Horoscope Quickies Apr ’11
April 2011 Overview 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.
A strong month for advancing your personal interests is in store for you, dear Aries. However, Mercury’s retrograde in your sign until the 23rd and Saturn’s influence this month both mean that you should expect some delays and roadblocks. With patience, you’ll be able to move forward. Watch especially for impatience and possible poor judgment on the 3rd. Mars fires up your confidence and brings a more aggressive approach to your world in April, which can do with some refining. Fortunately, Venus enters your sign on the 21st and helps do just that. The Full Moon on the 17th brings a whirlwind of emotion and activity with a close partner. The 22-25 should be exceptionally exciting for love.
For most of the month, you’re likely to be more introspective and hesitant than usual, dear Taurus, as an unusual number of influences are highlighting your privacy sector. Soul-searching is necessary now, and important decision making will need to wait. Work matters can be frustrating at times, and you’re likely to want to escape the pressures, especially around the 17th. Feeling generally “under the weather” can be a symptom of not wanting to face up to challenges. The 20-25 brings more personal bravery and enjoyment.
Relationships with friends and associates assume more importance in your life in April, dear Gemini, but ups and downs are highly likely as well. Feelings of being misunderstood are quite possible this month, and this is just one of the reasons why relationships are so dramatic now. Money, values, and romantic tensions can be the other issues you are dealing with. Try not to take any communications for granted. The 17th can bring disagreements and tensions to a head, but the 20-25 is excellent for smoothing over differences.
April is likely to be a high profile month for you, dear Cancer. Your career continues to pick up pace. While you are clearer about your goals and work matters are mostly straightforward, home and family life is vying for your attention. The balancing act you’re doing between your personal and professional lives can reach a head around the 17th. Others are recognizing your talents and abilities in April, but the real drive for success is emanating from within, as you’re especially motivated and ambitious. Patience may be hard to come by right now, but is absolutely critical for maximum success.
As adventurous as you’re likely to feel in April, dear Leo, you might find that responsibilities prevent you from scratching the itch to get away from it all. You might also experience some disagreements that can quickly blow out of proportion, in part because you’re feeling restless and in need of change. The coming months are apt to be especially busy and high profile, so take extra time this month to brush up your skills and to prepare as much as possible. Financial affairs are in need of some review.
You tend to turn within this month, dear Virgo. Others may seem unduly aggressive or pushy, and it will be especially important for you to find time to relax and rest rather than feel at the mercy of circumstances or of other people. Tying up loose ends and clearing out unnecessary clutter are themes in April, but disagreements with others, particularly over ownership or financial matters, can also figure strongly. Sorting out finances, and especially debts, will be necessary now.
Partnerships and the needs of a significant other figure prominently in April, dear Libra. While a feeling that your fate seems to lie in others’ hands can be frustrating right now, in truth you’re being reminded just how important it is to get your relationships sorted out. If you feel that others are running roughshod over your feelings, be sure to stand your ground, but be clear about what you’re doing and why. The Full Moon in your sign on the 17th puts your emotions on your sleeve. Pay attention to what you’re feeling now, even if your mood swings seem to come out of nowhere, and make necessary changes in your life.
A new position or tasks on the job keep you busy in April, dear Scorpio, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. Challenges can arise due to delays and lost or misunderstood communications, and you may need to contend with difficult personalities and power plays with co-workers. Beyond work, you’re likely to be strongly motivated to take on many projects that improve your health and daily routines, but you should be careful not to take on more than you can handle. Be reasonable in your expectations and patient with yourself. Romantic excitement is likely from the 20-25.
You are likely to feel exceptionally inspired creatively and romantically speaking this month, dear Sagittarius, but you can also experience some drama and emotional ups and downs as you pursue your goals. For one, you may be setting your expectations too high, and for another, not everyone is matching your enthusiasm. Responsibilities to friends and groups can loom large this month, mainly because emotionally you’re in a totally different place. This is not the month to book yourself solid when it comes to work, as you’re simply not going to feel like following through.
Fabulous energy for spring cleaning is with you this month, dear Capricorn. Your larger focus in April is on your personal and home life, and with so much energy available to you now, it’s time to really take charge of domestic matters. However, challenges can arise if excess energy turns into restlessness and conflict with family. As well, although your heart is with your home and family right now, professional responsibilities loom large, especially from the 17-18th. Be as patient as you can and try not to juggle too many tasks at once.
April promises to be an especially busy month, dear Aquarius, with plenty on your “to do” list. Succumbing to tension is quite possible, however, because while you are highly motivated to learn, communicate, and connect, you can also encounter some frustrating roadblocks. Relationships with relatives and possibly even neighbors can present some problems. Delays, equipment breakdowns, and other transportation and communication nuisances will require patience. The last week of the month should be more peaceful.
Financial activity, including pressures or concerns, can be a big focus this month, dear Pisces. Facing up to recent excesses may be necessary. However, you are also highly motivated to make money and ideas are abundant. Beware of impulse buys. Although you possess considerable energy to make money, you are similarly inclined to spend it! Both financial ups and downs are likely in April. Love matters are generally strong, especially until the 20th, when others are seeking you out.