Pluto is in Capricorn from 2008-24 and make its U-turn for roughly the same dates every year. On the world stage, Capricorn rules governments, patriarchy, and hierarchy. It will be interesting to see what else gets revealed (Russian investigations?) during this probing period.
Meanwhile, as these planets putter and poke along, the Sun is blazing through restless Aries. It's like having one foot on the gas while the other slams the brakes. Aries season is all about fearless and unapologetic self-expression. But we may need to dial down the fierce factor a touch. Not only are we navigating the retrograde planets, but the Aries Sun will make three testy aspects (angles).
On April 7, the Sun forms its annual opposition to Jupiter in Capricorn, tugging us between our personal desires and the demands of our relationships. The Sun and calculating Pluto in Capricorn will lock into a heated square on April 9, igniting a power struggle or two. Then on April 14, the Sun and volatile Uranus make their annual meetup in Aries, a restless "liberation of bust!" vibe that could find people acting in hotheaded and impulsive ways.
Stability, or at least a little of it, arrives on April 19, once the Sun lumbers into earthy Taurus, tucking in for long naps, hearty meals, and an honest day's work until May 20. At least we'll be able to simplify and prioritize, and even view the retrograde hubbub from a more grounded POV.
The April 26 Taurus new moon is also the year's first supermoon, meaning it will be exceptionally close to the Earth. Our hopes and intentions get an extra burst of mojo from above, at a time when they could really use it!
Want more insight into what the year has in store for you? Check out your love horoscope to learn more about yourself in relationships. Then, read your sun sign's full monthly horoscope here.