Leo Monthly Horoscope

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Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

If you gave up on a professional ambition a little too easily, the New Moon and Mercury urging you to give it another go! There is a real feeling of a second chance coming your way with a career/life matter. So which old work objective do you want to revive? If finances held you back before, that can change now.

ALL ABOUT APRIL…information for all signs

Good news: No matter who you are or what your star sign is, relationships which have been under strain for the past few months should start to move forwards again in April. The planet of love and relating to other people, aka Venus, has been in a rare retrograde cycle. As of April 15, that cycle is over.

When Venus goes backwards, we all start to ask ourselves how much someone or something really matters. It’s a very deep question. Who are you really friends with, in this new world of texting and social media? Are you being a good or a bad friend? Are you collecting people or making heart connections (not possible through a computer screen!)?

Whatever your answers, use the first two weeks to work on your most important relationships. If you need to forgive someone, do it. If you’re feeling pain, forgiveness really can help. Understand there could be a very important lesson in any romantic or friendship or even professional upsets for you at the moment. Can you see the lesson? If someone has been flicking you off them like a gnat, are you being too clingy? Are you in the relationship for the right reasons? Is Auld Lang Syne all that’s keeping you together? Or do you really care for someone and you jolly well need to let them know it more?

Whatever your answers, are you determined to learn from whatever you have been through and use it in the future? Then you have made the most of Venus retrograde.

And if you have a hurt that you can’t seem to heal, try chanting. Really. It’s very powerful. The Sanskrit words “Om shakti” said over and over again can be very soothing. It’s said that these ancient sounds create a powerful healing vibration in the body. Can’t hurt to try it! (Chant silently or out loud.)

Also be aware that Venus will clash with Saturn on April 21 which is tough. If you’re feeling unloved, make sure you don’t go out looking for more evidence that you’re right! If you have had some tough love or friendship lessons recently, there could be a echo here somehow. Your job is to show you have learned your lessons about love. The sooner you learn them, the sooner you will not have to keep attracting partners sent to teach you those lessons.

After April 21, we are moving into easier Venus times. Here is where Venus will be going forwards for you, as of April 15.

The good news for you is that having spent a few weeks disrupting your love life and your bank account, what happens now as Venus resumes forwards motions is that she may well appear to reverse the effects of her retrograde cycle. Having Venus going forwards here can spice up romances, bringing out ‘the sexy’, and/or just deepens the feelings between you and someone else. Financially, it’s a time when you’re more of a money magnet. Radiate your Venus!

Speaking of retrogrades, Mercury, the communications planet, starts to go into a reverse cycle this month, too. This time around, it will be in the sign of Taurus, starting on April 10.

That makes the first 10 days of April time to back up your computers, sort out your travel plans and sign any contracts you would like to have set in stone. After that, we are in Mercury retrograde territory which means it’s time to rethink, revisit and revise everything!

Here is where Mercury retrograde is taking place for you this time around:

Mercury will be going backwards in your 10th House. This is the part of your chart that is connected to your career and social standing. When Mercury goes backwards here you can expect to be doing some rethinking and reconsidering re your public face and your career and professional standing – and there could also be some confusion. Take extra care around the office (or wherever you work) and be sure that silly mistakes don’t mar your performance. That’s the possible downside of this cycle – little errors. The upside is that you are in a position to rethink your ambitions now. Are you happy with your job direction or is it time to start looking around for something new, with more benefits which suit you? For some, there are career advancement delays. Some of you will be able to renegotiate your work terms and conditions – eg: adding flextime to your arrangements. For others there will be long overdue rewards for a job well done, be they financial, a welcome pat on the back, or even a tempting job offer from elsewhere. The key with Mercury retrograde is always to let the cycle unfold without making any major decisions, if you can. Mercury retrograde usually leads to more information being sent your way so it’s best to way and see what transpires before you act.

Just as Venus retrograde took us back to the place where we thought about love and our relationships, now Mercury retrograde is the time to think back or hark back to the past in a different way that’s more mental and less emotional.

The good news is that as Mercury goes backwards, it’s a really good time to say sorry or bring up something from the past that needs to be talked through. Of course, some conversations are best left in the past! However if you said something you want to take back, or indeed if you want to go back to somewhere from your past, that is all good under Mercury retrograde.

MOON TALK

The Full Moon will be especially important to celebrate this month because it’s taking place post the Venus retrograde and while Mercury is retrograde. In other words, we can move on from the past, from part upsets in relationships and from relationships we no longer even want to be a part of.

Full Moon at 22 Libra

SYDNEY: April 11, 4.08pm
NEW YORK: April 11, 2.08am
LONDON: April 11, 7.08am

Here’s where the Full Moon is taking place for you:

Over the past few weeks, you’ve hopefully allowed yourself the luxury of caring less about the details and more about seeing The Big Picture. With any luck, you now have a much clearer sense or either where you are going (in a metaphorical sense) or where you want to go (in a literal sense). There has been mind expanding going on – via travel, dreams of travel, talk with someone with connections far away or study. Now, though, as you might have guessed, it’s time to rein yourself back in and check out what’s going on in your own backyard. There are little tasks and chores which need to be attended to before you head off for the wild blue yonder.

The New Moon this month will take place in the sign of Taurus.

New Moon at 7 Taurus

SYDNEY: April 26, 10.16pm
NEW YORK: April 26, 8.16am
LONDON: April 26, 1.16pm

So wherever you have Taurus in your chart is where you will feel that. Here is a quick guide – read your Rising Sign if you know it (and if you don’t but which you did, you can find out here for free www.moonmessages.com/freechart)

Aries or Aries Rising – there is a new start coming re cash. This new cash cycle should in fact be related to your feelings of improved self-esteem.

Taurus or Taurus Rising – it’s your annual chance to start ALL OVER again. This is a mega chance to leave the past behind, Venus retrograde upsets and all.

Gemini – it’s triggering your 12th House which is the part of your chart all to do with spirituality.

Cancer – this is your annual Wishing New Moon – careful what you’re wishing for!

Leo – there is a New Moon in your Career Zone so expect professional developments

Virgo – the New Moon in your 9th House is a great time to start travel and study projects

Libra – sex and money are both areas of your life where you can make a restart happen now

Scorpio – your love life is getting a re-boost so you bring some lighter energies in!

Sagittarius – time to think about your daily routines and over all well-being

Capricorn – time to have more fun, be creative and be more playful

Aquarius – there is a new vibe at home and regarding family matters – maybe even a move!

Pisces – time to change the way you’re thinking and communicating with at least one person

YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT

If you make this month all about your health, you will be doing yourself a great service! There is a lot of action in the heath-related part of your horoscope. Challenges you face now could lead to an overall transformation of your well-being. In other words, if you’re not feeling 100%, use April to completely overhaul your daily habits, so that you start to feel brand new. We all need to look after our bodies! If you have fallen off the health bandwagon, this is the time to get back on it, whether you’re aiming for general health, weight loss or getting fitter.

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