Monthly Horoscope: Leo, April 2021

The sun in fellow fire sign Aries illuminates the sector of your chart that rules travel and learning, making this the season to explore new opportunities, plan trips, organize your studies, and handle issues concerning school and publishing. It’s an exciting time to learn and share your ideas! This is your season of exploration and expansion.

Communication planet Mercury is in Pisces at the start of the month, finding you handling financial paperwork and having conversations about things like debts, taxes, and inheritances. On April 2, Mercury connects with Pluto in Capricorn, creating a fantastic energy for problem solving; together, thoughtful Mercury and powerful Pluto can get to the bottom of most anything! The energy shifts on April 3, when Mercury enters Aries, inspiring an open-minded, optimistic atmosphere. Venus is also in Aries at the start of the month, bringing you messages of love from far and wide, and on April 6, it connects with Mars in Gemini, creating a fun, energizing atmosphere that’s fantastic for connection.

It might feel impossible to get anything done on April 9 as action planet Mars runs into Neptune in Pisces’s fog. A lazy energy flows. Neptune is the planet of fantasy, illusions, and delusion, so you may have to contend with paranoia or shadiness. This isn’t the time to make any important decisions; let yourself rest instead. A more solid energy flows, especially around communication, as Mercury connects with Saturn in Aquarius on April 10. This is a great time to have focused, grounded conversations with your partners about plans and commitments, especially since Venus connects with Jupiter in Aquarius on this day, creating an easygoing, open-hearted atmosphere. 

The new moon in Aries arrives on April 11, marking the beginning of a new cycle in your life: You may be discovering new ideas and learning about the world in a new way. Your philosophy on life could be shifting, and inspiring travels or courses of study may find you expanding your mind. Your reach is expanding, too, as you share exciting ideas with the world. This is an intense new moon since Venus also clashes with the planet of the underworld, Pluto, helping you realize how important it is to change some of your habits. You might also find that you want to take back control of your time, especially if someone else has been managing or influencing your schedule. New adventures come with the new moon in Aries, but changing your routine could be a sensitive issue as Venus clashes with Pluto. You don’t have to do this all alone! Call someone for help, like a counselor, so they have your back while you make these big changes.

The sun connects with Mars on April 13, which bodes well for communication and brings you a boost of confidence and fearlessness! Venus enters Taurus on April 14, bringing blessings to the sector of your chart that rules your career and reputation, and maybe some rewards or recognition! The sun connects with Jupiter on April 15 and clashes with Pluto on April 16, inspiring a generous atmosphere in your relationships that’s wonderful for having deep conversations. It could also find you hyper-focused on your tasks and to-do lists, possibly reckoning with some major changes to your routine.

Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter align on April 17, creating an especially productive, energizing atmosphere in your partnerships—Mercury encourages communication, Mars inspires action, and Jupiter keeps the vibes joyous! However, some intense conversations (again possibly about your schedule), take place as Mercury and Pluto square off on April 17. The sun meets Mercury on April 18, bringing valuable insights. 

Mercury and the sun enter Taurus on April 19, shifting your focus to your career. The sun (which is your ruling planet) in Taurus is a fantastic time to grab the spotlight, and with Mercury also in Taurus, a focused, determined energy flows around achieving your goals. Venus and Uranus meet on April 22, finding you embarking on a new creative journey, perhaps experimenting with something cutting edge and exciting!

Action planet Mars enters tenacious Cancer on April 23: You may find yourself restless at night as you mull over the best way to proceed. Make sure to carve out time to rest! Mercury meets Uranus on April 24, bringing some unexpected news, and Mercury and Venus meet after clashing with Saturn on April 25, finding you making adjustments in your relationships (platonic, professional, and romantic) as you realize what’s truly important to you. 

The full moon in Scorpio arrives on April 26, shifting your attention to home and family: A situation that’s been brewing in your personal life may come to a culmination. Something about the past could come to light, and since full moons are all about release, you might be letting go of the past at this time. Pluto begins its retrograde on April 27, encouraging you to kick a bad habit. This is a powerful time to transform your routine. Mercury connects with Neptune on April 29, encouraging an understanding, open-hearted energy around communication, and it’s also a lovely time to forgive and forget. The sun meets Uranus on April 30, finding you taking an exciting risk in your career or doing something unexpected or innovative! Uranus is all about freedom and as it meets the sun, you’re breaking free from others’ expectations.

Good luck this month, Leo, and see you in May! 

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