2018 April | Aries



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Had quite enough of Mercury Retrograde's trolling? No worries, because the messenger planet stations direct again on April 15, and we'll be back to the usual flow of communication soon after. Also, Taurus season arrives to help us follow through (and cash in) on what we started.




There are three heavy-hitting planets in your career zone now, and just in time for your birthday! With Mars joining tough guys Saturn and Pluto through mid-May, you can accomplish twice as much (Mercury Retrograde delays notwithstanding). If anything, you should focus your considerable drive on wrapping up old projects, versus starting anything new. Avoid posting anything brash or potentially controversial on social media between the 2nd and the 5th.




Don't push yourself too hard during the first half of April. "Productivity" is best expressed in the form of downtime and meditation, especially if you're still processing your way through the end of a cycle. You might run into potential misunderstandings with gatekeepers and authority figures from the 2nd through the 5th anyway. With Mercury going direct on the 15th and the sun moving into your sign on the 19th, you'll be totally renewed by mid-month. Happy birthday, and make sure to set some inspiring goals for the next year of your life!




Mercury Retrograde may continue digging up new ways for your team to misunderstand each other (or more tech glitches that could slow down a multitasking tornado like you). If anything, this may have shown you the value of speaking more deliberately and relying less on your gadgets. Thankfully, it's mostly over on the 15th, and you'll also have an inspiring Aries new moon on the same day to launch your bold plans for the future. Save the sweet-talking for when Venus enters your sign on the 24th.



Aries season is probably the best month of the year for your capital B Brand, but Mercury Retrograde in this part of your chart probably made sure things wouldn't run quite as smoothly for you. Still, you gotta harness that visibility while you can, so make sure to put your best foot forward, and avoid committing to any big new plans until after the 15th. When the sun enters Taurus on the 19th, teamwork will be where it's at, so make sure yours is staffed with folks who are pulling their weight.




Hopefully Mercury Retrograde hasn't screwed with your flights or disrupted too many important international meetings, but the good news is that you'll be flying right again after the 15th. Watch for potential conflict on the job related to your personal politics between the 2nd and 5th, but also plan big for Taurus season, because the career winds will be at your back starting on the 19th. The following weeks could bring plenty of recognition and acclaim to your door, and the 22nd could be an especially good time to put yourself out there in a decisive way.




Did Mercury Retrograde stir up some tax drama for you? Hopefully, you're not dealing with something too annoying (like an audit), but knowing you, you probably had it all squared away in early February. Thankfully, things (mostly) return to normal after the 15th, and when the sun moves into Taurus, you'll have global expansion on your brain. Where to next, Virgo? If you happen to be talking up potential collaborators, you'll be especially good at sweet-talking international peeps thanks to Venus in your worldly 9th house for most of the month.




All partnerships (romantic or professional) go through growing pains, and yours may have seen a decent amount of tension during Mercury Retrograde. Your best medicine is to be especially deliberate with your words, and to avoid signing on the dotted line with any potential business collaborators until after the 15th. The new moon in Aries on that same day will be a great day to make a list of all the influential people you'd love to link up with in the coming months, however. Look out for some potential cash coming your way around the Scorpio full moon on the 29th.




You've been thinking (and rethinking) a few things about your workflow, and Mercury Retrograde will have you recalibrating your day-to-day routines through the 15th. Rather than jumping into anything new, this time will be best spent reconsidering what "organized" and "efficient" actually means to you. Have patience with any glitches you're experiencing, and try to tone down the power-tripping around the 22nd. The month ends with a full moon in your sign on the 29th, which might find you celebrating a big self-improvement win.




Have the last couple weeks found you digging through your old sketches and creative projects? Mercury Retrograde wants you to revisit bygone photos, designs, and songs — really any old hobbies that once gave you joy. You never know where your newest inspiration will lie, especially if it's in an old, dusty folder you abandoned prematurely. The new moon on the 15th (which coincides with Mercury Direct) will be a great day to relaunch based on what you've been tinkering around with. Once the sun moves into Taurus on the 19th, your cosmic to-do list will involve an IRL to-do list. Get organized, and get efficient.




Hopefully the home office provided you with enough refuge over the last couple weeks, because Mercury backpedaling through your domestic zone could work its glitchy ways into your home technology — or plain old miscommunication with the fam. Still, having Mars in your sign is amping you up with plenty of "go," so take advantage of these extra productive few weeks. Avoid falling prey to familiar feelings of self-doubt around the 17th. Once the sun moves into Taurus on the 19th, you'll have cosmic permission to lighten up and get playful in your approach.




Were you trying to get somewhere? Mercury backpedaling through your zone of local transport this month could very well be screwing with your commute, and it's probably working some havoc into your texts, emails, and conversations. The best thing you can do is give yourself extra time to travel, and extra time to think before you speak. Things should get better after the 15th, and the Scorpio full moon on the 29th brings a nice big exclamation point to your career. The results are in, babe, so celebrate all that you've accomplished.




April is all about the dolla billz, but having Mercury backpedaling through your financial zone may throw a wrench into your money equation. Keep an eye on those account balances, and take some time to review (and reconsider) your budget. You'll have a powerful opportunity to turn over a new leaf financially on the 15th. After the sun moves into Taurus on the 19th, keep an eye out for local community happenings and opportunities in your own back yard. You never know when your neighbor will come through with an exciting business proposal.


Julia Laricheva