Is now the right time to make that big purchase? Or should you save up and finally starting setting aside some cash for retirement? With this guide, you’ll find out exactly what April 2018 holds for your financial future.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
Happy Birthday to all the rams out there! Your birth-month is the perfect time to treat yourself with the big purchase that has been on your mind recently. Instead of agonizing over the pros and cons, trust your initial judgments and take the plunge. After all, this month is all about you.
This is also a great time to start something new and productive - whether it’s a hobby, building a new budget, diving into a creative outlet, or even starting a new project at work. Open yourself up to these new opportunities and put in some hard work and you’ll soon see a monetary payoff.
With Mercury in retrograde until April 15, many of the signs will be walking on eggshells to avoid miscommunications and rash outbursts. Due to this, you will find you have even more firey energy which can lead to impulsive decisions that aren’t completely thought out. Resist the urge to go on a spending spree this month and try not to give in to your impulsive nature. In late April, there will be positive changes in your finances that could take the form of a raise, a new job, or an extra $20 you find in a coat pocket.
TAURUS (April 19 - May 20)
Happy Birthday to the few Taurus’ who will be celebrating birthdays in late April! This month is shaping up to be a very exciting time in your professional life. This will be a lucky time for you if you are seeking new employment or if you’ve been experimenting with new avenues of income. Now is the perfect time to look into a side hustle or work your way up the corporate ladder.
Since Uranus is in your Tenth House there are big changes coming up in your career. Your independent nature will shine because of this and you might just find the change you’ve been longing for. Your financial foundation will grow this month and become more stable, but only if you are willing to take calculated risks. In the previous months you have cut down on your spending and it’s about to pay off! You’ll be inclined to share your wealth and donate money to humanitarian causes that have recently pulled at your heartstrings.
With Mercury in retrograde, it’s important to keep yourself grounded. Events of this month will bring up past emotions, so don’t be afraid to break out the scrapbooks, take a trip down memory lane, or contact an old friend. This retrograde will go smoother for you if you acknowledge that you’ll have to take your work and decisions at a slower pace than normal.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)
Thanks to your self-confidence, you will make major strides in your career and personal life this month. In the past, you were in a place where you had to make do with less and work harder to produce financially, but things have been slowly coming around. The Lunar Eclipse this month will bring an unexpected positive change in your career and financial prospects. This will renew a desire to be financially independent, which is a goal that will weigh heavily on your mind until September. Examine this feeling and take a look at your life and spending habits to find ways to move towards financial independence. Take small steps and set big goals - whether that means putting more of your paycheck towards student loans, moving out of your parent's house, starting a business venture, or applying for jobs to bring in your own income.
Use this time to think about what’s really important to you, what you are committed to, and how you can continue to develop your talents. Is there a business venture that you always thought about, but never developed? Dive into them this month and see where they’ll lead.
Your ruling planet, Mercury, is in retrograde this month but you refuse to let it get you down. As an air sign, you aren’t afraid of the sudden changes this tends to bring. You’ll face miscommunications and timing setbacks this month - but you’ll face all of them with your positive attitude and you will see them as a fun challenge.
CANCER (June 22 - July 22)
April will be a bright month for both your career and financial situation. Most of your time and energy will be focused on your job, and all that hard work won’t go unnoticed! You will face difficult tasks and obstacles but you will succeed with the right plan. All of this will earn you more recognition and respect around the water cooler. This is partially due to the Solar Eclipse early in the month which will have a wide-reaching influence over your career.
Where you’re at in your career will weigh heavily on your mind this month as your health, familial issues, and psychological matters are all pushed aside. Your financial planet, the Sun, will bring major changes to your monetary situation as well. But this isn’t the time to spend all the new money that’s coming your way. Put that extra dough aside, stay in this month, and save your cash for other big ticket items and vacations further down the line. Retreat to your comfort zone and spend this time in a familiar, homey setting.
Your finances will flourish this month, regardless of Mercury’s retrograde. If you play your cards right you might finally earn enough money to cover your expenses and funnel some extra money into your savings account for later. You should also be aware that you might need this cash to support family members, senior relatives, or close friends who are down on their financial luck.
LEO (July 23 - August 22)
April is going to be a great month for you, little Leo! There is a surplus of career prospects that are coming your way and one of them is bound to make a positive impact on your life. You’ve noticed that the influence of others have been dictating and hindering your professional progress. Maybe this takes the form of an ungrateful boss, a disgruntled coworker, or an unsupportive partner. However, you’ll go through major transformations during Aprils Solar and Lunar eclipse which will bring positive changes to these negative vibes.
Your finances will prosper during this month, and it’s time you take a look at your career and ensure it’s having a positive impact on your life. You can milk this by saving your energy and showing off your management skills by delegating unimportant jobs to others. You’ll see some phenomenal achievements which will peak on April 20th. These achievements will positively affect your social and personal life and new doors will begin to open.
During Mercury’s retrograde, remember to keep your head up and rely on your signs innate ability to maintain grace under pressure. You bring a sense of calm wherever you go, which will be a huge asset during this time.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
For all of April, your mind is going to continuously return to the thought of your financial situation and professional goals. Family obligations and issues, while usually important, will move to the background for the time being. If you’re facing financial issues, rest assured that you can rely on your spouse and close family members for support. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you feel as though you are drowning. Since taxes are due this month, you might be experiencing more stress than usual - but be aware that this will pass and a sense of calm will return once more. Your financial prospects will be constantly fluctuating this month due to the lunar eclipse but you can get ahead of this by clearing or reducing loans.
You’ll find a new interest in improving your professional skills. Indulge this feeling with advanced training or a class that will allow you to hone your expertise. These new skills can lead the way to more freedom at your workplace or to a career that will align closely with your values. You will find success in your professional life this month as long as you don’t over-commit yourself financially or energetically.
Just like Gemini, you also have a strong bond with Mercury and can be greatly affected by its retrograde. You’re known to sweat the small stuff, Virgo, but let yourself relax this month. This retrograde will act as a reminder that you are not expected to be perfect. You may feel bogged down this month but don’t worry, once Mercury is direct again your signature wit and curiosity will return.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 23)
Sorry Libra, but your balance will be slightly thrown off this month due to Mercury going into retrograde. You tend to get too attached to maintaining a perfect balance and you stress when things don’t go as planned. Unfortunately, this tendency may rear it’s head this month. But things aren’t all bad! The Lunar Eclipse will bring major alterations to your career and an increased financial health. This will also set you up for an excellent six month period of financial gain, but only if you move ahead strategically.
After April 20th, you should proceed with caution and be keenly aware of your finances. You should scrutinize all investments and purchases to make sure you’re staying within your budget. You will discover that, in the past, you’ve spent more money than you expected on everyday items. To avoid this in the future, you should start couponing and look for online promo codes that will save you money and ensure you stay within your budget.
Known as the sign of harmony, you’re in for an upset during Mercury’s retrograde. You might find yourself having to rely financially on your spouse, partner, or a close friend. If you start to feel off-kilter during the three week long retrograde, try your best to embrace it and go with the flow. It’s important to remember that these stressful times won’t last forever and things will return to a proper balance.
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21)
April will bring Scorpions the chance to develop their character and spend time on familial matters. This month, spend time with your family and reflect on how far you’ve come in the recent months. Your focus will be away from financial matters, but that doesn’t mean they are suffering. In fact, this will be an excellent earning month for you. Your career will give you a much-needed boost in energy.
This will be an excellent earning month for you, but things will get a slight shakeup around April 15th. Be sure to review your financial ventures and strategies to ensure you’re taking the right line of action for long-term successes. Proceed with caution if you’re thinking about getting into major purchases or long-term financial projects. Your professional atmosphere will be hectic, however, your finances will surge. Remember - a hectic atmosphere isn’t always a bad thing.
This time will give you a chance to prove yourself while also bringing a renewed sense of purpose.
While your ruling planet, Pluto, represents transformation you are still not the most receptacle to change. You may feel rushed and anxious during Mercury’s retrograde, but it’s important you don’t lash out during this period. Remember to be patient.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
April will bring you to a new level of confidence while increasing your energy. Your mind will be focused on love and growing romantic relationships due to the Solar Eclipse that will occur early in the month. Due to this, money and your career will not be on the forefront of your mind. It isn’t until later in April that you will see changes and improvements in your work situation. Unfortunately, money has been an issue over the last several months and things will be tight until mid-July. However, your luck in other fields is increasing and you’ll begin to feel as though you are always in the right place at just the right time.
April is the time to budget wisely and live within your means. You are in the mood to enjoy life and spend money freely, however, you should take things slowly and spend sparingly. While your professional life is looking up, your monetary situation is still a bit tricky. Curb your cravings for risk this month, and instead plan ahead for the bigger purchases you’ll need in the future. Your work life will change rapidly within a short period of time, but you will find a sense of fulfillment and success towards the end of the month.
Mercury is in retrograde, which will bring up feelings of stagnation which is especially difficult for a Sagittarius. You are attracted to freedom and detest feeling confined in a single place or frame of mind. Instead of fighting to move forward, try to find comfort in moving slowly. These slower periods can make the journey itself all the more exciting.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)
This spring you’ll find yourself focusing on familial relationships, which will leave little time to ponder your financial situation and professional career. Despite this lack of focus, you are going to undergo a lot of transformations and should be prepared to tackle them head-on. This month will feature events that will have long-lasting impacts on your professional life, so move forward carefully. It’s important to examine your emotions during this time, because they may be affecting your career in unseen and negative ways.
The Lunar Eclipse will bring out pent-up emotions that will have to be addressed and dissected. You will also find yourself making a big purchase later in the month on sophisticated equipment that will come in handy. After the 20th, you will need to address the time you allocate for earning money and the time you spend relaxing and enjoying your time off. These two factors are often out of balance, and you’ll need to find a happy medium. Keep in mind that there are no shortcuts to making money.
Mercury’s retrograde will leave you largely unscathed, but you have other worries on your mind. You will feel empowered and accomplish whatever goals you set for yourself this month, both personally and professionally. And while you value this forward momentum, it’s vital to take time to appreciate how far you’ve come. It would also be wise to spend the retrograde reviewing the past decisions you’ve made to better yourself.
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)
Aquarius is also known as the bohemian of the Zodiac, which means that money and savings aren’t always a priority for you. This is especially true during the Solar Eclipse when you will be incredibly busy and involved with neighbors, phone calls, and paperwork. Despite your busy schedule, this is the perfect time to begin a new course of study, take a class, or begin a journal. You will find that you are beginning to shine this month and you will make a big purchase that will benefit you greatly - such as a car or new computer.
Neptune is impacting your finances this month and your career will be subject to major changes.
However, you had remarkable financial instincts earlier in the year and they will be further enhanced this month. Enjoy this time of financial bliss but be sure to put some money aside for a rainy day in the future.
As Mercury enters retrograde, this is a great time for you to indulge your curiosity. You can do so by approaching past projects from a new perspective, which just might spark new ideas. You will go on a spending spree your new-found money, yet your financial health will continue to thrive.
PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
Last but not least, Pisces! You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that your financial situation and career are progressing at an astonishing speed this month. The Solar Eclipse is finally going to improve your finances and open up new, exciting doors for you. You might have noticed your luck started to change in late February and this trend will last through May. You’ll find that day-to-day life is much easier and small sources of joy are shining through your work, your coworkers, or your own business.
Your mind will be dominated by thoughts of your career, which isn’t surprising since your professional life will be bustling. Your hard work will not go unnoticed, even if you don’t receive any outward praise from the higher-ups. If you’re searching for a new career path you will have a number of prospects but you should take your time and weigh all your options before making a final decision.
During retrograde, your imagination and empathetic nature will have more of a say in your decisions and work life. Your financial progress will skyrocket this month due partially to your tendency to plan for the future. You might find yourself falling into a spending spree, especially with spring break quickly approaching. However, you will do well to invest some of this new money. While it may seem like everything is spectacular, be advised to move forward with caution, especially when investing and saving your money.