April horoscope: Star signs should ‘expect the unexpected’ as major shift set to occur
April is officially eclipse season – and it’s the first one of 2023. Eclipses can bring up creative tension and require star signs to pivot and change directions. The next month is also going to remind many how necessary it is to nurture relationships, as major life shifts are navigated. Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to Inbaal Honigman, Celebrity Psychic and Astrologer who delivered a horoscope summary for each star sign this April.
Looking at the month as a whole, Inbaal said: “April 2023 is our chance to self-care ahead of the Mercury Retrograde.
“With the main planets of Mars, Venus and Mercury going through peaceful Taurus and loving Cancer for most of the month, we’ll be called to enjoy our own company and those closest to us.
“Then Mercury Retrograde starts on the 21st, and that’s when our plans can lose focus. The spa day booked suddenly cancels, the job offer withdrawn… expect the unexpected.”
Inbaal explained: “Luck is still on your side every day, Aries! Ever since Midwinter, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and generosity has been in your sign, and it’s staying there until May 16 – so it will be in Aries for the whole of April.
“This is yet another lucky month for you, success with work, doing well with the lottery, and winning any giveaway you enter.
“In addition, Mercury, the planet of communication is in your sign for the first three days of the month. Use the time to send all the emails, pitches, and applications you need.”
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“It’s a month of two halves for you, Taurus,” the expert revealed. “Your ruler Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is in your sign for the first 10 days of the month, which means romance is going well.
“In addition, from the 4th onwards, Mercury, the planet of communication is in your sign, so you find that you can charm the birds off the trees.
“But then, on the 21st, Mercury starts going retrograde in your sign, and this means that for the final 10 days of the month, all things communication will be playing up, such as autocorrect messing your words, and your laptop refusing to charge.”
The astrologer continued: “A romantic month full of mishaps for Gemini. Lots of love is coming your way, as the planet Venus, which influences romance, is in your sign from the 11th onwards.
“Declarations of love abound – but they don’t all evoke the same reaction. Your ruling planet is chatty Mercury, and you normally adore communication and conversation, but this planet is going retrograde from the 21st onwards, causing some of your words to be misconstrued, and some conversations to struggle.”
“You’ll be dealing with your fiery urges, Cancer,” she added. “You are a lover, not a fighter, and you prefer to keep away from confrontation.
“Not this month, however, Cancer! For the entire month of April, the planet Mars, named after the Roman God of War, is in your sign.
“You will jump feet first into battlegrounds and emerge victorious. You’ll feel pulled towards exercise, and also entertain risk-taking behaviours.”
“Self-care month, Leo – at long last!” Inbaal remarked. “You love keeping active, and normally have a to-do list a mile long, but in April you get to focus on you, Leo. Your ruler is the bright sun, and when it goes through the zodiac, the different signs influence you.
“Until the 20th, the sun is in fiery Aries, so you’ll be energised and active, and be on the go all the time, and for the rest of the month the sun is in calm Taurus, and so you chill.”
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“Your famous patience is tested, Virgo,” the astrologer expert said. “You’re one of the top communicators, Virgo, thanks to your ruling planet being chatty planet Mercury. It gives you an advantage in negotiations, job interviews and any talk-based situations.
“When Mercury goes retrograde, you’re the first one to feel it. Your always-tidy life starts to strain at the seams. Your to-do list struggles, your phone needs frequent charging, and some emails just don’t reach their destination.
“So from the 21st onwards, be patient with yourself and those around you.”
“You feel like everyone is listening, Libra,” she explained. “Taurus and Libra have an important thing in common – they both share a ruling planet, which is romantic Venus.
“This planet is in Taurus until the 11th, so both Libra and Taurus find that their luck is in with romance.
“Then Venus moves to Gemini, so then Libra is the main winner. Both Libra and Gemini are air signs, so the airy pastimes of chatting, writing and following politics are highly central to those weeks.”
“It’s a stable and selfless month for you, Scorpio,” Inbaal said. “Like Pisces and Aquarius, you too have two ruling planets – a modern one and a traditional one. Both are in peaceful signs all month long.
“Your modern ruler, rebellions Pluto, is in charitable Aquarius for all of April. Your traditional ruler, fiery Mars, is in loving Cancer all month. So all your urges this month have to do with helping others and giving your own time to assist those less fortunate.”
“Fire goes well with fire, Sagittarius,” the expert added. “You’re a fire sign and used to being constantly active, but this month it’s amped up to the max.
“Generous Jupiter, your ruling planet, is in active Aries all month long. This will push you to start new adventures, book another holiday and make friends with lots of handsome strangers all month.
“Aries is quite sporty, so you’ll sign up to the gym, but it’s not a very consistent sign… you may find yourself paying for the year, but going for a month.”
“Let love shine, Capricorn,” Inbaal advised. “Your heavenly ruler, Saturn, the planet of karma, happens to be in Pisces all month.
“This planet is the reason that you’re normally so mature and balanced. But, with the influence of Pisces, you’ll be stepping out of your comfort zone, and allowing yourself to freely express your emotions, be vulnerable and open your heart to romantic opportunities.”
Inbaal has over 20 years of experience in astrology
“You seek justice and balance, Aquarius,” she said. “Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth moved into your sign last month, after centuries away.
“It’s a planet of rebellion, and you’ll be consumed with the urge to speak up against injustices. Whether you step out and demonstrate against political events, or stay at home and message your friends about how you refuse to put up with their gossiping – you’ll be the activist of the group this month.”
“Let your imagination run wild in April, Pisces!” The astrologer commented. “Your ruling planet Neptune, which is associated with illusion and imagination, is in your sign all month, Pisces, which will make it a bit of a strange month for you.
“With illusion ruling the day, you will struggle to know what’s real and what’s fantasy and will find it hard to spot a liar. In addition, Saturn, the planet of karma is in your sign all month long, so at least the liars will receive their just deserts.”