April 2023 Horoscopes: A Critical Solar Eclipse in Aries 

by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
April 2023 Horoscopes

We’re being initiated by fire this month, and it seems like we just can’t catch a break with all these major movements and alignments. As if Saturn’s epic move into wishy washy Pisces and Pluto’s grand entrance into innovative Aquarius last month wasn’t enough, your April 2023 Horoscopes feature a major solar eclipse at the critical 29° of Aries on April 20. A new door burst open but we are being tested by fate, and it won’t be easy because the eclipse is in a challenging square to Pluto. An external obstacle, an inner demon or fear must be faced in order to pass. Mars is an instigator in all of this, currently in his fall position of Cancer we must not let the instability of our current environments get to us. It may feel like we are living in a brand new world, the only thing to do is adapt and keep pushing forward. 

Taurus season starts with a bang, the Sun moves into this grounded earth sign shortly after the eclipse— and Mercury goes retrograde on the following day, April 21. It may be best to slow our pace for now, reflect on our values and chill out in our mental space. In other news the personal planets are playing nice this month, the easy-breezy sextile aspect occurs six different times! We also have the Sun and Jupiter meeting up on April 11, which tends to bring luck and good fortune to all, so schedule all important matters, meetings or interviews around that date. It’s not all drama and interruptions, and we end the month one step closer to our destiny.  

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April 2023 Horoscopes: Important Dates

Mercury Transits Taurus – April 3 

We do indeed live in a material world and monetary matters may be a driving force this month. With this mental planet dwelling in fixed energy we can all make a greater commitment to getting work done. We can use our focus and determination to move at a slower pace, making sure every detail is in order before Mercury’s impending retrograde. 

The Full Moon in Libra – April 6 

Relationships are the major theme of this full moon. While we all must learn to be a little more compassionate and loving towards others, we also must give some of it to ourselves. This is a great time to reflect on how we show up and show love, for both the self and the people we care for.  

Venus Transits Gemini – April 11

We’ll all be in a playful mood. While Venus is in this eccentric and energetic air sign, we’ll lean into our curiosity and whims. There may also be a greater drive to connect and communicate with the people in our lives. This date is particularly lucky, along with the ample and beautiful Venus influence we also have the Sun joining opportunistic Jupiter, making this an auspicious time for chance meetings. 

The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries & The Sun Transits Taurus – April 20

This is a critical solar eclipse, happening at the final degree of Aries. It will be a transformative test of fate as both the Sun and Moon make a hard angle to Pluto. A new opportunity may require a release, as we let go of something we’ve been holding on to, be it an internal belief or in this physical reality. The death and rebirth element of Pluto gets stronger as the Sun and Moon move into Taurus shortly after. We may start to see the silver lining in what we have gained, as we will be free to further align with what we truly value.

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Mercury Retrograde in Taurus – April 21 

Mercury’s backtrack will initiate a three-week period of reflection and review, especially when it comes to earned income, possessions and core values. This is an ideal time to reorganize our budget and set realistic financial plans or goals. There may be some confusion or minor disruptions when it comes to these matters, and we’ll just have to chalk it up to a learning experience.

April 2023 Horoscopes: Individual Signs      


Happy Birthday! It may be your season, but money could be weighing heavy on your mind. Mercury moves into security-oriented Taurus on April 3 and you may start to question just how reliable your resources are, or make a greater commitment to your financial stability. As the messenger planet teams up with Saturn you can be disciplined with your spending habits. The full moon on April 6 in your relationship-oriented Seventh House, might illuminate a need for the support. Instead of viewing it as a setback, look at it as a blessing. This allows you to connect and feel a deeper gratitude towards the people you share your life with. Community will become a strong point when Venus moves into Gemini on April 11, you’ll want to be surrounded by an inspiring crowd. Luckily, the Sun meets Jupiter and you’ll attract the right people and opportunities. The new moon solar eclipse on April 20 in your First House of Self could be some sort of personal rebirth, as you reach a new level of merit or make a major life piviot. Taurus season starts at an extreme, when Mercury stations retrograde on the following day, and acts like an audit of your self worth. You may be on an internal journey of truly understanding yourself, but you’ll end the month feeling confident and ready to start anew.


Say “so long” to those mellow and lazy days as Mercury moves into your sign on April 3. Your mind kicks into high gear and you may be able to accomplish a whole list of tasks before it’s impending retrograde. The pressure to make it all happen could begin to mount, but the full moon in Libra on April 6 might offer you the chance to rearrange your daily schedule. Think about work-life balance while setting your agenda.  Venus is in a delicious sextile to Neptune all weekend and you’ll definitely want to get out and socialize with your tribe. An inspiring idea is likely to strike as the glistening Sun generously aligns with Jupiter on April 11. With a new routine you could have time to take on a side project or start your own venture as beneficial Venus moves into your Second House of Income. The new moon solar eclipse in Aries on April 20 may be the time to officially say-goodbye to something major in your life. Be it a job, relationship or living situation, in your heart of hearts you know it’s run its course. Your season kicks off on the same day so you’ll be more inclined to welcome a fresh start. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on the following day and It may feel invigorating to begin to embrace yourself in a new way.


Sometimes you can feel lost in outer space, as your mind tends to be an active place. Once Mercury moves into your subconscious realm on April 3, you’ll be wrapped up in your own thoughts—remember to bring it back to reality every now and then. Under the full moon in Libra on April 6 may be able to let go of a recent existential crisis and focus on the light-hearted joy of the moment. Your Fifth House of Play, Pleasure and Romance is illuminated. Through your friendships, you’ll experience an endless amount of support and inspiration. They can help you see things from a different perspective. The power of your charm and charisma could increase tenfold as Venus enters your sign on April 11. This may particularly be a time where your connections can make things happen for you. Your network could bring an exciting new opportunity, which may come around the time of the new moon solar eclipse in Aries on April 20. The pursuit of achievement might require you to leave something behind. Change is never easy, but as Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus on the following day, it may be time to rewire some of your thought patterns. You may even feel like this radical change in disposition or your lifestyle was long overdue.

April 2023 Horoscopes

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You’re in high demand this month! As Mercury moves into your social and connected Eleventh House, it’s highly likely that people will be seeking your attention. There is an insatiable element to your communications, as you leave others wanting more. All this action might bring some of your professional goals to the forefront of your mind. The full moon in Libra on April 6 helps you release your inhibitions and heal from past mistakes or embarrassments. It’s time to shine and live up to your true potential. The next couple of days are ideal for crafting some sort of pitch, presentation or speech. Put yourself out there because April 11 brings an exciting new opportunity as the Sun merges with fortunate Jupiter. This will likely be something you’ve wanted for a while, but as Venus grooves into analytical Gemini, you may have to take a back seat to think strategy— especially when it comes to networking with Mercury in shadow. Don’t get too attached to “the plan” because it may take an unexpected turn under the solar eclipse in Aries. This fated interference on April 20 could alter your direction or feel like a test of dedication. By the time Mercury goes retrograde on the following day, you may have to take the bits and pieces of your original vision and rework them. All is not lost, as you end the month in a rather stable and secure position. Work doesn’t stop when success comes your way. 


You’ve always had a mighty roar, Leo, and your boisterous and theatrical ways may earn you more attention than usual. It’s not your flashy outfit or luscious mane that will stand out, instead it’s what you have to say. You may be given a chance to speak up around the full moon in Libra on April 6. Whether it’s a public or private speech, just let it come from the heart. Gather with some dear friends this weekend and give yourselves the royal treatment. Pampering is always a good idea as Venus aligns favorably with Neptune. You may be offered a chance to get involved in an educational opportunity around April 11. The outstanding Sun joins exuberant Jupiter, and whether you’re the teacher or the student this will be a profound learning experience. As Venus moves into social-butterfly Gemini you’ll be ready to impress a new audience. By the time the solar eclipse in Aries rolls around on April 20, you may make some sort of commitment to knowledge or travel. While you’ll likely feel empowered by this, remember it takes time to master a craft or map out your journey. With Mercury stationing retrograde you’ll have to review and revise your ultimate plan. Relationships may be a reliable source of support as the month comes to an end. A partner could help you come up with a radical strategy, and it may be crazy enough to work.


Spring tends to bring you many mind opening experiences. As Mercury moves into Taurus on April 3 you might start to feel the pull of nature. Nurture your soul and mind by getting away from the hustle and bustle while soaking up your element—the earth! Peace and quiet may be just what the doctor ordered under the full moon in Libra on April 6. Connect with your roots and your true desires. This weekend is ideal for socializing. As Mercury buddies up with Mars, surround yourself with people who motivate you. Venus moves into your zone of being seen on April 11. A project or business venture might really take off, and this could come with quite a payday! As the Sun meets up with Jupiter, a deal or investments might just expand your bottom line. It could be time to take the next step when it comes to how you conduct business. Whether it’s a promotion or entrepreneurship, a level up comes under the solar eclipse in Aries on April 20. While you’ll feel a deep sense of accomplishment, there is still much to navigate. Mercury stations retrograde on the following day and it could be time to review your mindset. You may have to think on a grander scale now. By the end of the month, you’ll be in the presence of some intelligent people who can help your progress in more ways than imagined. 


You’ll be rather involved in your relationships as the month gets started. Mercury moves into your 8th house of intimate bonds on April 3, and there could even be some drama with a partner. The full moon in your sign on April 6 will help you face any relationship issues as it illuminates where your needs aren’t being met. Venus goes gallivanting with Neptune all weekend and you could find yourself desiring some romantic rendezvous. On April 11, your ruler Venus floats into Gemini and you could take on a curious and exploratory disposition, you might commit to an exotic trip or skill boosting course. The support you receive from a lover or bestie may seem insurmountable. You’ll feel especially lucky to have a loyal companion by your side. The solar eclipse in Aries on April 20 signifies a major change in a partnership. For some, this could be a deeper level of commitment— however, any relationships that are past fate’s expiration date are likely to fail. The events around this date open brand new opportunities in your love life. As Mercury begins its retrograde through steadfast Taurus you may be learning to love on a deeper level. It could feel like the love for yourself or another grows stronger every day as the month comes to an end. Keep in mind that patience, with yourself or others, is required at this time. 


Friends or a lover may gravitate towards you, looking for some of your calculating wisdom. As Mercury enters Taurus and your Seventh House of Relationships, it’s important that you be there and express yourself to others. The job of a confidant or loyal partner is never easy, take some solo time to chill out under the full moon in Libra on April 6. It will do you good to get away from the chitter chatter and put your heart into something you enjoy. This weekend is a different story, as there are heavy social aspects. Get out there and have a grand adventure with a special someone, because Mars and Mercury will turn up the heat and passion. Venus moves into Gemini on April 11 and you may want to explore some new avenues of intimacy. This can be an exquisite time for romance. You’ll certainly welcome an abundance of love, but an income influx may come flowing as Jupiter and Sun meet in your hard-working zone. You may be starting a new job or signing an updated business contract by the time the solar eclipse in Aries rolls around on April 20. With all the commotion in your professional life, your personal relationships might falter a bit as Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus on the next day. Be mindful to keep open communication and don’t get discouraged by mishaps.


You are ready to handle business this month! Mercury moves into your Sixth House of Chores and Work, giving you the ability to seamlessly multi-task and narrow down your to-do list. By the time the full moon in Libra arrives on April 6, you may be wrapping up or ready to launch an important project. Be sure to celebrate all the creative energy and manpower you put in. The upcoming weekend is ideal for working on any home improvement venture. You may be a self-proclaimed nomad, but you still have to tend to your roots. Venus turns up the heat in your love life as she moves into charming Gemini on April 11. If single, things could get serious with a recent fling, while coupled archers may notice more passion and desire in their romantic bonds. The Sun also meets your ruler, Jupiter, creating a fun and easy going atmosphere— there is both magic and love in the air, so beware. The solar eclipse in Aries on April 20 could bring about a major development in a romantic affair or creative endeavor. It might feel like a dream come true, but the reality is you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. Mercury stations retrograde on the following day and scheduling might get tricky. A recent business deal could intensify just as a love affair does and there aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll just have to master the balancing act. Set boundaries between work and personal time and you should be just fine.

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Your mind may be wrapped up in the concept of fun. Whether you’re getting pumped for upcoming plans or being swept away by romance, this is the wonderful experience of Mercury taking up residence in your playful Fifth House on April 3. The full moon in Libra on April 6 calls for some sort of compromise on your part, it may even be with yourself— but it will likely involve the balance between your personal and professional life. Spend this weekend with someone who really gets you. An adventure with an insightful friend or lover might motivate you in some supportive ways as Mercury sextiles Mars. On April 11, Venus moves into Gemini while the Sun joins Jupiter. This can incite a major epiphany on how to bring more peace and harmony to your daily life. Around this time you may receive good news from family or be celebrating something at home. The solar eclipse in Aries on April 20 could open the door to a new work opportunity, and it’s one you’ve been hoping for. While your career will once again require much of your time and attention, don’t forget about your social life. As Mercury stations retrograde on the following day, your schedule might get a bit hectic. You may be busy, but it’s important to not neglect friends, family or significant others. Setting time to let loose and connect with others only contributes to your success.


You’ll be thinking with your heart as the month gets started. Mercury moves into your touchy-feely Fourth House on April 3 and you may be feeling sentimental. The full moon in Libra on April 6 is the perfect opportunity to explore your wide ranging feelings or core beliefs. Trade stories with a trusted companion. The upcoming weekend is best spent by taking care of business. You’ll be able to wiz through all those tedious tasks you’ve been dreading as Mercury sends aid to Mars. Around April 11, you could pick up a new hobby as Venus moves into active Gemini. The Sun and Jupiter join forces and the greatest gift is the people you’ll meet on this new journey. Finding others with similar interests promotes a strong sense of community. The new moon solar eclipse in Aries on April 20 could bring an exciting change to your immediate environment. Whether you’re accepting a new job or moving house, it feels refreshing and despairing all at once. You must let go of the past, as Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus on the following day. This transit can help you reconcile any place you feel like you haven’t gotten closure. It’s full steam ahead as the month draws to a close. You’ve got some important things to work on. As Mars sextiles Uranus, your motivation is in overdrive and this leads to some innovative thinking. Ride this wave. 

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You’re quite the character, Pisces. With Mercury’s move into your Third House of Charisma on April 3, you might find that your charm is more captivating than usual. The full moon in Libra on April 6 calls for a vibe check. You’ll realize where your lifestyle falls short of your ideals, and contemplate some necessary changes. As Venus links to your ruler, Neptune, you might experience a burst of creativity in the following days. Work on something that feeds your soul, love goddess Venus moves into chatty Gemini on April 11 and you’ll feel a greater need to express yourself. Start by sharing your feelings with your loved ones. Although, Jupiter meets the Sun in your 12th house of deep thoughts on the same day. It may be best to spend some time alone with your thoughts, journaling or strolling through nature—it can lead to a major personal revelation. The solar eclipse in Aries on April 20 could be the ultimate new beginning. Whether it’s a professional opportunity, or something that changes on an internal level, it feels like an energetic upgrade. While you exude confidence you may have to work on your delivery when Mercury goes retrograde the next day. You’re in new territory, and that requires some adapting, but going with flow is natural for a fish like you. If you can kick it into high gear, while releasing your attachment to the out come, steady progress is yours towards the end of the month. 

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