Your Weekly Horoscope: April 18 to April 24, 2021
This is what the planetary movement of the week will bring us:
April 20: Crescent Moon in Leo. It places our moods in states of fun, indulgence, and the need for self-expression and worship.
The attractions tend to be towards those areas of life with which we most identify. Moods reflect on the competition of who has the best, the biggest, the brightest, and most expensive toys, the cars, the clothes, the house, and the accessories.
April 19 to May 4: Mercury enters Taurus where communications will focus on manifesting sales and generating economic growth. While Mercury moves through Taurus, it is a good time to clear up concerns around valuables and to address issues related to documents, contacts, speeches, and business procedures.
Mercury is the messenger, the speaker, and the director of the subject and the matter in question. In the mainland sign of Taurus, Mercury inspires the inclination to buy, sell, trade, exchange, and negotiate terms of sale.
April 23 to June 11: Mars enters Canceremphasizing a focus on home, home improvement, or remodeling – possibly even a move to a new home or making adjustments after a big move.
The Cancer sign represents large bodies of water such as oceans and great lakes and while Mars is in Cancer, marine activities are emphasized.
Mars in Cancer represents the defenses of the emotions and the tender aspects of our being that we work so hard to protect. Use the energy of this aspect in your life to keep the flow moving and to create to your heart’s content!
As the planets gradually make their way into the material zone of your life, you may feel an increasing need to focus on the more tangible aspects of life, such as work, money, and the physical things you own.
This could range from changing the way you do business, or any aspect of your financial situation, to enjoy the most sensual and physical aspects of life. Either way, it’s time to get real and grounded, while at the same time not being too firm or rigid as Uranus in this area of your chart could turn things around faster than you can keep up with.
Embracing uncertainty or change on the material side of life could allow you to see opportunities or experience things that you have previously missed.
The action begins this week when the Sun enters your chart on April 20, signaling some kind of new beginning. You could start a great new chapter or turn a new page on some smaller aspect of life.
Trying to keep things the way they are would be counterproductive and possibly damaging in the long run. If you are trying to make changes but find yourself stuck, you are likely moving in the wrong direction and making the wrong decisions.
Alternatively, the blocks reflect our inner resistance and fear. If you feel like you are moving in a direction that seems authentic – a keyword for you now – then it is perseverance, and you will eventually experience a breakthrough.
As the planets mingle in your house of rest and repose and Mars reaches the end of your sign, you could be feeling the need to rest.
If life has been busy or demanding the last few weeks or months, now you can step back and yearn for a calmer and smoother way of life and replenish your expended energy.
Much pleasure and enjoyment can be found in quiet places and simple pleasures – a walk in nature, a few minutes of meditation, a long bath by candlelight, or snuggling up on the couch with a good book. Whatever quiet pleasure you enjoy, now is the time to long for them. By doing so, you will begin to restore your soul.
If you’re waiting for a green light or feel like you could use some energy and motivation, Mars in your sign at the end of the week promises a more dynamic time ahead. In the meantime, take every opportunity to connect with others in any way possible, and make changes in your social life and friendships.
For example, this is a good time to make new connections, make a new friend, join a group, or consider what you can do to make a difference in society.
Trust any innovative ideas you have and try to implement them as quickly as you can because any delay could result in lost opportunities. Look for opportunities to spend time with like-minded people.
As the planets slowly make your rise to the top of your chart, success and achievement become more likely.
If you’ve managed to get out of your comfort zone in recent weeks, perhaps you will soon find yourself enjoying a sense of victory.
Alternatively, you may feel more capable of taking a step in the right direction, either by putting more energy into your career/vocation or by progressing with ambition.
Either way, this is a time to move forward in the world, focus on the future, and make any changes that help get you on the right track.
As the planets line up in your adventure zone, now is not the time to play it safe. In fact, the more you try to stick with the status quo, the more problems you’ll have.
Something calls you, maybe a dream or a need to explore or expand. Honor that calling, because it could bring you a sense of meaning.
Only when you live a meaningful life can you be truly happy.
As a group of planets gathers in the most intense region of your chart, this is a time for boldness and courage rather than tamely venturing into situations.
It is not easy to be vulnerable, but if you want to deepen your ties with someone, you will have to show your true self.
For example, you can ask for help, reveal you’re true feelings or admit that you have a particular weakness. There are no guarantees, but if you let people see the real you, they are likely to respond favorably.
As the planets move into your relationship zone, other people are likely to be bigger concerns. Do you need to communicate your feelings?
Do you need to clear the air or heal a wound? Do you need to show someone more love? Consider what would have the greatest healing effect on your relationships, and seek to inject that feeling of virtue.
The alignment of Uranus and Venus could suggest that the ways that you have previously related or the types of relationships that you have had in the past now could be ripe for change. At the very least, try to be open to new ways of relating and don’t take anything at face value.
As the planets begin their move from Aries to Taurus, you may find yourself in a more productive frame of mind as the week progresses. Certainly, starting on April 20, it will be easier to lower your knuckles and do whatever it takes.
Consider how you can make your life run more smoothly and efficiently. What little changes can you make to make your life work better? This could be something as simple as cleaning up some clutter, sorting through a backlog of paperwork, or tidying up a messy drawer so you can find things more easily.
Or it could be something like waking up an hour earlier to start the day with some exercise or meditation. Keep in mind that any change you make should feel good and refreshing.
“Always be a first-class version of yourself and not a second-class version of someone else.” Following the advice of Judy Garland, ask who is the first-class version of yourself. Have you forgotten? Do you have flashes of memories from the past, or do you think you are doing a good job of being your true self?
We all begin to be our true selves, but the older and more conditioned, battered, and bruised by the life events we receive, the more we play safe.
This week might help you get a good look at where you’ve allowed yourself to play too safe at the expense of freedom and creativity. Allow any rebellious impulse to steer you toward greater authenticity.
As the planets begin their descent to the base of your chart, you are, in effect, being called home. There comes a time in life when we have to come home to ourselves.
Very often this is because we have “been too long” in some way, perhaps working too hard, being too busy, or neglecting ourselves in some other way. The soul is hungry for something more nutritious.
Take some time, particularly towards the end of the week, to consider what your soul is hungry for, and then be generous in supplying it to yourself.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you start to have positive results. You already know, but how often do you get into negative thinking?
Fear, anxiety, despondency, or lack of confidence can take over. You could make judgments about people and situations that leave you feeling alienated, or you become engulfed in sadness and pain.
This week, as Saturn squares a group of planets in your mind/thought zone, try to be aware of any unconscious negativity that may be sabotaging a positive mindset. Be vigilant and treat negative thoughts as any unwelcome intruder would.