Steady as she goes! You're primed for some calmer waters, Pisces, and April will finally deliver. And if we do say so, you've earned the right to them! Last month you endured the madness and mayhem of Mercury retrograde in YOUR sign from March 5 to 28. You're ready—eager, even—for a little bit of "boring."
April serves up the stability that allows you to leave that chaos in the rearview. The Sun is in Aries and your second house of work, money and daily routines until April 20. It's a methodical, one-day-at-a-time energy that's just the right speed for you. Make your to-do lists, check things off systematically and focus on what's right in front of you. It's like the metaphor about driving through the dark: Your headlights show you what's 25 feet ahead, but if you just follow that, you'll reach your destination.
On April 5, the year's only Aries new moon could bring a new job or moneymaking opportunity. Or you might be inspired to start a new routine, whether that's a spring fitness and clean eating program, a DIY project or simplifying your life. Identify your top priorities, particularly things you'd like to laser in on between now and the October 13 Aries full moon. Be precise, then "reverse-engineer" by looking at the steps you'll need to take between now and then to reach your destination. A cleanup of your budget and calendar can also give a sense of relief and alignment.
Slowing down a little is a smart strategy because this month three of the outer planets—Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn—will make their annual retrogrades. You won't feel the detrimental impact like Mercury because these languid luminaries make U-turns for four- to five-month stretches every year. It's an opportunity to recalibrate and evaluate. Are you moving too quickly in one direction? Have you cut corners or skipped steps? Taking the time to do things right is always a good idea.
The first planet to turn retrograde is Jupiter, which has been blazing through Sagittarius and your tenth house of career and leadership since November 8, 2018. You've been on the fast track to the top—or at least you’ve been growing restless about resuming your big dreams and plans. Jupiter will decelerate from April 10 to August 11, making that a great time to recalibrate your plans. While Jupiter is retrograde, you might benefit from a personal growth workshop, a freelance gig that lets you dabble in a field of curiosity or just a lighter schedule if you can swing it. Summer vacation, anyone?
Jupiter is about evolution, and when it visits every 12 years, you may outgrow your professional path. Some Pisces we know have made a sharp left turn, leaving longtime jobs, closing down businesses that no longer lit them up and going back to school to figure out what's next. If you're not in full-on mogul mode, you're not wasting time, Pisces. Just explore possibilities, talk to mentors and stretch out of your comfort zone.
Jupiter is in Sagittarius until December 2, so after the retrograde you'll have nearly four months to put your discoveries into action. Give yourself the time and space to soul-search (and goal-search!), and you'll be far more successful implementing your ideas later this year.
A major emotional or financial moment arrives on April 19, when the Libra full moon beams into your eighth house of merging and intimacy. A key partnership could reach a precipice—you may finally decide to go all the way in or all the way out. The eighth house covers a wide swath: sex, marriage, joint financial ventures and property and more. You could be navigating anything from a real estate issue to figuring out whether someone is soulmate material. Some Pisces might make a huge permanent step, like inking a contract, getting engaged or moving in together.
Are there layers of your life that you're ready to shed? According to one of our favorite authors, Dr. Joe Dispenza, 90 percent of the thoughts you have are the same as the ones you had yesterday. If you're spinning your wheels and stagnating, this full moon could jolt you out of that state. The eighth house rules transformation, and you may be up for a big one, especially since this is the rare second full moon in a row here. Look back to events near the March 20 Libra full supermoon as they could link to whatever comes up today.
With the illuminating moon beaming into this mysterious and secretive sector, you could feel a bit exposed—not your sensitive sign's favorite thing. But your vulnerabilities are a strength, Pisces, and this is your cosmic reminder to bring more transparency to your ties. Consider yourself notified thought: Strong feelings that you've buried could erupt like a dormant volcano today. Keep the tissues handy and your wisest friends on text patrol in case you need someone to "hold space" for whatever comes up!
The energy lightens the next day, when the Sun starts its monthlong visit to Taurus and your social third house. From April 20 to May 21, the focus is on community and communication. Look for opportunities to get involved in your neighborhood, checking out new hotspots, planning coffee with new contacts, taking or teaching workshops.
Is it time for a new crew—or to freshen up your roster of local hangouts? On April 22, the Sun will make its once-a-year conjunction (meetup) with changemaker Uranus. As the two collide in Taurus, you could receive some curveball news or have an electrifying conversation that opens your eyes to an exciting new view. You might be inspired to shake things up in your ‘hood with the bold Sun and activist Uranus leading the charge.
Not loving where you live? This Sun-Uranus meetup could inspire you to start looking for a new locale that's more in sync with your interests. A short trip could totally refresh your perspective. You might spontaneously start shopping for a new set of wheels (bike or eco-friendly car) or upgrade your tech devices (be sure to recycle or donate the old ones, please!).
This Sun-Uranus disruption could spark some bigger changes to your social circle. Pull back a little from certain friendships this summer—or reconnect with long-lost members of your crew. Transformational Pluto will turn retrograde in Capricorn and your eleventh house of group activity from April 24 to October 3, followed by Saturn in this same sector from April 29 to September 18. You may see some people's true (unsavory) colors or feel like you need a little distance from an overbearing friendship.
But the bigger mission is learning how to set up firm boundaries so you don't feel like your energy is being siphoned off or you can't say no to people. What fundamental needs do your relationships require to thrive for the long haul? Devote the next five months to exploring and experimenting with that formula.
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