APRIL HOROSCOPES: Aries gains an edge, Taurus should expand horizons

Georgia Nicols offers her take on what the coming month may have in store

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This month, the Sun is in your sign boosting your energy, which is a blessing right now when so many things are challenging. You can use this edge! It’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. This month you will be powerful because in addition to the Sun in your sign, fiery Mars and Jupiter are both at the top of your chart, which makes you ambitious! Doors will open for you, allowing you to promote your reputation among your peers. As Pat says, “If you’re going to fish – go where the fish are.”

Monday astrologer Georgia Nicols

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You’re getting mixed signals. Because your birthday is a month away, your personal year is coming to an end. This means the Sun is “hiding” in your chart this month, which makes you want to seek privacy to contemplate goals for your new year ahead. However, contrary to this influence, fiery Mars and Jupiter want you to do something exciting! They want you to reach out and expand your knowledge through books, film and study. Meanwhile, someone younger will grab your attention this week.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You will reach out to others more than usual this month, and they will respond to you. Some of you will be more involved in organizations, perhaps in a leadership role. Discussions with bosses, supervisors, teachers and parents will be important. This is an excellent time to think about your life direction in general. Meanwhile, disputes about shared property, insurance issues and inheritances might arise. Fortunately, because Jupiter is also in this part of your chart, you’ll be just fine!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This month the Sun is at the top of your chart. (This occurs only once a year.) When it happens, it symbolizes that you are thrust into a flattering spotlight, which makes you look great in the eyes of bosses, parents and VIPs. Obviously, this is a blessing from the universe that you can use to advance your own agenda. Make your pitch! However, keep in mind that even though you make a great impression on bosses and VIPs, with Mars opposite your sign, relations with partners and close friends are testy and challenging. (Sigh.) Nothing is perfect.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a strong time for Leos! This month you will zero in on publishing, the media, the law and medicine. Figure out how to expand your world by learning new things, hearing lectures, doing anything unusual that is informative and educational. Meanwhile, relations with authority figures are strong. Don’t hesitate to ask for a favour. Someone will ask for your advice about design, layout, furniture arrangement, regardless of what you do for a living. You will have something to say because you are a creative sign.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Oh wow, you’re passionate this month. (You’ll be passionate about everything! Not just sex, but that, too.) Your desire to travel and explore opportunities is strong but hey – travel is not an option. Therefore, check out avenues in the media, publishing, the law and medicine. With your ruler Mercury opposite your sign, you’re eager to talk to partners and close friends. Mars continues to make you competitive, playful and prankish. This gives you the freedom to demand to be yourself and express to others exactly who you are.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This month, the Sun is opposite your sign, which is as far away from you as it gets all year (symbolically), which means you need more sleep. (Naps are wonderful.) Get your rest because increased chaos and activity on the home front could be frustrating. Focus your energy on renovations, repairs, DIY projects or visiting relatives Some might have a residential move. Of course, these are expected activities because this is the best year in over a decade to improve where you live by making improvements to your current home or moving to something bigger and better. Yeah!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re in work mode this month. This influence happens only once a year and it makes you efficient and effective in everything you do. Look around you to see how you can work better and improve things. You want to be better organized, and you want to improve your health as well! (“If I become perfect, will people still love me?”) Mars and Jupiter continue to enhance your communications making you effective in writing, acting and selling. Meanwhile, Venus opposite your sign makes relationships sweet and cozy.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This month have fun challenges. Basically, you want to party but if you’re self-isolating, how can you do this? (Wine helps.) Your primary drive will be to do what you want and set your own priorities. Romantic relationships will be lighter. Many of you are more involved with children than usual. Fortunately, relations with coworkers are supportive. Family discussions and home repairs are also on your agenda. Your overall theme of increasing your wealth this year will continue, which is why you’re busting your buns to earn money.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This month your attention is on home, family and your private life. (You might be more involved with a parent.) However, Mercury and Venus will encourage you to talk to others, explore fun times and enjoy the arts. As mentioned last week, you can do all this because Mars and Jupiter are giving you tons of energy! (Mars is in your sign for about six weeks every two years, and when it happens, you’re PowerPoint on steroids!) Take advantage of this to accomplish as much as you can. You’re like the little engine that could. “I think I can! I think I can!”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Whoa Nellie! This month you’re busy juggling tasks, conversations with siblings, relatives and neighbours plus increased writing and reading. Fear not because this will be “fun busy”, not frantic. You’ll be curious to communicate to others and learn new things. You have excellent moneymaking ideas as well at this time. Meanwhile, you will enjoy entertaining at home as well as redecorating your digs. Some of you are dreaming about real-estate opportunities. (They exist.) Good luck!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This month the Sun is in your Money House. (Happens only once a year.) This makes you think about what you own, plus the abstract values that govern your decisions. It’s time for you to give yourself a report card. Do your possessions serve your needs or are you a slave to them? This month is the perfect time to address this situation. This is a happy time for you because you appreciate your surroundings and you also see how much love there is in your world. Your competitive nature is aroused!

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