April 2012 Capricorn Horoscope

Get a move on

You're finally able to close the books on some old business this month and get yourself in gear for new adventures in travel and education. On April 4, mutable Mercury in Pisces turns direct in your 3rd House of Communication. Hopefully, you've had a chance to patch up some misunderstandings during this chatty planet's three-week retrograde cycle, and now you are free to open your mind to fresh ideas and information.

Adapting to new people and systems at work is a key to getting recognition and enjoying your job with value-conscious Venus entering diverse Gemini and your 6th House of Employment on April 3. The socially skilled Full Moon in Libra also addresses professional issues as it lights up your 10th House of Career on April 6. This lunar opposition from the sign of compromise to the Sun in independent Aries dramatizes the challenge of accommodating others when you prefer to operate at your own pace.

The wheels of progress gradually start turning on April 13, when initiating Mars shifts into forward gear for the first time since January 23. The direct motion of the action planet in your 9th House of Faraway Places puts you on track for higher learning or travel for practical purposes.

Quicksilver Mercury's return to speedy Aries on April 16 can get your head moving faster than your body as innovative concepts inspire you to shake things up at home and wake them up where you work. Yet the Sun's entry into comfortable Taurus and your playful 5th House on April 19 signals you to slow down and smell the roses -- a notion that's reinforced with the Taurus New Moon falling in your 5th House of Love and Creativity on April 21.

Keep in Mind this Month
No matter how excited you are to be heading in a constructive direction, pushing yourself harder won't get you there any sooner.

Key Dates for Capricorn

April 7 - 8: Destination Unknown
You experience a clash of values on April 7 with a stressful square from friendly Venus in your 6th House of Work and Service to pugnacious Mars in your 9th House of Big Ideas. You may want to stick to a well-defined plan, while a partner, colleague or friend's attention turns in another direction. Negotiating a compromise may not be fully satisfying, but it's preferable to falling into a mood-killing dispute. However, an irritable Sun-Mars sesquisquare on April 8 incites aggressive tendencies that can make it difficult to give ground. One way through an impasse is to remember that you might find pleasant surprises by relaxing your rules and exploring an unfamiliar experience.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
April 15 - 16: Give and Take
The Sun's opposition to your exigent ruling planet, Saturn, on April 15 could be one of the most important aspects of the year. The contrast between your need for independence and your obligations to others -- which was exposed earlier this month during the Libra Full Moon -- could come to a head now. But it's not in your best interest to turn this into a showdown, because your success ultimately requires the support of others. A crunchy Venus-Saturn sesquisquare on April 16 could leave you feeling like you got the short end of the stick if you've made any concessions. But if you can appreciate even the smallest gains now, you will be able to build on them to garner more love, money, approval or pleasure later.