Leo - April 2018
Hi Leo! All work and no play makes you a very dull lion in April, as those Zodiac control freaks, Saturn and Pluto, turn retrograde in your house of work and health! By the 23rd both these planets will be moving backwards, and from the start of the month you will sense the frustration of them slowing down in preparation for that change. This is likely to be a time when you begin to feel the pressure of all you take on in a day. Work responsibilities could feel onerous and others will drain you with their needs and problems. Taking a step back here and re-evaluating your priorities is very important, otherwise you may find your energy runs low and you become exhausted and depressed. Mars is on hand to keep you pushing forward as he conjuncts both Saturn and Pluto during those difficult first two weeks of the month. That said, Mars doesn’t know when to stop, so take care of yourself and listen to your body!
The Moon will be at her fullest on the 30th in your domestic zone, so expect changes to family life in these last few days of the month. The full Moon pushes events to a natural conclusion, so any household projects or renovations which have been lingering should be finalised now. Family arguments or problems will also reach a head and need to be dealt with once and for all. Saturn provides helpful energy which will allow you to deal with practical commitments to relatives in an efficient way, although older loved ones may need more support than usual now, as they encounter some health issues. Teenagers might also need time with you after the 25th to deal with stress or anxiety connected to a moral issue. They can deal with this, they just need a listening ear and guidance about how to do the right thing.
Mercury is also retrograde in your travel sector until the 15th; this means that plans to holiday or travel to somewhere out of town are likely to hit delays or communication issues during the first fortnight of the month. If it’s possible to put your plans on hold, you will find that things run more smoothly towards the last week of April. Studying could be troublesome at this time, as you find it harder to focus on your work, and you may change course now if you have been uninspired by your choice of subjects. Mercury and the Sun will be conjunct here into the first week of the month, an excellent aspect for reviewing essays or study projects which you were not happy with. The new Moon on the 16th is also a fabulous time to begin a new connection with a different country or someone from a different culture, or start a new course of learning. Influences from innovative Uranus could take you into some very unusual and forward-thinking topics.
The Moon’s nodes clash with Venus between the 8th and 14th of April, and you will need to make a difficult choice during these days, about whether to follow your own path, or listen to a partner who has strong words of advice for you. The harder path is to be true to yourself, and if you can take this route you will feel empowered. Lions have strong instincts, and listening to these will ensure you make the right decision. Venus and Mars in trine from the 2nd to 16th will also enhance your creative drive and send you opportunities to try a new and very exciting pastime. Have a great April!