Horoscope Quickies Apr 09
April 2009 Short Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie for Essential Magazine. For our detailed April monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from April 1.
April 2009: The signs of Aries, Pisces, and Taurus are emphasized in April 2009. Venus turned retrograde on March 6th and turns direct on April 17th. Venus’ retrograde signals a period of slowdown and rethinking in the realms of love and finances. It’s time to backtrack in these areas of life, and this can mean we have less confidence for the time being. Although Venus turns direct on the 17th this month, it will take a few weeks for Venus to resume its normal speed. As such, it’s better not to push hard on any financial or relationship-related endeavor until May. Venus dips back into Pisces while still retrograde, and shortly after turning direct, it conjuncts Mars on April 21st, late in the sign of Pisces. Venus conjunct Mars is creative and stimulating. Pluto turns retrograde on the 4th, and in the weeks surrounding this occurrence, “all things Pluto” become palpable. A Full Moon occurs on the 9th at 20 degrees Libra. A New Moon in Taurus (5 degrees) occurs on the 25th.
Dear Aries, your demands and needs in love continue to remain strong in April, but may not be answered as you’d like for the time being. Matters improve after mid-month, however, and by May, you’re getting exactly what you want, when you want! Remember that a lover does have your best interests at heart, but you may be sending out confusing signals. A relationship from the past could capture your attention around the 21st. From mid-April, the focus is on money and possessions. You’ll experience a surge in personal energy and confidence towards the end of the month.
You continue to lay low this month, dear Taurus, but you begin to come out of your shell from the 10-19, when others show more interest in your needs and wants. Love is tricky until the 9th, and could require you to make some personal sacrifices, after which you more easily and naturally attract others’ attention. Around the 21st, the lines between friendship and love could blur. It’s a strong time for personal enjoyment and rewards through friends and contacts. Money may come your way from the 9-10, and a work project comes to completion.
After a busy month of attention to career goals and professional matters, you’re feeling more sociable, dear Gemini. It’s a strong month for social affairs, group contacts, and friendships in general. It’s not without its complications, however, but you take pleasure in ironing out problems, particularly when it involves others’ issues! Love on the job, involving a superior, or through business could figure in April, especially around the 21st. Opportunities to expand your horizons, physically or mentally, arrive after the 24th. Love and intimacy are especially rewarding on the 4-6.
Professional matters are especially important in your life in April, dear Cancer. While complicated, towards the end of the month, great satisfaction from business affairs is likely to lift your spirits. The fruits of your labor are rewarded. In general, you have more energy at your disposal to pursue your professional goals purposefully. Singles are likely to find love while embarking on non-routine adventures. Interesting surprises are in store, particularly through foreign connections. Matters surrounding shared finances and intimacy have a magical quality to them this year, and evidence of this is clear in April.
Some truly magical moments are likely to occur in the areas of partnering and love this month, dear Leo. Some of you may be meeting creative or spiritual people with whom you find much in common. The 10-16 is great for fun, creativity, entertainment, good humor, and adventure. Surprises are certainly in store for you. The 21-23 is strong for intimacy, security, and affection. Towards the end of April, career matters come into strong focus, especially money-making ideas, although you still manage to balance your life with rewarding extra-curricular activities.
Dear Virgo, your connections with other people, and your dependence on them, are brought to your attention in April. Shared finances, power plays, and other “give and take” matters are in strong focus now. It’s not a month in which your personal projects, needs, and desires are easily met, or even an issue on the table. You are focusing on your close personal relationships. The 4-7 brings intense interactions. Around the 21st, creative and exciting opportunities to attract or enhance a partnership occur. Money matters take precedence on the 9th.
Relationships continue to feel complicated until the 20th, dear Libra, after which you are more able to enjoy your social life. Your goals are clearer and you are less likely to give off confusing or mixed signals to others. There is a strong connection between love and work this month, and if social opportunities through work present themselves (which is very possible), be sure to grab them. You could find yourself attracting (or attracted to) more creative or spiritual sorts of people these days. Money matters are complicated on the 1-4. The 20-22 brings stellar opportunities for love.
Romantic and creative excitement are in store for you this month, dear Scorpio, particularly on the 14-15 and 20-22. Nevertheless, there is a lot of work that needs to be done, and you fortunately are in the right frame of mind to take care of business. The 23rd brings golden career opportunities. Money matters that have to do with domestic affairs, real estate, and creative projects are very strong. Your decorating sense is also high, and you are likely in the mood for a home “makeover”. Watch for overextending yourself on the 25-27, when rest is more appropriate.
Plenty of opportunities for extra-curricular activities arise in April for you, dear Sagittarius. Playful activities, enjoying hobbies, getting out and about, and generally finding pleasure in life are themes this month. You are also absorbing information like a sponge, so all matters related to learning, teaching, speaking, and writing are expected to run particularly well this month. Fortunate events surrounding your home and family are likely. The 9-11 is strong for personal recognition, and you might come to a friend’s rescue. Towards the end of April, work needs more of your attention.
Your intuition is powerful this month, dear Capricorn, particularly for financial and domestic matters. April is more a month for setting goals and visualizing instead of taking aggressive action. The 17th is strong for work, communications, and mental output. Spending time, and possibly money, on the home and family is likely this month. Until the 21st, your focus is strong on inner psychological growth, after which you are more able to let your hair down and enjoy some play time. Try not to overdo or overwork on the 4-6, when you are more susceptible to injury and illness.
Friends and connections figure strongly in your month, dear Aquarius. Friends may even be of practical benefit in addition to spiritual. April is also notable for attracting money, rewards, or gifts. Your intuition for making money is topnotch. Enthusiasm for learning brings you rewards this month, and your mind is especially sharp. Communications are strong, and love may even come through them, or through learning environments. Intellectual ties in existing relationships assume more importance to you than usual. Your personal stores of energy are tremendous, but don’t overestimate what you can do–know your limits.
April brings financial matters to your attention, dear Pisces. You are busy thinking about, discussing, and organizing your personal finances. However, be sure to put off major financial outlays until after the 17th. Take this time to budget. The 14-16 brings personal recognition, particularly on the job, and a few surprises. You could find yourself acting on a whim, and certainly confidence is with you now. Career opportunities are strong this year, and begin to show themselves in April. You may be leaning towards more spiritual or creative work. The 20-22 is fabulous for personal magnetism and romantic opportunity.
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