How’s it going, Cancer?! The universe will be an exciting place for you in April, as Venus pretties up your house of travel! It won’t do to be sitting in one place for too long, staring at the same old boring piece of sky, you need to be exploring the world and enhancing your life experience by learning new skills and subjects. The days up to the 20th are fabulous for planning a get away, your enthusiasm will be triggered by beautiful views and luxurious accommodation. You could easily meet a new romantic partner on holiday under the influences of this transit, you are more likely to fall for someone now who lives in another country or who is from a very different religious or cultural background. The days of the 6th to 17th will see Venus conjuncts Neptune, a creative, imaginative and highly idealistic collection of energies, excellent for psychic and spiritual work. This is also a fabulous time for creative writing.
Uranus is back in your house of friends this month, and this time he will be here for a much longer stay. Over the next few months friendships groups are likely to feel unstable, and you may find yourself second guessing what people in your social circle are going to do next, so that you at least have some idea of what’s coming! Changes in this area of your life will be numerous and it will be a time of upheavals and surprises. The Sun connects with Uranus here after the 21st, and during this last week of the month it will be important for to have plenty of freedom when interacting with friends. You won’t want to be part of anyone else’s group now, you need to be allowed to act and think freely, so avoid becoming too heavily involved in social cliques.
Working life could begin to feel a little onerous in April, as Jupiter turns retrograde in this part of your chart on the 11th. Work loads this year in general have probably been fairly easy to manage with Jupiter sprinkling luck and good fortune on all your daily interactions; you may have been struggling since the new year to get back into everyday routines, and probably haven’t been particularly challenged by anyone on this count! But Jupiter in reverse is all about reflecting on how we can be more careful and conscientious in our approach, and you may notice as April progresses that work you didn’t complete on time, or to the best of your ability, needs to be redone or discussed now. Jupiter forms a helpful trine with the Sun between the 9th and 19th, which will push you into the spotlight at work to demonstrate your skills. The new Moon of the 5th may also send you news of a job offer or promotion.
Two of the Zodiac’s most influential characters, Saturn and Pluto, will be slowing down in your relationship sector this month, as they prepare to turn retrograde after the 25th. Letting loved ones know what you need might be tricky, and there could be attempts at control and manipulation, by you or by your partner, which will be hard to work around. Both planets are now conjunct the Moon’s south node too, suggesting that there is a good deal of karmic work to be done in your love life, as issues from the past re-emerge. The full Moon of the 19th will also bring a troubling domestic matter to a head, and a family discussion may be required to put things right. Have a fabulous month, lovely crabs!