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Your April Horoscope Urges You To Embrace Social Distancing

This month the planet Saturn is moving through the zodiac sign Aquarius for the first time in 29 years—just in time for social distancing to be on everyone’s mind (Aquarius governs community and Saturn is isolation).

This transit can make you feel disconnected from others, but on the other hand, it can reinforce how much we’re all in this together. Use technology with intention so that it helps you to stay connected, and not just distracted, especially leading up to the April 22nd New Moon in Taurus, which may kick up some heavy feels.

Remember to center your values, even in the face of hardship, dear ones.

Your reactions may come fast and hot this month (what else is new, amirite?), but if you’re not careful they can get you into some hot water, too. The first half of April is likely to kick up some drama in your life, especially around the full moon in your relationship house on the 7th. Strive to act in ways that reflect the person you want to be and not the worst bits of your situation. Be willing to change or be changed, my fiery friend.


There’s no need to get rigid or uncompromising when you feel that you’re in a corner. April comes with its challenges, but also with openings—just in time for Taurus season (starting on the 19th ). Be open to making change, and if you find that changes are forced upon you, strive to find the merit and opportunity in them. You’re ready to let go of a part of your past that you’ve long outgrown. Follow through, even when it’s complicated, dear Taurus.


It’ all about balance; finding the most useful, fun, and generative ways of dealing with life’s challenges is no cakewalk, but it’s not all bad, either. Prioritize creativity this month, Twin Star. Don’t get mired in old thinking or habits, especially in the face of emotional upsets. You’ve been working so hard to outgrow your self-sabotaging ways—don’t quit now. Follow through at a pace you can maintain this spring.


Anxiety and fear are tricky buggers; they can trick you into thinking that you are alone, hopeless, or helpless. Take time to slow down and tend to your feelings before you convert them into stories that make things worse. The full moon in Libra on the 7th is likely to bring a relationship dynamic to surface that is intimidating to deal with—but totally necessary. Remember who your teammates are and work with the people you love, even when they test you, Moonchild.


When you’re in situations that require compromise or a pivot it’s hard to know how to pace yourself but that’s exactly what you need to do this Spring, Leo. Use the first half of the month to check in with your vision for your future plans, especially to see if your actions reflect your aims. After the 18th, it will be a consequential time, and you’re likely to have to make meaningful decisions or even cutbacks. Take care to take charge.


Don’t be shy to get emo this month. It’s time to tend to your heart by making a considerate plan, Virgo. As on brand as that may be for you, the tricky part is figuring out how to manage your emotions enough to get to a place where you can determine what you need and how to go about making it happen. Spend enough time listening to your heart that you can.


This month is going to find you restless and kick up the unexpected. The full moon in your sign on the 7th is not only going to be emo, but it’s likely to bring surprises with it. Think before you speak and act with caution around this time so that you don’t put something out there that you can’t take back. By the time the 25th comes around you may find more interpersonal mix-ups and that everyone is irritable; do your best to remember what’s worth fighting for, and to let the rest go.

If you indulge obsessive thinking, especially about things that you cannot control, you’ll end up hurting yourself emotionally and damning the flow of your energy in one fell swoop. Choose to limit your focus so that you can have more liveliness for what you are doing, without diluting by being distracted by what you’re not. You can do it all, Scorpio, but not all at once, and that’s okay. Take your time and be patient with your progress, my love.


Ever the optimist, you’re likely to find yourself vacillating between strong emotions this month. On the one hand, you’re totally able and willing to see light in the darkness and to do your very best. On the other, you’re likely to be feeling blocked and over it all. Make room for it all, Sagittarius. If you keep with it you will make progress, even if it feels like one step forwards, and two steps back.


You can’t be all things to all people all of the time, so when push comes to shove you’ve got to be able to honor you. From the 3rd through the 14th, you’re on call to be on your best behavior by walking your talk and stepping up to whatever life throws at you. You may need to be the “bigger person” and no matter how annoying that sounds, it’s worth it. Be your best self so that you don’t have to deal with consequences that are basically a repeat of past lessons.


There’s a heavy shift in your solar first house, making this a period for serious considerations and potentially some temporary setbacks. This is a great time to realign with your core values and let that guide you, Aquarius. Even if you’re dealing with difficulties, this month is an opportunity for you to find more creative ways of engaging with your mental health and the
world around you. You don’t need to have it all sorted; you only need to earnestly try.


You can’t know what’s going to happen next and depending on how you look at it, that’s pretty scary or it’s totally liberating. All you have is this moment, Pisces, and if you can allow yourself to lean into that, you may just find that you’ve freed up more energy to cope. This month may come with its fair share of curveballs, but if you stay grounded and present you may just surprise yourself with how wonderfully you handle it.


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