Mercury Retrograde has ended, but will the effects continue to affect you at work this month? Or will things finally look up as you prove yourself at work? Scroll through the gallery to read your career horoscopes for April 2019.
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Aries - 21 Mar to 20 Apr
There’s a high chance that most of you are celebrating your birthdays in April, so happy birthday! With a new moon in Aries, this is also a time where you find that much of your luck is finally turning around. Despite all the obstacles and challenges that you had to face last month, you will find that your hard work is finally bearing fruit. There are many opportunities coming your way this month. You must learn to be a bit disciplined and organised so that you do not miss any of them. Keeping a work journal or having a log of all your appointment or meetings can be a life saver this month. Keep moving forward during this prosperous time.
Taurus - 20 Apr to 21 May
Work continues to be challenging this month. The effects of Mercury’s retrograde still haven’t quite left you. Things will move slowly this month, slow enough that it can frustrate even you. Thus, it is a good idea to consider kick-starting ideas or projects at an earlier than projected date. It doesn’t hurt to be an early bird. More importantly, ensure you have a strong foundation before you embark on anything. Be it in the form of talented employees, colleagues or a strong legal backing such as a lawyer, you will need to rely heavily on your resources, especially in the face of conflict. This may not be the best time to start projects that are separate from your current business.
Gemini - 21 May to 20 Jun
Mercury’s previous retrograde leaves you in a state of flux when it comes to work. While many things may frustrate or worry you, there are many positive opportunities that take place as these obstacles start to fade. You may wish to wait until the 17th, when Mercury move into Aries and provides you a clearer picture, before moving forward with any major decisions. Learn to deal with the obstacles and problems that may come your way in the meantime. People may be especially frustrating to you this month, but you must learn where and when to pick fights and when to let things be. Keep an eye out for a major opportunity that may be coming your way.
Cancer - 21 Jun to 20 Jul
April marks a turning point for most of you. While there is still the possibility for emotional conflict between you and your colleagues, you may find that your overall career is progressing forward nicely. This is a time where you must really start to prepare though, instead of simply relaxing. You must start laying the groundwork for future success. This involves tying up any loose ends and resolving conflicts. You must confront issues you may have been avoiding for a while now. Though you may not be able to completely resolve these past obstacles, the effort will count for something. Look to start with as clean a slate as possible come next month.
Leo - 21 Jul to 21 Aug
Leos will be happy to know that things start to speed up this month. You’ll find many new exciting opportunities and projects for you to take on in your career and you’ll also find yourself hitting the mark when it comes to your instincts. Things are going your way and you need to quickly pull yourself together from the confusion of last month, in order to take advantage of it. However, be cautious as you’d be experiencing a bit of a shake up in the middle of the month, when Mercury moves into Aries on the 17th. You may have to rearrange your workforce or reorganise your team. Otherwise, this is a time you can truly shine.
Virgo - 22 Aug to 22 Sept
Continue to hunker down and just try your best this month. The problems of last month may not be so easily resolved and it can be frustrating to you. Things move much too slowly for your liking and it may seem like your team isn’t as fired up as you are to fix problems. If things aren’t going the way that you want them to, this could be a sign that some serious change or a shakeup in the organisation is needed. You will need to make difficult decisions this month, but if possible, you should try to push any major business proposals or ideas till after this period of career instability is over.
Libra - 23 Sept to 22 Oct
Finally, it is Libra’s turn in the spotlight. While you’re still shaking off last month’s Mercury retrograde, things are finally starting to turn around for you in April. As you slowly start to come back to your usual self though, you may find that your communication skills are still not at their best yet. You will find the most trouble dealing with people, especially during negotiations or meetings. Sometimes, you may find people taking advantage of your generosity and you will have to put your foot down. Ensure that you are clear and direct with your message. Make sure you read all details in a contract. After all, you can never be too careful this month.
Scorpio - 23 Oct to 22 Nov
You will need to learn to multitask this month. If you work with others, you may find yourself being assigned a lot of work. Work may pile up at the very last minute, leaving you frustrated. Luckily, April promises you the strength and ability to focus and do a good job on the projects you take on. However, during this busy period, understand that it is easy to have your efforts overlooked. Don’t worry though, at the end of it, people will take note of all the responsibilities you took on — it will just take time. This month try to always leave a bit of your time free, in case you get extra work. It will make you feel less stressed.
Sagittarius - 23 Nov to 20 Dec
With Jupiter’s retrograde in Sagittarius, April promises progress, new business relations and ideas. However, none of these will come to you easy. You will have to fight for your ideas and go out of your way to meet people and form business ties. Luckily, Sagittarius is a passionate sign, and individuals know how to push for what they want. Be careful not to rely too much on passion though, you still need to be practical and realistic in order to persuade others to join your cause. Last month’s energies still linger, which may lead to conflicts in the workplace if you’re not careful. Take these obstacles in stride and do not let it slow you down.
Capricorn - 21 Dec to 19 Jan
With Mercury’s retrograde finally ended, Capricorns are starting to busy themselves with their careers again. April is an important month for Capricorn, you either move your career forward with new ventures, or you should consider putting down the work papers for a bit and taking a break. It all depends on how you perceive your own ability coming out from the frazzling period of Mercury’s retrograde. You need to objectively look at yourself and decide whether you can handle the opportunities and workload that will come your way. A good way to determine this is to see how well you manage people at the beginning of this month, be they colleagues, employees or partners from other businesses.
Aquarius - 20 Jan to 18 Feb
The dark cloud of last month’s Mercury retrograde starts to slip away for Aquarius. It feels like a breath of fresh air as you can finally exercise your creative limbs. You will still need to stay on your toes as there may still be some conflicts arising in the form of dealing with people or added work. However, you are in a much clearer mindset and excited to jump onto the projects or ventures coming your way. Don’t be afraid to propose your own ideas, however, do not attempt to launch any of your own plans too hastily this month. It is important to make sure every single detail of your idea has been hashed out and approved first.
Pisces - 19 Feb to 20 Mar
Congratulations Pisceans, you are finally beginning to come into your own. With Venus in Pisces, your career is on an upward trend. You definitely feel far more confident and ready to tackle whatever may come your way. Keep an eye out because people will be a valuable asset to you this month. Benefactors, colleagues or even your boss can provide good advice or support. It is important you do not try to get too ahead of yourself when embarking on projects. Avoid taking risks this month as well. Trust your gut instinct and do not let others sway you too easily into a direction that you do not feel comfortable in taking.