Your Monthly Horoscope: April 2017

Astrologer Yasmin Boland reveals what’s in the stars for Glossies this month…

As Mercury reverses in your Cash Zone, it’s vital that you take some time to think about your finances. How are things going? Are you being realistic about what you can and can’t afford? Are you over-spending? Are you over-charging or under-charging for your services? Are you acting like the credit card bills will never arrive? Time to get on top of everything! And this month gives you a really good chance to revise your financial set up and to become more prosperous as a result. From April 20, it will be easier to have a tricky conversation you’ve been putting off.
Power date: April 5 – you are very powerful today – use it or lose this!
Beauty tip: If you have been a little bit “whatever” about your beauty routine lately, that is understandable as beauty planet Venus reversed. The end of that cycle mid-month should see you start caring a little more about how you look.

How have you been doing? If life has been a drag of late and/or you were forced to face some of your fears, that is actually a good thing. This trying cycle is now over. And it’s great that you have been through whatever you have been through. It’s part of your soul’s mission – recent events and developments have made you a better person. If you’re not happy with the way things are, the good news is that that Mercury retrograde in your sign this month will give you a second chance at whatsoever you put your mind to.
Power date: April 15 – life starts to move forwards again after much introspection
Beauty tip: With beauty planet in your House of Friends, this really is the ideal time to get together with some old pals and have a group trip to a day spa or even a weekend one. Get organising – it’ll be more fun in a group.

This is a really good time for you to look up an old friend or two. Mercury is going retrograde in your House of Friends, so it’s time to think about who you loved and lost. As they say, old friends are like diamonds. You don’t throw out the old ones, just because you get some new ones! Mercury retrograde now strongly suggests you would do well to get back in touch with one or more people who still have a place in your heart, be it a romantic, friendly or even family connection. For Geminis not sleeping well, that should ease up around April 21.
Power date: April 28 – a wonderful day when anything could happen!
Beauty tip: The improved sleep cycle you’re moving into alone is going to make you even more naturally gorgeous. However your stars strongly suggest this month that you do also take some time to think about your ‘professional’ appearance.

This is the month to recalibrate yourself when it comes to work. Are you happy with your current direction and if not, where would you rather be headed? Do some thinking, as Mercury reverses in your Professional Zone. Even if you’re studying, a fulltime parent or even retired, doing something to generate a bit of income won’t go astray, will it? Because Mercury is going backwards, someone or something to do with the past could be just want you need professionally now. Looking for work? Contact an ex-boss or colleague. Cancerians hoping to travel or do some evening classes or other form of study have excellent stars.
Power date: April 8 – be nice to people and they’re more likely to be nice to you
Beauty tip: As Venus reverse in your 9th House of travel and study, you have all the excuses you need to take a trip away somewhere and have a few beauty treatments, and/or it’s a great time to buy expensive foreign make-up brands, or to do a beauty course.

The best thing you can do for yourself this month is to focus on your health. You will be doing yourself a big favour! There is a lot going on in the heath-related part of your horoscope. Health challenges you face now could lead to a major transformation of your overall well-being in the long run. So if you’re not feeling 100%, use April to completely do-over your daily habits, so that you start to feel fresh again pre-summer. We all need to look after our bodies! If you have fallen off the health bandwagon, this is the time to get back on it, whether you’re aiming for general health, weight loss or getting fitter.
Power date: April 8 – the Sun/Pluto clash could be intense – keep your cool!
Beauty tip: Good news for girls who love their cosmetics. The beauty planet Venus is in your 8th House which is the part of your chart which is all about spending! So you are allowed to spoil yourself a bit extra this month.

April could work out very well for you. The planet of love and abundance, Venus, is ending her reverse cycle in your Love Zone mid-month. That’s great news for all your relationships. If you have recently felt a bit of distance from someone you love, if a relationship has been stressed, as you worked out how strongly you felt about someone, then all that should start to get better now. If you’ve come to realise you’re taking someone for granted, now is the time to do what it’s going to take to make the required changes – make sure they know they do really matter to you. And if you’re the one feeling taken for granted, gently say something.
Power date: April 10 – it’s ok to slow down now as your planet Mercury goes retrograde
Beauty tip: With beauty planet Venus in your 7th House and finally moving forwards, you should start to feel more gorgeous. Make this a month when you take the time really focus on yourself and how good you feel about the way you look. It’s not superficial!

April is the time for you to draw a line under the past. If there has been an upset with someone who means a lot to you, think about what you have learned. Have you been expecting everything just go the way you want it to? Have you been trying to get away with making the least effort you can and expecting great results? If that’s the case, here is the new; all the luck in the world (which you have) isn’t enough on it’s on for achieve anything! You also need to work hard to get what you want, whether you’re chasing personal or even professional success and fulfilment.
Power date: April 15 – life should start to feel like it’s moving forwards again
Beauty tip: This is the month to start a new beauty routine which you know your skin needs. Are you cleansing, toning and moisturising properly, for example? Also a very good time to go back to the gym if you’ve been off the wagon/treadmill.

There is a New Moon in your Love Zone this month, with Mercury going backwards in the same part of your chart. This suggests it’s very much time for you to have some kind of restart or reconciliation in at least one of your most important relationships. If you have fallen out with or lost contact with a friend you would like to see again, get back in touch. Romantically-speaking, if you’re single and want to meet someone new, now is the time to get out there! Attached? You and your partner can start to enjoy yourself again together.
Power date: April 5 – you have the power today, do something exciting!
Beauty tip: This could be a rather fun and flirty month for you so the best thing you can do for yourself is to make sure you get as much sleep as you can between having fun, and also be sure that you stay hydrated.

There are two main bits of astro-news for you this month. The first is that you should start to have a think about your daily routines and how well they are serving you (or not). For example, how do you start your day? With coffee and nothing else? How about adding something a bit healthier, like a green smoothie and a walk and/or some meditation? What about your evening routine? A bit of wind-down yoga and some magnesium will help nearly anyone and everyone to sleep better! The other news? Life at home/re family should start to get better at last.
Power date: April 7 – could be your lucky day but do stay humble!
Beauty tip: With the beauty planet Venus in your 4th House of home and family, it really is the month for home spas and mani/pedis with your mum, sister or friends. Hang on, let’s not be sexist. Also with your dad, brother and enlightened male pals!

The first ten days of April are leading up to a clash between the egotistical Sun and passionate and sometimes paranoid Pluto in your sign. So focus on staying cool and calm up to and including April 10! After that, focus on how well you’re communicating with the people you love. You will find it easier to express your feelings than you have done in sometime. Also it will be easier to talk through any money issues, if you have to. If you’re working on a creative project, this is the month to redo what you’re not happy with.
Power date: April 20 – life should start to feel a little bit less intense for a while
Beauty tip: As Venus moves through your 3rd House of the Mind it’s time for you to rethink your beauty routines. What worked for you five years ago almost certainly won’t work as well for you now, as your skin has changed and you’re older and more gorgeous!

If you have felt as though your finances were going backwards recently, breathe a sigh of relief because that cycle is going to end for you mid-April. Do think about what you have learned about money these past few months. What do you really value and what are you willing to spend your cash on? If you work and you feel you’re being underpaid, this could be a good time to gently enquire about the possibility of a pay rise. At home, April is the time for you to redo things, be that about moving house or just moving your furniture around.
Power date: April 13 – the have a great day – a major turnaround is possible now
Beauty tip: With Venus changing direction in your Money Zone, chances are you are going to feel way more cashed-up. So set aside a little bit of your extra earnings to spoil yourself with a salon treatment that will make you feel special.

This could be a slightly confusing month for you as the communication planet Mercury goes retrograde in your Communications Zone. Do try and keep your sense of humour if and when life seems to become total chaos! Actually a sense of humour will get you through this cycle! Also double check all your travel arrangements and your money (whether you’re paying or being paid). Overall thought the biggest April news for you is that your most important relationships are going to be sweeter this month. If you haven’t been showing someone how you really feel (or vice versa) that can change now.
Power date: April 15 – all your relationships will start to improve
Beauty tip: Venus is now moving forwards in your sign (or will be by mid-April) which means this is your ‘beautiful’ time of the year. If you don’t feel gorgeous then you need to do whatever you need to do to change that. Indulge and pamper yourself.



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