Greetings, Cancer! Friendships will feel light and lovely for the first three weeks in April, as Venus works her charming magic on all your friends! This is likely to be a sociable time in the Cancerian calendar, your conversational skills will be in high demand and others will look to you for peaceful and amicable interactions. Venus and Mars form a reliable trine between the 2nd and 16th which bodes well for building emotional bonds in individual friendships. With Pluto also around here, one person in particular may take over your world for a time as your friendship deepens in a short space of time. A new romantic partner might crop up during these days too, at a party or social club which you attend. Watch for Venus squaring the Moon’s nodes, however, from the 8th to 14th; this connection will create tension around possessiveness. You will need to choose between giving in to your jealousy, or rising above those negative emotions and allowing your friends space to feel how they want to feel.
Now that Jupiter is settling into retrograde motion in your house of leisure and creativity, you may find you are facing the consequences of excessive partying or socialising! If you have gambled money or spent unwisely on enjoying yourself, it’s time to reflect now on how you can recreate that emotional high without relying on external activities. This is also a time of creative introspection, in which your ideas for artistic projects will be more subtle and less ambitious. Relationships with your children could also alter under the influences of Jupiter’s direction change, you will become more sensitive to your children’s needs and are less likely to impose your own moral values on them. The full Moon in this part of your chart on the 30th is fabulous for embracing your spontaneous self and doing something fun and exciting, simply for the enjoyment.
Chiron makes an important sign change on the 18th of April, passing into your career sector, where he will remain until 2026. Chiron is known as the wounded healer, he tends to highlight areas of our life where old and unhealed wounds are preventing us from moving forward. Often we able to help and support others in this part of their lives, but for some reason cannot help ourselves. As 2018 progresses your current career aims will be called into question. Insecurities about your abilities may arise, and it is important that you put these to rest so that you can achieve your full potential. The Sun and Uranus in conjunction in this area from the 12th to 20th will send you unexpected opportunities to try something new, the days around the full Moon of the 16th being particularly fortunate for expressing your individuality.
Intense energy around your house of relationships this month puts affairs of the heart at the top of your priority list. Pluto and Mars link together during the days up to the 24th, a dynamic and powerful connection which will generate passionate feelings. You will be determined to make your relationships work now and will have the stamina and focus to tackle even the most difficult of issues. A desire for control over partners needs to be watched, however. Watch your suspicious side, too, others will be unhappy if they don’t feel you trust them. Your search for true, real love continues as Jupiter and Pluto’s lingering sextile persists throughout April. Pretence in any form now will be unacceptable for you, and this feeling could lead you to some important decisions about your love life. Enjoy your month, Cancer!