April 2012 Libra Horoscope

Cutting through the fog

You are able to reestablish your confidence and forge a new path forward this month as energetic Mars turns direct in your 12th House of Destiny on April 13. You might have experienced a loss of direction during Mars Retrograde, which began on January 23, yet the spiritual lessons that you have learned instilled a new sense of purpose and now reveal the inner strength you gained.

However, confusion reigns through the first half of the month as Mars slowly backtracks toward a near opposition to vague Neptune in your 6th House of Habits, making it even tougher to know which way to turn and what to do on a day-to-day basis. If you feel defeated or are tired without knowing why, don't give up. Your energy and clarity will return as Mars distances itself from diffusive Neptune and speeds up throughout the second half of the month.

It's time to rectify a difficult situation at work, improve your health or handle a variety of details that may have complicated your life during Mercury's retrograde on March 12-April 4. Nevertheless, unrealistic yearnings can create disappointment in love and muddle your actions as covetous Venus in curious Gemini squares Neptune and Mars on April 5-7. You are challenged to maintain objectivity when the Libra Full Moon on April 6 forms unsettling aspects with Neptune, Venus and Mars.

Disillusionment can teach you hard lessons about relationships on April 15, when the Sun in your 7th House of Others tensely opposes strict Saturn. The Sun's entry into down-to-earth Taurus on April 19, followed by the reliable Taurus New Moon falling in your 8th House of Regeneration on April 21, helps to clear the air and gives you a solid foundation on which to set your new course.

Keep in Mind this Month
It's difficult to make up your mind when you cannot trust the information you have at hand. Double-check your facts before you choose what to do next.

Key Dates for Libra

SUPER NOVA DAYS
April 3 - 7: Rainbows and Unicorns
You can tell something is different when your key planet, Venus, enters multifaceted Gemini and your 9th House of Getaways on April 3, tempting your curiosity with a variety of interests. Cerebral Mercury's direct turn in your 6th House of Daily Routines on April 4 allows you to fill in the details of your escape plan, while an imaginative Jupiter-Neptune quintile draws you farther into your fantasies. However, the Cinderella Libra Full Moon on April 6 can fool you into believing that your dreams are real, especially as lovely Venus aspects four planets, including delusional Neptune on April 5-7. Exercise caution; you cannot have everything you want, even if it appears you're very close to reaching satisfaction.

April 21 - 23: It Takes Two to Tango
Someone acts as a catalyst to accelerate the pace of change, bringing excitement, innovation and instability into your life. While the steady Taurus New Moon on April 21 usually emphasizes dependability over speed, a conjunction of quicksilver Mercury and shocking Uranus in your 7th House of Others on April 22 has an electrifying effect. Thankfully, you are fully motivated and have the energy to rise to the occasion and meet any challenge when macho Mars trines the Sun on April 23.