides to any given story, and forming a definite opinion does not seem "right" for the time being. Thoughts turn to the past. It's a strong period for gaining different perspectives on problems or issues in your life, as well as for reflection and research, but not the easiest time for presenting your ideas.

From April 13-28:

With Mercury in your solar first house, you are most inclined to speak up about matters that you previously were only mulling over. Your disposition is more intellectual than usual now, and self-expression comes easily. You are sharper than usual--more observant, and more inclined to "live in the head". Relationships with siblings, neighbors, classmates, and casual friends may become more prominent in your life now. It is likely that you will initiate discussions during this period, evaluate your appearance and the impact you have on those around you, and make contact with others rather than stay chained to any one place or activity. This is the time to be direct and to communicate your needs and interests. You are more inclined to talk about yourself and your personal past now. This may also be a restless time when it is difficult to turn the thinking process off when it would be better to relax! It is an especially fruitful time for any endeavor that requires dealing with words, ideas, and facts and figures. Your demeanor is more youthful, perhaps mischievous, light-hearted, and non-threatening so that others may be more inclined to turn to you for advice or pleasant conversation. Using the power of words to attract what you want or to further your interests works best for you now.

From April 28th forward:

With Mercury in your solar second house, this is a strong period for analyzing your cash flow, income, and earning power. You are more practical and rational in your approach to finances during this period. With your conscious mind focused on money and possessions, as well as personal values, this can be a strong period for gathering new money-making ideas. Alternatively, it could be a time when you tend to fret over your finances. Conversations tend to be practical rather than frivolous now. Financial gain may come through communications.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from March 1-May 19

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you on a highly personal level because Mars is your sign's ruler. If you have an Aries Ascendant, Mars is your chart ruler, and Mars retrograde can also affect you on the physical plane as well as your personal presentation or image to others. You don't assert yourself or state what it is that you want as directly as you normally do, and you could be withdrawn and introspective, pulling back from life a little as you figure out what it is that you truly want from it. Pushing yourself during this Mars retrograde cycle will only lead to frustrations and slowdowns. It's time to review how you have been handling yourself in terms of self-assertion and expression of anger in general, and for considering making changes to your approach to getting what you want out of life.

Occurring in your solar seventh house this time, enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could appear to be waning. A partner could seem to be less direct or could be harder to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself well in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness with partnerships. A lover may be especially intense or obsessive, or you could experience this in your own behavior. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This cycle forces you to reorganize your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from your relationships. You are doing very important "work" that can benefit you greatly. You have the chance to reassess how you've been dealing with partners or potential partners, and you may be finding new and improved ways to get along. If you're stimulating angry situations, you need to consider your role in the interaction. If you're coming on too strong, you need to find ways to tone things down.

Overview Horoscope:

April is a personally powerful but also a hectic and potentially stressful month for you, dear Aries. While the focus is very much on personal goals and development, you're pulled in so many directions that it can be hard to keep your center. With your fiery ruler, Mars, not working at its best again this month, energy levels can be below par. As well, anger issues can surface in disruptive ways. You encounter challenges between your personal goals and the demands of your career, and cultivating some self-discipline becomes urgent. The demands of partnership and family can be especially strong as well. Mid-month brings important epiphanies about a relationship, or lack thereof for some. If you've been defiantly denying your need for others, this is a time when recognition comes in a rush. All month, try to avoid temper tantrums, needless arguments, and risky physical situations. Private moments are something to cherish this month, and important for regaining your center. Powerful times for these can occur on the 10-11 and 17-20 when forgiveness seems the best route to letting go of those attitudes and behaviors that have been keeping you from freely moving forward. It's a good time to let go of frustrating people and situations that have been taking too much space in your brain. Some of you might discover a private garden of sorts - a person, place, or state of mind that helps you unwind. The Solar Eclipse on the 29th gives you a push towards taking better care of your money and resources.

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

New! 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 new Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Aries in 2014.



 

 

Aries (Born April 11 to 20)
AND Aries Ascendant from 20 to 30 degrees Aries:

April 2014 Aries Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2014

 

Aries the RamOverview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 9th:

The Sun continues to shine its light on your solar twelfth house. This is the time to listen to your intuition, to take a break from the hectic pace of your life, and to reflect on what you have learned in the past year. You might naturally retreat a little and take more private time for yourself now. Your physical energy levels may not be up to par for the time being, and this is your body signalling you to take a break. This is not an ideal time for pushing forward with new personal projects and plans. It is better to finish up projects and tie up loose ends now.

From April 9th forward:

The Sun illuminates your first house now, bringing issues surrounding your personal identity, appearance, outward behavior, and self-expression to the forefront. This marks the peak of your physical solar cycle, and you are in the position to make an impression on others, and to assert your personal influence. Spontaneity of expression is what this transit is about. You are ready to put your past behind you and to start a new personal cycle. You have presence and you project confidence. Increased energy and a renewed feeling of confidence is with you now, so take advantage. It's a great month to do something entirely new and pioneering—to go solo in some area of your life. This particular season of the year smiles on your personal endeavors. This is a time when you more easily get in touch with a true sense of your identity and purpose. The most enterprising side of your nature surfaces, and it's time to seize opportunities. Existing problems in your life may be overcome now by bravery and a straightforward approach to your life. There's nothing wrong with a bit of self-centeredness during this cycle, but avoid taking it too far. It's not the best time for team work and other cooperative endeavors. The spotlight is on you and your ability to lead, so make it a good one! Take steps to improve how you come across to others. It's time to carve your own path in life.

Lunar Eclipse on April 15th

A general rule of thumb regarding eclipses is to avoid major decision-making in the week before and after an eclipse. This is because new information that could change our perspective often is revealed in the week after the eclipse. There is absolutely no need to suspend projects already in progress. Essentially, it's better to take in right now--to observe and get in touch with feelings.

This Lunar Eclipse stimulates your solar seventh house. Surprises surrounding partnerships and relationships may be in store. Something that has been "in hiding" or brewing under the surface of things comes to light, or there is a significant fruition or culmination. This could manifest as, for example, a surprising revelation from a partner, a circumstance that calls for you to support a significant other, a flurry of activity prompted by a partner's needs or demands for your services from the general public, and other such possibilities. You now have a natural flair for sensing the needs and desires of the general public. You are likely to draw highly emotional and sensitive individuals into your social circle. Partnership "tests" are possible now, but so is a chance to truly connect to a special someone in your life.

Solar Eclipse on April 29th

A general rule of thumb regarding eclipses is to avoid major decision-making in the week before and after an eclipse. This is because new information that could change our perspective often is revealed in the week after the eclipse. There is absolutely no need to suspend projects already in progress. Essentially, it's better to take in right now--to observe and get in touch with feelings.

The Solar Eclipse marks a new beginning for you. Letting go of the past is necessary in order to move forward. This eclipse occurs in your solar first house, suggesting a new approach to your personal life, the manner in which you come across to others, and the way you assert yourself. A focus on ways to improve or enhance your appearance and mannerisms may be part of the picture in the coming months, as well as a sense of renewal and reinvigoration with regards to how you assert your needs and express yourself to others. This is a phase when you have an increased awareness of your own needs. It's a very powerful time for you--a time to reinvent yourself in some personal way, such as with a new look or manner of expressing and presenting yourself. This is a personally busy time of year, when you feel energetic and enthusiastic. Think about how you present yourself to others, focus on changing personal habits in such a way as to improve your confidence in yourself, and concentrate on putting your best foot forward, as this is a time when you will get noticed and make a personal impression on others. However, factor in the importance of authenticity in your presentation of yourself. You do not have to, of course, reveal all of yourself to others, but the sign of Aries associated with the first house reminds us of the importance of acting on our impulses and believing in ourselves. This is a time when you can be brave and enjoy new experiences.

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

Until April 24th:

Venus continues to move through your solar eleventh house. This is a strong time for putting your ego aside and lowering your defenses and simply enjoying people. It's a good time for networking and settling disputes if there are differences to iron out with friends. Cooperation comes easily, and warm friendships can be made during this cycle. Personal freedom is especially important to you right now, and you won't enjoy any associations that limit you. It can also be a good time for earnings from business.

From April 24th:

Venus is spending some time in "hibernation" in your privacy sector. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that your love life is stagnant, but that your affection is expressed behind closed doors. Attraction to secrets and whispers characterize this period, although for some, it can also be a time of endings, relationship concerns, and wistfulness. Personal and social contacts may be secretive, and there can be secret love affairs, or at least very private love feelings and longings. Shyness can lead to some loneliness or romantic frustration. However, this can also be a deliciously private and intimate time.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

From April 1-18:

Your mind is focused on private matters and past issues while Mercury transits the twelfth house of your solar chart. This is a time when you are least likely to speak out of turn or to express yourself freely. You're searching behind the curtain, and examining the past for answers. This is a good time for research, quiet contemplation, and meditation; but do avoid getting dragged down by issues that have outgrown their worth and purpose. Examining the past in order to improve the future is certainly worthwhile, as long as you don't waste your energy on guilt. Creative endeavors could prosper now, particularly those that draw upon the emotions or that require creative visualization skills, such as poetry, art, acting, and other such activities. You are likely to require a certain amount of solitude in order to get your thoughts together or to be mentally productive. You are less likely to chat indiscriminately during this transit, and tend to be a little secretive or tight-lipped for the time being. This may be important, in fact, because this position of Mercury is sometimes associated with the uncovering of secrets, so discretion may be in order.

From April 18th forward:

With Mercury in your solar first house, you are most inclined to speak up about matters that you previously were only mulling over. Your disposition is more intellectual than usual now, and self-expression comes easily. You are sharper than usual--more observant, and more inclined to "live in the head". Relationships with siblings, neighbors, classmates, and casual friends may become more prominent in your life now. It is likely that you will initiate discussions during this period, evaluate your appearance and the impact you have on those around you, and make contact with others rather than stay chained to any one place or activity. This is the time to be direct and to communicate your needs and interests. You are more inclined to talk about yourself and your personal past now. This may also be a restless time when it is difficult to turn the thinking process off when it would be better to relax! It is an especially fruitful time for any endeavor that requires dealing with words, ideas, and facts and figures. Your demeanor is more youthful, perhaps mischievous, light-hearted, and non-threatening so that others may be more inclined to turn to you for advice or pleasant conversation. Using the power of words to attract what you want or to further your interests works best for you now.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from March 1-May 19

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you on a highly personal level because Mars is your sign's ruler. If you have an Aries Ascendant, Mars is your chart ruler, and Mars retrograde can also affect you on the physical plane as well as your personal presentation or image to others. You don't assert yourself or state what it is that you want as directly as you normally do, and you could be withdrawn and introspective, pulling back from life a little as you figure out what it is that you truly want from it. Pushing yourself during this Mars retrograde cycle will only lead to frustrations and slowdowns. It's time to review how you have been handling yourself in terms of self-assertion and expression of anger in general, and for considering making changes to your approach to getting what you want out of life.

Occurring in your solar seventh house this time, enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could appear to be waning. A partner could seem to be less direct or could be harder to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself well in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness with partnerships. A lover may be especially intense or obsessive, or you could experience this in your own behavior. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This cycle forces you to reorganize your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from your relationships. You are doing very important "work" that can benefit you greatly. You have the chance to reassess how you've been dealing with partners or potential partners, and you may be finding new and improved ways to get along. If you're stimulating angry situations, you need to consider your role in the interaction. If you're coming on too strong, you need to find ways to tone things down.

Overview Horoscope:

April is a personally powerful but also a hectic and potentially stressful month for you, dear Aries. While the focus is very much on personal goals and development, you're pulled in so many directions that it can be hard to keep your center. With your fiery ruler, Mars, not working at its best again this month, energy levels can be below par. As well, anger issues can surface in disruptive ways. You encounter challenges between your personal goals and the demands of your career, and cultivating some self-discipline becomes urgent. The demands of partnership and family can be especially strong as well. Mid-month brings important epiphanies about a relationship, or lack thereof for some. If you've been defiantly denying your need for others, this is a time when recognition comes in a rush. All month, try to avoid temper tantrums, needless arguments, and risky physical situations. Private moments are something to cherish this month, and important for regaining your center. Powerful times for these can occur on the 10-11 and 17-20 when forgiveness seems the best route to letting go of those attitudes and behaviors that have been keeping you from freely moving forward. It's a good time to let go of frustrating people and situations that have been taking too much space in your brain. Some of you might discover a private garden of sorts - a person, place, or state of mind that helps you unwind. The Solar Eclipse on the 29th gives you a push towards taking better care of your money and resources.

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