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April 2016 Forecast: Horoscopes

See what this month’s stars have in store for you


Dec 22 – Jan 19

You’ve grown tired of doing things the “right” way. You feel like you have tried and tested it and that it’s not really for you. Usually, you aren’t the sort to throw caution to the wind. But you’d like to find out what it feels like to do just that. You adopt a child-like energy and eagerness to tread into the unknown. As exciting as this time might be, you will still need to keep your head screwed on properly. So, don’t stick your finger into too many pies, otherwise you might find all that abundant energy dissipating without achieving anything by the time April is over.


Jan 20 – Feb 18

Aquarians are naturally quite a curious bunch, and it is this that spurs their creativity. This April will be a perfect reflection of that. You’re getting weary of the familiar; it’s just not doing it for you anymore. Things have become mundane to the point of stagnation. You wish to put an end to this by taking a leap into the unfamiliar. It might mean taking up a job offer you never thought you would, striking an unusual business deal, or simply taking an adventurous holiday to get your creative juices flowing again. You’ll be on a quest to reawaken what you may have left behind along your journey.


Feb 19 – Mar 20

This April is a mentally stimulating time for the intellectual Pisces. You don’t really like sitting around and not achieving much. For you, taking things easy is easier said than done. So it’s time to pick up the speed and indulge in what stimulates and excites you. You’re like a child at Christmas when you discover what excites you. But don’t get ahead of yourself, or try to fill shoes that are bigger than yours. As capable as you think you are, volunteering for something that you aren’t ready for would not reflect well on your CV. Reach for what is within your means and abilities, and you will be more likely to blossom.

Mar 21 – Apr 19

You seem to be in the mood for some emotional de-clutter this April – after all, it is the Lunar eclipse. You’ve allowed yourself to wallow in self-pity far too long. It’s time to sit up and make the month as productive as possible. You begin with organising things at home. Delegation will help to free up time that can be spent with others instead of on niggling tasks. There’s a lot of soul-searching this month as you question your priorities. You work through that list of priorities rigorously, as you really don’t want to miss out on opportunities any more. By the end of the month, you’ll be ready to take on the world with a renewed sense of determination to make things work.

Apr 20 – May 20

 It’s choices, choices and choices this month ! You’re rather lucky – not everybody gets that many good choices all at the same time. Picking the best option is going to test your decision-making. Practise calm and work through an elimination process to arrive at your destination. Don’t take on more than you can handle – as in taking on more than one option at a time, for instance. Doing so could result in you losing all the available options and having to start right at the bottom again. So, don’t ruin things for yourself – your moment will come!

May 21 – Jun 20

 A very self-reflective April lies ahead. The events of the past month seem to have come full circle, and you feel a sense of completion regarding what you set out to achieve. A lot has happened in recent months, and you feel you haven’t had the chance to think about why things panned out as they did, or what it was you were meant to learn from them. This month, you pick up another new lesson: perfecting the art of giving and receiving as you choose to impart some of your learned wisdom to those around you. This exchange leads to building a different perspective to your life. A very enriching month it will be for you, Gemini, in terms of self-improvement, so take this in while you can.

Jun 21 – Jul 22

 If you’re going to carry on along the path that you’re on now, then you’re never really going to grow and learn. In order to improve, you will need to ditch the old ways and familiar people and open your horizons to different and more creative ways of doing things. Speak and mingle with people who aren’t your usual crowd. Placing yourself in unfamiliar territory and situations may be the only way to move forward. Daunting as it may sound, you really need to throw yourself into the deep end if you wish to radically change your life.

Jul 23 – Aug 22

 Your spirit feels rather low this month, Leo. You feel weighed down; the daily grind is getting to you, making you unhappier with each passing day. Carry on as you are and you will only spiral further into depression. This is the perfect month to reignite your passion. Find what is it that will drive you. Or, if you already know this, start taking some action to get your wheels in motion. A slight tweak won’t do it – rather, you need a major engine overhaul. You have to stand out and reposition yourself, or otherwise drown in a sea of everyone trying to be something.

Aug 23 – Sep 22

Your positivity from last month flows into April. You have all the tools and ingredients before you to pursue your dream. It is a very positive month to venture into business. The key, however, is to be very clear and precise with your work flow plan. You have to be clear right from the beginning. Don’t think that you’ll dabble in some new thing as a safety net in case Plan A fails. If you feel that lukewarm about Plan A, then don’t pursue it at all. Only unwavering confidence will see you through to success. So be firm and crystal-clear, and everything should go according to plan.

Sep 23 – Oct 22

You have to take charge this month. A decision has to be made, and if you sit on it and delay things you’re just going to make life harder for yourself. It’s a damned-if-you-do-and-damned-if-you don’t situation. The options before you seem equally good and tempting. But in order to make things work you need to stay focused; hence, you can only pick one option. It’s all in your hands this month. The sooner you decide, the sooner you can throw off the old and embrace the new.

Oct 23 – Nov 21

The message this month is a very holistic and healing one. It may relate to people or things that have hurt you in the past. There is a realisation that life is indeed fragile, and a little give and take would do no harm – it actually makes our journey much easier and happier. You decide on letting go of any grudges or feelings of upset. This lifts a heavy burden off your chest and your spirit feels lighter than ever. Do not be surprised if this emotional healing leads to some improvements in your physical wellbeing! Whatever you choose to let go of this April, it’s the very thing that has been weighing your health down as well.

Nov 22 – Dec 21

Your instincts will be guiding you this month to seek out a passion. It could be anything from a relationship to a career change, a pet or even a hobby. It’s all basically a test of listening to your own inner guidance. You have a strong wish to create something out of nothing for yourself and you’re not going to waste any time. You would like to feel a surge of excitement for someone or something that you feel drawn to, and to lose yourself in it as one would when in love. There’s no stopping this motivation.


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This article first appeared in the April 2016 edition of Expat Living Subscribe