By Georgia Nicols
Monday Magazine columnist
Spring is here and it’s time to hear about the possibilities and options for you for April 2019!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This month it is your turn to shine! This is because once a year, the Sun is in your sign boosting your energy and giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of year. You might not know this but every planet functions best in a certain sign, and the Sun (yes, I know the Sun is not a planet, but lazy astrologers refer to the Sun and Moon as ‘planets’ in your chart); to continue — of all the 12 signs, the Sun functions best in Aries! Factoid. (Please donít lord it over the rest of us.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Because your birthday is just a month away, this means your personal year is coming to an end. As such, the Sun is hiding in your chart this month, which means that you likewise, will want to hide and be more private because you want to do some thinking so you can plan ahead. This is totally appropriate. Take some time to think about what you want for the new year in front of you. Do you want it to be different from last year? What is the most important thing to you on your horizon? (And now, for a little nosh.)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You will love this month because you are popular! Expect increased interaction with friends, as well as more involvement with clubs, groups and associations. You might be elected to the board or to head a committee. This month is one of the best times all year to share your hopes and dreams for the future with others because if you bounce your ideas off someone, their feedback could be helpful and enlightening. (You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Why not stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before you?)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Lucky you! You are favoured this month because this is the only time all year that the Sun is at high noon in your chart casting a flattering light on you. This means others see you as attractive, competent, capable and interesting! Bosses, parents and VIPs will admire you. Obviously, this is your time to strike. Demand the advantage! Do what you can to advance your agenda because if you ask, there is a good likelihood that doors will open for you. Do not squander this advantage because it comes only once a year.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This month, you want to explore more of your world – ideally, through travel. You want to broaden your horizons through study, new and unfamiliar experiences, meeting people from different backgrounds and learning the answers to big questions! This is a great time to sign up for a course. In your everyday world, do something different from your normal routine. Take a different route to or from work. Visit ethnic restaurants. Explore your own city as if you were a tourist. Go someplace where you can learn something!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You might find yourself involved in taxes, debt, insurance, wills and inheritances this month. If so, you will have strong opinions. That’s because your passions are aroused (even sexually), which is why you will have an intense reaction to everything that goes on, especially disputes in these areas, particularly disputes about shared property. Fortunately, Venus promotes friendship and cooperation with coworkers, which is a relief while dealing with ex-partners who are back on the scene. (Hide!)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You now enter a month when the Sun is opposite your sign. This occurs only once a year and when it does, it draws your focus to your spouses, partners and close friends. Not only will it increase your interest in these relationships, it will give you the best chance all year to objectively see these relationships, especially your role in that relationship. This is because you will have more detachment and objectivity. Obviously, this is a learning opportunity that will benefit you because why not look for ways to improve your closest bonds?
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Recently, your life has been playful; however, this month your focus shifts to to work. You will think about to run your life in order to make things flow smoothly. You want to get the best results for your efforts – the most bang for your buck. This is why you will make lists and scrutinize your work and your lifestyle. You will also want to become healthier. Motivation is the beginning of everything. Enjoy entertaining at home and tweaking your digs to make them look more attractive.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Oh joy! Once a year, the Sun travels through the part of your chart that hypes romance, love affairs, vacations, socializing, the arts, fun sports plus playful activities with kids. That time has arrived! Mentally gear up to enjoy socializing with others. Get tickets for movies, plays, musical performances and sports events. Meet friends for lunch, dinner or a fun getaway weekend because this is your turn to express yourself and be exactly who you are! Your relationships will be lighter, and romance will flourish! Your words will be sweet and charming.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
After a month of travel and talking to everyone, this week everything will slow down and you will pull in your reins and choose to cocoon at home. You will welcome the thumb-sucking comfort of relaxing in familiar surroundings. You might be involved with a parent more than usual. But you won’t sit around getting dusty because fiery Mars still wants you to play and engage in sports and playful activities with others; while retrograde Mercury will continue to play havoc to your daily transportation and communications. Nevertheless, you will welcome this downtime because you need it to restore and regenerate yourself.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Fasten your seat belt because this month is busy! Expect short trips, visits, appointments, plus increased time with siblings and relatives. You will read, write and study more than usual. Your schedule will be demanding and your daily pace will accelerate. But it will feel fine! Admittedly, Mars is still stirring up tension, conflict and increased chaos on the home front. Be advised that this will be history by April. You have a strong desire to enlighten others. You want to express your views and you want to be heard!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This month your mind turns to money, high finances, cash flow and earnings. This is because you are thinking about what you own and what you owe. You will give yourself a report card based on your material wealth. But who you are is not your bank account. Nevertheless, you are your values.What is really important to you? What matters? If you don’t know what really matters, then how will you know what horse to bet on? You have to figure this out because you donít want to be 90 years old, looking in the mirror and saying to yourself, ‘I blew it!’