April ’13 Horoscope Quickies
April 2013 Overview Horoscopes
The following are overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie. For our detailed April monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from April 1.
Notes/Overview: In April 2013, Chiron in Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn on the 4th, and a New Moon occurs on the 10th at 20 Aries. On March 12th, Pluto turns retrograde and Saturn is quincunx Uranus. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs on April 25th in the sign of Scorpio (5 degrees).
You hold a lot of power this month, dear Aries, for making important changes and for beginning new endeavors. This is particularly the case around and after the New Moon on the 10th. Not only does it occur in your sign, it’s aligned with Venus and Mars, adding creative and attractive sizzle to your life and emphasizing these things in your personality. You are magnetic and more noticeable than usual. People are attracted to your lively spirit. You are forward and straightforward when it comes to love, and you are a priority or headline in a partner’s and love interest’s life. The 20-30 can be a little rocky for intimacy and money matters, as circumstances occurring now force you to take a hard look at either life department, and for some, both areas of life. In the second half of the month, others may have some wise advice for you, and while it might not feel comfortable, it would be a good idea to look at the more practical side. Security and stability become bigger needs. A Lunar Eclipse in the last week of the month brings unpaid debts and power dynamics to a head. This is a time for empowering yourself through managing material and emotional debts.
After a period of living in the relative backwoods, dear Taurus, you are ready to share yourself with a bigger audience once cosmic bodies begin entering your sign, one by one. Venus, the Sun, and Mars all enter Taurus on the 15th, 19th, and 20th respectively, and you emerge from a period of withdrawal and emotional renewal. Until then, much is going on behind the scenes. You keep your emotional distance and a low profile. Major decision making may be deferred until you feel more confident later in the month. Desires are complex and either difficult to fulfill or you could struggle with whether you should go after them. Private and past matters tend to assume larger importance in your life, particularly around the 10th. From the 20th, you’re more assertive and opportunities that emerge are clearer and more straightforward. Personal magnetism skyrockets now. For single Taureans, romantic opportunities abound. Nevertheless, some relationship hurdles can figure strongly on the 20-22 and then the 28-30 in more serious partnerships. As well, emotions run high around the Lunar Eclipse on the 25th that brings a personal epiphany and relationship drama into your life.
April is likely to be a busy and notable month when it comes to networking and friendships, dear Gemini, although the last ten days of the month can bring an entirely different and more reclusive pace. There can be romantic opportunities or attention through networking, friendships, or group affiliations from the 5-18. Others are supporting your efforts. You can have many ideas that you’re birthing now, and they can be truly creative and unique. Think in terms of the team or group, as this is where opportunities lie right now. The 20-22, besides the slowing down of your social life, can bring some challenges regarding dealing with matters from the past. It’s time to bring some closure to those things that have run their natural course or that are part of your past for good reason. Health or work matters can reach a challenging point in the last week of April. You may have recently been lost in a routine that feels monotonous, and this could take its toll on your spirit and health. Circumstances, possibly involving the loss of a particular support system or the onset of a minor health problem, are such that might force you to make needed changes. Seek out extra rest and time to yourself, as you are in need of an emotional and physical recharge!
This is a month of more visibility than usual, dear Cancer, as well as more creative and professional power. Creative and possibly even romantic opportunities can arise through business affairs in April. You are more interested in the long term when it comes to love, although towards the end of the month, friendship and camaraderie assume more importance. You may get the chance to show your unique qualities, and you’re certainly more courageous than usual when it comes to both expressing and asserting yourself. Rebellious behaviors may be tempting now when it comes to fathers or father figures and authority figures in your life. You might see a friend or an old acquaintance in a more romantic light later this month. Problematic relationships with children or with a romantic partner can suddenly spin out of control around the Lunar Eclipse on the 25th, when matters can reach a head. You can easily become stuck between two alternatives at this time. There could be an ultimatum or a new opportunity arising. Relationship drama is very possible from the 20-30, and feelings can run hot and cold quickly. Something needs to change, and while there can be a suddenness to events occurring at this time, issues addressed now have been brewing for some time.
The competitive side of your nature comes to the fore in April, dear Leo, but in an entirely pleasant and likely playful way. You are more enthusiastic than you have been, and your confidence in yourself is natural and easy. Your interest in the world beyond your usual boundaries expands, and some of you could have opportunities to travel or study somewhere/something new. Love may be especially adventurous or exotic, and some of you could have a faraway romance opportunity. Your tastes and attractions are as non-routine as your interests these days. Benefits can come, and possibly quite suddenly, through your connection to classmates, distant relatives, or teachers. Publishing and promotional activities can thrive now. The pace of your life changes rather dramatically by the fourth week of April, when responsibilities to family and to your career or business call. You’ll be reorganizing your priorities on the domestic front in the last week of April, when family or home matters require special attention. The attention you need to give your personal life can certainly interfere at times with professional progress, and you’ll be challenged to find a balance between the two.
The first few weeks of April are strong for hobbies, work, and self-improvement endeavors, dear Virgo. New projects launched now can be especially unique and creative. Most importantly, they fuel your passions. Whatever your obsession now, it’s consuming. You might be heavily involved in research and development, as you’re not quite ready to share your projects with others. For some of you, however, this is a passionate time on an intimate level. You are discovering new means of expression, and attractions can pop up without warning. If you’re craving deep connections with others, it may not be the easiest of times, but if you’re looking for excitement, then you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised. Sudden financial findings can spur you into action, particularly around the 10th and 17th. There can be some drama with debts or support now. It’s time to take charge. The last ten days of the month can bring a few complications with educational, travel, transportation, or legal affairs. You could be distracted from a learning endeavor, which can be frustrating. You’re challenged to prioritize, as it can be an especially busy time when it can be very difficult to focus on the things that inspire and drive you.
Fun energy is with you in the first few weeks of April when it comes to close relationships, dear Libra. As long as you remain flexible to changes of plans and open to taking a few emotional risks, this can be a time of sudden attractions, enhanced relationships, and new beginnings. The New Moon on the 10th is a powerful one, putting close committed relationships into sharp focus. Your personal magnetism is strong and others are more willing and able to spend quality time with you. Some of you could begin a new long-term relationship, and it might seem to come out of nowhere. Even so, watch that you don’t see what you want to see in others, rather than what is. As well, family responsibilities or possibly disapproval can interfere with your relationships. From the 20-30, there are likely to be some ups and downs when it comes to business and financial affairs. There can also be some complications on an intimate level, as expectations run high, and a stronger grip on reality in the last week of April can place you in an indecisive position. If you feel under-valued or disrespected, stand up for yourself. As well, some of you could experience a financial reality check that requires some changes in spending and making money.
The details are more important this month than the big picture, dear Scorpio, as you have considerable energy and support for shaping up your daily routines, and these include work and health efforts. Super-motivated and energetic, you can get a whole lot done. You are bringing innovative, unique, and creative energy to your daily life, and while you can’t quite say that you’re getting everything in order, as you have a rather slapdash on-off approach right now, you’re certainly shaking things up. You are sure to find ways to make daily life, more pleasurable, interesting, and creative. Alternative therapies and approaches to health and fitness can present themselves and inspire you. Some of you will find love opportunities while going about your daily routines – through work or the pursuit of health goals, for example. Later in April, you move into a relationship-focused period. A Solar Eclipse in your partnership sector is on the horizon (it will occur in May and represents a new beginning in a close relationship), and opportunities to work on existing relationships can begin appearing now. Relationships can be a little tough at times in the last week of the month, as a Lunar Eclipse in your sign can catapult you into a position to make executive decisions; but you’re also prompted to see the value of sharing yourself, including your problems or burdens, with a special someone.
This is one of the biggest months of the year for romantic and creative opportunities, dear Sagittarius. There is plenty of activity in your sector of romance, recreation, self-expression, hobbies, and children in April, and the New Moon on the 10th is an especially powerful one for all of these matters. Your powers of attraction are tremendous right now, and your more playful, unique, and entertaining qualities are truly appreciated, and possibly even applauded. This is a flirtatious, impulsive time for you. It’s also a fabulous time for expressing whatever it is that is your art. Creativity is blossoming, and you are likely to have a receptive audience. You could pick up a new hobby or revive an old one. As the month progresses, your attention begins to shift towards more practical matters. You’ll be concentrating on the details and daily routines of your life, and aiming to change up things in these areas. It’s time for fine-tuning. The Lunar Eclipse and a Sun-Saturn showdown in the last week of the month can bring latent, and probably minor, health and work issues to light. If you’ve exhausted yourself, now is the time when you might pay the price. Slow down. This can also be a time when a secret comes to light or you bring closure to an important area or situation in your life.
This is a time of great discoveries and much activity on the home front, dear Capricorn. You’re in a nesting phase, although you are unlikely to be idle around the home. In fact, there may be changes with family or in the home, whether or not you bring them on. This is an excellent time for entertaining in the home and also for making creative changes, such as redecorating. Adjustments need to made, and for some of you, family and home life are unsettled for the time being. Venus, the Sun, and Mars move into your romance and creative sector on the 15th, 19th, and 20th, respectively, and this brings a shift of interest and attitude. You’re entering a very expressive and exciting period for romance, recreation, and hobbies. You’ll be attracting a lot of attention for your more unique qualities. Nevertheless there are some hurdles to clear. The last week of April can bring some social or romantic drama into your life. For some of you, friends may be unsupportive or even jealous and critical of your attention to other areas of your life, such as a romance or your family and children. Some may end or begin a friendship or group affiliation. Your love life is set to push forward, particularly after the Solar Eclipse in May, but the 24-26 this month can set the ball rolling.
In April, you are sure to wow others with your words, ideas, and knowledge, dear Aquarius. Love and communication are tied together in wonderful ways, and this can mean you meet a love interest through an online or phone connection, for example. or it might even point to an exciting new interest or project. Love may be found in your own neighborhood, through siblings’ connections, or through learning endeavors. This is probably the best time of the year for speaking engagements, communication project launches, or simply presentation and sharing of your ideas. You can find yourself in high demand, as you are currently the go-to person for advice or simply for good company. The Lunar Eclipse in the last week of the month can bring some harsh criticism or some other form of unpleasant scrutiny, but whatever does occur now pushes you in the direction towards making important changes. Balancing family and career, or your personal and public lives, can be the challenge now. Your heart is likely to be on the home front at this point in the month, but responsibilities outside of the family and home are likely to be pressing and demanding now.
As long as you don’t succumb to tension, April can be a pleasant month in which you make new contacts and learn a great deal about the people in your life, dear Pisces. Beware of impulse buys this month. Although you possess considerable energy to make money, you are similarly inclined to spend it! Financial activity, including pressures or concerns, can be the focus for the first three weeks of the month. Imaginative undertakings could boost your income in April. Shake things up, experiment with new ideas, and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. More involvement with your immediate environment, community, and neighborhood figure strongly from mid-month forward. 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. The last week of the month can bring travel or educational matters to your attention. There may be a surprise business trip on the horizon, for example, or a sudden desire to polish your skills through advanced education. Transportation problems may also occur now.