Happy April, happy birthday feisty Aries women, and happy Easter! And welcome to your cosmic weather forecast for the month of April: a detailed astrological report of what to look out for this month by Canberra-based intuitive Karen James. Karen is an astrologer, reiki master, flower essence practitioner and tarot card reader with over 20 years’ experience.
Karen’s reading for the month of April is filled with advice that relates to every star sign – with special, sign-specific mentions throughout. Read on for her intuitive guidance for April, and book a private reading with her via her FB page.
April horoscopes with Karen James ✨
Over the Easter weekend mercury changes signs, moving into Aries to join the Sun and Venus. The energy will certainly rev up, so hold on to your metaphorical hats. If you’ve been feeling indecisive or uncommitted, chances are you will be able to decide or fully commit with a sense of passion and excitement at the prospect of the adventure ahead.
Be bold, be brave and use your head of steam to fuel achievement of important goals. After the 15th the pace slows down and grounds as Mercury, then Venus on the 19th, followed by the Sun on the 20th, segue into steadfast Taurus. It’s then time to consolidate your gains and stabilise your forward momentum.
Mars stays in quick-witted Gemini until the 22nd, fanning the Aries flames. Ideas abound: a positive, creative stream can be anticipated – the pace will be high and determined action will be well-founded.
Think before you act
The shadow side of all this excitement and forward motion is impetuosity, impatience and a tendency to recklessness. So even with the pressure towards action, do take a moment or two (any more would feel like a waste of time) to consider potential difficulties and plan how to overcome obstacles. Chances are that quick-thinking, creative problem solving will be the best course of action nonetheless.
The New Moon in Aries on the 12th will be a high point of this fiery energy, so use it wisely. Aries is the sign that begins the Zodiacal New Year, so this New Moon is a boost to any beginnings that may have stalled temporarily. Tempers may flare, so it’s important to remember the opposite sign – diplomatic Libra – take a breath and consider the other person’s point of view before blowing your stack, or reacting when someone else blows theirs.
Take a closer look
Use the calmer energy after the 15th to ground yourself and ‘get real’ about any daydreams or emotional turbulence you may be experiencing. Once Mars enters Cancer on the 23rd use your sensitivity to discern the right course of action. The Full Moon in Scorpio on the 27th deepens the emotional tone. You may find memories surfacing and old wounds reopened. Use this depth charge to tune in to hidden factors and motivations, and find out how you truly feel about something or someone.
There will be challenges
In the early part of April there is a flow of harmonious aspects, but later a series of squares brings unresolved issues to a head. Contradictions are impossible to ignore any longer. Use the stability of the Taurus energy to work through problems systematically.
The 24th and 25th see a meeting between Mercury, Venus and change-maker Uranus. This is a challenge to the status quo in personal self-expression, communication and intimate relationships. It’s an opportunity to strengthen an existing relationship on a new footing; taking a new approach to a relationship roadblock. Coupled with the Scorpio Moon, it’s a major healing opportunity.