Libra April 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


While the Sun determines where the solar spotlight is directed at any given time, there are times when this is not the most dominant force and this month this just might be the case. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of April in your relationship sector, always has and always will. Yet without the challenges of the past and with Mercury, planet of communication in retrograde motion here until the 15th April, there isn’t the urgency or the pressure. This is still an important area of your chart, but the real balance of power is on the home and family fronts this month.

For the first time in our lifetime, you start the month with Saturn, Mars and Pluto all in your home and family sector at the same time. While Mars, who returned on the 18th March, will leave next month, he’ll return in August for a double dip visit. Whatever is happening now on the home front will remain important all year. However, you will find that you’re able to pull back, especially once Saturn turns retrograde in your home and family sector on the 18th April and Pluto on the 23rd April. Mars is a planet that wants things done yesterday, but Saturn and Pluto will keep that in check.

In the meantime, there is a new sense of confidence on the financial front, along with a desire to embrace and follow your passions. The same area of your chart that rules your financial situation and money matters also rules your passions, so both will be activated this month. Yet here, as is the case on the home front, this is the start of something that will not only play out for months but years. This is more an awakening, especially to a desire for more passion or to follow your passions. The month starts with a Full Moon in Libra underway, so there will also be a case to follow your own truth.

Love 2017Libra April 2018 Love Horoscope

The focus is always going to be on your relationships at this time of year, making the events on the relationship front this month a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary. Ordinary because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of April in your relationship sector, shining the solar spotlight on your relationships until leaving on the 20th April. Venus left in the final hours of March, but not before leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, a New Moon on the 16th April will bring a chance to commit to your relationships, the future and the journey ahead.

Yet a lot of water will pass under the bridge between then, starting with the Sun, Mercury, Uranus and Eris all being confronted by a Full Moon that is underway in Libra at the start of the month. Until the Moon leaves Libra on the 2nd April, it will continue to put the pressure on your relationships, as it does at this time every year. Until now, everything outlined is in the completely ordinary category, with the Full Moon charged with making sure you have the right balance between your personal and relationship needs.

On the extraordinary front, we have extraordinary in a minor way and extraordinary in a major and game changing way. In the first category is Mercury, planet of communication who is in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until the 15th April. This brings the chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. Just two days after Mercury’s direct turn and a day after the New Moon on the 16th April, the truly extraordinary happens. It begins with Chiron, planet of healing’s return on the 17th April, for the first time in four decades and continues with Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships’ return on the 28th April.

Money 2017Libra April 2018 Money Horoscope

There are new dynamics in play on the financial front this month and while the implications don’t appear to be game changing they are. And when I say game changing I mean for the best, with Venus’ return to your financial sector in the final hours of March forever changing the dynamics of this financial year and in one fell swoop she’ll do so on the income and financial fronts. Venus is the planet of money, but more specifically earned income. While not quite in her home zone in your financial sector, Venus has still returned to fuel your financial confidence, desires and expectations.

There are two reasons why this is game changing. The first is that for the first time in 12 years Venus has returned to find Jupiter on the other side of the sky in your income sector, in what is her home zone. Venus might not return to your income sector until later in the year, but Jupiter is there now and in opposition Venus can put on the heat, making sure he lives up to his promise. This is Jupiter’s first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector, so as well as standing back in order to give money matters their turn, he has opened the doors to the past, second chances and untapped income potential.

By the time Venus moves into opposition with Jupiter on the 17th April, pressure between the planets of money and luck could create the potential for a breakthrough. More so on the income front. Jupiter is in your income sector and your income sector is Venus’ home zone. The other reason why Venus’ return is a game changer, is that while she will leave your financial sector on the 25th April, five days after the Sun’s return on the 20th April, she is the opening act for Uranus’ return next month. This will keep money matters in play until 2026.

Career 2017Libra April 2018 Career Horoscope

Ever since Uranus’ return to your work sector in 2003 and the continuous planetary activity since then, April has been a regrouping month. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your work sector, shining the solar spotlight on your work situation and job matters and options. As Venus and Mercury always travel with the Sun, the first three weeks of March are always the epicentre of the most active months of any year on the job front. While Uranus left in 2010, Chiron’s return before he left and Neptune’s in 2012 has kept that long term influence in play.

However, when you have planets in your work sector for not just years but decades, it really does become all about the journey. This year Venus and Mercury both left while the Sun was here, so when the Sun left he handed the reins to the planets that are here for the long term. Except this year there is change in the air with Chiron, planet of healing leaving on the 17th April. This will leave Neptune, here until 2026, as the only player and that will change everything. For with the planet of dreams at the helm, it really will become all about chasing the dream.

Fortunately, you have Juno, queen of commitment in your work sector until the 28th April. This will give you the majority of the month to commit to laying Chiron’s old ghosts to rest, commit to following Neptune’s dreams and to the journey ahead. The Moon’s return to your work sector from the 12th April to the 14th April will not just give you an intuitive read on work and job matters, but will come full circle from last month’s Full Moon during Chiron’s final days.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.