Shake hands, kiss babies, and hit the campaign trial. For the first three weeks of April, the Sun is in Aries, your eleventh house of group activity. With charming, social Venus in Gemini from April 3 through August 7, your powers of persuasion are fierce. Get out and influence the influencers, or unite people from different backgrounds under a common cause. Your revolutionary instincts are definitely kicked up, especially near the 19th, when your ruler Mercury and rabble-rouser Uranus meet in Aries. You say you want a revolution? Go out and start one. This is also a great month for social media and boosting your online presence, as the eleventh house rules technology.Venus is the planet of love, and its entry into Gemini reboots the romance in your life. You'll feel it strongly at the April 6 Libra full moon, a day of intense passion and desire. This full moon could manifest the love you've been searching for in the past six months. Or, it could bring the information you need to move on: this affair has gone as far as you can take it. To paraphrase some crude-yet-real lyrics from the immortal Gemini Tupac Shakur, you can't turn a ho into a housewife [or husband]. If you're trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear (to say it a bit more genteelly), say goodbye at the full moon and move on. Someone who will truly adore you awaits!Letting go isn't easy-whatever you need to release. You'll have time for closure or emotional processing after the 19, when the Sun spends a month in Taurus, your twelfth house of endings. From this point on, focus on tying up loose ends before your birthday. Pace yourself, take lots of breaks, and give yourself extra time to rest, rejuvenate and process everything that's happened since your last birthday. It's been a trippy whirlwind of a year, one of the strangest you've had in ages. Yet, you've really emerged from all of it transformed in so many ways. Take time to acknowledge that, reset your compass, and treat yourself with loving care!
Love is your sweet spot this month, Gemini. Romantic Venus is in your sign, staying for an extra long visit (until August 7). Just as a heads up, Venus will be retrograde (backward) from May 15 through June 27, but that's not until next month. For now, enjoy the sweet, soulful fluttering of your heart, and fall in love (or back in love) just as spring brings nature to life. It's practically a scene from a Disney movie, with flowers blooming in your wake and little woodland critters gathering at your feet. Sigh. The April 6 Libra full moon explodes into your fifth house of passion and romance. Mark this date for a major moment of loving, perhaps with a dramatic twist or two. Strong feelings could come out on this day, and yes, so could your temper. Try to channel that hot-blooded energy into a steamy date night instead of a blowout fight. With structured Saturn also in Libra, you may want to know if an attraction is going to turn into something real or not. You won't have much patience for unrequited love any longer, and why should you? Geminis gotta keep it moving-and with Venus in your sign, there will be someone else waiting in the wings for sure. The fifth house rules fertility, so a pregnancy (or news of one) is possible in early April. When virile Mars goes direct (forward) in your parenthood house on April 13, the odds of conception increase again, staying high all summer long. Get busy...or consider yourself warned!Of course, as with everything in the dual-natured Gemini's life, it's not all long-stemmed roses this month. From April 10 through September 17, intense Pluto goes retrograde (backward) in Capricorn, your eighth house of intimacy and shared resources. This could stir the pot of old jealousies, emotional fears, trust issues, and even incompatible sexual styles. Couples may argue about money and/or sex. They key is to delve as deep as you can into the underlying "stuff." What are you REALLY fighting about? You may need to transform some old attitudes and address some deep-seated fears. If there was abuse or addiction in your family during childhood, some trust issues could arise.On the upside, this is also a chance to explore your own desires, even the ones that aren't necessarily P.C. If you're a liberated feminist, but "tie me up, tie me down" is your secret calling card, Pluto retrograde can help you reconcile the seeming discord. Pluto retrograde will also bring out power dynamics around money, shared space, and joint finances. For couples, you may notice that your differing values and upbringings around money and personal space could become a point of contention. Single Geminis might notice an inner cheapskate outing herself-or you'll discover a part of yourself that tries to buy people's love with gifts, favors, and the like. It all stems from the same core wound, and Pluto retrograde is your opportunity to reveal it, and then heal it.
Your personal life has been in flux for most of the year, and that should start to improve this month. Since January 23, energetic Mars has been retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your domestic fourth house. For some Geminis, this has meant tension with a relative (especially a female one or a child). For others, Mars retrograde made it tough to settle into a home (and your own skin!) or to carve out a stable personal space. Fortunately, Gemini is a nomadic sign-helpful if you found yourself couch surfing, barely at home, waiting for clearance to move, or surrounded by the detritus of packing materials, renovation dust, and the like. On April 13, Mars goes direct (forward), which should move the process forward. Although Mars remains in Virgo until July 3 (keeping your personal life boiling and bubbling), at least you'll have the sense that you're actually making progress. If you need to clear the air with a family member, wait until the second half of the month. An especially good time is April 23 through April 25, when the Taurus Sun forms a beneficial trine to Mars. Taurus rules your twelfth house of closure, healing, and hidden information. With this favorable aspect, you'll be able to bring up unresolved feelings in a loving and proactive way. An unexpected or miraculous pregnancy is also possible later this month, especially during the Sun-Mars trine, which makes you particularly fertile. Just a heads up!Be sure to get plenty of rest while the Sun is in Taurus from April 19 on. With global adventurer Jupiter also here, this would be a great time to travel to an ashram, a retreat or somewhere near water (think: communing with dolphins in Hawaii or walking down a Bali beach). A trip that's sacred, soulful AND restorative would be perfect. You're wrapping up a long, flowy, and spiritual year that ends on June 11, when Jupiter moves into Gemini. From then on, you'll be one busy Twin, so take an escape before then if you can! The April 21 Taurus new moon is the perfect time to attract a guardian angel type or to awaken a new soulful chapter of your life. "
Sharing means...scaring? In April, you get a look in the dark and fearsome corners of your money mindset. Transformational Pluto goes retrograde (backward) in your joint finance house April 10 through September 17. This cycle has been happening during roughly the same time period since 2009. So if the past few springs and summers have been fraught with fights over money, sex, and who does what, this is why. Pluto, the lord of the underworld, is a tricky guy. He rules our unconscious fears and limiting beliefs, the things that take real digging (and sometimes, a great therapist) to access. Pluto is in Capricorn, your eighth house. This slice of the zodiac pie covers every kind of shared resource-real estate, credit cards, legal settlements, investments, debt, taxes, even the division of duties between couples or business partners. While Pluto is retrograde, you'll dive into the shadowy waters of your fears around money and intimacy, and where they intertwine. If you think about it, money IS intimate, because we're constantly exchanging it with other people. (If we exchanged, say, bodily fluids that often, we'd have issues there, too!) Some enlightened folks claim it's "just energy," but try telling THAT to your freaked-out brain when you're having a survival-based reaction to a massive mortgage bill or are shallow-breathing over a nearly maxed-out credit card. Sometimes, denial seems like the best defense. During Pluto retrograde, avoidance will work against you, though. You'll be pushed to look at your own scarcity beliefs, control issues, and patterns. You might even discover that the way you are with relationships is how you are with money. If you like partners who play patron while you act the free-spirited fairy-sprite, you may be similarly "clueless" about cash. Or, if you keep your mate on a short leash, your bank account may reflect that tight grip, too. Pluto reveals the patterns.The greater lesson? It's time to be a ninja with your money-to move WITH its flow, rather than rail against it. This, of course, takes time and training, especially for your rebellious sign. But you could have a real epiphany around April 19, when your ruler Mercury meets radical change-maker Uranus in Aries, your innovative eleventh house. You might also meet a new financial role model who teaches you those ninja-style secrets. Rare is the friend, colleague, or person who has absolute grace with money. However, they do exist, so hone in on any "money monks" in your circle and ask them, what's your secret? How do you NOT worry about money? Our wise Sagittarius friend Kathleen once told us (in the middle of a private karaoke room, no less) that she made a complete financial U-turn when she realized that she didn't "respect" money. It took a while to really grasp that, but when we did, things shifted for us, too. Ask for enlightenment, and it will come!