The Queen & Her Prince

Prince Philip, the Queen, Moon-Neptune

It was announced today, April 9, 2021, that Prince Philip died peacefully this morning, a couple of months shy of his 100 year birthday. He was born on June 10, 1921.

It’s an extraordinary age and an extraordinarily long union and marriage with Queen Elizabeth. They met in 1939 and had known one another for 82 years. They had been married for 73 years. Some of us are lucky to reach the age of their marriage let alone their epic union.

Gemini-Taurus

So, what held these two extraordinary individuals together for so long. In classic sun sign compatibility, they were an odd pair – Sun Taurus (Queen), Sun Gemini (Philip).

Taurus is steady and stable and loves nature and all things country. While, Gemini is flighty and fickle and loves variety in life and the buzz of the city.

Yet, they remained together for a very, very long time. What may have helped is that they both had Capricorn rising, so Saturn was their ruling planet – duty & responsibility.

Moon Leo

Looking at the key synastry between their charts, it’s all about the Moon. They both have Cancer, the family sign, on their Descendant, the relationship point on the chart. Therefore, they are both looking for someone who holds family dear to their heart.

In both cases, the Moon was in Leo when they were born, the regal sign. In Philip’s case, he ended up with a royal partner and in the Queen’s case, she ended up with a man who was destined for royalty, like it or not.

Rather remarkably, if you look at the key connection between both their birth charts, it’s a Moon-Neptune conjunction that works both ways. The Queen’s Moon is at 12 Leo, Philip’s Neptune at 11 Leo. Philip’s Moon is at 22 Leo, the Queen’s Neptune at 22 Leo.

This is quite extraordinary synastry – there’s that word again, extraordinary. And, it had to be didn’t it for their relationship to survive so long with two obviously very different characters – if you haven’t watched The Crown, check it out.

Moon-Neptune conjunctions in synastry can be incredibly romantic or magical or destined or meant to be. It smacks of a fairy-tale marriage.

Yet, there’s a flip side which is to have your needs met never quite materialises or what you need or what gives you comfort always remains a little bit elusive.

It’s an idealistic combination and there’s a nod towards serving the greater good rather than getting your own needs met.

I do love that connection though between the two of them – and when you know someone for 82 years!!!! – yes, it’s worth that many exclamation marks, how remarkable was their connection.

Uranus Return

The Queen & Prince Philip were in each other’s lives for almost a whole Uranus Return, which lasts for 84 years. Impulsive Uranus was in Taurus in 1939, the year they met and it’s in Taurus once again as Philip leaves the Queen. It’s going to be a life-changing epoch for her.

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Mercury & Mars: Mutual Reception

Mercury Aries

On April 4th, Mercury enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, and one of the fire signs. Fire sign motivation, joy & spontaneity was missing from January 8th to March 20th. The inner planets are currently making up for this as they leap into Aries.

This is a good time of the year to put yourself first and do whatever you need to gear yourself up and get motivated. Mercury in Aries is about speaking up and making things happen.

If you know someone with Mercury in Aries, you may notice that they speak extra fast or learn at top speed. You too may be getting ready to initiate something new. Do whatever feels right for you once Mercury is in Aries – Aries is the ‘me first’ sign – do it your way.

Mercury is currently moving at top speed through the zodiac and only remains in Aries for two weeks until April 19th.

Mars Gemini

Action planet Mars is currently in Gemini, Mercury’s star sign. When key planets are in mutable star signs, there’s a theme of change. A willingness to be flexible & adaptable, to be open to whatever comes along. Plus, mutable signs are about moving on, letting go, leaving behind.

Mars in Gemini is motor mouth, the fast talker, full of ideas and thoughts. This energy is brilliant for brainstorming, networking, multi-tasking and reaching out to others.

Mutable star signs aren’t rigid or fixed. Instead, they are open-minded and move through life freely. Anything is possible and they like to find solutions to problems.

Mutual Reception

Once Mercury enters Aries, action planet Mars and talk planet Mercury are in mutual reception. This means that they are in the other planet’s sign of rulership and can work together. Mars rules Aries and Mercury rules Gemini – they’re doing a swap.

From April 4th to 19th, look out for the person who appears in your life, a ‘fix it’ person, someone who can help you resolve a situation and fast. This combination is about working alliances, finding the right contacts & connections to help you make progress & fast.

While Mercury & Mars are working together, this is your opportunity to walk (Mars) your talk (Mercury) and do (Mars) what you say (Mercury). Don’t hang about, however, as this helpful alliance is only active for the next two weeks.

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Aquarius Horoscope April 2021

It’s a lively start to April. The Sun is in fire sign Aries and your communication sector until the 19th. Venus, the planet of relating, is here until the 14th and talk planet Mercury is in Aries from the 4th to the 19th.

Fast Talk

Aries is a speedy sign, forthright and direct. Therefore, it might be hard to hold back this month, especially when Mercury is in Aries. Instead, you’re ready to speak up and find your voice.

Community matters as both Mercury and Venus are social planets. If you’re looking to network or sell, think about how you can tap in to your local community to find contacts and connections.

Together you’re stronger is a key theme of the social planets moving through Aries. Make new friends on or off-line, find your tribe and get together with people of like minds. Aries is the activist and your star sign Aquarius is humanitarian – make your mark.

It’s also important to notice who or what is holding you back. This is because of the planet Pluto which is the last of the slower-moving planets dragging its heels through Capricorn, the most hidden sector of your horoscope.

Pluto’s active on the 12th, 16th & 17th when it clashes with the inner planets in Aries. This coincides with a New Moon on the 12th, a symbol of new beginnings. Therefore, you need to ask what’s coming to an end or where you have to close the door on the past before you can start afresh.

Pluto’s influence can be useful if you harness it constructively and focus on personal development and inner transformation. In this way, you may get rid of negative thoughts that hold you back.

You could encounter opposition from other people during this period in the month. If so, choose your companions wisely and veer away from anyone who drags you down.

It’s one thing to be there for other people and help when you can. It’s another to end up feeling swamped by another’s person’s challenging emotions. It’s important this month to pay close attention to your own energy levels and do what you can to raise your positive vibes.

The 10th could be a key date in this respect when talk planet Mercury aligns with your ruling planet Saturn in your star sign Aquarius.

Making the right kind of connections can help you to feel more grounded or stable. Have those all-important serious discussions and be thorough in your reading, learning and research.

Play Time

For a good part of this month, the focus is on play rather than work and it’s here where you’re wise to focus your energy. This is because action planet Mars is in Gemini and your fellow air sign until the 23rd.

Gemini highlights the sector of your horoscope that rules romance and love affairs, children and pregnancy, entertainment and fun. You might feel at your best when you’re involved in high jinks and good times, so make the most of Mars’ move through Gemini and throw yourself into life. Do more of what you love.

If you’re looking for love, events could move swiftly this month, especially when Mercury and Mars are in mutual reception from the 4th to the 19th. This means they are in each other’s sign of rulership and working together. This would be a good time to ask someone out on a date and start talking.

There’s humour and lightness in this combination so seek more laughter and comedy and be around people who are good for you. Children are included here, younger people, teenagers. Line up some social events, reach out to others.

This is not a month to go it alone. Instead, there are huge benefits from teaming up with others, whether in the name of a good cause or to further your own interests, your own learning.

If you’re a typical Aquarius, you navigate towards groups and playing your part within society, activism, politics, the world. This is where fulfilment, purpose and meaning can be found.

Home & Family

Home and family affairs become more prominent as the month progresses. Venus, the planet of relating, enters Taurus and this sector of your horoscope on the 14th, followed by the Sun & Mercury on the 19th.

Taurus is a slow, steady earth sign encouraging you to put down roots and do what you can to feel grounded and secure. It’s a key period in the year to pay more attention to loved ones.

Yet, there’s a theme of the new when it comes to these areas of your life and this is because of your co-ruler, Uranus. Uranus in Taurus is an odd combination as Uranus represents change and Taurus wants and needs roots in life.

Uranus is active this month from the 23rd to the 30th. Your living situation could change suddenly during this period. Or, perhaps you choose to move into a commune or a collective living space. When Uranus is in the mix, anything goes and you’re more likely to enjoy an unconventional or alternative style of living.

During this same period of the month, your traditional ruling planet Saturn is involved and square to the inner planets in Taurus. This mirrors the major planetary aspect of 2021 – Saturn square Uranus.

It suggests that you have one foot in the past and one foot in the future but there’s conflict between the two. Ideally, you want to move forward and embrace progress without throwing out or getting rid of what’s of value and what’s already in place. It may feel like a tricky tightrope to walk, especially on or around the 25th.

Career Crossroads

Finally, new developments at work could be one reason why you’re thinking of or changing where you live. This is because action planet Mars moves into Cancer and your work and lifestyle sector on the 23rd. Plus, a few days later, the Full Moon falls in Scorpio and your career sector on the 27th.

This feels lively, thanks to Uranus. See what opportunities come your way and think outside of the box when it comes to your career and vocation.

You might find yourself at a crossroads and have more than one option ahead of you. If anything, you’re likely to choose the path which gives you more freedom and space in your life. Yet, it may also mean saying goodbye to something or someone which isn’t easy to do.

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Pisces Horoscope April 2021

April’s astrology is forward-moving on the whole and you’re wise to get in flow and in step with this feeling of progress.

This is particularly important for you when it comes to work and money matters. Talk planet Mercury is the last of the inner planets to leave your star sign Pisces on the 4th when it’s time to focus less on personal projects and more on your impact out in the world.

Money Matters

As April begins, there are two planets in Aries and your personal money sector – the Sun until the 19th and the planet of relating, Venus, until the 14th.

From the 4th to the 19th, they are joined by talk planet, Mercury. This combination is quick and speedy. Aries isn’t a star sign that procrastinates or stops to think. Instead, this is about cracking on with what needs to be done.

Home and family affairs may be one reason why money is more important or urgent right now. Action planet Mars is in Gemini and your home and family sector until the 23rd. More importantly, Mercury in Aries and Mars in Gemini are working together from the 4th to the 19th.

This is because these two initiating planets are working in mutual reception. This means they are in each other’s sign of rulership, a helpful and supportive influence. Line up new goals with your family this month and find ways to pool resources or help one another out financially.

You may earn money via your home, whether this includes having a clear out and selling unwanted items or moving in with someone to lower costs. Consider all your options and act swiftly to take advantage of new ideas or opportunities.

Act fast to get things moving with regard to home and family affairs. Sort out important correspondence and have those key conversations, the ones that really matter and make a difference.

Be careful, however, around people who aren’t on your side or who put you down. Pluto’s currently slowing down in Capricorn and your friendship and group sector ready to turn retrograde on the 27th. Before then, Pluto clashes with the inner planets in Aries on the 12th, 16th & 17th.

This coincides with a New Moon in Aries on the 12th, a symbol of new beginnings. You may have to say goodbye to someone or something on or around this date. There’s a theme of endings before you can start over.

And, it’s a good time to keep close tabs on your money and not get involved in anything underhand or corrupt.

Notice who’s helpful in your life and who’s not. Move away from a group, club or society if it doesn’t fit your needs or support your personal growth. Trust yourself and your own money-making initiatives and gravitate towards those people who will back your plans.

Community Goals

Life close to home could get busier from mid-month onwards, when you’re wise to focus on your community. This is when the inner planets begin to move into earth sign Taurus. Venus is the first on the 14th followed by the Sun & Mercury on the 19th.

Taurus rules your siblings and neighbours, your neighbourhood and local surroundings. This is your communication sector and you may find there’s lots to talk about from mid-April onwards.

You could make an effort to find out more about the people in your life, people you see on a daily basis. Taurus’ nature is kind and nurturing. By creating close connections with others, you not only help them but it can benefit your own life too. Reach out to others once Taurus is the sign of the moment.

This is your communication sector so consider what this means for you and how or why you want to speak up or say more. You might sign up to a public speaking course, write in to your local paper or start teaching a class from home. You may choose to help others, either personally or professionally and it’s an ideal time to find your voice.

Online Communications

Online communications are well-starred and this is because of the role of Uranus in Taurus, the planet of change. Uranus rules all things new and modern and is linked to technology.

Uranus is active this month from the 23rd to the 30th. These are dates when you may leap into action & things happen fast. Sometimes, Uranus can lead you down an unexpected path or take you on a diversion.

The Full Moon dominates on the 27th and lights up the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. This is the time to broaden your horizons, expand your learning, think and research. Some people in your life could have a deep effect upon you during this Full Moon period.

Love & Passion

Finally, love could bring adventure your way towards the end of April. This is because passion planet, Mars, enters Cancer and your romance sector on the 23rd.

The period around the Full Moon feels especially passionate. Mars is adding heat to your close relationships. Whether it is passion or anger that ignites may depend on your current situation. Know that you have Mars in this part of your horoscope throughout May and for the first half of June.

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Capricorn Horoscope April 2021

As April begins, the inner planets are gathering in Aries, the star sign at the base of your horoscope. The Sun is here until the 19th, the planet of relating Venus is in Aries until the 14th and they are both joined by talk planet Mercury from the 4th to the 19th.

Home & Family Life

Aries rules your home and family sector, your past and where you come from. Mercury is the planet of communication, Venus rules close relationships and the Sun shines a light on home and family affairs.

This could be a relatively social time for you with more get-togethers planned with family. There could be a lot happening in these key areas of your life and fast.

You might be caring for a parent or child, you may be taking a trip in to the past to your family home or the place you were born. Or, perhaps you’re shedding stuff from the past that you no longer need. This could be in the shape of possessions, selling a property or letting go of past beliefs that are of no benefit.

This has a lot to do with what’s happening with Pluto in your star sign Capricorn as it slows down ready to turn retrograde, i.e. shift direction on the 27th.

Pluto clashes with the inner planets in Aries on the 12th, 16th & 17th. This is close to the date of the New Moon in Aries, a symbol of new beginnings.

Put all this together and you might be releasing the past in some way in order to start over. There could be a theme of loss around home or family. Or, perhaps a sense of poignancy about what’s been and gone.

If you are involved in any kind of property deal, the New Moon could prove decisive, a good date to initiate home and family affairs. Also, the 10th when talk planet Mercury teams up with your planet Saturn in Aquarius and your money sector. A great date for meetings or negotiations.

Earth Sign Energy

From mid-month onwards, there’s strong earth sign energy and this is a clue where happiness can be found. Venus enters Taurus on the 14th, followed by the Sun & Mercury on the 19th.

This sector of your horoscope rules play and entertainment, children and fun, romance and good times.

Taurus is a sensual earth sign and represents hands-on activities. You would benefit from walks in nature, cooking, gardening, massage, sculpture and art. Find yourself a hobby and tap into your creative side. Do whatever works for you so you feel grounded and connected to the earth.

There is, however, another factor in Taurus that brings something electric, different, a little bit crazy. This is the planet Uranus representing change.

Uranus is active from the 23rd to the 30th. At its best, Uranus is a spontaneous influence, urging you to be wild, hedonistic and enjoy yourself.

If you’re a typical Capricorn, you’re not the impulsive type. Yet, towards the end of this month, you could find that other people and external events are the catalyst, the trigger for surprise.

It may be your children or grandchildren who are a good influence on you. It might be a lover or a new romance that leaves you feeling giddy and playful.

Or, perhaps it’s being around younger friends, unconventional and alternative people whose outlook and views on life are exciting and refreshing. Open yourself up to adventure and new experiences. Life is calling you forth.

The one cautionary note is not to invest too much money in these areas of your life. Your planet Saturn is in Aquarius and your personal money sector, a sensible influence.

Saturn squares the inner planets in Taurus, most notably on the 25th. Do enjoy yourself but do so in a way that doesn’t leave you out of pocket.

Work Progress

Work and routine, lifestyle and health are in the cosmic mix this month. This is because action planet, Mars, is in Gemini and this sector of your horoscope until the 23rd.

Mars is ambitious and go-getting. This adds drive to your determination to get your working life in order and to find time for healthy activities. Focus on the basics of life this month and get things in order.

Passionate Liaisons

Finally, love is under the cosmic spotlight towards the end of April, once passion planet Mars enters Cancer and your relationship sector on the 23rd. A few days later, there’s an intense Full Moon in Scorpio on the 27th that pulls in live-wire Uranus.

Anything goes at this Full Moon but it could be gorgeous for new love and opening your heart. There are never any guarantees where Uranus is concerned but that’s partly the nature of love. Grab it while you can.

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Sagittarius Horoscope April 2021

There’s some lively astrology taking place as April gets underway lighting up your romance and relationship sectors. In fact, this could turn into an intriguing and interesting month as talk planet Mercury in Aries and action planet Mars in Gemini are working together.

Mutual Connections

Aries is your romance sector and Gemini is your relationship sector and these two important planets are in each other’s sign of rulership from the 4th to the 19th.

This is called mutual reception in astrology and it’s a helpful, supportive influence. This would be an ideal time for having a heart-to-heart or letting someone know how you really feel. Mercury and Mars together are about walking (Mars) your talk (Mercury).

Mercury is your partner planet so look out for the person who can help you, someone who appears in your life at the right time.

Expert advice, a coach or mentor could accelerate your progress, especially when you find the right person to meet your needs. Seek out the person who ‘gets you’, who understands your inner motivations.

In fact, the first two weeks of April could be truly lovely. You have Venus the planet of love in Aries and your romance sector until the 14th. Plus, Venus and Mars, the lovers of the heavens come together on the 6th. This combination doesn’t happen very often but it’s gorgeous for making connections.

The Sun & Mercury are both in Aries until the 19th, a fellow fire sign. The whole vibe of the fire sign energy is about actively enjoying your life, throwing yourself into things and having fun.

It’s about play and creativity, entertainment and spontaneity. If you’re a parent, it’s a good time in the year to spend quality time with your kids and let their love of life rub off on you.

Shake off any fear or worries by filling your life with lovely things and lovely people – do what you can to raise your positive vibe. You’re a hedonist at heart, a free spirit and it’s when you trust in life and look on the bright side that you’re able to get back in flow.

Work & Money

Aside from the lively vibe, the second half of the month is a good time to focus on everyday matters. In fact, the two go hand in hand. Sort out the basics of life, work on your time management, get more organised and you’ll create more space for fun, play and the good things in life.

Do be careful, however, of over-spending or committing more money than you can afford. This is the cautionary note throughout April as Pluto prepares to turn retrograde in Capricorn and your personal money sector.

The key dates are the 12th, 16th & 17th. This is when there’s a New Moon in Aries on the 12th, a symbol of new beginnings. This could, however, reveal some harsh truths around money and you’re wise to enjoy yourself but without running up extra expense.

Plus, Pluto energy peaks at the Full Moon in Scorpio on the 27th as this is also the date that Pluto turns retrograde. Use the light of the Full Moon for clarity and insight moving forwards. Consider what you need to let go or release.

A Slower Pace

The inner planets are moving into Taurus, one of the earth signs, as April progresses. Taurus rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health.

Venus moves here on the 14th followed by the Sun & Mercury on the 19th. Put healthy habits in place to support you moving forwards. Think mind, body, soul and be holistic in your approach to good health. Work too could pick up the pace from mid-month onwards.

The planets moving through Taurus are an indication on how to improve your finances, if that’s something you need to engage with this month.

Earth signs dominate your work and money sectors. Therefore, working hard and purposefully can reap rewards. It’s regular employment, the steady job that can help to bring financial security your way.

Bear this in mind moving forwards and have a clear plan of where you’re heading with regard to work and money.

This is the theme of the Full Moon on the 27th, which cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. Trust your intuition when it comes to work and health and take time out if necessary to reassess the bigger picture of your life.

There may be a link to the past as well, as there’s a sense of karma about this Full Moon. You might be rewarded for past favours or find that the past catches up with you.

The Uranus Factor

You can’t ignore the influence of Uranus, the planet of change, also moving through Taurus. This signifies doing things differently, thinking unconventionally and outside of the box.

This month, Uranus is active from the 23rd to the 30th. You might have a brilliant work idea on or around these dates or be able to make money and fast. Take advantage of change to boost your own situation.

Admittedly, sometimes Uranus brings unexpected events and you have to change your future path accordingly. Combining the old with the new is a wise strategy this month, especially with regard to your work and your future prospects.

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Leo Horoscope April 2021

The Bigger Picture

Your ruler the Sun is turning your attention outwards this month, towards the bigger picture of life. Up until the 19th, the Sun is in your fellow fire sign Aries, along with Venus, the planet of relating, until the 14th and Mercury, the planet of communication, until the 19th.

Aries rules travel and study in your horoscope, future horizons. You may feel the sap rising and be ready for a new adventure. This fizzing planetary energy peaks on the 12th, the day of the New Moon in Aries.

Yet, things aren’t straightforward now. For some of you, this month may require a compromise especially if you’re busy at work. A trip away or a study course could be postponed or even cancelled early in the month.

This is when the inner planets in Aries run into Pluto in Capricorn and your work and health sector on the 12th, 16th & 17th.

You might be disappointed if you’ve put in for holiday leave or you have to cover for someone else. See if you can find a way around any problems and try not to fall into impossibility.

Career Goals

The focus on next steps intensifies as the month continues as the Sun, your ruler, enters Taurus and your career and vocation sector on the 19th. Communication planet, Mercury, joins the Sun in Taurus on the 19th and the planet of relating Venus leads the way on the 14th.

Look to your colleagues, socialise and focus on team work during the second half of the month. Both Mercury and Venus are social-oriented.

This is about creating strong bonds with other people, learning to manage and delegate well. This could be what helps you find a way forwards, whether you’re low in energy or have too much on your plate.

The Uranus Factor

There is another factor influencing your career and vocation which is the planet Uranus. This month, Uranus is active from the 23rd to the 30th, when it teams up with Venus, Mercury and the Sun. Uranus is an innovative and new influence, as it’s the planet associated with all things modern and technological.

When it falls in your career sector, you may be setting off on a new path or want to embrace more space and freedom in your career. It can be a good time to go freelance or work differently in some way.

Sometimes, you find you can’t do things the way you always have done in the past. Life steps in to move you on or shows you where change is required.

This planetary influence culminates at the Full Moon on the 27th. This is an important Full Moon for you because it cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and the foundations of your horoscope.

This Full Moon may bring an award or a completion of a deadline or project. There could be a surprise involved, however, as the Full Moon takes place in the midst of the ‘surprise’ Uranus activity.

Uranus is one of your partner planets, so this could suggest exciting events for your other half or meeting someone unexpectedly via your work. It might mean that your personal life gets mixed up in your future goals with a clash of interests.

The Full Moon in Scorpio highlights home and family affairs too. The thrust of this month’s astrology is taking you out into the world.

Yet, you still have some responsibilities or duties which require your time and attention. These need to be factored in, especially if your schedule is busy, erratic or you’re starting a new business or project.

Mars On The Move

Friends are in the mix this month thanks to Mars in Gemini until the 23rd. In fact, some friends could be pushy and may demand too much of you. Alternatively, you might find that you have a drive for networking and using your connections to boost your prospects.

Mars starts to slow you down a little after the 23rd when it enters Cancer and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. This indicates a need for retreat or more privacy in your life. Perhaps, too much gossip and information requires a reset.

It’s certainly a lively month on the whole with a lot of different elements to juggle. Pace yourself and prioritise your career & your future path. This is where you can make the biggest strides in the month ahead.

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