April 2012 Aries Horoscope

Ready, set, go!

You've had your fair share of delays since your key planet, Mars, turned retrograde on January 23. Prepare yourself, though: Your life is about to take off, because the action planet turns direct on April 13. Projects that have met obstacles in the past will begin to gain momentum as you are finally cleared for takeoff.

Your creativity is stimulated when artistic Venus enters witty Gemini on April 3, and you're already on the move when messenger Mercury ends its retrograde period on April 4. Instead of being forced to go over the details again or to rethink your strategy one more time, you can look ahead and start putting your plan into motion.

The amicable Libra Full Moon on April 6 activates your 7th House of Partners, making this a smart time to work with someone you trust to further your goals.

Although April 13 is a pivotal point because energetic Mars starts moving forward, it will take time for you to build up speed. Don't get discouraged when the Sun in impatient Aries opposes constrictive Saturn on April 15. Acknowledge where your resistance shows up and find a way to let it go, because you'll have plenty of new ideas once clever Mercury enters Aries on April 16.

The Sun's entry to practical Taurus and your 2nd House of Self-Esteem on April 19, combined with its empowering trines with Mars and Pluto on April 23 and April 29, respectively, gives you solid footing to take the next step in your work. Additionally, the Taurus New Moon on April 21 harmonizes with both Mars and imaginative Neptune, validating your dreams and providing you with the resources and determination to make them come true.

Keep in Mind this Month
You get so excited when things go your way that you may take on too much. Pace yourself so you don't burn out.

Key Dates for Aries

April 3 - 6: Hope Springs Eternal
You don't need to contain your enthusiasm on April 6, when the sociable Libra Full Moon brings someone into your life who encourages you to charge ahead with your bold plans. But your anticipation is already off the charts because lovely Venus dances into your 3rd House of Information on April 3, increasing your desire to step up the pace. No matter how busy you are, you'll eagerly find time to squeeze more into your days when interactive Mercury turns direct on April 4. Fortunately, all this activity is further supported by creative aspects to intuitive Neptune from visionary Jupiter and Venus on April 4-5. Don't be afraid to take definitive action during this powerful period of growth.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
April 13-16: Reclaim Your Power
Superhero Mars begins to restore your confidence when it turns direct on April 13, but you could quickly grow discouraged if you expect that everything will change overnight. Yes, you can finally see the potential rewards for all the hard work you've done over the last few months. But you may become so intoxicated with the possibilities that you'll need a serious attitude adjustment by April 15, when sobering Saturn opposes the Sun. Although your enthusiasm may be premature, logical Mercury enters your 1st House of Self on April 16, enhancing your ability to express your intentions so clearly that others rally to your support.