The planetary alignment is likely to cause quite a stir this month. At the beginning of April, planet Jupiter and Venus will already be retrograde. Saturn will also be in retrograde starting April 6 as well as Mercury from April 10. It’s not often that so many planets are in retrograde at the same time. With four planets in motion, the cosmic energy is likely to guide us towards looking within and doing some soul searching.

The sun, king of the planets, gets stronger on April 14 as it enters Aries, its sign of exaltation. The strong influence of the sun may enhance your determination and confidence. The cosmic influence may initially pose challenges, but will make things clearer for you as you get a vivid picture of which direction to follow to achieve your life goals. To make the most of this period, it’s best to be open-minded and review all aspects of your life, especially those related to career and relationship. The exalted sun will give you enhanced energy and you are likely to move about with renewed faith in your abilities.

Despite some challenges that may arise due to retrograde planets, the stars are promising positive changes in your life. This is the time when you should go and seek opportunities rather than wait for them to come to you. Your inner strength and willpower will take you ahead on the path to success.

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Aries (March 21 to April 19)

With a new Moon in your sign, new opportunities to show your capabilities will arise. Keep your emotions under control when negotiating major business and financial deals. Work projects that are original and involve creativity would take a turn for the better. Your charisma will be in a perfect working order and you will attract a lot of attention at social gatherings. During this period, you should concentrate on domestic matters. It’s the right time for such a focus. You owe it to them, and it would give you the strength to help others in the future. You may also be able to earn extra if you pick up some freelance work on the side. Put your extra money into safe investments, which remain solid despite any adverse times. Also this month, new romance seems likely for some, so take full advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

Lucky days – Wednesdays

Lucky dates – 5, 14, 28

Lucky Gemstone – Coral


Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Excitement is the name of the game this month. You may be part of an unusual venture in your public life and career, and you may be recognized very well for your contributions. Everything you do, you would do extremely well. However, work pressure may definitely increase, so take necessary preventive measures so that it does not affect your health. Funds you spend on your home or matters pertaining to land, property, or your lifestyle will be well spent. Middle of the month brings time to share your joy with your friends and associates. Plan a social gathering, which includes everyone who is close to you. Open and honest communication will strengthen friendships. This is a good period for religious activities, and some of you may undertake a distant pilgrimage.

Lucky days – Thursdays

Lucky dates – 3, 17, 30

Lucky Gemstone – White Sapphire


Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Life and events may not seem very settled right now. The hectic conditions of the last month may continue to upset the most carefully laid plans. You might be forced to do things against your wishes, just to please others. You may be dissatisfied when rewards do not come your way, which may leave you irritated and depressed. Despite the emotional support from close friends and near ones, you may feel brokenhearted and dejected. A small vacation with your loved ones would do a world of good for you. Financial gains are imminent, provided that you are certain about where to put your money. Children may seek your advice to solve their projects. An old friend will bring in cherished and nostalgic memories towards the end of the month. Eventually, it will be a satisfying period where support from people around you would give you strength to complete your plans.

Lucky days – Saturdays

Lucky dates – 1, 9, 22

Lucky Gemstone – Emerald


Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Some people who you sincerely back for support might misunderstand you this month. Change in moods and plans would occur as you attempt to sort out matters that have gotten out of hand. The first few days of April, things may be stressful and hectic. A few important things could also go seriously wrong. You might just have to laugh to keep things light and in good humor, but within your mind, pressure may increase and it could bother your mental peace. Around third week of the month, there may be a remarkable improvement in your work, efficiency and your relationships. People may better acknowledge your concern and help you emotionally as well as financially. The last week of April will offer pilgrimage for some while others may embark on a pleasure jaunt. During this period new beneficial contacts will develop and a few old ones will also get revived.

Lucky days – Mondays

Lucky dates – 2, 10, 26

Lucky Gemstone – Pearl

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

This month, new opportunities for people in business may expand their presence in many directions. Investment in property may also be worthwhile. For those at the office, it seems to be a fruitful period, provided that they take advantage of the opportunities that come their way. It would be a remarkable period to show your executive strength and to work in cooperation with colleagues and co-workers for long-term benefits. Socializing will be important, but be sure to involve yourself in public activities that are on par with your reputation. If you associate with people whose reputation is suspect, your own reputation could suffer. A new romance may be exciting, but it will be short-lived. The moments that you spend with people who seem to understand your needs will raise your spirits in the days ahead.

Lucky days – Sundays

Lucky dates – 3, 15, 25

Lucky Gemstone – Ruby

Virgo (August 24 to September 22)

With a full Moon in your sign, the exciting ideas that come to your mind at the start of the month may keep you working behind closed doors. You may shut yourself out from the world to keep away distractions. Your concentration will be deep and you may be able to achieve amazing results with little efforts. This period is also good for making fresh investments. Relationships with important and influential people will also improve. There may be a boost in finances as you gain from past investments. This is the time to make some bold and quick decisions, but do not leave things to uncertainty. The health of a family member will be a matter of concern. Travel will be highly pleasurable and entertaining. For some, a change of residence, purchase of a car or an overseas journey will be high on the cards. Elders and children in the family will demand more attention.

Lucky days – Wednesdays

Lucky dates – 6, 14, 25

Lucky Gemstone – Emerald

Libra (September 23 to October 22)

You may put a great deal of energy into new jobs this month. You may feel highly motivated and creative and easily able to connect with the professional resources you need to succeed. Group and work situations may offer opportunities to express yourself in a new manner. Seniors will appreciate your past efforts and you may receive bonus or grants for your sincere and dedicated efforts. An important financial deal, which you always felt was in your hands, might slip away if you try to be causal and carefree. Your spouse will provide love and affection and look after you well. Travel may initiate new and long-lasting friendships. A letter or communication from a distant friend or a relative towards the middle of the month will definitely cheer you up. Any renovation or decoration that you do at home this April would go as expected.

Lucky days – Fridays

Lucky dates – 7, 16, 24

Lucky Gemstone – Opal

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

This month important projects will go as expected. A few changes in your workplace are imminent, some of which will bring excellent rewards to you. You may get a great deal of satisfaction from your work. Your coworkers may provide you immense support. Someone you trust will collaborate with you in your business. This period is good for financial gains. You may will good money in your work, but may have difficulty in collecting your earnings. Income may increase, but you will not be able to save much as you would spend more on luxuries and comforts. Your domestic front, however, doesn’t seem to be all that pleasant. Prepare to experience confusion at home, unless you pay more attention to the needs of your family members. Traveling for business during the middle of the month will not only bring you valuable information, but also monetary benefits.

Lucky days – Mondays

Lucky dates – 9, 18, 23

Lucky Gemstone – Red Coral

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

It’s a great period for outdoor activities. Your social life will be extremely hectic. You and your spouse will have great time together. You may agree on many things, including how to spend and invest money and will make important plans for the future. Better understanding with your mate will bring peace and happiness in your life. It seems that this period is highly profitable for businesspersons, but all investments should be made with proper consultation to avoid unnecessary losses. Career decisions that you may take this month need to be handled seriously. Your earnings will be good, but variable. Remain very conservative in your spending. There will be new alliances and ventures for some. You will find that new partners are supportive, which will pave the way for your success.

Lucky days – Thursdays

Lucky dates – 2, 11, 26

Lucky Gemstone – Yellow Sapphire

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

You will appreciate the intellectually stimulating atmosphere that may prevail at work. Exciting changes may take place in the organization, and friendships with coworkers may be a source of major gains. During the middle of the month, you should explore new methods to improve your productivity. This is also an excellent time for developing contacts in other countries. Social work will give you great satisfaction. You and your beloved may feel a deep sense of obligation toward one another. You will both put lots of energy into strengthening your relationship, which will bear remarkable results. Your friends might not approve so much about your life, but you should not allow anyone to interfere in your personal matters. Overall, it’s a great period for you, but things could turn bad if you try to emotionally exploit those who care and love you.

Lucky days – Fridays

Lucky dates – 4, 17, 29

Lucky Gemstone – Blue Sapphire

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

You may make many important contacts with the public at work. Your skill at managing money and assets of other people will be your strength. Your unique ideas may appeal to your group, winning you both appreciation and laurels. Intense loving from your spouse or beloved will keep you in an excellent mood during most of this period. Your partner may be emotionally and financially supportive. Romance and love will also be in the air. This is a period of learning. Your craving to acquire new knowledge and skills will make you meet new people or even sign up for short-term courses. Everyone you meet will teach you something new and interesting and you may try to bring this knowledge to more productive use. Journeys overseas or foreign transactions might not bring in satisfactory results. Health will need more care.

Lucky days – Saturdays

Lucky dates – 7, 14, 25

Lucky Gemstone – Blue Sapphire

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Certain events are taking place outside your control, which would have deep effect on your daily work and income. Plan out your budget and it would be wise to stick to it or you might face tremendous financial constraints. Your financial condition can be improved with the help of an expert. Your communication skill and confidence would be at its peak and time spent in building new contacts and acquaintances may turn out to be productive and worthwhile. Your spouse may be in a truly supportive mood this month. He or she may make personal sacrifices for your welfare and happiness. Although you might take this person for granted and try to keep him/her out of your personal life. Rather you should appreciate the sincerity and efforts of this person to maintain peace at home. Later in the month, you may spend lavish amounts on entertainment. Take care of your belongings, especially while traveling.

Lucky days – Sundays

Lucky dates – 3, 12, 26

Lucky Gemstone – Yellow Sapphire