April 2012 Sagittarius Horoscope

Change of heart

The direct turns of expressive Mercury on April 4 and enthusiastic Mars on April 13 set you into motion, allowing you to capitalize on your efforts over the past few months. Mars began his retrograde period on January 23, slowing your professional progress with delays and detours as he backpedaled through your 10th House of Career. Mercury's retrograde started on March 12, unraveling personal plans as it backed into your 4th House of Family on March 23. In both cases, you were given chances to transform the frustration of setbacks into opportunities to gather more information or to utilize what you already knew. Now, with these planets turning direct, you can reassert yourself on the job and put your revised plans into forward gear.

Fortunately, you're greatly inspired by your dreams and are able to integrate them into your daily life when joyous Jupiter in your 6th House of Self-Improvement forms a creative quintile with intuitive Neptune on April 4. The objective Libra Full Moon on April 6 illuminates your 11th House of Friends, Hopes, and Wishes, encouraging you to share your long-term goals with others and to keep an open mind when receiving their feedback.

Mercury's shift into irrepressible Aries and your 5th House of Love and Play on April 16 turns your thoughts to lighter subjects, while the Sun's move into steadfast Taurus and your practical 6th House on the 19th reminds you that it's still a good idea to keep up your healthy habits. The Taurus New Moon on April 21 calms your uncertainty about work-related goals as it forms a harmonizing trine to courageous Mars in your public 10th House.

Keep in Mind this Month
Although you're heading in a new direction with fewer obstructions in your path, remember that it can take a while for your momentum to build.

Key Dates for Sagittarius

SUPER NOVA DAYS
April 3 - 7: Love Story
Affable Venus moves into your 7th House of Others on April 3 for an extended four-month stay -- a great time for you to better understand the needs of your friends and co-workers, balance your desires with the people around you, and express your affections easily. Chatty Mercury's direct turn on April 4 boosts your eagerness to talk about what you want, but it may be tough to separate your fantasies from reality as Venus squares delusional Neptune on April 5. Fortunately, the accommodating Libra Full Moon in your 11th House of Friends on April 6 supports your efforts to treat others fairly, even if your needs differ from theirs. Nevertheless, sparks could fly when flirty Venus squares feisty Mars on April 7, creating a lovers' spat or inviting a sexy interaction with someone special.

April 21 - 23: The Right Stuff
It's back to the healthy basics on April 21, when the sensible Taurus New Moon falls in your 6th House of Health. Pay more attention to your physical well-being now, especially in regard to your diet and exercise routine. Still, you can be sidetracked by considering a totally different approach to your healing process on April 22, when an erratic Mercury-Uranus conjunction triggers unconventional thoughts. The Sun's collaborative sextile with metaphysical Neptune, also on April 22, reminds you of the importance of mind over matter when dealing with physical issues. Thankfully, the Sun's free-flowing trine with superhero Mars on April 23 all but guarantees you'll have sufficient stamina to accomplish your goals.