Rachel Lang is a professionally certified astrologer and consultant with an international client base of individuals, small businesses, and corporations. She hosts a regular video podcast/Internet radio show called Blissen Up about astrology and spirituality. An internationally recognized speaker, her workshops, classes, retreats and meditation groups connect a diverse group of like-minded individuals. Rachel helps her clients access spiritual and astrological insights to live more successful, purposeful lives. She empowers them in decision-making processes by identifying challenging influences or blocks. Then, she maps out astrological trends and forecasts to help clients see a clearer vision of the future. In client sessions, she focuses on event planning and timing, making and timing major decisions, navigating love life challenges, helping achieve career goals, timing of legal issues, planning travel and tours using astrocartography, making financial adjustments, and more.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Happy birthday! Springtime is a season of renewal and rebirth, and no one will feel that more than you this month. You are part of an unfolding cosmic story. At times, that unfoldment requires you to take action, while occasionally, you need to sit back and allow events to unfold. The Venus retrograde period that began on March 4 and lasts until April 15 amplifies the interplay between initiatory Mars energy and receptive Venus. Your heart could get stretched and pulled, hurt and healed, and ultimately, opened to greater love.
Under the retrograde phase, we do a lot of letting go:
Of the past
Of unhealthy relationships
Of dreams that did not manifest
Of expectations of how you thought life would turn out
Letting go frees you for new beginnings as part of a spiritual renewal process.
Ask yourself: What do I want? Do this in all areas of your life, like work, family, home, health, and relationships. Take a moment and honestly, clearly identify those desires, and you’ll move closer to manifesting them. You might even want to write down a personal manifesto to clarify your goals. If you know what you’re working towards, you can better carve out a path to reach that destination.
Professionally, you might receive bursts of inspiration leading to new pathways. If you are an entrepreneur, this is the time to update your marketing and promotional strategies. Don’t just think outside the box, break the box open and be as weird as possible. Your creativity could pay off at the end of the month. With your pioneering spirit, you might start a new project. Keep going onward, despite setbacks or delays. Mercury stations retrograde on April 9, so make sure to double-check all facts and figures.
Negotiations will eventually lead to resolutions, although you might have to make a few concessions. Try to contextualize every decision, keeping the long-term vision in mind, especially on April 10.
Venus stations direct on April 15, and by then, your heart will be more fully open to the possibilities of love. If you are in a relationship, the Full Moon on April 10 highlights your house of relationships. If you’re single, work on YOU. Be a little selfish with your mental and spiritual energy. Take advantage of your single time and play! You might also want to explore different ways to meet new people. You have more energy for socializing, and heart opens wider when you spend time with good people. And an open heart is a great big magnet for love!
Taurus (April 20-May 20): With your birthday approaching, you might find yourself in a state of self-reflection. A birthday is also the beginning of a brand new astrological cycle. Reflect on the last year and pat yourself on the back. You survived! You thrived! You achieved successes, learned valuable lessons, and reached new milestones. So, what do you want to create with your new year?
Because this is a sensitive time, conserve your energy and make recreation a priority. Springtime is perfect for planting a garden, hiking your favorite trails, or hugging trees. Outdoor time will recharge you for what’s ahead.
In work, focus is your keyword, and with the right strategy, you can achieve anything. Mars in your sign turbo-charges your drive to achieve. However, your ruling planet Venus is retrograde until April 15, and you may need to reassess your priorities and rethink your budget. Free up some time and space to access more creative energy.
Mercury, the planet of communication, stations retrograde on April 9 in your sign, kicking off a three-week period of “say what you mean, mean what you say.” You might be the voice of reason for your friends and family members. You may even have to cheer up those glass-half-full people in your life. Start the month with a dedicated spiritual practice, like meditation or a gratitude journal, to stay aligned with positive vibes.
A seasonal change involves a wardrobe transition. Pack away the bulky sweaters and break out your tank tops and shorts. Shop for your summer wardrobe after April 15, or you could end up in the return line. Venus in retrograde can shake up your sense of style. By April 19, you’ll have a clearer sense of the image you want to project to the world.
Mars in Taurus could heat up your love life. If you are involved in a relationship, you might consider a romantic getaway early in the month to maximize the potential of this influence. If you are single, you might try to find social activities that appeal to your adventurous side. Branch out of your usual social scene. You may not meet “the one,” but at least you’ll be having fun!
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Your creative inspiration reaches an all-time high this month, especially on April 28. You have a finger on the pulse of pop culture; you’re in the know. With your tech savvy ways, you could reach new levels of leadership. Think outside the box? Forget it! You crushed the box long ago. The rest of the world is finally catching up with what you knew years ago. Therefore, use your words, social media posts, creative projects, and voice, to inspire others.
Your ruling planet, Mercury, stations retrograde on April 9. Under this influence, you might go through a three-week period of personal reflection. During this time, reassess your goals and map out a plan for the future. Think long-term and work your way back to the present day. Then, review your accomplishments to date. Wow! Right? Can you feel appreciation for your exponential spiritual growth? Gratitude plants seeds for future manifestation.
We have an intense Full Moon on April 10. The energy builds up to a climax, and you may be triggered to make a change in a significant personal relationship. There’s a part of you changing, too. Your Venus retrograde lessons have all been about balancing your needs with those of others. You may have felt more sensitive than usual, more inclined to take some time to yourself. You needed this recharge, and now you have some information about how to move forward.
Adventure is calling, and will you respond? Go out and explore something new. What better way to handle the delays and minor mishaps that can happen during Mercury retrograde? Answer that call after April 21.
In your personal relationships, you may have to clean up some past karma with someone. Even if you do not have a physical encounter with this person from the past, you can at least heal the connection for yourself. You might see a healer or therapist to facilitate the process. After the healing, you will be a healthier partner for your special someone. On April 21, Mars moves into your sign and awakens your sense of romance. You could meet a significant someone at the end of the month.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Our astrological story reaches new climaxes this month; we have some interesting transits that could represent plot twists in your personal story. As a sensitive Cancer, you feel it all – excitement for the future, concern about making the right decisions, fear of change, and tension from being stretched beyond your comfort zone. If I had a metaphor to describe your month, it would be a bow and arrow. You are releasing your past and shooting forward on a new path, YOUR path. Welcome to a new stage of spiritual growth.
Business and romantic partners could push you to make significant professional strides. Your ambitions run high, and you could see signs of success, particularly at the beginning of the month. With several planets in retrograde, complete past projects and attend to any work that stuck on the back burner. Clear energetic space before starting something new. I know you want those new beginnings because your creativity is at an all-time high! Let those ideas percolate, and trust divine timing.
The Full Moon on April 10 highlights changes to your home environment. You could feel a sudden urge to start renovations or expand your current space. Well… not so fast! Venus is in retrograde until April 15, and your sense of style may be a little foggy. Wait until later in the month to make significant decorating decisions, unless you have had plans in the works for quite some time. In that case, this is a great cycle for completing those projects. The Sun enters Taurus on April 19, and this influence can elevate your aesthetic sensibilities, signaling the green light for moving forward with new changes.
Venus, the planet of love and relationships, moves into compatible Pisces on April 2 and hangs out there until the 28th. Under this influence, you feel more hopeful about all matters of the heart, and your romantic inclinations could reach new heights. If you are single, activate your heart chakra by spending time with people who make you feel warm and fuzzy. You might even plan an adventure with friends to break out of your routine; you could meet someone on your journey. If you are involved in a relationship, you might experience a few emotional ups and downs at the beginning of the month. These will smooth over by April 15. The challenges you face are part of a deeper spiritual transformation. Try not to obsess about problems; infuse your relationship with positivity. Or passion. Mars in compatible Taurus until April 21 can help heat things up in that department. Kindness begets kindness, and if you want more love and affection, give generously. The favors will be reciprocated… and then some!
Leo (July 23-August 22): Cue that classic cross-the-finish-line song, “Chariots of Fire.” You’re about to reach a victory of your own, and this month could offer positive news. If you have projects on hold, you can muster up the energy to make them happen. Go, go, go!! Your commitment makes you unstoppable in every area of your life. Have faith: in your talents, in the help of others, and in divine providence. You are an essential part of an unfolding cosmic story, and your dreams are guiding you. There may be unexpected challenges or setbacks, but don’t give up. You’ve got this!
April is a favorable month for business expansion. Reach outside your region to network and connect with influencers to help you reach new audiences. Marketing is your keyword, especially on April 10, when the Full Moon shines a light on your communication skills. You might consider writing a blog or launching a platform for self-expression.
With tax season here, your finances might provoke more concern this year than in the past. Venus is retrograde, after all, and on April 2, it moves into your house of long-term investments and shared resources. If you share business affairs with anyone else, you might want to revisit contractual agreements. There could be an opportunity to rewrite those contracts or reconfigure financial arrangements, especially after April 9. While this is not the best time to ink the deal on new partnerships, it bodes well for reaching final agreements. Keep in mind: Every detail counts.
On April 19, the Sun crosses over into your tenth house of public recognition, making you more creative with your Instagram or Twitter. You might even rebrand your online dating profile. Seek help from professionals if you feel totally lost. People are going to be paying attention to you, so make updates to look your best.
Most of April, your career and personal image take your attention, but your love life gets interesting toward the end of the month. On April 21, Mars moves into feisty Gemini. Under this influence, you may want to go out and meet new people (if you’re single). You could even try online dating. If you’re involved in a relationship, you may have recently experienced some tension between your autonomous and relational needs. Take deep breaths and trust in a miraculous turnaround by April 28.
Virgo (August 23-September 22): Money, money, and more money. Does your mind need a break from the constant thinking (or worrying) about finances? If the answer is yes, then I will assuage your concerns. Money is up for you, yes. You may have more expenses than usual, but you also have more opportunities opening up than ever before. A growth cycle has just begun, and you will have resources in reserve. For now, take calculated risks. Talk with your financial advisor early in the month to reapportion investments, and make sure to follow your intuition. You could get a sudden urge to invest; pay attention and seek advice. Your gut instincts could be right on the money.
You have done all you can to solidify contracts or negotiate deals, but you could be in a holding pattern until April 21. The waiting game may feel frustrating, but you will see the unfolding of events in divine timing. You will get what you want and maybe more than you can imagine, even if the deals don’t go through.
You could earn a bonus or raise near April 10. Keep pushing through, even if you want to quit. You will come out a winner.
For those of you in times of transition, you are not alone. April is full of movement. If you are one of those movers, have hope! Each change in your life is part of a bigger spiritual evolution. You are stepping more firmly onto your path and could be having some ascension symptoms as a result. If you feel mentally foggy, take it easy. Give yourself lots of rest.
Astrological cycles repeat themselves over and over again. If you have any relationship challenges, reflect back to that what was happening in 2009. What themes were up for you? What decisions did you make? The universe may be giving you a do-over. If you have any regrets or missed connections, discern whether or not to take action. By April 26, you can be in a whole new relationship paradigm. For those of you in committed relationships, take your special someone on a spring break adventure at the beginning of the month. If your relationship has felt a little blah, you might need a total change of scenery to help spark more fire.
Libra (September 23-October 22): Renewal and rebirth. Hatchling chickadees, butterflies fluttering in the air, and bunnies scampering in the bushes symbolize a season of new life. The world is waking up, and you are, too. If your new beginnings haven’t quite manifested, you could still be in a gooey, dark chrysalis phase of the transformation process. So, hang in there. By April 19, your life will look different, and you’ll be so happy you stuck through!
At the beginning of the month, you may have more demands from friends and family or extra household chores. Your primary relationship could also feel more out of balance. External forces tug at you, which fuels internal tension. As one who likes to please others, you may need to make your “you” time a top priority. The Full Moon on April 10 brings this energy to a climax. If possible, plan at least one self-nurturing activity that day – a facial, massage, golf outing, nap, or any other favorite indulgence.
Mercury stations retrograde on April 9, signaling a three-week cycle for spring-cleaning. Create a schedule for clearing your space, detoxing your body, and emptying your inbox. Before you bring home a summer wardrobe, make space in your closet by going through a big purge. This is also a time to ink contracts that have gone through rounds of negotiations, finalize deals, and complete projects.
Your career path leads to success, and this month is favorable for professional opportunities, like a new job or promotion. What preparations will you need to make for the future you desire? Start strategizing and implement a plan. Sudden chance encounters could result in the manifestation of your dreams.
For single Libras feeling lonely, take advantage of this solo time and indulge your creative side. While other people had some relationship challenges during the Venus retrograde, you have bypassed all that stress. Be grateful for this sacred single time, and trust that it will turn around by the beginning of the summer. For those of you involved in a relationship, deep conversations lead to personal growth. Any challenges you face this month could reflect back onto you: Be clear about what you want and don’t expect your special someone to read your mind. Speak your truth courageously. You’ll get through the ups and downs. By the New Moon on April 26, your relationship status will be, “Divine!”
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): The devil’s in the details this month, Scorpio. Several planets are shifting directions, and you could feel this in your everyday life activities. What’s your secret to success? Paying attention to every detail, especially if you have to sign contracts or finalize deals. Make sure you protect your interests.
People can change their minds, cancel plans, or otherwise move the target. It could be tough not to take the inconsistency personally. Not everyone is as honest with themselves as you, and they may not always know what they want. Venus, the planet of love and relationships, has been retrograde, giving us all a chance to reevaluate past decisions. It’s been a “did I really want that thing I said I wanted?” kind of transit. These retrograde periods require more flexibility and compassion.
The Full Moon on April 10 highlights your spiritual side. Have you been thinking about attending a retreat or workshop? These activities can help you access more of your spiritual gifts as well as heal any resistance keeping you stuck.
You might also want to attend to health matters and start a new diet or exercise routine. Find a workout partner to keep you motivated for optimum success. If the weather is delightful, enjoy being outside. Breathe in the fresh air to help alleviate some of the pressures of the day-to-day.
After April 19, your love life takes top priority, and you might want to plan a romantic getaway with your special someone to enjoy the change of seasons. If you are single, Venus in compatible Pisces for most of the month could help open your heart to the possibility of falling in love. By April 15, you will have completed a personal healing process, and that’s when the magic can happen.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): The optimistic, jovial planet Jupiter rules your sign, and you may be considered the free-spirited one of your friends. You probably need a little more fun and adventure than others in your life. Live up to that reputation this month, and you’ll begin to feel more like yourself again. What fun activities will you plan? What trips will you take? If life has felt hard, with more pressure than usual, let April be a month-long sigh of relief.
You might start this month of fun by planning a get-together with some of your friends. The Full Moon on April 10 highlights your social scene. This is also a great day for networking and making new professional connections.
Soak up some Vitamin D by spending as much time outside as possible; the rays will boost your immune system and also raise your vibration. Nothing is more energizing for a Sagittarius than time outside in nature, no matter what the temperature might be. Your inner Mars would love to train for a race or other sports activity.
At the beginning of the month, find outlets for bursts of creativity. Use the momentum to finish projects that have been on the backburner, but only lend your energy and talents to ones that excite you. Otherwise, you could feel stuck in a rut. You have too much life and spirit to waste on uninspired activities.
Your love life may have felt like a roller coaster ride over the past few weeks, with Venus in retrograde. Any drama will come to a stop, and you will stabilize. After April 28, you could feel back on track, on your game. Until then, enjoy the ride.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Changes and more changes. April’s astrological events could shake up the core of your solid, steady foundation. It’s all going to be okay. We feel resistant to change because our brains are wired to perceive uncertainty as a potential threat, triggering our physiological stress responses. Capricorns, ruled by stable Saturn, probably experience this stress response twice as intensely as other signs. But I’m here to tell you; these changes are all your brilliant manifestations!! So, go with the flow of the quantum universe. It’s working for you at this time.
You may make a move or home renovation project this month. If you have been in negotiations, you could sign the final contract this month, especially on April 13. If you are just starting a home decoration project, your tastes could change in early April. You might consider waiting until after Venus stations direct on April 15 to make major decisions. Until then, keep a Pinterest board with ideas and make plans.
On April 5, your ruling planet stations retrograde. You might experience a few minor setbacks in achieving your professional goals. If so, consider every little delay a blessing in disguise. The universe could be ultimately protecting your best interests. Find a healthy outlet for your stress if you feel frustrated. With Mars in compatible Taurus, you might take up a sport. Or… engage in other sorts of physical activities…
Speaking of which, you could catch a spring fling at this time if you are single, which could evolve into something deeper later in the month. Romance will find you in the most unlikely circumstances, whether or not you’re looking. For those of you involved in a relationship, find ways to rekindle passion, especially if you have walked a rocky path lately. After April 15, your love life will feel like a fresh start.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18): April’s transits could mean major manifesting mojo for you. Here is your personalized manifestation protocol:
- Ask the divine for what you want, and be as precise as possible. For example, if you want to expand your social circle, specify what kind of friends with whom you want to spend time. If you want to have more time to create, think of how many hours a week you’d like to have. You get the idea.
- Sit for at least five minutes and bring that desire from your head, the center of ideas, into your heart, the center of feeling. Feel what it would be like to have what you want. Feel that feeling for five minutes.
- Send that energy you just generated into the soles of your feet and feel it move down into the earth. You are planting your desires like seeds.
- Shake the excess energy from your hands, saying, “And so it is!”
Do this anytime you get obsessed with the outcome of your desires or start to feel fearful thoughts creep into your mind. You are in a co-creative process, and you can start to lean back and trust in divine timing.
You might feel a strong need to travel and experience new landscapes. If you can’t ignore that urge, make plans for a getaway near the Full Moon on April 10.
Professionally, this is a time of self-promotion. If you have thought about starting a blog or other social media outreach, set that plan into motion early in the month, before Mercury stations retrograde on April 9. Your horoscope looks favorable for attracting new customers, clients, likes, clicks, and sales. If you are a job-seeker, reach out to new contacts and spend a little time on sites like LinkedIn to form new connections. Though the Internet is your friend, there’s nothing like one-to-one interaction. So, you might coordinate a few coffee dates or happy hour meetings.
Create more balance between your volunteer activities and your “you” time. After April 5, you might reassess your commitments and priorities.
Does your love life resemble Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream?” It’s as if everyone around you took a love potion, to either attract love or drive it away, especially you single Aquarians! The fog of uncertainty will lift by the end of April. When Venus moves into Aries on April 28, you will have clarity. Until then, keep following the rhythm of your heartbeat. If you are in a relationship, the end of the month is favorable for deepening your commitment to one another. We could even hear some Aquarian-style wedding bells, meaning unexpected and out of the ordinary.
Pisces (February 19-March 20): On an average day, your ESP ranks relatively high on the spectrum, and your intuition ranks greater than most. This month, your perceptive awareness amplifies to a new level. You may even receive sudden insights to help others navigate life changes. You can also use your expanded gifts to access insights about your life circumstances. But there’s a catch to this heightened awareness. It can make you receptive to any and every frequency out in the memosphere right now. In short, you could be feeling a lot of others’ energies, and this may even cause some confusion.
If you have decisions to make and find yourself vacillating between logic and feeling, quiet your thoughts through meditation and tune into your heart. The voice of your inner truth often sounds like a small whisper, not an obnoxiously loud call. You will recognize it. Trust that voice, and you will make wise choices. Journaling can help, too.
Over the past few weeks, you may have had to restructure your finances or make big purchases. With Venus in retrograde until April 15, you focus on saving more resources. You could use that savings later this year for a big life transition. For those of you on the hunt for a new car, house, or any other kind of investment, you could receive good news this month.
Mercury stations retrograde on April 9, ushering in a three-week period for finishing projects and completing any delayed business. If you have any contracts to finalize from April 9 – May 3, pay careful attention to the details and have others help proof anything before you sign. This also goes for any letters you write, social media posts, newsletters, or any forms of outreach you do for business.
With Venus in your sign from April 2-28, your heart glows a little brighter, and you could easily fall in love. To start the falling-in-love experience:
- Begin with self-acceptance. Appreciate yourself without condition. Embrace where you are right at this point in your life, releasing judgment for past decisions. You made it this far, and you have survived some wild adventures to get to this point. At any point, you can change your life for the future. For now, though, celebrate this moment.
- Make peace with the past. Wave a white flag of surrender to end the internal conflict with your former self. At all stages of life, you have chosen as best you could given the circumstances.
- Finally, love big. Take a deep breath and think about people in your life whom you love. Imagine all of that love from them coming back to you.
Now, you’re falling in love. From this point, you can draw in a new partner or fall deeper in love with the one you have now.