We are constantly fascinated by what astrology says about our lives, whether it's which zodiac signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. In this April 2021 monthly horoscope, Astrologer Six, creator of BlackWomenCry, shares the astrological events happening this month that will affect every zodiac sign.
We are officially in the spring equinox! For some, Pisces season brought with it confusing and complicated feelings. However, with the Sun in Aries until April 19, it’ll prove most beneficial to focus on developing our character and embrace our individuality. At the end of the month when the Sun enters Taurus, we’ll have the ability to better understand our values and stand up for what we believe in. Take time to understand yourself inside out in order to gain a stronger sense of grounding within the world around you.
On April 11, expect for the new moon in Aries to guide you through self awareness. Your emotions could be especially volatile during this Mars-ruled moon transit, so pick and choose your battles. This month’s new moon can boost and expand our ability to enjoy ourselves. Remember that while it’s worth considering risks and consequences, sometimes it’s when we spontaneously charge toward what we believe in that we can begin to see results.
A few days later on April 14, Venus, the planet of love and romance, enters Taurus. Venus, which reminds us to show gratitude, finds itself at home whenever it’s in Taurus, so we can all expect to slow down and enjoy ourselves a bit. Expect for the full moon in Scorpio on April 27 to help us release suppressed narratives and truths. The moon has the ability to deepen our understanding and expose us emotionally. That said, it’s best to keep boundaries in mind and to only become vulnerable if and when you’re ready.
Happy birthday, Taurus!
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aries (March 21-April 19)
Allow the focus to be on you, Aries! As you enter this astrological new year, directing your energy toward the things you truly enjoy is the ideal way to start off the year, even if that has to occur virtually for now. Take note of how you think and organize your life around your nuances. Someone or something could be near and dear to your heart, but make sure you’ve done the internal work so as to best navigate your relationships. You’re being encouraged at the beginning of the month to charge forth with a partnership.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Try not to fall into confirmation bias, Taurus. Your strong nature is worth respecting. And it’s your fixed modality that enables the foundations you’ve cultivated to withstand the test of time. When you have developed a specific way of doing things or have chosen to live in a particular way, it’s easy to get comfortable and blissfully proceed through life. Be careful though this month, as it’s best not to ignore your inner voice. If you see that something’s wrong, speak up. Fighting for what you believe in can be difficult, but you’ll come to appreciate yourself more when you stick up for your values.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Let your motivation be what guides you through spring. You’re naturally inquizitive and during April, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to put yourself out there. There’s no need to keep a low profile. In fact, playing shy might actually be more harmful than it is helpful. April’s calling on your ability to socialize and show off, sometimes even at the last minute. There isn’t much of a need to overcommit or overthink, but toward the end of the month, you could find that an idle mind is not conducive to your growth. Adjust and adapt as needed.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Cancer (June 21-July 22)
For much of April, you may struggle to find your motivation, but it’s best to accept that good things come to those who wait. You’re going to maintain your place in the spotlight, so there’s no need to worry about putting yourself out there. Your challenge this month has to do with ensuring that you don’t burn yourself out. You may be convinced that it could never happen to you, but denial won’t keep your mind from growing tired. Take breaks as needed, you’re not a robot!
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This month is bringing with it the opportunity to learn. Are you willing to dive into the lessons, Leo? You’re a strong-minded individual — a quality that shouldn’t change. However, take note of additional perspectives and lessons that spontaneously appear before you this spring. While you may feel the desire to leap into action and actively pursue your new knowledge, you’ll find that it’s best to engage with your community before charging into action. Bounce ideas off friends, family, and acquaintances. Their feedback will be especially motivating.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You could find that there’s a significant amount of secrecy in the air. Whether the hushedness is coming from you or being received from others, don’t let it get to you. More often than not, you’ll have to learn how to accept what’s not yours to know. Toward the end of April, you could find yourself having a sudden outburst, specifically about something that occurred during the new moon in Aries. Don’t fly off the handle if the news is especially upsetting. Focus on keeping your cool and decide your best method of handling your newfound news.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Happy almost solar return, Libra! Instead of celebrating yourself, it’s a wonderful time to spotlight your friends and loved ones. April brings with it the subtle need to think outside of the box with the help of your friends. During the beginning of the month, you might find it easier to stay within your comfort zone in regards to how you think and express yourself. Allow for your worldview and perspectives to be challenged. You’ll find that it's beneficial when you choose to sit in the classroom and pay attention. Some people listen to reply and others listen to understand — always make sure you’re the latter.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Cut back on the spending, Scorpio! Especially if the spending is emotionally driven. Yes, treating yourself for no reason whatsoever is well deserved at times. However, if you’re working on building stability, April is a great time to focus on your work and savings. Instant gratification is nice, but it often comes at a cost. If channeling your feelings toward creative projects, you’ll have even more of a reason to treat yourself down the line.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Time to embrace your inner child, Sagittarius! If you’ve been finding it difficult to embrace your creative powers, April should come as a pleasant relief. Stop overthinking and start acting on your thoughts and ideas. Your first attempts at projects and collaborations may not go exactly how you imagined, but that’s OK! Practice makes perfect. Toward the end of the month, you should find that it becomes easier to enjoy and feel comfortable in your day to day life.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Turn your attention to your home life and family, Capricorn! While it’s often difficult to understand and empathize with where your family members are coming from, April will prove that seeing the other side can be beneficial. Don’t take your relatives’ perspectives too personally. They mean well and there are lessons you can gain from listening to their point of views. As the month progresses, try your hand at self-care rituals and practices. It may not ease tensions within your home, but it can distract you from any stress.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’ve made it to another astrological year and look at how much you’ve grown! Spend April utilizing all the knowledge you’ve gained and self-reflection you’ve done. Appreciating how far you’ve come and the changes you've made will only boost your self-esteem. Reward yourself with moments of solitude and changes of scenery. It’s through isolated exploration that your thoughts can flow clearly and inspire you to create. Don’t knock yourself down before you fully give yourself the opportunity to fail.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
April is all about you focusing your energy toward what intuitively feels right for you. There have been plenty of reasons to be upset at the world, and April provides you with the opportunity to stand up for what you believe in. Continue to read and deepen your understanding — each word and fact that you collect to convey your feelings will aid you in the future. Focus on fine-tuning your perspectives and developing your network. Your dreams are falling in place.