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The Stellar Fold: April's Astro-Wellness Insights

Our resident astrologist and wellness expert, Stephanie Gailing, outlines this month's astrological events and suggests four strategies for each sign to consider accordingly.
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All illustrations by Teresa Grasseschi

All illustrations by Teresa Grasseschi

Here are five key astrological alignments that thread themselves through April. For each, we’ve shared an intention, as well as the opportunities and challenges that they may inspire. The date noted is when the celestial event occurs, yet its influence may be felt days before and after.

April 2: Mars/Saturn Conjunction
Forge Ahead Cautiously

Go slow and be thoughtful. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the same goes for the things you’re working on. Honor sustainability and let it be your compass. Be aware of your reactions if you feel frustrated, gaining a better understanding of your relationship with anger.

April 15: Aries New Moon + Mercury Retrograde Ends
Begin Anew

It’s a time of new beginnings, of fighting for what we desire and what lights us up. Look to communication lessons learned in the past several weeks to assess how to best move a message forward. Don’t be surprised by surprises. Watch for explosive energy, and so that momentum doesn’t just rocket you forward aimlessly, be mindful of what you want to say and do.

April 17: Saturn Stations Retrograde
Understand What’s Integral

Survey foundations to identify weaknesses that need bolstering. Honor time, seeing it as an ingredient of creativity. Consider the value of following the rules and coloring in the lines. Learn from your elders. See where less may be more.

April 22: Pluto Stations Retrograde
Uncover Hidden Riches

Watch for power struggles. Dig deep and embrace your shadow. Consider what buried treasures are ready to be discovered. Recognize what’s reached its expiration date and needs to be removed or released so that new growth can emerge. Remember that we may not have control, but we do have choices about how we respond to what we cannot control.

April 29: Scorpio Full Moon
Be Practical and Passionate

Find practical ways to acknowledge and nourish your desires. Recognize that what resides below the surface is instrumental to yielding tangible results. Luxuriate in your sensuality. Explore your motivations.


Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Look at your life through a new lens.

Learn from the past.

Break out of patterns.

Know the power of pivoting.


Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Unearth new goals.

Let your dreams surprise you.

Claim your unique beauty.

Declutter your psyche.


Gemini (May 21 - June 21)

Rediscover friends from the past.

Approach technology differently.

Consider which communities you really want to be a part of.

Learn from your friends’ children.


Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

Re-evaluate career goals.

Let your feelings about responsibility surprise you.

Be patient with relationships.

Uncover the transformative power of partnerships.


Leo (July 23 - August 22)

See the value of a different philosophy.

Take a wider berth to gain new understanding.

Embrace the power of being systematic.

Set your sights on your wellness goals.


Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Discover a new level of eroticism.

Explore intimacy (and what may keep you from it).

Paint your life with passion.

Fortify your heart.


Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Redefine relationship dynamics.

Don’t be surprised if others surprise you.

Keep your eyes open for family patterns.

Define what makes you feel at home.


Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Find richness in mirroring others’ beauty back to them.

Consider new educational opportunities.

See what you can learn from siblings.

Explore whether a new self-care strategy is warranted.


Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Focus on fiscal matters.

Declare your talents.

Let yourself be surprised by what stirs your heart.

Find a new way to voice your creativity.


Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Don’t relegate your power to others.

Ditch excess baggage.

Invite in new career opportunities.

Be open to redefining what responsibility means.


Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Recognize the value of alone time.

Consider what your dreams are revealing.

Discover a new way to share your message.

Expand the scope of your reading list.


Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Reclaim your value…and your valuables.

Be deliberate in deciding which groups to join.

Redefine your relationship with prosperity.

Find technologies that can make you more productive.



October 2020 Tarotscopes

Dear Libra:You now understand that your prosperity has so often come from the radical changes you make. But this month, take a moment to be still beneath the bounty of your life without changing at all.