A new month can only mean one thing....a NEW HOROSCOPE! We're totally feeling the vibes of spring and along with Aries we're feeling lucky and excited for what's to come with the sun beaming on us. So sit back and let the good times roll with these horoscopes from Refinery 29.
Celebrate, good times, come on! Birthday season is in full swing for you this April, as the sun blazes a trail through your sign until the 20th. Fete your new year by gifting yourself an experience — a summer apartment swap with your Parisian amie, an Italian cooking class (in Tuscany), or last-minute tickets to Coachella. With lucky Jupiter rousing from a retrograde on the eighth, your need to be free will be ultra-strong, especially when it comes to love. Passion is your raison d’être, but settling down could be a bit of a bummer. Just don’t push a good one away, Ram. Your love life hits an important milestone — or a turning point — during the lunar eclipse on the fourth. Have The Talk about long-term desires and needs to make sure they match up. This eclipse is in cooperative, diplomatic Libra, helping you negotiate win-wins.
Single? Someone unexpected could step out of the shadows and profess deeper feelings. On the 18th, the new moon in Aries sets you on a six-month solo adventure. This could be the brightest day of 2015 for getting a personal project into flight. With your ruler Mars in hardworking, practical Taurus all month, you’ll be motivated to put in the elbow grease to make these dreams come true.
Taurus FTW! Passionate, driven Mars will be in your sign for all of April, awakening your competitive spirit big-time. You’re unstoppable, but don’t get impatient with the process. On the fourth, a lunar eclipse in your sixth house of work could reveal some flaws in your formula. Frustrating? Yes, but, consider it a blessing as fixing them will just make your final outcome that much stronger. Your efforts will yield a bumper crop once the sun joins Mars in Taurus on the 20th. Before that, el sol is burning through Aries and your 12th house of soulful passages. Tie up loose ends and clear your space of toxic people. Work The Law of Attraction: Keep a clear picture of what you DO want to manifest instead of fixating on your worries. Host a vision-board party on the 18th, when the new moon in Aries summons your spirit guides and gives your dreams a bonus boost from the heavens.
Stock up on Veuve and buttercream-frosted cupcakes on the 20th. That day, the sun zips into Taurus, igniting your month-long celebration. In this year of life, you might even buy property or start getting a very adult investment plan in place. Enterprising Bulls could set up a Kickstarter or radar in on an angel funder to put dollars behind their dreams.
Festival season is underway, and in April, no one will embrace that more eagerly than you, Gemini. Until the 20th, the Aries sun brightens your “the more, the merrier” 11th house. Losing yourself in a crowd, converting strangers into friends, and just going with the flow? Yes, yes, and yes. When you’re not rocking the backpack and ugly sandals, waiting for, say, (fellow Gemini) Azealia Banks to take the stage, keep the friendly vibes flowing. Collaborating with new people could take your career to new heights before the month is half-through.
And yes, there will be romance — and a shot at fame, too. On April 4, a total lunar eclipse in Libra ricochets through your passionate fifth house. You’re such a bright light, Gem, and the world is taking notice. Just own it! Debuting your creative talents with this eclipse’s energy will bring a win. Romantically, you could discover a secret crush or be bowled over by the intensity of your own feelings. Commitment-shy as you may be, you may have been keeping a love interest hidden for fear of scaring off other options. Try loving this person — yes, publically — with your whole heart. That’s the way to REALLY find out if the relationship is built to last. On the 20th, the sun decamps to your soulful 12th house for a month. Lose yourself in music, try out a meditation practice, and begin decluttering in preparation for your new year, which will begin on May 22 when the sun heads into Gemini.
Get your Empire on this April, Cancer. With the sun heating up your ambitious 10th house until the 20th, you are destined for a hit. Whip out that capture tool and make a list of your top 10 goals for the spring season. Then, whittle it down to just one (okay, maybe two) big dreams you want to pull off. Prioritizing is a must, but so is working with the right people. Radar in on the movers and shakers — even if you have to play celebrity apprentice or intern to get a good one in the door. Don’t shy away from the lead position, though. This solar-powered month is bringing out the Alpha in you, and the new moon in Aries on the 18th could bring your official coronation as the Queen Bee.
When Jupiter course-corrects from a four-month retrograde on the eighth, money starts flowing in again. And, you certainly won’t live up to your label as the zodiac’s homebody — with one exception. On the fourth, a lunar eclipse in Libra lights up your home and family zone. If it’s time to raise the stakes, you could be reserving a U-Haul faster than you'd expect. But, you might also be inspired to put down honest-to-god roots, even investing in your starter apartment. Teamwork makes the dream work after the 20th, when the sun cruises into your collabo-loving 11th house for a month. Choose your allies wisely.
Ready to restore your roar, oh royally fierce one? On April 8, lucky Jupiter rouses from a four-month nap and powers forward in Leo until August 11. Talk about coming out of hibernation like a boss! Those deferred dreams kick back into high gear. Pick up the reins on a stalled solo project or ambitious career quest. If your work is ready for the production and development phase, shop it around to people who can help you bring it to life.
Your independent spirit is also on fire! But, don’t push a good one away just because you need a little more space. The sun and Mars team up in your career house starting on the 20th, bringing you even more focus and determination. Building a business or blazing a trail to the corner office will be your end-of-month obsession. However, all work and no play will never do for your fun-loving sign. Book travel before the 20th, while your jet-setting ninth house is lit up. From festivals to yoga retreats to epic beach vacations, a change of scenery would do you good!
Is it gonna be forever? You’re playing for keeps this April, and weaker connections could go down in flames. Don’t rush to put out those fires. Your willingness to walk away may be the wakeup call a certain unappreciative person needs. Already sharing your bed with a keeper? April’s stars push for a more exclusive arrangement. If you’re not ready to get engaged, you might get your own drawer or co-sign a lease on a sweet little love shack. With the right level of security, April will be undeniably sexy. Take a cue from sign-mate Beyoncé, whose scorching visual album was dedicated to hubby Jay Z. Close the partition and, uh, share your appreciation. Single Virgos could meet that sizzling soulmate near the new moon on the 18th.
Your money mojo gets a boost from the lunar eclipse on April 4. Be bold and ask for that raise or promotion if you know that you’ve earned it. Or, raise your rates! If you’ve been wondering what you’re supposed to do with your life, the eclipse could illuminate an intriguing new path that’s worth exploring. Your mood has been semi-melancholy ever since Jupiter slipped into your 12th house last July 16. But, you’ve been learning to surrender control, live in the present (instead of obsessing over the future), and just go with the flow. Those laid-back vibes will be easier to embrace once Jupiter ends its retrograde on the 8th. You could get serious about a yoga or meditation practice, sign up for guitar lessons, or apply to surf camp for a summer adventure. Traveling will certainly be on the agenda after the 20th, when the sun heads into Taurus and your jet-setting ninth house. Passport, please!
Seismic shifts are ahead this April, Libra! On the fourth, a total lunar eclipse in your sign shifts the tectonic plates of your universe and helps you manifest your dreams. Your life could evolve at such a rapid pace this month that you could have a momentary identity crisis. But, clinging to the past is futile. This change has been in the works since last April 23, the date of the first of three lunar eclipses to land in your sign (the final one will be on March 23, 2016). Don’t fight the current. Follow the path of least resistance, even if it requires you to change a comfortable aspect of your life.
While you’ll shine as a solo star, you won’t be spending the month in solitude. With the sun and lusty Mars moving through your relationship zones, you'll be a people magnet. A relationship could become “officially official,” or you could put some ink on a promising business contract. Looking for the Jay to your Bey? The new moon on the 18th could deliver a promising prospect. After the 20th, explore ways to make your money work for you — like investing in property, developing a product that pays royalties, or learning how to play the market like a Wall Street wolf.
Do not fear the “blank space,” Scorpio. On April 4, a lunar eclipse in your 12th house of transitions helps you spring-clean the stale and outmoded situations from your life. With your love of an extreme makeover (or extreme anything, for that matter), you might just turn this into an excuse for a fresh start — or a reason to simplify. With the sun in your orderly sixth house until April 20, embrace the minimalism movement. Getting rid of excess allows the true gems to shine.
You’ll be motivated to get your fitness game back. Work your core with Pilates. With warrior Aries ruling the skies, try something a bit more aggressive like a boxing circuit workout. Jupiter U-turns in a proactive direction on the eighth, and your career kicks into high gear. Ready your resume! The new moon on the 18th could bring a job offer or a promotion. You may even travel for work. Cupid reenters the picture on the 20th, as the sun joins lusty Mars in your relationship sector. You’ll feel the spring fever all month, but your confidence soars during the final third. Make. Your. Move.
Hello, glamazon! April’s decadent star-map rolls out the red carpet in your honor. With the sun in Aries and your opulent, passionate fifth house, all the world is your stage. Put your talents on display, because you could draw some impressive eyes your way. Cupid is slinging arrows, too, and the new moon on the 18th could bring a scorching-hot prospect who wants to woo you. Coupled Archers could have a sexy reawakening with this new moon — which might even herald a proposal or pregnancy. Be a healthy hedonist, though.
Energizer Mars spends all of April in Taurus and your sixth house of healthy routines. Get serious about taking great care of your body. Load up on preventative medicine: massages, acupuncture, calming yoga, and nourishing food. Work will be busy and stressful with Mars here, which is more reason to burn it off with exercise and use food as slow-burning fuel. On the fourth, a lunar eclipse in Libra lights up your teamwork zone. A group project could come together like magic. Adding an online component to a business idea could spell money in the bank. This is the perfect month to start your own YouTube channel or blog — and learn how to monetize it.
Are you addicted to the struggle, Capricorn? Your love of hard work could be driving a wedge between you and your inner circle. But, with the sun in Aries and your ultra-personal fourth house until April 20, you’ll long for more heart-centered connections and playtime. Close your laptop, and get cozy with your peeps. Reconnect with relatives (especially the female ones) and plan at least one epic dinner party, as well as a girls' night IN. If you’re ready to up the stakes, the new moon on the 18th could reveal the perfect real estate listing. But, don’t worry — you won’t become a total homebody this month. Motivator Mars spends all of April in your enterprising ninth house, revving up some ideas for working more independently. You could spearhead an “intrapreneurial” mission within a company or develop your own private practice.
This Mars phase is excellent for travel. Take a long weekend with your sister or a road trip with the girls. On the fourth, a lunar eclipse in your career zone could bring an auspicious contract offer or a professional triumph that puts your name on the map. Jupiter brings some sexual healing and adventure your way when it wakes from sleep mode on the eighth. You’ll be craving more intimacy — both the physical and the emotional kind. Your spring fever will be sexy and soulful. Jupiter’s U-turn could bring a proposal or a more intense level of bonding for coupled Capricorns between now and August 11. You could also strike a business deal or find an investor to put dollars behind your dreams.
Get your car roadtrip-ready, Aquarius. Your nomadic nature is piqued by April’s stars. Stock your calendar with weekend getaways, festivals, one-day jaunts, and short commutes to explore new zip codes. A neighborhood you discover could even become your home base this year. Keep your interactions light and lively until the 20th. Laughter is excellent medicine for your gypsy soul, and you’ll love moving around with circles of people who just crack you up. You might even take an improv class, in the spirit of Broad City Aquarian Abbi Jacobson. After the 20th, the sun joins Mars in Taurus and your emo fourth house, putting you in a more sensitive space. Fill up on bonding time with family and close friends. You might even slip off for a girls' getaway on the beach in the last third of the month.
Your love life gets a refreshing boost on the eighth, when joyful Jupiter snaps out of retrograde mode. The planet of good fortune and adventure will cruise on course through your relationship house until August 11. Single Water Bearers could get swept into long-distance relationships or cross-cultural connections. You won’t enjoy feeling confined by love, but you won’t want a fellow free spirit to leave your side. Coupled? Bring that naked honesty back to your relationship. Some tough talks could pave the way for greater intimacy. Traveling, studying, or even starting a business together could take your union to its fulfilling next level.
You’re feeling downright grounded this April, Pisces — a definite departure from your head-in-the-clouds MO. Just go with it. With the sun hunkered down in your practical second house until the 20th, you need to get your fins back on earth. Jupiter lends a hand when it snaps out of retrograde mode on the fourth and inspires some super-savvy lifehacks. Set up systems that support your healthy-living quest. Taking excellent care of your body is a must this month. You may also have to tighten your belt in order to save up for an important purchase. Hey, if fewer crop tops, truffle-aioli fries, and small-batch bourbon rounds means affording that cute apartment in the city by fall, living on a budget won’t seem like such a sacrifice.
Focus on your earning power, too! Jupiter’s direct turn could bring rapid developments. You might even go freelance or work for a startup business with flexible hours that allow you to take on side gigs. Traveling professionally or working at a remote office (read: the local coffee shop) is another strong possibility. Don’t forget to network! Go-getter Mars zips through your social third house all month, making it oh-so-true that it’s all about who you know. Friends will have hookups for you, and vice versa. Share the love with people when you can, but don’t forget that if you recommend them their actions will reflect on you.