How are you, Cancer?! Secret romance could be on the agenda for you in April, as our love lady Venus steps into your house of hidden things! This is a time when romantic feelings often go underground, and it becomes harder to openly express emotions of love and affection for another. Unrequited love is likely to affect your mood more than usual, as you consider expressing you true feelings to the object of your desire. It may also be necessary to keep a romance under wraps now for reasons which are, of course, nobody’s business but yours. Venus and Saturn form an emotionally solid trine during the days of the 4th to 12th, which can help you to consider the practical implications of persisting with a difficult love affair. Family or work responsibilities during this period could also prevent you from spending as much time with love partners as you would like.
No matter how far you roam, home is where the heart is for family-minded crabs, and the full Moon experience of the 8th might feel a little unsettling, as changes to your domestic set-up abound. You may struggle at this time to find that quiet corner which you so need at home in order to recharge your batteries, as renovations, visitors, and just general noise and commotion all seem to prevent you from relaxing. Loved ones with whom you have had a falling out may offer an olive branch here, and you will probably be wise to accept it so that you can m0ove forward. If you have been struggling to express your views amid family debates and disagreements, this is your time to have your say, and let people know exactly what you think and what you want to happen now.
Friendships and the highs and lows they bring with them will be on your mind after the 20th, as the Sun turns his attention to your house of friends. This is a period of assertiveness and confidence for you, and as your boldness increases, the dynamic of your social group may alter, as others begin to look to you more to lead them in group decisions, and mediate in times of conflict. The Sun’s conjunction with excitable Uranus between the 20th and 30th will keep you on your toes, as the behaviour of certain friends suddenly seems erratic and unpredictable, perhaps even a little dangerous! New friends are likely to brighten up your world around the new Moon of the 23rd, although again, Uranus’s influence could see these friendships taking you on a rollercoaster ride of exhilaration and trepidation! Mercury also sets foot in this area after the 27th, and the last few days of the month will be excellent for communication and social interaction here.
Mars spends April feeling nice and comfortable in your house of debts, loans and taxes, and in this place he will enhance your desire for a fair deal, and ability to fight your corner in striving for what you are entitled to. If you are owed money relating to a tax rebate, pay rise or refund, this is the time to go for it, people will listen to what you have to say and will be impressed by your persistence. Mars and Venus join hands after the 4th and into early May in a helpful trine which is positive for securing funding for business projects and charitable fundraisers. This aspect never actually perfects, however, because Venus will soon slow down in preparation for a change of direction, so be prepared for lots of procrastination and delay around such ventures. Enjoy your April!