Fiery Aries season is going out with a bang, one in the form of a new moon solar eclipse. So you can expect the heat in your love life to be turned all the way up this April.
Basically, it’s a sexy month for all zodiac signs as Venus, the planet that rules our love lives, moves into fun-loving Gemini, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "April showers." (Hey, nothing wrong with getting a li'l wet and wild!)
And while there are only six major planetary shifts this month, they are juicy ones, says Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology based in Atlanta. The full moon in Libra will come on the 6th, closely followed by Venus moving into Gemini on the 11th. Then, things really get sexy with the second Aries new moon of the year on the 20th, which also coincides with a solar eclipse! Hours later, on the 21st, the sun moves into Taurus, and Mercury, the planet that rules our communication, goes retrograde in Taurus as well.
What does this mean? Things are moving fast—in life in general, but especially in your relationships. “There is a really strong urge to go forward and get on with it,” says Page. “The ‘keep it moving’ energy is strong.” So...if you’ve been considering asking your crush out, rejoining dating apps, or maybe just surprising bae with a new sex toy, now is the time!
Ahead, Page breaks down what all this means for your sign this month:
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
Single: The fiery Aries energy is stronger than ever this month, Aries, so if you're looking for a meaningful relationship, this is the time to go after it. Refresh your dating app profile (no pics older than two years, please!) and put yourself out there online and IRL. When Venus shifts into Gemini on the 11th, the stars are aligned for you to meet a special someone in your neighborhood. So keep your eyes open on your hot girl walk! But before you commit to anyone, make sure they fit into what you want for your life. This is the moment to set your boundaries along with your goals.
In a relationship: Every year, the Libra full moon can help you analyze the push and pull in your life. Take a moment to pause and reevaluate partnerships this month, especially your romantic relationship(s). This is a great opportunity for you to seize on the momentum of Aries season, and the new moon solar eclipse on the 20th, to get what you want in love and life.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
Single: There are plenty of fish in the sea, and you will have your pick of them this month, Taurus. With Venus, the planet that rules over love, hanging in your sign for the first 10 days of the month, you are feeling more effervescent and attractive than ever. And trust, the people around you are noticing. The only problem? You’re having so much fun with your friends that it’s hard to pull away for date night. But instead of sequestering potential suitors, invite them out with the gang. The more, the merrier!
In a relationship: With Venus in your sign for the first 10 days of April, the good times are rolling with you and bae! Perfect timing, because your birthday is just around the corner, and let’s be honest, you love those over-the-top gifts. Aside from that, the full moon in Libra does have the world (and Tauruses, in particular) analyzing the structure of their romantic relationships. If you are feeling a lack of commitment or like your partner isn’t holding up their end when it comes to household chores, in the words of T-Swift, speak now.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
Single: It’s a great month to be you, single Gemini. The stars are literally aligned for you to find love around every corner! The full moon in Libra is in your house of romance, which is having you looking (and more importantly, feeling) better than ever. Set up some dates, or just hit the town with your friends and see if you can strike up a convo with a cutie. Venus, the planet that rules over love, enters your sign on the 11th, making for even more romantic energy. Have fun out there!
In a relationship: The full moon in Libra on the 6th is in your house of romance this month, Gemini. Rejoice! This makes for a really sweet energy between you and your bae. Make time for fun date nights, and don’t be too serious about it. This is the time for giggles, stupid inside jokes, and late-night adventures. When you put fun on the schedule, your relationship will be better for it. During the second half of the month, expect the heat to dial up even more as Venus, the sign that rules over love, moves into your sign. Who is luckier than you?
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
Single: Your friendships are strong this month, Cancer, which always makes for a good time. Invite your people over for a wine and charcuterie night and ask them to BYOF (bring your own friend, duh!) so you can all expand your circle. And hey, you never know when you might brush hands with a cute friend of a friend as you both reach for the brie. This is the love story books are written about!
In a relationship: The full moon in Libra is highlighting your sense of home. So if your partner hasn’t met the parents yet, the stars may be nudging you in that direction. Bring your boo around your family or chosen family during the first half of the month, and you might be pleasantly surprised by the new bonds forged. It’s exciting to see all your favorite people get along!
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
Single: You’re feeling chatty this month, single Leo, and you can thank the full moon in Libra for giving you the gift of gab. The full moon is illuminating communication in your life, so you might find yourself chatting up all sorts of new people. That said, be sure to take the time to listen, too. This month is all about exchanging information in all sectors of your life, so make those date plans and be open to new topics of conversation. It may lead you to someone or something you really love!
In a relationship: With the full moon in Libra highlighting communication for you at the start of the month, you can expect to have lots of heart-to-hearts with bae. But watch your temper, fiery Leo! Make sure you stay open to your S.O.’s feelings and really hear them out. This is not the time to prove how smart and right you are, but a time for understanding and healing.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
Single: Got your eye on someone, Virgo? Well, this could be the perfect month to shoot your shot! If you've been thinking about making a move on a certain someone, try asking them for a drink or a walk around your favorite part of town. And if you haven’t been crushing, well, prepare to catch some feelings! The new moon in Aries and the solar eclipse on the 20th have you craving intimacy—both emotional and physical. So get out there, and get your flirt on.
In a relationship: With the full moon in Virgo highlighting your house of finances, you'll likely be talking to bae about the household budget this month. But this doesn’t have to be a contentious conversation! Getting on the same page with your finances so there's a clear understanding of who pays for what in your day-to-day life will lead to a serious sense of relief. So, take a deep breath, and dive into those color-coded spreadsheets! You’ve got this.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
Single: Your dating life is going through a transformation, Libra, and it’s definitely a good thing. While the full moon has you feeling like the fabulous air sign you are, take a moment to analyze what is working and what is causing you grief in your dating life. Not feeling the dating app scene? Try an in-person singles event, like speed dating or another meet-up for people looking for love in your area. This will only lead you to the deep, passionate relationship you are seeking, so get out there, Libra!
In a relationship: This is your full moon month, Libra, which calls for a celebration! Plan a fun, sexy date night with bae, because all that glorious full moon energy is going to have you positively glowing. While you’re feeling this confident, it’s also a great time to talk to your partner about the state of the union. Are you getting what you want in this relationship? Or could bae buy you flowers or do the laundry more often? Whatever is on your mind, this is a great time to share it.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
Single: Scorpio, if you want to date someone, you have a lot of opportunities this month. The only problem is, you tend to get a little intense in your vetting process. While Venus is in Taurus for the first half of April, try to soften a bit in your dating life. While you shouldn’t dive headfirst into a relationship with someone you’re not totally sure about, there is no harm in getting coffee with someone you might ordinarily pass over. Take off your investigator hat for a bit, and enjoy getting to know people. On the downside, Mercury retrograde is back this month and it’s in your house of partnerships, so don’t be surprised if you hear from an old flame around the 21st.
In a relationship: The full moon in Libra on the 6th has you wanting to get away from it all, Scorpio, which is not a bad thing! Just make sure you bring your S.O. along for the ride. Book an Airbnb, or take a day trip to your favorite hiking trail and recalibrate, just the two of you. If things have been feeling a little stale lately, now is the time to bring the heat and the passion back in. Mercury retrograde on the 21st highlights your house of partnerships, so it's important to get clear on whether your S.O. is in it for the long haul or not. If the answer is the latter, you may have some work to do!
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
Single: The full moon is highlighting your house of friendships this month, single Sagittarius. Translation? You are going to be feeling flirtier and friskier than ever at the start of April. Life is always an adventure with you, and don’t be afraid to invite this energy into your dating life. Go on a random weekend trip with that cutie you’ve been talking to, or plan an out-of-the-box date night (tantric yoga, anyone?) The energy is perfect for you to meet someone special. All you have to do is get out there!
In a relationship: The full moon has you feeling flirty at the beginning of the month Sag, and that’s always fun. Carve out some one-on-one time for you and bae. That could look like a proper date night with candles, wine, and maybe some vibrating panties. Or something simpler, like stopping for your favorite cappuccino before your weekly Whole Foods run. Life is to be enjoyed, and this month you will be reminded of that. When Venus, the planet that rules over our love lives, moves into Gemini (your opposite sign) on the 11th, the fun, flirty energy in your love life will be even stronger. Enjoy!
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
Single: With the Venus, the planet that rules our love lives, spending the first two weeks of April in fellow earth sign Taurus, you can expect there to be good vibes aplenty! If you’ve been trying to meet someone, this might just be the month where it happens. Venus is also in your house of romance, so basically, you’re living an IRL Hallmark movie. So, hit the bookstore, coffee shop, or bar near you, and keep your eyes peeled for your Prince or Princess Charming!
In a relationship: You and bae are really vibing this month, Capricorn! Embrace the good vibes. Venus, the planet that rules over our love lives, is hanging in fellow earth sign Taurus for the beginning of the month *and* it’s in your house of romance. What could be better? Make sure you and your boo spend time doing the things you love. Perhaps some rekindling is in order (happens to the best of us). Plan a weekend getaway or a fun date out in your city, and let the good times roll.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
Single: With Pluto in your sign, this month is all about expanding your vision, especially in your love life. If you have an image of the person you're meant to be with in your head, just try to be a little more open-minded. I’m not saying you should compromise your values—you deserve to be treated like royalty—but just don't be so rigid. Going outside your normal “type” may serve you well, and lead you into a very meaningful relationship that exposes you to new people and things. Venus, the planet that rules our love lives, enters Gemini on the 11th in your house of romance, so basically, your person is right around the corner!
In a relationship: With the full moon highlighting your house of knowledge and travel on the 6th, you’re feeling a bit of wanderlust, Aquarius. And don’t shove this under the rug, because making time for adventure is always a priority! Invite your boo for a weekend or night away to mix things up. It’s fun to spend time and really enjoy the company of your person. What's more, Venus, which is in Gemini, is in your house of relationships which adds to the fun, light-hearted vibes for you and bae this month.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
Single: Pisces, you are a water sign, so you're famously very sensitive. And this month, it's more obvious than ever! The stars are aligned for you to meet someone interesting and get deep fast. The full moon on the 6th highlights your house of intimacy, making you crave some late-night conversations. So ask your crush out, or hit the bar or the dating apps. Mars, the planet of action, is in your house of romance, so it’s time to make some moves.
In a relationship: The full moon in Libra on the 6th has intimacy on your mind, and who better to be intimate with than your lover? Carve out some time to play this month, both on a sexual and intellectual level. April is all about bonding for you and your partner, which makes for a very important and sweet time for you two. If you are living together, there may be some energy around redecorating the home or moving. If you aren’t feeling aligned in your current living situation, take a look at what may improve it, whether it’s rearranging the furniture or scouring Zillow.
Jacqueline Tempera is an award-winning writer and reporter living in New Jersey with her many pets. She is a business owner and a double Scorpio who loves all things astrology and reality television. She is passionate about body diversity and representation, mental health, and the fight to end sexual assault and harassment. To learn more about Jackie, follow her on Instagram @jacktemp or visit her website at jackietempera.com.
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