Take your time with your money, house, apartment, business, charity or possessions in April. Take good advice, too, but allow the story to go backwards and forwards from April 1 until May 17, as the facts and figures are in flux. What happens now will have an impact on your finances from May 2018, so you need to be fully aware of all the possible scenarios, including the property market, currency exchange rates or taxation changes. Check the terms and conditions with major purchases or transactions.
Taurus ● Apr 22-May 21
Your image, personal appearance, title, reputation and name would be best organised another time, Taurus. If you must go ahead with decisions about your profile, then at least allow for delays, changes or simple errors. Double-check what is going on and have a flexible approach, as it may not be until the second half of May that you finally know where you stand. Expect rescheduling at the very least and a complete reversal in some cases. Don’t be rushed or pushed. Take your time and check.
Gemini ● May 22-Jun 22
This month is about the secrets you cover up, the confidential aspects of your life or a role you play behind the scenes, where you are virtually invisible. Your ruler, Mercury, is in retrograde and although there is an urgent need to reorganise everything, you would be better off treating April as a dress rehearsal or first attempt, with the final details in place in the second half of May. If nothing can wait, at least allow for computer or human errors, which is typical of this cycle. Check your privacy, too.
Cancer ● Jun 23-Jul 23
You won’t know where you stand with your community and your circle until the second half of May, so allow for reversals, mistakes and muddle. There is a communication issue here, or perhaps a genuine problem with a telephone, letter or computer. Your
group, team, club or similar must go through a total reorganisation, as the control must be shared. A compromise will take time, though, so allow for that. If anything goes into writing, read the terms and conditions with a magnifying glass as things will change.
Leo ● Jul 24-Aug 23
What a muddled month for your career, university study, full-time parenting or unpaid work. Try to avoid paperwork or signatures, as there will be a waiting game, change or reversal. If you must proceed, then make sure that everyone understands the need for flexibility, as it will not be until the second half of next month that all concerned know what the finer details will be. What happens in April shows you a preview of a revolution to come in the second half of next year, changing your life by 2020.
Virgo ● Aug 24-Sep 23
Please double-check your planned trip, domestic or overseas visitor, foreign or regional agreements, home or business relocation, or export plan. Virgo, you are ruled by Mercury and, in April, your own planet will appear to move backwards. Mercury the messenger will not have his usual winged sandals on straight, so delays, rescheduling, changes of mind, retractions or reversals are very likely. Bear that in mind, especially if you are flying or trying to organise a holiday for later this year. Read the fine print.
Libra ● Sep 24-Oct 23
You have paperwork to attend to this month, or important discussions, and your money, house, business interests, apartment or possessions will be on the agenda. Make allowances for stop-start progress until the middle of May because either you or others may fluctuate, or there will be issues with printers, mail, computers or telephones that get in the way. A long and winding piece of negotiation for six weeks is the best use of this time. If you must commit, or accept a commitment, read the details carefully.
Scorpio ● Oct 24-Nov 22
The future of your relationship with your former, current or potential partner from May 2018 for many years to come has its seeds in April 2017. Bear that in mind as you begin talking and make allowances for delays, reversals or changes to the conversation until the second half of next month. If your enemy, opponent or rival matters more to you than anything else, this person is at the heart of discussions. Spin this out if you can and treat April as a first attempt or rough sketch. Act from May 17.
Sagittarius ● Nov 23-Dec 21
Be aware of the need to put the prefix “re” in front of everything in April. It is a month for rescheduling, rethinking and reviewing. This is very important when it comes to your daily workload or your body. A typical example would be a GP appointment that changes repeatedly, or a job interview which is inconclusive. If you can fast-forward the crucial issues until the second half of May, so much the better. If you must go ahead, double-check all the arrangements and have a flexible diary. Keep communications clear.
Capricorn ● Dec 22-Jan 20
You will not know where you stand with a lover, pregnancy question, baby, child or younger adult for weeks. The details are in a state of flux in April, so prepare to go back to the drawing board once or twice, with the final outcome known in the second half of May. If you want to enrol on a dating website or use a dating app, you may want to begin from May 17, when life is simpler. If your child’s school is a concern now, check basic communications, by either post, computers and telephones. It may be the issue!
Aquarius ● Jan 21-Feb 19
Did you know that from the second half of 2018 you could easily move, reorganise the family, rethink your household or begin some major renovations? Small clues are there in April, but please allow until the second half of May for life to run normally. Until then, you will meet with delays, changes or the chance of a complete reversal. Pay attention to the fine print and details, no matter if you are talking to a builder, dealing with a parent or reshuffling flatmates. Be particularly careful with mortgages and auctions.
Pisces ● Feb 20-Mar 20
This is a month when anything from extreme weather to strike action could affect your commute or inter-city travel plans. The day-today business of communications online, with your telephone or the post could also be affected. Knowing this will help you plan in advance, so back-up important documents and, when in doubt, check your spam filters or telephone service. This is not a good time to buy a laptop, smartphone or sign up to a new
ISP. Mercury retrograde usually brings confusion.