April 2019: Your April Horoscope
By Suzanne Gerber
ARIES (March 21–April 19): Expect delays and detours this month, oh speedy one. Just as communication planet Mercury corrects course, Jupiter and, later in April, Pluto and Saturn, shift into reverse, forcing you to change some plans or adjust your timeline for the next several months. While it’s sure to be frustrating at times, look for the silver lining—e.g., a chance to review everything and make sure it’s all exactly to your liking.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20): Your methodical sign may actually appreciate the upcoming trio of retrogrades (Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) that, while throwing some curveballs your way, will also downshift things to a more comfortable cruising speed. But you won’t be stuck in the slow lane forever! On the 20th, the Sun blazes into your sign and makes you magnetic. Pick one major goal and don’t stop pursuing till you attain it!
GEMINI (May 21–June 20): First, the good news: Your cosmic ruler, Mercury, is no longer retrograde, so your foot probably won’t wind up in your mouth again this month. The “bad” news: A trio of other planets (Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) shift into reverse, causing slowdowns, delays and traffic jams left and right. While life won’t come to grinding halt, you’ll feel more in control if you have a Plan B (and maybe C) at the ready.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Right on the heels of communication planet Mercury resuming forward motion, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn grab the retrograde baton and begin their annual slowdowns throughout the month. While this could send a certain partnership through an emotional obstacle course, think of it as repeated opportunities to talk things through and get them right! Professionally, you’ll hit a creative high starting on the 20th as Venus lights up your career zone for a month.
LEO (July 23–August 22): If you’re thinking of making a bold move or taking a little gamble on something, do it before the 10th, when lucky Jupiter shifts into reverse in your risk-taking fifth house. Later in the month, Pluto and Saturn will also turn retrograde, slowing down progress on a long-term project. You may have to adjust your timeline, look at this as a chance to get everything perfect, hopefully saving you time and money in the long run.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Sweet relief! Your galactic guardian, mental Mercury, is back on track after a nail-biter of a three-week retrograde in your relationship realm. It’s now safe to have that talk or make future plans together. But starting on the 10th, Jupiter and then later in the month Pluto and Saturn will turn retrograde, causing delays and reversals around a home or creative project. Take it as a cue to rethink and revise—but not freak out!
LIBRA (September 23–October 22): With expressive Mercury back on track after a three-week retrograde, you can get down to brass tacks on a personal project. But hurry! On the 10th, expansive Jupiter shifts into reverse in your communication zone, followed by Pluto and Saturn in your domestic quarters, halting progress or adding weeks (or months!) to your timeline. Happily, your amorous ruler, Venus, enters your partnership zone on the 20th, restoring the harmony—or maybe bringing in new love!
SCORPIO (October 23–November 21): It’s an “under the radar” kind of month, but isn’t that how you like it? With three planets turning retrograde this month (Jupiter, Saturn and your co-ruler Pluto), you may have a lot of things to process. No need to explain yourself; this is your prerogative! But do note that when the Sun and transformative Uranus make their annual meetup on the 22nd in your relationship zone, something could shift in a heartbeat!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21): You may prefer to be neither seen nor heard much this month as all the planets take a group dip below the surface. This doesn’t mean you’ll be a hermit; just that you’ll shun noisy crowds and feel happier close to home. Note: With three planets turning retrograde this month (your ruler, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn), it might take longer to launch an initiate, or it may not go off according to plan.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19): Tie up loose ends and take action on something you’re trying to get off the ground asap. This month, a trio of planets (Jupiter, Pluto and your ruler, Saturn) turn retrograde in your sign, leading to delays, detours and your most dreaded “d” word, drama. Fortunately, your slow-and-steady sign can roll with any punches! On the 20th, your romantic life gets a shot in the arm for a month. Make the most of that sweet spell!
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18): Your quick-witted sign doesn’t usually stop to self-edit before you speak, but you might want to consider that option this month. Even though expressive Mercury is back in forward motion, Jupiter is turning retrograde in your social sector on the 10th, which could spark some unwanted arguments. Later in the month, when Pluto and your co-ruler, Saturn, follow suit in your unconscious zone, speaking off the cuff won’t be the best strategy for keeping the peace.
PISCES (February 18–March 20): Take the initiative on a group project early in the month because three key planets will be shifting into reverse and slowing your roll. On the 10th, your co-ruler, Jupiter, kicks off the retrograde brigade in your career corner, followed by Pluto and Saturn in your teamwork and technology zone. Don’t rely on anyone else to do the things you know you need to handle. Things will get done; they just might take (a lot) longer!)
Suzanne Gerber (www.starsandstoneshealing.com) is a locally based intuitive astrologer, shamanic/energy practitioner and spiritual life coach. She works at Wild Ginger Apothecary in Gulf Gate on Friday afternoons on a drop-in basis and is available for private in-person and phone sessions by appointment. Or book her for your next “psychic party”!