Especially if what's out there is kinda scary. Okay, maybe we're being a tad dramatic, but we all know your horoscope sometimes holds unpleasant things.
And, it's best to be prepared. So, we asked astrologer extraordinaire Susan Miller to do a deep dive into each of your signs, and tell us what you need to watch out for when next month's eclipses strike. Ahead, a personalized guide to everything you need to know for the very major month ahead — and how to prepare yourself, starting immediately. And, check out our latest weekly and monthly horoscopes. April will be a key month in — a great deal of change is heading our way. This is due to the arrival of two important eclipses, first an emotional full-moon lunar eclipse in Libra on April 15 and then a new-moon solar eclipse in Taurus on April If your birthday falls on or close to these dates, your life will change dramatically.
But first, some background: Eclipses always fall on a new moon or full moon, and they always come in pairs, two weeks apart.
In April, these are monster moons — full of difficult aspects. So, while either of these new and full moons would have been important in their own right, the fact that these are eclipses — the nodal points of any year, where all events seem to revolve around the strong messages of the eclipses — means they have the strength of three new moons and full moons rolled into one.
The first eclipse, on April 15, will be a full moon, ending or culminating a situation or relationship; and the second eclipse is a new moon, setting up a long-term trend. The cardinal signs of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn will feel these eclipses the most, but admittedly, everyone of every sign will notice the effects to varying degrees.
We all have the four cardinal signs reflected somewhere in our charts. These eclipses have an unusual nature because each of them has the configuration of a grand cardinal cross. This is unusual.
The mathematical degrees are tight, not wide, suggesting that a very targeted message will emerge. Plus, Uranus, the planet of sweeping and unexpected change, will be prominent, meaning nothing that occurs will be expected. Cardinal signs are linked to the north, south, east, and west points on the compass, so they define direction. People who were born under cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn are the pioneers of the zodiac.
They are energetic, adventurous and to some degree, impatient for change. When a grand cardinal cross occurs, planets will move to block one another, and as a result, the planets will not allow energy to flow easily but instead bounce around the chart. The planets involved with this month are the heavy-duty outer planets, unpredictable Uranus, super-power Pluto, giving Jupiter, warrior planet Mars, and in the case of the April 15 eclipse, a full moon with Mars.
When a fly is trapped in a hot pot, it continually searches for an exit, flying frantically from side to side, and bouncing off the walls of the pot, but it can find no escape. Well, these eclipses are similar. I feel that a cardinal cross will create a rapid, often unexpected change to present conditions, requiring a strong adjustment to fast-moving events. The mission of an eclipse will be to uncover truth, and to sweep away unproductive and outworn elements — although at the time, you may feel that what is being taken away or changed is still relevant to you, not outworn at all.
If you are curious, there are only three kinds of cross patterns possible in a chart — a grand cardinal cross, a grand fixed cross and a grand mutable cross. A mutable cross will include Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, and Pisces, but mutable signs are highly flexible and adaptable, so a mutable cross allows for negotiation, and is therefore easier to experience and negotiate. In a grand fixed cross you would have the signs of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio involved.
Fixed signs are certain about where they stand and what they want to happen next, and therefore less flexible people — but often are quite stable and able to set up the platform of a new future. Of the three types of grand crosses, the cardinal cross is considered the hardest one to cope with, as cardinal signs are so pioneering and energetic, and these signs are all associated with taking a new, fresh direction, and sweeping away the past.
The mission of an eclipse is to bring truth to the surface, for once you have truth, you can protect yourself. Anything outworn and of no future relevance will be ended, so that new opportunities and conditions can take the place of things that go. The universe insists on new ideas and growth and will never tolerate the status quo for very long — a lesson we learn forcibly at eclipse time.
Eclipses weed out the weaknesses in any situation so that you can live a more productive, vibrant life. If you were unaware of things going on behind the scenes, information will come to light very rapidly. Throughout this period, your urge for independence will be very strong. You may not see eye-to-eye with a top authority figure, and you may be tempted to hotly debate your boss or client, but it would be best to hold back. A lot of dust will be kicked up at the April 15 eclipse, and it will be difficult to clearly see the road ahead.
Watch and wait. Being that this eclipse is a full moon, you may feel very emotional about what occurs. It is also possible that you may see an end to your job because the project is over, or because the company has run out of funds. You may already have anticipated this — but, while it may not be a surprise, you may still feel upset that this is happening. There will be more possible manifestations.
This eclipse may show you that you should move to a different city as a result of career developments. It is alternatively possible that a boss who you admired and accepted your current job for, may suddenly announce a departure, leaving you feeling rudderless. If you were born near April 15 from April 11 to April 19 you will feel the April 15 full-moon eclipse more than most.
Keep in mind that an eclipse works to protect you, not make you upset. Eclipses work toward strength even when it doesn't feel that way. The second eclipse, on April 28, will likely bring a sudden change in the source of your income.
Or, you might buy something expensive, such as a house or other real estate, a car, or for a ticket to Paris. But, I suspect you may also negotiate a new salary — so, see what happens. This eclipse is not much easier than the one on April 15, but both, although difficult, have the power to bring positive outcomes in time, as long as you're determined to be a part of that outcome. The house where the April 15 eclipse will fall also rules your mental and physical health, so if you have put off getting medical or dental help previously, this eclipse may show you that it is necessary to keep watch over your mind, body, and spirit.
Respond to your body's concerns in a timely manner, for only you can be the best friend to all that is you.
Your more important of the two eclipses will occur on April If your birthday falls on this day, or within four days of this date, it will affect you more than other Taurus you know. You will find that your life will look and feel dramatically different in the year ahead. You may also see the writing on the wall. By that I mean, facts that may have been obvious to your friends and family, but not to you, will now become more obvious to you as well, and you will need to accept certain realities.
You will likely have a lifestyle shift as a result of all you see; such as to marry or have a baby, as two of literally dozens of possibilities, and through this process of change, you will see your talents, and the value of your experience, in a new light. Again, your health will be under the micro-glass, and if you have ignored any signs that your body needs attention, the eclipse will show you why you need to slow down and get help.
Oh, and at work, Mars will stir the pot. You may see changes in the office, with personnel shifts.
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Mars will oppose Uranus, a highly explosive mix, and it seems certain that a friend will have a hand in what happens, perhaps by being the one who delivers the shocking news or by being part of the scenario of a those who have betrayed your trust. But, conversely, sometimes it is not what a person does so much as what they have failed to do that is the more intolerable sin.
You will not expect any of the news that comes up, but if recent events that have been puzzling, finally, the weeks or months of suspense will be over.