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April 2016 Horoscope: Predictions for Scorpio


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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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    Scorpios born October 24 to November 2    
    Scorpios born November 3 to 12    
    Scorpios born November 13 to 22    

 

 

Overview for this Month: Scorpio (All)

April 2016

April is strong for enlivening your work and daily routines, dear Scorpio. You're bringing more pride, creativity, and warmth to your work or workplace. Your approach can be off-and-on, but when you're "on", you are going the extra distance. You might also be exploring alternative therapies and approaches to health and fitness.

The New Moon on the 7th can ignite a strong desire to excel in your work and health pursuits. The 9-12 is a better period of the month for coming to agreement with others, making purchases or business moves, personal appeal, and for relationship strengthening.

The retrogrades this month are stronger on you than most. Mars is your co-ruler and turns retrograde on the 17th. Later in the cycle, it will return to your sign. Pluto, your modern ruler, stations and retrogrades on the 18th. Finally, Mercury turns retrograde on the 28th and is in your opposing sign. All of this points to a need to take things slowly. It's not a month for pushing things forward.

Mars turns retrograde on the 17th, and will remain in apparent backward motion until June 29th. For the first leg of this cycle, Mars is in your finances and resources sector, until the end of May, after which it will move back into your sign. This month, Mars is moving very slowly through your sector of money, personal possessions, and natural talents, and while matters surrounding these things can seem to be moving similarly slowly, this gives you the chance to take a second look at problem areas you may have missed. Watch for struggles with money or values. There can be some confusion, misunderstandings, and possibly resentments surrounding money, ownership, valuables, matters of self-worth, work, and health. It's important to watch spending and pay attention to fine print when making purchases or commitments. You could easily regret your purchases later, so take the time to think about it before you leap forward. However, this can also be a time for seeing new ways to make money or for discovering lost items. It's a good period for redesigning your budget.

On the 18th, Pluto turns retrograde. This is a yearly multi-month cycle that is strong for searching deep within for answers, introspection, and review. Looking to the past without dwelling on it is an important process that can help you to see, more clearly, what things need to change.

Watch that you don't put too much faith in something that is no longer viable, particularly in the days surrounding these two stations (the 16-20), or give so much that you forget your own needs in the process. If the scales are tipping too far towards a partner, the Full Moon on the 22nd will bring the problem to light. This is a time for recognizing any recently buried or neglected emotions, and a strong time for considering lifestyle changes. Just as Venus moves into your partnership sector, Mercury turns retrograde in the same sector in the last few days of the month. Close relationships get special attention now.

 

 

See also This Month in Astrology.


 

 

Scorpio (Born October 24 to November 2) and Scorpio Ascendant 0 to 10 degrees Scorpio:

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

April 2016

 

scorpio the scorpionOverview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 19th:

The Sun puts a spotlight on your solar sixth house. This is a busy period that finds you tending to many different details of your daily existence--your work, various projects, organization around the home and office, your daily routines, and health matters. Your ego may be especially tied up in the work you do, so that you are proud and more creative than usual in your job. You may be in the position to take charge in your work, or to take charge of your health and diet. Sometimes this cycle relates to increased activities involving pets. You seek to perfect your skills or methods now, and you focus on the parts that make up the whole now in order to improve your daily life. As a result, you can be more critical than usual, but this process is necessary for you to sort out what works for you and what doesn't.

From April 19th forward:

The Sun illuminates your seventh house. At this time of year, you have a greater need than usual to be with a partner. Bouncing ideas off someone helps you to better understand yourself. A partner provides a mirror for your own self-discovery. Now is the time to realize your own potential through a significant other. During this cycle, you focus on balancing your personal interests and objectives with your social life, or with those of a partner. The emphasis is on "us" rather than "me". You need the energies, companionship, and support of other people, and they may also seek out your support and companionship. It's important to include others rather than to go solo for the time being. However, bending too much to the will of another is not advised either. Social interactions of a personal, one-on-one kind are emphasized. Circumstances are such that your diplomacy skills are required. Your popularity is increasing, and is reinforced by your own ability to cooperate and harmonize. Your ego and pride are tied up in how you relate to others now. This may be an especially busy time for people who consult or work with clients one-on-one.

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

Until April 5th:

Venus continues to transit your solar fifth house. Your popularity is on an upward trend during this cycle as others find you especially attractive and friendly. You may have the desire to dress well and in good taste. There is strength in your feelings of love and the power of attraction, which may open the door to new romantic relationships. Yet, you are not aggressive in your approach to love. Instead, you attract more if you allow yourself to be pursued during this cycle. Conditions are highlighted in connection with young people, and quite possibly a female child--a stronger bond could be formed during this period. You are feeling inspired creatively and romantically and you express your loving feelings quite openly now. Creative self-expression of any kind is favored at this time. You will also thoroughly enjoy artistic, musical, or cultural events and activities, especially in the company of a loved one. At this time, you instinctively know how to place yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression on others. Any love affair begun now will be characterized by good cheer, having fun, and a fair share of emotional drama!

From April 5-29:

Venus graces your solar sixth house now. Establishing a happy and harmonious work environment through friendly relations with co-workers or tidying up your work area comes into focus now. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment. You are generally well liked and respected socially on the job right now. Some laziness is possible now, as you tend to associate pleasure with work! Perhaps you are socializing more than usual on the job. You have good team spirit during this cycle, and you are more tactful and obliging with your co-workers. You are less inclined to fall in love for the sake of love itself during this cycle. Your tendency is to consider whether it is clever to do so! You're most successful doing tasks that involve cooperation and team harmony. You could find that your talents or skills are especially appreciated. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment.

From April 29th forward:

Venus graces your solar seventh house during this period. This is a time for extra attention to a partner or significant other, as well as from that person! You are more inclined to flatter and charm others during this cycle. One-to-one relating appeals to you more than group activities or more casual connections. Smoothing out your close personal relationships is what makes you happy during this cycle. If single, you are more willing than normal to enter into a committed relationship. In general, you are adaptable when it comes to your affections--very willing to compromise, negotiate, and make peace.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 6th:

Mercury continues to transit your solar sixth house. This is an excellent cycle for improving your skills, objectively identifying your weaknesses so that you can work on them, and for finding flaws in your work methods or approach to daily activities so that you can make necessary changes. You might be especially focused on list-making and to-do lists, as well as organizing things around you. The need to communicate about your work, health, and other daily affairs, or with co-workers, is especially strong now. Negative expression of this position is worrying about sixth house matters (work, health, pets, and so forth) rather than finding ways to improve these things.

From April 6th forward:

Mercury transits your solar seventh house. You tend to weigh the pros and cons of every issue during this cycle, taking into account others' needs as well as your own. Some indecisiveness is possible now, simply because you naturally entertain opposing viewpoints. You have a strong desire to cooperate and communicate with others now. You feel most comfortable spending time with people on a one-to-one level, or with those with whom you share a personal history. Your own thoughts become clearer through dialogue with others. You may be doing public relations work, counseling, negotiating, or arbitration during this cycle. There is a lot of emphasis on communications with partners and best friends at this time. You can use the power of words to advise others or to make peace with people in your life. You are more diplomatic than usual during this transit.

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

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications with friends or groups, as well as intimate communications and shared financial resources, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to financial transactions and personal communications with friends, or, better yet, take this time to re-budget or rethink your plans instead of taking premature action. Group meetings may be postponed or cancelled, and friends may seem distant or confused.

Occurring in your solar seventh house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to negotiations and one-on-one communications. Be as non-judgmental as you can with a partner. There may be the need to revisit old issues in a partnership, or there could be some communication problems with a partner. An ex-partner may resurface during this cycle. Misunderstandings with your partner now can do some damage if you (or your partner) focus on the choice of words instead of the meanings behind the words. If you need to talk through problems, try not to over-react to what your partner has to say. Mixed messages coming from a partner, or a disappointment, could occur now. You may not be as adept at mediating disputes for the time being, but it's a good cycle in which to reflect upon your negotiation skills with the goal of improving them. Re-thinking a partnership arrangement is possible now, but you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with partners; or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of work, daily activities and routines, and/or health. Events might conspire to slow you down in these areas, forcing you to reassess how you've been managing this part of your life. Frustrations with your daily routine can be part of the picture now. Energy levels may seem low. Mars is your co-ruler, so you may be dealing with issues of image, personal presentation, and physical appearance or health as well.

From April 17th to May 27th:

Occurring in your second house this time, money-making endeavors are in focus. Perhaps a money-making idea you have been working on and were enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Caution and perhaps anxiety may be the overriding emotions now. Money and security matters are extremely important to you during this cycle, but they are not as straightforward as they have been. It's time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your money and your plans. This period involves coming to a greater understanding of how the way you manage your resources impacts your confidence and your life.

(Mars will retrograde back into your sign from May 27th to June 29th).

Overview Horoscope:

April is strong for enlivening your work and daily routines, dear Scorpio. You're bringing more pride, creativity, and warmth to your work or workplace. Your approach can be off-and-on, but when you're "on", you are going the extra distance. You might also be exploring alternative therapies and approaches to health and fitness.

The New Moon on the 7th can ignite a strong desire to excel in your work and health pursuits. The 9-12 is a better period of the month for coming to agreement with others, making purchases or business moves, personal appeal, and for relationship strengthening.

The retrogrades this month are stronger on you than most. Mars is your co-ruler and turns retrograde on the 17th. Later in the cycle, it will return to your sign. Pluto, your modern ruler, stations and retrogrades on the 18th. Finally, Mercury turns retrograde on the 28th and is in your opposing sign. All of this points to a need to take things slowly. It's not a month for pushing things forward.

Mars turns retrograde on the 17th, and will remain in apparent backward motion until June 29th. For the first leg of this cycle, Mars is in your finances and resources sector, until the end of May, after which it will move back into your sign. This month, Mars is moving very slowly through your sector of money, personal possessions, and natural talents, and while matters surrounding these things can seem to be moving similarly slowly, this gives you the chance to take a second look at problem areas you may have missed. Watch for struggles with money or values. There can be some confusion, misunderstandings, and possibly resentments surrounding money, ownership, valuables, matters of self-worth, work, and health. It's important to watch spending and pay attention to fine print when making purchases or commitments. You could easily regret your purchases later, so take the time to think about it before you leap forward. However, this can also be a time for seeing new ways to make money or for discovering lost items. It's a good period for redesigning your budget.

On the 18th, Pluto turns retrograde. This is a yearly multi-month cycle that is strong for searching deep within for answers, introspection, and review. Looking to the past without dwelling on it is an important process that can help you to see, more clearly, what things need to change.

Watch that you don't put too much faith in something that is no longer viable, particularly in the days surrounding these two stations (the 16-20), or give so much that you forget your own needs in the process. If the scales are tipping too far towards a partner, the Full Moon on the 22nd will bring the problem to light. This is a time for recognizing any recently buried or neglected emotions, and a strong time for considering lifestyle changes. Just as Venus moves into your partnership sector, Mercury turns retrograde in the same sector in the last few days of the month. Close relationships get special attention now.

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 Scorpio in 2016.



 

 

 

Scorpio (Born November 3 to 12) and Scorpio Ascendant from 10 to 20 degrees Scorpio:

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

April 2016

 

scorpio the scorpionOverview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

All month: The Sun illuminates your solar sixth house. During this cycle, you take more pride in the work you do and in your health routines than any other time of the year. You are sorting through the experiences of the last several months, separating the worthwhile from the worthless. This is a good time to build your skills, to get organized, and to attend to your health and wellbeing. It's a great time to make improvements to your regular routines. Your self-esteem and your ego are tied up in the work you do and in the services you give. Details are more important to you now. It's time to bring order to your life by focusing on the little things that make up the whole. This cycle presents an opportunity to get rid of what doesn't work in your life, while also discovering what does. You could seek distinction and strive towards perfection in your work. Efficiency should be your goal now. Your physical health, as well as the relationship between your body and your mind, are in focus.

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

Until April 13th:

Venus continues to transit your solar fifth house. Your popularity is on an upward trend during this cycle as others find you especially attractive and friendly. You may have the desire to dress well and in good taste. There is strength in your feelings of love and the power of attraction, which may open the door to new romantic relationships. Yet, you are not aggressive in your approach to love. Instead, you attract more if you allow yourself to be pursued during this cycle. Conditions are highlighted in connection with young people, and quite possibly a female child--a stronger bond could be formed during this period. You are feeling inspired creatively and romantically and you express your loving feelings quite openly now. Creative self-expression of any kind is favored at this time. You will also thoroughly enjoy artistic, musical, or cultural events and activities, especially in the company of a loved one. At this time, you instinctively know how to place yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression on others. Any love affair begun now will be characterized by good cheer, having fun, and a fair share of emotional drama!

From April 13th forward:

Venus graces your solar sixth house now. Establishing a happy and harmonious work environment through friendly relations with co-workers or tidying up your work area comes into focus now. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment. You are generally well liked and respected socially on the job right now. Some laziness is possible now, as you tend to associate pleasure with work! Perhaps you are socializing more than usual on the job. You have good team spirit during this cycle, and you are more tactful and obliging with your co-workers. You are less inclined to fall in love for the sake of love itself during this cycle. Your tendency is to consider whether it is clever to do so! You're most successful doing tasks that involve cooperation and team harmony. You could find that your talents or skills are especially appreciated. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 12th:

Mercury continues to transit your solar sixth house. This is an excellent cycle for improving your skills, objectively identifying your weaknesses so that you can work on them, and for finding flaws in your work methods or approach to daily activities so that you can make necessary changes. You might be especially focused on list-making and to-do lists, as well as organizing things around you. The need to communicate about your work, health, and other daily affairs, or with co-workers, is especially strong now. Negative expression of this position is worrying about sixth house matters (work, health, pets, and so forth) rather than finding ways to improve these things.

From April 12th forward:

Mercury transits your solar seventh house. You tend to weigh the pros and cons of every issue during this cycle, taking into account others' needs as well as your own. Some indecisiveness is possible now, simply because you naturally entertain opposing viewpoints. You have a strong desire to cooperate and communicate with others now. You feel most comfortable spending time with people on a one-to-one level, or with those with whom you share a personal history. Your own thoughts become clearer through dialogue with others. You may be doing public relations work, counseling, negotiating, or arbitration during this cycle. There is a lot of emphasis on communications with partners and best friends at this time. You can use the power of words to advise others or to make peace with people in your life. You are more diplomatic than usual during this transit.

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

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications with friends or groups, as well as intimate communications and shared financial resources, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to financial transactions and personal communications with friends, or, better yet, take this time to re-budget or rethink your plans instead of taking premature action. Group meetings may be postponed or cancelled, and friends may seem distant or confused.

Occurring in your solar seventh house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to negotiations and one-on-one communications. Be as non-judgmental as you can with a partner. There may be the need to revisit old issues in a partnership, or there could be some communication problems with a partner. An ex-partner may resurface during this cycle. Misunderstandings with your partner now can do some damage if you (or your partner) focus on the choice of words instead of the meanings behind the words. If you need to talk through problems, try not to over-react to what your partner has to say. Mixed messages coming from a partner, or a disappointment, could occur now. You may not be as adept at mediating disputes for the time being, but it's a good cycle in which to reflect upon your negotiation skills with the goal of improving them. Re-thinking a partnership arrangement is possible now, but you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with partners; or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of work, daily activities and routines, and/or health. Events might conspire to slow you down in these areas, forcing you to reassess how you've been managing this part of your life. Frustrations with your daily routine can be part of the picture now. Energy levels may seem low. Mars is your co-ruler, so you may be dealing with issues of image, personal presentation, and physical appearance or health as well.

Occurring in your solar first house now, this Mars retrograde cycle is very up close and personal! The ways that your survival instincts have served you to date may not seem to be as effective, or you might be feeling cautious and withdrawn overall now. You might find that you are second-guessing yourself, and this is a natural process as you reassess how you have been going about meeting life and reacting/acting. It's a good time for refining these things. Your personal initiatives and confidence are affected. Perhaps you are not as confident about your personal effectiveness and more cautious about sharing yourself with others. Personal initiatives might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them. You could be a little tired and more accident-prone, so be sure to rest up. You are also examining the way anger has helped or impaired your life, and coming up with new ways to manage it. In the process, you can experience some real frustrations. The end result, ideally, is a much-improved you. It's time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea now. How you assert yourself and how you go about going after what you want out of life are up for review now. Watch for unacknowledged or buried desires driving your behavior.

Overview Horoscope:

April is strong for enlivening your work and daily routines, dear Scorpio. You're bringing more pride, creativity, and warmth to your work or workplace. Your approach can be off-and-on, but when you're "on", you are going the extra distance. You might also be exploring alternative therapies and approaches to health and fitness.

The New Moon on the 7th can ignite a strong desire to excel in your work and health pursuits. The 9-12 is a better period of the month for coming to agreement with others, making purchases or business moves, personal appeal, and for relationship strengthening.

The retrogrades this month are stronger on you than most. Mars is your co-ruler and turns retrograde on the 17th. Later in the cycle, it will return to your sign. Pluto, your modern ruler, stations and retrogrades on the 18th. Finally, Mercury turns retrograde on the 28th and is in your opposing sign. All of this points to a need to take things slowly. It's not a month for pushing things forward.

Mars turns retrograde on the 17th, and will remain in apparent backward motion until June 29th. For the first leg of this cycle, Mars is in your finances and resources sector, until the end of May, after which it will move back into your sign. This month, Mars is moving very slowly through your sector of money, personal possessions, and natural talents, and while matters surrounding these things can seem to be moving similarly slowly, this gives you the chance to take a second look at problem areas you may have missed. Watch for struggles with money or values. There can be some confusion, misunderstandings, and possibly resentments surrounding money, ownership, valuables, matters of self-worth, work, and health. It's important to watch spending and pay attention to fine print when making purchases or commitments. You could easily regret your purchases later, so take the time to think about it before you leap forward. However, this can also be a time for seeing new ways to make money or for discovering lost items. It's a good period for redesigning your budget.

On the 18th, Pluto turns retrograde. This is a yearly multi-month cycle that is strong for searching deep within for answers, introspection, and review. Looking to the past without dwelling on it is an important process that can help you to see, more clearly, what things need to change.

Watch that you don't put too much faith in something that is no longer viable, particularly in the days surrounding these two stations (the 16-20), or give so much that you forget your own needs in the process. If the scales are tipping too far towards a partner, the Full Moon on the 22nd will bring the problem to light. This is a time for recognizing any recently buried or neglected emotions, and a strong time for considering lifestyle changes. Just as Venus moves into your partnership sector, Mercury turns retrograde in the same sector in the last few days of the month. Close relationships get special attention now.

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 Scorpio in 2016.



 

 

 

Scorpio (Born November 13 to 22) and Scorpio Ascendant from 20 to 30 degrees Scorpio:

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

April 2016

 

scorpio the scorpionOverview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 9th:

The Sun continues to put a spotlight on your solar fifth house. This is a time when pleasure-seeking and creative activities come into focus and grab much of your attention. You are particularly personally charming in a spontaneous, natural way during this solar cycle. This is the time of year when you are ready to perform and to express yourself creatively. This is a very playful cycle, when you are inspired creatively and emotionally. It's a good time for recreation, romance, connecting with children, and enjoying and performing the arts. Your ego is tied up in your children, romantic relationships, and creative output now, so that you can be especially proud of these people and things. You can also be over-sensitive about these matters if you feel you are not getting enough appreciation.

From April 9th forward:The Sun illuminates your solar sixth house. During this cycle, you take more pride in the work you do and in your health routines than any other time of the year. You are sorting through the experiences of the last several months, separating the worthwhile from the worthless. This is a good time to build your skills, to get organized, and to attend to your health and wellbeing. It's a great time to make improvements to your regular routines. Your self-esteem and your ego are tied up in the work you do and in the services you give. Details are more important to you now. It's time to bring order to your life by focusing on the little things that make up the whole. This cycle presents an opportunity to get rid of what doesn't work in your life, while also discovering what does. You could seek distinction and strive towards perfection in your work. Efficiency should be your goal now. Your physical health, as well as the relationship between your body and your mind, are in focus.

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

Until April 22nd:

Venus continues to transit your solar fifth house. Your popularity is on an upward trend during this cycle as others find you especially attractive and friendly. You may have the desire to dress well and in good taste. There is strength in your feelings of love and the power of attraction, which may open the door to new romantic relationships. Yet, you are not aggressive in your approach to love. Instead, you attract more if you allow yourself to be pursued during this cycle. Conditions are highlighted in connection with young people, and quite possibly a female child--a stronger bond could be formed during this period. You are feeling inspired creatively and romantically and you express your loving feelings quite openly now. Creative self-expression of any kind is favored at this time. You will also thoroughly enjoy artistic, musical, or cultural events and activities, especially in the company of a loved one. At this time, you instinctively know how to place yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression on others. Any love affair begun now will be characterized by good cheer, having fun, and a fair share of emotional drama!

From April 22nd forward:

Venus graces your solar sixth house now. Establishing a happy and harmonious work environment through friendly relations with co-workers or tidying up your work area comes into focus now. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment. You are generally well liked and respected socially on the job right now. Some laziness is possible now, as you tend to associate pleasure with work! Perhaps you are socializing more than usual on the job. You have good team spirit during this cycle, and you are more tactful and obliging with your co-workers. You are less inclined to fall in love for the sake of love itself during this cycle. Your tendency is to consider whether it is clever to do so! You're most successful doing tasks that involve cooperation and team harmony. You could find that your talents or skills are especially appreciated. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 20th:

Mercury transits your solar sixth house. This is a good placement for Mercury, as it is the natural ruler of the sixth house. It's an excellent period for sorting out the details of your daily existence. You are inclined to make to-do lists, pay bills and sort out clutter, and to do detail work on the job. Health matters are most certainly on your brain as well, and you could be thinking of scheduling check-ups or busy researching ways to improve your health. You may also show a keener interest in improving your basic skills. Your approach to work during this cycle is pleasant, happy, and logical for the most part, unless you allow worry or scattered energy to enter the picture. You are inclined to want to learn new work skills, or to improve your skills and output in terms of work. There is likely to be more activity, movement, contact, and communications with co-workers now. You tend to take more interest in organizing your working environment--and this is an excellent time to do so, as you are especially objective and intelligent when it comes to getting a handle on your daily affairs and all of the "little things" that contribute to a feeling of efficiency and competency. Menial tasks become more prominent. Watch, however, for tension or idle chit-chat interfering with your work output during this cycle.

From April 20th forward:

Mercury transits your solar seventh house. You tend to weigh the pros and cons of every issue during this cycle, taking into account others' needs as well as your own. Some indecisiveness is possible now, simply because you naturally entertain opposing viewpoints. You have a strong desire to cooperate and communicate with others now. You feel most comfortable spending time with people on a one-to-one level, or with those with whom you share a personal history. Your own thoughts become clearer through dialogue with others. You may be doing public relations work, counseling, negotiating, or arbitration during this cycle. There is a lot of emphasis on communications with partners and best friends at this time. You can use the power of words to advise others or to make peace with people in your life. You are more diplomatic than usual during this transit.

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

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications with friends or groups, as well as intimate communications and shared financial resources, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to financial transactions and personal communications with friends, or, better yet, take this time to re-budget or rethink your plans instead of taking premature action. Group meetings may be postponed or cancelled, and friends may seem distant or confused.

Occurring in your solar sixth and seventh houses this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to negotiations, work, and one-on-one communications. Be as non- judgmental as you can with a partner and with co-workers. There may be the need to revisit old issues in a partnership, or there could be some communication problems with a partner. An ex-partner may resurface during this cycle. Misunderstandings with your partner now can do serious damage if you (or your partner) focus on words said instead of meanings behind the words. If you need to talk through problems, do your best to be as non-judgmental as possible, and don't over-react to what your partner has to say either. Mixed messages coming from a partner, or a disappointment, could occur now. You may not be as good at mediating disputes for the time being, but it's a good cycle in which to improve your negotiation skills. Re-thinking a partnership or a job is possible now, but you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with partners, co-workers, and superiors, or take this time to re- examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of work, daily activities and routines, and/or health. Events might conspire to slow you down in these areas, forcing you to reassess how you've been managing this part of your life. Frustrations with your daily routine can be part of the picture now. Energy levels may seem low. Mars is your co-ruler, so you may be dealing with issues of image, personal presentation, and physical appearance or health as well.

Occurring in your solar first house now, this Mars retrograde cycle is very up close and personal! The ways that your survival instincts have served you to date may not seem to be as effective, or you might be feeling cautious and withdrawn overall now. You might find that you are second-guessing yourself, and this is a natural process as you reassess how you have been going about meeting life and reacting/acting. It's a good time for refining these things. Your personal initiatives and confidence are affected. Perhaps you are not as confident about your personal effectiveness and more cautious about sharing yourself with others. Personal initiatives might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them. You could be a little tired and more accident-prone, so be sure to rest up. You are also examining the way anger has helped or impaired your life, and coming up with new ways to manage it. In the process, you can experience some real frustrations. The end result, ideally, is a much-improved you. It's time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea now. How you assert yourself and how you go about going after what you want out of life are up for review now. Watch for unacknowledged or buried desires driving your behavior.

Overview Horoscope:

April is strong for enlivening your work and daily routines, dear Scorpio. You're bringing more pride, creativity, and warmth to your work or workplace. Your approach can be off-and-on, but when you're "on", you are going the extra distance. You might also be exploring alternative therapies and approaches to health and fitness.

The New Moon on the 7th can ignite a strong desire to excel in your work and health pursuits. The 9-12 is a better period of the month for coming to agreement with others, making purchases or business moves, personal appeal, and for relationship strengthening.

The retrogrades this month are stronger on you than most. Mars is your co-ruler and turns retrograde on the 17th. Later in the cycle, it will return to your sign. Pluto, your modern ruler, stations and retrogrades on the 18th. Finally, Mercury turns retrograde on the 28th and is in your opposing sign. All of this points to a need to take things slowly. It's not a month for pushing things forward.

Mars turns retrograde on the 17th, and will remain in apparent backward motion until June 29th. For the first leg of this cycle, Mars is in your finances and resources sector, until the end of May, after which it will move back into your sign. This month, Mars is moving very slowly through your sector of money, personal possessions, and natural talents, and while matters surrounding these things can seem to be moving similarly slowly, this gives you the chance to take a second look at problem areas you may have missed. Watch for struggles with money or values. There can be some confusion, misunderstandings, and possibly resentments surrounding money, ownership, valuables, matters of self-worth, work, and health. It's important to watch spending and pay attention to fine print when making purchases or commitments. You could easily regret your purchases later, so take the time to think about it before you leap forward. However, this can also be a time for seeing new ways to make money or for discovering lost items. It's a good period for redesigning your budget.

On the 18th, Pluto turns retrograde. This is a yearly multi-month cycle that is strong for searching deep within for answers, introspection, and review. Looking to the past without dwelling on it is an important process that can help you to see, more clearly, what things need to change.

Watch that you don't put too much faith in something that is no longer viable, particularly in the days surrounding these two stations (the 16-20), or give so much that you forget your own needs in the process. If the scales are tipping too far towards a partner, the Full Moon on the 22nd will bring the problem to light. This is a time for recognizing any recently buried or neglected emotions, and a strong time for considering lifestyle changes. Just as Venus moves into your partnership sector, Mercury turns retrograde in the same sector in the last few days of the month. Close relationships get special attention now.

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