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April 2016 Horoscope: Predictions for Libra


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We've divided our 2016 monthly horoscopes into 3 groups (or decanates) per sign for more accuracy. Remember that if you know your Ascendant, read forecasts for both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign. If you know your birth time, but don't know your Ascendant, be sure to see How to Obtain Your Astrology Chart here.

 


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    Libras born September 24 to October 3    
    Libras born October 4 to 13    
    Libras born October 14 to 23    

 

 

Overview for this Month: Libra (All)

April 2016

You may find the pace of your daily life challenging this month, dear Libra. Usually with Mars in your solar third house, the pace is quick and sometimes hectic. With Mars moving so very slowly this month and retrograding from the 17th forward, there can be a desire to get a lot done but blocks and delays; or, there can be a lot to do but waning motivation and energy levels. Either way, you can feel quite frustrated until you accept the pace and find ways to work with it rather than against it.

Finding the time or energy to run errands and handle paperwork may be a challenge. There can also be some disagreements with siblings, neighbors, or acquaintances. Some of you could experience delays or challenges with education or travel plans. However, this can be a wonderful time for looking to past ideas, projects, and mental interests and finding treasures in these. It can also be good for editing, changing, and otherwise making improvements. Slowing down can be good for you now. Partnerships may be a little tricky and a partner hard to read as well during this retrograde. Some disconnects can happen now, but giving yourself and a significant other space without pushing can work wonders.

Pluto's retrograde is a yearly occurrence that is not as dramatic as Mars, but at the time of its stations (on the 18th this month), there can be some magnification of problems, fears, or power trips revolving around finances, family, and home matters.

Yet another retrograde of significance occurs on the 28th - Mercury turns retrograde in your intimacy and sector of others' resources. This is another indicator that you should be moving forward slowly and working on refining and revamping what you already have. Focus on the past is a big deal this month, and while at first thought it might seem counterproductive, it is in fact important to know where you're coming from. Future decisions will be better if we take the time to understand the past.

The month puts quite a bit of focus on relationships as well. Venus is in special relationship to your sign from the 5-29, and you're in a fabulous position to use your people skills to the max. Gaining others' support and favor may not always be reliable for you these days with Uranus in your partnership sector, but it does come in spurts and can be wonderful indeed. This is not a month for pushing your personal plans - you seem to need others a little more than usual in order to get what you want done. The New Moon on the 7th points to a new beginning in a relationship or a new direction. Outworn attitudes towards relationships have to go. You attract others who bring change into your life. The 9-12 is perhaps the strongest period in April for direct pursuit of your desires. There are wild cards involved, but you are in a good position now. It's a time to really stay on top of things socially, as opportunities abound and you don't want to miss out on them. Around the 22nd, look for ways to improve your financial picture.

 

See also This Month in Astrology.


 

 

Libra (Born September 24 to October 3) and Libra Ascendant 0 to 10 degrees Libra:

April 2016 Libra Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 19th:

The Sun continues to put a spotlight on your solar seventh house--your partnership sector. This can be a time of much learning through the mirror of close relationships. It's not the time to push your agenda or personal plans forward; rather, it's a cycle in which you are at your best when you recognize the need to form alliances, to give back to a special someone, and to compromise in order to find some balance in your life. It's a strong period for putting yourself into another person's shoes and to better understand him/her. You may be meeting with someone strong and assertive by nature now, or a partner is more assertive and needy of attention. There may be some competitive feelings between you and a significant other now. Focus is on reconciliation, forming or cementing bonds, diplomacy, consultation, one-on-one interactions, and negotiations. You may feel a little drained physically now, temporarily.

From April 19th forward:

The Sun energizes your sector of transformation, change, sexuality, personal growth, regeneration, others' money and resources, addictions, and taxes. As a result, this is not the most gregarious of months for you. You take a step back, focus on intimacy with a partner, or simply retreat a little from the hectic pace of life. This is an excellent time to create a budget or financial plan, or to rid yourself of bad habits that undermine your sense of personal power and self-mastery. All that is deeply personal comes into focus now. Intimate matters are especially important to you during this cycle. Just how well you are handling your life comes up for inspection. Your self-mastery skills and psychological predisposition matter to you more than usual. This is the time of year when you are most desirous of change on a deep level. Clearing out psychic "junk" or ridding yourself of bad habits may be part of the picture now. You are more willing than usual to explore life's secrets. This cycle brings greater in-depth understanding and an inclination to delve beneath the surface of matters to get to the bottom of them. Research uncovers new material that allows you to develop a better overall picture of the year's events. This is an especially introspective cycle during which you have the chance to truly uncover your personal strengths and talents. On a more practical level, you may be dealing with joint finances and shared resources now more than usual.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until April 5th: Venus continues to move through your solar sixth house now. This is a time when beautifying and/or bringing harmony to your working environment is a priority to you. You might find more opportunities to socialize with co-workers, perhaps even meeting a new friend through your work or health routines. You are likely to bring more tact and diplomacy to your relations with the people you work with now. You may not be as productive as usual during this period, as the focus is more on social relationships and pleasure than on getting the job done. Improving health and vitality through pleasurable activities such as massage might be in focus now.

From April 5-29:

Venus graces your solar seventh house during this period. This is a time for extra attention to a partner or significant other, as well as from that person! You are more inclined to flatter and charm others during this cycle. One-to-one relating appeals to you more than group activities or more casual connections. Smoothing out your close personal relationships is what makes you happy during this cycle. If single, you are more willing than normal to enter into a committed relationship. In general, you are adaptable when it comes to your affections--very willing to compromise, negotiate, and make peace.

From April 29th forward:

Venus graces your solar eighth house now. During this cycle, a financial boost is possible, or you may gain financially through your partner. A deep and intimate connection made now could be revitalizing and even healing. You are more inclined to want to smooth over differences in a partnership concerning the sharing of power, intimacy matters, finances, and other emotionally-charged topics. Intimate relationships are intensified now. Either you or your partner want a deeper union.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 6th:

Mercury continues to transit your solar seventh house. You can be especially aware of your "audience" in your communications now, which tend to be diplomatic and respectful during this cycle. You may be encountering an especially chatty or communicative partner, or meeting youthful, talkative people. At this time, you love to hear others' opinions and perspectives, and it's an excellent time to do so. Others can spur on your own thinking and decision making processes now, simply by offering another perspective. You are thinking a lot about others, a partner, and relating in general, and in some cases perhaps worrying over these things.

From April 6th forward:

Mercury transits your solar eighth house. You are more intuitive now than usual, picking up all of the hidden cues from people around you and reading between the lines. This is an excellent cycle in which to do some financial planning and strategizing. Research is also highly favored. It's also easier for you to approach sensitive, intimate, and personal matters with rationality and logic. As such, this is a great time to open up conversations about topics that normally might cause waves, such as those revolving around the sharing of power, intimacy, and finances.

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications involving legal affairs, travel, and education, as well as communications about the past, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. With Virgo ruling your twelfth house sector, somebody might be deceiving you or working against you, or nagging issues from the past may crop up and demand attention. Put off making solid travel plans if possible.

Occurring in your solar eighth house this time, extra care should be exercised regarding any financial initiatives that involve shared resources. Delays are very possible when it comes to receiving support, loans, and taxes. It may be better to side-step arguments with loved ones that revolve around intimacy and sexuality just for now, or approach these matters with more sensitivity if they can't be left for a better time. Investments made now may not go the way you want them to, particularly those involving joint finances. It may be hard to rely on the input of your partner now, and money you were counting on may not be forthcoming. It's best to budget rather than spend during this period, and in fact it's an excellent period for review. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with financial officials and intimate partners; or take this time to re- examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of close partnering and negotiations because Mars rules these areas of your solar chart. Enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could be waning or not as clear. A partner could seem to be less direct or hard to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness in your partnerships, and learn from experiences with these things.

From April 17th to May 27th:

Occurring in your solar third house this time, mental projects, courses, or studies could be less exciting or invigorating for the time being. Perhaps a project you have been working on and enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Some of you could be quite preoccupied with problems in these areas. Challenges with self-expression, pushing/selling your ideas, or with neighbors and siblings may occur now. Social interactions can be a little strained now, as you may feel the need to hold back or there is a lack of usual spontaneity in your communications. There can be frustration with daily routines. It's time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea. In fact, this is a strong time for making important edits of work already in progress.

Overview Horoscope:

You may find the pace of your daily life challenging this month, dear Libra. Usually with Mars in your solar third house, the pace is quick and sometimes hectic. With Mars moving so very slowly this month and retrograding from the 17th forward, there can be a desire to get a lot done but blocks and delays; or, there can be a lot to do but waning motivation and energy levels. Either way, you can feel quite frustrated until you accept the pace and find ways to work with it rather than against it.

Finding the time or energy to run errands and handle paperwork may be a challenge. There can also be some disagreements with siblings, neighbors, or acquaintances. Some of you could experience delays or challenges with education or travel plans. However, this can be a wonderful time for looking to past ideas, projects, and mental interests and finding treasures in these. It can also be good for editing, changing, and otherwise making improvements. Slowing down can be good for you now. Partnerships may be a little tricky and a partner hard to read as well during this retrograde. Some disconnects can happen now, but giving yourself and a significant other space without pushing can work wonders.

Pluto's retrograde is a yearly occurrence that is not as dramatic as Mars, but at the time of its stations (on the 18th this month), there can be some magnification of problems, fears, or power trips revolving around finances, family, and home matters.

Yet another retrograde of significance occurs on the 28th - Mercury turns retrograde in your intimacy and sector of others' resources. This is another indicator that you should be moving forward slowly and working on refining and revamping what you already have. Focus on the past is a big deal this month, and while at first thought it might seem counterproductive, it is in fact important to know where you're coming from. Future decisions will be better if we take the time to understand the past.

The month puts quite a bit of focus on relationships as well. Venus is in special relationship to your sign from the 5-29, and you're in a fabulous position to use your people skills to the max. Gaining others' support and favor may not always be reliable for you these days with Uranus in your partnership sector, but it does come in spurts and can be wonderful indeed. This is not a month for pushing your personal plans - you seem to need others a little more than usual in order to get what you want done. The New Moon on the 7th points to a new beginning in a relationship or a new direction. Outworn attitudes towards relationships have to go. You attract others who bring change into your life. The 9-12 is perhaps the strongest period in April for direct pursuit of your desires. There are wild cards involved, but you are in a good position now. It's a time to really stay on top of things socially, as opportunities abound and you don't want to miss out on them. Around the 22nd, look for ways to improve your financial picture.

See our Time Line Forecast report for a personalized forecast for the year ahead.

Get your unique Personalized Horoscope for the year ahead—over 100 pages long—for a detailed guide to your best days and your most challenging days for attracting love, career success, communication, and more.

 

Know More About Yourself and Others

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
birth chart reports, relationship reports, future forecasts, and more.

 

Love & Romance Forecast Report

Love outlook for the year ahead. Try our
Love & Romance Forecast report.

 

Romantic Compatibility Reports

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
romantic compatibility reports, including
the Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Libra in 2016.



 

 

 

Libra (Born October 4 to 13) and Libra Ascendant from 10 to 20 degrees Libra:

April 2016 Libra Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

All month:

The Sun illuminates your seventh house. At this time of year, you have a greater need than usual to be with a partner. Bouncing ideas off someone helps you to better understand yourself. A partner provides a mirror for your own self-discovery. Now is the time to realize your own potential through a significant other. During this cycle, you focus on balancing your personal interests and objectives with your social life, or with those of a partner. The emphasis is on "us" rather than "me". You need the energies, companionship, and support of other people, and they may also seek out your support and companionship. It's important to include others rather than to go solo for the time being. However, bending too much to the will of another is not advised either. Social interactions of a personal, one-on-one kind are emphasized. Circumstances are such that your diplomacy skills are required. Your popularity is increasing, and is reinforced by your own ability to cooperate and harmonize. Your ego and pride are tied up in how you relate to others now. This may be an especially busy time for people who consult or work with clients one-on-one.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until April 13th: Venus continues to move through your solar sixth house now. This is a time when beautifying and/or bringing harmony to your working environment is a priority to you. You might find more opportunities to socialize with co-workers, perhaps even meeting a new friend through your work or health routines. You are likely to bring more tact and diplomacy to your relations with the people you work with now. You may not be as productive as usual during this period, as the focus is more on social relationships and pleasure than on getting the job done. Improving health and vitality through pleasurable activities such as massage might be in focus now.

From April 13th forward:

Venus graces your solar seventh house during this period. This is a time for extra attention to a partner or significant other, as well as from that person! You are more inclined to flatter and charm others during this cycle. One-to-one relating appeals to you more than group activities or more casual connections. Smoothing out your close personal relationships is what makes you happy during this cycle. If single, you are more willing than normal to enter into a committed relationship. In general, you are adaptable when it comes to your affections--very willing to compromise, negotiate, and make peace.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 12th:

Mercury continues to transit your solar seventh house. You can be especially aware of your "audience" in your communications now, which tend to be diplomatic and respectful during this cycle. You may be encountering an especially chatty or communicative partner, or meeting youthful, talkative people. At this time, you love to hear others' opinions and perspectives, and it's an excellent time to do so. Others can spur on your own thinking and decision making processes now, simply by offering another perspective. You are thinking a lot about others, a partner, and relating in general, and in some cases perhaps worrying over these things.

From April 12th forward:

Mercury transits your solar eighth house. You are more intuitive now than usual, picking up all of the hidden cues from people around you and reading between the lines. This is an excellent cycle in which to do some financial planning and strategizing. Research is also highly favored. It's also easier for you to approach sensitive, intimate, and personal matters with rationality and logic. As such, this is a great time to open up conversations about topics that normally might cause waves, such as those revolving around the sharing of power, intimacy, and finances.

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications involving legal affairs, travel, and education, as well as communications about the past, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. With Virgo ruling your twelfth house sector, somebody might be deceiving you or working against you, or nagging issues from the past may crop up and demand attention. Put off making solid travel plans if possible.

Occurring in your solar eighth house this time, extra care should be exercised regarding any financial initiatives that involve shared resources. Delays are very possible when it comes to receiving support, loans, and taxes. It may be better to side-step arguments with loved ones that revolve around intimacy and sexuality just for now, or approach these matters with more sensitivity if they can't be left for a better time. Investments made now may not go the way you want them to, particularly those involving joint finances. It may be hard to rely on the input of your partner now, and money you were counting on may not be forthcoming. It's best to budget rather than spend during this period, and in fact it's an excellent period for review. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with financial officials and intimate partners; or take this time to re- examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of close partnering and negotiations because Mars rules these areas of your solar chart. Enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could be waning or not as clear. A partner could seem to be less direct or hard to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness in your partnerships, and learn from experiences with these things.

Occurring in your second house this time, money-making endeavors are in focus. Perhaps a money-making idea you have been working on and were enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Caution and perhaps anxiety may be the overriding emotions now. Money and security matters are extremely important to you during this cycle, but they are not as straightforward as they have been. It's time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your money and your plans. This period involves coming to a greater understanding of how the way you manage your resources impacts your confidence and your life.

Overview Horoscope:

You may find the pace of your daily life challenging this month, dear Libra. Usually with Mars in your solar third house, the pace is quick and sometimes hectic. With Mars moving so very slowly this month and retrograding from the 17th forward, there can be a desire to get a lot done but blocks and delays; or, there can be a lot to do but waning motivation and energy levels. Either way, you can feel quite frustrated until you accept the pace and find ways to work with it rather than against it.

Finding the time or energy to run errands and handle paperwork may be a challenge. There can also be some disagreements with siblings, neighbors, or acquaintances. Some of you could experience delays or challenges with education or travel plans. However, this can be a wonderful time for looking to past ideas, projects, and mental interests and finding treasures in these. It can also be good for editing, changing, and otherwise making improvements. Slowing down can be good for you now. Partnerships may be a little tricky and a partner hard to read as well during this retrograde. Some disconnects can happen now, but giving yourself and a significant other space without pushing can work wonders.

Pluto's retrograde is a yearly occurrence that is not as dramatic as Mars, but at the time of its stations (on the 18th this month), there can be some magnification of problems, fears, or power trips revolving around finances, family, and home matters.

Yet another retrograde of significance occurs on the 28th - Mercury turns retrograde in your intimacy and sector of others' resources. This is another indicator that you should be moving forward slowly and working on refining and revamping what you already have. Focus on the past is a big deal this month, and while at first thought it might seem counterproductive, it is in fact important to know where you're coming from. Future decisions will be better if we take the time to understand the past.

The month puts quite a bit of focus on relationships as well. Venus is in special relationship to your sign from the 5-29, and you're in a fabulous position to use your people skills to the max. Gaining others' support and favor may not always be reliable for you these days with Uranus in your partnership sector, but it does come in spurts and can be wonderful indeed. This is not a month for pushing your personal plans - you seem to need others a little more than usual in order to get what you want done. The New Moon on the 7th points to a new beginning in a relationship or a new direction. Outworn attitudes towards relationships have to go. You attract others who bring change into your life. The 9-12 is perhaps the strongest period in April for direct pursuit of your desires. There are wild cards involved, but you are in a good position now. It's a time to really stay on top of things socially, as opportunities abound and you don't want to miss out on them. Around the 22nd, look for ways to improve your financial picture.

See our Time Line Forecast report for a personalized forecast for the year ahead.

Get your unique Personalized Horoscope for the year ahead—over 100 pages long—for a detailed guide to your best days and your most challenging days for attracting love, career success, communication, and more.

 

Know More About Yourself and Others

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
birth chart reports, relationship reports, future forecasts, and more.

 

Love & Romance Forecast Report

Love outlook for the year ahead. Try our
Love & Romance Forecast report.

 

Romantic Compatibility Reports

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
romantic compatibility reports, including
the Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Libra in 2016.



 

 

 

Libra (Born October 14 to 23) and Libra Ascendant from 20 to 30 degrees Libra:

April 2016 Libra Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

April 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until April 9th:

The Sun puts a spotlight on your solar sixth house. This is a busy period that finds you tending to many different details of your daily existence--your work, various projects, organization around the home and office, your daily routines, and health matters. Your ego may be especially tied up in the work you do, so that you are proud and more creative than usual in your job. You may be in the position to take charge in your work, or to take charge of your health and diet. Sometimes this cycle relates to increased activities involving pets. You seek to perfect your skills or methods now, and you focus on the parts that make up the whole now in order to improve your daily life. As a result, you can be more critical than usual, but this process is necessary for you to sort out what works for you and what doesn't.

From April 9th forward:

The Sun illuminates your seventh house. At this time of year, you have a greater need than usual to be with a partner. Bouncing ideas off someone helps you to better understand yourself. A partner provides a mirror for your own self-discovery. Now is the time to realize your own potential through a significant other. During this cycle, you focus on balancing your personal interests and objectives with your social life, or with those of a partner. The emphasis is on "us" rather than "me". You need the energies, companionship, and support of other people, and they may also seek out your support and companionship. It's important to include others rather than to go solo for the time being. However, bending too much to the will of another is not advised either. Social interactions of a personal, one-on-one kind are emphasized. Circumstances are such that your diplomacy skills are required. Your popularity is increasing, and is reinforced by your own ability to cooperate and harmonize. Your ego and pride are tied up in how you relate to others now. This may be an especially busy time for people who consult or work with clients one-on-one.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until April 22nd: Venus continues to move through your solar sixth house now. This is a time when beautifying and/or bringing harmony to your working environment is a priority to you. You might find more opportunities to socialize with co-workers, perhaps even meeting a new friend through your work or health routines. You are likely to bring more tact and diplomacy to your relations with the people you work with now. You may not be as productive as usual during this period, as the focus is more on social relationships and pleasure than on getting the job done. Improving health and vitality through pleasurable activities such as massage might be in focus now.

From April 22nd forward:

Venus graces your solar seventh house during this period. This is a time for extra attention to a partner or significant other, as well as from that person! You are more inclined to flatter and charm others during this cycle. One-to-one relating appeals to you more than group activities or more casual connections. Smoothing out your close personal relationships is what makes you happy during this cycle. If single, you are more willing than normal to enter into a committed relationship. In general, you are adaptable when it comes to your affections--very willing to compromise, negotiate, and make peace.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until April 20th:

Mercury transits your solar seventh house. You tend to weigh the pros and cons of every issue during this cycle, taking into account others' needs as well as your own. Some indecisiveness is possible now, simply because you naturally entertain opposing viewpoints. You have a strong desire to cooperate and communicate with others now. You feel most comfortable spending time with people on a one-to-one level, or with those with whom you share a personal history. Your own thoughts become clearer through dialogue with others. You may be doing public relations work, counseling, negotiating, or arbitration during this cycle. There is a lot of emphasis on communications with partners and best friends at this time. You can use the power of words to advise others or to make peace with people in your life. You are more diplomatic than usual during this transit.

From April 20th forward:

Mercury transits your solar eighth house. You are more intuitive now than usual, picking up all of the hidden cues from people around you and reading between the lines. This is an excellent cycle in which to do some financial planning and strategizing. Research is also highly favored. It's also easier for you to approach sensitive, intimate, and personal matters with rationality and logic. As such, this is a great time to open up conversations about topics that normally might cause waves, such as those revolving around the sharing of power, intimacy, and finances.

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications involving legal affairs, travel, and education, as well as communications about the past, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. With Virgo ruling your twelfth house sector, somebody might be deceiving you or working against you, or nagging issues from the past may crop up and demand attention. Put off making solid travel plans if possible.

Occurring in your solar seventh and eighth houses this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to negotiations, one-on-one communications, and any financial initiatives that involve shared resources. Be as non-judgmental as you can with a partner. There may be the need to revisit old issues in a partnership, or there could be some communication problems with a partner. An ex-partner may resurface during this cycle. Delays are very possible when it comes to receiving support, loans, and taxes. It may be better to side-step arguments with loved ones that revolve around intimacy and sexuality. Investments made now may not go the way you want them to, particularly those involving joint finances. It may be hard to rely on the input of your partner now, and money you were counting on may not be forthcoming. It's best to budget rather than spend. Misunderstandings with your partner now can do some damage if you (or your partner) focus on words said instead of the meanings behind the words. If you need to talk through problems, do your best to be as non-judgmental as possible, and don't over- react to what your partner has to say either. Mixed messages coming from a partner, or a disappointment, could occur now. You may not be as adept at mediating disputes for the time being, but it's a good cycle in which to improve your negotiation skills. Re-thinking a partnership arrangement is possible now, but you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with partners; or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of close partnering and negotiations because Mars rules these areas of your solar chart. Enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could be waning or not as clear. A partner could seem to be less direct or hard to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness in your partnerships, and learn from experiences with these things.

Occurring in your second house this time, money-making endeavors are in focus. Perhaps a money-making idea you have been working on and were enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Caution and perhaps anxiety may be the overriding emotions now. Money and security matters are extremely important to you during this cycle, but they are not as straightforward as they have been. It's time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your money and your plans. This period involves coming to a greater understanding of how the way you manage your resources impacts your confidence and your life.

Overview Horoscope:

You may find the pace of your daily life challenging this month, dear Libra. Usually with Mars in your solar third house, the pace is quick and sometimes hectic. With Mars moving so very slowly this month and retrograding from the 17th forward, there can be a desire to get a lot done but blocks and delays; or, there can be a lot to do but waning motivation and energy levels. Either way, you can feel quite frustrated until you accept the pace and find ways to work with it rather than against it.

Finding the time or energy to run errands and handle paperwork may be a challenge. There can also be some disagreements with siblings, neighbors, or acquaintances. Some of you could experience delays or challenges with education or travel plans. However, this can be a wonderful time for looking to past ideas, projects, and mental interests and finding treasures in these. It can also be good for editing, changing, and otherwise making improvements. Slowing down can be good for you now. Partnerships may be a little tricky and a partner hard to read as well during this retrograde. Some disconnects can happen now, but giving yourself and a significant other space without pushing can work wonders.

Pluto's retrograde is a yearly occurrence that is not as dramatic as Mars, but at the time of its stations (on the 18th this month), there can be some magnification of problems, fears, or power trips revolving around finances, family, and home matters.

Yet another retrograde of significance occurs on the 28th - Mercury turns retrograde in your intimacy and sector of others' resources. This is another indicator that you should be moving forward slowly and working on refining and revamping what you already have. Focus on the past is a big deal this month, and while at first thought it might seem counterproductive, it is in fact important to know where you're coming from. Future decisions will be better if we take the time to understand the past.

The month puts quite a bit of focus on relationships as well. Venus is in special relationship to your sign from the 5-29, and you're in a fabulous position to use your people skills to the max. Gaining others' support and favor may not always be reliable for you these days with Uranus in your partnership sector, but it does come in spurts and can be wonderful indeed. This is not a month for pushing your personal plans - you seem to need others a little more than usual in order to get what you want done. The New Moon on the 7th points to a new beginning in a relationship or a new direction. Outworn attitudes towards relationships have to go. You attract others who bring change into your life. The 9-12 is perhaps the strongest period in April for direct pursuit of your desires. There are wild cards involved, but you are in a good position now. It's a time to really stay on top of things socially, as opportunities abound and you don't want to miss out on them. Around the 22nd, look for ways to improve your financial picture.

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