Capricorn Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

CAPRICORN

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

There is such a lot of power in your chart right now. The big question is, though, will you use it wisely? Tip: getting upset with people, trying to control them and/or shouting them down will be a strong indication that you’re not using the energies well. Being strong, powerful, reasonable, determined and fair will work far better for you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

How to make the most of the month…

Did you start 2018 planning to make some big changes in your life? For example, regarding your job, your situation at home, re family or even to do with your health and exercise routines and/or your weight, for example?

If so, then April is the month you have been waiting for. It’s a month when change is going to be much easier!

In particular, this applies triple, if you started the year off well, going in your desired direction, but have somehow drifted off track.

The reason is that 2018 is characterised by a series of rolling positive planetary alignments between the planet of plenty, Jupiter, and the planet of transformation, Pluto.

Jupiter/Pluto will affect everyone in different ways, no matter which sign you are.

Your monthly stars will tell you more, but know this; if you want to change your life, the Universe triple-y supports you in April.

So forget about being an April Fool and make a declaration, silently or out loud, (or write it down for even more power) along the lines of:

“I, [fill in your name] do solemnly pledge to myself and the Universe, that as of April 2018, I am committing to [fill in the blank with the change your want to make].”

You will be surprised at what a powerful thing is it, to really commit to yourself about something, hand on heart. (Note that re-committing to one of the intentions you set for yourself at the start of the year will work extra well because the series of Jupiter/Pluto connections actually started back then.)

Also this month, just a couple of days after the Jupiter/Pluto link, Mercury ends his latest retrograde cycle (on April 15 to be exact).

That means between now and the middle of April, there is going to be a lot of “going over old ground”. Again, this feeds into the idea of recommitting to whatever you decided that you want for yourself at the start of 2018. There is a sense of a second chance, re-doing this, and going backwards somehow.

It’s a month to change your life, that’s for sure!

WHERE PLUTO IS FOR YOU…

There will be times in your current cycle when Pluto does your head in and makes you feel like you’re becoming the sort of overly-controlling, manipulative person you always swore you’d never be! However, there are also going to be times when Pluto’s going to help you to stop judging yourself so harshly. Is this one of those times? Don’t alienate the people around you by setting yourself up as such an adversary that no one wants to take you on. You can wrap just about anyone around your little finger now. Are you going to manipulate these people with your powers?! (The ideal response would be: “only in the nicest possible way!”)

LIFE STARTS MAKING SENSE

Another stand-out feature of April which will please a lot of people is the end of the current Mercury retrograde cycle. Personally I don’t usually have too many issues with Mercury retrograde. I see it as a time when I can rethink, review, revise and redo and for me (especially as a writer!) there is a lot of room for those activities in my life! However there is no doubt that Mercury retrograde can also be tricky and challenging. It can be a time when we look to the past to decide what we want for the future. Or we look to the past simply to see how far as we have come. Mercury retrogrades about three to four times a year but don’t wish these cycles away! FYI the next three retrogrades this year are:

23 March 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Aries
15 April 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

26 July 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Leo
19 August – Mercury retrograde ends

17 November – Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius
6 December 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

In astrology, when Mercury ends a retrograde cycle, it’s called Mercury “going direct”.

Here’s what this month’s Mercury’s direct cycle means for you…

After the retrograde, communications planet Mercury is resumes normal transmission and starts going forwards again mid-month… So life should be about to make more sense. For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your FOURTH HOUSE of home, family and domestics. For some this has been about going back to somewhere you used to call home. For others, if life at home has been chaotic beyond belief, now you know why! Misunderstandings with your live-in love, spouse or flatmates should ease up. Even your parents will start to understand you better. This weekend, though, as Mercury actually changes directions, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem. And after that? Your home life and family is still going to be taking up a lot of your headspace but there’s going to be a lot less confusion and upset.

LOVE AND ABUNDANCE LOOKS GOOD…

It makes sense, when you think about it, that the planet Venus covers abundance and love. After all, true abundance means an abundance of all good things, right, and that include romantically and financially.

One of the most important things to do if you want more cash or you want to find a partner is to know that YOU ARE WORTH IT!

A great affirmation for more cash is “I serve a lot, I deserve a lot!” This affirmation is a bit sneaky because it PRESUMES that you are actually doing something (a lot!) to justify your excellent income. Maybe it’s my Capricorn Moon but I do believe we need to offer good service at work to receive good pay! (And along those lines, sorry but for the time being I don’t have a win-the-lottery mantra, though you could try “I’m lucky!” Personally serving and being rewarded for your service seems like a better bet to me.

As for an affirmation for love, this month, if you’re looking for love or you want to better your existing relationship, I am going to suggest you chant a mantra to the Goddess Lakshmi which I learned during my recent month in India where I stayed for a lot of the time at an amazing ashram called Sri Narayani Peedam. Lakshmi is the Goddess of love and abundance and is effectively the Hindu equivalent of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.

And what is a Goddess? It’s a form that Spirit or the Divine takes when needed.

So here is the chant – do it every single day for the month ahead if you want more love or money. But a tip. Before you start your mantra, take 30 seconds to think of someone or something you’re really grateful for…

Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah

The fourth word there is pronounced Lak-shmee-yay – the rest should be easy

Say it at least three times a day though if you’re really serious, do it for a good ten minutes a day.

This mantra is said to bring blessings of abundance and love on both the physical and spiritual planes.

With all that said, here is the nitty gritty about where the planet is for your sign for most of the month.

Venus is now moving through your fifth house of fun, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. There nothing that the planet of pleasure, Venus, likes more than enjoying herself. And as she goes through your House Of Fun, having a good time is Number 1 Mission. If you needed some kind of excuse to stop worrying and start indulging, you have it; Venus in this part of your chart means you are almost duty-bound to work less and to spoil and amuse yourself more. This Venus cycle is also good news for singles looking to meet someone, because your fifth house rules romance – of the light-hearted variety. Certainly, if there were ever a time to get out there and shimmy your shui, this is that time. Couples don’t miss out, either. If you don’t find some of the old romance seeping back into your relationship over the next four weeks, it might be time to start talking to each other about your romantic expectations. Romance each other. This transit is also excellent for anyone with issues connected to children (your own or someone else’s) – matter should be more easily negotiated and resolved. Good news really is possible. Ditto if you are working on an artistic or creative project. Your ability should be extra high – now all you need to do is discipline yourself to harness your extra creative ability!

Where’s the Moon?

This month brings the New Moon in Aries. That’s the start of the new lunar cycle for the year ahead, since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. One of the best ways to use this New Moon is to think back to January this year, and the promises you made to yourself. Have you already fallen off the wagon? If so, don’t panic! In fact studies show most people only last until January 23 with their New Year’s resolutions. However the New Moon in Aries is the ideal time to get back on track. Just do it!

HOW TO USE THE ENERGIES THIS MONTH

New Moon on April 16 (Sydney) at 27 Aries
New Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 16, 11.57am
NEW YORK: April 15, 9.57pm
LONDON: April 16, 2.57am

If you’re one of the growing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions!) of women around the world keen to explore life when you work with the Moon, this is the month to get on board, as the New Moon takes place in the first zodiac sign of Aries. On the night of the New Moon, do a ceremony at home. Alone or with friends, make a plan for what you want to achieve in the coming 12 months and write down how you plan to do it. You can keep your list to refer back to or burn it. Commit to re-stating your goals and dreams once a month around New Moon time. It will be life-changing! It’s all about intention…

Here is where the New Moon is for you!

Your home life, your personal life, your domestic life, your past, your family, the people who feel like family and your actual home – all these parts of your life are up for renewal now as the New Moon this month focuses its energy on to you 4th House. If you haven’t been getting on well at home or with your family, this is the ideal time to sort things out. Allow them the chance to have evolved! Allow them to do things differently. At home, if you want to move, sell, buy or just change housemates, it’s all extra possible. For some, there’s a revelation connected to your past.

YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

The Full Moon will take place on April 30 in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap for being mean and intense, but anyone who knows anything about astrology will tell you the same thing; we all have Scorpio somewhere in our chart, it’s just the way that astrology works. That said, the Full Moon is always the right time to release negativity and the Full Moon in Scorpio is that plus plus. On the night of April 30, write a list of whoever you know you have been too tough on, or who has been difficult for you to handle. Send any people you mention love, and thank them for teaching you to be a better person. In this case, definitely don’t keep this piece of paper. The idea is to express your feelings and then burn the list, transmuting the energies. Try it. It’s very freeing! Click here for your free New Moon wishing guide from Yasmin Boland – it will elevate your ability to make wishes come true into the next dimension!

Full Moon on April 30 (Sydney) at 10 Scorpio
Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 30, 10.58am
NEW YORK: April 29, 8.58pm
LONDON: April 30, 1.58am

Here is where the Full Moon is for you!

As the Full Moon takes place in your 11th house, it’s time to look at the things you’ve been hoping and wishing for. Either it’s going to become clear how you can make it happen or it might be about to become clear that it’s a pipedream you’d do best to move on from. As well, while the past few weeks have almost certainly been about you, the fun you can have, your romantic life, your self-expression, a child you’ve been indulging and/or a creative project you’ve had on the boil – but the skies now suggest that you think less about that and more about if you are carrying your weight where the groups you belong to are concerned.

The Full Moon is the time to release the past and negativity – Grab our Full Moon Forgiveness Kit hereIt could change your life. Really!

FYI THE TOP 5 POWER DATES OF THE MONTH

The energies on these dates will be extra intense for everyone on…

1. April 2 – avoid wasting your energy on someone or something
2. April 7 – very good day to make a romantic of cash commitment
3. April 14 – changes are possible now. What change do you want?
4. April 23 – good sexy vibes/date night
5. April 26 – be assertive but don’t blow a gasket!

And finally…

The skies are on fire this month as incendiary Mars moves towards immoveable Saturn and then to combustible Pluto. And all this is happening in Capricorn, so it’s a very high energy time for you. For some, it’s wonderful and for others it’s as though you’re being reborn. If there are dramas, trust the Universe that everything is happening for a reason, and make the chances that you need to, to secure your future.

Power date: April 17 – love (or kindness) is in the air

Have a great month!

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