A New Moon Brings a New Energy This April
This month, a new moon brings new energy as Alice Bell, a former Vogue editor turned sought-after astrologist, looks ahead to your April horoscope.
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- Alice Bell
- Louise Lockhart
April is off to a busy start, beginning with the new moon in Aries on April 1. In the days immediately following the new moon, you may feel like you have much more energy, and you’re ready to take action and initiative in a particular area of your life. You may want to write out a list of goals that you want to accomplish over the coming month, as the new moon is the perfect time to set intentions. This particular new moon will have a heavy focus on communication, so you may be inspired to put energy into tasks pertaining to writing, learning, or teaching and sharing your ideas with others.
Mid month, there will be a full moon in Libra on April 16. Around this time, you may have realizations about what is and isn’t working in your life. You could want to make adjustments either at work or in your personal relationships, and you may end up releasing any situation, relationship, or mindset that is no longer serving you. On the other hand, you might be making significant progress on anything you’ve been working on recently, or you could feel more closely connected to people. Because this particular full moon is in the social sign of Libra, you may be looking for ways to have greater balance within your intimate relationships or close friendships.
April will finish up with the sun moving into Taurus on April 19. Throughout Taurus season you may feel called to slow down and enjoy the smaller moments in life. You could find peace through engaging in activities that activate your five senses, such as going for walks in nature, playing outside with your kids, or cooking up fun recipes at home. In addition, you may feel more creative and want to develop arts and crafts. You may also be more focused on your finances or want to treat yourself to nice things, such as new clothing or beauty products.
You will be turning over a new leaf at the start of the month, Aries. You may feel very energetic, and you could be getting approached about new opportunities, both at work and in your personal life. You may also want to invest time in your own side projects. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will have you balancing your own interests with your relationship commitments. Your partner may need your support, or you could be reflecting on what changes need to be made in a relationship. If you’re single, you could have greater dating activity going on, or you may be spending quality time with a close friend. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, greater developments may take place at work. You could be launching your own business projects or figuring out how to make money from a hobby. You will be looking for ways to boost your income, and your mindset around money and what you value might be shifting as well.
You may need time to be alone at the start of the month, Taurus. You could be taking a break from group activities in order to rest and reflect. You may have a lot of emotions come up, or you may be made aware of ways in which you hold yourself back sometimes. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will bring your attention back to work and your daily routine. You may realize what tasks you need to prioritize, versus what isn’t worth your energy. You could also be paying greater attention to your physical body by exercising regularly, eating healthier, or going to sleep early. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, you will be less introverted and you may be inspired to start up projects or pursue new goals for yourself. You may also be getting noticed for your accomplishments and feel seen by others. In addition, you could want to change up your style or get a dramatic haircut.
You will be putting energy into group activities at the start of the month, Gemini. You might be initiating community events and bringing people together. You may also be forming new friendships and want to branch out of your usual circle, and you will feel supported by others. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will urge you to focus on your own hobbies or creative projects and prioritize the activities that bring you joy. In addition, you might feel very connected to your children and have more time to spend with them. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, you will be slowing down in your everyday life and may need to rest. You could be reflecting on your emotions or past events, or you may be letting go of someone or something. On the other hand, you may feel called to develop a spiritual practice for yourself, such as meditating regularly or learning more about different beliefs, like astrology.
Your career will be your main focus at the start of the month, Cancer. Big job opportunities might be coming your way, or you might be preparing to launch a work project you’ve been putting effort into for a while. On the other hand, you might be starting a new role or setting intentions for where you want to be headed in the long term with your career. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will have you balancing your work life with your home responsibilities. There might be a lot of activity taking place at home, such as preparing to move or redecorating. You may also be seeing extended family frequently, and feel extra connected to your loved ones. In addition, you may make important realizations about your family relationships or your own childhood events. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, your social life will pick up. You may have a lot of group events to attend, or friends might be reaching out, wanting to connect.
You will want to learn new information and expand your knowledge of the world at the start of the month, Leo. You could be reading and researching in your free time, or you may even want to sign up for a workshop or course on a particular subject. In addition, you might be making plans to travel somewhere or take a family vacation. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will urge you to apply everything you have recently learned to your everyday life. You might be making progress on presentations, pieces of writing, or video content. You could also be realizing how you can communicate more effectively with others. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, you will notice major career opportunities popping up. You might be receiving attention and praise at work or be launching a big project. You could also be starting an entirely new job, or you may be taking on greater responsibilities in another area of your life.
You will be introspective at the start of the month, Virgo. You may notice that there are certain behavioral patterns of yours that you want to transform for the better, especially when it comes to your intimate relationships. You could also be interested in learning about psychology or human behavior, and you may want to go deeper in your conversations with people. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will turn your attention back to money and work. You may want to pay better attention to your spending habits, or you could feel the urge to ask for a raise at your job. On the other hand, you may see more money coming in from side gigs, or you could be making progress with starting your own business. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, travel plans may come up, and you will want to change up your everyday routine and venture somewhere new. You may also want to invest time into writing, research, or coursework.
You will be prioritizing your close relationships at the start of the month, Libra. You may be entering into a fresh chapter of the relationship with your current partner, where you feel closer to one another, or you could be forming a new relationship if you’re single. In addition, your close friends might be reaching out more, or you could be establishing business partnerships. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will shift your focus back to yourself. You may be figuring out how to balance your own wants with your relationships. You may also be in the spotlight for recent work you’ve done, or you could be tapping into different interests and realizing what direction you want to head in next. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, you could be a bit emotional, or you may have to address any relationship tension and talk through things. It may also be that you’re receiving forms of passive income or looking for ways to save or invest your money.
You will be keeping up with a bunch of little details at the start of the month, Scorpio. You may have new tasks handed to you at our job, and you will want to get organized and find ways to increase your productivity. You could also be paying attention to how you treat your body by setting healthier habits for yourself like exercising, eating well, or making sure to not stress yourself out with work. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will have you stepping back and taking time to rest. You might be tending to your mental health, and you could have a lot of emotions come up. You may even feel called to let go of someone or something in your life that is no longer serving you. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, you may be spending more quality time with your partner. You could also be evaluating where you stand with someone, or be discussing the future of a relationship.
You will have downtime to relax at the start of the month, Sagittarius. You may have family vacation plans, or you could be mingling with your friends and have an active social life. You could also be spending more time with your children, and you might be coming up with fun, creative activities to do together. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will bring up a flurry of group events. You may feel connected to a bigger community, or you might be the one bringing people together. However, you may be emotional about a friendship though as you reflect on who you really want in your life. As Taurus season begins at the end of April, work will be picking back up. You may be presented with new job opportunities, or you could be handed additional tasks and projects. You could want to get better organized and stick to a solid schedule overday so that you can stay on top of everything.
You will be focused on your home and family at the start of the month, Capricorn. You might be moving or be making plans to do so in the near future. You could also be connecting with your extended family, such as taking your children to see the grandparents or cousins. You may be a bit introverted though or be processing past emotions. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will shift your attention back to your career. You may be realizing what aspects of your work you want to change, or you could even be leaving one job to start another. On the other hand you could be launching a big project at work or be gaining attention within your career. As Taurus season begins at the end of the month, you will be much more relaxed. You could have downtime to spend with your children, or you may be very involved in their after school activities. You might also be discovering what hobbies light you up and bring you joy.
You will be moving around a lot at the start of the month, Aquarius. You might be doing some short term travel, or you could be getting out of the house and exploring different parts of your neighborhood. You may also be learning a lot of new information at once and want to teach yourself a new skill set. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will have you stepping back from the everyday details to focus on the bigger picture. You may make significant progress on writing or teaching related projects, or your life might be evolving. In addition, you could realize that you want to go back to school or take a course on a specific subject. As Taurus season begins at the end of the month, you could be seeing your extended family and loved ones frequently, and you will want to make time for family bonding activities. You may also be preparing to move home, or you could be putting careful thought into decorating your space.
You will be bringing in money making opportunities at the start of the month, Pisces. You may be receiving a raise at work, or you could be getting freelance jobs to boost your income. You could also be preparing to launch a business of your own, or you’re feeling confident in the skills you bring to your job. Mid month, the full moon in Libra will have you stepping back from work to evaluate your relationships. You might be figuring out how you can open up emotionally to someone, or you could be splitting money and resources with a business partner. You could also realize the role you play in your relationships and how you can improve upon your partnership skills. As Taurus season begins at the end of the month, you might be busy catching up with acquaintances, or you could have a lot of communication based tasks to do at work. You may also be traveling or want to change up your daily routine if you feel restless.
British Vogue's resident-astrologer, Alice Bell was initially drawn to astrology to answer questions in her life related to relationships, work and her emotions. Friends and coworkers began approaching Alice, looking for similar answers to their challenges. Even though she has helped numerous clients, she is still amazed by astrology’s transformational effects. Follow her @stalkalice.