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Your horoscope for the month of April is here

3 April 2017

Check out what’s going on for your star sign, from our spiritual guru One Grounded Angel.

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

What does your monthly horoscope have in store this April?

Another month, another horoscope. Check out what’s going on for your star sign in April, from Miss FQ’s spiritual guru One Grounded Angel.

ARIES
(March 21-April 19)
Emoji: bow and arrow

aries horoscope

It’s Aries’ world – other signs are just living in it! Aries, with the odds in your favour RN, you can do or be whatever you want, so think big… but be very focused with your goals. The worst thing you could do is spread yourself too thin by trying to do all the things all the time – which equals fails across the board. You’d do better to choose one goal and throw all your energy into that. If it’s a career goal you’re shooting for, the April 26 supermoon is a super-powerful werk day, so send out your CV, network furiously and hustle like your rent is due.

Partnerships and collabs are all highlighted in the stars, so consider joining forces with others. If that idea sends a shiver down your spine, ask yourself: do I have trust issues? This is a good month for relaxing your barriers to being vulnerable and asking for help, instead of always playing Ms Independent. You may be playing your own game, but you won’t lose anything by working with other players now and again. Your lame boss was right when they said teamwork makes the dream work.


TAURUS
(April 20-May 20)
Emoji: carrot

taurus horoscope

Taurus, it’s time for some ch-ch-ch-changes. You probably already know where this is going, right? It’s a call to do the thing you already know you need to do… maybe it’s quitting the cigs (yes *even* socially – which totally still counts as a bad habit, BTW), breaking up with Hell Pizza (even temporarily) or cutting out toxins of the human variety (more on that later). Taureans love the good things in life – unfortunately, they have a tendency to overdo it. If overindulgence is showing up on your skin, energy levels or waistline, the Universe wants you to make your health and wellbeing a priority. As part of that, look at where other peeps might be raising your stress levels. Make sure your precious weekends aren’t being zapped by so-called friends who are draining you of time and energy, treating you badly or just generally acting faker than Kylie Jenner’s lips. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

BTW April 11 would be the perfect day to get cracking on health and wellness goals, as the full moon (which signals turning points) in Libra (the sign of harmony) falls in your sixth house (the space of organisation and systems). Which is a fancy-pants astrological way of saying the Universe is giving you a kick up the arse (#motivation).


GEMINI
(May 21-June 21)
Emoji: Cupid heart

gemini horoscope

Gemini, let’s talk about the C word (nope, not that one – don’t be filthy, Gemini!). We’re talking about COMMITMENT. This month is all about following through with the goals you’ve set (oh hey, forgotten New Year’s resolution!) and honouring your commitments to others.

With the love planet Venus playing tricky-trickster in your 10th house (the area of long-term goals and career) in the first half of the month, you might be doubting your relationship is right for you or your dedication to work is impacting on your love life; you’ll be tempted to pull the pin. If you really feel your relationship is as dead as Lindsay Lohan’s career, by all means walk away and fire up Tinder again – but be very sure that’s what you really want. Ideally postpone major decisions about romance until after April 15, when turbulent relationships will be much calmer.

For all the single Gemini ladies looking for a committed relationship, a hot new romance is on the horizon. Feeling empowered? April 11 and 21 are great days to go after your bae-to-be… in a non-stalky way, obvs.


CANCER
(June 22-July 22)
Emoji: frustrated face

cancer horoscope

Displays of frustration, impatience and anger may be your playbook this month, particularly in the second half. That’s the bad news. The good news is, you can do something about that. At the risk of getting all deep – though if anyone can handle that, it’s a sensitive Cancerean – this stuff is coming up to show you where you need to make changes in your life so you can be a better human.

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If you’re feeling rage towards people who’ve been taking advantage of you, the Universe is pushing you to take responsibility for your part in that unhealthy dynamic. Here’s the deal: if you give your time and energy to people who are likely to take the piss, they will – so stop. If you’re lashing out at bae because of trust issues, it’s time to start dealing with that insecurity (and if this is a recurring theme for you in relationships, consider chatting to a professional about it). If your frustration is due to feeling overwhelmed, scale back on your commitments and give your life the Marie Kondo treatment (i.e. get organised, stat!).


LEO
(July 23-August 22)
Emoji: globe

leo horoscope

Don’t take this the wrong way, Leo, but sometimes you have a tendency to be a wee bit… well… self-absorbed (just sayin’). That can sometimes be a good thing, but RN you’re being pushed to look beyond your own interests and focus on the bigger picture.

For you, the planet Jupiter (which rules intellect and good luck) is in Libra (the sign of social life and connections) and your third house (all about communications, community and intellect), all year. You might find yourself ditching old friendships that have gone stale then attracting a squad of peeps more on your wavelength. Maybe some of your existing friendship bonds will get even deeper. Some Leos will feel inspired to become more active in the (local or global) community – volunteering, campaigning or getting political. Maybe you’ll spread your message to the world via social media or podcasting.

Because connecting is major this month, keep in mind how your actions impact on others: if you send out bad vibes, you’ll attract bad vibes. So curb any gossipy, nasty or backstabby talk – you’re bigger than that.


VIRGO
(August 23-September 22)
Emoji: angry face

virgo horoscope

Yikes – you could be headed for a Kanye-level anger explosion if you don’t do something to release those fiery emotions! For a lot of Virgos, this emotional firecracker will be in the relationship area, as you’ve got two planetary movements working against you (um, thanks Universe). Until April 15 love planet Venus is in retrograde, stirring up trouble in relationships, then from April 20 until September the planet Pluto (which rules stuff that is hidden) goes backwards through your fifth house of romance, meaning secrets or buried issues are all up in your grill (hello jealousy, insecurity or the tendency to cause drama). The best way to deal: try not to overreact or fly off the handle.

Singles, look at where anger might be an issue. Still angry at your ex? Raging that someone you’re crushing on doesn’t feel the same way? Spewing about still being single? Releasing these pent-up emotions makes room for a new lover to come into your life (kinda like giving old clothes to charity, clearing closet space for new fash finds).

Later in the month your career realm heats up, so Virgos hungry for change should get ready to strike – espesh if your new role or direction involves teaching, mentoring or leading others.


LIBRA
(September 23-October 23)
Emoji: broken heart

libra horoscope

Channel your inner Adele, ‘cos it’s time to go rolling in deep heartbreak. What is it that’s making you hold back in relationships… are you still hurting over what happened in your last relationship? Constantly bailing out of romances early so your heart doesn’t get broken? Grieving for someone who has passed away? Holding onto past pain can stop us from showing up fully to relationships and even close friendships, as we subconsciously put up barriers around our hearts to keep ourselves safe. (Worst. Strategy. Ever.) So this month is basically inorganic collection day for the old rubbish you’ve collected in your love life. Look deep at where you’re hurting and find a way to let that go – maybe by writing about it, or by talking to a trusted friend or counsellor. When you hold onto resentment, pain or anger about past relationships, you block new or deep romantic connections from coming into your life. And you deserve better than that, Libra!

If your pain is the result of grieving for a loved one, please know they’re watching over you still and are completely at peace – so make sure you are too.


SCORPIO
(October 24-November 21)
Emoji: money bag

scorpio horoscope

It’s all about the money, money, money, this month. Sorry to sound boring, but the Universe is pushing you to lift your adulting game by getting a better handle on finances, especially around April 17 and 18. Creating (and sticking to) a budget, paying off debt and generally making smarter choices when it comes to pingas will all work in your favour this month. Cutting back on your expenses – i.e. no more playing fast and loose with the ‘add to cart’ button – would be the best life choice you could make right now, especially around April 4 and 5. While this does involve some commitment on your part over the next few months, it will ~pay~ off – literally – as in mid-December, Saturn (the planet of structure and discipline) departs your financial sector and you’ll be set for windfalls or payrises… can we get a hell yeah?!

There could also be the month for a financial collab, particularly from April 21 onwards, perhaps in real estate or a similar investment, so consider opportunities from trusted peeps or avenues. Of course, being a Scorpio – the sign renowned for research skills – you’ll wanna do your homework first.


SAGITTARIUS
(November 22-December 21)
Emoji: thinking face

sagittarius horoscope

Making decisions isn’t normally something a motivated Sagittarian struggles with, but right now you could be struggling to move forward in your life. Last month your sign was being guided towards being independent, and not following the crowd, and that theme continues with extra fiyah. A reminder that this is not a time to sit in the passenger seat – you need to be the one behind the wheel. For some, there will be a struggle between playing by the rules and rebelliously breaking them. For others indecision is the result of being pulled – perhaps by your squad or your parentals – to do something that doesn’t actually feel right for you. Memo from the Universe: you must follow your gut instinct, without delay. Procrastinating on making decisions is the worst thing you could do.

A word of warning… if it’s your love life that you’re feeling indecisive about, wait until after April 15 to make decisions. Venus, the planet of love, ends ­­its retrograde cycle of weirdness on this day, meaning you’ll have tonnes more clarity on matters relating to relationships.


CAPRICORN
(December 22-January 19)
Emoji: jazz hands

capricorn horoscope

You’re on a winning streak, Capricorn. The question is, what are you doing with that? Are you making the most of your powerful ability to make things happen, or are you getting bogged down with stress, drama and managing everyday routine? The key is to focus on what you want, instead of worrying that it’ll never happen for you (spoiler alert: it will).

Because you’re such an action-focused sign (any astro-savvy boss knows Capricorns are the hardest-working employees!) you can often find it difficult to allow the Universe to make things happen for you, but that’s the secret to success for you RN. Try not to control the process. Focus on ~what~ you want, but don’t worry about the ~how~ or ~when~… that’s the Universe’s job.

If it’s lurve you’re looking for, the new moon in Taurus in your fifth house (the house of romance and sexuality) on April 26 is good news. This heralds a six-month period where attraction is heightened and existing relationships get super intense. You’ll capture the attention of potential playmates like Gigi captures shots. Work it, baby!


AQUARIUS
(January 20-February 18)
Emoji: crossed-over arms

aquarius horoscope

This month, it’s all about you (yusss!). Your magic word this month: no. You’ve been burning the candle at both ends, and your health and wellbeing are suffering because of it – eeek! All the green smoothies in the world won’t keep you healthy if you’re continuing to go-go-go when your exhausted body is saying no-no-no.

The best thing for you RN is to make rest your priority. Book a massage, yoga class or weekend date with Gilmore Girls. Say no to your friends when they ask you to help them move house. Say no to your brain when it tells you volunteering to work late would be a really great idea. Say no to your family when they demand you attend yet another tedious function. Wanting to help people is fantastic, obvs, but you need to make sure that, in your enthusiasm, you don’t overcommit. You also need to make sure you don’t have an ulterior motive when you’ve been putting others first – trying to look like the heroine, or avoiding making important decisions, for egs.


PISCES
(February 19-March 20)
Emoji: family

pisces horoscope

Domestic dramas are coming up strong for you this month (soz). The warrior planet Mars is moving through your fourth house, which is all about home life, from April 21 until early June, meaning friction with the fam is extra likely – expect fights or the re-emergence of old hurts. Channel that famous Piscean big-heartedness and bring in peace where you can. Spend time bonding with siblings and showing kindness to your parentals. Try to resist any urge to fire up at those you love, and don’t engage in conflicts between other relatives (Pisceans just love taking on board the feelings of others). Repeat after us: “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

How’s your relationship with your dad, Pisces? With the planet Saturn, which rules masculine energy, in your 10th house, which rules fathers and the patriarchy, you’re coming to the end of a three-year cycle (in December) of daddy issues being super prominent (remember how Beyonce, who has long had a rocky relationship with her dad, slammed him on Lemonade last year?). Depending on your sitch, you may want to mend fences with Dad or perhaps set firm boundaries.

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Horoscope illustrations: Bonnie Brown | @bonniembrown

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