MONTH OF April
Time to get creative, Gemini. The first three weeks of April are normally your most social and outgoing time as the Sun sets sail through Aries and your eleventh house of group activity, teamwork and technology until April 19. What’s an expressive Gemini to do? If you’re not livestreaming, videoconferencing and signing up for every online community that speaks to your soul, prepare to press a lot more “Request to Join” buttons. You’ve got thoughts to share, ideas to discuss…and while nothing beats a good face-to-face meetup, making use of the next best option could be your lifeline now. Hosting a virtual game night via Zoom? Starting a private Facebook group to help affected people find care and provisions? Your clever mind has got this, Gemini. If your work or school communities are struggling to build cohesion, tech-savvy Twins should vocally volunteer to help create new solutions. Your innovative zodiac sign truly shines in situations like these.
But you’re only human—and some of the pressure could get to you this month. On April 4, buried emotions could rise to the surface as open-book Jupiter and secretive Pluto unite in Capricorn and your eighth house of intimacy, merging and privacy. Jupiter and Pluto only connect like this every 13 years, and they’ll make two more conjunctions this year, on June 30 and November 12.
These Jupiter-Pluto meetups will shine the spotlight on your closest bonds. Under such intense skies, it will be hard to mask any feelings you’ve covered up, from resentment to attraction to jealousy. However, Pluto will valiantly attempt to divert attention away from the truth that Jupiter wants to reveal. You may feel that someone’s playing “come here, now go away,” in love—which is hard enough when everyone is stressed and not able to be together freely.
Shared finances also come under scrutiny near this date. Is everyone being honest and aboveboard? Today could bring some open conversations about money management or planning for the uncertain economy ahead. A joint venture or calculated risk may pay off, or you might rise to new levels of power and respect. People are watching your moves and looking to you as a leader. Align yourself with fellow power players now and create a win-win scenario.
Love, fame and creativity could be served up hot on April 7, when the year’s only Libra full moon illuminates your passionate and playful fifth house. Again, the timing may be unfortunate for Geminis who are looking for love and, well, don’t really have any good options for date spots. Find a way to connect and express your affection, even if you have to keep your hands to yourself.
If you have a talent to share, follow the lead of so many artists and performers who are finding a way to do it virtually. This attention-grabbing full moon could draw major fans. Music, painting, crafting…whatever it is, find a way to get your creations in front of an appreciative audience. Or turn on the webcam and just let your Gemini wit lead the way, whether you record a lip-syncing TikTok-style dance party, bust loose with a hilarious rant or transform your image dramatically on YouTube like fellow Gemini James Charles. Let ALL sides of your vibrant Gemini personality out to play.
Just watch out for a tense square that same day between hotheaded Mars, which is in Aquarius and your restless ninth house, and disruptive Uranus in your twelfth house of denial and delusion. You may be tempted to minimize the risks of a certain situation, revealing more than you intended or putting yourself in a risky situation. Or your outspoken commentary could come across as tone-deaf—so when in doubt, don’t hit “post” or “publish” (leave the Twitter wars to a certain Gemini president for now). If you’re obsessively trying to figure out your next moves, allow some divine intervention—signs, serendipities, symbols—to guide your process. A little “woo” could actually make a big difference. Journal, collage a vision board, meditate…you never know what breakthroughs could actually come to you that way.
Midmonth, the Aries Sun gets into two challenging clashes with Pluto (on April 14) and Jupiter (April 15), both in Capricorn. The Sun in your collaborative and free-spirited eleventh house wants to share everything democratically and be an open book. But a harsh square to secretive Pluto and expansive Jupiter in your private eighth house warns you not to give everything away so liberally—be it resources or information. You may not have vetted people for full membership on Team Gemini. And even if they do pass your initial sniff test, it’s still crucial to spell out crystal-clear terms before you join forces. Make sure you’re fully aware of people’s motives—and actual experience, which they could be inflating. Don’t mistake cockiness for credentials. Sharks could be circling, and it’s hard to tell if someone’s interest is genuine or if there’s an underlying agenda here. Best to wait it out and let time reveal their true colors. There’s really no need to rush into anything now, Gemini.
In fact, you’re invited to press “pause” for a full month on April 19, when the Sun slips into Taurus and your restful, healing twelfth house. You may suddenly feel sleepier than usual, and your energy could dip low. Make sure that if you’re spending a lot of time alone, you don’t slip into depressive emotions as a result of isolation. Stay balanced and enjoy some time in your cocoon—whether you’re there by choice or not.
The April 21 square between the Taurus Sun and restrictive Saturn in Aquarius and your adventurous ninth house could find you feeling down about cancelled events and parties or an unfillable yearning to hang with your crew. This pessimistic aspect can make you see every glass as half-empty. Some days, you just can’t fake optimism or find the silver lining, and that’s okay. Allow yourself to have your emotions, and make sure you have a supportive group of friends to talk to, even if it happens from a safe distance.
Taurus season is a rich time to start creative projects or renew a spiritual practice. This compassionate cycle could inspire you to give back to those in need. Organize funding for friends and service workers who’ve been laid off due to virus-related shutdowns or people dealing with the mental-health strain of isolation. The April 22 Taurus new moon brings an especially clarifying moment around your purpose. Taking just one concrete action, even if it’s on faith alone, can pay off in the coming six months. Use this date to tune in to your intuition as clearly as you can.
On April 25, potent Pluto starts its annual five-month retrograde through Capricorn and your intimate eighth house until October 4. This can be a powerfully transformational time if you’re willing to peer into your own human impulses—good, bad AND ugly. Everyone has a “shadow side,” and it takes courage to examine yours. It’s always so easy to see another person’s dark contours, but especially during this cycle, consider that the person you’re most critical and judgmental of may be mirroring something YOU need to change in yourself.
While Pluto is retrograde, you may decide to downshift on a relationship that’s getting too emotionally volatile. Use this time to do some work around trust and vulnerability, and perhaps to heal some old wounds. A tempting but toxic ex-flame could surface during Pluto’s retrograde—either in real time or through your own obsessive thoughts. Rather than just swan-dive back into a reconnection that turns your life upside-down, think of this person as a messenger. Is there a way you got to be when you were together? A “self” that you got to express, a sense of excitement and anticipation that you miss? Perhaps there’s a way to recover that lost part of you—or fully grieve the disappointment—without inviting this person back into your world.
This doesn’t just apply to romantic or sexual connections, Gemini. An old work nemesis or frenemy could trigger jealousy, competitiveness or unexpected feelings like shame. But seething and fixating will do you a disservice. Look deeper and be vigilant if a troubled person tries to re-open the door to connection.
A perfect day to break free of some demons is April 26, when the Sun makes its annual meetup with liberating Uranus, both in Taurus and your twelfth house of escape, closure and healing. This transit could also bring a creative or intuitive epiphany. Your flash of genius might come through a dream or a strong “gut feeling.” But note that it may first surface as images, or like a TV screen fading in. Don’t attempt to explain it to anyone yet, but grab a pen or your Notes app and free-write what you’re feeling to capture these precious (and divine) downloads!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Vixen Venus begins an extended trip to Gemini from April 3 to August 7, making you the zodiac’s most magnetic and alluring. Grr! Talk about a timing issue with the virus keeping everyone separated. But you can still zhush your style, flirt from a distance or, if you’re in a relationship, take advantage of having more time together. Luckily, most Geminis we know are texting machines—and you love to let your fingers do the swiping, typing and scrolling.
The planet of amour normally visits each sign for about a month, but since this year she will be retrograde (backward) from May 13 to June 25, she’ll spend an extra-long time in this zone. Venus turns retrograde every 18 months, which can be difficult for love; a time when relationships hit rocky patches or require repair. Since retrogrades rule the past, an ex or two may resurface. Or you could have second thoughts about someone. Your own sense of confidence may falter—watch for body image issues to crop up.
With spicy Mars in Aquarius and your worldly, philosophical ninth house from March 30 to May 13, you can find plenty of heat with someone in another time zone, screen to screen. Long-distance love doesn’t have to be off the table now. Connecting through conversation can actually deepen your bond. Don’t believe us? Use your time at home to binge on the Netflix series “Love Is Blind,” where contestants enter an experiment to see whether they could fall in love by talking to one another in “pods,” without meeting face-to-face.
April 4: Venus-Saturn trine
A couple times a year, the love planet gets into harmonious formation with future-focused Saturn, and when she does, you may instantly tire of mind games and commitment-phobes. If you’re ready (or close to ready) to take the plunge, stop talking and do something about it! Already attached? It’s a great moment to discuss shared future plans.
MONEY & CAREER:
You might not be able to see your coworkers and collaborators, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work together effectively. With the Aries Sun heating up your eleventh house of teamwork and technology until April 19, you’re the glue that holds your networks together. And with harmonizer Venus in Gemini from April 3 to August 7 (an extra-long stint), your diplomatic skills will be in great demand. Step up and lead the charge, especially near the April 4 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in your eighth house of power and shared resources. You may need to do some major financial restructuring near this date, or you could hear news of a lump sum payment heading your way.
Grab the (virtual) spotlight at the April 7 Libra full moon, which lights up your fifth house of creativity and fame. One of your ideas could attract major attention. Power down a bit starting April 19, when the Sun slips into Taurus and your restful twelfth house for a month. Feeling adrift? The April 22 Taurus new ramps up your intuition. Make a vision board, free write or do a guided visualization exercise. It may sound “woo woo” but getting in touch with your subconscious is a powerful move now. Read up on the Law of Attraction and get busy manifesting—you never know what you’ll magnetize unless you try.
April 3: Mercury-Neptune meetup
Talk about a winning combo! Today, analytical Mercury teams up with the planet of intuition and imagination, amping up your communication skills. Add little creative flourishes to your presentations and speak to everyone with genuine compassion.
Love Days: 7, 11
Money Days: 18, 1
Luck Days: 26, 16
Off Days: 22, 9, 13