Erosscopes April 2009 Love Horoscopes
April 2009 ErosScopes
Venus, the planet of love, continues in her apparent backwards motion until April 17th. This retrograde cycle is an excellent period for you to take a step back, emotionally, from your love life so that you can re-evaluate it. Love interests might find you a little standoffish, perhaps even indifferent, and this might be confusing. As long as you don’t alienate others during this introspective cycle, you’ll see that this period is for the best. You’re used to pursuing love head-on and getting completely caught up in the passion of living and loving in the moment. Right now, you’re examining the big picture, and ideally finding ways to improve your relationships or attitudes towards them. You can think of it as catching your breath. The 9th can bring some emotional upheaval and surprising revelations in love. Pay close attention to what a partner might be expressing now, even if it seems a little irrational! Venus dips back into Pisces on the 11th, taking some of the focus away from your immediate love needs, and then re-enters your sign on the 24th. With Venus and Mars aligned in the sign right behind yours on the 21-22, you might revisit a past love or enjoy a private tryst. It’s a good time for renewing old ties. When Venus travels through your sign again in forward motion (from April 24th to June 6th), it’s all systems go. Your charms are appreciated and your powers of attraction are weighty indeed. You have a chance to redo some of the challenges you’ve recently faced in your love life. Not only is charming Venus now in your sign and moving forward, but so is passionate Mars. This is a sexy power period. If there was any lull in your love life during the Venus retrograde period, you’re certainly making up for it now! Do watch for relationship complications, however, on the 25-26.
While love in April continues to be complicated, or at least unusual, from the 9th forward, a lover truly has your interests at heart. His or her desire to please will not only be obvious, it’s completely flattering too! Single Taureans will find that their powers of attraction run high, yet they are still feeling a little standoffish and cautious when it comes to expressing love and interest. Many Taureans will be standing back, watching lovers or love interests perhaps with some affectionate amusement, as they take their time sorting out what it is they are looking for. Sounds a little sadistic? Not really. It has to do with a pronounced cautiousness with sharing yourself. You are taking the time to figure out what (and possibly who) you want, and it’s a good idea. Secrets continue to appeal, and past affairs are taking up a lot of space in your brain. Anyone who is coming on too strong or trying to force his/her agenda on you is not going to get on your good side. Love matters are more straightforward from the 17th, but some of your reserve remains. The 20-22 is an interesting period when Venus and Mars align in your friendship sector. The boundaries between romance and friendship could be foggy then, or you might have a fabulous time with a friend or through a group association. Venus and Mars begin a forward march, virtually hand in hand, from the 24th forward in your privacy sector, heating things up behind the scenes. Some of you will be involved in a steamy private relationship. Love can be tricky, no doubt, and it could involve some personal sacrifices, but these only seem to fuel your passions. Towards the end of the month, you are certainly coming out of your shell in general, but love remains deliciously private and intimate. Notable days for love and passion occur on the 11 and 20-23. The 2-4 is tricky and challenging for close personal relationships.
There is a strong connection with the past in your love life this month until April 17, dear Gemini. This cycle continues from March and is due to the retrograde of Venus, the ruler of your romance sector. Your social agenda is hopping for much of the month, although intimately speaking, you might find that you’re meeting with some indifference until the 17th. The 9-10 is potent for romance. A surprising situation awakens you to important issues surrounding romance and love. Pay special attention to a partner now, and you will be rewarded. The 20-22 is potent for romance and passion (as well as creativity), particularly on the job or through business connections. It’s a great time to enjoy a party or business/social affair. From the 9th, you begin to focus your thoughts on private matters, and after the 19th, you’re ready for some down time. While others are still making demands on your time, your natural instinct is to pull back and tend to more personal matters. You might want to make a resolution around the time of the New Moon on the 25th to make more time in your life for rest and relaxation. For those of you who are single, your best bet for meeting a new romantic interest in April is through group associations, friends, and business or professional contacts and events. This month, things that turn you on include a philosophical bent, an adventurous spirit, and hearty laughter. Open-mindedness is the biggest sexual turn-on for you. Better days for love are the 4-6, 9-10, and 20-21. The 17 and 25 could bring minor love challenges. Avoid the temptation to prove yourself using words. Let your actions speak for themselves!
April is a quiet month when it comes to love and romance, for the most part, dear Cancer. Love is a practical matter for you again this month. You appreciate simplicity in your love life for the time being, and you are turned on most by a professional yet privately deep and intuitive personality. The 4-5 can bring some challenges with a partner, with resentments and other hidden angers coming to the surface. Until the 17th, many people are more intellectual or detached when it comes to their relationships rather than warm and direct. While a professional manner is just fine and possibly desirable this month, you really need to feel that there’s a lot more to the person on an intimate level in order to feel comfortable. This could present a problem for single Cancers who are normally cautious with new people in their lives and who open up more readily to potential love interests who have a genuine and warm approach. As such, I get the feeling that April isn’t going to make headlines in the romance department. In the days surrounding the 21st, love might be especially potent through travel or career connections. Venus enters your career sector on the 22nd, and Mars follows suit on the 24th. Both of these sexy planets will be trekking almost hand in hand in this professional area of your chart for some time, offering you added creative energy for work projects, an extremely magnetic aura on a professional level, and perhaps some passionate moments with a business associate. Friends become a focus towards the end of the month. The 21st is a better day for love matters, and the 4-5 can bring some fireworks.
While Venus retrograde (until the 17th) is keeping affections at bay for many, April promises to be an “intimately promising” month for you, dear Leo, unless you have a lot of Aries or Libra in your makeup. From the 10-16, your ruler, the Sun, harmonizes with jolly Jupiter, healing Chiron, and dreamy Neptune–and all three of these heavenly bodies are gracing your partnership sector. This means you’re very much in tune with your more spiritual, forgiving, and accepting side. Not only that, others see you in a most favorable light. It’s a great period for healing, particularly in close partnerships. More casual setups also receive a shot of positive energy, as Jupiter rules your romance sector. Eros, the God of erotic love, is also travelling through your partnership sector, pointing to your passion for a partner or, just as likely, a partner’s passion for you! Your adventurous spirit and sense of humor are your greatest assets this month (and next). The 21-23 is strong for intimacy and affection. Single Leos might meet a rather exotic sexual partner now, or could meet someone through travel. The 29-30 could present conflicts with a close partner. The last week of the month brings a stronger focus on professional matters. Eros joining Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron in your partnership sector that same week can bring highly romantic and passionate moments, although you may be projecting ideal partner traits onto a special someone that they don’t exactly own! As long as your expectations aren’t so high that they’re godly (read: inhuman), you can enjoy an open minded, romantic, and intimate time.
Until April 17th, Venus continues to move in apparent backward motion in your intimacy sector, dear Virgo. Like last month, you might find yourself attracted to the more complicated aspects of intimacy, or find yourselfÂ attracted to someone unattainable. Again, you should try not to hold on too tightly to someone out of fear. Suspicious attitudes can truly wreak havoc during this cycle. From the 11-17, Venus dips back into your partnership sector, and you are likely to re-evaluate a close partnership, or your relationship needs. Hasty decisions are not recommended. Wait it out and see how you feel a couple of weeks down the line. Power plays, shared finances, and other “give and take” matters are in strong focus in your relationships this month. 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 learning about your deepest needs. The 4-7 brings intense interactions with partners. Mars continues to activate your partnership sector until the 22nd, and this does continue to bring excitement to relationships, you could also be dealing with competitive or even combative scenarios. Towards the end of this period, on the 20-23, creative and exciting opportunities to attract or enhance a partnership occur. If appropriate, a reconciliation can be realized or a new understanding can be reached. The last week of the month pulls you out of a routine and into a new stage. You begin to feel more adventurous and a little less focused on analyzing and digging. Getting out and about can certainly take your mind off problems and help you to feel more independent and free.
Venus, your planetary ruler and the goddess of love, remains in retrograde motion until the 17th, after which she slowly but surely regains speed in direct motion, offering you the chance to work through some of the problems that might have arisen during her apparent backwards motion. Your attitude towards relationships and love continues to baffle those close to you, and perhaps even yourself! You are taking a step back and reviewing what it is you really want from love. It’s better to hold off on major decision making just for the time being. From the 20th, you feel freer to enjoy your social life. The mixed signals you may have been giving off recently begin to clear up. 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 recently, and this is a trend that will continue for many months to come. The 9th can bring surprising revelations and emotions that are hard to keep at bay. This is because a Full Moon is occurring in your sign, bringing up emotions that have been buried. The 14-15 can bring a surprise from a close partner, or some exciting intimate moments with a lover. The 20-22 brings stellar opportunities for passion and excitement. Eros is having a great time in your romance sector, joining with dreamy Neptune, happy Jupiter, and healing Chiron in the last week of April. You might be making up for lost time then, and you deserve it! Try not to expect the impossible from other mere mortals right now. Keep your expectations in check but also keep your heart open to possibilities.
Until April 17th, dear Scorpio, a trend that began in early March continues. Venus as the ruler of your partnership sector is in retrograde motion, indicating a slowdown in a committed partnership, or a chance to re-evaluate your relationship needs and attitudes. A partner may be a little hard to reach during this cycle, or less enthusiastic. Again, it’s not a good time to push matters. Lay low, review, and think about how to improve relationships, but don’t make any major life-changing decisions about relationships during this cycle. Even if a partner is laidback, romantic excitement can still be had. Mars in your romantic sector keeps you hungry for entertainment until the 22nd. The 3-4 can be tricky in the love department, when “suspicious minds” can ruin the mood. The 14-15 and 20-22 are better days for love. April 18-22 is a time when your powers of attraction run high, particularly when you are taking on a more assertive and outgoing role. From the 20-22, a love opportunity is very likely to ariseâ€“grab it! Watch for overextending yourself on the 25-27, when rest is more appropriate. Romantic opportunities are more likely to present themselves when you’re immersed in your daily routine–at work or the gym, for example. Singles and attached Scorpios alike should keep in mind that it’s hard for us to see the true value of a love interest or partner. Whether we undervalue or overvalue them, we might miss the mark until Venus is moving in direct motion at a relatively steady pace.
Until the 17th, Venus continues to move in retrograde motion, keeping our feelings, for the most part, at bay. This is a good time for reassessing your attitude towards casual love affairs or a lover. You’re not one to push and prod a person, largely because you instinctively know that everyone is entitled to some personal space. This may be especially important now, when it’s challenging to see the true value of a romantic interest. After the 17th, and more specifically from the 22nd, love matters begin to move forward at an exciting speed. While it’s probably wise to keep a slow and steady pace as Venus eases back into direct motion over the next few weeks, it might be a challenge for you with romantic Venus and sexy Mars marching hand in hand through your romantic sector! It’s a power period for your personal magnetism. Others are beginning to really appreciate your personal style again, and you’re in a fabulous mood. Opportunities for extra-curricular activities abound in April. Conversations can border on magical at times this month. They say that the brain is the biggest sex organ, and nothing could be further from the truth for you in April. The power of words to paint a picture is especially evident. Work begins to grab more of your attention towards the end of the month. The 10th and 21st are the better days of the month for love. Watch for misunderstandings on the 13th and 17th. Choose your words carefully, as the potential for misrepresenting yourself runs high.
April involves a lot of soul-searching, as well as a closer look at what it is that keeps you grounded and feeling secure. While you have more errands to run and projects on your plate than usual, you are also valuing down time. Love matters are not necessarily making headlines for you in the first three weeks of the month, dear Capricorn, but it is a good time for catching your breath and sorting out what it is you really want and need. Have you been re-evaluating your love relationships and your expectations from others? Has a lover been doing the same? This trend continues until the 17th. The 9th puts Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communications in your romance sector, and you begin to become mentally prepared for more playful and romantic times. But it’s not until the 19th, when the Sun shines its glorious rays in this romantic sector of your solar chart and Venus is no longer retrograde, that you begin to really put your heart into letting your hair down and having some fun. If that’s not enough to get you out of the house, the New Moon on the 25th is sure to put a fire under you. It’s time for a whole new start in the “romance and fun” department. Others take note, and begin to value your personal style again. You’re still active on the home front, and in fact finding much to inspire you there, but you’re no longer reticent about getting out and about either. On the day of and surrounding April 21, a love opportunity might arrive in your neighborhood or through school, email, or other forms of communicationâ€“grab it! The 20-22 and 25th are your best bets for love this month. The 4-5 can be problematic.
Eros, the god of erotic love, is traveling through your sign this month, dear Aquarius. Your powers of attraction run very high right now, but more in terms of going after what you want than waiting for things to come to you. Sexual activity may be more frequent and, in fact, an impassioned attitude is with you in most areas of life. Venus is retrograde until the 17th, and this might point to complicated love scenarios through the internet, emails, phone calls, or other forms of communication. However, these mediums, as well as learning environments, are also bound to bring you much joy and perhaps even love by the 22nd. Intellectual ties in existing relationships assume more importance to you than usual in April. A strong day for love happens on the 24th, when spending time with a lover is especially rewarding. A host of planetary bodies are joining together in your sign and will be of major influence over the course of 2009, and you’re beginning to feel the spirit and energy they bring now. Happy Jupiter, healing Chiron, and dreamy Neptune are all strong influences in your life, keeping things interesting and your personal magnetism running high. Eros is sweetening the pot, adding passion to the mix. Not only are you feeling tremendous enthusiasm and a renewed sense of spirituality, others are taking note and they’re bound to find you inspiring.
April promises to be an interesting month for love for you, dear Pisces. Why? First off, retrograde Venus dips back into your sign briefly on the 11th before turning direct (still in your sign) on the 17th, and then leaves Pisces on the 24th. From the 11-17, you’re likely giving off mixed signals as you stop to catch your breath in the love department. Keeping a lover (or love interest) at arm’s length while you reassess your expectations from love is very likely, and perhaps quite necessary, during this period. Then on the 21-22, romantic Venus and sexy Mars align late in your sign. It’s likely to be an eventful couple of days. Use it to your advantage by getting “out there” if you’re single, or making darn sure you’re around the person you love if you’re attached, because it’s a power period for your personal charm and powers of attraction. Up until the 22nd, you have a good opportunity period for going after exactly what (or who) you want. It’s a high energy time when you’re fairly oozing sexuality and others are invariably turned on by your leadership qualities. As mentioned, the 17-22 is a stellar period for sexuality and romance. The 9-10 and 13th come in second place for love opportunities. The 25th can bring challenges with a partner and seeing eye to eye. You can use this opportunity to make some resolutions for communicating more effectively, with the New Moon offering you a fresh start in your communications sector.
Horoscopes for the month ahead, with a focus on love, sex, romance, and style.
Eros was the god of erotic love. The position of the asteroid Eros in our charts points to our passion and erotic turn-ons. Mars shows us the style in which we go after what we want, including the ways in which we express our sexuality. Venus shows us some of the important “trappings” and foreplay that help us get in the mood for sex. The Moon shows our underlying emotional needs that can express themselves as sexual fantasies and needs.
While the positions of these planets and cosmic bodies in our natal charts remain static, their positions are always changing in the cosmos, activating houses and hotspots in our natal charts. The horoscopes presented here are necessarily general, as we are focusing on only the Sun sign or Ascendant, and how these sexual cosmic bodies are currently affecting the natal chart.
Please note: These horoscopes are more accurate for the Ascendant sign, so if you know it, read them for the sign of your Ascendant first, and the sign of your Sun second.