Libra - April 2018
Hi there Libra! Your love life continues to be in focus in April, as the Sun warms up this part of your world until the 20th! This is a time for asserting yourself in your relationships and letting your partner know exactly how you feel. Mercury persists in causing chaos until the 15th as he spins through the sky in reverse, but misunderstandings won’t deter you from pushing forward with your own beliefs about where your relationship should be headed. The Sun and Mercury also continue their conjunction here from the last week in March; this will linger until around the 6th and is a good time to discuss past issues, or finally agree on a matter which has had you at loggerheads for some time. The new Moon of the 16th is wonderful for making a serious commitment, and with unpredictable Uranus around, declarations of love could be sudden and impulsive!
Pluto will also be retrograde after the 23rd in your domestic area, and this direction change will force you into a reflection period on how family life can run more harmoniously for you. Often when we are dealing with Plutonian energy we feel stifled by what we perceive to be others trying to control or manipulate us, but when we take a closer look, we see how we are contributing to this power play. This is your opportunity to relinquish that desire for the upper hand, and allow everyone else to get on with life. It simply won’t matter who’s right. Mars makes contact with the Sun from this area during the first week in April, and this adds a competitive element to interactions with relatives. You are more likely to become irritated by people trying to better you now; take care how you express your anger.
There are some rather intense aspects floating around this month, several of which will affect Librans in a rather significant way as they contact your natal Sun. Mercury will spend the days of the 9th to 22nd in opposition with the natal Suns of anyone born during the last week in September, and this will be a tough time for you, in which you simply won’t get the desired result out of your conversations. Challenges from Saturn will be particularly forceful throughout April for those with a birthday in the first week of October; you could feel stifled on all sides by responsibilities to loved ones, although this is an excellent time to attend to legal matters or disputes with ex-partners. Pluto also squares the Sun of Librans born around the 12th to 18th of October, and this will be a very passionate period, in which you will need to watch those feelings of possessiveness and jealousy.
Venus opposes Jupiter from your house of debts between the 13th and 23rd, a generous aspect which is likely to lead to overspending on enjoyable activities and on people you care about. It will be hard to stick to your budget during these days, and you may therefore find yourself short of cash for essential items. It’s not the best of times to sign contracts involving money, or to make important financial decisions, you will probably find you have temporarily misplaced your practicality! Jupiter is also retrograde now, so as the month progresses you will find yourself forced into evaluating your income and making a plan for the future. The full Moon of the 30th will help, guiding you into the path of a fabulous opportunity to enhance your income. Positive energy from Neptune will also allow you to profit from creative work projects. Enjoy your month!