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Transition in the realms of career and public status may be occupying much of your energy right now but, with the right perspective, this can be seen as a chance to establish inner security. Things outside of you may be whirling, but you have the ability to stay grounded. Look at this time as an opportunity to reevaluate some long-held beliefs that may no longer serve you. Through that deconstruction, you'll be able to heal old wounds and break unhelpful patterns. Mars moves into Gemini on the 21st increasing the possibility of argumental flares so stay conscious and make sure to hone that energy by connecting to yourself and peacefully communicating healthy boundaries. Avoid thoughts about who you think you should be, April is about remembering who you truly are.
Ruled by Venus, you thrive in the realms of beauty and harmony. April presents a reconnection to the attractiveness of your hopes and dreams for the future. Take action to cement your aspirations by making a vision board and concentrating on what you want for your daily life. Get re-inspired by the value of everyday grace. Think of this time as a cleanse on both a mental and physical level. Focus on cultivating a healthy relationship between the mind and the body through self-care. Take baths, refine your space and read that book you've been meaning to. Realizing that life is inherently perfect in its imperfection will serve you now more than ever.
Network in places that you wouldn't normally gravitate towards and reach out to new organizations that may help you explore a possible career segway. Expand on this by maintaining a sense of flexibility throughout the transition. Mercury retrograde, beginning April 9th, will impact you more than most signs. Power struggles may arise, and your ability to bring levity to the situation will be tested. If you can think of any such encounter as a playful tug of war, you'll be able to take the edge off and make the struggle more productive. Rigidity is not your friend, think "elasticity" to avoid any destabilizing effects. Let go of control. It doesn't matter if you win or lose.
What supports you feeling good about your work and relationships? What boundaries do you need to set? Get clear. Full moon on the 11th will illuminate what needs to be stated in order to stabilize you. After taking stock, make sure to have conversations about what you need from others in order to feel secure in relationships, especially work related ones. Try to think ahead and notice where being over-compromising would not benefit you in the future. If a conflict arises in these negotiations, choose to de-personalize the exchange and just state what you need to feel good. You may not get what you want but expressing it is the first step.
This month the planet Uranus will help radicalize your thought process in a positive but also possibly abrupt way. If you're prepared, it will help shed new light on your passion for the future, putting you in the position to discover your unique way of contributing to the greater good. Look out for brand new thoughts and visions. Actualizing will come from connecting with peers and colleagues. Join groups and spend time with people you see as being on the same page and create new possibilities together. This is an active time for you Leo, make sure to take care of yourself to prevent burnout.
Although Jupiter is your April ally in expanding and cultivating a greater self-worth, this may show up as challenges with your inner critic. Be aware of what's coming up and what that self-judgment may be pointing towards. How can you deepen your sense of self and nurture your positive traits? Make sure to take compliments to heart and bask in encouraging feedback. Let it sink in, don't guard against praise. Bring more lightheartedness into your life by taking on a creative project - just for fun and preferably with others. Notice what comes out of it that supports a secure sense of inherent value.
As Venus moves back into Pisces on April 2nd, you'll be invited to retrace your steps and recognize any areas where a part of you may have been left behind. Is there something you don't feel good about having done? Is there something that you didn't pay attention to? It's okay! Forgive yourself and welcome back whatever part you haven't been allowing to thrive. Celebrate the return of your inner outcast and rejoice in feeling more whole and complete. This reflection will bring healing and help ground you in the present.
The last few months might have left you with a sense of isolation, feeling like other people aren't in a relatable place. You may be finding that some relationships aren't supporting the change that you are trying to foster, the growth that you are trying to realize. Let go of what isn't supporting you, take your energy back, and put it towards diving deeper into yourself. This is a great month to notice what is happening in your dream life and any synchronicity that comes up in your waking life. Connect with people at your pace and recognize that we are all humans, zooming out could help you find connection in less explicit ways.
Perhaps you've been experiencing some harsh blows to the ego lately. Feeling left out, forgotten or even cast out. Step back and get in touch with your inner child. Nurture your curious, innocent side and find a connection to your trusting, youthful self. Think of the confidence that children have and the inherent way they can be true to themselves. Allow that to carry you through what might have injured your ego or sense of stability in social groups. It's okay to be sweet.
Your ruling planet of Saturn is going retrograde on April 6th, and this may feel like a general slowing down or possible loss of momentum when it comes to work. Take advantage of a slower pace and relax, enjoy the scenic route and trust the wisdom of a naturally reduced pace. Life is not going to be as linear as you expected it to be and that's okay. If you can release the reigns a bit, it will bring a lot of good fortune to what you are working towards. Trust the process.
You may be getting lost in comparing yourself to other people and feeling like all that planning and working towards your goals was done in vain. Beware of thoughts of comparison because you are not conventional, so comparing yourself isn't fair. Take into account what is going on and where you are in life, honor your process at whatever pace it may be going. Own your refreshing individuality! With the Sun conjunct Uranus on April 14th, you may feel particularly tapped into your wisdom - think of it as a boost from the sun to your ruling planet. Bask in the glow.
Whatever issues have been arising for you lately, April will bring more creativity in solution finding. Resolution will likely come through a sharing of the wealth by releasing anything you have accumulated. Now is a good time to take stock of what you've collected that might serve someone else better because you aren't using it anymore. Share so that you can make room for things that are relevant right now and help you create more currency in the flow of life.
Words by Olivia La Roche. Astrological reading by Alex Marterre.