Strip it down to light it up, astro babes. April’s astrology is lean and aerodynamic, asking us to liberate the excess and hone what is absolutely essential, harnessing our inherent natures without editorializing.
Like a plant through the pavement or the crack of a peppercorn, the energy is vibrantly alive and spicy fresh. Wherever you hunkered down during this current collective crisis and however you have been feeling, this month wants to remind you that we are all precious ingredients in the biodiverse experience of life on earth. Whatever your state of reaction and attraction right now, let it rip, allowing the fullness of your response to become a vital resource for us all.
Dominated by the Aries Sun, this is the starting gate of the astral year. And while Aries energy out of alignment can sometimes polarize towards martial conflict and unchecked libido, at its most essential, it is the gift of the life force itself. The rallying cry that fights “for” rather than against. The heat of the heartbeat and the relentless capacity to begin again and again. Coupled with engine-revving Mars and world-shaper Saturn moving through the cool futurism of Aquarius, it’s a month for being emboldened enough leaving behind the b.s. without even having to flex for bravado.
What saturates your color palette? What fuels your tank and brings you alive? Whether it is absolutely epic or seemingly every day, trust that your turn-ons are a love letter to the whole wide world. And we need every kind of hero under the sun.
Read on for your sign’s passion project for April and ignite some social distancing friendly creative inspo from the inside out…
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
March was a wet and wild trip into your emotional range, Aries, as you got freaky with your feelings and learned how to swim with the sheer sensation of it all. Now, the fullness of your birthday month wants you to ceremoniously slice off your swimmies and head out into open water, no longer tethered by anything that has been taking up too much weight. You are no different than nature itself, dear fire starter, and April wants you to dance cheek to cheek with the life-death-life cycle. Bless the departures and open your arms wide for what is coming down the birth canal.
Passion Project: Indoor Garden. This month is here to remind you that releasing into your own composting and growing cycles can be a creative liberator. Embrace the organic with everything from a kitchen herb starter kit to a bathroom tropical plant hothouse.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
March was all about widening your berth, as you exercised your inherent right to spaciously step out and away from immersions that were no longer of service. April asks you to build on this behavioral pattern, noticing when you get carried away into an emotion or action before giving yourself the sovereignty of a precious pause. Where can you simply slide some parentheticals into your daily life, delaying an immediate response and letting yourself turn something over? You have got all the time in the world, Taurus. Let this month melt in your mouth.
Passion Project: Stargazing. Even if it sounds silly at first, take this time of potentially being housebound to just stare out the window. Watch the cloud patterns shift. Close your eyes and listen to the rush of whatever life is outside. Let this exercise in “non-doing” remind you that you have every right to a time-out.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
March invited you to peek under the bed and make courageous friends with whatever felt frightening. With Venus entering your sign in April, the scratchy edges get softer, asking you to consider what is calling for a more sweetly matrimonial form of reunification. Maybe it is a long lost friend who has been left by the wayside or the start of an idea that just wants to come out already. Or it could be a far more subtle, like a fragmented piece of your inner self that has gotten lost in the mix. Something wants your kind attention rather than your exile right now. Give it a seat at the head of your table.
Passion Project: Signature Style. Whether it is curating a social feed, plastering your walls with mood board images or picking out your new power color, April wants you to reauthor your life according to your very own tastes.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
March asked you to power up with the sheer groundlessness of it all, letting the best-laid plans break into an unexpected song. And with April’s energies sliding through your arena of solid thrones and self-sovereign surveying, it is prime time to take stock of your greatest triumphs. Rather than immediately plunging headfirst into the next Olympic training round, take a good look around at the finery of what has already been found. Rest on your laurels. Towel off your sweet brow. And trust that “making it” can feel as easy-breezy as licking the cake batter from the spoon.
Passion Project: Yearbooking. Like a list of high school superlatives that can feel like superpowers, April is fit for connecting with your core self’s acts of courage. Scrapbook and collage your latest and greatest, resting easy in your own pages.
LEO OR LEO RISING
March called you into quietude, little love cat, as you learned to trust the notion that everything was unfolding according to a perfect inner rhythm. April’s energies are more overtly fiery, and you may find yourself burning with the urge to get something off your heartfelt chest already. And by all means, let yourself shout whatever wants to spill straight from your soul. But as you do so, remember the courage in divining cause and effect. Checking in with the climate of your community and temperature of potential response reminds you that expressing your individual ardor can be a fully supported act.
Passion Project: Virtual Volunteering. Let April be an experiment in generously gifting your time to uncover unexpected space, whether it is spearheading a weekly friend check-in or executing a more elaborate effort to rally the troops.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
March asked you to embrace bold boundaries, as you learned to celebrate unabashedly calling the shots. With planetary energies shifting through your arena of down and dirty intensity this April, it is time to lick your chops and consider how you share your desires. Where have you been pulling back from going “all in”? Where does the hot tub water need a hit of new heat? Start noticing when you curate the “appropriate” feeling before you let it come alive. You do not have to cool your jets, and you do not have to turn it down, Virgo. Let the fullness of your responses fuel a reconnection to your true loves.
Passion Project: Body Worship. Leave any naked shame behind and let April be a dedication to the deity that is you — whether it is a sweat-drenched workout or a simple act of self-adornment, bow at the altar of your sweet physical form.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
March indoctrinated you into the school of fine-tuning and calibration, as you practiced divining your own proprietary blend of balance. As the fiery planetary energy shifts into your zone of relating in April, it asks you to awaken some healthy beasties inside of you and ride them home. Start by noticing exactly where you outsource your eternal flame, whether it is allowing someone else to take the credit, stifling your authentic response, or entering into any variety of blame game. Anything that you “other” right now wants to be reabsorbed. Drop the fairytales about good and evil and stake a claim on your healthy appetite for all shades of creation and destruction.
Passion Project: Self Tests. April is here to remind you that all your angles are worthy of fascination and celebration. Plunge heart-first into modern psychology’s array of personality quizzes, diving into your own infinite complexity with verve and vigor.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
March ushered you into a decadent dance with the power of pleasure, as you learned to open wide to silky sources of sustenance. As April’s energies ignite your arena of careful curation and self-attention, put this knowledge to good use, crafting rituals and containers that soothe your hard edges. Consider April as your recovery training, a metaphorical spa moment on the uphill climb where you can restore and replenish anything depleted. The battle is long, Scorpio, and it wants your exhilaration as much as your sheer endurance. Slip on something more comfortable as you take a breather at the side of the ring.
Passion Project: Home Sanctuary. April wants you to create space that sustains you from the ground up. Think petals in the bathtub, a bedside altar or a full-blown DIY overhaul of a room that is dedicated just for you.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
March brought you deep into your creative process, inviting you to shut out the noise and amplify your inner inspo. Now, with the planetary party traipsing through your zone of playful aliveness, you are being called out onto the virtual beachfront to show a little skin. But this is a different flavor of fire than your party ponies may be used to. Instead, consider the concept of disarmament and exposure. Where can you sport your heart on your sleeve right now? Where can you practice sharing more of your squishy self? April wants you to take a plunge into plushness, letting the big feels rise to the surface for all to see.
Passion Project: Letter Writing. Take a break from socially distanced virtual contact burnout and put pen to paper, letting an old-fashioned epistolary correspondence with loved ones drop you into the emotions that are built to last.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
March ushered you into wavelike motion, Cappy, as you practiced moving and shaking to your own rhythms of change. As this month’s planetary energies shift into your chart’s root chakra, it is time to dig in and hunker down. But this is not the lock it up control mode you may be used to. Instead, it is about carefully coming into communion with what holds you in its arms. Trace the tributaries of your behaviors back to their source and pay close attention to what actually sustains you. What relationships and projects give you full-body nutrition and which feel more like emotionally empty calories? April is your month for filling up with only the whole food feelings.
Passion Project: Kitchen Witchery. Find comfort inside the cabinets this month with everything from organizing your spice rack, to homebrewing, pickling, composting systems and 5-course feasts.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
March marked a bone-deep moment of gentle caretaking, Aquarius, as you learned to treat your needs with kind attention. With April’s planetary energies shifting you into a headier space, it is a month for letting yourself buzz with the out-there questions that you are so comfy posing. Get immersed in the “what ifs.” Let ellipses become your power punctuation marks. Notice where the smallness of things can be shed — the everyday anxieties that capitalize on your brain waves, the spinning thoughts that bear no connection to soul. Instead, April wants you living in the big sprawling “whys,” content to fuel up on the wide-open mystery itself.
Passion Project: Storytelling. Immerse yourself in the book stacks, start a blog, or chat it up with a crew of besties, taking April as your invitation to find expansion in the narrative, infusing your everyday life with a little Greek mythology.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
March beckoned you into the entirety of your emotion ocean, an affirmation that your compassionate depths could truly hold it all. April’s energies shift you from response mode to more conscious creation, so that you can connect with the stamp you leave on the world. Start by considering how you “make” your moves, whether it’s noticing the moment when you initiate a project, or how you hold your body while immersed in working motion. This month wants to remind you that you are truly in the driver’s seat, even when you feel constrained by circumstance. Take this moment to build your manifesting muscle, little fishy, exercising whatever authority over your own process that you can muster.
Passion Project: Teaching. Whether it is a totally tricked-out online course offering or a 2-minute video tutorial, April asks you to evidence your organic mastery over some facet of existence, no matter how seemingly small.
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