Your horoscope for the month of April is here

1 April 2018
By Fashion Quarterly

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

(March 21-April 19)
Emoji: Fire


You’re not bossy, you’re the boss… right? If you’re not *actually* the boss (but you want to be), the planets are pushing you to do something about that. Isn’t it about time you angled for a promotion? Maybe it’s the moment you move up the ranks, even at another company? Even if you don’t want to steer the ship, you’re definitely capable of taking on more responsibility at work. With Aries’ typical ‘I’ll do it my way’ nature, you suit being your own boss, so if you’ve been thinking about making a side hustle a full-time gig or starting a new business, the Universe is giving you the green light. April 15 marks a new moon in your sign, so it’s high time to set goals then chase them down like a reality TV contestant desperately chasing publicity. Get it, girl!

In the love game, romance planet Venus connects with high-energy Mars around April 11, helping you spark a relationship that’s mutually satisfying on all levels, if you know what I mean *wink wink*. Couples: this planetary alliance amplifies your ability to really be there for bae (and vice versa). Step aside Richie and Gemma – there’s a new power couple in town!

(April 20-May 20)
Emoji: Waving hand


Beyonce sang ‘I finally found the good in goodbye’, and that is your challenge too, Taurus. Around April 15, the new moon in your 12th house of closure and transformation gives you an opportunity to say goodbye to something that’s holding you back, so you can make space for exciting new opportunities. That could mean ditching anything from an exhausting job that’s killing your wellbeing to a casual relationship that’s become more high-maintenance than J.Lo’s tour rider. Think of it like your wardrobe (the planets know how much Taureans love to shop!): you can’t welcome in swoon-worthy items if your closet is clogged up with yawn-factor pieces from six seasons ago. If something’s not working, let it go – and if it’s a relationship, release it from a place of peace not anger.

Speaking of the 12th house, around April 18 the Sun, which rules how others see you, meets Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, which could force you to finally set boundaries against people who don’t treat you well. You could decide to end a toxic friendship, stand up to your unreasonable boss or even break out of your 3pm vending-machine-raid habit – because if you won’t treat yourself well, who will? #wisdom

(May 21-June 21)
Emoji: Ear


Ah, Gemini, blessed with the gift of the gab… but the gift of listening, not so much (lol). April is all about team work and collabs, and if you’re willing to talk less and listen more, especially around April 18, you’ll turn team work into dream work (sorry for the corporate cliché). You’ll also need to listen to your intuition this month, which will prompt you to make some cha-cha-cha-changes. Plans and habits that used to fit you like a bodycon dress might now seem kinda ‘off’. Geminis excel at shape-shifting (some might call you ‘flighty’, even) so use that planetary magic to change things up wherever you feel it’s needed.

How’s your home life? Have a little patience with your live-in lover or flatmates, especially around April 2 when there’s a date between Mars, the impulsive planet, and Saturn, the planet of adulting, in your eighth house, which is the zone of shared resources, meaning you could easily fire up and cause drama on the home front. And if you want to move in with bae – or discuss other *future* stuff – mark April 7 in your diary, when Venus, planet of love, and Saturn, planet of planning – help couples comfortably drop the ‘c’ word (commitment).

(June 22-July 22)
Emoji: Plane


Memo to Cancers: going through the motions is OK if you’re a robot (or Melania Trump), but totally not required for you. You could feel the urge to make semi-dramatic changes this month – and since you crave stability, that could feel uncomfortable. Doing a 180 on your plans and even your image (a la Sandy from Grease) is encouraged by the Universe. With Jupiter, planet of travel and growth, in your fifth house, the zone of passion and creativity, you could even buy an open-ended ticket to South America (FYI flings with foreigners are trending now).

Speaking of romance, singles looking for The One might find something fun and carefree is actually waaay more appealing RN than the ‘love, marriage, baby carriage’ sitch you’ve been focusing on. Cancereans in long-term relationships that have become routine (read: you last had sex when Nokias still reined supreme) could bring sexy back in a major way (new lingerie: yes please!).

April is all about shaking it up like a Polaroid picture, culminating in a full moon in your fifth house on April 29, filling you with more passion than a passionfruit (whatever that means). Overreacting, spilling your guts or making sexy moves are all on the cards.

(July 23-August 22)
Emoji: Face with sunglasses


You didn’t choose the #extra life, the #extra life chose you! Leos were born to shine, and this is not a time for hiding your light from the world. With Jupiter, the planet of entrepreneurs, in your fourth house of home, there’s never been a better time to push that side hustle you started in your living room, or that blog you’ve been editing at your dining-room table. And on April 18, the Sun (which rules your sign) and Uranus, the planet of originality and individualism, make it all about going big or going home. If you’re willing to step up and put your bold ideas out there – in work and in play – things could really explode (in a good way).

The thing about living in the spotlight is you sometimes accidentally cast a shadow on others, leaving them feeling overlooked (#sorrynotsorry). Around April 11, the Sun, which governs how others see you, gets all up in secretive planet Pluto’s grill, meaning the haters could be out in force. Don’t let jealousy or general mean girl/guy antics kill your vibe. The Kardashians have more than their fair share of critics, but they’re still happily doing their thing. Because that’s just what it means to be extra.

(August 23-September 22)
Emoji: Crystal ball


Step aside, Hermione Granger – Virgos have a monopoly on magic this month. Use that celestial magic wand to bring your biggest plans to life, especially around April 1 when the power of persuasion is strong with you. Whoever you need on side – bae, bosses, bank managers, etc – you can do it. Around April 17, a rendezvous between Venus, planet of harmony, and Pluto, planet of transformation, helps you magic your dreams into reality – but you’ll need to be really clear on the detail first (ie the what, the how and the when).

BTW if it’s a romantic partner you want to conjure up, Venus’ shift into your 10th house, the zone of goals, from April 24 until mid-May will help you attract the Harry to your Meghan. If you’ve already found your prince and now want to wear the mummy crown, the April 15 new moon in your zone of intimacy is a great time to put pregnancy on the agenda. If parenthood’s not your focus right now, renewing family bonds will give you life – spending quality time with nan or taking your niece to the movies, for example, could help you feel more connected to your favourite humans.

(September 23-October 23)
Emoji: Engagement ring


Is that the sound of wedding bells? Libras love romance as much as Southlanders love cheesy rolls, but your sign often isn’t sure what you really want. If you absolutely do feel ready for commitment, bae might put a ring on it (or you’ll get down on bended knee yourself – hey, it’s 2018, after all!). Around April 15 in particular, the new moon in Aries, sign of boldness, in your seventh house, the zone of couples, puts the focus on taking the next step with your main squeeze. If you’re single, use this time to get really clear on the kind of relationship you want to attract – and remember, there’s a reason all the other relationships didn’t work out (mostly it means there’s something much better ahead).

This month, you might be feeling as sensitive as freshly waxed skin. If a situation gives you a constant headache, makes you feel instantly drained or just irritated AF, get out of it… if possible. If that’s just how you feel on the regular, and there’s no medical reason, ask yourself whether that is a sign that something in your life isn’t working. You may have some decisions to make (and I know Librans struggle to make decisions… soz!).

(October 24-November 21)
Emoji: Car


Easy, tiger! This month the planets are giving you an amber light. Don’t rush into anything without first checking in with your intuition, especially around April 15, when the new moon could see you team up with either helpful or unhelpful people – your gut instinct will help you figure out the difference. And around April 29, the Sun, which rules willpower, and Saturn, planet of timing, join forces to basically be your driving instructor – guiding you on when to accelerate, and when to drop down a gear. This is especially true at work; there will be times you need to take a slower, more systematic approach rather than zooming forward like an 80s kid playing bullrush.

Same deal with love. Around April 17, you could carried away by romance, Taylor Swift/Tom Hiddleston style, only to find it’s not the real deal. It’ll be like wearing beer goggles, only completely sober; blame a clash between Venus, planet of love, and Jupiter, the OTT planet, for that. Although this might be a major buzzkill for those who are single and looking for something long-lasting (a totes Scorpio tendency), don’t think of any disappointment in love as a game-ender. Your happy ending is still to come (not a sexual reference BTW).

(November 22-December 21)
Emoji: Sad face


Normally you’ve got more pep than the Warriors’ cheerleading squad but this month (and most of 2018, BTW) you’ll probably be feeling kinda meh. The reason: your ruling planet, Jupiter, has pitched a tent in your 12th house, the zone of healing and endings. This means the Universe is forcing you to take a history lesson, putting all the stuff you’ve been avoiding right up in your grill (ugh). Rolling in the deep might have been fun for Adele but can be emotionally taxing for the usually cheerful AF Sagittarian. Unfortunately, when Split Enz told us ‘history never repeats’, they weren’t talking about romance – that’s one area in which you gotta deal to heal. Still angry at your ex for treating you badly? If you don’t own what happened, and what you need to learn from that experience, you’ll probably find yourself falling for a repeat offender of the same crimes. Still hurting over someone you lost? Working through those emotions to reach a place of acceptance – that’s one place Google Maps can’t direct you to – will help open up your relationships. There may be tissues and issues this month, but you’ll be wiser than Dumbledore by the time this planetary phase is over.

(December 22-January 19)
Emoji: Frustrated face


Being an uber-ambitious Capricorn you have as many goals as Briscoes has sales, but this month you might feel like you’re not getting anywhere, with your motivation falling as low as Snapchat’s usage. You could feel frustrated by painfully slow progress, but try not to get totally discouraged. Around April 2, Mars, the planet of motivation, connects with Saturn, the planet of caution, meaning you boomerang between ‘go’ and ‘no’. At the risk of sounding like your nana, patience is a virtue, so keep doing your thing and trust that you’ll get there in the end.

Following your heart this month? Make sure you take your brain with you. Singles could fall in love with a version of someone that doesn’t exist, especially around April 7, when Venus, planet of love, canoodles with Saturn, the planet of discipline, meaning you’ll need to be serious about where you invest relationship energy. If you’re desperately afraid you’re running out of time to find The One (memo from the Universe: you *do* have enough time) you could easily see false relationship potential in someone rather than recognising their reality (ie they’re just not right for you). Hold out for the real deal – it’ll be worth it.

(January 20-February 18)
Emoji: Red heart


This month, the planets are urging you to see your life less as a constant battle to get to the weekend and more as an opportunity to be doing something on the regular that makes your heart sing like a drunk housewife at karaoke. Make passion your MO – just because you’re not a little kid anymore doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play. And, yes, that applies to the boudoir as well. From April 24 until mid-May, Venus, the love planet, gets it on with Gemini, the mischievous sign, in your fifth house, the zone of passion. You might dive into a passionate fling or add some spice to your sexual playbook (is it getting hot in here?!).

Career domination bookends the month for you. On April 1, a date between the Sun, representing pride, and Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication, means you’ll have some genius ideas, and the ability to express them convincingly. And on April 29, the full moon in your astrological zone of careers could see you fiiiinally earn long-overdue praise or step up to a new werk challenge. Aquarians focused on where they want to go – and willing to back themselves – have the power to totally *slay*.

(February 19-March 20)
Emoji: Heart-eye emoji


In the mood for lurve? Around April 11, love will flow like lager at Eden Park. Venus, the planet of love, sashays up to Mars, the planet of action, making you more love-filled than the heart-eye emoji. You could feel a spark with someone new or even someone who’s already in your social circle but wasn’t on your radar… until now. Actually, if there’s a theme for singles this month, it’s social networks (virtually and IRL), so hermit-like behaviour is not recommended RN. Already found your person? If you feel like your wheelie bins go out more than you do, shake things up with a special date night. On April 24 until May 19, love planet Venus slides into the fourth house (zone of home, family and emotions). Couples could get super cosy and sentimental (think: more cheese than the New World deli) or put family plans on the agenda. Singles could meet someone dreamy at a house party or deepen a new connection by sharing their feelings.

Also this month, you’ll also need to make peace with a situation that’s been troubling you. Stop agonising over that unsatisfying job or energy-zapping friendship – either accept it for what it is or get out.

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Horoscope illustrations: Bonnie Brown | @studio.bon


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